Board Questions, Class 12, First Paper

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Dhaka Board – 2017

English First Paper

[According to the Syllabus of 2017]

Subject Code: 107

Time––3 hours;                                                                                                       Full marks––100

[N. B. ––The figures in the right margin indicate full marks. Answer all the questions.]

 

Part I

  1. Read the passage and answer the questions A and B :––

One of the sources of water in our country are the rivers. Rivers are everywhere in our life, literature, economy, and culture. But are the rivers in good shape? Unfortunately, they are not. A fer are already dead and several are going through the pangs of death. The river Buriganga is an example of a dying river. A report published in the Daily Sun describes what has happened to the river Buriganga and why. Its water is polluted and a perpetual strench fills the air around it. But that is not what it was like before.

The report says that the river has a glorious past. Once it was a tributary of the mighty Ganges and flowed into the Bay of Bengal through the river Dhaleswari. Gradually, it lost its link with the Ganges and got the name Buriganga. The Mughals marveled at the tide level of the Buriganga and founded their capital Jahangirnagar on its banks in 1610. The river supplied drinking water and supported trade and commerce. Jahangirnagar was renamed Dhaka which grew into a heavily populated city with a chronic shortage of space.

The city paid back the bounty of the river by sucking life out of it! According to newspaper report, the Buriganga is dying because of pollution. Huge quantities of toxic chemicals and wastes from mills and factories, hospitals and clinics and households and other establishments are dumped into the river everyday. The city of Dhaka discharges about 4500 tons of solid waste everyday and most of it is directly released into the Buriganga. According to the department of the Environment (DoE) 20,000 tons of tannery waste, including some highly toxic materials are released into the river everyday. Experts identified nine industrial areas in and around the capital city as the primary sources of river pollution: Tongi, Tejgaon, Hazaribagh, Tarabo, Narayanganj, Savar, Gazipur, Dhaka Export Processing Zone and Ghorashal.


  1. Choose the correct answer from the alternatives:–                                                                   1×5=5

(a) The word ‘tributary’ refers to –––––

(i) fountain (ii) territory (iii) stream (iv) kingdom 

(b) The Buriganga water fills the air with ––––––

(i) aroma (ii) fragrance (iii) stink (iv) scent

(c) ––––––– founded their capital on the bank of the Buriganga.

(i) The British (ii) The Mughals (iii) The Indians (iv) The Bangladeshi 

(d) Which of the following statement is false?

(i) Buriganga is a river (ii) Our rivers are not in good shape

(iii) Jahangirnagar was once called Dhaka (iv) Water is being contaminated

(e) The best synonym of ‘toxic’ is––––––––

(i) Poisonous (ii) Hygienic (iii) Healthy (iv) Useful

  1. Answer the following questions :–––                                                                                     2×5=10
    (a) What do you think is the condition of the rivers of our country?

(b) What is the commercial value of the river Buriganga?

(c) Why is the Buriganga described as an example of a dying river? Give reasons for your answer.

(d) How is the Buriganga polluted?

(e) What did the Mughals marvel at? What was the outcome of it?

  1. Read the following text and make a flow-chart showing the specialties of Gazi Pir (One is done for you) :–                                                                                                                                           2×5=5
    According to some myths and legends, Gazi Pir was a Muslim saint who is said to have spread Islam in the parts of Bengal close to the Sundarbans. He was credited with many miracles. For example, he could supposedly calm dangerous animals and make them docile. He is usually depicted in paats or scroll paintings riding a fierce-looking Bengal tiger, a snake in his hand, but in no apparent danger. According to some stories, he also fought crocodiles who threatened the people of a region full of canals and creeks, indeed, a kind of watery jungle bordering the Bay of Bengal. Because of his alert and vigilant presence, all predatory animals were said to have been kept within bounds. It was also believed that he enabled villagers to live close to forests and jungles and cultivate their lands. Consequently, people of these regions would pray to him for protection. The story of Gazi Pir has been preserved in folk literature as well as art and has been performed in indigenous theatre. In fact, some Gazi paat scrolls are part of the collection of the British Museum.

  2. Summarize the following text:–                                                                                                        10

    Anne Frank is perhaps the most well-known victim of the Nazi Holocast of World War II. Anne, born on 12 June, was given a diary at the age of 13, in which she chronicled her life from 1942 to 1944. During this time, Anne spent two years in hiding with her family in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam in a secret annex with four other Jews. Betrayed and discovered in 1944, Anne was sent to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp where she died of typhus in 1945. Anne’s father, Otto frank, was the only occupant of the secret annex to survive the war. In 1947, he published Anne’s diary as The Diary of a Young Girl. Anne’s account of her internment, as well as her deep belief in humanity has become one of the world’s most widely read books.
  3. Read the following text and fill in the blanks with suitable word from the box. There are more words than needed. Make any grammatical change if necessary :–                                          0.5×10=5
recur safe opine aware develop precaution
minimize lie compulsory straight loss possibility

It’s a matter of great concern that Bangladesh (a) ––––– in the active earthquake zone. Most of the Bangladeshis are fully (b) –––– of its severity. Experts are alarmed by the (c) –––– of quakes during recent years. But they give no (d) –––– answer to the question of (e) –––– about the buildings of Dhaka city. Since there is every (f) –––– of earthquakes in Bangladesh, experts call for taking adequate (g) –––– measures to (h) –––– losses. Rajuk (i) –––– that an earthquake resistant building code should be (j) ––––.

  1. Fill in the gaps using suitable words :–                                                                                  1×10=10

Rabindronath Tagore was a man of (a) –––– genius. He was (b) –––– a poet and a novelist (c) –––– a playwright, a painter and a philosopher. He was awarded the Noble Prize for (d) –––– ‘Gitanjali’ into English. Those translations earned him a great (e) –––– in the west. As a humanist, Tagore accused the British (f) –––– and pleaded for the (g) –––– of India from Britain. Tagore was highly influential in (h) –––– the best of Indian culture to the West and Vice-versa. He (i) –––– himself to literature at a very early age. After coming back from England, he began to write (j) –––– in all branches of literature.

  1. Rearrange the following sentences to make a coherent order :–                                                      10
    (a) Then he invited applicants.
    (b) The applicants were asked to meet the Sultan one day.
    (c) Long ago, there lived a Sultan in a country.
    (d) Then he found the desired man.
    (e) He wanted to appoint an honest man as his tax collector.
    (f) A number of people applied for the job.
    (g) All the applicants blushed and refused except one.
    (h) So, he asked for the wise counselor’s advice.
    (i) When they all arrived, the Sultan asked them to dance.
    (j) They came through a passage where gold coins were kept.
    Part II
  2. Write a paragraph on “Food Adulteration” on the basis of the answers to the following questions in about 200 words :–                                                                                                                               10
    (a) What is food adulteration?
    (b) How is food adulterated?
    (c) Who are responsible for food adulteration?
    (d) What is the impact of adulterated food on our body?
    (e) What can be done to stop it?

