MODEL QUESTION 40
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
Self-employment means to create job opportunity (a) —— oneself (b) —— one’s own effort. Various government organizations (c) ——trying to create (d) —— congenial atmosphere for self-employment. (e) —— NGO’s have also rendered their help. Livestock rasing, agricultural (f) ——, poultry raising are some of (g) —— sectors. There are many opportunities (h) —— self-employment (i) —— Bangladesh. One can easily engage oneself (j) —— these jobs.
2. Fill in the blanks with suitable words. 0.5×10=5
What is the (a) —— of men and women in our society? The common (b) —— would be that a (c) —— is the guide, protector and provider for his wife and children. A woman’s role is that of (d) —— mother and home maker. It was a common early (e) —— that men should be the bread-winners and women should be busy at (f) —— preparing food. A woman had to be (g) —— which meant she had to be soft, weak, submissive and dependent on men for her (h) —— and protection. More than anything else, it was held that women (i) —— competency and efficiency. But women have (j) —— this otherwise throughout the world including Bangladesh.
3. Make five sentences using parts of the sentences from each column of the table below. 1×5=5
|Whenever the social value of a society||creates||different types of problems|
|Due to corruption, society||must work||a number of problems in the society|
|Everybody||steps down into||degraded, this problem is raised|
|Corruption||is||together to uproot corruption from the society at any cost|
|It||a type of social cancer|
4. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box. 0.5×10=5
A proverb goes that a man without an aim is a ship without a rudder. Likewise, a man without an aim (a) —— reach his goal. He (b) —— in his way of life. So, everyman should (c) —— a definite aim. But nothing is more difficult than the choice of profession. Students (d) —— it very difficult to choose a suitable profession. Choosing profession becomes very difficult because there (e) —— many paths and courses open to them. They should (f)—— their aim according to the abilities they are (g) —— with. All (h) —— the same abilities and aptitude. Students may (i) —— with their teachers who are able to (j) —— their abilities.
5. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5
“Good morning, Madam!” said the Brazilian receptionist smilingly. “How can we help you?” The tourist nodded and said, “Have you any room vacant?” “Yes, a single one on the first floor. Will it do, Madam?” said he.
6. Change the sentences according to directions. 1×10=10
(a) Strategy is more important than any other thing in the examination. (Make it superlative)
(b) Any answer in the examination should not be elaborated. (Make it active voice)
(c) Getting the question paper, he should read it carefully. (Make it complex sentence)
(d) At first glance the questions may not seem easy. (Make it affirmative)
(e) A student should attempt to answer all the questions so that he may get good marks. (Make it simple sentence)
(f) When he answers all the questions, the examiner becomes glad seeing that. (Make it compound sentence)
(g) But, it is better than not answering at all. (Make it positive degree)
(h) It is sensible. (Make it negative without changing meaning)
(i) He should not waste time to do it. (Make it passive)
(j) Only this process can bring a good result in an examination. (Make it interrogative)
7. Complete the sentences. 1×5=5
(a) He could not attend the meeting because ——.
(b) We went to his residence as soon as ——.
(c) He was so ill that——.
(d) We immediately decided to shift him to hospital where ——.
(e) No sooner had we reached the hospital ——.
8. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in parenthesis. 0.5Í10=5
Zainul Abedin was an artist of (a) — (exception) — talent and international reputation. He played an important role in the modern art (b) — (move) — in Bangladesh. His father was a (c) — (praise) — police officer. He had a great (d) — (attract) — for drawing. He is the (e) — (found) — of Dhaka Arts Institution. He became (f) — (active) — involved in a (g) — (move) — to (h) — (orient) — Bengal art to the root of Bengali culture. For his (i) — (artist) — and (j) — (vision) — qualities the title of Shilpacharya has been bestowed upon him.
9. Make tag questions of these statements. 1×5=5
(a) Rafiq has little knowledge about games and sports, ——?
(b) But he can develop it if he reads sports journal, ——?
(c) I think he has no interest in it, ——?
(d) Let’s talk to him, ——?
(e) Indeed we need to engage him in games and sports for our benefit, ——?
10. Complete the passage using suitable connectors: 1×5=5
Population problem is-the burning question of Bangladesh. (a) —— it can be termed as number one problem. (b) —— the population of a country is an asset, it has already become a great problem for our country. (c) —— the country cannot afford to give people the basic necessaries of life. (d) —— river erosion makes many people homeless every year. (e) —— they come to the cities and create slum problem there.
11. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text. 5
my dear friends i know a charm by which i can rid you of these rats but you have to pay me one thousand guilders in payment of my this service a thousand guilders cried the men we will give you ten thousand guilders if you can rid us of these rats
SSC ENGLISH SECOND PAPER: Answer
Part A : Grammar (60 Marks)
1. (a) for; (b) by; (c) are; (d) a; (e) Different; (f) farming; (g) the; (h) for; (i) in; (j) in.
2. (a) role; (b) answer; (c) man; (d) a; (e) belief; (f) home; (g) womanly/delicate; (h) decision; (i) lack; (j) changed.
3. (a) Corruption is a type of social cancer.
(b) It creates a number of problems in the society.
(c) Whenever the social value of a society is degraded, this problem is raised.
(d) Due to corruption, society steps down into different types of problems.
(e) Everybody must work together to uproot corruption from the society at any cost.
4. (a) cannot; (b) stumbles; (c) have; (d) find; (e) are; (f) fix; (g) endowed; (h) have not/do not have; (i) consult; (j) evaluate.
5. The Brazilian receptionist smilingly wished the tourist good morning with respect and asked her how they could help her. The tourist nodded and asked if they had any room vacant. He replied in the affirmative and said that they had a single one on the first floor and asked her again respectfully if it would do.
6. (a) Strategy is the most important thing in the examination.
(b) A student should not elaborate any answer in the examination.
(c) When he gets the question paper, he should read it carefully.
Or, He should read the question paper carefully after he has got it.
(d) At first glance the question may seem difficult.
(e) A student should attempt to answer all the questions to get good marks.
(f) He answers all the questions and the examiner becomes glad seeing that.
(g) But not answering at all is not as good as it.
(h) It is not insensible.
(i) Time should not be wasted by him to do it.
(j) Can another process bring a good result in an examination?
7. (a) He could not attend the meeting because he was seriously ill.
(b) We went to his residence as soon as we heard the news of his illness.
(c) He was so ill that he could not talk to us.
(d) We immediately decided to shift him to a hospital where he could be properly treated.
(e) No sooner had we reached the hospital than he died.
8. (a) exceptional; (b) movement; (c) praiseworthy; (d) attraction; (e) founder; (f) actively; (g) movement; (h) reorient; (i) artistic; (j) visionary.
9. (a) Rafiq has little knowledge about games and sports, does he?/has he?
(b) But he can develop it if he reads sports journal, can’t he?
(c) I think he has no interest in it, has he?
(d) Let’s talk to him, shall we?
(e) Indeed we need to engage him in games and sports for our benefit, don’t we?
10. (a) So; (b) Though; (c) Because; (d) Besides; (e) So.
11. “My dear friends, I know a charm by which I can rid you of these rats, but you have to pay me one thousand guilders in payment of my this service.” A thousand guilders!” cried the men. “We will give you ten thousand guilders if you can rid us of these rats.”