English first paper for j.s.c exam
Unit 1 :lesson 2
Key word : Quilt ,artistic, commercially,traditionally, demand,pattern,
Ans the following question:
1.What do you see in the picture?
Ans: In the picture , I see a piece of cloth.
2. What is it called?
Ans: It is called Nakshi Kantha.
3. Have you seen it before ? Where?
Ans: Yes, I have seen it before at my friend’s house.
4. What do we do with it ?
Ans: We use nakshi kantha as our bed covers, table cloth and quilt
Lesson 3: Our ethnic friends
Answer the following question:
1.Have you heard the word ‘ethnic people’? Can you tell what it means?
Ans:Yes, I have heard. It means a minor community or society that has specific ethnic characteristics.
2.Do you know where the ethnic people live in Bangladesh?
Ans: The majority ethnic people live in Chittagong Hill Tracts. The rest live in the region of Mymensingh , Rajshahi, and Sylhet.
3.What are they called?
Ans: They are called “The ethnic people”
Lesson 4: our ethnic friends
Answer the following question:
Where do you find the Marmas?
Ans: We find The Marmas in the Chittagong Hill Tracts.
What language do they speak at home?
Ans: They speak their own mother tongue at home
Where and how do they do the Jhum Cultivation?
Ans: They clear a piece of forest land. Then they prepare it and sow seeds in it.
Where do the ethnic people build their houses?
= On the woden or bamboo platforms
What are their favourite pastimes?
=fishing and hunting
What do the women wear?
=Thamis or sarongs and angis
What are their kitchen utensils made of?
=clay, bamboo and wood
What is their staple food?
Language: The sound which is used to express a sense is called a language.
Mother Language: The language learnt from mother is called mother language.
Grammar : The book which contains the correct methods of learning language is called Grammar.
English Grammar : The book which contains the correct method of learning English language is called English Language.
Letter: Letter is a symbol usually written or printed representing a speech sound and constituting a unit of an alphabet.
Alphabet : Alphabet is a set of letters used for writing a language . There are 26 Alphabet . They are :1.Capital letter
According to pronunciation, there are two kinds of alphabet. They are :1.vowels, 2.Consonant
There are five vowels :a,e,I,o,u.
There are 21 consonants :B,C,D,F,G…………………..
Word: If one letter or more than one letter makes a sense is called a word.
Syllable: A syllable is that part of a word that can be pronounced at a time. Cat, sis-ter,Oc-to-ber,U-ni-ver-si-ty etc.
There are four kinds of syllables. They are : 1.Mono syllable, 2. Di Syllable, 3.Tri Syllable, 4.Poly Syllable
You must have to remember that , mono means one, di means two, Tri means three, Poly means four. You also have to remember that every syllable has at least one syllable. You should remember that every syllable is linked with (-)hyphen in a word
Mono syllable: cat,bag,book
Di syllable: Sis-ter,pen-cil
Tri syllable: Oc-to-ber,Um-bre-lla
Poly syllable : U-ni-ver-si-ty
Sample question for JSC examination
Full Marks : 100
Time : 3 hours
A :Seen part
Bangladeshi cuisine is rich and varied with the use of many spices. We have delicious and appetizing food , snacks and sweets .
Boiled rice is our staple rice .It is served with a variety of vegetables, curry , lentin soup , fish and meat . Fish is our main source of protein . Fishes are now cultivated in the ponds . Also we have freshwater fishes in the lakes and rivers . More than 40 years of fishes are common . Some of them are carp , rui ,katla , magur(catfish) , chingri(prawn or shimp). Shutki or dried fishes are popular . Hilsha slice , often together with dried fish , pickles, lentil soup , green chiliesand onion. It is a popular dish on the Pohela Boishakh .
The people of Bangladesh are very fond of sweets . Almost all Bangladeshi women prepare some traditional sweets . Pitha , a kind of sweets . Pitha , a type of sweets made from rice flour , sugar , syrup , molasses , and sometimes milk , is a traditional food loved by the entire people . During winter Pitha Utsab , meaning pitha festival , is organized by different groups people .
Sweets are distributed among cloze relatives when there is good news like birth , weddings, promotions, etc.
Sweet of Bangladesh are mostly milked based . The common ones are roshgolla , sandesh, rasamalai, gulap jamun and cham-chum. There are hundreds of different varities of sweet preparations. Sweets are therefore an important part of the day to day life of Bangladeshi people .
1.Choose the correct answer to each question from the alternatives given and write the corresponding number of the answers in your answer script.
i) The word ‘cusine’ in line 1 of the text means ..
a) a style of cooking b)a special kind of food c)cooking spicy dishes d)a combination
ii) The words ‘appetizing food ‘ in line 1 of the text means..
a)expensive food b)food that makes you feel hungry c)food that is cooked with spices d) food that has good nutritional value
iii) The word ‘’platter in the line 8 of the text means …
a)a large plate to serve food b)a meal served on a large plate c) a dish with a variety of food items on it d)all of the above
iv) The main source of protein for Bangladeshi people is …
a)boiled rice b)lentil soup c) fish d)meat
v) Panta bhat is usually served with ..
a)dried fish b)green chili and onion c) hilsha b)all of the above
2.Answer the following questions from your reading of the above text .
a)Name four fresh water fishes .
b)How is panta bhat prepared ?
c) Name four milk -based sweets .
d) Where are most of the fish cultivated ?