    8. The following is the beginning of a story. Complete it in your own words:–                                     7
    Once an ant was very thirsty. He went to a river to drink water. When he began to drink water, a wave –––––

    9. Suppose you are Alif/Adrita. You have just received a letter from your pen-friend Clara who lives at 17 Dawning Street, U.K. She wants to know about Bangladesh. Now write a reply to the letter.     5

    10. Look at the chart. It shows the sources of U.S.A. electricity in 1980. Now analyze, the chart focusing the main aspects (At least 80 words).                                                                                     10

    11. Write down the theme of the following poem (Not more than 50 words):                                      8
    O father and mother if buds are nipped,
    And blossoms blown away;
    And if the tender plants are stripped
    Of their joy in the springing day,
    By sorrow and care’s dismay,

    How shall the summer arise in joy?
    Or the summer fruits appear?
    Or how shall we gather what griefs destroy,
    Or bless the mellowing year,
    When the blasts of winter appear?

    Answer of Part I;
    1. A. (a) (iii) stream (b) (iii) sink (c) (ii) The Mughals (d) (iii) Jahangirnagar was once called Dhaka.
    (e) (i) Poisonous
    B. (a) The condition of the rivers of our country is not good at all. They are not in good shape. A few of the rivers are already dead and several are going to be dead.
    (b) The commercial value of the river is that once it supplied drinking water and it supported trade and commerce.
    (c) The river Buriganga is described as an ‘an example of dying river’ because its water is heavily polluted and a perpetual stench fills the air around it.
    (d) The Buriganga is polluted by the dumping of huge quantities of toxic chemicals and wastes from mills and factories, hospitals and clinics and households and other establishments.
    (e) The Mughals marveled at the tide level of the Buriganga. The outcome of it is the foundation of their capital Jahangirnagar on its banks in 1610.

    2.
    Being credited with miracles
    1.
    Could supposedly calm dangerous animal
    2.
    Make the dangerous animal docile
    3.
    Usually depicted in paats or scroll paintings
    4.
    Seen as riding a fierce – looking Bengal tiger and a snake in his hand
    5.
    Fought crocodiles
    6.

    3. Anne Frank is the teen who is perhaps the most well-known victim of the Nazi Holocaust of World War II. She was given a diary at the age of 13 and she chronicled her life in it from 1942 to 1944. Anne’s father, published Anne’s diary as The Diary of A Young Girl. Anne’s account of her confinement as well as her deep belief in humanity has become one of the world’s most widely read books.
    4. (a) lies (b) unaware (c) recurrence (d) straight (e) safety (f) possibility (g) precautionary (h) minimize (i) opines (j)compulsory
    5. (a) versatile (b) not only (c) but also (d) translating (e) popularity (f) rulers (g) freedom (h) transporting (i) turned (j) profusely
    6. iii + v + viii + i + vi + ii + x + ix + vii + iv

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Board Questions, Class 8, First Paper

Board question JSC first paper

  1. Dinajpur Board, 2015
  2. Dinajpur Board, 2016
  3. Chittagong Board, 2016

 

 

Barisal Board-2017

ENGLISH FIRST PAPER

            Time – 3 Hours

Subject Code: 107

Full marks: 100

[N.B.—The Figures in the margin indicate full marks.]

Section A—Reading Test (Seen Passage)

 

Read the passage carefully and answer the questions 1, 2 and 3:—

Health is the condition of our body and mind. It may be good or bad. Good health means healthy body free from diseases. It is essential for everyone to lead a happy life. If we are not in good health, we cannot concentrate on any activity in our life.

A proverb goes, “Health is wealth.” It means health is equally valuable as gold or any other personal possessions. We may have vast wealth and property, but if we are not healthy we cannot enjoy them.

To keep ourselves healthy, we have to do certain things. We have to take a balanced diet. We must exercise regularly to keep our body fit for work.

There is an old saying:

“Early to bed and early to rise

Makes a person healthy, wealthy and wise.”

So we must not keep late hours. We should go to bed early at night and rise early in the morning. Peace of mind is another condition for good health. So we must not worry over small things of life.

Choose the best answer from the alternatives: — 1×5=5

 

(a) A healthy person is one who —

(i) is physically and mentally sound     (ii) eats good food          (iii) has a lot of wealth    (iv) is overweight

  (b) The phrase ‘to keep late hours’ means—.

(i) to go to bed late       (ii) to wake up late in the morning   (iii) to do things late always              (iv) to be late for the class

(c) We need to eat —

(i) rich food             (ii) balanced diet                 (iii) little food                   (iv) lot of food

(d) Possession means —

(i) estate           (ii) foundation                 (iii) state          (iv) step

(c) Essential means —

(i) rare               (ii) avoidable           (iii) uncommon             (iv) necessary

Give short answers to the following questions.

(a) What do you mean by health?

(b) What should we do to keep healthy?

(c) Why is good health necessary?

(d) How can we keep our body fit for work?

(e) What is the meaning of the proverb “Health is Wealth” mean?

Read the text in ‘A’ again. Now write the summary of it. (around 60 words) 10

 

Reading Test (Unseen Passage)

Read the following text carefully and answer the questions 4 and 5:—

You have heard the name of S.M. Sultan. Hiss full name is Sheikh Muhammad Sultan. He was a Bangladeshi Avant-grade artist. He worked in painting and drawing. He was born in Machimdia Village, Narail District, Bangladesh, on 10thAugust 1923.from his boyhood, he showed himself as a future artist. In course of time he was known as a great artist. For his achievement in fine art, he was awarded with the ‘Ekushe Padak’ in 1892; the Bangladesh Charu Shilpi Sansad Award in 1993. His works are held in several major collections in Bangladesh including the Bangladesh National Museum, the National Art Gallery, the S. M. Memorial Museum and the Bengal Foundation. He died on 10th October 1994. Though he is no more among us , his immortal  heart is with his arts.

Complete the following table with the information given in the passage: — . 1×5=5

 

Who/ what Event Where When
S.M. Sultan was born (i) —— on 10th August 1923
He died in Bangladesh (ii)  in ——
He was awarded the ‘Ekushe Padak’ (iii) in ——
(iv)  —— are held in several major collections in Bangladesh
He got Charu Shilpi Sansad Award (v) in ——

 

Read the passage again and write true or false beside the statements. Give correct answers for the false statements: —. 1×5=5

(a) S.M. Sultan was a world famous artist.

(b) He was born in urban area.

(c) For his outstanding achievement in fine art, he was noted worldwide.

(d) His famous works have been kept in museum.

(e) He was awarded the Bangla Academy Puruskar.

 

Fill in the gaps with appropriate words: — 1×5=5

Truthfulness is a (a) — virtue. It is (b) — to be the noblest of all virtues. It denotes the man’s ability of (b) — the truth. This virtue (d) — a man nothing hut it earns him a lot. For example, it crowns a man with (d) — and dignity. Besides, everybody believes him and shows him (e) — respect.

 

Rearrange the following sentences in correct order: — 1×10=10

(a) The boy was awake and busy in studies.

(b) She woke up all on a sudden.

(c)  His beloved mother was also sleeping.

(d) She told her obedient son to give her a glass of water.

(e) He was nine years old.

(f) Long ago, there lived a widow in a village of Bustam.

(g) The boy also loved and obeyed her very much.

(h) She loved him very dearly.

(i) She had a son.

(j) One night the entire village was in deep sleep.

