Class 9-10 English 2nd Paper Model Answer (1-20)



Part A : Grammar (60 Marks)

  1. (a) letter; (b) even; (c) deed; (d) important; (e) to; (f) different; (g) inspires; (h) differentiate; (i), In; (j) educated.
  2. (a) maker; (b) a; (c) division; (d) to; (e) in; (f) to; (g) for; (h) of; (i) the; (j) in.
  3. (a) But all foods are not safe for us.

(b)     No living beings can live without food.

(c)     The foods we eat have a great effect on our health.

(d)     About 80 % of our illness is related to the food we eat.

(e)     The scientists have taken enormous steps in preparing food.

  1. (a) living; (b) deprived; (c) are blessed; (d) decreasing; (e) living; (f) lose; (g) living; (h) taken; (i) are not materialized; (j) has.
  2. The students told the Headmaster respectfully that they wanted to go on an excursion. The Headmaster asked them when they wanted to go and added that he (h) thought December was the perfect month. The students asked him if he would give them permission. The Headmaster ensured them that he would help heartily. The students thanked respectfully and prayed that Allah might bless him.
  3. (a) A woman who is newly married is called a bride.

(b)     So a bridal party is a party consisting of the bride including her friends with attendants.

(c)     Certain rites are to be observed by relatives from this party.

(d)     They also make arrangements for rejoicing and merry making.

(e)     They also welcome the bridegroom and his friends at the time of their arrival at bride’s house.

(f)     How smart a new bride looks!

(g)     She looks the most beautiful of all the girls.

(h)     Don’t relatives come to see her?

(i)      Relatives come and wish her.

(j)      Everyone wishes the new bride.

  1. (a)     There was an old farmer who had four sons.

(b)     Though the sons were grown up, they did not work hard.

(c)     They were so disobedient that their parents could not manage them.

(d)     Their father always advised them to work but they did not pay any heed to him.

(e)     As he was getting old, he became worried/anxious about their future.

  1. (a) dangerous; (b) economic; (c) devastating; (d) addiction; (e) addicted; (f) anti-smoking; (g) awareness; (h) impossible; (i) punishment; (j) All-out.
  2. (a)    Illiteracy is a curse. Nothing is so harmful as it for our national life, is it?

(b)     Yet most of us don’t understand this truth, do we?

(c)     It is illiteracy which hampers all the development programmes, isn’t it?

(d)     So, we need to work in a body so that this can be eradicated, needn’t we?

(e)     There is nobody who can deny this truth, is there?

  1. (a) as/ever; (b) Infact; (c) Besides; (d) without; (e) who
  2. “What do you want?” asked she. Alfred answered, “I only want to come in. I am very tired. Please, let me come inside. Afterwards I will go away.”


Part A : Grammar (60 Marks)

  1. (a) adulteration; (b) causes; (c) eating; (d) victim; (e) liable; (f) heinous; (g) punishment; (h) inspection; (i) certain; (j) enacted.
  2. (a) in;   (b)  but;   (c)  at;   (d)  with;   (e)  sheer;   (f)   harm;   (g)  with;   (h)  make;   (i)  with; (j) throughout/through.
  3. (a) Education is the process by which our mind develop.

(b)     It ennobles our mind and refines our sensibility.

(c)     It is the training for proper growth.

(d)     Nobody can prosper in life without education.

(e)     The purpose of the education is the liberation of prejudice.

  1. (a) suffer; (b) is; (c) is going; (d) should be; (e) adulterated; (f) taken; (g) accumulates; (h) becomes; (i) hankering; (j) are.
  2. Raja told me that he had gone there the previous day from his village. I asked him why he had gone there. He said that his mother had sent him to me with that letter. I asked him how his mother was. I also said that I had not seen her for a long time.
  3. (a) People in general are fond of things which are glittering.

(b)     The outer show of things and beings concerns them.

(c)     Gold is a very precious metal.

(d)     But there are some other metals and they look like gold.

(e)     They fade soon losing their beauty.

(f)     Metals are not similar to gold.

(g)     How shinning it is!

(h)     Who doesn’t like it?

(i)      Isn’t the price of gold increasing day by day?

(j)      Specially it attracts the women.

  1. (a) Reading newspaper is not the wastage of time.

(b)     If I had a lot of money, I would help the poor.

(c)     Finishing the homework the boy went to school.

(d)     The student works hard to make a good result.

(e)     He is fond of playing cricket.

  1. (a) virtuous; (b) behaviour; (c) immoral; (d) harmonious; (e) peaceful; (f) intolerant; (g) impossible; (h) happiness; (i) heavenly; (j) disobey.
  2. (a)    He hardly goes out, does he?

(b)     Every mother loves her child, don’t they?

(c)     Our exam is over. None is in tension, are they?

(d)     Let her sing a folk song, will you?

(e)     The books cost me Tk. 500/= , didn’t they?

  1. (a) but; (b) and; (c) As; (d) while; (e) so that.
  2. Last December the Sundarban Circus came at our school field. On Friday I went there with my elder brother. When we arrived there, the area was already crowded. We purchased tickets and entered the tent.


Part A : Grammar (60 Marks)

  1. (a) a; (b) with; (c) whereas; (d) get; (e) in; (f) varies; (g) getting; (h) of; (i) complete; (j) a.
  2. (a) after; (b) before; (c) into; (d) used; (e) A; (f) upon; (g) the; (h) attend; (i) well; (j) attacking.
  3. (i) Addiction means strong attraction for any harmful thing.

(ii)     Drug addiction is not only a national but also a global problem.

(iii)    Drugs are taken by smoking or through injection.

(iv)    These drugs are used for intoxicating and stimulating effects.

(v)     Drug addiction has grasped the young generation of the country.

  1. (a) not heard; (b) not write;  (c) describe; (d) were; (e) hear; (f) went; (g) surprised; (h) hissing; (i) twittering; (j) imitating.
  2. The woman asked the stranger where he was from. The stranger replied that he (s) was from Dhaka. The woman asked him (s) again why he (s) was there. The stranger replied again that he (s) was looking for a man named Akmal. The woman asked him who he was. The stranger replied that he (s) didn’t know his real identity but he would work with him in a farm. The woman begged pardon and replied in the negative that no man of that name lived there.
  3. (a)     A farmer had a goose which was wonderful.

(b)     Didn’t it lay a golden egg everyday?

(c)     Selling the eggs in the market, the farmer became rich.

(d)     The farmer became very greedy and wanted to have all the eggs in a day.

(e)     Killing it, he lost his fortune.

(f)     He lost his fortune because of his being greedy.

(g)     Didn’t his poverty increase day by day?

(h)     At last when he realized his mistake, he became repentant.

(i)      A greedy man like him is never happy.

