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HSC English 2nd Paper Model Test 2020
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HSC Model Test – 2020 (08)

English 2nd Paper

Full Marks: 60                                                                                                                          Time: 70 Minutes

Part A: Grammar (Marks 60)

1. Fill in the blanks in the following text with articles as necessary. Some of the blanks may not require an article. Put a cross (×) in those blanks.                                                                        .5×10=5

Before the beginning of (a) —– use of human language, (b) —– communication took place between humans through signs and gestures. As humans began to use their (c) —– vocal chords, these silent gestures were no longer used as (d) —– primary means of (e) —– communication. But these did not completely disappear. They involved as (f) —– form of art which came to be known as (g) —–. In (h) —– Bangladeshi village, (i) —– little boy came to know about mime as he watched (j) —– performance in his village.

2. Complete the text with suitable prepositions:                                              .5×10=5

A good student is never indifferent (a) —– his studies. He always adheres (b) —– his studies. He does not learn things (c) —– rote. He does not hunt (d) —– traditional books. Moreover, he has great thirst (e) —– knowledge. For this he does not confine himself (f) —– the traditional studies. He is always aware (g) —– the current affairs (h) —– the world. He abides (i) —– his teachers’ advice and jots (j) —– their lecture.

3. Complete the sentences with suitable phrases/words given in the box                    .5×10=5

   have to  would rather          had better      let alone as though
as soon as     so that what does — look like would you mind as long as

a) I’ll draw a map for you —– you can easily find it.

b) She always behaves —– she were the boss of a corporate office.

c) The poor will continue to suffer —– they will remain illiterate.

d) Daughter: Mom, —– a chess board —–?

e) I’m not working tomorrow. So, I don’t —– get up very early in the morning.

f) All the students kept quiet —– the teacher entered into the classroom.

g) It is raining heavily. —– closing the window, please?

h) You will have to drive more than 500 km today. You —– start now without making any delay.

i) The educated people are not conscious in our country —– the common masses.                                                            j) You —– go home now than wait for him anymore.

4. Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/phrases:                           .5×10=5

a) She behaved in such a manner as if ———–.

b) There goes a proverb, ———, cannot be blotted.

c) Had Karim been my brother, ———.

d) Parents should spend much time with their kids. The sooner they understand the fact, ———.                          e) We went to our native village with our parents with a view to ———.

f) Hardly had we started to eat ———. It was an unexpected knock.

g) As man cannot live alone, ———.

h) My mother is an entrepreneur. She believes that ———.

i) He is walking very carefully lest ———.

j) I do not know why you go there. Most probably, ———.

5. Read the text and fill in the gaps with the correct form of verbs as per subject and context:      .5×10=5 Cramming (a) ____ (be) a crime. It (b) ____ (smash) the creativity of a student. The area of learning by heart has (c) ____ (shrink). Our students have (d) ____ (grown) habituated to a gadget life, i.e. coping and pasting, not (e) ____ (learn) by themselves and from life and nature. They do not try to analyze anything and (f) ____ (quote) from memory. Our very education system has yet (g) ____ (be) able to bring all the students into the bower of creative learning. New ideas (h) ____ (borrow) from a certain corner of the old are tested on them consequently. Our creative minds in some respects are wasted. So our very education system needs to (i) ____ (update) with options for students (j) ____ (visualize) the dawn of a new beginning.

6. Read the text and change the sentences as directed:                                                                     05                                          (a) I answered thanking him. (Compound) (b) What cannot be cured must be endured. (Active) (c) You must work hard to succeed. (Compound) (d) She had read a book of mine and she had written to me about it. (Simple) (e) The building was made with fine white marbles. (Active)

7. Change the narrative style by using indirect speeches.                                                                      05

“Whose picture is it?” I asked. “A little girl’s of course,” said grandmother, “Can’t you tell?” “Yes, but did you know the girl?” “Yes, I knew her,” said granny. “But she was a very wicked girl and I should not tell you about her.”

8. Identify the unclear pronoun references in the passage to make them clear:                            05                                A beggar is a person that begs from door to door. Three are some beggars who beg on the streets. He is called street beggars. It is not a profession. It is a social problem. They are the ignoble persons in the society. Though they earn money by begging, they do not contribute to it.

9. Read the following text and use modifiers as directed in the blanks speeches:                      .5×10=5         

Most of the people in (a) — (Use possessive to pre-modify the noun) country do not know the importance of English, (b) — (Post-modify the noun with an appositive). In fact, it is an (c) — (Use an adjective to pre-modify the noun) language and we are living in a global village. So, if you know English (d) — (Post-modify the verb with an adverb), you can communicate with (e) — (Use article to pre-modify the noun phrase) rest of the world. It is surely an important element of your (f) — (Use a noun adjective to pre-modify the noun) skill. Without the knowledge of English, you cannot complete (g) — (Use possessive to pre-modify the noun) higher studies because most of the books are written in English. Poor knowledge of English will also hamper your (h) — (Use a noun adjective to pre-modify the noun) development. In short, if you do not have a good command over English, you will suffer (i) — (Post-modify the verb with prepositional phrase/adverbial) of your life. So, don’t waste your time and try to learn English (j) — (Post-modify the verb with an adverb) from today.

10. Use appropriate sentence connectors in the blank speeches of the following passage:       .5×10=5

Trees are a vital part of our environment. (a) —–, they bear a great impact on the climate. (b) —– we are not careful about them. (c) —–, we destroy trees at random. (d) —–, one day the country will bear the consequence of greenhouse effect. (e) —– ours is an agricultural country, our economy depends on it. (f) —–, our agriculture is dependent on rain. (g) —–, trees play a vital role on our climate. (h) —–, trees keep the soil strong. (i) —– trees save us from flood (j) —– many other natural calamities.

11. Read the passage and write the antonym or synonym of the words as directed below:     .5×10=5   Reshma is an attractive young woman. Her dark eyes are beautiful. Her complexion is flawless and she has a lovely smile. Her long black hair is full and shiny. She is tall and slender and her movement is graceful. She always dresses stylishly. Everybody appreciates her beauty. But she worries if a woman can have beauty, ambition and a bit of intelligence too.

(a) attractive (synonym) (b) dark (synonym) (c) complexion (synonym)  (d) flawless (synonym) (e) shiny (antonym) (f) slender (antonym) (g) movement (synonym) (h) stylishly (synonym) (i) beauty (antonym) (j) intelligence (synonym)                                                                                                                                          

12. There are ten errors in the use of punctuation marks in the following text. Re-write the text correcting the errors.                                                                                                                      .5×10=5

Son           : what are you doing mother?

Mother      : Cooking for you my child.

Son           : Whats that

Mother      : its fried rice with chicken your favorite food.

Son           : How nice it is? Were having a delicious dinner tonight.                            

         

Answer Sheet 

 

1. a) the b) × c) × d) the e) × f) a g) × h) ×/the i) a j) the

2. a) to b) to c) by d) after/from e) for f) to g) of h) of/around i) by j) down

3. a)so that b) as though c) as long as d) what does —– look life e) have to f) as soon as g) would you mind h) had better i) let alone j) would rather

4. a) She behaved in such a manner as if she had known everything.

b) There goes a proverb, what is lotted, cannot be blotted.

c) Had Karim been my brother, I would have got much support from him.

d) The sooner they understand the fact, the better it will be for their future. e) We went to our native village with our parents with a view to spending our summer vacation.

f) Hardly had we started to eat when the calling bell rang.

g) As man cannot live alone, he lives in society.

h) My mother is an entrepreneur. She believes that everyone should be entrepreneur. i) He is walking very carefully lest he should fall down.

j) I do not know why you go there. Most probably, you go there for taking their help.

5. a) is b) smashes c) been shrunk d) grown e) learning f) quote g) not been h) borrowed i) be updated j) to visualize/ visualizing

6. (a) I answered and thanked him. (b) We must endure what we cannot cure. (c) You must work hard and you will succeed. (d) Having read a book of mine, she had written to me about it. (e) The labours made the building with fine white marbles.

