SSC English 2nd Paper Board Questions 2015

SSC English 2nd Paper Board Questions

Dhaka Board-2015

ENGLISH(COMPULSORY)

SECOND PAPER

[ According to the Syllabus of 2015]

Time-3 hours

Full marks-100

[N.B.-The Figures in the matgin indicate full marks]

 

Part A : Grammar

 

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

It is useful (a) —- students to take part (b) —- social service. (c) —- taking part (d) —- social service, they can benefit themselves as well as (e) —- nation. Student life is (f) —- period of (g) —- for future life. If the students do sicial (h) —- , they will be better prepared for giving service (i) —- the nation on completion of their education. As the students have no family burden and as they get enough time during the large vacation, they can do (j) —- great deal of work for the people.

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

Scientists have (a) —- reported that the surface icecaps are (b) —- . This is due to a rise (c) —- atmospheric temperature known (d) —- the green house effect. According to the scientists, carbon di-oxaide is primarily responsible (e) —- temperature rise in (f) —- . The carbon di-oxide is high (g) —- coal and oil (h) —- burnt. The gass is accumulating in the atmosphere and (i) —- temperature to rise. As a result, the polar ice in the North and south poles (j) —–  melting.

  1. Make five sentences using parts of sentences from each column of the table below.    1×5=5
is

can prosper

ennobles

the training for proper growth.
It the liberation of prejudice.
Nobody our minds and refines our sensibility.
The purpose of education in life without education.
the process by which our minds develops.
  1. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box.             0.5×10=5
take work come dominate confine contribute be need keep come

Today women are placing an important role in all spheres of life. Once they were (a) —- by men. They are no longer (b) —- within the four walls of their parents’ or husbands’ house. They have (c) —- out of the kitchen and are (d) —- hand in hand with men. By (e) —- higher education, they are becoming pilots, doctors, engineers, teachers, administrators etc. They have (f) —- able to rpove their worth. They (g) —- much to the ceonomy of the country. Now, it (h) —- to the realization of the men that true development of the country is never possible (i) —- half of the population idle at home. So, it (j) —- no telling that women are playing a great role in the socio-economic condition of the country.

  1. Change the narrative style of the following text.                                                          5

“Good morning, students,” said the teacher. “How are you?” “We are fine, sir. What about you?” “I am fine too. Please, sit down.” “Have you prepared your lesson?” the teacher asked. “Sorry, sir, we have not prepared our lesson,” they replied.

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

(a) Television is one of the most wonderful inventions of modern science. (Positive)

(b) It was not invented over night. (Active)

(c) Scientists spent many years and worked hard to invent television. (complex)

(d) Nowadays, almost every family has a television set. (Negative)

(e) People of all ages like to watch television. (Interrogative)

(f) The programmes telecast by television are very interesting. ( Complex)

(g) Television should telecast educative programmes. (Passive)

(h) If you watch television, you can learn many things. (simple)

(i) People spend their free time by watching television. (Compound)

(j) Very few things are so useful as television. ( Superlative)

  1. Complete the sentences.                                                                                    1×5=5

(a) Many people cut trees —– .

(b) Trees cause rainfall which —- .

(c) If we cut trees at random —– .

(d) Trees supply oxygen —– .

(e) Since trees help us in many ways ——.

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

The books of famous (a) —- ( write) are put on sale in the book fair. Most of the (b) —- (visit) buy books of different (c) —- (publish) . Almost no visitor returns from the fair without making any purchase. The (d) —- (buy) like to buy at a fair price. Our book fair is always (e) —- (crowd) . As (f) —- (vary) books are (g) —- (play) in a fair, the buyers get a scope to choose books. They buy their (h) —- (choose) books after a long search. This faculty is (i) —- (available) in any place other than a book fair. A book fair is always (j) —- (come) to the students.

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

(a) Most of the students who fail in English don’t have strong foundation over grammar, —- ?

(b) They read only to pass the examination, —- ?

(c) Teachers should motivate them to learn the basic thing —- ?

(d) They can’t help learning grammar, —- ?

(e) Moreover, practice is essential too —- ?

  1. Complete the passage using suitable connectors.                                             0.5×10=5

The foods that we eat can be divided into six kinds (a) —- what substances they contain and (b) —- benefits they do to us. Fish, meat, peas and milk provide us with protein (c) —- builds our body and helps us grow. (d) —- we do not take all these, we cannot grow well. Vitamins and mineral salts protect us from diseases (e) —- keep us fit for work.

  1. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text.                     5

the man said to me where are you going i am going to school said i did you go to school yesterday no i replied why didn’t you go i was very busy said i

Part B : Composition

  1. Suppose, you are Taskia/Toukir and you have passed H.S.C and got a diploma on computer. Now, write a CV with cover letter for the post of a Computer Operator in a company. Your CV should not exceed one page. 10
  2. Suppose, you are Priom/Pritha/Tihan, a student of class ten of Faridpur Model High School, Faridpur. You and your classmates want to go on a study tour.

