MODEL QUESTION 59
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
The human (a) —— has always had (b) —— natural love for success. Denying the (c) —— of failure, the (d) —— of success has always thrilled us. However, is success (e) —— result of hard work and talent (f) —— does it depend on luck? (g) ——, it is both, but hard work (h) —— come first. See, all the experiments require hard work to execute (i) —— a few come (j) —— successful.
2. Fill in the blanks with suitable words. 0.5Íl0=5
Smoking (a) —— dangerous (b) —— health as tobacco leaf contains (c) —— large quantity of (d) —— highly poisonous alkaloid, nicotine, which is one of (e) —— most known fatal poisons. Thousands of people of Bangladesh suffer (f) —— and (g) — 60,000 of them (h) —— of these diseases every year. Most of these cancerous diseases diseases are (i) —— directly or indirectly due (j) —— smoking of tobacco.
3. Make five sentences using parts of the sentences from each column of the table below. 1×5=5
|The 21st February||will remain||us|
|The 26th March||will always||the National Martyrs Day|
|Our nation||inspire||the Independence Day|
|These days||is||indebted to the martyrs|
|of our country|
|now International Mother language Day|
4. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box. : 0.5Íl0=5
It is (a) —— how certain diseases (b) —— men to change their food habits. One cannot (c) —— cancer by (d) —— food habits, for example. On the other hand, diabetes and blood-pressure have to be (e) —— by discontinuing certain habits and (f) —— certain others. The diabetic patient must (g) —— sugar and the patient with pressure should not (h) —— salt. The patient needn’t (i) —— drinking coffee or tea but he mustn’t (j) —— sugar in either.
5. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5
“Great king of the genies,” called the monster. “I will never disobey you.” Hearing those words, the fisherman became very brave and said, “Tell me why were you locked up in the vase?” The giant looked at the fisherman and said, “Speak to me more politely or I shall kill you.” “Why should you kill me?” asked the fisherman.
6. Change the sentences according to directions. 1×10=10
(a) We should make the habit of reading books to earn knowledge. (Compound)
(b) The books written by famous writers are a great source of increasing our knowledge. (Complex)
(c) Nobody gets perfection in life if he does not read the books written by great writers. (Simple)
(d) Books should be read to remove ignorance. (Active)
(e) To make the society civilized there is no alternative to reading books. (Interrogative)
(f) Books are called man’s best friends. (Active)
(g) Reading books is more important than any other habit. (Positive)
(h) It guides a man to the right path. (Passive)
(i) We should read books with a view to acquiring knowledge. (Complex)
(j) Only reading books can increase man’s intellect. (Negative)
7. Complete the sentences. 1×5=5
(a) Yesterday I did not get up early from bed because, ¾¾.
(b) As soon as I got up from bed, ¾¾.
(c) As I could not hire a rickshaw, ¾¾.
(d) On the way to school I walked fast lest ¾¾.
(e) If I reached late, ¾¾.
8. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in parenthesis. 0.5Í10=5
Our (a) — (child) — memories are full of both (b) — (beauty) — and sad incidents. For example, I can (c) — (easy) — remember the (d) — (memory) — incidents of my school life. Our teachers told us to read (e) — (attentive) —. We always tried to follow their (f) — (instruct) —. Now, at our mature age, we realize how (g) — (effect) — their advice was. Therefore, we are (h) — (high) —grateful to them. This was the role of our teachers in building our character and (i) — (moral) —which is not (j) — (deny) —.
9. Make tag questions of these statements. 1×5=5
(a) ‘Death is an universal event in human life. So, Mrs. Rahman said to her son, “No man can avoid death, ——-?
(b) Shafiq is a very clever boy. His friend, Mita said, “Your cleverness charmed me, ——?
(c) Some people gathered in the road. Rana wanted to know the reason of it. One person said, “There’s been an accident, ——?
(d) Amina is a housewife. She scarcely goes to market, ——?
(e) Mr. Arif is in the habit of having tea three times a day. He says to his colleagues, “Tea removes tiredness”, ——?
10. Complete the passage using suitable connectors: 1×5=5
Research in education is very important. (a) —— it is a very hard task. (b) —— it takes time, it contributes to the development of overall quality of education. (c) —— research can bring out the potentials of the students. (d) —— the developed countries depend on research methods, we still lag behind. (e) —— our quality of education is not improving.
11. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text. 5
first of all he said if you can learn a simple trick scout youll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks you never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view
SSC ENGLISH SECOND PAPER: Answer
Part A : Grammar (60 Marks)
1. (a) race; (b) a; (c) agony; (d) dream; (e) the; (f) or; (g) Apparently; (h) does; (i) though; (j) out.
2. (a) is; (b) to; (c) a; (d) a; (e) the; (f) from; (g) about/around/approximately; (h) die; (i) caused; (j) to.
3. (i) The 21st February is the National Martyrs Day.
(ii) The 26th March is the Independence Day.
(iii) The 21st February is now International Mother Language Day.
(iv) Our nation will remain indebted to the martyrs of our country.
(v) These days will always inspire us.
4. (a) known; (b) compel; (c) fight; (d) changing; (e) controlled; (f) cultivating; (g) avoid; (h) take; (i) stop; (j) have.
5. Addressing the fisherman as great king of the genies the monster told him (the fisherman) that he would never disobey him (F). Hearing those words the fisherman became very brave and asked the monster to tell him why he had been locked up in the vase. The giant looked at the fisherman and told/ordered him to speak to him more politely or he would kill him (F). The fisherman asked why he (G) would kill him.
6. (a) We want to earn knowledge and so we should make the habit of reading books.
(b) The books which are written by famous writers are a great source of increasing our knowledge.
(c) Nobody gets perfection in life without reading the books written by great writers.
(d) We should read books to remove ignorance.
(e) Is there any alternative to reading books to make the society civilized?
(f) We call books man’s best friends.
(g) No other habit is so important as reading books.
(h) A man is guided to the right path by it.
(i) We should read books so that we can acquire knowledge.
(j) Nothing but reading books can increase man’s intellect.
7. (a) Yesterday I did not get up early from bed because I felt a little bit fever.
(b) As soon as I got up from bed, I found that the sun was up.
(c) As I could not hire a rickshaw, I had to walk to school.
(d) On the way to school I walked fast lest, I should miss the first class.
(e) If I reached late, I would be rebuked.
8. (a) childhood; (b) beautiful; (c) easily; (d) memorable; (e) attentively; (f) instructions; (g) effective; (h) highly; (i) morality; (j) deniable.
9. (a) Death is an universal event in human life. So, Mrs. Rahman said to her son, “No man can avoid death, can they?”
(b) Shafiq is a very clever boy. His friend, Mita said, “Your cleverness charmed me, didn’t it?
(c) Some people gathered in the road. Rana wanted to know the reason of it. One person said, “There’s been an accident, hasn’t there?”
(d) Amina is a housewife. She scarcely goes to market, does she?
(e) Mr. Arif is in the habit of having tea three times a day. He says to his colleagues “Tea removes tiredness,” doesn’t it?
10. (a) But; (b) Though; (c) In fact; (d) While; (e) So/Consequently.
11. “First of all” he said, “if you can learn a simple trick, scout, you’ll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.”