Comparison of Adjectives

Transformation of Degree

Degree deals with adjectives and adverbs. It can be classified into three kinds.

Positive Comparative Superlative
Noun/pronounএর দোষ, গুন, অবস্থা দুটি Noun/pronounএর দোষ, গুন, অবস্থা অনেকের মধ্যে তুলনা
as/so…as than the + superlative form

 Look at the box below (Given rules)

Positive Comparative Superlative
1.       No other than any other the + Superlative form
2.       Very few than most other/Than many other one of the
3.       No other than all other the……of all
4.       As soon as No sooner had…verb3….than *
5.       as/so…as not less….than *
6.       not + as/so…as less….than *
7.       not + as/so…as

(change both the subjects)

than *

 Structures

Positive             : No other/very few + ext + verb + as/so + positive form + as + sub.
Comparative  : Sub + verb + comparative form + given rules + ext.
Superlative     : Sub + verb + given rules + superlative form + ext.

 

 Some rules of interchanging degrees

By using more and most   By adding ‘er’ and ‘est’
Positive Comparative Superlative   Positive Comparative Superlative
Useful More useful Most useful   Black Blacker Blackest
Intelligent More Intelligent Most Intelligent   Fair Fairer Fairest
Attentive More attentive Most attentive   Clever Cleverer Cleverest
Difficult More difficult Most difficult   Poor Poorer Poorest

 

By adding ‘r’ and ‘st’   By doubling the final consonats
Positive Comparative Superlative   Positive Comparative Superlative
Fine Finer Finest   Big Bigger Biggest
Nice Nicer Nicest   Fat Fatter Fat test
Late Later Latest   Hot Hotter Hottest
Brave Braver Bravest   Wet Wetter Wettest

 

Deleting the final ‘y’ and adding ‘ier’ and ‘iest’   Exceptional
Positive Comparative Superlative   Positive Comparative Superlative
Happy Happier Happiest   Good/well Better Best
Prettier Prettier Prettiest   Bad/evil/ill Worse Worst
Busy Busier Busiest   Much/Many More Most
Lazy Lazier Laziest   Little Less Least

 

 Reminder:            

  1. Positive starts with no other/very few+ ext and ends with subject
  2. Comparative and Superlative start with sub + verb and ends with ext
  3. If a sentence starts with very few, verb will be plural.

 Steps to be followed

  1. Try to understand the given sentence—-Positive/comparative/superlative
  2. Follow the structures of Positive/comparative/superlative
  3. Look at the given rules chart

Examples of Comparison of Adjectives

  1. Positive : No other man in the village is as good as he.

Comparative : He is better than any other man in the village.

Superlative : He is the best man in the village.

  1. Positive : No other dish on the menu is as cheap as mutton chop.

Comparative : Mutton chop is cheaper than any other dish on the menu.

Superlative :  Mutton chop is the cheapest dish on the menu.

  1. Positive : No other wood burns as pretty as it.

Comparative : It burns prettier than any other wood.

Superlative : It burns the prettiest of any wood.

  1. Positive : Very few countries of the world are as small as Bangladesh.

Comparative : Bangladesh is smaller than most other countries of the world.

Superlative : Bangladesh is one of the smallest countries of the world.

  1. Positive : No other pen writes as fine as it.

Comparative : It writes finer than any other pen.

Superlative : It writes the finest of any pen.

  1. Positive : Very few restaurants in Bangladesh are as expensive as Sonargoan.

Comparative : Sonargoan is more expensive than most other restaurants in Bangladesh.

Superlative : Sonargoan is one of the most expensive restaurants in Bangladesh.

  1. Positive : No other dramatist is as great as Shakespeare.

Comparative : Shakespeare is greater than any other dramatist.

Superlative : Shakespeare is the greatest of all dramatists.

  1. Positive : No other kind of food is as nutritious as milk.

Comparative : Milk is more nutritious than all other kinds of food.

Superlative : Milk is the most nutritious of all kinds of foods.

  1. Positive : No other language in the world is as rich as English.

Comparative : English is richer than any other language in the world.

Superlative : English is the richest language in the world.

  1. Positive : No other sea-beach in the world is as large as Cox’s Bazar.

Comparative : Cox’s Bazar is larger than any other sea-beach in the world.

Superlative : Cox’s Bazar is the largest sea-beach in the world.

  1. Positive : No other drama I have ever watched is as pathetic as this.

Comparative : This is more pathetic than any other drama I have ever watched.

Superlative : This is the most pathetic drama I have ever watched.

  1. Positive : Very few metals are as precious as gold.

Comparative : Gold is more precious than most other metals.

Superlative : Gold is one of the most precious metals.

  1. Positive : No other city in Bangladesh is as crowded as Dhaka.

Comparative : Dhaka is more crowded than any other city in Bangladesh.

Superlative : Dhaka is the most crowded city in Bangladesh.

  1. Positive : No other commercial area of Bangladesh is as busy as Motijheel.

Comparative : Motijheel is busier any other commercial area of Bangladesh.

Superlative : Motijheel is the busiest of all commercial areas of Bangladesh.

  1. Positive : Nowadays very few games are as interesting as cricket.

Comparative : Nowadays cricket is more interesting than most other games.

Superlative : Nowadays cricket is one of the most interesting games.

  1. Positive : No other king of India is as great as Akbar.

Comparative : Akbar is greater than all other kings of India.

Superlative : Akbar is the greatest of all kings of India.

  1. Positive : No other boy in the class is as young as Rubel.

Comparative : Rubel is younger than all other boys in the class.

Superlative : Rubel is the youngest of all boys in the class.

  1. Positive : Very few dramas are as popular as Hamlet.

Comparative : Hamlet is more popular than most other dramas.

Superlative : Hamlet is one of the most popular dramas.

  1. Positive : As soon as he reached the station, the bus began to run.

Comparative : No sooner had he reached the station than the bus began to run.

  1. Positive : He is as strong as a lion.

Comparative : A lion is not stronger than he.

  1. Positive : He is as dull as an ass.

Comparative : An ass is not duller than he.

  1. Positive : Sumi was not as witty as we expected.

Comparative : Sumi was less witty than we expected.

  1. Positive : He does not get as much as he wishes.

Comparative : He gets more than he wishes.

24. Positive : Very few restaurants in Bangladesh are as expensive as Sonargoan.

Comparative : Sonargoan is more expensive than most other restaurants in Bangladesh.

Superlative : Sonargoan is one of the most expensive restaurants in Bangladesh.

25. Positive : No other dramatist is as great as Shakespeare.

Comparative : Shakespeare is greater than any other dramatist.

Superlative : Shakespeare is the greatest of all dramatists.

26. Positive : No other kind of food is as nutritious as milk.

  Comparative : Milk is more nutritious than all other kinds of food.

Superlative : Milk is the most nutritious of all kinds of foods.

27. Positive : No other language in the world is as rich as English.

Comparative : English is richer than any other language in the world.

Superlative : English is the richest language in the world.

28. Positive : No other man in the village is as good as he.

Comparative : He is better than any other man in the village.

Superlative : He is the best man in the village.

29. Positive : No other dish on the menu is as cheap as mutton chop.

Comparative : Mutton chop is cheaper than any other dish on the menu.

Superlative :  Mutton chop is the cheapest dish on the menu.

30.  Positive : No other wood burns as pretty as it.

Comparative : It burns prettier than any other wood.

Superlative : It burns the prettiest of any wood.

31. Positive : No other king of India is as great as Akbar.

Comparative : Akbar is greater than all other kings of India.

Superlative : Akbar is the greatest of all kings of India.

32. Positive : No other boy in the class is as young as Rubel.

Comparative : Rubel is younger than all other boys in the class.

 Superlative : Rubel is the youngest of all boys in the class.

33. Positive : Very few dramas are as popular as Hamlet.

Comparative : Hamlet is more popular than most other dramas.

Superlative : Hamlet is one of the most popular dramas.

 Transform from Superlative to Comparative and Positive
A.      Kazi Nazrul Islam is the best writer.  Cox Bazar is the longest sea beach on the world. Swimming is the best exercise. Sundarban is the largest Mangrove forest. Dhaka is the largest city in Bangladesh. Poverty is the greatest problem in our country. It is the largest river in the world.  Corruption is the most dangerous weapons to destroy a society. Their sacrifice is the greatest thing. Illiteracy is the greatest problem in Bangladesh. Books are the greatest friends. Kazi Nazrul Islam was the greatest poet. Nadia is the most dutiful girl in her office. It is the most significant event in the history of Bangladesh. Dhaka is the largest city in Bangladesh. He is the worst boy in the class. Chittagong is the biggest port in Bangladesh. My friend Paul is the best boy in the class. Greenland is the largest island. Kochi is the best port in Kerala. Mount Everest is the highest peak in the world. She is the richest woman in the country. At present cricket is the most popular game in our country. It was the happiest animal in the world. He is the noblest person I have ever found.

B.      A bee is one of the busiest insects. It is one of the most important elements. It is one of the most beautiful sea-beaches in the world. He is one of the greatest scientists in the present world. Price hike is one of the biggest problems for them. Toronto is one of the most expensive cities of the world. The Jamuna is one of the biggest rivers in Bangladesh. Mango is one of the sweetest fruits in the world. It is one of the famous schools in our district. It was one of the most memorable journeys in my life. The Padma is one of the biggest rivers in Bangladesh. Price hike is one of the biggest problems for them. It is one of the most beautiful sea beaches in the world. Torento is one of the most expensive cities of the world. The Padma is one of the largest rivers in Bangladesh. River erosion is one of the important causes of diminishing agricultural land. He is one of the happiest men in his locality. It is one of the biggest mangrove forests in the world. Akbar was one of the greatest kings of India. Dhaka is one of the biggest cities in Bangladesh. Gold is one of the most precious metals. Cricket is one of the most popular games in our country. Calcutta is one of the largest cities in India. Satin Tendulkar is one of the best batsmen in the world. This is one of the best solution to the problem. 

C.       The Everest is the highest of all peaks in the world. Milk is the most nutritious of all kinds of food. The Rose is the best of all flowers. Truthfulness is the greatest of all virtues in a man. Actually at that time he was the wisest of all men. Iron is the most useful of all metals. Imran khan is the greatest of all cricketers. Keats was one of the greatest romantic poets in the world. Keo karadong is one of the hightest peaks in Bangladesh. Maradona is the most famous of all footballers in the world. Bhutan is the smallest of all states in Asia. He is the most intelligent of all students in the class. Rabindranath Tagore is the greatest of all poets in the world. Arabian Nights is the best of all story books. Tashin is the best of all boys in the class. Sami is the smallest of all students in the class. London is the most famous of all cities of the world.

 

 Transform from Comparative to Positive and Superlative
A.      This shirt is prettier than any other shirt. Rafiq is more perfect than any other spinner in Bangladesh. Dhaka is bigger than any other city in Bangladesh. Chittagong is bigger than any other port in Bangladesh. He is wiser than any other man in the village. Bangladesh is more populous than any other country. Cox’s Bazar is longer than any other sea beach in the world. Corruption is more dangerous than any other weapon to destroy a society. Truthfulness is greater than any other virtue in a man. The Padma is bigger than any other river in Bangladesh. Their sacrifice is greater than any other thing. Illiteracy is greater than any other problem in Bangladesh. Poverty is greater than any other problem. The rose is better than any other flowers. Book is greater than any other thing. At present cricket is more popular than any other games in our country. Nadia is more dutiful than any other girl in her office. Kazi Nazrul was greater than any other poet. Mount Everest is higher than any other peak in the world. This house is bigger than any other house in this street. Unemployment is more serious than any other problem facing our country.

B.      Mango is sweeter than most other fruits in the world. It is more famous than most other schools in our district. At present cricket is more popular than most others games in our country. It was more memorable than most other journeys in my life. It is more populous than most other countries in the world. Price hike is bigger than most other problems for them.  It is more beautiful than most other sea beaches. A bee is busier than most other insects. Torento is more expensive than most other cities of the world. The Jumuna is bigger than most other rivers in Bangladesh. He was happier than most other men in his locality. It is bigger than most other mangrove frosts in the world. Calcutta is bigger than most other cities in India. Imran khan is greater than most other cricketers. Bhutan is smaller than most other states in Asia. He is more intelligent than most other students in the class. The tiger is more ferocious than most other animals. Arabian Nights is better than most other story books. Rabindranath Tagore is greater than most other poets in the world.

C.       Dhaka is bigger than all other cities of Bangladesh. Gold is more precious than all other metals. He is better than all other boys in the class. Keats is greater than all other romantic poets in the world. Keo karadong is higher than all other peaks in Bangladesh. Maradona is more famous than all other footballers in the world. The tiger is more ferocious than all other animals. Tashin is better than all other boys in the class. Sami is smaller than all other students in the class. London is more famous than all other cities of the world. Milk is more nutritious than all other foods. This is more dangerous than all other adventures. It is the most expensive of all hotels. Cancer is deadlier than all other diseases. The Tajmahal is greater than all other wonders of the world. The tiger is more ferocious than all other animals. Strategy is more important than all other things in the examination.

 

 Transform from Positive to Comparative and Superlative
A.      No other writer is as famous as Tagore. No other flowers are as good as the rose. No other problem in our country is so great as poverty. No other hotel is as better as this on in this area. No other thing is so great as their sacrifice. No other virtue in a man life is as great as Truthfulness. No other sea beach in the world is as long as Cox’s Bazer. No other event in the history of Bangladesh is as significant as it. No other girl is as dutiful as Nadi in her office. No other thing is so great as book. No other weapon to destroy a society is so dangerous as corruption. No other problem in Bangladesh is as great as illiteracy. No other poet was as great as Kazi Nazrul Islam. No other city in Bangladesh is so big as Dhaka. No other city in Bangladesh is so large as Dhaka. No other boy in the class is as bad as he. No other man in the village is so wise as he. No other spinner in Bangladesh is as perfect as Rafiq. No other country is as populous as Bangladesh. Actually at that time, no other man is as wise as he. It seemed to the fox that no other animal is as wise as it. At present, no other game is as popular as cricket.

B.      Very few insects are as busy a bee. Very few animals are as ferocious as tiger. Very few pictures of the world are as great as Mona Lisa. Very few cities in India are as large as Calcutta. Very few fruits in the world are as sweet as mango. Very few schools in our district are as famous as it. At present, very few games are as popular as cricket. Very few journeys in my life are so memorable as it.  Very few countries in the world are as populous as it. Very few rivers in Bangladesh are as big as the Padma.  Very few problems are as big as price hike for them. Very few sea beaches are as beautiful as it. Very few insects are as busy as the bee. Very few cities of the world are as expensive as Toronto. Very few rivers in Bangladesh are as big as the Jamuna. Very few elements of all living beings are as important as it. Very few causes of diminishing agricultural land are as important as river erosion. Very few men in his locality are as happy as he. Very few mangrove forests in the world are as big as it. Very few kings of India were as great as Akbar. Very few cities in India are so big as Calcutta. Very few games in Bangladesh are so popular as cricket.

 

 Exercises on exceptional rules

Positive Comparative
1.       As soon as No sooner had…verb3….than
2.       as/so…as not less….than
3.       not + as/so…as less….than
4.       not + as/so…as 

(both the subjects have to be changed)

than

 

a.       As soon as he teacher came, there was silence. As soon as he saw, it she showed me. As soon as she heard the news, she burst into tears. As soon as she arrived home, the telephone rang. As soon as we reached the station, the train left. As soon as I reached the station, the train left. As soon as the students came to college, the bell rang. As soon as the thief saw the police, he ran away. As soon as he saw me, he ran away. As soon as we started for college, the rain started. As soon as he saw me, he ran away swiftly. As soon as the police marked the thief, he ran away.

b.       No sooner had we reached the college than the rain started. No sooner had we reached the station than the train left. No sooner had the man seen than he ran away. No sooner had the rain stopped than they left the shelter. No sooner had the thief seen the police than the thief fled away from the spot.

c.       James is as intelligent as his brother. They were as wise as the Magi. He was as ferocious as a tiger. Your house is as large as mine. James is as good as his brother. Sushmita is as beautiful as Aishwarya. Opu is as tall as Nuru. You are as short as he. They are as stout as we. He is as attentive as Dana. Dana is as smart as Parul. She is as beautiful as her older sister. Jamil is as handsome as Saikat. It is as ugly as a crow. You are as clear as he. You are as sincere as Munna.

d.       She is not less brilliant than Rina. Jim and Rima were not less wise than Mim. He was not less ferocious than a tiger. Opu is not less tall than Nuru. Bela is not less intelligent than Abul. Sorrow is not less strong than hunger. Oranges are not less cheap than apples. It is not less big than the Buriganga. He is not less good than his brother. London is not less big than Oxford. The cow is not less useful than a donkey. He was not less short than she. Riches are not less important than honesty. E-mail is not less cheap than telex. The cuckoo is not less clever than crow. The cuckoo is less clever than a crow.

e.       She is not as beautiful as her older sister. Opu is not as tall as Nuru. You aren’t as short as he. They aren’t as stout as we. He is not as attentive as Dana. Dana is not as smart as Parul. Jamal is not as popular as his brother. They were not as talented as Munni. He was not as ferocious as a Lion. Your hair is not so black as mine. Cure is not so good as prevention. Honesty is not as much as it. A sick moneyed man is not as happy as a healthy poor man. Bela is not as intelligent as Abul. Sorrow is not as strong as hunger. Your watch is not so cheap as mine.  Riches are not so important as honesty. This pen is not as fine as mine. A bird cannot fly so fast as a plane. The rice of Barisal is not as fine as that of Dinajpur.  He is not as ugly as you said. He is not as intelligent as this boy. Rahul is not as good a singer as a writer. Sameer was not as strong before as he is now. It is not as easy to practise as to preach. A foolish friend is not as good as a wise enemy. 

f.         A mobile phone is more useful than a computer. Cancel is more dreadful than cholera. London is bigger than Oxford.  A pen is mightier than a sword. A healthy poor man is happier than a sick moneyed man. Prevention is better than cure. Oranges are cheaper than apples. It is bigger than the Buriganga. E-mail is cheaper than telex. Health is greater than wealth. The cow is more useful than the goat. Peter is cleverer than Rana. Health is more important than wealth. Blood is thicker than water. An ocean is certainly bigger than a sea. Subash balls faster than Ashoke. He is taller than Maruf. He is more intelligent than this boy. His new book is more interesting than his earlier books. I am more interested than Rani in cricket. Nothing is more ferocious than anger. Migratory birds run faster than the dove. A train runs faster than a bus. Television presents more informative news than radio. He speaks more fluently than I speak. A wise enemy is better than a foolish friend.  Sudha sings better than she dances. Rahul is a better writer than a singer. Some people have more money than brains.

g.       This pony is better trained than that one. This sum is more difficult than that one. This dress is as pretty as that one. This flower is more beautiful than that. This house is bigger than that one. This book is longer than that book. This story is more beautiful than that one.This painting is more attractive than that painting. This house is bigger than that one.

h.       My job is worse than yours. His eyes are bluer than mine. My brother’s handwriting is worse than mine. He drives slower than his wife does. The problems seemed easier than yours. The roads of Dhaka are more spacious than that of Satkhira.

 

 Exceptional rules

Superlative     : She is not the best girl in the class.

Positive              : Few other girls are as good as she.

Comparative       : She is not better than many other girls in the class.

Positive Comparative
a.       I would as soon die as injure you. I would die sooner than injure you.
b.       He is as intimate to me as to you. He is not more intimate to you than to me.
c.       There is no mystery as great as misery. Misery is greater than any other mystery.
d.       He is at least as competent as any other man. He is not less competent than any other man.
e.       Your book is as heavy as mine. My book is not heavier than yours.
f.         I have never seen so beautiful a pearl as this. I have never seen a pearl more beautiful than this.
g.       There are as many as fifty boys. There are no fewer than fifty boys.

PROVERBS

PROVERBS

A proverb is a saying which imbibes wisdom in it. It is defined as ” a short pithy saying in general use. ” It is used in everyday speech and writing. Some proverbs with their meanings are listed below.
Knowledge of these proverbs will enable the students to learn good English. :—

1. A good beginning makes a good end ( If a task is carefully planned, there’s a better chance that it will be done well. )
2. A good example is the best sermon ( Giving an example is better than giving advice. )
3. A good conscience is a soft pillow ( One sleeps well when one has nothing to feel guilty about. )
4. A bad workman quarrels with his tools ( An inefficient  worker blames others for his failure.)
5. A bird in hand is worth two in bush ( A thing which is sure and certain is better than an uncertain one.)
6. A burnt child dreads the fire ( One who has once got hurt by anything will avoid it afterwards. )
7. A friend in need is a friend indeed ( A true friend heps and supports in adversity.)
8. A rolling stone gathers no moss ( An unsteady man never achieves success.)
9. All that glitters is not gold ( Appearances are often deceptive. )
10. An outwardly shining and charming   ( Thing does not have real worth.)
11. A stitch in time saves nine ( A defect removed in time, saves us from a great deal of trouble afterwards. )
12. A little pot is soon hot ( A narrow-minded person loses his temper very soon. )
13. A sleeping fox catches no poultry ( An idle man cannot get anything. )
14. A drop in the ocean ( To pay Rs. 200 per month to a clerk these days is just like a drop in the ocean.)
15. A crowd is not a company ( People assembled all of a sudden do not make a suitable company. )
16. A fool and his money are soon parted ( a foolish is easily deprived of his money. )
17. A flow of words is no proof of wisdom ( A talkative man is not neccessarily a wise man. )
18. A great cry and little wool ( A great deal of clamour for a petty thihg. )
19. An idle mind is the devil’s workshop ( An idle man always thinks of mischief.)
20. A  common horse is the worst shod ( A business started by several parteners does not run for long. )
21. A man without purpose is a ship without a rudder ( A man who has no clear aim is likely to fail. )
22. A rotten sheep infects the whole flock ( A bad man currepts the whole company. )
23. All asses wag their ears ( All foolish persons talk and show as if they are very wise. )

