MODEL QUESTION 21
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
Man is the supreme being (a) —— all creatures. Man has courage by (b) —— he can do anything destructive or (c) ——. In (d) —— mind, there is the fascination of conquering anything (e) ——. Hillary and Tenzing were not also an (f) —— from it. They were not daunted by difficulties (g) —— dangers. All the dangers were overcome by them to conquer the highest peak (h) —— the world. For (i) —— courage and hardship, their names have been (j) —— in history.
2. Fill in the blanks with suitable words. 0.5×10=5
Afforestation means planting or preserving trees. It is (a) —— opposite to deforestation. Trees and plants are part and parcel (b) —— the environment. Ecology (c) —— depends on them. The country will (d) —— into a desert unless there are trees. The trees help to protect the soil (e) —— erosion. Flood cannot affect those areas (f) —— with trees. Storm cannot (g) —— its power forcefully (h) —— the places where there are trees. So we should (i) —— our fallow land for (j)—— benefit of our life.
3. Make five sentences using parts of the sentences from each column of the table below. 1×5=5
|Mount Everest||like||after Everest who was the first to survey the Himalayas in 1841|
|It||reached||the top on May 10 after two months of difficult and dangerous climbing|
|Climbing mountains||was named||Everest is difficult and dangerous|
|Many expeditions||is||to conquer Mount Everest but some of them failed|
|Hillary and Tenzing first||had been led||the highest mountain in the world|
4. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box. 0.5×10=5
Once I (a) —— a full moonlit night. I (b) —— lesson in my reading room. Suddenly I noticed that the heavenly light of the moon (c) —— into my room. I could not help (d) —— surprised. I (e) —— out of my reading room and sat on the lawn. To me nature (f) —— in her magic beauty. Her objects (g) —— to flash with heavenly radiance. I found a kind of harmony between the world and the heaven. People (h) —— in the yard and (i) —— themselves (j) —.
5. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5
The teacher said to Ahsan, “Why are you talking in the class? You should behave yourself.” Ahsan replied, “Sir, I am sorry. I am asking Rahim to lend me his pen. My pen has run out.” The teacher said, “Be attentive and listen to my lecture.”
6. Change the sentences according to directions. 1×10=10
(a) Abdur Rahman got married when he was twenty-two. (Simple)
(b) He was a very lazy man. (Negative)
(c) His wife had to work hard to maintain his family. (Complex)
(d) They had no food to satisfy their hunger. (Compound)
(e) Hunger is stronger than sorrow. (Positive)
(f) His wife insisted him on doing something. (Complex)
(g) She requested him to be more responsible. (Passive)
(h) Abdur Rahman realized the fact. (Interrogative)
(i) He promised her that he would manage a job within a week. (Simple)
(j) We cannot help being hard working in our life. (Affirmative)
7. Complete the sentences. 1×5=5
(a) It is true that most of the parents of our country are not interested enough to ——.
(b) Parents think that spending money for the children’s education is unwise specially when——.
(c) They think female children need no education because they——.
(d) To lessen discrimination in children’s educational status the government gives subsidy for female children so that ——.
(e) It is a good sign that nowadays ——.
8. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in parenthesis. 0.5Í10=5
Adopting unfair means in the examination is an (a) — (moral) — and sinful act. But this vicious (b) — (practice) — is (c) — (prevail) — in our exam halls and it is increasing day by day. The (d) — (deteriorate) — of this situation has not still come to our (e) — (realize) —. More (f) — (sorrow) — than this is that sometimes teachers show (g) — (lenient) — towards copying. To get rid of this persisting evil, our learners should be taught moral, (h) — (ethic) — and (i) — (religion) — values both at home and in the (j) — (education) — institutions.
9. Make tag questions of these statements. 1×5=5
(a) Zinia has little knowledge about sports, ——?
(b) But she can develop it if she reads sports journals, ——?
(c) I think she has no interest in it, ——?
(d) Let’s talk to her, ——?
(e) Indeed, we need to encourage her in sports for our benefit, ——?
10. Complete the passage using suitable connectors: 1×5=5
Soil is necessary for life (a) —— most of our food comes from soil. It is true (b) —— some of us eat meat. (c) —— meat comes from animals that live on plants (d) —— again grow on soil. (e) —— we do not give food to soil, plants will become weak.
11. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text. 5
He said i can chop some wood today but i have a boy coming from the orphanage i retorted i’m the boy you but you are too small.
SSC ENGLISH SECOND PAPER: Answer
Part A : Grammar (60 Marks)
1. (a) of; (b) which; (c) constructive; (d) his; (e) difficult; (f) exception; (g) and; (h) of; (i) their; (j) written.
2. (a) quite; (b) of; (c) greatly/largely; (d) turn; (e) from; (f) covered; (g) use/exercise/exert; (h) over; (i) plant; (j) the.
3. (i) Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world.
(ii) It was named after Everest who was the first to survey the Himalayas in 1841.
(iii) Climbing mountains like Everest is difficult and dangerous.
(iv) Many expeditions had been led to conquer Mount Everest but some of them failed.
(v) Hillary and Tenzing first reached the top on May 10 after two months of difficult and dangerous climbing.
4. (a) experienced; (b) was preparing; (c) had entered; (d) becoming; (e) came; (f) appeared; (g) seemed; (h) sat; (i) enjoyed; (j) gossiping.
5. The teacher asked Ahsan why he (A) was talking in the class and told him that he (A) should behave himself. Apologizing respectfully, Ahsan informed the teacher that he was asking Rahim to lend him (A) his (Rahim’s) pen as his (A) pen had run out. The teacher told him to be attentive and to listen to his lecture.
6. (a) Abdur Rahman got married at the age of twenty-two.
(b) He was not an active man at all.
Or, Wasn’t he a very lazy man?
(c) His wife had to work hard so that she could maintain his family.
(d) They had no food and so they could not satisfy their hunger.
(e) Sorrow is not as strong as hunger.
(f) His wife insisted by her that he should do something.
(g) He was requested by her to be more responsible.
(h) Didn’t Abdur Rahman realize the fact?
(i) He promised to her to manage a job within a week.
(j) We must be hard-working in our life.
7. (a) It is true that most of the parents of our country are not interested enough to send their children to school.
(b) Parents think that spending money for the children’s education is unwise specially when they are girls.
(c) They think female children need no education because they will be married off one day.
(d) To lessen discrimination in children’s educational status the government gives subsidy for female children so that they can get education free of cost.
(e) It is a good sign that nowadays many parents are sending their female children to school.
8. (a) immoral; (b) malpractice; (c) prevailing; (d) deterioration; (e) realization; (f) sorrowful; (g) leniency; (h) ethical; (i) religious; (j) educational.
9. (a) Zinia has little knowledge about sports, has she?
(b) But, she can develop it if she reads sports journals, can’t she?
(c) I think she has no interest in it, has she?
(d) Let’s talk to her, shall we?
(e) Indeed we need to encourage her in sports for our benefit, don’t we?
10. (a) because; (b) that; (c) But; (d) which; (e) If.
11. He said, “I can chop some wood today.” “But I have a boy coming from the orphanage,” I retorted. “I’m the boy.” “You? But you are too small!”