MODEL QUESTION 67
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
Proper education provides a learner (a) —— opportunity to improve all his (b) ——. Its aim is perfect development (c) —— that he can be (d) —— to himself and to the (e) —— . An educated man is self-reliant (f) —— he can also assist others (g) —— attaining this great virtue. He (h) —— supposed to be well-mannered, kind (i) —— sympathetic. So, a man who (j) —— acquired knowledge and skill only for his material development, cannot be called a truly educated man.
2. Fill in the blanks with suitable words. 0.5Í10=5
Bangladesh is a land of (a) ——. It got (b) —— in1971 (c) —— a liberation war. It is located (d) —— South Asia. Dhaka is the capital of Bangladesh. Dhaka is also known as the city of mosques. About 14 crore people live here. Most of them are poor and (e) ——. They earn their livelihood (f) —— agriculture. But educated and skilled people work (g) ——offices and factories. Our main food is rice and fish. It is a country of beauty. Its flora and fauna attract everyone’s eyes. It is, in fact, (h) —— large village. The people of Bangladesh are very (i) ——. There are many beautiful things here that attract the travellers and the (j) ——.
3. Make five sentences using parts of the sentences from each column of the table below. 1×5=5
|The illiterate persons||is||a role to play in the campaign for removal of illiteracy|
|They||has||to choose between right and wrong|
|Illiteracy||have||no access to books|
|There||fail||much talk about removal of illiteracy|
|Every educated person||still dominant in our country|
4. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box. : 0.5×10=5
Man (a) —— to fly in the sky like a bird. They (b) —— attempt after attempt to fly up in the sky. At last their dream (c) —— true. They (d) —— aeroplane, and they (e) —— able to fly high up in the sky. The moon (f) —— an object of mystery to men. They (g) ——at her soothing beam. For a long time, men had cherished (h) —— to the moon and (i) —— her mystery. They made experiments to find out how to (j) —— their desire.
5. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5
“Have you ever been to Cox’s Bazar?” asked Shabab. “No, I have never,” replied Labib, “But I desire for visiting the place.” “I had an opportunity to visit the sea-beach Last year,” said Shabab. “Let us go there this week,” said Labib.
6. Change the sentences according to directions. 1×10=10
(a) Bangladesh is not a big country, yet too many people live here. (Simple)
(b) Most of the people live here in extreme poverty. (Negative)
(c) They are not literate. (Affirmative)
(d) They cannot send their children to school because of poverty. (Complex)
(e) Who does not know this? (Assertive)
(f) Though this is the case, the institutions are not sufficient according to the demand. (Compound)
(g) The government has to increase the number of schools. (Passive)
(h) At the same time the facilities should be increased. (Complex)
(i) The illiterate parents should be convinced to send their children to school. (Active)
(j) It is not impossible to achieve this. (Affirmative)
7. Complete the sentences. 1×5=5
(a) Since Bangladesh is a disaster-prone country——.
(b) Though Bangladesh is a small country, she is burdened——.
(c) Women who comprise half of our population ——.
(d) Moreover, our country is beset ——.
(e) Government should come forward with a view to——.
8. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in parenthesis. 0.5Í10=5
Student life is the (a) — (gold) — season of life. This is a (b) — (form) — period of life. This is the time for (c) — (prepare) — of future life. Students are the future (d) — (lead) — of the country. They should have (e) — (patriot) —. They should achieve quality (f) —education and build themselves as (g) — (compete) — citizens. They should gain (h) — (know) — and learn the art of (i) — (behave) — and (j) — (interact) — before others.
9. Make tag questions of these statements. 1×5=5
(a) To make good result in the examination you cannot write the same thing as most students write, ——?
(b) The examiners get bored when they find almost the same answers in all scripts, ___?
(c) If you were an examiner, you could do the same, ——?
(d) You are right. But what can I do now? Try to understand what you read, make your own notes and revise them frequently, ——?
(e) Do you have any other advice? You have to have a fairly good command over the language, ——?
10. Complete the passage using suitable connectors: 1×5=5
One upon a time there lived a fox (a) —— was very clever. He lived in a very hot country (b) —— Bangladesh. One day, (c) —— Mr. Fox was walking through the jungle, he fell into a trap. After trying very hard he could gat out of the trap (d) —— lost his tail. Without his tail Mr. Fox looked very strange (e) —— he felt very sad and ashamed.
11. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text. 5
luna have you done our english lesson today said the teacher yes sir she replied but i havent understood one grammatical point come to my room ill help you said the teacher thank you sir she smilingly said
SSC ENGLISH SECOND PAPER: Answer
Part A : Grammar (60 Marks)
1. (a) with; (b) talents; (c) so; (d) useful; (e) society; (f) and (g) in; (h) is; (i) and; (j) has.
2. (a) beauty; (b) independence; (c) through; (d) in; (e) illiterate; (f) by/through; (g) in; (h) a; (i) hospitable; (j) foreigners/tourists.
3. (a) The illiterate persons have no access to books.
(b) They fail to choose between right and wrong.
(c) Illiteracy is still dominant in our country.
(d) There is much talk about removal of illiteracy.
(e) Every educated person has a role to play in the campaign for removal of illiteracy.
4. (a) wanted; (b) made; (c) came; (d) invented; (e) were; (f) was; (g) wondered; (h) travelling/to travel; (i) unveil; (j) fulfill.
5. Shabab asked Labib if he had ever been to Cox’s Bazar. Labib replied in negative and said that he had never been there and added that he desired for visiting the place. Shabab told him that he (S) had had an opportunity to visit the sea-beach the previous year. Labiba proposed to him that they should go there that week.
6. (a) In spite of not being a big country, too many people live in Bangladesh.
(b) Very few people live here in solvency.
(c) They are illiterate.
(d) As they are poor, they cannot send their children to school.
(e) Every one/everybody knows this.
(f) This is the case but the institutions are not sufficient according to the demand.
(g) The number of schools has to be increased by the government.
(h) At the same time it is the facilities which/that should be increased.
(i) The government/The authority should convince the illiterate parents to send their children to school.
(j) It is possible to achieve this.
7. (a) Since Bangladesh is a disaster-prone country, natural calamities visit this country every year.
(b) Though Bangladesh is a small country, she is burdened with many problems.
(c) Women who comprise half of our population can contribute a lot to our economy.
(d) Moreover, our country is beset with various other problems.
(e) Government should come forward with a view to solving the population problem.
8. (a) golden; (b) formative; (c) preparation; (d) leaders; (e) patriotism; (f) education; (g) competent; (h) knowledge; (i) behavior; (j) interaction.
9. (a) To make good result in the examination you cannot write the same thing as most students write, can you?
(b) The examiners get bored when they find almost the same answers in all scripts, don’t they?
(c) If you were an examiner, you could do the same, couldn’t you?
(d) You are right. But what can I do now? Try to understand what you read, make your own notes and revise them frequently, wont’ you?
(e) Do you have any other advice? You have to have a fairly good command over the language, haven’t you?
10. (a) which/that; (b) like; (c) when; (d) but; (e) so.
11. “Luna, have you done your English lesson today?” said the teacher. “Yes sir,” she replied. “But I haven’t understood one grammatical point.” “Come to my room. I’ll help you,” said the teacher. “Thank you, sir,” she said.