7. I asked grandmother whose picture it was. Grandmother replied that it was of course the picture of a little girl and asked me if I could not tell. I replied in affirmative but I asked her if she had known the girl. Granny replied in affirmative and added that she had known her. But she added that she had been a wicked girl and she should not tell me about her.

8. A beggar is a person who begs from door to door. Three are some beggars who beg on the streets. They are called street beggars. Begging is not a profession. It is a social problem. Beggars are the ignoble persons in the society. Though they earn money by begging, they do not contribute to the society.

9. a) our b) an international language c) international d) well e) the f) language g) your h) skill i) in the long run j) fluently

10. a) In fact b) but c) rather d) as a result e) as f) so g) however h) then i) besides j) and

11. (a) Gorgeous (b) dim (c) appearance (d) perfect (e) gloomy (f) fat (g) drive (h) fashionably (i) ugliness (j) cleverness

12. Son : What are you doing, mother?

Mother      : Cooking for you, my child.

Son           : What’s that?

Mother      : It’s fried rice with chicken, your favorite food.

Son           : How nice it is! We’re having a delicious dinner, tonight.

HSC English 1st Paper Model Test 2020
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HSC Model Test 2020 (07)

Subject: English 1st Paper

Full Marks: 60                                                                                                                  Time: 70 Minutes                                                        1. Read the following text and answer the questions A and B.                                                                  

The term ‘diaspora’ is used to refer to people who have left their homelands and settled in other parts of the world, either because they were forced to do so or because they wanted to leave on their own. The word is increasingly used for such people as a collective group and/or a community. The world has seen many Diasporas but scholars have been studying the phenomenon with great interest only in recent decades. Among the great Diasporas of history is that of the Jewish people, who were forced to leave their lands in ancient times. The movement of Aryans from Central Europe to the Indian subcontinent thousands of years ago is also a noteworthy diaspora, although the causes of this diaspora are unclear. In twentieth century history, the Palestinian diaspora has attracted a lot of attention and been a cause of concern for world leaders because of the plight of Palestinians. There have been massive Diasporas in Africa, too, over the centuries, either because of war or because of the ravages of nature. But the chief reason why the phenomenon of diaspora is attracting so much attention now is globalization.                   

              

A. Choose the correct option for each.                                                                                             1×5= 5                                          (a) The term ‘diaspora’ in the passage means ——. (i) People who settle in other countries leaving their own country. (ii) People who live in other countries for the time being. (iii) People who settle in other countries along with their own homelands. (iv) People who work in other countries.                                                                               (b) What could be the closest meaning of ‘concern’? (i) Anxiety (ii) Deference (iii) Serenity (iv) Indifference                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    (c) From Europe, —— are the most significant diaspora of history. (i) The Jewish (ii) The Palestinians (iii) The Aryans (iv) The Africans                                                                                                                                                                                          (d) At present, diaspora is attracting so much attention only because of ——. (i) the availability of Internet (ii) the plight of Palestinians (iii) the ravages of nature (iv) the globalization                                                                                     (e) The word ‘noteworthy’ means ——. (i) ordinary (ii) boring (iii) unexceptional (iv) notable

B. Answer the following questions.                                                                                                      2×5=10                                       (a) What do you understand by the term, ‘diaspora’? Explain it in your own words.                                                                (b) When and why did the Palestinian diaspora attract a lot of attention of the world leaders?                                    (c) Mention two reasons for the massive diasporas in Africa over the centuries.                                                            (d) Can you guess why the scholars have been studying diaspora with great interest in recent decades?               (e) Write down the names of some great diasporas in the history of the world.                                                                   2. Read the following text and make a flow chart showing the rise and bravery of Hercules as a great hero. (No. 1 has been done for you).                                                                                      2×5=10                

Hercules was the son of Jupiter and Alcmena. Eurystheus, the King of Mycenae and his cousin, made him undergo some difficult tasks, which are known in Greek myths as the ’12 labours of Hercules’. The first involved a fight with a lion. The valley of Nemea was being disturbed by a terrible lion and so Eurystheus ordered Hercules to slay the beast and bring him his skin. At first, Hercules tried to fight the lion with his club and arrows but this took him nowhere. Then Hercules attempted a different tactic: he decided he would use his hands. He thus managed to slay the animal on his own, relying entirely on his immense strength. Victorious, he returned to Mycenae carrying the dead lion on his shoulders, a sight that terrified the King. His next task was to slay a monster called Hydra that was ravaging the country of Argos. The Hydra had nine heads, of which the middle one was said to be immortal. Our hero struck off its heads with his club, but whenever he knocked off a head, two new ones erupted in its place. Eventually with the help of his devoted servant Iolaus, Hercules succeeded in burning all the heads of the Hydra except the ninth or immortal one, which he decided to bury under a huge rock. In other words, Hercules triumphed again, as he would every time he was given an impossible task by Eurystheus! And this is how; he began to acquire the reputation of a hero possessing immense strength throughout the world.

1. born to Jupiter and Alcmena       2       3         4      5     6

3. Write a summary of the following text. 10 According to some myths and legends, Gazi Pir was a Muslim saint who is said to have spread Islam in the parts of Bengal close to the Sunderbans. He was credited with many miracles. For example, he could supposedly calm dangerous animals and make them docile. He is usually depicted in paats or scroll paintings riding a fierce-looking Bengal tiger, a snake in his hand, but in no apparent danger. According to some stories, he also fought crocodiles who threatened the people of a region full of canals and creeks, indeed, a kind of watery jungle bordering the Bay of Bengal. Because of his alert and vigilant presence, all predatory animals were said to have been kept within bounds. It was also believed that he enabled villagers to live close to forests and jungles and cultivate their lands. Consequently, people of these regions would pray to him for protection. The story of Gazi Pir has been preserved in folk literature as well as art and has been performed in indigenous theatre. In fact, some Gazir paat scrolls are part of the collection of the British Museum.

4. Read the following text and fill in the blanks with suitable word from the box. There are more words than needed. Make any grammatical change if necessary. 0.5×10=5

  warm         rise      habitats    extinct   imperative  particularly  check
   cut anticipation      increase  recklessly     severe   catastrophe  alarming

The destruction of forest and other (a) —— is causing the (b)—— of various plants and animals every day. In the last 25 years alone the word has lost one-third of its natural wealth. Forests are being (c) —— down. Moreover, they are being burnt (d) —— resulting in an (e) —— in carbon di-oxide and ultimately the water level is (f) —— as a consequence of global (g) ——. It is (h) —— that the new century will face an overwhelming environmental (i) ——. It is therefore to (j)—— the reckless pollution of the environment.

5. Fill in the blanks with appropriate word in each gap.                                                             1×10=10                            Dreams have (a) —- philosophers for thousands of years, but only recently have dreams (b) —- subjected to empirical research and (c) —- study. Chances are that you’ve often (d) —- yourself puzzling over the content of a (e) —-, or perhaps you’ve wondered why you (f) —- at all. First, let’s start by answering a (g) —- question: What is a dream? A dream can include any of the images, (h) —- and emotions that are experienced during (i) —-. Dreams can be extraordinarily vivid or very vague; filled with joyful emotions or frightening images; focused and understandable or (j) —- and confusing.

6. Rearrange the following sentences to make a coherent order. 10

(a) It became a shelter for the sufferers.           (b) She was awarded the Nobel Prize for peace in 1979.                    (c) Mother Teresa was a dedicated soul and her earlier name was Agnes.                                                                              (d) She came to India in 1929 for serving the people and started her life in Kolkata as a teacher.                           (e) Then she became an Indian citizen.            (f) She established Nirmal Hridoy in Kolkata.                                          (g) She was born in 1910 at a small village in Skopje and she was of Albanian decent.                                                    (h) She decided to become a nun when she was eighteen.                                                                                                                 (i) Her activities spread all over the world.               (j) She began to serve the downtrodden.

