MODEL QUESTION 52
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
Liberty is very difficult to achieve (a) —— it is (b) —— birth right of a man and (c) —— nation. One has to (d) —— hard for liberty since it does not (e) —— political liberty only. It indicates economic (f) ——, freedom to choose, free hand to act and right to express one’s thought (g) ——- being influenced by others. It is (h) —— difficult to achieve if it is under foreign (i) —— or ruled (j) —— another country.
2. Fill in the blanks with suitable words. 0.5×10=5
Drug addiction is now a (a) —— problem. This social cancer (b) —— its poisonous (c) —— all over the world. It has (d) —— the young generation, even in the poor countries (e) —— Bangladesh. It is spreading (f) ——. The term ‘drug addiction’ means strong (g) —— for various (h) —— of drugs like opium, heroin, morphine, etc. It has created an (i) —— situation in the world. (j) —— is the main cause of drug addiction.
3. Make five sentences using parts of the sentences from each column of the table below. 1×5=5
|No nation||took place||to the battlefield to save the country|
|Our War of Liberation||is||it without struggle|
|People from all walks of life||can achieve||in 1971|
|They||joined||the birthright of a man|
4. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box. : 0.5×10=5
Abul Kasem Fazlul Huq popularly (a) —— as Sher- e-Bangla was a prominent statesman. He (b) —— of a respectable Muslim family in 1873. He (c) —— extraordinarily brilliant. He (d) —— the Entrance Examination in 1980 and the FA Examination in 1892. He (e) —— his graduation with Honours in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics from Presidency College. Then he (f) —— admitted in MA in English at Calcutta University. Just six months before the final Examination a friend of him (g) —— him. He said, “The Muslims are weak in Mathematics and that’s the reason he (h) —— English.” He (i) —— the comment strongly. He challenged his friend that he (j) —— for Mathematics Examination instead of English.
5. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5
“Pintu came to my house yesterday,” said Sumon. “Why did he come?” I asked. “He did not tell me anything,” Sumon replied. “But he was only talking about his mother.” “His mother is an affectionate lady. I still remember how kindly she talked to me a year ago!” said I.
6. Change the sentences according to directions. 1×10=10
(a) As I forgot him, I went outside the cabin. (Make simple sentence)
(b) She went back to work closing the door. (Make complex sentence)
(c) Jerry was a very curious and active boy. (Make negative sentence)
(d) Although he was a small boy, he could work like a man. (Make compound sentence)
(e) The authoress appreciated Jerry blindly. (Use passive voice)
(f) Jerry is the best boy I have ever seen. (Comparative)
(g) He came to the orphanage at the age of four. (Complex)
(h) He did the unnecessary things for the writer. (Use passive voice)
(i) He never told a lie. (Make affirmative sentence)
(j) He was a free-will agent and chose to do careful work. (Make simple sentence)
7. Complete the sentences. 1×5=5
(a) Had I much money ——.
(b) Walk fast lest——.
(c) It is I who——.
(d) I was so helpless that——.
(e) Since they played well——.
8. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in parenthesis. 0.5Í10=5
Do you think it would be (a) — (reasonable) — for your boss to ask you to do three hours unpaid overtime? Think of three things you could (b) — (use) — in your home to help protect the environment. Has your employer ever (c) — (paid) — you by mistake? Did you have to pay the money back? Imagine, you were a parent. Would you (d) — (approve) — if your teenage daughter dyed her hair pink? Does your son often (e) — (sleep) — and is late for school? To keep your life (f) — (disturbed) — you should practise Yoga. It is a kind of mental and (g) — (physic) — relief from the (h) — (stress) — life you are leading. Stress and anxiety is all (i) — (round) — our life. To survive (j) — (happy) — we nave to handle all our pressures.
9. Make tag questions of these statements. 1×5=5
(a) I am still your friend. I hardly think of deceiving you, ——?
(b) Never believe what others say, ——?
(c) I’ll ever risk my life if you fall in any problem, ——?
(d) Initially always remember breaking a friendship is easier than building it. I hope you must not prove yourself foolish, ——?
(e) Therefore, get back from your way. You need not hesitate any more, ——?
10. Complete the passage using suitable connectors: 1×5=5
Bangladesh is a small country, (a) —— she has a huge population. (b) ——, in our country population is increasing at random. (c) ——, it is the crying need to check the rapid growth of our population. Most of the village people are illiterate(d) —— superstitious. They are having the age old idea of taking so many children. We have to take pragmatic steps to make them aware about the negative effect of overpopulation. (e) —— it will be impossible for us to control population explosion.
11. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text. 5
that cant be replied the nightingale i cant have any rest in the place i love to live in the green wood i fly around to the poor fishermen to the peasants huts to the people who live far away from the place
SSC ENGLISH SECOND PAPER: Answer
Part A : Grammar (60 Marks)
1. (a) for; (b) the; (c) a; (d) endeavour; (e) mean; (f) emancipation; (g) without; (h) more; (i) domination; (j) by.
2. (a) big/serious; (b) has spread; (c) tentacles; (d) grasped; (e) like; (f) rapidly/quickly; (g) attraction; (h) kinds/types; (i) alarming; (j) Frustration.
3. (i) Independence is the birthright of a man.
(ii) No nation can achieve it without struggle.
(iii) Our War of Liberation took place in 1971.
(iv) People from all walks of life joined the war.
(v) They went to the battlefield to save the country.
4. (a) known; (b)comes; (c) was; (d) passed; (e) got; (f) was; (g) teased; (h) studies; (i) opposed (j) would sit.
5. Sumon told me that Pintu had gone to his (S) house the previous day. I asked him (S) why he (P) had gone. Sumon replied that he (P) had not told him (S) anything. He (S) added that he (P) had been only talking about his (P) mother. I said that his (P) mother was an affectionate lady. I added that I still remembered how kindly she had talked to me a year before.
6. (a) Forgetting him I went outside the cabin.
(b) She closed the door when she went back to work.
(c) Jerry was not at all an incurious and inactive boy.
Or, Wasn’t Jerry a very curious and active boy?
(d) He was a small boy but could work like a man.
(e) Jerry was appreciated blindly by the authoress.
(f) Jerry is better than any other boy I have ever seen.
(g) When he was four, he came to the orphanage.
(h) The unnecessary things were done for the writer by him.
(i) He always spoke the truth.
(j) Being a free-will agent, he chose to do careful work.
7. (a) Had I much money, I would help the poor.
(b) Walk fast lest you should miss the train.
(c) It is I who have done the difficult sum.
(d) I was so helpless that I could not move an inch.
(e) Since they played well, they won the game.
8. (a) unreasonable; (b) reuse; (c) overpaid; (d) disapprove; (e) oversleep; (f) undisturbed; (g) physical; (h) stressful; (i) around; (j) happily.
9. (a) I am still your friend. I hardly think of deceiving you, do I?
(b) Never believe what others say, will you?
(c) I’ll ever risk my life if you fall in any problem, won’t I?
(d) Always remember breaking a friendship is easier than building it. I hope you must not prove yourself foolish, must you?
(e) Therefore, get back from your way. You need not hesitate any more, need you?
10. (a) yet; (b) Moreover; (c) Therefore; (d) and/as well as; (e) Otherwise.
11. “That can’t be,” replied the Nightingale, “I can’t have any rest in the place. I love to live in the green wood. I fly around to the poor fishermen, to the peasants’ huts, to the people who live far away from the place.