24. A tree is known by its fruit ( The character of a man is judged by hs actions. )
25. A guilty conscience needs no accuser ( A guilty man betrays his crime of his own accord .)
26. As you sow so shall you reap ( One will have to suffer the consequences of one’s acts. )
27. An empty vessel makes much noise ( A man who has no real worth, always boasts of his qualities. )
28. A friend to everybody is a friend to nobody ( One who tries to be wellwisher of everyone cannot be that of anyone.)
29. A full purse never lacks friends ( A rich man is never in want of friends. )
30. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy ( Recreation is as important in life as serious work. )
31. All’s well that ends well ( All defects vanish if a thing ends successfully. )
32. All doors are open to courtesy ( A man of courtesy can get any work done. )
33. A woman’s strength is in her tongue ( A woman’s power lies in her loose talks only. )
34. A wooden leg is better than no leg ( It is better to have a little support than to have none. )
35. A penny saved is a penny gained ( If one saves a little money it is as good as gaining it. )
36. A reconciled friend is a double enemy  ( A friend lost and won is more dangerous than an enemy. )
37. A good presence is a letter of recommendation ( A man of graceful nature needs no letter of recommendation . )
38. A bald head is soon shaved ( A simple and innocent man is soon deceived . )
39. An angry man opens his mouth and shuts his eyes  ( An  angryman is governed by passios and loses self-control. )
40. As are the gods, so are the worshippers ( The character of public is formed by the leaders. )
41. All are no saints that go to church ( A man should be judged by his inward character and not by his outward conduct. )
42. A leopard cannot change its spots ( It is not possible for a bad or unpleasant person to become good or pleasant. )
43. A loaded wagon makes no noise ( Really wealthy people don’t talk about money. )
44. A fool at forty  is a fool forever ( If a person hasn’t matured by the age of forty, he never will. )
45. A flower blooms more than once ( If you miss an occassion, you can avail of it at another time.)
46. Better today than tomorrow ( One should not delay what one can do at the moment. )
47. Birds of same feather flock together ( Persons of the same nature often come together in one company.)
48. Barking dogs seldom bite ( Those who warn and threaten others hardly harm anyone. )
49. Better late than never ( It is better to do a thing belatedly than never to do it all. )
50. Better to wear out than to rust out ( Doing something is better than doing nothing. )
51. Better flatter a fool than fight him ( It’s better to avoid dispute with stupid people. )
52. Better the devil you know than the devil you don’t know ( It’s better to deal with somebody difficult but familiar than change and risk dealing with somebody worse. )
53. Better to be alone  than in tha bad company ( Be careful in the choice of the people you associate with. )
54. Better be the head of a dog than the tail of a lion ( It’s better to be the leader of a small group than a subordinate in a bigger group. )
55. Better lose the saddle than the horse ( It’s better to stop and accept a small loss. rather than continue and risk losing everything. )
56. Better safe than sorry ( It’s betterto be careful than to be careless and regret it later.)
57. Better to drink the milk than to eat the cow ( Be careful not to destroy the source of your income and welfare.)
58.  Better untaught than ill taught ( It’s better not to be taught at all than to be taught badly. )
59. Beauty is but skin deep ( A person’s character is more important than his appearance.)
60. Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholders ( Different people have different tastes. )
61. Bad news travels fast ( People tend to circulate bad news very quickly. )
62. Be swift to hear, slow to speak ( Listen carefully before speaking. )
63. Beggars should not be chooser ( Those who seek favours should not impose their choice. )
64. Blood is thicker than water ( Kinship is stronger than friendship. )
65. Beware of greeks bearing gifts ( Don’t trust your enemies. )
66. Blood will out ( A person’s background or education will eventually show. )
67. Better face danger once than be always in fear ( It is better to fight out a danger once than to fear it for long. )
68. Beware of silent dog and still water ( Silent people are often very dangerous. )
69. Brevity is the soul of wit ( Short and precise answers are the best ones. )
70. Ball is in your court (  It is upto you to decide. )
71. Before criticizing a person, walk a mile in his shoes ( One should not criticize a person without understanding his situation. )
72. Cast not pearls before swine  ( It is no good telling good things to those who cannot appreciate it. )
73. Caesar’s wife must be above suspicion ( The reputation of a great man’s wife must be without blames. )
74. Carry coal to Newcastle ( To carry something to a place where it is already plentiful. )
75. Charity begins at home ( We favour our relationship first and others afterwards. )
76. Choose a wife rather by your ear than by your eye ( Select a wife of good conduct and not of good external appearance. )
77. Clear moon frost soon ( If the atmosphere is clear, frost may form. )
78. Cleanliness is next to godliness ( A clean body is just as important as a pure soul. )
79. Clothes don’t make the man ( Appearances can be deceiving. )
80. Constant occupation prevents temptation  ( When you work you avoid temptation. )
81. Critics are like brushers of other man’s clothes ( Critics cleanse us of our defects and evils. )
82. Cut your coat according to your cloth ( One must spend within the limits of one’s income. )
83. Dead men tell no tales ( A dead person cannot cause difficulties by revealing something that would be preferable to conceal. )
84. Death keeps no calendar ( One may die at any moment. )
85. Desperate maladies require desperate means ( The worst type of evil can be abolished only by evil means. )
86. Diamond cuts diamond ( Refers to two people equally matched in wit or cunning.)
87. Diligence is mother of good fortune ( Hardwork brings rewards.)
88. Discreation is the better part of valour ( It is useless to take unneccessary risks. )
89. Distance makes the heart grow fonder ( When you are separated from the person you love, your feelings are even stronger. )
90. Dogs of the same street bark alike ( People from the same background have the same behaviour. )
91. Don’t bark if you can’t bite  ( Don’t complain if you can’t enforce your point of view. )
92. Don’t count your chicken before they are hatched ( You must not be too confident that something will be successful. )
93. Don’t dig your grave with your own knife and fork ( Don’t do something yourself which causes your own downfall. )
94. Don’t judge a book by its cover ( Don’t  judge by appearances. )
95. Drowning man catches a straw ( Those who are in danger try to save themselves with the least possible support they can get. )
96. Do as you would be done by ( Behave others in the way you expect others to behave with you. )
97. Death is a great leveller ( Death makes no distinction between the high and the low. )
98. Easy come easy go ( What is required without effort, is spent without thought. )
99. Every dog has his day ( Everybody has some period of success. )
100. Example is better than percept ( Action is better than teaching . )
101. Eat to live but not live to eat ( Do not be a glutton but eat what and how much is neccessary. )
102. Every man thinks his own geese swan ( Everyone thinks his articles to be of high quality. )
103. Every cloud has a silver lining ( Every evil thing has some or the other quality. )
104. Easier said than done ( What is suggested sounds easy but it is more difficult to actually do it. )
105. Elbow grease is the best polish ( Hard work gives the best results. )
106. Empty vessels make the most noise ( The least intelligent people are often the most talkative or boastful. )
107. Every ass likes to hear himself bray ( People like to hear themselves talking. )
108. Every man for himself ( You must think about your own interests before the interests of others. )
109. Every man has his price ( Everyone’s loyalty can be bought for a price. )
110. Every man is the architect of his own fortune ( Life is what you make it. )
111. Every path has its puddle ( Progress is rarely without difficulty. )
112. Every rose has its thorn ( Every good thing has an unpleasant side. )
113. Every why has a wherefore ( There is an explanation for every thing. )
114. Every thing in the garden is rosy ( Every thing is satisfactory. )
115. Experience is the father of wisdom ( Experience and knowledge result in better judgement. )
116. Facts speaks louder than words ( People show what they are really like by what they do than by what they say. )
117. Failure teaches success (One should learn from one’s mistakes. )
118. Familiarity breeds contempt ( Knowing somebody very well may lead to a lack of respect for them. )
119. First come, first served ( The first person in the line will be attended to first. )
120. First weigh then say ( Consider well before you act. )
121. Fast bind , fast find ( One should take proper precaution in regard to any property, and you will not lose it. )
122. First catch your hare and then cook it ( The present must preprare for the future. )
123. First deserve and then desire ( One should desire a thing only when one is eligible for it. )
124. Fortune favours the brave  ( Those who are brave always succeed. )
125. Forgiveness is the noblest revenge ( Forgive your enemy who has caused you harm and that is the greatest revenge. )
126. Fools make feast, and wise men eat them ( Wise men enjoy themselves at the cost of foolish people. )
127. Fools rush in where angels fear to tread ( Inexperienced people act in situations that more intelligent people would avoid. )
128. Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me ( One should learn from one’s mistakes. )
129. Gardens are not made by sitting in the shade ( Nothing is achieved without efforts. )
130. Give and spend, God will send ( One should spend for his needs and charity. It is God who looks to everybody’s needs. )
131. Give someone an inch and he will take a mile ( Give someone a little and he will want more )
132. Give someone enough rope and he will hang himself ( Give someone enough time and freedom and he will get into the trouble. )
133. God helps those who help themselves (A man should do his best befforts to do a thing and leave the result into the hands of God. )
134. Grasp all, lose all ( A man who tries to get everything will get nothing. )
135. Go to bed with the lamb, and rise with the lark ( Early to bed early to rise. )
136. Good swimmers are often drowned ( Too much of confidence often brings about failure. )
137. Good accounting makes good friends ( You will keep your friends if you avoid dispute over money. )
138. Great minds think alike ( When two persons express the same opinion. )
139. Great oaks grow from little acorns ( Large successful operation can begin in a small way. )
140. Grief divided is made lighter ( If you share your grief it is easier to bear. )
141. Habit is second nature ( Custom makes all things easy. )
142. Half a loaf is better than no bread ( Something is better than nothing. )
143. Handsome is that handsome does ( Areally handsome person is he who does handsome deeds. )
144. Haste makes waste ( If something is done too quickly, it may be done carelessly and needs to be redone. )
145. Hatred is blind as love ( A person who feels hatred does not see any quality in the person he/she hates. )
146. He lacks most who longs most ( He who has endless wants will never be happy . )
147. Hanging and wiving go by destiny ( The hand of fate dictates joys and sorrows. )
148. He has enough who is content ( A happy person needs nothing more. )
149. He who hesitates is lost ( If you delay your decision too long, you may miss a great opportunity. )
150. He who is everywhere  is nowhere ( It’s not good to do many things at the same time. )
151. He laughs best who laughs last ( Don’t express your joy or your triumph, too soon. )
152. Health is better than wealth (It’s better to be in good health than to be rich . )
153. Home is where the heart is ( You call home the place where the people you love are. )
154. Honesty is the best policy ( Honest people succeed the most. )
155. Hunger is the best sauce ( A hungry person is never particular about the quality of food. )
156. Idleness is the rust of mind ( A man is spoiled if he does not work.)
157. It is hard to sit at Rome and fight with Pope ( We cannot fight with those whom we depend on. )
158. If two ride a horse, one must ride behind ( When two people do something together, one will be the leader and other will be the subordinate. )
159. If wishes are horses, then beggar would ride ( Wishing alone is of no use, you must act as well. )
160. Ignorance is bliss ( What you do not know causes no worry or sadness. )
161. Ill got ill spent ( Wealthgot by unfair or dishonest means is usually squandered sinfully. )
162. In for a penny, in for a pound ( If you start something, it is better to spend the time or money neccessary to complete it. )
163. It never rains but it pours ( Misfortune never comes alone. )
164. It is always darkest before the dawn ( The most difficult time is just before a problem. )
165. It is no good crying over spilt milk ( It is useless to feel sorry for the mistakes done. )
166. It is never too late to learn ( Knowledge may be aquired at any time and any stag. )
167. It takes all sorts to make a world ( People vary in character and abilities, and this is a good thing. )
168. It takes two to make a quarrel ( One cannot quarrel all alone. )
169. Jack of all trades and master of none ( One who can do a little of many things and is an expert in none )
170. Justice delayed is justice denied ( If the law is applied too late, there is no justice. )
171. Kill one to warn a hundred ( Warn many by punishing a few. )
172. Kill the goose tha lays the golden eggs ( Destroy a source of wealth or success. )
173. Killtwo birds with one stone ( Try to get two things by one effort. )
174. Kindness begets kindness ( If you are kind to p-eople, they will be kind to you. )
175. Knowledge is power ( Knowledge makes it possible for you to act. )
176. Knowledge in youth is wisdom in age ( What you learn when you are young will be invaluable when you grow up. )
177. Learn to walk before you run ( Don’t rush into doing something until you know how to it. )
178. Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere ( Education is something you keep forever. )
179. Least said soonest mended ( The more discreet you are, the less damage you cause. )
180. Let bygones be bygones ( Let’s forgive and forget past quarrels. )
181. Lightning never strikes in the same place twice ( An unusual event is not likely to occur again in exactly the same circumstances. )
182. Like father like son ( A son’s character can be expected to resemble to his father’s. )
183. Little strokes fell great oaks ( If you divide a task into small parts, it becomes easier to do. )
184. Look before you leap ( First think then act. )
185. Make hay while the sun shines ( To do a thing at the most opportune time. )
186. Man a little makes a mickle ( Great numbers are made of small units. )
187. Man proposes, God dispses ( Wishes of men are subjected to God’s mercy. )
188. Manners maketh a man ( Manners increase the importance of man. )
189. Marriages are settled in heaven ( Marriages are planned by fate and not by man’s wishes. )
190. Mice will play when the cat is away ( A man enjoys freely when his master is absent. )
191. Many men, many minds ( Everybody has his own likes and dislikes. )
192. Many hands make light work ( Sharing work makes work easier. )
193. Marry in haste, repent in leisure ( If you get married too quickly you may spend all your life regretting it. )
194. Misfortune seldom come alone ( Sorrows and sufferings surround man on all sides. )
195. Money begets money ( If you have money you can make more money. )
196. Money is the root of all evil ( Money is the main cause of all wrongdoings and problems. )
197. Money makes the mare go ( Much can be done under the influence of money. )
198. More die by food than by famine (More people die of excess of food than by want of food. )
199. More haste, more waste (A man who is over hasty, spoils his work. )
200. Murder will out ( None can conceal a murder. )
201. Need teaches a plan ( Neccessity will make you find a solution. )
202. Neccessity has no law (Want compels a man to do every kind of work. )
203. Neccessity is the mother of invention ( Every new invention  is caused by neccessity. )
204. Never say die ( Never give up. )
205. No gains without pains ( One cannot enjoy advantage until one is prepared for hard labour. )
206. No man is an island ( We all need other people. )
207. No news is good news ( If the news was bad, we would hear of it. Since we have heard nothing we can assume that all is well. )
208. No rose without a thorn ( Pleasure and pain go together. )
209. No man can serve two masters ( It is impossible for one to satisfy two persons at one and same time. )
210. No smoke without fire ( There could be some truth in the rumour. )
211. No wind, no waves ( There could be some truth in the rumour. )
212. Nothing ventured nothing gained ( One will not be able to get anything until and unless one is prepared for hard labour. )
213. Once bitten twice shy ( After an unpleasant experience, people are careful to avoid something similar. )
214. One beats the bush, another catches the hare ( People often enjoy the fruits of labour done by others. )
215. One today is worth two tomorrow ( What you have today is better than what is promised or hoped for. )
216. One man’s meat is another man’s poison ( What is good for one is bad for others. )
217. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure ( What is useless to one could be valuable to others. )
218. One swallow does not make a spring ( One man alone cannot do the whole thing. )
219. Only the wearer knows where the shoe pinches ( Only those who suffer best know their miseries. )
220. Opportunity makes the thief ( Strong temptations oblige a man to yield. )
221. Opportunity seldom knocks twice ( Don’t miss opportunities that come along. )
222. Out of sight, out of mind ( Even the nearest and dearest are forgotten when they are away. )
223. Patience is a virtue ( It is good to be patient. )
224. Patience is a plaster for all sores ( If one has patience, one is able to bear all the hardships whatever may come in life. )
225. Penny wise and  pound foolish ( To attach importance to petty things and neglect great ones. )
226. People who live in glass houses should not throw stones at others (Those who have grating defects in their character should not criticise others. )
227. Practice makes perfect ( A man can improve a lot by continuous practice. )
228. Practise what you preach ( Do yourself what you advise others to do. )
229. Prevention is better than cure  ( It is easier to prevent something from happening than to repair the damage. )
230. Pride goeth before a fall ( A proud man is bound to be humbled one day. )
231. Prosperity gains friends, adversity tries them ( A rich man may win a number of friends but they are put to test in hard times. )
232. Punctuality is the soul of business ( You should balways be on time for your business appointments. )
233. Put all your eggs in one basket ( Risk everything by putting all money in one business. )
234. Revenge is sweet ( There is satisfaction in returning an injury. )
235. Riches have wings ( None can remain rich for long. )
236. Rome was not built in a day ( Nothing really great can be got in a short time. )
237. Saying is onething, doing is another ( People don’t always do what they announce. )
238. Short reckonings make long friends ( Debts paid quickly encourage friendships. )
239. Silence is consent ( If one remains silent, it shows one’s acceptance of a thing. )
240. Snug as a bug in a rug ( Feeling very comfortable. )
241. Soft words break no bones ( Gentle and courteous speech harms none. )
242. Spare the rod and spoil the child ( Children not kept under control get spoiled later. )
243. Speak the truth and shame the devil ( If you resist the devil by speaking the truth, he will be put to shame. )
244. Still waters run deep ( Quiet and reserved persons are generally intelligent. )
245. Stolen fruit is the sweetest (Things earned by evil means appear to be very charming. )
246. Time and tide wait for none ( One cannot stay to course of time. )
247. Time has wings ( Time goes by quickly. )
248. Time is money ( Time is valuable and should not be wasted . )
249. To err is human, toforgive divine ( It is human nature to make mistakes, therefore one shall forgive. )
250. Too many cooks spoil the broth ( If too many persons are involved in something, it will not be done properly. )
251. True friends are tested in adversity ( It’s when you have problems that you realise who your real friends are. )
252. Trust not a horse’s heel nor a dog’s tooth ( Be careful of the reaction of animals. )
253. Truth is stranger than fiction (  Events in real life are sometimes stranger than in fiction. )
254. Tall oaks grow from little acorns ( Great things may come from small beginings. )
255. The best fish swims near the bottom (The valuable things can be attained only after a careful and deep search. )
256. The darkest hour is just before dawn ( There is a hope even in the worst of time. )
257. The early bird catches the worm ( If you want to do the something successfully, you should do it as soon as you can. )
258. The first step is the hardest ( The most difficult thing is to begin. )
259. The pen is mightier than the sword ( Words and communication have greater effect than war and fightings. )
260. The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach ( Feed a man well and he will love you. )
261. There is a black sheep in every flock ( There is always one who doesn’t behave or perform like others. )
262. There is many a slip between the cup and the lip ( We should not count on anything until it is actally in our grasp. )
263. Union is strength ( A group has more  force than an individual. )
264. United we stand divided we fall ( Union is strength. )
265. Unwillingness easily finds an excuse ( A person who doesn’t want to do something always finds a reason to avoid it. )
266. Variety is the spice of life ( Doing a lot of things make life more interesting. )
267. Virtue is its own reward ( You could not expect praise for acting in a correct or moral way. )
268. Walls have ears ( Be careful, people could be listening. )
269. Waste not, want not ( If you never waste anything, you will have it when you need it. )
270. Watch how the wind blows ( One should watch the development and only then speak. )
271. Well begun is half done (A good beginning a;lways ensures a good end. )
272. What cannot be cured must be endured. ( Pains from which there can be no relief, must be borne patiently. )
273. When ignorance is bliss, it is folly to be wise ( If a man does not understand fully, it is wise to keep silent. )
274. When the cat is away mice play ( People misbehave when their boss is absent. )
275. When in Rome, do as the Roman do ( One should keep in mind and follow the traditions of the place where he lives. )
276. When poverty come in the door, love goes out of the window ( Nobody loves poor relatives. )
277. When the wine is is , wit is out ( A man under intoxication, loses all senses. )
278. When there is smoke there is fire ( Effect and cause theory applies everywhere. )
279. Where there is a will, there is a way ( If one has a strong will to do anything, one can find out the way to get it done.)
280. Where there is life, there is hope ( One should never lose hope to achieve his goal. )
281. You are what you eat ( What you eat , has an effect on your well- being. )
282. You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink ( You can offer someone an opportunity to do something but you can’t force him to do it. )
283. You can’t teach an old dog new tricks ( A person who is used to doing things in a certain way cannot change.)
284. You scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours ( You help me and I’ll help you. )

 

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.

 

 

 

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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.

 

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

  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.

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

 

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

 

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.

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.

 

Fill in the blanks with the words from the list. You may need to change the form of some of the words.

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.

 

 

 

 

Completing sentences

5.n 

(a) The beauty of a moon-lit night cannot —.
(b) It is —.
(c) It dazzles —.
(d) Everybody enjoys —.
(e) even little insects —.
Answer- 5:
(a) The beauty of a moon-lit night cannot be described in words.
(b) It is very charming.
(c) It dazzles our eyes.
(d) Everybody enjoys a moon-lit night.
(e) Even little insects fly here and there.
 6.n
(a) There is nobody who —.
(b) Now-a-days flowers are used —.
(c) It is flowers which —.
(d) Now many people —.
(e) This will better the living condition —.
Answer- 6:
(a) There is nobody who doesn’t love flowers.
(b) Now-a-days flowers are used on various occasions.
(c) It is flowers which provide the opportunity to greet the respected guests.
(d) Now many people cultivate flowers.
(e) This will better the living condition of the poor flower sellers.
 7.n
(a) Asif Ahmed is a student who is trying to —.
(b) He thinks he will complete —.
(c) His parents are —.
(d) They feel —.
(e) He should not —.
Answer- 7:
(a) Asif Ahmed is a student who is trying to make a good result.
(b) He thinks he will complete all the subjects before march.
(c) His parents are also careful.
(d) They feel his absence.
(e) He should not miss the classes.
 8.n
(a) Mujibnagar is a place which—.
(b) It is such a place where—
(c) There is a memorial which—
(d) There is a large Mosque where—.
(e) Let’s visit this place—.
Answer-8:
8. (a) Mujibnagar is a place which is nice to look at.
(b) It is such a place where many people come.
(c) There is a memorial which has some pillars.
(d) There is a large Mosque where people say their prayers.
(e) Let’s visit this place as soon as possible.
 9.n
(a) It is Asif Ahmed who —.
(b) I do not know what—.
(c) But I know the place where—.
(d) Though he is poor,—.
(e) It is he who—.
Answer-9:
(a) It is Asif Ahmed who is a good boy.
(b) I do not know what his father’s name is.
(c) But I know the place where he has born.
(d) Though he is poor, he is honest.
(e) It is he who is the best player.
 10.n
(a) A library is a place—.
(b) They help us—.
(c) A library is a source—.
(d) People gather knowledge—.
(e) It is we who—.
Answer-10:
(a) A library is place where people go to gather knowledge.
(b) They help us in many ways.
(c) A library is a source that gives us knowledge.
(d) People gather knowledge from a library.
(e) It is we who should visit the library.
 11.n
(a) It is spring which—.
(b) It is the time when—.
(c) The cuckoo sings sitting—.
(d) It is the song which—.
Answer-11:
(a) It is Spring which is the best of all seasons.
(b) It is the time when the cuckoo sings.
(c) The cuckoo sings sitting on the branch of a tree.
(d) It is the song which is liked by all
 12.n
(a) It is water which—.
(b) But is is polluted—.
(c) It is people who—.
(d) Men pollute—.
(e) So we should minimize—.
Answer-12 :
(a) It is water which is essential for life.
(b) But is polluted in many ways.
(c) It is people who are responsible for water pollution.
(d) Men pollute water.
(e) so we should minimize water pollution.
 13.n
(a) It is health which—.
(b) A healthy poor man is happier than —.
(c) Though a healthy man is an asset, —.
(d) It is he who—.
(e) There is nobody who—.
Answer-13 :
(a) It is health which is wealth.
(b) A healthy poor man is happier than an unhealthy man.
(c) Though a healthy man is an asset, an unhealthy man is burden.
(d) It is he who can shine in life.
(e) There is nobody who must not be conscious of health.
 14n
(a) It is money which—.
(b) It is a must for—.
(c) It does not bring—.
(d) It is happiness which—.
(e) It is only moral and spiritual development that—.
Answer-14 :
(a) It is money which cannot buy happiness.
(b) It is a mus for our life.
(c) It does not bring our happiness.
(d) Is is happiness which is a mental thing.
(e) It is only moral and spiritral development that gives us happiness.
 15.n
(a) An intellectual is one who—.
(b) he has to give light to others who—.
(c) He should—.
(d) An intellectual has the duty of—.
(e) The perception of the truth is—.
Answer-15 :
(a) An intellectual is one who is an enlightened person.
(b) He has to give light to others who are in need of it.
(c) He should come out of his ivory tower.
(d) An intellectual has the duty of seeing the truth and teaching it to others.
(e) The perception of the truth is almost the same as the perception of beauty.

  1. (a) We should `no’ to corruption because corruption is disgraceful.
    (b) Corruption persons are not only dishonest but also criminals.
    (c) Now, it is high time we removed corruption from the society.
    (d) We should work together if we want to establish a corruption free society.
    (e) But we are so self-centred that we always think of self-interest.
  2. (a) AIDS is a fatal disease which is incurable/is very dangerous.
    (b) It is such a disease that leads the patient to death.
    (c) The first AIDS patient was a man who worked in the Royal Navy.
    (d) The doctors suggest that prevention is the only solution so far.
    (e) There is no further remedy that can cure the patient.
  3. (a) United we stand divided we fall.

(b) Don’t you know this wise saying?
(c) Unless you are united, you will not prosper.
(d) The story of the old man and his sons teaches us that unity is strength.
e) It is high time we learnt the lesson.

  1. (a) As flower is a symbol of love, beauty and purity, it is liked by all.
    (b)There is hardly and person who does not hate a liar.
    (c) We can turn our enemies into friends if we love them.
    (d) It is said that those who do not love flowers are cruel.
    (e) Many people cultivate flowers because they love flowers.
  2. (a) Since Bangladesh is an agricultural country her economy depends largely on

agriculture.
(b) As her economy depends on agriculture, she needs to put emphasis on it.
(c) We have to develop cultivation scientifically so that we can grow more

crops.
(d)Though our farmers work hard, they do not get what they need.
(e) They cannot improve their condition because they are poor and uneducated.

 

  1. (a) We should be sincere because sincerity brings success.
    (b)All great men are sincere and they become successful.
    (c) If any work is not done properly, it will not result in success.
    (d) But sincerity does not mean only to do any work properly; it also means to  do any work honestly.e) Everybody must remember that without sincerity none can attain success.

 

  1. (a) If we drink arsenic polluted water, we are sure to fall sick.
    (b) Surface water is safe when it is boiled.
    (c) Pond water is not safe as different types of filthy things are mixed with it.
    (d)The illiterate people pf our country fall a prey to various diseases because they are not  conscious of their health.

(e) Since there is scarcity of pure water, everybody living there fetches

drinking water from the tubewell of the neighboring village.

 

  1. (a) A proverb goes that time and tide wait for none.
    (b) If he makes the best use of his time, he will shine in life.
    (c) But if he does otherwise, he is sure to lag behind in the race of life.
    (d) If he once falls behind, he will not be able to compete with others.
    (e) So he should make the use of his time so that he can be successful.
  2. (a) There goes a proverb that time tide wait for none.
    (b) Though lost wealth can be regained by hard work, lost time can’t be regained.
    c)  Time is so valuable that we should not waste it.
    (d) Those who have become great in life utilised their time properly.
    (e) If we make the best use of time, we’ll shine in life.

 

  1. (a) I purchase books whenever I get the opportunity.
    (b) On the 21st February I went to Ekushey Boi Mela which was organized at Bangla  Academy.

(c) I went to the book fair so that I could buy books.
(d) There I found hundreds of book stalls where so many books ere nicely arranged.
(e) I was delighted that I could come close to renowned novelist Humayun Ahmed .

 

  1. (a) The sky is cloudy and the weather is gloomy.
    (b) I think that it may rain.

(c) If it rains, I shall not go out.
(d)There are some boys who like to play in the rain.
(e) I don’t like to play in the rain because I may become sick.

 

  1. (a) A college is a seat of learning, so it should be calm and peaceful.

(b) It should be a clam and peaceful place where the students would be able to

study attentively.
(c) But nowadays peaceful atmosphere is absent from the college because there

are political violence’s and students clashes.
(d) The students who live in a noisy environment will face noise pollution.
(e) The sooner it can be controlled, the better the life will be.

 

  1. (a) I do not like people who tell lies.

(b) I believe that everybody can shine in  life.
c) I prefer wearing clean, ironed clothes and polished shoes.
d) People who are not punctual cannot shine in life.
e) I think those who are untidy in their lifestyle will lag behind.

 
14.(a) Television serials are getting so popular that the children become addicted to them.
(b) Despite the widespread popularity, television serials have some demerits also.
(c) Those television programmes are affecting not only the attitudes of our youths but also

their dress style.

(d) Television programmes have to be entertaining as well as educative.
(e) By telecasting good programme, television can play a great role in respect of

entertainment.

  1. (a) Since Bangladesh is an over populated country, unemployment problem is acute here.
    (b) Instead of being an asset, population has become a burden.
    (c) Though some steps have been taken, population is still increasing.
    (d) If people had been conscious, population problem would have been controlled.
    (e) It is time we controlled the growth of our population.

 

  1. (a) He was competent enough to get a scholarship.
    (b) Getting a scholarship is so competitive that only the brilliant/best students can get it.
  2. c) Studying abroad is too expensive for an ordinary student to afford.
    (d) Navid is applying for a scholarship in order that he can go abroad to study.
    (e) Studying abroad will not only upgrade his qualifications but also promote his intellectual

development.

 

17.(a) Truthfulness is a great virtue because it makes a great.

(b)One cannot command the respect of others unless he is truthful.

(c)One may succeed once or twice by telling a lie but he can’t continue it for a long time.

(d)You will not be trusted if you are a liar.

(e)So it is a wise decision to speak the truth always.

 

18.(a) This is Bangladesh where we live.

(b)The people of Bangladesh are friendly though they are poor.

(c)When anyone falls in danger, others help him.

(d)We love and help one another as if we were brothers and sisters.

(e)We work unitedly so that Bangladesh can prosper day by day.

 

19.(a)Water is so vital of all natural resources that it is called life.

(b)It is water which we need to live.

(c)Our agriculture which is our main source of economy depends on fainfall.

(d)Though Bangladesh is blessed with rivers our farmers do not get water during dry season.

(e)If the rainfall is timely crops grow well.

 

20.(a)If we invest in education for girls they will be self-reliant.

(b)It is education which is the backbone of a nation.

(c)Education women have higher income potential than those who have had not education.

(d)Those mothers who are educated can take care both male and female children.

(e)It is important to realize that girls can contribute to the society like boys.

 

 

21.(a) The two friends were traveling through a forest which was full of wild animals.

(b)They were frightened when they saw a bear.

(c)One of them knew how to climb a tree but the other did not.

(d)The friend who knew how to climb left his friend.

(e)He climbed up a tree so that he could save his life.

 

 

  1. (a)The term “Health” means soundness of both body and mind.

(b)Without a sound physique you can’t enjoy a sound mind.

(c)An unhealthy rich man can’t enjoy a sound mind.

(d)So, it is called one of the greatest gifts.

(e)A proverb goes that health is wealth.

 

23.(a) There goes a proverb that time and tide wait for none.

(b)Though lost wealth can regained by hard work, lost time can never be got back.

(c)Time is so valuable that we should not waste a single moment.

(d)Those who have become great in life have made the best use of time.

(e)If we make the best use of time we can shine in life.

 

 

24.(a) You cannot find others to love you unless you love them.

(b) It is love that unites all.   (c)Love is divine which ensures peace in the world.

(d)Your friends cannot help loving you if you love them.

(e)If you are not loved, it is good evidence that you don’t love others.

 

 

25.(a)Many dishonest person cut trees so that they can get quick benefit.

(b)But if we cut trees at random, our country will turn into a desert.

(c)Besides, trees bring rainfall which is essential for agriculture.

(d)Trees supply oxygen without which we can’t think of our existence.

(e)Since trees help us in many ways we should plant more trees.

 

 

  1. (a) I have a garden and it is in front of my reading room.

(b)When I get time, I go into my garden.(c)I water the plants so that they can grow well.

(d)I have put a fence around the garden which protects the garden.

(e) When I see the garden full of flowers, I forget the sufferings of daily life.

 

27.(a) Once there was a king who was fond of knowing his future.

(b)It is so happened that a famous astrologer stopped at his capital.

(c)The king called on him and wanted to know his future.

(d)The astrologer told him something which was quite unpleasant.

(e)At this the king grew so furious that he ordered his men to kill him.

 

 

28.(a)Once there was hungry fox and was searching for food.

(b)He removed here and there and came to a vineyard.

(c)He saw fine bunches of ripe grapes and felt tempted.

(d)He felt so tempted that his mouth watered at the sight of them.

(e)The grapes were hanging so high that he could not reach them.

 

 

29.(a)Once there lived a maiden whose name was Cinderella.

(b)Cinderella’s mother was dead and she had to work hard in the kitchen.

(c)She had two elder sisters who were unkind to her.

(d) They made her stay in the kitchen and do all the hard work.

(e)She was so shocked that she always remembered her dead mother.

 

30.(a)It is true that man is the architect of his own fate.

(b)He can achieve what he desires.

(c)It is a wrong idea that man’s life is decided by fate.

(d)It is not fate but sincere efforts make him successful.

(e)There may ups and downs but he should not lose heart.

 

 

31.(a) Once there were two friend who were very intimate.

(b) One day when they were passing through a forest they saw a bear coming to them

(c) One of the friends knew that a bear does not touch a dead body.

