Gap filling activities with clues

 

Gap filling activities

Fill in the blanks with the words from the list. You may need to change the forms of the words. You may need to use one word more than once.
5.
the—–for—–on—–communication—–an—–of—–e-mail—–by—–a—–with
Writing letters is a part of our social activities. It is (a) —– form of communication, which plays a vital role in our practical life. (b) —– this time. (c) —– revolution has taken place in the field of (d) —– this like telephone, wireless, cellular phone, fax and most recently (e) —–, which are much faster means (f) —– communication. Letter writing is (g) —– kind of good art which is (h) —– important means (i) —– maintaining good relations (j) —– people, offices and business organizations.
Ans: a) the, b) By, c) a, d) communication, e) e-mail, f) of, g) a, h) an, i) for, j) with.
6.
the—–off—–of—–social—–an—–upon—–conscious—–between—–a—–with
In (a) —– society all men are not equally well (b) —–. Some are rich and some are very poor. This is because of (c) —– unequal distribution of national wealth. Many are deprived (d) —– the basic needs of life. They must be provided (e) —– their dues. The rich always draw (f) —– line of contrast (g) —– themselves and (h) —– poor. Most of them look down (i) —– the poor. They should be (j) —– and then humanity should be improved.
Ans: a) a, b) off, c) an, d) of, e) with, f) a, g) between, h) the, i) upon, j) conscious.
7.
the—–for—–of—–patience (
ধৈর্য)—–an—–to—–practical—–by—–a—–with
Man has (a) —– unquenchable (
অতৃপ্ত) thirst (b) —– knowledge. He is never satisfied (c) —– what he has known and seen. For this, he set out (d) —– travelling. But it needs (e) —– lot of money and (f) —–. (g) —– people of developed countries are fit (h) —– it. So they are capable (i) —– earning (j) – knowledge.
Ans: a) an, b) for, c) with, d) for, e) a, f) patience, g) The, h) for, i) of, j) practical.
8.
the—–for—–dust—–in—–an—–by—–commitments—–of—–a—–with
Although (a) —– city life has many advantages, a city dweller sometimes gets tired (b) —– it. He cannot attend (c) —– office and other places (d) —– time because (e) —– traffic jam. (f) —– air in the city is polluted (g) —– smoke and (h) —–. besides, he is always busy (i) —– a lot of (j) —–.
Ans: a) a, b) of, c) the, d) in e) of, f) The, g) by, h) dust, i) with, j) commitments.
9.
the —– with —– for —– weep —– an —– to —– condition —– out —– a —– by
Hazrat Omar (R.) was a kind and just ruler. He ensured (a) —– security of even (b) —– small creature of his kingdom. He dedicated his life (c) —– Islam and humanity. He used to come (d) —– at night and observed the actual (e) —– of his people. One night while walking (f) —– the hut of a widow he heard (g) —– crying of some children. He went nearer and saw that some children were crying for food. Their poor mother was boiling water and (h) —–. Omar’s (R.) heart filled (i) —– pity. What he did then may be (j) —– excellent example for the present rulers of all over the world.
Ans: a) the, b) a, c) for, d) out, e) condition, f) by, g) the, h) weeping, i) with, j) an.

Fill in the blanks with the words from the list. You may need to change the forms of the words. You may need to use one word more than once.


  1. the—for—of—social—an—to—habit—by—a—with
    set of rules (b) — an orderly life in society. It is a mode (c) — leading life in accordance (d) — rules. Man is a (e) — being. In (f) — society he cannot do whatever he likes. He has to abide (g) — some rules. It is not (h) — inborn virtue. It should be acquired by (i) — practice of (j) —.
    Discipline is the most valuable and powerful element for success in life. It implies obedience to (a) —
    Ans: a) a, b) for, c) of, d) with, e) social, f) the, g) by, h) an, i) the,j) habit.

  2. the—for—of—competitive—an—to—deny—by—a—with
    Present world is very (a) —. So you need to be competent (b) — facing (c) — challenge of competition. As (d) — student you have to fully concentrate on your study. You can’t remain callous (e) — your study. If the students of (f) — country don’t acquire true education, there will be no development for (g) — country. You must utilize your time. Nothing can compensate (h) — your loss of losing time. There is no (i) — that hard work contributes (j) — make a good result.
    Ans: a) competitive, b) for, c) the, d) a, e) to, f) a, g) the, h) for, i) denying, j) to.

  3. the—for—against—in—an—to—power—by—a—with
    Studies and politics cannot go together. It is (a) — unfortunate matter that money and (b) — attract (c) — students if they are involved (d) — politics. Once politics was associated (e) — social services. A political worker was (f) — social reformer. Students were in (g) — forefront (h) — unifying the people of the country and fighting (i) — the enemies. At present some of the students are exploited (j) — the political parties as their tools and violence.
    Ans: a) an, b) power, c) the, d) in, e) with, f) a, g) the, h) for, i) against, j) by.

  4. the—between—on—indelible—an—to—
    potential—up—a—with
    Every woman is a (a) — mother. The future of a child depends on how it is brought up. In this case (b) — educated mother plays an important role. So (c) — difference (d) — the educated and (e) — uneducated mother can never be denied. An educated mother can bring a child (f) — better than an illiterate mother. A good wife means an educated woman. She is the best friend (g) — her husband. Her words will go (h) — long way to leave an (i) — impression (j) — her husband’s mind.
    Ans: a) potential, b) an, c) the, d) between, e) the, f) up, g) to, h) a, i) indelible, j) on.

 

 

Fill in the blanks with the word 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
1.
thereby –as- be- warmer- gradual -prediction-change- that -destroy -pollution -there -increasing
The world is getting (a) — because of pollution. Every year millions of people all over the world die as a result of (b) —. In the recent years (c) — have been alarming reports that the world’s climate (d) — undergoing a significant (e) —. All these reports provide strong evidence (f) __ world temperature is (g) __ day by day. Climatologists (h) — that midway through the next century temperatures may have risen as much (i) — 40C. This could raise sea levels and (j) — flood coastal areas and farmlands. 

Answer-1
(a) warmer; (b) pollution; (c) there; (d) is; (e) change; (f) that; (g) increasing; (h) predict;
(i) as; (j) thereby.
2.
for- to- a -divide –the- in- make- of

Man is the (a) — of his own fortune. If he makes (b) — proper (c) — of his time and does his duties according, he is sure (d) — improve and progress (e) — life, but if he does otherwise, he has (f) — suffer when it is too late. To waste time is as bad as in commit suicide (g) —, our life is nothing but the sum total (h) — hours, days and years if we waste (i) — morning hours of life, we shall have to repent (j) — the long run.
Answer-2
(a) maker; (b) a; (c) division; (d) to; (e) in; (f) to; (g) for; (h) of; (i) the; (j) in.


  1. of -a -earn -at -peace-dislike- in- with –respect- Like

We live (a) — society. So we must learn how to live in (b) — and amity (c) — others. We have to (d) — other’s rights and privileges and (e) — and (f) — as we expect others to respect us. We have (g) — lot of duties and responsibilities in society. Education should aim (h) — making each individual fully aware (i) — these duties and responsibilities. It is true that one has to learn how to (j) — his bread.
Answer-3
(a) in; (b) peace; (c) with; (d) respect; (e) likings; (f) dislikings; (g) a; (h) at; (i) of; (j) earn.


  1. at- in- of- a- an –help- think- charity- generous

Charity is (a) — inclination of heart to help others in distress and to (b) — good of others. Charity is (c) — noble human quality. It makes one’s heart (d) —. It is the feeling of sympathy (e) — other’s wants. There are various ways (f) — practising charity. The practice of giving alms is (g) — act of charity. But it is not (h) — in all cases. Charity should be extended to (i) — the really needy. Charity should aim (j) — removing the sufferings of the poor.
Answer-4
(a) an; (b) think; (c) a; (d) generous; (e) in; (f) of; (g) an; (h) charity; (i) help; (j) at.


  1. to –off- remain –success- of-on -fully -the -compensate -competent

Present world is very competitive. So you need to be (a) — .As a student you have to (b) — concentrate (c)— your study. You can’t (d) — callous (e) — your study. Nothing can (f) — for your loss (g) — wasting time. There is no denying (h) — fact that (i) — depends on hard labour. So you must shake (j) — your idleness.

Answer-5
(a) competent; (b) fully; (c) on; (d) remain; (e) to; (f) compensate; (g) of (h) the; (i) success; (j) off. 

 

 

 

 

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6.
of- for- in- enquire- remember- show- a-the- about –freedom- forget -give –supreme- dying

Our freedom fighters are (a) — real heroes of our country. We should (b) — them as they sacrificed their lives (c) — the greatest cause of the country. It is (d) — matter of great sorrow that most (e) — them are forgotten. Our young generation do not know about their (f) — sacrifice. Now many real (g) — fighters are living (h) — hardship. Some of them are also (i) — pathetically. We should (j) — about them and give them honour.
Answer-6
(a) the; (b) remember/not forget; (c) for; (d) a; (e) of; (f) supreme; (g) freedom; (h) in; (i) dying; (j) enquire.


  1. in- the- preserve- a- grow –out- for –from- at

Student should observe (a) — laws of health. They should rise (b) — the bed early (c) —the morning and go (d) — for (e) — walk. Besides these, they should take care to perform all these things which are useful for the (f) — of health. These are essential (g) — their physical and mental (h) —. They should also follow (i) — rules of health because health is (j) — root of all happiness.
Answer-7
(a) the; (b) from; (c) in; (d) out; (e) a; (f) preservation; (g) for; (h) growth; (i) the; (j) the.


  1. disaster -caused –after- famine- without- to- necessary-nature -out –by- heavy- the- untold -up

Natural calamity means natural (a) — which is (b) — by nature. Every year Bangladesh falls victim (c) — various natural calamities. They are flood, earthquakes and many other natural calamities. The effects of (d) — natural calamities beggar description. The people are affected and animals suffer (e) — sufferings. They cause (f) — damage to our life and properties. Thousands of people and other animals remain (g) —food for many days. The (h) — effects are very serious. Many people die for want of food. (i) — breaks out. The prices of all necessary things go (j) —.
Answer-8
(a) disaster; (b) caused; (c) to; (d) the; (e) untold; (f) heavy; (g) without; (h) after; (i) Famine; (j) up.
9.
prepare- be -achieve -satisfy –require- result–inspire –curiosity- unquenchable- invent –and- he

Man has an (a) — thirst for knowledge. He (b) — with what he has known (c) — seen. (d) — wants to know and see more and more. This (e) — to know more (f) — him to undertake and carry out hard and dangerous tasks which eventually (g) __ in epoch-making discoveries and (h) — . In the fields of science and technology, man in the meantime (i) — what was once inconceivable. Man has already landed on the moon and (j) — for a journey to Mars.
Answer-9
(a) unquenchable; (b) is not satisfied; (c) and; (d) He; (e) curiosity; (f) inspires; (g) result; (h) inventions; (i) has achieved; (j) is preparing.

 

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10.
forward –gratefulness- or- appreciation -the–for natural –the- friendship -from

Gratefulness is (a) — acknowledgement and (b) — of help received (c) — others. In the society we cannot do all things alone. Sometimes we need help of others. We are inter-dependent in the society. A man may be in danger (d) — in problem. It is a (e) — instinct in man to come (f) —, because of his fellow feeling, (g) — and kinship with help for the needy. To acknowledge and appreciate such help is (h) —. Gratefulness comes from (i) — depth of the heart and finds its manifestation in looks, words and deeds of the grateful man. The grateful man feels highly obliged (j) — the benefit he has received.
Answer-10
(a) the; (b) appreciation; (c) from (d) or; (e) natural; (f) forward; (g) friendship; (h) gratefulness; (i) the; (j) for.
11.
world- frustrate- with- about –happy- a- the- by -in

It is (a) — fact that complete (b) — does not exist in (c) — life. (d) — man mayn’t have all things that he needs (e) — life. It is better not to seek complete happiness. Rather one should be satisfied (f) — what one gets. It is (g) —key factor to happiness. One should not think (h) — what he has, what he does not have because (i) — doing so a man becomes (j) — and depressed. There are some people who think that it is money that brings happiness.
Answer-11
(a) a; (b) happiness; (c) worldly; (d) A; (e) in; (f) with; (g) the; (h) about; (i) by (j) frustrated.
12.
a- lose –matched- in- continuous- both- the -enjoyment

Without effort there can be no progress (a) — life. Life (b) — its interest if there is no struggle. Games become dull if there is no competition (c) — them and if (d) — result can be easily foreseen. No matter we win (e) — game or lose it. The keener the contest the greater the (f) —. A victory is not (g) — real triumph unless (h) — the sides are equally (i) —. Whether we like it or not life is a (j) — competitive examination.
Answer-12
(a) in; (b) loses; (c) in; (d) the; (e) the; (f) enjoyment; (g) a; (h) both; (i) matched; (j) continuous.
13.
from-instinct- fake –a- in- dignity –remember- meeting- our

Patriotism is a noble virtue. It is an inherent (a) — in human nature. It inspires (b) — man to shed every drop of blood to defend the liberty and (c) — of the country. But patriotism should not be merely a (d) — slogan in the public (e) — to deceive the people. It should be cherished in the (f) — of heart and materialized in our deeds. We should keep (g) — above (h) — the so- called patriotism. Everybody should bear (i) — mind that a pretender must be defeated. Nobody will (j) — or honour a mock patriot.
Answer-13
(a) instinct; (b) a; (c) dignity; (d) fake; (e) meeting; (f) core; (g) ourselves; (h) from; (i) in; (j) remember.

