WAEC GCE English Questions 2021 Objective & Theory Answers Update

Filed in Education by on February 16, 2021

WAEC GCE English Questions 2021: WAEC GCE English Language 2021 examination expo questions are out now on our website. You will need this to successfully pass your WAEC GCE English exam.

In this article, I will be showing you past WAEC GCE English Language random repeated questions for free. Stay focus and follow this guide to see them below.

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) is an examination board that conducts the West African Senior School Certificate Examination, for University and Jamb entry examination in West Africa countries. In a year, over three million candidates registered for the exams coordinated by WAEC.

Frequently Asked WAEC GCE English Questions

Examination Scheme:

The GCE English Essay paper will start at 9:30 am and will last for 2hrs 30mins while the General English (Core) 1 (Objective) exam will commence at 2 pm and will last for 1hr 30mins followed by the final oral test.

In this post, we will be posting samples of the WAEC GCE English questions for candidates that will participate in the examination for practice purposes.

  • PAPER 1: Will consist of eighty multiple-choice questions, all of which should be answered within 1 hour for 40 marks.
  • PAPER 2: This will consist of five essay topics and a passage each to test candidates’ comprehension and summary skills. Candidates will be expected to write an essay on one of the topics and answer all the questions on Comprehension and Summary passages. The paper will last 2 hours and carry 100 marks.
  • PAPER 3: Will consist of sixty multiple-choice items on Test of Orals for candidates in Nigeria and Liberia, and that on Listening Comprehension for candidates in Ghana, The Gambia, and Sierra Leone. All the questions will be answered in 45 minutes for 30 marks.


You are to answer only one question from this section. All questions carry equal marks. Your answer should not be less than 450 words. You are advised to spend about 45 minutes on this section.

1) Your friend in another school has requested information about your school to enable him to decide on moving over to your school. Write a letter to him discussing at least three areas in which your school excels.

2) Write an article for publication in your school magazine, discussing the reasons why children in your area drop out of school and suggesting ways of minimizing it.

3) As the president of your youth club, write a letter to the chairman of your Local Government Association complaining about the increasing rate of child labour and suggesting ways of curbing it.

4) You are the chief speaker in a debate on the topic: Women should not be in paid employment while still bearing children. Write your contribution for or against the topic.

5) Write a story that ends with the words: That experience will linger on my mind for a long time.

Objectives (OBJ) Answers:




Essay Questions and Answers:

No (5)

A New York City taxi driver arrives at the final stop for his shift. He honked. After waiting a few minutes, he honked again. Because it was his last stop, he considered pulling away. Instead, he put the car in park and walked up to the door.
He knocked.
He heard an elderly voice, “Just a minute.”
He then heard the shuffling of bags moving across the floor. Then the door opened.
It was a small woman in her 90’s with a soft smile wearing a print dress and a pillbox hat with a veil pinned on it. As she answered, the taxi driver caught a glimpse inside the house. It looked as if no one had lived there for years. All the furniture was covered in sheets, no clocks on the wall, and no knickknacks on the counters.
“Could you carry my bag?“ the lady asked.
The cab driver walked her slowly down the steps of the front porch to the cab.
Once in the cab, the lady handed the driver an address and asked, “Could you drive through downtown?”
“It’s not the shortest way,” The driver answered.
“I’m in no hurry. I don’t mind,” she said. “I’m on my way to hospice…”
The driver and passenger shared a quick glimpse in the rearview mirror, enough for her to see his concern and continue:
“I don’t have any family left. The doctor says I don’t have very long.”
The driver quietly reached over and shut off the meter then asked, “What route would you like me to take?”
For the next two hours, they drove through the city. She showed the driver where she once worked, the neighborhood where she and her husband first lived, a furniture warehouse that had once been a ballroom when she was a girl. There were a few parts of town she asked the driver to slow down and she would sit, staring into the darkness, saying nothing.
After a couple of hours, she suddenly said, “I’m tired. Let’s go now.”
They drove in silence to the address she had given him. When they arrived, two orderlies came out to the cab as soon as they pulled up. They must have been expecting her.
The driver opened the trunk to take out the suitcase. As he shut the trunk, she was already in a wheelchair.
“How much do I owe you?” She asked, reaching into her purse.
“Nothing,” said the driver.
“You have to make a living,” she answered.
“There are other passengers,” he responded.
Almost without thinking, the driver bent and gave the lady a hug. She held on tightly.
“You gave an old woman a little moment of joy,” she said. “Thank you.”
The driver gave a final squeeze of the lady’s hand and the two turned to go their separate ways. As he got in the car and glanced over to her, the door was shut.
He didn’t pick up any more passengers That night. In fact, he could hardly speak.
What if that woman had gotten an angry or impatient driver? What if she got someone who refused to get out and go to her door? Refused to take the time driving around the city?
The taxi driver couldn’t shake the feeling that this single moment may be one of the most important moments of his life.

No (4)

Chairman, Panel of Judges. Ladies and Gentlemen, I am here to speak against the motion that states that the youths of today are more interested in the pursuit of pleasure than in academic work. It is not true that the youths of today are interested in pleasure than academic work. I will like to say that everyone likes pleasure one way or the other and so are the youths, but I put it to you that in spite of this fact, the youths take their academic work seriously than they take pleasure.

First and foremost, I want to say categorically that in schools, both in secondary schools and higher institutions, the youths think about their academics before they think about pleasure. Everyone wants to pass his examinations and make his family proud. Nobody wants to fail and be put to shame or be asked to withdraw. This makes the youths to work hard on their academic work than pleasure.

