Class 9-10 English 2nd Paper Model (21-40)

SSC/ Class 9-10 English 2nd Paper Model (21-40)

 

Part A : Grammar (60 Marks)

  1. Fill in the blanks with the words from the box. You may need to change the forms of some of the words. You may need to use one word more than once.                                                          0.5×10=5
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Man is the supreme being (a) —— all creatures. Man has courage by (b) —— he can do anything destructive or (c) ——. In (d) —— mind, there is the fascination of conquering anything (e) ——. Hillary and Tenzing were not also an (f) —— from it. They were not daunted by difficulties (g) —— dangers. All the dangers were overcome by them to conquer the highest peak (h) —— the world. For (i) —— courage and hardship, their names have been (j) —— in history.

  1. Fill in the blanks with suitable words. 0.5×10=5

Afforestation means planting or preserving trees. It is (a) —— opposite to deforestation. Trees and plants are part and parcel (b) —— the environment. Ecology (c) —— depends on them. The country will (d) —— into a desert unless there are trees. The trees help to protect the soil (e) —— erosion. Flood cannot affect those areas (f) —— with trees. Storm cannot (g) —— its power forcefully (h) —— the places where there are trees. So we should (i) —— our fallow land for (j)—— benefit of our life.

  1. Make five sentences using parts of the sentences from each column of the table below. 1×5=5
Mount Everestlikeafter Everest who was the first to survey the Himalayas in 1841
Itreachedthe top on May 10 after two months of difficult and dangerous climbing
Climbing mountainswas namedEverest is difficult and dangerous
Many expeditionsisto conquer Mount Everest but some of them failed
Hillary and Tenzing firsthad been ledthe highest mountain in the world
  1. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box. 0.5×10=5
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Once I (a) —— a full moonlit night. I (b) —— lesson in my reading room. Suddenly I noticed that the heavenly light of the moon (c) —— into my room. I could not help (d) —— surprised. I (e) —— out of my reading room and sat on the lawn. To me nature (f) —— in her magic beauty. Her objects (g) —— to flash with heavenly radiance. I found a kind of harmony between the world and the heaven. People (h) —— in the yard and (i) —— themselves (j) —.

  1. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5

The teacher said to Ahsan,  “Why are you talking in the class? You should behave yourself.” Ahsan replied, “Sir, I am sorry. I am asking Rahim to lend me his pen. My pen has run out.” The teacher said, “Be attentive and listen to my lecture.”

  1. Change the sentences according to directions. 1×10=10

(a)     Abdur Rahman got married when he was twenty-two. (Simple)

(b)     He was a very lazy man. (Negative)

(c)     His wife had to work hard to maintain his family. (Complex)

(d)     They had no food to satisfy their hunger. (Compound)

(e)     Hunger is stronger than sorrow. (Positive)

(f)     His wife insisted him on doing something. (Complex)

(g)     She requested him to be more responsible. (Passive)

(h)     Abdur Rahman realized the fact. (Interrogative)

(i)      He promised her that he would manage a job within a week. (Simple)

(j)      We cannot help being hard working in our life. (Affirmative)

  1. Complete the sentences. 1×5=5

(a)     It is true that most of the parents of our country are not interested enough to ——.

(b)     Parents think that spending money for the children’s education is unwise specially when——.

(c)     They think female children need no education because they——.

(d)     To lessen discrimination in children’s educational status the government gives subsidy for female children so that ——.

(e)     It is a good sign that nowadays ——.

  1. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in parenthesis. 0.5Í10=5

Adopting unfair means in the examination is an (a) — (moral) — and sinful act. But this vicious (b) — (practice) — is (c) — (prevail) — in our exam halls and it is increasing day by day. The (d) — (deteriorate) — of this situation has not still come to our (e) — (realize) —. More (f) — (sorrow) — than this is that sometimes teachers show (g) — (lenient) — towards copying. To get rid of this persisting evil, our learners should be taught moral, (h) — (ethic) — and (i) — (religion) — values both at home and in the (j) — (education) — institutions.

  1. Make tag questions of these statements. 1×5=5

(a)     Zinia has little knowledge about sports, ——?

(b)     But she can develop it if she reads sports journals, ——?

(c)     I think she has no interest in it, ——?

(d)     Let’s talk to her, ——?

(e)     Indeed, we need to encourage her in sports for our benefit, ——?

  1. Complete the passage using suitable connectors: 1×5=5

Soil is necessary for life (a) —— most of our food comes from soil. It is true (b) —— some of us eat meat. (c) —— meat comes from animals that live on plants (d) —— again grow on soil. (e) —— we do not give food to soil, plants will become weak.

  1. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text. 5

         He said i can chop some wood today but i have a boy coming from the orphanage i retorted i’m the boy you but you are too small.

 

 

 

 

 

Part A : Grammar (60 Marks)

  1. Fill in the blanks with the words from the box. You may need to change the forms of some of the words. You may need to use one word more than once.                                                          0.5×10=5
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Man is the (a) —— of his own fortune. If he makes (b) —— proper (c) —— of his time and does his duties accordingly, he is sure (d) —— improve and progress (e) —— life, but if he does otherwise, he has (f) —— suffer when it is too late. To waste time is as bad as to commit suicide (g) ——, our life is nothing but the sum total (h) —— hours, days and years. If we waste (i) —— morning hours of life, we shall have to repent (j) —— the long run.

  1. Fill in the blanks with suitable words. 0.5×10=5

         Learning a language is (a) —— to riding a cycle. The most (b) —— thing (c) —— any language is communication. You can learn to (d) —— effectively by using a language, by doing things with it and by experiencing it. You (e) —— learn English in the same (f) —— as one learns to ride a cycle. Do not (g) —— if people laugh at you (h) —— you make (i) ——. You can certainly learn (j) —— mistakes.

  1. Make five sentences using parts of the sentences from each column of the table below. 1×5=5
Dowryissold to the womanhood of the wife
In the name of dowry manhood of the husbandrefers tothe name of a black trading
The selling of manhoodhamperstaking dowry because it hampers our dignity
This imprisonment of the husbandmust give upthe normal conjugal life
We the buying of the imprisonment
  1. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box. 0.5×10=5
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Price hiking of household products (a) —— now a problem for us. Everyday we (b) —— it. Most of our people (c) —— low income are in danger. They (d) —— of purchasing meat and fish as they (e) ——. The price of vegetables is also high. We are to bargain (f) —— a simple product. Many times the buyers (g) ——. There (h) —— a fixed price for every time. Then it (i) —— possible to make the buyers free from harassment. Government (j) —— to fulfill our expectation.

  1. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5

“Excuse me, are you Jack?” said Salmon.

“No, I am not. He is over there,” said Hamid.

“Oh, I am sorry,” said Salmon.

“Are you a new student here?” said Hamid.

“Yes, I am.”

  1. Change the sentences according to directions. 1×10=10

(a)     Patriotism is a great virtue. (Interrogative)

(b)    The man, who is a patriot is loved by all. (Simple sentence)

(c)    On the other hand, treachery is hated by all. (Negative)

(d)    The treacherous do not deserve any praise. (Complex)

(e)     They sink into oblivion after death because everybody forgets them. (Compound)

(f)     They are the most hateful person in the society. (Positive Degree)

(g)     Even if they are remembered, they are remembered with disgust. (Active voice)

(h)     Nawab   Sirajudaullah is one of the most remarkable persons of patriotism. (Comparative Degree)

(i)      Jafar Ali Khan is more treacherous than many other persons. (Superlative Degree)

(j)      How adorable Nawab is! (Assertive)

  1. Complete the sentences. 1×5=5

(a)      —— we can’t prosper.

(b)    It is computer ——.

(c)    We got our independence ——.

(d)    —— people go on smoking.

(e)    It is a matter of irony that——.

  1. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in parenthesis. 0.5Í10=5

The unit by which the (a) — (loud) — of sound is measured is called a decibel. According to the UN, the normal (b) — (tolerate) — limit of sound is 45 decibels. When the (c) — (vibrate) — of sound is at a tolerable, (d) — (please) — level, it is simply called sound. But when it is sharp and harsh to the ears, it becomes noise. Serious harm can be caused to people if they are (e) — (regular) — exposed to sounds exceeding 70 decibels. This noise and excess sound is known as sound (f) — (pollute) — which harms our ear and heart (g) — (serious) —. Specially (h) — (age) — or old persons suffer from (i) — (bearable) —, problem for sound (j) — (pollute) —.

  1. Make tag questions of these statements. 1×5=5

(a)     Though the girl is intelligent, she is often deceived——?

(b)     Where there is smoke, there is fire, ——?

(c)     Strike the iron, while it is hot, ——?

(d)     Undoubtedly, our culture has some drawbacks, ——?

(e)     Let’s discuss the story of Ruplal that Mrs. Amin told us, ——?

  1. Complete the passage using suitable connectors: 1×5=5

         Rockets prove very expensive (a) —— they can be used only once. (b) —— scientists have recently developed a reusable spacecraft called a space shuttle (c) —— takes-off like a rocket (d) —— does not get destroyed (e) —— it comes back to earth. It can be used for many purposes.

  1. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text. 5

         twenty years ago i lived in village now it has turned into a big one not only that it is going to be a crowded town this way we face changes don’t we changes should be accepted but that should be positive.

 

 

 

Part A : Grammar (60 Marks)

  1. Fill in the blanks with the words from the box. You may need to change the forms of some of the words. You may need to use one word more than once.                                                          0.5×10=5
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The issue of food (a) —— has drawn the attention (b) —— general public. We hardly find (c) —— single food in our country (d) —— is not adulterated in one way (e) —— other  (f) —— present. Substandard foods are sold in most of (g) —— hotels. Very recently government has directed (h) —— mobile court to look (i) —— the horrible pictures of adulteration. They are catching dishonest hoteliers red-handed (j) —— using unhygienic food ingredients.

  1. Fill in the blanks with suitable words. 0.5×10=5

The proper way of study involves (a) —— and proper understanding. In order to get (b) —— from study, we should read (c) ——.We should not study only for the (d) —— of passing examination. We should take genuine (e) —— of our studies so that we can (f) —— what we (g) ——. This will give us (h) —— and wisdom and (i) —— the horizon of our outlook. We should therefore study not only for immediate gains but also for (j) —— the wealth of our mind.

  1. Make five sentences using parts of the sentences from each column of the table below. 1×5=5
Effortsbecomeits interest without struggle
Lifelosesnot a real triumph if both are not the sides equally matched
A victorybeextremely needed for the progress in life
Really life one kind of continuous examination
Games dull if there is no competition
  1. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box. : 0.5×10=5
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A  gentleman had the misfortune of frequentiy forgetting important matters. Once he arranged to (a) —— a dinner on his birthday to numerous relatives and friends. The appointed day (b) ——. But the guests (c) —— come. Half an hour (d) —— but still they did not come. The host (e) ——really uneasy. As he (f) —— a very delicious dinner, he was still (g) —— the guests to come. After a long (h) —— a few guests began to come. However, he could know the fact that the time (i) —— in the invitation card (j) —— not right.

  1. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5

         “What ails you, pal?” Subir, sitting close to Kabir, inquired. “Nothing so serious,” Kabir heaved a sigh, “I have got rather nostalgic about my homeland. I miss my dear country and the childhood memories haunt me. What a painful experience it is to leave one’s country only for the sake of better living!” “Right you are,” Subir nodded.

