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
Waiter : Good morning, sir.
Customer : Good morning.
Waiter : Do you need anything, sir?
Customer : I want to take my breakfast. Bring me (a) — three slices of bread, (b) — omelette and (c) — cup of hot tea.
Waiter : Wait (d) — moment, sir. I’ll be right here.
Customer : I am in (e) — hurry. Do you have any fruits? I mean (f) — orange or (g) — apple.
Waiter : Yes we do, you will be pleased seeing our prompt service.
Customer : How much have I got to pay?
Waiter : Only (h) — Tk. 40, sir.
Customer : Here it is.
Waiter : Thank you, sir.
Customer : Thank you.
2. Sheena is writing to her friend Priti to congratulate her for her result. Choose the correct preposition from the box and fill in the gaps. 0.5 × 8 = 4
|on × 2||to × 3||in × 2||of|
I am very pleased (a) — hear that you have stood first (b) — the last annual examination. When I came (c) — know your result, my joys knew no bounds. Really it is a great success (d) — your part. I like (e) — send you my heartiest congratulation (f) — this result. You have studied more and you are worthy of this success. My parents are also happy to know your result. We feel proud (g) — you. May Allah help you to achieve success (h) — future too.
3. Complete the text using the words in the box as needed. 0.5 × 10 = 5
I received your letter yesterday. I hope you are well. You wanted to (a) — about the crops of our country. Now I am (b) — to tell you about it.
I like to inform you (c) — Bangladesh is an (d) — country. As a result, different kinds of crops grow (e) —. For example, paddy, jute, tea, sugarcane etc grow here (f) —. Paddy (g) — jute are our main crops. We earn a lot of foreign exchange from (h) — those some of crops. So the (i) — of crops for us is (j) —.
No more today.
4. Make four sentences from the following substitution table. 1 × 4 = 4
|Unemployment||should||idle after completing their studies.|
|It||is||the body and mind of our young population.|
|Educated youths||remain||not depend on the government to provide them with the jobs.|
5. Read the following text and change the sentences as directed. 1 × 5 = 5
Today corruption is a very familiar term in Bangladesh. (a) Corruption is the most dangerous weapon to destroy a society (Make it positive). (b) It lies in every phase of our society (Make it interrogative). (c) Doesn’t it paralyse the whole nation? (Make it affirmative). (d) The persons in the high rank of the society are not involved in corruption (Make it affirmative). (e) Social awareness is very essential to resist corruption (Make it interrogative).
6. Fill in the gaps with the right forms of verb in the brackets. Question b and h have special instructions in the brackets for the use of verbs. 0.5 × 8 = 4
Bangladesh has an agro-based economy. The farmers are the (a) — (hub) of this economy. There are many poor and landless farmers. They do not have income (b) — (‘generate’ use present participle) projects to work. Govt. and some NGO’s are (c) — (implement) some projects for our rural development and poverty (d) — (alleviation). Our unemployed people should have (e) — (train) for self-employment. They should be (f) — (help) and (g) — (finance) for fish cultivation or other activities for (h) — (‘earn’ use gerund).
7. Use appropriate punctuation marks and capital letters where necessary. 0.5×8 = 4
mother said to hassan are you going to school now? “Yes”, Hassan said. you have to return soon because we will go for eid shopping” said mother. What a nice idea mum, you are great, Hasan said may god bless you” mother said.
Model Question-17 Solution
1. (a) ´; (b) an; (c) a; (d) a; (e) a; (f) an; (g) an; (h) ´.
2. (a) to ; (b) in; (c) to ; (d) on; (e) to; (f) on; (g) of; (h) in.
3. (a) know; (b) going; (c) that; (d) agricultural; (e) here; (f) abundantly; (g) and; (h) exporting; (i) importance; (j) immeasurable.
4. (i) Unemployment is a curse.
(ii) It weakens the body and mind of our young population.
(iii) Educated youths remain idle after completing their studies.
(iv) They should not depend on the government to provide them with the jobs.
5. (a) No other weapon to destroy a society is as dangerous as corruption.
(b) Doesn’t it lie in every phase of our society?
(c) It paralyses the whole nation.
(d) The persons in the high rank of the society are immune from corruption.
(e) Isn’t social awareness very essential to resist corruption?
6. (a) hub; (b) generating; (c) implementing; (d) alleviation; (e) been trained; (f) helped; (g) financed; (h) earning.
7. Mother said to Hassan, “Are you going to school now?” “Yes”, Hassan said. “You have to return soon because we will go for Eid shopping”, said mother. “What a nice idea, Mum, you are great”, Hasan said. “May God bless you,” mother said.