Section A: Grammar (Marks-30)
1. Fill in the gaps with a, an or the and put a cross (×) where no article is needed. 0.5 × 8 = 4
Jabed : Hello, Abed, how are you? I think and enjoyed (a)—— exciting cricket match yesterday.
Abed : Oh! It was (b)—— interesting game indeed. I think it is now a very popular game all over (c)—— world.
Jabed : What is your impression about the match that was held between Bangladesh and Pakistan?
Abed : It leaves (d)—— excellent impression. Really I’m deeply impressed to see (e)—— performance of our players.
Jabed : Yes, it is (f)—— amazing surprise that Bangladesh beat the Ex-world champion Pakistan.
Abed : Of course, you know, Pakistan is one of (g)—— well-known teams in the cricket world and they are defeated by us.
Jabed : However, (h)—— Bangladesh Cricket Team is going to be more powerful.
Abed : Yes, I agree.
Jabed : Now let’s wait and see.
Abed : Okay. Thank you.
Jabed : Okay. Bye.
2. Redwan is writing a letter to his friend. Choose the correct preposition from the box and fill in the gaps. 0.5 × 8 = 4
|on||from||by||about||with||of × 2||to|
My dear Ratul,
I have got a letter (a) —— you. Hope you are well. I am fine too. Today I shall tell you (b) —— an interesting choice (c) —— mine. If I am ever able to buy a mechanical vehicle, I will buy a car. A car is my delight. I will go (d) —— world tour riding the car. The car will enable me to go anywhere and to see anything. Moreover a car is a matter (e) —— social prestige. If I am seen (f) —— people driving a car of my own they will respect me. Besides I will be able to help my family members to go anywhere. We really need a car. But we do not have. If I am able to buy a car, the dream will come true (g) —— me.
Wishing your best luck. I finish here (h) —— lots of love.
Your loving friend,
3. Complete the text using the words in the box as needed. 0.5 × 10 = 5
My dear Torun,
I am well and hope that you are also well. I have (a) —— to know that your annual examination will be over by (b) ——.You will be glad to know that we are (c) —— to enjoy a picnic at Sonargaon. It is a (d) —— of great historical interest. We are going to have this (e) —— on the 5th February. We are already six and if you (f) —— us, we shall be seven.
We shall carry everything with us (g) —— for that day. We expect to (h) —— a very pleasure time. I hope that you will join us (i) —— increase (j) —— pleasure.
4. Make four sentences from the following substitution table. 1 × 4 = 4
|Education||is||in life without education.|
|Nobody can||broadens||our outlook too.|
|It||succeed||often compared to light.|
|the backbone of a nation.|
5. Read the following text and change the sentences as directed. 1 × 5 = 5
(a) Everybody knows a postman. (Make it passive) (b) He is a familiar figure. (Make it negative) Everyday we see him when he goes in a Khaki dress. He delivers letters, money orders, parcels, etc to the addresses. (c) His responsibility is not insignificant. (Make it affirmative) (d) But he is a low paid employee. (Make it interrogative) (e) He is punctual and sincere in his work. (Make it negative)
6. Fill in the gaps with the right form of verbs in the brackets. Question d and f have special instructions in the brackets for the use of verbs. 0.5 × 8 = 4
Patriotism (a)― (be) a noble virtue. It (b)― (inspire) a man to shed last drop of blood to (c)― (defend) the freedom of his country. A true patriot is (d)― (‘honour’ in the passive) by all. He thinks for the welfare of his country. On the other hand, an unpatriotic man (e)― (think) only of his own interest. A man without patriotism (f)― (‘be’ in the negative) a good citizen. Those who die for the country (g)― (be) true patriots. They are (h) ― (remember) even after their death.
7. Use appropriate punctuation marks and capital letters where necessary. 0.5 × 8 = 4
a fruit seller asked the customer which fruits he wanted to buy and said that he had apples from Australia oranges from Darjeeling grapes from Kashmir the customer aksed him what fruits of our country he had the seller replied that he had coconuts guavas and jackfruits.
Model Question-11 Solution
1. (a) the; (b) an; (c) the; (d) an; (e) the; (f) an; (g) the; (h) x.
2. (a) from; (b) about; (c) of; (d) on; (e) of; (f) by; (g) to; (h) with.
3. (a) come; (b) tomorrow; (c) going; (d) place; (e) picnic; (f) join; (g) necessary; (h) have; (i) and; (j) our.
4. (i) Education is the backbone of a nation.
(ii) Nobody can succeed in life without education.
(iii) It broadens our outlook too.
(iv) It is often compared to light.
5. (a) A postman is known to everybody.
(b) He is not an unfamiliar figure.
(c) His responsibility is significant.
(d) But isn’t he a low paid employee?
(e) He is never late and insincere in his work.
6. (a) is; (b) inspires; (c) defend; (d) honoured; (e) thinks; (f) is not; (g) are; (h) remembered.
7. A fruit seller asked the customer which fruits he wanted to buy and said that he had apples from Australia, oranges from Darjeeling, grapes from Kashmir. The customer asked him what fruits of our country he had. The seller replied that he had coconut, guavas and jackfruits.