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Sep 08

M. Murad

Exercise on Articles

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1. Use articles where necessary. Put a cross (x) mark where an article is not needed:

Tea is a drink. It is also (a) ———– refreshing drink. The preparation of tea is a long but (b) ———-interesting process, (c) ———-water is first boiled in (d)——-— kettle and (e)———-desired quantity of (f) ———- tea dust is put in it. After (g)———–   few minutes (h) ———– boiled   leaves are separated (i) ———– liquor. Then the liquor is poured into (j) ———–cup and some milk and sugar are mixed with it.

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(a) ———– 16th December is (b) ———-red letter day in the history of Bangladesh. On this day, we achieved (c) ———- freedom at the cost of (d) ———- bloody battle and Bangladesh came into (e)———-being and made a place in (f)———-world map as (g) ———- independent country. Every year this day is celebrated in (h) ———- enthusiastic atmosphere. We remember (i) ———-great sacrifice of our heroic sons who died for this country. We also pay (j)———-great tribute to them.

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Once upon (a) ———-time there was (b) ——— king. His palace was surrounded by (c) ————–beautiful gardens. One day he fell ill. He called in (d)———— doctor. But (e) ———–doctor could not say what wrong was with him. More (f)——— doctors were called. Finally they said that (g)———-king could be healed if he wore (h) ———– shirt of (i) ———– happy man. (j)———-messengers were sent everywhere, but no happy man could be found.

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Long   ago (a) ——— mirror was found in (b) ———paddy field by (c)———-old farmer. Neither this farmer nor anybody else in (d) ——— area had ever seen a mirror. So, when (e) ———-farmer looked into (f) ——— mirror, he was surprised to see (g)  —— man looking straight at him. Now, (h) ——— farmer closely (i) ———-resembled his father who had died many years ago. He thought that it was his father (j) ——— inside it and saluted him with love and respect.

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Socrates believed that (a) ——-angry man was more of (b)———-beast than human being. He had a wife who used to lose her temper on (c) ———-slightest excuse. One day (d) ———-woman got more furious and began to insult him. He went out and sat on the door step of his (e) ———house. He looked out on the public (f)——- street. The wife found that he was paying (g) ——— least heed to her. So she began to pour hot water on (h) ——-head of Socrates. The passers-by were very amused at (i) ———– incident. They had seen such (j) ——- incident before.

6. Use articles where necessary. Put a cross (x) mark where an article is not needed:

Childhood or boyhood is (a) ———-man’s formative period. During this period (b) ——– child receives training from its mother, (c) ———-mother’s tender heart always looks to (d) ———-welfare and well-being of (e) ———child. If during this period (f) ———  mother tries to bring (g) ———–child up carefully and according to her (h)———-best ideas, (i) ——child is sure to grow with its superiors, parents and teachers and love (j) ——— all irrespective of cast creed and colour.

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Today women are playing (a) ——- important role in all spheres of (b) ——- life. They are no longer confined within (c)———– four walls of the kitchens. They have come out of their cocoons and are working hand in hand with (d)———-men. They are joining (e) ———– wide range of professions and making a great (f)———– contribution to the economy. Now it has come to (g)——realisation of all that it is not possible to develop the country keeping women, (h) —– large section of (i) —– population, in (j)——-dark.

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    (a) ——— ant is (b)——— industrious insect. Bees are also (c) —– industrious insects. If we observe the life of (d)———-successful man, we will find that he is also (e) ———-industrious, (f)———-industrious are appreciated by all. On the other hand, (g) —–idle are disliked by all. So, industry is (h) ———-must to prosper in (i) ———- life. We all know that industry is the key to success and laziness leads us to (j)———-misfortune.

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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.

10. Use articles where necessary. Put a cross (x) where an article is not needed:  

(a)— honest boy is he who never tells a lie, He carries out (b)———– orders of his

parents. He has (c)———aim in life. He develops (d) ———attitude to serve his nation.

He is (e)——— active worker who upholds (f)——— interest of his nation above everything. He thinks that he has (g)———role to play in all matters. We cordially expect such (h)——- boy to change (i) -—– selfish motive of (j)—–people.

 

11. Use articles in the following passage where necessary. Put a cross (x) where an article is not needed :

There was (a)_idle man who inherited vast property from his father. He did not like physical labour. As (b) _ _ result, he became very fat and could not move from one place to another. He called in (c)_European doctor, (d)_doctor was very intelligent. He did not prescribe any medicine for (e)_man. He advised him to buy (f)_heavy club and move it in (g) __ air till he got (h)_tired. Following the advice of the doctor, he became (i)_thin from (j)_obese man.