3. Read the following text and fill in the gaps with appropriate words to make it a meaningful one .
In a plane oxygen and the air present are always being monitored. In the event of a lack of oxygen , an oxygen mask with automatically a)_in front of you . Pull the mask towards you and b)_ it firmly over your nose and mouth . Secure the elastic band behind your head , and breathe normally . If you are travelling with a child or someone who requires c) _ . secure your mask on first , and then help the other person . Keep your mask on until a uniformed crew member advises you to d)_ it . In the event of an e) _ please assume the bracing position .
Ans: a.appear; b. put/place c. help ; d.remove ; e.emergency
B: Unseen part
Read the following text and answer questions 4 and 5 .
Meera is a singer with a great zeal for folk songs . She is a dancer too. She enjoys dancing with falk songs. She performs at national events and represents our culture in different countries .Besides singing , she also studies Computer science in a university in China . Manosh and Rudro are also two promising folk singers of our time . Manosh passed Hsc examination in 2018 when Rudro was a student of class 8. Manosh won the Star voice singing competition in 2012 in the folk song category . Rudro won that award in 2015 in the same category . He performed in the Boishakhi open concert at Dhaka university campus in 2016 . Both Manosh and Rudro love song because it appeals to our root culture . They belive that folk music can reach of our common people easily . In 2018 Manosh successfully released his first album titled ‘Mon Janala.’
4. Complete the table below . Write no more than three words and /or numbers for each answer.
Who what Where/when
Meera Studies computer science In a university in 1)……….
Meera 2)…………………. In foreign countries
3)………………… Was awarded Star voice singing competition In 2012
Rudra Appeard in the Boishakh concert At 4)……….. in 2016
Manosh Released his maiden 5)in …………
Ans: 1) China 2)represents our culture 3)Manosh 4)Dhaka University campus 5)2018
5.Read the passage again and write , whether the statements are true or false . Give correct answer , if the statement is false .
a. Meera enjoys singing folk songs .
b. Meera performs at both national and international levels.
c. Manosh and Rudra won two different awards .
d. The first album of Manosh was released in the same year when he passed the ssc examination .
e. The common people of our country love folks songs .
Ans: a) False . Meera enjoys dancing with folk songs .
c. False . Manosh and Rudra won the same award .
6. Read the text below and fill in the gaps using the clues given in the boxes .There are more words than necessary . One word can be used once only.
The off as namely This Finances
length cost country width roads touch
The padma Multipurpose Bridge is a mega project in the construction history of Bangladesh . This will connect three districts a)___ Munshiganj. Shariatpur and Madaripur . With b)__ connectivity 21 districts of c)__ south-western part of the d)___ will come under direct e)____ with the capital as well f)_ _ the whole country . Its total g)__ is 6:15 kms and h)____ is 18.1 meters. It will i)___ 3.6 billion USD . Bangladesh government j)__ this huge project .
Ans: a)namely b)this c)the d)country e) touch f)as g)length h)width i)cost j)finances
7.Read the text below and fill in the gaps using suitable words to make it a meaningful text .
The sun is the source of all energies . All the living beings a)__ sunsight directly or indirectly for their b)___ on this earth . Sunlight c)__ white as we see it with our naked eyes but the actual d)___ of sunlight looks white e)___ it is originally green .
Ans: a)use b)existence c)looks d)colour e) though
5. Match the part of sentences from column A and B to make five complete sentences.
Column A Column B
a.One day a fisherman i.to see the coins as the fisherman returned home
b.Suddenly he saw ii.began to boast of it before all the friends
c. His wife was very happy iii. a bag full of gold coins in his net
d.The fisherman asked his wife to keep iv.cast his net in the river
e.But instead of doing so she v.the find of gold coins a secret
Ans: a.iv b.iii c.i d.v e.ii
Education is a light to which everybody has the equal right . God has created both man and woman equally . He has drawn no distinct distinction between man and woman . Woman constitute half of our population . No development is possible without full participation of woman . So education is a must for both man and woman .
A woman has to fulfill three duties in the course of her life . She has duty to society , to her husband and to her children . If a woman can perform these duties properly , she is worthy of being called a perfect woman . These duties can be carried out only by an educated woman .
Woman are now a days not less important than man. They constitute a little but more than half of our population . The country will suffer a lot because of the unequal opportunity for woman. If they are not educated , they can not be able to take part in the development work. If they are given opportunity , their capacities will bloom fully . If they are not educated . they will not able to serve the nation . Again without education woman can not be elevated . Education should be imparted to woman.