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14.
worthy -hold –eradicate- still –regret-humble –lot- with- learn -our

A teacher is often compared (a) — an architect of a nation. He is the light of (b) — and makes illiterate people (c) — citizens of our country. But it is a matter of (d) — that the teachers are not (e) — in due respect in (f) — society. Many teachers have to lead a (g) — life in need. (h) — they keep the candle education burning with a view to (i) — illiteracy and superstitions from the (j) — of a society.
Answer-14
(a) with; (b) learning; (c) worthy; (d) regret; (e) held; (f) our; (g) humble/ regretful; (h) Still; (i) eradicating; (j) lot.
15.
domination –gain- hesitate- right- want-under- a- by –from- rather

Man is born free. He does not (a) — to be exploited. If he is (b) — chained, he begins to struggle to make him free (c) — exploitation. Similarly if (d) — nation is ruled by a foreign (e) — and is deprived of the (f) —, it begins to protest. Even it does not (g) — to sacrifice the lives of the people. Once the Bengalese were ruled (h) — Pakistani rulers. But they could not tolerate it. (i) — they struggled against the Pakistani rulers and finally (j) — the victory.
Answer-15
(a) want; (b) dominantly; (c) from; (d) a; (e) ruler; (f) rights; (g) hesitate; (h) by; (i) So; (j) gained.
16.
a- to- for- by –prepare- work- in- the

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 some social (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.
Answer-16
(a) for; (b) in; (c) By; (d) in; (e) the; (f) the; (g) preparation; (h) work;
(i) to; (j) a.
17.
constructive -in –write- his -difficult –of-which -exceptional –and-on –their- to

Man is the supreme being (a) — all creatures. Man has courage by (b) — he can do anything destructive or (c) —. In (d) — mind there is the fascination of conquering anything (e) —. Hillary and Tenzing were not also an (f) — from it. They were not daunted by difficulties (g) — dangers. All the dangers were overcome by them to conquer the highest peak (h) — the world. For (i) —courage and hardship, their names have been (j) — in history.
Answer-17
(a) of; (b) which; (c) constructive; (d) his; (e) difficult; (f) exception;
(g) and; (h) of; (i) their; (j) written.

 

 

 

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18.
around- likely –fuels- increase- undergo-produce-in -alarm –after- evidence

In recent years there have been many (a) — reports that the world’s climate is (b) — a significant change. All these reports provide strong (c) — that world temperature is increasing day by day. This increase (d) — global warming is caused by (e) — amounts of carbon dioxide (f) — the earth. Most climatologists believe that the greenhouse effect is the (g) — cause of this global warming may (h) — human environment seriously. The main culprits for global warming are carbon dioxide gas, (i) — by the burning of fossil (j) — and forests.
Answer-18
(a) alarming; (b) undergoing; (c) evidence; (d) in; (e) increased;
(f) around; (g) likely; (h) affect; (i) produced (j) fuels.


  1. competition- the- for- a- to- with- competitive-lose -on

Present world is very (a) —. So you need to be competent (b) —facing the challenge of (c) —. As a student you have to fully concentrate (d) — your study. You should be attentive (e) — your study. If the students of (f) —country don’t acquire true education, there will be no development for (g) — country. You must utilize your time. Nothing can compensate for the loss of your (h) — time. In order to succeed in life everybody should make (i) — best use of his/her time and should work hard (j) — determination.
Answer-19
(a) competitive; (b) for; (c) competition; (d) on; (e) to; (f) a; (g) the;
(h) lost (i) the; (j) with.


  1. use –of- for- prevent -achieve-work- inform- do- invent- the

One (a) — the greatest (b) — in the modern technology has been the (c) — of computer. They are already being (d) — in industries and universities and time may come when it will be possible (e) — ordinary people to afford them as well. As computers are capable of (f) — extremely difficult (g) —. They can solve (h) — most complicated mathematical problems. They can provide (i) — on the best way of (j) — traffic accidents.
Answer-20
(a) of; (b) inventions/achievements; (c) invention; (d) used; (e) for;
(f) doing; (g) work; (h) the; (i) information; (j) preventing.


  1. from- desire- exercise- at- the- up- to -a

Self-control is (a) — the root of all virtues. Let (b) — man give rein (c) — his impulses and passion and (d)— that moment he yields (e) — his moral freedom. He is carried along (f)— current of life and becomes (g) — slave of his strongest (h) — for the time being. To be morally free, to be more than an animal (i) — man must be able to resist instinctive impulse and this can only be done by the (j) — of self-control.
Answer-21
(a) the; (b) a; (c) to; (d) from; (e) up; (f) the; (g) the/a; (h) desire; (i) a;
(j) exercise.

 

 

 

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.
1.
hinder –with- about- a –into- the- of -know
Life is real, but much (a) — what (b) — man learns from books is theoretical. Bookish (c) —, unless supplemented by practical experience, is not a help, but is often a (d) —. Travelling furnishes one (e) — an opportunity for acquiring that experience. Pope, the poet sang that (f) — proper study of mankind is man. The traveler comes (g) — contact with various types of people, and if he moves about (h) — the observant eye, and keeps the doors and windows (i) — his mind open, he can acquire a lot of practical knowledge (j) — men and things of the world which books alone cannot provide.

Answer: (a) of (b) a (c) knowledge (d) hindrance (e) with (f) the (g) into (h) with
(i) of (j) about.
2.
founder -covering -outstanding -writings –contemporary-pioneered -remain -intellectual -regarded

Aristotle’s (a) — range was vast, (b) — most of the sciences and many of the arts, including biology, botany, chemistry, ethics, history, logic, metaphysics, rhetoric, philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, physics, poetics, political theory, psychology, and zoology. He was the (c) — of formal logic, devising for it a finished system that for centuries was (d) — as the sum of the discipline; and he (e) — the study of zoology, both observational and theoretical, in which some of his work (f) — unsurpassed until the 19th century. But he is, of course, the most (g) — as a philosopher. His (h) — in ethics and political theory as well as in metaphysics and the philosophy of science continue to be studied, and his work (i) — a powerful current in (j) — philosophical debate.
Answer: (a) intellectual (b) covering (c) founder (d) regarded (e) pioneered
(f) remained (g) outstanding (h) writings (i) remained (j) contemporary.
3.
feel- enchained- remains –democracy- declare-infringe -fundamental –deviated- born- demands

Freedom of speech is a (a) — right of the people in a (b) — country. They are free to express their thoughts and (c) — their sentiments and grievances, their needs and (d) — as long as they do not (e) — upon the similar rights of the others. Centuries ago Rousseau said, ‘Man is (f) — free but everywhere he is in chains.’ This axiomatic (g) — of the great social scientist shows how (h) — man was. In a slightly (i) — reflection, the scenario (j) — almost the same yet today.
Answer: (a) fundamental (b) democratic (c) feelings (d) demands (e) infringe (f) born (g) declaration (h) enchained (i) deviated (j) remains.
4.
in- the- at -about –before- over- impoverish –premier- dearth- enough

If you look wealthy or solvent (a) — to give a tip, there is no (b) — of trolley carriers at the emergency unit of the country’s (c) — public hospital. But you will be in trouble, if you are (d) — handcuffs or have an (e) — look written (f) — your face. When any patient carrying vehicle stops in front of any public hospital emergency unit, (g) — trolley men first glance (h) — the attires of the patient and his attendants to have an idea (i) — their financial status (j) — offering a trolley.
Answer: (a) enough (b) dearth (c) premier (d) in (e) impoverished (f) over (g) the
(h) at (i) about (j) before.
5.
a almost -colour -please -to -smile –red- the- look- with -always

The world is like (a) — glass. If you smile, it (b) —, if you frown, it frowns back. If you look at it through a (c) — glass all seered, if through (d) — smoked one, all dull and dirty. (e) — try then to look at (f) — bright side of things. (g) — everything in the world has a bright side. Greet everyone (h) — a bright smile, kind words and a (i) — welcome. It is not enough (j) — love those who are near and dear to us.
Answer: (a) a (b) smiles (c) red (d) a (e) Always (f) the (g) Almost (h) with
(i) pleasing (j) to.

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  1. be- contain –major- huge- numerous-vast -people –support- livelihood- with

Bangladesh is blessed with (a) — inland open water resources. It has (b) — rivers, canals, beels, lakes and (c) — areas of floodplains. Hakaluki Haor is one of the (d) — water lands of Bangladesh. (e) — a land area of 18386 hectares, it (f) — a rich biodiversity and provides a direct and indirect (g) — benefits to nearly 1,90,000 (h) —. This haor (i) — declared an Ecologically Critical Area in April 1999 by the Government of Bangladesh. Hakaluki is a complex ecosystem, (j) — more than 238 interconnecting beels and jalmahals.
Answer: (a) huge (b) numerous (c) vast (d) major (e) With (f) supports (g) livelihood (h) people (i) was (j) containing.
7.
the -especial –an- of -out -pollute -harm -to

Today sound (a) — is one of the most talked topics of the day. It has reached (b) — unbearable level. (c) — unnecessary use of powerful vehicular horns is the main source of sound pollution in the city. Besides, faulty vehicles, construction sites, loudspeakers and thousands of workshops let (d) — loud noise round (e) — clock. In the city, millions of people, (f) — children are exposed (g) — sound pollution. This sound pollution will damage children’s power (h) — hearing. It is so much (i) — that it can cause a wide range (j) — malfunctions in the human body including heart attack, high blood pressure etc.
Answer: (a) pollution (b) an (c) The (d) out (e) the (f) especially (g) to (h) of
(i) harmful (j) of.
8.
about –be- due- the –human- remember- regret –life- neglect

Our freedom fighters are (a) — real heroes of our country. We should (b) — them as they sacrificed their (c) — for the cause of motherland. It is a matter of great (d) — that most of them are (e) — and our young generation does not know (f) — their valiant struggle. Yet today many of (g) — real freedom fighters have not (h) — found out and established. Some of them led a very (i) — life. The authority should take proper steps to enlist them and give them (j) — honour.
Answer: (a) the (b) remember (c) lives (d) regret (e) neglected (f) about (g) the (h) been (i) inhuman (j) due.
9.
between –saying- physical- of- on-an- personality- for- participation- beneficial

Sports are very essential (a) — us. There are various types (b) — sports. Among them cricket, football, volleyball etc. are very popular. All types of sports are (c) — to us. There is a relation (d) — the body and the mind. ‘A sound mind lives in a sound body,’ is a wise (e) —. In order to win success in life we should have sound health which depends (f) — regular (g) — in games and sports. Sports keep us (h) — fit. Sports exercise (i) — important influence in forming one’s (j) —.
Answer: (a) for (b) of (c) beneficial (d) between (e) saying (f) on (g) participation (h) physically (i) an (j) personality.

 

 


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10.
economics- less –good- of –available- the –on- effective- inform
In the present world, advertisement is the most (a) — and recognized means of making people know about the products and (b) — of a company. With (c) — introduction of open market (d) —, production system has become very competitive. But only producing quality (e) — is not the last thing to do. Unless people know about the products, goods will not sell (f) — its own merit. Advertisement will serve that purpose (g) — informing people of the quality, price and (h) — of goods or products concerned. Even effective advertisement will motivate people to buy goods of even (i) — quality. So, advertisement has got both persuasive and (j) — quality.

Answer:

(a) effective (b) goods (c) the (d) economy (e) goods (f) on (g) of
(h) availability (i) less (j) informative/effective.


  1. be- the- a -about -with –in- think –has- have- of

Democracy is (a) — political doctrine. Marx may have (b) — correct (c) — everything he said (d) — the opinion of material interest among (e) — members of the proletariat. But politics (f) — to do opinions as well as (g) — material interest. In reality, a man sometimes (h) — with (i) — bulk of his fellows and sometimes with (j) — few.
Answer:

(a) a (b) been (c) in (d) about (e) the (f) has (g) thinks (h) is (i) the (j) a.


  1. express -with –subjugation- on- alienate-speak- declare- commemoration- derived -passionately

Bangla is one of the most extensively (a) — languages of the world. Bengali script is (b) — directly from Gupta Brahmic script having close affinity (c) — Thai and Cambodia scripts. Bengali is a rich language capable of (d) — the finest thought and feeling. The Bangalees (e) — love their language. At the time of (f) — of Pakistan, the Bangalees shed their blood (g) — 21st Feb, 1952 to (h) — our mother tongue from Urdu language. This day has been (i) — as International Mother Language Day by UNESCO in (j) — of the language martyrs.
Answer:

(a) spoken (b) derived (c) with (d) expressing (e) passionately
(f) subjugation (g) on (h) alienate (i) declared (j) commemoration.


  1. the- feel –mean- the- 17- language- a- to- with

Mother language means (a) — language which is used (b) — express one’s attitude, (c) —, emotion and the mood of (d) — mind. It is (e) — best (f) — of communication (g) — the same nation. Mother language is (h) — very sweet (i) — to all nations. UNESCO has declared the 21st February on (j) — November, 2000 A.D. as the International Mother Language Day. This declaration came in the 30th general meeting of UNESCO.
Answer:

(a) the (b) to (c) feelings (d) the (e) the (f) means (g) with (h) a
(i) language (j) 17.

 

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14.
forward –gratefulness- or- appreciation- the- natural- for- friendship- from- to Gratefulness is (a) — acknowledgment and (b) — of help received (c) — others. In the society we cannot do all things alone. Sometimes we need the help of others. We are interdependent in the society. A man may be in danger (d) — in problem. It is a (e) — instinct in man to come (f) —, because of his fellow feeling, (g) — and kinship with help is for the needy. To acknowledge and appreciate such help is (h) —. Gratefulness comes from (i) — depth of the heart and finds its manifestation in looks, words and deeds of the grateful man. The grateful man feels highly obliged (j) — the benefit he has received.

Answer:

(a) the (b) appreciation (c) from (d) or (e) natural (f) forward (g) friendship (h) gratefulness (i) the (j) for.