(d) One friend climbed up a tree and did not think of the fate of the other friend.

(e) The friend who could not climb up tree pretended to be dead.

 

  1. (a) A farmer who produces foods for others lives in village.

(b) He cultivates others land because he has no land of his own.

(c) He is illiterate and so he can not apply scientific method of cultivation.

(d)If he can cultivate scientifically he can produce more crops.

(e) His face smiles when crops grow in plenty.

 

  1. (a) Traffic jam is a common affair which occurs in the big cities and towns.

(b) Most of this problem occurs in the areas where roads are very narrow.

(c) It kills our valuable time and hampers our work.

(d) It causes great suffering to the ambulances which carry patients.

(e) This problem can be solved if spacious roads are constructed.

 

  1. (a) It was a hot summer day when a crow was very thirsty.

(b) It wanted to drink but there was no wanted to drink.

(c) He flew on and on in search of water, but failed. (d) Then it took a rest as it was tired.

(e) When it woke, it began to search water again.

 

  1. (a) Robert Bruce fought against the British soldiers so that he could free his country.

(b) He fought six battles one after another, but he was defeated each time.

(c) But at last he lost heart and gave up the hope of success.

(d) When he was dethroned he took a shelter in a cave.

(e) One day he found a spider who was trying to reach the ceiling.

 

  1. (a) Once there was a woodcutter who used to cut wood in the jungle.

(b)Though he was poor he was honest.(c) He worked hard, but could not earn enough.

(d) One day while he was cutting wood, all on a sudden the axe fell into the river.

(e) The woodcutter tried his best to find out his axe but failed.

 

37.(a)Once there was a cobbler who was poor. (b)But he had a neighbour who was rich.

(c)One day the neigbour came to the cobbler and wanted to know his condition.

(d)The cobbler told him that he had no problem.

(e)The cobbler also said that he was happy.

 

 

38.(a)It is known that gold is a precious metal.

(b)It glitters and looks very beautiful.

(c)There are many worthless things that also glitter.

(d)This means that all that glitters is not gold.

(e)So the proverb teaches us that we should not judge a thing on its outward appearance.

 

39.(a)We work hard so that we can prosper in life.

(b) If we are not industrious, we can not be great in life.

(c)A man who leads an idle life, always remains poor.

(d)An idle man can never help people and so he can not change his own fate.

(e)We know the proverb that man is the maker of his own fate.

 

40.(a) Though Bangladesh is a small country, she is burdened with huge population.

(b)But her over population can be turned into asset.

(c)It is high time we did something for the country.

(d) Women who constitute half of the total population can contribute much in this regard.

(e)It is our duty to do something for the country.

 

41.(a) It is true that opportunity does not come always.

(b)So if we miss any opportunity, we have to suffer a lot.

(c)We are not sure that another chance will come.

(d)So it is our duty that we should make the best use of any opportunity.

(e)Those who are prudent do not miss any opportunity.

 

42.(a)Since man is a social being, he can not live alone.

(b) He cannot do whatever he likes.

(c)If he wants to enjoy peace, he is to abide by social rules.

(d)If he does not follow the social rules, there will be chaos and conflict.

(e)If he respects others, they will also respect him.

 

43.(a)We eat so that we can preserve our health.

(b) So we should bear in mind that we do not eat just to satisfy hunger.

(c)If we want good health, we should eat a balanced diet.

(d)People who live in the midst of plenty do not always eat a balanced diet.

(e)The fact is that they have no knowledge about food value.

 

44.(a)Once there was a greedy farmer who had a goose.

(b)He was not happy though the goose would lay a golden egg daily.

(c)He became so greedy that he wanted to have all the eggs at a time.

(d)So he took a knife and cut the belly of the goose.

(e)But it was an irony of fate that he found nothing in the belly of the goose.

 

45.(a)Man is not satisfied with what he has seen and known.

(b)Since he is curious, he wants to know about the historical places.

(c)When he visits a historical place, he knows many things.

(d)So when we get free time, we should visit a historical place.

(e)We should pay a visit to a historical place because it will enrich our domain of knowledge.

 

 

46.(a)There was an old farmer who had four sons.

(b) Though the sons were grown up, they had no good relation with one another.

(c)They were so disobedient that they always qurrelled among themselves.

(d)The old man tried to make them united but they didn’t pay any heed to him.

(e)As he was getting old, he became very anxious about their future.

 

 

47.(a) Honest is the best policy that is known to all.

(b)An honest man is loved by all.

(c)He may not be rich but he is respected everywhere.

(d)Only honest way can lead the country to the progress.

(e)Everybody should try to cultivate honesty.

 

 

 

 

48.(a)Mobile phones have brought a revolution in the field of communincation.

(b)Owing to the latest technology, Bangladesh has made a great leap in the world of  communication.

(c)Bangladesh still has a long way to go to make this facility further available to all and very easily.

(d)Mobile phone operators are trying to reduce the call rate.

(e)Mobile phone users have the right to enjoy the lower call rate.

 

 

  1. (a)When we eat food, we should bear in mind that only right kind of food can preserve our health.

(b)We eat so that we may live.

(c)If we want to enjoy a good health we must take a balanced diet.

(d)Sometimes it so happens that living in plenty we fail to choose the right kind of food.

(e)As a result they suffer from various diseases which may cause death.

 

  1. (a) Poverty is curse which makes our life miserable.

(b)Many people who live below the poverty level cannot fullfil their daily needs.

(c)They blame their own lot for their misfortune.

(d)It is true that idle inactive person suffers in the long run.

(e)But many active and energetic persons idle away their time for nothing.

 

51.(a)We learn English because  it is an international language.

(b)Our students are afraid of English they don’t learn it in a proper way.

(c)Unless we learn English we will lag behind in the race of globalization.

(d)Without learning English we cannot expect good jobs.

(e)It is time we gave emphasis on learning English.

 

 

  1. (a)It is hope that helps us to live.

(b) Life would be intolerable if there is no hope.

(c)It cheers our mind and delights our soul.

(d)There is no end of hope, when hope is gone life becomes meaningless.

(e)Life without hope is meaningless. Where there is life.

 

 

  1. (a) We earn money so that we can live well.

(b)But we should not hanker after money as money cannot bring real happiness.

(c)Some people earn money in any unfair way though they are not in need of it.

(d)Although money is needed for our living we should not commit any crime for earning it.

(e)Unless we are honest in earning money we cannot be happy.

 

54.(a)We take food so that  we can live.

(b) We cannot keep good health unless we eat balanced diet.

(c)Some people become sick though they have a plenty of food.

(d)This is because they eat a lot of fatty foods.

(e)We can make our food balanced if we eat a lot of vegetables.

 

 

 

 

 

  1. (a)Time which is very valuable should be maintained properly.

(b)The person who idles away if suffers a lot/cannot succeed in life.

(c)The prosperous nation always uses time properly.

(d)But we as a nation do not realize the value of time.

(e)So, to become an idle nation we must be punctual.

 

  1. (a) There is a proverb that time and tide waits for none.

(b)One cannot get his lost money and health back but one cannot get back one’s lost time.

(c)Time once lost is lost forever.

(d)If we leave our work for tomorrow we will lag behind.

(e) Man who wastes time idly suffers in the long run.

 

 

  1. (a)Those who are honest are respected by all.

(b) It is honesty that makes a man great.

(c) If one’s desire is honest he may shine in life for the time being.

(d)Their destruction is bound to happen a serious havoc.

(e)If you meditate, you can feel heavenly bliss.

 

 

58.(a)We are the citizens of a country which new dolna is best with various acute problems.

(b) Independence is the bright right of a man, but in most cases people have to struggle to gain it.

(c)Again, people of an independent country must preserve it, because it holds our head up among all the nations.

(d)If we are not careful there is chance to lose our independence.

(e)We can take instance from our valiant sons who sacrificed their lives for their

motherland.

 

 

59.(a)It is known to all that industry is the key to success.

(b)Unless a man works hard he will not succeed in life.

(c)The man who touched the highest peak success is praised by all.

(d)Nothing is possible for a man who is sincere.

(e)So, we must be industrious so that we can attain success.

 

 

60.(a)One can prosper in life if one tries heart and soul

(b)We have to work hard to prosper in life

(c)Those who are idle cannot prosper in life

(d)Idle people are nothing but liabilities to the country

(e)They give nothing to the socity as  well as to the family.

 

61.(a)We learn English because  we need it in almost every sphere of our life.

(b) Our students are afraid of learning English it is a foreign language.

(c) Unless we learn English we will not be able to get handsome jobs.

(d)For higher education English is a must because almost all books essential for this level are written in English.

(e)It is time we learn English.

 

 

 

62.(a)Time which is lost once is lost forever. (b)There is a proverb that time and tide wait for none.

(c)It is time which never stops its journey. (d) It does not wait for anyone and marches on.

(e) One must suffer in the long run if one does not make the best use of time.

 

 

63.(a)It is said that  God helps those help themselves.

(b)In youth the mind is soft and we can shape it as we want.

(c)If we lose the morning hours of lie we are sure to suffer in the long run.

(d)If we sow good seeds in youth we shall reap a good harvest in old age.

(e)If we remain lazy we must suffer the pangs of poverty.

 

 

64.(a)Sumi reads attentively lest she should fail in the long run.

(b) She could not come out successful, Though he worked hard.

(c)If she were serious from the beginning she would be successful.

(d)After the result she pretended as though she had known everything.

(e)But she started reading with a view to becoming successful.

 

65.(a)A proverb goes that  time and tide waits for none.

(b)If he makes the best use of his time he is sure to prosper in life.

(c)But if he does otherwise he is sure to suffer in the long run.

(d)If once he fails behind he will not be able to keep pace with time.

(e)So he should make the best use of his time so that he can prosper in life.

 

 

66.(a)Dowry means property or money that is determined by the bridegroom.

(b)Those who are greedy demand it.

(c)If the guardians fail to fulfill the demand of the bridegroom the brides may be tortured.

(d) The helpless parents of the bride are compelled to provide dowry even if have no ability.

(e) As dowry is a social curse it must be removed from the society.

 

  1. (a)We work hard so that we can prosper in life.

(b)Peace and prosperity are not possible if ‘we do not work hard.

(c)A man who—brings misery for him is lazy

(d)There is nobody who does not hate a liar

(e)Since he is unsuccessful in his life he will suffer in the long run.

 

68.(a)Every year many tourists visit Cox’s Bazer with a view to enjoying their holidays.

(b)On the sea beach, they feel like playing like children.

(c)The Bay is so vast and eye catching that tourists come here frequently.

(d)But the beauty and serenity of Cox’s Bazer is being spoilt.

(e)If we cannot preserve the beauty and serenity of Cox’s Bazer we will lose the best tourist attraction of the country.

 

69.(a)Computer is one of the greatest wonders of modern science.

(b)It renders great service to mankind.

(c) A computer is a blessing to human beings.

(d)Though it is a blessing it has some demerits.

(e)We cannot help going a single moment without computers.

 

 

70.(a) Everyman has a great desire for wealth but  very few can achieve it.

(b) Some people hanker after riches while others desire for fame.

(c) In fact, true happiness lies in contentment, so we should be contented with what we have.

(d)Those who hanker after riches cannot be happy.

(e)It is high time we met him.

 

  1. (a)There goes a proverb that time and tide waits for none.

(b) Though lost wealth can be regained by hard work, lost time can never be regained.

(c)Time is so valuable that we cannot waste it.

(d)Those who have become great in life have made the best use of time.

(e) If we make the best use of time we can prosper in life.

 

72(a) 1971 is the year when  our Liberation war broke out.

(b) Brave sons sacrificed their lives to free the homeland.

(c) In the night of 14 December, the Pakistani Army and the ‘Rajakar  killed the intellectuals mercilessly.

(d) But the enemies could not repress our sprit although we were weaker in arms.

(e)Therefore we salute the freedom fighters and hate them who were against the Liberation War.

 

 

73.(a) Though a student’s main duty is to study he must take part in extra curricular activities.

(b) He should read newspaper and other books which are the sources of general knowledge.

(c) A student must take care of his health because health is the root  of all happiness.

(d) He must observe the rules of health so that he can keep his body fit.

(e) If there is any natural calamity he should take part in humanitarian work.

 

 

  1. (a)Bangladesh is our homeland where we live peacefully.

(b)Though it is a small country it has a huge population.

(c) Bangladesh is a country of natural scenery which is beautiful.

(d)Most of the people who live in villages work in the field.

(e)They are poor because they are illiterate.

 

 

75.(a)Bangladesh has three World Heritage Sites, though  she is a small country.

(b)The Shat Gambuj Mosque is a 15th century Islamic edifice which is one of the three world heritage sits.

(c)Khan Jahan Ali came to Bagerhat so that he could spread the light of Islam.

(d)The mosque was used not only as a prayer hall but also a court.

(e)Since it is one of the greatest tourist attractions. it should be maintained properly.

 

  1. (a) If we lose the morning hours of our life, we shall sufer in the long run.

(b)As a student, you should read properly so that you can shine in life.

(c)Students should read text book again and again with a view to understanding their lessons properly.

(d) Unless lies the head that wears a crown.

(e)When the students stood up the teacher entered the classroom.

 

 

 

 

77.(a) Since Bangladesh is an over populated country unemployment problem is acute.

(b)Instead of being an asset, population has become a burden.

(c)Though some steps have been taken, population is still increasing.

(d)If people had been conscious, population problem would have been controlled.

(e)It is time we controlled the growth of our population.

 

 

78.(a)A wise man is one who has wisdom

(b)Knowledge is very useful but wisdom cannot  be neglected

(c)We need a special kind of education which helps us to gain wisdom.

(d)Wisdom guides us to make the best use of our knowledge and become successful

(e)Without wisdom we cannot took him to the nearest hospital.

 

 

  1. (a)It is true that most of the parents in our country are not interested enough to send their children to school.

(b)Parents think that spending money for the children’s education is unwise especially when  the child is a girl.

(c)They think female children need no education because they cannot help their parents in their old age.

(d)To lesson discrimination in children’s educational statues the government gives subsidy for female children so that parents can send their female children to school.

(e)It is a good sign that nowadays people are seen more serious about their children’s education.

 

 

80.(a) We should be sincere because sincerity brings success.

(b) All great men are sincere and they become successful.

(c)If any work is not done properly it will not result in success.

(d)But sincerity does not mean only to do any work properly, it also means to do any work honestly.

(e) Everybody must remember that without sincerity none can attain success.

 

 

 

81.(a)The national Memorial which is situated at Savar is a symbol of nation’s respect for the martyrs.

(b)It is built concrete, but made of blood.(c)It is an achievement which is immeasurable.

(d)But it stands for an achievement of martyrs who are immortal.

(e)It stands upright for the millions of martyrs who laid down their lives for the freedom of their motherland.

 

 

82.(a)One can prosper in life if one tries heart and soul

(b) We have to work hard to prosper in life.

(c)Those who are idle cannot prosper in life.

(d)Idle people are nothing but liabilities to the country.

(e)They give nothing to the society as well as to the family.

 

 

  1. (a)It is youth that is the prime time of our life.

(b)When there is not only physical strength but also viogur of mind.   

(c)This is the period of time when we have much courage among us.

(d)The youth can struggle a lot so that they can make their mission successful.

(e)A youth can have the confidence in order he can face any situation on the way of his goal.

 

 

84.(a)Sincerity is indispensable in our life.

(b)It is sincerity which helps to do any work properly.

(c)If we are sincere we can reach our goal.

(d) Those who have become sincere are sincere in their way of life.

(e)A student must be sincere to his studies so that he can do well in the examination.

 

 

85.(a)Education is the only way which can accelerate all our development work.

(b)It paves the way so that we can ensure development of our country.

(c) If we make all the illiterate masses educated we can make them skilled workers.

(d)We can make them skilled workers in order that they can contribute to the country.

(e)The conscious people should play a vital role to make our country developed.

 

 

86.(a)Books are men’s best companions in life.

(b) You may not get good friends as long as when you need them.

(c)But it is books always ready to be by your side.

(d)They are your real friends as long as  you are  alive.

(e) To satisfy our thirst for knowledge, we have to read more and more books.

 

87.(a)It is cricket that is a very exciting game.

(b) At present it is the most popular game in our country.

(c) Though cricket is a costly game, people of all classes enjoy playing it.

(d)Bangladesh is a test playing country but its standard is not high.

(e) It is better we took effective measure to upgrade the standard.

 

 

88.(a)It is happiness that is a relative term.

(b) A person with a crown who lives in a palace may not be happy.

(c) Rather a day labourer may have happiness living in a shabby hut.

(d)Again, it is happiness that various from person to person.

(e) A beggar can be happy if he has a coin.

 

 

89.(a)Unemployment is a state when a man has no work to earn money.

(b) It is a social evil which hampers the progress of social life.

(c) If the income of the people increases the development of the country will be accelerated.

(d)It is reasonable income that increases the per capita income.

(e)Unemployment is a social evil which must be eradicated at any cost.

 

 

 

 

 

 

90.(a)Truthful is one of the greatest virtues of a man.

(b) The person who is truthful is trusted everywhere.

(c) Unless we are truthful we cannot shine in life.

(d)It is better to avoid telling lies.

(e)A truthful person is so bold in his sprit that nothing  can daunt him.

 

 

 

91.(a)It is character which is one of the greatest assets of a man.

(b) Those who are bestowed with good character, earns respect from all.

(c)A person may be of blue blood but he may not have good character.

(d)It is in the childhood when we should build up good character.

(e) It is high time we built up character.

 

 

 

92.(a)Contentment is the key to success in life.

(b)The person, who is content with his honest means, is a happy man.

(c)An honest man does not care anybody.

(d) Though he has to suffer for the time being, he will win in the long run.

(e) It is high time we tried our best to be honest in our way of life.

 

 

 

93.(a)We should make the habit of reading books so that we can acquire knowledge.

(b) The books which are written by famous writers are a great source of knowledge.

(c)Nobody gets perfection in life if he does not try to remove ignorance.

(d) If we read books, we can remove ignorance.

(e)We want to make society civilized and there is no alternative to reading books.

 

 

 

94.(a)Independence is our birthright.

(b)Though we are now independence, we had to achieve it at the cost of a sea of blood.

(c) Our heroic sons sacrificed their lives to liberate our land.

(d)The national Memorial signifies the supreme sacrifice of our valiant fighters.

(e)We should take some positive steps so that we can upgrade the status of our freedom fighters.

 

 

 

95 (a) There is no doubt that computer is a boon to human civilization.

(b) Computer is an electronic device which performs mathematical calculation.

(c)Computer is used in all sectors of life so that it is widely used in the field of space, administration, treatment etc.

(d) If we are sincere enough, we can learn the use of computer.

(e)Despite its multilateral uses computer is not without any bad impact.

 

 

 

 

 

 

96.(a)Illiteracy is a great problem in Bangladesh.

(b)There are many reasons responsible for our illiteracy.

(c)Our people are now trying sincerely so that this problem can be uprooted from the country.

(d) Though our government has taken some bold steps, still the rate of illiteracy is on the increase.

(e) It is high time we reduced the rate of illiteracy beyond imagination.

 

 

 

97.(a) Patriotism is a noble virtue.

(b)Though it an inherent instinct in human nature the Muslims regard it as a part of their faith.

(c)Unless we can sacrifice ourselves for our nation we shall not be termed as patriots.

(d)A true patriot speaks as if we were ready to come forward for the security of the country.

(e)We should be motivated so that all of us strongly feel for the national issues.

 

 

98.(a) Ratan is a boy who is very industrious.

(b) Since he wants to do well in the examination, he never neglects his studies.

(c) Though he comes of a poor family, he wants to continue to his studies.

(d) He knows that he has to earn knowledge to change his condition.

(e) He is confident that he will cut a good figure in the examination.

 

 

 

99.(a) It is punctuality that is one of the qualities of a man.

(b) Those who are punctual can reach the summit of success.

(c) As he is punctual, he never leaves any work for the next day.

(d) Though he has to do a lot of works, he does not show any excuse.

(e) We should be punctual so that we can succeed in life.

 

 

100.(a) Books are men’s best companions in life.

(b) You may not get good friends when you need them.

(c) But it is books that are always ready to be by your side.

(d) They are your real friends as long as you are alive.

(e) To satisfy our thirst of knowledge, we have to read more and more books.

 

 

 

101.(a) It is happiness that is a relative term.

(b) A person with a crown who lives in a palace may not be happy.

(c) Rather a day labourer may have happiness living in a shabby hut.

(d) Again, it is happiness that varies from person to person.

(e) A beggar can be happy if he has a coin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMPLETING THE SENTENCES                                                                                                     Contributor: Istiaque Hasan

ALL BOARDS 2012

 

Complete the following sentences.                                                                                                                                1×5=5

DHAKA BOARD 2012

(a) United we stand, divided we fall.

(একতায় উত্থান, বিভাজনে পতন।)

(b) Rupa talks as if she knew everything.

(রুপা এমনভাবে কথা বলে যে সে সব জানে)।

(c) Since the body and mind go together, we cannot do anything without them.

(যেহেতু শরীর ও মন এক সাথে যায়, সেহেতু আমরা তাদের ছাড়া কিছু করতে পারি না।)

(d) Zinia is so tired that he cannot study.

(e) As I had forgotten her, I went away.

(যেহেতু তাকে আমি ভুলে গেলাম সেহেতু আমি বাইরে গেলাম।)

 

COMILLA BOARD 2012

(a) As the poor man was hungry, he could not walk anymore.

(যেহেতু লোকটি ক্ষুধার্ত তাই সে হাটতে পারলো না।)

(b) The weather was so cold that we could not go outside.

(আবহাওয়া এতো ঠাণ্ডা ছিল যে, আমরা বাইরে যেতে পারলাম না।)

(c) Hasib behaves as if,  he knew everything.

(হাসিব এমন আচরণ করে যে সে সব জানে)।

(d) It is high time we  changed our bad habit.

(এটাই সঠিক সময় খারাপ অভ্যাস পরিবর্তন করার।)

(e) A patriot is respected because  he works his country.

 

RAJSHAHI BOARD 2012

(a) The weather is so cold that  we cannot go outside.

(আবহাওয়া এতো ঠাণ্ডা যে আমরা বাইরে যেতে পারি না।)

(b) He was strong enough to defend the enemy.

(শত্রু মোকাবেলায় তিনি যথেষ্ট শক্তিশালী ছিলেন।)

(c) He came here with a view to meeting his friend.

(সে এখানে এসেছিল তার বন্ধুর সাথে দেখা করতে।)

(d) Hasib behaves as if,  he knew everything.

(হাসিব এমন আচরণ করে যে সে সব জানে)।

(e) You had better go home.

( তোমার এখন বাড়ি যাওয়াই ভালো)।

JESSORE BOARD-2012

(a) A college is a seat of learning, so everyone should keep the place free from politics.

(b) It should be a peaceful place where every student can study well.

(c) But now a days peaceful atmosphere is absent from the college because of politics.

(d) The students who take part in politics do not do well in the examination.

(e) The sooner it can be controlled, the  better it will be.

 

SYLHET BOARD 2012

(a) I wish I were a child again.

(b) He works hard so that    he can earn his livelihood.

(c) There is hardly any person who believes a liar.

(d) Man is born free but  everywhere he is in chain.

(e) It is our sacred duty to love our country.

 

 

BARISAL BOARD 2012

(a) He hurried to the station lest, he should miss the train.

(b) People are advised to take oral-saline since it will keep the body fit

(c) Where there is a will, there is a way.

(d) The weather was so unbearable that  we could not go outside.

(e) When the final hour of departure came, we became depressed.

 

CHITTAGONG BOARD-2012

(a) We want that we will see good days.

(b) Man dies but  his works live.

(c) People work with a view to earning money.

(d) I wish I were a child again.

(e) A patriot is a person whom we respect.

 

DINAJPUR BOARD-2012

(a) Since Bangladesh is a disaster-prone country we should take necessary measures to save the country.

(b) Though Bangladesh is a small country, she is burdened with a huge population.

  1. c) Women who comprise half of our population are ignored in the society.

(d) Moreover, our country is beset with lots of problems.

(e) We all should come forward with a view to solving the problems of our country.

COMPLETING THE SENTENCES

ALL BOARDS 2011

DHAKA BOARD-2011

(a) We should say ‘no’ to corruption because it destroys everything.

(b) Corrupt persons are not only dishonest but also greedy.

(c) Now, it is high time we left corrupted people.

(d) We should work together if  we want to keep the country free from corruption.

(e) But we are so self-centred that we do not want to change our habit.

 

COMILLA BOARD-2011

(a) No sooner had he reached the station, than the train left.

(b) She ran fast lest  she should reach the station.

(c) He could not avail himself of the opportunity.

(d) I prevented him from going there.

(e) All should do something to develop the country.

 

RAJSHAHI BOARD-2011

(a) AIDS is a fatal disease which has no cure.

(b) It is such a disease that can be transmitted in different ways.

(c) The first AIDS patient was a man who led a miserable life.

(d) The doctors suggest that  every one be aware of this disease.

(e) There is no further remedy that can cure a patient.

 

CHITTAGONG BOARD-2011

(a) Arif studies attentively so that he can do well in the examination.

(b) Hardly had the leader finished his speech when the people stood up.

(c) I walked fast lest I should miss the class.

(d) A fish market is the place where people go for buying fish.

(e) It is disappointing to note that the price of  necessary things is going up.

 

 

SYLHET BOARD-2011

(a) Walk fast lest you should miss the train.

(b) It is high time we changed our bad habit.

(c) Modern husbands are conscious of their duties.

(d) For good health we need to walk regularly.

(e) If I help him in danger ­I will also get help in my problem.

 

BARISAL BOARD-2011

(a) We work hard so that, we could earn well.

(b) There is nobody who, does not know the value of time.

(c) As he is devoted to studies, he will do a better result in the examination.

(d) He left the place after, I had reached there.

(e) As soon as the police came, the criminals went away.

 

DINAJPUR BOARD-2011

(a) I don’t like people who are idle.

(b) Do you know where he lives?

(c) It was long since  I had last seen him.

(d) You will not prosper unless you work hard.

(e) Had I been proposed to go I would have gone with them.

 

 

COMPLETING THE SENTENCES

ALL BOARDS 2010

 

DHAKA BOARD 20I0

(a) You cannot find others to love you unless you love them.

(b) It is love that has no limitation.

(c) Love is divine which   is expected.

(d) Your friends cannot help loving you if you love them.

(e) If you are not loved, it is a good evidence that  you are not  a good person .

 

COMILLA BOARD 2010

(a) He has a lot of money but no happiness.

(b) My father gave me taka 500 so that I could buy a shirt.

(c) She has been suffering from fever for seven days.

(d) Though it rained yesterday the weather was not cool.

(e) The train had left the station before I reached there.

 

RAJSHAHI BOARD-2010

(a) Walk fast lest you should miss the train.

(b) Our students are so meritorious they will do well in the examination. 

(c) Scarcely had the teacher gone out of the room when the students stood up.

(d) If I knew his mobile number I would call him.

(e) It is time we gave up bad habit.

 

JESSORE BOARD- 2010

(a) A graveyard is a place where the dead are buried.

(b) I am not sure whether he will come or not.

(c) The old man is walking carefully lest he should fall down.

(d) Do you mind if   I talk to you?

(e) Unless you work hard you will fail in life.

 

SYLHET BOARD-2010

(a) It is easy to say but difficult to do.

(b) Five years passed since I  had met you.

(c) A graveyard is a place where the dead are buried.

(d) She insisted that she must do the job.

(e) Unless you work hard, you will fail in life.

 

BARISAL BOARD-2010

(a) He could not attend the meeting because he was ill.

(b) We went to his residence as soon as we received the phone.

(c) He was so ill that  he could not talk.

(d) We immediately decided to shift him to a hospital where  he could get treatment.

(e) No sooner had we reached the hospital, than he died.

