[Answer all the questions. Figures in the margin indicate full marks.]
Section : Grammar – 30
1. Fill in the gaps with a, an or the and put a cross (x) where no article is needed. 0.5 × 8 = 4
Ferdousi was one of (a) — greatest poets in (b) — Persian literature. He was (c) — epic writer. He was asked to write ‘Shahnama’ in honour of Sultan Mahmud. When (d) — poet agreed to write, (e) — Sultan promised to pay him a piece of gold for each verse. But when the epic was written with (f) — sixty thousand verses, he wanted to give Ferdousi only sixty thousand pieces of silver. The poet refused (g) — offer and left (h) — court.
2. Choose the correct preposition from the box and fill in the gaps. 0.5 × 8 = 4
Man as a social being feels the need (a) — many things in his everyday life. It has been existing or persisting (b) — the beginning (c) — creation. So, people are engaged (d) — different activities (e) — their livelihood. In this way, they earn money and meet up the demands (f) — food, clothes, shelter, education and medical facilities (g) — exchange (h) — this money.
3. Complete the text using the words in the box as needed. 0.5 × 10 = 5
Bangladesh is our motherland. It is small but (a) —. It is an (b) — country. Most of the people of this country directly or indirectly (c) — on agriculture for their (d) —. Many important industries depend on agricultural (e) — . Agriculture (f) — food stuff for human and animal (g) — . Any (h) — in agricultural products (i) — economic depression in the country. Failure of crops (j) — suffering to the entire people.
4. Make four sentences from the following substitution table. 1 × 4 = 4
|very hard for her students.|
a local school.
very popular with the students.
teaching very much.
5. Read the following text and change the sentences as directed. 1 × 5 = 5
(a) We must read books to gain knowledge. (Negative) (b) Books introduce us to the realm of the knowledge. (Passive) (c) The books of great writers contain noble thoughts and great ideas. (Interrogative) (d) Without reading books, we cannot enrich our minds. (Affirmative) The reading of books brings perfection in our life, and there is no alternative to reading books. (e) Books are the greatest friends. (Positive/Comparative).
6. Fill in the gaps with the right forms of verbs in the brackets. Questions c and h have special instructions in the brackets. 0.5 × 8 = 4
The value of time (a) — (be) limitless. There (b) — (go) a proverb, “Time and tide wait for none”. He who (c) — (‘make’ in negative) the best use of time, is sure to suffer. There is no certainty that tomorrow (d) — (come) in our life. So, present should (e) — (be) the motto of working. Every work (f) — (have) its proper time. Any delay may (g) — (lead) us to failure. The students (h) — (‘follow’ use ‘must’) this rule strictly.
7. Use appropriate punctuation marks and capital letters where necessary. 0.5 × 8 = 4
As i had an accident I was taken to hospital. When i came out with my head still bandaged I again met with another accident. I struggled with instinctive fear but in vain nevertheless i made up my mind to vanquish it at any cost.
Model Question-27 Solution
1. (a) the; (b) the; (c) an; (d) the; (e) the; (f) x; (g) the, (h) the.
2. (a) for; (b) from; (c) of; (d) in; (e) for; (f) for; (g) in; (h) of.
3. (a) beautiful; (b) agricultural; (c) depend; (d) livelihood; (e) products; (f) supplies; (g) consumption; (h) decline; (i) causes; (j) brings.
4. Rokeya Begum likes teaching very much. So she joins a local school. She works very hard for her students. She is very popular with the students.
5. (a) We cannot but read books to gain knowledge.
(b) We are introduced to the realm of knowledge by books.
(c) Don’t the books of great writers contain noble thoughts and great ideas?
(d) By reading books we can enrich our minds.
(e) No other friends are as great as books./Books are greater than any other friend.
6. (a) is; (b) goes; (c) does not make; (d) will come; (e) be; (f) has; (g) lead; (h) must follow.
7. As I had an accident, I was taken to hospital. When I came out, with my head still bandaged, I again met with another accident. I struggled with instinctive fear but in vain. Nevertheless, I made up my mind to vanquish it at any cost.