MODEL QUESTION 23
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
The issue of food (a) —— has drawn the attention (b) —— general public. We hardly find (c) —— single food in our country (d) —— is not adulterated in one way (e) —— other (f) —— present. Substandard foods are sold in most of (g) —— hotels. Very recently government has directed (h) —— mobile court to look (i) —— the horrible pictures of adulteration. They are catching dishonest hoteliers red-handed (j) —— using unhygienic food ingredients.
2. Fill in the blanks with suitable words. 0.5×10=5
The proper way of study involves (a) —— and proper understanding. In order to get (b) —— from study, we should read (c) ——.We should not study only for the (d) —— of passing examination. We should take genuine (e) —— of our studies so that we can (f) —— what we (g) ——. This will give us (h) —— and wisdom and (i) —— the horizon of our outlook. We should therefore study not only for immediate gains but also for (j) —— the wealth of our mind.
3. Make five sentences using parts of the sentences from each column of the table below. 1×5=5
|Efforts||become||its interest without struggle|
|Life||loses||not a real triumph if both are not the sides equally matched|
|A victory||be||extremely needed for the progress in life|
|Really life||one kind of continuous examination|
|Games||dull if there is no competition|
4. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box. : 0.5×10=5
A gentleman had the misfortune of frequentiy forgetting important matters. Once he arranged to (a) —— a dinner on his birthday to numerous relatives and friends. The appointed day (b) ——. But the guests (c) —— come. Half an hour (d) —— but still they did not come. The host (e) ——really uneasy. As he (f) —— a very delicious dinner, he was still (g) —— the guests to come. After a long (h) —— a few guests began to come. However, he could know the fact that the time (i) —— in the invitation card (j) —— not right.
5. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5
“What ails you, pal?” Subir, sitting close to Kabir, inquired. “Nothing so serious,” Kabir heaved a sigh, “I have got rather nostalgic about my homeland. I miss my dear country and the childhood memories haunt me. What a painful experience it is to leave one’s country only for the sake of better living!” “Right you are,” Subir nodded.
6. Change the sentences according to directions. 1×10=10
(a) Child labour is one of the biggest curses of the 21st century. (Positive)
(b) Poverty forces them to work. (Passive voice)
(c) We have to remove poverty to check child abuse. (Complex)
(d) Being defeated for six times, Robert Bruce lost all hope. (Compound)
(e) Only determination can bring us success. (Negative)
(f) Water can be polluted in many ways. (Active voice)
(g) We become sick by drinking polluted water. (Complex)
(h) Marco Polo was a traveller who was very famous. (Simple)
(i) It is always busy. (Negative)
(j) We eat to satisfy our temptation. (Compound) .
7. Complete the sentences. 1×5=5
(a) We belong to a community and ——.
(b) Once there was a time——.
(c) We got our independence after——.
(d) Many freedom fighters received ——.
(e) —— we paid proper honour to the martyred freedom fighters.
8. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in parenthesis. 0.5Í10=5
Money is the means of leading (a) — (world) — life. (b) — (short) — of money makes our life (c) — (deplore) —. We cannot lead our life (d) — (proper) — in want of money. But there is (e) — (difficult) — in earning money. Our peace and prosperity are (f) — (depend) — on proper (g) — (utilize) — of money. Spending money in an (h) — (proper) — way can lead us to the path of (i) — (destroy) —. So we should be (j) — (care) — in spending money.
9. Make tag questions of these statements. 1×5=5
(a) Manners make a man. But what about our young generation nowadays? The young hardly practise good manners, ——?
(b) But nobody likes an ill-mannered student, ——?
(c) Everybody praises a well-mannered student,——?
(d) We seldom teach our young learners manners,——?
(e) “Courtesy costs nothing, but pays more.” It is all who should know the maxim, ——?
10. Complete the passage using suitable connectors: 1×5=5
Eve-teasing is a panic in our country. A girl certainly feels insecure (a) —— she faces such an odd situation in life. Such adverse situation leads her (b) —— to commit suicide or at least to discontinue her study. (c) —— the existing law is not sufficient to prevent the social malady. We should create social awareness now. (d) —— at the same time, a female member of the society must be decent (e) —— in her movement and dress.
11. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text. 5
i agree with ralph weve got to have rules and obey them after all were not savages were english and the english are best at everything so weve got to do the right things
SSC ENGLISH SECOND PAPER: Answer
Part A : Grammar (60 Marks)
1. (a) adulteration; (b) of; (c) a; (d) that; (e) or; (f) at; (g) the; (h) the; (i) into; (j) for.
2. (a) concentration; (b) benefit; (c) extensively/widely; (d) purpose; (e) care; (f) enjoy; (g) read/study; (h) knowledge; (i) broaden; (j) enriching/increasing
3. (i) Efforts are extremely needed for the progress in life.
(ii) Life loses its interest without struggle.
(iii) Games become dull if there is no competition.
(iv) A victory is not a real triumph if both the sides are not equally matched.
(v) Really life is one kind of continuous examination.
4. (a) give; (b) arrived; (c) did not; (d) passed; (e) felt; (f) arranged; (g) expecting; (h) wait; (i) mentioned; (j) was.
5. Sitting close to Kabir, Subir addressed him as his pal and asked him what ailed him (K). Heaving a sigh, Kabir told him (S) that there was nothing so serious and added that he (K) had got rather nostalgic about his (K) homeland. He (K) further added that he (K) missed his (K) dear country and the childhood memories haunted him (K). Then he (K) exclaimed with sorrow that it was a very painful experience to leave one’s country only for the sake of a better living. Afterwards, Subir nodded (K) that he (K) was right.
6. (a) Very few curses of the 21st century are so big as child labour.
(b) They are forced to work for poverty.
(c) We have to remove poverty so that we can check child abuse.
(d) Robert Bruce was defeated for six times and lost all hopes.
(e) Nothing but determination can bring us success.
(f) People can pollute water in many ways.
(g) We will become sick if we drink polluted water.
(h) Marco Polo was a very famous traveller.
(i) It is never free.
(j) We eat and satisfy our temptation.
7. (a) We belong to a community and we have our language and culture.
(b) Once there was a time when we were oppressed by foreign rulers.
(c) We got our independence after we had fought bravely for it.
(d) Many freedom fighters received martyrdom while fighting against the enemies.
(e) It is high time we paid proper honour to the martyred freedom fighters.
8. (a) worldly; (b) Shortage; (c) deplorable; (d) properly; (e) difficulty; (f) dependent; (g) utilization; (h) improper; (i) destruction; (j) careful.
9. (a) Manners make man. But what about our young generation nowadays? The young hardly practise good manners, do they?
(b) But nobody likes an ill-mannered student, do they?
(c) Everybody praises a well-mannered student, don’t they?
(d) We seldom teach our young learners manners, do we?
(e) “Courtesy costs nothing, but pays more.” It is all who should know the maxim, shouldn’t they?
10. (a) when; (b) ultimately/eventually/pathetically/bitterly; (c) But; (d) And; (e) both.
11. I agree with Ralph. We’ve got to have rules and obey them. After all, we’re not savages. We’re English and the English are best at everything. So we’ve got to do the right things.