HSC Model Test
English 2nd Paper
Time: 1:30 Hours Marks: 50
1.Fill in the blanks with articles and put ‘x’ where no article is applicable. 0.5×10=05 There was (a)_____ time when (b)_____ people of Arabia forgot (c)_____ almighty Allah. They used to commit (d)_____ sins. They did not like (e)_____ female issues. If ever (f)_____ girl child was born to them, they used to bury her to death. In such (g)_____ condition Hazrat Muhammad (sm), (h)_____ great prophet came with (i)_____ message of peace for mankind and reestablished (j)_____ order and discipline in the society.
2. Complete the sentences with suitable phrases/words given in the box below: 0.5×10=05
|would rather||had to||enough to||too||it|
|as though||lest||day by day||than||there|
a) _____ is raining heavily now. So, we have to wait there.
b) _____ is a primary school in our village. We should send our
children to school.
c) I _____ die than beg. Begging is not a good act.
d) He behaves _____ he were a king.
e) The man _____ cross the river by swimming. There were no boats
f) Arif is strong _____ carry the load. So, I like him.
g) Mina is developing _____ because she is a hard worker.
h) I am _____ glad to see him. He is my bosom friend.
i) The girl reads attentively _____ she should fail in the exam.
j) No sooner had the train started _____ we went out.
3. Complete the following sentences using suitable clauses/phrases
a) _____, you will pass in the exam.
b) If you came yesterday, _____.
c) _____, I would have gone there.
d) We read books, _____.
e) _____, we found them sleeping.
f) _____ is known to me.
g) _____ is a wonderful matter.
h) We eat daily _____.
i) _____, I would not do it.
j) He had a large house _____.
4. Read the text and fill in the blanks with correct form of verbs as
per subject and context: 0.5×10=05
Idle brain is a devil’s workshop. If we (a) _____ (waste) our time in idleness, all sorts of evil thoughts will crowd in our brain. Idle persons who (b) _____ (kill) their time are burden on society. They (c) _____ (sit) idle and cherish no high ideal and lofty ambition in life. They not (d) _____ (support) themselves. They (e) _____ (lead) an unhappy life and (f) _____ (supper) in the long run. There should be time for reading, for office or work, time for physical exercise, time for prayer. This (g) _____ (indicate) that we should do everything at the right moment. We (h) _____ (lead) a healthy and prosperous life only when we (i) _____ (follow) the routine which (j) _____ (make) for our guidance.
5. Read the text and change the sentences as directed: 1×5=05
a) Jery was a small boy who lived in the orphanage. (simple) b) He was the strongest of all the boys. (positive). He used to cut wood for the writer. c) He also did some unnecessary things for her. (passive) d) His mother visited him at the orphanage in autumn. (complex) e) One morning the writer was awakened by the sound of his tapping on the door. (active)
6. Identify the unclear pronoun references in the passage to make them clear: 1×5=05
Many people think that poverty is a great evil who makes life a hell. On the other hand money can make him feel happy. But it is not true. If we investigate a poor man, we may find happiness in him, but if we do the same for the rich, we may find unhappiness in her. For this, we often say that they are not always happy. Actually it consists in contentment.
7. There are ten errors in the use of punctuation marks in the
following text. Re-write the text correcting the errors. 0.5×10=05
Asad: Excuse me where is the nearest hospital.
Mizan: its about two kilometers from here you will have to hire a taxi
you can also go by bus.
Asad: I see is there a bus station near there.
Mizan: yes there is a bus stop at the corner.
Asad: Thank you.
Mizan: Dont mention it.
8. Write a Short Composition on “Your Childhood Memories” 15