 

Fill in the gaps using clues from the boxes. There are more words than necessary: —                 0.5×10=5

 

assist mentally virtue education knowledge talents
society material self- reliant supposed truly genius

 

Proper (a) — provides a learner with opportunity to improve all his (b) —. Its aim is to develop him physically and (e) — so that he can be useful to himself and to the (d) —. An educated man is (e) — but he can also (f) — others in attaining this great virtue. He is (g) — to be well-mannered, kind and sympathetic.  So, a man who has acquired (h) — and skill only for his (i) — development cannot be called a (i) — educated man

The phrases in Column A are the beginning of some sentences. The phrases in Column B are the endings. Match the phrases in Column A with the phrases in Column B to make complete sentences: — 1×5=5

 

Column A Column B
(a) Illiteracy is a curse (i)   can’t contribute to the betterment of his country.
(b) An illiterate person (ii)   the prosperity of a person.
(c) It greatly hinders (iii)  the whole nation suffers.
(d) As a result (iv) for a developing country like ours.
(e) So, we all should come (v)  forward to educate the general mass.

 

Section B—Writing Test

Suppose you are Ripon / Rupa and your friend is Rashid / Rashida. Your friend wants to know about your preparation for the coming JSC examination. Now write a dialogue between you and your friend about it. 10

Write a paragraph on ‘your school library’ by answering following questions: —

(a) What is a school library?

(b) What is the significance of a school library?

(c) Where is it located?

(d) How are the books arranged?

(e) Do you feel good in your school library?

 

Read the beginning of the story. Now, complete it in your own way: — 10

There was a clever fox in a jungle. One day he fell into a trap as he was walking through the jungle. He could not get out of the trap but lost his tail behind. Without his tail, he looked very strange. “What should I do now?” he cried. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Suppose, you are Rana / Rina living at Mirpur 12/A Dhaka. You friend Monowar / Monowara living in 6 Rupnagar, Khulna met a brilliant result in the JSC Examination. Now, write a letter to your friend congratulating him/her on the brilliant success. 10

 

English 1st Paper

Subject Code: 107

Chittagong Board,2016

Total Marks – 100

Time : 3 hours

[NB—The Figures in the right margin indicate full marks]

Section A: Reading Test (Seen Passage)

Read the text carefully and answer the questions 1, 2 and 3. 

Nakshi Kantha is a kind of embroidered quilt. The name was taken from the Bengali word, ‘naksha’  Which means artistic pattern.It is a kind of traditional craft and is said to be indigenous to Bangladesh and West Bengal in India. The art has been practised in rural Bengal for centuries. The name ‘Nakshi Kantha’ became popular after the poet Jasimuddin’s poem ‘Nakshi Kanthar Math’ was published in 1929.

Traditional kanthas are made for family use. Old or new cloth and thread are used to make these are used to make these quilts. Mymensingh, Jamalpur, Rajshahi, Faridpur, Bogra and Jessore are most famous for this craft. Now it is produced commercially. You can find them in many expensive handicraft shops in cities. The quilts are now in great demand because of the colourful patterns and designs embroidered on them. [Unit-1; Lesson-2 (B)]

  1. Choose the best answer from the alternatives. (1×5=5)

a) The word ‘Nakshi Kantha’ comes from an/a —— word.

(i) English                 (ii) Bengali                  (iii) Hindi          (iv) Burmese

b) Nowadays ‘Nakshi Kantha’ is produced –

(i) Traditionally     (ii) Nationally     (iii) Commercially          (iv) Normally

c) What does the word ‘Pattern’ mean?

(i) Step by step             (ii)Series    (iii) Artistic design          (iv) Handmade work

d) Where has the art been practised?

(i) Large cities      (ii) Urban area           (iii) Rural area          (iv) Rich family

e) ‘Nakshi Kanthar Math’ is written by –

(i) Kazi Nazrul Islam              (ii)        Farrukh Ahmed          (iii) Jasimuddin       (iv) Rabindranath

  1. Answer the following questions.(2×5=10)

a) What is ‘Nakshi Kantha ?

b) Which districts are. famous for ‘Nakshi Kantha’?

c) When does Nakshi Kantha’ become famous?

d) Why are the quilts now in great demand?

e) What kind of craft is it?

Read the passage and summarize it in your own words in about 70 words. (10)

Reading Test (Unseen Passage)

Read the following text carefully and answer the questions 4 and 5.   

John Donne was born in 1573 in London. His father was a rich merchant. He had a name and fame in his circle. But he died in 1576. He was at first educated as Catholic. He entered Oxford in 1584 and left it in 1587. Then he studied at Cambridge for three years. He was removed to London in 1591. He then entered Lincoln’s Inn to study Law in 1592. When Donne came of age, he had a considerable fortune. Donne traveled Italy, Spain and other countries of the continent, between 1594 and 1597. He joined Essex Expedition to Cabiz in 1590. During this time he wrote several poems. His lyrical poetry was mainly the outcome of three years. In 1609 he began to compose his great prose work ‘Pseudo- Martyr’. It was printed in 1610. In 1611 he wrote a satirical prose piece.

  1. Complete the following table with the information given in the passage. (1×5=5)
Who/What Events/Activity Place Year
Donne entered (i)_________ in 1584
He shifted to London (ii) __________
He (iii) ___________ Lincon’s inn in 1592
(iv) ____________ travelled Italy, Spain and on the continent between 1594 to 1597
John Donne (v) ____________ Essex Expedition to Cabiz in 1590
  1. Read the passage again and write true or false beside the following statements. Give the correct answer for the false statements. (1×5=5)

a) John Donne had studied at Cambridge for three years.

b) He was born in Oxford. .

c) He was a son of a teacher.

d) John Donne’s father was famous beyond his circle. .

e) His father breathed his last in 1576.

  1. Fill in the gaps with appropriate words. (1×5=5)

Honesty is a great virtue. It helps a man to (a)________ in life. An honest man is loved and (b)_______ by all. Nobody believes a (c)_____ man. A man may be (d)­­­­­­­_______ ­­by means of dishonesty but that is short lived. A dishonest man (e) ________ in the long run.

  1. Rearrange the following sentences in correct order. (1×10=10)

a) One said, “I have lost my husband”.

b) A poor woman once came to Buddha.

c) The sorrowful mother went from door to door seeking the mustard seeds but at every door she met with sad replies.

d) She returned with a heavy heart to the great teacher and told him the result of her great search.

e) He told her that there was only one medicine which could revive her son.

f) Another said, “Our youngest child died last year.”

g) Then Buddha told her affectionately that she must not think much of her own grief-since sorrow and death are common to all.

h) The holy man was touched by the great sorrow of the woman.

i) She asked him whether he could give her any medicine to restore her dead child to life.

j) He told her to bring a handful of mustard seeds from a’ house where death had never entered.

  1. Fill in the gaps using clues from the boxes. There are more words than necessary. (5×10=5)
with what seek who desires have
brings wordly for rather has happiness

It is true that complete (a)______ does not exist in (b)_________ life. A man cannot (c)___________ all the things that he (d)_______ in life. It is better not to (e)________       more and more of a thing, (f)________ one should be satisfied (g)_______ what one gets. Contentment is the key to happiness. One should not always think about (h)______ he does not have. There are some people (i)_______ think’ that it is money that (j)________ happiness in life.

