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2022 BECE Top 15 Likely Composition Questions for Candidates

2022 BECE Top 15 Likely Composition Questions for Candidates

 

This article is for all BECE candidates, it contains 2022 BECE Top 15 Likely Composition Questions for Candidates covering only English composition questions. The English Language is one of the core subjects at the BECE and one key aspect of the paper is the Essay or Composition section.

Try solving all these or discuss them with your friends. Seek the help of your English teacher as well and get ready to do well in the upcoming BECE examination.

Candidates will also find very useful tips on how to attempt questions in this article as well.

2022 BECE Top 15 Likely Composition Questions for Candidates

NB (Nota Bene)  Candidates.

You are to note this when writing formal letters.

  • In a formal letter, the language should be formal. There’s no room for slang, colloquialism and contracted form of words.The language should show humility and persuasiveness.
  • Modal operators should be used appropriately. Examples: “May” should change to “might”, “can” should change to “could” , “shall” should change to “should” , and “will” should change to “would”.
  • The positioning of the writer’s address and the recipient’s address should be properly done.
  • Avoid the use of writing very long sentences. This must be applied in all essays.
  • Make conscious effort to prepare your own introductions and conclusions and practise them always. This practice gives them a good start during examination.
  • Candidly, it is recommended that the practiced introductions and conclusions should be well prepared on at least two types of essays written at BECE. 
  • Remember that an essay should not be less than 250 words. Also, you are advised to spend about 30 minutes on an essay.

Let us take a quick look at the features of a formal letter.

  • Writer’s address with date.
  • Recipient’s address, no date here.
  • A well formal salutation.

NB: The salutation for formal letters takes “Dear Sir or Dear Madam”. However, we sometimes use only “Sir” or “Madam” and leave out the “Dear”. It is placed close to the left margin line below the recipient’s address and also well punctuated with comma[,].

  • Examples: [Dear Sir,] or [Dear Madam,] or [Sir,] or [Madam,] or [Dear Sir or Madam,]
  • Title or heading or caption (In majuscule or capital letters).
  • Introduction.
  • Body.
  • Conclusion.

The introduction, body and conclusion make up the main essay. They should be well planned and structured especially with regards to paragraphing.

  •   Formal Valediction or Subscription.
  • The Valediction takes the form: 
  • Yours faithfully,
  • Signature
  • Name of writer.

Please look at it meticulously. The capital [Y] of Yours, the small [f] of faithfully and the comma [,]. Also, there is always full stop or period [.] at the end of the writer’s name.

Being abreast with the above rubrics, answer the questions beneath. Do well to tackle all. English teachers can use the questions as mock or test or probably consistent homework.

2022 BECE Top 15 Likely Composition Questions for Candidates

Below are the first set of 15 Likely English Composition Questions for 2022 BECE Candidates.

  • Write a letter to your teacher discussing two games that should be encouraged among the students in your school.
  • As School Prefect, write a letter to your District or Municipal or Metropolitan Chief Executive requesting the maintenance of the buildings in your school.
  • Write a letter to the Presiding Member of your district assembly telling him or her about two of the achievements of your community over the last five years and the plans for the future.
  • You have been offered admission to a Senior High School to pursue a programme which you do not like. Write a letter to the headteacher of the school stating at least two reasons why you want the programme changed.
  • Write a letter to the Member of Parliament of your constituency, telling him or her about the rise in armed robbery in your area. Suggest at least two ways to check it.
  • Write a letter to your District Director of Education giving at least , two reasons why caning should be banned in schools.
  • Your teachers have complained or kvetched about acts of indiscipline being practised in your school. As Senior Prefect, write a letter to the headmaster, describing two of such acts and suggesting ways of rectifying or correcting them.
  • Write a letter to the Chairman of your school’s Parent-Teacher Association (P.T.A.) on the need to provide recreational facilities in your school.
  • Write a letter to your District Chief Executive about the acute shortage of water in your area and suggest at least two ways of solving the problem.
  • Write a letter to WAEC explaining four things they can do to prevent examination leakage. 

2022 BECE Top 15 Likely Composition Questions for Candidates

The next set.