 

CHITTAGONG BQARD-2010

(a) They went to college after they had finished their breakfast.

(b) This poem is too difficult for  me to understand.

(c) No sooner had she seen me than he left away.

(d) He speaks as if  he knew everything.

(e) It is high time we   changed our bad habit.

 

DINAJPUR BOARD-2010

(a) As you sow, so you reap.

(b) Although Bangladesh is a populous country, it is full of natural beauty.

(c) He is my teacher who is a learned man.

(d) I wish I were a child again.

(e) He took up a part-time job so that he could earn his livelihood.

 

COMPLETING THE SENTENCES

ALL BOARDS 2009

DHAKA BOARD-2009

 

(a) Since Bangladesh is an agricultural country, timely rainfall is very necessary.

(b) As her economy depends on agriculture, we have to improve our agriculture.

(c) We have to develop cultivation scientifically so that we can increase our production.

(d) Though our farmers work hard, they do not get what they need.

(e) They cannot improve their condition because they are illiterate.

 

COMILLA BOARD-2009

(a) Water is so vital of all natural resources that  we are greatly dependent on it.

(b) It is water which  keeps us alive.

(c) Our agriculture which depends on water, cannot produce anything without it.

(d) Though Bangladesh is blessed with rivers we do not get required water during dry season.

(e) If the rainfall is timely, we will get the good production of crops.

 

RAJSHAHI BOARD-2009

(a) The poor man is too hungry to talk.

(b) I came here with a view to meeting my friend.

(c) The weather was so cold that we could not go outside.

(d) Hasib behaves as if he knew everything.

(e) The higher we fly, the harder we feel.

 

JESSORE ROARD-2009

(a) My father is a teacher who is a learned man.

(b) Unless he gets up early in the morning, he will miss the first bus.

(c) It is high time we  changed our bad habit.

(d) Though it’s raining,  people are moving.

(e) A patriot is respected because he thinks for the country.

 

CHITTAGONG BOARD-2009

(a) Acid rain is harmful because it burns everything.

(b) The wind was so strong that we could not stand there_.

(c) Had he been a little careful the accident would not have happened.

(d) They were frightened when they were crossing the road.

(e) Take your umbrella lest you should fall in the rain.

 

 

SYLHET BOARD-2009

(a) It is true that most of the parents in our country are not interested enough to send their female children to school.

(b) Parents think that spending money for the children’s education is unwise specially when they are female children.

(c) They think female children need no education because they will be married off.

(d) To lessen discrimination in children’s educational status the government gives subsidy for female children so that they could they could be educated.

(e) It is a good sign that now a days women are coming out of their homes.

 

BARISAL BOARD-2009

(a) Yesterday Mita had an accident while she was crossing the road.

(b) No sooner had we heard the news than we rushed to the place.

(c) We took her to a hospital which was near the road.

(d) We took her to a hospital which was a public hospital.

(e) As it was a public hospital, there was huge rush.

(e) But our patient was so serious that  we shifted the patient to a private clinic.

 

DINAJPUR BOARD-2009

(a) There goes a proverb that time and tide wait for none.

(b) Though lost wealth can be regained by hard work, lost time  lost time can never be got back.

(c) Time is so valuable that we should not waste it.

(d) Those who have become great in life have utilised their time.

(e) If we make the best use of time we will shine in life.

 

Completing Sentence for SSC Exam

 

 

  1. 1971 is the years when we got our independence.
  2. All that glitters is not gold.
  3. A Patriot is he who loves his country.
  4. A man who is drowning in water catches at a straw.
  5. As soon as we saw him he ran away.
  6. As she was ill, she could not attend the meeting.
  7. As I have not enough time, I cannot talk to you.
  8. As it rained, he could not attend the meeting.
  9. A man is known by the company he keeps.

10.As soon as he got the telegrame he left for home.

11.Be truthful if you like to be honoured by all and sundry.

  1. But for your help I could not have succeeded.
  2. Choose the career that you like.
  3. Crops did not grow well, as it did not rain in time.
  4. Danger comes where night falls.(‡hLv‡b ev‡Ni fq †mLv‡b ivZ nq)
  5. God helps those who help themselves.
  6. Had I been a rich man I would have established a college.
  7. Had I been there I would have protested.
  8. Had I seen him I would have saluted him.
  9. Had I seen him once more, I would have seen him.
  10. Had I the wings of a bird, I would fly.
  11. Had I wing of a dove I would have flown in the sky.
  12. Hardly had he reached the college when the rain started.
  13. Hardly had I reached the station when the train left.
  14. Have you seen the house where he lives.
  15. He fails in the examination because he is not attentive to study.
  16. He has enough but he wants more.
  17. He is such a man that one can trust. 
  18. He opened a bank account so that he could easily draw and deposit money.
  19. He studies seriously enough to come out successful in the examination.
  20. He was given the job after he had done well in the interview.
  21. He was praised because he was honest and efficient.
  22. He was punished because he stole a book.
  23. He worked hard so that he could pass in the examination.
  24. He is sure that he will pass pass this year.
  25. His silence proves that he was guilty.
  26. He pretends as if he were a mad.
  27. He can lend you the money provided you will return it in time.
  28. I am so busy that I cannot talk with you.
  29. I am sure that he will pass.
  30. I became so tired that I could not walk.
  31. If I I had a degree I would have got the job.
  32. I had written the letter before you came.
  33. I have not so much time that I can spare to wait here.
  34. I is he who is to blame.
  35. I like to see the boy who stood first last year.
  36. If he comes I shall support him.
  37. If he gets more,he wants more.
  38. If he had obtained Golden GPA A+,he could have got the chance into a medical college.
  39. If her uncles arrives she will start for school.
  40. If I had a car I would go on a long drive.
  41. If I went there, we would /might/could see it.
  42. If I were a king, I would help the poor.
  43. If you told me the news I would be benefited.
  44. If you do not waste your time you will do better in the examination.
  45. If I had met met him before,I would have recognized him.
  46. If I were a rich man I would have established a charitable dispensary.
  47. If I were you.I would have helped the poor.
  48. If we went there, we could meet her.
  49. If you came I would help him.
  50. If you get up early, you will enough time to study.
  51. If you do not study regularly, you cannot prosper in life.
  52. If you had finished the work, I would have paid your wages.
  53. If you run fast,you can catch the train.
  54. In case you fail in the examination,You must try again to pass.
  55. In spite of his riches, he is unhappy.
  56. It is called station where trains stop.
  57. It is certain that he will succeed in the examination.
  58. It is I who am to blame.
  59. It was many years since he had left his village.
  60. It is high time we started the work.
  61. It is not known who is the owner of this house.
  62. It is true, that we were progressing day.
  63. It matters little to me whether you study or not.
  64. No one knows the date when death will come.
  65. No one knows what awaits ahead of him. 
  66. No sooner had he come than he went away.
  67. No sooner had he reached the station than the train left.
  68. No sooner had he reached the school than the bell rang.
  69. No sooner had the doctor gone than the patient died.
  70. Read attentively lest you should fail in the examination.
  71. Read diligently lest you should should fail in the examiantion.
  72. Read the book attentively if you want to understand the story well.
  73. Ripa hopes that she wil pass in the examination.
  74. Saturday is the day when we enjoy a holiday.
  75. Scarcely had I entered the examination hall when the bell rang.
  76. Scarcely had we reached school when it began to rain.
  77. Sadnan is one of the students who has done good in the S.S.C Examination.
  78. Scarcely had we reached the stadium when the game started.
  79. Selected people are allowed to come here as it is the Royal Palace.
  80. Shima tells the matter as if he knew everything.
  81. She tells the matter as if he knew everything.
  82. She was punished despite her innocence.
  83. Since the weather was bad I did not go outside.
  84. The man who loves his country is called a patriot.
  85. The old man walks slowly lest he should stumble on the way.
  86. The teachers are helpful that the results of our school will be good.
  87. The load is so heavy that the old man cannot lift it.
  88. The water that we drink ,must be pure.
  89. They came here in order that they might meet her.
  90. They walked fast lest they should miss the class.
  91. They will not go out until I permit.
  92. This is the house that we purchased last year.
  93. Though the boy is intelligent, he cannot pass in the exam.
  94. Thouh he is needy he is honest.
  95. Unless you assist him,he will not go on with his studies.
  96. Unless you study hard, you cannot do well in the examination.
  97. Unless you work hard you cannot prosper in life.
  98. We cannot keep our body fit unless we take a balanced diet.
  99. We close the doors when we go to bed.
  100. We hope to fare well in the examiantion since we are regular in studies.
  101. We must succeded so long our purpose is honest.
  102. When he arrived I completed my home work.
  103. We should put out the lamp when we go to bed.
  104. When the rain stopped we went out.
  105. We walked fast lest we should miss the train.
  106. When he came to the school building, everybody saluted him.
  107. When the rain stopped, we started for school.
  108. Wait here till I come back.
  109. We eat so that we may live.
  110. Where there is a will, there is a way.
  111. Would that I would see him again.
  112. Would you mind taking a cup of tea.
  113. You can not take a good book as if it were a medicine.
  114. You can rise early after you have gone to bed early.
  115. You can stay here as long as it does not stop rains.
  116. You will wait here until I return.
  117. Though Bangladesh has limited natural resources,she has a large population.
  118. Since the boy broke the discipline he was punished severely.
  119. Since they played well, they won the match.
  120. Strike the iron when it is hot.
  121. Tell me what you know about the matter.
  122. That is honest he is respected by all. 

100.Ten years have passed since his faher died.

  1. The dress you gave was very attractive.
  2. Phone me if you need something.
  3. United we stand divided we fall.
  4. The more you read the more you learn.
  5. What is lotted cannot be blotted.
  6. I don’t know what he wants.
  7. You will fail unless you work hard.
  8. Walk fast lest you should fail the train.
  9. Go quickly lest you should fail to cash your cheque.

Completing Sentence

Completing Sentence

Completing sentence means completing the incomplete sentence parts.

 

One clause Principal clause
One subject+ one finite verb (nonfinite verb)
Simple sentence
Too…to/enough to/in order to/in spite of/despite/owing to/due to/because of/by+gerund/without + gerund/would you mind/instead of/in lieu of                              

 

Two clauses Two Principal clauses
Connected with FANBOYS (for/and/nor/but/or/otherwise/yet/so)
Compound sentence
Two clauses will follow the same tense

 

Two clauses Principal clause and Subordinate clause added with Subordinating Conjunction
Complex sentence
Principal clause + Subordinating conjunction + Subordinate clause
Subordinating conjunction + Subordinate clause+ Principal clause
Subordinating conjunction: how, who, which, what, whom, whose, why, where, wherever, when, whenever, if, had, in case, unless, provided, provided that, providing that, than, that, so that, in order that, though, although, since, when, as, as if, as though, as long as, as much as, as soon as, even if, even though, , before, after, till, until, because, while, lest

 

Too…to (GZB . . . h), enough to( যথেষ্ট), so…that(GZB . . . †h), such…that (Ggb †h), so that/in order that (hvZ Ki/hvZ), lest (cvQ) , Would you mind (আপনি কি কিছু মনে করবেন), It is time/high time (এখনই উপযুক্ত সময়), before (Av M/ পূর্বে), after (ci), Until/till/as long as (hZ¶b bv  ch©šÍ), unless (hw` bv), if/ had/ in case (hw`), While যখন, provided/provided that/providing that (এই শর্তে যে ), Since (hLb/ KviY/‡h‡nZz), as if/as though (যেন), Since/as(hnZz), because (KviY), as much as (যত বেশি সম্ভব), as soon as (যেইমাত্র)

Look at the following structures

  1. Subject (person) + verb+ too + adj/adv + to + verb1 + ext.

Subject (thing) + verb+ too + adj/adv + for + obj + to + verb1 + ext.

  1. Subject + verb+ adj + enough + to + verb1 + ext.

Subject + verb+ enough + noun + to + verb1 + ext.

  1. Subject (person) + verb+so+adj/adv +that + sub + can/could (not) + verb1 + ext.

Subject (thing)+verb+ so+ adj/adv +for+obj+that+sub+can/could(not)+verb1+ ext .

  1. Subject + verb + such (a/an) + adjective + noun + that + subject + verb + ext.
  2. Subject + verb + so that/ in order that + sub + can/could (not) + verb1 + ext.
  3. Subject + verb + lest + sub + should/might + verb1 + ext.

Verb+ ext + lest + you + should/might + verb1 + ext.

  1. Would you mind + verb1 + ing + ext?
  2. It is time/high time + Simple past

It is time/high time +to+ verb1

  1. Past Perfect + before + Simple Past

Simple Past + after + Past perfect

  1. No sooner had + sub + verb3 + ext + than + Simple past

Hardly had + sub + verb3 + ext + when/before + Simple past

Scarcely had + sub + verb3 + ext + when + Simple past

  1. Until/unless + affirmative sentence + another sentence

        Another sentence+ until/unless + affirmative sentence

  1. While +Past continuous+ another sentence

While +verb1+ing

Conditional sentences: The sentence that begins with if, is known as conditional sentence.  Remember, had, in case, were, unless, provided, provided that, providing that can be used instead of If.

Zero conditional If + Simple present + Simple present
First conditional It is possible and very likely that the condition will be fulfilled.

If + Simple present + sub + shall/will/can/may + verb1 + ext

Second conditional It is possible but very unlikely, that the condition will be fulfilled.

If + Simple past + sub + would/could/might+ verb1 + ext

Or, Were I a bird, I would fly at large.

Or, Had I enough money, I would start a business.

Third conditional It is impossible that the condition will be fulfilled.

If +past perfect+sub+would/could/might+have+verb3+ext

Or, Had I seen her before, I would have disclosed the truth.

 

  1. Provided/provided that/providing that/in case/unless/had follow the structures of conditional sentences.
  2. Noun/pronoun + relative pronoun + verb (according to the word before Relative Pronoun)

verb + (how/what/when/which)+to

W/h clause: “W/h”-clause is a subordinate clause that is introduced by one of the w/h-words (what, who, which, when, where, why, how). It can function as subjectsobjects, or complements

  1. Present tense/Future tense+when/after+ present perfect tense
  2. Since/as if /as though

Simple Present …………… Simple Past

Present Perfect …………… Simple Past

Past Indefinite ………………… Past perfect

  1. Since/as/because+KviY hy³ evK¨+djvdj evK¨ (KviY/ hnZz)

djvdj evK¨+since/as/because  +KviY hy³ evK¨|

Exercises on completing sentences

too + adj/adv + (for + obj) + to + verb1 + ext
He is too old —. She is too weak —. The writer was too poor —. The boy was too clever —. John is too upset—.  We are too sad—. The old man was too honest —. I am too confused —. He is too dull —. He was too short —. The box is too small —. John is too poor to —. We are too late to —. The old man was too —. Studying abroad is too expensive for an ordinary student —. The poor man is too hungry —. He is too stupid —. She was too distressed —. You are too young —. She is too shy —. We arrived too late —. It is too heavy for her —. This poem is too difficult for me —. The water is too salty —. The box was too heavy for him —. The girl is intelligent enough to —.  He is not strong enough to  —.

 

so+ adj /adv + (for + obj) + that + sub + can/could (not) + verb1 + ext
Zinnia is so tired —. The weather was so cold —. The old man was so tired —. The old man was so thirsty —. The box is so heavy —. The baby was so little —. The box is so old —. The problem is so difficult for me —.The fog was so thick —. Time is so valuable that —. He ate so many mangoes —. The patient is so weak that —. The boy was so clever —. John is so poor that —. We are so late that —. The old man was so tired —. The old man is so weak —. He was so foolish —.  Musa was so determined —. He is so weak —. He is so dishonest —. The dinner was so delicious —. The load was so heavy —. But we are so self-centred that —. I was so delighted that —.  It is so happened that a famous astrologer —. At this the king grew so furious —. He felt so tempted that —. The grapes were hanging so high that —. She was so shocked—. I am so busy that —. I became so tired—. But our patient was so serious that —. He was so ill that —. He became so greedy —. They were so disobedient —. Sometimes it so happens —.

 

so that/in order that + sub + can/could + verb1 + ext.
He should make the best use of his time so that —. We earn money so that —. He studied sincerely in order that —. The writer wanted mountain air so that —. He speaks loudly in the meeting so that —. He opened a bank account so that —. He reads attentively so that —. He read attentively so that —. He worked hard in order that —. He will learn computer in order that —. He saved some money in order that —. We take exercise so that —. We eat so that —. He worked hard so that —. He always flatters his boss so that —. He went to London so that —. He opened a bank account so that —. They come here in order that —. We have to develop cultivation scientifically so that —. He should make the use of his time so that —. I went to the book fair so that —. We work unitedly so that —. He climbed up a tree so that —. Many dishonest person cut trees so that —. Navid is applying for a scholarship in order that —. They came here in order that —. He opened a bank account so that —. He took up a part-time job so that —. We should be punctual so that —. We should be motivated so that —. We should make the habit of reading books so that —. We must be industrious so that —. We take food so that —. We eat so that —. Robert Bruce fought against the British soldiers so that —. Man eats in order that —.

 

lest + sub + should/might + verb1 + ext
Hurry up lest —. Walk fast lest —. Study hard —. — lest they should fall behind. They ran hurriedly lest —. Read attentively lest —. Avoid mistakes lest —. The old man walks slowly lest —. They ran hurriedly lest —. Go to the bank with the cheque lest —. Read diligently lest —. Never disturb a girl lest —.

Sumi reads attentively lest —.  The old man is walking carefully lest —. She started saving money lest —. She keeps silent lest —. They build a house lest —.  We said so lest —. He went away lest —. He will return fast lest —. The officer was sympathetic to the boy lest —. She is conscious about her lest —. He walked fast lest —. He changed his voice lest —. He wore musk lest —. I kept silent lest —. I lifted the baby from water lest it should be drowned. I disclosed the truth lest anything be misinterpreted. He quickly closed his eyes lest —. I whispered her lest —. I told lie lest —. She hid herself lest —. He closed his eyes lest —. I let them go lest —.

 

Would you mind + verb+ ing+…….?

It is a good way to politely ask for something that isn’t too much trouble for the other person.

Would you mind speaking in English? Would you mind lending me you bike? Would you mind sharing your experience? Would you mind sending that mail for me? Would you mind passing me that bottle over there? Would you mind closing that window? Would you mind watching my bag for a few minutes? Would you mind explaining to your colleague?  Would you mind sending me a list of everyone who’s coming? Would you mind taking this book back for me? Would you mind reading this, please? Would you mind helping me with these boxes, please?

 

It is time/high time + to + verb1

It is time/high time + Simple past

It is already late for something to happen, you can use the expression It is past the time when something should have happened or been done.

It is time we —. It’s high time you —. It is high time the Committee —. It is time they —. It is high time the government —. It is high time the child —. It is time the students —. Now, it is high time we removed —.  It is high time we learnt —.  It is time we controlled —.  It is high time we started—. It is high time we changed —. It is high time we reduced —. It is high time we tried our best to —. It is high time we met —.   It is time we learnt —. It is time we gave emphasis —.  It is high time we did —. It was high time that she faced facts It’s high time you got that car repaired. It’s time you got that car repaired.  It’s about time you got that car repaired. It’s high time we bought a new car. It’s time we bought a new car. It’s about time we bought a new car. It’s time you went to bed. It’s high time you mended this shelf. It’s high time we got a pay rise. It’s high time I bought a new pair of jeans. It’s high time you started thinking about saving for your old age.

 

Past Perfect+before+Simple Past (an action that happened before another action in the past)
Simple Past + after + Past perfect (an action that happened after another action in the past)
a.       He had come home before —. — before the patient died.  — before the train left the station. — before the bell rang. — before he got it. I had written the letter before —. The train had left the station before —.  She had lived in Dhaka before —.  You had studied English before —. Before Keya had run to me —. She had lived in Dhaka before —. Before the students started to write —.  We had left the stadium before —. You had studied English before —. You had studied German before—. He hadn’t studied Italian before he—. He had been given the job bofore —. I had saved my document

b.       She entered the classroom after —. It rained after —. I finished my meal after —. He was given the job after —. They went to college after —. After we had eaten firni, —. After Mina had finished his breakfast, —.  After she had read the letter —. The film started after —. After I had eaten five apples, —.  I arrived at the cinema after —. After she had read the letter, —. She gave after—. After I had washed my car —. The students came to college after—. The patient died after—. After he had passed his MA, —. His father died after—. We reached the station after—.

 

No sooner had + sub + verb3 + ext + than + Simple past
Hardly had + sub + verb3 + ext + when/before + Simple past
Scarcely had + sub + verb3 + ext + when + Simple past
a.       No sooner had I gone out —.  No sooner had I reached the station —. No sooner had the thief run out of the jail —. No sooner had the doctor gone —. No sooner had I entered the room —. No sooner had the rain stopped —. No sooner had we attended the function —. No sooner had the sun risen—. No sooner had I finished my studies –. No sooner had the police left the scene —. No sooner had we heard the noise —. No sooner had she finished one project —. No sooner had the man seen —. No sooner had the thief seen the police —. No sooner had we reached the college —. No sooner had the police came —. No sooner had he come —. No sooner had we heard the news —. No sooner had she seen me —. No sooner had we reached the hospital —.

b.       Hardly had the child started crying —. Hardly had I gone to bed when —. Hardly had I taken a dose of medicine —. Hardly had he reached the bus station —. No Hardly had the driver seen the signal when —. Hardly had I reached the station —. Hardly — all the teachers stood up.  Hardly had he reached the market —. Hardly had I come to my residence —.  Hardly had I reached the station —. Hardly had I reached the college —. Hardly had I reached the station —.

c.       Scarcely had the thief run out of the jail —. Scarcely had I entered the room —. Scarcely had the boy arrived at home —. Scarcely had I shot the bird —.  — when the pet came near dog. Scarcely had he reached the station —. Scarcely had the assembly begun —. Scarcely had I reached the station —. Scarcely had we reached school —. Scarcely had we reached the stadium —. Scarcely had I entered the examination hall —. Scarcely had the teacher gone out of the room —.

 

Until/unless + affirmative sentence + another sentence         
a.       You cannot pass unless —. You’ll not shine in life unless —. Unless he works hard —.  — you will fail. Unless you work hard —. He could not obtain a unless—. Unless you study attentively —. Unless you study work hard —. Unless you hurry up —. Unless you study hard —. Unless you study well —. Unless you are united, —. One cannot command the respect of others unless —.  Unless we can sacrifice ourselves for our nation —. Unless we are honest in earning money —. We cannot keep good health unless —. Unless we learn English —. Unless a man works hard —.

b.       We walked until we became tired We shall stay in this room —. They will not go out until —. He will be waiting for me until —. They will be working until —. He does not go to bed until —. He will be waiting for me until —. Allah is with us till —.  — until you know it. They will not go out until —. He will be waiting for me until —. Work hard until —. We walked until —. We shall stay in this room until —. Wait here until —.

c.       She made no joke till —.They continued working till —. We waited there till —. I shall nurse my mother till —. We waited there till —. Wait here till —. Work hard —. You will be writing it till —. You will be writing it till —. Waited there till —. I shall nurse my mother till —. We waited there till —. Wait here till —.

 

If + present indefinite + sub + will/can/may + verb1 + ext
If you leave the car unlocked —. If we make the best use of time —.  — if it snow in the evening. If he calls me —. If you feel unwell —. If you do not work hard —. If you inform me earlier —. If you neglect your study —. If you are hungry —. If you study hard —. If you walk slowly —. If you help me —. If you do not waste your time —. If you write me —. If you invite me —. If you study more —. If her uncle arrives —. Be truthful if —. If you do not study regularly, —. If you get up early, —. If you run fast, —. If we cut trees at random, —. We should work together if —. If any work is not done properly, —. If we drink arsenic polluted water —. If he makes the best use of his time, —. If he does otherwise, —. If he once falls behind, —. If we make the best use of time, —. If it rains, —. If you do not waste your time —. If we invest in education for girls —. If the rainfall is timely —. If he comes —. If he gets more, —. If her uncles arrives —. If we make the best use of time —. If we are sincere enough, —. If we read books, —. If the guardians fail to fulfill the demand of the bridegroom —. If he makes the best use of his time —. If once he fails behind —. If she were serious from the beginning —. If we remain lazy —. If we lose the morning hours of life —. If we sow good seeds in youth —. If one’s desire is honest —. If you meditate, —. If we are not careful —. If we leave our work for tomorrow —. If we want to enjoy a good health —. If we are not industrious, —. If we miss any opportunity, —. If he wants to enjoy peace, —. If he does not follow the social rules, —.

I shall go out if —. You will not be punished if —. We can turn our enemies into friends if —. You will not be trusted if —. Read the book attentively if —. He may shine in life for the time being —.

 

If + past indefinite + sub + would/could/might+ verb1 + ext
He could get the prize if —. If —, I would tell him the matter. If I were a bird, —. If I had enough money, —. If I saw Mary —. If I went there —. If they wanted —. If I found him —. If I knew his phone number —. If I were rich —. If I were you —. If I were a king —. If you told me the news —. If I were a king, —. If you told me the news —. If I were a rich man —. If I were you —. If we went there, —. If you came —. If I had a degree —.  If I had a car —. If I went there, —. Had I the wings of a bird, —. Had I wing of a dove —. If I knew his mobile number —.  If we did not preserve the beauty and serenity of Cox’s Bazar —. If he respected others, —. If he cultivated scientifically —. If we wanted good health, —. We could make our food balanced if —. This problem could be solved if —.

 

If + past perfect + sub + would/could/might + have + verb3 + ext
Had you told me before —. Had I the —. If—, I could have purchased a new car. If Jim had possessed a lot of wealth, —. I If he had asked me, —. If I had the time, —. If I had seen you before, —. Had I seen him —. Had I seen him once more, —. Had I been a rich —. If I had got student visa —. If I had met him before —. If I had seen him —. If I had found you —. Had he been here yesterday, —. If you had finished the work —. If I had met him before, —. If people had been conscious, —. If he had obtained Golden GPA A+, —. Had I been a rich man —. Had I been there —. Had I seen him —. If he had made the best use of his time, —. If he had done otherwise, —. If he had once fallen behind, —. If it had rained, —. If you had not wasted your time —. If we had invested in education for girls —. You would not have been trusted if —. If the rainfall had been timely —. If he had come —. If he had got more, —. If her uncle had arrived —.

 

Provided/provided that/providing that/in case/until/had follow the structures of conditional sentences.
I’ll help you provided —. They will go to market provided that —. He will shine in life provided —. He can lend you the money provided —. This problem can be solved provided —. You will not be trusted provided that—.  You will not be punished providing that —.  We should work together provided —.  We can make our food balanced provided that—.  I shall go out providing that—. You can go out to play football —. He will pass his test tomorrow, —. We will go to the beach, —. I will buy my son a new car, —. We’ll be there at about 7.30, —. Provided that there are enough seats, —. Provided that the boat leaves on time, —. He’s welcome to come along, provided that —. He will come provided that —. I will call you up, provided that —.  I will go provided that —. I was allowed to go off by myself provided that —. I will go provided that —.  She will help me provided that —. Providing that you went to the party, —.Provided you study hard, —. Providing no one has any more questions, —. I can afford to have a holiday providing that—. You can borrow the car provided that—. We’ll be there at about 7.30 provided that —.

