MODEL QUESTION 64
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
Morning walk is a good habit. It is (a) —— but not (b) —— to health. It exercises a good effect (c) —— a man’s body and mind. The morning air refreshes body and mind and gives him (d) —— opportunity to (e) —— the beauties of nature. In the morning nature looks fresh and (f) ——. When a man takes a morning walk, he sees the (g) —— beauty of the sunrise. He returns home with (h) —— cheerful mind. He takes his breakfast (i) —— great relish and starts his work with a vigorious mind. In fact, morning walk is very pleasant and (j) —— to health.
2. Fill in the blanks with suitable words. 0.5Í10=5
Students should (a) —— by the rules of health. They should rise (b) —— bed early in the morning and go (c) —— for a walk. They should have (d) —— to perform, their duty. They should take (e) —— in games and sports regularly. These are essential (f) —— their physical and (g) ——; health. Again they should (h) —— follow the rules of (i) —. Sound health depends (j) —— following these rules.
3. Make five sentences using parts of the sentences from each column of the table below. 1×5=5
|Many students||do not know||that writing answers to the point and neatly brings good marks|
|They||cannot write out||their answers sometimes unnecessarily|
|So, they||cannot understand||their examination papers fairly|
|beat||the questions properly|
|lengthen||about the bush|
4. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box. : 0.5Í10=5
Self-control (a) —— all other virtues. Man generally (b) —— in impulses and strong desires. Vicious desires (c) —— the purity of heart and mind resulting in the degradation of human nature. It is self-control that can help a man (d) —— up a pure character which is very essential to (e) —— above the level of inhumanity. A man who (f)—— tolerance (g) —— himself. He can’t (h) —— the problems that he faces in society. A man devoid of self-control (i) —— a strong sense of humanity whereby he can (j) —— his harmful passions.
5. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5
“I have got GPA 5 in the SSC examination,” said Apon. “Congratulation.” What do you intend to do now?” asked Farhan. “I want to study in a reputed college. I will try to get admission in Notre Dame College”, said Apon. “Well, you will do better in the long run but it’s difficult to do,” said Farhan.
6. Change the sentences according to directions. 1×10=10
(a) Success will not come to one’s life automatically. (Interrogative)
(b) An industrious boy will shine in life. (Negative)
(c) A life without an assignment is not an actual life. (Affirmative)
(d) Through hard work, a man can be as successful as he dreams. (Comparative)
(e) Very few are as successful as Saiful in our village. (Superlative)
(f) He came of a poor parents. (Negative)
(g) As his father was an ever sick man, he could not work for the family. (Simple)
(h) So there was always want and hunger in the family and his mother had to earn for them. (Complex)
(i) He had an elder sister who helped her mother in domestic chores. (Compound)
(j) One day, his mother sent him to the nearest town to work and earn money. (Passive)
7. Complete the sentences. 1×5=5
(a) A proverb goes that——.
(b) Since the body and mind go together, ——.
(c) Hardly had the leader finished his speech ——.
(d) —— he will see the unseen.
(e) He hurried to the station lest ——.
8. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in parenthesis. 0.5Í10=5
Honesty is opposite to (a) — (honesty) —. An honest man is never (b) — (harm) — to anybody. He never does (c) — (just) — to others. When he does anything (d) — (moral) —, he feels (e) — (comfortable) —. He never tells a lie. He is always (f) — (response) — to his duty. We should follow the path of (g) — (honest) — and leave the path of (h) — (honesty) — In that case, you will be (i) — (love) — by all and will be able to reach the path of (j) — (prosper) —.
9. Make tag questions of these statements. 1×5=5
(a) Environment pollution is increasing at an alarming rate. It is high time we thought about it seriously, ——?
(b) A greedy man is covetous of wealth. He carves for money. He is not satisfied with what he has, ——?
(c) There is difference between the educated and the uneducated. Again there is difference between the rich and the poor, ——?