Answer Sheet

1. A. a) (i) People who settle in other countries leaving their own country. b) i) anxiety c) iii) The Aryans d) iv) the globalization e) iv) notable

B) Do yourself

2. A flow chart showing the rise and bravery of Hercules as a great hero is given bellow:

1. born to Jupiter and Alcmena 2. underwent some difficult tasks 3. fought against a lion 4. slayed the animal, relying entirely on his immense strength 5. returned to Mycenae carrying the dead lion on his shoulders 6. slayed a monster called Hydra

3. Do yourself

4. a) habitats b) extinction c) cut d) recklessly e) increase f) rising g) warming h) anticipated i) catastrophe j) check

5. a) fascinated b) been c) scientific d) found e) dream f) dream g) basic h) thoughts i) sleep j) unclear

6.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
c g h d e f a j i b

 

HSC English 2nd Paper Model Test 2020
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HSC Model Test – 2020 (4)

English 2nd Paper

Full Marks: 60                                                                                                                               Time: 70 Minutes

Part A: Grammar (Marks 60)

1. Fill in the blanks in the following text with articles as necessary. Some of the blanks may not require an article. Put a cross (×) in those blanks.        0.5×10=5

Honesty is (a) —– divine virtue. All people do not possess this (b) —–. (c) —– man who possesses this quality is (d) —– happiest man in life. Truly speaking, (e) —– man should have trustworthiness because nobody trusts (f) —– liar. But all respect (g) —– honest man. (h) —– honesty can never be bought. It is (i) —– rare quality which may be found even in (j) —– poor family.

2. Complete the text with suitable prepositions: 0.5×10=5

The Nobel Prize is the most prestigious prize (a) —– the world. The prize is awarded (b) —– the persons (c) —– outstanding contributions (d) —– six fields. Economics was included (e) —– the list in 1969 (f) —– the first time. One prize is awarded (g) —– each field. But, if there is more than one recipient (h) —– the prize (i) —– one filed, the prize money is equally distributed (j) —– all the winners.

3. Complete the sentences with suitable phrases/words given in the box        0.5×10=5

it     have to would rather had better    let alone what if
as if as soon as what’s it like what does— look like no sooner had was born

a) Some people have strong personality. They —– starve than seek help from others.

b) Poor peasants in Bangladesh cannot manage vegetables —– nutritious food.

c) Shakira is supposed to perform on the stage today. —– she fails to attend the function?

d) My duty is to send the message to different sections working here —– I receive them.

e) —– remains the problem of finance. So. We feel hesitant to launch this big project.

f) Have you ever tasted asparagus? No, not yet, —– eating asparagus?

g) Thomas Alva Edison turned a great scientist in his later life. He —– in the USA.

h) “Friend, ____ a porcupine ____?” “Sorry, my dear friend, I don’t have any idea.”

i) You behave —– you were an employee of this office. j) Our wild birds and animals are facing extinction. We —– take stern action to save them.

4. Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/phrases:                0.5×10=5

a) You cannot succeed in life unless ———–.

b) ——— where there is life, there is hope.

c) Would that ———-.

d) Ten years passed since ———–.               e) A man who leads an idle life ———–.

f) There is hardly any person ———–.

g) Would you mind ———–?

h) I went to London with a view to ———–. i) He underwent hard work in order to ———–.

j) I could not think of ———–.

5. Read the text and fill in the gaps with the correct form of verbs as per subject and context: 05

There (a) ____ (be) many reasons why the talented and qualified people (b) ____ (leave) their motherland. The first reason (c) ____ (be) the developed countries (d) ____ (allure) them by (e) ____ (offer) the best opportunities to succeed in life. Second, the country fail (f) ____ (provide) suitable jobs for them. Again if they are employed, they (g) ____ (get) a handsome salary as per their quality. Besides, some people feel that their life is not (h) ____ (secure) in the country. But when they get better facilities in our country, nobody (i) ____ (leave) the country. Actually, it is equal to (j) ____ (betray) their motherland.

6. Read the text and change the sentences as directed: 05    

(a) Sundarbans looks wonderfully beautiful. (Exclamatory) (b) Hamlet and Macbeth are two popular tragic heroes of Shakespeare. But Hamlet is more popular than Macbeth. (Positive) (c) Anna Frank was given a diary in which she chronicled her life from 1942 to 1944. (Simple) (d) During this time, she spent two years in hiding. (Passive) (e) Those who become tired may go to relax there. (Compound)                                                                                                                                 

7. Change the narrative style by using indirect speeches.                                                           05

“Where do you come from?” I asked him. “From San Carlos,” he said and smiled. “I was taking care of animals. I stayed, you see, taking care of animals. I was the last one to leave the town of San Carlos.”

8. Identify the unclear pronoun references in the passage to make them clear:                        05  

Mr. Rahman is a doctor. He is reticent. They do not like the people whom talk too much. He advises those to talk little. There is always a big rush of patients to them. He treats them with a lot of care. He prescribes for them less but exacts medicine which has spread their name far and wise.

9. Read the following text and use modifiers as directed in the blanks speeches: 0.5×10=5 

Students are the (a) ___ (pre – modify the noun) leaders of the country. The development of the country depends (b) ___ (post-modify the verb) on how the students prepare themselves to face (c) ___ (use a noun adjective to pre-modify the noun) challenges. But unfortunately, many students are not serious (d) ___ (use a prepositional phrase). They spoil their (e) ___ (pre-modify the noun) time. Some of them do not go to school (f) ___ (use a noun phrase). Some remain inactive (g) ___ (use a prepositional phrase).  But they have to be attentive and struggle hard (h) ___ (use an infinitive phrase). They should remember that success is equal to (i) ____ (use an adjective) work with determination. So, all students should work hard (j) ___ (use an infinitive phrase).

10. Use appropriate sentence connectors in the blank speeches of the following passage: 05

Home is the word (a) —– gives solace to each (b) —– every soul in the universe. Home is the place (c) —– people feel secured. (d) —– a fortunate child I have my loving parents and one brother. My father is the earning member (e) —– a disciplined man. My mother is an affectionate lady. But (f) —– my mother gets angry with me, I feel restless. (g) —– I make my mother happy again. My father is a quiet person. (h) —– at times (i) —– he has spare time, he plays with us and tells us interesting stories. Again, my brother is the cutest person I have ever seen. (j) —– he is very small; he is quite capable of expressing his concern for me.

11. Read the passage and write the antonym or synonym of the words as directed below: 05

Facebook is a very popular social networking site with over eight hundred million users. But it has both positive and negative effect on its users. We can keep touch with our friends and relatives. It is the best means to stay connected with people. Facebook helps us make friendship even with unknown people. On the other hand, it is very easy for the cyber bullies to thrive. They can harass anyone. Besides, teenagers are spending too much time on it.

(a) popular (synonym) (b) effect (synonym) (c) touch (synonym)  (d) means (synonym) (e) connected (antonym) (f) unknown (synonym) (g) easy (antonym) (h) harass (synonym) (i) teenagers (synonym) (j) spend (synonym)                                                                                                                                          

12. There are ten errors in the use of punctuation marks in the following text. Re-write the text correcting the errors.                                                                                                  0.5×10=05

mandela is at the epic center of our time ours in South Africa and yours wherever you are Nadine Gordimer the South African writer and Nobel laureate for literature once remarked.

