MODEL QUESTION 49
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
Man is born free. He does not (a) —— to be exploited. If he is (b) —— chained, he begins to struggle to make him free (c) —— exploitation. Similarly if (d) —— nation is ruled by a foreign (e) —— and is deprived of the (f) ——, it begins to protest. Even it does not (g) —— to sacrifice the lives of the people. Once the Bengalees were ruled (h) —— Pakistani rulers. But they could not tolerate it. (i) —— they struggled against the Pakistani rulers and finally (j) —— the victory.
2. Fill in the blanks with suitable words. 0.5×10=5
Curzon Hall was named (a) —— Lord Curzon, the Viceroy (b) —— India, who laid its foundation in 1904. After the establishment (c) —— Dhaka University in 1921, it became (d) —— part of University’s science section. (e) —— Curzon Hall has attained (f) —— great significance (g) —— the history of the Language Movement. It was here (h) —— 1948, the students of Dhaka University (i) —— their first refusal to accept Jinnah’s declaration that Urdu alone would be the state language of (j) —— then Pakistan.
3. Make five sentences using parts of the sentences from each column of the table below. 1×5=5
|Happiness||a relative term|
|A person with a crown||may||not be happy|
|Whereas a day labourer||is||from person to person|
|Again happiness||varies||a blessing of God|
|Complete happiness or peace of mind||find happiness living in a shabby hut|
4. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box. : 0.5×10=5
Motor-bike (a) —— a very essential vehicle. It is not a luxury today. It (b) —— become popular for a number of reasons. Its cost (c) —— our pocket. It does not need driver. It (d) —— anywhere. People can (e) —— many purposes by it. It is easy to (f) —— and (g) ——. Big garage is not (h) —— to preserve it. Besides, it is also economical. If we compare rickshaw fare with Motor-bike driving cost, we certainly (i) —— to buy it. But it is risky because an accident may be (j) —— by it anytime.
5. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5
Entering into the study, my elder brother looked around and burst out indisgust, “How dirty you have made the room! Why do you use it if you can’t keep tidy?” I said, “I am extremely sorry. I have been a nuisance. In future you will neversee the room in such a bad condition, I promise.”
6. Change the sentences according to directions. 1×10=10
(a) Haji Muhammad Muhsin was not an unkind man at all. (Use passive degree)
(b) He inherited a vast property from has father and sister. (Make it an interrogative sentence)
(c) He was unmarried. (Make it a complex sentence)
(d) During his life time, he spent money lavishly to help the poor. (Make it a complex sentence)
(e) One night when he was saying his prayer, a thief broke into his room. (Make it a simple sentence)
(f) Seeing Muhsin, the thief cried. (Compound)
(g) The thief was caught. (Active)
(h) How needy the thief was! (Assertive)
(i) He gave the thief some food and money. (Passive)
(j) Muhsin was one of the best philanthropists in the world. (Positive)
7. Complete the sentences. 1×5=5
(a) It is high time ——.
(b) Faults are thick where ——.
(c) If my friend had helped me ——.
(d) Five years passed since ——.
(e) Uneasy lies the head ——.
8. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in parenthesis. 0.5Í10=5
The use of computer has got worldwide (a) — (popular) —. It has been further (b) — (modern) —. People are going to have a (c) — (computer) — system of world in every sector. But one thing is very important to know that the (d) — (use) — of computer affects eyesight. So students should (e) — (minimum) — the period of using a computer. Some children have (f) — (addict) — to computer. Instead giving (g) — (attend) — to studies, they waste time on computer games. This is a very bad habit that makes them (h) — (attentive) — to studies, and (i) — (simultaneous) — affects eyesight (j) — (serious) —. Children should give up this bad habit.
9. Make tag questions of these statements. 1×5=5
(a) I am very sorry, Kamal. I am very late, ——?
(b) I couldn’t reach in time because of traffic jam, ——?
(c) Oh! Don’t worry. The train is late,——?
(d) Then we can have a cup of tea,——?
(e) Yes, let’s go to the canteen,——?
10. Complete the passage using suitable connectors: 1×5=5
There is no doubt (a) —— honesty wins in the long run. A man (b) —— practices honesty in all works never faces difficulty. (c) —— there are some people (d) —— only thought is to create difficulty for honest people (e) —— as they want to get things illegally.
11. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text. 5
suppose we are in some danger said miss mebbin nonsense said mrs packletide its a very old tiger it could not spring up here even if it wanted to if its an old tiger i think you ought to get it cheaper a thousand taka is a lot of money
SSC ENGLISH SECOND PAPER: Answer
Part A : Grammar (60 Marks)
1. (a) want; (b) dominantly; (c) from; (d) a; (e) ruler; (f) rights; (g) hesitate; (h) by; (i) So; (j) gained.
2. (a) after; (b) of; (c) of; (d) the (e) As a result; (f) a; (g) in; (h) in; (i) made; (j) the.
3. (a) Happiness is a relative term.
(b) A person with a crown may not be happy.
(c) Whereas a day labourer may find happiness living in a shabby hut.
(d) Again happiness varies from person to person.
(e) Complete happiness or peace of mind is a blessing of God.
4. (a) is; (b) has; (c) suits; (d) can go; (e) serve; (f) use; (g) preserve; (h) needed; (i) will prefer; (j) caused.
5. Entering into the study, my elder brother looked around and burst out in disgust that I had I made the room very dirty. He also asked me why I used the room if I couldn’t keep it tidy. I replied that I was extremely sorry and said that I had been a nuisance. I also promised that in future he would never see the room in such a bad condition.
6. (a) Haji Mohammad Muhsin was a very kind man.
(b) Didn’t he inherit a vast property from his father and sister?
(c) He was not married.
(d) As long as he was alive he spent money lavishly to help the poor.
Or, During his life time he spent money lavishly so that he could help the poor.
(e) One night at the time of his saying prayer a thief broke into his room.
(f) The thief saw Muhsin and he cried.
(g) He caught the thief.
(h) The thief was very needy.
(i) The thief was given some food any money by him.
(j) Very few philanthropists in the world were as good as Muhsin.
7. (a) It is high time we changed our food habit.
(b) Faults are thick where love is thin.
(c) If my friend had helped me, I could have done the work.
(d) Five years passed since I had seen him in Dhaka.
(e) Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.
8. (a) popularity; (b) modernized; (c) computerized; (d) overuse; (e) minimize; (f) addiction; (g) attention; (h) inattentive; (i) simultaneously; (j) seriously.
9. (a) I am very sorry, Kamal, I am very late, ain’t I/aren’t I? ‘
(b) I couldn’t reach in time because of traffic jam, could I?
(c) Oh! don’t worry, the train is late, isn’t it?
(d) Then we can have a cup of tea, can’t we?
(e) Yes, let’s go to the canteen, shall we?
10. (a) that; (b) who; (c) But; (d) whose; (e) such.
11. “Suppose, we are in some danger,” said Miss Mebbin. “Nonsense,” said Mrs Packletide. “It’s a very old tiger. It could not spring up here even if it wanted to.” “If it’s an old tiger, I think you ought to get it cheaper. A thousand taka is a lot of money.”