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H.S.C. Model Test (Second Paper)

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 H.S.C. Model Test (Second Paper)

Model Test 01 on English Second Paper

Full Marks: 100; Time: 3 H

Part A: Grammar (40 Marks)

1. Fill in the gaps using correct form of the verbs in brackets.                                                                 5

stand   read    means            derive come  be        keep  

A library (a)—————- a collection of books on various subjects. The word ‘library’ is (b)—————- from the Latin word ‘libre’ which (c)—————- for a book. But in actual use, a library is a house where books (d)—————- for (e)——————.

2. Fill in the gaps using appropriate preposition.              5

I was invited (a)———— a party last night. It started at 7 o’clock and continued (b)———— two hours. The guests were enchanted (c)———- the enjoyable programme. It was presided (d)———— by our Principal. She delivered a speech (e)———- the end of the function.

3. Fill in the gaps with articles where necessary.             5

Everyone in (a)———— locality respects him. He comes of (b)———— aristocratic family. He is also (c)————- university graduate. He graduated from (d)———- University of Dhaka with (e)———- record marks. He was a student in (f)———— Department of (g)————- English. He exceeded even (h)———— English in some faculties of literature. He is (i)———— better out of the two national literary figures. As (j)————- honest man, he is honoured everywhere.

4. Make meaningful sentences with the following phrases (Any five):                                                   5

At a loss, move heaven and earth, take one to task, every nook and corner, with a view to, at stake, hold good

5. Change the form of speech.                                5

“Nowrin, have you done your English lesson today?” asked the teacher.

“Yes, sir,” she replied. “but I haven’t understood one grammatical point.”

The teacher assured her saying, “Come to my room: I’ll help you understand the point.”

“Thank you, sir.” smilingly said she.

6. Transform the underlined sentences in the following passage as directed in the brackets.                                    5

(a) Charles Karoro, a banker, draws a handsome salary. (Complex) He lives in a small apartment in Nairobi. (b) His wife is fond of gardening. (Negative) (c) But the apartment is so small that it does not have a garden. (Simple) (d) Nairobi is one of the most expensive towns in Africa. (Positive degree) (e) Karoro’s relatives often visit his house and stay there for long time. (Interrogative) This poses a great dilemma for him.

7. Make tag questions from the given sentences.                         5

a) After returning from school Sumaiya became so much tired. Feeling drowsy she hardly spent any time to go to bed, ________?

b) As it was raining heavily, Nusrat did not go outside and post the letter to ask money from her father, _______?

c) No other island in the world is as large as Australia, ________?

d) Rikta, accompanied by her husband and three children, has left Dhaka today, ________?

e) The sound of the workers dragging the logs was nothing but rhythmic, ________?

8. Complete the following sentences.                                 5

a) __________ if they had attended the seminar in time.

b) The student did not complete his home work nor ___________.

c) Rabeya not only takes care of her health ___________.

d) ____________ God is forgotten.

e) Write a letter immediately lest ___________.

Part B: Composition (10 Marks)

9. You are a reporter of a daily newspaper. You went to a study tour at Jessore. Now write a report on the experience of your study tour.                                              10

10. Write a short composition on “Digital Bangladesh”.   15

11. Write an application to the Principal of your college for the arrangement of a study tour at a place of historical interest.                                                      10

12. Suppose, you are Robin and you like to purchase a book from a book-seller. Now write a dialogue based on your conversation.                                                            10

13. Complete the following story. Entitle your story at first.          15

Once a golden necklace was lost from a rich man’s house. A few servants worked in that house. Naturally it was suspected that anyone of the servants had stolen the necklace……………………….……

Answer of the Model Test. 

1.    a) is         b) derived       c) stands        d) are kept e) reading

2.    a) to         b) for   c) with d) over            e) at

3.    a) the       b) an  c) a      d) the e) a       f) the   g) x      h) the   i) the    j) an

4. At a loss: The stranger was at a loss and could not think what to do.

Move heaven and earth: The man moved heaven and earth to manage a job.

Take one to task: The teacher took the naughty boy to task.

Every nook and corner: He searched every nook and corner of the room but could not find the lost pen.

With a view to: The student went to market with a view to buying a book.

At stake: Please help him because he is now at stake.

Hold good: This rule will not hold good here.

5.The teacher asked Nowrin if she had done her English lesson that day. Nowrin respectfully replied that she had done it but she had not understood one grammatical point. Then the teacher assured her and told her to go to his room because he would help her understand the point. At that she smilingly thanked him with respect.

6.(a) Charles Karoro who is a banker draws a handsome salary. (b) His wife is not reluctant/averse/hesitant to gardening. (c) But the apartment is too small to have a garden. (d) Very few towns in Africa are as expensive as Nairobi. (e) Do not Karoro’s relatives often visit his house and stay there for long time?

7.a) After returning from school Sumaiya became so much tired. Feeling drowsy she hardly spent any time to go to bed, did   she?

b) As it was raining heavily, Nusrat did not go outside and post the letter to ask money from her father, did she?

c) No other island in the world is as large as Australia, are they?

d) Rikta, accompanied by her husband and three children, has left Dhaka today, haven’t they?

e) The sound of the workers dragging the logs was nothing but rhythmic, was it?

8. a) They could have learned many things if they had attended the seminar in time.

b) The student did not complete his home work nor class work.

c) Rabeya not only takes care of her health but also looks after her parents.

d) When danger is gone God is forgotten.

e) Write a letter immediately lest you should miss the opportunity.6.      (a) Charles Karoro who is a banker draws a handsome salary. (b) His wife is not reluctant/averse/hesitant to gardening. (c) But the apartment is too small to have a garden. (d) Very few towns in Africa are as expensive as Nairobi. (e) Do not Karoro’s relatives often visit his house and stay there for long time?

9. Try yourself.                                                                         10.      

Introduction: “Digital Bangladesh” means an ICT based modern country where there will be adequate power supply, well-networked infrastructure, use of internet, use of open-source software, e-banking, e-commerce and e-governance. Of late the phrase “Digital Bangladesh” has been much talked about especially during the election campaign of the political parties targeting the ninth parliamentary election.

Origin of Digital Vision: On the eve of the election, Bangladesh Awami League, one of the major political parties, first declared vision 2021with the aim to turn Bangladesh into a digital country by the next decade. More than a month ago, the Bangladesh Computer Council also organized a computer fair with the theme “Digital Bangladesh”. It refers to an e-state where all its activities of governance, commerce, education, agriculture etc will be powered by computer and internet. Different analyses of the electoral results have revealed that the young generation who consist of more than one third of the voters had indeed brought this overwhelming victory for AL. With many other reasons, implicitly it can be inferred that voters of this generation while exercising their franchise considered party manifestos seriously. Presumably the visionary approach of AL’s manifesto, entitled ‘a charter for change’ might have allured the young voters much, especially it’s ‘Vision 2021’ which envisions ‘Digital Bangladesh’.

 

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