(j)      Let’s learn the lesson from the story.

  1. (a) Smoking is a habit which is harmful to health.

(b)     Many people go on smoking though they know its harmful consequence.

(c)     If we smoke we will suffer a lot.

(d)     People can’t give up smoking easily because it becomes an addiction for them.

(e)     So attempts must be taken by us to quit smoking.

  1. (a) invention; (b) inventor; (c) unsung; (d) unlamented; (e) ingratitude; (f) beautify; (g) achievement; (h) hardly; (i) untiring/tireless; (j) thankful.
  2. (a)    There are six seasons in Bangladesh, aren’t there?

(b)     Each season has its own features, hasn’t it?

(c)     We hear new sound in each season, don’t we?

(d)     Everything changes, don’t they?

(e)     People also feel different weather in each season, don’t they?

  1. (a) but; (b) whether; (c) Certainly; (d) as; (e) therefore.
  2. Janie helped her father roast hot dogs on the campfire. First, she put a hot dog on a long stick. Next, she held the stick so that the hot dog was just above the fire. After a few minutes, she turned the hot dog over. Finally, she removed the hot dog from the fire and placed it in a bun.


Part A : Grammar (60 Marks)

  1. (a) an; (b) remains; (c) with; (d) show; (e) a; (f) conduct; (g) superiors; (h) a; (i) nothing; (j) of.
  2. (a) first; (b) only; (c) also; (d) celebrated/observed; (e) festival/fair; (f)’at/in; (g) also; (h) procession; (i) greatest; (j) in.
  3. 3. (i) Self confidence is one of the invaluable human qualities.

(ii)     It helps a man to reach the goal of life.

(iii)    The lack of determination leads one to loss one’s self confidence.

(iv)    Success without self confidence is not enjoyable.

(v)     One should exercise it in order to overcome the problem of life.

  1. (a) cannot make; (b) is earned; (c) have; (d) cannot bring; (e) are spent; (f) running; (g) enrich; (h) worn; (i) are; (j) enjoy.
  2. I asked Jerry if he had seen his mother. He replied that he saw her every summer and added that she sent for him. I wanted to cry out and asked him why he was not with her and asked again how she could let him go away again. He said that she came up there from Manville whenever she could and added that she did not have a job then.
  3. (a)     Will success come to one’s life automatically?

(b)     Is it known to you?

(c)     Industry is more important for success than any other thing.

(d)     So people call it the mother of good luck.

(e)     A boy who is industrious will shine in life. .

(f)     A life without an assignment is not an actual life.

(g)     A lazy man always curses his lot for his misfortune.

(h)     He is a great fool.

(i)      None can receive any reward without working hard.

(j)      It is evident that very few virtues are as great as industry.

  1. (a)    I can’t understand why he dislikes me.

(b)     Can you suggest where it is found?

(c)     Do you mind if I don’t accompany you?

(d)     I cannot justify why he dislikes me.

(e)     I do not like the people who are idle.

  1. (a) unselfish; (b) idealism; (c) encourages; (d) freedom; (e) being; (f) prosperity; (g) patriotic; (h) disastrous; (i) priceless; (j) universal.
  2. (a)     I think you live in an extended family, don’t you?

(b)     Yes, I do. But I think a small family is not favourable for our mental growth, is it?

(c)     You are right, we have to spend most of the time alone in a house, don’t we?

(d)     This is because our parents cannot spare time for us, isn’t it?

(e)     Let us live in an extended family as our grandparents did, shall we?

  1. (a) Actually; (b) However; (c) As; (d) As a result; (e) If.
  2. “We would like to go on an excursion. Can we have your permission, sir?” said the students. “Yes, you can arrange it after the examination is over and you should choose a historical place for that,” replied the Headmaster. “Thank you, sir.”


Part A : Grammar (60 Marks)

  1. (a) the; (b) up; (c) after; (d) in; (e) the; (f) strength; (g) desire; (h) to; (i) the; (j) up.
  2. (a) as; (b) remove; (c) support; (d) declining; (e) place; (f) sympathy; (g) relatives; (h) result; (i) from; (j) problems.
  3. (i) Bangladesh is an overpopulated land.

(ii)     Population problem is a great problem in Bangladesh.

(iii)    There are some cause behind overpopulation in Bangladesh.

(iv)    Population problem creates other problems like poverty, disease, illiteracy, etc.

(v)     The government should take proper steps to control the growth of population as soon as possible.

  1. (a) worried; (b) is; (c) are offered; (d) take; (e) make; (f) shuttle; (g) pray; (h) give; (i) remain; (j) is published.
  2. The man asked his son where he had been so long and why he was wasting his time. After a moment he again asked him if he (son) would not appear at the final exam. The son replied that he had gone to his friend’s house to borrow an essential book but he (friend) had not been at home and added that so he (son) had to wait for him (friend).
  3. (a) Shumaya reading in class IX is a brilliant student.

(b)     She does not live in a large family.

(c)     She is the busiest member in her family.

(d)     Conditions in her house are not favourable at all.

(e)     There is chaos and confusion in her family and so she cannot concentrate on her study.

(f)     Though she has a separate room of her own, she feels disturbed.

(g)     Doesn’t she have to share her room with others?

(h)     If she were born in a small family!

(i)      She is kept very busy with the new-born baby of her aunt.

(j)      She helps her mother in household chores.

  1. (a) Everybody wants friends because nobody can be happy without friends.

(b)     The heart formed for love cannot be happy without receiving love from others.

(c)     You cannot receive affection if you do not give it to others.

(d)     You cannot find others to love you unless you love them.

(e)     As love is divine, everybody wants it.

  1. (a) Officially; (b) international; (c) globalized; (d) independent; (e) cultural; (f) widens; (g) international; (h) brotherhood; (i) alternative; (j) importance.
  2. (a) You, he, and I did the work, didn’t we?

(b)     Rahim as well as Karim will do the work, won’t he?

(c)     None is none on the world, are they?

(d)     When he came, I left the class, didn’t I?

(e      Happy Birthday to you, don’t I?

  1. (a) So; (b) that; (c) as; (d) If; (e) and.
  2. “Do you know the prisoner at the bar?” asked the Judge. “Yes,” answer the postmaster, “I saw him in London. I knew him ever since he was a child.”


Part A : Grammar (60 Marks)

  1. (a) a; (b) in; (c) the; (d) in; (e) with; (f) without; (g) in; (h) by; (i) with; (j) wrote.
  2. (a) virtue; (b) model; (c) for; (d) peace; (e) which/that; (f) friend; (g) peaceful/civilised; (h) nothing; (i) things; (j) practise.
  3. (i)      Bangladesh has a rich, diverse culture.

(ii)     Its deeply rooted heritage is thoroughly reflected in its architecture, literature and music.