Now, write an application to the headmaster of your school seeking permission to go on a study tour. 10

  1. Suppose, recently you have had a cup of tea with some of your friends in a tea stall. Now, write a paragraph on ‘A Tea Stall’. 10
  2. Write a composition on ‘Your future plan of life’.                                                                 10

Answer Sheet

  1. Ans: (a) for  (b) in (c) By (d) in (e) the (f) the (g) preparation (h) work (i) to (j) a
  2. Ans: (a) recently (b) melting (c) in (d) as (e) for (f) atmosphere (g) when (h) are (i) helping (j) is
  3. Ans: a) Education is the process by which our minds develop.
  4. b) It ennobles our minds and refines our sensibility.
  5. c) It is the training for proper growth.
  6. d) Nobody can prosper in life without education.
  7. e) The purpose of education is the liberation of prejudice.
  8. Ans: (a) dominated (b) confined (c) come (d) working (e) taking (f) been (g) are contributing (h) has come (i) by keeping (j) needs.
  9. Ans: The teacher wished the students good morning. He also asked how they were. The students respectfully replied that they were fine. They also asked how he was. The teacher replied that he was fine too and ordered them to sit down. He also asked if they had prepared their lesson. The students respectfully expressed their sorrow and said that they had not prepared their lesson.
  10. Ans; (a) Very few inventions of modern science are as wonderful as television.

(b) Scientist did not invent it over night.

(c) Scientists spent many years and worked hard so that they could invent television.

(d) Nowadays, there is no family without a television set.

(e) Don’t the people of all ages like to watch television?

(f) The programmes which are telecast by television are very interesting.

(g) Educative programmes should be telecast by television.

(h) By watching television you can learn many things.

(i) People watch television and spend their free time.

(j) Television is one of the most useful things.

  1. Ans ; (a) Many people cut trees to get timbers.

(b) Trees cause rain fall which is essential for our agriculture.

(c) If we cut trees at random, it will make the environment unbalanced.

(d) Trees supply oxygen which is essential for our lives.

(e) Since trees help us in many ways, we should not cut down trees at random.

  1. Ans : (a) writers (b) visitors (c) publishers (d) buyers (e) crowded (f) various (g) displayed (h) choice-able (i) unavailable (j) welcome
  2. Ans ; (a) do they ?(b) don’t they ? (c) shouldn’t they ?(d) can they ? (e) isn’t it?
  3. Ans ; (a) according to (b) what (c) which (d) If (e) and
  4. Ans ; The man said to me, “Where are you going?” “I am going to school,” said I. “Did you go to school yesterday?” “No” i replied. “Why didn’t you go?” “I was very busy,” said I.

 

 

Chittagong Board-2015

Part A: Grammar

  1. Fill in the blanks with the words from the box. You may need to change the form of some of the words. You may need to use one word more than once.
in dark the from an learning often that worthy our

A teacher is (a) —- compared with (b) —- architect. He is called (c) —– architect of a nation. He is the light of (d) —- and makes the illiterate people  (e) —- citizens of our country. But it is a matter of regret (f) —- the teachers are not held (g) —- due respect in (h) —- society. They lead a humble life in the midst of want. Still they keep the light of education burning in order to remove the (i) —- of illiteracy and superstitions (j) —- the society.

  1. Fill in the blanks with suitable words.

Bangladesh is a land of (a) —- . It got (b) —- in 1971 (c) —– a liberation war. It is located (d) —- South Asia. Dhaka is the capital of Bangladesh . Dhaka is also known as the city of mosque. About 14 crore people live here. Most of them are poor and (e) —- . They earn their livelihood (f) —- agriculture. But educated and skilled people work (g) —- offices and factories. Our main food is rice and fish. It is a country of beauty. Its flora and fauna attract everyone’s eyes. It is in fact (h) —- large village. The people of Bangladesh are very (i) —- . There are many beautiful things here that attract the travellers and the (j) —- .

  1. Make five sentences using parts of sentences from each column of the table below.
Dhaka is

must

should

has

been

abide by the traffic.
It be implemented.
A flyover the capital of Bangladesh.
Traffic rules built in Mohakhali to reduce traffic jam.
Besides, the drivers, passers by and passengers not only a populous city but also a city of traffic jam.
  1. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box.
contribute come become play keep
need receive work confine be

Today women (a) —- an important role in all spheres of life. They no longer , (b) —- to the four walls of their husband’s house. They have come out of their kitchens and (c) —- hand in hand with men in all the development works of the government. By (d) —- higher education they (e) —- pilots, doctors, engineers, teachers, administrators etc. They have (f) —- able to prove their worth. They (g) —- much to the economy of the country. Now it has (h) —- to the realization of the men that true development of the country is never possible (i) —- half of the population idle at home. So, it (j) —- no telling that women are playing a great role in the socio-economic condition of the country.