 

noun/pronoun + relative pronoun + verb (according to the word before Relative Pronoun)
It is he who—. An intellectual is one who—. It is he who—. There is nobody who—. It is Asif Ahmed who—. I do not know what—. It is he who—. It is we who—. There is nobody who—. It is such a place where—. There is a memorial which—. A patriot is he who—. Sadnan is one of the students who—. The man who loves his country—. There are some boys—. The students who live—. I do not like people who—. People who are not punctual—. Those mothers who are educated—. The man who loves his country—. Sadnan is one of the students who—. It is not known who—. It is they who—. Once there lived a maiden whose—. She had two elder sisters who—. Once there were two friend who—. The friend who could not climb up tree—. A farmer who produces foods for others—. One day he found a spider who—. Once there was a cobbler—. But he had a neighbour who—. A man who leads an idle life,—. Those who are prudent—. This is Bangladesh where—. There was an old farmer who—. Once there was a king who—. The man who touched the highest peak success—. Those who have become great in life—. He is my teacher who—. Ratan is a boy who—.  A man who brings misery for—. Once there was a woodcutter who—. People who live in the midst of plenty—. Once there was a greedy farmer who—. Many people who live below the poverty level—. The books which are written by famous writers—. Those who are greedy—. Those who are honest—. Time which is very valuable—. The person who idles away—. Man who wastes time idly—. I’ll show you how—. He knows how—. The man whom I saw—. Those who have become great in life—. It is sure that—. He came here when—. Singapore is the place—. A man who is drowning—. It is money which—. Trees bring rainfall which—. It is happiness which—.  It is health which—. It is spring which—. It is the song which—. It is water which—. It is flowers which—. Mujibnagar is a place which—. It is education which—. The two friends were traveling through a forest which—. Trees supply oxygen without which—. I have put a fence around the garden which—. Traffic jam is a common affair which—. Most of this problem occurs in the areas where—. 

 w/h+infinitive  (except ‘why’) 

Somebody should teach you how to behave. We didn’t know what to do. We will ask when to set off. I don’t understand what to do. She calculated how much to pay on the back of an envelope. I don’t know what to do. We must find out what to do next. I don’t know where to turn for help. Let us decide when to start. We will have to find out how to reach the place. We must remember where to turn off the main road. Do you know what to look for? I will show you how to manage it. Could you tell me where to find a good hotel? Nobody told me what to do. Can anyone suggest where to go for lunch?

 

The two clauses after as soon as will be followed the same tense
As soon as the thief ran out of the jail, —. As soon as I entered the room, —. As soon as we saw him,—. As soon as he got the telegram —. As soon as he saw me, —. As soon as I reached the station, —. As soon as he teacher came, —. As soon as she heard the news, —. As soon as he saw, —. As soon as she arrived home, —. As soon as we reached the station, —. As soon as the students came to college, —. As soon as we started for college, —. As soon as he saw me, —. As soon as the police marked the thief, —. As soon as the thief saw the police, —. As soon as I put the phone down, —. As soon as they met, —. As soon as the sun disappeared below the horizon, —. As soon as he fired the gun, —. As soon as the police left the scene, —. As soon as he saw the police, —.

 

Since trees help us in many ways, —. Since man is a social being, —. Since the body and mind go together, —. Since he is curious, —. Since the autumn has set in, —. Since he wants to do well in the examination, —. Since he got relieved of, —. Since Bangladesh is an agricultural country, —. Since there is scarcity of pure water, —. Since it is one of the greatest tourist attractions, —. Since he is unsuccessful in his life, —. Since Bangladesh is an over populated country, —. They were frightened when —. When I see the garden full of flowers, —. It was a hot summer day when —. When it woke, —. When he visits a historical place, —. When we get free time, —. As she was ill, —. As I have not enough time, —. As it rained, —. As they finished writing in time, —. As flower is a symbol of love, beauty and purity —. As the albatross came, —. As her economy depends on agriculture, —. As he is punctual, —. As you sow, —. As I had forgotten her, —. As the poor man was hungry, —. As dowry is a social curse, —. As he was getting old, —.

 

She behaves as if —. He orders me as though —.  — since his father died.  He spoke as though —. She behaved as if —. He informed one of the matters as if —. She teaches the students as though —. The woman cried as though —. Feroza became happy as if —.  — as though he had known everything. He acted as if —. He talked as if —. He donates money as if —. He speaks as though —. He speaks as if —. Hasib behaves as if —. A true patriot speaks as if —. The man speaks as though he (be) a rich man. He speaks as if—. The man speaks as though —. The man speaks as if —. Wasim speaks as if —.  —since he (go) abroad. —since I (see) him last.

 

Many people cultivate flowers because —. We should `no’ to corruption because —. They cannot improve their condition because —. We should be sincere because —. I don’t like to play in the rain because —. But nowadays peaceful atmosphere is absent from the college because —. He cultivates others land because —. The illiterate people of our country fall a prey to various diseases because —. Truthfulness is a great virtue because —. He was praised because —. He was punished because He fails in the examination because —. He could not attend the meeting because —. A patriot is respected because —. We should pay a visit to a historical place because —. We learn English because —. This is because —.

 

Though our farmers work hard—. Though lost wealth can be regained by hard work,—. Though some steps have been taken,—. The people of Bangladesh are friendly though—. Though Bangladesh is blessed with rivers—. Though he is needy—. Though the boy is intelligent,—. Though he was poor,—. Though the sons were grown up,—. Though Bangladesh is a small country,—. Though it rained yesterday—. Although Bangladesh is a populous country,—. Though he comes of a poor family,—. Though he has to do a lot of works,—. Though it an inherent instinct in human nature—. Though we are now independence,—. Though our government has taken some bold steps,—. Though it is a blessing it has some demerits. Though he has to suffer for the time being,—. Some people earn money in any unfair way though—. Though he worked hard—. He was not happy though—. Some people become sick though—. Though money is needed for our living—.

 

a.       It is known that gold is –.

b.       It glitters and looks –.

c.       There are many worthless things that –.

d.       This means that all that glitters –.

e.       So the proverb teaches us that –.

a.       Though Bangladesh is a small country, –.

b.       But her over population –.

c.       It is high time we did –.

d.       Women who constitute half of the total population –

e.       It is our duty to –.

a.       We work hard so that –.

b.       If we are not industrious, –.

c.       A man who leads an idle life, –.

d.       An idle man can never help people and so –.

e.       We know the proverb that –.

a.       It is true that opportunity –.

b.       So if we miss any opportunity, –.

c.       We are not sure that –.

d.       So it is our duty that we should –.

e.       Those who are prudent do not –.

a.       It is hope that–.

b.       Life would be intolerable if –.

c.       It cheers our mind and –.

d.       When hope is gone –.

e.       Where there is life –.

a.       We take food so that–.

b.       We cannot keep good health unless –.

c.       Some people become sick though –.

d.       This is because they eat –.

e.       We can make our food balanced if –.

 

Some necessary English proverb

  1. A drowning man catches at a straw. ডুবন্ত লোক খড়কুটোর সাহায্যেও বাঁচতে চায়
  2. A man is known by the company he keeps.সংঙ্গ দোষে লৌহ ভাসে
  3. All that glitters is not gold. চকচক করলেই সোনা হয় না
  4. Fools rush in where angels fear to tread. হাতি ঘোড়া গেল তল, ভেড়া বলে কত জল
  5. God helps those who help themselves. স্বাবলম্বী পরিশ্রমী লোকদের ঈশ্বর সাহায্য করেন;
  6. Faults are thick where love is thin. যারে দেখতে নারি, তার চলন বাঁকা;
  7. Strike the iron while it is hot. সুবিধা হারালে আর পাবেনা;
  8. Spare the rod, spoil the child.শাস্তি না দিলে ছেলে শাসন হয় না
  9. Make hay while the sun shines. সুবিধা হারালে আর পাবেনা;
  10. United we stand, divided we fall. একতায় উত্থান, বিভেদে পতন
  11. What is lotted cannot be blotted. fvM¨i wjLb bv hvq LÛb|
  12. While there is a life, there is hope. তক্ষন শ্বাস ততক্ষন আঁশ
  13. Where there is a will, there is a way. ইচ্ছা থাকলে উপায় হয়
  14. A stitch in time saves nine. সময়ের এক ফোঁড় অসময়ের দশ ফোঁড়;
  15. What is done is done. যা হবার হয়েছে
  16. Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown. মুকুট না আগুনের ডানা
  17. Things done by halves are never done right. অর্ধেক কাজ কোন কিছুই ভাল না
  18. A rolling stone gathers no moss. স্থিরমস্তিষ্ক না হইলে উন্নতি হয় না/ অস্থির ব্যক্তির প্রতিষ্ঠা বা অর্থসঞ্চয় হয় না;
  19. Danger often comes where danger is feared.যেখানে বাঘের ভয় সেখানে সন্ধ্যা হয়
  20. Let by gones be by gones গতস্য শোচনা নাস্তি
  21. The wearer best knows where the shoe pinches. যার জ্বালা সেই জানে
  22. When the dander is gone, God is forgotten কাজের সময় কাজী, কাজ ফুরালে পাজী;
  23. What cannot be cured must be endured. প্রতিকারের উপায় না থাকলে সহ্য করতেই হবে/

                                                                            কপালের ভোগ ভুগতেই হবে;

 

 

Completing sentences

Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/phrases. 5

Set-1:
a) Rangamati is very busy. But don’t worry. If I find any good hotel, —
b) I couldn’t understand the chemistry lesson today. I would understand the lecture better if the teacher —.
c) My cousin, Mohua is going to Cox’s bazaar on vacation. If I were she, I —
d) Bangladesh is one of the worse victims of climate change. The climate is getting hotter because of —.
e) Whenever I go out for a walk, —. I know many people don’t like this.
f) I shall stay here until —. I do not want to take any rest.
g) The shoes were so expensive that —. I didn’t have sufficient money with me.
h) Her voice was too low for the people at the back to —. The organizers should have arranged sound system.
i) London was a new city for us. We hired a bus so that —.
j) As I’ve already completed my studies, —. I need money.
Ans. to the Ques. No. Set-1:
a) Rangamati is very busy. But don’t worry. If I find any good hotel, I’ll contact you immediately.
b) I couldn’t understand the chemistry lesson today. I would understand the lecture better if the teacher explained the points with more examples..
c) My cousin, Mohua is going to Cox’s bazaar on vacation. If I were she, I would go to Srimongal.
d) Bangladesh is one of the worse victims of climate change. The climate is getting hotter because of the greenhouse effect.
e) Whenever I go out for a walk, I take my umbrella with me. I know many people don’t like this.
f) I shall stay here until you come back. I do not want to take any rest.
g) The shoes were so expensive that I could not buy them. I didn’t have sufficient money with me.
h) Her voice was too low for the people at the back to hear. The organizers should have arranged sound system.
i) London was a new city for us. We hired a bus so that we could enjoy a hassle free tour round the city.
j) As I’ve already completed my studies, I’m thinking of applying for a full time position. I need money.

 

Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/phrases. 5

Set-2:
a) This is not the time —. Rather we should render our respective duties.
b) I worked at a stretch for four hours. I got tired. — I resumed the work.
c) We went on a journey by boat. — we set sail. We had a very pleasant journey.
d) With the coming of different seasons we can enjoy various things. For example, — we can eat various types of vegetables.
e) I told him to accompany me to Rajshahi. But he refused —. I went alone.
f) I know you are a wise man: — was unexpected.
g) We should be true to our word. If we make any promise —. Otherwise we can not be trustworthy to people.
h) You know Rafiq is a great liar. We should not believe —.
i) Shimul is now in great danger. — is now my present concern.
j) Tapan has invited me to his birthday party. But I can not go. I have to go to Dhaka —.
Ans. to the Ques. No. Set-2:
a) This is not the time to gossip in a body. Rather we should render our respective duties.
b) I worked at a stretch for four hours. I got tired. Having taken rest for some time, I resumed the work.
c) We went on a journey by boat. As the river was smooth, we set sail. We had a very pleasant journey.
d) With the coming of different seasons we can enjoy various things. For example, when it is winter, we can eat various types of vegetables.
e) I told him to accompany me to Rajshahi. But he refused to do so. I went alone.
f) I know you are a wise man. Your doing such a thing was unexpected.
g) We should be true to our word. If we make any promise, we must keep it. Otherwise we can not be trustworthy to people.
h) You know Rafiq is a great liar. We should not believe what he says.
i) Shimul is now in great danger. How I can help him is now my present concern.
j) Tapan has invited me to his birthday party. But I can not go. I have to go to Dhaka in order to attend an important meeting.

 

Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/phrases. 5

Set-2:
a) This is not the time —. Rather we should render our respective duties.
b) I worked at a stretch for four hours. I got tired. — I resumed the work.
c) We went on a journey by boat. — we set sail. We had a very pleasant journey.
d) With the coming of different seasons we can enjoy various things. For example, — we can eat various types of vegetables.
e) I told him to accompany me to Rajshahi. But he refused —. I went alone.
f) I know you are a wise man: — was unexpected.
g) We should be true to our word. If we make any promise —. Otherwise we can not be trustworthy to people.
h) You know Rafiq is a great liar. We should not believe —.
i) Shimul is now in great danger. — is now my present concern.
j) Tapan has invited me to his birthday party. But I can not go. I have to go to Dhaka —.
Ans. to the Ques. No. Set-2:
a) This is not the time to gossip in a body. Rather we should render our respective duties.
b) I worked at a stretch for four hours. I got tired. Having taken rest for some time, I resumed the work.
c) We went on a journey by boat. As the river was smooth, we set sail. We had a very pleasant journey.
d) With the coming of different seasons we can enjoy various things. For example, when it is winter, we can eat various types of vegetables.
e) I told him to accompany me to Rajshahi. But he refused to do so. I went alone.
f) I know you are a wise man. Your doing such a thing was unexpected.
g) We should be true to our word. If we make any promise, we must keep it. Otherwise we can not be trustworthy to people.
h) You know Rafiq is a great liar. We should not believe what he says.
i) Shimul is now in great danger. How I can help him is now my present concern.
j) Tapan has invited me to his birthday party. But I can not go. I have to go to Dhaka in order to attend an important meeting.

 

Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/phrases.        5

 

Set-3

  1. a) Whenever my uncle comes to our house —. I have never seen him coming to our house empty –handed.
  2. b) I entered the house keeping Karim standing outside. I told him to wait until —.
  3. c) In society people say many things. We should not give importance on —. Rather we should think everything sensibly on our own.
  4. d) He always chatters. — bears no sense. It’s very boring.
  5. e) Yesterday I saw Shimul —. The river was violent then. This shows that he is very courageous.
  6. f) My HSC examination s over. I could not do well in it. — is uncertain.
  7. g) You say Karim has failed. I don’t believe it. I know him — student.
  8. h) Karim, come here. I have many things —.
  9. i) When the crime was committed —. So undoubtedly he is not involved in it.
  10. j) Some people say that Jamil set fire to house of the widow. But just this morning he has given her one thousand taka and some food. This proves —.

 

Ans. to the Ques. No. Set-3:

  1. a) Whenever my uncle comes to our house, he brings some sweets. I have never seen him coming to our house empty–handed.
  2. b) I entered the house keeping Karim standing outside. I told him to wait until I came.
  3. c) In society people say many things. We should not give importance on meaningless talks. Rather we should think everything sensibly on our own.
  4. d) He always chatters. What he says bears no sense. It’s very boring.
  5. e) Yesterday I saw Shimul swimming in the river. The river was violent then. This shows that he is very courageous.
  6. f) My HSC examination s over. I could not do well in it. Whether I shall get GPA 5 is uncertain.
  7. g) You say Karim has failed. I don’t believe it. I know him to be a meritorious student.
  8. h) Karim, come here. I have many things to tell you.
  9. i) When the crime was committed, Karim was in Dhaka. So undoubtedly he is not involved in it.
  10. j) Some people say that Jamil set fire to house of the widow. But just this morning he has given her one thousand taka and some food. This proves that he is innocent.

 

Set-1
Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/ phrases. 5
a) Rangamati is very busy. But don’t worry. If I find any good hotel, —
b) I couldn’t understand the chemistry lesson today. I would understand the lecture better if the teacher —.
c) My cousin, Mohua is going to Cox’s bazar on vacation. If I were she, I —

  1. d) Bangladesh is one of the worse victims of climate change. The climate is getting hotter because of —.
    e) Whenever I go out for a walk, —. I know many people don’t like this.
    f) I shall stay here until —. I do not want to take any rest.
    g) The shoes were so expensive that —. I didn’t have sufficient money with me.
    h) Her voice was too low for the people at the back to —. The organizers should have arranged sound system.
    i) London was a new city for us. We hired a bus so that —.
    j) As I’ve already completed my studies, —. I need money.
    to the question. no. 1
    a) Rangamati is very busy. But don’t worry. If I find any good hotel, I’ll contact you immediately.
    b) I couldn’t understand the chemistry lesson today. I would understand the lecture better if the teacher explained the points with more examples..
    c) My cousin, Mohua is going to Cox’s bazar on vacation. If I were she, I would go to Srimongal.
    d) Bangladesh is one of the worse victims of climate change. The climate is getting hotter because of the greenhouse effect.
    e) Whenever I go out for a walk, I take my umbrella with me. I know many people don’t like this.
    f) I shall stay here until you come back. I do not want to take any rest.
    g) The shoes were so expensive that I could not buy them. I didn’t have sufficient money with me.
    h) Her voice was too low for the people at the back to hear. The organizers should have arranged sound system.
    i) London was a new city for us. We hired a bus so that we could enjoy a hassle free tour round the city.
    j) As I’ve already completed my studies, I’m thinking of applying for a full time position. I need money.

Set-2
a) This is not the time —. Rather we should render our respective duties.
b) I worked at a stretch for four hours. I got tired. — I resumed the work.
c) We went on a journey by boat. — we set sail. We had a very pleasant journey.
d) With the coming of different seasons we can enjoy various things. For example, — we can eat various types of vegetables.
e) I told him to accompany me to Rajshahi. But he refused —. I went alone.
f) I know you are a wise man: — was unexpected.
g) We should be true to our word. If we make any promise —. Otherwise we can not be trustworthy to people.
h) You know Rafiq is a great liar. We should not believe —.
i) Shimul is now in great danger. — is now my present concern.
j) Tapan has invited me to his birthday party. But I can not go. I have to go to Dhaka —.

Ans. to the question. no. 2
a) This is not the time to gossip in a body. Rather we should render our respective duties.
b) I worked at a stretch for four hours. I got tired. Having taken rest for some time, I resumed the work.
c) We went on a journey by boat. As the river was smooth, we set sail. We had a very pleasant journey.
d) With the coming of different seasons we can enjoy various things. For example, when it is winter, we can eat various types of vegetables.
e) I told him to accompany me to Rajshahi. But he refused to do so. I went alone.
f) I know you are a wise man. Your doing such a thing was unexpected.
g) We should be true to our word. If we make any promise, we must keep it. Otherwise we can not be trustworthy to people.
h) You know Rafiq is a great liar. We should not believe what he says.
i) Shimul is now in great danger. How I can help him is now my present concern.
j) Tapan has invited me to his birthday party. But I can not go. I have to go to Dhaka in order to attend an important meeting.

 

Completing sentences with clauses/phrases

Set-3
Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/ phrases. 5
a) Whenever my uncle comes to our house —. I have never seen him coming to our house empty — handed.
b) I entered the house keeping Karim standing outside. I told him to wait until—.
c) In society people say many things. We should not give importance on —. Rather we should think everything sensibly on our own.
d) He always chatters. — bears no sense. It’s very boring.
e) Yesterday I saw Shimul —. The river was violent then. This shows that he is very courageous.
f) My HSC examination is over. I could not do well in it. — is uncertain.
g) You say Karim has failed. I don’t believe it. I know him — student.
h) Karim, come here. I have many things —.
i) When the crime was committed —. So undoubtedly he is not involved in it.
j) Some people say that Jamil set fire to house of the widow. But just this morning he has given her one thousand taka and some food. This proves —.

Ans. to the ques. no. Set-3.
a) Whenever my uncle comes to our house, he brings some sweets. I have never seen him coming to our house empty-handed.
b) I entered the house keeping Karim standing outside. I told him to wait until I came.
c) In society people say many things. We should not give importance on meaningless talks. Rather we should think everything sensibly on our own.
d) He always chatters. What he says bears no sense. It’s very boring.
e) Yesterday I saw Shimul swimming in the river. The river was violent then. This shows that he is very courageous.
f) My HSC examination s over. I could not do well in it. Whether I shall get GPA 5 is uncertain.
g) You say Karim has failed. I don’t believe it. I know him to be a meritorious student.
h) Karim, come here. I have many things to tell you.
i) When the crime was committed, Karim was in Dhaka. So undoubtedly he is not involved in it.
j) Some people say that Jamil set fire to house of the widow. But just this morning he has given her one thousand taka and some food. This proves that he is innocent.

 

Set-4
Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/ phrases. 5
a) Yesterday a boy came to me. He said that —. So I gave him a shirt and some money.
b) A match will be played between our college and Dhaka College. But the time when the match will start is yet—.
c) Sometimes we fail to answer the questions—. Only Rana hardly fail to do so. He is the best boy in the class.
d) A thief entered Sumon’s room —. Sumon caught hold of the thief.
e) — is known to all. Still many people lead dishonest life.
f) You say you are late due to your failure to get a rickshaw —. You could start earlier.
g) We should work and speak sensibly. — often invite difficulties in our life.
h) This place is memorable in my life. It is the place —.
i) Swimming is a good exercise. Everyday I swim —.
j) You have failed in the exam. You could pass—.
Ans. to the ques. no. 4
a) Yesterday a boy came to me. He said that he had no shirt to wear. So I gave him a shirt and some money.
b) A match will be played between our college and Dhaka College. But the time when the match will start is yet to be fixed.
c) Sometimes we fail to answer the questions asked by our teachers. Only Rana hardly fail to do so. He is the best boy in the class.
d) A thief entered Sumon’s room while he was praying. Sumon caught hold of the thief.
e) That honesty is the best policy is known to all. Still many people lead dishonest life.
f) You say you are late due to your failure to get a rickshaw. The reason you put up is not acceptable. You could start earlier.
g) We should work and speak sensibly. Because working and speaking insensibly often invite difficulties in our life.
h) This place is memorable in my life. It is the place where I met you first.
i) Swimming is a good exercise. Everyday I swim until I feel tired.
j) You have failed in the exam. You could pass if you obey your parents’ advice.

Set-5
a) I can’t spend much time with you. I have an important work —.
b) Last night a beggar took shelter in our home. We gave him —. He was very pleased with us.
c) Rana has left just a few minutes ago. If you arrived a little earlier, —.
d) Rini is a good singer. She sings so beautifully that —.
e) The departure time of the train was approaching. So he walked fast —.
f) I need a reliable and a dutiful person. Since —, I will give you the task.
g) My elder brother was going to London. My parents burst into tears — departure. I also could not control myself.
h) In this world some people live longer than others. Those — gathers best experience.
i) You should not gossip at this moment. A little later you are going to sit for the examination. I can’t think —.
j) Ranu informed me that she was in danger. I went —.
Ans. to the ques. no. 5
a) I can’t spend much time with you. I have an important work that father has imposed on me.
b) Last night a beggar took shelter in our home. We gave him food and other necessary things. He was very pleased with us.
c) Rana has left just a few minutes ago. If you arrived a little earlier, you would see him.
d) Rini is a good singer. She sings so beautifully that people are amused.
e) The departure time of the train was approaching. So he walked fast to catch the train.
f) I need a reliable and a dutiful person. Since you promise to work carefully, I will give you the task.
g) My elder brother was going to London. My parents burst into tears at the time of his departure. I also could not control myself.
h) In this world some people live longer than others. Those who live the longest gather best experience.
i) You should not gossip at this moment. A little later you are going to sit for the examination. I can’t think how you can be so insincere.
j) Ranu informed me that she was in danger. I went to help her immediately.

 Set-6
Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/ phrases. 5
a) The drivers — have an overtaking tendency. They are responsible for road accidents.
b) Earthquake can visit Dhaka at any time. We have to be alert —.
c) People consider Stephen Hawking — after Einstein. He is now confined in a wheel chair.
d) My father bought a car yesterday. He allowed me—.
e) It has started —. We had better not to go outside.
f) We should lock our doors —. The thieves can enter our house.
g) I don’t want to —. I have decided to make a business.
h) He became very tired —. He needs to have some rest.
i) The boy — is my brother. He gets up early in the morning.
j) He used to work here in part time. But now he is—.
Ans. to the ques. no. Set-6
a) The drivers who are ignorant have an overtaking tendency. They are responsible for road accidents.
b) Earthquake can visit Dhaka at any time. We have to be alert in the event of earthquake.
c) People consider Stephen Hawking the greatest physicist after Einstein. He is now confined in a wheel chair.
d) My father bought a car yesterday. He allowed me to use his car.
e) It has started to rain heavily. We had better not to go outside.
f) We should lock our doors when we go out. The thieves can enter our house.
g) I don’t want to apply for any job. I have decided to make a business.
h) He became very tired because he worked hard. He needs to have some rest.
i) The boy who is reading attentively is my brother. He gets up early in the morning.
j) He used to work here in part time. But now he is a full time worker.
Set-7
a) In the present global village, skill and competence are essential —.
b) In this situation, women education is such a thing—.
c) Women comprise —.
d) We can not think of our prosperity or development —.
e) If we want development and prosperity of our country —.
f) Education is an intellectual training —.
g) Moreover, an educated mother plays a vital role—.
h) An educated mother knows —.
i) An educated woman can discharge —.
j) So we must educate our womenfolk —.
Ans. to the ques. no. Set-7
a) In the present global village, skill and competence are essential to keep pace with others.
b) In this situation, women education is such a thing which we can in no way ignore.
c) Women comprise half of the total population of our country.
d) We can not think of our prosperity or development keeping this vast population uneducated and unskilled.
e) If we want development and prosperity of our country we must utilize this vast population.
f) Education is an intellectual training which enhances our skill.
g) Moreover, an educated mother plays a vital role in making her children an ideal citizen.
h) An educated mother knows how to rear up her children.
i) An educated woman can discharge social responsibilities and contribute to the overall development of the country.
j) So we must educate our womenfolk so that we can stand as a developed country in the world.
Set-8
a) There are some people —. Such people can not succeed in life.
b) Shafiq left hostel all on a sudden. — still remains unknown to me.
c) Some students of the class told that Rafiq had broken the bench. But he denied —.
d) Dear students, please get silent. Listen to —.
e) Karim had been studying since early in the morning. — he started for college.
f) Rekha is often seen deeply absorbed in her study. Actually she is —.
g) I was studying —. When her cooking was completed, she called me to eat rice.
h) Yesterday Salma came to me. She came —.
i) You have failed in the exam. It is sad. But if you get depressed and do not study, you —.
j) All of my friends attended my birthday party. Only you were absent. — shocked me.
Ans. to the ques. no. Set-8
a) There are some people who never stick to anything. Such people can not succeed in life.
b) Kamal left hostel all on a sudden. Why he did so still remains unknown to me.
c) Some students of the class told that Rafiq had broken the bench. But he denied to have done it.
d) Dear students, please get silent. Listen to what I say.
e) Karim had been studying since early in the morning. Having completed his lessons he started for college.
f) Rekha is often seen deeply absorbed in her study. Actually she is a very studious student.
g) I was studying while mother was cooking. When her cooking was completed, she called me to eat rice.
h) Yesterday Salma came to me. She came to borrow a book from me.
i) You have failed in the exam. It is sad. But if you get depressed and do not study, you are sure to fail again.
j) All of my friends attended my birthday party. Only you were absent. Your being absent shocked me.