  1. Change the sentences according to directions. 1×10=10

(a)     Child labour is one of the biggest curses of the 21st century. (Positive)

(b)    Poverty forces them to work. (Passive voice)

(c)    We have to remove poverty to check child abuse. (Complex)

(d)    Being defeated for six times, Robert Bruce lost all hope. (Compound)

(e)    Only determination can bring us success. (Negative)

(f)     Water can be polluted in many ways. (Active voice)

(g)    We become sick by drinking polluted water. (Complex)

(h)    Marco Polo was a traveller who was very famous. (Simple)

(i)     It is always busy. (Negative)

(j)     We eat to satisfy our temptation. (Compound) .

  1. Complete the sentences. 1×5=5

(a)     We belong to a community and ——.

(b)    Once there was a time——.

(c)    We got our independence after——.

(d)    Many freedom fighters received ——.

(e)     —— we paid proper honour to the martyred freedom fighters.

  1. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in parenthesis. 0.5Í10=5

         Money is the means of leading (a) — (world) — life. (b) — (short) — of money makes our life (c) — (deplore) —. We cannot lead our life (d) — (proper) — in want of money. But there is (e) — (difficult) — in earning money. Our peace and prosperity are (f) — (depend) — on proper (g) — (utilize) — of money. Spending money in an (h) — (proper) — way can lead us to the path of (i) — (destroy) —. So we should be (j) — (care) — in spending money.

  1. Make tag questions of these statements. 1×5=5

(a)     Manners make a man. But what about our young generation nowadays? The young hardly practise good manners, ——?

(b)     But nobody likes an ill-mannered student, ——?

(c)     Everybody praises a well-mannered student,——?

(d)     We seldom teach our young learners manners,——?

(e)     “Courtesy costs nothing, but pays more.” It is all who should know the maxim, ——?

  1. Complete the passage using suitable connectors: 1×5=5

Eve-teasing is a panic in our country. A girl certainly feels insecure (a) —— she faces such an odd situation in life. Such adverse situation leads her (b) —— to commit suicide or at least to discontinue her study. (c) —— the existing law is not sufficient to prevent the social malady. We should create social awareness now. (d) —— at the same time, a female member of the society must be decent (e) —— in her movement and dress.

  1. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text. 5

         i agree with ralph weve got to have rules and obey them after all were not savages were english and the english are best at everything so weve got to do the right things

 

 

 

 

Part A : Grammar (60 Marks)

  1. Fill in the blanks with the words from the box. You may need to change the forms of some of the words. You may need to use one word more than once.                                                          0.5×10=5
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One (a) —— the greatest (b) —— in the modern technology has been the (c) —— of computers. They are already being (d) —— in industries and universities and time may come when it will be possible (e) — ordinary people to afford them as well. As computers are capable of (f)—— extremely difficult (g)——, they can solve (h) —— most complicated mathematical problems. They can provide (i) —— on the best way of (j) —— traffic accidents.

  1. Fill in the blanks with suitable words. 0.5×10=5

The (a) —— pursuit of students is to study and the (b) —— of qualities that will make them (c) —— for the life (d) —— ahead. But when the country is (e) —— with a natural calamity like flood, famine, etc, they should (f) —— forward and stand (g) —— the suffering humanity. Even in normal times they should (h) —— in many acts of social service with  (i) —— view to (j) —— their fellowmen.

  1. Make five sentences using parts of the sentences from each column of the table below. 1×5=5
Health wealth
A person whoneedthe root of all happiness
Wehasill health cannot enjoy his life
Itisgood health to survive in the world
  the blessing of God
  1. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box. : 0.5×10=5
proveexperienceaimstruggleestablish
break outfoundexplodeexplodefall

The League of Nations, the first association of nations (a) —— to work for peace, was (b) —— in 1919; four years from 1914 when the World War I (c) —— throughout Europe. The war had (d) —— more destructive than anything that mankind had ever (e) ——. The League of Nations (f) —— at outlawing war and settling international disputes by peaceful means. For 25 years the League of Nations (g) —— for peace. Atom bomb was first (h) —— on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in the World War II. When the first bomb (i) ——, the world knew for the first time that man has at long last been in possession of force destructive in all respects. The atom bomb (j) ——. But alas!

  1. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5

“What’s puppet show?” Sabu said to his father. Father said, “Let’s go inside and you can see for yourself”. Inside the tent, Sabu said, “How strange! a doll is dancing and talking!” Father said, “A man behind the screen is moving the doll. Do you understand who is talking?”

  1. Change the sentences according to directions. 1×10=10

(a)    Water can be polluted in many ways. (Active voice)

(b)    It is polluted when wastes are thrown into it. (Compound)

(c)    Water is polluted by chemical fertilizers and insecticides too. (Active voice)

(d)    We become sick by drinking polluted water. (Complex)

(e)    It cannot be kept clean without making people aware of pollution. (Complex)

(f)    We should not pollute water. (Passive voice)

(g)     If we drink polluted water, we will suffer from different diseases. (Simple sentence)

(h)     Only polluted water causes the diseases of our stomach. (Negative)

(i)      Water is the most important thing for us. (Comparative degree)

(j)      We should not drink unclean water. (Affirmative)

  1. Complete the sentences. 1×5=5

(a)     A friend in need ——, is a proverb.

(b)     Walk fast lest ——.

(c)    If he studied hard,——.

(d)     A patriot is he who ——.

(e)    Had the students done their duties properly, ——.

  1. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in parenthesis. 0.5Í10=5

         Working opportunities for women are very few in rural areas of Bangladesh. They (a) — (usual) — spend time doing their household chores. The ILO (b) — (recent) — started a project titled “Technologies for Rural (c) — (employ) — with special (d) — (refer) — to women and (e) — sustain—— development.” The aim of this project is to impart training to rural women in various activities and make them self-reliant. Male dominated (f) — (patriarch) — society is a great obstacle for women (g) — (powerment) — in Bangladesh. (h) — (conventional) —, a woman is always treated as weak and feeble person in the eye of her husband or father. But it is an  (i) — (deniable) fact that women have the same (j) — (potential) — as men have.

  1. Make tag questions of these statements. 1×5=5

(a)     A child is a blessing of God. There is no mother but loves her child, ——?

(b)     Nature is mysterious. But who knows the ways of nature, ——?

(c)     The old man said to his people, “Let him say whatever he likes, ——?”

(d)     Flood has affected the country recently. So the MP said, “Do save my country and my countrymen, ——?”

(e)     Samira wants to swim in the pond. But her friend said to her, “There is little water in the pond, ——?”

  1. Complete the passage using suitable connectors: 1×5=5

         Diseases with fatality break out sometimes (a) —— engulf some areas (b) —— threat the remaining areas of the world. (c) —— Swine Flu has become a matter of concern for poor countries like Bangladesh. (d) ——we should not be panic stricken. (e) —— we have to follow some rules of health to prevent this disease.

  1. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text. 5

have you heard the name of george bernard shaw this great man was born in dublin 1856 his fathers family had been small land owners he was awarded nobel prize on literature in november 1925 arms and the man is a creation of bernard shaw here he says romantic lovers are like colourful butterflies what a great man he was

 

 

 

 

Part A : Grammar (60 Marks)

  1. Fill in the blanks with the words from the box. You may need to change the forms of some of the words. You may need to use one word more than once.                                                          0.5×10=5
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The 20th FIFA World Cup (a) ——just a couple of days away and it is going to be (b) ——from June 12 to July 13, 2014. This time it is going to be held (c) —— different mega metropolises of Brazil. (d) —— five time Champion is hopeful of winning the glamorous trophy (e) ——. But Spain and Germany are in very good (f) ——. They have also made a good team and their (g) —— of carrying the cup (h) —— not beyond expectation. Other surprises (i) —— sure to happen. Above all, none should miss the grandeur and (j) —— of this football bonanza.

  1. Fill in the blanks with suitable words. 0.5×10=5

Patriotism is an (a) —— quality of human being. It creates in a man a feeling of love for his motherland. It is older than (b) ——. The man who loves his own country, does his first and (c) —— duties and works for the (d) —— and (e) —— of his country, is a patriot. Even the ancient tribes had a great love for the land where they were born and sacrificed their lives to (f) —— it. If he does and (g) —— his duties honestly and sincerely in his own fields, he can be a patriot. If he does not do so, he will be a (h) ——. We must not have bitterness towards anyone. But (i) —— patriotism is very bad. All should (j) —- off it from their hearts.

  1. Make five sentences using parts of the sentences from each column of the table below. 1×5=5
Rabindranath Tagorewasborn in the famous Tagore family in March 1861
He revealed through his first published book ‘Banaphool’
Hecouldeducated informally at home
So, he not accustom himself to formal education
At the age of fifteen, his poetic geniusgotone of the most famous poets of world literature
  1. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box. : 0.5×10=5
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Acid throwing is a heinous crime. Recently it (a) —— to an alarming proportion. Women (b) —— the victims of acid throwing. A section of vagabond and morally degraded youth (c) —— proposal of marriage or love to the beautiful girls. When the proposal is (d) —— they become furious. They decide to (e) —— revenge by (f) ——acid on the girls. As a result of it, the faces of the girls are (g) ——. The survivors of acid victims have to (h) —— a cursed life. With a view to (i) —— acid throwing we should (j) —— strong public awareness.

  1. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5

Sakib said to Karim, “You had a blue pen.” “No, No, that was green.” “You say, it was green but where is it now?” By God, I don’t know.” “What a nice pen it was!” Sakib said to Karim.

  1. Change the sentences according to directions. 1×10=10

(a)     Internet is the most miraculous invention of science. (Positive)

(b)     It has brought about an unthinkable revolution in the field of communication. (Complex)

(c)     It is a computer network which connects other network and computers across the globe. (Simple)

(d)    This network is interlinked with telephone line. (Active)

(e)    Internet connection must require a telephone set. (Negative)

(f)     It also requires a modem which is a special kind of software. (Simple)

(g)    There are not more than two types of Internet. (Affirmative)

(h)    Internet gets connection from the networking system. (Compound)

(i)      Internet users can   get any sort of information very easily and quickly. (Passive)

(j)      Thus internet has done a great wonderful job. (Exclamatory)

  1. Complete the sentences. 1×5=5

(a)    Bangladesh is a small country but it ——.

(b)    Our big population is a problem because ——.

(c)     Though it is a great problem, ——.

(d)     Unless we control our problem, ——.

(e)     It is high time ——.

  1. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in parenthesis. 0.5Í10=5

         Computer is a (a) — (fair) — a recent (b) — (invent) — of modern science. Now it has (c) — (come) — an integral part of our life. Computer can help us in many ways and it has relieved us of the monotony of our regular jobs. It can perform (d) — (calculate) — very quickly. It can also (e) — (sure) — accuracy in its work. Computer has (f) — (moved) — the burden of our work. In fact, computer has (g) — (most) — become a substitute for human brain. As a result, many people call computer an (h) — (electron) — brain though it is (i) — (able) — to think (j) — (dependent) —.

  1. Make tag questions of these statements. 1×5=5

(a)     The little boy came fast, ——?

(b)    I am always obsessed with cricket, ——?

(c)    Let’s go out for a walk in the open field, ——?

(d)    The teacher said in the class, “He is a 3rd person,” ——?

(e)    Hello, Sumon, I believe you are coming to the airport, ——?

  1. Complete the passage using suitable connectors: 1×5=5

A healthy man can do any work. (a) —— he can eat anything everyway. (b) ——, he can enjoy life in everyway. (c) —— hand, an unhealthy man is unhappy, for he cannot eat and do what he likes to eat and do. (d) —— he lives and dies poor. He may have intelligence, merit, learning and power, but he cannot put them to the use and reap their benefits. (e) —— health is the source of all happiness in life.