9.The phrases in column A are the beginnings of some sentences. The phrases in column B are the endings. Match the phrases in column A with the phrases in column B to make complete sentences.  ( 1×5=5)

Column A Column B
(i) Frustration is the cause (a) not only a national but also a global problem
(ii) Drugs kill the addicts (b) effect on human body
(iii) Drugs bear a terrible (c) slowly but surely
(iv) Addiction means (d) of drug addiction
(v) Drug addiction is ‘ (e) strong attraction for harmful things

Section B – Writing Test

  1. Suppose, you are Rana/Rani and you have a friend named Ripon/Runa. Your friend is interested in a reading newspaper. Now, write a dialogue between you and your friend about the importance of reading newspaper.(10)

11.Write a paragraph on ‘A Tea Stall’ by answering the following questions ( 10)

a)What is a tea stall? b) Where is it found? c) How is it furnished? d) What things are sold here? e) What do the customers do in the tea stall?

12.Read the beginning of the story. Complete it in about 150 words in your own way:(10)

Once there lived a farmer in a village. He had a wonderful goose and it laid a golden egg every morning. One day ————

13.Suppose, you are Moni/Munia. You have a friend named Rahim/Rahima. Now, write a letter to your friend describing what you intend to do after JSC Examination.(10)

 

 

 

English 1st Paper

Subject Code: 107

Dinjapur Board,2015

Total Marks – 100

Time : 3 hours

[NB—The Figures in the right margin indicate full marks]

Section A: Reading Test  (60) (Seen Passage)

 

Read the text carefully and answer the, questions 1, 2 and 3.

The word ‘hygiene’ means the practice of keeping ourselves clean. It also means to keep our home and workplaces clean. It is important for our good health.

Hygiene is thought to be next to godliness. It is because we cannot achieve anything physically, mentally .or spiritually if we are unclean in our body, mind and soul. Nobody likes an unclean person either. So we must follow the rules of hygiene.

First, we must keep our body clean. We should have a bath everyday and wash our hair regularly. This will keep the body and hair free from dirt and bacteria.

Secondly, we should wash our clothes regularly. Dirty clothes give off bad smell and invite germs. We should wear Socks and shoes when we go out to protect our feet from dust and germs. It is also important to wash Our hands before meals and after using the toilet. We should brush our teeth twice a day, after breakfast and supper. We must also cut our nails regularly. Our drinking water must be safe. We can get safe water by boiling and filtering.

Finally, we should keep our surroundings and environment clean. If we do and follow all the above things properly, we will be able to lead a healthy and happy life. (213 words) [ Unit – 3 : Lesson -2 (A)]

  1. Choose the best answer from the alternatives. 1×5=5

(a) Hygiene is _____ godliness.

(i) as important as (ii) more than  (iii) nearer to  (iv) equal to

(b) Cutting our nails regularly is a _______

(i) fashion (ii) must  (iii) style  (iv) bad habit

(c) The word ‘important’ means —

(i) foul (ii) abortive (iii) meaningless  (iv) vital

(d) Cleanliness has positive impact on our

(i) body (ii) soul (iii) body and mind  (iv) mind

(e) The similar meaning of the word ‘follow’ is ______

(i) abide by (ii) reject (iii) avoid  (iv) detach

  1. Answer the following questions.

(a) What do you understand by the word ‘hygiene’?

(b) How is an unclean person treated?

(c) Why should we put.on clean clothes?

(d) When should-we brush our teeth?

(e) How can we lead a happy and healthy ,life?

  1. Read the text in A again. Now, write the summary of it in around 70 words.  10

Reading Test (Unseen Passage)

Read the following text carefully and answer answer the questions 4 and 5.

Albert Einstein, one of the greatest scientists of modem age, was born of Jewish parents in Germany in 1879 A.D. At the age of twenty-one, he graduated from the Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich. Two years later, he joined a service in Bern. He obtained his Doctorate in 1905. Four years after his Doctorate, he took, the post of Associate Professor at the University of Zurich. He resigned the next year to become a full Professor at a German University. He received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921. When Hitler became Chancellor of Germany in 1933, Einstein was in America as a Visiting Professor. For Hitler’s cruelty to the Jews, he did not return to his homeland. Einstein became famous for his Theory of Relativity. At the request of a group of Scientists, he wrote to the American President Roosevelt to use atomic energy in bombs.

  1. Complete the following table with the information given in the text above.         1×5=5
Who/What Activity/Event Place/Country Time/Year
Albert Einstein (i) ………….. Germany 1879
His graduation Federal Institute of Technology (ii) ……….
He joined a service (iii)…………….. 1902
(iv) ………. was received 1905
Nobel Prize (v)…………………. 1921
  1. Read the passage again and write True or False beside the following statements. Give answers for the false statements.    1×5=5

a) No other scientist is as great as Einstein in modern age.

b) He took the post of Associate Professor at the University of Zurich in 1909.

c) He received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

d) He did not return to his homeland because of Hitler’s cruelty towards the Jews.

e) A group of politicians requested Einstein to write to the President Roosevelt to use atomic energy in bombs.

  1. Fill in the gaps with appropriate words. 1×5=5

Sincerity is the key to success, (a) ———— who are sincere in performing their (b) ————–  become successful. On the other hand, (c)—————– people always lag behind. Sincerity doesn’t (d) —— only to do the work (e)——- .

  1. Rearrange the following sentences in correct.  10

a) So, he asked for the wise counsellor’s advice.

b) The applicants were asked to meet the Sultan one by one.

c) He wanted to appoint an honest man as his tax collector.

d) A number of people applied for the job. ,                                                                                              .

e) Once there lived a Sultan in a country.

f) Accordingly he invited applications.

g) All the applicants blushed and refused to dance except one.

h) They came through a passage where gold coins were kept.

i) Then he found the desired man.

j) When they all arrived, the Sultan asked them to dance.

8.Fill in the gaps using clues from the boxes. There are more words than necessary. .5×10=5

assist physically virtue provides talents knowledge
society material supposed self-reliant truly genius

Proper education (a)———– a learner with opportunity to improve all his (b)———— . Its aim is to develop him (c)——- and mentally so that he can be useful to himself and to the (d) -——-. An educated’man is (e)——–— but he can also (f) ———– others in attaining this great virtue. He is (g) ———— to be well- mannered, kind and sympathetic. So, a man who has acquired (h) ——-— and skill cannot be called a (i)——- educated man only for his (j)——— development.

  1. The phrases in column A are the beginnings of some sentences. The phrases in column B are the endings. Match the phrases in column A with the phrases in column B to make complete sentences. 1×5=5
Column A Column B
(i) To every man death (a) lives a few years more or less than another
(ii) But it matters little if a man (b) by our deeds and actions
(iii) Our life is not (c) must come sooner or later
(iv) It is only measured (d) die unhonoured and are not remembered
(v) The people who live only for their interest (e) measured by months or years

 


Section B – Writing Test (40)

  1. Suppose, you are Nabil/Nabila and you have a friend named Rashed/Rasheda. Your friend wants to know about your preparation for the coming JSC Examination. Now write a dialogue between you and your friend about it.  10
  2. Write a paragraph on ‘Tree Plantation’ by answering the following questions.   10

i) What does tree plantation mean?

ii) What is the best time for tree plantation?

iii) Where can we plant trees?

iv) Why is tree plantation important?

v) How can we make the tree plantation programme successful?

