SSC Model Test – 2017 (11)
English 2nd Paper
Full Marks: 60 Time: 1:30 Hours
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
Nowadays parents are very (a) —- of the harmful effects of (b) —- on children. Child psychologists think that (c) —- physical and mental punishment can be disastrous (d) —- a child’s growth and (e) —-. It may lead to (f) —- and hatred of the person who (g) —- the child. Again if a child (h) —- punished, he may lack initiative. He may also feel hostile (i) —- others. So, rude behavior may gradually (j) —- in him.
2. Fill in the blanks with suitable words 0.5×10=5
Drug addiction is (a) —- a great problem not only in our country but also all over the world. This social cancer (b) —- its poisonous (c) —- all over the world. It has (d) —- the young generation (e) —- in the poor countries like Bangladesh. It is spreading (f) —-. The (g) —- ‘drug addiction’ means strong addiction for (h) —- harmful things. It has created an (i) —- situation in the world. (j) —- is the main cause of drug addiction.
3. Make five sentences using parts of sentence from each column of the table below. 1×5=5
|An educated mother||indebted to its educated mother|
|A child||is||the key role in building up an educated nation .|
|If the mother||should||be educated .|
|An educated nation||plays||always in touch with its mother .|
|So all mothers||educated, her children will be educated|
4. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box. 0.5×10=05
E-commerce is rapidly being (a) ___ in our country. It may be (b) ___ as a business process through electronic transition. Buyers and sellers are not (c) ____ to talk face to face. We may get our required product (d) ___at home. One of the best opportunities (e) ___ that businessmen from home and abroad can (f) ___ their business using this system (g) __ in their respective countries. It (h) ___ us with global information, resources and services. It is (i) ___ that it will (j) ___ our domestic business very soon.
5. Change the narrative style of the following text. 05
“What do you know about landing on the moon?” said Sabah to her cousin Mizan. “Neil A. Armstrong first landed on the moon in 1969,” replied Mizan. “What trips may help me to be a successful astronaut?” “Let’s enjoy the film ‘On Career of Astronomer’ at your home,” said Prioti. “Excellent! Where have you collected it from?” said Mizan. 6. Change the sentences according to directions. 1×10=10 a) Child labor is the biggest of all curses of the 21st century. (Comparative)
b) Unfortunately this has become accepted in our society (Compound)
c) Only poverty is responsible for this. (Complex)
d) The books of great writers contain noble thoughts and great ideas. (Complex)
e) I need one kg guava because it will be the substitute of Australian apple. (Simple)
f) Only poverty is responsible for child labour. (Complex)
g) Experts say that three of women a week are being burnt with acid in Bangladesh. (Simple)
h) The policy regarding its import and sale is being ignored by businessmen. (Complex)
i) The prosperity of a society depends upon the reasonable income of its able-bodied persons. (Complex)
J) The young people should find some ways to be employed. (Complex)
7. Complete the sentence. 1×5=5
a) He spoke as if ———–.
b) ———- when it started raining.
c) It sounded as though ———–.
d) Would you mind ———–?
e) At present cricket is thought to be ———–.
8. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in the parenthesis. 0.5×10=5
The (a) —- (ward) beauty of a man is not his real beauty. His (b) —- (ward) makes him true man. Even man has certain (c) —- (born) qualities whereby he can (d) —- (come) useful man and thus a (e) —- (celebrate) person. So, we may say that (f) —- (in) values are more important than (g) —- (out) beauty. But it is very sad that we remain (h) —- (care) about our mental development. We always remain busy with how to (i) —- (rich) our outer show which is really (j) —- (value).
9. Make tag questions of these statements. 1×5=5
a) The mother rose in her, ———-?
b) It is I who am a student of class ten, ———-?
c) Everybody knew the matter, ———-?
d) Walk fast lest you should be late, ———-?
e) Barking dogs seldom bite, ———-?
10. Complete the passage using suitable connectors. 1×5=5
Student life is the best time in life (a) —– almost every student is free from cares (b) —- anxieties of life. He has nothing to do (c) —– study. (d) —– a student, he should read novels, magazines, newspapers (e) —– text books.
12. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text. 05
how dare you wake me up the lion roared I shall kill you for that please let me go the mouse cried I did not mean to wake you up
Mahbub Murad (Lecturer of English)
Examiner (Dhaka Board)
Cell: 01761519111, fb/mmuraddu