MODEL QUESTION 60
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
Present world is very (a) ——. So you need to be competent (b) —— facing the challenge of (c) ——. As a student you have to fully concentrate (d) —— your study. You should be attentive (e) —— your study. If the students of (f) —— country don’t acquire true education, there will be no development for (g) —— country. You must utilize your time. Nothing can compensate for the loss of your (h) —— time. In order to succeed in life everybody should make (i) —— best use of his/her time and should work hard (j) —— determination.
2. Fill in the blanks with suitable words. 0.5Íl0=5
A society’s culture is made (a) —— of all its ideas and ways of behaving. Language, music, ideas (b) —— what is good and bad, ways (c) —— working and playing and the tools and other objects made and used (d) —— people in the society all these are part of (e) —— society’s culture. As usual a person’s repeated action is (f) —— good way to find out the (g) —— of the person, studying the behaviour patterns of (h) —— entire society is a way to learn the culture of that society. Patterns of behaviour and action vary (i) —— one to another. These differences are referred (j) —— as cultural differences.
3. Make five sentences using parts of the sentences from each column of the table below. 1×5=5
|Hamlet||his father more than anything in the world|
|loved||the prince of Denmark|
|He||was||a very wicked and cunning man|
|His father||died||suddenly in a mysterious way|
|His uncle||a brave and noble young man|
4. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box. : 0.5Íl0=5
The best friend a man (a) —— in the world may (b) —— against him and (c) —— his enemy. His son or daughter, that he (d) —— with (e) —— care (f) —— ungrateful. The money that a man has may (g) ——. It (h) —— away from him when he (i) —— it most. His reputation may (j) —— in a moment of an ill-considered action.
5. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5
The teacher said to the boy, “Do you think that honesty is the best policy?” The boy said, “Yes, sir, I think so.” “Then learn to be honest from your boyhood,” said the teacher. “Thank you, sir,” said the boy. “May Allah grant you a long life,” said the teacher to the boy.
6. Change the sentences according to directions. 1×10=10
(a) It was Friday and we were going to Chittagong. (Simple)
(b) After walking for ten minutes, we arrived at the station. (Compound)
(c) But scarcely had we reached there when the train left. (Negative)
(d) So, we waited long to get the next train. (Complex)
(e) At last it came when the sun was about to set. (Simple) ‘
(f) We bought the tickets and got on the train. (Simple)
(g) The train started running fast. (Interrogative)
(h) The scenery of setting sun surprised me. (Passive)
(i) Very few sights were so nice as it. (Comparative)
(j) We reached our destination in the morning. (Complex)
7. Complete the sentences. 1×5=5
(a) We must work hard in order that ——.
(b) A man who —— cannot shine in life.
(c) It is hard labour that ——.
(d) The idle cannot reach their target because ——.
(e) ——unless you work hard.
8. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in parenthesis. 0.5Í10=5
Macbeth is Shakespeare’s (a) — (short) — tragedy which tells the story of a brave (b) — (Scotland) — general. His name is Macbeth who receives a (c) — (prophet) — from a trio of witches. The prophecy reveals that one day he will become the king of Scotland. He is (d) — (consume) — by ambition and spurred to (e) — (act) — by his (f) — (ambition) — wife Lady Macbeth. Out of (g) — (desperate) — he kills king Duncan and takes the throne for himself. He soon becomes an (h) — (autocracy) — ruler and resorts to (i) — (commit) — more and more murder to protect himself from doubt and (j) — (suspect) —.
9. Make tag questions of these statements. 1×5=5
(a) Man is fond of turning back to the past,——?
(b) The present may be good, ——?
(c) But everybody hardly forgets golden past, ——?
(d) Nothing is more pleasant to him than the memories of childhood, ——?
(e) The memories of childhood really haunt us, ——?
10. Complete the passage using suitable connectors: 1×5=5
An early riser gets (a) —— time to discharge his daily duties, preserving extra time for extra money-making. In this way, he may be wealthy. The beautiful gifts of nature remind everybody of the Creator (b) —— he may make his morning prayers. (c) ——, if a student rises early, he can prepare his lessons more quickly (d) —— other time. (e) —— he may be more talented.
11. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text. 5
thomas alva edison a great scientist was born in 1847 in ohio america as a little boy he was very inquisitive he always wanted to know how things were done very early in life he showed that he was full of curiosity a quality which is so important to inventors.
SSC ENGLISH SECOND PAPER: Answer
Part A : Grammar (60 Marks)
1. (a) competitive; (b) for; (c) competition; (d) on; (e) to; (f) a; (g) the; (h) lost; (i) the; (j) with.
2. (a) up; (b) about; (c) of; (d) by; (e) a; (f) a; (g) nature; (h) an; (i) from; (j) to.
3. (i) Hamlet was the prince of Denmark.
(ii) He loved his father more than anything in the world.
(iii) He was a brave and noble young man.
(iv) His uncle was a very wicked and cunning man.
(v) His father died suddenly in a mysterious way.
4. (a) has; (b) turn; (c) become; (d) rears; (e) loving; (f) may prove; (g) be lost; (h) may fly; (i) needs; (j) be sacrificed.
5. The teacher asked the boy if he thought that honesty is the best policy. Addressing him (t) as sir, the boy respectfully replied in the affirmative and said that he thought so. The teacher advised him (b) to learn to be honest from his boyhood. The boy respectfully thanked him (t). The teacher prayed for the boy that Allah might grant him a long life.
6. (a) We were going to Chittagong on Friday.
(b) We walked for ten minutes and arrived at the station.
(c) But no sooner had we reached there than the train left.
(d) So, we waited long so that we could get the next train.
(e) At last it came just before the sunset.
(f) Buying the tickets, we got on the train.
(g) Didn’t the train start running fast?
(h) I was surprised at the scenery of setting sun.
(i) It was nicer than most other sights.
(j) We reached our destination when it was morning.
7. (a) We must work hard in order that we can shine in life.
(b) A man who is idle/lazy cannot shine in life.
(c) It is hard labour that enables a man to rise to pinnacle of glory.
(d) The idle cannot reach their target because they don’t work hard.
(e) You cannot succeed in life unless you work hard.
8. (a) shortest; (b) Scottish; (c) prophecy; (d) consumed; (e) action; (f) ambitious; (g) desperation; (h) autocratic; (i) committing; (j) suspicion.
9. (a) Man is fond of turning back to the past, isn’t he?
(b) The present may be good, isn’t it?
(c) But everybody hardly forgets golden past, do they?
(d) Nothing is more pleasant to him than the memories of childhood, is it?
(e) The memories of childhood really haunt us, don’t they?
10. (a) enough; (b) so that; (c) Moreover; (d) than; (e) So.
11. Thomas Alva Edison, a great scientist, was born in 1847 in Ohio, America. As a little boy, he was very inquisitive. He always wanted to know how things were done. Very early in life. he showed that he was full of curiosity, a quality which is so important to inventors.