MODEL QUESTION 47
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
(a) —— our country, communicative English teaching was (b) —— to our secondary English curriculum in 1996. It attaches importance (c) —— all the four basic skills of a language. (d) —— in our country speaking and listening skills have not got enough (e) —— in schools. (f) —— present Govt. (g) —— some notable decisions to improve the education (h) —— it has been understood that without (i) —— education sector it is difficult to achieve the digital Bangladesh (j) —— Vision 2021.
2. Fill in the blanks with suitable words. 0.5×10=5
Mankind felt the impact of nuclear energy (a) —— the first time in 1945 when two atom bombs wiped (b) —— Hiroshima and Nagasaki in just under ten minutes. Since then, nuclear weapons, more (c) —— than the earlier ones, have been developed (d) —— the scientists. Intercontinental ballistic missiles, rockets and many other destructive weapons have also been deployed. A race is constantly by going (e) —— among the powerful nations to achieve nuclear supremacy. We are particularly living on a nuclear volcano. Any (i) —— switching on to a push button will lead this world (g) —— dust. Men, who will live, may be victims of incurable diseases. (h) —— richest nations are investing billion and billion dollars for (i) —— nuclear (j) ——.
3. Make five sentences using parts of the sentences from each column of the table below. 1×5=5
|Tannery labourers||very prevalent among the rickshaw pullers|
|Researchers||are||exposed to these poisonous gases constantly living in adjacent slums|
|Respiratory diseases||is||the worst victims of the gases produced in the factories|
|Most of them||have||proved that the average lifespan of a rickshaw puller is five years less than other labours|
|Not only||their physical labour daunting but a rickshaw puller has to endure physical abuse|
4. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box. : 0.5×10=5
Culture (a) —— a term (b) —— for a way of life. It (c) —— a society’s beliefs, customs, languages and so on. Our culture is remarkable for folksongs like Lalongiti, Palligiti, etc. It is badly (d) —— by dish antenna and so on. Our culture (e) —— also some qualities that (f) —— it different from others. We (g) ——some special qualities in our customs, ideas and manners. We eat by fingers (h) —— on the ground especially in rural areas. We (i) —— hands at (j) ——, only males with males, not males with females.
5. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5
I saw a young boy standing before me with utmost politeness. He said, “Uncle, my parents are calling you.” I came out of my house and saw an elderly man and a woman. The woman said, “Bhaiya, don’t you recognize me? I am Salma. We looked for you everywhere but didn’t find you.” “What a surprise!” I said with admiration.
6. Change the sentences according to directions. 1×10=10
(a) My friend invited me to pay a visit to Cox’s Bazar. (Complex)
(b) I was very glad. (Negative)
(c) I accepted the invitation. (Passive)
(d) When I reached there, my friend received me cordially. (Simple)
(e) I was excited to see the sea-beach (Exclamatory)
(f) It is the largest sea-beach in the world. (Comparative)
(g) It is one of most beautiful sea-beach in the world. (Positive)
(h) It is called the pleasure seeker’s paradise. (Active)
(i) Every year a lot of people come to visit it. (Compound)
(j) If I could visit the sea-beach! (Assertive)
7. Complete the sentences. 1×5=5
(a) Scarcely had he told the story ——.
(b) Had I possessed a vast property ——.
(c) —— as if he were the President.
(d) Ten years have passed ——.
(e) Since I am an early riser ——.
8. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in parenthesis. 0.5Í10=5
For getting rapid (a) — (advance) — in a country it should be developed (b) — (science) —. Again a (c) — (develop) — country also may be developed if it can be developed (d) — (industry) —. On the other hand, a country (e) — (depend) — on agriculture can be developed (f) — (agriculture) —. Again (g) — (fish) — is another sector through which an (h) — (develop) — country go a long. As we have all the (i) — (possible) — we can be developed more rapidly making their proper (j) — (utilize) —.
9. Make tag questions of these statements. 1×5=5
(a) You are Suman, ——?
(b) Your father’s name is Zahid, ——?
(c) Yes. My father works with you in the same office, ——?
(d) He always talks about you, ——?
(e) We all like him. There is none who does not speak high of him, ——?
10. Complete the passage using suitable connectors: 1×5=5
(a) —— our land is fertile, we expect good production. (b) —— what we get is more below than Japan and India. (c) —— we are now using modern tools. (d) —— we are getting such products. (e) —— why?
11. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text. 5
the buckingham palace is in england it was originally built for the duke of buckingham in 1703 and was called buckingham house king george III bought it in 1761 it was remodelled and enlarged by a famous architect John nash.
SSC ENGLISH SECOND PAPER: Answer
Part A : Grammar (60 Marks)
1. (a) In; (b) introduced; (c) to; (d) But; (e) importance; (f) The; (g) has taken; (h) as; (i) developing; (j) by.
2. (a) for; (b) out; (c) dangerous; (d) by; (e) on; (f) one; (g) to;.(h) The; (i) making; (j) weapons.
3. (a) Researchers have proved that the average lifespan of a rickshaw puller is five years less than other labours.
(b) Respiratory diseases are very prevalent among the rickshaw pullers.
(c) Not only is their physical labour daunting but a rickshaw puller has to endure physical abuse.
(d) Tannery labourers are the worst victims of the gases produced in the factories.
(e) Most of them are exposed to these poisonous gases constantly living in adjacent slums.
4. (a) is; (b) used; (c) includes; (d) influenced; (e) has; (f) make; (g) have got; (h) sitting; (i) shake; (j) greeting.
5. I saw a young boy standing before me with utmost politeness. Addressing me as uncle he told me that his parents were calling me. I came out of my house and saw an elderly man and a woman. Addressing me as ‘Bhaiya’ the woman asked me if I did not recognize her and said that she was Salma and also said that they had looked for me everywhere but hadn’t found me. I exclaimed with admiration that it was a great surprise.
6. (a) My friend invited me so that I could pay a visit to Cox’s Bazar.
(b) Wasn’t I very glad?
(c) The invitation was accepted by me.
(d) My friend received me cordially after my reaching there.
(e) How excited I was to see the sea-beach!
(f) It is larger than any other sea-beach in the world.
(g) Very few sea-beaches in the world are as beautiful as it.
(h) People call it the pleasure seekers paradise.
(i) Every year a lot of people come and visit it.
(j) I wish I could visit the sea-beach.
7. (a) Scarcely had he told the story when he left the place.
(b) Had I possessed a vast property, I would have helped the poor.
(c) He speaks as if he were the President.
(d) Ten years have passed since I saw him last.
(e) Since I am an early riser, I can enjoy the fresh air of the morning.
8. (a) advancement; (b) scientifically; (c) developing; (d) industrially; (e) dependent; (f) agriculturally; (g) fishery; (h) undeveloped; (i) possibilities; (j) utilization.
9. (a) You are Suman, aren’t you?
(b) Your father’s name is Zahid, isn’t it?
(c) Yes, My father works with you in the same office, doesn’t he?
(d) He always talks about you, doesn’t he?
(e) We all like him. There is none who does not speak high of him, is there?
10. (a) As/Since; (b) But; (c) Now; (d) Still; (e) But.
11. The Buckingham Palace is in England. It was originally built for the Duke of Buckingham in 1703 and was called Buckingham House. King George III bought it in 1761. It was remodelled and enlarged by a famous architect, John Nash.