  1. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text. 5

my lord he said to the caliph in a humble voice i know I have done wrong and must suffer for it but if I have the donkey I shall cause it a great deal of unnecessary suffering

 

 

 

 

Part A : Grammar (60 Marks)

  1. Fill in the blanks with the words from the box. You may need to change the forms of some of the words. You may need to use one word more than once.                                                          0.5×10=5
involvementenableinworkofaafterthe

Our aim is to educate girls (a) —— the fullest sense. (b) —— they leave school, they should be confident and have the (c) —— to express themselves clearly. They should also have (d) —— well-developed sense (e) —— right and wrong, a sense of duty, and a belief in their  own worth. The member of (f) —— staff has a long tradition of encouraging pupils to discover their gifts and abilities in a secure and happy environment. We regard our students as young adults and (g) —— them in decisions concerning their (h) —— and school life. We should remember that (i) —— girls are (j) —— future hope of our nation.

  1. Fill in the blanks with suitable words. 0.5×10=5

It is known to all that English is (a) —— international language. At present, English is widely used (b) —— the people of the whole world. Statistics show that 350 million people speak English as (c) —— first language and another 300 million use it as a (d) —— language. It is (e) —— official language in more than 60 countries (f) —— the world. (g) —— it was also the official language of (h) —— country. Most of the books of science and technology are written (i) —— English. So the importance (j) —— learning English beggars description.

  1. Make five sentences using parts of the sentences from each column of the table below. 1×5=5
A kingwas

were

tried

declared

fixed for the competition
Theyall taken before the king
A datea rich prize for the teller of the biggest lie
Applicantstheir best to tell bigger lies
 enlisted serially for the competition
  1. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box. : 0.5×10=5
approachpreparedomakewritehesitategathercramreadgo

All can not (a) —— well in the examination. He crams when the examination (b) ——. On the other hand, Arif always (c) —— a good result. Because he (d) —— notes himself, memorizes them and (e) —— them again and again. He knows that it is a bad habit (f) —— answers which (g) —— out of memory as soon as the examination is over. He has been able to (h) —— experience that one time writing is equal to (i) —— for ten times. This is why he (j) — to write whatever he learns.

  1. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5

“Good morning, Rupa,” said Sohel. “How much preparation have you taken for the Test Exam?” “A great preparation,” replied she. “I must get GPA-5.” ‘Wow! what a lucky girl!” said Sohel. “But my preparation is not so good.”

  1. Change the sentences according to directions. 1×10=10

(a)     Terrorism is a devastating phenomenon of the modern world. (Exclamatory)

(b)     At present it is increasing alarmingly. (Interrogative)

(c)     Nothing is as disastrous as terrorism. (Comparative)

(d)     It is one of the most corrosive problems of the modern world. (Positive)

(e)     A terrorist is hated by people. (Active)

(f)     Who is not now in the threat of violence? (Assertive)

(g)     Though  there  is  law to  punish  the  terrorists,   they  are  nor  properly  applied. (Compound)

(h)     By applying the law properly, we can get rid of terrorism. (Complex)

(i)      What a miserable life a terrorist leads! (Assertive)

(j)      They should be brought to book. (Active)

  1. Complete the sentences. 1×5=5

(a)     He is such a great fool that——.

(b)    The sooner, ——.

(c)    Man lives in a society as —.

(d)    That he will get promotion——.

(e)     By the time he returned home ——.

  1. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in parenthesis. 0.5Í10=5

         English is (a) — (compulsory) — taught in our country. But still our learners cannot have good command of English. This is because they do not learn (b) — (methodical) —. Moreover, they read to pass the examination. Many students only (c) — (memory) — the answers without understanding. The teachers are also (d) — (trained) — or in many rural schools the English teachers are (e) — (efficient) —. Moreover, our English teachers must make our learners (f) — (interest) — in this subject: They have to make the lessons easy and (g) — (live) — by creating an English environment in the classroom. Lessons must be made (h) — (attract) — to the students who are (i) — (comparative) — dull of understanding. The size of the (j) — (exist) — class must be small.

  1. Make tag questions of these statements. 1×5=5

(a)     My father scolded me.  I was upset.  Later I told him “You  don’t like me, ——?”

(b)     My friend Rihan was very interested to play. I told him, “Let’s play badminton, ——?”

(c)     Whenever I go to Cox’s Bazar, I think that the Bay of Bengal is beautiful, ——?

(d)     Little daughter asks her mother why man eats. In reply, she said, “Man eats to live, ——?”

(e)     He is very introvert. He never passes any comment about others, ——?

  1. Complete the passage using suitable connectors: 1×5=5

Trees are our best friends. (a) —— their need is not properly valued by rural people (b) —— play a negative role in the degradation of the environment (c) —— of they can deforestation. They can (d) —— bring about green revolution by planting trees, (e) —— their awareness is a must.

  1. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text. 5

         do your duty by yourself when you will be attentive to your lessons you will be able to finish your course unless you work hard you will not succeed so do your duty in the right moment

 

 

 

 

Part A : Grammar (60 Marks)

  1. Fill in the blanks with the words from the box. You may need to change the forms of some of the words. You may need to use one word more than once.                                                          0.5×10=5
averseofanindolentforawillstrongthetooutputdepend

What is begging? Begging is (a) —— charity of others. It does not give anything good (b) —— the society. It is totally unproductive and hence, it has no (c) ——. It does not develop (d) —— man’s ability or (e) —— to be self-reliant. It makes him (f) —— and habitually inactive and (g) —— on others. It makes a man devoid (h) —— any sense of self-respect. Hence, those who live by begging cannot claim (i) —— any dignity in the society because of their (j) —— to work. They seek the charity of others and become burden to the society.

  1. Fill in the blanks with suitable words. 0.5×10=5

         Kaptai lake is (a) —— largest man-made fresh water reservoir in Bangladesh. Though created primarily (b) —— hydroelectric power generation , it (c) —— to produce fresh water fishes, navigation, flood control and agriculture. (d) ——  lake was created (e) —— damming the river Karnaphuli (f) ——   Kaptai town in (g) ——  Chittagong Hill Tracts. The estimated life of the lake is 90 years, (h) ——  the end of which its bed is (i) —— to be fully covered (j) —— silt

  1. Make five sentences using parts of the sentences from each column of the table below. 1×5=5
And he whobehavesanyone whimsically
Hepossessesthe symbol of peace and prosperity
A gentlemanisthis quality is a gentleman
Gentilitynever hurtsthe state of being gentle
  with all gently
  1. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box. : 0.5×10=5
dosetputsayinquirevisitfilebuykeeptell

A poor man was once (a) —— in a jail although he had (b) —— no wrong. After a long time, the king of the state (c) —— the jail and the man (d) —— him that he was innocent, but a case (e) —— against him by some of his enemies. The king (f) —— privately and found that it was true. He gave the man some money and (g) —— him free. He went straight to the market in which there was a bird shop. There many wild birds (h) —— in cages for sale. He (i) —— to the shopkeeper, “I wish to buy all the birds in your shop.” He then (j) —— all the birds and set them free in the sky.

  1. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5

“What is the time by your watch? he said. “It is half past nine,” I said. He said, “I want to go to college. Would you accompany me please?” “No, I am sorry,” replied I.

  1. Change the sentences according to directions. 1×10=10

(a)     The cuckoo is a bird of very shy nature. (Complex)

(b)     It is not very often seen beside human habitation. (Affirmative)

(c)     Allah is one. (Negative)

(d)     Though they are coward, they are clever. (Compound)

(e)     They lay their eggs in the nests of crows. (Complex)

(f)     They are cleverer than the crows. (Positive)

(g)     They do not make their nests because they are lazy. (Simple)

(h)     The crows raise the baby cuckoos. (Use passive voice)

(i)      When the baby grows up, they fly away. (Compound)

(j)      Crows never understand it. (Interrogative)

  1. Complete the sentences. 1×5=5

(a)     Too much courtesy ——.

(b)     —— I would have helped the poor.

(c)     It is a good sign that nowadays——.

(d)     The postman has a definite area where——.

(e)    The grapes were hanging so high that——.

  1. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in parenthesis. 0.5Í10=5

         Food (a) — (adulterate) — is a crime. Adulterated food is (b) — (poison) — and causes (c) — (curable) — diseases. Some (d) — (greed) — businessmen are responsible for this (e) — (wicked) —. The steps are taken by the government  against those (f) — (honest) — businessmen (g) — (real) — deserve praise. (h) — (present) —, the fraudulent businessmen are much alarmed. (i) — (Hopeful) —, we will be able to shun this (j) — (practice) — very soon.

  1. Make tag questions of these statements. 1×5=5

(a)     Be careful, —— ?

(b)     I had an accident last week, —— ?

(c)    Everything looked beautiful, —— ?

(d)     These are apples, ——?

(e)     Shila told Nipa, “How happy you are in a nuclear family! ——?

  1. Complete the passage using suitable connectors: 1×5=5

(a) —— taking food, we should bear in mind (b) —— we do not eat just to satisfy hunger (c) —— to fill the belly. We eat to preserve our health. Some people (d) —— live in the midst of plenty do not eat the food they need for good health (e) —— they have  no knowledge of the science of health and nutrition.

  1. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text. 5

         rabindranath tagore is my favourite author he was born at jorasanko in Calcutta on the 7 may 1861 my brother loves him very much.

 

 

 

 

Part A : Grammar (60 Marks)

  1. Fill in the blanks with the words from the box. You may need to change the forms of some of the words. You may need to use one word more than once.                                                          0.5×10=5
updesireinstinctafterwhichbytheto

It is the (a) —— of everyone to climb (b) —— the top in position and power. There is no other passion in the world (c) —— is so universal as (d) —— love of power. Man always hankers (e) —— power. Power is the source of all strengths. Man tries his best to achieve it. However, excess of (f) —— for power leads (g) —— disaster. But people always rush (h) —— this power. Sometimes, (i) —— whole nation or society is maddened  (j) —— this passion.

  1. Fill in the blanks with suitable words. 0.5×10=5

Child labour has been forbidden internationally by (a) —— UN. To make a child do the (b) —— which is suitable for a man is (c) ——. Yet in the third world countries the (d) —— of child labour is going up day (e) —— day. Bangladesh is one of these countries. (f) —— the government is committed to dissuade rich (g) —— to engage children in laborious work, things (h) —— not so easy. Poverty is the first (i) —— in this field. The poor parents want (j) —— get additional earning by employing their children in work.

  1. Make five sentences using parts of the sentences from each column of the table below. 1×5=5
Educationis

have

illuminates

preserve

no access to them
Bookslike light
The illiterate personsthe savings and thoughts of great men
Illiteracystill dominate in our country
Ita curse
  1. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box. : 0.5×10=5
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A walk by the riverside in the evening (a) —— very useful and pleasant. One (b) —— not only beautiful sight but also (c) —— fresh air. It (d) —— the mind when one (e) —— a walk by the riverside. Bangladesh is a riverine country and you can (f) —— yourself of this opportunity of (g) —— by the riverside. In the cities there are parks where you can go for (h) ——. This will help you (i) —— fit. But if you (j) —— it regularly, you will not have the benefit.

  1. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5

         “Alas!” said Miranda. “Do not work hard. My father is at his studies. He is safe for these three hours. Rest yourself, brother.” “O, dear lady,” said Ferdinand. “I dare not. I must finish my work before I take rest”.

  1. Change the sentences according to directions. 1×10=10

(a)     Very few countries in the world are as populous as Bangladesh. (Comparative)

(b)     We should read books to gain knowledge. (Complex)

(c)     Everybody believes that education is the backbone of a nation. (Simple)

(d)     They fade soon and lose their beauty. (Simple)

(e)     Honesty is a great virtue. (Complex)

(f)     No other day in my life is as memorable as my first day at school. (Superlative)

(g)     Cox’s Bazar is the longest sea-beach in the world. (Positive degree)

(h)     We are proud of our freedom fighters. (Interrogative)

(i)      Who does not like flowers? (Affirmative)

(j)      It is one of the most famous schools in Chittagong. (Comparative)

  1. Complete the sentences. 1×5=5

(a)     Yesterday I could not get up from bed in time because ——.