  1. the- recently- low- much -more –difference-to- adversity- belief –of- invisible

Today, the talk of the town is the (a) — price hike of power and gas and its (b) — impact on industry, middle and (c) — income people of the country. House rent, day (d) — day necessary items, transportation, and (e) — importantly (f) — production costs of (g) — products are increasing. It is (h) —, soon the impact (i) — price hike will be (j) — in many other sectors in the country.
Answer:

(a) recent (b) adverse (c) low (d) to (e) more (f) the (g) different (h) believed (i) of (j) visible.
16.
reflect -a –in- the- at- an –enchanting- from

The Kuakata beach lies (a) — the southern extremity of Bangladesh. It is one of (b) — rarest beaches of the world that allows us to have (c) — full view of sunrise and sunset. The (d) — of sunrise and sunset in the water of (e) — Bay of Bengal is really (f) —. The scene captivates human mind. The beach is not far from (g) — Sunderbans. It has charming coconut groves (h) — the background. It is also a sanctuary of migratory birds. Many birds (i) — the north come in winter here. So travelers can have (j) — extra pleasure.
Answer:

(a) in (b) the (c) a (d) reflection (e) the (f) enchanting (g) the (h) at (i) from (j) an.
17.
to -in –acquire- whose- visible-be- motivate- study- favourite- with

I am a student (a) — main duty is to (b) —. I feel sometimes (c) — to take part (d) — the activities related (e) — social welfare. Our teachers (f) — our guides. At present many students are (g) — on different subjects according to their needs. I am also (h) — knowledge on my (i) — subjects (j) — the help of my teachers.
Answer:

(a) whose (b) study (c) motivated (d) in (e) to (f) are (g) studying (h) acquiring (i) favourite (j) visible.

 

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  2. recover –into –away –a –just –at –time –greatly –inspire –by –fail –the
    There was (a) — king who lost his kingdom being defeated (b) — his enemies. He wished to regain his kingdom (c) — any cost. He made troops and made six attempts one after another to drive (d) — the enemies. But he was defeated each time. He hid himself (e) — a cave. One day lying in (f) — cave, he saw a spider trying to climb up the roof of the cave. But it (g) — six times and succeeded by the seventh (h) –. The king was (i) — inspired by this and fought enemies for the seventh time and was successful to (j) — his lost kingdom.
    Answer
    (a) a; (b) by; (c) at; (d) away; (e) into (f) the; (g) failed;(h) time; (i) greatly: (j) recover.

  3. from –source –a –situate –far –on –the –colony –with –of
    Heritage is what we inherit (a) — the past, live (b) — them in the present and then pass (c) — to our children or future generation. Our unique (d) — of life and inspiration is our cultural and natural heritage. (e) — Shat Gambuj Mosque in Bagerhat is such (f) — heritage. It (g) — at the outskirts of Bagerhat town, not very (h) — from the dense forest (i) — the Sundarbans. Khalifatabad was a Muslim (j) –.
    Answer
    (a) from; (b) with; (c) on; (d) source; (e) The; (f) a(g) is situated; (h) far; (i) of; (j) colony.

  4. with –from –a –to –kill –to –the –in
    War is (a) — curse for human civilization. (b) — ancient time war was confined (c) — the warriors. But at present all people both civilian and military have to suffer (d) — curse of war. Nobody can escape (e) — the bombers of (f) — enemy. Rich cities, fields filled (g) — green corns and beautiful places are led (h) — ruins. Even (i) — innocent citizens have to die a tragic death. Men, women, boys, girls, all are brutally (j) — without any reason.
    Answer
    (a) a; (b) In; (c) to; (d) from; (e) from; (f) the; (g) with;(h) to; (i) the; (j) killed.

  5. during –a –in –newspaper –an –for the–without –abroad –eager
    Ours is (a) — age of modern science. Modern science has invented new ways and means (b) — our comforts. Newspaper is (c) — wonder of modern science. It is a paper which carries news and views of home and (d) — to us. In the morning we wait (e) — for a newspaper. We cannot do a single day (f) — newspaper. Newspaper was first published (g) — England (h) — the reign of Queen Elizabeth. (i) — Indian Gazette which was the first (j) — in Indo-Bangladesh was published in 1774.
    Answer
    (a) an ; (b) for; (c) a; (d) abroad; (e) eagerly;(f) without;(g) in; (h) during; (i) The; (j) newspaper.

 

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  2. modern ––only ––lonely ––happy ––social ––constant–– advanced ––a ––are ––worthy ––in
    We feel lonely when we (a) — alone. (b) — angels or devils can live alone. We all need company and cooperation from others. We need (c) — help from each other. Hence we all need (d) — happy life which can make good and (e) — citizens. But there are (f) — troubles (g) — our social life. Both in towns and in cities one of the causes of problems is unrest due to political crisis. Now people not (h) — feel anxiety in moving through the roads but are also killed by accidents. Education is a very vital thing for (i) — people. But it is greatly hampered in both (j) — and other educational institutions.
    Answer
    (a) are; (b) Only; (c) social; (d) a; (e) worthy; (f) constant; (g) in; (h) only; (i) modern; (j) advanced

  3. what ––so ––a ––as ––either ––all ––showing ––livable ––for ––keep
    Wild animals are at (a) — great stake now (b) — their abode is being always grabbed by us for different reasons. Nature is not (c) — benevolent attitude towards them (d) —. Thus (e) — is happening (f) — this man made and natural impacts is quite threatening. We (g) — must play our role properly. If we do (h) —, we can (i) — this world a (j) — one.
    Answer
    (a) a; (b) as; (c) showing; (d) either; (e) what;(f) for; (g) all; (h) so; (i) keep; (j) livable

  4. by ––the ––to ––produce ––facilities ––of ––cultivate ––on
    To increase food (a) — some essential agricultural inputs are to be ensured. They include irrigation (b) —, balanced use (c) —fertilizers, hybrid seeds and right kind of pesticides. But what (d) — poor farmers need most are loans (e) — easy terms. It would really be a pity if (f) — nation could not give monetary help (g) — those who contribute so much (h) — its economy. Bangladesh must also adopt certain scientific methods of (i) —. Some agronomists believe that food production can be increased (j) — rearranging fragmented holdings of land.
    Answer
    (a) production; (b) facilities; (c) of; (d) facilities (e) on;
    (f) the; (g) to; (h) to; (i) cultivation; (j) by.

  5. by ––in ––destroy ––to ––wash ––from ––prevent ––plant ––a ––with
    Trees are very useful (a) — man. They (b) — the rich top soil (c) — being (d) — away (e) — rain water and floods. We can see trees being (f) — and damaged. Trees provide life to (g) — place (h) — their colourful flowers. Man needs oxygen to breathe. Actually without trees our life (i) — the world is impossible. So, we should plant more trees and must refrain from (j) — trees and forest.

Answer
(a) to; (b) prevent; (c) from; (d) washed; (e) by;(f) destroyed; (g) a; (h) with; (i) in; (j) destroying.

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    9.
    of – to – hold – before – the –
    attention – an – speak
    A teacher is (a) — architect of a nation. He plays (b) — important role in building up (c) — educated nation. He dispels (d) — darkness (e) — ignorance from a nation. He is an actor, so (f) — speak. He has to suit his act according to the need of his audience which is his class. He is able to (g) — the (h) — and interest of his students. He is a clear (i) — with good, strong and pleasing voice which is under his control. He does not sit motionless (j) — his class.
    Answer
    (a) the; (b) an; (c) an; (d) the; (e) of; (f) to; (g) hold; (h) attention; (i) speaker; (j) before.
    10.
    by – the – to – develop – important –
    introduce – in – of – that
    (a) — our country, communicative English teaching was (b) — to our secondary English curriculum in 1996. It attaches importance (c) — all the four basic skills (d) — a language. But in our country speaking and listening skill have not got enough (e) — in schools. (f) — present govt. has taken some notable decisions (g) — improve the education as it has understood (h) — without (i) — education sector it is difficult to achieve the digital Bangladesh (j) — Vision 2021.
    Answer
    (a) In; (b) introduced; (c) to; (d) of; (e) importance; (f) The; (g) to; (h) that; (i) developing; (j) by.
    11.
    wealth – a – for – between – over
    – responsibility – happy – of
    Most men long (a) — wealth. Wealth, they think, brings (b) —. But often wealth brings (c) — great deal (d) — worry instead (e) — happiness. A millionaire is a very (f) — man, of course, but his great wealth is also a great (g) —. He may have many large estates and factories. Estates and factories usually need a lot (h) — attention and care. There may be disputes (i) — the millionaire and his workers (j) — one trouble or another. These disputes may lead to strikes.
    Answer
    (a) for; (b) happiness; (c) a; (d) of; (e) of; (f) wealthy; (g) responsibility; (h) of; (i) between; (j) for.
    12.
    remove – to – of – effect – exist – the
    – crowd – among – trench – in
    Environmental pollution (a) — since people began to (b) — in towns and cities. Ancient Athenians (c) — their domestic waste in dump (d) — the main part outside the city. The Romans dug (e) — outside the city (f) — hold garbage and household waste. The practice often continued to the outbreak (g) — fatal diseases. The ancient Romans might become (h) — the first people to experience the (i) — of toxic pollution in (j) — form of lead-poisoning.
    Answer
    (a) exists; (b) crowd; (c) removed; (d) in; (e) trench; (f) to; (g) of; (h) among; (i) effect; (j) the.

 

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    13.
    under —choice —politics —is —ruled —think —for —emancipate —dominate —influence
    Liberty is very difficult to achieve (a) — it is the birth right of a man and a nation. One has to struggle hard for liberty since it does not mean (b) — liberty only. It means economic (c) —, freedom to (d) —, free hand to act and right to express one’s (e) — by being (f) — by others. For a nation it (g) — difficult to achieve if it is (h) — foreign (i) — or (j) — by another country.
    Answer
    (a) for (b) political (c) emancipation (d) choose (e) thought (f) influenced (g) is (h) under (i) domination (j) ruled.
    14.
    flower —job —farming —raising —also —easily — Sectors —opportunities —engage–create —oneself —rearing
    Self-employment means to create (a) — opportunity for (b) — by one’s own effort. Various government organizations are trying to (c) — a congenial atmosphere for self-employment. Different NGO’s have (d) — rendered their help. Livestock (e) —, agricultural (f) —, poultry (g) — are some of the (h) —. There are many (i) — for self-employment in Bangladesh. One can (j) — engage oneself in these jobs.
    Answer
    (a) job (b) oneself (c) create (d) also (e) rearing (f) farming (g) raising (h) sectors (i) opportunities (j) easily.
    15.
    with —the —exist —charity —a —their—without —that — from —everybody
    (a) — is a virtue (b) — elevates human nature. A person should be endowed (c) — this virtue. It leads people to think favourably of (d) — fellowmen and do them good. (e) — should practice this habit (f) — the very childhood. (g) — right use of it brings happiness on earth. It is (h) — form of self-sacrifice (i) — which a society cannot (j) —.
    Answer
    (a) Charity (b) that (c) with (d) their (e) Everybody (f) from (g) The (h) a (i) without (j) exist.
    16.
    success —to —a —for —by —in —of —overnight —the
    Computer was not invented (a) —. It took time and hard labour (b) — invent computer. Many votaries (c) — science worked hard (d) — years together and finally came out (e) —. (f) — fact, computer can not work all (g) — itself. It works on (h) — basis of the command given by (i) — operator. It is used in our daily life for (j) — number of purpose.
    Answer
    (a) overnight (b) to (c) of (d) for (e) successful (f) In (g) by (h) the (i) the (j) a.
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    17.
    improve —attaining —truly —illuminates —an —with —a —for —supposed —the
    Education (a) — a man’s life. Proper education provides a learner (b) — opportunity to develop all his talents. Its aim is to (c) — him physically and mentally so that he can be useful to himself and to (d) — society. (e) — educated man is self-reliant, but he can also assist others in (f) — this great virtue. He is (g) — to be well-mannered, kind and sympathetic. So (h) — man who has acquired knowledge and skill only (i) — his material development cannot be called a (j) — educated man.
    Answer
    (a) illuminates (b) an (c) improve (d) the (e) An (f) attaining (g) supposed (h) a (i) for (j) truly.
    18.
    known —inspired —inconceivable —curiosity —the —with —out —unquenchable —of —see
    Man has an (a) — thirst for knowledge. In fact, he is never satisfied (b) — what he has (c) — and seen. He wants to know and (d) — more and more. This (e) — to know more coupled with his bold spirit (f) — adventure, has (g) — him to undertake and carry (h) — difficult and dangerous tasks. In (i) — fields of science and technology man has already achieved what once was (j) —.
    Answer
    (a) unquenchable (b) with (c) known (d) see (e) curiosity (f) of (g) inspired (h) out (i) the (j) inconceivable.
    19.
    a —by —though —please —need —
    to —know —in
    Books are men’s best companions (a) — life. You have very good friends, but you cannot get them when you (b) —. They may not speak gently (c) — you. One or two may prove false and do much harm. But books are always ready to be (d) — your side. Some books may make you laugh, some others may give you much (e) —, others again give you (f) — and new ideas. They are your friends (g) — your life. So, you should never neglect such (h) — friend who is always ready (i) — your side. You should also give proper respect (j) — books.
    Answer
    (a) in (b) need (c) to (d) by (e) pleasure (f) unknown (g) in (h) a (i) by (j) to.
    20.
    of —show —a —the —about —freedom —for—give —in —enquire —remember
    Our freedom fighters are (a) — real heroes of our country. We should (b) — them as they sacrificed their lives (c) — the greatest cause of the country. It is (d) — matter of great regret that most (e) — them are forgotten. Our young generations do not know (f) — their supreme sacrifice. Now, many real (g) — fighters are living (h) — hardship. Some (i) — them are also dying pathetically. We should (j) — about them and give them due honour.
    Answer
    (a) the (b) remember (c) for (d) a (e) of (f) about (g) freedom (h) in (i) of (j) enquire.