(iii)    The three primary religions of Bangladesh have had a great influence on its culture and history.

(iv)    The people of Bangladesh have a rich fictional legacy.

(v)     Bangla literature developed considerably during the medieval period.

  1. (a) are; (b) provide; (c) give; (d) help; (e) not realized; (f) doing; (g) destroying; (h) think; (i) facing; (j) caused.
  2. The mother asked the girl why she had not gone to school the previous day. Addressing her as mum, the girl told her that she (girl) had been ill. The mother asked her how she was that day. Requesting her mother not to worry for her, the girl told that she was well.
  3. (a)     Bangladesh is a land which abounds with rivers.

(b)     Very few countries are as small as it.

(c)     It is its agriculture that depends on these rivers only.

(d)     We use these rivers for communication too.

(e)     These rivers are used both for cultivation and for communication.

(f)     These rivers assist us and so they are called the life line of our country.

(g)     These rivers are not only a blessing but also a curse.

(h)     Sometimes these rivers cause flood and bring about untold sufferings in our life.

(i)      When it is rainy season, they assume a devastating sight.

(j)      We should not keep these rivers unprotected for our betterment.

  1. (a) Early rising means getting up early in the morning.

(b)     One who gets up early can begin the day’s work well.

(c)     If a man rises early, he can enjoy the fresh air of the morning.

(d)     An early riser gets enough time to finish his work.

(e)     It is a habit that helps him prosper in life.

  1. (a) popularity; (b) mentally; (c) misbehaviour; (d) criticism; (e) disregard; (f) ennoble; (g) praiseworthy; (h) endear; (i) dishearten; (j) satisfaction.
  2. (a) None can do this, can they?

(b)     Let’s discuss the matter again, shall we?

(c)     I sometimes help my mother, don’t I?

(d)     Kindly do me a favour, will you?/would you?

(e)     I have never seen him, have I?

  1. (a) or; (b) when; (c) than; (d) not only; (e) but also
  2. One day Meena and her parrot Mithu climbed a tall tree to pick a mango. She picked the mango and took it to her mother. But her mother gave the larger share of the fruit to Raju, her brother.


Part A : Grammar (60 Marks)

  1. (a) for; (b) of; (c) beneficial; (d) between; (e) saying; (f) on; (g) participation; (h) physically; (i) an; (j) personality.
  2. (a) the; (b) got; (c) on; (d) remember; (e) the; (f) the; (g) with; (h) of; (i) the; (j) burst.
  3. (a)     Education is essential for any kind of development.

(b)     It is the backbone of a nation.

(c)     It teaches us how to earn well and how to spend well.

(d)     No nation can prosper without education.

(e)     The present socio-economic condition of Bangladesh can be largely attributed to most people’s inaccessibility to education.

  1. (a) wanted; (b) leaving; (c) made; (d) expressed; (e) not change; (f) accepted; (g) found; (h) observe; (i) orbit; (j) declared.
  2. Addressing his companions as comrades he told them to listen to him. He told them that though he often talked nonsense, he could talk sound sense when he chose. He added that fortune had sent them that treasure that they might lead a life of ease and they would spend it as lightly as they had come by it. Then he asked them who could have guessed when they had set out and that day that they should come by so fair a fortune.
  3. (a) Nelson Mandela was greater than any other leader of South Africa.

(b)     In fact, he was one of the greatest leaders in the world.

(c)     It was apartheid and all his life he struggled against it.

(d)     It was nothing but the government policy of racial segregation.

(e)     The black were treated unkindly.

(f)     It was the black who were subjected to all sorts of indignities.

(g)     Even the black did not get as good treatment as dogs.

(h)     The great leader vowed to put an end to the inhuman practice.

(i)      The rulers threw him behind the prison bars.

(j)      But his spirit could not be broken by the oppressive rulers.

  1. (a) That honesty is the best policy should always be remembered.

(b)     An honest man is honoured by all.

(c)     He may not be rich but he enjoys mental peace.

(d)     Only honest way can lead the country towards peace and prosperity.

(e)     Everybody should try to be honest from their early life.

  1. (a) creations; (b) rationality; (c) undo; (d) expectation; (e) dangerous; (f) exceptional/ exceptions; (g) overcome; (h) labourious; (i) bravery; (j) hardship.
  2. (a)    The mother loves her child, doesn’t she?

(b)     Let me come in, will you?

(c)     A barking dog seldom bites, does it?

(d)     How nice! isn’t it?

(e)     Her father is a teacher, isn’t he?

  1. (a) that; (b) who; (c) which; (d) So/Therefore; (e) Unless.
  2. “Follow my example,” she said as we shook hands, “and never eat more than one thing for luncheon.” “I’ll do better than that,” I retorted, “I’ll eat nothing for dinner tonight.” “Humorist!” she cried gaily jumping into a cab.


Part A : Grammar (60 Marks)

  1. (a) of; (b) a; (c) from; (d) for; (e) in; (f) profession; (g) to; (h) in; (i) A; (j) selected.
  2. (a) to; (b) before; (c) an; (d) from; (e) from: (f) For; (g) from; (h) establish; (i) in; (j) by.
  3. (a)     Emotion exists almost in everybody.

(b)     It is a silent killer.

(c)     Nobody is above it.

(d)     We all are subordinate to it.

(e)     So it should be controlled to work properly.

  1. (a) has taken; (b) have been suffering; (c) should be; (d) know; (e) is going; (f) will be finished; (g) will come; (h) am sending; (i) will help; (j) don’t get.
  2. Addressing Alok as friend, Sohel asked him if he (A) had ever visited the National Memorial at Savar in Dhaka. He (S) exclaimed with great joy that it was very splendid. Alok agreed with him and replied that he (A) had not yet gone there. He (A) asserted that he (A) must visit there after the SSC exam was over. Sohel said that it had been built in memory of the martyrs of our Liberation War. He (S) prayed that Allah might bless their souls.
  3. (a)     Traffic jam is more serious than any other problem in Dhaka city now.

(b)     It has not become an uncommon affair in most of the cities and towns.

(c)     Sometimes this jam is very acute and it blocks more than a kilometre of a street.

(d)     Our valuable time is killed by it.

(e)     If we take some pragmatic steps, we can solve this problem.

(f)     The authority can construct more wide roads.

(g)     Law should be implemented so that punishment can be ensured.

(h)     Experienced drivers should be given license.

(i)      Public awareness is the most important step.

(j)      Then how enjoyable life in Dhaka city will be!

  1. (a) Truthfulness is a great virtue because it helps a man to become great.

(b)     One cannot command the respect of others unless he respects others,

(c)     One may succeed once or twice by telling a lie but one day the truth will come to light.

(d)     You will be punished if you are a liar.