Set-9
Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/ phrases. 5
a) — is a good habit. People love those who speak frankly.
b) We have invited him to the meeting. But I don’t know —.
c) Tisa is a brilliant student. She is working hard —.
d) Going to hospital we found you senseless. Can you remember the place —?
e) I went to your garden to pluck some flowers. I saw your grandfather —.
f) Alcohol is not good for health. If you take alcohol —.
g) Foujia is certainly brilliant. She could have made a glorious result —.
h) Mathematics is no doubt a hard subject. But you can find it interesting —.
i) The girl — was my cousin. She is also a very brilliant student.
j) He is very famous in our locality. His generosity — his huge property has brought him to this state.
Ans. to the ques. no. Set-9
a) Speaking frankly is a good habit. People love those who speak frankly.
b) We have invited him to the meeting. But I don’t know when he will arrive.
c) Tisa is a brilliant student. She is working hard to make a glorious result.
d) Going to hospital we found you senseless. Can you remember the place where the accident took place?
e) I went to your garden to pluck some flowers. I saw your grandfather walking in the garden.
f) Alcohol is not good for health. If you take alcohol you will be sick.
g) Foujia is certainly brilliant. She could have made a glorious result if she had studied attentively.
h) Mathematics is no doubt a hard subject. But you can find it interesting if you practice it regularly.
i) The girl who stood first in the debate competition was my cousin. She is also a very brilliant student.
j) He is very famous in our locality. His generosity as well as his huge property has brought him to this state.
Set-10
a) As human beings we want — in peace.
b) To have — we should live with others in amity.
c) Allah has blessed us with conscience —.
d) If we do not use our conscience, —.
e) —, we should always act rationally.
f) — may bring a lot of suffering for us and for those whom we deal with.
g) We are also blessed with intellectual power—.
h) Present civilization is the product or contribution of —.
i) At present people — the world is suffering greatly.
j) — activities are greatly responsible for this suffering.
Ans. to the ques. no. Set-10
a) As human beings we want to live in peace.
b) To have a peaceful life we should live with others in amity.
c) Allah has blessed us with conscience which makes us kind to others.
d) If we do not use our conscience, we can not claim ourselves to be the best creation of Allah.
e) As we are rational beings, we should always act rationally.
f) Our irrational activities may bring a lot of suffering for us and for those whom we deal with.
g) We are also blessed with intellectual power which can change the world greatly.
h) Present civilization is the product or contribution of the extraordinary intelligent people.
i) At present people all over the world is suffering greatly.
j) Our irrational and inconsiderate activities are greatly responsible for this suffering.

Set-11
Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/ phrases. 5
a) English — , we should learn it.
b) But — are indifferent to this language.
c) As it is a foreign language, —
d) — it is an interesting language.
e) — , they can certainly learn it.
f) — they should practice it greatly.
g) The students — , cannot acquire command over this language.
h) In the present context of globalization — is increasing day by day.
i) So it is essential for us to — .
j) Our government is also trying — to make our students skilled in this language.
Ans. to the ques. no. Set-11
a) English being an international language, we should learn it.
b) But most of our students are indifferent to this language.
c) As it is a foreign language, most of the students find it difficult.
d) In fact, it is an interesting language.
e) If the students become sincere, they can certainly learn it.
f) At the same time, they should practice it greatly.
g) The students who are idle and insincere, cannot acquire command over this language.
h) In the present context of globalization the importance of learning English is increasing day by day.
i) So it is essential for us to learn English.
j) Our government is also trying heart and soul to make our students skilled in this language.

Set-12
a) A good student must posses — .
b) The student — is a good student.
c) We must be honest in thought, active in habit and obedient to — .
d) — health is another quality of an ideal student.
e) He — makes glorious result in the examination.
f) — being active and prompt, he is also sociable.
g) He does not know — .
h) A good student knows that — .
i) So — of life he gains knowledge.
j) An ideal student cultivates the right virtues in — .
Ans. to the ques. no. Set-12
a) A good student must posses some special qualities.
b) The student who is brilliant, sincere to studies, good in nature is a good student.
c) We must be honest in thought, active in habit and obedient to parents and teachers.
d) To maintain the rules of health is another quality of an ideal student.
e) He who is sincere to his studies makes glorious result in the examination.
f) Apart from being active and prompt, he is also sociable.
g) He does not know what is rude behaviour.
h) A good student knows that student life is the time for preparation for the struggle of life.
i) So to make him well-fitted for the struggle of life he gains knowledge.
j) An ideal student cultivates the right virtues in every sphere of life.

 

Set-13
Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/ phrases. 5
a) A storm is —.
b) Though it is uncertain —.
c) It creates a scene —.
d) In a storm, the wind — wrecks great havoc upon our life and property.
e) Peals of thunder and — frighten the people.
f) After the storm, people come out —.
g) They get terrified to see the havoc —.
h) It is known that storm is such a natural disaster —.
i) But we can minimize the loss — it.
j) We can save life and property to a great extent —.

Ans. to the Oues. No. Set-13
a) A storm is a natural disaster.
b) Though it is uncertain, it generally happens in summer.
c) It creates a scene which is very terrible and fearful.
d) In a storm, the wind blowing violently wrecks great havoc upon our life and property.
e) Peals of thunder and flashes of lighting frighten the people.
f) After the storm, people come out to see the effect of it.
g) They get terrified to see the havoc wrecked by the storm.
h) It is known that storm is such a natural disaster that we can not get rid of it.
i) But we can minimize the loss owing to it.
j) We can save life and property to a great extent if we take precautionary measures against it.

 


Set-14
Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/ phrases. 5
a) A railway station is a place where —.
b) It is —.
c) — are seen here.
d) A kind of eagerness can be noticed in their eyes and face —.
e) Moreover, train journey creates a kind of thrill and excitement in the passengers especially in—.
f) Some come out of the station —.
g) Some are busy —.
h) They push one another —.
i) The total place becomes lively by the hue and cry of the passengers and above all by the peculiar voices of the hawkers —.
j) In the rest room, the passengers are found —.

Ans. to the ques. no. Set-14
a) A railway station is a place where trains stop and start from.
b) It is one of the busiest and crowded places.
c) People of all ages and all walks of life are seen here.
d) A kind of eagerness can be noticed in their eyes and face as they are on the way to their respective destination.
e) Moreover, train journey creates a kind of thrill and excitement in the passengers especially in the young ones.
f) Some come out of the station followed by coolies with luggage on their heads.
g) Some are busy buying tickets.
h) They push one another to go ahead.
i) The total place becomes lively by the hue and cry of the passengers and above all by the peculiar voices of the hawkers who try to attract the attention of the passengers.
j) In the rest room, the passengers are found waiting for the train.

Set-15
Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/phrases. 5
a) A fair — is called a book fair.
b) A book fair is — in our country on the premises of Bangla Academy.
c) It is organized — the martyrs to the causes of defending our mother tongue Bangla in 1952.
d) Moreover, it is held —, creating enthusiasm of reading in the general people.
e) In the fair — are seen.
f) These stalls display and sell various books —.
g) Some days ago I went to the book fair —.
h) I bought —.
i) I also met —.
j) Going to the fair was —.
Ans. to the Ques. No. Set-15:
a) A fair which is organized to display and sell books is called a book fair.
b) A book fair is an annual phenomenon in our country on the premises of Bangla Academy.
c) It is organized in memory of the martyrs to the causes of defending our mother tongue Bangla in 1952.
d) Moreover, it is held to promote our language. literature and culture, creating enthusiasm of reading in the general people.
e) In the fair many beautifully decorated stalls are seen.
f) These stalls display and sell various books which are cheaper in comparison to other times.
g) Some days ago I went to the book fair accompanied by my friends.
h) I bought some science fictions and some books of poetry.
i) I also met some renowned writers and poets of our country.
j) Going to the fair was an excellent experience for me.

Set-16
Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/phrases. 5
a) If you are good at others —. So, you should behave with others well.
b) — brings sufferings. We should avoid their company.
c) He is only 4 feet in height. He is not tall enough —.
d) Scarcely had I reached the college —. I entered the class in a hurry.
e) We can not keep pace with the rich countries —. So, poverty should be removed from our country first.
f) Greenhouse effect is a dangerous reactive type of effect —. It is dangerous for living creatures on earth.
g) Since my final exam was going on —. I must attend the next part.
h) — duty of a student is to study attentively. But some students forget it.
i) He paused for a moment and then went —. The audience felt boring.
j) I got a scholarship —. Everybody was happy.

Ans. to the Ques. No. Set-16:
a) If you are good at others, others will also be good to you. So, you should behave with others well.
b) Since depending on a fair weather friends bring sufferings. We should avoid their company.
c) He is only 4 feet in height. He is not tall enough to touch the roof of the room.
d) Scarcely had I reached the college when the bell rang. I entered the class in a hurry.
e) We can not keep pace with the rich countries because of poverty. So, poverty should be removed from our country first.
f) Greenhouse effect is a dangerous reactive type of effect that causes natural imbalance. It is dangerous for living creatures on earth.
g) Since my final exam was going on, I could not attend the party. I must attend the next party.
h) The first and foremost duty of a student is to study attentively. But some students forget it.
i) He paused for a moment and then went on speaking on the same subject. The audience felt bored
j) I got a scholarship when I was in class eight. Everybody was happy.

 Completing sentences with

Set-17.
Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/ phrases. 5
a) — were present in the meeting. But I was absent in the meeting.
b) He felt tired. He wanted —.
c) I saw the mother —. The baby was crying then.
d) She looks older —. She had better not wear glass.
e) It is beyond his means — in Dhaka. So, he has hired a flat.
f) The workload is so big —. I need others’ help.
g) He likes to talk much. Don’t bother about —.
h) All parents want —. My parents want me to be an engineer.
i) City life is expensive. You have to earn more — the city life.
j) Lazy people suffer —. We should not follow them.

Ans. to the ques. no. Set-17
a) The elites of the town were present in the meeting. But I was absent in the meeting.
b) He felt tired. He wanted to have a cup of tea.
c) I saw the mother working in the kitchen. The baby was crying then.
d) She looks older when she wears glass. She had better not wear glass.
e) It is beyond his means to buy a flat in Dhaka. So, he has hired a flat.
f) The workload is so big that I can not cope with it. I need others’ help.
g) He likes to talk much. Don’t bother about what he said.
h) All parents want to see their children established. My parents want me to be an engineer.
i) City life is expensive. You have to earn more to cope with the city life.
j) Lazy people suffer in the long run. We should not follow them.
Set-18.
Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/ phrases. 5
a) I completed the work successfully. This is the method how —.
b) Mr. Himel left the place suddenly. Do you know —?
c) We walked —. Then we took rest for sometime.
d) The patient will feel better —. The doctor has said so.
e) The cat has eaten all —. I will punish the cat.
f) Go on writing till —. You have one hour left.
g) I would like —. My mother also wants to join me.
h) He is very late today. Do you know —?
i) The old man saw some snakes. Their colour was so beautiful that—.
j) I hate —. They harm the people.

Ans. to the ques. no. Set-18
a) I completed the work successfully. This is the method how I did the work.
b) Mr. Himel left the place suddenly. Do you know why he left ?
c) We walked until we became tired. Then we took rest for sometime.
d) The patient will feel better after he has taken medicine. The doctor has said so.
e) The cat has eaten all that my mother cooked. I will punish the cat.
f) Go on writing till I tell you to stop. You have one hour left.
g) I would like to have lunch at the restaurant. My mother also wants to join me.
h) He is very late today. Do you know why he is late ?
i) The old man saw some snakes. Their colour was so beautiful that he was filled with a strange wonder.
j) I hate cunning people. They harm the people.

 

Set-19

Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/phrases.        5

  1. a) The National Memorial which is situated at Savar —. It is built with concrete, but made of blood.
  2. b) — can not be blotted. Everything is predestined by God.
  3. c) I support you because —. You should be always honest.
  4. d) If I had the wings of a bird —. But man can not fly in the sky as bird flies.
  5. e) We can not stop natural disasters. But reducing the loss of wealth and lives is possible —.
  6. f) The door ball rang —. I felt disturbed of it.
  7. g) Today is Friday. — all the shops are closed.
  8. h) I do not like people —. Such kind of people are hated everywhere.
  9. i) As an HSC candidate, you should read properly so —. You must make proper use of time.
  10. j) Though Bangladesh is a small country —. But her population can be used as human resource.

Ans. to the ques. no. Set-19

  1. a) The National Memorial which is situated at Savar is a symbol of nation’s respect for martyrs. It is built with concrete, but made of blood.
  2. b) What is lotted can not be blotted. Everything is predestined by God.
  3. c) I support you because your intention is honest. You should be always honest.
  4. d) If I had the wings of a bird I could fly in the sky. But man can not fly in the sky as bird flies.
  5. e) We can not stop natural disasters. But reducing the loss of wealth and lives is possible when we take precautionary measures.
  6. f) The door ball rang while I was reading. I felt disturbed of it.
  7. g) Today is Friday. As it is a public holiday all the shops are closed.
  8. h) I do not like people who are dishonest. Such kind of people are hated everywhere.
  9. i) As an HSC candidate, you should read properly so that you can make a brilliant result. You must make proper use of time.
  10. j) Though Bangladesh is a small country, she is burdened with overpopulation. But her population can be used as human resource.

Set-20

  1. a) Women who — should be ignored. It is also our duty to respect them.
  2. b) — is known to me. I have helped him correct it.
  3. c) I have studied a lot. I am optimistic that —.
  4. d) Had Kamal been my brother —. But he was not my brother.
  5. e) As flower is a symbol of love —. It is also a symbol of beauty and purity.
  6. f) A college should be a calm and peaceful place —. But nowadays the congenial atmosphere does not prevail in the colleges.
  7. g) There goes a proverb that —. We should make the best use of time.
  8. h) We will not pardon you —. So, you have to confess your guilt first.
  9. i) For higher education. We should learn English. So, it is high time —.
  10. j) We should stop environment population. If we fail to control environment pollution —.

Ans. to the ques. no. Set-20

  1. a) Women who constitute half of the total population should be ignored. It is also our duty to respect them.
  2. b) That he has made a mistake is known to me. I have helped him correct it.
  3. c) I have studied a lot. I am optimistic that I will do well in the examination.
  4. d) Had Kamal been my brother I would have helped him. But he was not my brother.
  5. e) As flower is a symbol of love, it is liked by all. It is also a symbol of beauty and purity.
  6. f) A college should be a calm and peaceful place where the students can study attentively. But nowadays the congenial atmosphere does not prevail in the colleges.
  7. g) There goes a proverb that ‘Time and tide wait for none’. We should make the best use of time.
  8. h) We will not pardon you unless you confess your guilt. So, you have to confess your guilt first.
  9. i) For higher education. We should learn English. So, it is high time we learnt English well.
  10. j) We should stop environment pollution. If we fail to control environment pollution we will face natural disasters.

 

 

# Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/phrases. 5
Set-1
a) — is a good habit. People love those who speak frankly.
b) We have invited him to the meeting. But I don’t know —.
c) Tisa is a brilliant student. She is working hard —.
d) Going to hospital we found you senseless. Can you remember the place —?
e) I went to your garden to pluck some flowers. I saw your grandfather —.
f) Alcohol is not good for health. If you take alcohol —.
g) Kana is certainly brilliant. She could have made a glorious result —.
h) Mathematics is no doubt a hard subject. But you can find it interesting —.
i) The girl — was my cousin. She is also a very brilliant student.
j) He is very famous in our locality. His generosity — his huge property has brought him to this state.
Ans.
a) Speaking frankly is a good habit. People love those who speak frankly.
b) We have invited him to the meeting. But I don’t know when he will arrive.
c) Tisa is a brilliant student. She is working hard to make a glorious result.
d) Going to hospital we found you senseless. Can you remember the place where the accident took place ?
e) I went to your garden to pluck some flowers. I saw your grandfather walking in the garden.
f) Alcohol is not good for health. If you take alcohol you will be ill.
g) Kana is certainly brilliant. She could have made a glorious result if she had studied attentively.
h) Mathematics is no doubt a hard subject. But you can find it interesting if you practice it regularly.
i) The girl who stood first in the dance competition was my cousin. She is also a very brilliant student.
j) He is very famous in our locality. His generosity as well as his huge property has brought him to this state.

Set-2
a) As human beings we want — in peace.
b) To have — we should live with others in amity.
c) Allah has blessed us with conscience —.
d) If we do not use our conscience, —.
e) —, we should always act rationally.
f) — may bring a lot of suffering for us and for those whom we deal with.
g) We are also blessed with intellectual power —.
h) Present civilization is the product or contribution of —
i) At present people — the world is suffering greatly.
j) — activities are greatly responsible for this suffering
Ans.
a) As human beings we want to live in peace.
b) To have a peaceful life we should live with others in amity.
c) Allah has blessed us with conscience which makes a considerate and kind to others.
d) If we do not use our conscience, we can not claim ourselves to be the best creation of Allah.
e) As we are rational, we should always act rationally.
f) Our irrational activities may bring a lot of suffering for us and for those whom we deal with.
g) We are also blessed with intellectual power which can change the world greatly.
h) Present civilization is the product or contribution of the extraordinary intelligent people.
i) At present people all over the world is suffering greatly.
j) Our irrational and inconsiderate activities are greatly responsible for this suffering

Set-3
a) English —, we should learn it.
b) But — are indifferent to this language.
c) As it is a foreign language, —
d) — it is an interesting language.
e) —, they can certainly learn it.
f) — they should practice it greatly.
g) The students —, cannot acquire command over this language.
h) In the present context of globalization — is increasing day by day.
i) So it is essential for us to —.
j) Our government is also trying — to make our students skilled in this language.
Ans.
a) English being an international language, we should learn it.
b) But most of our students are indifferent to this language.
c) As it is a foreign language, most of the students find it difficult.
d) In fact it is an interesting language.
e) If the students become sincere, they can certainly learn it.
f) At the same time they should practice it greatly.
g) The students who are idle and insincere, cannot acquire command over this language.
h) In the present context of globalization the importance of learning English is increasing day by day.
i) So it is essential for us to learn English.
j) Our government is also trying heart and soul to make our students skilled in this language.

 


Set-4
a) I like —. But my most favourite game is cricket.
b) Children often burst into tantrum. The main reason of their tantrum is —.
c) I have asked him to come to our house. But — is not known to me.
d) Suman is not a good student. He is inattentive to his study. I often see him —.
e) Time is very valuable. Our happiness and prosperity totally depends on —.
f) He failed in the exam. If he studied attentively,—. 

  1. g) You should take some extra money. Because the amount of money — may not enable you to buy a laptop.
    h) Walking is a —. I often walk by the riverside.
    i) Karim is a brilliant boy. Unfortunately he has failed. I don’t know —.
    j) Many people in our country are —. They don’t know that literary is the main reason
    of their poverty.a) I like to play various games. But my most favourite game is cricket.

    b) Children often burst into tantrum. The main reason of their tantrum is their failure to express their demands.
    c) I have asked him to come to our house. But when he will come is not known to me.
    d) Suman is not a good student. He is inattentive to his study. I often see him mixing with bad boys.
    e) Time is very valuable. Our happiness and prosperity totally depends on how we utilize our time.
    f) He failed in the exam. If he studied attentively, he would pass the exam.
    g) You should take some extra money. Because the amount of money that you have taken may not enable you to buy a laptop.
    h) Walking is a good exercise. I often walk by the riverside.
    i) Karim is a brilliant boy. Unfortunately he has failed. I don’t know why he has failed.
    j) Many people in our country are illiterate and poor. They don’t know that literary is the main reason of their poverty.
    Set-5
    a) Health is —.
    b) We can never lead happy life —.
    c) — we should follow the rules of health.
    d) We cannot be healthy —.
    e) — do not mean valuable foods.
    f) We can find nutritious foods —.
    g) We must have knowledge on nutrition so that —
    h) Many rich people cannot lead a healthy life —.
    i) BTV puts up —.
    j) We must remember —.
    Ans.
    a) Health is a great asset.
    b) We can never lead happy life without being healthy.
    c) In order to maintain good health we should follow the rules of health.
    d) We cannot be healthy without taking physical exercise.
    e) Nutritious foods do not mean valuable foods.
    f) We can find nutritious foods in cheap foods.
    g) We must have knowledge on nutrition so that we can remain healthy.
    h) Many rich people cannot lead a healthy life as they have no knowledge of nutrition.
    i) BTV puts up some important programmes which make people conscious of health.
    j) We must remember that health is the root of all happiness.
    Set-6
    a) Industry is the —.
    b) A man can’t succeed in life —.
    c) — of the world were industrious.
    d) The man — can easily maintain a sound health.
    e) We should not like those persons —.
    f) I always —.
    g) I know the story of an industrious person —.
    h) That man always inspires me —.
    i) I have a poor uncle. He could be rich —.
    j) He has become poor — his idleness.
    Ans.
    a) Industry is the key to success.
    b) A man can’t succeed in life without being industrious.
    c) All great men of the world were industrious.
    d) The man who is industrious can easily maintain a sound health.
    e) We should not like those persons who are idle.
    f) I always want to be industrious.
    g) I know the story of an industrious person who became hero from zero.
    h) That man always inspires me to be industrious.
    i) I have a poor uncle. He could be rich if he were industrious.
    j) He has become poor on account of his idleness.

 
Set-7
a) Honesty is the best policy. — if you do not stick to the way of honesty.
b) A glass has been broken. I don’t know —.
c) The pen — has been lost. I am very sorry for it.
d) I got a bad news from my family —. So I had to go home then.
e) I am going to the market to buy some food. You must not move from this place —.
f) Don’t come here. Rather, stay —.

  1. g) My uncle is —. I often go to him for help.
    h) Reza is studying very attentively. He wants—.
    i) Lima danced very nicely. The audience was so charmed with her performance that —.
    j) Rita is my best friend. Whenever she gets spare time, —.a) Honesty is the best policy. You can not expect the respect of people if you do not stick to the way of honesty.
    b) A glass has been broken. I don’t know who has broken it.
    c) The pen that you gave me has been lost. I am very sorry for it.
    d) I got a bad news from my family when the function was going on. So I had to go home then.
    e) I am going to the market to buy some food. You must not move from this place until I come back.
    f) Don’t come here. Rather, stay where you are.
    g) My uncle is a very rich man. I often go to him for help.
    h) Reza is studying very attentively. He wants to make a good result.
    i) Lima danced very nicely. The audience was so charmed with her performance that there was pindrop silence there.
    j) Rita is my best friend. Whenever she gets spare time, she comes to me.
    Set-8
    a) Sumana is —.
    b) She is often invited — on various occasions.
    c) She began — music from her childhood.
    d) She love music so much —.
    e) She is —.
    f) She wants to be a great singer — time.
    g) I get lost —.
    h) I am also —.
    i) So I often go to her — enjoying her song.
    j) Actually we are — to each other.
    Ans.
    a) Sumana is a very good singer.
    b) She is often invited to sing on various occasions.
    c) She began to learn music from her childhood.
    d) She loves music so much that she can not pass a day without it.
    e) She is very ambitious with her music.
    f) She wants to be a great singer in course of time.
    g) I get lost when she sings.
    h) I am also a great lover of music.
    i) So I often go to her in the hope of enjoying her song.
    j) Actually we are the best friends to each other.
    Set-9
    a) After a while, a cricket match between Bangladesh and India is going to be started. So, we —
    b) Only to wear good dresses is not a quality of a gentleman. — is a quality of a gentleman.
    c) I need your help at this moment. I will be benefited —.
    d) Mamun has always secured the third place in the exam. But — is his ambition.
    e) He is now obsessed with a great problem. I tried — but I could not.
    f) I know you are not interested in enjoying any cultural function. But — surprised me.
    g) I am not attentive to my study. That’s why my father desired —.
    h) Smoking is injurious to health. But many of us are in the habit of smoking —.
    i) I tried to meet him for three days. But he was so busy that —.
    j) Shakib-Al-Hasan topping the world’s best all-rounder ranking had made us proud. Though — both in batting and bowing, he failed to bring victory for the team of Bangladesh.
    Ans.
    a) After a while, a cricket match between Bangladesh and India is going to be started. So, we will enjoy the match together.
    b) Only to wear good dresses is not a quality of a gentleman. Honesty as well as good behaviour is a quality of a gentleman.
    c) I need your help at this moment. I will be benefited if you extend your helping hand.
    d) Mamun has always secured the third place in the exam. But to secure the 1st place is his ambition.
    e) He is now obsessed with a great problem. I tried solve his problem but I could not.
    f) I know you are not interested in enjoying any cultural function. But your going to function yesterday surprised me.
    g) I am not attentive to my study. That’s why my father desired to talk to the class teacher.
    h) Smoking is injurious to health. But many of us are in the habit of smoking in spite of knowing the truth.
    i) I tried to meet him for three days. But he was so busy that I could not meet him.
    j) Shakib-Al-Hasan topping the world’s best all-rounder ranking had made us proud. Though he did an all-round performance both in batting and bowing, he failed to bring victory for the team of Bangladesh.

Completing Sentence

Completing Sentence

Completing sentence means completing the incomplete sentence parts.

 

One clause Principal clause
One subject+ one finite verb (nonfinite verb)
Simple sentence
Too…to/enough to/in order to/in spite of/despite/owing to/due to/because of/by+gerund/without + gerund/would you mind/instead of/in lieu of                              

 

Two clauses Two Principal clauses
Connected with FANBOYS (for/and/nor/but/or/otherwise/yet/so)
Compound sentence
Two clauses will follow the same tense

 

Two clauses Principal clause and Subordinate clause added with Subordinating Conjunction
Complex sentence
Principal clause + Subordinating conjunction + Subordinate clause
Subordinating conjunction + Subordinate clause+ Principal clause
Subordinating conjunction: how, who, which, what, whom, whose, why, where, wherever, when, whenever, if, had, in case, unless, provided, provided that, providing that, than, that, so that, in order that, though, although, since, when, as, as if, as though, as long as, as much as, as soon as, even if, even though, , before, after, till, until, because, while, lest

 

Too…to (GZB . . . h), enough to( যথেষ্ট), so…that(GZB . . . †h), such…that (Ggb †h), so that/in order that (hvZ Ki/hvZ), lest (cvQ) , Would you mind (আপনি কি কিছু মনে করবেন), It is time/high time (এখনই উপযুক্ত সময়), before (Av M/ পূর্বে), after (ci), Until/till/as long as (hZ¶b bv  ch©šÍ), unless (hw` bv), if/ had/ in case (hw`), While যখন, provided/provided that/providing that (এই শর্তে যে ), Since (hLb/ KviY/‡h‡nZz), as if/as though (যেন), Since/as(hnZz), because (KviY), as much as (যত বেশি সম্ভব), as soon as (যেইমাত্র)

Look at the following structures

  1. Subject (person) + verb+ too + adj/adv + to + verb1 + ext.

Subject (thing) + verb+ too + adj/adv + for + obj + to + verb1 + ext.

  1. Subject + verb+ adj + enough + to + verb1 + ext.

Subject + verb+ enough + noun + to + verb1 + ext.

  1. Subject (person) + verb+so+adj/adv +that + sub + can/could (not) + verb1 + ext.

Subject (thing)+verb+ so+ adj/adv +for+obj+that+sub+can/could(not)+verb1+ ext .

  1. Subject + verb + such (a/an) + adjective + noun + that + subject + verb + ext.
  2. Subject + verb + so that/ in order that + sub + can/could (not) + verb1 + ext.
  3. Subject + verb + lest + sub + should/might + verb1 + ext.

Verb+ ext + lest + you + should/might + verb1 + ext.

  1. Would you mind + verb1 + ing + ext?
  2. It is time/high time + Simple past

It is time/high time +to+ verb1

  1. Past Perfect + before + Simple Past

Simple Past + after + Past perfect

  1. No sooner had + sub + verb3 + ext + than + Simple past

Hardly had + sub + verb3 + ext + when/before + Simple past

Scarcely had + sub + verb3 + ext + when + Simple past

  1. Until/unless + affirmative sentence + another sentence

        Another sentence+ until/unless + affirmative sentence

  1. While +Past continuous+ another sentence

While +verb1+ing

Conditional sentences: The sentence that begins with if, is known as conditional sentence.  Remember, had, in case, were, unless, provided, provided that, providing that can be used instead of If.

Zero conditional If + Simple present + Simple present
First conditional It is possible and very likely that the condition will be fulfilled.

If + Simple present + sub + shall/will/can/may + verb1 + ext

Second conditional It is possible but very unlikely, that the condition will be fulfilled.

If + Simple past + sub + would/could/might+ verb1 + ext

Or, Were I a bird, I would fly at large.

Or, Had I enough money, I would start a business.

Third conditional It is impossible that the condition will be fulfilled.