 

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1.

modernonlylonelyaresocialconstantadvancedinahappyworthyangel

We feel lonely when we (a)  alone. (b)  angels or devils can live alone. We all need company and cooperation from others. We need (c)  help from each other. Hence we all need (d)  happy life, which can make good and (e)  citizens. But there are (f)  troubles (g)  our social life. Both in towns and in cities one of the causes of problems is unrest due to political crisis. Now people not (h)  feel anxiety in moving through the roads but are also killed by accidents. Education is a very vital things for (i)  people. But it is greatly hampered in both (j)  and other educational institutions.

Answer:

(a) are (b) Only (c) social (d) a (e) worthy (f) constant (g) in (h) only (i) modern (j) advanced.

 

2.

oncolonywithoffarfromsource thesituatea

Heritage is what we inherit (a)  the past, live (b)  them in the present and then pass (c)  to your children or future generation. Our unique (d)  of life and inspiration is our cultural and natural heritage. (e)  Shat Gambuj Mosque in Bagerhat is such (f)  heritage. It (g)  at the outskirts of Bagerhat town not very (h)  from the dense forest (i)  the Sundarbans. Khalifatabad was a Muslim (j) .

Answer:

(a) from (b) with (c) on (d) source (e) The (f) a (g) is situated (h) far (i) of (j) colony.

 

3.

timeinspirebyfailtherecoverataawayintogreatlyjust

There was (a)  king who lost his kingdom being defeated (b)  his enemies. He wished to regain his kingdom (c)  any cost. He made troops and made six attempts one after another to drive (d)  the enemies but he was defeated each time. He hid himself (e)  a cave. One day lying in (f)  cave, he saw a spider trying to climb up the roof of the cave. But it (g)  six times and succeeded by the seventh (h) . The king was (i)  inspired by this and fought enemies for the seventh time and was successful to (j)  his lost kingdom.

Answer:

(a) a (b) by (c) at (d) away (e) into (f) the (g) failed (h) time (i) greatly (j) recover.

 

4.

improvenotmeanmaintainuponstopeasilythankeepdependbeavoid

Over eating (a)  taking more food (b)  one needs. We eat (c)  to overload our stomach but to (d)  a sound health. A sound health (e)  on eating habits to some extent. Over eating tells (f)  our health. By (g)  aware, the habit of over eating can be (h) . With a view to (i)  our body fit, we should (j)  taking too much food.

Answer:

(a) means (b) than (c) not (d) keep (e) depends (f) upon (g) being (h) avoided (i) keeping (j) stop.

 

5.

withfromatokilltothein

War is (a)  curse for human civilization. (b)  ancient time war was confined (c)  the warriors. But at present all people both civilian and military have to suffer (d)  curse of war. Nobody can escape (e)  the bombers of (f)  enemy. Rich cities, fields filled (g)  green corns and beautiful places are led (h)  ruins. Even (i)  innocent citizens have to die a tragic death. Men, women, boys, girls, all are brutally (j)  without any reason.

Answer:

(a) a (b) In (c) to (d) from (e) from (f) the (g) with (h) to (i) the (j) killed.

 

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1.

enjoy—for—on—beauty —an—to—pleasant—vigorous—a—with

Morning walk is a good habit. It is beneficial (a) — health. It is (b) — as well. It exercises a good effect (c) — a man’s body and mind. The morning air refreshes his body and mind. It gives him (d) — opportunity to (e) — the beauties of nature too. In the morning nature looks fresh and (f) — When a man takes (g) — morning walk, he sees the superb beauty of the sunrise. After taking morning walk a man returns home (h) — a cheerful mind. He takes his breakfast with great relish and starts his work with a fresh and (i) — mind. In short, morning walk is so pleasant and good (j) — health.

Answer-1 : (a) to (b) pleasant (c) on (d) an (e) enjoy (f) beautiful (g) a (h) with (i) vigorous (j) for.

2.

dishonest—an—time—happiness—by—a—the—of—at

Honesty is (a) — quality of speaking the truth. Honesty is (b) — great virtue. It is the road to peace and (c) —. The man who possesses it is blessed. He is respected (d) —all and hated by none. Even a (e) — man can not but respect him. (f) — honest man enjoys peace (g) — mind. Though he suffers (h) — times, he succeeds in (i) — long run and is happy. A dishonest man may succeed for the (j) — being.

Answer -2 : (a) the (b) a (c) happiness (d) by (e) dishonest (f) An (g) of (h) at (i) the (j) time.

3.

forward—gratefulness—appreciation

or—the—for—natural—friendship—the—from

Gratefulness is (a) — acknowledgment and (b) — of help received (c) — others. In the society we can not do all things alone. Sometimes we need the help of others. We are inter-dependent in the society. A man may be in danger, (d) — in problem. It is a (e) — instinct in man to come (f) —, because of his fellow feeling, (g) — and kinship with help for the needy. To acknowledge and appreciate such help is (h) —. Gratefulness comes from (i) — depth of the heart and finds its manifestation in looks, words and deeds of the grateful man. The grateful man feels highly obliged (j) — the benefit he has received.

Answer – 3: (a) the (b) appreciation (c) from (d) or (e) natural (f) forward (g) friendship (h) gratefulness (i) the (j) for.

4.

with—foundation—an—away—dignity—a—the—of—at

The National Memorial is situated (a) — Saver. It is twenty kilometer (b) — from Dhaka. It is a symbol (c) — the nation’s respect for the martyrs of the War of Liberation. It is built (d) — concrete but actually it is made of blood. It stands 150 feet tall. It stands for (e) — achievement which is immeasurable. It stands upright showing our honour and (f) — among the nations of the world. There is actually a series of 7 towers that rise by stages to (g) — height of 150 feet. The (h) — was laid on the first anniversary of (i) — Victory Day. There is a plan to build a large complex consisting (j) — a mosque.

Answer -4: (a) at (b) away (c) of (d) with (e) an (f) dignity (g) a (h) foundation (i) the (j) of.

5.

the—undo—in—after—contests—fight—upon—into—about—of

The Olympic Games were named (a) — the town of Olympia in Greece. It was (b) — Olympia that (c) — games were first held long before the Christian era began. In those days Greece was divided (d) — many cities and men of different cities used to (e) — one another most of the time. A man named Iphitos became concerned (f) — such unnecessary strifes. He hit (g) — a plan. He invited the best athlets from the nearby cities to the valley of Olympia to take part in athletic (h) —. His plan worked well. For a time the Greek warriors in stead (i) — fighting their neighbours, tried to (j) — their rivals in friendly games and sports.

Answer -5: (a) after (b) in (c) the (d) into (e) fight (f) about (g) upon (h) contests (i) of (j) undo.

 

 

Complete the following passage using suitable words. Use only one word for each gap.

 

Fill in the blanks with the words from the box. You may need to change the forms of the words. You may need to use one word more than once.

 

1.

 

the—for—of—social—an—to—habit—by—a—with

 

Discipline is the most valuable and powerful element for success in life. It implies obedience to (a) — set of rules (b) — an orderly life in society. It is a mode (c) — leading life in accordance (d) — rules. Man is a (e) — being. In (f) — society he cannot do whatever he likes. He has to abide (g) _ some rules. It is not (h) — inborn virtue. It should be acquired by (i) — practice of (j) —.

 

Answer: 1.

 

  1. a) a, b) for, c) of, d) with, e) social, f) the, g) by, h) an, i) the, j) habit.

 

2.

 

the—for—of—competitive—an—to—deny—by—a—with

 

Present world is very (a) —. So you need to be competent (b) — facing (c) — challenge of competition. As (d) — student you have to fully concentrate on your study. You can’t remain callous (e) — your study. If the students of (f) — country don’t acquire true education, there will be no development for (g) — country. You must utilize your time. Nothing can compensate (h) — your loss of losing time. There is no (i) — that hard work contributes (j) — make a good result.

 

Answer: 2.

 

  1. a) competitive, b) for, c) the, d) a, e) to, f) a, g) the, h) for, i) denying, j) to.

 

3.

 

the—for—against—in—an—to—power—by—a—with

 

Studies and politics cannot go together. It is (a) — unfortunate matter that money and (b) — attract (c) — students if they are involved (d) — politics. Once politics was associated (e) — social services. A political worker was (f) — social reformer. Students were in (g) — forefront (h) — unifying the people of the country and fighting (i) — the enemies. At present some of the students are exploited (j) — the political parties as their tools and violence.

 

Answer: 3.

 

  1. a) an, b) power, c) the, d) in, e) with, f) a, g) the, h) for, i) against, j) by.

 

4.

 

the—between—on—indelible—an—to—potential—up—a—with

 

Every woman is a (a) — mother. The future of a child depends on how it is brought up. In this case (b) — educated mother plays an important role. So (c) — difference (d) — the educated and (e) — uneducated mother can never be denied. An educated mother can bring a child (f) — better than an illiterate mother. A good wife means an educated woman. She is the best friend (g) — her husband. Her words will go (h) — long way to leave an (i) — impression (j) — her husbands mind.

 

Answer: 4.

 

  1. a) potential, b) an, c) the, d) between, e) the, f) up, g) to, h) a, i) indelible, j) on.

 

5.

 

the—for—on—communication— an—of—e-mail—by—a—with

 

Writing letters is a part of our social activities. It is (a) _ form of communication, which plays a vital role in our practical life. (b) _ this time, (c) __ revolution has taken place in the field of (d) _ like telephone, wireless, cellular phone, fax and most recently (e) _ which are much faster means (f) _ communication. Letter writing is (g) _ kind of good art which is (h) _ important means (i) _ maintaining good relations (j) _ people, offices and business organizations.

 

Answer: 5.

 

  1. a) the, b) By, c) a,

 

  1. d) communication,

 

  1. e) e-mail, f) of, g) a, h) an, i) for, j) with.

 

 

 

6.

 

the — off — of — social — an — upon — conscious — between — a — with

 

In (a)—society all men are not equally well (b)—. Some are rich and some are very poor. This is because of (c)—unequal distribution of national wealth. Many are deprived (d)—the basic needs of life. They must be provided (e)—their dues. The rich always draw (f)—line of contrast (g)—themselves and (h)—poor. Most of them look down (i)—the poor. They should be (j)—and then humanity should be improved.

 

Answer: 6.

 

  1. a) a, b) off, c) an, d) of, e) with, f) a, g) between, h) the, i) upon, j) conscious.

 

 

 

7.

 

the — for — of — patience — an — to — practical — by —

 

a — with

 

Man has (a)—unquenchable (অতৃপ্ত) thirst (b)—knowledge. He is never satisfied (c)—what he has known and seen. For this, he set out (d)—traveling. But it needs (e)—lot of money and (f)—. (g)—people of developed countries are fit (h)—it. So they are capable (i)—earning (j)—knowledge.

 

Answer: 7.

 

  1. a) an, b) for, c) with, d) for, e) a, f) patience, g) The, h) for, i) of,
  2. j) practical.

 

8.

 

the — for — dust — in — an — by — commitments — of — a — with

 

Although (a)—city life has many advantages, a city dweller sometimes gets tired (b)—it. He cannot attend (c)—office and other places (d)—time because (e)—traffic jam. (f)—air in the city is polluted (g)—smoke and (h)—. Besides, he is always busy (i)—a lot of (j)—.

 

Answer: 8.

 

  1. a) a, b) of, c) the, d) in, e) of, f) The, g) by, h) dust, i) with, j) commitments.

 

 

 

9.

 

the — with — for — weep — an — to — condition — out — a — by

 

Hazrat Omar (R.) was a kind and just ruler. He ensured (a)—security of even (b)—small creature of his kingdom. He dedicated his life (c)—Islam and humanity. He used to come (d)—at night and observed the actual (e)—of his people. One night while walking (f)—the hut of a widow he heard (g)—crying of some children. He went nearer and saw that some children were crying for food. Their poor mother was boiling water and (h)—. Omars (R.) heart filled (i)—pity. What he did then may be (j)—excellent example for the present rulers of all over the world.

 

Answer: 9.

 

  1. a) the, b) a, c) for, d) out,e) condition, f) by, g) the,h) weeping, i) with, j) an.

 

 

 

1.

We know that our land is limited. So most of our (a)  try hard all the year round to (b)  more food for themselves but not for their (c) . The animals can eat (d)  nature grows (e)  the monsoon. There grows a (f)  of green plants and they eat too (g) . As a result, they (h)  sick in their stomach. On the other (i) , our winter is always rainless and (j) .

Answer 1 : a) farmers/ cultivators/ peasants; b) grow/ produce/ yield; c) animals/ cattle; d) what; e) during/ in; f) lot/ plenty; g) much; h) get/ become; i) hand; j) dry/ barren.

Bees (a)  a systematic life. There are three (b)  of bees– queen, drone and workers. The different kinds of bees have different (c)  to do. The queen (d)  eggs and leads the swarming bees. The male bees fertilize the eggs laid by the queen. The female bees are (e)  workers and they (f)  various functions. They (g)  the hive and honeycombs. They (h)  nectar from flowers and (i)  honey. They store (j)  in the honeycombs.

Answer 2 : a) live/ lead/ have; b) kinds; c) work; d) lays; e) mainly; f) perform; g) make; h) collect; i) gather; j) honey.

3.