(e)     So, It is a wise decision to build up the habit of speaking the truth.

  1. (a) enlarge; (b) unnecessarily: (c) shorten; (d) elaboration; (e) wastage; (f) displeases; (g) examiners: (h) irritated; (i) cautious; (j) irrelevant.
  2. (a)     Nobody can ignore his lot, can they?

(b)     I am too weak to go, aren’t I?

(c)     Let us do the work, shall we?

(d)     Happy birthday to you, don’t you?

(e)     Birds fly in the sky, don’t they?

  1. (a) But; (b) as/since; (c) So; (d) and; (e) Then.
  2. “Where are you going?” said the merchant. “I was coming to see you.” “What do you want?” “To earn my bread by the labour of my hands.” “Do you really want work?” said the merchant. “Yes, if you have any.” “Then follow me and carry a box from a shop to my house.” “I don’t see how I can do that,” said the youth.


Part A : Grammar (60 Marks)

  1. (a) for; (b) to; (c) a; (d) to; (e) of; (f) workers; (g) after; (h) to; (i) risk; (j) loss.
  2. (a) an; (b) to; (c) easily; (d) in; (e) laziness/obesity; (f) illness; (g) told/informed/ suggested; (h) ask/tell/request/make; (i) labour/exercise; (j) to do/to take/undergo
  3. (a)    Begum Rokeya was the pioneer in awakening Muslim women folk.

(b)     She was born in Rangpur.

(c)     She contributed to our Bengali literature to a great extent.

(d)     She had a great eagerness for education from her childhood.

(e)     Our nation considers her to be a great lady.

  1. (a) is considered; (b) sacrifice; (c) upholding; (d) achieving; (e) demonstrate; (f) struggle; (g) ruling; (h) stamp; (i) been; (j) are.
  2. The teacher became very angry with the students and asked them why they had again disturbed the class in that way. He also said that he had told them before that when he was speaking, they should be silent. Then the teacher ordered the students to leave the room and not to return again that day. The students respectfully said that they were extremely sorry and requested him to pardon them.
  3. (a)     Very few elements in nature are as useful as water.

(b)     What an important asset it is!

(c)     Can we pass a single day without water?

(d)     Its main source is the rain and it builds streams, lakes and rivers.

(e)     We have rain when it is monsoon.

(f)     Flood is often caused by heavy rainfall.

(g)     Flood damages crops.

(h)     Our winter is not wet.

(i)      Rainless winter does not bring good harvest.

(j)      We can grow more crops by making the best use of rain.

  1. (a)     When the beggar came to me, I gave him a ten-taka note.

(b)     If you invited me, I would come.

(c)     She will swim after she wears a swimming costume.

(d)     As he was ill, he could not come.

(e)     The old woman is so weak that she can’t walk.

  1. (a) recently;   (b) untimely;  (c) violation;  (d)  unskilled;  (e)  unconscious;  (f) unlicensed; (g) faulty; (h) endanger; (i) safety; (j) unaware
  2. (a)     Mina needs to study a lot, doesn’t she?

(b)     Let them discuss the matter, will you?

(c)     He put the book on the table, didn’t he?

(d)     Nobody can deny death, can they?

(e)     Neither of them could do the work, could they?

  1. (a) But; (b) In fact; (c) For example; (d) though; (e) It’s a pity.
  2. My name is Hasan Jamil. I was born in Bangladesh. I have completed my higher education from Dhaka University. I love my country most. It is a beautiful country.


Part A : Grammar (60 Marks)

  1. (a) in; (b) the; (c) the; (d) reflection; (e) the; (f) enchanting; (g) the; (h) at; (i) from; (j) an.
  2. (a) cities; (b) those/people; (c) lived; (d) exposed; (e) workplace; (f) found; (g) teaching; (h) control; (i) careful; (j) public.
  3. (a)     Television is the widespread source of entertainment now.

(b)     It is also used for distance learning.

(c)     Television programmes are not only enjoyable but also highly educative.

(d)     They are telecast on numerous channels.

(e)     All families have a television set today.

  1. (a) make; (b) are connected; (c) cannot pass;  (d) bring;  (e) established;  (f) perform (g) establish; (h) performed; (i) attaining; (j) obey.
  2. Mostofa asked his son whom he (M) could trust with his riches during their absence. His son replied that he (M) could certainly trust his (s) friend, the Armenian. He (s) added that he was the most honest man in Damaskas. Then Mostafa told him that it was all right and he (M) would accept his (s) suggestion for once.
  3. (a) No other figure is as familiar as the postman.

(b)     He is more eagerly waited than most other persons.

(c)     Everyday we see him going on a khaki dress.

(d)     Letters, money orders, parcels, etc are delivered to the addressees by him.

(e)     He cannot but go from one house to another in fair weather or foul.

(f)     He renders service to us which is valuable.

(g)     Doesn’t he attend the office in time?

(h)     He opens the mail bags and sorts the letters.

(i)      But how neglected he is!

(j)      He should be paid due respect by us.

  1. (a) Honesty is the best policy that helps to improve our mentality.

(b)     An honest man is respected by all.

(c)     He may not be rich but he is happy.

(d)     Only honest way can lead the country to the path of development and prosperity

(e)     Everybody should try to be honest.

  1. (a) communication; (b) officially; (c) international; (d) independent; (e) cultural; (f) widens; (g) relationship; (h) brotherhood; (i) global; (j) nourishment.
  2. (a) What a brilliant result you have made, haven’t you?

(b)     We feel proud of you, don’t we?

(c)     Thank you, Rabin, don’t I?

(d)     All credits go to my parents and teacher, I am grateful to them, aren’t I?/ain’t I?

(e)     Right you are. We ought to remain ever grateful to them, oughtn’t we?

  1. (a) So; (b) If; (c) and; (d) therefore/thus; (e) When.
  2. Have you heard the name of BAF Shaheen College located at Potenga, Chittagong? Mr. Nasir Uddin, Principal of the college, is a man of principle. If you come to enjoy the Potenga sea-beach, you can explore it. The college is run by Bangladesh Air Force.


Part A : Grammar (60 Marks)

  1. (a) for; (b) in; (c) By; (d) in; (e) the; (f) the; (g) preparation; (h) work; (i) to (j) a.
  2. (a) plays; (b) time/moment; (c) till; (d) for; (e) reveal/express; (f) send; (g) necessary; (h) ever; (i) an; (j) what.
  3. (a)     Almost all of us cherish a particular ambition.

(b)     Ambition means desire to achieve something.

(c)     One needs a particular ambition.

(d)     A student having a particular ambition needs to study.

(e)     One’s ambition may be materialized and sometimes hindered.