If +past perfect+sub+would/could/might+have+verb3+ext

Or, Had I seen her before, I would have disclosed the truth.

 

  1. Provided/provided that/providing that/in case/unless/had follow the structures of conditional sentences.
  2. Noun/pronoun + relative pronoun + verb (according to the word before Relative Pronoun)

verb + (how/what/when/which)+to

W/h clause: “W/h”-clause is a subordinate clause that is introduced by one of the w/h-words (what, who, which, when, where, why, how). It can function as subjectsobjects, or complements

  1. Present tense/Future tense+when/after+ present perfect tense
  2. Since/as if /as though

Simple Present …………… Simple Past

Present Perfect …………… Simple Past

Past Indefinite ………………… Past perfect

  1. Since/as/because+KviY hy³ evK¨+djvdj evK¨ (KviY/ hnZz)

djvdj evK¨+since/as/because  +KviY hy³ evK¨|

Exercises on completing sentences

too + adj/adv + (for + obj) + to + verb1 + ext
He is too old —. She is too weak —. The writer was too poor —. The boy was too clever —. John is too upset—.  We are too sad—. The old man was too honest —. I am too confused —. He is too dull —. He was too short —. The box is too small —. John is too poor to —. We are too late to —. The old man was too —. Studying abroad is too expensive for an ordinary student —. The poor man is too hungry —. He is too stupid —. She was too distressed —. You are too young —. She is too shy —. We arrived too late —. It is too heavy for her —. This poem is too difficult for me —. The water is too salty —. The box was too heavy for him —. The girl is intelligent enough to —.  He is not strong enough to  —.

 

so+ adj /adv + (for + obj) + that + sub + can/could (not) + verb1 + ext
Zinnia is so tired —. The weather was so cold —. The old man was so tired —. The old man was so thirsty —. The box is so heavy —. The baby was so little —. The box is so old —. The problem is so difficult for me —.The fog was so thick —. Time is so valuable that —. He ate so many mangoes —. The patient is so weak that —. The boy was so clever —. John is so poor that —. We are so late that —. The old man was so tired —. The old man is so weak —. He was so foolish —.  Musa was so determined —. He is so weak —. He is so dishonest —. The dinner was so delicious —. The load was so heavy —. But we are so self-centred that —. I was so delighted that —.  It is so happened that a famous astrologer —. At this the king grew so furious —. He felt so tempted that —. The grapes were hanging so high that —. She was so shocked—. I am so busy that —. I became so tired—. But our patient was so serious that —. He was so ill that —. He became so greedy —. They were so disobedient —. Sometimes it so happens —.

 

so that/in order that + sub + can/could + verb1 + ext.
He should make the best use of his time so that —. We earn money so that —. He studied sincerely in order that —. The writer wanted mountain air so that —. He speaks loudly in the meeting so that —. He opened a bank account so that —. He reads attentively so that —. He read attentively so that —. He worked hard in order that —. He will learn computer in order that —. He saved some money in order that —. We take exercise so that —. We eat so that —. He worked hard so that —. He always flatters his boss so that —. He went to London so that —. He opened a bank account so that —. They come here in order that —. We have to develop cultivation scientifically so that —. He should make the use of his time so that —. I went to the book fair so that —. We work unitedly so that —. He climbed up a tree so that —. Many dishonest person cut trees so that —. Navid is applying for a scholarship in order that —. They came here in order that —. He opened a bank account so that —. He took up a part-time job so that —. We should be punctual so that —. We should be motivated so that —. We should make the habit of reading books so that —. We must be industrious so that —. We take food so that —. We eat so that —. Robert Bruce fought against the British soldiers so that —. Man eats in order that —.

 

lest + sub + should/might + verb1 + ext
Hurry up lest —. Walk fast lest —. Study hard —. — lest they should fall behind. They ran hurriedly lest —. Read attentively lest —. Avoid mistakes lest —. The old man walks slowly lest —. They ran hurriedly lest —. Go to the bank with the cheque lest —. Read diligently lest —. Never disturb a girl lest —.

Sumi reads attentively lest —.  The old man is walking carefully lest —. She started saving money lest —. She keeps silent lest —. They build a house lest —.  We said so lest —. He went away lest —. He will return fast lest —. The officer was sympathetic to the boy lest —. She is conscious about her lest —. He walked fast lest —. He changed his voice lest —. He wore musk lest —. I kept silent lest —. I lifted the baby from water lest it should be drowned. I disclosed the truth lest anything be misinterpreted. He quickly closed his eyes lest —. I whispered her lest —. I told lie lest —. She hid herself lest —. He closed his eyes lest —. I let them go lest —.

 

Would you mind + verb+ ing+…….?

It is a good way to politely ask for something that isn’t too much trouble for the other person.

Would you mind speaking in English? Would you mind lending me you bike? Would you mind sharing your experience? Would you mind sending that mail for me? Would you mind passing me that bottle over there? Would you mind closing that window? Would you mind watching my bag for a few minutes? Would you mind explaining to your colleague?  Would you mind sending me a list of everyone who’s coming? Would you mind taking this book back for me? Would you mind reading this, please? Would you mind helping me with these boxes, please?

 

It is time/high time + to + verb1

It is time/high time + Simple past

It is already late for something to happen, you can use the expression It is past the time when something should have happened or been done.

It is time we —. It’s high time you —. It is high time the Committee —. It is time they —. It is high time the government —. It is high time the child —. It is time the students —. Now, it is high time we removed —.  It is high time we learnt —.  It is time we controlled —.  It is high time we started—. It is high time we changed —. It is high time we reduced —. It is high time we tried our best to —. It is high time we met —.   It is time we learnt —. It is time we gave emphasis —.  It is high time we did —. It was high time that she faced facts It’s high time you got that car repaired. It’s time you got that car repaired.  It’s about time you got that car repaired. It’s high time we bought a new car. It’s time we bought a new car. It’s about time we bought a new car. It’s time you went to bed. It’s high time you mended this shelf. It’s high time we got a pay rise. It’s high time I bought a new pair of jeans. It’s high time you started thinking about saving for your old age.

 

Past Perfect+before+Simple Past (an action that happened before another action in the past)
Simple Past + after + Past perfect (an action that happened after another action in the past)
a.       He had come home before —. — before the patient died.  — before the train left the station. — before the bell rang. — before he got it. I had written the letter before —. The train had left the station before —.  She had lived in Dhaka before —.  You had studied English before —. Before Keya had run to me —. She had lived in Dhaka before —. Before the students started to write —.  We had left the stadium before —. You had studied English before —. You had studied German before—. He hadn’t studied Italian before he—. He had been given the job bofore —. I had saved my document

b.       She entered the classroom after —. It rained after —. I finished my meal after —. He was given the job after —. They went to college after —. After we had eaten firni, —. After Mina had finished his breakfast, —.  After she had read the letter —. The film started after —. After I had eaten five apples, —.  I arrived at the cinema after —. After she had read the letter, —. She gave after—. After I had washed my car —. The students came to college after—. The patient died after—. After he had passed his MA, —. His father died after—. We reached the station after—.

 

No sooner had + sub + verb3 + ext + than + Simple past
Hardly had + sub + verb3 + ext + when/before + Simple past
Scarcely had + sub + verb3 + ext + when + Simple past
a.       No sooner had I gone out —.  No sooner had I reached the station —. No sooner had the thief run out of the jail —. No sooner had the doctor gone —. No sooner had I entered the room —. No sooner had the rain stopped —. No sooner had we attended the function —. No sooner had the sun risen—. No sooner had I finished my studies –. No sooner had the police left the scene —. No sooner had we heard the noise —. No sooner had she finished one project —. No sooner had the man seen —. No sooner had the thief seen the police —. No sooner had we reached the college —. No sooner had the police came —. No sooner had he come —. No sooner had we heard the news —. No sooner had she seen me —. No sooner had we reached the hospital —.

b.       Hardly had the child started crying —. Hardly had I gone to bed when —. Hardly had I taken a dose of medicine —. Hardly had he reached the bus station —. No Hardly had the driver seen the signal when —. Hardly had I reached the station —. Hardly — all the teachers stood up.  Hardly had he reached the market —. Hardly had I come to my residence —.  Hardly had I reached the station —. Hardly had I reached the college —. Hardly had I reached the station —.

c.       Scarcely had the thief run out of the jail —. Scarcely had I entered the room —. Scarcely had the boy arrived at home —. Scarcely had I shot the bird —.  — when the pet came near dog. Scarcely had he reached the station —. Scarcely had the assembly begun —. Scarcely had I reached the station —. Scarcely had we reached school —. Scarcely had we reached the stadium —. Scarcely had I entered the examination hall —. Scarcely had the teacher gone out of the room —.

 

Until/unless + affirmative sentence + another sentence         
a.       You cannot pass unless —. You’ll not shine in life unless —. Unless he works hard —.  — you will fail. Unless you work hard —. He could not obtain a unless—. Unless you study attentively —. Unless you study work hard —. Unless you hurry up —. Unless you study hard —. Unless you study well —. Unless you are united, —. One cannot command the respect of others unless —.  Unless we can sacrifice ourselves for our nation —. Unless we are honest in earning money —. We cannot keep good health unless —. Unless we learn English —. Unless a man works hard —.

b.       We walked until we became tired We shall stay in this room —. They will not go out until —. He will be waiting for me until —. They will be working until —. He does not go to bed until —. He will be waiting for me until —. Allah is with us till —.  — until you know it. They will not go out until —. He will be waiting for me until —. Work hard until —. We walked until —. We shall stay in this room until —. Wait here until —.

c.       She made no joke till —.They continued working till —. We waited there till —. I shall nurse my mother till —. We waited there till —. Wait here till —. Work hard —. You will be writing it till —. You will be writing it till —. Waited there till —. I shall nurse my mother till —. We waited there till —. Wait here till —.

 

If + present indefinite + sub + will/can/may + verb1 + ext
If you leave the car unlocked —. If we make the best use of time —.  — if it snow in the evening. If he calls me —. If you feel unwell —. If you do not work hard —. If you inform me earlier —. If you neglect your study —. If you are hungry —. If you study hard —. If you walk slowly —. If you help me —. If you do not waste your time —. If you write me —. If you invite me —. If you study more —. If her uncle arrives —. Be truthful if —. If you do not study regularly, —. If you get up early, —. If you run fast, —. If we cut trees at random, —. We should work together if —. If any work is not done properly, —. If we drink arsenic polluted water —. If he makes the best use of his time, —. If he does otherwise, —. If he once falls behind, —. If we make the best use of time, —. If it rains, —. If you do not waste your time —. If we invest in education for girls —. If the rainfall is timely —. If he comes —. If he gets more, —. If her uncles arrives —. If we make the best use of time —. If we are sincere enough, —. If we read books, —. If the guardians fail to fulfill the demand of the bridegroom —. If he makes the best use of his time —. If once he fails behind —. If she were serious from the beginning —. If we remain lazy —. If we lose the morning hours of life —. If we sow good seeds in youth —. If one’s desire is honest —. If you meditate, —. If we are not careful —. If we leave our work for tomorrow —. If we want to enjoy a good health —. If we are not industrious, —. If we miss any opportunity, —. If he wants to enjoy peace, —. If he does not follow the social rules, —.

I shall go out if —. You will not be punished if —. We can turn our enemies into friends if —. You will not be trusted if —. Read the book attentively if —. He may shine in life for the time being —.

 

If + past indefinite + sub + would/could/might+ verb1 + ext
He could get the prize if —. If —, I would tell him the matter. If I were a bird, —. If I had enough money, —. If I saw Mary —. If I went there —. If they wanted —. If I found him —. If I knew his phone number —. If I were rich —. If I were you —. If I were a king —. If you told me the news —. If I were a king, —. If you told me the news —. If I were a rich man —. If I were you —. If we went there, —. If you came —. If I had a degree —.  If I had a car —. If I went there, —. Had I the wings of a bird, —. Had I wing of a dove —. If I knew his mobile number —.  If we did not preserve the beauty and serenity of Cox’s Bazar —. If he respected others, —. If he cultivated scientifically —. If we wanted good health, —. We could make our food balanced if —. This problem could be solved if —.

 

If + past perfect + sub + would/could/might + have + verb3 + ext
Had you told me before —. Had I the —. If—, I could have purchased a new car. If Jim had possessed a lot of wealth, —. I If he had asked me, —. If I had the time, —. If I had seen you before, —. Had I seen him —. Had I seen him once more, —. Had I been a rich —. If I had got student visa —. If I had met him before —. If I had seen him —. If I had found you —. Had he been here yesterday, —. If you had finished the work —. If I had met him before, —. If people had been conscious, —. If he had obtained Golden GPA A+, —. Had I been a rich man —. Had I been there —. Had I seen him —. If he had made the best use of his time, —. If he had done otherwise, —. If he had once fallen behind, —. If it had rained, —. If you had not wasted your time —. If we had invested in education for girls —. You would not have been trusted if —. If the rainfall had been timely —. If he had come —. If he had got more, —. If her uncle had arrived —.

 

Provided/provided that/providing that/in case/until/had follow the structures of conditional sentences.
I’ll help you provided —. They will go to market provided that —. He will shine in life provided —. He can lend you the money provided —. This problem can be solved provided —. You will not be trusted provided that—.  You will not be punished providing that —.  We should work together provided —.  We can make our food balanced provided that—.  I shall go out providing that—. You can go out to play football —. He will pass his test tomorrow, —. We will go to the beach, —. I will buy my son a new car, —. We’ll be there at about 7.30, —. Provided that there are enough seats, —. Provided that the boat leaves on time, —. He’s welcome to come along, provided that —. He will come provided that —. I will call you up, provided that —.  I will go provided that —. I was allowed to go off by myself provided that —. I will go provided that —.  She will help me provided that —. Providing that you went to the party, —.Provided you study hard, —. Providing no one has any more questions, —. I can afford to have a holiday providing that—. You can borrow the car provided that—. We’ll be there at about 7.30 provided that —.

 

noun/pronoun + relative pronoun + verb (according to the word before Relative Pronoun)
It is he who—. An intellectual is one who—. It is he who—. There is nobody who—. It is Asif Ahmed who—. I do not know what—. It is he who—. It is we who—. There is nobody who—. It is such a place where—. There is a memorial which—. A patriot is he who—. Sadnan is one of the students who—. The man who loves his country—. There are some boys—. The students who live—. I do not like people who—. People who are not punctual—. Those mothers who are educated—. The man who loves his country—. Sadnan is one of the students who—. It is not known who—. It is they who—. Once there lived a maiden whose—. She had two elder sisters who—. Once there were two friend who—. The friend who could not climb up tree—. A farmer who produces foods for others—. One day he found a spider who—. Once there was a cobbler—. But he had a neighbour who—. A man who leads an idle life,—. Those who are prudent—. This is Bangladesh where—. There was an old farmer who—. Once there was a king who—. The man who touched the highest peak success—. Those who have become great in life—. He is my teacher who—. Ratan is a boy who—.  A man who brings misery for—. Once there was a woodcutter who—. People who live in the midst of plenty—. Once there was a greedy farmer who—. Many people who live below the poverty level—. The books which are written by famous writers—. Those who are greedy—. Those who are honest—. Time which is very valuable—. The person who idles away—. Man who wastes time idly—. I’ll show you how—. He knows how—. The man whom I saw—. Those who have become great in life—. It is sure that—. He came here when—. Singapore is the place—. A man who is drowning—. It is money which—. Trees bring rainfall which—. It is happiness which—.  It is health which—. It is spring which—. It is the song which—. It is water which—. It is flowers which—. Mujibnagar is a place which—. It is education which—. The two friends were traveling through a forest which—. Trees supply oxygen without which—. I have put a fence around the garden which—. Traffic jam is a common affair which—. Most of this problem occurs in the areas where—. 

 w/h+infinitive  (except ‘why’) 

Somebody should teach you how to behave. We didn’t know what to do. We will ask when to set off. I don’t understand what to do. She calculated how much to pay on the back of an envelope. I don’t know what to do. We must find out what to do next. I don’t know where to turn for help. Let us decide when to start. We will have to find out how to reach the place. We must remember where to turn off the main road. Do you know what to look for? I will show you how to manage it. Could you tell me where to find a good hotel? Nobody told me what to do. Can anyone suggest where to go for lunch?

 

The two clauses after as soon as will be followed the same tense
As soon as the thief ran out of the jail, —. As soon as I entered the room, —. As soon as we saw him,—. As soon as he got the telegram —. As soon as he saw me, —. As soon as I reached the station, —. As soon as he teacher came, —. As soon as she heard the news, —. As soon as he saw, —. As soon as she arrived home, —. As soon as we reached the station, —. As soon as the students came to college, —. As soon as we started for college, —. As soon as he saw me, —. As soon as the police marked the thief, —. As soon as the thief saw the police, —. As soon as I put the phone down, —. As soon as they met, —. As soon as the sun disappeared below the horizon, —. As soon as he fired the gun, —. As soon as the police left the scene, —. As soon as he saw the police, —.

 

Since trees help us in many ways, —. Since man is a social being, —. Since the body and mind go together, —. Since he is curious, —. Since the autumn has set in, —. Since he wants to do well in the examination, —. Since he got relieved of, —. Since Bangladesh is an agricultural country, —. Since there is scarcity of pure water, —. Since it is one of the greatest tourist attractions, —. Since he is unsuccessful in his life, —. Since Bangladesh is an over populated country, —. They were frightened when —. When I see the garden full of flowers, —. It was a hot summer day when —. When it woke, —. When he visits a historical place, —. When we get free time, —. As she was ill, —. As I have not enough time, —. As it rained, —. As they finished writing in time, —. As flower is a symbol of love, beauty and purity —. As the albatross came, —. As her economy depends on agriculture, —. As he is punctual, —. As you sow, —. As I had forgotten her, —. As the poor man was hungry, —. As dowry is a social curse, —. As he was getting old, —.

 

She behaves as if —. He orders me as though —.  — since his father died.  He spoke as though —. She behaved as if —. He informed one of the matters as if —. She teaches the students as though —. The woman cried as though —. Feroza became happy as if —.  — as though he had known everything. He acted as if —. He talked as if —. He donates money as if —. He speaks as though —. He speaks as if —. Hasib behaves as if —. A true patriot speaks as if —. The man speaks as though he (be) a rich man. He speaks as if—. The man speaks as though —. The man speaks as if —. Wasim speaks as if —.  —since he (go) abroad. —since I (see) him last.

 

Many people cultivate flowers because —. We should `no’ to corruption because —. They cannot improve their condition because —. We should be sincere because —. I don’t like to play in the rain because —. But nowadays peaceful atmosphere is absent from the college because —. He cultivates others land because —. The illiterate people of our country fall a prey to various diseases because —. Truthfulness is a great virtue because —. He was praised because —. He was punished because He fails in the examination because —. He could not attend the meeting because —. A patriot is respected because —. We should pay a visit to a historical place because —. We learn English because —. This is because —.

 

Though our farmers work hard—. Though lost wealth can be regained by hard work,—. Though some steps have been taken,—. The people of Bangladesh are friendly though—. Though Bangladesh is blessed with rivers—. Though he is needy—. Though the boy is intelligent,—. Though he was poor,—. Though the sons were grown up,—. Though Bangladesh is a small country,—. Though it rained yesterday—. Although Bangladesh is a populous country,—. Though he comes of a poor family,—. Though he has to do a lot of works,—. Though it an inherent instinct in human nature—. Though we are now independence,—. Though our government has taken some bold steps,—. Though it is a blessing it has some demerits. Though he has to suffer for the time being,—. Some people earn money in any unfair way though—. Though he worked hard—. He was not happy though—. Some people become sick though—. Though money is needed for our living—.

 

a.       It is known that gold is –.

b.       It glitters and looks –.

c.       There are many worthless things that –.

d.       This means that all that glitters –.

e.       So the proverb teaches us that –.

a.       Though Bangladesh is a small country, –.

b.       But her over population –.

c.       It is high time we did –.

d.       Women who constitute half of the total population –

e.       It is our duty to –.

a.       We work hard so that –.

b.       If we are not industrious, –.

c.       A man who leads an idle life, –.

d.       An idle man can never help people and so –.

e.       We know the proverb that –.

a.       It is true that opportunity –.

b.       So if we miss any opportunity, –.

c.       We are not sure that –.

d.       So it is our duty that we should –.

e.       Those who are prudent do not –.

a.       It is hope that–.

b.       Life would be intolerable if –.

c.       It cheers our mind and –.

d.       When hope is gone –.

e.       Where there is life –.

a.       We take food so that–.

b.       We cannot keep good health unless –.

c.       Some people become sick though –.

d.       This is because they eat –.

e.       We can make our food balanced if –.

 

Some necessary English proverb

  1. A drowning man catches at a straw. ডুবন্ত লোক খড়কুটোর সাহায্যেও বাঁচতে চায়
  2. A man is known by the company he keeps.সংঙ্গ দোষে লৌহ ভাসে
  3. All that glitters is not gold. চকচক করলেই সোনা হয় না
  4. Fools rush in where angels fear to tread. হাতি ঘোড়া গেল তল, ভেড়া বলে কত জল
  5. God helps those who help themselves. স্বাবলম্বী পরিশ্রমী লোকদের ঈশ্বর সাহায্য করেন;
  6. Faults are thick where love is thin. যারে দেখতে নারি, তার চলন বাঁকা;
  7. Strike the iron while it is hot. সুবিধা হারালে আর পাবেনা;
  8. Spare the rod, spoil the child.শাস্তি না দিলে ছেলে শাসন হয় না
  9. Make hay while the sun shines. সুবিধা হারালে আর পাবেনা;
  10. United we stand, divided we fall. একতায় উত্থান, বিভেদে পতন
  11. What is lotted cannot be blotted. fvM¨i wjLb bv hvq LÛb|
  12. While there is a life, there is hope. তক্ষন শ্বাস ততক্ষন আঁশ
  13. Where there is a will, there is a way. ইচ্ছা থাকলে উপায় হয়
  14. A stitch in time saves nine. সময়ের এক ফোঁড় অসময়ের দশ ফোঁড়;
  15. What is done is done. যা হবার হয়েছে
  16. Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown. মুকুট না আগুনের ডানা
  17. Things done by halves are never done right. অর্ধেক কাজ কোন কিছুই ভাল না
  18. A rolling stone gathers no moss. স্থিরমস্তিষ্ক না হইলে উন্নতি হয় না/ অস্থির ব্যক্তির প্রতিষ্ঠা বা অর্থসঞ্চয় হয় না;
  19. Danger often comes where danger is feared.যেখানে বাঘের ভয় সেখানে সন্ধ্যা হয়
  20. Let by gones be by gones গতস্য শোচনা নাস্তি
  21. The wearer best knows where the shoe pinches. যার জ্বালা সেই জানে
  22. When the dander is gone, God is forgotten কাজের সময় কাজী, কাজ ফুরালে পাজী;
  23. What cannot be cured must be endured. প্রতিকারের উপায় না থাকলে সহ্য করতেই হবে/

                                                                            কপালের ভোগ ভুগতেই হবে;

 

 

Article

Articleপদাশ্রিত নির্দেশক

 Definition: An article, technically an adjective, is a word used to modify a noun, which is a person, place, object, or idea. A, An এবং The কে ইংরেজিতে article বলে বর্তমানে আধুনিক ইংরেজি গ্রামার এদের determiner বলা হয়

 Classification: Article দুই প্রকার যথা i) Definite article – The                       

 ii) Indefinite article – A An.                          

(i) Definite article: যে article নির্দিষ্ট কোনো ব্যক্তি, বস্তু বা প্রাণীকে নির্দেশ করে, তাকে definite article বলে  যেমন:

The mobile is on the table. The man who came first is a doctor.

(ii) Indefinite article: যে article বিশেষ কোনো ব্যক্তি, বস্তু বা প্রাণীকে নির্দিষ্টভাবে না বুঝিয়ে অনির্দিষ্ট ব্যক্তি, বস্তু বা প্রাণীকে বোঝায়, তাকে indefinite article বলে যেমন: A lion lives in a forest. I saw a bird sitting on the wall.

Indefinite article-এর ব্যবহার:

  1. শুধু যেসব Noun গণনা করা যায়, তাদের আগে a/an বসে
  2. সাধারণত যেসব শব্দের প্রথম অক্ষর consonant তাদের আগে a বসে এবং যেসব শব্দের প্রথম অক্ষর vowelতাদের আগে an বসে
  3. একজাতীয় সবাইকে বোঝাতে singular common noun-এর আগে a/an বসে যেমন: An ant is an industrious insect.
  4. ‘U’,‘Eu’ কিংবা ‘Ew’ উচ্চারণ যদিইউ মতো হয়, তাহলে সেই শব্দের আগে a বসে
  5. ‘O’ দিয়ে গঠিত সব শব্দের আগে an বসে কিন্তু ‘O’ উচ্চারণওয়াহলে তা দ্বারা শুরু হওয়া শব্দের আগে a বসে
  6. কোনো word-এর প্রথম অক্ষর h হলে এবং তার উচ্চারণ মতো হলে তার আগে an বসে
  7. যখন কোনো ব্যক্তি, বস্তু, স্থান, প্রাণী, গাছ, ইত্যাদি প্রথমবার উল্লেখ করা হয়, তার আগে a/an বসে
  8. কোনো তুলনা করা হলে যার সঙ্গে তুলনা করা হয়, তার আগে a/an বসে যেমন: He is a Nelson Mendela. You are a Nazrul I see!
  9. কখনো কখনো preposition অর্থে a ব্যবহূত হয় তখন সেই a কে Disguised Preposition বলে যেমন: I went a (on) hunting.
  10. কোনো তুলনা বোঝাতে Abstract Noun যখন Common Noun হিসেবে ব্যবহূত হয় তখন, এদের আগে a/an বসে যেমন: She is a beauty.
  11. Exclamation বোঝাতে what এর পর a/an বসে যেমন: What a nice bird! What an awful remark! What a pity!
  12. সংক্ষিপ্ত শব্দ বা শব্দের প্রথম অক্ষরটির উচ্চারণ শুরুতে vowel-এর মতো হলে তাদের আগে an বসে কিন্তু অক্ষরটির উচ্চারণ শুরুতে consonant-এর মতো হলে তাদের আগে a বসে যেমন: He is an MA. Rana is a BA. Mr. Rina is an SP.
  13. Plural Noun-এর আগে ইত্যাদি ব্যবহূত হলে তাদের আগে a বসে যেমন:
  14. Many এবং such এর পরে singular common noun ব্যবহূত হলে তার আগে a/an বসে যেমন: Many a man was present in the meeting. I have not seen such a long queue! I have never seen such a tall figure.
  15. কতগুলো Phrase যেমন a few, a little, a good many, a lot of, a great many, a good deal –এর আগে স্বাভাবিক গঠনগতভাবেই a/an বসে

যেমন: I have a headache. He had a bad cold. I am in a hurry. He earns a lot of money. There is a little water in the pond. There are a few pomegranates on the table. He lived a great many years.

 

Omission of a/an:

  1. সাধারণত খাবারের (meals) আগে a/an বসে না তবে খাবারের আগে adjective থাকলে a/an বসে

যেমন: Usually we have breakfast at 7 am.

  1. Plural noun-এর আগে a/an বসে না যেমন: Gardenias are beautiful and flagrant. Horses are strong animal.
  2. Generally uncountable হিসেবে গণ্য advice, information, news, baggage, luggage ইত্যাদির আগে a/an বসে না যেমন: Shahid always gives good advice. The Rab can collect correct information.
  3. Water, milk, oil, ink, hydrogen, tea, paper ইত্যাদির আগে a/an বসে না যেমন: Paper is made of wood.

তবে Uncountable noun-এর সঙ্গে measure words যোগ করা হলে তাদের আগে a/an বসে

যেমন: Give me a glass of water, please.