  1. Read the beginning of a story. Now, complete it in 150 words. 10

There was a clever fox in a jungle. One day he fell into a trap as he was walking through the jungle. He could get out of the trap but lost his tail behind. Without his tail, the fox looked very strange. ” What should I do now?” , he cried……………………………….

  1. Suppose, you are Abib/Abida and your younger brother is Nahian. He is indifferent to his study. He keeps himself with bad company and while away his time. Now, write a letter to your younger brother advising him to be sincere in and attentive to his studies. 10

 

 

 

English 1st Paper

Subject Code: 107

Dinjapur Board,2016

Total Marks – 100

Time : 3 hours

[NB—The Figures in the right margin indicate full marks]

Section A: Reading Test  (60) (Seen Passage)

 

Read the text carefully and answer the questions 1, 2 and 3 :

The word ‘hygiene’ means the practice of keeping ourselves clean. It also means to keep our home and work places clean. It is important for our good health. Hygiene is thought to be next to godliness. It is because we cannot achieve anything physically, mentally or spiritually if we are unclean in our bpdy, mind and soul. Nobody likes an unclean person either. So we must follow the rules of hygiene. First, we must keep our body clean, We should have A bath every day and wash our hair regularly. This will keep the body and hair free from dirt and bacteria. Secondly, we should wash our clothes regularly. Dirty clothes give off bad smell and invite germs. We should wear socks and shoes when we go out to protect our feet from dust and germs. It is also important to wash our hands before meals and after using the toilet. We should brush our teeth twice a day, after breakfast and supper. We must also cut our nails regularly. Our drinking water must be pure. We can get pure water by boiling and filtering Finally, we should keep our surroundings and environment clean. If we do and follow all the above things properly, we will be able to lead a healthy

and happy life. (215 words) [Unit – 3 Lesson 3 (A)]

 

  1. Guess the meaning of the following words and choose the correct meaning closest to the text. 1×5=5

(a) hygiene –
(i) untidy (ii) smartness (iii) cleanliness (iv) freshness
b) godliness –
(i) deny (ii) devotion to God (iii) worship (iv) defy
(c) mentally –
(i) bodily (ii) organic (iii) organ (iv) psychologically
(d) give off –
(i) keep (ii) contain (iii) retain (iv) emit ‘
(e) protect –
(i) devastate (ii) ruin (iii) destroy . (iv) preserve

  1. Answer the following questions : 2×5

(a) What does the word ‘hygiene’ mean?

(b) How can .we get pure water?

(c) When should we brush our teeth?

(d) What do the dirty clothes produce?

(e) Why is ‘hygiene’ thought next to godliness?

  1. Read the text in ‘A’ again. Now, write the summary of it in around 75 words. 10

Reading Test (Unseen passage)

Read the following text carefully and answer the questions 4 and 5 :

Ferdousi, the great poet, had a very set hand. He informed the Sultan of writing something remarkable. Then he began to write “The Shahnama” in honour of Sultan Mahmud. The Sultan promised to pay him a piece of gold coin for each verse. But when the epic was finished, it was found to contain sixty thousand verses. When the epic was taken to him, the Sultan now offered Ferdousi only sixty thousand pieces of silver coins instead of gold coins. The poet refused to accept. The Sultan repenting, sent him sixty thousand pieces of gold coins. But the messengers arrived too fate. When they reached the poet’s house, they met the dead body being carried out for burial. The messengers came to the palace. They reported to the Sultan. The Sultan sat grave. He did not tell anything to anybody. Last of all, he called his courtiers and asked them to accompany him. The Sultan went there.. He expressed his deep shock for the departed poet.

  1. Complete the following table with the information given in the passage: 1×5=5
Name Event/Activity What/Why
Ferdousi wanted to write (i) ……………………….
(ii) ………………………. was written in honour of Sultan Mahmud
The Sultan promised to give (iii) ……………………….
(iv) …………………… contained sixty thousand verses
The Sultan (v) ………………………. to express his deep shock
  1. Read the passage again and write true or false beside the following statements. Write answers for the false statements:                                                                                                                                                 1×5=5

a) Sultan Mahmud was a great poet.

b)Ferdousi wrote ‘The Shahnama’.

c) The Sultan sat happily.

d) Ferdousi had a very set hand.

e) Ferdousi wrote the epic in honour of Sultan Mahmud.

  1. Fill in the gaps with appropriate words : 1×5=5

Most of (a)——- farmers of our (b)———- are very poor. They do not (c)———— how to read and (d)———– .They have no (e) -— of their own.

  1. Rearrange the following sentences in correct order :         10

a) The woman said to him that they had been starving for three days.

b) He went there.

c) Hearing this his heart was filled with pity.

d) Hazrat Omar (R.) was the second Caliph of Islam.

e) He asked the woman y/hy the children were crying.

f) He went to the royal treasury and brought food for them.

g) He found a woman and three children.

h) At night he used to walk alone in the streets of Medina.

i) One night while he was walking, he heard the sound of crying coming out from a hut.

j) His aim was to see the condition of the people with his own eyes.

8. Fill in the gaps using clues from the boxes. There are more words than necessary

kill spend boat while people their
songs area land role popular boatman

Bangladesh is predominantly a riverine (a) ——— and this structure plays an important (b) ———- in the life of its people. Bhatially (c) ———- are river oriented and very (d) ————-  in southeastern low lands of Bangladesh locally known as bhati (e) ————-  . They are traditional (f) ————  songs. The (g) ———- of Mymensingh, Sylhet, Dhaka, Comilla, Faridpur, Pabna and Barisal (h)————- quite a lot of time in (i)——— boats and sing in a specific style (j)———– sailing down stream.

  1. The phrases in column A are the beginnings of some sentences. The phrases in column B are the endings. Match the phrases in column A with the phrases in column B to make complete sentences : 1×5=5
Column A Column B
(i) Drugs bear a terrible effect (a) not very easy.
(ii) They kill them (b) drowsy.
(iii) Drug addicted people feel (c) slowly but surely.
(iv) The remedy for drug addiction is (d) a punishable offence.
(v) Drug business is (e) on human body.

 

Section B : Writing Test (40)

  1. Suppose, you are Rounok and your friend is Rupak. Make a dialogue between you and your

friend about the importance of reading newspaper.                                                                      10

  1. Write a paragraph on ‘Your School Library’ by answering the following questions. Your

paragraph should not exceed 100 words :                                                                                        10

a) What is library?

b) What is the importance of school library?

c) Where is it located?

d)How are books arranged?

e)How do you feel of your school library?

  1. Read the beginning of the story. Now, complete it in 150 words : 10

One day a lion was sleeping in its cave. A mouse was playing nearly. While playing it by chance ran over the lion’s body. At this, the lion woke up ……………………………

  1. Suppose, you are Rassel living in Kazla, Rajshahi. Your friend is Banna living in Medical Mor, Rangpur. Now, write a letter inviting him to attend your sister’s marriage ceremony on next Friday.  10

 

 

 

English 1st Paper

Subject Code: 107

Chittagong Board,2016

Total Marks – 100

Time : 3 hours

[NB—The Figures in the right margin indicate full marks]

Section A: Reading Test (Seen Passage)

Read the text carefully and answer the questions 1, 2 and 3. 

