MODEL QUESTION 6
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
Michael was (a) —— poor shepherd living (b) —— Lake District of England. He was frugal and industrious. His wife Isabella was also hard working. Their son Luke was (c) —— apple of their eye. He was a great comfort of them, (d) —— their old age. But faced (e) —— a sudden and unexpected financial crisis, they were compelled to live (f) —— the company of their beloved son. Luke went to London to work. He was employed (g) —— a business owned (h) —— a relative. The relative was satisfied (i) —— his work. A dutiful son, Luke (j) —— home regularly.
2. Fill in the blanks with suitable words. 0.5×10=5
Good conduct is a noble (a) ——. Our holy Prophet (sm) was indeed a (b) —— of good conduct. He always prayed (c) —— good conduct and (d) —— of mind. It is the good conduct (e) — wins the love of others, makes the foe into (f) ——. It is essential for a (g) —— society. It costs us (h) —— but gives us many (i) ——. So we should (j) —— it in our conduct with others.
3. Make five sentences using parts of the sentences from each column of the table below. 1×5=5
|Bangladesh||considerably during the medieval period|
|Its deeply rooted heritage||developed||a rich fictional legacy|
|The three primary religions of Bangladesh||is||had a great influence on its culture and history|
|The people of Bangladesh||have||thoroughly reflected in its architecture, literature and music|
|Bangla literature||has||a rich, diverse culture|
4. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box. : 0.5×10=5
Trees (a) —— useful to man in three very important ways. They (b) —— him with wood and other products, they (c) —— him shade and they (d) —— to prevent drought and floods. Unfortunately, in many parts of the world man has (e) —— that the third of these services is the most important. People are (f) —— harm to trees in many ways. They are (g) —— forests. They hardly (h) —— that present world is (i) —— many environment problems of deforestation (j) —— by humans. We need massive afforestation to save the earth.
5. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5
“Why did you not go to school yesterday?” said the mother to the girl. “I was ill, mum,” the girl said. “How are you today?” the mother said again. “Well,” said the girl, “Don’t worry for me.”
6. Change the sentences according to directions. 1×10=10
(a) Bangladesh is a land of rivers. (Complex)
(b) It is one of the smallest countries too. (Positive)
(c) Its agriculture depends on these rivers only. (Complex)
(d) These rivers are used for communication too. (Active)
(e) These rivers are used not only for cultivation but for communication. (Negative)
(f) These rivers are called the life line of our country for their assistance. (Compound)
(g) These rivers are both a blessing and a curse. (Negative)
(h) Sometimes these rivers bring about untold sufferings in our life causing flood. (Compound)
(i) They take a devastating assume during rainy season. (Complex)
(j) We should protect these rivers for our betterment. (Negative)
7. Complete the sentences. 1×5=5
(a) Early rising means ——.
(b) One who gets up early ——.
(c) If a man rises early, ——.
(d) An early riser gets enough time to——.
(e) It is a habit that ——.
8. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in parenthesis. 0.5Í10=5
Man can have (a) — (popular) — by means of service to people. People in power can have honour. But this honour will not last long if their behaviour is not good. When common people are (b) — (mental) — hurt by their (c) — (behaviour) —, usually they do not express their feeling in front of them. But they make (d) — (criticize) — of their manners and (e) — (regard) — them later. Good deeds arid behaviour (f) — (noble) a person. His (g) — (praise) — activities (h) — (dear) — him to everyone. He does not (i) — (heart) people. On the contrary, he works for the (j) — (satisfy) — of the desires of the people.
9. Make tag questions of these statements. 1×5=5
(a) None can do this, ——?
(b) Let’s discuss the matter again, ——?
(c) I sometimes help my mother, ——?
(d) Kindly do me a favour, ——?
(e) I have never seen him, ——?
10. Complete the passage using suitable connectors: 1×5=5
Liberty has to be obtained by a way of long drawn struggle, (a) —— even a bloody war. But (b) —— it is achieved the struggle or the war ends. Then comes the question of maintaining the liberty earned at a great cost and sacrifice. But to maintain the liberty of a nation is a very difficult task. It is even more difficult (c) —— to achieve it. National liberty in the true sense is (d) —— political and economic liberty (e) —— freedom from poverty and illiteracy.
11. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text. 5
one day meena and her parrot mithu climbed a tall tree to pick a mango she picked the mango and took it to her mother but her mother gave the larger share of the fruit to raju her brother.
SSC ENGLISH SECOND PAPER: Answer
Part A : Grammar (60 Marks)
1. (a) a; (b) in; (c) the; (d) in; (e) with; (f) without; (g) in; (h) by; (i) with; (j) wrote.
2. (a) virtue; (b) model; (c) for; (d) peace; (e) which/that; (f) friend; (g) peaceful/civilised; (h) nothing; (i) things; (j) practise.
3. (i) Bangladesh has a rich, diverse culture.
(ii) Its deeply rooted heritage is thoroughly reflected in its architecture, literature and music.
(iii) The three primary religions of Bangladesh have had a great influence on its culture and history.
(iv) The people of Bangladesh have a rich fictional legacy.
(v) Bangla literature developed considerably during the medieval period.
4. (a) are; (b) provide; (c) give; (d) help; (e) not realized; (f) doing; (g) destroying; (h) think; (i) facing; (j) caused.
5. The mother asked the girl why she had not gone to school the previous day. Addressing her as mum, the girl told her that she (girl) had been ill. The mother asked her how she was that day. Requesting her mother not to worry for her, the girl told that she was well.
6. (a) Bangladesh is a land which abounds with rivers.
(b) Very few countries are as small as it.
(c) It is its agriculture that depends on these rivers only.
(d) We use these rivers for communication too.
(e) These rivers are used both for cultivation and for communication.
(f) These rivers assist us and so they are called the life line of our country.
(g) These rivers are not only a blessing but also a curse.
(h) Sometimes these rivers cause flood and bring about untold sufferings in our life.
(i) When it is rainy season, they assume a devastating sight.
(j) We should not keep these rivers unprotected for our betterment.
7. (a) Early rising means getting up early in the morning.
(b) One who gets up early can begin the day’s work well.
(c) If a man rises early, he can enjoy the fresh air of the morning.
(d) An early riser gets enough time to finish his work.
(e) It is a habit that helps him prosper in life.
8. (a) popularity; (b) mentally; (c) misbehaviour; (d) criticism; (e) disregard; (f) ennoble; (g) praiseworthy; (h) endear; (i) dishearten; (j) satisfaction.
9. (a) None can do this, can they?
(b) Let’s discuss the matter again, shall we?
(c) I sometimes help my mother, don’t I?
(d) Kindly do me a favour, will you?/would you?
(e) I have never seen him, have I?
10. (a) or; (b) when; (c) than; (d) not only; (e) but also
11. One day Meena and her parrot Mithu climbed a tall tree to pick a mango. She picked the mango and took it to her mother. But her mother gave the larger share of the fruit to Raju, her brother.