                        

 

 

                                                                                                                     Arranged by:

                                                                                                                            Murad Sir

Answer Sheet:

1. a) a b) × c) a/the d) the e) a/× f) a g) an h) × i) a j) a/the

2. a) of/in b) to c) for d) in e) in f) for g) in h) for i) in j) between/among

3. a) would you mind b) let alone c) what if d) as soon as e) it f) what’s it like g) was born h) what does —- look like i) as if j) have to

4. a) You cannot succeed in life unless working hard/ hard word.

b) A proverb goes that where there is life, there is hope.

c) Would that I could be the president of Bangladesh.

d) Ten years passed since we had met together.

e) A man who leads an idle life cannot shine in life.

f) There is hardly any person who dislikes flower.

g) Would you mind helping me doing the work?

h) I went to London with a view to receiving my higher education. i) He underwent hard work in order to succeed in life.

j) I could not think of neglecting my duty.

5. a) are b) leave/are leaving c) is d) allure e) offering f) to provide/providing g) do not get h) secured i) should leave j) betray

6. (a) How beautiful Sundarbans looks! (b) But Macbeth is not as popular as Hamlet. (c) Anna Frank was given a diary to chronicle her life from 1942 to 1944. (d) During this time, two years were spent by her in hiding. (e) The people become tired and they may go to relax there.

7. I asked him where he came from. He smiled and replied that he was from San Carlos and added that he had been taking care of animals. Then he said that he had stayed, I saw, taking care of animals. He further said that he had been the last one to leave the town of San Carlos.

8. Mr. Rahman is a doctor. He is reticent. He does not like the people who talk too much. He advises them to talk little. There is always a big rush of patients to him. He treats them with a lot of care. He prescribes for them less but exacts medicine which has spread his name far and wise.

9. a) future b) greatly/largely c) world/job d) in their study e) valuable f) everyday g) in their study h) to succeed in life i) hard/great j) to shine in life

10. a) which b) and c) where d) as e) and/as well as f) when/if g) then/but soon h) but i) when j) though/although

11. (a) famous (b) influence (c) hold (d) medium (e) disconnected (f) unfamiliar (g) hard (h) hassle (i) adolescents (j) pass

12. “Mandela is at the epic center of our time. Ours in South Africa and yours; wherever you are,” Nadine Gordimer, the South African writer and Nobel laureate for literature once remarked.

 

HSC English 1st Paper Model Test 2020
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HSC Model Test 2020 (03)

Subject: English 1st Paper

Full Marks: 60                                                                                                                  Time: 70 Minutes             

 1. Read the following text and answer the questions A and B.                                                                                              Kuakata, locally known as Sagar Kannya (Daughter of the Sea) is a rare scenic spot located on the southernmost tip of Bangladesh. Kuakata in Latachapli union under Kalapara Police Station of Patuakhali district is about 30 km in length and 6 km in breadth. It is 70 km from Patuakhali district headquarters and 320 km from Dhaka. An excellent combination of the picturesque natural beauty, sandy beaches, blue sky and the shimmering expanse of water of the Bay of Bengal and the evergreen forest makes Kuakata a much sought after tourist destination. The name Kuakata takes its origin from the story of a ‘Kua’—or well—dug on the seashore by the early Rakhaine settlers for collecting drinking water. The Rakhaines had landed on Kuakata coast after being expelled from Arakan by the Mughals. Following the first well, it became a tradition to dig wells in the neighbourhood of Rakhaine homesteads for fresh water supply. Kuakata is one of the unique spots which allow a visitor to watch both the sunrise and the sunset from the beach. That perhaps makes Kuakata one of the world’s most attractive beaches. The long and wide beach at Kuakata has a typical natural setting. This sandy beach slopes gently into the Bay and bathing there is as pleasant as is swimming or diving. Kuakata is truly a virgin beach and a sanctuary for migratory winter birds. Fishing boats plying in the Bay of Bengal with colourful sails, surfing waves and the lines of coconut trees add to the vibrant colours Kuakata. The indigenous culture of the Rakhaine community and hundred year old Buddhist temples indicate the age-old tradition and cultural heritage of this area.

A. Choose the correct option for each.                                                                                             1×5= 5                                          (a) The word “scenic spot” in the passage stand for ——. (i) a place having multiple scenes (ii) a place having a calm atmosphere (iii) a place of unparalleled natural beauty (iv) a place having untidy spot                                            (b) The word ‘shimmering’ in the text could be best replaced by ——. (i) shivering (ii) shining (iii) significant (iv) glaring                                                                                                                                                                                                                              (c) The Rakhaines originally came from ——. (i) Patuakhali district (ii) Latachapli union  (iii) Kuakata coast  (iv) Arakan district                                                                                                                                                                                                                  (d) The best synonym of ‘vibrant’ is ——. (i) thrilling (ii) colourful (iii) gorgeous (iv) brilliant                                           (e) ‘Expanse’ refers to ——. (i) expenditure (ii) expense (iii) area (iv) width                                                                                B. Answer the following questions.                                                                                                      2×5=10                                            (a) What does the expression ‘a much sought after tourist destinations’ mean?                                                                     (b) What does the name Kuakata come from?                                                                                                                                            (c) What makes Kuakata an attractive tourist spot?                                                                                                                                (d) Kuakata upholds an ancient tradition. How?                                                                                                                                     (e) “Kuakata is truly a virgin beach” explain in your words.                                                                                                                2. Read the following text and make a flow chart showing how women in our country lose connection with the outside world and get confined in the household with no change of self-reliance. (No. 1 has been done for you).                                                                                                                                                                  2×5=10               

In Bangladesh, the legal age of marriage for girls is 18. However, 33% of our girls get married before they are 15 years old and 60% of them give birth by the time they reach 19. When an adolescent girl gets married she usually drops out of school and thus loses her nobility. She gets confined to full-time work in her in-laws’ household. She loses social status and the opportunities for economic independence. In her in-laws’ house she gets marginalized. She becomes vulnerable to all sorts of abuse, including dowry-related violence. In our country it is still common for the bride’s family to pay dowry, despite the practice being illegal. Dowry demands can continue even years after marriage. An adolescent bride, even if her in-laws are supportive, faces enormous health risk during pregnancy and child birth. Majority of our people are uninformed or insufficiently informed about reproductive health. The maternal mortality rate among adolescents is double the national rate.                           

1. Getting Married early       2       3         4      5     6

3. Write a summary of the following text.                                                                                 10

My name is Amerigo. I am 13 years old and I live on the street, alone. My mother, who is separated from my father, doesn’t want me. She told me to go away……… Now she is married to another man. My father lives very far away. I want to go to him, but he won’t take me either. The streets are now my home. Sometimes I find work. I used to collect trash and sell it to a vendor. I stopped doing that after I had a serious infection and a doctor told me to stay away from the trash dump. Once I worked for an ice cream shop owner and sold ice cream on the beach. But I got no money in return. The owner of the shop gave me something to eat, and let me sleep in his hut at night. The work was difficult and painful. The ice cream box is quite heavy when it is full. I had to walk for hours, offering my ice cream to whoever wanted to buy. There were days when I could not even sell one ice cream. In a way, I am lucky because I am alive. My friends who work sorting rubbish in dumps often suffer from serious diseases. One of them was recently killed after he fell into a hole that opened up in the pile of trash. Many of us work for 10 to 12 hours, and get so little in return that we can’t even buy food.

4. Read the following text and fill in the blanks with suitable word from the box. There are more words than needed. Make any grammatical change if necessary. 0.5×10=5

capacity during adult developments develop maturation move need grow be

The time of adolescence (a) —- a period of preparation for (b) —- during which one experiences several key (c) —-. Besides physical and sexual (d) —-, these experiences include (e) —- toward social and economic independence, (f) —- of identity, the acquisition of skills (g) —- to carry out adult relationships and the (h) —- for abstract reasoning. While adolescence is a time of tremendous (i) —- and potential, it is also a time of considerable risks (j) —- which social contexts exert powerful influences.

5. Fill in the blanks with appropriate word in each gap.                                                             1×10=10

It’s (a) —- adults’ world. They (b) —- the decisions, (c) —- the laws, make the money, and (d) —- all of the freedoms. But there (e) —- been exceptions. Take for example, these child visionaries-boys and girls (f) —- have changed our world (g) —- their good actions or examples. Some have mobilized millions for (h) —- good cause; others have moved (i) —- simply by their generous and hopeful view of (j) —-.

