Practice Sheet of Pronoun References for HSC Students

Identify the unclear pronoun references in the following paragraph. Where necessary, rewrite the sentences so that all pronoun references are clear.

1. Life is full of struggles. These are quite normal in any one’s life as it is not a bed of roses. Certainly, it has ups and downs. A man has to face innumerable barriers in his life. Sometimes, he can overcome those but sometimes he fails to combat them. He may be born with silver spoon without any trouble. But even then he has to overcome a lot of such to be successful in life. In other words, life is full of challenges. If he cannot fight them successfully, his life becomes full of sorrows. Though the scholars differ in giving the definition of life, they are unanimous that obstacles are the ways of life. In fact, a man has to undergo many in his life.

Answer: Life is full of struggles. It is quite normal in any one’s life as life is not a bed of roses. Certainly, it has ups and downs. A man has to face innumerable barriers in his life. Sometimes, he can overcome them but sometimes he fails to combat them. He may be born with silver spoon without any trouble. But even then he has to overcome a lot of such troubles to be successful in life. In other words, life is full of challenges. If he cannot fight them successfully, his life becomes full of sorrows. Though the scholars differ in giving the definition of life, they are unanimous that obstacles are the ways of life. In fact, a man has to undergo many obstacles in his life.

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Transformation of Sentence for HSC Students

Transform the underlined sentences as directed brackets.

  1. (a) I was too young to have learnt to say no to a woman. (Negative) (b) I guess her hands are bigger than yours. (Positive) (c) All believe that English helps people get good jobs and better salaries. (Passive) (d) The roast was very delicious and the cook could not resist his temptation. (Simple) (e) Bangladesh is a very poor and populated country but she can open a lot of ways to be self-reliant. (Complex)

Answer: a. I was so young that I could not have learnt to say no to a woman. b. I guess your hands are not as big as hers. c. It is believed by all that English helps people get good jobs and better salaries. d. The roast was too delicious for the cook to resist his temptation. e. Though Bangladesh is a very poor and populated country, she can open a lot of ways to be self-reliant. Continue reading

Dengue Fever Paragraph

                                                                            Dengue Fever 

The global incidence of dengue has grown dramatically in recent decades. About half of the world’s population is now at risk. Dengue is found in tropical and sub-tropical climates worldwide, mostly in urban and semi-urban areas. Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne tropical disease caused by the dengue virus. The symptoms of the fever typically begin three to fourteen days after infection. This may include a high fever, Continue reading

HSC English 2nd Paper Model Test 2020

                                                                HSC Model Test 2020 (3)

                                                                         English 2nd Paper

                                                                     Part A: Grammar (60 Marks)

1. Fill in the blanks in the following texts with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks may not require an article. Put a cross (×) in those blanks. .5×10=5

A craftwork is (a) —— applied form of art, (b) —— social and cultural product reflecting (c) —— inclusive nature of folk (d) ——  imagination. A craftwork, which usually doesn’t bear (e) —— signature of its (f) —— maker, retains (g) —— personal touch. When we look at (h) —— thirty-year old nakshikantha we wonder at (i) ——  its months and designs that point to (j) —— artistic ingenuity and the presence of the maker in it.

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Characteristics of an Epic

What is an Epic? Discuss about the Features of an Epic.

Definition of Epic: An epic is a long narrative poem on a great and serious subject related in an elevated style and centered on a heroic or quasi-divine figure on whose actions depend on the fate of tribe or nation or the human race.

