Subject: English first Paper
Full Marks:-100 Time: 3 Hours
Listening : 10
Speaking : 10
Section A: Reading(Total Marks:40)
1.. Read the following text and answer the question that follows.
Shahana’s husband Mr Zamil Huda works in a company office. His firm has vacant position. On several days he told Shahana, “I want you to apply for the post.” But Shahana said, “Please don’t insist. I’m joining the local high school as a teacher.” What do you find in a teaching job, Shahana ? I don’t want you to do it.” Her in laws were also on his side. Yet Shahana joined the school against the will of the family;
Weeks, months went by. Every day Shahana helps with the household work. Every day she works hard to prepare her lesson. Every day she goes to school , teaches her students and helps both weak and bright ones. They often come to her in the teacher’s room, in the corridor and even on the road, and talk to her about any academic or personal problems.
Within a year Shahana becomes a very good teacher. Students give her salam wherever they see her. Teachers, even the superintendent, admire her. Parents and other people in the community come to see her at home and at hte school and pay her great respect.
One day her husband said, “You’ve opened my eyes, Shahana. Teaching is more than a job. I didn’t know it. Congratulations!”
Write the correct answer: .5×10=5
(i)Where did Mr Zamil Work?
a.in a bank office b. in a cloth shop c. in a Resturent d. in a company office
(ii)What was in his firm?
a. big room b. a vacant position c. A high building d. drawing room
iii. Shahana opened her husband’s-
a.eyes b. mouth c. house door d. room’s window
(iv)The student talk to her-
a. in the sea b. in the corridor c. in her father’s house d. in in the bazar
(v)“ I want you to apply for the post” who said this?
a. Mr kamal b. The superintendent c. Mr Zamil Huda d. Student’s parents
(vi)Who was a good teacher?
a. The superintendent b. Mr Zamil c. shahana’s husband d. Shahana.
vii. Who congratulated Shahana?
a.The superintendent b. The parents c. shahana’s friends Mr Zamil d. The
viii. What went by?
a.Birds b. Tiger c. months d. time
(ix)Who help the poor people?
a.The superintendent b. Mr Zamil c. local peoples d. Shahana.
(x)Who come to shahana?
a.Teachers b. superintendent c. parents d. students
2.Read the text and answer the question:
Zishan , Juli and their parents Mr and Mrs. Arif Khan got into a 1st class compartment at kamalapur Railway Station . It was Dewangonj bound Tista Express . The train left at 8o’;clock . Zishan saw that the departure time 9on the big time table at the station was 7:30. However , the train was running quit fast . The compartment was half empty. Yesterday Julie downloaded a beautiful poem on a train journey by Robert Louis Stevenson . He took a print out of the poem . Now while looking out of the windows , she found similarities between the poem and real scenes . She took out the poem and began to read.
Write answer of the following question in English. 5×2=10
(a) Where did Zishan , Julie and their parents get into a train ?
(b)What was the train’s destination?
(c)What do you mean by departure time?
(d)What did Julie download the previous day ?
(e)Where was the similarities ?
3.Read the text and answer the question:
Thomas Alva Edison was born February 11, 1847 in Milan, Ohio (pronounced MY-lan). In 1854, when he was seven, the family moved to Michigan, where Edison spent the rest of his childhood.
“Al,” as he was called as a boy, went to school only a short time. He did so poorly that his mother, a former teacher, taught her son at home. Al learned to love reading, a habit he kept for the rest of his life. He also liked to make experiments in the basement.
Al not only played hard, but also worked hard. At the age of 12 he sold fruit, snacks and newspapers on a train as a “news butcher.” (Trains were the newest way to travel, cutting through the American wilderness.) He even printed his own newspaper, the Grand Trunk Herald, on a moving train.
At 15, Al roamed the country as a “tramp telegrapher.” Using a kind of alphabet called Morse Code, he sent and received messages over the telegraph. Even though he was already losing his hearing, he could still hear the clicks of the telegraph. In the next seven years he moved over a dozen times, often working all night, taking messages for trains and even for the Union Army during the Civil War. In his spare time, he took things apart to see how they worked. Finally, he decided to invent things himself.
After the failure of his first invention, the electric vote recorder, Edison moved to New York City. There he improved the way the stock ticker worked. This was his big break. By 1870 his company was manufacturing his stock ticker in Newark, New Jersey. He also improved the telegraph, making it send up to four messages at once.
During this time he married his first wife, Mary Stilwell, on Christmas Day, 1871. They had three children — Marion, Thomas, Jr., and William. Wanting a quieter spot to do more inventing, Edison moved from Newark to Menlo Park, New Jersey, in 1876. There he built his most famous laboratory
A. Complete the following table with the information given in the passage
Who Event /activity Time Place/what
Thomas Alva Edison i…………………………. February 11, 1847 Ohio, America
He was seven ii………………………
He sold fruit, snacks and newspapers on a train as a “news butcher iii……………………..