(b)    As soon as I got up from bed ——.

(c)    Since I could not avail the bus ——.

(d)    On the way to college I walked fast lest ——.

(e)    If I reached late, ——.

  1. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in parenthesis. 0.5Íl0=5

         Zahir Raihan was a talented film (a) — (make) — and (b) — (write) —. He was a man of (c) — (domitable) — courage. He had his early education in Mitra Institute and (d) — (late) — he studied in Calcutta Alia Madrasha. He devoted himself to literature. His famous film ‘Jibon Theke Neya’ depicted the (e) — (autocrat) — rule of Pakistan and inspired the people to protest against the Pakistani (f) — (rule) —. In December 1971 (g) — (known) — miscreants took away Zahir’s elder brother Shahidullah Kaiser. On 30th December, 1971 someone informed Zahir about an address somewhere at Mirpur where he might find his brother, (h) — (According) — Zahir left home to get his brother back but he never (i) — (turn) —. Until today the day is observed as Zahir’s (j) — (Appearance ) — Day.

  1. Make tag questions of these statements. 1×5=5

(a)     Time and tide wait for none, ——?

(b)     But many of us waste our time, ——?

(c)     None can prosper in life neglecting time, ——?

(d)     Everybody should realize this truth, ——?

(e)     Let’s make the best use of our time, ——?

  1. Complete the passage using suitable connectors: 1×5=5

Life on earth depends on the sun. Day after day we see its light (a) —— feel its warmth, (b) —— we do not often consider their origin. (c) —— there are many remarkable things about the sun. One is its distance from the earth; about 93 million miles. A journey of this distance, (d) —— it could be made, would take several hundred years, (e) -—— the temperature of the sun is about 10,000 degree Fahrenheit; we receive only a small fraction of this heat.

  1. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text. 5

the man said to mohsin my family have been starving for a couple of days i have gone from door to door in quest of work but i have found no work mohsin said take this bunch of keys and open the almirah have as much money as you require

 

 

 

 

Part A : Grammar (60 Marks)

  1. Fill in the blanks with the words from the box. You may need to change the forms of some of the words. You may need to use one word more than once.                                                          0.5×10=5
inforfromcollectafteronrollthe

Ferdousi started (a) —— authentic of history of the pre-Islamic days of Iran and composing verses one (b) —— another. Day after day, month after month and year after year (c) —— on. But the poet never ceased to work. By his untiring efforts he could at last complete his greatest epic (d) —— long thirty years. He named his unparalled  creation (e) —— Shahnama. It is one of (f) —— greatest epics of all ages. Now (g) —— poet was eagerly and anxiously waiting (h) —— the promised reward (i) —— the Sultan. But fortune did not smile (j) —— him.

  1. Fill in the blanks with suitable words. 0.5×10=5

         One morning grandma (a) —— shopping in the market. (b) —— she was buying vegetables, she felt someone grabbing her hand bag. She was (c) —— and screamed out. She looked up and saw (d) —— young boy (e) —— away. Passers-by chased (f) —— boy and (g) —— him. They handed over (h) —- hand bag (i) —— grandma. The people wanted to (j) —— the police but grandma told them not to do.

  1. Make five sentences using parts of the sentences from each column of the table below. 1×5=5
Educationcanall the development efforts
An educated manisplay a role in removing illiteracy
Illiteracyhampersplay a significant role to build up a nation
After all he/she a precondition for development
An uneducated man a burden of nation
  1. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box. : 0.5×10=5
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The great leader of our country whom we love and admire is Sher-E-Bangla A.K. Fazlul Huq (a) —— tiger. Fazlul Huq (b) —— for the cause of the country as like as a tiger. So he (c) —— Sher-E-Bangla. His father Kazi Wazed Ali (d) —— a renowned pleader in the Barisal Bar. From his boyhood, Fazlul Huq was very meritorious. One day the boy Fazlul Huq (e) —— in his study. His father (f) —— by. He (g) —— Fazlul Huq was reading his lessons and (h) —— off the pages of his book one after another. He at once (i) —— the room and (j) —— “O my boy, why are you playing with your book?”

  1. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5

         The boy said to the teacher, “Sir, I shall be much obliged if you will kindly lend me the book you praised highly in the classroom yesterday.” The teacher said, “I am very glad to know that you are eager to read this book. You are welcome to any of my books that you like.”

  1. Change the sentences according to directions. 1×10=10

(a)     Education is power. (Complex)

(b)     It is much more than getting certificates. (Interrogative)

(c)     We have to acquire an enlightened mind enriched with the ability of free thinking and rationality. (Complex)

(d)     Everybody will be able to think freely and rationally. (Interrogative)

(e)     We should be conscious of our feelings. (Negative)

(f)     We should achieve the capability  to think from others’ perspective. (Complex)

(g)     We should have an unbiased and balanced opinion. (Negative)

(h)     Our mind should always be equipped with rationality. (Active)

(i)      Education is the greatest wealth. (Positive)

(j)      No other thing is as valuable as it. (Comparative)

  1. Complete the sentences. 1×5=5

(a)     —— provided that the weather is fine.

(b)    The boy was given the job after ——.

(c)    Check the beast in you lest ——.

(d)    Be truthful if——.

(e)     Scarcely had the party begun ——,

  1. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in parenthesis. 0.5Í10=5

Reading is the third of the four skills. It is (a) — (apply) — to those who learn through (b) — (form) — education. Those who don’t go to schools or colleges, learn a language only listening and speaking. It may be (c) — (example) — that and (d) — (lettered) farmer can speak and understand our mother tongue (e) — (easy) —. This has been possible only by listening and speaking. It is (f) — (method) — that we have to practise reading in two ways, one is (g) — (loud) and the other (h) — (silent) —. Loud reading is essential for practising (i) — (oral) — while silent one is necessary for (j) — (comprehend) —.

  1. Make tag questions of these statements. 1×5=5

(a)     As he carried a book with him, he put the book on the table, ——?

(b)     My brother is two years older than me. I am ten years old, ——?

(c)     The weather is very rough today. Let us go home, ——?

(d)     He is a liar. Nobody believes him, ——?

(e)     The industrious shine in life. The idle cannot prosper in life,——?

  1. Complete the passage using suitable connectors: 1×5=5

Most of our students cannot write out their exam paper fairly. (a) —— they   cannot understand the questions properly, they often beat about the bush and cram their answers with irrelevant and unnecessary detail. (b) —— teachers suggest (c) —— their answers should be brief and precise, they often lengthen these unnecessarily. (d) —— get expected marks you all should understand the question well and answer them to the point. Don’t worry, (e) —— your answers are fairly short.

  1. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text. 5

         where are you from said the teacher i am from nepal said the student how did you find dhaka when you first arrived said the teacher well i like it i think the city very beautiful said the student

 

 

 

 

Part A : Grammar (60 Marks)

  1. Fill in the blanks with the words from the box. You may need to change the forms of some of the words. You may need to use one word more than once.                                                          0.5×10=5
toawonderwithoutthecommunicateofkeepin

Mobile phone is one of the (a) —— of modern science. It has added (b) —— new dimension (c) —— our way (d) —— life and to (e) —— communication system. It is a telephone system that works (f) —— any wire. Obviously, mobile telecommunication has become (g) —— part of modern life. Now-a-days, (h) —— a mobile phone is not a luxury (i) —— a poor country like Bangladesh. People use mobile phones to do rapid (j) —— .

  1. Fill in the blanks with suitable words. 0.5×10=5

         Bird flu is an infectious disease. It attacks human body (a) —— direct or indirect contact (b) —— infected birds, ducks and chickens. Sea birds and migratory birds can spread bird flu. Today it has spread (c) —— an epidemic form in many Asian countries. Recently it has broken (d) —— as an epidemic form in many districts of Bangladesh. It is really (e) —— very horrifying matter for us. People of our country are becoming anxious about this disease. In order to prevent bird flu, (f) ——poultry caretakers and the public must (g) —— the rules of waste management which is (h) ——root cause of bird flu. It is high time we raised awareness (i) —— people to remove (j) ——curse of bird flu.

  1. Make five sentences using parts of the sentences from each column of the table below. 1×5=5
Adversitypromptsour latent power, which enables us to prosper in life
But itenablesits uses also
Thisisus to know true friends from false ones
It alsodevelopsregarded as a curse
 hasus to exert ourselves
  1. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box. : 0.5×10=5
bringpreservecarrycomegetgiveforgethashawkcarry

When Rahamat (a) —— to Calcutta from Afghanistan, he (b) —— with him the impress of his little daughter Rabeya’s palm on a piece of paper. He always (c) —— it with him. It (d) —— with a five rupee note once Mini (e) —— him when he (f) —— delicacies. He (g) —— them both to the jail. There he often (h) —— the treasures from the jailor and (i) —— a look at them. He (j) —— his daughter Rabeya or Mini either.

  1. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5

“What are you writing?” The angel looked up and replied in a sweet tone, “The names of those who love the Lord.” “And is mine one?” asked Abu. “No, your name is not included here,” replied the angel. Abu said, “Please write down my name as one who loves his fellowmen.”

  1. Change the sentences according to directions. 1×10=10

(a)     Patriotism is one of the greatest virtues. (Positive)

(b)     As a patriot has patriotism, he is loved by all. (Compound)

(c)     Who likes an unpatriotic man? (Passive)

(d)     What a noble virtue patriotism is! (Assertive)

(e)     It is better than most other qualities of man. (Superlative)

(f)     It inspires a man who can do everything just and fair for the betterment of the country. (Simple)

(g)     A patriot is loved and respected by the countrymen. (Active)

(h)     A patriot is always remembered by people. (Negative)

(i)      An unpatriotic man is hated everywhere. (Complex)

(j)      Despite his worldly immense wealth, he remains a worthless person. (Compound)

  1. Complete the sentences. 1×5=5

(a)    If we drink arsenic polluted water, ——.

(b)    Surface water is safe when under ground ——.

(c)    Pond water is not safe as ——.

(d)     —— because they are not conscious.

(e)    Since there is scarcity of pure water ——.

  1. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in parenthesis. 0.5Í10=5

Books are our best friends. They introduce us to the realm of (a) — (limited) — knowledge. The books of great (b) — (write) — contain noble thoughts and great ideas. We can (c) — (rich) — our mind by reading books. The reading of book brings (d) — (perfect) — in our life. No (e) — (spirit) — progress and worldly (f) — (prosper) — can be thought of without reading books. (g) — (true) — speaking, reading books is such a thing that has no (h) — (alternate) —. So all should read books on (i) — (vary) — topics. So that we may bring proper (j) — (develop) — of our spirit.

  1. Make tag questions of these statements. 1×5=5

(a)     Hello, Sumon, I believe you are coming to the airport, ——?

(b)    Of course, I am coming with Azim, ——?

(c)    The plane will land at about 9 am, ——?

(d)    But sometimes it delays, ——?

(e)    Please bring a camera with you, ——?

  1. Complete the passage using suitable connectors: 1×5=5

(a) —— man has made tremendous technological progress, he has not been able to conquer nature completely. (b) ——, he is hit by natural calamities. (c) ——, a devastating flood very often occurs in Bangladesh leaving people homeless (d) —— other various calamities damage and destroy life and property. (e) ——, some of the African countries are affected by drought.