  1. Change the narrative style of the folowing text.

“Have you ever been to Cox’s Bazar?” asked Shahab. “No, I have never,” replied Labib. “But I desire for visiting the place.” “I had an opportunity to visit the sea-beach last year,” said Shabab. “Let us go there this week,” said Labib.

  1. Change the sentences according to the directions.

(a) My friend invited me to pay a visit to Cox’s Bazar. (complex)(b) I was very glad. (negative)(c) I accepted the invitation. (Passive)(d) When I reached there, my friend received me cordially. (simple)(e) I was exited to see the sea-beach. (Exlamatory)(f) It is the largest sea-beach in the world. (Comparative)(g) It is one of the most beautiful sea-beaches in the world. (Positive)(h) It is called the pleasure seekers’ paradise. (Active)(i) Every year a lot of people come to visit it. (Compound)(j) If I could visit the sea-beach! (active)

  1. Complete the sentences.

(a) As a flower is a symbol of love, beauty and purity, it is —–(b) There is hardly any person —-(c) We can turn enemies into friends if we —-(d) It is said that those who do not love flowers —-(e) Many people cultivate flowers because —-

  1. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in the parenthesis.

Bangladesh is an (a) —- dependent country, but she is still burdened with poverty, (b) —- population, (c) —- employ, corruption, food (d) —- deficient, natural calamities, power crisis etc. Considering all these. the present (e) —- govern has aimed at making a digital Bangladesh to (f) —- come most of these problems. The actual aim of (g) —- digit Bangladesh is to establish technology based government which will emphasize the overall (h) —- develop of the country and the nation. The country has (i) —- ready fixed its target of (j) —- achieve ‘Digital Bangladesh’ by 2021.

  1. Make tag questions of these statements.

(a) Mina is having a birthday party in the afternoon, —- ?(b) Yes, she is. She’s been busy in cleaning and dusting the drawing room, —?(c) Yesterday her father brought her a lovely dress, —- ?(d) And her mother wants to give her a pleasant surprise, —- ?(e) Certainly, let’s buy a nice gift for you, —- ?

  1. Complete the passage using suitable connectors.

Women are, nowadays as important as men in the society. They constitute nearly half of our total population. (a) —- there can be no denying the fact (b) —- they too possess equal rights and duties (e) —- men do. They have noble mission to fulfill as men. (d) — they get opportunity, their genius, powers (e) —- capacities will bloom fully.

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

bangladesh is a small country with a population of about sixteen crores she can hardly make headway so we should work hard to keep pace with the rest of the world

Part B : Composition

  1. Suppose some English teachers will be appointed in Ideal Preparatory School, Dhaka. You are interested to be an English Teacher.

Now, make a CV with a cover letter for the post. Your CV should not exceed one page.

  1. Suppose, you are Hasan/Hasna, a student of Sonapur High School. Your father is a poor government employee. You have three school going brothers and sisters. Your father cannot bear your educational expenses.

Now, write an application to the headmaster/headmistress of your school for a full-free studentship.

  1. Suppose, a farmer lives nearby your house. You know a lot about him. Write a paragraph in about 250 words on ‘A Farmer’.
  2. There are many kinds of hobbies. Gardening, drawing picture, angling, stamp collecting are some of them. You have a hobby and it is gardening.

Now, write a short composition on ‘Your Hobby’ describing why it is your favourite hobby

 

 

 

 

Answer Sheet

  1. Ans: (a) often (b) an (c) the (d) learning (e) worthy (f) that (g) in (h) our (i) darkness (j) from
  2. Ans:(a) beauty (b) independence (c) through (d) in (e) illiterate (f) by/through (g) in (h) a (i) hospitable (j) foreigners/tourists.
  3. Ans:(a) Dhaka is the the capital of Bangladesh.

(b) It is not only a populous city but also a city of traffic jam.

(c) A flyover is built in Mohakhali to reduce traffic jam.

(d) Traffic rules must be implemented.

(e) Besides, the drivers, passers by and passengers should abide by the traffic rules.

  1. Ans:(a) are playing (b) are confined (c) are working (d) receiving (e) are becoming (f) been (g) are contributing (h) come (i) keeping (j) needs
  2. Ans:Shabab asked Labib if he had ever been to Cox’s Bazar. Labib replied in the negative and said that he had never been there. But he added that he desired for visiting the place. Shabab said that he had an opportunity to visit the sea-beach last year. Labib suggested that they should go there that week.
  3. Ans:(a) My friend invited me so that I could pay a visit to Cox’s Bazar.

(b) Wasn’t I very glad?

(c) The invitation was accepted by me.

(d) My friend received me cordially after my reaching there.

(e) How excited I was to see the sea-beach!

(f) It is larger than any other sea-beach in the world.

(g) Very few sea-beaches in the world are as beautiful as it.

(h) People call it the pleasure seekers’ paradise.

(i) Every year a lot of people come and visit it.

(j) I wish i could visit the sea-beach.

  1. Ans:(a) As a flower is a symbol of love, beauty and purity,it is liked by all.

(b) There is hardly any person who does not love flowers.