6. Rearrange the following sentences to make a coherent order.                                                         10

(a) Once while lying in the cave, he saw a spider trying hard to reach the ceiling of the cave.                                        (b) But it did not give up hope.    (c) The spider failed again and again.                                                                                            (d) Bruce saw the spider climbing to the ceiling after some unsuccessful attempts.                                                        (e) He gathered an army of strong men and attacked his enemies and regained his kingdom.                                        (f) This dauntless spider inspired Bruce to shake off the darkness of despair.                                                                        (g) The king fought bravely but lost the battle.                                                                                                                                         (h) Once enemies invaded the kingdom of Robert Bruce.                                                                                                                 (i) Fleeing from his kingdom, he took shelter in a cave.                                                                                                                       (j) The king was always in a gloomy state for his unhappy condition.

Arranged by Murad Sir

 

Answer Sheet

1. a) iii) a place of unparalleled natural beauty b) ii) shining c) iv) Arakan district d) i) thrilling e) iii) area

2. Try Yourself

3. Try Yourself

4. a) is b) adulthood c) developments d) maturation e) movement f) development g) needed h) capacity i) growth j) during

5. a) an b) make/take c) create d) have/get e) have f) who g) through/by h) a i) us j) humanity

6.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
h g i j a c b d f e

 

Diaspora Paragraph
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Diaspora

‘Diaspora’ is a term by which we can understand those people who have left their own motherland and settled in another country of the world, either because they were forced to do so or because they willingly left their own country. In the history of civilization, we can find many events of diaspora. The Jewish were the first diaspora in the history of mankind. Their ancestor Abraham was forced to leave Iraq and then he took shelter in Egypt. Then his off spring Jews were forced to leave Palestine during Islamic Era. The Jews became diaspora in Europe and then in America. Coming from the central Europe, the Aryans settled in Indian sub-continent. Here the Aryans were also diaspora but the cause of their migration is also unknown in the twenty century, after the World War II, the Jews started gathering in Palestine named Israel. The Palestinians were forced to leave Israel which was their own motherland. They have become Diasporas in different countries of the world. The political turmoil in the Middle East which includes like Syria, Libya and other countries in the middle east, Europe and America. Most of the reasons behind the migration are the revenge of nature and most common reason is globalization.

HSC English 2nd Paper Model Test 2020
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HSC Model Test – 2020 (02)

English 2nd Paper

Full Marks: 60                                                                                                                           Time: 70 Minutes

                                    Part A: Grammar (Marks 60)

1. Fill in the blanks in the following text with articles as necessary. Some of the blanks may not require an article. Put a cross (×) in those blanks. 0.5×10=5

Truthfulness is (a) —– greatest of all (b) —– virtues which make (c) —– person really great. If we do not cultivate (d) —– habit of speaking (e) —– truth, we cannot command (f) —– trust of others. (g) —– man whom nobody believes  can never be famous in (h) —– life. We may be successful once or twice by telling (i) —– lie but it never about (j) —– good result.

2. Complete the text with suitable prepositions: 0.5×10=5

We got our freedom (a) —– the sacrifice of hundreds and thousands (b) —– lives. The patriots (c) —– our land fought (d) —– the oppression of the West Pakistan rulers. Finally, the oppressors were bound (e) —– surrender (f) —– our freedom fighters. But a great number (g) —– the sons of the land died (h) —– the war. Soon (i) —– the war, the government of Bangladesh founded the National Memorial (j) —– Savar.

3. Complete the sentences with suitable phrases/words given in the box 0.5×10=5

it is high time     in case     lest    as though    as long as
    unless would you mind    have to used to no sooner had

a) There is a foul smell in the room. ——- opening the windows?

b) Tomorrow I will be very busy. So, I will say good bye now —– I don’t see you again.

c) We ——- educate all and work hard to develop our country.

d) Nobody likes Karim at all. He talks ——- he knew everything.

e) The poor will continue to suffer ——- they are illiterate.

f) He saw bear coming towards him. So, he climbed up a tree ——- the bear might attack him.

g) Nobody likes you here. ——- you left this place.

h) Everybody dislikes Rakib. He ——- do many harmful activities.

i) Time is very important in our life. You cannot prosper in life ——- you make proper use of time.

j) The students were talking in the class. ——- the teacher entered the class than they stopped talking.

4. Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/phrases:                0.5×10=5

a) He cannot run his business. So, he should ———–.

b) Corruption is the main hindrance to development. It is high time ———.

c) He confessed that ———–. So, I forgave him.

d) I have to meet Raihan. Do you know ———–? e) Our country is beset with many problems. We should come forward with a view to ———–.

f) My friend Jahid lived in Australia. It was 5 years since ———–.

g) The poor man came to me with a view to ———–.

h) Unity is strength. United we stand, ———–.

i) We found him playing cricket while ———–.

j) The box is very heavy. Are you strong enough ———–?

5. Read the text and fill in the gaps with the correct form of verbs as per subject and context: 05              Air (a) ____ (be) an important element of the environment which is constantly being (b) ____ (pollute) in many ways. We make fire to cook food and (c) ____ (do) many works. This fire emits smoke which (d) ____ (contaminate) air. Vehicles pollute air to a great extent by (e) ____ (burn) fuel. Air pollution also (f) ____ (happen) when coal and oil (g) ____ (burn) mills and factories can be (h) ____ (hold) responsible for this pollution. It is high time we (i) ____ (check) air pollution. Otherwise, we (j) ____ (suffer) a lot.

6. Read the text and change the sentences as directed: 05     (a) Most of the people of our country are living in the rural area. (Complex) (b) They are more patriotic and industrious than others. (Positive) (c) People called him wise Solomon. (Passive) (d) What a pity! (Assertive) (e) Unfortunately, they don’t get the due price of their products. (Compound)                                                                                                                                                   

7. Change the narrative style by using indirect speeches.                                                           05

Follow my example,” she said as we shook hands, “and never eat more than one thing for luncheon” “I’ll do better than that,” I retorted. “I’ll eat nothing for dinner tonight”. “Humorist,” she cried gaily, jumping into a cab.

8. Identify the unclear pronoun references in the passage to make them clear:            05                                      Mandela left public life in June 2004 telling his adoring countrymen not to call them. Regarding it, Nadine Gordimer said, “He is at the epicenter of his time, our in South Africa and your, wherever you are.”

9. Read the following text and use modifiers as directed in the blanks speeches:          0.5×10=5                             A village doctor is a very (a) ___ (pre – modify the noun) person in the rural areas of Bangladesh. He is (b) ___ (pre-modify the verb) known as quack. A village doctor is not a (c) ___ (pre-modify the noun) doctor. He usually sits in a small dispensary (d) ___ (post-modify the verb). He treats the patients (e) ___ (use a participle phrase to post-modify the verb). A village doctor is not a (f) ___ (pre-modify the noun) man. His chamber is (g) ___ (pre -modify the verb) furnished. He cannot supply costly medicine to (h) ___ (pre-modify the noun) patients. In our country, the number of qualified doctors is (i) ____ (use an intensifier to pre-modify the adjective) few. So, a village doctor is a great friend to the (j) ___ (pre-modify the noun) villagers.

10. Use appropriate sentence connectors in the blank speeches of the following passage: 05                                   Trees are a vital part of our environment (a) —– they bear a great impact on the climate.  (b) —– we are not careful about them. (c) —–, we destroy trees at random (d) —–, one day the country will bear the consequence of greenhouse effect. (e) —– ours is an agricultural country, our economy depends on it. (f) —–, our agriculture is dependent on rain. (g) —– trees play a vital role on our climate. (h) —–, trees keep the soil strong. (i) —–, trees save us from flood (j) —– many other natural calamities.