  1. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text. 5

the man said to me where are you going i am going to school said i did you go to school yesterday no i replied why didn’t you go to school i was very busy said i

 

 

 

 

Part A : Grammar (60 Marks)

  1. Fill in the blanks with the words from the box. You may need to change the forms of some of the words. You may need to use one word more than once.                                                          0.5×10=5
everwouldsobecometravellinglook
visitprobablyonhavethatenter

Men have (a) —— interested in the stars ever since they first (b) —— up into the sky. Some of these stars may (c) —— their own planets. If that is (d) ——, we can suppose that intelligent life may exist (e) —— one of them. The problem is (f) —— the nearest star is forty-eight light years away. In other words, light from it has been (g) —— for forty eight years when it finally reaches us, (h)——nobody from the earth will (i) —— visit the star because it (j) —— take a rocket a hundred thousand years to reach it;

  1. Fill in the blanks with suitable words. 0.5×10=5

Scientist have (a) —— reported that the surface ice caps are (b) ——. This is due to a rise (c) —— atmospheric temperature known (d) —— the ‘Greenhouse Effect’. According to the scientist, carbon dioxide is primarily responsible (e) —— temperature rise in (f) ——. The carbon dioxide is high (g) —— coal and oil (h) —— burnt. This gas is accumulating in the atmosphere and (i) —— temperature to rise. As a result, the polar ice in the North and South poles (j) —— melting.

  1. Make five sentences using parts of the sentences from each column of the table below. 1×5=5
Itkillsthe young generation of our country
Drugsmeansa man slowly but surely
Young boyscommitfor intoxicating and stimulating effects
Drug addictionare usedtaking heroine, opium, etc.
 has graspedvarious crimes to arrange money
  1. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box. : 0.5×10=5
avoidmakedrivedragmoveseemstopliveknowcome

We live in a five-storey block of flats. We (a) —— here for the last two years. Recently some new people (b) —— into the flat right above us. They don’t (c) —— to have much civic sense. They (d) —— chairs around day and night. Their children also (e) —— a lot of noise. The constant thumping and screeching sound (f) —— from their house (g) —— us crazy. These sounds can easily (h) —— if people are a bit conscious. We have to let them (i) —— that this (j) —— but we are not acquainted with them.

  1. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5

Himi said to Rimi, “Why don’t you get up early from sleep?” Rimi said, “It is tough to me to leave bed early.” “Alas! it’s a bad habit,” said Himi, “If you leave bed early you can enjoy sound health. Follow my advice.” “I will try my level best to do this,” said Rimi.

  1. Change the sentences according to directions. 1×10=10

(a)     BAF Shaheen College situated at Patenga in Chittagong is flourishing its name and fame day by day. (Compound)

(b)     As it is far away from the city, students have to start early for school. (Simple)

(c)     O God, grant my prayer, help my brothers. (Compound)

(d)     He loves all equally. (Comparative)

(e)     The woman chopped wood, brought in water and fed her baby. (Complex)

(f)     Everyone admired her. (Interrogative)

(g)     Do or die. (Simple)

(h)     Alif studies regularly to make a brilliant result. (Complex)

(i)      She looked very beautiful wearing the dress. (Exclamatory)

(j)      An examinee should try to answer all the questions. (Passive)

  1. Complete the sentences. 1×5=5

(a)     A book fair is an affair which ——.

(b)     It is a fair where ——.

(c)     When it is the evening, ——.

(d)     Book lovers gather in the fair so that ——

(e)     Some come to the fair to buy books and ——.

  1. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in parenthesis. 0.5Í10=5

         In order to (a) — (material) — your dream, you need (b) — (determine) — and efforts. Nothing is (c) — (achieve) — in this world without hard work. Nothing is (d) — (achievable) — for those who are blessed with (e) — (common) — abilities. They are very fortunate. But those who are (f) — (inclined) — to do hard work are really (g) — (fortunate) —. By spending time in (h) — (idle) ——, they only (i) — (fool) — themselves and ultimately become (j) — (remorse) —.

  1. Make tag questions of these statements. 1×5=5

(a)     Drug is ruining our young generation, ——?

(b)    You can’t deny that drug has its beneficial effect, ——?

(c)    Strange! Everyone knows it gradually affects the internal function of the body, ——?

(d)    But drug helps one to forget frustration,——?

(e)    Strong will can defeat frustration, ——?

  1. Complete the passage using suitable connectors: 1×5=5

         The paragraph and the essay are different from each other. (a) —— there are some similarities between them. (b) —— the paragraph has a topic sentence to introduce the main idea. Secondly, it has a number of sentences in the middle to develop the main idea. (c) —— there is a concluding sentence in it to bring the main idea to a close. (d) —— the essay also consists of a beginning, a middle and an end. It is (e) —— obvious that the paragraph and the essay share some common features.

  1. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text. 5

the teacher said to boy where are you going now i am going to school said the boy did you go to school yesterday no the boy replied why did you not i was suffering from fever said the boy.

 

 

 

 

Part A : Grammar (60 Marks)

  1. Fill in the blanks with the words from the box. You may need to change the forms of some of the words. You may need to use one word more than once.                                                          0.5×10=5
introduceainanforthetheflourish

Pottery making is (a) —— ancient tradition (b) —— our rural Bangladesh. It has survived (c) ——onslaught of urbanization and modernization. The Pal caste of the Hindu faith has painstakingly preserved (d) —— craft of pottery making (e) —— generations. There has also been a revival (f) —— the demand for pottery, which is being seen, as both trendy and environmentally sound. But for this trade to (g) —— commercially innovations (h) —— design and production have to be made. (i) —— handful of such innovators have (j) —— pottery to appeal to contemporary tastes and others must soon follow this fashion to survive.

  1. Fill in the blanks with suitable words. 0.5×10=5

         Style (a) —— clothing changes more rapidly because (b) —— fashion, comfort and necessity. Why are (c) —— short one year and long (d) —— next? The weather does not vary that much (e) —— year to year. One might try to (f) —— changes in fashion (g) —— using practical seasons. But actually the need for variety and (h) —— desire to be (i) —— are more (j) ——.

  1. Make five sentences using parts of the sentences from each column of the table below. 1×5=5
 did not likeLondon Hospital instead of going out to parties
Florence Nightingalewasthe treatment of sick people
Shevisitedthe easy occupation of the society
 went to Germany and France to study nursing
 studiedshocked by the roughness in those hospitals
  1. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box. : 0.5×10=5
damagesufferknowtakelivebeovereatforbideatneed

Food is the first among all basic needs of human beings. People (a) —— food to satisfy their hunger. People should eat as much as they need. We eat to live, do (b) —— to eat. But some people foster the opposite view. The habit of more eating is (c) —— as overeating. Due to overeating, we will (d) —— from various indigestion problems. Overeating (e) —— our liver function. People know the consequences of (f) ——. Still some people (g) —— gluttonous and they are always after (h) ——. The habit of taking as much food as you (i) —— is a very good habit. Our religion (j) —— overeating.

  1. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5

The Beduin said to the Prophet (Sm), “Oh, Muhammad, please forgive me. I could not recognise you.” The holy Prophet (Sm) said, “Why did you cut off your right hand?” “I don’t think it is right to keep the hand that assaulted you,” he said in reply. “If you are the Prophet, join my hand,” said the Beduin.

  1. Change the sentences according to directions. 1×10=10

(a)     A good teacher is an asset for the country. (Negative)

(b)    Observe a good teacher and you will never find him motionless. (Complex)

(c)     He never sits idle in the class. (Affirmative)

(d)    He walks about the class when he feels its necessity. (Compound)

(e)     He has to assess the answer sheets of the students. (Interrogative)

(f)    He speaks as he thinks and believes. (Simple)

(g)     Actually a good teacher works harder than a man in other profession. (Positive)

(h)     Fixed rules do not chain him. (Passive)

(i)      His classes become communicative and lively. (Negative)

(j)      We should show due respect to him. (Imperative)

  1. Complete the sentences. 1×5=5

(a)     These are the Pyramids which——.

(b)     All the Pyramids are——.

(c)     These Pyramids are located——.

(d)    The great Pyramids were built by a king ——.

(e)    He ruled Egypt and ——.

  1. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in parenthesis. 0.5Í10=5

         The UNESCO has proclaimed February 21 as the International Mother Language Day to be observed (a) — (world) — in recognition of the sacrifices of the martyrs for establishing the (b) — (right) — place of Bangla. The (c) — (declare) — came in the form of a resolution (d) — (unanimous) — adopted at the plenary of the UNESCO in 1999. One of the aims of the proclamation was to encourage (e) — (lingual) — education which will develop (f) — (full) — awareness about language and cultural tradition. The initiative will also inspire unity based on (g) — (understand) —, tolerance and dialogue. It is a great tribute and (h) — (glow) — homage paid by the international community to the language martyrs of Bangladesh. This was an (i) — (forget) — and (j) — (glory) — moment for the people of Bangladesh.

  1. Make tag questions of these statements. 1×5=5

(a)    We live in Bangladesh, ——?

(b)    She is one of the smallest countries in the world, ——?

(c)    But she has a large population, ——?

(d)    We must turn this population into power, ——?

(e)     Let us work together in this regard, ——?

  1. Complete the passage using suitable connectors: 1×5=5

Pollution means making something dirty and impure. We come across different pollutions (a) —— arsenic pollution, water pollution, air pollution, sound pollution, etc. (b) —— in water the presence of arsenic is much higher (c) —— the acceptable quantity, it is called arsenic pollution. The farmers all over the world are using pesticide and chemicals (d) —— are mixing with water directly and (e) —— water is polluted.

  1. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text. 5

is there anybody here who has ever crossed a river by a boat i have teacher i clearly remember what happened in that journey said Jamal.

 

 

 

 

Part A : Grammar (60 Marks)

  1. Fill in the blanks with the words from the box. You may need to change the forms of some of the words. You may need to use one word more than once.                                                          0.5×10=5
atinofaanhelpthinkcharitygenerous

Charity is (a) —— inclination of heart to help others in distress and to (b) —— good of others. Charity is (c)—— noble human quality. It makes one’s heart (d) ——. It is the feeling of sympathy (e) —— other’s wants. There are various ways (f) —— practicing charity. The practice of giving alms is (g) —— act of charity. But it is riot (h) —— in all cases. Charity should be extended to (i) —— the really needy. Charity should aim (j) —— removing the sufferings of the poor.

  1. Fill in the blanks with suitable words. 0.5×10=5

The Liberation War Museum was (a) —— on 22 March, 1996 (b) —— Segunbagicha. There is an eternal flame (c) —— the entrance. The museum was (d) —— at (e) —— initiative of some community leaders to meet (f) —— historical requirement for preserving (g) —— memory and relics of the War (h) —— Liberation. (i) —— museum has different programmes to foster answers among the young generation (j) —— the heroic struggle for independence.

  1. Make five sentences using parts of the sentences from each column of the table below. 1×5=5
Travellingisthe name of aeroplane in this regard
Itusededucative value as well
Peoplecan mentionalways fascinating
Wehasfastest transportation system
 useto travel from prehistoric time
  1. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box. : 0.5×10=5
sponsorreceiveadvertisegivewatch
betelecaststrengthenorganizepay

Sports (a) —— a popular form of entertainment. Many international sports events (b) —— from time to time. Most of these events (c) —— by multinational manufacturing companies and the business firms. They (d) —— for the sports events in exchange for the right to (e) —— their products during those events. These events (f) —— worldwide by satellite and people all over the world (g) —— them live. As a result, the sponsor’s products (h) —— maximum media coverage thus (i) ——  companies international recognition. Sports also (j) —— international brotherhood.

  1. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5

“How old are you?” once Buddha asked an old man. “Two years,” was the humble reply. “But, you look eighty!” “Buddha exclaimed. “Great saint, just two years ago I came to know what true love is.