A flower is the best (a)  of nature. It is a symbol of (b)  and beauty. It (c)  us pleasure. There is nobody but (d)  a flower. However, it is a matter of sorrow that a (e)  does not last long. It (f)  in the morning and (g)  away very soon. Nowadays flowers (h)  cultivated in our country. Many people earn their (i)  by flower cultivation. At present flower exhibitions are (j)  in our country.

Answer 3 : a) gift; b) purity; c) gives; d) loves; e) flower; f) blooms; g) fades/ withers; h) are; i) livelihood; j) held.

Bangladesh is a small country but it is densely (a) . It has many problems for its (b)  population. Among them poverty, unemployment and (c)  are major (d) . Most of them don’t know (e)  to read and write. The government has (f)  steps to remove illiteracy. Primary education has (g)  made free. But the government (h)  cannot solve this problem. Every individual should look forward to (i)  the country free (j)  illiteracy.

Answer 4 : a) populated; b) huge; c) illiteracy; d) problems; e) how; f) taken; g) been; h) alone; i) making; j) from.

5.

Truthfulness is the (a)  of all virtues in a man’s life. It means the (b)  of speaking the truth. True happiness and (c)  of a man entirely depend on It. It (d)  one to (e)  and gives one a high position in (f) . It may not make one (g)  but it brings peace of mind. A truthful (h)  is respected by all. A truthful person fears (i)  . He or she does not (j)  in the long run.

Answer 5 : a) greatest/ nobles/ root; b) habit; c) peace/ contentment/ prosperity/ pleasure; d) helps/ assists/ enables;e) shine/ prosper/ succeed; f) life/ society; g) rich; h) person;i) none; j) suffer.

6.

We can keep in good (a)  if we play (b) . If the body is sound, the mind also remains (c) . We should bear in (d)  that it is a very good rule to (e)  while it is (f)  for reading and (g)  while it is time for playing. Good children do not play all day (h) . They sit to read (i)  it is time for reading, This is why everybody (j)  them.

Answer 6 : a) health; b) regularly; c) sound; d) mind; e) read; f) time; g) play; h) long; i) while; j) likes.

7.

Landing on the moon is an (a)  event in the history of space technology. Before (b)  on the moon, most of the people thought that nobody could go to the moon. But the three(c)  went to the moon through a (d) . Neil Armstrong was the first man who (e)  on to the (f)  of the moon and proved that nothing is (g)  to man. They have become world famous (h)  because of their great (i) . It (j)  that man can do anything if he is determined.

Answer 7 : a) important/ epoch-making; b) landing; c) astronauts; d) spaceship; e) stepped/ landed; f) surface; g) impossible; h) heroes/ winners/ adventurers; i) adventure; j) proves/ is proved.

8.

Honesty is great (a) . It helps a man to (b)  in life. An honest man is respected and (c)  by all. Nobody (d)  a dishonest man. A man may be (e)  by means of dishonesty but that is short lived. A dishonest man (f)  in the long run. So we should (g)  to be honest and (h)  if we (i)  to be respected (j)  honored.

Answer 8 : a) virtue; b) succeed/shine/prosper; c) honored/ loved/liked; d) trusts/loves/believes/likes; e) eminent/ famous/ successful; f) suffers; g) try; h) sincere/truthful; i) want; j) and.

9.

Every citizen should know about his rights and privileges. A citizen has (a)  rights and privileges. For example, he (b)  a right to security of life. His property should also be (c) . He can claim the protection of law (d)  necessary. The state is bound to give him such protection. He has right to (e)  as he pleases. The state should not (f)  with freedom of speech. But he must not say anything that goes against the (g)  laws of his land. He (h)  a natural right (i)  get a good job. He can also take part in the (j)  of the affairs of his country.

Answer 9 : (a) certain; (b) has; (c) protected; (d) when/ if; (e) live/ speak; (f) interfere; (g) prevailing/ existing; (h) has; (i) to; (j) running.

 

10.

Road accidents have become a common (a)  of everyday life in our country. A lot of (b)  act behind road accident. Roadside (c) , poor design of junctions and road sections, excessive (d) , dangerous overtaking, reckless, driving, disobeying (e)  traffic rules, variety of traffics, characteristics and (f)  of vehicles are principal reasons of it. Non-motorized vehicles are plying in the road alongside the (g)  vehicles in the same way. They also increase the (h)  of collision. Road accidents are the major challenge which (i)  on the way of ensuring the development of Bangladesh. So, we should search the way how to (j)  these fatal problems.

Answer 10 : (a) feature/ affair; (b) reasons; (c) environment; (d) speed; (e) mandatory; (f) defects; (g) motorized; (h) risk; (i) stand; (j) solve.

 

11.

Patriotism is a great virtue. He, who (a)  this noble quality is respected by all. He who is devoid of (b)  feelings is really a (c)  and unfortunate fellow. Historical (d)  shows that Nawab Sirajuddaula was a representative of a true patriot. On the other hand, Jafar Ali Khan is the representative of unpatriotism and (e) . The first one is remembered with (f) . The first one is remembered with (f)  respect and (g)  and the (h)  person is remembered as traitor with bitter (i) . The first one is (j)  and the second one is reduced to dust.

Answer 11 : (a) has; (b) such; (c) worthless; (d) evidence; (e) treason; (f) due; (g) honour; (h) second; (i) hatred; (j) remembered.

12.

 

Bangladesh is a darling child of nature. Nature has (a) ¾ her with unique beauty. Really, no (b) ¾ country in the world is so (c) ¾ with natural beauties as Bangladesh is, She is noted for her (d)—beauty, golden crops of paddy and (e) ¾ leaves of trees. The six seasons of the year (f) ¾ by turns working. Bangladesh is land of beauty, variety and plenty. Her rivers present her a (g) ¾ beauty particularly in the rainy season. The boats (h) ¾ on the rivers under multi (i) ¾ sails also preset a (j) ¾ right.

 

Ans. 12 : (a) adorned; (b) other; (c) rich; (d) natural; (e) green; (f) come; (g) scenic; (h) plying; (i) coloured; (j) beautiful.

 

13.

 

Sincerity (a) ¾ the qualities of being (b) ¾. Sincerity is a great medicine to work. One can shine in life, if one (c) ¾ anything (d) ¾. A man cannot (e) ¾ in life unless he becomes sincere. The great men are sincere because they know that (f) ¾ is the keystone to (g) ¾. Sincerity is the tonic to any work because it (h) ¾ the work to be (i) ¾ properly. So, we should be sincere in every (j) ¾ of our life.

 

Answer 13 : (a) breeds; (b) sincere; (c) does; (d) sincerely; (e) shine; (f) sincerity; (g) succeed; (h) helps; (i) done; (j) walk.

 

14.

 

A large number of people (a) ¾ English all over the world. Some people use it as a (b) ¾ language and some people take it as a (c) ¾ language. Many international (d) ¾ now depend on English to (e) ¾ with offices in different countries. Their advertisements published in different (f) ¾ are always in (g) ¾. They also want people who possess a good (h) ¾ of English. People seeking employment (i) ¾ expect get good jobs without (j) ¾ English.

 

Answer 14 : (a) learn/ speak; (b) first; (c) second; (d) organisations; (e) communicate; (f) newspapers; (g) English; (h) knowledge; (i) cannot; (j) knowing/ learning.

 

15.

 

Time is very valuable. Time which is lost (a) ¾, is lost forever. There is a (b) ¾ that ‘Time and tide wait for none’. It is time which does not (c) ¾ any relative feelings. If it is not used properly, one must (d) ¾ in the long run .On the other hand, we can go a long way by being (e) ¾ of the value of time. Those who have (f) ¾ great, have made proper (g) — of time, They never (h) ¾ off their work for tomorrow. As a result, they have (i) ¾ top position in society, So, it is our duty to (j) ¾ them.

 

Answer 15 : (a) once; (b) proverb/ saying/ maxim; (c) have/ possess/ maintain/ consider/ allow/ permit; (d) suffer; (e) aware/ conscious; (f) become/ been; (g) use; (h) put; (i) attained/ achieved/ acquired/ got/ gained/ obtained/ reached; (j) follow.

16.

Vitamins and mineral salts (a)  our body fit for work. They also keep (b)  diseases. By eating (c)  and certain other vegetables, (d) , eggs, fishes, meat and liver and (e) drinking milk, we can get vitamins. Such food also (f)  mineral salts. Water is (g)  in almost every food. (h)  course, we also drink water. Water helps us (i)  our food. It also (j)  the heat of our body and keep our blood healthy.

Answer 16 : (a) make; (b) away; (c) fruits; (d) rice; (e) by; (f) contains; (g) present; (h) Of; (i) digest; (j) controls.

17.

An early (a)  can enjoy the fresh air and oxygen of the morning (b)  refresh both his body and mind. Moreover, he can (c)  his work early and as such he (d)  enough time to perform his work (e) . On the other, too much sleep (f)  a man dull and lazy. A man who gets up late (g)  a lot of time in sleep and idleness. He doesn’t (h)  time for (i)  his work properly, So, everyone should make the (j)  of early rising.

Answer 17 : (a) riser; (b) which/that; (c) start/begin/commence; (d) gets; (e) properly/well/perfectly/nicely/smoothly; (f) makes; (g) wastes/ spoils/ kills; (h) get/ have; (i) doing/ accomplishing/ performing/ completing; (j) habit/ nature/ practice.

18.

At present natural calamities in the world are (a)  in a alarming rate. Floods, cyclones, earthquakes, tsunami etc. (b)  almost every year and (c)  away valuable lives, habitats and other belongings. Still now, we are (d)  to abide by the will of nature. Scientists think that we are (e)  for these disaster. Nature has (f)  her equilibrium for the (g)  acts of man. So, nature is taking her (h)  on us. If we don’t become (i)  of it, the whole world will be (j)  for living.

Answer 18 : (a) growing/ increasing; (b) occur/ visit/ happen; (c) take/ wash; (d) compelled / bound; (e) responsible/ liable; (f) lost; (g) unwise/ harmful; (h) revenge; (i) aware/ conscious; (j) unfit/ unworthy/ unsuitable.

19.

The economy of a country depends (a)  on its population. But if it grows (b) , the standard of living in the country (c)  because increasing population eats (d)  the additional growth of our economy. Nevertheless, the population of a country (e)  her manpower and this manpower is an important (f)  that plays a vital (g)  in her economic sphere. Without adequate human resource, the other resources of the country will (h)  under-utilised and to that extent her economic (i)  will remain unsatisfactory. We can meet the (j)  demand by engaging our population in increasing productive activities.

Answer 19 : (a) mainly; (b) rapidly; (c) decreases/ falls; (d) up; (e) is; (f) factor; (g) role; (h) remain; (i) condition; (j) rising.

20.

Mobile phone is an important (a)  of communication and correspondence. It makes communication with the people in the (b)  possible time. The use of mobile phone is more (c)  than telephone call. The man, who (d)  a message will have to pay the bill but the (e)  can respond the message without any (f) . Specially, businesspersons are much (g)  through the use of mobile phone. It is also very (h)  for the doctors and high officials. Sometimes the (i)  use this phone to keep their connection, in spite of this, there is no (j)  of mobile phone to make the modern life enjoyable.

Answer 20 : (a) way/ means/ medium; (b) shortest/ minimum; (c) popular/ suitable; (d) sends; (e) receiver; (f) cost; (g) benefited; (h) useful/ helpful; (i) miscreants/ criminals; (j) alternative/ substitute.

 

21.

Lutfur is 8 years old and (a)  in Dhaka. He (b)  from Tongi. He has a brother who (c)  as a tempo helper. He with his father, brother and grandmother has come to Dhaka in (d)  of a work. His father (e)  as a rickshaw puller and mother as a domestic worker. Lutfur (f)  polythene bags, scrap paper and other materials from the Motijheel area and (g)  at a shop for Tk. 5 to 10 a bag. He (h)  Tk. 20 to 50 a day, which he (i)  to his mother. Lutfur and his family live in a (j)  near to Kamlapur Railway Station.

Answer 21 : (a) lives; (b) has come/ is; (c) works; (d) search; (e) works; (f) collects; (g) sells; (h) earns; (i) gives; (j) slum.

 

22.

The proper (a)  of study involves regular and proper understanding. In order to (b)  the best benefit from study, we should read (c)  and intelligently. We should not study (d)  for the purpose of (e)  examinations. We should take genuine (f)  in our studies so that we can enjoy what we (g) . This will give us knowledge and wisdom and (h)  the horizon of our (i) . We should, therefore study not for immediate gains but for (j)  the wealth of our mind.

Answer 22 : (a) method/ way; (b) get; (c) attentively/ tactfully; (d) only; (e) passing; (f) interest; (g) read; (h) enhance; (i) knowledge; (j) increasing.

23.

A rainy day is a wet day. It generally occurs in the rainy season. Last year I had (a)  experience of a rainy day. It looked dull (b)  gloomy. The sun could hardly (c)  seen on the day. The sky (d)  overcast with black clouds. I got (e)  early. I washed my (f)  and feet. I was about to (g)  for school. But all (h)  a sudden it began (i)  rain heavily. It was (j)  impossible for me to go to school on that day.

Answer 23 : (a) an; (b) and; (c) be; (d) was; (e) up; (f) hands; (g) start; (h) on; (i) to; (j) almost.

24.

The natural calamities happening (a)  the world prove that there has been a change of global (b) . Hurricane Katrina, Rita, tsunami, earthquake, typhoon and cyclone are all the (c)  of this change. Experts have warned that we are heading (d)  a great disaster because of (e)  degradation. We are doing a great (f)  to our environment by (g)  unwise in our activities. (h)  is the most spectacular reason that causes this degradation. And it (i)  we who are responsible for this. We must not pollute our environment if we want to keep the earth (j) .

