SSC English 2nd Paper Model-18 With Solutions

MODEL QUESTION 18

Part A : Grammar (60 Marks)

1.      Fill in the blanks with the words from the box. You may need to change the forms of some of the words. You may need to use one word more than once.                                                                  0.5×10=5

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         Traffic jam is (a) —— problem in all towns and cities (b) —— Bangladesh. It occurs where (c) —— mass of vehicles crowd so close together that (d) —— becomes impossible (e) —— sometimes. It is more common where (f) —— streets are narrow and have many bends. Weak traffic control system is also largely responsible (g) —— it. Traffic jam is very vexatious and time killing. When caught in a traffic jam we simply get stuck (h) —— at one place. We cannot move (i) —— nor we can move backward. We have to wait and look repeatedly (j) —— our watch.

2.      Fill in the blanks with suitable words.                                                                           0.5×10=5

         Bangladesh is (a) —— of the most populated countries in the world. Our development efforts are (b) —— because of overpopulation. Population explosion is (c) —— constant threat (d) —— our environment and society. Her population is growing (e) —— such an alarming rate (f) —— the nation may soon fail to supply the people (g) —— their minimum necessities. It is very unfortunate. (h) —— steps should be taken to change (i) —— situation. (j) ——, it will be impossible to live in this country.

3.      Make five sentences using parts of the sentences from each column of the table below.   1×5=5

  that he should go to sea
Robinson Crusoedid not wantthe idea
His fatherwas bornin England
Hewantedhim to study law
 did not liketo be a sailor from his boyhood

4.      Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box. :                 0.5×10=5

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         Patriotism (a) ——a noble virtue. It (b) —— a man (c) —— everything just and fair for the country and countrymen. Actually it (d) —— those qualities, which (e) —— a person (f) —— his/her life for the well being of his country. Patriotic zeal (g) —— a person dutiful and enthusiastic. On the other hand, those who (h) —— devoid of patriotic zeal (i) —— any scruple (j) —— against the country.

5.      Change the narrative style of the following text.                                                                        5

         The teacher said to a student in the class, “Have you ever gone to Cox’s Bazar?” “Yes sir, I went.” “Why did you go?” the student replied, “I visited my uncle house and at the same time the longest sea-beach.” “Will you take me there when you will visit the next time ?” ” Yes, I shall take you,” “Thank you” the teacher said.

6.      Change the sentences according to directions.                                                              1×10=10

         (a)    Books are men’s best companions in life. (Comparative)

         (b)    You may have many good friends. (Complex)

         (c)    But you may not get them when you need them. (Simple)

         (d)    One or two may be proved not less false than your enemies. (Positive)    

         (e)     But books are always prepared to be by your side. (Negative)

         (f)    Some books will make you laugh. (Passive)           

         (g)     They are actually your real friends in your life. (Interrogative)  

         (h)     Some of your fake friends may hate you. (Compound)

         (i)      But you will never be hurt by books like a fake friend. (Active)

         (j)      They will never be against you. (Affirmative)

7.      Complete the sentences.                                                                                                    1×5=5

         (a)     Contentment is the key to ——.

         (b)     ——is a happy man.

         (c)    An honest man does not care——.

         (d)     —— he will win in the long run.

         (e)     —— we tried our best to be honest in our way of life.

8.      Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in parenthesis.                                                                                                                                    0.5Í10=5

         (a) — (Grateful) — is the (b) — (acknowledge) — and appreciation of help received from others. In the society we cannot do all things alone. Sometimes we need the help of others. We are inter (c) — (depend) — in the society. A man may be in danger, or in problem. It is a (d) — (nature) — instinct in man to come forward, because of his fellow feeling (e) — (friend) — and (f) — (kin) — with help for the (g) — (need) —. To acknowledge and appreciate such help is gratefulness. Gratefulness comes from the (h) — (deep) — of the heart and finds its manifestation in looks, words and deeds of the grateful man. The (i) — (grate) — man feels (j) — (high) — obliged for the benefit he has received.

9.      Make tag questions of these statements.                                                                            1×5=5

         (a)     Though the girl is intelligent, she is often deceived, —— ?

         (b)     Where there is smoke, there is fire, ——?