(c) We can turn enemies into friends if we present flowers to them.

(d) It is said that those who do not love flowers can kill a man.

(e) Many people cultivate flowers because it is a source of income too.

  1. Ans:(a) independent (b) overpopulation (c) unemployment (d) deficiency (e) government (f) overcome (g) digital (h) development (i) already (j) achieving
  2. Ans:(a) Mina is having a birthday party in the afternoon, isn’t ?(b) Yes, she is. She’s been busy in cleaning and dusting the drawing room, hasn’t?(c) Yesterday her father brought her a lovely dress, didn’t he ?(d) And her mother wants to give her a pleasant surprise, doesn’t she?(e) Certainly, let’s buy a nice gift for you, shall we?
  3. Ans:(a) So (b) that (c) as (d) If (e) and
  4. Ans:Bangladesh is a small country with a population of about sixteen crores. She can hardly make headway. So we should work hard to keep pace with the rest of the world.

 

 

Rajshahi Board 2015

 

Part A: Grammar(60 marks)

  1. Fill in the blanks with the words from the box. You may need to change the form of some of the words. You may need to use one word more than once.
in for of life a the when reap sow

Youth is (a) —- best time of (b) —- . This is the time (c) —- it is most important (d) —– one to remember the maxim, “As you (e) —-, so shall you reap.” One must sow (f) —- seeds of industry, truthfulness, honesty and other virtues (g) —- this season to (h) —- the harvest of prosperity and happiness. Whatever takes root in (i) —- man at this time lasts throughout the rest (j) —- his life and moulds his future.

  1. Fill in the blanks with suitable words.

Modern civilization is the (a) —- of science. Science has worked (b) —- a magician in the world. We can’t do even a (c) —- day without the help of science. Many quick means (d) —- communication like telephone, telex, fax, telegram, satellite etc. are (e) —- greatest wonders of science. Nowadays a message can be sent from one corner of the world to another in the twinkle of (f) —- eye. Science has brought a revolutionary (g) —- in all fields. In the field of medical science (h) —- has got eyes, lame has got legs, deaf has got hearing power. (i) —- diseases which were incurable in the past are now easily (j) —- .

  1. Make five sentences using parts of sentences from each column of the table below.
The Taj built

is

wants

like

stands

it most on a moonlit night.
It it as tomb for his wife.
Emperor Shahajahan at Agra in India.
People one of the most beautiful buildings in the world.
Everybody to see the Taj Mahal.
  1. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box.
contribute confine keep enable work
develop receive become adopt be

According to the history, women in the past were (a) —- within the four walls. But at present they (b) —- no longer captive to their parents’ or husbands’ house. With the passage of time the outlook and attitude have been (c) —- as men and women are (d) —- themselves with the changing society. By (e) —- education they are (f) —- pilots, doctors, engineerss, high officials etc. They are (g) —- hand in hand with men in all worthy programmes. They (h) —- now able to prove their worth. They (i) —- much to the economy of the country. Now it has come to the realization of men that no development is possible by (j) —- half of our population idle at home.

  1. Change the narrative style of the folowing text.

“Konika, have you done your English lesson today?” asked the teacher. “Yes, sir” she replied. “But I have not understood one gramatical point.” The teacher assured her saying, “Come to my room, I will help you understand the point.” “Thank you, sir.” she smilingly said.

  1. Change the sentences according to the directions.

(a) A flower is a glowing gift of nature.(Interrogative)

(b) Isn’t it the symbol of love and beauty?(Affirmative)

(c) Flowers are used on different occasions.(Active)

(d) We present flower to our nearest and dearest person.(Passive)

(e) We need flowers to decorate a place.(Complex)

(f) The rose is the best of all flowers.(Positive)

(g) Having sweet scent and beauty we love it very much.(Compound)

(h) It is lovelier than all other flowers.(Superlative)

(i) The rose is a very nice flower.(Exclamatory)

(j) As the demand for flowers is increasing day by day we should cultivate flower on commercial basis.(Simple)

  1. Complete the sentences.

(a) If you do not waste time ———

(b) This is the boy ——–

(c) ——- I were a child.

(d) United we stand, ——-

(e) The boy is so weak in mathematics —— .

  1. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in the parenthesis.

Money cannot buy (a) —- (happy). Money is a must for our life. But it is not necessary to bring happiness. Happiness is (b) —– (absolute) a (c) —- (psychology) thing. It is the name of a (d) —- (feel). It means the (e) —- (content) of the mind. He who has (f) —- (satisfy) with what he has is (g) —- (real) a happy one. Above all, we should keep in mind that (h) —- (world) happiness is not all. If we want to be (i) —- (eternal) happy and lead a (j) —- (dignify) life, we have to earn money in an honest way.

  1. Make tag questions of these statements.

(a) Nobody believes a cheat, —- ?

(b) Everybody hates him, —- ?

(c) He has to drag a miserable life, —- ?

(d) He can hardly succeed in life, —- ?

(e) Let us always speak the truth, —- ?