Answer 24 : (a) around/ throughout/ in/ across; (b) atmosphere /environment/ climate; (c) results/ effects/ outcome; (d) to/ towards; (e) environmental/ natural/ ecological; (f) harm/ injustice; (g) being/ becoming; (h) Deforestation; (i) is; (j) safe/ habitable/ balanced.

25.

Tigers are (a)  animals. They sleep by day. They start hunting an hour or two before (b)  and rove up to 15 to 20 per night. An adult tiger (c)  up 20 to 30 kilograms of meat at a single (d) . Wild pigs, deer and antelopes make up its (e)  food. It also (f)  any kind of meat (g)  reptiles, birds and fish. Specialists say that tigers are more (h)  than lions. The tiger’s jaws are so (i)  that it can crush a human (j)  like an eggshell.

Answer 25 : (a) nocturnal; (b) dusk; (c) devours/ eats; (d) meal; (e) favorite; (f) eats/ takes/ devours; (g) including; (h) ferocious; (i) strong; (j) skull.

28.

Afforestation means preservation of trees. It is (a)  to deforestation. Trees and plants are part and parcel of the environment. Ecology fully (b)  on trees and plants. The country will (c)  into a desert (d)  there are trees. The trees help to (e)  the soil from (f) . Flood can (g)  affect those areas covered with trees. Storms cannot (h)  its force fully on the place (i)  there are trees. However, the trees are so important that it is impossible to (j)  of life without it.

Answer 28 : (a) opposite; (b) depends; (c) turn; (d) unless; (e) protect; (f) erosion; (g) hardly;

(h) apply; (i) where; (j) think.

 

29.

Language is the first medium of (a)  knowledge. But all the (b)  of the world do not speak in the (c)  language. Every nation has its (d)  language. This is (e)  mother tongue of that nation. We (f)  the Bengalee. Bangla is our (g)  tongue. The (h)  sons of this land (i)  their lives for our mother tongue on the 21st February. As recognition of their sacrifice, the UNESCO (j)  February 21st as the International Mother Language Day.

Answer 29 : (a) expressing; (b) people; (c) same; (d) own; (e) called; (f) are; (g) mother; (h) heroic/ courageous; (i) sacrificed; (j) declared.

 

30.

There are three important duties on earth. They (a)  duty to God, duty to parents and duty to mankind. All these (b)  duties are important because they (c)  us to go a long way. Duty to God helps us to be favored by God. We can (d)  in life. Duty to parents is (e)  important because if our parents are (f)  with us, God will help us to make our life smooth. Duty to mankind is not negligible. We (g)  be the apple of God eyes by (h)  this last duty. All the great men of the world tried to (i)  all these duties. So, we should (j)  them to be great.

Answer 30 : (a) are; (b) three; (c) help; (d) succeed/ prosper; (e) very; (f) pleased; (g) can/ will;

(h) performing; (i) perform; (j) follow.

 

31.

While (a)  food we should bear in mind that we do not eat just to (b)  our hunger or to fill the (c) . We eat to (d)  our health. For (e)  health we need (f)  food. Sometimes it so happens that people who (g)  in plenty do not eat the food they (h)  for (i)  good health because they have not enough (j)  of health and nutrition.

Answer 31 : (a) eating; (b) satisfy; (c) belly; (d) preserve; (e) good; (f) good; (g) live; (h) need;

(i) keeping/ preserving; (j) knowledge/ idea.

32.

Habit is sometimes called the second (a) . Just as a man can’t go against his (b)  nature. So he can’t go against the habit or habits, he has (c)  formed. Habit is formed by (d)  the same thing repeatedly. In other words, (e)  is the source of habit. So it is difficult to (f)  up a habit easily. If one goes on smoking for some days he (g)  do without it. Researchers (h)  that if a chicken is made to go to a (i)  corner of the house for two or three evenings and pass the nights there, it will do so on all the following evenings as a (j)  of habit.

Answer 32 : (a) nature; (b) inborn; (c) already; (d) practicing; (e) practice; (f) give; (g) cannot; (h) found;

(i) particular; (j) part/ result.

33.

It is a fact that complete (a)  does not exist in worldly life. A man (b)  have all things that he (c)  in life. It is better not to seek (d)  happiness. Rather one should be satisfied with (e)  one gets. Contentment is the key (f)  of happiness. One should not always (g)  about what he does not (h)  because by doing so a man (i)  frustrated and depressed. There are some people who think that it is money that (j)  happiness.

Answer 33 : (a) happiness; (b) cannot; (c) needs; (d) absolute/ complete; (e) what; (f) element/ factor; (g) think; (h) have; (i) becomes; (j) brings.

34.

Acid pollution (a)  the colour of the paint, (b)  leather and washes (c)  building materials. Some (d)  glass windows are 1000 years old but in the last 30 years acid damage has become a problem. (e)  of the colours of the glass is a common result of acid rain. Many of the world famous building are (f)  risk from acid pollution. (g)  to the beautiful the Tajmahal in India (h)  by sulphur pollution from (i)  refineries was one of the first (j)  of acid pollution in the developing world.

Answer 34 : (a) spoils; (b) weakens; (c) away; (d) stained; (e) Fading; (f) at; (g) Damage; (h) caused; (i) nearby; (j) indicators.

35.

Many people do not get enough nutrition from what they eat. Many children become blind because they do not get (a)  nutrition. Diarrhoea is a common (b) . This is because many (c)  do not drink clean water or they (d)  dirty food. So, they often suffer (e)  diarrhoea. The condition in our villages is very (f) . The best way to keep in good (g)  is to follow the rules of cleanliness. A large (h)  of people do not follow the rules of health. It is a great (i)  in our country. So, in order to keep in sound health, all the people must be (j)  to the rules of health.

Answer 35 : (a) enough/ right/ sufficient; (b) disease/ problem/ (c) people/ men/ children; (d) take/ eat/ have; (e) from; (f) dangerous/ serious/ dirty; (g) health/ physique; (h) number; (i) problem/ difficulty/ concern; (j) sincere/ attentive.

36.

Long long ago men were very (a) . There were no (b)  between men and animals. Men were restless for (c)  of the wild animals. They did not know how to (d)  houses. They used to (e)  the barks and leaves of trees. They did not know any use of (f) . Caves were used as their (g) . At day time they moved about in quest of (h) . They (i)  animals and ate the meat (j)  in the fire.

Answer 36 : (a) helpless; (b) differences; (c) fear; (d) build/ make; (e) wear; (f) clothes; (g) homes/ abodes; (h) food; (i) killed; (j) burning.

37.

The climate of Bangladesh is hot and humid. There are six (a)  in Bangladesh. They are summer, monsoon, autumn, late autumn, winter and (b) . The (c)  of Bangladesh is plain and fertile. Plenty of crops and vegetables grow in the (d)  land of this country. Rice, jute, sugarcane, tobacco, pulse and wheat are the main (e)  of Bangladesh. Jute and tea are the (f)  cash crops of our country. A lot of foreign exchange is (g)  by exporting raw jute, jute goods and tea to different countries of the world. Jute is called the golden (h)  of Bangladesh. As Bangladesh is an (i)  country, the economy of Bangladesh mainly (j)  on agricultural products.

Answer 37 : (a) seasons; (b) spring; (c) land/ soil/ ground; (d) fertile/ alluvial/ productive/ plain; (e) crops; (f) main/ principal; (g) earned/ gained; (h) fiber; (i) agricultural; (j) relies/ depends.

38.

Just (a)  20 minutes Aldrin followed Armstrong and (b)  on the moon. Both astronauts explored the area surrounding the landing craft. Then they took picture, (c)  scientific equipment and collected sixty pounds of rocks and moon soil. They also set a television camera on the (d)  so that the whole world could watch. The two astronauts (e)  2 hours and 37 minutes on the moon. Michael was the (f)  of the main ship. The two astronauts (g)  the landing craft and (h)  off. They returned (i)  to the spaceship. Collins, who was waiting (j)  for them must have felt relieved.

Answer 38 : (a) after; (b) landed; (c) set; (d) moon; (e) spent; (f) captain; (g) boarded; (h) took; (i) safely; (j) eagerly.

39.

Our aim is to (a)  girls in the fullest sense, After they leave school they should be (b) , and have the ability to (c)  themselves clearly. They should also have a well-developed (d)  of right and wrong, a sense of (e)  and a belief in their own worth. The staff has a long (f)  of encouraging pupils to discover their gifts and abilities in a secure and happy (g) . We regard our students as young (h)  and involve them in (i)  concerning their work and school (j) .

Answer 39 : (a) educate; (b) confident; (c) express; (d) sense; (e) duty; (f) tradition; (g) environment/ way/ manner; (h) adults; (i) decisions; (j) life.

40.

Man is a rational creature (a)  wisdom, intellect and sense of self respect. He had immense (b)  in himself. It is expected that he should keep himself (c)  from all sorts of evil (d) . To become an ideal man he should (e)  the feeling of these and (f)  his utmost for greater welfare of humanity. It is not at all expected that a man should remain busy only with his own (g)  and materialistic obsession. He should take proper (h)  so that he can serve the society in an (i)  manner. With a view to (j)  the society he should come forward with sincerity and devotion.

Answer 40 : (a) with/ having; (b) potentialities; (c) away/ aloof; (d) deeds; (e) possess; (f) try; (g) interest; (h) steps; (i) appropriate; (j) developing.

Set-1

  1. Fill in the gaps with a suitable word from the box (make any grammatical change if necessary). There are more words in the box than you need. 10

flood -rise -climate -warmer-unnecessary- alarm -prediction -evidence-destroy- catastrophic- change –gradual-severely -increase

 

The world is getting (a)  because of pollution. Every year millions of people all over the world die (b)  as a result of pollution. In the recent years, there have been many (c)  reports that the world’s (d)  is undergoing a significant (e) . All these reports provide strong (f)  that world temperatures are (g)  day by day. Climatologists (h)  that mid way through the next century temperatures may have (i)  as much as 4’C. This could raise sea levels and thereby (j)  coastal areas and farmlands.

  1. Fill in the blanks with an appropriate word in each gap: 10

Today women (a)  an important role in all spheres of life. They (b)  no longer within the four walls of their home. They have (c)  out of their kitchens and are (d)  with men in all the development programmes of the government. Many women have (e)  higher education and are (f)  as doctors, engineers, teachers, administrators, justice etc. They have been able to (g)  their worth. However, women still face (h)  discrimination. Many girls are married (i)  at an early age. Many never (j)  to school.

Ans. to the Ques. No. Set-1

  1. (a) warmer (b) unnecessarily (c) alarming (d) climate (e) change (f) evidence (g) increasing/ rising (h) predict (i) risen/ increased (j) flood
  2. (a) play (b) are (c) come (d) working (e) received (f) working (g) prove (h) gender (i) off (j) go.

Set-2

  1. Fill in the gaps with suitable word from the box. (Make any grammatical change if necessary). There are more words in the box than you need : 10

Appear- use- at- afflict –differ- city -alarm-due -pollute -severe -increase -from –suffer- rural

 

Many diseases are rising (a)  an (b)  rate, which experts believe is (c)  to increased (d)  of the environment. Pollution (e)  to be greater in urban areas although rural societies too are (f)  by (g)  use of chemical fertilizers and insecticides. Nevertheless, today city people (h)  to suffer from many more diseases and suffer more (i)  than country people. Now let us see how life in cities is (j)  from that in the country.

  1. Fill in the blanks with an appropriate word in each gap : 10

e-mail has brought (a)  revaluation in modern (b)  messages can be transmitted from one country to another within (c) . It is far cheaper than telephone calls. Trade and commerce has become greatly (d)  on this speedy mode of communication. It has, (e) , not reached every one, especially in (f)  countries like ours, as most people cannot (g)  to have a personal computer. But (h)  here people have started (i)  commercially operated e-mail for important (j) .

 

Ans. to the Ques. No. Set-2

  1. (a) at (b) alarming (c) due (d) pollution (e) appears (f) afflicted (g) increasing (h) are used

(i) severely (j) different

  1. (a) about (b) communication (c) seconds (d) dependent (e) however (f) developing (g) afford

(h) still (i) using (j) purposes/ matters.

 

Set-3

 

  1. Fill in the gaps with suitable words from the box. Make any grammatical change, if necessary. There are more words in the box than you need : 10

 

Arrive-massive-remain-spectacular-round –permanent-know-present -right -symbol – office     construction

In 1884 France (a) ¾ the United States with gift as a dramatic gesture of friendship. This (b) ¾ gift was in the form of a huge copper statue. Its (c) ¾ name is ‘Liberty Enlightening the World’. Most people, however, (d) ¾ it simply as the Statue of Liberty. They pieces of the statue (e) ¾ in the United States in 214 cases. The French people donated the money for the (f) ¾ of the statue. Grateful, the people of the United States collected the funds for the (g) ¾ granite and concrete pedestal. This impressive monument found a (h) ¾ home on Liberty Island in New York harbour. At 151 feet and I inch high, it (i) ¾ one of the largest statues in the world. The monumental lady with the torch quickly became a (j) ¾ of American democracy.

 

  1. Match the phrases in the following substitution table to make sensible sentences. Write out the sentences in full : 10

Returning home can be very difficult. When people (a) ¾ to their home countries, they often find many changes. The (b) ¾ old streets may not look the same. People they remember may not (c) ¾ them. If they go back to their own childhood house, the house may look very (d) ¾. It may (e) ¾ small and cramped. One woman wrote that she returned to her (f) ¾ and her house was gone. In its (g) ¾, there was a little, modern grocery shop. No one (h) ¾ her. She was extremely (i) ¾. It is also possible to return to a place where everyone remembers you. That makes a person feel happy inside; at least you were not (j) ¾.

