Connecters

  1. Fill in the blanks with suitable linking words from the list below.

    No.1
    if, and, because, that, both, besides, so

Teaching is such a profession —-(a)—- helps to build a nation. A teacher is —-(b)—- a guide —-(c)—- a pioneer. He has to dedicate to this noble profession in order to guide the nation. —-(d)—- he is called an architect of a new society. —-(e)—- he neglects his duties, social discipline will break down.
No. 2

while, so, besides, first of all, such as, last of all, rather

English is the most widely used international language. —-(a)—- communicating with the foreigners, we cannot but use this language. There are certain jobs in the country —-(b)—- the jobs of a pilot, a postman, a telephone operator etc. Where English is very essential. —-(c)—- a student wishing to go abroad must learn English. —-(d)—- the importance of learning English in our country can not be ignored. —-(e)—- we should put high importance on learning English.

No. 3

at the same time, so, but, besides for instance, last of all, otherwise

The rapid growth of population must be controlled. —-(a)—- all sorts of attempts to solve food problem will fail. —-(b)—- we have to increase our food production very rapidly. We may mostly solve our food problem by changing our traditional food habit. —-(c)—- we can take potato instead of rice. —-(d)—- it is high time we changed our eating habit. —-(e)—- knowledge of nutritive value of food can help solve our food problem to a great extent.

No.4
but, in fact, for example, firstly, because, though, namely

Population problem is the burning question of Bangladesh. —-(a)—- it can be a termed as number one problem. —-(b)—- the population of a country is an asset, it has already become a great problem in our country —-(c)—- the country cannot afford to give people the basic necessaries of life. —-(d)—- food, clothing, education, medicine and shelter are the basic necessaries of life. —-(e)—- our country cannot provide these equally to all.

 

 

Linking words:(2007-2012) for SSC

 

Linking words:

Complete the following sentences with the suitable linking words from the list.                                                                                         

though until because but as if when

There are six seasons in the year.Winter season is a remarkable season of the year.A Winter morning is cool (a)—–I get up from bed early in the morning, I have to face some problems.Nature looks pale(c)—–the sun rises.(d)—–the sun rises,the fog disappears gradually(e)—-there are some difficulties, I like it very much.

            Answer: (a) but (b) when (c) until (d) when (e) though

Complete the following sentences with the suitable linking words from the list.                                                                                          

similarly therefore firstly finally but besides that

The paragraph and essay are different from each other.(a)—–there are some difficulties between them.(b)—-the paragraph has a topic sentence to introduce the main idea.Scondly it has a number of sentences in the middle to develop that idea.(c)—–there is a concluding sentence in it to bring the main idea to a close,(d)—-the eassy also consists of a beginning,a middle and an end.It is,(e)—-obvious that the paragraph and the essay share some common features in respect of the structures.

Answer: (a) besides (b)firstly (c) finally (d) but (e) therefore

Complete the following sentences with the suitable linking words from the list.                                                                                         

last of all so while rather Such as besides first of all

English is the most widely used international language, (a)—communication with the foreigners, we cannot but use this language. There are certain jobs in the country(b)—–job of a pilot, a post man, a telephone operator etc where English is very essential.(c)—student wishing to go abroad must learn English.(d)—-the importance of learning English in our country cannot be ignored .(e)—we should put high importance of learning.

Answer: (a) while (b) such as (c) besides (d) so (e) rather

 

 

Fill in the blanks with suitable linking words from the list.             

besides Since so that As both that which anyway because

The importance of English can hardly be exaggerated (a)…….it is a global language. We need to learn it for higher studies (b)…….books of almost all faculties of knowledge are written English.(c)…….if we do not know English, we will fail to keep pace with the progressive forces of the world.(d)…..learning and teaching English in Bangladesh suffer serious set-backs (e)…..most of the learners are not keen to learn it.