  1. (a) quickened; (b) occupied; (c) made; (d) brought; (e) transmit; (f) has; (g) brought; (h) deepened; (i) changed; (j) gaining.
  2. The mother asked the daughter if she (d) had done her (d) homeworks. The daughter replied in the negative and told that she (d) had forgotten. The mother told that that was very bad. She (m) added that she (d) had to be more careful about her (d) homeworks. She (m) also said that by doing so she (d) could not expect to do well in her (d) studies.
  3. (a) The old sailor had shot the albatross and the other sailors were very angry with him.

(b)     They thought that they were more endangered than any other person in the world.

(c)     He was blamed by them for their sufferings and thirst.

(d)     Cursing him, they hung the dead albatross round his neck as a punishment.

(e)     How terrible the next few days were!

(f)     Did they find water anywhere?

(g)     The sailor’s throats were too dry to speak.

(h)     Since they were watching all day long for a ship to come to help them, their eyes hurt with looking across the bright, glassy sea.

(i)      Suddenly they saw a ship coming towards them.

(j)      They saw the boat and thought it as the blessing of God.

  1. (a) We work hard so that we can prosper in life.

(b)     If we are not industrious, we will not shine in life.

(c)     A man who leads an idle life, can never develop his condition.

(d)     An idle man can never help people and so he has no dignity in the society.

(e)     We know the proverb that man is the maker of his own fate.

  1. (a) immortal; (b) accountable; (c) unwise; (d) impious; (e) improbable; (f) properly; (g) potentiality; (h) desired; (i) helpful; (j) importance.
  2. (a) You had been to Dhaka during the winter holiday, Shilpi, hadn’t you?

(b)     Your brother also stays in Dhaka, doesn’t he?

(c)     How nicely he sings, doesn’t he? .

(d)     The brave deserve the fair, don’t they?

(e)     The body hardly keeps silent, does it?

  1. (a) Neither; (b) nor; (c) So; (d) who; (e) that.
  2. Over was called. Two batsmen walked to each other. “Too much bouncers,” whispered Tamim. “Hang on,” inspired Mushfique fixing his helmet.


Part A : Grammar (60 Marks)

  1. (a) the; (b) life; (c) when; (d) for; (e) sow; (f) the; (g) in; (h) reap; (i) a (j) of.
  2. (a) a; (b) of; (c) to; (d) the; (e) in; (f) any; (g) up; (h) For; (i) properly; (j) in.
  3. (a)     An educated mother plays an important role to build up an educated nation.

(b)     A child grows up in contact with its mother usually.

(c)     If the mother is educated her children will be educated.

(d)     An educated nation is largely indebted to its educated mothers.

(e)     A child is always in touch of its mother.

  1. (a) was suspended; (b) called; (c) was; (d) asked; (e) not think; (f) fought; (g) called; (h) named; (i) being; (j) called.
  2. The stranger asked the boy if he (b) would tell him (s) the way to the nearest hotel. The boy replied in the affirmative and said that he would and asked if he (s) wanted a residential one in which he (s) could spend the night. The stranger replied that he(s) did not want to stay there, but he only wanted a meal. The boy told him to follow him.
  3. (a) Aren’t we proud of our freedom fighters?

(b)     Their contribution will always be remembered.

(c)     No other thing is so great as their sacrifice.

(d)     But today many of them lead a life which is very miserable.

(e)     By taking proper steps, we may improve their condition.

Or,    In case of our taking proper steps, their condition may be improved.

(f)     The government should increase their allowance.

(g)     They should be respected by us.

(h)     We should always remember their sacrifice.

(i)      We should not disregard their sacrifice.

(j)      It is the freedom fighters who are the real heroes.

  1. (a)     I shall go out provided the weather is fine.

(b)     The man was given the job after he had been properly interviewed.

(c)     The old man walks slowly lest he should fall down.

(d)     Be truthful if you want to be respected.

(e)     Scarcely had the assembly begun when it began to rain.

  1. (a) harmonious; (b) bookish; (c) insufficient; (d) activities; (e) impossible; (f) publication; (g) cultural; (h) enrich; (i) modesty; (j) politeness.
  2. (a)     Tafsir, Parto and Sudipto decided to make a journey by boat, they all would arrive at the ghat at 10 a.m. Tafsir said to them, “Don’t be late tomorrow, will you?”

(b)     Asif had a target to finish the lesson within 2 hours. But he has not. Then he says to himself, “How time does fly, doesn’t it?”

(c)     Samin had a car, he would go on a long drive, wouldn’t he?

(d)     When Ismail ended the story, every student became astonished, didn’t they?

(e)     To make a good result, Sujon and Tarek will study sharing their problems. Sujon said to Tarek. “It is a good idea, isn’t it?”

  1. (a) as/because; (b) if; (c) Rather; (d) Actually; (e) But.
  2. “Don’t worry about a few mistakes,” said the teacher, “You can learn a lot through your mistakes.” “Do we learn from our mistakes,” asked the boy. “Yes, we learn,”


Part A : Grammar (60 Marks)

  1. (a) a; (b) a; (c) of; (d) gets; (e) of; (f) with; (g) in; (h) the; (i) fear (j) the.
  2. (a) to; (b) the; (c) in; (d) become; (e) are; (f) in; (g) a; (h) the; (i) These; (j) get.
  3. (a) Ambition means desire to achieve something.

(b)     Almost all of us cherish a particular ambition.

(c)     One needs to work hard to materialize any ambition.

(d)     One’s ambition can never be successful in life if one sits idly.

(e)     One needs to be competitive too.

  1. (a) distinguish; (b) build; (c) becomes; (d) is respected; (e) is dishonoured; (f) may have; (g) does not gain; (h) lacks; (i) does not hesitate; (j) to avoid.
  2. A fruit seller asked the customer which fruits he (c) would need. Then he said that he had. apple from Australia, oranges from Darjeeling, grapes from Kashmeer, etc. The customer asked the fruit seller what fruits he (fruit seller) had of their country. The fruit seller replied that he had coconut, guava, jack fruits, etc. The customer said that he wanted one kg. of guava as it would be the substitute of Australian apple.
  3. (a) I was living in Paris twenty years ago.

(b)     I had a tiny apartment in the Latin Quarters and it overlooked a cemetery.

(c)     I was earning the money which was barely enough to keep body and soul together.

(d)     A lady having read a book of mine, had written to me about it.

(e)     I answered her and I did so by thanking her.

(f)     Presently another letter was received by me from her.

(g)     Didn’t she express her desire to have a chat with me in it?

(h)     Very few restaurants in Paris are as expensive as Foyot’s.

(i)      None but the French senators eat there.

(j)      It was very far beyond my means and so I had never thought of going there.

  1. (a) Truthfulness is one of the greatest virtues of a man.

(b)     A man who is truthful can shine in life.

(c)     If we are not truthful we can’t shine in life,

(d)     It is better for us to be truthful.

