MODEL QUESTION 35
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
Many diseases are rising (a) —— an alarming rate, which experts believe due (b) —— increased pollution (c) —— the environment. Pollution appears (d) —— be greater (e) —— urban areas although rural societies too are afflicted (f) —— increased use (g) ——chemical fertilizers and insecticides. Nevertheless, today city people appear (h) —— suffer (i) —— many more diseases and suffer more seriously than country people. Now let us see how life (j) —— cities is different from that in the country.
2. Fill in the blanks with suitable words. 0.5×10=5
A teacher is (a) —— compared with an architect. He is the (b) ——— of learning and makes the illiterate people (c) —— citizens of a country. But it is a matter of regret that the teachers are not (d) —— in due respect in society. They lead a humble life in the (e) —— of want. Still they keep the light of education (f) —— in order to remove the (g) —— of illiteracy and (h) —— from the society. So the government should take necessary (i) —— for the (j) —— development of the teachers.
3. Make five sentences using parts of the sentences from each column of the table below. 1×5=5
|The authoress||rented||to be quiet and away from people to do some serious writings|
|She||wanted||the boy for chopping wood|
|The orphanage||was||a cabin which belonged to the orphanage|
|He||asked||about 42 years old but looked smaller|
|sent||for a boy or a man to come and chop wood for her|
4. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box. : 0.5×10=5
I (a) —— your letter yesterday. My joys knew no bounds when I (b) —— to know your brilliant result. You wrote that you (c) —— GPA-5 in the SSC examination. Please (d) —— my heartiest congratulation on your great success. You (e) —— really worthy of this result. You have achieved what we (f) ——. Now your duty is to make endeavor to (g) —— your performance in the examination to be (h) —— in future. I (i) —— that you will be able to maintain your (j) —— success.
5. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5
“Can I have a look at your paper for a moment?” said the man next to me. “I just want to see the cricket results.” ” I haven’t quite finished with it,” I said. “Could you wait a moment?” “I can’t wait long,” he said, “I am getting off at the next stop.”
6. Change the sentences according to directions. 1×10=10
(a) Eid is one of the biggest religious festivals of the Muslims. (Positive)
(b) It is a very auspicious day. (Exclamatory)
(c) The Muslims keep fasting during the month of Ramadan. (Interrogative)
(d) Nobody should look down upon the poor. (Passive)
(e) The rich people try to enjoy Eid in a different way. (Complex)
(f) Those who are helpless deserve our charity. (Simple)
(g) No festival is as colourful as Eid. (Superlative)
(h) The day is enjoyed. (Active)
(i) How amazing the celebration is! (Assertive)
(j) Different TV channels telecast various programmes on this day. (Passive)
7. Complete the sentences. 1×5=5
(a) I don’t know what——.
(b) The truth is that——.
(c) He pretends as though ——.
(d) Though he is healthy, ——.
(e) The police is looking for him as ——.
8. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in parenthesis. 0.5Í10=5
A (a) — (west) — survey was conducted on this (b) — (quest) —. Are social (c) —(net) — making us (d) — (social) —? The participants were mainly the (e) — (net) — users of the west 81% opined affirmative. One commented that (f) — (smart) — detach you from your family and (g) — (company) — in exchange of an addiction to an idle fun. Another comment was that there many (h) — (virtue) — relations are maintained at a time and so they (i) — (hard) — become deep and reliable. Another remarkable comment was that direct (j) — (action) — has no alternative for a safe relation.
9. Make tag questions of these statements. 1×5=5
(a) Man is fond of turning back to the past, ——?
(b) The present may be good, ——?
(c) But everybody hardly forgets golden past, ——?
(d) Nothing is more pleasant to him than the memories of childhood, ——?
(e) The memories of childhood really haunts us, ——?
10. Complete the passage using suitable connectors: 1×5=5
English is the most widely used international language. (a) —— communicating with the foreigners, we cannot but use this language. There are certain jobs in the country (b) —— the jobs of a pilot, a postman, a telephone operator, etc. where English is very essential. (c) —— a student wishing to go abroad must learn English. (d) —— the importance of learning English in our country cannot be ignored. (e) —— we should put high importance on learning English.
11. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text. 5
bangladesh is a small country with a population of about sixteen crores she can hardly make headway so we should work hard to keep pace with the rest of the world
SSC ENGLISH SECOND PAPER: Answer
Part A : Grammar (60 Marks)
1. (a) at; (b) to; (c) of; (d) to; (e) in; (f) by; (g) of; (h) to; (i) from; (j) in.
2. (a) usually/often; (b) father; (c) educated; (d) held; (e) midst; (f) burning; (g) darkness; (h) ignorance; (i) steps; (j) proper.
3. (a) The authoress wanted to be quiet and away from people to do some serious writings.
(b) She rented a cabin which belonged to the orphanage.
(c) She asked for a boy or a man to come and chop wood for her.
(d) The orphanage sent the boy for chopping wood.
(e) He was about 12 years old but looked smaller.
4. (a) received; (b) came; (c) had secured; (d) accept; (e) are ; (f) expected; (g) retain; (h) held; (i) expect; (j) continuous
5. The man next to me asked me if he could have a look at my paper for a moment and said that he just wanted to see the cricket results. I replied that I hadn’t quite finished with it and asked him if he could wait a moment. He replied that he could not wait long since he was getting off at the next stop.
6. (a) Very few religious festivals of the Muslims are as big as Eid.
(b) What an auspicious day it is!
(c) Don’t the Muslims keep fasting during the month of Ramadan?
(d) The poor should not be looked down upon.
(e) The people who are rich try to enjoy Eid in a different way.
(f) The helpless deserve our charity.
(g) Eid is the most colourful festival.
(h) We enjoy the day.
(i) The celebration is very amazing.
(j) Various programmes are telecast by different channels on this day.
7. (a) I don’t know what happened to him.
(b) The truth is that he is a drug addicted.
(c) He pretends as though he knew nothing about it.
(d) Though he is healthy, he does not do any work.
(e) The police is looking for him as he is a criminal.
8. (a) western; (b) question; (c) networks; (d) unsocial; (e) network; (f) smartness; (g) companion; (h) virtual; (i) hardly; (j) reaction.
9. (a) Man is fond of turning back to the past, isn’t he?
(b) The present may be good, mayn’t it?
(c) But everybody hardly forgets golden past, do they?
(d) Nothing is more pleasant to him than the memories of childhood, is it?
(e) The memories of childhood really haunt us, don’t they?
10. (a) While; (b) such as; (c) Besides; (d) So; (e) Therefore.
11. Bangladesh is a small country with a population of about sixteen crores. She can hardly make headway. So, we should work hard to keep pace with the rest pf the world.