           Answer: (a) since (b) as (c) besides (d) both (e) because

 

Fill in the blanks with suitable linking words from the list

other man along with so as As well as Both that

An ideal student should have such qualities (a)—- -would attract other students to follow him. He should be punctual (b)—- –well-disciplined. He should not waste his time and energy in anything (c)—his studies. Besides an ideal students should be polite and well-behaved with all (d) —-in his institutions and outside. His polite and gentle behaviour (e)- —–academic excellence makes him dear to teachers and students.

Answer:(a) that/as (b) as well as (c) other that (d) both (e) along with

 

Complete the following sentences with the suitable linking words from the list.                                                                                         

and besides but if so though when

Trees are very useful to us. They help us in many ways. They give us oxygen, food and shade.(a)—,they protect us from air pollution.(b)—–many people are not aware of this. They are cutting down trees every moment without consideration.(c)—they continue to do it, one day there will be no trees left on earth.(d)—this really happens ,our lives will be at stake.(e)—,we should stop this practice immediately and grow more and more trees for our own survival.

Answer:(a) besides (b) but (c) If (d) when (e) so

 

Complete the following sentences with the suitable linking words from the list.                                                                                         

Besides that and if so both because

Teaching is such a profession (a)—helps to build a nation. A teacher is (b)—a guide (c)—a pioneer. He has to dedicate to this noble profession in order to guide the nation.(d)—he is called an architect of a new society.(e)—he neglects his duties.

Answer:(a) that (b) both (c) and (d) so (e) If

 

Complete the following sentences with the suitable linking words from the list.                                                                                         

moreover In order to Even if so if First of all Rather

(a)—solve the problem of copying in the examination, the government has taken some preventive measures.(b)—–the government is trying to raise public awareness. Recently the government has announced a law that if any student is found copying in the examination hall, he/she will be expelled from the hall.(c)—any invigilator is found helping any examinee ,legal action will be taken against him/her.(d)—outsiders are found involved in helping any examinee in copying, they will also be punished.(e)—the government has interchanged examination centres and formed invigilators teams to monitor the overall condition of the examination centres.

Answer:(a) In order to (b) first of all (c) If (d) Even if (e) moreover

 

Complete the following sentences with the suitable linking words from the list.                                                                                          

so that as if If as although That In order to

Most of our students cannot write out their examination paper fairly.(a)—–they cannot understand the questions properly, they often beat about the bush and cram their answers with irrelevant and unnecessary details.(b)—teacher suggest (c)——their answer should be brief and precise, they often lengthen these unnecessarily.(d)——-get expected marks you all should understand the question well and answer them to the point. Don’t worry (e)—–you answers are fairly short.

Answer: (a) as (b) although (c) that (d) In order to (e) if

 

 

Complete the following sentences with the suitable linking words from the list.                                                                                         

when So as who and but which

There is hardly anybody (a)—does not like flowers. Flowers are symbols of beauty and purity. Flowers are of many kinds.(b)—of them the rose is the best one. People like it most (c)—-it has sweet fragrance and beauty.(d)—flowers bloom, nature wears a charming look. We cannot help gazing at them. Flowers always charm and amuse us with their beauty and sweet scent.(e)—flowers are very necessary for human life.

Answer: (a) who (b) and/but (c) as (d) when (e) so

Complete the following sentences with the suitable linking words from the list.                                                                                         

even But which at last at first if although

Dengue fever is a serious disease(a)—is caused by a kind of virus called “Dengue Virus”.(b)—-this virus was identified in Africa (c)—now it has spread all over the world.(d)—in most cases dengue fever has its remedy, it is better to prevent it.(e)—we keep our house clean and people are conscious of it,we can easily avoid this disease.

            Answer: (a) which (b) at first (c) but (d) although (e) if

 

 

 

 

  1. Fill in the blanks with suitable linking words from the list

Therefore, however, also, from, besides, always, though

(a) ___ the very beginning of their life the girls of our society are thought to believe that the best foods should be perceived for the male member of the family. They are (b) ___ thought that they should eat less. (c) ___ this trend helps the girls grow in a different way. (d) ___ they are victimized by social and familial disparity. (e) ___ we the conscious people, should come forward in bringing back their lost dignity.

