MODEL QUESTION 42
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-control is (a) —— the root of all virtues. Let (b) —— man give rein (c) —— his impulses and passion and (d) —— that moment he yields (e) —— his moral freedom. He is carried along (f) —— current of life and becomes (g) —— slave of his strongest (h) —— for the time being. To be morally free, to be more than an animal (i) —— man must be able to resist instinctive impulse and this can only be done by the (j) —— of self-control.
2. Fill in the blanks with suitable words. 0.5×10=5
Truthfulness means the (a) —— of speaking the truth. It is (b) —— greatest of all (c) —— in a man’s life. The true (d) —— and prosperity of a man entirely depends (e) —— it. It ennobles one’s character and gives him a high position in (f) ——. It may not make one (g) —— but it brings peace of mind. A truthful person (h) —— nobody. All religions teach us to be (i) ——. By dint of truthfulness all can shine in life. Truthfulness may lead the whole world to peace and (j) ——.
3. Make five sentences using parts of the sentences from each column of the table below. 1×5=5
|Once there||asked||in a peaceful sleep|
|One night he||was||the angel if his name was in the list|
|Suddenly waking up he||saw||an angel|
|The angel||engaged in writing the names of the persons who loved God|
|Abu||an honest and pious man named Abu Ben Adhem|
4. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box. : 0.5×10=5
A crow and a crane (a) —— in a tree beside a jungle. One noon, a hunter (b) —— there. He (c) —— very tired and wanted to (d) —— some rest. He (e) —— down under the tree. The crane stretched his wings to (f) —— the hunter from the heat of the sun. But the crow which was wicked, (g) —— some filth on his face. The hunter (h) —— up and (i) —— that the crane (j) —— the wrong.
5. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5
“Where is my son?” said the grocer. “A crow carried your son away,” said the fruit seller. “You liar. How can a crow carry away such a big boy?” “Just the same way as mice can eat away the balance and weights.”
6. Change the sentences according to directions. 1×10=10
(a) Television is one of the most wonderful inventions of modern science. (Make positive degree)
(b) It was not invented over night. (Make active voice)
(c) Scientists spent many years and worked hard to invent television. (Make complex sentence)
(d) Nowadays, almost every family has a television set. (Make negative sentence)
(e) People of all ages like to watch television. (Make Interrogative sentence)
(f) The programmes telecast by television are very interesting. (Make complex sentence)
(g) Television should telecast educative programmes. (Make passive voice)
(h) If you watch television, you can learn many things. (Make Simple sentence)
(i) People spend their free time by watching television. (Make Compound sentence)
(j) Very few things are so useful as television. (Make Superlative sentence)
7. Complete the sentences. 1×5=5
(a) It is true that most of the parents in our country are not interested enough to ——.
(b) Parents think spending money for the children’s education is unwise especially when——.
(c) They think female children need no education because they ——.
(d) To lessen discrimination in children’s educational status, the government gives subsidy for female children so that ——.
(e) It is high time we ——.
8. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in parenthesis. 0.5Í10=5
Sports can give us (a) — (please) — and (b) — (entertain) —. Football and cricket have (c) — (popular) — in our country. The people of our country (d) — (joy) — the T-20 match most. I watched (e) — (most) — all the T-20 matches of the last tournament. Today I’m totally (f) — (appointed) —. Yesterday, there was an incident of (g) — (fortune) — in my life. (h) — (fortune) — I missed the last T-20 match between Bangladesh and West Indies. The match was very much (i) — (compete) — and (j) — (thrill) —.
9. Make tag questions of these statements. 1×5=5
(a) You are a farmer but I am a student, ——?
(b) The moon shines at night, ——?
(c) Please, sing a song and charm us, ——?
(d) Muslims, ——?
(e) Do not go there and bring something, ——?
10. Complete the passage using suitable connectors: 1×5=5
(a) —— trees are very useful to man in many ways, man has not realized it. (b) —— he is eager to draw quick profit from the trees, he has cut them down in large numbers. (c) —— the government has a good system of control (d) —— can educate the people, the forests will slowly disappear. But (e) —— the forests disappear, the country will face many natural calamities.
11. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text. 5
how is your mother nabila said mrs rina she is well thank you nabila replied I am very glad to hear that she is in good health said mrs rina
SSC ENGLISH SECOND PAPER: Answer
Part A : Grammar (60 Marks)
1. (a) the; (b) a; (c) to; (d) from; (e) up; (f) the; (g) the/a; (h) desire; (i) a; (j) exercise.
2. (a) habit; (b) the; (c) virtues; (d) peace; (e) on; (f) society; (g) rich; (h) cares/fears; (i) truthful; (j) prosperity.
3. (i) Once there was an honest and pious man named Abu Ben Adhem.
(ii) One night he was in a peaceful sleep.
(iii) Suddenly waking up he saw an angel.
(iv) The angel was engaged in writing the names of the persons who loved God.
(v) Abu asked the angel if his name was in the list.
4. (a) lived; (b) came; (c) was; (d) have; (e) lay; (f) save; (g) dropped; (h) woke; (i) thought; (j) had done
5. The grocer asked the fruit-seller where his son was. The fruit-seller replied that a crow had carried his son away. The grocer called him a liar and asked how a crow could carry away such a big boy. The fruit-seller replied that just the same way as mice could eat away the balance and weights.
6. (a) Very few inventions of modern science are as wonderful as television.
(b) Scientists did not invented it overnight.
(c) Scientists spent many years by working hard so that they could invent television.
Or, Scientists who spent many years worked hard to invent television.
(d) Nowadays, there is no family without a television set.
(e) Don’t the people of all ages like to watch television?
(f) The programmes which are telecast by television, are very interesting.
(g) Education programmes should be telecast by television.
(h) By watching television you can learn many things.
(i) People watch television and spend their free time.
(j) Television in one of the most useful things.
7. (a) It is true that most of the parents in our country are not interested enough to their children.
(b) Parents think that spending money for the children’s education is unwise specially when they are female children.
(c) They think female children need no education because they will go to their in-law’s families to do the household activities.
(d) To lessen discrimination in children’s educational status, the government gives subsidy for female children so that they can get proper education.
(e) It is high time we ensured education for all children.
8. (a) pleasure; (b) entertainment; (c) popularity; (d) enjoy; (e) almost; (f) disappointed; (g) misfortune; (h) Unfortunately; (i) competitive; (j) thrilling.
9. (a) You are a farmer but I am a student, aren’t I/ain’t I?
(b) The moon shines at night, doesn’t she?
(c) Please, sing a song and charm us, won’t you?
(d) Muslims, aren’t they?
(e) Do not go there and bring something, will you?
10. (a) Though; (b) As; (c) Unless; (d) and; (e) if.
11. “How is your mother, Nabila?” said Mrs. Rina. “She is well. Thank you,” Nabila replied. “I am very glad to hear that she is in good health,” said Mrs. Rina.