Nakshi Kantha is a kind of embroidered quilt. The name was taken from the Bengali word, ‘naksha’  Which means artistic pattern.It is a kind of traditional craft and is said to be indigenous to Bangladesh and West Bengal in India. The art has been practised in rural Bengal for centuries. The name ‘Nakshi Kantha’ became popular after the poet Jasimuddin’s poem ‘Nakshi Kanthar Math’ was published in 1929.

Traditional kanthas are made for family use. Old or new cloth and thread are used to make these are used to make these quilts. Mymensingh, Jamalpur, Rajshahi, Faridpur, Bogra and Jessore are most famous for this craft. Now it is produced commercially. You can find them in many expensive handicraft shops in cities. The quilts are now in great demand because of the colourful patterns and designs embroidered on them. [Unit-1; Lesson-2 (B)]

  1. Choose the best answer from the alternatives. (1×5=5)

a) The word ‘Nakshi Kantha’ comes from an/a —— word.

(i) English                 (ii) Bengali                  (iii) Hindi          (iv) Burmese

b) Nowadays ‘Nakshi Kantha’ is produced –

(i) Traditionally     (ii) Nationally     (iii) Commercially          (iv) Normally

c) What does the word ‘Pattern’ mean?

(i) Step by step             (ii)Series    (iii) Artistic design          (iv) Handmade work

d) Where has the art been practised?

(i) Large cities      (ii) Urban area           (iii) Rural area          (iv) Rich family

e) ‘Nakshi Kanthar Math’ is written by –

(i) Kazi Nazrul Islam              (ii)        Farrukh Ahmed          (iii) Jasimuddin       (iv) Rabindranath

  1. Answer the following questions.(2×5=10)

a) What is ‘Nakshi Kantha ?

b) Which districts are. famous for ‘Nakshi Kantha’?

c) When does Nakshi Kantha’ become famous?

d) Why are the quilts now in great demand?

e) What kind of craft is it?

  1. Read the passage and summarize it in your own words in about 70 words. (10)

Reading Test (Unseen Passage)

Read the following text carefully and answer the questions 4 and 5.   

John Donne was born in 1573 in London. His father was a rich merchant. He had a name and fame in his circle. But he died in 1576. He was at first educated as Catholic. He entered Oxford in 1584 and left it in 1587. Then he studied at Cambridge for three years. He was removed to London in 1591. He then entered Lincoln’s Inn to study Law in 1592. When Donne came of age, he had a considerable fortune. Donne traveled Italy, Spain and other countries of the continent, between 1594 and 1597. He joined Essex Expedition to Cabiz in 1590. During this time he wrote several poems. His lyrical poetry was mainly the outcome of three years. In 1609 he began to compose his great prose work ‘Pseudo- Martyr’. It was printed in 1610. In 1611 he wrote a satirical prose piece.

  1. Complete the following table with the information given in the passage. (1×5=5)
Who/What Events/Activity Place Year
Donne entered (i)_________ in 1584
He shifted to London (ii) __________
He (iii) ___________ Lincon’s inn in 1592
(iv) ____________ travelled Italy, Spain and on the continent between 1594 to 1597
John Donne (v) ____________ Essex Expedition to Cabiz in 1590
  1. Read the passage again and write true or false beside the following statements. Give the correct answer for the false statements. (1×5=5)

a) John Donne had studied at Cambridge for three years.

b) He was born in Oxford. .

c) He was a son of a teacher.

d) John Donne’s father was famous beyond his circle. .

e) His father breathed his last in 1576.

  1. Fill in the gaps with appropriate words. (1×5=5)

Honesty is a great virtue. It helps a man to (a)________ in life. An honest man is loved and (b)_______ by all. Nobody believes a (c)_____ man. A man may be (d)­­­­­­­_______ ­­by means of dishonesty but that is short lived. A dishonest man (e) ________ in the long run.

  1. Rearrange the following sentences in correct order. (1×10=10)

a) One said, “I have lost my husband”.

b) A poor woman once came to Buddha.

c) The sorrowful mother went from door to door seeking the mustard seeds but at every door she met with sad replies.

d) She returned with a heavy heart to the great teacher and told him the result of her great search.

e) He told her that there was only one medicine which could revive her son.

f) Another said, “Our youngest child died last year.”

g) Then Buddha told her affectionately that she must not think much of her own grief-since sorrow and death are common to all.

h) The holy man was touched by the great sorrow of the woman.

i) She asked him whether he could give her any medicine to restore her dead child to life.

j) He told her to bring a handful of mustard seeds from a’ house where death had never entered.

  1. Fill in the gaps using clues from the boxes. There are more words than necessary. (5×10=5)
with what seek who desires have
brings wordly for rather has happiness

It is true that complete (a)______ does not exist in (b)_________ life. A man cannot (c)___________ all the things that he (d)_______ in life. It is better not to (e)________       more and more of a thing, (f)________ one should be satisfied (g)_______ what one gets. Contentment is the key to happiness. One should not always think about (h)______ he does not have. There are some people (i)_______ think’ that it is money that (j)________ happiness in life.

9.The phrases in column A are the beginnings of some sentences. The phrases in column B are the endings. Match the phrases in column A with the phrases in column B to make complete sentences.  ( 1×5=5)

Column A Column B
(i) Frustration is the cause (a) not only a national but also a global problem
(ii) Drugs kill the addicts (b) effect on human body
(iii) Drugs bear a terrible (c) slowly but surely
(iv) Addiction means (d) of drug addiction
(v) Drug addiction is ‘ (e) strong attraction for harmful things

Section B – Writing Test

  1. Suppose, you are Rana/Rani and you have a friend named Ripon/Runa. Your friend is interested in a reading newspaper. Now, write a dialogue between you and your friend about the importance of reading newspaper.(10)

11.Write a paragraph on ‘A Tea Stall’ by answering the following questions ( 10)

a)What is a tea stall? b) Where is it found? c) How is it furnished? d) What things are sold here? e) What do the customers do in the tea stall?

12.Read the beginning of the story. Complete it in about 150 words in your own way:(10)

Once there lived a farmer in a village. He had a wonderful goose and it laid a golden egg every morning. One day ————

13.Suppose, you are Moni/Munia. You have a friend named Rahim/Rahima. Now, write a letter to your friend describing what you intend to do after JSC Examination.(10)

 

 

 

 Barisal Board-2017

ENGLISH FIRST PAPER

            Time – 3 Hours

Subject Code: 107

Full marks: 100

[N.B.—The Figures in the margin indicate full marks.]

Section A—Reading Test (Seen Passage)

 

Read the passage carefully and answer the questions 1, 2 and 3:—

Health is the condition of our body and mind. It may be good or bad. Good health means healthy body free from diseases. It is essential for everyone to lead a happy life. If we are not in good health, we cannot concentrate on any activity in our life.

A proverb goes, “Health is wealth.” It means health is equally valuable as gold or any other personal possessions. We may have vast wealth and property, but if we are not healthy we cannot enjoy them.

To keep ourselves healthy, we have to do certain things. We have to take a balanced diet. We must exercise regularly to keep our body fit for work.

There is an old saying:

“Early to bed and early to rise

Makes a person healthy, wealthy and wise.”

So we must not keep late hours. We should go to bed early at night and rise early in the morning. Peace of mind is another condition for good health. So we must not worry over small things of life.