I will also like us to look at the number of people who write the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board Examination every year for placement in our universities. Last year, about one million candidates, who are mostly youths, sat for the examination. I now ask you my audience, if the youths of today do not take academic works seriously, why would so many people write JAMB examination even when some of these youths had written it about six to seven times and insist on writing it. It is because they want to gain admission into the university and further their education.

The youths of today will by dint of hard work go to school to get good degrees. Where then is the pursuit of pleasure that is being alleged? Without seriousness at school, the youths do know that they can’t achieve success. Therefore, they take their academic work seriously as there will be time for pleasure later. The youths of today also desire to be recognized and reckoned with in society. They know that they can not become prominent Nigerians in the future unless they work very hard in their studies. Therefore they want to work hard on their academic work so as to get good grades at school in order not to depend on their parents or anybody in the future and be able to take care of their families without difficulty. They know that this can’t be achieved without hard work.

Today, many companies will not employ anybody who does not pass with distinction in his academics. Therefore, those who do not pass their examinations won’t be employed. This means that all the years they spend in school have been wasted. The youths of today are aware of this crucial point which makes them to work hard on their academic work. They do not pursue pleasure as my opponent will want us to believe.

I hope that with these few points of mine. I have been able to convince you that the youths of today are interested in their academic work more than in the pursuit of pleasure

No (7a)

i- Government should provide proper farm implementations like fertilizers and crops to farmers.

ii- Government should improve infrastructures to enable farmers to produce available to markets or where they are needed.

iii- loans should be made available to farmers with low interest.

iv- Agricultural institutes should be funded to enable new innovations of Agricultural facilities

No (7b)

Dear Yomi,

I learnt through uncle Adeolu’s letter that you are got into a fight. I was depressed and unhappy when I read in your bad conducts and behaviour. You really have disappointed me. I know that our parents will also be very disappointed n you. I don’t expect somebody of your background and up-bringing to be fighting in school.
The implication of your unruly behaviour is very grievous. You just have to realise the fact that you are toying with your future. I want you to know that playing truant and keeping bad company will definitely affect your education in the sense that you won’t be able to know what you are taught in the classroom. For instance. you cannot understand or know what is taught once you are not there. The Bible says: “bad company corrupts good manners” It is obvious that keeping bad company will influence you to smoke cigarette and take hard drugs.

You may even be influenced to join secret cults. All these can lead to your destruction.
In addition, Yomi, do you want to lose your life? Keeping bad company may lead you to end your life violently and tragically too. If you don’t want to end your life that way. you have to change. You will not be able to finish your education if you are expelled from school as a result of being a truant. I am sure that our parents will not like you to be a drop-out. If you become one, how will you justify the years you have spent in school? All those years will be wasted and when your age mates accomplish many things academically, you will be a failure and disappointment to yourself and the family.
However, I want you to turn a new leaf. You know that you’re the only male child of the family. You can’t afford to waste your time and the resources being spent on you Having said this. I plead with you to desist from playing truant and keeping bad company. You have to behave well so that the younger ones will be able to emulate you. Finally, I want you to do the right things at the right time as an adage says “make hay while the sun shines.” So, you have to stop playing truant and keeping bad company. I want you to pay less attention to frivolous things such as watching uneducative films, going to disco parties and running away from school when you are supposed to be in the classroom. I want you to devote enough time to read both at home and in school while making sure that you go to school every day. Once you yield to this advice. your success is assured.



A certain young man walked into a restaurant and after perusing through the menu, ordered for some food. After about 20 minutes a group of guys walked in and ordered their food too.
To the dismay of the young man, these guys got served first.

He watched as they began to eat and laugh heartily. He even overheard one of them brag about how he knew everyone at that hotel and how things moved fast for him there. He felt he was being mocked. He contemplated leaving. But he had waited so long. Unable to take it anymore, he called a waiter.

The waiter calmly told him: “your sir is a special order, being prepared by the chief chef himself. Their orders were prepared hurriedly by students on attachment because the top chefs are busy with yours. That’s why they came first. Please have some juice as you wait”.

He calmed down and waited. Shortly after, his meal was served by 6 waiters.
Unknown to him, the owner of the restaurant (who happened to be an old long lost friend of his) had seen him coming and wanted to surprise him and had made changes to his simple meal to make it a five-star meal.

The party at the other table was shocked. They couldn’t stop staring. Suddenly they were the ones murmuring, asking why they didn’t get that kind of service and meal.
So it is with this life!! Some people are ahead of you and eating now, laughing at you about how they know people, how they are well connected and how they’re blessed, have money, and how they’re enjoying life because of it.
You have been waiting long wondering why it is taking so long to get your breakthrough, enduring mockery and humiliation. Maybe you have contemplated suicide, gone through depression, or suffered severe mental anxiety.

Do not worry!! The owner of the world has seen you and doesn’t want to give you a simple meal like those laughing at you. You’re waiting long because yours is a special meal. It takes time to prepare. And only chief chefs prepare them.
Take heart today!! Wait for your meal and relax. When it comes that laughing party will be silenced for good.

People think discipline means when a child or someone is flogged for an offense he or she committed.

This means that the person does not have attributes of discipline which include self-control, orderliness, obedience, and cooperation.

The student will fail

There will be complete disorder and confusion in a society where the people who wield power lacks discipline.

The writer’s view is that people idea of discipline is erroneous

It is a rhetorical question

Adverbial clause

It modifies the verb “will be”

(i) conception – thought
(ii) sanction – punishment
(iii) consequences – effect
(iv) harmony – unity
(v) objectives – goals
(vi) a tiny — a little

DISCLAIMER! These are not real WAEC GCE English Language questions but likely repeated questions over the years to help candidate understand the nature of their examinations. Ensure to take note of every questions provided on this page.

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