(e)     Nothing can daunt a person who is accustomed to speaking the truth.

  1. (a) politeness; (b) disrespect; (c) dislike; (d) discourteous; (e) discourtesy; (f) courteous; (g) removal; (h) embracing; (i) bitter; (j) cordiality.
  2. (a)     Physical exercise means systematic and methodical movement of our limbs. Without it, we cannot enjoy sound health, can we?

(b)     Since he is a brilliant student, we hope he will make a good result, won’t he?

(c)     Rasel wants to improve in English. So, his teacher said to him, “Read story books written in English, will you?”

(d)     They were gossiping with each other. Suddenly one of them said, “Let’s go out for a walk, shall we?”

(e)     Shafiq can’t complete his lessons because of his idleness. So, his teacher said to him, “Those who idle their time away, lag behind, don’t they?”

  1. (a) where; (b) but;(c) Later; (d) so that; (e) than
  2. “What can I teach you?” asked Nasiruddin. “We don’t know,” replied the students. “You are students but you don’t know anything. So I can’t teach you anything,” said Nasiruddin.


Part A : Grammar (60 Marks)

  1. (a) precious; (b) which; (c) a; (d) have; (e) for; (f) wisely; (g) the; (h) great; (i) off; (j) a.
  2. (a) About/Nearly; (b) below; (c) is; (d) are; (e) of; (f) the/this; (g) a; (h) now/being; (i) as; (j) in.
  3. (i) Friction between teenagers and parents is very common.

(ii)    It can certainly occur in all times.

(iii)    One obvious reason is the difficult behaviours of the adolescents.

(iv)    Another source of friction is the transition from dependence to independence.

(v)     Moreover, moody and sulky behaviours are common features of the teenagers.

  1. (a) owe; (b) bestowing; (c) have; (d) belongs; (e) should not be; (f) show; (g) grown; (h) causing; (i) losing; (j) enabled.
  2. Mother asked me why I was reading that hour and she again asked me if I did not think that it was the time for prayer. I replied that I had forgotten. Then she advised me to remember that prayer is always good for our mind and body. She also proposed to me that we should go for a walk after saying prayer.
  3. (a)     Illiteracy is one of the greatest problems in Bangladesh.

(b)     All the rest problems of the country are created by illiteracy.

(c)     Literacy and education are not the same thing.

(d)     Literacy is the ability with which one can read and write.

(e)     But education covers development of mind and taste done through study.

(f)     Literacy is very important and so it is called the platform of education.

(g)     But the rate of literacy is low.

(h)     Our rate of literacy is not as much as that in Sri Lanka and India.

(i)      So, isn’t it the duty of the educated people to contribute in literacy?

(j)      The government cannot but be sincere to eradicate illiteracy from the country.

  1. (a) Walk very carefully lest you should fall down.

(b)     Man cannot live alone and so he lives in a society.

(c)     If anybody faces a problem, we should try to help him/her.

(d)     The traffic jam is so unbearable that people become angry.

(e)     Yesterday my uncle had an accident while he was crossing a cross-road.

  1. (a) population;   (b)   children;   (c)   simply;   (d)   Despite;   (e)   situation;   (f)   Compared; (g) available; (h) financial; (i) government; (j) educational.
  2. (a)    Know thyself, will you?

(b)     Neither he nor his brothers joined the function, did they?

(c)     Each of the students should be studious, shouldn’t they?

(d)     Not only Mithila but also her classmates made an excellent result, didn’t they?

(e)     Eva along with her friends joined the study tour, didn’t she?

  1. (a) Though; (b) After; (c) because/since/as; (d) When; (e) where.
  2. “I have one word to say to you,” said the lawyer. “Either take my advice or walk out of my chamber.” “Thank you,” said the client. “I am leaving your chamber.”


Part A : Grammar (60 Marks)

  1. (a) the; (b) from; (c) in; (d) out; (e) a; (f) preservation; (g) for; (h) growth; (i) the; (j) the
  2. (a) for; (b) A; (c) lost; (d) once; (e) the; (f) in; (g) for; (h) for; (i) in; (j) on.
  3. (i) Character means the amalgamation of some good features.

(ii)     It is psychological or ethical nature.

(iii)    It also means mental or moral qualities of a person, a community, a race, etc.

(iv)    Character of a person is the crown of life.

(v)     Everybody hates a man without character.

  1. (a) is not satisfied; (b) seen; (c) inspires; (d) carry; (e) results; (f) has achieved; (g) was; (h) landed; (i) launched; (j) made.
  2. Addressing his mother as mom, one day Ratul told her that he wanted to be first in the class like his friend Redwan and added with disappointment that he always got second place. His mother suggested that he should practise writing after reading. Ratul asked his mother if it was really so and sighed why he had not thought of that before.
  3. (a) I had taka in the bank which was exactly sixty thousand in amount.

(b)     Only the hard-working boys will succeed.

(c)     He wanted to see you and so he came home.

(d)     Her smile had not been seen by anybody.

(e)     None but he who was pure in heart could be perfectly just.

(f)     My students, there was a great fall.

(g)     This newspaper has the biggest circulation of all morning papers.

(h)     Besides being intelligent, he is laborious.

(i)      You have come and so I am glad.

(j)      Let your health be taken care of.

  1. (a) We should learn English because English is an international language.

(b)     Our students are afraid of learning English as it is a foreign language.

(c)     Unless we learn English we cannot cope with the modern world.

(d)     For higher education, we need to learn English because books of higher education are all written in English.

(e)     It is time we became serious to learn English well.

  1. (a) global; (b) radiation; (c) atmospheric; (d) Deforestation; (e) growth; (f) contributors; (g) additional; (h) survival; (i) imbalance; (j) careful.
  2. (a) The Headmaster and secretary attended the meeting, didn’t he?

(b)     Everybody is liable to error, aren’t they?

(c)     We shall visit the National Memorial soon, shan’t we?

(d)     He has few friends, has he?

(e)     Rumour spread all over the country, didn’t it?

  1. (a) Although; (b) so; (c) and; (d) that; (e) As soon as
  2. “O my dear lady,” said Fardinand, “I dare not. I must finish my task before I take rest”. “You will sit down. I will carry your logs the while,” said Miranda.


Part A : Grammar (60 Marks)

  1. (a) to; (b) The; (c) on; (d) plays; (e) the; (f) put; (g) on; (h) the; (i) By; (j) with.
  2. (a) an; (b) progress; (c) faster; (d) mediums; (e) invention; (f) with; (g) twinkling; (h) done; (i) cheap; (j) send.
  3. (i) More female students are now getting themselves admitted to medical colleges.

(ii)     They are entering there by dint of their merit.

(iii)    In the highly competitive world of the medical profession women are participating and playing their role impressively.

