Comprehension is an essential skill for excelling in English Language examinations. This segment of your studies is crafted to assess and enhance your ability to understand not only the main ideas presented in a passage but also the intricate details that contribute to the overall message. Mastering this topic will empower you to identify and comprehend the key points within any given text.

Enhance Understanding: Comprehension isn’t just about recognizing words on a page; it’s about delving into the essence of what’s written. You'll learn to identify key points and supporting details, giving you a comprehensive grasp of the text's overall message.

Interpret Author’s Intent: By understanding the emotions, attitudes, and intentions behind the words, you’ll gain insights into the author’s purpose. This depth of understanding will enable you to appreciate the nuances of the text, making your reading experience richer and more meaningful.

Develop Critical Thinking: You’ll be trained to make inferences, drawing logical conclusions from implicit cues. This skill is crucial for answering complex questions and engaging with texts on a deeper level.

Appreciate Literary Techniques: Discover how literary devices like imagery, metaphor, and symbolism enhance the text. This knowledge not only aids in comprehension but also enriches your appreciation of literature’s artistry.

Analyze Structure and Coherence: Learn to dissect the organization of passages, understanding how ideas flow and connect. This ability to analyze structure will make navigating and understanding complex texts much easier.

Apply Effective Strategies: Equip yourself with strategies to tackle comprehension questions efficiently. You'll learn techniques to quickly identify relevant information and choose the best answers, boosting your confidence and performance in exams.

Our comprehensive notes offer more than just information—they provide a pathway to becoming a confident and insightful reader. This is your opportunity to enhance your comprehension skills, making your exam preparation not only easier but also more enjoyable.


  1. Make Inferences Based On The Information Presented In The Passage
  2. Identify And Understand The Main Ideas And Supporting Details In A Passage
  3. Identify And Analyze The Structure And Organization Of The Passage
  4. Understand The Use Of Various Literary Devices In The Passage
  5. Recognize The Tone, Mood, And Purpose Of The Passage
  6. Analyze The Language, Style, And Word Choice In The Passage
  7. Apply Reading Comprehension Strategies To Answer Questions Effectively

Lesson Note

Comprehension involves more than just reading words on a page; it's about engaging with the text to uncover deeper meanings, context, and implications. In this lesson, we’ll explore how to make inferences, identify main ideas, analyze structure, understand literary devices, recognize tone, analyze language, and apply effective reading strategies. Mastery of these skills will enhance your ability to interpret and analyze various types of texts critically.

Lesson Evaluation

Congratulations on completing the lesson on Comprehension. Now that youve explored the key concepts and ideas, its time to put your knowledge to the test. This section offers a variety of practice questions designed to reinforce your understanding and help you gauge your grasp of the material.

You will encounter a mix of question types, including multiple-choice questions, short answer questions, and essay questions. Each question is thoughtfully crafted to assess different aspects of your knowledge and critical thinking skills.

Use this evaluation section as an opportunity to reinforce your understanding of the topic and to identify any areas where you may need additional study. Don't be discouraged by any challenges you encounter; instead, view them as opportunities for growth and improvement.

  1. What is the main objective of the comprehension section in English Language exams? A. Identify all details in a passage B. Infer emotions of characters in the passage C. Recognize the tone, mood, and purpose of the passage D. Analyze the grammatical structures used in the passage Answer: Recognize the tone, mood, and purpose of the passage
  2. What is one of the subtopics covered under comprehension in the English Language syllabus? A. Algebra B. Geometry C. Narration D. Chemistry Answer: Narration
  3. Which of the following is NOT a subtopic related to comprehension in English Language? A. Report B. Argument/Debate C. Biology D. Description Answer: Biology
  4. What is the recommended time allocation for the comprehension section in English Language exams? A. 15 minutes B. 30 minutes C. 45 minutes D. 60 minutes Answer: 30 minutes
  5. Which of the following is a skill that candidates are expected to demonstrate in the comprehension section? A. Solve complex mathematical problems B. Memorize historical dates C. Analyze language and word choice in a passage D. Identify chemical compounds Answer: Analyze language and word choice in a passage

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Past Questions

Wondering what past questions for this topic looks like? Here are a number of questions about Comprehension from previous years

Question 1 Report

The coach has asked the Bright Rangers to be paid their --6-- salaries and --7-- so as to --8-- them to victory against Mamelody Sundowns of South Africa in saturday's all importanat CAF Champions leaque Match. Bright Rangers are the third in group B with four points --9-- many matches and need to --10-- defaet at second - placed Al - Ahly to stay in the --11-- for a place in the semi - final of Africa's most prestigious club competition. The Coach told MTN that the team would be better motivated if they atleast receive their August salaries before the Al - Ahly --12--. We have to make sure that they are paid their salaries --13-- so that they could play the game of their lives. The government has done very well, but it will be a big morale --14-- to get paid for them to go out there and play. The Coach informed MTN that the Bright Rangers plan to employ the counter --15-- to get a result in Cario.


Question 1 Report

Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions on it.

Armed robbery is one of the most condemnable crimes in contemporary society. People have been maimed or killed for their money or belongings in the past, but never has robbery with violence been experienced on such a large scale as observed recently. Armed robbery is typically motivated by tin desire to obtain
money and valuables. However, some armed robbers engage in the crime with the intention of boosting their status. Whatever the motivation, the act is inhumane and can result in injury and sometimes the death of the victims.
It is rather unfortunate that in almost all modem societies there are always groups of unemployed young people. Some are unemployable because they have little or no education and lack skills. What is even worse, these young people are often unprepared for and unwilling to do any manual work to earn an honest living. They tend to blame society for their plight and retaliate by indulging in acts of crime and lawlessness. They grab money and valuable properties of their victim to enable them to survive in a society which seems to ignore them. To reduce the instances of armed robbery, parents should do their best to nurture their children in the right way because charity begins at home. They should instil good values in them and should not hesitate to correct them early in life when they bring home something that does not belong to them.
The rich, on the other hand, who are mostly the target of armed robbers provide another cause. Some show off their wealth ostentatiously, live flamboyantly, go about in flashy and sophisticated cars, hop from one exotic island to another on holidays, and brag about all their escapades on social media much to the annoyance and envy of the unemployed youth. To bridge the gap between the haves and the have-nots, the government should provide tile basic necessities for its Citizens. Social services should be made available to those without jobs. The provision of such amenities to cater for the entire populace would help to improve the living conditions of the unemployed and underemployed. The adequate provision of infrastructure would ensure that every individual has access to the basio comforts of life.
The breakdown of traditional systems, resulting in the loss of moral and spiritual values, has made wealth the only thing of value in the eyes of the youth. The ostentatious display of ill-gotten wealth is applauded and the society hardly questions its source. Many young people therefore engage in all manner of nefarious
activities including armed robbery to make money in order to enjoy the delights and comforts of modern life and above all, be celebrated by their society. Law enforcement authorities can further reduce the spate of armed robberies by monitoring places known for high incidence of the crime. Constant and intrusive patrols of crime-prone areas can deter potential offenders.

(b) In three sentences, one for each, summarize how armed robbery can be reduced.

Question 1 Report

Choose from the options lettered A - E the one that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the underlined word or expression

What belongs to_________belongs to nobody

Practice a number of Comprehension past questions