SSC English 2nd Paper Model-29 With Solutions
MODEL QUESTION 29
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
Ferdousi started (a) —— authentic of history of the pre-Islamic days of Iran and composing verses one (b) —— another. Day after day, month after month and year after year (c) —— on. But the poet never ceased to work. By his untiring efforts he could at last complete his greatest epic (d) —— long thirty years. He named his unparalled creation (e) —— Shahnama. It is one of (f) —— greatest epics of all ages. Now (g) —— poet was eagerly and anxiously waiting (h) —— the promised reward (i) —— the Sultan. But fortune did not smile (j) —— him.
2. Fill in the blanks with suitable words. 0.5×10=5
One morning grandma (a) —— shopping in the market. (b) —— she was buying vegetables, she felt someone grabbing her hand bag. She was (c) —— and screamed out. She looked up and saw (d) —— young boy (e) —— away. Passers-by chased (f) —— boy and (g) —— him. They handed over (h) —- hand bag (i) —— grandma. The people wanted to (j) —— the police but grandma told them not to do.
3. Make five sentences using parts of the sentences from each column of the table below. 1×5=5
|Education||can||all the development efforts|
|An educated man||is||play a role in removing illiteracy|
|Illiteracy||hampers||play a significant role to build up a nation|
|After all he/she||a precondition for development|
|An uneducated man||a burden of nation|
4. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box. : 0.5×10=5
The great leader of our country whom we love and admire is Sher-E-Bangla A.K. Fazlul Huq (a) —— tiger. Fazlul Huq (b) —— for the cause of the country as like as a tiger. So he (c) —— Sher-E-Bangla. His father Kazi Wazed Ali (d) —— a renowned pleader in the Barisal Bar. From his boyhood, Fazlul Huq was very meritorious. One day the boy Fazlul Huq (e) —— in his study. His father (f) —— by. He (g) —— Fazlul Huq was reading his lessons and (h) —— off the pages of his book one after another. He at once (i) —— the room and (j) —— “O my boy, why are you playing with your book?”
5. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5
The boy said to the teacher, “Sir, I shall be much obliged if you will kindly lend me the book you praised highly in the classroom yesterday.” The teacher said, “I am very glad to know that you are eager to read this book. You are welcome to any of my books that you like.”
6. Change the sentences according to directions. 1×10=10
(a) Education is power. (Complex)
(b) It is much more than getting certificates. (Interrogative)
(c) We have to acquire an enlightened mind enriched with the ability of free thinking and rationality. (Complex)
(d) Everybody will be able to think freely and rationally. (Interrogative)
(e) We should be conscious of our feelings. (Negative)
(f) We should achieve the capability to think from others’ perspective. (Complex)
(g) We should have an unbiased and balanced opinion. (Negative)
(h) Our mind should always be equipped with rationality. (Active)
(i) Education is the greatest wealth. (Positive)
(j) No other thing is as valuable as it. (Comparative)
7. Complete the sentences. 1×5=5
(a) —— provided that the weather is fine.
(b) The boy was given the job after ——.
(c) Check the beast in you lest ——.
(d) Be truthful if——.
(e) Scarcely had the party begun ——,
8. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in parenthesis. 0.5Í10=5
Reading is the third of the four skills. It is (a) — (apply) — to those who learn through (b) — (form) — education. Those who don’t go to schools or colleges, learn a language only listening and speaking. It may be (c) — (example) — that and (d) — (lettered) farmer can speak and understand our mother tongue (e) — (easy) —. This has been possible only by listening and speaking. It is (f) — (method) — that we have to practise reading in two ways, one is (g) — (loud) and the other (h) — (silent) —. Loud reading is essential for practising (i) — (oral) — while silent one is necessary for (j) — (comprehend) —.
9. Make tag questions of these statements. 1×5=5
(a) As he carried a book with him, he put the book on the table, ——?
(b) My brother is two years older than me. I am ten years old, ——?
(c) The weather is very rough today. Let us go home, ——?
(d) He is a liar. Nobody believes him, ——?
(e) The industrious shine in life. The idle cannot prosper in life,——?
10. Complete the passage using suitable connectors: 1×5=5
Most of our students cannot write out their exam paper fairly. (a) —— they cannot understand the questions properly, they often beat about the bush and cram their answers with irrelevant and unnecessary detail. (b) —— teachers suggest (c) —— their answers should be brief and precise, they often lengthen these unnecessarily. (d) —— get expected marks you all should understand the question well and answer them to the point. Don’t worry, (e) —— your answers are fairly short.
11. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text. 5
where are you from said the teacher i am from nepal said the student how did you find dhaka when you first arrived said the teacher well i like it i think the city very beautiful said the student
SSC ENGLISH SECOND PAPER: Answer
Part A : Grammar (60 Marks)
1. (a) collecting; (b) after; (c) rolled; (d) in; (e) the; (f) the; (g) the; (h) for; (i) from; (j) on.
2. (a) went; (b) When/While; (c) frightened; (d) a; (e) running; (f) after; (g) caught; (h) the; (i) to; (j) call.
3. (a) Education is a precondition for development.
(b) An uneducated man is a burden of nation.
(c) Illiteracy hampers all the development efforts.
(d) An educated man can play a role in removing illiteracy.
(e) After all he/she can play a significant role to build up a nation.
4. (a) meaning; (b) fought; (c) was called; (d) was; (e) was reading; (f) was passing; (g) saw; (h) was tearing; (i) entered; (j) said.
5. The boy respectfully told the teacher that he (b) would be much obliged if he (t) would kindly lend him (b) the book he (t) had praised highly in the classroom the previous day. The teacher said that he (t) was very glad to know that he (b) was eager to read that book and added that he (b) was welcome to any of his (t) books that he (b) liked.
6. (a) It is education which is power.
(b) Isn’t it much more than getting certificates?
(c) We have to acquire an enlightened mind which will be enriched with the ability of free thinking and rationality.
(d) Who will be able to think freely and rationally?
(e) We should not be unconscious of our feelings.
(f) We should achieve the capability so that we can think from others’ perspective.
(g) We should not have a biased and imbalanced opinion.
(h) Rationality should always equip our mind.
(i) No other wealth is as great as education.
(j) It is more valuable than any other thing.
7. (a) We shall go there provided the weather is fine.
(b) The boy was given the job after he had qualified himself in the interview.
(c) Check the beast in you lest you should fall in life.
(d) Be truthful if you want to be respected.
(e) Scarcely had the party begun when it began to rain.
8. (a) applicable; (b) formal; (c) exemplified; (d) unletterred; (e) easily; (f) methodical; (g) loudly; (h) silently; (i) orally; (j) comprehension.
9. (a) As he carried a book with him, he put the book on the table, didn’t he?
(b) My brother is two years older than me, I am ten years old, aren’t I?/ain’t I?
(c) The weather is very rough today. Let us go home, shall we?
(d) He is a liar. Nobody believes him, do they?
(e) The industrious shine in life. The idle cannot prosper in life, can they?
10. (a) As/Since; (b) Though; (c) that; (d) In order to; (e) if.
11. “Where are you from?” said the teacher. “I am from Nepal,” said the student. “How did you find Dhaka when you first arrived?” said the teacher. “Well, I like it. I think the city is very beautiful,” said the student.