A woman has certain duties towards her husband and family . An educated woman can make a home an abode of peace and happiness . An educated housewife is an asset to the family . She can maintain accounts and take initiative in many domestic matters . By keeping the family budget , she can make the best income . She keeps her kitchen hygienic , An educated woman can be a true help-mate of her husband . She can amuse and entertainment her husband in different ways . An educated woman can be a good friend , a clever nurse and a useful adviser to her husband .
An educated mother has a great influence on the formation of her children’s character . She can teach her children many things . She is an asset in building an educated nation .
To sum up , we can say that female education is the blessing for any nation . Educated woman make their parents , husband and children truly happy .
At present ‘Digital Bangladesh ‘ is the most commonly used words in politics ,media,among the intellectual and the civil societies of Bangladesh . It is a new concept and new dream. The elections manifesto of 2008 of Awami League promises that our country will be developed into Digital Bangladesh by 2021 through information technology in order to established good governance .
Modern age is the age of science and technology (ICT) . It has brought a revolutionary changes in the life of the people of the present world . To keep space with the modern world we have to use information technology in all spheres of life. For this reason, Bangladesh should be digitalized . Digital Bangladesh means a technology based country where all information will be available online and where all possible activities of the garments and other non government organization will be performed by means of technology .
Bangladesh is a small country with a huge population . She is burdened with many problems like over population , poverty , unemployment , food shortage , corruption , power crisis , natural calamities , lack of natural resources etc. All these factors are barriers to make Bangladesh a digital one we have to remove all these problems and obstacles to establish technology based e-governance ,e-education,e-commerce , e-production ,e-agriculture , etc.
To make Bangladesh into a digital country , we can apply digital system in the following sector :
Election : There is lack of morality in most of our people . People have no faith in the leaders . So to ensure free and fair election , it is necessary to introduce e-voting and setting up CCTV camera in the vote centre .
Education is the backbone of nation . No nation can prosper without education . Our leaders can get quality education if digital system in introduced in the field of education . Multi-media class is greatly helpful to the students . If teachers lectures are displayed on the screens , students can easily follow them by listening to the lecture and watching on screen .
Medical : Medical facility is one of the basic needs of human beings . If digital system is applied in the field of medical , patients can make appointments to see the doctor . Even they can pay feees through online and can get medical prescription without appearing before the doctor.
Agriculture : Bangladesh is an agricultural country . More than eighty percent people are farmers. They fully depends on agriculture for their livelihood . Even they supply food for the entire population of our country . If digital system is applied in the field of agricultural , our farmers will be able to grow more food and will get proper value of their products.
Digital Bangladesh will ensure the overall development of the country and the nations . It will prevent all types of corruptions and crimes . It will also save people’s time and money .
Read the passage and answer following question
15 December 2013
(Reuters)- Nelson Mandela guided South Africa from the shackles of apartheid to a multi-racial democracy , as an icon of peace and reconciliation who came to embody the struggle for justice around the world the world .
Imprisoned for nearly three decades for his flight against white minority rule , Mandela bever lost his resolve to fight for his people’s emancipation . He was determined to bring down apartheid while avoiding a civil war . His prestige and charisma helped him win the support of the world .
I hate race discrimination most intensely and in all its manifestation . I have faught it all during my life . I will fight it now and will do so until the end of my days . Mandela said in his acceptance speech on becoming South Africa’s first black president in 1994 . “The time for the healing of wounds has come The moment to bridge the chasms that divide us has come .
‘We have , at last , achieved our political emancipation .’
In 1993, Mandela was awarded the Noble Peace Prize , an honour he shared with F.W de clerk , the white African leader who had freed him from prison three years earlier and negotiated the end of apartheid . Mandela went on to play a prominent role on the stage as an advocate of human diginity in the face of challenges ranging from political repression to AIDS. He formally left public life in Jun 2004 before his 86th birthday , telling his adoring country men : “Don’t call me . I will call you .” But he remained one of the most revered public figures , combining celebrity sparkle with an unwavering message , freedom , respect and human right.
“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 1963 Rivonia Trial , his statement from the dock was his political testimony.
“During my life time I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people . I have fought against white domination. And I have fought against white domination . I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and 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.Each of the following questions has a word with four alternative meaning . Choose the word which is the closest in meaning in the context that has been used in the text .
i)The term ‘apartheid’ means ______
a.partition b. preparation c.anxiety d.discrimination
ii) What does the word ‘decade’ refers to ___________
iii. The term ‘resolve’ means ____________
a.to struggle a lot b.to find a solution c. to create brotherhood d. to decline image.
iv) The word healing’ mentioned in the passage means _____
a.climbing on the hill b. making healthy again c.purifying heart d. utilized wealth
v. What does repression’ refers to _________
a.reduction b. generosity c. attraction d.censorship
2.Answer the following questions :
a.Who guided south Africa ?
b.How many years was Mandela imprisoned ?
c. What is Mandela’s remark on race discrimination ?
d.When was Mandela awarded ‘Nobel Prize’ ?
e.What did friends call Mandela ?
3. Read the text below and fill in the gaps with clues given .
Inspire Expressed Leads To make Led
Against Accepted Fought remain Fight
Nelson Mandela is the world’s most revered public figure who __ struggle b)___ injustice and racial oppression . His views as c)___ in all his speeches can be d)______ as an epitome for human right that e)____ the world to the path of harmony and equality . Mandela f)____for south Africa g)_____her free from bondage of white domination and ultimately reached his goal leaving an example for the world people . what he did and how he i)_____ the j)____against white minority as an inspiring instance for the people to come.
4. Nelson Mandela a)_____established a multi racial democracy in South Africa . For this , he had to lead his nation . And he succeed in mission b)____ the shakles of apartheid . He c)____ an icon of peace and reconciliation . Actually he d)______ the struggle for justice around the world. Mandela had to e)_____ imprisonment for nearly three decades . He f)________ against the white minority rule . He g)____ the support of the world . He h)_____ to i)______ for people’s emancipation was his goal . He j)____ the Nobel Peace Prize .
4. Based on your reading of the passage make short notes in each of the boxes in the chart showing the different stages of Nelson Mndela . One has been done for you .
Fought against apartheid -> 1 ->2->3>4->5->6
Probable Sample Question
Class : Seven
Subject : English
Time: 3 Hours Full Marks:100
Part A : Seen part(20)
Read the text and answer the question:Zishan , Juli and their parents Mr and Mrs. Arif Khan got into a 1stclass compartment at kamalapur Railway Station . It was Dewangonj bound Tista Express . The train left at 8o’;clock . Zishan saw that the departure time 9on the big time table at the station was 7:30. However , the train was running quit fast . The compartment was half empty. Yesterday Julie downloaded a beautiful poem on a train journey by Robert Louis Stevenson . He took a print out of the poem . Now while looking out of the windows , she found similarities between the poem and real scenes . She took out the poem and began to read.
1.Choose the correct answer and write the answers in answer script. 1×7=7
i.) Which one of the following words has a similar meaning of ‘get into ‘?
a.out b.leave c.obtain d.reject
ii.) Which one of the following words has a similar meaning of “leave”?
a.arrive b.quit c.receive d.earn
iii.) Which one of the following words has a similar meaning of “big”?
a.small b.huge c.little d.trivial
iv.) Which one of the following words has a similar meaning of “departure”?
a.arrival b.return c.come back d.exit
v.)Which one of the following words has a similar meaning of “however” ?
a.neverthless b.so c.that’s why d.therefore
vi).Which one of the following words has a similar meaning of “empty”. ?
a.full b.complete c.whole d.vacant
vii.) Which one of the following words has a similar meaning of “quite” ?
a. Partially b.partly c.totally d.particularly
2. Write answer of the following question in English. 2×4=8(a) Where did Zishan , Julie and their parents get into a train ?(b)What was the train’s destination?(c)What do you mean by departure time?(d)What did Julie download the previous day ?(e)Where was the similarities ?
3. Read the text below and fill in the gaps with suitable words . 1×5=5
Pele ___ one of the greatest football players . He is widely ____ as one of the greatest football players of all time . He ___ voted football player of the century in 1999. He _____ more than 1200 goals in his career . He is the top scorer of ___ time . 1×5=5
Part B: Unseen part (25)
Read the text and answer the question 4 and 5 .
Bangladesh is a small country in the south asia on the Bay of Bengal with an area of 147570 sq. km. She got her freedom in 1971 at the cost of supreme sacrice of many valiant sons . The ancient city Dhaka is the capital of Bangladesh . People of different religion and tribes live here . But the majority of the people are muslims . It is the most populous country in the world . The total population is about 150 million .
4.Complete the following table with the information given in the passage. 1×5=5
It has an area of
5. Read the passage again and write, weather the statements are true or false . Give correct answer , if it is false . 1×5=5
a.The people of Bangladesh are unpathetic .
b. It is the most populous country in the world .
c.She got her freedon in 1971.
d.People of different religions and tribes live here .
f. The total population of Bangladesh is about 15 million .
6.Read the text below and complete it with suitable words given in box.
Cricket is a foreign (a)___. At (b)____it has (c)_____ more popular (d)______Football in our country . After winning ICC trophy in Malaysia in 1996 , this popularity has increased (d) _ __ .So, the children are (f)_____playing cricket (g)_______ and there . We are (h) ______that Bangladesh has qualified to (i) ___ One day international match “ and we are going to take (j)_______in the “World CUP 99 in England . 7.Read the text below and fill in the gaps with suitable words .Ashis and Arun __two players . I ___them for long time .They are both very close to my family . Ashis is _____a village .Arun lives in a __ town.
8. Make four sentences from the substitution table . 1×4=4
should get up early in the morning
is good for our body and mind
has no bad effect
Is a good habit .
Part –C Grammar (Marks-30)9. Fill in the blank of the following t-ext and Put a cross (x) for zero article : . .5×8=4Lutfur is (a)_ street boy . He is( b) _ orphan . He is (c)_honesfcct boy.He lives in the street of Chittagong ( d)_ city . One day he went toNew Market. He saw (e) __ fruit seller selling different kinds of (f)_ fruit . There he found ( g) __ old man buying some. h)___ appleslooked very fresh.
10. Fill in the blank of the following text with prepositions given inthe box below : .5×8=4
Hello Meem,We went to a picnic a) ___last Friday. We went to Nandon Park.We started b)__6:00 am c)____our school. We started d)___bus.Our class teacher accompanied with us. We reached theree)__11:oo . We spent the whole day there . f) ___ eleveno’clock g)___lunch we did what we wanted . We returned home h)__the evening . We enjoyed very much .11.Change the following sentences as directed in the brackets : 1×5=5(a) He goes to school regularly. (interrogative ) (b) It is abeautiful place . (exclamatory) (c) He is the best boy in the class .(positive) (d) Only he can do it . (negative) (e) Never tell a lie (passive)
12. Fill in the blank of the following text with right form of verbs : .5×8=4Ashamoni (a)____(to be ) a good student . She (b)___ (go) to schoolregularly . She sits to (c)__(read ) at 6 :00 pm in the evenning .She thinks that she should (d)___ (study) hard to (e)_____(make) agood result in the exam . So, she studies up to 10:30 pm . Then she(f)____ (take) her supper and g)___ (go) to bed . She (h)___ (get) upearly in the morning . At 10:00 am , she takess her bath , eats hermeals and goes to school .
13. Re-write the following passage using capitalization and punctuation : .5×8=4 “lend me your pen please” , asad asked. i took my pen out of mypocket . “i will give it back to you in a moment “ he promised.’’don’t worry you can keep it as long as you want ’’ i said .
Part –D: Composition (Marks: 30)14. Suppose , you are Roni/Rina . You have a friend namedMoni/Monika . Now write an email to your friend Moni/Monikainviting him to your birthday party .
15. Rudra is talking with Biplob. Write a dialogue between Rudra and Biplob about Traffic jam.
16.Answer the following question into a continuous paragraph on “ National Flag” 10 .
a.What is a national flag ? b. What does it `symbolize ? c. Which memory does the blood red colour bear ? d. How do you feel for your national flag ? e. How can you uphold its honour ?
Subject: English first Paper
Full Marks:-100 Time: 3 Hours
Listening : 10
Speaking : 10
Section A: Reading(Total Marks:40)
1.. Read the following text and answer the question that follows.
Shahana’s husband Mr Zamil Huda works in a company office. His firm has vacant position. On several days he told Shahana, “I want you to apply for the post.” But Shahana said, “Please don’t insist. I’m joining the local high school as a teacher.” What do you find in a teaching job, Shahana ? I don’t want you to do it.” Her in laws were also on his side. Yet Shahana joined the school against the will of the family;
Weeks, months went by. Every day Shahana helps with the household work. Every day she works hard to prepare her lesson. Every day she goes to school , teaches her students and helps both weak and bright ones. They often come to her in the teacher’s room, in the corridor and even on the road, and talk to her about any academic or personal problems.
Within a year Shahana becomes a very good teacher. Students give her salam wherever they see her. Teachers, even the superintendent, admire her. Parents and other people in the community come to see her at home and at hte school and pay her great respect.
One day her husband said, “You’ve opened my eyes, Shahana. Teaching is more than a job. I didn’t know it. Congratulations!”
Write the correct answer: .5×10=5
(i)Where did Mr Zamil Work?
a.in a bank office b. in a cloth shop c. in a Resturent d. in a company office
(ii)What was in his firm?
a. big room b. a vacant position c. A high building d. drawing room
iii. Shahana opened her husband’s-
a.eyes b. mouth c. house door d. room’s window
(iv)The student talk to her-
a. in the sea b. in the corridor c. in her father’s house d. in in the bazar
(v)“ I want you to apply for the post” who said this?
a. Mr kamal b. The superintendent c. Mr Zamil Huda d. Student’s parents
(vi)Who was a good teacher?
a. The superintendent b. Mr Zamil c. shahana’s husband d. Shahana.
vii. Who congratulated Shahana?
a.The superintendent b. The parents c. shahana’s friends Mr Zamil d. The
viii. What went by?
a.Birds b. Tiger c. months d. time
(ix)Who help the poor people?
a.The superintendent b. Mr Zamil c. local peoples d. Shahana.
(x)Who come to shahana?
a.Teachers b. superintendent c. parents d. students
2.Read the text and answer the question:
Zishan , Juli and their parents Mr and Mrs. Arif Khan got into a 1st class compartment at kamalapur Railway Station . It was Dewangonj bound Tista Express . The train left at 8o’;clock . Zishan saw that the departure time 9on the big time table at the station was 7:30. However , the train was running quit fast . The compartment was half empty. Yesterday Julie downloaded a beautiful poem on a train journey by Robert Louis Stevenson . He took a print out of the poem . Now while looking out of the windows , she found similarities between the poem and real scenes . She took out the poem and began to read.
Write answer of the following question in English. 5×2=10
(a) Where did Zishan , Julie and their parents get into a train ?
(b)What was the train’s destination?
(c)What do you mean by departure time?
(d)What did Julie download the previous day ?
(e)Where was the similarities ?
3.Read the text and answer the question:
Thomas Alva Edison was born February 11, 1847 in Milan, Ohio (pronounced MY-lan). In 1854, when he was seven, the family moved to Michigan, where Edison spent the rest of his childhood.
“Al,” as he was called as a boy, went to school only a short time. He did so poorly that his mother, a former teacher, taught her son at home. Al learned to love reading, a habit he kept for the rest of his life. He also liked to make experiments in the basement.
Al not only played hard, but also worked hard. At the age of 12 he sold fruit, snacks and newspapers on a train as a “news butcher.” (Trains were the newest way to travel, cutting through the American wilderness.) He even printed his own newspaper, the Grand Trunk Herald, on a moving train.
At 15, Al roamed the country as a “tramp telegrapher.” Using a kind of alphabet called Morse Code, he sent and received messages over the telegraph. Even though he was already losing his hearing, he could still hear the clicks of the telegraph. In the next seven years he moved over a dozen times, often working all night, taking messages for trains and even for the Union Army during the Civil War. In his spare time, he took things apart to see how they worked. Finally, he decided to invent things himself.
After the failure of his first invention, the electric vote recorder, Edison moved to New York City. There he improved the way the stock ticker worked. This was his big break. By 1870 his company was manufacturing his stock ticker in Newark, New Jersey. He also improved the telegraph, making it send up to four messages at once.
During this time he married his first wife, Mary Stilwell, on Christmas Day, 1871. They had three children — Marion, Thomas, Jr., and William. Wanting a quieter spot to do more inventing, Edison moved from Newark to Menlo Park, New Jersey, in 1876. There he built his most famous laboratory
A. Complete the following table with the information given in the passage
Who Event /activity Time Place/what
Thomas Alva Edison i…………………………. February 11, 1847 Ohio, America
He was seven ii………………………
He sold fruit, snacks and newspapers on a train as a “news butcher iii……………………..
He even printed his own newspaper, the Grand Trunk Herald, iv………………..
v……………………. married his first wife, Mary Stilwell, on Christmas Day, 1871
Mahiuddin Jahangir was born on 7 March 1949 at village Rahimganj in Babuganj upazila of Barisal district. His father Abdul Motaleb Hawlader was indifferent of worldly interest and was devoted to the culture of mystic and spiritual songs. Mahiuddin had his early education at Patarchar Primary School of Muladi. He passed Matriculation examination in 1964 from Muladi Mahmud Jan Pilot High School, and H.S.C in Science group in 1966 from Barisal BM College. He then got himself admitted in B.Sc (Hons) in Statistics in the Dhaka University. While a student in the University, Mahiuddin Jahangir was selected as a trainee officer cadet in the 15th short service course in 1967, and joined Pakistan Military Academy at Kakul as a cadet. He obtained commissioned rank in the Engineering Corps in 1968, and joined 173 Engineer Battalion. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 3 December 1968. Between 1969 and 1970 he completed the basic course training at Military College of Engineering (Risalpur) and then Officer Weapon (OW) Course-13 from Infantry School of Tactics. He was elevated to the post of Captain on 30 August 1970. In 1971 Mohiuddin Jahangir was working at the construction field at Karakoram. On 10 June 1971, he took a few days leave and went back to Risalpur. A day later, he started towards the Sialkot border to reach India. He managed to cross the border and joined the Mukti Bahini at Mehdipur under Malda district in West Bengal. On 3 July, he became a captain of sector 7, Mohodipur . He was given the responsibility to fight at the Chapai Nawabganj border at Rajshahi district. In December he was ordered to take Chapai Nawabganj. On 14 December he died after being shot during a battle near Nawabganj. He was buried near Sona Mosque premises and later was posthumously declared “Bir Shrestho”.
Read the following statements, Write (T) in your Answer script if the statement is true. Write (F) if the statement is false. If false, give the correcrt answer. 5
(a)Captain Mohiuddin Jahangir was a freedom fighter.
(b)He was a student of Dhaka University.
(c) He was born in 1971.
(d)He was a police officer.
(e)He fled away from the war field .
4.Complete the text with the right words in the box: 5
and in holiday for know go
the were to neatly of are
Farabi is Flora’s best friend. They lived in the same area. Also they are both in class 7. But they go to different school . It is a school holiday. Flora has come to visit Farabi. They are Talking. Flora wants to know about the prize-giving ceremony of Farabi’s school.
“Yesterday was our shool prize-giving day.” Farabi says. “On this occasion our school auditorium and its dais were brightly decorated. Prize were al neatly displayed on a separate table on the dais. All the student were present at the function. Among others, the guardians and some eminent persons of the locality attended in function,” Farabi continues. “ The principal of P.M college was the chief guest.
5.Match the texts given in column `A’ and column `B’ to write five complete sentences. 1×5=5
Column A Column B
i) Hamlet was a brave a) games and pastimes .
ii) He was the b)because of a great sorrow that had fallen on him
iii) He was fond of c) Prince of Denmark.
iv) He was a changed d) and noble young man
v) This change happened e)person suddenly.
6.Read the text and rearrange them in correct order: 5
a.Her husband was the Deputy Magistrate of Bhagalpur, now a district in the Indian state of Bihar.
b.He was very cooperative, and always encouraged Rokeya to go on with her activities.
c.Begum Rokeya was a famous writer and a social worker.
d.She lived in undivided Bengal in the early 20th century.
e.She believed that women should have same rights and opportunities as men have in the society.
f.So she fought for their cause throughout her life.
g.Begum Rokeya was born in a village called pairabondha, Rangpur in 1880.
h.Her father Jahiruddin Muhannad Abu Ali Haidaer Saber was an educated landlord.
i.Rokeya was married to khan Bahadur Sakhawat Hussain in 1896.
j.Rokeya had great love for her mother tongue.
Section B: Writing(Total Marks:40)
7. Make a complete story with the following lines and give a title.
Once upon a time on a hot hot day in summer a crow felt very thirsty. It flew here and there in search of water. But it . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8.Suppose, your name is Rahim / Rahima. You friend Jamal/Jami and you are in the same class. Write a letter to your friend Jamal/Jami inviting him/her to attend the marriage ceremony of your elder sister .
9. Rudra is talking with Biplob. Write a dialogue between Rudra and Biplob about the importance of learning English.
10.Answer the following question into a continuous paragraph on “A Tea Stall” 10 .
(a)What is a tea stall ?(b)What things are sold there ?(c)Where is it generally situated ?(d)What do the customers do in the tea –stall ?
(e)Where does the manager sit and what is his function?
Mazhar”s Technical Suggestion/An Exclusive Suggestion For JSC Examination- 2018
English 1st paper (JSC)
For Question No 1,2,3 : seen passage
Unit 1: *****L-2(B), ****L-5(B), ***L-3(B)+4(A), L-1(B). UNIT-2:L-(A) Unit 3: ***L -1(B) ,****L-3(A),L-6(B), *L-8(B) Unit 5: ****L-3(B),***L-4(A), ** *L-5(A),L-1(A), L-2(A), L-6(B), L-7(B) Unit 6: ***L- 1(B), **L-2(B), L-3(B), L-4(A), L-5(B), L-(C), L-7(B), L-8(B), L-9(B+C+F). Unit 7: ***L-4(B), ***L-1(B), L-2(A+B), *** L-3(B). Unit 8: ***L -5(B),L-1(B), L-2(B), L-3(B). Unit 9: *L-4(B), L-4(B), L-5(B), L-6(B)
For question No 4 and 5 : Unseen passage (marks 10) : All board questions (2014-2017 )
For question 6 : all board question (2014-2017 )
For question no 7: all board question (2014-2017 )
For question no 8: all board question (2014-2017 )
For question no 9: all board question (2014-2017 )
Section B : Writing Test
Dialogue : **1. A dialogue on the importance of learning english. *****2. A dialogue on the importance of reading newspaper/benifits of reading newspaper. ****3. Preparation for exam.***4. importance/benifit of physical exercise. *5. Importance of tree plantation ****6. A dialogue between a doctor and patient. *7. You and a seller about buying a book. ***8. Two friends/father and sons choice of career/aim in life. ***9. Two friends about load shedding. ***11. Two friends on benifits of early rising. 12. How to open a bank account. 13. customer and sales man in a shop . 14. Your plan after j.s.c exam/your plan to spend the summer vacation after exam. **16. adverse effect of illiteracy and to eradicate/way of removing illiteracy . 14. about air pollution/water/deforestation. **15. About your hobby .** 16.about how to make a good result .**17.about the dangers of smoking . 18. On an exciting football match of fifa world cup -2014. **19. About gardening . ** 20. About the merits and demerits of using mobile phone . **20.about gardening 21. About importance of punctuality in life .
****1. Traffic Jam. ****2. Load shedding ****3. A rainy day. ***4. A winter morning. ***5. A school Magazine. *****6. Your school library ****7. A tea stall *8. A Book Fair ***9. A moonlit Night. ***10. National flag. ***11. Early rising. *12. good food. *13. Hygiene *12. Nakshi Kantha. *13. River gypsies in Bangladesh. *14. Folk song *15. Using dictionary. *16. Physical exercise. ***17. tree plantation. 18. A railway station/bus stand. ** *19.A street accident ***20.a village fair ***21.The importance of learning English 22. A street hawker
**1. The lion and mouse *2. The fox without tail *3. Unity is strength ***4. Slow and steady wins the race. **5. Two friends and a bear ***6. A liar cowboy or a liar shepherd. **7. Robert bruce and spider. ***8. A greedy farmer. **9. Bayazid and his mother ***10. Two rats and a monkey. ****11. The thirsty crow.
***12. Grapes are sour. 13. A wood cutter. **14. A hare and tortoise. 15. A beggar /The return of a freedom fighter . 16.determination of a poor boy. 17. Arefin’s kindness . 18. Experience of storm in river . 19.Sheikh saadi 20. The town of Hamelin
*****1. To your friend congratulate him on his brilliant result/success. ***2. to friend thanking him for the birth day gift/present. *3. to friend describing your school/native country/homeland ***4. About the importance of reading newspaper *****5. Describing a picnic/a study tour/ your village/your favourite game /sports day of your school/the natural beauty of Bangladesh . **6. About the annual prize giving ceremony. ***7. About your aim in life. ***8. About how to improve english/describing the importance of learning english. *10. About a street accident that you have witnessed. ***11. Inviting to join a picnic. ***12. Describing the importance of physical exercise. ****13. preparation for j.s.c exam ****14. to friend thanking him for hospitality. **15. About your hostel life **16.describing your plan on how to spend the summer vacation . ***17. Describing what you intend to do after j.s.c exam . *18.advising your brother to be sincere and attentive to his studies . *19. Advising your brother how to do well in English 20.How you spent summer vacation.21. How have you arranged your birthday party .
English 2nd paper(JSC)
For question no 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 , see all board question (2014-2017)
*1. For a transfer certificate. *2. seeking admission *3. Full free studentship/half holiday/to witness a cricket match. *4. Permission to witness the football match. *5. For providing morning more facilities for reading newspapers and playing indoor games in the common room of your school. *****6. To h/m praying for setting a canteen/language club/common room/debating club/english speaking club/a drama stage. . ***7. for re-admission. *****8. For a seat in the hostel. ****9. seeking permission to go on a picnic./study tour. *10. for leave of absence ***11. Application to the UNO/TNO/DC to construct a bridge/a culvurt/a damaged road/sinking tube well/relief for the flood affected people. 12. To h/m for morning school . and Practice English 1st papers emails . 13. To purchase more books for the school library .
N.B: English 1st paper letter/email revise
***1. Wonders of modern science. *2. Tree plantation *****3. Your aim in life / Discipline/ value of time/ Physical exercise/ newspaper, *****4. Journey by Train/bus/boat/Plane ***5. The rainy season/ The season I like most. *6. Computer/Television ****7. Student life ****8. Your favourite game. ****9. Your favourite hobby.***10. Your daily life. 11. A village fair/market
Mazharul Islam , B.A(Hons in English), M.A(English), Ict (NU)
Cadet college admission test preparation (Class six)
Subject: English 2nd paper
1.What is verb ?
Ans: Verb is a word that expresses an action or a state of being .
2.There can be no sentence without _____?
3.What is the most important word in a sentence ?
4.Verb says about _______
Ans: What the subject is doing .
5.How many kinds of verbs are there mainly ?
Ans: 2 kinds
6.Which verb can express full meaning of the sentence .
Ans: finite verb
7.Which verb can not express full meaning of the sentence .
Ans: non-finite verb
8.How many kinds of non-finite verb are there ? What are they ?
9.Which non finite verb works as verb & adject ive together ?
10.What kind of participle is (verb+ing )
Ans: present participle
11.What kind of participle is (verb +t/d/ed/n/en/ne)/ the past participle form of verb ?
Ans: past participle
12.What kind of participle is “having +past participle form of verb “?
Ans: perfect participle
13 . How many kinds of participle are there ? What are they ?
Ans: 3 kinds : present participle , past participle , perfect participle
14. Which non-finite verb work as “noun & cverb “ ?
Ans: gerund .
15.What is (to+finite verb ) ?
16.How many kinds of finite verbs are there ?
Ans: 2 kinds: 1.principal 2. Auxiliary verb
17. Which verbs are used independently without the help from other verbs ?
Ans: principal verbs
18. principal verbs are of ___kinds.
Ans: 2 kinds : 1.transitive 2.intransitive
19. Which verb has object ?
20.How many kinds of transitive verb are there ? What are they ?
Ans: 5 kinds : 1.factitive 2.quasi passive verb 3.reflexive verb 4.reciprocal verb 5.Cognate verb
21.Which verb has object but can not express the full meaning without the help of redundant word?
22.Which verb does not have object ?
23.which verb is in active voice but expresses the meaning as passive voice ?
Ans: quasi-passive verb .