(d) Without the help of this mass the great mission will be as if ended in smoke. They need to be skilled to accomplish any work, ——?
(e) Khan Jahan Ali was one of the greatest saints of our country. He was a powerful leader of many people. He could build luxurious palaces but hardly did so, ——?
10. Complete the passage using suitable connectors: 1×5=5
A healthy man can do any work, (a) —— he can eat any food he likes. (b) ——, he can enjoy life in every way. (c) —— an unhealthy man is unhappy, for he cannot eat and do what he likes. (d) —— he lives and dies poor. He may have intelligence, merit, learning and power, but he cannot put them to the use and reap their benefits. (e) —— health is the source of all happiness in life.
11. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text. 5
how much do you want said the mayor a thousand guilders said pied piper all right said the mayor we will pay you thousand guilders when will you set to work now replied the pied piper.
SSC ENGLISH SECOND PAPER: Answer
Part A : Grammar (60 Marks)
1. (a) conducive; (b) detrimental; (c) on; (d) an; (e) enjoy; (f) beautiful; (g) superb; (h) a; (i) with; (j) enjoyable.
2. (a) abide; (b) from; (c) out; (d) sincerity; (e) part; (f) for; (g) mental; (h) also; (i) health; (j) on.
3. (a) Many students cannot write out their examination papers fairly.
(b) They cannot understand the questions properly.
(c) So, they beat about the bush.
(d) They lengthen their answers sometimes unnecessarily.
(e) They do not know that writing answers to the point and neatly brings good marks.
4. (a) breeds; (b) acts: (c) damage; (d) build; (e) rise; (f) lacks; (g) can’t control; (h) overcome; (i) doesn’t have; (j) not resist.
5. Apon told Farhan that he had got GPA 5 in the SSC examination. Farhan congratulated him. He (F) asked him what he (A) intended to do then. Apon replied that he wanted to study in a reputed college and added that he (A) would try to get admission in Notre Dame College. Farhan appreciated him and added that he (A) would do better in the long run but it was difficult to do.
6. (a) Will success come to one’s life automatically?
(b) An idle boy will not shine in life./An industrious boy will not lag behind in life.
(c) A life with an assignment is an actual life.
(d) Through hard work a man cannot be less successful than he dreams.
(e) Saiful is one of the most successful boys in our village.
(f) He did not come of rich/solvent parents.
(g) His father could not work for the family because of his ever sickness.
(h) Since/As there was always want and hunger in the family, his mother had to earn for them.
(i) He had an elder sister and she helped her mother in domestic chores.
(j) One day, he was sent to the nearest town by his mother to work and earn money.
7. (a) A proverb goes that industry is the key to success.
(b) Since the body and mind go together none can be happy without physical and mental health.
(c) Hardly had the leader finished his speech when the audience started clapping.
(d) If he travels abroad, he will see the unseen.
(e) He hurried to the station lest he should miss the train. ,
8. (a) dishonesty; (b) harmful; (c) injustice; (d) immoral; (e) uncomfortable; (f) responsible; (g) honesty; (h) dishonesty; (i) loved; (j) prosperity.
9. (a) Environment pollution is increasing at an alarming rate. It is high time we thought about it seriously, isn’t it?
(b) A greedy man is covetous of wealth. He carves for money. He is not satisfied with what he has, is he?
(c) There is difference between the educated and the uneducated. Again there is difference between the rich and the poor, isn’t there?
(d) Without the help of this mass the great mission will be as if ended in smoke. They need to be skilled to accomplish any work, don’t they?
(e) Khan Jahan Ali was one of the greatest saints of our country. He was a powerful leader of many people. He could build luxurious palaces but hardly did so, couldn’t he?
10. (a) because; (b) Besides/Moreover; (c) On the other hand/But; (d) So; (e) Therefore.
11. “How much do you want?” said the Mayor. “A thousand guilders,” said the pied piper. “All right,” said the Mayor. “We will pay you thousand guilders. When will you set to work?” “Now,” replied the pied piper.