[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
Kamal : Hello, Jamal! Have you ever visited Bagerhat?
Jamal : During the last autumn vacation I got (a) —— opportunity to visit Bagerhat with my father.
Kamal : Why have you chosen Bagerhat?
Jamal : You know Bagerhat is (b) —— place of historical interest. The Shat-Gambuj Mosque is a World Heritage Site. Many people from (c) —— home and abroad come to visit Bagerhat.
Kamal : What important things did you see there?
Jamal : The Shat-Gambuj Mosque, the Mazar of Khan Jahan Ali, the tank, (d) —— Ghora Dighi, etc.
Kamal : Would you please tell me about (e) —— mosque?
Jamal : It is (f) —— enormous Mughal architecture. Khan Jahan Ali built it in 15th century. The mosque is unique because it has sixty pillars supported by seventy seven curved domes. Khan Jahan Ali used it both as (g) —— mosque and as a court.
Kamal : How did you enjoy your visit?
Jamal : It’s (h) —— wonderful experience.
2. Eva is writing a letter to her friend. Choose the correct preposition from the box and fill in the gaps. 0.5 × 8 = 4
|to||for||on||of × 4||in|
I received your letter yesterday. My joys knew no bound when I came to know that you secured GPA 5 (a) —— the H.S.C-examination. Please accept my heartiest congratulation (b) —— your brilliant success. You are really worthy (c) —— this result. We are proud (d) —— you. My parents are also very glad to know (e) —— your success. I believe, you will be able to do the same sort (f) —— results in your future examinations.
It will be a great pleasure (g) —— us if you visit us shortly. I am pretty well. With best regards and love (h) —— all.
3. Complete the text using the words in the box as needed. 0.5 × 10 = 5
I am glad to receive your letter. You wanted to know about the poet Sheikh Sa’adi. Let me write about him.
As a poet Sheikh Sa’adi was very (a) ——. He had great (b) —— for knowledge. People had high (c) —— for him because he was wise, learned and religious. Once he got an (d) —— from the king. He started for the (e) ——. On his way to the court, he passed a (f) —— in a noble man’s house. Usually he used to wear plain (g) ——. On that day he was also in the same (h) —— of dress. So, the noble (i) —— did not take him to be a (j) —— man. The servants of the noble man took care of him.
4. Make four sentences from the following substitution table. 1 × 4 = 4
|They||have||no light of their own.|
|They||can only reflect||the sun’s light.|
5. Read the following text and change the sentences as directed. 1 × 5 = 5
(a) There was a smithy near the college pond. (interrogative) (b) It was not far from the school. (affirmative) (c) Mr. Ahmed took the students to the smithy. (passive) (d) Didn’t they reach there in time? (Make it a statement sentence) (e) They were very happy to see the smithy. (exclamatory)
6. Fill in the gaps with the right form of verbs in the brackets. Question a and b have special instructions in the brackets for the use of verbs. 0.5×8=4
Babul (a) —— (‘live’ in the past form) in a village of Bangladesh. He was a school boy. There (b) —— (use to be verb) a canal on his way to school. An old bridge (c) —— (be) over that canal. It (d) —— (be) useful to one and all of the villagers. Yet none (e) —— (care) for its repair. So one day it (f) —— (break) down and (g) —— (cause) a good deal of hardship to the villagers. Babul (h) —— (be) in difficulty.
7. Use appropriate punctuation marks and capital letters where necessary. 0.5 × 8 = 4
the next day samira was reading her diary again under the mango tree karim saw her and asked samira why do you write a diary samira showed karim a letter i received this a few days ago its from my pen-friend. she’s australian
Model Question-14 Solution
1. (a) an; (b) a; (c) ×; (d) the; (e) the; (f) an; (g) a; (h) a.
2. (a) in; (b) on; (c) of; (d) of; (e) of; (f) of; (g) for; (h) to.
3. (a) famous; (b) thirst; (c) respect; (d) invitation; (e) court; (f) night; (g) dress; (h) type; (i) man; (j) great.
4. (a) Planets are not starts.
(b) They have no light of their own.
(c) They can only reflect the sun’s light.
(d) Their number is nine.
5. (a) Wasn’t there a smithy near the college pond?
(b) It was near the school.
(c) The students were taken to the smithy by Mr. Ahmed.
(d) They reached there in time.
(e) How happy they were to see the smithy!
6. (a) lived; (b) was; (c) was; (d) was; (e) cared; (f) broke; (g) caused; (h) was.
7. The next day Samira was reading her diary again under the mango tree. Karim saw her and asked Samira, “Why do you write a diary?” Samira showed Karim a letter. “I received this a few days ago. It’s from my pen-friend. She’s Australian.”