1. Fill in the Blanks in the following text with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks may not require any article. Put a (×) in those blanks. 0.5×10=05 Mosquito menace is one of (a) _____ most talked topics. (b) _____ fear and nuisance of mosquito is called (c) _____ mosquito menace. For (d) _____city dwellers, it is (e) _____ constant nuisance. Particularly at (f) _____ night, it becomes more when thousands of mosquitoes start singing around (g) _____ us. Even during daytime, we are not free from (h) _____ attack of mosquitoes. To prevent (i) _____ nuisance caused by mosquitoes, we have to be alert and work in (j) _____ assorted effort.
Identify the unclear pronoun references in the following paragraph. Where necessary, rewrite the sentences so that all pronoun references are clear: 1×5×3=15
1. One day a cowboy was tending their cows in the field. Many wolves lived in the forest. The cowboy would often cry out ‘Wolf! Wolf!’ in fun. The farmers working in the field heard his cries and thought that he had been really attacked by them. So, they all rushed to the spot to save the cowboy. But their surprise, they found no wolf there. Seeing them the boy began to laugh at them. He played the same trick for several times and the men were befooled. So, they became very angry. One day a wolf really came and attacked the cows. Now the cowboy cried out in fear but one time nobody came to help him. The wolf first killed them and at last it killed the boy. Continue reading →
Robert Lee Frost (March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963) was an American poet. His work was initially published in England before it was published in America. He is highly regarded for his realistic representations of rural life and his command of American everyday speech. His work frequently employed settings from rural life in New England in the early twentieth century, using them to examine complex social and philosophical themes. One of the most popular and critically respected American poets of the twentieth century, Frost was honored frequently during his lifetime, receiving four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry. He became one of America’s rare “public literary figures, almost an artistic institution.” Continue reading →
Fill in the Blanks in the following text with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks may not require any article. Put a (×) in those blanks. 0.5×10=05
Bangladesh is (a) _____ world’s most densely populated country. Our development efforts are frustrated because of (b) _____ great size of our population. (c) _____ population explosion is (d) _____ constant threat to our environment and (e) _____ society. Her population is growing at such (f) _____ high rate that (g) _____ environment may soon fail to supply (h) _____ people with their minimum necessities. It is indeed (i) _____ alarming situation. Something should be done to change (j) _____ situation. Continue reading →
Read the passage below and answer the questions 1 and 2:
Statistics show that about 350 million people speak English as a language and another 300 million use it as a second language. It is the official or semi-official language in more than 60 countries and of many international organizations. The International Olympic Committee, for example, always holds meetings in English. English helps the international community and the business world to communicate across national borders. Today, more than 80% of all the information in the world’s computers is in English, so organizations frequently need Continue reading →