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“Under the Greenwood Tree” is (a)_song derived from “As Your Like It,” (b) _ comedy by  Shakespeare. In this song (c)_writer’s love of nature has found (d)_ eloquent expression, as has, as (e) _     undertone, his deep concern for (f) limitations of (g)_human society. In the forest (h)_only enemy of man is bitter winter and rough weather. Nature has no particular enmity towards man and it treats undoubtedly (e)_great asset of (f)_country. But when (g) _ __ country fails to feed and provide them with (h) _   _ suitable jobs, they become (i) _ burden. Similar is (j)_case with Bangladesh.

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At present Bangladesh faces (a) _ number of (b) _ problems. Of all these problems (c) _ population problem is (d) _ most acute one. Population is undoubtedly (e)__great asset of (f)_country. But when (g)_country fails to feed and provide them with (h) _ suitable jobs, they become (i) _ burden. Similar is (j)_case with Bangladesh.

14. Use articles where necessary. Put a cross (x) where an article is not needed:

I live in (a)_Jigatola near (b)_Rifles Square. When I was (c) _ _ student of  (d)_University of Dhaka, I stayed at Wari in (e)_old Dhaka. Actually, it was in (f)_Bonogram Lane that originates from (g)_BCC Road which is a branch of (h)_Renkin Street, (i)_Bangabhaban and (j)_ Baldha Garden are adjacent to this area.

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We live on (a)_ground floor of (b)_old house on (c)_river Kirtankhola. We are very much afraid of (d) _ _ burglars and always lock up (e)_house very carefully before we go to (f) _bed. We also take (g)__ precaution of looking under (h)_bed to see if (i)_burglar is hiding there. We know modern burglars do not hide under beds, but we go on looking just (j)_same.

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You must have heard (a)_name of Kazi Nazrul Islam. He is our national poet. He is known as (b)_rebel poet. He was born in (c)_poor family. He passed his boyhood in great hardship. When (d) _ _ First World War .broke out, he joined (e) _army. After (f)_war, he began to write poems. He wrote specially for (g) _ oppressed and down trodden people. He is called (h) _ Shelley of Bengali literature. His poems and songs inspired (i) _ Bangalees in (j) _ War of liberation.

17. Use articles where necessary. Put a cross (x) mark where an article is not needed:

(a) ————— Morning walk is a good habit for all classes of people. It is (b) ———simple exercise and good for health and (c)———–mentality. In the morning, (d) ———- air is fresh and free from any kind of noise and pollution. This pure (e) –— environment makes an effect on (i)———–walkers’ health and mind, when (g)——-— man enjoys (h)—— – beauties and solemnity of (i) ———nature in (j)———– morning.

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It is (a)————known fact that English is (b)————-international language. (c).—— language used by international community is important. Statistics show that 350 million people speak English as (d)—–—— first language and another 300 million use it as (e)———— second, language. It is (f)——-official language in more than 60 countries of the world. Once it was also (g)————official language of our country. Most of (h)———– books of science and technology are written in English, So (i)———– importance of learning English beggars description. It is (j)———must.

19. Use articles in the following passage where necessary. Put a cross (x) where an article is not needed :

Though newspaper is not always (a)———— unmixed blessing, it is (b) —————-most useful thing in our life. We rarely think of (c) ————-day without reading (d) ———-,newspaper. Reading newspaper is one of (e) —-——good habits of a man. We shall be like (f)———— frog in a dark well if we neglect developing this habit. However, some people prefer (g)————electronic media to reading (h) ——————- newspaper. But (i) ————newspaper offers more to its readers than (j)—————electronic media.

20. Use articles where necessary. Put a cross (x) where an article is not needed. 

Once you have completed (a)———-initial diagnosis of your students, you are faced with selecting subject-matter appropriate to their (b)———-interests, abilities, and personal – social adjustment as well as to your own teaching objectives. Frequently, (c) ————– selection and planning of content are not seen as integral (d)———-parts of (e) ———- evaluation process, (f) ———– techniques you select to evaluate how well you and your students have achieved your objectives are inextricably bound to (g)———– subject-matter used to teach these objectives. In (h) ———-sense, you must evaluate (i)——— subject-matter itself to (j) ———-determine if it is appropriate for your objectives.

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Providing enough energy to meet (a) ————ever-increasing demand is one of (b)————gravest problems (c)—world is now facing. Energy is (d)———— key to (e) ——–industrialized economy, which calls for (f)———– doubling of electrical output every ten to twelve years. Meanwhile (g) ———– days of cheap abundant and environmentally acceptable power may be coming to (h)———end. Coal is plentiful but polluting, natural gas is (i)———–scarce, oil is not found everywhere. Nuclear power now appears (j)————costly and risky.

