MODEL QUESTION 53
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
In a society, all men are not (a) —— well off. Some are (b) —— and some are very poor. This is because (c) —— unequal distribution of national wealth. Many are (d) —— of the basic needs of life. They must be provided (e) —— their dues. (f) —— rich always draw (g) —— line of contrast (h) —— themselves and the poor. Most of them look down (i) ——. They should be conscious and their (j) —— should be improved.
2. Fill in the blanks with suitable words. 0.5Íl0=5
Poverty poses as the (a) —— problem of Bangladesh. (b) —— of the farmers and workers live in (c) —— condition and suffer for want of food. Millions of these people are half-fed and (d) ——. Since the (e) —— of a country is (f) —— on the living standard of the (g) —— masses, the problem of their (h) —— must be solved to ensure a better living for them. If we fail to do this, we cannot hope to (i) —— as a nation and make our (j) —— meaningful.
3. Make five sentences using parts of the sentences from each column of the table below. 1×5=5
|Most Bangladeshis||are||necessary for our health|
|Both food item||contain||a good percentage of fat|
|Rice||have||high energy content too|
|Pulses||a high amount of carbohydrate|
|Both rice and pulses||fond of rice and pulses|
4. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box. : 0.5Í10=5
On a rainy day it (a) —— all day long. The sky is overcast with thick clouds. The sky is not (b) ——. None can (c) —— out without an umbrella. Water (d) —— on roads. As a result, roads (e) —— muddy and slippery. In Dhaka city, the roads and streets (f) —— under water for hours together (g) —— much inconvenience to the pedestrians. On some roads motorized vehicles or even rickshaws can (h) ——. The sufferings of the city-dwellers (i) —— no bounds, Government has already (j) ——some steps to solve this problem.
5. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5
“Why is she crying?” said Habib. “What has happened to her?” “She is a wife of a farmer,” said the man. “They had land on the other side of the river but they have lost it.” “What does she want to do now? said Habib.
6. Change the sentences according to directions. 1×10=10
(a) There are many virtues that man should possess. (Simple)
(b) They are necessary to make a human being a real human. (Negative)
(c) Truthfulness is one of the greatest virtues in a man’s life. (Comparative)
(d) A truthful person is true to himself. (Interrogative)
(e) Everybody respects a truthful person. (Interrogative) .
(f) A truthful person may lead a poor life but is honoured everywhere. (Simple)
(g) A truthful person is not afraid of anybody. (Complex)
(h) It brings peace in one’s mind. (Passive)
(i) It leads to discovering the inner truth of oneself. (Complex)
(j) A true heart is more spacious than all false impressions taken collectively. (Positive)
7. Complete the sentences. 1×5=5
(a) Many people cut trees——.
(b) Trees cause rainfall which——.
(c) If we cut trees at random, ——.
(d) Trees supply oxygen ——.
(e) Since trees help us in many ways, ——.
8. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in parenthesis. 0.5Í10=5
Books are the unique medium through which we contact the (a) — (might) — minds’ of ages. Books tell of us about their (b) — (feel) —, what they said and what they did. Books are one of the (c) — (great) — friends to us. They introduce us to the best (d) — (human) —. They are (e) — (rely) — records of the history of pastmen. A book is a valuable (f) — (live) — voice. We can know about the thoughts and (g) — (rite) — of pastmen through books. We should read good books and avoid (h) — (worth) — ones. A good book is a friend in (i) — (lone) — and a nurse in ailment. We can find real (j) — (happy) — by reading good books.
9. Make tag questions of these statements. 1×5=5
(a) Good afternoon. How are you? Quite fine. It’s a long time since we met last, —— ?
(b) Probably we met reach other eight months ago, —— ?
(c) Yes, I thought you couldn’t but come to the fair, —— ?
(d) You are right. What’s that in your hand? It’s ‘Shanchita’ by Kazi Nazrul Islam. You did not read the whole book, ——?
(e) No, I did not. I have bought it for further reading. Let’s move and see other book stalls, ——?
10. Complete the passage using suitable connectors: 1×5=5
Fortune has often been blamed for blindness. (a) —— blindness and fortune are not (b) —— blind as those (c) —— blame their fate (d) —— do not try to overcome adversities. Neither good luck (e) —— bad luck has anything to do with the ultimate destiny of a man.
11. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text. 5
rifa said to tasfika how are you i went to your house yesterday but did not find you where did you go i went to the station said tasfika i had to receive my maternal uncle.
SSC ENGLISH SECOND PAPER: Answer
Part A : Grammar (60 Marks)
1. (a) equally; (b) rich; (c) of; (d) deprived; (e) with; (f) The; (g) a; (h) between; (i) upon; (j) humanity.
2. (a) main; (b) Most; (c) miserable; (d) ill-clad; (e) development/progress; (f) dependent; (g) huge/common; (h) lives; (i) prosper/exist; (j) lives.
3. (a) Most Bangladeshis are fond of rice and pulses.
(b) Both food items are necessary for our health.
(c) Rice contains a high amount of carbohydrate.
(d) Pulses have a good percentage of fat.
(e) Both rice and pulses contain high energy content too.
4. (a) rains; (b) seen; (c) go; (d) stands; (e) become; (f) remain; (g) causing; (h) not ply; (i) know; (j) taken.
5. Habib asked the man why she (the farmer’s wife) was crying. He (H) again asked him (the man) what had happened to her (the farmer’s wife). In reply the man told Habib that she was the wife of a farmer. He (the man) further added that they had land on the other side of the river but they had lost that. Habib again asked the man what she (farmer’s wife) wanted to do then.
6. (a) Man should possess many virtues.
(b) They are not unnecessary to make a human being a real human.
Or, Aren’t they necessary to make a human being a real human?
(c) Truthfulness is greater than most other virtues in a man’s life.
(d) Isn’t a truthful person true to himself?
(e) Who does not respect a truthful person?
(f) In spite of leading a poor life, a truthful person is honoured everywhere.
(g) A person who is truthful is not afraid of anybody.
(h) Peace is brought in one’s mind by it.
(i) It is truthfulness which leads to discovering the inner truth of oneself.
(j) All false impressions taken collectively are not as spacious as a true heart.
7. (a) Many people cut trees at random.
(b) Trees cause rainfall which is essential for our agriculture.
(c) If we cut trees at random, it will make the environment unbalanced.
(d) Trees supply oxygen without which we can’t live.
(e) Since trees help us in many ways, we should not cut down trees at random.
8. (a) mightiest; (b) feelings; (c) greatest; (d) humanity; (e) reliable; (f) living; (g) rituals; (h) unworthy; (i) loneliness; (j) happiness.
9. (a) Good afternoon. How are you? Quite fine. It’s a long time since we met last, isn’t it?
(b) Probably we met each other eight months ago, didn’t we?
(c) Yes, I thought you couldn’t but come to the fair, could you?
(d) You are right. What’s that in your hand? It’s ‘Shanchita’ by Kazi Nazrul Islam, You did not read the whole book, did you?
(e) No, I did not. I have bought it for further reading. Let’s move and see other book stalls, shall we?
10. (a) But; (b) so; (c) who; (d) and; (e) nor.
11. Rifa said to Tasfika, “How are you? I went to your house yesterday but did not find you. Where did you go?” “I went to the station,” said Tasfika, “I had to receive my maternal uncle.”