 

 

  1. Complete the passage using suitable connectors.

as well as, therefore, by the way, hence, however, anyway

Wasik is a British national (a) ——a Bangladeshi citizen. He was born in Bangladesh and then his parents immigrated to the UK. He is a minor boy of six. But he is gifted with an extraordinary talent. He was sent to the local primary school. (b) ——, he was above the level of the average students. (c) ——-, his parents decided that he should be taught at home. He is fond of friends and music. But his main passion is computer. He, (d) ——–, claims the recognition as the youngest computer expert of the world. And (e) ——–, the Guinness authority has asked his family to make a formal claim.

 

 

 

  1. Fill in the blanks with suitable linking words from the list
otherwise although but however accordingly which so

Every citizen has some duties and responsibilities for his country and nation (a) _____most of the people are indifferent to these. We have achieved our freedom and national identity at the cost of a tremendous sacrifice (b) _____is still evaluated nationally, (c) —— some unpatriotic people seem to be forgetful of our national history, (d) _____we all should render selfless service for society. (e) _____, we will be hated by our future generations.

 


Complete the following passage using suitable connectors.

Set-1
As a human being, man has a lot of duties to mankind. To perform his duties, he has to select a profession, a future career. I have also selected my future career (a) — I can reach my goal. There are varieties of careers (b) — can give riches, name and fame. (c) — I have selected a simple one. It is teaching. (d) — teachers are the builders of nations, they can reform the society (e) — lead the nation skillfully.
Answer

(a) so that; (b) that/which; (c) But; (d) Because;(e) and.

Set-2
Alexander was only twenty years old (a) — he came to the throne. (b) — even as a child he had shown fierce courage, a thirst for knowledge (c) — a desire to conquer. He believed (d) — like Achilles, he too had gods as his ancestors and that he, (e) —, had a divine right to conquer and rule the world.
Answer
(a) when; (b) But; (c) and; (d) that; (e) therefore.

Set-3
A miser got some money (a) — he was not happy with it. He was in constant fear (b) — thieves and
robbers should steal it. (c) — he thought it necessary to devise some steps (d) — no one might get scent of it and steal it. (e) — much thought he bought a lump of gold with all his money and buried it at a secret place.

Answer
(a) but; (b) whether/if; (c) So; (d) so that; (e) After.

Set-4
Every citizen has some duties and responsibilities for his country and nation, (a) — most of the people are indifferent to these. We have achieved our freedom and national identity at the cost of a tremendous sacrifice (b) — is still evaluated nationally, (c) — some unpatriotic people seem to be forgetful of our national history. (d) — we all should render selfless service for society. (e) —, we will be hated by our future generations.

Answer
(a) but; (b) which; (c) though/although;(d) However; (e) Otherwise.

Set-5
The world we live in is full of things (a) — natural and manmade. Both natural and manmade things constitute our environment. Any abnormal change in chemical, physical (b) — biological characteristics of the environment is called pollution. It causes a lot of harm to mankind. (c) —, it creates health hazards to a greater extent. So, some effective and positive measures should be taken (d) — prevent environment pollution. We (e) — the government should take a hand to create a better environment for living on Earth.

Answer

(a) both; (b) or; (c) For example; (d) in order to; (e) along with.

Set-6
People usually want to have their own way. They want to think and act (a) — they like. (b) —, one cannot have one’s own way all the time. A person cannot live in an environment without considering the interest of others (c) — his own interest. People in society may take their own decision, (d) — these decisions ought not to be unjust (e) — harmful to others.

Answer
(a) as; (b) But; (c) beside; (d) but; (e) and/or.

Set-7
Teaching is such a profession (a) — helps to build a nation. A teacher is (b) — a guide (c) — a pioneer. He has to dedicate to this noble profession in order to guide the nation. (d) —, he is called an architect of a new society. (e) — he neglects his duties, social discipline will break down.

Answer
(a) that; (b) both; (c) and; (d) So/Therefore; (e) If.