  • Write a letter to your Assemblyman suggesting three ways in which you help improve sanitation in your area.
  • Write a letter to your District Director of Education applying for the post of a messenger. State why you are the one most qualified for the job.
  • You have completed Junior Secondary School and would like to improve on your best skill. Write a letter of application to the owner of a company for apprenticeship.
  • Your class teacher has punished you for something you did not do. Write a letter to your headteacher explaining why you think you have been punished unfairly.
  • You have not returned to school after vacation. Write a letter to your headmaster/ mistress explaining why you are still home.

NB: Transitional words or phrases or sentence connectives that can be used in paragraphing.

Transitional words or phrases are fitting words or phrases used to link paragraphs. They are used to indicate direction of thought in one’s composition. Students must learn to know the various ways by which words and phrases are used to link one paragraph to the other in order to make their composition flow with a sense of direction.

As you solve the 15 Likely English Composition Questions for 2022 BECE Candidates, make very good use of the transitional words or phrases beneath.

Transitional words or phrases that indicate continuity of thoughts or ideas.

  • Besides,
  • Admittedly,
  • Furthermore,
  • What is more,
  • Another point is that,
  • Moreover,
  • In furtherance,
  • Similarly,
  • On another occasion,
  • In addition,
  • Again,
  • Also,
  • Next to the above, etc.

Transitional words or phrases that indicate contrast of thoughts or ideas.

  • Unlike,
  • Apart from,
  • Conversely,
  • On the contrary,
  • Despite,
  • Even though,
  • However,
  • Against,
  • Notwithstanding,
  • Far from,
  • In spite of,
  • Irrespective of,etc.

Transitional words or phrases that indicate causes and effects of thoughts or ideas.

  • Consequently,
  • Indisputably,
  • In effect,
  • As a result of this,
  • In fact,
  • As a matter of fact,
  • On a more serious note,
  • Undoubtedly,
  • Unavoidably,
  • Actually,
  • Obviously,
  • Unfortunately,
  • Fortunately,
  • Significantly,etc.

Transitional words or phrases that indicate comparison.

  • Also,
  • In same way,
  • In the same vein,
  • Similarly,
  • Dealing with concession, you can write: granted, naturally, of course…

Transitional words or phrases that indicate emphasis.

  • Certainly,
  • Indeed,
  • In fact,
  • Candidly,
  • Of course…

Transitional words or phrases that indicate example or illustration. 

  • After all,
  • As an illustration,
  • Even ,
  • For example,
  • For instance,
  • In conclusion,
  • Indeed,
  • In fact,
  • In other words,
  • In short,
  • It is true,
  • Of course,
  • Namely,
  • Specifically,
  • That is,
  • To illustrate,
  • Thus,
  • Truly…

Transitional words or phrases that indicate summary.

  • All in all,
  • Altogether,
  • As has been said,
  • Finally,
  • In brief,
  • In conclusion,
  • In other words,
  • In particular,
  • In short,
  • In simpler terms,
  • In summary,
  • On the whole,
  • That is,
  • Therefore,
  • To put it differently,
  • To summarize…

And ultimately, transitional words or phrases that indicate time and sequence.

  • After a while,
  • Afterward,
  • Again,
  • Also,
  • And then,
  • As long as,
  • At last,
  • At length,
  • At that time,
  • Before,
  • Besides,
  • Earlier,
  • Eventually,
  • Finally,
  • Formerly,
  • Further,
  • Furthermore,
  • In addition,
  • In the first place,
  • In the past,
  • Last,
  • Lately,
  • Meanwhile,
  • Moreover,
  • Next,
  • Now,
  • Presently,
  • Second,
  • Shortly,
  • Simultaneously,
  • Since,
  • So far,
  • Soon,
  • Still,
  • Subsequently,
  • Then,
  • Thereafter,
  • Too,
  • Until,
  • Until now,
  • When…

Note that these words or phrases are not to be used anyhow. Their uses depend on whether you are continuing an idea, thought or fact; or contrasting an idea, thought or fact; or expressing causes and effects of thought, idea or fact. Use them appropriately.

Also note that every new paragraph begins with an inch space between the margin line and the first word.

Maje very good use of the 2022 BECE Top 15 Likely Composition Questions for Candidates shared here and the additional resources.

 

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