MODEL QUESTION 37
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
We, the (a) —— are very fond of festivals and celebrations. We have several festivals which we celebrate. Some of them are (b) —— and some are local. There are also some festivals which (c) —— nationally throughout the country. Recently I have got a chance to see a national festival of (d) ——. It was a festival (e) —— Pahela Baishakh, the new year’s day (f) —— Bangla year. Fortunately I was in Dhaka, the capital city (g) —— this day. So I got (h) ——- golden opportunity to enjoy the programs organized (i) —— the (j) —— cultural and socio-cultural organizations.
2. Fill in the blanks with suitable words. 0.5×10=5
A government probe has made overloading and the master’s (pilot) inefficiency (a) —— for the tragic capsize of Pinac-6. The capsize killed over a hundred people (b) —— the Padma (c) —— August 4. One of the members said, “We have also identified (d) —— negligence of BIWTA officials as well as the owner. These are the (e) —— that caused the tragic (f) —— of human lives.” He added, “The vessel had an approved (g) —— of 85 passengers bit it was crowded with (h) —— 250.” Moreover, the master headed straight for Mawa terminal across the turbulent river, by passing the (i) —— route to cut short only a (j) —— of half a kilometre.
3. Make five sentences using parts of the sentences from each column of the table below. 1×5=5
|Charles Dickens||born on February 7, 1872 in Portsmouth|
|He||was||not go to school and receive education|
|When he||could||one of the greatest English novelists of the 18th century|
|He||had||to work in a factory at the age of twelve|
|Dickens||a small boy, his father was sent to prison for debt|
4. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box. : 0.5×10=5
One night Rabia’s master (a) —— up from sleep and (b) —— a sweet sound of prayer. (c) —— curious he (d) —— before the cottage of Rabia (e) —— the sound. To his great surprise he (f) —— that she (g) —— deeply (h) —— in prayer and there (i) —— a heavenly light around her. He (j) —— that she was not an ordinary woman but an angel.
5. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5
“You look a little bit like my mother,” he said, “Especially in the dark by the fire.” “But you were only four, Jerry, when you came here,” the authoress said. “My mother lives in Mannville.”
6. Change the sentences according to directions. 1×10=10
(a) English is one of the most used languages in the world. (Use comparative degree)
(b) It is spoken all over the world. (Use active voice)
(c) English helps the international community to communicate across national borders. (Use passive voice)
(d) People who have good knowledge in English get good jobs. (Make simple sentence)
(e) If we do not learn English, we cannot prosper. (Make simple sentence)
(f) We cannot acquire knowledge without learning English. (Make complex sentence)
(g) We must learn English. (Make negative)
(h) We should learn it so that we can get good jobs. (Compound)
(i) English opens a door to knowledge. (Compound)
(j) It is not easy to communicate across national borders without learning English. (Make affirmative sentence)
7. Complete the sentences. 1×5=5
(a) Truth is an abstract idea although ——.
(b) We cannot get it as shape, yet ——.
(c) Falsehood may rule, but ——.
(d) It will disclose either sooner ——.
(e) —— are honoured by the people.
8. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in parenthesis. 0.5Í10=5
When a citizen is not loyal to the state, he is called (a) — (loyal) —. (b) — (Loyalty) — to the state is (c) — (equal) — to (d) — (treacher) —. A person convicted of treachery is called a traitor who should be punished for his (e) — (traitor) — activity. He creates (f) — (rest) — in society and is also (g) — (disrespect) — to others. He also gets involved in (h) — (crime) —activities. He should not go (i) — (punished). He dies (j) — (honoured) —.
9. Make tag questions of these statements. 1×5=5
(a) My brother rebuked me. I was shocked. Next day I told him. “You don’t fondle me, ——?”
(b) My sister Rani is very polite. I told her, “Let’s play chess,——?”
(c) Whenever I go to Agra, I think nothing is so beautiful as the Tajmahal, —— ?
(d) There was an accident near Dhaka Commerce College in the morning. I entered the office hurriedly and told, “I am not late, ——?”
(e) Mr. Salam is religious minded. He says his prayer five times daily, —?
10. Complete the passage using suitable connectors: 1×5=5
The students wishing to do well in the exam should give importance to several things, (a) —— they cannot reap a good harvest (b) —— they must listen to their teachers and act in their advice and suggestions. (c) —— they must be serious and more attentive to their studies. They should always bear in mind that parents expect them to be highly educated. If they remain indifferent to their studies, their future will be enveloped in darkness. (d) —— they never should mix with bad boys (e) —— they should make the best use of time.
11. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text. 5
once my mother said to me who came to you my friend rafiq mom she asked what did he want i said his mother is ill he needs some money i have given him five hundred taka my mother said wonderful.
SSC ENGLISH SECOND PAPER: Answer
Part A : Grammar (60 Marks)
1. (a) Bangladeshis; (b) religious; (c) are celebrated; (d) ours; (e) of/on; (f) of; (g) on; (h) the; (i) by; (j) leading.
2. (a) responsible; (b) in; (c) on; (d) overloading; (e) reasons; (f) death; (g) capacity; (h) over; (i) usual; (j) distance.
3. (i) Charles Dickens was one of the greatest English novelists of the 18th century.
(ii) He was born on February 7, 1872 in Portsmouth.
(iii) When he was a small boy, his father was sent to prison for debt.
(iv) He could not go to school and receive education.
(v) Dickens had to work in a factory at the age of twelve.
4. (a) woke; (b) heard; (c) Being; (d) appeared; (e) following; (f) found; (g) was; (h) absorbed; (i) was; (j) understood.
5. Jerry told the authoress that she looked a little bit like his mother especially in the dark by the fire. Being confused, the authoress said that he had been only four years old when he had gone there. Finally, Jerry concluded saying that his mother lived in Mannville.
6. (a) English is more used than most other languages in the world.
(b) People speak English all over the world.
(c) The international community is helped by English to communicate across the national borders.
(d) People having good knowledge in English get good jobs.
(e) Without learning English we cannot prosper.
(f) We cannot acquire knowledge if we do not learn English.
(g) We cannot but learn English.
(h) We can get good jobs, and therefore we should learn English.
(i) English opens a door and it is knowledge.
(j) It is difficult to communicate across national borders without learning English.
7. (a) Truth is an abstract idea although it is valued everywhere.
(b) We cannot get it as shape, yet we should try to achieve it.
(c) Falsehood may rule but gets exposed sooner or later.
(d) It will disclose either sooner or later.
(e) Those who are truthful are honoured by the people.
8. (a) disloyal; (b) Disloyalty; (c) equal; (d) treachery; (e) traitorous; (f) unrest; (g) disrespectful; (h) criminal; (i) unpunished; (j) dishonoured
9. (a) My brother rebuked me. I was shocked. Next day I told him. “You don’t fondle me, do you?”
(b) My sister Rani is very polite. I told her, “Let’s play chess, shall we?”
(c) Whenever I go to Agra, I think nothing is so beautiful as the Tajmahal, is any thing?
(d) There was an accident near Dhaka Commerce College in the morning. I entered the office hurriedly and told, “I am not late, am I?”
(e) Mr. Salam is religious minded. He says his prayer five times daily, doesn’t he?
10. (a) Firstly; (b) unless; (c) Secondly; (d) Finally; (e) and.
11. Once my mother said to me, “Who came to you?” “My friend Rafiq, Mom.” She asked “What did he want?” I said, “His mother is ill. He needs some money. I have given him five hundred taka. My mother said, “Wonderful!.”