MODEL QUESTION 48
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
Computer is (a) —— ultra-modern electronic device for storing and analyzing (b) —— fed (c) —— it. It has no capacity to do anything (d) —— itself. It works (e) —— the basis of commands given by the (f) —— . The (g) —— of computer has a long history. Computer was not invented overnight. It took a long time and hard labour to invent computer. A computer consists (h) —— five major components. Computer has great (i) —— to us. It renders great service (j) —— mankind.
2. Fill in the blanks with suitable words. 0.5×10=5
Email has brought about (a) —— revolution in modern communication. Messages can be transmitted (b) —— one country to another within (c) —— few seconds. It is far cheaper than telephone calls. Trade (d) —— commerce has become greatly dependent (e) —— this speedy mode of communication. It has however, not reached to everyone, specially (f) —— developing countries like ours, as most (g) —— the people cannot afford to have (h) —— personal computer. But most (i) —— the people have started using commercially operated email (j) —— important purposes.
3. Make five sentences using parts of the sentences from each column of the table below. 1×5=5
|Marco Polo||made||him one of his officers|
|He||reached||an adventurous man|
|In one summer he||was||by the Emperor of China|
|Polo||travelled||the palace of Kublai Khan|
|The Emperor||was warmly received||by land and sea, over mountains and across deserts|
4. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box. : 0.5×10=5
It was late night when I (a) —— for my home. While I (b) —— along the road, it (c) —— like an unknown Dhaka. Some boys (d) —— idly on the footpath. There (e) —— no busy traffic as it is often (f) —— during the day time. I (g) —— beside the neighbouring park and (h) —— long breath. Suddenly a police car stopped before me and (i) —— what I (j) —— there alone at such a late night.
5. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5
The giant looked at the fisherman and said, “Speak to me more politely or I’ll kill you.” “Why should you kill me?” asked the fisherman. “I’ve just freed you. Have you forgotten that?” “No, “answered the giant. “But that’ll not stop me from killing you.”
6. Change the sentences according to directions. 1×10=10
(a) The students studying regularly can expect a good result. (Make it complex sentence)
(b) But most of our students are inattentive to their studies. (Make it negative sentence without changing the original meaning)
(c) They waste their valuable time idly. (Use passive sentence)
(d) Wasting time is harmful for them. (Make it an interrogative sentence)
(e) By repeating this activity they make a poor result. (Make it a complex sentence)
(f) Who loves them then? (Make it an assertive sentence without changing the original meaning)
(g) They are treated badly even by their family members. (Use active voice)
(h) If a student fails in the examination, he suffers from inferiority complex. (Make simple sentence)
(i) No other student in the class is as bad as a failed student. (Use superlative degree)
(j) So a student should be aware of studying regularly and attentively so that he can do well in the examination. (Make it a simple sentence)
7. Complete the sentences. 1×5=5
(a) Hardly had he reached the station ——.
(b) He speaks as if ——.
(c) I went to Dhaka with a view to ——.
(d) He walked carefully lest ——.
(e) We wish ——.
8. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in parenthesis. 0.5Í10=5
Hazrat Muhammad (sm) is the last Prophet of Allah and the (a) — (lead) — of all prophets. He is the greatest of men and (b) — (teach) — ever born on earth. There is none like him. Before his birth Arabia was steeped in (c) — (dark) —of ignorance and superstition. The Arabs were ignorant and wicked and they led (d) — (beast) — lives. They were (e) — (worship) — of many gods and goddesses and were given to all kinds of vices. He got no opportunity for learning. But he was taught much higher things than book knowledge by the (f) — (seen) — hand of Allah. From his (g) — (boy) — he was (h) — (thought) —, honest and (i) — (truth) —. He was called Al-Amin or the (j) — (trust) — one.
9. Make tag questions of these statements. 1×5=5
(a) I have told you to leave the place. I think I am right, ——?
(b) The teacher says, “Charity begins at home, ——?”
(c) The Creator is second to none, ——?
(d) Everybody praises a well-mannered student,——?
(e) As the weather was cold, there were a few migratory birds, ——?
10. Complete the passage using suitable connectors: 1×5=5
Honesty is a noble virtue. The man (a) —— possesses this rare quality is the happiest person in the world. To be honest, man should have trustworthiness (b) —— nobody trusts a liar. (c) —— Allah helps the honest people. (d) —— children should be taught honesty from the very beginning of life, (e) —— children should be developed among the honest people.
11. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text. 5
summer the first season of bangla year consists of baishakh and jaishta fruits of different items are seen available in the summer season when strong wind blows the children and girls come out under the trees to pick up mangoes it is risky to go out because it might cause an accident
SSC ENGLISH SECOND PAPER: Answer
Part A : Grammar (60 Marks)
1. (a) an; (b) information; (c) into; (d) by; (e) on; (f) operator; (g) invention; (h) of; (i) importance; (j) to.
2. (a) a; (b) from; (c) a; (d) and; (e) on; (f) in; (g) of; (h) a; (i) of; (j) for.
3. (i) Marco Polo was an adventurous man.
(ii) He travelled by land and sea, over mountains and across deserts.
(iii) In one summer he reached the palace of Kublai Khan.
(iv) Polo was warmly received by the Emperor of China.
(v) The Emperor made him one of his officers.
4. (a) started; (b) was walking; (c) looked; (d) lay; (e) was; (f) found; (g) stopped; (h) took; (i) asked; (j) was doing.
5. The giant looked at the fisherman and ordered/told/threatened him to speak to him (G) more politely or he (G) would kill him (f). The fisherman asked the giant why he (G) should kill him. Then he (F) reminded the giant that he had just freed him (G). After that he (F) asked the giant if he (G) had forgotten that. The giant replied that he had not. The giant replied in the negative. But he told the fisherman that that would not stop him (G) from killing him.
6. (a) The students who study regularly can expect a good result.
(b) But most of our students are not attentive to their studies.
(c) Their valuable time is wasted idly by them.
(d) Isn’t wasting time harmful for them?
(e) By repeating this activity, they make a result which is poor.
(f) Nobody loves them then.
(g) Even their family members treat them badly.
(h) Failing in the examination, a student suffers from inferiority complex.
(i) A failed student is the worst of all students in the class.
(j) So a student should be aware of studying regularly and attentively in order to do well in the examination.
7. (a) Hardly had he reached the station when the train left.
(b) He speaks as if he were mad.
(c) I went to Dhaka with a view to buying a car.
(d) He walked carefully lest he should fall.
(e) We wish we were a developed nation.
8. (a) leader; (b) teachers; (c) darkness; (d) beastly; (e) worshippers; (f) unseen; (g) boyhood; (h) thoughtful; (i) truthful; (j) trustworthy.
9. (a) I have told you to leave the place. I think, I am right, aren’t I?
(b) The teacher-says, “Charity begins at tome, doesn’t it?”
(c) The Creator is second to none, is He?
(d) Everybody praises a well-mannered student, don’t they?
(e) As the weather was cold, there were a few migratory birds, weren’t there?
10. (a) who; (b) because; (c) Even; (d) So; (e) Besides.
11. Summer, the first season of the Bangla year, consists of Baishakh and Jaishta. Fruits of different items are seen available in the summer season. When strong wind blows, the children and girls come out under the trees to pick up mangoes. It is risky to go out because it might cause an accident.