English Model Test for PEC 2014

                                 Model Test for PEC

                                                                               Subject: English

Time: 2:30 hours                                                                                                                    Full Marks:  100

                                                                                                                             Set – A

Read the text and answer the question 1, 2 and 3.


There lived a woodcutter in a village. One day he was cutting wood near a river. Suddenly his axe fell into theriver. The river was very deep. The woodcutter did notknow how to swim or dive. So, lie was sitting there sadly. A wonderful thing happened. A beautiful fairy appeared before the woodcutter. The fairy asked the woodcutter what had happened to him. The woodcutter informed the fairy about the.incident. He informed her that he is a poor woodcutterand he earned his living by cutting wood. Now he wouldnot be able to work anymore as he had lost his axe in theriver water. It was out of his ability to buy a new one.Hearing all these, the fairy felt pity on him. The fairydived into the river water and come out with a goldenaxe. She asked the poor woodcutter whether it was his/axe. The poor man replied in the negative. The fairydived again into the river water and raised her hand witha silver axe. She asked the woodcutter whether it was hisaxe. The woodcutter replied in the negative. The fairy instantly dived into water and raised up with theaxewhich the woodcutter lost. She asked him if it was hisaxe. The woodcutter was very glad and shouted that it was his axe. The fairy was surprised to see the honesty of the poor woodcutter. She rewarded him with all the threeaxes ofgold, silver and iron.

1. Choose the right answer.                                                                                                                1´10=10

(a)   Why did the woodcutter feel sad?

(i) for his family                 (ii) for the fairy       (iii) for his lost axe            (iv) for wood

(b)     Whohelped the woodcutter?

(i) a rich man                    (ii) a fairy                  (iii) a tiger                     (iv) a poor man

(c)     Wherewas the woodcutter cutting the trees?

(i) near a river                   (ii) near a school    (iii) near a bush            (iv) near a farm

(d)    The wood cutter was a _____ man.

(i) rich                               (ii) poor                   (iii) blind                       (iv) dump

(e)   How many axes did the fairy supply to thewood cutter?

(i) one                              (ii) two                      (iii) three                       (iv) four

(f)     The fairy firstgave him a — axe.

(i) golden                         (ii) silver                    (iii) iron                         (iv) none

(g)   How many times did the fairydive into the river?

(i) two                              (ii) three                    (iii) four                        (iv) five

(h)  Why did the fairy become surprised?

i)                    for his honesty        (ii) for his dishonesty   (iii) for his activity (iv) for his words

(i) Second time the fairy showed him — axe.

(i) golden                      (ii) silver                (iii) iron                (iv) wood

(j) How was the river?

(i) very deep  (ii) very big (iii) very small (iv) very beautiful

2. Fill in the blanks with given words                                                                               1´5=5


fairy glad axe mouth village


a)    A woodcutter lived in a certain________.

b)      He lived from hand to ________.

c)      One day he lost his _______ in the river.

d)      He got back his axe with the help of a ______.

e)      Finally, he became______.

3.  Answer the following questions.                                                                                     2´5=10                                                         

a)    What was the woodcutter doing?

b)   How was the river?

c)    How many axes did he finally get?

d)   Who helped the woodcutter?

e)    Why did the fairy become surprised?

  1. Suppose, you are a student of class V, one of your class teachers told you a story about an honest wood cutter. Now write a letter to your friend Nabil/Nabila, who lives in 35, Agrabad, Chittagong, about the main theme of the story by using the clues – how was the man? What happened to him? Who came to him? How was he honest proving it?                                                                        10

                                                                                           Set – B


Read the following passage and answer the questions (5, 6 and 7)


Once there was a hare. He was walking beside a forest. Suddenly he saw a tortoise. It was moving very slowly. He laughed at it saying, ‘Hurry up, you are so slow! Can’t you move a little faster?’

The tortoise felt angry and said, ‘Why don’t we run a race and see who wins?’ The hare laughed even more. ‘Why not, let’s do that.’ They agreed to start from under a tree and finish at a place near the forest. So they started their race. In a few minutes the hare was out of sight. ‘The tortoise must be far behind,’ he said to himself, ‘I am already half-way through. Why not have a nap beside that tree?’ And soon he fell asleep. But the tortoise walked steadily on and on. In a short time, he passed by the sleeping hare.

The hare slept longer than he thought he would. When he woke up at last, he looked around and saw in surprise that the tortoise was near the finishing line. He ran as fast as he could. But it was too late. The tortoise had reached the finishing line before he could do so.

The tortoise looked back at the hare and said smilingly, ‘See how the slow but steady wins the race!’


  1.  Choose the right answer.                                                                                                                   1´10=10

(i) Who laughed at the tortoise?

(a) A turtle (b) A fox(c) A hare (d) A monkey

(ii) How does a tortoise move?

(a) Very fast (b) Very slowly  (c ) Quickly (d ) swiftly

(iii) What did the hare and the tortoise decide?

(a) To fight a battle (b) To play a match  (c) To run a race (d) To sing a song

(iv) Who fell asleep soon?

(a) The hare (b) The tortoise   (c) Both the two (d) none of them


(v) The tortoise walked without any—.

(a) thought (b) idea (c ) interval (d) target

(vi) Once a hare was walking beside a—.

(a) river (b) pond (c ) park (d ) forest

(vii) Where was the finishing line?

(a) Under a tree (b) Near a forest  (c) Behind the river (d) Near the pond

(viii) Where was the starting line?

(a) Under a tree (b) Beside a garden  (c) Near the forest (d) Bank of the river

(ix) Who decided to have a nap?

(a) The tortoise (b) The fox   (c) The hare (d) All of them

(x) How did the tortoise walk?

(a) Fast (b) Quickly   (c) Steadily (d) Unwillingly

6. Match the words of the column A with their meaning that is mentioned in the text in the column B (there are two extra).                                                                                                                                                                  05

           Column   A          Column     B
(a) Tortoise(b) Slow(c) Forest

(d) Nap

(e) Surprise

(i) make somebody amazed(ii) not fast                   (iii) short sleep(iv) not healthy             (v) deep sleep

(vi) a reptile with a hard round shell

(vii) a large area covered with trees

7.  Answer the following questions.                                                                                   1+1+3=5

(a) Who invited the hare to run the race?

(b) Why did the hare laugh even more?

(c) Make a list of significant events in this story.

8. Rewrite the given sentences in correct order to make a meaningful story.                              2´5=10

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 MountOlympus. It occurs every four years.

9. Re-write the sentences using punctuation and capitals where necessary.                                2´5=10

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  

10. 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.

11. 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.  

12. 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

13  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


1. Name:

2. Date of Birth:

3. Father’s name:

4. Mother’s name:

5. Home address:

6. School:

7. Class:

8. Hobbies:

9. Date: