Theme of the Traffic Police

The Traffic Police

Amidst killer speeds I stand

Facing the traffic, stretching my hand.

I am seen on kids’ books and as cartoons everywhere

Educating people and asking them to beware

Of the erratic traffic and the signboards

Seen on almost all the roads.

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Theme of The Schoolboy by William Blake

Theme of ‘The Schoolboy’ by William Blake

I love to rise in a summer morn,
When the birds sing on every tree;
The distant huntsman winds his horn,
And the sky-lark sings with me.
O what sweet company!

But to go to school in a summer morn,
O it drives all joy away!
Under a cruel eye outworn.
The little ones spend the day
In sighing and dismay.

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Summary of The Schoolboy by William Blake

Summary of ‘The Schoolboy’ by William Blake

I love to rise in a summer morn,
When the birds sing on every tree;
The distant huntsman winds his horn,
And the sky-lark sings with me.
O what sweet company!

But to go to school in a summer morn,
O it drives all joy away!
Under a cruel eye outworn.
The little ones spend the day
In sighing and dismay.

Summary: In the poem, the poet describes the innocence and tenderness of childhood. Here he highlights that children naturally love and enjoy summer morning, birds’ chirping, huntsman’s horn and sky-lark’s song. But school going children cannot enjoy these because they have to go to school early and pass a long time in school in sighing and dismay. The school also deprives the children from all joys. Continue reading

HSC English 1st Paper Suggestion 2020

HSC English 1st Paper Suggestion 2020

Seen Passage (First Passage)

  1. The term ‘diaspora’ is
  2. Folk music consists of song
  3. A Peace movement is a
  4. Conflict can be described
  5. Adolescents constitute a
  6. Kuakata, locally known as
  7. My name is Amerigo
  8. As a child you must have
  9. Universities should never
  10. Nelson Mandela guided

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English 2nd Paper Suggestion for HSC 2020

English 2nd Paper Suggestion for HSC 2020

Formal Letter

  1. Multimedia facilities
  2. Study tour
  3. Computer club
  4. Debating club
  5. Library facilities
  6. Sound system in the classroom
  7. English language club
  8. Admission on TC
  9. Stage a Drama
  10. Seat in the college hostel

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Most Common Idioms and Phrases

1. ‘Null and void’ – বাতিল [38th BCS preli ; 32th BCS Written]
2. ‘Once in a blue moon’- খুবই কদাচিৎ [38th BCS preli ]
3. ‘Take the bull by the horse’- একটি কঠিন সমস্যার মীমাংসিত চুক্তি [38th BCS preli ]
4. ABC-প্রাথমিক জ্ঞান [31st BCS Written]
5. All in-পরিশ্রান্ত [17th BCS Written]
6. A round dozen-পূর্ণ ডজন বা ১২টি [14th BCS Written]

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Practice Sheet of Pronoun References for HSC Students

Identify the unclear pronoun references in the following paragraph. Where necessary, rewrite the sentences so that all pronoun references are clear.

1. Life is full of struggles. These are quite normal in any one’s life as it is not a bed of roses. Certainly, it has ups and downs. A man has to face innumerable barriers in his life. Sometimes, he can overcome those but sometimes he fails to combat them. He may be born with silver spoon without any trouble. But even then he has to overcome a lot of such to be successful in life. In other words, life is full of challenges. If he cannot fight them successfully, his life becomes full of sorrows. Though the scholars differ in giving the definition of life, they are unanimous that obstacles are the ways of life. In fact, a man has to undergo many in his life.

Answer: Life is full of struggles. It is quite normal in any one’s life as life is not a bed of roses. Certainly, it has ups and downs. A man has to face innumerable barriers in his life. Sometimes, he can overcome them but sometimes he fails to combat them. He may be born with silver spoon without any trouble. But even then he has to overcome a lot of such troubles to be successful in life. In other words, life is full of challenges. If he cannot fight them successfully, his life becomes full of sorrows. Though the scholars differ in giving the definition of life, they are unanimous that obstacles are the ways of life. In fact, a man has to undergo many obstacles in his life.

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Transformation of Sentence for HSC Students

Transform the underlined sentences as directed brackets.

  1. (a) I was too young to have learnt to say no to a woman. (Negative) (b) I guess her hands are bigger than yours. (Positive) (c) All believe that English helps people get good jobs and better salaries. (Passive) (d) The roast was very delicious and the cook could not resist his temptation. (Simple) (e) Bangladesh is a very poor and populated country but she can open a lot of ways to be self-reliant. (Complex)

Answer: a. I was so young that I could not have learnt to say no to a woman. b. I guess your hands are not as big as hers. c. It is believed by all that English helps people get good jobs and better salaries. d. The roast was too delicious for the cook to resist his temptation. e. Though Bangladesh is a very poor and populated country, she can open a lot of ways to be self-reliant. Continue reading

Dengue Fever Paragraph

                                                                            Dengue Fever 

The global incidence of dengue has grown dramatically in recent decades. About half of the world’s population is now at risk. Dengue is found in tropical and sub-tropical climates worldwide, mostly in urban and semi-urban areas. Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne tropical disease caused by the dengue virus. The symptoms of the fever typically begin three to fourteen days after infection. This may include a high fever, Continue reading

HSC English 2nd Paper Model Test 2020

                                                                HSC Model Test 2020 (3)

                                                                         English 2nd Paper

                                                                     Part A: Grammar (60 Marks)

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

A craftwork is (a) —— applied form of art, (b) —— social and cultural product reflecting (c) —— inclusive nature of folk (d) ——  imagination. A craftwork, which usually doesn’t bear (e) —— signature of its (f) —— maker, retains (g) —— personal touch. When we look at (h) —— thirty-year old nakshikantha we wonder at (i) ——  its months and designs that point to (j) —— artistic ingenuity and the presence of the maker in it.

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