  1. Choose the best answer from the alternatives: — 1×5=5

 (a) A healthy person is one who —

(i) is physically and mentally sound     (ii) eats good food          (iii) has a lot of wealth                     (iv) is overweight

 

(b) The phrase ‘to keep late hours’ means—.

(i) to go to bed late       (ii) to wake up late in the morning   (iii) to do things late always              (iv) to be late for the class

(c) We need to eat —

(i) rich food             (ii) balanced diet                 (iii) little food                   (iv) lot of food

(d) Possession means —

(i) estate           (ii) foundation                 (iii) state          (iv) step

(c) Essential means —

(i) rare               (ii) avoidable           (iii) uncommon             (iv) necessary

  1. Give short answers to the following questions.

(a) What do you mean by health?

(b) What should we do to keep healthy?

(c) Why is good health necessary?

(d) How can we keep our body fit for work?

(e) What is the meaning of the proverb “Health is Wealth” mean?

  1. Read the text in ‘A’ again. Now write the summary of it. (around 60 words) 10

 Reading Test (Unseen Passage)

Read the following text carefully and answer the questions 4 and 5:—

You have heard the name of S.M. Sultan. Hiss full name is Sheikh Muhammad Sultan. He was a Bangladeshi Avant-grade artist. He worked in painting and drawing. He was born in Machimdia Village, Narail District, Bangladesh, on 10thAugust 1923.from his boyhood, he showed himself as a future artist. In course of time he was known as a great artist. For his achievement in fine art, he was awarded with the ‘Ekushe Padak’ in 1892; the Bangladesh Charu Shilpi Sansad Award in 1993. His works are held in several major collections in Bangladesh including the Bangladesh National Museum, the National Art Gallery, the S. M. Memorial Museum and the Bengal Foundation. He died on 10th October 1994. Though he is no more among us , his immortal  heart is with his arts.

  1. Complete the following table with the information given in the passage: — . 1×5=5 
Who/ what Event Where When
S.M. Sultan was born (i) —— on 10th August 1923
He died in Bangladesh (ii)  in ——
He was awarded the ‘Ekushe Padak’ (iii) in ——
(iv)  —— are held in several major collections in Bangladesh
He got Charu Shilpi Sansad Award (v) in ——

 

  1. Read the passage again and write true or false beside the statements. Give correct answers for the false statements: —. 1×5=5

(a) S.M. Sultan was a world famous artist.

(b) He was born in urban area.

(c) For his outstanding achievement in fine art, he was noted worldwide.

(d) His famous works have been kept in museum.

(e) He was awarded the Bangla Academy Puruskar.

  1. Fill in the gaps with appropriate words: — 1×5=5

Truthfulness is a (a) — virtue. It is (b) — to be the noblest of all virtues. It denotes the man’s ability of (b) — the truth. This virtue (d) — a man nothing hut it earns him a lot. For example, it crowns a man with (d) — and dignity. Besides, everybody believes him and shows him (e) — respect.

  1. Rearrange the following sentences in correct order: — 1×10=10

(a) The boy was awake and busy in studies.

(b) She woke up all on a sudden.

(c)  His beloved mother was also sleeping.

(d) She told her obedient son to give her a glass of water.

(e) He was nine years old.

(f) Long ago, there lived a widow in a village of Bustam.

(g) The boy also loved and obeyed her very much.

(h) She loved him very dearly.

(i) She had a son.

(j) One night the entire village was in deep sleep.

  1.  Fill in the gaps using clues from the boxes. There are more words than necessary: —                 0.5×10=5

 

assist mentally virtue education knowledge talents
society material self- reliant supposed truly genius

 Proper (a) — provides a learner with opportunity to improve all his (b) —. Its aim is to develop him physically and (e) — so that he can be useful to himself and to the (d) —. An educated man is (e) — but he can also (f) — others in attaining this great virtue. He is (g) — to be well-mannered, kind and sympathetic.  So, a man who has acquired (h) — and skill only for his (i) — development cannot be called a (i) — educated man

  1. The phrases in Column Aare the beginning of some sentences. The phrases in Column B are the endings. Match the phrases in Column Awith the phrases in Column B to make complete sentences: — 1×5=5 
Column A Column B
(a) Illiteracy is a curse (i)   can’t contribute to the betterment of his country.
(b) An illiterate person (ii)   the prosperity of a person.
(c) It greatly hinders (iii)  the whole nation suffers.
(d) As a result (iv) for a developing country like ours.
(e) So, we all should come (v)  forward to educate the general mass.

 Section B—Writing Test

  1. Suppose you are Ripon / Rupa and your friend is Rashid / Rashida. Your friend wants to know about your preparation for the coming JSC examination. Now write a dialogue between you and your friend about it. 10

Write a paragraph on ‘your school library’ by answering following questions: —

(a) What is a school library?

(b) What is the significance of a school library?

(c) Where is it located?

(d) How are the books arranged?

(e) Do you feel good in your school library?

  1. Read the beginning of the story. Now, complete it in your own way: — 10

There was a clever fox in a jungle. One day he fell into a trap as he was walking through the jungle. He could not get out of the trap but lost his tail behind. Without his tail, he looked very strange. “What should I do now?” he cried. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Suppose, you are Rana / Rina living at Mirpur 12/A Dhaka. You friend Monowar / Monowara living in 6 Rupnagar, Khulna met a brilliant result in the JSC Examination. Now, write a letter to your friend congratulating him/her on the brilliant success. 10

Board Questions, Class 10, First Paper

SSC English 1st Paper Dhaka BoardBoard Questions-2014

SSC English 1st Paper Board Questions

Dhaka Board-2014

ENGLISH(COMPULSORY)

PAPER FIRST

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

Read the passage. Then answer the questions below:-

The National memorial at Savar is a symbol of nation’s respect for the martyrs of the War of Liberation. It is built with concrete but made of blood. It stands 150 feet tall but every martyr it stands for stands so much taller. It is an achievement the dimension of which can be measured, but it stands for an achievement, which is immeasurable. It stands upright for the millions of martyrs who laid down their lives so that we may stand upright, in honour and dignity, amongest the nations of the world.

Most prominently visible is the 150 feet tower that stands on a base measuring 130 feet wide. There is actually a series of seven towers that rise by stages to a height of 150 feet. The foundation was laid on the the first anniversary of the Victory Day. There is actually a plan to build a huge complex in several phases. The entire complex will cover an area of 126 acres. The plan of this complex includes a mosque, a library and a museum. The relics of the Liberation War will be kept in the museum. They will ever remind our countrymen and all who would come to visit the museum of the valiant struggle and the supreme sacrifices of a freedom loving people. Here also will be a clear warning to all oppressors that the weapons of freedom need not be very big, and that oppression will always be defeated. The will of people prevails, for man is born to be free.

The most moving sight of the complex is the several graves of the martyred freedom fighters: close to the tower. standing in front of the graves we bow down our heads in respect, as the towers soar up simbolizing the loftiness of the spirit.

  1. Choose the correct answer from the alternatives. 1×7=7

(a) The National Memorial stands —- .

(i) horizontally   (ii) flat      (iii) plain    (iv) vertically

(b). Spiritually the National Memorial is made of —- .