22. Use articles where necessary. Put cross (x) where an article  is not needed :   

Cellular radio telephone, also called cellular telephone or cell phone provides voice telephone and other services to (a)———–mobile users. Cellular telephones primarily operate like portable or cordless telephones. However, unlike conventional wire-based cordless phones, cell phones are completely portable and do not require (b) ————jack to access (c) ————-wire-based networks operated by local telephone companies, (d)————– new generation of services for cell phones include video conferencing and (e)——– internet access with (f) ———— ability to send e-mail. Cellular telephones have become very popular with (g) —————professionals and (h)———-consumers as (i)———–way to communicate easily. It has been (j)————–alternative to conventional wire-based services.

23. Use articles where necessary. Put a cross mark (x) where an article is not needed: 

James Norman Hall was (a)————American writer. He wrote (b).————–story about(c)—————wonderful piece of business that took place between him and a farmer. While in (d)————-Tahiti, he was short of (e)——— money and rented (f)———— one room house about 22 kilometers from (g)———— town. He was doing (h)—–interesting writing there. To save money he wanted to make (i)——–vegetable garden in front of his house. But (j)——-land was full of ants and land-crabs. They foiled all his attempts.

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We know (a)——– man is (b)———-rational creature. It is (c)———-rationality in him which makes him (d) ———– different species. He can differentiate between (e)——–right and (f) ———–wrong. This is why (g)———– man is considered (h)———–best creation of (i) ———-creator of (j)————universe.

25. Use articles where necessary. Put a cross mark (x) where an article is not needed:

A brilliant student is (a) — asset. One day he may be (b)——engineer or (c)—–M.B.B.S.doctor. He makes (d)—–best use of his time. He makes a proper division of his time and does his duties accordingly. He knows that youth is (e)—-golden period of (f) —- life. He has (g) — aim in life. He knows that (h) – life without (i) — aim is like (j) — ship without a rudder.

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(a) —–idle man and (b) —–active man cannot be equal. We know (c)—–story of (d) —–ant and (e)– grasshopper, (f)-ant was industrious. On the other hand, the grasshopper was really (g) —–lazy. The ant knew that (h) —–industrious shine. On (i)——–contrary, (j) —–lazy suffer in life.

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Bangladesh is a land of (a) ——-scenic beauty, (b) ——-land, (c)-rivers and the forests are (d) ——— sources of this beauty. Geographically Bangladesh can be divided into four regions. In many places there are a lot of amazing beautiful spots. There are many historical places also. For this reason, (e) ——-tourism business can flourish here, (f) ——-wild animals of (g) ——-Sundarbans are also (h) ——-great asset. Tourism can play (i) ——-vital role in national economy. But it is still in its tender age. So, we have to cross (j) ——-long way.

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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. Here 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.

29. Use articles where necessary. Put a cross (x) where an article is not needed:

Newspaper plays (a) ———important role in our society. It is (b)——–most useful thing in our modern life. We cannot think of (c)——–day without it. To read news paper is (d) ——– good habit, (e) ——– more we read newspaper (f) ——– more we can acquire knowledge. If we don’t read it, we shall be (g) ——–frogs in (h) ——–dark well. It is (i) ——–looking glass of (j)——–modern world.

30. Use articles where necessary. Put a cross (x) where an article is not needed:

When (a) ———— great poet, Ferdousi, began to write (b).—— Shahnama, the sultan promised him (c) ————piece of gold for each (d)   ———-verse. When (e) ——– epic was finished, it contained sixty thousand (f) ———— verses. Instead of giving gold coins, he offered the poet only sixty thousand silver (g) ————- coins. The poet refused to take the silver coins and left the court with (h)——broken heart. He was (i)—–aggrieved man. Later on the sultan realized that he had made (j)——blunder.

31.Use articles where necessary. Put a cross mark (x) where an article is not needed:

An angry man is not liked (a) —— even by (b) —— idiot. There is difference between the educated and (c) – uneducated. An educated (d) ——  person should come forward to educate (e)—— uneducated. On the other hand (f)–rich man should have (g) ——  sympathy for (h) —— poor there is difference between (i)—— poor man and (j) —— rich man.

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We were returning home. On (a)——–way we met (b) ———little girl. She was selling (c) —— flowers on (d) ———street. She requested us to buy (e)——–flower. My mother is (f)——–kind-hearted woman, (g)——–motherly affection rose at (h)——— sight of her. She gave her (i) ——— ten taka note and bought some flowers. We should be kind to (j) —helpless.

 

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