  1. Change the sentences according to directions. 1×10=10

(a)     Anger is nothing but a vice. (Make it interrogative)

(b)     It begets only the worst. (Make it negative)

(c)     So, we should control it for our sake. (Make it passive voice)

(d)     He who is taken by anger causes a lot of troubles. (Make it simple)

(e)     Realizing it, we should be emotionally balanced. (Make it compound)

(f)    An angry man is not liked by all. (Make it active voice)

(g)     Everybody cannot but hate an angry man. (Make it affirmative)

(h)     An angry man is not so favourite as others (Make it comparative)

(i)      He is the most despised person in a society. (Make it comparative)

(j)      Nothing is more furious than anger. (Make it positive)

  1. Complete the sentences. 1×5=5

(a)     It is flower which——.

(b)     We have not the proper mechanism by which——.

(c)     Love others lest ——.

(d)     He became so greedy that ——.

(e)     United we stand——.

  1. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in parenthesis. 0.5Í10=5

         The city of Chittagong is (a) — (crowded) — because there is a continuous (b) — (migrate) — of people from the villages. To control this trend, different (c) — (install) — should be (d) — (centralized) —. Then people will not move towards the city for (e) — (employ) —. We should remember that the problems of Chittagong will not be changed (f) — (night) — or (g) — (automatic) —. Both government and people should work (h) — (earnest) — to solve these dangerous problems. Government may introduce (i) — (attract) — working opportunities in rural area which will check village people’s (j) — (tend) — to come to the city for their living.

  1. Make tag questions of these statements. 1×5=5

(a)     Everybody respects freedom fighters, ——?

(b)     They fought for the independence of our country, ——?

(c)    Their sacrifice has given us freedom in every sphere of life, ——?

(d)    Their names are written in golden letters,——?

(e)    We should never forget them, ——?

  1. Complete the passage using suitable connectors: 1×5=5

Everybody wants success in life (a) —— everybody can’t achieve it. In our society, there are people (b) —— get frustrated. (c) —— success does not come very easily at first attempt. (d) ——, if you want to achieve true success in life, you must have some qualities such as  sincerity and honesty.  (e) ——, you need to have perseverance and patience.

  1. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text. 5

The king said what harm did I do then the you should seek to take my life with you own hand you killed my father and my two brothers the young man replied.

 

 

 

 

Part A : Grammar (60 Marks)

  1. Fill in the blanks with the words from the box. You may need to change the forms of some of the words. You may need to use one word more than once.                                                          0.5×10=5
aalmostcolourpleasetosmileredthelookwith always

The world is like (a) —— glass. If you smile, it (b) ——, if you frown, it frowns back. If you look at through a (c) —— glass all seem red, if through (d) —— smoked one, all dull and dirty. (e) —— try then to look at (f) —— bright side of things. (g) —— every thing in the world has a bright side. Greet everyone (h) —— a bright smile, kind words and a (i) —— welcome. It is not enough (j) —— love those who are near and dear to us.

  1. Fill in the blanks with suitable words. 0.5×10=5

Electricity is (a) —— a part of our everyday life. (b) —— we rarely think twice about its importance and necessity. When we switch (c) ——the light and the fan or turn our television or computer on, we enjoy (d) —— blessings of electricity. Even when we turn off the beside lamp and are fast asleep, electricity remains working (e) —— us driving our fans, heating or cooling our rooms and running our refrigerators. Unfortunately, we (f) —— enjoy the uninterrupted blessing of electricity. There is some shortage in (g) —— generation (h) —— electricity in Bangladesh. (i) ——, load-shedding or suspension of the supply of electricity has (j) —— a regular program of the Power Development Board.

  1. Make five sentences using parts of the sentences from each column of the table below. 1×5=5
Povertymakesmuch probability of development
Wehasus disreputable in the society
Itsolvetoo complicated to solve in a day
Our countryisthis problem through hard diligence
  been actually created by us
  1. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box. : 0.5×10=5
belikegivecaredocontainneedpreferensurekeep

Costly foods (a) —— so rich as they seem to be in their food value, whereas many cheap foods are richer in their food value. But young people in general (b) —— think so and they form their food habits with a wrong notion. Unfortunately enough, even many educated young groups (c) —— for nutrients or food value. They (d) —— predominance to the matter whether a food is tasty or not. Many young ones only (e) —— delicious; fatty and oily food. This is why junk food is (f) ——by many especially young people or children. Some think that rich food (g) —— a lot of nutrients (h) —— for one to (i) —— fit and (j) —— proper growth of the body.

  1. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5

Suddenly a voice called out, “Good morning gentlemen. Where are you going and what are you doing here?” “Oh, nowhere and nothing,” “But you look so pensive, why?” “Yes, you are right. We are looking for something,” replied the six blind men.

  1. Change the sentences according to directions. 1×10=10

(a)     Student politics is one of the most discussed issues of the country. (Comparative)

(b)     Being misguided our students do a lot of harm. (Compound)

(c)     We should develop public consciousness to solve this problem. (Complex)

(d)     It is very harmful. (Exclamatory)

(e)     Political involvement is not bad for the students. (Affirmative)

(f)     But they should do politics for the benefit of the nation. (Passive)

(g)     Evil minded leaders should be avoided. (Active)

(h)     If we can avoid campus violence, we can remove session jam. (Simple)

(i)     By being determined, we can solve many problems. (Complex)

(j)      Nothing is as harmful as violence. (Superlative)

  1. Complete the sentences. 1×5=5

(a)     Avoid mistakes lest ——.

(b)     If you invited me——.

(c)     —— as it did not rain in time.

(d)     He is sure that ——.

(e)     Many years have passed——.

  1. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in parenthesis. 0.5Í10=5

         The (a) — (manage) — of the hotel was talking to the (b) — (reception) —. A (c) — (visit) — came to book a seat. He was a (d) — (foreign) — and did not have a complete (e) — (know) — of English. A (f) — (board) — of the hotel offered him (g) — (assist) —. He did not (h) — (agree) — and (i) — (final) — the matter was (j) — (successful) — settled.

  1. Make tag questions of these statements. 1×5=5

(a)    It is an enjoyable evening,——?

(b)    Yes it is. Let’s go out for a walk, ——?

(c)    That’s a nice idea. We can enjoy a walk outside, ——?

(d)    The air is also cool and soothing, ——?

(e)    Right. And the queen moon is also shining brightly in the sky, ——?

  1. Complete the passage using suitable connectors: 1×5=5

Expect problems. Face them bravely. (a) ——, they are an inseparable part of our life. (b) ——never think you are alone. (c) —— a situation gets worse. Choose a counsellor from your parents or teachers (d) —— will objectively listen to your upsetting problems and show you a way out. (e) —— psychologists are the best to deal with such problems.

  1. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text. 5

robert bruce the king of scotland was defeated at war and failed to regain his country’s freedom several times naturally he was in a very dejected mood sitting in his hide out he lost himself in deep thought.

 

 

 

Part A : Grammar (60 Marks)

  1. Fill in the blanks with the words from the box. You may need to change the forms of some of the words. You may need to use one word more than once.                                                          0.5×10=5
inofattobyfrom

Many diseases are rising (a) —— an alarming rate, which experts believe due (b) —— increased pollution (c) —— the environment. Pollution appears (d) —— be greater (e) —— urban areas  although rural societies too are afflicted (f) —— increased use (g) —— chemical fertilizers and insecticides.  Nevertheless, today city people appear (h) —— suffer (i) —— many more diseases and suffer more seriously than country people. Now let us see how life (j) —— cities is different from that in the country.

  1. Fill in the blanks with suitable words. 0.5×10=5

         A teacher is (a) —— compared with an architect. He is the (b) ——— of learning and makes the illiterate people (c) —— citizens of a country. But it is a matter of regret that the teachers are not (d) —— in due respect in society. They lead a humble life in the (e) —— of want. Still they keep the light of education (f) —— in order to remove the (g) —— of illiteracy and (h) —— from the society. So the government should take necessary (i) —— for the (j) —— development of the teachers.

  1. Make five sentences using parts of the sentences from each column of the table below. 1×5=5
The authoressrentedto be quiet and away from people to do some serious writings
Shewantedthe boy for chopping wood
The orphanagewasa cabin which belonged to the orphanage
Heaskedabout 42 years old but looked smaller
 sentfor a boy or a man to come and chop wood for her
  1. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box. : 0.5×10=5
beacceptreceivesecurecome
wishcontinueexpectretainhold

I (a) —— your letter yesterday. My joys knew no bounds when I (b) —— to know your brilliant result. You wrote that you (c) —— GPA-5 in the SSC examination. Please (d) —— my heartiest congratulation on your great success. You (e) —— really worthy of this result. You have achieved   what we (f) ——. Now your duty is to make endeavor to (g) —— your performance in the examination to be (h) —— in future. I (i) —— that you will be able to maintain your (j) —— success.

  1. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5

         “Can I have a look at your paper for a moment?” said the man next to me. “I just want to see the cricket results.” ” I haven’t quite finished with it,” I said. “Could you wait a moment?” “I can’t wait long,” he said, “I am getting off at the next stop.”

  1. Change the sentences according to directions. 1×10=10

(a)     Eid is one of the biggest religious festivals of the Muslims. (Positive)

(b)     It is a very auspicious day. (Exclamatory)

(c)     The Muslims keep fasting during the month of Ramadan. (Interrogative)

(d)     Nobody should look down upon the poor. (Passive)

(e)    The rich people try to enjoy Eid in a different way. (Complex)

(f)    Those who are helpless deserve our charity. (Simple)

(g)     No festival is as colourful as Eid. (Superlative)

(h)     The day is enjoyed. (Active)

(i)      How amazing the celebration is! (Assertive)

(j)      Different TV channels telecast various programmes on this day. (Passive)

  1. Complete the sentences. 1×5=5

(a)     I don’t know what——.

(b)     The truth is that——.

(c)     He pretends as though ——.

(d)     Though he is healthy, ——.

(e)     The police is looking for him as ——.

  1. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in parenthesis. 0.5Í10=5

A (a) — (west) — survey was conducted on this (b) — (quest) —. Are social (c) —(net) — making us (d) — (social) —? The participants were mainly the (e) — (net) — users of the west 81% opined affirmative. One commented that (f) — (smart) — detach you from your family and (g) — (company) — in exchange of an addiction to an idle fun. Another comment was that there many (h) — (virtue) — relations are maintained at a time and so they (i) — (hard) — become deep and reliable. Another remarkable comment was that direct (j) — (action) — has no alternative for a safe relation.

  1. Make tag questions of these statements. 1×5=5

(a)     Man is fond of turning back to the past, ——?

(b)     The present may be good, ——?

(c)     But everybody hardly forgets golden past, ——?

(d)     Nothing is more pleasant to him than the memories of childhood, ——?

(e)     The memories of childhood really haunts us, ——?

  1. Complete the passage using suitable connectors: 1×5=5

         English is the most widely used international language. (a) —— communicating with the foreigners, we cannot but use this language. There are certain jobs in the country (b) —— the jobs of a pilot, a postman, a telephone operator, etc. where English is very essential. (c) —— a student wishing to go abroad must learn English. (d) —— the importance of learning English in our country cannot be ignored. (e) —— we should put high importance on learning English.

  1. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text. 5

bangladesh is a small country with a population of about sixteen crores she can hardly make headway so we should work hard to keep pace with the rest of the world

 

 

 

 

Part A : Grammar (60 Marks)

  1. Fill in the blanks with the words from the box. You may need to change the forms of some of the words. You may need to use one word more than once.                                                          0.5×10=5
disastercausedafterfaminewithouttonecessary
natureoutbyheavytheuntoldup

Natural calamity means natural (a) —— which is (b) —— by nature. Every year Bangladesh falls victim (c) —— various natural calamities. They are flood, earthquakes and many other natural calamities. The effects of (d) —— natural calamities beggar description.  The people are affected and animals suffer (e) —— sufferings. They cause (f) —— damage to our life and properties. Thousands of people and other animals remain (g) —— food for many days. The (h) —— effects are very serious. Many people die for want of food. (i) —— breaks out. The prices of all necessary things go (j) ——.