  1. Complete the passage using suitable connectors.

(a) —- , there are some differences between practical konowlege and bookish knowledge. (b) —- often they are thought to be the same. (c) —- a man is educated in the true sense, he will be able to lead a life completely different from others. (d) —- he can distinguish between right and wrong, (e) —- education is very important.

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

the teacher said to the boy where are you going now i am going to school said the boy did you go to school yesterday no the boy replied why did you not go i was suffering from fever said the boy

Part B : Composition(40 marks)

  1. Suppose, you areShimul/Shimuli and you are looking for a job. You want to apply for a job of a teacher in school.

Now, write a CV with a cover letter for the post.

  1. Suppose, you are Habib/Habiba. You have passed the SSC examination this year from Collegiate High School, Barisal. You want to get yourself admitted into a college. So you need a testimonial from your Headmaster.

Now, write an application to the Headmaster to your school for testimonial.

  1. All the living beings depends on trees for their existence. So we should plant trees more and more.

Now, write a paragraph on “Tree Plantation.”

  1. You are a student of class ten. You have an aim in your life. Now, write a composition on “Your aim in life”.

Answer Sheet

  1. Answer:(a) the; (b) life; (c) when; (d) for; (e) sow; (f) the; (g) in; (h) reap; (i) a; (j) of;
  2. Answer:(a) gift/product; (b) as; (c) single; (d) of; (e) the; (f) an; (g) change; (h) blind; (i) The; (j) cured/curable.
  3. Answer:(a) The Taj is one of the most beautiful buildings in the world.

(b) It stands at Agra in India.

(c) Emperor Shahajahan built it as tomb for his wife.

(d) People like it on a moonlit night.

(e) Everybody wants to see the Taj Mahal.

  1. Answer:(a) confined; (b) are; (c) developed; (d) adapting; (e) receiving; (f) becoming; (g) working; (h) are; (i) contribute/are contributing; (j) keeping.
  2. Answer:The teacher asked Konika if she had done her English lesson that day.She replied in the affirmative and said that she had not understood one gramatical point. The teacher advised her to come to his room. He also assured her saying that she wouid help her understand the point. With respect she smilingly thanked him.
  3. Answer:(a) Isn’t a flower a glowing gift of nature?

(b) It is the symbol of love and beauty.

(c) People use flowers on different occasions.

(d) Flower is presented to our nearest and dearest persons by us.

(e) We need flowers so that we can decorate a place.

(f) No other flower is as good as the rose.

(g) A flower has sweet scent and beauty and we love it very much.

(h) It is loveliest of all flowers.

(i) How nice a flower the rose is!

(j) Because of increasing the demand for flowers day by day, we should cultivate flowers on commercial basis.

  1. Answer:(a) If you do not waste time, you will shine in life.

(b) This is the boy whom I was looking for.

(c) I wish I were a child.

(d) United we stand, devided we fall.

(e) The boy is so weak in mathematics that he canno solve a simple problem.

  1. Answer:(a) happiness; (b) absolutely; (c) psychological; (d) feeling; (e) contentment; (f) satisfaction; (g) really; (h) worldly; (i) eternally; (j) dignified.
  2. Answer:The teacher said to the boy, “Where are you going now?” “I am going to school,” said the boy. “Did you go to school yesterday?” “No”, the boy replied.  “Why did you not go?” “I was suffering from fever,” said the boy.
  3. Answer:(a) Obviously/actually; (b) very; (c) If; (d) Besides; (e) So;
  4. Answer:(a) Nobody believes a cheat,do they?

(b) Everybody hates him, don’t they?

(c) He has to drag a miserable life, doesn’t he?

(d) He can hardly succeed in life, can he?

(e) Let us always speak the truth, shall we?

 

 

Barisal Board 2015

Part A: Grammar

  1. Fill in the blanks with the words from the box. You may need to change the form of some of the words. You may need to use one word more than once.
give a symbol to be by
last in but the cultivate

A flower a (a) —- gift of nature. It is a (b) —- of beauty. It (c) —– us pleasure. There is nobody (d) —– loves flower. But it is (e) —- matter of sorrow that a flower does not (f) —- long. It blooms (g) —-the morning and fades away very soon. Nowadays flowers (h) — cultivated in our country. Many people earn their livelihood (i) —- flower (j) —-.

  1. Fill in the blanks with suitable words.

We live in an age of (a) —-. We can see (b) —- influence of science in all spheres of our daily life. Science is a constant (c) —- of our daily life. We have (d) —- the impossible things possible by means (e) —-science. The modern civilization is a (f) —- of science. At present we can (g) —- travel from one place to another. (h) —- ancient time journey was difficult. (i) —- had to spend much (j) —- and money for travelling. But we should remember that science has to be exploited for the greater welfare of mankind.