(iv)    Many women doctors opt for a foreign degree now.

(v)     They go abroad to know about the up-to-date technology and research.

  1. (a) knocking; (b) not complete; (c) need; (d) request; (e) begins; (f) talked; (g) suggested; (h) wait; (i) return; (j) keep.
  2. The two rats shouted at the monkey to stop and said that he was eating all their bread. The monkey told them that he was doing his best but he had told them that it’s difficult. They told to give them the little piece. He told them that it was his piece and asked if he hadn’t done a lot of work for them. The rats exclaimed with sorrow that they were very foolish to believe him.
  3. (a)     He is more brilliant than most other students in the class.

(b)     Let’s help the poor.

(c)     This is not impure water.

(d)     He is as wise as your father.

(e)     Cox’s Bazar is more charming than any other place in Bangladesh.

(f)     We eat so that we may live.

(g)     What are you vixed at/with?

(h)     We know honesty to be the best policy.

(i)      Shajahan built the Tajmahal after Mamataz Mahal had died.

(j)      Work hard or you cannot be successful.

  1. (a) God will help us so long as we are in the right path.

(b)     26 March is the date when the independence of Bangladesh was declared.

(c)     A man is known by the company he keeps.

(d)     Had I seen him once more, I would have become very happy.

(e)     They came here in order that they might meet me.

  1. (a) certainly; (b) patriotic; (c) equally; (d) reliable; (e) admirable; (f) disadvantage; (g) misfortune; (h) basically; (i) earnestly; (j) helping.
  2. (a)     Nihar always blames her fate for his poverty. An old mam said to him, “God helps those who help themselves, doesn’t He?

(b)     Mina wanted a pot full of water from her younger sister. Her younger sister said to her, “There is little water in the pot, is there?”

(c)     Zaman is an addicted boy. His mother said to him, “My dear son, give up taking drugs, won’t you?”

(d)     Discipline is the random delivery of conscience. It is the combination of all good qualities, isn’t it?

(e)     If I had a bird. I would tame it, wouldn’t I?

  1. (a) which; (b) But; (c) For; (d) and; (e) As a result/Therefore,
  2. “Please, let me have the coffin,” he cried. “I will pay for it.” “We will not sell it for the world,” one of the dwarfs said. “But I cannot live without Snow White,” sighed the prince. The dwarfs said, “You are the right man. We can hand over Snow White to you.”


Part A : Grammar (60 Marks)

  1. (a) on; (b) around; (c) of; (d) to; (e) without; (f) the; (g) the; (h) live; (i) grow; (j) of.
  2. (a) at; (b) happen/occur; (c) take; (d) bound/compelled/obliged; (e) for; (f) lost; (g) the; (h) revenge; (i) of/about; (j) for.
  3. (i) Feminism means the belief in women’s equal rights.

(ii)     It never belongs to any gender.

(iii)    Rather feminists are misandry (hatred towards men).

(iv)    They stick to eradicating existing gender inequalities.

(v)     The rise of nations accelerates where men and women rise together.

  1. (a) was; (b) made; (c) went; (d) could write; (e) standing; (f) looking; (g) Write; (h) said; (i) lifted; (j) was.
  2. My friend requested me not to go out then as it was raining outside. He said that if I had to        go, I should take my umbrella. I disagreed and said that I had a raincoat so I would not carry it. He said that I might do whatever I liked. He also added that he had nothing to say.
  3. (a)    English is a foreign language.

(b)     If we do not learn English, we cannot hope to get any good job.

(c)     The man knowing English well can go abroad.

Or,    The/An English knowing man can go abroad.

(d)     Very few people become as/so valuable as he.

(e)     You cannot but learn English./You cannot help learning English.

(f)     This truth is known to everybody.

(g)     It is one of the most practical truths.

(h)     Who but the foolish can disobey this?

(i)      So, do not waste any more time./So do not waste time any more.

(j)      Study well and you will be able to learn it.

  1. (a) There is no man who does not want to be respected.

(b)     But, people will not respect us until we are honest.

(c)     If you show compassion, they will show compassion to you too.

(d)     Above all, love is stronger than any other thing.

(e)     The world would be a better place if we realized it.

  1. (a) entertainment;   (b)  pleasure;   (c)  various;   (d)  popularity;   (e)  attraction;   (f)   enjoy; (g) highly; (h) Unfortunately; (i) attractive; (j) wonderfully.
  2. (a)    We notice some remarkable changes in the food habits of our country, don’t we?

(b)     You are right. Urban people have greatly changed their food habits, haven’t they?

(c)     Our young people are habituated to some fast foods like pizzas, burgers, faluda, etc, aren’t they?

(d)     Certainly, fast foods can be eaten or carried away quickly, can’t they?

(e)     Nowadays our aged persons are no more dependent on our traditional foods only, are they?

  1. (a) Then; (b) While; (c) and; (d) After that; (e) After/When.
  2. “Give me a few grains of corns. I’m dying of hunger,” said the grasshopper. “But what did you do in the summer? Didn’t you store up any grain?” the ant remarked. “No. I was too lazy.”


Part A : Grammar (60 Marks)

  1. (a) a; (b) in; (c) a; (d) movement; (e) for; (f) the; (g) for; (h) up; (i) forward; (j) at.
  2. Fill in the blanks with suitable words. 0.5×10=5

         Bangladesh is (a) —— of the most populated countries in the world. Our development efforts are (b) —— because of overpopulation. Population explosion is (c) —— constant threat (d) —— our environment and society. Her population is growing (e) —— such an alarming rate (f) —— the nation may soon fail to supply the people (g) —— their minimum necessities. It is very unfortunate. (h) —— steps should be taken to change (i) —— situation. (j) ——, it will be impossible to live in this country.

  1. (i)     Robinson Crusoe was born in England.

(ii)    His father wanted him to study law.

(iii)    He did not like the idea.

(iv)    He wanted to be a sailor from his boyhood.

(v)     His father did not want that he should go to sea.

  1. (a) is; (b) inspires; (c) to do; (d) includes; (e) encourage; (f) to sacrifice; (g) makes; (h) is (i) do not have; (j) to plot.
  2. The teacher asked a student in the class if he (s) had ever gone to Cox’s Bazar. The student respectfully replied in the affirmative and said that he (s) had gone there. The teacher asked him (s) why he (s) had gone. The student replied that he (s) had visited his (s) uncle’s house and at the same time the longest sea-beach. Then the teacher asked him (s) if he (s) would take him (t) there when he (s) would visit the- next time. The student replied in the affirmative and said that he (s) would take him (t). At this the teacher thanked him (s).
  3. (a) Books are better than any other companion in man’s life.

(b)     You may have many friends who are good.

(c)     But you may not get them in your need.