 

Ans. to the Ques. No. Set-3

  1. (a) presented (b) massive/ spectacular (c) official (d) know (e) arrived (f) construction (g) round/ massive (h) permanent (i) remains (j) symbol
  2. (a) return/ come back (b) familiar (c) recognize(d) unknown (e) seem (f) house (g) place (h) recognized (i) shocked (j) forgotten.

Set-4

  1. Fill in the gaps with a suitable word from the box (make any grammatical change if necessary). There are more words in the box then you need. 10

Bangladesh is a (a)  populated country, but a large number of her people are (b)  .It is not possible for her to ensure (c)  to the teeming millions. Self-employment is a possible (d)  to this problem. It means that people themselves should (e)  avenues for self-employment. Facilities for training in (f)  trades and vocations are available (g)  the country. The youths, in particular, can train themselves in any of these trades and turn into a useful (h)  .The Govt. Also (i)  easy loans and counseling with a view to helping them start an (j)  earning activity.

  1. Fill in the blanks with an appropriate word in each gap.

Modern life (a)  much on transport. We can very well (b)  how important transport is when it is (c)  by natural calamities or during socio-political crises. In fact, transport has made it (d)  for us to reach places previously (e)  .It has (f)  helped the flourish of trade and commerce and to (g)  new knowledge and ideas. (h)  transport has (i)  friendship and understanding among nations and peoples (j)  the globe.

Ans. to the Ques. No. Set-4

  1. (a) densely (b) unemployed (c) employment (d) solution (e) explore (f) different (g) across

(h) manpower (i) provides (j) independent

  1. (a) depends (b) realize/ understand (c) destroyed (d) possible (e) impossible (f) profusely (g) gather (h) Moreover (i) developed (j) across.

 

Set-5

  1. Fill in the blanks with suitable words from the box (make changes if necessary). There are more words in the box than you need : 10

Self-employment means to create (a)  opportunity for (b)  by ones own effort. Various government organizations are trying to (c)  a congenial atmosphere for self-employment. Different NGO’s have (d)  rendered their help. Livestock (e) , agricultural (f) , poultry (g)  are some of the (h) . There are many (i)  for self-employment in Bangladesh. One can (j)  engage oneself in these jobs.

 

  1. Fill in the gaps with an appropriate word in each gap : 10

Money is power and can do much good and evil. It gives (a)  and delight. It (b)  do everything. A person (c)  is a person to be pitied. Nobody pays (d)  respect to him. His friends do not (e)  him. He has to depend on the (f)  of others. In order to (g)  money he does a lot of jobs. It is a must (h)  our life. But it does not necessarily (i)  happiness. Happiness is absolutely a (j)  matter.

 

Ans. to the Ques. No. Set-5

  1. (a) job (b) oneself (c) create (d) also (e) rearing (f) farming (g) raising (h) sectors (i) opportunities/ means (j) easily
  2. (a) comfort (b) can (c) without money (d) any (e) love (f) mercy (g) earn (h) for (i) bring

(j) different.

Set-6

  1. Fill in each gap with a suitable word from the box (make any grammatical changes, if necessary). There are more words in the box than you need. 10

Veil- knock- looking -saw –sweet- indeed -perfect-perfection -dress -trade –against- thinking-beautiful -live

Once upon a time there (a)  in the city of Baghdad a young bachelor who was by (b)  a porter. One day he sat in the market place leaning idly (c)  his basket. A young woman (d)  in rare silks and cloaked in a gold-embroidered mantle, stopped before him and gently raised her (e)  .Beneath it there showed dark eyes with long lashes and lineaments of (f)  beauty. ‘Lift up your basket, porter’, she said in a (g)  voice ‘and follow me’. At once the porter took up his basket, (h)  to himself, ‘This is (i)  a lucky day!’ He followed her until she stopped at the door of a house and (j) .

  1. Fill in the blanks with an appropriate word in each gap. 10 One day a grocer borrowed a balance and weights from a fruit seller. After a few days the fruit seller asked the grocer to (a)  his balance and weights to him. The grocer said, ‘I am sorry to say that the mice ate away your balance and weights.’ The fruit seller became very (b)  at the (c)  excuse of the dishonest grocer. Then one day the fruit seller said to the grocer, ‘I am (d)  to the town to do some shopping. Please send your son with me to (e)  my things. We will come back tomorrow.’ So the grocer (f)  his son with the fruit seller. The next day the fruit seller returned alone from the town. ‘Where is my son?’ Asked the grocer. ‘A crow carried your son away,’ replied the fruit seller. ‘How can a crow (g)  away such a big boy?’ The grocer shouted angrily. ‘Just the same way as the mice can (h)  away the balance and weight,’ said the fruit seller. The grocer (i)  the point. He returned the balance and weights to the fruit seller. Then the fruit seller sent the boy (j)  to his father.

Ans. to the Ques. No. Set-6

  1. (a) lived (b) trade (c) against (d) dressed (e) veil (f) perfect (g) sweet (h) said/ thought (i) indeed (j) knocked
  2. (a) return (b) angry (c) lame (d) going (e) carry (f) sent (g) take (h) eat (i) got (j) back.

Set-7

  1. Fill in each gap with a suitable word from the box (make any grammatical changes, if necessary). There are more words in the box than you need.

learn -quickly –over- commit -explain -reading -filled-enriched- aloud -times –know- possession -thoughts -of

 

Young people often consider (a)  poetry by heart a tiresome drudgery. But the learning of poetry has great advantage (b)  merely reading it. Poems that have been learnt become a permanent personal (c) . The mind is (d)  with a store of beautiful or lofty (e)  and ideas which may be a source of pleasure, comfort and inspiration at (f)  when the books are not at hand. Poems selected for learning, however, should be worthy (g)  the time to be spent on them and should be those which make a strong appeal to the learner. The best way to (h)  a poem to memory is not to learn it line by line, but to read the whole poem (i)  over and over again until it is thoroughly (j) .

 

  1. Fill in the blanks with an appropriate word in each gap :

Man pollutes water, another vital (a)  of the environment by (b)  waste into it. Farmers (c)  chemical fertilizers and floods, (d)  mixed with water in rivers, canals and ponds. Water is also (e)  by mills and factories when they throw their (f)  chemicals and waste products into rivers and canals. Water vehicles also pollute rivers by dumping oil, foods waste and human (g)  into them. In sanitary latrines (h)  on river and canal banks are also (i)  for further pollution. In this way various (j)  of waste and filth contaminate water.

 

Ans. to the Ques. No. Set-7:

  1. (a) learning (b) over (c) possession (d) filled/ enriched (e) thoughts (f) times (g) of (h) commit (i) aloud (j) known
  2. (a) element (b) throwing (c) use (d) are/ get (e) polluted (f) poisonous (g) waste (h) standing (i) responsible (j) kinds.

Set-8

  1. Fill in each gap with a suitable word from the box (make any grammatical changes, if necessary). There are more words in the box than you need.

expire happen spoil live wit pleasant wretchcause furious die execution knowing declare unpleasant

 

Once upon a time, there was a king who was very fond of (a)  his future from the astrologers. A famous astrologer (b)  to stop at his capital on his way to Benaras. The king called on him to know about his future and the astrologer told him something (c) . At this the king got (d)  and condemned him to (e)  saying, ‘Men like you should not live to (f)  the peace of the world.’ But another thought had crossed his mind before the astrologer was removed for (g) . ‘How long will you live?’ Asked the king. With ready (h)  the astrologer said, ‘The stars (i)  that I shall die only a week before your majesty. So, good bye.’ Hearing this, the king turned pale like a dead man and should, ‘Drive this (j)  away, let him not come here again.’

  1. Fill in the blanks with an appropriate word in each gap : 10

One day a lad went to a famous teacher and having expressed his desires to (a)  knowledge, begged him to (b)  him in the arts and sciences. The learned man, wishing to (c)  out what sort of ability the lad (d) , asked him where God (e) . The lad replied, ‘I will answer you, if you will first (f)  me where he is (g) ’. The sage, from this sensible (h) , thought highly of the boy’s (i)  and according to his (j)  perfected him in his studies. Thus the wisdom of the wise manifests itself early.

Ans. to the Ques. No. Set-8

  1. (a) knowing (b) happened (c) unpleasant (d) angry/ furious (e) death (f) spoil

(g) execution (h) wit (i) declare/ prove (j) wretch

  1. (a) gain (b) teach (c) find (d) had (e) is (f) tell (g) not (h) reply (i) wit

(j) ability

Set-9

  1. Fill in each gap with a suitable word from the box (make any grammatical changes, if necessary). There are more words in the box than you need. 10

 

device trained about perform essential great abacus

fairly large special recent sense refers called

 

The computer is a fairly (a)  invention. It has now become an (b)  part of modern life. It has greatly benefited us and brought (c)  revolutionary changes in our life. Any (d)  that helps people perform mathematical calculation may be (e)  a computer. In this sense the (f)  is a

simple computer. Today however the term computer (g)  to special kind

of electronic machine that can perform mathematical calculation and

process (h)  masses of information at a (i)  speed. In a few minutes

a computer can perform calculation that (j)  mathematicians would need years to complete.

  1. Fill in the blanks with an appropriate work in each gap : 10

Jerry was a twelve years old boy (a)  lived in the orphanage. The authoress hired the cabin (b)  to the orphanage. Jerry came to the cabin to (c)  wood for the authoress. He also did some extra works (d)  the convenience of the authoress. Once he (e)  a cubby hole where he put some kindling and medium wood (f)  that the writer might get dry fire materials ready in case of (g)  wet weather. The authoress was pleased (h)  him. When she gave him some candy or apples he used to (i)  silent. He expressed his (j)  by looking at the gift and the authoress.

Ans. to the Ques. No. Set-9

  1. (a) recent (b) essential (c) about (d) device (e) called (f) abacus (g) refers

(h) large (i) great (j) trained

  1. (a) who (b) belongings (c) chop (d) for (e) noticed (f) so (g) sudden (h) with (i) remain (j) gratitude

Set-10

 

  1. Fill in each gap with a suitable word from the box (make the grammatical changes if necessary. There are more words in the box than you need : 10

 

go              have         find  lose                  die                    bound        way

 

prefer        enjoy        be   dead                  preference        take           consider

 

 

 

We find changes in amusement and entertainment that (a) ¾ taken place over time. Common forms of entertainment like snake charming, puppet shows, jarigan (b) ¾ popular in the past are gradually (c) ¾ their appeal. They are (d) ¾ out. We don’t (e) ¾ the existence of many of these. Now people like do (f) ¾ TV. They (g) ¾ concert, disco, pop etc. All the changes that have (h) ¾ place today are not (i) ¾ good. Sometimes people are (j) ¾ to receive some bad aspects of Western culture.

 

  1. Fill in the blanks with an appropriate word in each gap : 10

 

Sports can give us (a) ¾ international sports (b) ¾ organize different sporting events in different (c) ¾. Most of these events are sponsored by multinational manufacturing companies and business firms. They pay for the sport event. They do it because in (d) ¾ they get the right of (e) ¾ their products (f) ¾ the events. The satellite channels (g) ¾ the events (h) ¾. As a (i) ¾, people all over the world can (j) ¾ the events live.

 

Ans. to the Ques. No. Set-10

 

  1. (a) have (b) were (c) losing (d) dying (e) find (f) enjoy (g) prefer (h) taken (i) considered (j) bound/ compelled.

 

  1. (a) delight (b) associations (c) countries (d) exchange (e) advertising

 (f) through (g) telecast (h) live (i) result (j) watch.

 

 

 

Set-11

 

  1. Fill in the gaps with a suitable word from the box (make any grammatical changes if necessary). There are more words in the box than you need. 10

 

prestige      huge       education   indicate     invention   instituted     certificate

 

division      treated   material      promote   fame           contribute    research

 

 

 

Every year the Nobel prize is awarded for outstanding (a) ¾ to the fields of science literature, economics and for the (b) ¾ of peace. It is the world’s most (c) ¾ prize. If there are more than one recipient, the prize money is (d) ¾ equally among the winners. The prize was (e) ¾ by Sir Alfred Nobel, the father of the science of destruction. He (f) ¾ dynamite. Though Nobel was born in Sweden, he was (g) ¾ in Russia. For this important invention, he become (h) ¾ all over the world. He earned a (i) ¾ sum of money. The prize is given from the interest of the money. The winners of the Nobel prize are (j) ¾ with great respect across the globe.

 

  1. Fill in the blanks with an appropriate word in each gap. 10

 

Many events of (a) ¾ importance took place during the last century. Significant advances were made in the (b) ¾ of science and technology. Many European colonies (c) ¾ independence. The movement for democracy become (d) ¾ in many parts of the world. Two world wars (e) ¾ out in this century. It also witnessed the misuse of atomic energy. Two cities of Japan were completely (f) ¾ as a result of the dropping of atom bombs. The Vietnam war and the gulf war killed (g) ¾ of innocent people. However, the emergence of Bangladesh as an (h) ¾ nation was a momentous event. After a bloody (i) ¾ of nine months, Bangladesh was born. Now we hold our heads (j) ¾ in the comity of nations.

 

Ans. to the Ques. No. Set-11

 

  1. (a) contribution (b) promotion (c) prestigious (d) divided (e) instituted

 (f) invented (g) educated (h) famous (i) huge (j) treated.

 

  1. (a) most (b) fields (c) got (d) popular (e) broke (f) destroyed (g) a lot

 (h) independent (i) war (j) high/ together.

Set-12

  1. Fill in the gaps with a suitable word from the box (make any grammatical changes if necessary). There are more words in the box than you need. 10

discuss go happy gossip cook neighbor experience

use bother visit please household chores trouble

 

Zaman is a housewife. She loves (a) . She lives in an apartment block. There are seven more families in the building. She has an (b)  cook. So does not have to do any (c) . Almost everyday around eleven O’clock she (d)  to visit one of her (e)  in the apartments mostly to gossip. Most of the housewives she (f)  do not have much domestic help and they (g)  this time to cook, clean or do other household (h) . But Mrs. Zaman does not seem to be (i) . She does not mind (j)  the personal matters of one family with another.