  1. Make five sentences using parts of sentences from each column of the table below.
Bangladesh creates

are

is

should take

a great problem in Bangladesh.
Population problem some causes behind overpopulation in Bangladesh.
There proper steps to control the growth of population as soon as possible.
The government other problems like poverty, disease, illiteracy etc.
an over populated land.
  1. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box.
cause suffer to be drive solve
to be obey occur carry

Traffic jam (a) —- a common affair in the big cities of our country. This problem (b) —- the ultimate consequences of rapid growth of population and the number of vehicles. Most often this problem (c) —- in the congested areas where the roads are very narrow. Overtaking tendency also (d) —- traffic jam. Some drivers (e) —- the traffic rules. They (f) —- the vehicles carelessly. Traffic jam (g) —- great sufferings to the ambulances(h) —- patients. Office goers and school going children also (i) —- a lot due to traffic jam. However, this problem (j) —- to an extent by imposing traffic rules strictly.

  1. Change the narrative style of the folowing text.

The teacher said to the girl, “Do you think that honesty is the best policy?” The girl said, “Yes, sir, I think so.” “Then learn to be honest from your childhood,” said the teacher. “Thank you, sir,” said the girl. “May Allah bless you,” said the teacher.

  1. Change the sentences according to the directions.

(a) Haji Mohammad Muhsin was not an unkind man at all.(Affirmative)

(b) He inherited vast proerty from his father and sister.(Interrogative)

(c) He was unmarried.(Negative)

(d) During his lifetime, he spent money lavishly to help the poor.(Complex)

(e) One night when he was saying his prayer, a thief broke into his room.(Simple)

(f) Seeing Muhsin the thief cried.(compound)

(g) The thief was caught.((Active)

(h) How needy the thief was!(Assertive)

(i) He gave the thief some food and money.(Passive)

(j) Muhsin was one of the best philanthropists in the world.(Positive)

  1. Complete the sentences.

(a) We must work hard in order that —–.

(b) A man who —- cannot shine in life.

(c) It is hard labour that —-

(d) The idle cannot reach their target because —-

(e) —- unless you work hard.

  1. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in the parenthesis.

Honesty is opposite to (a) honest. An honest man is not (b) harm to anybody. He never does (c) just to others. When he does anything (d) moral, he feels (e) comfortable. He never tells a lie. He is always (f) response to his duty. We should follow the path of (g) honest and leave the path of (h) honesty. In that case, you will be (i) loveby all and will be able to reach the path of (j) prosper.

  1. Make tag questions of these statements.

(a) Nuclear has some advantage, —– ?

(b) There are only a few family members, —- ?

(c) It is calm and quiet, —- ?

(d) So, one can have peace and happiness in a nuclear family, —-?

(e) One need not think of others, —-?

  1. Complete the passage using suitable connectors.

A healthy man can do any work, (a) —- he can eat anyfood he likes. (b) —-, he can enjoy life in every way. (c) —- an unhealthy man is unhappy, for he cannot eat and do what he likes. (d) —- he lives and dies poor. He may have intelligence, merit, learning and power, but he cannot put them to the use and reap their benefits. (e) —- health is the source of all happiness in life.

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

once my mother said to me who came to you my friend rafiq mom she asked what did he want i said his mother is ill he needs some money i have given him five hundred taka my mother said wonderful

 

Part B : Composition

  1. Suppose, you are Nader Mahmud/Nadera Parvin and after graduation you have completed a course on computer. You have seen a vacancy advertisement for the post of a computer operator in a recognized private company.

Now, write a CV with a cover letter for the post. Your CV should not exceed one page.

  1. Suppose, you are Mithu/Mita of Shovagonj High School, Rangpur. There is a common room in your school but facilities are not sufficient there.

Now, write an application to the Headmaster for increasing common room facilities.

  1. Write a paragraph about “Tree Plantation” by answering the following questions.

(a) What is tree plantation?

(b) How are trees are our friends?

(c) How do trees maintain ecological balance?

(d) What may happen in absence of trees?

(e) What should be our final attitude towards trees?

  1. A journey is always pleasant to all. Suppose, you have recently made a journey by train.

Now, write a composition on “A Journey by Train” narrating how much you have enjoyed the journey.

 

 

Answer Sheet

  1. Answer:(a) the; (b) symbol; (c) gives; (d) but; (e) a; (f) last; (g) in; (h) are; (i) by; (j) cultivation.
  2. Answer:(a) science; (b) the; (c) companion; (d) made; (e) of; (f) gift; (g) easily; (h) In; (i) People; (j) time.
  3. Answer:(a) Bangladesh is an over populated land.

(b) Population problem is a great problem in Bangladesh.

(c) Population problem creates other problems like poverty, disease, illiteracy etc.

(d) There are some causes behind overpopulation in Bangladesh.

(e) The government should take proper steps to control the growth of population as soon as possible.

  1. Answer:(a) is; (b) is; (c) occurs; (d) causes; (e) do not obey; (f) drive; (g) causes; (h) carrying; (i) suffer; (j) should be solved.
  2. Answer:The teacher asked the girl if she thought that honesty is the best policy. The girl respectfully replied in the affirmative that she thought so. Then the teacher advised her to learn to be honest from her childhood. The girl respectfully thanked him. The teacher prayed that Allah might bless him.
  3. Answer:(a) Haji Mohammad Muhsin was a very kind man.