11. Read the passage and write the antonym or synonym of the words as directed below: 05 Sincerity is the root of success of all works. One can go a long if he does a job with sincerity. The great men are sincere because they know that sincerity is the key to success. Those who do not follow the rules of sincerity can never go a long way. Sincerity is the secret of victory. If any work is not done with sincerity, one will never receive desirable output from it. So, we should be sincere in every walk of life.

 (a) success (antonym) (b) job (antonym) (c) great (antonym)  (d) because (synonym) (e) know (synonym) (f) follow (synonym) (g) rule (synonym) (h) never (antonym) (i) victory (synonym) (j) desirable (antonym)                    12. There are ten errors in the use of punctuation marks in the following text. Re-write the text correcting the errors.                                                                                                  0.5×10=05

Entering the reading room my elder brother looked around and burst out in disgust how dirty you have made the room why do you use it if you can’t keep it tidy I said I am extremely sorry I have been a nuisance in future youll never see the room in such a bad condition I promise

                                                                                                                       Arranged by:

                                                                                                                            Murad Sir

Answer Sheet

1. a) the b) the/× c) a d) the e) the f) the g) a/the h) × i) a j) a

2. a) by/after/for b) of c) of d) against e) to f) to/before g) of h) in i) after j) at/in

3. a) would you mind b) in case c) have to d) as though e) as long as f) lest g) it is high time h) used to i) unless j) no sooner had

 4. a) He cannot run his business. So, he should leave the business.

b) Corruption is the main hindrance to development. It is high time we stood against it.

c) He confessed that he was guilty. So, I forgave him.

d) I have to meet Raihan. Do you know where he lives?

e) Our country is beset with many problems. We should come forward with a view to solving the problems.

f) My friend Jahid lived in Australia. It was 5 years since we had met.

g) The poor man came to me with a view to getting help from me.

h) Unity is strength. United we stand, divided we fall.

i) We found him playing cricket while walking on the road.

j) The box is very heavy. Are you strong enough to carry it?

5. a) is b) polluted c) do d) contains e) burning f) happens g) are burnt h) held i) checked j) will/have to/must suffer

6. (a) There are most of the people of our country who are living in the rural area. (b) No other person is as patriotic and industrious as they. (c) He was called wise Solomon by People. (d) It is a great pity. (e) They don’t get the due price of their products and it is unfortunate.

7. As we shook hands she told me to follow her example and never eat more than one thing for luncheon. I retorted that I would do better than that and added that I would eat nothing for dinner that night. Jumping into a cab, she cried gaily and told me a humorist.

8. Mandela left public life in June 2004 telling his adoring countrymen not to call him. Regarding him, Nadine Gordimer said, “He is at the epicenter of our time, ours in South Africa and yours, wherever you are.”

9. a) popular b) well c) qualified d) everyday e) taking no fee f) rich g) simply h) poor i) very j)

poor

10. a) as/since/because b) but c) rather d) so/therefore e) as/since f) again/besides g) so, therefore h) moreover i) again/then j) and

11. a) failure b) jobless c) common d) since e) understand f) monitor  g) law h) always i) win  j) undesirable

12. Entering the reading room, my elder brother looked around and burst out in disgust, “How dirty you have made the room! Why do you use it if you can’t keep it tidy?” I said, “I am extremely sorry. I have been a nuisance. In future you’ll never see the room in such a bad condition, I promise.”

 

HSC English 1st Paper Model Test 2020
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 HSC Model Test 2020 (01)

Subject: English 1st Paper

Full Marks: 60                                                                                             Time: 70 Minutes                                

1. Read the following text and answer the questions A and B.                                                                                                         When you are in the driving seat of a car, you have the steering and the horn in your hands, the brake and accelerator under your feet, eyes open looking ahead, left and right. The same can be said about a motorcycle rider, with some modifications. These are all very visible. But, behind all, there is something that keeps working unseen. And that is the Central Processing Unit (CPU), your brain. CPUs are artificially intelligent machines that are programmed to do specific jobs under fixed conditions and judgement. But the human brain is intelligent by nature. It is the most sophisticated machine that is able to operate on ever-changing conditions and standards of judgement. As conditions in the traffic keep invariably changing, this virtue of sophistication of your brain must be at work when you are driving. The difference between traffic in the roads and highways and racing circuit must not be blurring inside you. Never imagine yourself to be a Michael Schumacher driving an F-1 at 300 mph. Leave no room for fantasy. You must always be ready to encounter unexpected behaviour from any vehicle or pedestrian. ‘Keep your cool’ is easy to advice but difficult to maintain. Still you must always restrain yourself because, at the end of the day, you don’t want to be regarded as a killer. Now you see, the last thing that differentiates you from a computer is your conscience.                                                                                                                                                                                                    

A. Choose the correct option for each.                                                                                                 1×5= 5                                           (a) Traffic means ——.  (i) traffic jam  (ii) traffic police  (iii) controller  (iv) vehicles or pedestrians in transit             (b) ‘Keep your cool’ is the advice that should be followed by ——.  (i) the pedestrian  (ii) the driver of a vehicle  (iii) the traffic policeman (iv) the CPU                                                                                                                                                          (c)  The word ‘modification’ means ——.  (i) a light change (ii) a massive change (iii) qualification (iv) intelligence                                                                                                                                                                                                                   (d) The word ‘specific’ is ——.  (i) a verb (ii) an adverb (iii) a noun (iv) an adjective                                                                  (e) What is the function of the steering?  (i) Speeding (ii) changing speed (iii) changing directions (iv) signalling

B. Answer the following questions.                          2×5=10

(a) Why is human brain called ‘sophisticated machine’?                                                                                                                    (b) What makes human brain different from a computer?                                                                                                                (c) What is the elaboration of CPU?                                                                                                                                                               (d) What is the function of accelerator in a car?                                                                                                                                          (e) Why does the speaker advise a driver to keep his brain cool?

2. Read the following text and make a flow chart showing the life history of Nelson Mandela (No. 1 has been done for you):                                                                                                                                 2×5=10                                                   He is at the epicenter of our time, ours in South Africa, and yours, wherever you are,” Nadine Gordimer, the South African writer and Nobel Laureate for Literature, once remarked. The years Mandela spent behind bars made him the world’s most celebrated political prisoner and a leader of mythic stature for millions of black South Africans and other oppressed people far beyond his country’s borders. Charged with capital offences in the 1963 Rivonia Trial, his statement from the dock was his political testimony. “During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination.” “I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities,” he told the court. “It is an ideal I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.” Friends adored Mandela and fondly called him “Madiba,” the clan name by which he was known. People lauded his humanity, kindness and dignity.

1. A leader of mythic stature       2       3         4      5 6

3. Write a summary of the following text. 10

Valentina Tereshkova was born in the village Maslennikovo, Tutayevsky District, in Central Russia. Tereshkova’s father was a tractor driver and her mother worked in a textile plant. Tereshkova began school in 1945 at the age of eight, but left school in 1953 and continued her education through distance learning. She became interested in parachuting from a young age, and trained in skydiving at the local Aero club, making her first jump at age 22 on 21 May 1959. At that time she was employed as a textile worker in a local factory. It was her expertise in skydiving that led to her selection as a cosmonaut. After the flight of Yuri Gagarin (the first human being to travel to outer space in 1961), the Soviet Union decided to send a woman in space. On 16 February 1962, “proletaria” Valentina Tereshkova was selected for this project from among more than four hundred applicants. Tereshkova had to undergo a series of training that included weightless flights, isolation tests, centrifuge tests, rocket theory, spacecraft engineering, 120 parachute jumps and pilot training in MiG-15UTI jet fighters. Since the successful launch of the spacecraft Vostok-5 on 14 June 1963, Tereshkova began preparing for her own flight. On the morning of 16 June 1963, Tereshkova and her back-up cosmonaut Solovyova were dressed in space-suits and taken to the space shuttle launch pad by a bus. After completing her communication and life support checks, she was sealed inside Vostok-6. Finishing a two-hour countdown, Vostok-6 launched faultlessly. Although Tereshkova experienced nausea and physical discomfort for much of the fight she orbited the earth 48 times and spent almost three days in space. With a single flight she logged more flight time than the combined times of all American astronauts who had flown before that date. Tereshkova also maintained a flight log and took photographs of the horizon, which were later used to identify aerosol layers within the atmosphere.   

