Section—A : Grammar (30 Marks)
1. Fill in the gaps with a, an or the and put a cross (×) where no article is needed. 0.5 × 8 = 4
Kallol : Hi Kollan! What (a)― lucky chance to meet you!
Kollan : (b) ― lucky chance, indeed! How do you like (c)― book fair?
Kallol : The fair is (d)― wonderful. The stalls are beautifully set up. I’ve really enjoyed going round it. The crowd of (e)― people is (f)― enjoyable.
Kollan : Yes. It showed that (g)― great many people of all classes have become book readers.
Kallol : True. You can call it (h)― festival. It’s a good sign of social development.
Kollan : Exactly. What’s that book in your hand?
Kallol : This is ‘Shesher Kabita’ written by Tagore.
2. Sondip is writing a letter inviting his friend to his village. Choose the correct preposition from the box and fill in the gaps. 0.5 × 8 = 4
|during||about||on × 2||to||with||of × 2|
Your letter of the 10th instant is just to hand. I am very glad to know that the summer vacation (a)― your school will begin (b)― the same date as ours. I am aware that you are used to spending your off-time visiting friends and relatives. I earnestly request you (c)― come to our house (d)― summer vacation and spend some days (e)― us. If you come, you will be able to get a fair idea (f)― our village life. Our village stands (g)― the river ‘Surma’. So, the climate (h)― our village is healthy.
Convey my regards to your parents and love to the youngers.
Your loving friend,
3. Complete the text using the words in the box as needed. 0.5 × 10 = 5
My dear Tushar,
I have just received your letter. You have wanted to know the (a)—— of traffic jam in our city. Yes, traffic jam is a very (b)—— problem in our life in Dhaka.
You know, a traffic jam occurs (c)—— a large number of vehicles crowd so close together on a road or street. Traffic police (d)—— their best to (e)—— the problem. Sometimes, we simply get stuck up at one (f)― in a traffic jam. We cannot move forward, we cannot (g)—— backward either. We have to wait and wait against our (h)——. Finally, we (i)—— our destination late. I request you to come here (j)—— to see it with your own eyes.
Your loving friend,
4. Make four sentences from the following substitution table. 1 × 4 = 4
|Helen||had||much sympathetic to the poor people|
|She||be||an eminent doctor|
|She||no knowledge of how to cook food items.|
|As a result, she||averse to her family affairs.|
5. Change the sentences according to direction. 1 × 5 = 5
(a) He had to tell a lie. (Negative) (b) He has no common sense. (Affirmative) c) The book is very interesting. (Exclamatory) (d) He is very passionate. (Interrogative) (e) I like the writer (Negative)
6. Fill in the gaps with the right forms of verbs in the brackets. Question a and f have special instructions in the brackets for the use of verbs. 0×5 × 8 = 4
Books are men’s best friend. Good books (a)— (do in the negative) —— any harm to man. You (b) —— (have) —— many friends. You may not (c) —— (get) —— them when you (d) —— (need) —— them. They may not stand by you in danger. So, it is very useful (e)— (‘read’ use infinitive to) good books. They are always your side. They are ready (f) — (help) you and (g) — (provide) —you with much pleasure and information. They (h) — (remain)— beside you throughout your life.
7. Use appropriate punctuation marks and capital letters where necessary. 0×5 × 8 = 4 the dervish said we believe in the almighty he is everywhere we are grateful to him he has given many things.
1. (a) a; (b) A; (c) the; (d) ´; (e) the; (f) ´; (g) a; (h) a.
2. (a) of; (b) on; (c) to; (d) during; (e) with; (f) about; (g) on (h) of.
3. (a) problem; (b) serious; (c) where; (d) try; (e) solve; (f) place; (g) move; (h) will; (i) reach; (j) and.
4. i) Helen was an eminent doctor.
ii) She was much sympathetic to the poor people.
iii) She had no knowledge of how to cook food items.
iv) As a result, she was averse to her family affairs.
5. (a) He could not but tell a lie.
(b) He is a stupid.
(c) How interesting the book is!
(d) Isn’t he very passionate?
(e) I do not dislike the writer.
6. (a) don’t do; (b) have; (c) get; (d) need; (e) to read; (f) to help; (g) provide; (h) remain.
7. The Dervish said, “We believe in the Almighty. He is everywhere. We are grateful to Him. He has given us many things.”