Or,    But you may not get them at the time of your need.

(d)     One or two may be proved as false as your enemies.

(e)     But books are never prepared to leave your side.

(f)     You will be made to laugh by some books.

(g)     Aren’t they actually your real friends in your life?

(h)     There are some of your fake friends and they may hate you.

(i)      But books will never hurt you like a fake friend.

(j)      They will always be with you.

  1. (a) Contentment is the key to happiness in life.

(b)     The person, who is content with what he has, is a happy man.

(c)     An honest man does not care anybody.

(d)     Though he has to suffer for the time being, he will win in the long run.

(e)     It is high time we tried our best to be honest in our way of life.

  1. (a) Gratefulness; (b) acknowledgement; (c) dependent; (d) natural; (e) friendship; (f) kinship; (g) needy; (h) depth; (i) grateful; (j) highly.
  2. (a)    Though the girl is intelligent, she is often deceived, isn’t she?

(b)     Where there is smoke, there is fire, isn’t there?

(c)     E-learning is a new idea in the education system. It is invented by a Bangladeshi professor, isn’t it?

(d)     Since it was evening the shops were dazzling with bright light, weren’t they?

(e)     Do not forget that mother’s birthday falls on July 25, will you?

  1. (a) Since; (b) which; (c) Though; (d) and; (e) so that.
  2. I went to school. I sat on the first bench. I listened to my teacher’s lecture. He delivered his lecture on how to maintain good health. He advised us to take physical exercise daily.


Part A : Grammar (60 Marks)

  1. (a) on; (b) to; (c) a; (d) before; (e) freedom; (f) domination; (g) an; (h) freedom; (i) from; (j) domination.
  2. (a) riser; (b) that/ which; (c) start; (d) gets; (e) properly; (f) makes; (g) wastes ; (h) get; (i) doing; (j) habit.
  3. (i)     Our parents try to make us happy.

(ii)     They spend money for our food, clothes and education.

(iii)    They become happy at our success.

(iv)    They become unhappy at our failure.

(v)     We should be obedient to them and try to make them happy.

  1. (a) began; (b) leaping; (c) lashed; (d) was; (e) continued; (f) to talk; (g) did not forget; (h) enjoyed (i) paid; (j) shouting.
  2. Bina wished happy birthday to Belal and said that he (Belal) was looking very smart. Belal thanked Bina for her appreciation. He asked her where Bely was. He again asked her if she wouldn’t go. Bina regretted and said that she (Bely) had gone to hospital with her (Bely) father. She also said that he (Bely’s father) had fallen on the road and lost sense. Belal proposed that they should go to the hospital.
  3. (a) Singapore is busier than most other cities in the world.

(b)     Very few hotels are so/as fine as Raffles.

(c)     Singapore is visited every year by millions of people.

(d)     Food-loving people can taste local as well as foreign food.

(e)     The people of Singapore are not ill-behaved at all.

(f)     The tourists are welcomed warmly by them.

(g)     They are not lazy.

(h)     They are so polite that they cannot misbehave towards others.

(i)      They also please the tourists.

(j)      They go there so that they can enjoy the city.

  1. (a) He could not walk because he was weak.

(b)     A man who is drowning catches at a straw.

(c)     Had I been there, I would have helped him.

(d)     Man eats in order that he may live.

(e)     No sooner had I known her whereabouts than I rushed to her.

  1. (a) disgrace; (b) maltreated; (c) employers; (d) unhealthy; (e) unfavourable; (f) sorrowful; (g) risky; (h) dangerous; (i) enforced; (j) encouraged.
  2. (a) Nabil said to Shopon, “You are tired. So, have a drink, will you?”

(b)     We were all present there. But he said, “None of you went there, did they?”

(c)     The boy protested us and said, “I’d do the work, wouldn’t I?”

(d)     My uncle found me on the way and said, “You are applying for the job, aren’t you?”

(e)     We all know that every student wants to do well in the examination, don’t they?

  1. (a) but; (b) As a result; (c) no doubt; (d) Actually; (e) However.
  2. “Have you killed the rats?” said the mayor. “Yes, I have,” said the pied piper, “Give me the promised money.” “How funny!” said the Mayor, “We can’t give you so much money. Take only fifty.”


Part A : Grammar (60 Marks)

  1. (a) the; (b) on; (c) perseverance; (d) ability; (e) failure; (f) stainless; (g) man; (h) comes; (i) perseverance; (j) much.
  2. (a) an; (b) remains; (c) with; (d) show; (e) a; (f) behaviour/dealings; (g) elders/superiors; (h) a; (i) nothing; (j) of.
  3. (a) A teacher holds the noblest profession.

(b)     He nurses the young mind carefully.

(c)     He opens new vistas of knowledge for them.

(d)     He is a window opener for his students.

(e)     He is the nation builder.

  1. (a) proclaimed; (b) to be observed; (c) establishing; (d) came; (e) said; (f) has been given; (g) developing; (h) will add; (i) will encourage; (j) will increase.
  2. The new teacher entered the classroom and asked the students if they could tell him what he should do then. One of the students respectfully replied in the negative. The teacher smiled and told them to try to guess. Another student told the teacher that he should introduce himself to them. Then the teacher thanked him and mentioned that he was really brilliant.
  3. (a)     National Memorial situated at Savar is the symbol of nation’s respect.

(b)     It bears the most important memories.

(c)     It is a monument which is a combination of seven towers.

Or,    It is a combination of towers the number of which is seven.

(d)     It is more visible than any other memorial in Bangladesh.

(e)     Proper respect should be shown for gaining it.

(f)     We should not forget our freedom fighters.

(g)     What a respectful position they have earned in our country!

(h)     Every year a lot of people visit it and bow down their heads in front of it.

(i)      The National Memorial is a very beautiful piece of work.

(j)      There is nobody who does not want to visit it.

  1. (a) Those who are prudent can think what will happen next.

(b)     Completing my lessons, I went to school.

(c)     Had I been a millionaire, I would have helped the poor.

(d)     They behaved as though they had known everything.

(e)     We should wait at the station as long as it rains.

  1. (a) warrior; (b) speechless; (c) overwhelmed; (d) recalled; (e) unmoved; (f) bitterly; (g) misfortune; (h) fatherless; (i) heroism; (j) martyrdom.
  2. (a)     Rina has little knowledge about games and sports, has she?

(b)     Let’s talk to her, shall we?

(c)     The Creator is second to none, is He?

(d)     Everybody praises a well-mannered student, don’t they?

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

  1. (a) as; (b) which; (c) Besides; (d) If; (e) and.
  2. Life without love is a barren field. It is very difficult to grow anything in a sterile place. If a man is loveless, he can kill anyone easily. Such type of men is often compared to a beast.
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