         (c)     E-learning is a new idea in the education system. It is invented by a Bangladeshi professor, ——?

         (d)     Since it was evening the shops were dazzling with bright light, ——?

         (e)     Do not forget that mother’s birthday falls on July 25, ——?

10.     Complete the passage using suitable connectors:                                                             1×5=5

         (a) —— co-operation brings benefit; farmers have been practicing it for many days. Co­operation (b) ——is essential in cultivation. (c) —— farmers set up a deep tube well, they did not use it in farming, people are very helpful and they work for each other. Drought is harmful (d) —— damage the whole crops. For this reason, farmers dig a canal (e) —— they can irrigate all fields.

11.     Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text.                              5

         i went to school i sat on the first bench i listened to my teachers lecture he delivered his lecture on how to maintain good health he advised us to take physical exercise daily

SSC ENGLISH SECOND PAPER: Answer
MODEL QUESTION-18

Part A : Grammar (60 Marks)

1.      (a) a; (b) in; (c) a; (d) movement; (e) for; (f) the; (g) for; (h) up; (i) forward; (j) at.

2.      Fill in the blanks with suitable words.                                                                           0.5×10=5

         Bangladesh is (a) —— of the most populated countries in the world. Our development efforts are (b) —— because of overpopulation. Population explosion is (c) —— constant threat (d) —— our environment and society. Her population is growing (e) —— such an alarming rate (f) —— the nation may soon fail to supply the people (g) —— their minimum necessities. It is very unfortunate. (h) —— steps should be taken to change (i) —— situation. (j) ——, it will be impossible to live in this country.

3.      (i)      Robinson Crusoe was born in England.

         (ii)     His father wanted him to study law.

         (iii)    He did not like the idea.                                        

         (iv)    He wanted to be a sailor from his boyhood.      

         (v)     His father did not want that he should go to sea.                 

4.      (a) is; (b) inspires; (c) to do; (d) includes; (e) encourage; (f) to sacrifice; (g) makes; (h) is (i) do not have; (j) to plot.

5.      The teacher asked a student in the class if he (s) had ever gone to Cox’s Bazar. The student respectfully replied in the affirmative and said that he (s) had gone there. The teacher asked him (s) why he (s) had gone. The student replied that he (s) had visited his (s) uncle’s house and at the same time the longest sea-beach. Then the teacher asked him (s) if he (s) would take him (t) there when he (s) would visit the- next time. The student replied in the affirmative and said that he (s) would take him (t). At this the teacher thanked him (s).

6.      (a)     Books are better than any other companion in man’s life.

         (b)     You may have many friends who are good.

         (c)     But you may not get them in your need.

         Or,    But you may not get them at the time of your need.

         (d)     One or two may be proved as false as your enemies.

         (e)     But books are never prepared to leave your side.

         (f)     You will be made to laugh by some books.

         (g)     Aren’t they actually your real friends in your life?

         (h)     There are some of your fake friends and they may hate you.

         (i)      But books will never hurt you like a fake friend.

         (j)      They will always be with you.

7.      (a)     Contentment is the key to happiness in life.

         (b)     The person, who is content with what he has, is a happy man.       

         (c)     An honest man does not care anybody.

         (d)     Though he has to suffer for the time being, he will win in the long run.

         (e)     It is high time we tried our best to be honest in our way of life.

8.      (a) Gratefulness; (b) acknowledgement; (c) dependent; (d) natural; (e) friendship; (f) kinship; (g) needy; (h) depth; (i) grateful; (j) highly.

9.       (a)    Though the girl is intelligent, she is often deceived, isn’t she?

         (b)     Where there is smoke, there is fire, isn’t there?

         (c)     E-learning is a new idea in the education system. It is invented by a Bangladeshi professor, isn’t it?

         (d)     Since it was evening the shops were dazzling with bright light, weren’t they?

         (e)     Do not forget that mother’s birthday falls on July 25, will you?

10.    (a) Since; (b) which; (c) Though; (d) and; (e) so that.

11.    I went to school. I sat on the first bench. I listened to my teacher’s lecture. He delivered his lecture on how to maintain good health. He advised us to take physical exercise daily.

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