Final Model Test for PEC Exam 2013
Time: 2:30 Hours Full Marks: 100
Read the text and answer the questions 1, 2 and 3
The name of our country is Bangladesh. It became independent in 1971. Dhaka is its capital. Bangladesh is a small country. Its land area is 1,47,570 square kilometres. But it has a big population. About 140 million people live here. Bangladesh is mainly an agricultural country. Its main crops are rice, jute, sugar-cane and tea. Many kinds of fruits also grow here. Jack-fruits, mangoes, bananas, pine-apples, guavas and watermelons are the most common. My country has also many rivers. The main rivers are the Padma, the Meghna, the Jamuna and the Karnaphuli. There are many varieties of fish in these rivers. We have many interesting places. The Sundarbans, Rangamati and Cox’s Bazar are very attractive. The Royal Bengal Tiger lives in the Sundarbans. The Cox’s Bazar sea beach is the longest beach in the world. It is about 120 kilometres long.
Many people visit these places every year. Bangladesh is a peaceful country. People from different communities live here in peace. I love my country very much.
1. Write only the right answer on the answer paper: 1×10=10
i. What is the story about?
a) Dhaka b) Cox’s Bazar c) Bangladesh d) Rangamati
ii. Bangladesh has a — population.
a) small b) less c) few d) big
iii) The number of people living in our country — about 140 millions.
a) is b) are c) shall d) will
iv) Many kinds of crops — in our country.
a) grows b) grew c) grow d) growing
v) Bangladesh — the land area of 1,47,570 square kilometres.
a) have b) has c) had d) having
vi) Fruits of — kinds grow here.
a) variety b) varieties c) varying d) various
vii) We have some places of —
a) interesting b) attractive c) attractiveness d) attracting
viii) Bangladesh is an — country.
a) small b) agriculture c) agricultural d) peace
ix) The — of the Cox’s Bazar sea beach is 120 kilometres.
a) long b) wide c) width d) length
x) A number of people — the interesting places of our country every year.
a) visiting b) visits c) visit d) visited.
2. Fill in the blanks with the given words (3 more words are there). 1×5=05
a) The — of Bangladesh is Dhaka.
b) We achieved — in 1971.
c) People from different — live in our country.
d) There are — kinds of fish in our rivers.
e) We have so — interesting places.
3. Answer the following questions in sentences. 1+1+1+1+1+2+3 =10
a) When did Bangladesh gain independence?
b) How many interesting places are mentioned in the passage?
c) What is the position of the Cox’s Bazar sea beach in the world?
d) Where does the Royal Bengal Tiger live?
e) What is the length of the Cox’s Bazar sea beach?
f) What are the most common fruits of Bangladesh?
g) In the last paragraph it is said that ‘Many people visit these places every year’. What are the places and why do the visitors visit there?
Read the text and answer the questions 4, 5 and 6 (EFT-based)
Laila and Bithi are friends. They have many things in common. For example, both of them like to listen to music and play chess. But Laila likes to do active things, too. She likes to go out with friends and play games. On the other hand, Bithi is a quiet person. She likes doing quiet things like painting and reading. She especially loves to read stories about other lands and other people.
Bithi loves to read books. But she cannot always buy books for their prices. She has found out that there is a library at their town Hall and that it has a section on children’s books too. Bithi is very excited. She goes to the library one morning. She goes to the reception counter and asks the lady there, “Good morning, Ma’am! Can I borrow some books from your library?” The librarian smiles at Bithi and says affectionately, “Of course, you can. But to do so, you must become a member of the library first. You must have a library card.”
4. Write the answer on the answer paper: 1×10=10
i) What is the story about?
a) Laila b) Bithi c) Both Laila and Bithi d) the librarian
ii) Who loves quietness?
a) Laila b) the librarian c) Bithi d) none
iii) Bithi cannot always buy books because of their —
a) unavailability b) shortage c) price d) low quality
iv) The librarian talked with Bithi —
a) angrily b) affectionately c) roughly d) violently
v) Bithi loves stories about —
a) other lands b) both other lands and other people c) library d) other peoples
vi) Who said “Good morning”?
a) Bithi b) Laila c) the librarian d) both Bithi and librarian
vii) To borrow books from the library what is needed?
a) friendliness b) good personality c) member d) a library card
viii) A library was — out at the Town Hall.
a) find b) finding c) finds d) found
ix) Who was sitting at the reception counter?
a) Bithi b) Laila c) a librarian d) none
x) What did the librarian mean saying “Of course, you can”? He wanted to
a) get out Bithi b) wish good morning c) give books d) congratulate
5. Match the words of the column A with their meaning that is mentioned in the text in the column B (there is two extra) 1×5=05
|(i) a building or room having books, newspaper etc. for people to read.(ii) an open space.
(iii) similar things or traits.
(iv) do anything for leading one’s life.
(v) have a loan of.
(vi) a game for two people, played on a board marked with black and white square.
(vii) State of agitation or feeling of eagerness.
6. Answer the following questions in sentences. 1+1+3=05
(a) What does Bithi like to do?
(b) Why cannot Bithi always buy books?
(c) What are the similarities between Laila and Bithi?
7. Rewrite the given sentences in correct order to make a meaningful story. 05
More than 200 nations participate in it. The tradition of the Olympic Games comes from Greece. The Olympic Games is the biggest sports competition of the world. The Greece first held it at the foot of the Mount Olympus. It occurs every four years.
8. Re-write the sentences using punctuation and capitals where necessary. 05
amal says come neel lets read this story together neel says im not feeling well amal i want to go home can we read it later
9. Write the following words/phrase/sentences correctly. 05
(a) I, today, to do, work, meant, my.
(b) own, rhythm, English, its, speech, has.
(c) time, books, I, by, spend, my, reading, leisure, story.
(d) tell, will, me, you, way, the, of, stand, bus, near?
(e) night, they, at, badminton, play, in, field, this.
10. Translate the following sentences into Bangla 05
On the day of Ayla, it was drizzling from the morning. In the afternoon, the wind started to blow. By the evening, both the rain and the wind became too strong. The water in the river started to rise. A strong wind blew their roof away.
11. Translate the following sentences into English 05
কখনো মিথ্যে কথা বলোনা। মিথ্যা বলা মহাপাপ। সবাই তাকে ঘৃণা করে এবং কেউ তাকে বিশ্বাস করেনা। সে জীবনে কখনো উন্নতি করতে পারেনা। তাই আমরা সব সময় সত্য কথা বলব।
12. Suppose, you are Sumon/Suma. You live at Banani in Dhaka and your best friend Nabil/Nabila who lives in Chittagong. He wanted to know from you about your last birthday celebration. Now, write a letter to your friend about it. 10
13. Write a composition about “Leisure Time” You have to follow the clues. 10
(a) What is leisure time? (b) How do people spend their leisure time? (c) How do you spend your leisure time? (d) Give a short description about your leisure time.
14. Suppose, you are at home. You have homework to do. You need help. Ask your father or mother to help you. Using ‘would’ or ‘could’ write a dialogue between you and your father/mother about it. 05
15. Suppose, you are going to a member of the language club of your area and you have collected a form from the club. Now fill the form out with information of yourself. 05
English Language Club
121, Green Road, Dhaka
2. Date of Birth:
3. Father’s name:
4. Mother’s name:
5. Home address:
(Adopted from The Daily Prothom Alo and the suggestion of the renowned schools, coaching centers of Dhaka city )