  1. Fill in the blanks with suitable words. 0.5×10=5

Mrs Rehana teaches English. She (a) —— communicative approach (b) —— language teaching.  She has (c) —— good command of English. She creates (d) —— English environment in (e) —— class and we have (f) —— ample opportunity to hear and speak us English. When we cannot understand the meaning of a new word in (g) —— text, she makes us understand it (h) —— using different techniques rather than translating it (i) —— Bangla. But she usually tells us to guess the meaning (j) —— the context.

  1. Make five sentences using parts of the sentences from each column of the table below. 1×5=5
The people only freedom from foreign domination is an old idea
The real freedommeansarise themselves to achieve it
Libertymustfreedom from want, disease and ignorance
It is a fruit thatdoes notdescend upon a people automatically
That freedomisbe earned before it can be enjoyed
  1. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box. : 0.5×10=5
rectifybeexistcurbconsumefallcontaminateexpectimplementrun

Food (a) —— our basic need. But this food is (b) —— by the greedy businessmen who (c) —— after money. Having (d) —— the adulterated food, people (e) —— a victim to diseases of various kinds. For the capital punishment of the dishonest businessmen, the  (f) —— laws must be (g) —— for the betterment of common public health. It is (h) —— that the strict law will be (i) —— with a view to (j) —— the harmful act of food adulteration.

  1. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5

“Where are you from?” said the teacher. “I am from Nepal,” said the student. “How did you find Dhaka when you first arrived?” said the teacher. “Well, I like it. I think the city is very beautiful,” said the student.

  1. Change the sentences according to directions. 1×10=10

(a)     Birds are one of the greatest gifts of nature. (Positive)

(b)     Who does not love birds? (Assertive)

(c)     We must be kind to them. (Negative)

(d)     They help to keep ecological balance. (Interrogative)

(e)     In winter birds come to our country from Siberia. (Complex)

(f)     The birds eat up the insects which are harmful for our crops. (Simple)

(g)     Birds beautify nature to a great extent. (Passive)

(h)     Very few living things are as useful as birds for our ecosystem. (Superlative)

(i)      Birds are very essential. (Exclamatory)

(j)      Crow is the ugliest of all birds. (Comparative)

  1. Complete the sentences. 1×5=5

(a)     It is high time ——.

(b)    Scarcely had we finished our duty ——.

(c)    She spoke as though ——.

(d)    The students are studying hard lest ——.

(e)    If he had utilized his time properly ——.

  1. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in parenthesis. 0.5Í10=5

(a) — (confidence) makes a man reach the goal of life. The lack of (b) — (determine) — leads one to lose his (c) — (confident) —. You need it in life. Then (d) — (fail) — is the pillar of success, whereas success without (e) — (compete) — is not enjoyable. Determination keeps you (f) — (mental) — strong and you make (g) — (prepare) — for struggle to reach the goal. Nobody can gain (h) — (prosper) — in his mission. Failure makes us more (i) — (determine) — to work with (j) — (renew) — vigour and energy.

  1. Make tag questions of these statements. 1×5=5

(a)    Hello, Liza. Father’s birthday is on Monday next, —?

(b)    Yes, Lili. Only two days are left, ——?

(c)    We need to buy some beautiful gifts, ——?

(d)    Of course. Let’s go to a watch shop, ——?

(e)    What a nice idea, Liza, ——?

  1. Complete the passage using suitable connectors: 1×5=5

(a)   ——   newspaper is a storehouse of  knowledge,  we   should   read   it   regularly. (b) —— it is a matter of regret that many of us are unwilling to do it. (c) —— they lag behind in this progressive world. (d) —— they keep themselves away from everything current. (e) —— they remain blind all through their lives.

  1. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text. 5

why are you going to barisal said father i want to buy some important books said saad do you need money yes father dont go alone as times is not going well

 

 

 

 

Part A : Grammar (60 Marks)

  1. Fill in the blanks with the words from the box. You may need to change the forms of some of the words. You may need to use one word more than once.                                                          0.5×10=5
leadthebyoncelebrateofreligionourBangladesh

We, the (a) —— are very fond of festivals and celebrations. We have several festivals which we celebrate. Some of them are (b) —— and some are local. There are also some festivals which (c) —— nationally throughout the country. Recently I have got a chance to see a national festival of (d) ——. It was a festival (e) —— Pahela Baishakh, the new year’s day (f) —— Bangla year. Fortunately I was in Dhaka, the capital city (g) —— this day. So I got (h) ——- golden opportunity to enjoy the programs organized (i) —— the (j) —— cultural and socio-cultural organizations.

  1. Fill in the blanks with suitable words. 0.5×10=5

A government probe has made overloading and the master’s (pilot) inefficiency (a) —— for the tragic capsize of Pinac-6. The capsize killed over a hundred people (b) —— the Padma (c) —— August 4. One of the members said, “We have also identified (d) ——  negligence of BIWTA officials as well as the owner. These are the (e) —— that caused the tragic (f) —— of human lives.” He added, “The vessel had an approved (g) —— of 85 passengers bit it was crowded with (h) —— 250.” Moreover, the master headed straight for Mawa terminal across the turbulent river, by passing the (i) —— route to cut short only a (j) —— of half a kilometre.

  1. Make five sentences using parts of the sentences from each column of the table below. 1×5=5
Charles Dickens born on February 7, 1872 in Portsmouth
Hewasnot go to school and receive education
When hecouldone of the greatest English novelists of the 18th century
Hehadto work in a factory at the age of twelve
Dickens a small boy, his father was sent to prison for debt
  1. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box. : 0.5×10=5
findunderstandbeabsorbfollowhearappearwake

One night Rabia’s master (a) —— up from sleep and (b) —— a sweet sound of prayer. (c) —— curious he (d) —— before the cottage of Rabia (e) —— the sound. To his great surprise he (f) —— that she (g) —— deeply (h) —— in prayer and there (i) —— a heavenly light around her. He (j) —— that she was not an ordinary woman but an angel.

  1. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5

         “You look a little bit like my mother,” he said, “Especially in the dark by the fire.” “But you were only four, Jerry, when you came here,” the authoress said. “My mother lives in Mannville.”

  1. Change the sentences according to directions. 1×10=10

(a)     English is one of the most used languages in the world. (Use comparative degree)

(b)     It is spoken all over the world. (Use active voice)

(c)     English helps the international community to communicate across national borders. (Use passive voice)

(d)     People who have good knowledge in English get good jobs. (Make simple sentence)

(e)     If we do not learn English, we cannot prosper. (Make simple sentence)

(f)     We cannot acquire knowledge without learning English. (Make complex sentence)

(g)     We must learn English. (Make negative)

(h)     We should learn it so that we can get good jobs. (Compound)

(i)      English opens a door to knowledge. (Compound)

(j)      It is not easy to communicate across national borders without learning English. (Make affirmative sentence)

  1. Complete the sentences. 1×5=5

(a)     Truth is an abstract idea although ——.

(b)     We cannot get it as shape, yet ——.

(c)     Falsehood may rule, but ——.

(d)     It will disclose either sooner ——.

(e)     —— are honoured by the people.

  1. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in parenthesis. 0.5Í10=5

         When a citizen is not loyal to the state, he is called (a) — (loyal) —. (b) — (Loyalty) — to the state is (c) — (equal) — to (d) — (treacher) —. A person convicted of treachery is called a traitor who should be punished for his (e) — (traitor) — activity. He creates (f) — (rest) — in society and is also (g) — (disrespect) — to others. He also gets involved in (h) — (crime) —activities. He should not go (i) — (punished). He dies (j) — (honoured) —.

  1. Make tag questions of these statements. 1×5=5

(a)     My brother rebuked me.  I was shocked.  Next day I told him.  “You don’t fondle me, ——?”

(b)     My sister Rani is very polite. I told her, “Let’s play chess,——?”

(c)     Whenever I go to Agra, I think nothing is so beautiful as the Tajmahal, —— ?

(d)     There was an accident near Dhaka Commerce College in the morning. I entered the office hurriedly and told, “I am not late, ——?”

(e)     Mr. Salam is religious minded. He says his prayer five times daily, —?

  1. Complete the passage using suitable connectors: 1×5=5

         The students wishing to do well in the exam should give importance to several things, (a) —— they cannot reap a good harvest (b) —— they must listen to their teachers and act in their advice and suggestions. (c) —— they must be serious and more attentive to their studies. They should always bear in mind that parents expect them to be highly educated. If they remain indifferent to their studies, their future will be enveloped in darkness. (d) —— they never should mix with bad boys (e) —— they should make the best use of time.

  1. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text. 5

         once my mother said to me who came to you my friend rafiq mom she asked what did he want i said his mother is ill he needs some money i have given him five hundred taka my mother said wonderful.

 

 

 

 

Part A : Grammar (60 Marks)

  1. Fill in the blanks with the words from the box. You may need to change the forms of some of the words. You may need to use one word more than once.                                                          0.5×10=5
byunitedasfordepriveglobal
ifcreatelovetobutfor

Terrorism is a (a) —— threat and major concern (b) —— almost all the countries. Terrorists cause damage (c) —— human lives and properties (d) —— panic and terror. The cause of terrorism is mainly (e) —— of genuine rights and also greed and exploitation (f) —— different groups and nations. To get rid of terrorism is very difficult (g) —— not impossible (h) —— the intellectuals and peace (i) —— nations work (j) ——.

  1. Fill in the blanks with suitable words. 0.5×10=5

         Civility means polite (a) —— or modesty. It also (b) —— courteous manner. It is a great virtue of a man. (c) —— be well-behaved or good-natured we (d) —— not spend money or wealth. We have to (e) —— willingness to attain civility. We have to (f) —— some code of conduct and maintain the norms of etiquette of the society. It may vary (g) —— society to society. However, one has to (h) —— good manners (i) —— one’s character from an early age. No expenditure (j) —— consciousness is required.

  1. Make five sentences using parts of the sentences from each column of the table below. 1×5=5
Our War of Independencewentto the battlefield to save the country
People from all walks of lifedid not runplace in 1971
Theyfoughtface to face with the enemies
 tookaway showing their backs
 joinedthe war
  1. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box. : 0.5×10=5
collectthrowpollutethinkreducegrowgetrecyclebeinclude

Waste is what we (a) —— away everyday. It (b) —— everything from unwanted old cars to cigarette packets. The amount of waste (c) —— rapidly all over the world and (d) —— the environment. It (e) —— high time we (f) —— about it seriously. We cannot altogether (g) —— rid of our waste, but a proper management can certainly (h) —— it. We can think of burning and (i) —— of waste. In many countries, it is now quite natural to (j) —— old bottles, cars and recycle them.

  1. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5

Rihan said to me, “Have you finished the book I gave you yesterday?” “Yes, I have finished reading the book,” I replied, “What an interesting book it is! I wish I could borrow the book earlier,   I said. “Will you return me the book today?” he said.

  1. Change the sentences according to directions. 1×10=10

(a)     Napoleon was one of the greatest soldiers in France. (Positive)

(b)     When he was young, the joined the French army as an ordinary soldier. (Simple)

(c)     He grew powerful and soon became the greatest man in the country. (Complex)

(d)     He fought several wars with the neighboring countries and won victory over them. (Simple)

(e)     In 1804 he proclaimed himself the emperor. (Interrogative)

(f)     Everybody feared him. (Passive)

(g)     Then, France was the most powerful country in Europe. (Comparative)

(h)     Napoleon became great for his courage. (Complex)

(i)      His courage raised him to the highest position. (Passive)

(j)      He was destroyed because he misused his power. (Simple)

  1. Complete the sentences. 1×5=5

(a)    There is a popular saying ——.