(b) Didn’t he inherit vast property from his father and sister?

(c) He was not married.

(d) As long as he was alive, he spent money lavishly to help the poor.

(e) One night at the time of saying his prayer, a thief broke into his room.

(f) The thief saw Muhsin and cried.

(g) He caught the thief.

(h) The thief was very needy.

(i) The thief was given food and money by him.

(j) Very few philanthropists in the world were as good as Muhsin.

  1. Answer:(a) We must work hard in order thatwe can prosper in life.

(b) A man who is idle cannot shine in life.

(c) It is hard labour that enables a man to reach his goal.

(d) The idle cannot reach their target because they cannot finish their work in time.

(e) You cannot succeed in life unless you work hard.

  1. Answer:(a) dishonesty; (b) harmful; (c) injustice; (d) immoral; (e)uncomfortable; (f) responsible; (g) honesty; (h) dishonesty; (i) loved; (j) prosperity.
  2. Answer:(a) Nuclear has some advantage,hasn’t it?

(b) There are only a few family members, aren’t there ?

(c) It is calm and quiet, isn’t it ?

(d) So, one can have peace and happiness in a nuclear family, can’t they ?

(e) One need not think of others, need they ?

  1. Answer:(a) because; (b) Besides; (c) On the other hand/But; (d) So; (e) Therefore;
  2. Answer:Once my mother said to me, “Who came to you?” “My friend, Rafiq, Mom.” She asked, “What did he want?” I said, “His mother is ill. He needs some money. I have given him five hundred taka.” My mother said, “Wonderful!”

 

 

 

 

 

Sylhet Board 2015

Part A: Grammar

  1. Fill in the blanks with the words from the box. You may need to change the form of some of the words. You may need to use one word more than once.
a the precious for great
have wise which off

Time is very (a) —- thing. Time(b) —- is lost once is lost for ever. There is (c) —– proverb, “Time and tide wait for none.” It is time which does not (d) —- the relative feelings. It does not wait  (e) —- anyone if it is not used (f) —- . It is really essential to realize (g) —- importance of time in our life. Those who have become (h) —- would make proper use of time. They never put (i) —- their work for tomorrow. That’s why, they have contributed (j) —- lot to the society.

  1. Fill in the blanks with suitable words.

Once there lived (a) —- poor man. He could hardly maintain his family (b) —- he did not have any land (c) —- cultivation. One day he bought (d) —- wonderful goose. The goose laid a (e) —- egg everyday. In a few months he became rich. But he was a (f) —- greedy man. He thought that there (g) —- more eggs in the belly of the goose. He wanted to get all the eggs (h) —- a time. So one day, he killed the goose and cut its belly open with (i) —- knife. But alas! there was no egg. Thus the greedy farmer (j) —- the useful goose.

  1. Make five sentences using parts of sentences from each column of the table below.
Self-confidence helps

should exercise

is

leads

a man to reach the goal of life.
It one to lose his self-confidence.
The lack of determination not enjoyable.
Success without self-confidence one of the invaluable human qualities.
One it in order to overcome the problems of life.
  1. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box.
be call hear engulf know
begin bear follow inspire join

You must have (a) —- the name of Kazi Nazrul Islam. He (b) —- our national poet. He (c) —- as a rebel poet as well. But he (d) —-  in a poor family. But dire needs could not (e) —- his personality. When the first World War Broke out, he (f) —- the army. After the war, he (g) —- to write poems. He wrote especially for the down trodden. He (h) —- the Shelly of Bangla Literature. His poems and songs (i) —- the Banglee in Liberation War. So we should (j) —- his footprints in our life.

  1. Change the narrative style of the folowing text.

The girl said to the teacher, “Sir, I shall be grateful if you kindly lend me the book you praised highly in the classroom yesterday.” The teacher said, “I have become really happy to know that you are eager to read this book. You are welcome to any of my books that you like.” “Thank you, sir,” said the girl. “You are welcome,” said the teacher.

  1. Change the sentences according to the directions.

(a) The students studying regularly can expect a good result.(Make it a complex sentence)

(b) But most of our students are inattentive to their studies.(Make it a negative sentence without changing the meaning)

(c) They waste their valuable time idly.(Use passive voice)

(d) Wasting time is harmful for them.(Make it an interrogative sentence)

(e) By repeating this activity they make a poor result.(Make it a complex sentence)

(f) Who loves them then?(Make it a assertive sentence without changing the original meaning)

(g) They are treated badly even by their family members.(Use active voice)

(h) If a student fails in the examination, he suffers from inferiority complex.(Make simple sentence)

(i) No other student in the class is as bad as a failed student.(Use superlative)

(j) So a student should be aware of studying regularly and attentively so that he can do well in the examination.(Make it a simple sentence)

  1. Complete the sentences.

(a) Yesterday I did not get up early from bed because, —–.

