MODEL QUESTION 70
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
A teacher is often compared (a) —— an architect of a nation. He is the light of (b) —— and makes illiterate people (c) —— citizens of our country. But it is a matter of (d) —— that the teachers are not (e) ——in due respect in (f) —— society. Many teachers have to lead a (g) —— life in need. (h) —— they keep the candle of education burning with a view to (i) —— illiteracy and superstitions from the (j) —— of a society.
2. Fill in the blanks with suitable words. 0.5Í10=5
Modern civilization is the (a) —— of science. Science has worked (b) —— a magician in the world. We can’t do even a (c) —— day without the help of science. Many quick means (d) —— communication like telephone, telex, fax, telegram, satellite, etc. are (e) —— greatest wonders of science. Nowadays a message can be sent from one corner of the world to another in the twinkle of (f) —— eye. Science has brought a revolutionary (g) —— in all fields. In the field of medical science, (h) ——has got eyes, lame has got legs, deaf has got hearing power. (i) —— diseases which were incurable in the past are now easily (j) ——.
3. Make five sentences using parts of the sentences from each column of the table below. 1×5=5
|It||to be a sign of weakness|
|A forgiver||is||really a sign of strength|
|To forgive||may be||a strong character to check passion|
|But it||may be considered||superior to a wrong doer|
|takes||easy to take revenge|
4. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box. : 0.5Í10=5
Once a man went boating in a wide river. The weather was fine but the wind was (a) —— very hard. The man was (b) —— silently and looking at the sights and scenery. Suddenly his turban (c) —— off his head and fell in the river. “I’ve lost all my fortune”, he (d) ——. But he felt happy that it had (e) —— to his neighbour. The other people (f) —— beside him could not understand why the man (g) —— himself in spite of having the turban (h) —— in the river. Nobody (i) —— what the man (j) —— by saying “My fortune.”
5. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5
“Konica, have you done your English lesson today?” asked the teacher. “Yes sir,” she replied. “But I have not understood one grammatical point”. The teacher assured her saying, “Come to my room; I will help you understand the point”. “Thank you, sir,” she said.
6. Change the sentences according to directions. 1×10=10
(a) I answered to her beckoning. (Compound)
(b) I went over during the interval. (Complex)
(c) None of us getting any younger. (Affirmative)
(d) Someone had mentioned her name to me. (Passive)
(e) She was not so young as I expected. (Comparative)
(f) She asked me to luncheon. (Passive)
(g) It was twenty years ago and I was living in Paris. (Simple)
(h) I was earning a little to keep body and soul together. (Complex)
(i) She read a book of mine. (Passive)
(j) I was too young to say ‘no’ to a woman. (Complex)
7. Complete the sentences. 1×5=5
(a) Unemployment is a state ——.
(b) It is a social evil——.
(c) —— the development of the country will be accelerated.
(d) This is the reasonable income ——.
(e) —— unless unemployment problem can be removed.
8. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in parenthesis. 0.5Í10=5
Money cannot buy (a) — (happy) —. Money is a must for our life. But it is not necessary to bring happiness. Happiness is (b) — (absolute) — a (c) — (psychology) — thing. It is the name of a (d) — (feel) —. It means the (e) — (content) — of the mind. He who has (f) — (satisfy) — with what he has is (g) — (real) — a happy one. Above all, we should keep in mind that (h) — (world) — happiness is not all. If we want to be (i) — (eternal) — happy and lead a (j) — (dignify) — life, we have to earn money in an honest way.
9. Make tag questions of these statements. 1×5=5
(a) We need to prepare very well for the exam, ——?
(b) Sure. To do so we must study regularly, ——?
(c) Certainly. But we do not follow the rule at all, ——?
(d) No, we do not. And when the examination approaches there is no way but start cramming, ——?
(e) That’s exactly what I do. You should not do that, ——?
10. Complete the passage using suitable connectors: 1×5=5
(a) ——, there are some differences between practical knowledge and bookish knowledge. (b) —— often they are thought to be same. (c) —— a man is educated in the truest sense, he will be able to lead a life completely different from others. (d) —— he can distinguish between right and wrong. (e) —— education is very important.
11. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text. 5
i never eat anything for luncheon, she said no dont say that i answered generously i never eat more than one thing.
SSC ENGLISH SECOND PAPER: Answer
Part A : Grammar (60 Marks)
1. (a) with; (b) learning; (c) worthy; (d) regret; (e) held; (f) our; (g) humble/regretful; (h) Still; (i) eradicating; (j) lot.
2. (a) gift/product; (b) as; (c) single; (d) of; (e) the; (f) an; (g) change; (h) blind; (i) The; (j) cured/curable.
3. (a) It is easy to take revenge.
(b) A forgiver may be superior to a wrong doer.
(c) To forgive is really a sign of strength.
(d) It may be considered to be a sign of weakness.
(e) But it takes a strong character to check passion.
4. (a) blowing; (b) sitting; (c) blew; (d) lamented; (e) gone; (f) sitting; (g) was consoling; (h) lost; (i) understood; (j) meant.
5. The teacher asked Konica if she had done her English lesson that day. She replied in the affirmative. She also said that she had not understood one grammatical point. The teacher advised her to come to his room. He assured her saying that he would help her understand the point. With respect she smilingly thanked him.
6. (a) She beckoned and I answered to it.
(b) When it was the interval, I went over.
(c) We all are getting older.
(d) Her name had been mentioned to me by someone.
(e) She was older than what I expected.
(f) I was asked to luncheon by her.
(g) I was living in Paris twenty years ago.
(h) I was earning a little so that I could keep body and soul together.
(i) A book of mine was read by her.
(j) I was so young that I could not say ‘no’ to a woman.
7. (a) Unemployment is a state when people remain jobless.
(b) It is a social evil that causes much harm to our society.
(c) When we can provide jobs to all, the development of the country will be accelerated.
(d) This is the reasonable income that can satisfy the job seekers.
(e) We cannot develop unless unemployment problem can be removed.
8. (a) happiness; (b) absolutely; (c) psychological; (d) feeling; (e) contentment; (f) satisfaction; (g) really; (h) worldly; (i) eternally; (j) dignified.
9. (a) We need to prepare very well for the exam, don’t we?
(b) Sure. To do so we must study regularly, mustn’t we?
(c) Certainly. But we do not follow the rule at all, do we?
(d) No, we do not. And when the examination approaches there is no way but start cramming, is there?
(e) That’s exactly what I do. You should not do that, should you?
10. (a) Actually; (b) Very ; (c) If; (d) On the other hand/Besides/Moreover; (e) So.
11. “I never eat anything for luncheon,” she said. “No, don’t say that,” I answered generously. “I never eat more than one thing.”