 

  1. Fill in the blanks with an appropriate word in each gap. 10

A large number of people (a)  English all over the world. Some people use it as a (b)  language and some people take it as a (c)  language. Many international (d)  now depend on English to (e)  with offices in different countries. Their advertisements published in different (f)  are always in (g) . They also want people who possess a good (h)  knowledge of English. People seeking employment (i)  expect to get good jobs without (j)  English.

 

Ans. to the Ques. No. Set-12

  1. (a) gossiping (b) experienced/ efficient (c) cooking (d) goes (e) neighbors (f) visits (g) use (h) chores (i) bothered

(j) discussing

  1. (a) use/ speak (b) first (c) second (d) organizations

(e) communicate (f) newspapers (g) English (h) command of

(i) can not (j) knowing.

 

Set-13

  1. Fill in the gaps with a suitable word from the box (make any grammatical changes if necessary). There are more words in the box than you need. 10

present even television common BTV

division treated material promote fame

 

Television has become the most (a)  and most wide spread (b)  of entertainment of the (c)  world. A wide range of programmes of varied (d)  is telecast on (e)  channels. Almost every middle class and (f)  working class families have a (g)  set today. Television programmes are not only entertaining, they can be highly (h)  too. For example, television is used for (i)  learning. Courses run by the Open University are shown on (j)  by them.

 

  1. Fill in the blanks with an appropriate word in each gap. 10

Amin is a young man of 20 years. His parents were very poor. They could not provide his educational (a) . Amin passed the SSC examination. He thought that he (b)  not be able to continue his studies. He thought that he would get (c)  in poultry and cultivation of fish. He got himself admitted into Youth Development Training Center and after (d)  training he (e)  an amount of money from a bank. He (f)  a poultry farm. He was (g)  profits. Then he started fish cultivation (h)  brought huge (i)  for him. He is no more an (j)  man rather he can provide people with work.

 

Ans. to the Ques. No. Set-13

  1. (a) common (b) source (c) present (d) interest (e) numerous (f) even (g) television (h) educative (i) distance (j) BTV
  2. (a) expenses (b) would (c) involved (d) receiving (e) got

(f) started (g) getting (h) which (i) profit (j) unemployed.

Set-16

 

  1. Fill in the gaps with a suitable word from the box (make any grammatical changes if necessary). 10

 

 

 

mail        operation     nature        between        computer        distribute  know

 

base         individual        electronic  terminal        difference        communication      

 

 

 

Electronic mail, popularly (a) ¾ as ‘e-mail’ is the communication of textual messages via (b) ¾ means. Although telex (c) ¾ is also electronic in (d) ¾ there are differences (e) ¾ a telex and ‘e-mail’. While telex communication is (f) ¾ to terminal, electronic mail communication is user to user via the (g) ¾ In telex, messages destined to a number of users are sent to the same terminal from where it is (h) ¾ in a printed form by an operator. On the other hand, e-mail is delivered to (i) ¾ electronic mail boxes (j) ¾ in computers.

 

  1. Fill in the blanks with an appropriate word in each gap. 10

 

Atom bomb was first (a) ¾ on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in the World War II. When the first bomb (b) ¾, the world knew for the first time that man (c) ¾ at long last been in possession of a force (d) ¾ in all respects. The atom bomb (e) ¾ But alas! the superhuman energy has been (f) ¾ against mankind. One single bomb (g) ¾ the (h) ¾ town Hiroshima and another bomb Nagasaki. There had (i) ¾ many children, women and patients not (j) ¾ in the problems of the war.

 

Ans. to the Ques. No. Set-16

 

  1. (a) known (b) electronic (c) communication (d) nature (e) between (f) terminal (g) computer (h) distributed (i) individual (j) based

 

  1. (a) dropped (b) exploded (c) had (d) terrible (e) exploded (f) used (g) wiped (h) nice (i) been (j) involved

 

Set-17

 

  1. Fill in the gaps with a suitable word from the box (make any grammatical changes if necessary). There are more words in the box than you need. 10

 

 

 

embrace                 introduce                 noticing        makes                  remain                 introduction                 friend

 

reputation                 noticeable make                 keep                  usual                  interpreted                  control

 

 

 

 

 

The British have (a) ¾ for (b) ¾ their emotions private. Some obvious things are (c) ¾ in British behaviour. For example, on public transport one passenger does not (d) ¾ talk to another passenger. On meeting, people do not (e) ¾ and often simply shake hands on a first (f) ¾. In theatres, concert halls and cinemas audiences (g) ¾ quiet during performances. None of these behaviour traits should be (h) ¾ as unfriendliness. If a visitor (i) ¾ the first move to start a conversation, he will find a British citizen rather (j) ¾.

 

  1. Fill in the blanks with an appropriate word in each gap. 10

 

Student life is a life of (a) ¾ for future struggle. To make him (b) ¾ for the struggle, education is necessary. So the first and foremost duty of a student (c) ¾ to prosecute his studies well. He who (d) ¾ his lessons regularly (e) ¾ well in the examination. On the (f) ¾ the student who wastes his time cuts a (g) ¾ figure. It should be (h) ¾ in mind that none can get back the (i) ¾ time. If the students neglect their studies, they will suffer in the (j) ¾ run.

 

Ans. to the Ques. No. Set-17

 

  1. (a) reputation (b) keeping (c) noticed/ noticeable (d) usually (e) embrace (f) introduction (g) remain (h) interpreted

 (i) makes (j) friendly.

 

  1. (a) preparation (b) fit (c) is (d) prepare (e) does (f) country (g) poor (h) kept (i) lost (j) long.

Set-18

  1. Fill in the gaps with suitable words from the box (make any grammatical changes if necessary). There are more words in the box than you need : 10

spelling language alphabetic Find syllable picture

neglect noun life synonyms friends antonyms

 

Dictionaries are very important books in the (a)  of a people. A dictionary lists the words in a language (b) , so that the reader may (c)  them easily. A dictionary entry gives us the accepted (d)  of a word, its division into (e) , its pronunciation, its origins, and its meanings. Sometimes a dictionary also provides (f) , or opposites of a word. In addition, if the word is a (g)  that describes a visible thing, the dictionary may provide a (h)  of it. Dictionaries of the past, present and future can become your teachers and good (i) . Don’t (j)  them.

  1. Fill in each gap with an appropriate word : 10

Sports are a popular form of (a) . Many international (b)  events are organized from time to time. Most of those events are (c)  by multinational manufacturing companies and business firms. They (d)  for the sport events in exchange for the right to (e)  their products during those events. These events are (f)  worldwide by satellite and people all (g)  the world watch them (h) . As a result, the sponsors’ products receive maximum media (i)  thus giving companies international (j) .

Ans. to the Ques. No. Set-18

9.(a) life (b) alphabetically (c) find (d) spelling (e) syllable

(f) synonyms (g) noun (h) picture (i) friend (j) neglect

  1. (a) entertainment (b) sports (c) sponsored (d) pay

(e) advertise (f) telecast (g) over (h) live (i) coverage

(j) recognition

Set-19

  1. Fill in the gaps with suitable words from the box (make any grammatical changes if necessary). There are more words in the box than you need : 10

waste community sphere women family welfare

returns educate develop children mother sector

 

Education for girls is essential for the development in all (a)  of the society. So, investments in the education of (b)  will bring in greater (c)  in the field of economic and social (d) . Educated women can contribute more to the family (e)  than those who have no schooling. Educated (f)  are more likely to send their (g)  to school and look after their health and nutrition. Thus (h)  women can contribute to the (j)  development. On the other hand, failure to educate women is a tremendous (j)  of human resource.

  1. Fill in the blanks with an appropriate word in each gap : 10

Banks are often unable or unwilling to lend (a)  to the poorer section of the society. The Grameen Bank (b)  credit to the poor, particularly rural (c) . There are about 800 micro-finance (d)  in the country. It is estimated that they have (e)  employment for about 54,000 people. A recent (f)  indicates that micro-credit programmes had a (g)  effect on socio-economic variables (h)  children’s schooling, nutrition and family (i)  and about 5% of programme participants rose above (j)  line.

Ans. to the Ques. No. Set-19

  1. (a) sectors (b) women (c) returns (d) development

(e) welfare (f) mothers (g) children (h) educated (i) community

(j) waste

  1. (a) money (b) provides (c) women (d) institutions

(e) created (f) survey/ study (g) positive (h) including

(i) planning (j) poverty.

Set-20

  1. Fill in the gaps with suitable words from the box (make any grammatical changes if necessary). There are more words in the box than you need :10

joyous food become remain gift favourite

eager want flood invite festive elders

Children are very fond of festivals. They become very (a)  on a day of festival. If it is their birthday, their joys become over (b) . They become very (c)  to have wishes from their beloved persons. The whole day they (d)  to spend times in joy. Usually a child on its birthday, gets up early and tries to (e)  close to their parents. It (f)  a nice day, if it is presented anything very (g)  to it. Children also want to have their friends (h)  to their house on a festival. They expect to have a party. Their joys give pleasure to their (i) . We should try to keep the children always in a (j)  mind.

  1. Fill in the blanks with an appropriate word in each gap : 10

Computer is one of the latest important and most (a)  invention of science. A computer performs three important (b) . It receives data, processes data (c)  various computations and emits data. Computer now (d)  us in various ways. In a (e)  minutes a computer can perform calculations that trained mathematicians would need years to complete. Now computers are (f)  used in agricultural farms. Trains and planes are run by the (g) . (h)  results can be accurately given by computer within the shortest span of time. The computer has become very sophisticated and can perform (i)  complicated tasks. This is way many people call the computer an electronic (j) .

Ans. to the Ques. No. Set-20

  1. (a) joyous (b) flooded (c) eager (d) want (e) remain (f) becomes (g) favourite (h) invited (i) elders (j) festive
  2. (a) wonderful/ useful (b) functions (c) in/ for (d) helps (e) few (f) being/ also (g) computer (h) Examination/ complicated (i) various (j) brain

Set-21

  1. Fill in the gaps with suitable words from the following list. There are more words in the list than you need. (Make any grammatical changes if necessary) : 10

identity pioneer leader man than went

combining student remember now know then

design concept

Hamidur Rahman was the (a)  who gave shape to the (b)  and design of the Shaheed Minar, by (c)  all the aspirations of Bengali (d)  and nationalism. He was the first art (e)  of Bangladesh who in the 1950s (f)  to Europe and studies at ‘Ecole de Beaux Art’ in Paris. He was the (g)  of the new painting movement in the (h)  Pakistan. But he is most (i)  for his remarkable (j)  of the Central Shaheed Minar.

  1. Fill in the blanks with an suitable word in each gap : 10

Rose is a symbol of (a) . I have a rose garden. The garden (b)  when the roses bloom. It (c)  sweet. The (d)  and fragrance of the rose attract all. I pluck roses from my garden (e)  our house (f) . Now-a-days many people (g)  roses. The (h)  of rose is profitable. So we should (i)  roses not only to earn money but also to (j)  our houses.

Ans. to the Ques. No. Set-21

  1. (a) man (b) concept (c) combing (d) identity (e) student (f) went (g) pioneer (h) then (i) remembered (j) design
  2. (a) beauty (b) beautiful (c) smells (d) colour (e) to decorate/ for (f) beautifully (g) cultivate/ grow (h) cultivation (i) grow/ cultivate (j) decorate

Set-22

  1. Fill in the gaps with suitable word from the box. (Make any grammatical change if necessary). There are more words in the box than you need : 10

wake obtain expression go till be

moment integral perceive what by use

 

Language (a)  an important medium of expression of thoughts, feelings, ideas etc. We use it from the (b)  we wake up in the morning (c)  we go to bed at night. We use language not only during our (d)  hours but also in our dreams. We use language to (e)  what we feel and to say (f)  we like or dislike. We also use it to (g)  information. In short, language is an (h)  part of what we do, (i)  and believe. We must avoid (j)  bad language.

 

  1. Fill in the blanks with an appropriate word in each gap : 10

Jerry, an (a)  of twelve lived in the orphanage. The writer hired a cabin (b)  to the orphanage. Jerry came to the cabin to (c)  wood for the writer. He also (d)  some extra work for the (e)  of the writer. Once he (f)  a cubby-hole where he (g)  some kindling and medium wood (h)  that the writer might (i)  dry fire materials ready in (j)  of sudden wet weather.

 

Ans. to the Ques. No. Set-22

  1. (a) is (b) moment (c) till (d) waking (e) express (f) what

(g) obtain (h) integral (i) perceive (j) using

  1. (a) orphan (b) belonging (c) chop/ cut (d) did (e) comfort/ convenience (f) noticed/ found (g) put (h) so (i) get/ find

(j) case.

  1. Fill in the blanks with the words from the box. There are more words than necesary.

essential practices the society mind

sound regularly free well

wealth proper happy hygiene

As health is (a) _, we should be eager to keep good health. Good health means (b) _ from disease and anxiety. It needs (c) _ functioning of all organs. It cares about both body and (d) _. Sound body cannot be achieved without (e) _ mind. Healthy people are active, cheerful and (f) _. Healthy people are good for both themselves and (g) _. In keeping good health

(h) _ plays a vital role. Hygiene means the (i) _ of the rules of good health. Proper food, exercise, rest, cleanliness and medicare are (j) _ for food health.

Answer to the qiestion no-8:

(a) wealth; (b) free; (c) proper; (d) mind; (e) sound;

(f) happy; (g) the society; (h) hygiene; (i) practices;

(j) essential.

 

 

 

 

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