(b) As soon as I got up from bed, ——.

(c) As I could not hire a rickshaw, —–.

(d) On the way to school I walked fast lest —-.

(e) If I reached late, —-.

  1. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in the parenthesis.

King Solomon was (a) —- (fame) for his (b) —- (wise). He was blessed with (c) —- (ordinary) knowledge and it was really beyond people’s (d) —- (imagine). One day Queen of Sheba wanted to test how wise he was. Soloman was given two kinds of flowers. One was (e) —- (nature) and the other was (f) —-(artifice). As he had a close (g) —- (associate) with nature, he had been (h) —- (success) to differentiate them. In this way, his (i) —- (repute) of (j) —- (multidimension) knowledge spreads all over the world.

 

  1. Make tag questions of these statements.

(a) Everyone is nostalgic in life, —-?

(b) We hardly forget the golden past, —-?

(c) The memories of childhood are always haunting us, —-?

(d) Nothing is more pleasant to man than the sweetest memories of childhood, —-?

(e) There fore, let’s practice it, —-?

  1. Complete the passage using suitable connectors.

It is known to all that gold is a valuable metal. (a) —-, there are many metals cheaper than gold though they like it. (b) —- they glitter for sometime, they fade away in the long run. In our society there are also many people (c) —- are outwardly very gentle and polished. Later on their real identity is revealed (d) —- they do not exercise moral values. That’s why, people say, “ All (e) —- glitters is not gold.”

  1. Use capitals and punctuations marks where necessary in the following text.

why are you going to borisal said father i want to buy some important books said saad do you need money yes father don’t go alone as time is not going well

Part B : Composition

  1. Suppose, you are Sayeed/Sayeeda. You have seen a vacancy advertisement for the position of an English Teacher in Monpura High School, Bhola.

Now, write a CV with a cover letter for the post. Your CV should not exceed one page.

  1. Your summer vacation starts from 30th May. Your class wants to go on study tour to Madhabkunda, Sylhet. As a result, you need permission from your headmaster.

Now, write an application to your headmaster for seeking permission to go on a study tour.

  1. Write a paragraph in 250 words on ‘The life of a farmer’.
  2. Wrute a composition on ‘Wonders of Modern Science’.

 

Answer Sheet

  1. Answer:(a) precious; (b) which; (c) a; (d) have; (e) for; (f) wisely; (g) the; (h) great; (i) off; (j) a.
  2. Answer:(a) a; (b) because/as; (c) for; (d) a; (e) golden; (f) very; (g) were; (h) at; (i) a; (j) lost.
  3. Answer:(a) Self-confidence is one of the invaluable(it should be valuable) human qualities.

(b) It helps a man to reach the goal of life.

(c) The lack of determination leads one to lose his self-confidence.

(d) Success without self-confidence is not enjoyable.

(e) One should exercise it in order to overcome the problems of life.

  1. Answer:(a) heard; (b) is; (c) is known; (d) was born; (e) engulf; (f) joined; (g) began; (h) is called; (i) inspired; (j) follow.
  2. Answer:The girl respectfully told the teacher that she should be grateful if he kindly lend her the book he had praised highly in the classroom the previous day. The teacher told that he had become really happy to know that she was eager to read that book. He added that she was welcome to any of his books that she liked. The girl respectfully thanked her teacher. The teacher welcomed the girl
  3. Answer:(a) The studentswho are studying regularly can expect a good result. (b) But most of our students arenot attentive to their studies.

(c) Their valuable time is wasted idly by them.

(d) Isn’t wasting time harmful for them?

(e) By repeating this activity they make a result which is poor.

(f) Nobody loves them then.

(g)  Even their family members treat them badly.

(h)  A student failing in the examination suffers from inferiority complex.

(i) A failed student is the worst of all students in the class.

(j) So a student should be aware of studying regularly and attentively to do well in the examination.

  1. Answer:(a) Yesterday I did not get up early from bed because,I felt a little bit fever.

(b) As soon as I got up from bed, I found that it was late.

(c) As I could not hire a rickshaw, I started to walk to school.

(d) On the way to school I walked fast lest I should miss the first class.

(e) If I reached late, I would be fined.

  1. Answer:(a) famous; (b) wisdom; (c) extra-ordinary; (d) imagination; (e) nature; (f) artificial; (g) association; (h) successful; (i) reputation; (j) multidimensional.
  2. Answer:(a)Everyone is nostalgic in life, aren’t they?

(b) We hardly forget the golden past, do we?

(c) The memories of childhood are always haunting us, aren’t they?

(d) Nothing is more pleasant to man than the sweetest memories of childhood, is it?

(e) Therefore, let’s practice it, shall we?

  1. Answer:“Why are you going to Borisal?” said father. “I want to buy some important books”, Said saad. “Do you need money?” “Yes, father.” “Don’t go alone as time is not going well.”
  2. Answer:(a) But; (b) Though/Although; (c) who; (d) as; (e) that;
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