(b)     Though an honest man is poor, ——.

(c)    If we try whole heartedly,——.

(d)     I wish——.

(e)     Our life is meaningless until ——.

  1. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in parenthesis. 0.5Í10=5

         In the past people did not have developed (a) — (communicate) — facilities. They used to make (b) — (move) — to short distant places on foot. Nowadays, they go by rickshaw, taxi or by other kinds of (c) — (motor) — vehicles. As a result, they do not undergo physical (d) — (exert) — which is not good for health. The ultimate result is that many a man is now getting diabete. The (e) — (suggest) — is that we should form the habit of walking. Walking (f) — (able) — us to (g) — (joy) — the beauty of nature. It also helps us have physical (h) — (fit) —. But some people are (i) — (different) — to walking. They give (j) — (prefer) to vehicles.

  1. Make tag questions of these statements. 1×5=5

(a)    Congratulations Kajol! You have made an excellent result , ——?

(b)    Thanks. But my parents and teachers also deserve the credit, ——?

(c)    Right you are. We ought to remain grateful to them, ——?

(d)    Certainly, you too studied hard, ——?

(e)    Yes, only hard work brings success, ——?

  1. Complete the passage using suitable connectors: 1×5=5

On the exam date of English second paper I was stuck up in almost a never-ending traffic jam. (a) —— I reached the examination hall half an hour late. When I entered the examination hall, the invigilator gave me the answer script and the question paper. I filled up the answer script. (b) —— I looked at the questions. (c) —— all the questions were common to me, I started writing. (d) —— I could not write the full answer of any question. (e) —— I switched over to another question. Again the same thing happened.

  1. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text. 5

Born from the great liberation war of 1971 bangladesh is a non communal progressive democratic state that has worked to establish an economy and society free of inequality and to nurture a culture of democracy  and respect for human rights for all fostered by patriotism in all areas of special existence

 

 

 

 

Part A : Grammar (60 Marks)

  1. Fill in the blanks with the words from the box. You may need to change the forms of some of the words. You may need to use one word more than once.                                                          0.5×10=5
theaoutsideamongpollutetoofin

Environmental (a) —— exists since people began to crowd (b) ——  towns and cities. Ancient Athenians removed their domestic waste (c) —— dump (d) —— the main part of (e) —— city. The Romans dug trenches outside (f) —— city to hold garbage and household waste. This practice often contributed to outbreak (g) —— viral diseases. The ancient Romans might become (h) —— the first people to experience (i) —— effects of toxic pollution in (j) —— form of lead poisoning.

  1. Fill in the blanks with suitable words. 0.5×10=5

         (a) —— the War of Liberation in 1971 (b) —— group of collaborators (c) —— the directive of Pakistani military rulers started killing (d) —— Bangalee intellectuals in (e) —— planned way. The killing virtually began (f) —— the army crackdown on the Bangalees in Dhaka (g) —— the night of March and continued till (h) —— surrender of the Pak-army on 16 December 1971. The number of intellectuals killed is yet to be (i) ——. However, the number is (j) —— to be more than 1500.

  1. Make five sentences using parts of the sentences from each column of the table below. 1×5=5
Wehas becomea common expression to all in our country
Theremeanshardly any man who is not familiar with this term
Tree plantationcannot is/arethe best time for tree plantation
June and July planting more and more trees
  think of our existence without trees
  1. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box. : 0.5×10=5
prospercallmouldmakehaverepentsowdowastereap

Man is the architect of his own life.  If he (a) —— a proper division of his time and  (b) —— his duties accordingly, he is sure to (c) —— in life; but if he does otherwise, he is sure to (d) —— when it is too late. Our life is nothing but the sum total of hours, days and years. Youth is the golden season of life. In youth mind is soft and can (e) —— in any form we like. If we (f) —— the precious time of our youth, we shall (g) —— to suffer afterwards. Youth (h) —— the seed time of life. If we (i) —— good seeds in our early life, we shall (j) —— a good harvest.

  1. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5

The class teacher of class X said to the students, “Do you like to go on a study tour’? “Yes, sir,” said all the students to their class teacher. Then he said, ‘”Take the permission from your parents.” One of the students said, “Where will we go, sir?” “It will be decided after a discussion with the Principal,” said the teacher.

  1. Change the sentences according to directions. 1×10=10

(a)     Tigers are known as ferocious animals. (Make complex sentence)

(b)     As the paws are cushioned, a big tiger can walk through the driest leaves without causing a single crackle. (Make simple sentence)

(c)     The tiger is one of the most ferocious animals. (Use positive degree)

(d)     Tigers are stronger than lions. (Use positive degree)

(e)     Tigers are the bravest of all animals. (Comparative degree)

(f)     They are not only strong but also ferocious. (Make simple sentence)

(g)     They hunt swiftly. (Make negative)

(h)     They hunt after they target their prey. (Make compound sentence)

(i)      When they walk, they don’t make any sound. (Make simple sentence)

(j)      Tigers can swim well. (Make interrogative sentence)

  1. Complete the sentences. 1×5=5

(a)     Truthfulness is the greatest of all the virtues because ——.

(b)     We cannot command the confidence of others unless ——.

(c)     The man whom nobody believes ——.

(d)     A man may succeed once or twice by telling a lie, but ——.

(e)     When once one’s falsehood is brought to light, ——.

  1. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in parenthesis. 0.5Í10=5

         The (a) — (ward) — beauty of a man is not his real beauty. His (b) — (ward) — beauty makes him true man. Every man has certain (c) — (born) — qualities whereby he can become a (d) — (use) — man and thus (e) — (celebrate) — person. So we may say that (f) — (in) — values are more important than (g) — (out) — ones. But it is very sad that we remain (h) — (careful) — about our mental development. We always remain busy with how to (i) — (rich) — our outer show which is really (j) — (value) —.

  1. Make tag questions of these statements. 1×5=5

(a)      Money is a must for our life, ——?

(b)    One can do almost nothing without it,——?

(c)     But money can hardly bring happiness, ——?

(d)    What you need most to be happy is contentment, ——?

(e)    That’s why, few people lead a happy life, ——?

  1. Complete the passage using suitable connectors: 1×5=5

Since 1990 Germany was unbeaten to Argentina. (a) —— recently after the World Cup of Brazil a match has been held between two countries (b) —— Germany has been beaten by Argentina securing four goals against Germany. In this match Argentina (c) —— defeated Germany (d) —— regained their confidence. (e) ——, it is expected that they will continue their march for a long time.

  1. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text. 5

         in spite of his illness rahul went to college he seemed to be very tired and worried his teacher mr washed advised him to leave college at once

 

 

 

 

Part A : Grammar (60 Marks)

  1. Fill in the blanks with the words from the box. You may need to change the forms of some of the words. You may need to use one word more than once.                                                          0.5×10=5
infarmdifferthebebyfora

Self-employment means to create job opportunity (a) —— oneself (b) —— one’s own effort. Various government organizations (c) ——trying to create (d) —— congenial atmosphere for self-employment. (e) —— NGO’s have also rendered their help. Livestock rasing, agricultural (f) ——, poultry raising are some of (g) —— sectors. There are many opportunities (h) —— self-employment (i) —— Bangladesh. One can easily engage oneself (j) —— these jobs.

  1. Fill in the blanks with suitable words. 0.5×10=5

What is the (a) —— of men and women in our society? The common (b) —— would be that a (c) —— is the guide, protector and provider for his wife and children. A woman’s role is that of (d) —— mother and home maker. It was a common early (e) —— that men should be the bread-winners and women should be busy at (f) —— preparing food. A woman had to be (g) —— which meant she had to be soft, weak, submissive and dependent on men for her (h) —— and protection. More than anything else, it was held that women (i) —— competency and efficiency. But women have (j) —— this otherwise throughout the world including Bangladesh.

  1. Make five sentences using parts of the sentences from each column of the table below. 1×5=5
Whenever the social value of a societycreatesdifferent types of problems
Due to corruption, societymust worka number of problems in the society
Everybodysteps down intodegraded, this problem is raised
Corruptionistogether to uproot corruption from the society at any cost
It a type of social cancer
  1. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box.                0.5×10=5
befindcanstumblehaveendowfixevaluatehaveconsult

A proverb goes that a man without an aim is a ship without a rudder. Likewise, a man without an aim (a) —— reach his goal. He (b) —— in his way of life. So, everyman should (c) —— a definite aim. But nothing is more difficult than the choice of profession. Students  (d) —— it very difficult to choose a suitable profession. Choosing profession becomes very difficult because there (e) —— many paths and courses open to them. They should (f)—— their aim according to the abilities they are (g) —— with. All (h) —— the same abilities and aptitude. Students may (i) —— with their teachers who are able to (j) —— their abilities.

  1. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5

“Good morning, Madam!” said the Brazilian receptionist smilingly. “How can we help you?” The tourist nodded and said, “Have you any room vacant?” “Yes, a single one on the first floor. Will it do, Madam?” said he.

  1. Change the sentences according to directions. 1×10=10

(a)     Strategy is more important than any other thing in the examination. (Make it superlative)

(b)    Any answer in the examination should not be elaborated. (Make it active voice)

(c)     Getting the question paper, he should read it carefully. (Make it complex sentence)

(d)    At first glance the questions may not seem easy. (Make it affirmative)

(e)     A student should attempt to answer all the questions so that he may get good marks. (Make it simple sentence)

(f)     When he answers all the questions, the examiner becomes glad seeing that. (Make it compound sentence)

(g)     But, it is better than not answering at all. (Make it positive degree)

(h)     It is sensible. (Make it negative without changing meaning)

(i)      He should not waste time to do it. (Make it passive)

(j)      Only this process can bring a good result in an examination. (Make it interrogative)

  1. Complete the sentences. 1×5=5

(a)     He could not attend the meeting because ——.

(b)     We went to his residence as soon as ——.

(c)    He was so ill that——.

(d)     We immediately decided to shift him to hospital where ——.

(e)    No sooner had we reached the hospital ——.

  1. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in parenthesis. 0.5Í10=5

         Zainul Abedin was an artist of (a) — (exception) — talent and international reputation. He played an important role in the modern art (b) — (move) — in Bangladesh. His father was a (c) — (praise) — police officer. He had a great (d) — (attract) — for drawing. He is the (e) — (found) — of Dhaka Arts Institution. He became (f) — (active) — involved in a (g) — (move) — to (h) — (orient) — Bengal art to the root of Bengali culture. For his (i) — (artist) — and (j) — (vision) — qualities the title of Shilpacharya has been bestowed upon him.

  1. Make tag questions of these statements. 1×5=5

(a)     Rafiq has little knowledge about games and sports, ——?

(b)     But he can develop it if he reads sports journal, ——?

(c)     I think he has no interest in it, ——?

(d)     Let’s talk to him, ——?

(e)     Indeed we need to engage him in games and sports for our benefit, ——?

  1. Complete the passage using suitable connectors: 1×5=5

Population problem is-the burning question of Bangladesh. (a) —— it can be termed as number one problem. (b) —— the population of a country is an asset, it has already become a great problem for our country. (c) —— the country cannot afford to give people the basic necessaries of life. (d) —— river erosion makes many people homeless every year. (e) —— they come to the cities and create slum problem there.

  1. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text. 5

          my dear friends i know a charm by which i can rid you of these rats but you have to pay me one thousand guilders in payment of my this service a thousand guilders cried the men we will give you ten thousand guilders if you can rid us of these rats

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