(i) concrete  (ii) blood  (iii) ceramic tiles  (iv) iron sheet

(c) The National Memorial at Savar is a symbol of nation’s tribute to the –

(i) freedom loving people    (ii) martyrs of language movement.

(iii) martyrs of the Liberation War     (iv) freedom fighters.

(d) It is — to the oppressors.

(i) symbol   (ii) spirit       (iii) inspiration     (iv) threat

(e) The foundation of the National Memorial was laid in —- .

(i) 1971     (ii) 1972      (iii) 1973      (iv) 1974

(f) What is the main theme of the passage?

(i) People’s respect to the martyrs

(ii) People’s visit to the National Memorial  (iii) The National Memorial   (iv) The graves of martyred soldiers.

(g) “The most moving sight of the complex is the several graves of the martyred freedom fighters.” What does it mean?

(i) The sight is very attractive       (ii) the sight is very charming

(iii) The sight is very undesirable     (iv) The sight is very touching

 

  1. Answer the following questions. 2×5=10

(a) What does the national Memorial at savar symbolize?

(b) Why will the relics of the Liberation War be preserved in the museum?

(c) What do you mean by “Man is born to be free”?

(d) Why is the museum built near the monument?

(e) What is the most touching scene of the memorial complex?

 

  1. Write a summary of the passage in no more than 90 to 100 words. 10
  2. Read the passage on Albert Einstein. Complete the table below with information from the passage.

Albert Einstein, the greatest scientist of the twentieth century and one of the supreme intellects of all time, was born in March 14, 1879 in the city of Ulm in Germany. he attended high school in Switzerland and become a Swiss citizen in 1901.

He was appointed an examiner at the swiss Patent Office in 1902. He served at this post for three years. He received his Ph. D in 1905 from the University of Zurich, but was unable to find any academic position at that time. However, the same year he began to publish original papers on the theoritical aspects of the problems of Physics. Within a few years, these papers, particularly the one of relativity, established his reputation as one of the most brilliant and original scientists in the world. His therries were highly controversial. In spite of this, he was appointed Professor at the University of Berlin, at the same time becoming a member of the Prussian academy of science. In 1921 he was awarded Nobel prize for Physics.

Einstein’s situation in Germany became precious when Hitler rose to power. He moved to Princeton, New jersy, U.S.A, in 1933 to work at the institute of advanced study and in 1940, he became a United States citizen.

Einstein’s first marriage ended in divorce, but his second was quite happy. he had two children, both boys. he died in 1955 in Princeton. 5

 

Who/What Event Place/Time/Creation/Award/Others
Albert Einstein was born (i) ……
(ii) ….. attended high school in Switzerland in 1901
He was appointed a Patent Officer (iii) …….
(iv) …. received Ph. D in 1905 from the University of Zurich
He was awarded Nobel Prize for Physics (v) ………

 

  1. From your reading of the above passage fill in the blanks with suitable words. Use one word onely in each blank. 1×5=5

 

Albert Einstein was one of the greatest scientiste of the world. he got the opportunity to (a) —- a successful career. Though he was born in Germany, he went to Switzerland and the USA fot his (b) — study and work. Thus he could enjoy the (c) —- of being the citizen of several countries. He is mainly renowned for his theory of relativity. Thus scientific theory helped him to (d) —- Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921. Today the world is greatly (e) —- to him for his scientific research.

 

  1. Match the parts of the sentences given in Column ‘A’ and Column ‘B’ to write five complete sentences. There are more parts of sentences in Column ‘B’ than required. 1×5=5

 

Column A Column B
(a) 21st February is (i) many people going to the Shaheed Minar
(b) Everyone goes (ii) flower at the root of the Shaheed Minar
(c) Shaheed Minar is (iii) covered with flowers
(d) The national flag is (iv) to observe the day at the Shaheed Minar
(e) We offer (v) kept half-mast
  (vi) carrying the wreath of flowers
  (vii) declared the International Mother Language day

 

  1. Put the following parts of the story in correct order to rewrite the whole story. 8

(a) She asked Bayazid to give her a glass of water.

(b) Once Hazrat Bayazid Bustami came home to see his ailing mother.

(c) But she again fell asleep.

(d) So, he went to the well quite far from their house.

(e) She woke up some hours later.

(f) he filled the pitcher, came back and went to his mother with a glass of water.

(g) As he was still standing by her bed, his mother drank the glass of water and blessed him from the core of heart.

(h) He, in stead of waking her up, stood by her bed with the glass of water in his hand.

Answer Sheet:

  1. a + iv ; vertically

b + ii ; blood

c + iii ; martyrs of the Liberation War

d + iv ; threat

e + ii ; 1972

f + i ; People’s respect to the martyrs

g + iv; The sight is very touching

  1. (a) The national Memorial symbolizes the nation’s respect for the martyrs of the War of Liberation.

(b) The relics of the Liberation War will be preserved in the museum so that the countrymen and the visitors of the museum can remeber the valiant struggle and supreme sacrifices of a freedom loving people.

(c) “Man is born to be free” means man is freedom lover by birth.

(d) The museum was built near the monument to preserve the relics of the liberation war.

(e) The sveral graves of the martyred freedom fighters; close to the tower, is the most touching scene of the memorial complex.

  1. The National Memorial at Savar was built to remember the supreme sacrifices of the freedom fighters and to show respect to them. Our freedom fighters sacrificed their life to free the country from the oppressive rulers of the East Pakistan. The foundation of the memorial was laid on the first anniversary of the Victory Day. It is built on an area of 126 acres. There will be a mosque, a library and a museum to keep the relics of the Liberation War in the complex of the memorial.

 

  1. (i) in March 14, 1879; (ii) Albert Einstein/ He

(iii) in 1902 (iv) He (v) in 1921

 

  1. (a) run (b) advanced (c) reputation/ recognition (d) get/ have (e) indebted.

 

  1. a + vii ; 21 st February is declared the international Mother Language day.

b + iv ; Everyone goes to observe the day at the Shaheed Minar.

c + iii ; Shaheed Miner is covered with flowers.

d + v ; The national flag is kept half-mast.

e + iii ; We offer at the foot of the shaheed Minar.

 

  1. b + a + d + f + c + h + e + g

Section B: Writing Test

  1. Answer the following questions to write a paragraph on “A Book Fair” you have visited recently. 10

(a) what is a Book fair?

(b) What was the occasion of the fair?

(c) Where was it held?

(d) How was the environment of the fair?

(e) What experience did you gather by visiting the fair?

  1. Read the begining of the story. Write ten new sentences to complete the story. 10

Once there was a clever fox in a jungle. One day, when the fox was walking through the jongle, he fell into a trap. he could somehow get out of the trap, but he had to leave …………. .

  1. The graph below shows “The Internet Users” from 2000 to 2009. Describe the graph in 150 words.You should highlight and summarize the information given in the graph. 10

The internet Users (in lakh)Column Graph

  1. Imagine, you are Kaspia/Kaspian of 12, Mirpur Road, Dhaka. One of your friends is very weak in English.Now, write a letter to your friend Rosmin/Rosmina who lives at Patiya Chittagong, telling him about how to improve English. 10
  2. You are Rakib. You met your friend Rijol. Nowadays, he feels tired and looks weak.You advise him to walk in the morning regularly. Now, make a dialogue between you and Rijol about “The good effects of morning work.” 10