MODEL QUESTION 24
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
One (a) —— the greatest (b) —— in the modern technology has been the (c) ——of computers. They are already being (d) —— in industries and universities and time may come when it will be possible (e) — ordinary people to afford them as well. As computers are capable of (f)—— extremely difficult (g)——, they can solve (h) —— most complicated mathematical problems. They can provide (i) —— on the best way of (j) —— traffic accidents.
2. Fill in the blanks with suitable words. 0.5×10=5
The (a) —— pursuit of students is to study and the (b) —— of qualities that will make them (c) —— for the life (d) —— ahead. But when the country is (e) —— with a natural calamity like flood, famine, etc, they should (f) —— forward and stand (g) —— the suffering humanity. Even in normal times they should (h) —— in many acts of social service with (i) —— view to (j) —— their fellowmen.
3. Make five sentences using parts of the sentences from each column of the table below. 1×5=5
|A person who||need||the root of all happiness|
|We||has||ill health cannot enjoy his life|
|It||is||good health to survive in the world|
|the blessing of God|
4. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box. : 0.5×10=5
The League of Nations, the first association of nations (a) —— to work for peace, was (b) —— in 1919; four years from 1914 when the World War I (c) —— throughout Europe. The war had (d) —— more destructive than anything that mankind had ever (e) ——. The League of Nations (f) —— at outlawing war and settling international disputes by peaceful means. For 25 years the League of Nations (g) —— for peace. Atom bomb was first (h) —— on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in the World War II. When the first bomb (i) ——, the world knew for the first time that man has at long last been in possession of force destructive in all respects. The atom bomb (j) ——. But alas!
5. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5
“What’s puppet show?” Sabu said to his father. Father said, “Let’s go inside and you can see for yourself”. Inside the tent, Sabu said, “How strange! a doll is dancing and talking!” Father said, “A man behind the screen is moving the doll. Do you understand who is talking?”
6. Change the sentences according to directions. 1×10=10
(a) Water can be polluted in many ways. (Active voice)
(b) It is polluted when wastes are thrown into it. (Compound)
(c) Water is polluted by chemical fertilizers and insecticides too. (Active voice)
(d) We become sick by drinking polluted water. (Complex)
(e) It cannot be kept clean without making people aware of pollution. (Complex)
(f) We should not pollute water. (Passive voice)
(g) If we drink polluted water, we will suffer from different diseases. (Simple sentence)
(h) Only polluted water causes the diseases of our stomach. (Negative)
(i) Water is the most important thing for us. (Comparative degree)
(j) We should not drink unclean water. (Affirmative)
7. Complete the sentences. 1×5=5
(a) A friend in need ——, is a proverb.
(b) Walk fast lest ——.
(c) If he studied hard,——.
(d) A patriot is he who ——.
(e) Had the students done their duties properly, ——.
8. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in parenthesis. 0.5Í10=5
Working opportunities for women are very few in rural areas of Bangladesh. They (a) — (usual) — spend time doing their household chores. The ILO (b) — (recent) — started a project titled “Technologies for Rural (c) — (employ) — with special (d) — (refer) — to women and (e) — sustain—— development.” The aim of this project is to impart training to rural women in various activities and make them self-reliant. Male dominated (f) — (patriarch) — society is a great obstacle for women (g) — (powerment) — in Bangladesh. (h) — (conventional) —, a woman is always treated as weak and feeble person in the eye of her husband or father. But it is an (i) — (deniable) fact that women have the same (j) — (potential) — as men have.
9. Make tag questions of these statements. 1×5=5
(a) A child is a blessing of God. There is no mother but loves her child, ——?
(b) Nature is mysterious. But who knows the ways of nature, ——?
(c) The old man said to his people, “Let him say whatever he likes, ——?”
(d) Flood has affected the country recently. So the MP said, “Do save my country and my countrymen, ——?”
(e) Samira wants to swim in the pond. But her friend said to her, “There is little water in the pond, ——?”
10. Complete the passage using suitable connectors: 1×5=5
Diseases with fatality break out sometimes (a) —— engulf some areas (b) —— threat the remaining areas of the world. (c) —— Swine Flu has become a matter of concern for poor countries like Bangladesh. (d) ——we should not be panic stricken. (e) —— we have to follow some rules of health to prevent this disease.
11. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text. 5
have you heard the name of george bernard shaw this great man was born in dublin 1856 his fathers family had been small land owners he was awarded nobel prize on literature in november 1925 arms and the man is a creation of bernard shaw here he says romantic lovers are like colourful butterflies what a great man he was
SSC ENGLISH SECOND PAPER: Answer
Part A : Grammar (60 Marks)
1. (a) of; (b) inventions/achievements; (c) invention; (d) used; (e) for; (f) doing; (g) work; (h) the; (i) information; (j) preventing.
2. (a) main; (b) achieving; (c) prepared; (d) lying/coming; (e) faced; (f) come; (g) by; (h) participate/take part; (i) a; (j) helping.
3. (i) Health is the root of all happiness.
(ii) A person who has ill health cannot enjoy his life.
(iii) We need good health to survive in the world.
(iv) Health is wealth.
(v) It is the blessing of God.
4. (a) founded; (b) established; (c) broke out; (d) been proved; (e) experienced; (f) aimed; (g) struggled; (h) exploded; (i) fell; (j) exploded.
5. Sabu asked his father what a puppet show was. Father proposed that they should go inside and he could see for himself. Inside the tent, Sabu exclaimed with wonder that it was very strange that a doll was dancing and talking. Father said that a man behind the screen was moving the doll and asked if he understood who was talking.
6. (a) We can pollute water in many ways.
(b) Wastes are thrown into it and it is polluted.
(c) People pollute water by chemical fertilizers and insecticides too.
(d) When we drink polluted water, we become sick.
(e) If people are not made aware of pollution it cannot be kept clean.
(f) Water should not be polluted by us.
(g) We will suffer from different diseases by drinking polluted water.
(h) Nothing but polluted water causes the diseases of our stomach.
(i) Water is more important than all other things for us.
(j) We should drink clean water.
7. (a) A friend in need is a friend indeed, is a proverb.
(b) Walk fast lest you should miss the train.
(c) If he studied hard, he would pass.
(d) A patriot is he who loves his country.
(e) Had the students done their duties properly, they would have succeeded.
8. (a) usually; (b) recently; (c) Employment; (d) Reference; (e) Sustainable; (f) patriarchal; (g) empowerment; (h) Conventionally; (i) undeniable; (j) potentialities.
9. (a) A child is a blessing of God. There is no mother but loves her child, is there?
(b) Nature is mysterious. But who knows the ways of nature, do they?
(c) The old man said to his people, “Let him say whatever he likes, will you?”
(d) Flood has affected the country recently. So the MP said, “Do save my country and my countrymen, won’t you?”
(e) Samira wants to swim in the pond. But her friend said to her. “There is little water in the pond, is there?”
10. (a) which; (b) and; (c) For example; (d) But; (e) Rather.
11. Have you heard the name of George Bernard Shaw? This great man was born in Dublin in 1856. His father’s family had been small land owners. He was awarded Nobel Prize on literature in November 1925. ‘Arms and the Man’ is a creation of Bernard Shaw. Here he says, “romantic lovers are like colourful butterflies.” What a great man he was!