4. Read the following text and fill in the blanks with suitable word from the box. There are more words than needed. Make any grammatical change if necessary.  0.5×10=5

while tell discipline considerable teach behaviour speak school follower deal

As a child you must have been (a) —- to greet your elders and visitors to your home according to your culture and tradition. You must also have been (b) —- to be polite in company and keep quiet (c) —- others, especially your elders, (d) —-. Possibly, you at times grudged such (e) —-. Possibly, at times you even protested such (f) —-. Now, certainly you know that you can’t always (g) —- the way you want especially in the presence of others. There are rules of behaviour you have to (h) —- in a company. We are social beings and have to (i) —- the effect of our behaviour on others, even if we are at home and (j) —- with our family members.                                                                                                                                                                                                                         5. Fill in the blanks with appropriate word in each gap.                                                                  1×10=10                       The persona of a traffic policeman has always been a curious one. It has often (a) —- important space and close treatment in literature and (b) —- arts. Besides the many poems about this (c) —- character, there is at least one movie where the central character is a traffic policeman. In 1963, Greek film maker Filippos Fylaktos made this film (d) —- My Brother, the Traffic Policeman. It featured a slightly (e) —- traffic policeman, Antonis Pikrocholos, who is utterly (f) —- to service and duty, and applies the traffic code with unyielding severity. Tickets (g) —- down upon law-breakers in particular taxi-drivers and especially Lampros, who (h) —- to be in love with Pikrocholos’ sister, Fofo. In his (i) —-, the traffic policeman is in love with a businessman’s daughter, Kiki, who is afraid to (j) —- her feelings to her father.                                                                     6. Rearrange the following sentences to make a coherent order.                                                               10

a) A number of people applied for the job. b) Once there lived a Sultan in a country. c) They came through a passage where gold coins were kept. d) Then he found the desired man. e) When they all arrived, the Sultan asked them to dance. f) He wanted to appoint an honest man as his tax collector. g) All the applicants blushed and refused except one. h) The applicants were asked to meet Sultan one by one. i) So he asked for the wise counselor’s advice. J) Then he invited applications.

Answer Sheet:

1(A)  (a) (iv) vehicles or pedestrians in transit     (b) (ii) the driver of a vehicle      (c) (i) a light change     (d) (iv) an adjective   (e) (iii) changing directions

2. Try Yourself

3. Try Yourself

4. a) told b) taught c) while d) spoke e) schooling f) disciplining g) behaviour h) follow i) consider j) dealing

5. a) found b) other c) fascinating d) named e) manic f) devoted g) rain h) happens i) turn j) reveal

6.

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b f i j a h c e g d
English 2nd Paper Model Test for SSC 2020
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   SSC Model Test – 2020

           English 2nd Paper

 Full Marks: 60                                                                                                                            Time: 60 Minutes

                                                                                     Part A: Grammar

1. Fill in the blanks with the words from the box. You may need to change the forms of some of the words. You may need to use one word more than once.              0.5×10=5                                                  

authority bribery government illicit dishonesty
political undertake strategies involve private

Corruption is a form of (a) —- or criminal activity (b) —- by a person or organization entrusted with a position of (c) —-, often to acquire (d) —- benefit or abuse of entrusted power for one’s (e) —- gain. Corruption may include many activities including (f) —- and embezzlement though it may also (g) —- practices that are legal in many countries. (h) —- corruption occurs when an office-holder or other (i) —- employee acts in an official capacity for personal gain. (j) —- to counter corruption are often summarized under the umbrella term anti-corruption.   

2. Fill in the blanks with suitable words                          0.5×10=5

A man of (a) —- is respected always (b) —- after his death for his (c) —-. He is an (d) —- person who devotes himself with a view to (e) —- education in society. He always (f) —- people how to (g) —- between right and wrong. (h) —- fact, he is the authentic person (i) —- the world should (j) —-.

3. Make five sentences using parts of sentence from each column of the table below.           05

Once upon a time there made two elder sisters
Her mother was dead and she were a maiden named Cinderella
She lived very unkind to little Cinderella
But they had her stay among the pots and kettles
They   to work very hard in the kitchen

4. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box. 0.5×10=05                          

build   rise damage   act breed control  lack have resist overcome

Self-control (a) —- all other virtues. Man generally (b) —- on impulses and strong desires. Vicious desire (c) —- the purity of heart and mind resulting in the degradation of human nature. It is self-control that can help a man (d) —- up a pure character which is very essential to (e) —- above the level of inhumanity. A man who (f) —- tolerance (g) —- himself. He cannot (h) —- the problems that he faces in society. A man devoid of self-control does not (i) —- a strong sense of humanity whereby he can (j) —- his harmful passion.

5. Change the narrative style of the following text.                         05                                                                                                  I said to jamal,” Good morning. Why did you miss the most important class on the rule of passage narration yesterday?” “Alas! Sir. What a fool I am! Please help me on the topic. I will never miss any important class.” “Don’t do this. Let us discuss the topic,” I said.

6. Change the sentences according to directions. 1×10=10

(a) Once two women quarreled over a baby, each claiming the baby as her own. (Compound)

b) As the dispute could not be settled, they were brought to a judge for a settlement. (Simple)

c) The judge left no stone unturned to solve the problem. (Affirmative)

d) He also tried his best to make them accept the truth but both clung to their claim. (Simple)

e) The wise judge then ordered the executioner to cut the baby into two equal parts. (Passive)

f) At this, one woman remained quiet but the other one cried out in sorrow. (Complex)

g) The real mother did not want to kill her son. (Affirmative)

h) So, she decided to leave her demand. (Passive)

i) The fake mother gladly accepted her proposal. (Complex)

J) Then the judge gave the baby to the weeping mother and punished the other one. (Simple)

7. Complete the sentences.                                          1×5=5    

a) Five years have passed since ———–.

b) ———– provided the weather is fine.

c) Study seriously lest ———–.

d) Danger often comes ———–.

e) The lady speaks as if ———–.

8. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in the parenthesis.                                                           0.5×10=5 

Patriotism means love for one’s own country and people. It is a powerful sentiment and is an (a) —- (selfish) —- and noble virtue. A true patriot is a great asset for a nation. His (b) —- (ideal) —- gives him courage and strength. It (c) —- (courage) —-him to sacrifice his life for the sake of (d) —- (free) —- and honor of his country. By (e) —- (be) —- a patriot, one can bring (f) —- (prosper) —- for one’s country and remove his sufferings. But false (g) —- (patriot) —- expression is dangerous and (h) —- (disaster) —- patriotism is (i) —- (price) —- but it must not supersede the feeling of (j) —- (universe) —-love for humanity.

9. Make tag questions of these statements.                                   1×5=5          

a) The young hardly practice good manner, ———-?

b) The widower shut the door, ———-?                                                                                          

c) Writing many letters makes him happy, ———-?                                                                              

d) Let him enjoy the farewell dinner, ———-?                                                                                     

e) I’d help you if you came here, ———-?

10. Complete the passage using suitable connectors.     1×5=5                                              

(a) —– there lived a beggar in a city. He thought (b) —- he would have more money (c) —– he pretended to be dumb. (d) —– he had ‘dumb’ painted on a board and hung it round his neck. Another beggar (e) —– envied him determined to punish the cheat.

11. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text.             05

in spite of his illness rahul went to college he seemed to be very tired and worried his teacher mr wahed advised him to leave college at once

 

 

 

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                                                                                                                  Murad sir

English 1st Paper Model Test for SSC 2020
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SSC Model Test 2020                  

                                       English 1st Paper

Full Marks: 50                                                          Time: 60 Minutes

                               Reading Text (Seen Passage) (Marks-50)

Read the following passage and then answer the questions below it

The advantages of the Internet technology have made it possible to emerge a good number of web sites to facilitate social relations among people around the world. These are known as social networking services or social networks. At present, Facebook is the most popular. Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. are other frequently used social services. Social network services are web-based and hence, provide ways for the users to interact through the Internet. These services make it possible to connect people sharing interests and activities across the borders and thus have made a lot for the users to feel that they really live in a global village. Why are social networks expanding so fast? The answer is simple. Most of the social l services are cost free. You can make use of them free, paying a very little to your Internet service provider. Secondly, you can make your personal profile public before the entire online community. It is like presenting yourself before the entire world. You can also look into other people’s profile if you are interested. It is simple and easy. Thirdly, social networks allow users to upload pictures, multimedia contents and modify the profile. Some like Facebook allow users to update their profiles. Fourthly, networks allow users to post blog entries. User profiles have a section dedicated to comments from friends and other users. Finally, there are privacy protection measures too. A user himself or herself decides over the number of visitors/viewers, and what information should be shared with others.

1. Choose the best answer from the alternatives:   1×7=7

a) The internet technology has helped to —– a lot of websites.

i) emerge ii) destroy iii) remove  iv) deploy

b) The social networks —– relations among people.

i) reduce ii) promote iii) cut off  iv) set about

c) The word ‘privacy’ means —–.

i) publicity ii) defense  iii) seclusion   iv) spread out

d) The word ‘protection’ means —–.

i) defense ii) ritual    iii) beliefs     iv) safeguard

e) The synonym of the word ‘border’ is ——.

i) edge ii) near iii) area  iv) level

f) The synonym of the word ‘allow’ is ——.

i) permission ii) permit iii) permitting     iv) permitted

g) The synonym of the word ‘answer’ is ——.

i) tell ii) say iii) response iv) narrate

 2. Answer the following questions.     2×5=10

a) What are social networks?

b) What are the advantages of social network?

c) How are the networks making a global community?

d) Why are the social networks expanding?

e) What do you know about Facebook?

Read the passage carefully and answer the questions following it.                                           

26 March, our Independence Day, is the biggest state festival. The day is celebrated every year in the country with great enthusiasm and fervor. It is a national holiday. All offices, educational institutions, shops and factories remain closed on this day. The day begins with 31 gunshots. Early in the morning the President and the Prime Minister on behalf of the nation place floral wreaths at the National Mausoleum at Savar. Then diplomats, political parties, social and cultural organizations, and freedom fighters pay homage to the martyrs. People from all walks of life also come there with rallies and processions. There are several cultural programs throughout the day highlighting the heroic struggle and sacrifice in 1971. The country also witness a smartly dressed parade of defense forces, border guards, police and the VDP (Village Defense Party) at the National Parade Ground near the National Parliament. In Bangabandhu Stadium, school children, scouts and girl guides take part in various displays to entertain thousands of spectators. The educational institutions also organize their individual programs. Sports meets and tournaments are also organized on the day including the exciting boat race in the river Buriganga. In the evening, all major public buildings are illuminated with colorful lights. Bangla Academy, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy and other socio-cultural organizations hold cultural functions. Similar functions are also arranged in other places in the country.

 3. Fill in the gap in the following passage with a suitable word of your own based on the information from the text: 1×5=05

26 March is a (a) ___ letter day for the people of Bangladesh. On this day, our (b) ___ War began. The (c) ___ sons of our country laid down their lives for the (d) ___ of the country. So, the whole nation celebrates the day every year to (e) ___ respect to the martyrs.

4. Read the following passage carefully and complete the table below with information from the passage.                           1×5=5

Louise Pasteur was a French chemist and microbiologist. He is remembered for his remarkable invention of the causes and preventions of diseases. He was born on December 27, 1822 in Dole, Jura, French. He entered primary school in 1831. In 1838he left for Paris to join the Institution of Barbet but became homesick and returned home. In 1839 he got into the college Royal de Beasancon and received B.A. degree in 1840. He did his B.Sc. in Chemistry from the Dijon in 1842. He received his medical license in 1845 as a doctor. He was appointed Professor of Physics at the Dijon Lycee in 1848. He invented the vaccines for Rabies in 1886. He died on September 28, 1895 at the age of 72.

Name of the Events   Place  Year/Time Contribution
Born i) ——    
Received B.Sc. in Chemistry ii) —— iii) ——  
Received medical license   iv) ——  
    in 1886 v) ——

 5. Write a summary of the passage in your own words.            10

 6. Match the parts of sentences given in column ‘A’ and column  ‘B’ to write five complete sentences. There are more parts of sentences in column ‘B’ than required.                                1×5=5

Column A Column B Column C
a) Man’s learning cannot i) the elders is an act of i) learning good manners
b) Childhood is the ii) sense of decency in ii) our dealing with others
c) Smoking in presence of iii) be complete without iii) disapprobation of good manners
d) What is assumed as good iv) manners in a country may not iv) acquisition of good manners
e) We should have the v) proper time for v) be the same in another country

7. Put the following parts of the story in correct order to rewrite the whole story.     1×8=8

a) He was puzzled for a time.

b) The queen of Sheba also heard of his wealth and wisdom and so she came to test him.

c) She brought with her two garlands of flowers — one natural and other artificial.

d) Everyone will have heard the name of Solomon who was famous for his wealth and wisdom.

e) He noticed some bees humming for honey in a withered rose outside the window and asked one of his men to open the windows.

f) She placed them before the king and asked him to pick up the natural one.

g) The bees came in and settled on the natural flowers and thus the king solved the problem.

h) The queen of Sheba became surprised and went away admiring the king.

 

Answer Sheet:

1. a) i) emerge  b) ii) promote  c) iii) seclusion  d) iv) safeguard

e) i) edge f) ii) permit  g) iii) response

2. (Try yourself)

3. a) red b) Liberation c) heroic d) freedom e) show

4) i) in Dole, Jura, French ii) Dijon iii) in 1842 iv) in 1845 v) Invented the vaccines for Rabies

5) Try yourself

6) a) a + iii + iv b) b + v + i c) c + i + iii d) d + iv + v e) e + ii + ii

7.

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d b c f a e g h

 

 

Dream Paragraph
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Dream

The term ‘dream’ can include any of the images, thoughts and emotions that are experienced during sleep. Dreams can be extraordinarily vivid or very vague; filled with joyful emotions or frightening images; focused and understandable or unclear and confusing. Some psychologists think that dreams are a subjective interpretation of signals generated by the brain during sleep. Dreams are not meaningless. Instead, during dreams the cognitive elements in our brain produce new ideas. Others think that dreams are the result of our brains trying to interpret external stimuli during sleep. For example, the sound of the radio may be incorporated into the content of a dream. Generally, dreams serve to ‘clean up’ chaos from the mind, much like clean-up operations in a computer, refreshing the mind to prepare for the next day. Many psychologists believe that dreams reflect what is happening in the unconscious mind while others think that people, places, and objects in dreams are symbols for other things in the dreamer’s real life. Actually, the contents of dream vary from person to person, generation to generation, class to class, age to age and so on. Generally, there are two different types of dreamers; day dreamers and night dreamers. Those who keep their dreams for just at night, and never act upon them, they never struggle to achieve their dreams; they look at them with a closed mind. On the other hand those who make their dreams a reality, and enter things with an open mind, they believe they can do it, and make their dreams come true. Last of all, everyone likes to dream. Though some can fulfill their dream, others fail to fulfill their dream. But dreams should always be enjoyable.