Set-8
(a) — flood is considered to be a natural calamity, it is no doubt a blessing for the people. It is considered to be a blessing in the sense (b) — it makes the soil alluvial. Flood scatters silt over land (c) — makes the soil fertile. So it can be said (d) — flood has (e) — constructive and destructive sides.
Answer
(a) Though; (b) that; (c) that; (d) that; (e) both.

 

 

Complete the following passage using suitable connectors.

Set-9
Every citizen has some duties and responsibilities for his nation. (a) — most of the people are careless in this respect. We have achieved our national identity at the cost of the great sacrifice of the freedom fighters (b) — laid down their lives for the cause of our beloved motherland. (c) —, some selfish people do not recognize their sacrifice. They should understand (d) — it is the sacrifice of the martyrs that brought us freedom. (e) —, we must pay due respect to our freedom fighters.

Answer
(a) But; (b) who; (c) Yet; (d) that; (e) So.

Set-10
(a) — discipline is the secret of success in every sphere of life. A society in which there is no discipline is sure to sink into anarchy. (b) — in the playground the players do not observe the rules of the game and do not obey the captain, they are sure to lose the game. (c) — in our daily life we are to observe certain rules. (d) — we go to a railway station to buy tickets, we have to form a queue to get the ticket. (e) — a student has to maintain discipline strictly.

Answer

(a) Undoubtedly; (b) If; (c) Similarly; (d) When; (e) So.

Set-11
Population problem is a burning question of Bangladesh. (a) — it can be termed as number one problem of the country. It is a matter of wonder (b) — totally opposite scenario is seen in the developed countries (c) — each and every citizen is considered to be an asset. (d) — we want to solve this problem, there is no alternative to turning our huge population into manpower. (e) — our failure to do so, we will lag behind.

Answer
(a) So; (b) that; (c) where ; (d) If; (e) In case of.

Set-12
People usually want to have their own way. They want to think and act (a) — they like. (b) —, one cannot have one’s own way all the time. A person cannot live in an environment without considering the interest of others (c) — his own interest. People in society many take their own decision, (d) — these decisions ought not to be unjust (e) — harmful to others.

Answer

(a) as; (b) But; (c) beside; (d) But; (e) or/and.

Set-13
Globalization is a term (a) — is commonly used by man. (b) —, it is a process of expanding trade and commerce all over the world creating a borderless market. (c) — global development, we have conquered the time (d) — distance. (e) —, we can now learn what is happening in the farthest corner of the world.

Answer
(a) which; (b) Indeed; (c) Because of; (d) and;(e) As a result.

Set-14
Almost all countries of the world suffer from the curse of unemployment problem. (a) — nowhere in the world this problem is so acute as in our country. There are many reasons behind it. (b) —, our country is industrially backward. (c) —, our system of education fails to give a student an independent start of life. It has little provision for vocational training. (d) — our students and youths have a false sense of dignity. (e) — they run after higher level jobs only.
Answer

(a) But; (b) First of all; (c) Secondly;(d) Moreover; (e) As a result.

Set-15
Many schools have a uniform. (a) — students sometimes do not like the idea of wearing uniforms. However, there are arguments for and against. One argument for school uniform is that you have to waste time in the morning thinking what to put on. (b) —, if pupils were allowed to wear clothes according to their own choice, they would tend to wear expensive clothes. (c) —, some clothes may not be suitable for schools. (d) —, a persons choice of clothes reflects his/her personality and taste. (e) — wearing a school dress does not allow a person to express his/her individuality in this way.
Answer
(a) But; (b) Besides; (c) Moreover;(d) Undoubtedly; (e) But.

Set-16
Honesty is a noble virtue. The man (a) — possesses this rare quality is the happiest person in the world. To win people’s trust, a person must be honest. (b) — nobody will believe him. (c) — Allah helps the honest people. (d) — children should be taught honesty from the beginning of life. (e) — children should be brought up among the honest people.

Answer
(a) who; (b) Otherwise; (c) Even; (d) So;(e) Hence.

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