He even printed his own newspaper, the Grand Trunk Herald, iv………………..
v……………………. married his first wife, Mary Stilwell, on Christmas Day, 1871
Mahiuddin Jahangir was born on 7 March 1949 at village Rahimganj in Babuganj upazila of Barisal district. His father Abdul Motaleb Hawlader was indifferent of worldly interest and was devoted to the culture of mystic and spiritual songs. Mahiuddin had his early education at Patarchar Primary School of Muladi. He passed Matriculation examination in 1964 from Muladi Mahmud Jan Pilot High School, and H.S.C in Science group in 1966 from Barisal BM College. He then got himself admitted in B.Sc (Hons) in Statistics in the Dhaka University. While a student in the University, Mahiuddin Jahangir was selected as a trainee officer cadet in the 15th short service course in 1967, and joined Pakistan Military Academy at Kakul as a cadet. He obtained commissioned rank in the Engineering Corps in 1968, and joined 173 Engineer Battalion. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 3 December 1968. Between 1969 and 1970 he completed the basic course training at Military College of Engineering (Risalpur) and then Officer Weapon (OW) Course-13 from Infantry School of Tactics. He was elevated to the post of Captain on 30 August 1970. In 1971 Mohiuddin Jahangir was working at the construction field at Karakoram. On 10 June 1971, he took a few days leave and went back to Risalpur. A day later, he started towards the Sialkot border to reach India. He managed to cross the border and joined the Mukti Bahini at Mehdipur under Malda district in West Bengal. On 3 July, he became a captain of sector 7, Mohodipur . He was given the responsibility to fight at the Chapai Nawabganj border at Rajshahi district. In December he was ordered to take Chapai Nawabganj. On 14 December he died after being shot during a battle near Nawabganj. He was buried near Sona Mosque premises and later was posthumously declared “Bir Shrestho”.
Read the following statements, Write (T) in your Answer script if the statement is true. Write (F) if the statement is false. If false, give the correcrt answer. 5
(a)Captain Mohiuddin Jahangir was a freedom fighter.
(b)He was a student of Dhaka University.
(c) He was born in 1971.
(d)He was a police officer.
(e)He fled away from the war field .
4.Complete the text with the right words in the box: 5
and in holiday for know go
the were to neatly of are
Farabi is Flora’s best friend. They lived in the same area. Also they are both in class 7. But they go to different school . It is a school holiday. Flora has come to visit Farabi. They are Talking. Flora wants to know about the prize-giving ceremony of Farabi’s school.
“Yesterday was our shool prize-giving day.” Farabi says. “On this occasion our school auditorium and its dais were brightly decorated. Prize were al neatly displayed on a separate table on the dais. All the student were present at the function. Among others, the guardians and some eminent persons of the locality attended in function,” Farabi continues. “ The principal of P.M college was the chief guest.
5.Match the texts given in column `A’ and column `B’ to write five complete sentences. 1×5=5
Column A Column B
i) Hamlet was a brave a) games and pastimes .
ii) He was the b)because of a great sorrow that had fallen on him
iii) He was fond of c) Prince of Denmark.
iv) He was a changed d) and noble young man
v) This change happened e)person suddenly.
6.Read the text and rearrange them in correct order: 5
a.Her husband was the Deputy Magistrate of Bhagalpur, now a district in the Indian state of Bihar.
b.He was very cooperative, and always encouraged Rokeya to go on with her activities.
c.Begum Rokeya was a famous writer and a social worker.
d.She lived in undivided Bengal in the early 20th century.
e.She believed that women should have same rights and opportunities as men have in the society.
f.So she fought for their cause throughout her life.
g.Begum Rokeya was born in a village called pairabondha, Rangpur in 1880.
h.Her father Jahiruddin Muhannad Abu Ali Haidaer Saber was an educated landlord.
i.Rokeya was married to khan Bahadur Sakhawat Hussain in 1896.
j.Rokeya had great love for her mother tongue.
Section B: Writing(Total Marks:40)
7. Make a complete story with the following lines and give a title.
Once upon a time on a hot hot day in summer a crow felt very thirsty. It flew here and there in search of water. But it . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8.Suppose, your name is Rahim / Rahima. You friend Jamal/Jami and you are in the same class. Write a letter to your friend Jamal/Jami inviting him/her to attend the marriage ceremony of your elder sister .
9. Rudra is talking with Biplob. Write a dialogue between Rudra and Biplob about the importance of learning English.
10.Answer the following question into a continuous paragraph on “A Tea Stall” 10 .
(a)What is a tea stall ?(b)What things are sold there ?(c)Where is it generally situated ?(d)What do the customers do in the tea –stall ?
(e)Where does the manager sit and what is his function?