SSC English 2nd Paper Model-34 With Solutions

MODEL QUESTION 34

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

aalmostcolourpleasetosmileredthelookwith always

         The world is like (a) —— glass. If you smile, it (b) ——, if you frown, it frowns back. If you look at through a (c) —— glass all seem red, if through (d) —— smoked one, all dull and dirty. (e) —— try then to look at (f) —— bright side of things. (g) —— every thing in the world has a bright side. Greet everyone (h) —— a bright smile, kind words and a (i) —— welcome. It is not enough (j) —— love those who are near and dear to us.

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

         Electricity is (a) —— a part of our everyday life. (b) —— we rarely think twice about its importance and necessity. When we switch (c) ——the light and the fan or turn our television or computer on, we enjoy (d) —— blessings of electricity. Even when we turn off the beside lamp and are fast asleep, electricity remains working (e) —— us driving our fans, heating or cooling our rooms and running our refrigerators. Unfortunately, we (f) —— enjoy the uninterrupted blessing of electricity. There is some shortage in (g) —— generation (h) —— electricity in Bangladesh. (i) ——, load-shedding or suspension of the supply of electricity has (j) —— a regular program of the Power Development Board.

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

Povertymakesmuch probability of development
Wehasus disreputable in the society
Itsolvetoo complicated to solve in a day
Our countryisthis problem through hard diligence
  been actually created by us

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

belikegivecaredocontainneedpreferensurekeep

         Costly foods (a) —— so rich as they seem to be in their food value, whereas many cheap foods are richer in their food value. But young people in general (b) —— think so and they form their food habits with a wrong notion. Unfortunately enough, even many educated young groups (c) —— for nutrients or food value. They (d) —— predominance to the matter whether a food is tasty or not. Many young ones only (e) —— delicious; fatty and oily food. This is why junk food is (f) ——by many especially young people or children. Some think that rich food (g) —— a lot of nutrients (h) —— for one to (i) —— fit and (j) —— proper growth of the body.

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

         Suddenly a voice called out, “Good morning gentlemen. Where are you going and what are you doing here?” “Oh, nowhere and nothing,” “But you look so pensive, why?” “Yes, you are right. We are looking for something,” replied the six blind men.

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

         (a)     Student politics is one of the most discussed issues of the country. (Comparative)

         (b)     Being misguided our students do a lot of harm. (Compound)

         (c)     We should develop public consciousness to solve this problem. (Complex)

         (d)     It is very harmful. (Exclamatory)

         (e)     Political involvement is not bad for the students. (Affirmative)

         (f)     But they should do politics for the benefit of the nation. (Passive)

         (g)     Evil minded leaders should be avoided. (Active)

         (h)     If we can avoid campus violence, we can remove session jam. (Simple)

         (i)     By being determined, we can solve many problems. (Complex)

         (j)      Nothing is as harmful as violence. (Superlative)

7.      Complete the sentences.                                                                                                    1×5=5

         (a)     Avoid mistakes lest ——.

         (b)     If you invited me——.

         (c)     —— as it did not rain in time.

         (d)     He is sure that ——.

         (e)     Many years have passed——.

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

         The (a) — (manage) — of the hotel was talking to the (b) — (reception) —. A (c) — (visit) — came to book a seat. He was a (d) — (foreign) — and did not have a complete (e) — (know) — of English. A (f) — (board) — of the hotel offered him (g) — (assist) —. He did not (h) — (agree) — and (i) — (final) — the matter was (j) — (successful) — settled.

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

         (a)    It is an enjoyable evening,——?

         (b)    Yes it is. Let’s go out for a walk, ——?

         (c)    That’s a nice idea. We can enjoy a walk outside, ——?

         (d)    The air is also cool and soothing, ——?

         (e)    Right. And the queen moon is also shining brightly in the sky, ——?

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

         Expect problems. Face them bravely. (a) ——, they are an inseparable part of our life. (b) ——never think you are alone. (c) —— a situation gets worse. Choose a counsellor from your parents or teachers (d) —— will objectively listen to your upsetting problems and show you a way out. (e)—— psychologists are the best to deal with such problems.

11.     Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text.                              5        
robert bruce the king of scotland was defeated at war and failed to regain his country’s freedom several times naturally he was in a very dejected mood sitting in his hide out he lost himself in deep thought.

SSC ENGLISH SECOND PAPER: Answer
MODEL QUESTION-34

Part A : Grammar (60 Marks)

1.      (a) a; (b) smiles; (c) red; (d) a; (e) Always; (f) the; (g) Almost; (h) with; (i) pleasing; (j) to.

2.      (a) regarded; (b) So; (c) on; (d) the; (e) for; (f) fail to; (g) power; (h) for; (i) Therefore/So; (j) become.                                      

3.      (a)     Our country has much probability of development.

         (b)     Poverty makes us disreputable in the society.                          

         (c)     It has been actually created by us.

         (d)     It is too complicated to solve in a day.

         (e)     We solve this problem through hard diligence.

4.      (a) are not; (b) do not; (c) do not care; (d) give; (e) prefer; (f) liked; (g) contains; (h) needed; (i) keep; (j) ensure.

5.      Suddenly addressing the six blind men as gentlemen and wishing them good morning, a voice asked them where they were going and what they were doing there. They exclaimed that they were going nowhere and were doing nothing. Then the voice told them that they looked so pensive and asked them why they looked so. The six blind men-agreed with the voice and told that it was right. They added that they were looking for something,

6.      (a)     Student politics is more discussed than most other issues of the country.

         (b)     Our students are misguided and do a lot of harm.

         (c)     We should developed public consciousness so that we can solve this problem.

         (d)     How harmful it is!

         (e)     Political involvement is good for the students.

         (f)     But politics should be done by them for the benefit of the nation.

         (g)     They should avoid evil minded leaders.

         (h)     By avoiding campus violence, we can remove session jam.

         (i)      If we are determined, we can solve many problems.

         (j)      Violence is the most harmful thing.

7.      (a)     Avoid mistakes lest you should get poor marks.

         (b)     If you invited me, I would go.

         (c)     The farmers could not reap a good harvest this year as it did not rain in time.

         (d)     He is sure that he will get A+ in the exam.

         (e)     Many years have passed since I met you last.

8.      (a)   manager;   (b)   receptionist;   (c)  visitor;   (d)   foreigner;   (e)   knowledge;   (f)   boarder; (g) assistance; (h) disagree; (i) finally; (j) successfully.

9.      (a)     It is an enjoyable evening, isn’t it?

         (b)     Yes it is. Let’s go out for a walk, shall we?

         (c)     That’s a nice idea. We can enjoy a walk outside, can’t we?

         (d)     The air is also cool and soothing, isn’t it?

         (e)     Right. And the queen moon is also shining brightly in the sky, isn’t she?

10.    (a) Because; (b) So; (c) When; (d) who; (e) In this case.

11.    Robert Bruce, the king of Scotland, was defeated at a war and failed to regain his countrys freedom several times. Naturally he was in a very dejected mood. Sitting in his hide out, he lost himself in deep thought.

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