Features or characteristics of Epic:  

a. Hero: The hero is a figure of great national or even cosmic (universe) importance. The epic hero has super human strength, common character or intellect fighting for national or collective interest. Continue reading

Practice Sheet of Right form of verbs for HSC Students

Practice Sheet of Right form of verbs for HSC Students

1. One day Hazrat Ali’s (R) favourite shield (a) —— (steal). After a long search it (b) —— (find) with a Jew. He (c) —— (ask) him to return the shield. But the Jew (d) —— (refuse) to return it. He (e) —— (say) that the shield was his. Hazrat Ali’s (R) companions (f) —— (be) very angry. They were ready to take the shield by force. But Hazrat Ali (R) (g) —— (stop) them saying, “No, you must (h) —— (do) it. There is no difference between the caliph and his subjects. So I (i) —— (go) to the court of justice.” So Hazrat Ali (R) (j) —— (seek) the help of the court. It was the caliph who had appointed Sharih Qazi. Seeing the justice the Jew accented Islam.

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Practice Sheet of Modifier for HSC Students

Practice Sheet of Modifier for HSC Level Students

 Read the following text and use modifiers in the blanks as directed.

1. In almost every country of the world unemployment is one of the (a) —— (pre-modify another adjective) social and economic problems of the day. It exists not only in the developed countries but also in the (b) —— (use a participle to pre-modify the noun) countries. The word “unemployment” means without any job or work by (c) —— (use relative pronoun to post-modify the noun) one can earn his livelihood. When a man has a job or a work for (d) —— (use possessive to pre-modify the noun) living, he is employed and when he has no job, he is unemployed. Bangladesh is now (e) —— (post-modify the verb) facing this problem. The causes of (f) —— (use a noun adjective to pre-modify the noun) problem are many. (g) —— (pre-modify the noun) mills and factory were not built and we had been ill fed and ill clad. Even after independence, governments failed (h) —— (use infinitive to post-modify the noun) new industries and factories. (i) —— (use a noun adjective to pre-modify the noun) industries have almost decayed. Capital (j) —— (use past participle to post-modify the noun) in cottage industries is always at a risk.

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HSC English 2nd Paper Model Test 2020

                                                                   HSC Model Test 2020 (2)

                                                                         English 2nd Paper

                                                                     Part A: Grammar (60 Marks)

1. Fill in the blanks in the following text with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks may not require an article. Put a cross (×) in those blanks. 0.5×10=5                      

Every student wants to do better in (a) —— examination. But it is not (b) —— easy work. (c) —— student has to do something for this. From (d) —— very beginning, he must be sincere. He should read (e) —— texts again and again. He must not memories an answer without knowing (f)—— meaning. He must not make notes from a common (g) —— source. He should have good (h) —— command over English. By doing all these things, (i) —— student can hope to make (j) —— excellent result.                                                                                                    Continue reading

HSC English 1st Paper Model Test 2020

                                                                            HSC Model Test 2020 (2)

                                                                                   English First Paper

                                                 Part I: Reading (60 Marks)

1.  Read the following text and answer the questions A and B [Unit—12; Lesson—2]

Conflict can be described as a disagreement among groups or individuals characterized by antagonism and hostility. This is usually fueled by the opposition of one party to another in an attempt to reach an objective different from that of the other party. The elements involved in the conflict have varied sets of principles and values, thus allowing a conflict to arise. Conflict can be defined in many ways but one of the simplest is that it pertains to the opposing ideas and actions of different entities, resulting in an antagonistic state. Conflict is

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HSC English 2nd Paper Model Test 2020

                                                                       HSC Model Test 2020

                                                                           English 2nd Paper

                                            Part A: Grammar (60 Marks)

1.F Fill in the blanks in the following text with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks may not require an article. Put a cross (×) in those blanks. 0.5×10=5

Rahim is (a) —— affluent man now. Through hard work and devotion he has managed to turn the wheels of (b) —— fortune. He was (c) —— unemployed youth before beginning agricultural work. He belonged to (d) —— impoverished family. He worked as (e) —— labourer before he joined the training programme of Natore Horticulture Centre. (f) —— officer in charge of (g) —— centre said that he was (h) —— energetic youth. He first received training in vegetable cultivation. Then he got (i) —— lease of land in his village and applied his knew knowledge to cultivate vegetables. He made (j) —— profit of taka one lakh by cultivating vegetables.

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