  1. Abstract-এর আগে a/an বসে না যেমন: Kindness is a great virtue.
Vowel (a, e, i, o, u)                Consonant (b, c, d, f, g, h, j, k, l, m, n, p, q, r, s, t, v, w, x, y and z) 
1.–noun 2.–mile 3.–kilometer 4.–foot 5.–meter 6.–hamburger 7.–mistake 8.–passport 9.–flower 10.–pencil 11.–vitamin 12.–violence13.–table 14.–computer 15.–book 16.– cat  17.–dog  18.–hen 19.–pair 20.–dozen 21.–hundred 22.–pound 23.–kilo24.–day 25.–week 26.–half 27.–few 28. .–day 29.–cow 30.–dog 31.–lion 32.–horse 33.–cat  34.–rose 35.–banyan 36.–ant 37.–little 38.–lot of.
1.Don’t tell–lie. 2. My mother is–doctor. 3. A lion lives in– forest. 4. I saw–bird sitting on the wall. 5. We phoned for–taxi to take us. 6. There lived–king in a village. 7. There are five components in–computer. 8. He is–Kalidas in literature. 9. Nahid is–Nelson Mendela in the Maldives. 10. You are–Nazrul I see! 11. The king went–hunting. 12. She is–beauty. 13. Many–man was present in the meeting. I have not seen such– long queue! 14. –Mr. Khan came to see me. 15. Let’s go see–movie. 16. I have–headache. 17. Does anyone have–cell phone? 18. I am in–hurry. 19. Not–person was present there. 20.–Mr. Biswas called at my office. 21. I see–cat. 22. I saw–monkey. 23. You need to buy–dictionary. 24. Would you prefer–banana? 25. Mehenaj has–diary like Anna. 26. He doesn’t own–car. 27. We decided to go on– picnic. 28. The score is written by– boy in the class. 29. Nina picked up–pen to write–letter. 30. Let me have–chance. 31. I am a builder. 32. Give me–glass of water. 33. Lion is–king of beasts. 34. He earns–lot of money.
Her mother presented her–blue skirt. 2. Her dad gave her–gold bracelet. 3. There is–little water in the pond. 4. There are–few pomegranates on the table. 5. What–nice bird it is! 6. He had–bad cold. 7. I have never seen such–tall figure. 8. Kindness is–great virtue. 9. Alexander the great was–famous warrior. 10. That’s not exactly–healthy diet. 11. What–lovely sight!   12. What–hot day! 13. Rina borrowed–pearl necklace from Sunita. 14. The boy lost–few books he had. 15. Yours is–bad habit. 16. It is not–difficult work. 17. It is not easy to learn– foreign language. 18. The Padma is–sacred river. 19. He bought–new camera.

               

1.–hour 2. –hotel 3. I spent–hour there. 4. He will be paid by–our. 5. He is–heir to his father’s property. 6. He is–heir. 7.–honorable person 8. He is–honest man. 9.–hungry man 10.–heavy suitcase11. It’s–very beautiful mountain. 12. It takes about–hour.

–ant 2.–apple 3.–ass 4.–egg 5.–eye 6.–elephant. 7.–insect 8.–island 9.–inkpot 10.–inch 11.–orange 12.–orphan 13.–owl 14.–ox 15.–umbrella 16.–idea 17.–elephant 18.–article 19.–axe 20.–object 21.–adverb 22.–adjective 23.–inch 24.–ugly boy 25.–unhappy person 26.–underground garage 27.– experienced teacher 28.–educated man 29. You should take–umbrella. 30. Would you like–orange? 31. My father is–author. 32. What–idiot masud is! 33. I saw–elephant at the zoo. 34. He had–owl named Hedwig. 35. I ate a banana for lunch. 36. Jahir bought –umbrella last night. 37. I saw– Englishman riding on–elephant. 38. He went for–interview at the law firm. 39. What–awful remark! 40. I bought–ox and– horse. 41. Children found–egg in the nest. 42. Sri Lanka is– island in the Indian Ocean. 43. We saw– ostrich at the farm. 44. He put–onion in the stew. 45. Juel picked up—umbrella from the stand. 46. He bought–shop in Park Street. 47. I need to make–emergency phone call. 48. Sabbir is– innocent man. 49. There’s –adventure film. 50. An ant is–industrious insect. 51. Mr. Masud is–unfortunate man. 52. I need to send–important email. 53. Priyonti took–amazing vacation last year. 54. I am–English teacher. 55. She baked–enormous chicken.

 

1.–unit 2.–university 3.–useful thing 4.–union 5.–usage 6.–uniform 7.–unique picture 8.–ear 9.–European 10.—ewe 11.–one taka note 12.–one eyed man 13.–one act play. 14.–university student 15.– soldier wears –uniform. 16.–European called at my office. 17. He was not wearing– uniform. 18. That was–ewe. 19. Swapno is–university student. 20. Iron is–useful metal. 21. Yesterday I met –European. 22. We enjoyed –one-act drama. 23. Shila saw–one-eyed man yesterday. 24. A cow is–useful animal. 25. A sewing machine is–useful invention. 26. He is–good student.

–BA 2.–PSC 3.–LLB 4.–HSC candidate 5. My friend is–MBBS. 6. Mr. Ataur Rahman is–BA. Mr. 7. Kamrul Islam is–SP. 8. He is–UNESCO Official.

I have–shirt. I have bought–shirt from Satkhira. –shirt is navy blue in colour.

Give me–book. I shall read–book.                We have–cat.  –cat is black              That is–library. Go to–library.

 

–weather 2. flour 3.–advice 4.–furniture 5.–milk 6.–trouble7.–magazine 8.–Information 9.–Biology 10. Teacher is–sick. 11. We have–breakfast at 7 am. 12. Roses are–beautiful. 13. Horses are–strong. 14. Mr. Mashrur Shahid always gives–good advice. 15. The Rab can collect correct–information. 16. I have–two sisters and brother. 17. My brother has–son. 18. That makes me–uncle. 19. Key is in my–pocket. 20. Where does–Barbara live? 21. This is my–book. 22. The book is–his. 23. This is Tuna’s–book. 24. Give me that–pen. 25. Mim presented Sami this–mobile. 26. He is at–home. 27. He has–amiable –character. 28. We drink water to quench our–thirst. 29. The water of the Padma is still–pure. 30. We went–home. 31. He speaks–English like the English. 32. We use–Bangla as our mother language. 33. We live in–Bangladesh. 34. We play– football. 35.–Cricket is my favourite game. 36. He died of–cholera. 37. He is suffering from–headache. 38. He was born on last Friday in–December. 39.–Man is mortal. 40. Coffee is–bad for you. 41. My son plays–football. 42. Tennis is –expensive. 43. Mr. Main lived–Khagrachhary. 44. He is–honest. 45. He goes to–bed at 11 pm.

 

 Definite article (The)এর ব্যবহার:

  1. একটি passage- কোনো শব্দ দ্বিতীয়বার ব্যবহূত হলে প্রথমবার ছাড়া পরবর্তী প্রতিবারের আগে Theবসে তবে নির্দিষ্ট করে বোঝানোর জন্য প্রথমবারেও The বসতে পারে

যেমন: I have a shirt. I bought the shirt from Dhaka. The shirt is navy blue in colour.

  1. পৃথিবীতে একটিই আছে, এমন জিনিসের নামের আগে The বসে যেমন: The moon, The sun, The earth
  2. কোন জাতি বা সম্প্রদায়ের নামের আগে The বসে

যেমন: The English, The Muslims, The Pathans, the poor, The rich, The pious

  1. Morning, noon, afternoon, night, evening, প্রভৃতি Noun-এর আগে in বসলে এসব শব্দের আগে The বসে, কিন্তু এদের আগে at বসলে The বসে না যেমন: in the morning, in the evening, in the night, in the afternoon
  2. Majority, minority, people, public, police, first, second, third ইত্যাদি শব্দ sentence-এর শুরুতে বসলে এদের আগে The বসে যেমন: The majority of the young supported the demand. Sumon is the first boy in class eight.
  3. কোনো তুলনা করা হলে যার সঙ্গে তুলনা করা হয়, তার আগে The বসে যেমন: Nazrul Islam is the Byron of Bangladesh.
  4. দুইয়ের মাঝে তুলনা বোঝাতে comparative degree-এর ক্ষেত্রে adjective-এর আগে The বসে যেমন: Karia is the taller of the two sisters. Rifat is the more handsome of the two brothers.
  5. ধর্মগ্রন্থ (the holy Quran, The Bible, The Gita, The Tripithak) পত্রিকার নাম (the daily Prothom Alo, the Daily Star, The Bangladesh Observer) , বিখ্যাত গ্রন্থ (The Agnibina, The Mother, The Gitanjoli), ট্রেন (The Mahanagar, The Turna, The Mohanagar) জাহাজ (The Bangabandhu, The Titanic, The Carpanthia), মহাকাশ যান (The Apollo-11), বিখ্যাত অট্টালিকা (The Tajmahal), নদী (The Padma, The Meghna, The Jamuna), সাগর, মহাসাগর (The Atlantic, The Pacific), উপসাগর (The Bay of Bengal), পর্বতমালা (The Himalayas), দ্বীপপুঞ্জ (The Hawaii), মরুভূমি (The Shahara), ঋতু (The Autumn, The Summer, ক্ষেত্রে অবশ্য The ব্যবহার না করলেও হবে), দিক (The East, The west), তারিখ (যদি শেষে ‘th/st/nd/rd’ থাকে) the 10th December ইত্যাদি নামের আগে The বসে
  6. Adjective-এর Superlative degree-এর আগে The বসে যেমন: the worst, the best, the most beautiful.
  7. সাধারণত Adjective-এর comparative degree-এর আগে The বসে না কিন্তু যততত Comparative degree বোঝাতে এর আগে the বসে যেমন: Rina is more beautiful than Lina. Tania was more intelligent than Sadia. The more you read, the more you learn. The sooner, the better.
  8. 1 যে Noun দ্বারা পেশা বা বৃত্তি বোঝায়, তার আগে The বসে যেমন: The army, The police

13.কোনো Common Noun দ্বারা Superlative-এর গুরুত্ব বোঝালে a/an না বসে বরং The বসে 

যেমন: Biplob is the singer of the day.

  1. 1 কোনো কিছুর অংশ বোঝাতে Adjective-এর আগে The বসে যেমন: He entered into the thick of the forest.
  2. 1 কোনো Common noun দ্বারা Abstract বা গুণগত আদর্শ বোঝাতে তার আগে The বসে

যেমন: The mother rose in her. Everybody loves the brave of the country.

16.. Material Noun-এর আগে The বসে না কিন্তু কোনো নির্দিষ্ট স্থানের বা নির্দিষ্ট প্রকারের পদার্থ বোঝালে Material Noun-এর আগে The বসে যেমন: The water of this glass is pure. The gold of South Africa is precious. The perfume of France is praiseworthy.

  1. কতিপয় collective noun আছে, যারা স্বভাবতই plural. এদের আগে The বসে যেমন: The elite, The audience
  2. Musical instrument যখন বাজানো অর্থে ব্যবহূত হয়, তখন এর আগে the বসে যেমন: the piano, the guiter

 

 

 Omission of Article:

  1. Proper Noun-এর আগে Article বসে না যেমন: X Rana lived in x Dhaka.
  2. মনে রাখতে হবে Article কেবল Noun-এর আগেই বসে অন্য কোনো Parts of speech-এর আগে বসে না যদি বসে, তবে বুঝবে যে ওই শব্দটির পর অবশ্যই একটি Noun আছে যেমন: He is a short man. He is x honest. He is a good student.
  3. কোনো Noun-এর আগে Possessive adjective (my, our, their, your, his, her, its, Rafi’s, Shanto’s, and Farid’s) থাকলে এদের আগে বা পরে কোথাও Article বসে না যেমন: This is my x book. The book is x his. This is Tofayel’s x book.
  4. Demonstrative pronoun [this, that, these, those, such]-এর আগে বা পরে যেদিকেই খালিঘর থাকুক কোনো article বসে না কারণ, এরা প্রত্যেকেই article-এর কাজ করে যেমন: Give me that x book. I presented her this x mobile.
  5. কোনো Noun-এর আগে Adjective থাকলে Article-টি Adjective-এর আগে বসে যদি Adjective পরে বসে এবং Noun-এর আগে আবার খালিঘর থাকে, তবে ওই খালিঘরে Article বসে না যেমন: He is an honest man. He has x amiable x character.
  6. Uncountable Noun বা Abstract Noun-এর আগে Article বসে না তবে নির্দিষ্ট করে বোঝালে বা Sentence- Noun-টি দ্বিতীয়বার ব্যবহূত হলে এর আগে The বসে যেমন: We drink water to quench our x thirst. The water of the Padma is still pure. There was a little water in the jar but the water was at bottom of the jar.
  7. ভাষার নামের আগে Article বসে না, কিন্তু ভাষার নামের পরে Language শব্দটি উল্লেখ থাকলে এর আগে The বসে যেমন:

I can speak x English like the English. We use x Bangla as our mother language. The Bangla language is now familiar all over the world.

  1. খেলার নামের আগে Article বসে না যেমন: I like x basketball. x Cricket is a thrilling game.
  2. রোগের নামের আগে Article বসে না যেমন: He died of x cholera. He is suffering from x headache.
  3. দিন বা মাসের নামের আগে Article বসে না যেমন: He was born on x last Friday in x December.
  4. মানবজাতি বোঝাতে Man/woman-এর আগে Article বসে নাযেমন: x Man is mortal.
  5. কোনো দেশ বা স্থানের নামের আগে Article বসে না তবে ভৌগোলিকভাবে গুরুত্বপূর্ণ স্থানের নামের আগে The বসে the USA, the UK, the KSA, the Philippines, the West Indies, the Punjab, the USSR
  6. Bed, mosque, church, hospital, prison, school, college, university, court ইত্যাদি স্থানগুলো যদি সাধারণ অর্থে ব্যবহূত হয়, তবে এদের আগে Article বসে না কিন্তু বিশেষ অর্থে এদের আগে The বসে যেমন: He goes to x bed at 11 pm. I went to x hospital to look after a patient who has nobody to look after.
  7. রাস্তা, অ্যাভিনিউ, স্কয়ার, পার্কের নামের আগে Article বসে না কিন্তু এদের নামের পর road শব্দটি উল্লেখ থাকলে The বসে যেমন: He bought a shop in Park Street. He bought a shop in the Mirpur Road.
  8. Allah বা God-এর আগে Article বসে না যেমন: Only Allah helps me. Man poses but God disposes.
  9. বিখ্যাত গ্রন্থের নামের আগে লেখকের নাম থাকলে তার আগে Article বসে না যেমন: Nazrul’s Agnibina was published in 1922.
  10. কোনো auxiliary এবং principal verb-এর মাঝে article বসে না যেমন: He was disturbed by his classmates.
  11. যদি adjective-এর পর কোনো noun না থাকে তাহলে to be এবং adjective-এর মাঝে article বসে না যেমন: These are the tips for him who is careless. But it is for him who is a careless person.
  12. Proper Noun-এর আগে Common Noun বসে যদি Adjective-এর কাজ করে, তবে Proper Noun-টির আগে বা পরে article বসে না যেমন: Lecturer Rana received his MSc in Physics from Dhaka University.
  13. Home-এর আগে বা পরে descriptive word বা phrase না থাকলে article বসে না যেমন: We went home. He is at home.

কিন্তু home-এর আগে বা পরে descriptive word বা phrase থাকলে the বসে যেমন: We arrived at the bride’s home. For some four or five hours this was the home for the queen.

 

1.–Padma 2.–Nile 3.–Jamuna 4.–Panama 5.–Suez 6.–Black sea 7.–Arabian sea 8.–Bay of Bengal 9.–Persian Gulf 10.–Indian Ocean 11.–Pacific Ocean 12.–Caspian 13.–Baikal 14.–Gibraltar 15.–Kumarika 16.–Andaman 17.–West Indies 18.–Phelippines 19.–Alps 20.–Himalayas 21.–U.S.A. 22.–U.K. 23.–Punjab 24.–Netherlands 25. –East 26.–West 27.–North 28.–South 29.–Sun 30.–moon 31.–Earth 32.–Sky 33.–Muslim34.–Indian 35. English 36.–Mughals 37.–Khans 38.–Victory Day 39.–Shaheed Day 40.–Panipath 41.–Plassey 42.–Baldha Garden 43.–Quran 44.–Bible 45.–Geeta 46.–Tripitak 47.–Titanic 48.–Elizabeth 49.–Banglar Doot 50.–Santamaria 51.–Ittefaq 52.–Bangladesh Observer 53.–New  York Times 54.–Khulna Express 55.–Ulka 56.–Biman 57.–Saudia 58.–Sputnik 59.–Apollo-11 60.–Balaka 61.–Ruposi Bangla Hotel 62.–Bar 63.–Press 64.–violin 65.–Piano 66.–Geetanjali 67.–Shahnama 68.–rainy season 69.–10th December 70.–Irish Republic 71.–Netherlands 72. –English channel 73.–British Isles the North Pole 74.– equator 75.–Nill

–rich 2.–poor 3.–wise 4.–idle 5.–sick 6.–pious 7.–virtuous 8.–people

–best boy 2.–worst man 3.–highest building 4.–tallest tree 5.–largest city 6.–greatest man  7.–biggest mosque 8.–lowest temperature 9.–most important question 10.–most expensive/attractive/interesting/ exciting things. 11. Books are–greatest friends. 12. Honesty is–best policy. 13. Nadia is–most dutiful girl. 14. Dhaka is–largest city. 15. It is–most significant event. 16. Chittagong is–biggest port in Bangladesh. 17. –more, the merrier 18.–sooner, the better. 19.–more you read, the more you learn.

He struck me on–head. 2. The dog bit the boy on–right leg. 3. He stared me in–face.

Nazrul was–Shelley of Bangladesh. 2. Tokyo is–Manchester of Japan. 3.–gold of this ring is pure. 4.–water of this pond is muddy. 5.–rice of Barisal is very fine. 6. Narayanganj is–Dundee of Bangladesh. 7. Zuleka was– beauty of Palashpur.

Dated, Dhaka–15th July. 2. Today is–10th of April. 3. The school closes on–7th instant.

–person who came yesterday is my friend. 2.–moon shines at night. 3.–earth moves round the sun. 4.– English are a brave nation. 5.–Muslims are pious. 6.–Pathans live in Pakistan. 7.–birds start singing in the morning. 8. Dr. Afroz visited us in–evening. 9.–majority of the young supported the demand. 10. Shabid is–first boy in class eight. 11. Nazrul Islam is–Byron of Bangladesh. 12. Mamun is–more intelligent of the two brothers. 13. Rifa is–more beautiful of the two sisters. 14. I read–daily Prothom Alo every day. 15. Mr. Shaheen Kabir reads–Daily Star every day. 16.–Bangladesh Observer is English daily. 17. My mother recites–holy Quran every day. 18.–Bible is a holy book to the Christians. 19.–Gita is read by the Hindus. 20.–Tripithak is the holy book to–Buddist. 21.–Khans of India are dominating the Indian film industry. 22. Ripa was the–student in the department of English. 23. She is–most beautiful girl I have ever seen. 24. –sun sets in the west.25. Hilarie and Tenjing conquered–Everest. 26. The Quran is a holy book of–Muslims. 27 Tongi is–Place where I staying. Shakira is– singer of the day. 28. Md. Mintu joined–army in 1993.29. We should not look down upon–poor. 30.–rich are not always happy. 31.–pious are blessed. 32. He entered into–thick of the forest. 33. Everybody loves–brave of the country. 34. Nazmul can play–piano sonorously. 35.–elite enjoy the privilege of the state. 36.–water of this glass is pure. 37.–perfume of France is praiseworthy. 38. Speak–truth. 39. That is–boy who loves books. 40.–gold of South Africa is precious. 41. This is–house that Jack built. 42.–Taj Mahal is one of–wonders of–world. 43. Alexander– great was a famous warrior. 44.–moon looks like a lamp in–sky. 45. Shakira is–singer of the day. 46. 47. We should not look down upon– poor. 48.–rich are not always happy. 49.–pious are blessed. 50.–Padma is a sacred river. 51.–Germans defeated–French in–second world war. 52. The audience applauded the singer. 53. Sri Lanka is an island in–Indian Ocean. 54.–Himalayas are–highest mountains in–world. 55. February is–shortest month of a year. 56.–earth moves around–sun.57.–USA is the most powerful country in the world. . 58.–Fort of Lalbagh is a place of historical interest in Bangladesh. 59. Tasnima Akter has been studying in–UK since 2012. 60.–KSA is called the land of pilgrimage. 61.–head quarter of ADB is in–Philippines. 62. Bryan Lara was born in–West Indies. 63. 64. Ariful Abed went to–hospital to look after a patient. 65. 66. He bought a shop in–Mirpur Road. 67. Who is to bell–cat? 68. I met him on–way. 69. Check–beast in you. 70. Salim likes to join–bar today. 71. Let us sattle–matter. 72. How exciting–first day of Italy is! 73.–honest man will speak–truth.

Fill in the blanks with the following texts with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks may not require an article. Put a cross (×) in those blanks.

  1. (a)  angry man is not liked even by (b)  idiot. There is a difference between (c)  educated and (d)  uneducated. An educated (e)  man should come forward to educate (f)  uneducated man. On the other hand (g)  rich man should have sympathy for (h) poor man. Again there is a difference between (i)  rich and (j) poor
  2. Mobile phone is (a)  great invention of modern science. As (b)  consumers of mobile phone are increasing day by day. (c)  people are getting benefited. But it is unfortunate that mobile phone sometimes becomes (d)  cause of hazard, especially (e)  children are affected much. (f)  scientists believe that mobile phone causes brain tumors, genetic damage and many other (g) incurable diseases. They believe that invisible and uncontrolled radioactivity of (h)  mobile phone causes irreparable damage to (i) human body. They say that (j)  government should control radioactive sources.
  3. The process of globalization obviously requires (a)  common language for international (b)  communication. For many different reasons, English has achieved (c)  prestige of being that (d) language because it is (e)  international language. It is no longer (f) unique possession of British or American or other native-speakers but (g)  language that belongs to (h)  world’s people. This phenomenon has led to (i)  bewildering variety of (j)  English around the world.
  4. Newspaper plays (a)  important role in our society. It is (b)  most useful thing in our modern life. We cannot think of (c)  day without it. To read newspaper is (d)  good habit. (e)  more we read newspaper. (f)  more we can acquire knowledge. If we don’t read it, we shall be (g)  frogs in (h)  dark well. It is (i)  looking glass of (j)  modern world.
  5. Every student wants to do better in (a)  examination. But it is not (b)  easy work. (c)  student has to do something for this. From (d)  very beginning he must be serious. He should read (e)  texts again and again. He must not memorize (f)  answer without knowing the meaning. He must not make notes from (g)  common source. He should have a good (h)  command over English. By doing all these things (i)  student can hope to make a good (j) result.
  6. Unfair means in the examination is (a)  offence. It degrades (b)  standard of education. If the students of (c)  country do not acquire true (d) education, there will be no development for (e)  country. (f)  examinee should read seriously so that he can cut (g)  good figure in the examination. To acquire true education should be the only aim in life of all (h)  students. (i)  educated man cannot support (j)  unfair means in the examination at all.

 

Answers

  1.       (a) an (b) an/the (c) the (d) the (e) × (f) the (g) a (h) a (i) the (j) the
  2.       (a) a (b) the (c) × (d) the (e) the (f) × (g) × (h) the (i) the (j) the
  3.       (a) a (b) × (c) the (d) × (e) an (f) the (g) a (h) the (i) a (j) ×
  4.       (a) an (b) the (c) a (d) a (e) the (f) the (g) × (h) the (i) the (j) the
  5.       (a) the (b) an (c) a (d) the (e) the (f) the (g) a (h) × (I)  a (j) ×
  6.       (a) an (b) the (c) a (d) × (e) the (f) an (g) a (h) the (i) an (j)

 

 

Fill in the blanks with the following texts with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks may not require an article. Put a cross (×) in those blanks.                                                                                

  1. Once there lived (a) — poor cobbler. He had (b) — rich neighbour. (c) — neighbour was blessed with (d) — ill health. So he was (e) — angry man. He was always (f) — unhappy man. Once he used to think that (g) — richest man was (h) — happiest man in (i) — world. But his (j) — idea was not correct.
  2. Today women are playing (a) — important role in all spheres of (b) — life. They are no longer confined within (c) — four walls of the kitchens. They have come out of their cocoons and are working hand in hand with (d) — men. They are joining (e) — wide range of professions and making a great (f) — contribution to the economy. Now, it has come to (g) — realization of all that it is not possible to develop the country keeping women, (h) — large section of (i) — population, in (j) — dark.
  3. Mr. Karim is an English (a) — teacher. He is (b) — M.A. in English. He serves in (c) — ideal institution. He tries to lead (d) — honest life. He is (e) — most favourite teacher to the students. He speaks English like (f) — English. To speak (g) — truth he is friendly to (h) — students. He tries heart and soul to help (i) — students in every possible way. We want (j) — teacher like him.
  4. ‘Communicative competence’ means the ability to use (a) — language in (b) — appropriate manner in different situations. There are two ways of developing communicative competence in (c) — language. (d) — first is acquisition which is similar to (e) — way people develop their ability in their mother tongue. It’s a natural subconscious process in which people are not usually aware of acquiring (f) — language. They are only aware of (g) — communication. So, acquisition is picking up (h) — language in (i) — instinctive way. It may be called (j) — implicit method of learning.
  5. Literacy as (a) — skill was first institutionalized in Mesopotamia, Syria, Egypt and China soon after (b) — art of writing was invented. Education then was not for (c) — general people but (d) — privilege for (e) — chosen (f) — few who took on strategic roles in (g) — running of (h) — state and in religion. In Greece, education became more widespread in about the 5th century BC. (i) — Greeks, however, sent only their (j) — male children to school.
  6. (a) — idle man and (b) — active man cannot be equal. We know (c) — story of (d) — ant (e) — grasshopper. (f) — ant was industrious. On the other hand the grasshopper was really (g) — lazy. The ant knows that (h) — industrious shine. On (i) — contrary (j) — lazy suffer in life.

 

                                    Answers

  1. (a) a;  (b) a;   (c) the; (d) ×;   (e)  an;  (f) an;  (g) the;   (h) the;  (i) the;  (j) ×
  2. (a) an;  (b) ×;   (c) the; (d) ×;   (e)  a;  (f) ×;  (g) the;   (h) a;  (i) the;  (j) the
  3. (a) ×;  (b) an;   (c) an; (d) an;   (e)  the;  (f) the;  (g) the;   (h) the;  (i) the;  (j) a
  4. (a) ×;  (b) an;   (c) a; (d) the;   (e)  the;  (f) a;  (g) ×;   (h) a;  (i) an (j) the
  5. (a) a;  (b) the;   (c) the; (d) a;   (e)  the;  (f) ×;  (g) the;   (h) the;  (i) the;  (j) ×
  6. (a) an;  (b) an;   (c) the; (d) an/the;   (e)  a/the;  (f) the;  (g) ×;   (h) the;  (i) the;  (j) the

 

 

  1.         Fill in the gaps of the following text with appropriate articles. Put a cross for zero articles.

            The pied piper went to (a) — street. He took out (b) — pipe from his pocket. Then he began to play (c) — uncommon tune. (d) — rats from every house came out tumbling. (e) — piper moved along the streets. It is (f) — matter of wonder that the rats blindly followed him.

  1.         Fill in the gaps of the following text with appropriate articles. Put a cross for zero article.

            Kamal determined to do well in (a) — exam. So, he began to work hard. But he was not a healthy boy. So, he was suffering (b)— lot. He decided to consult a physician. He made (c) — appointment and met the doctor. The doctor was very friendly. He asked Kamal what his (d) — problem was. Kamal replied that he was not in good. He ate (e) — good quantity of balanced diet but he felt uneasy. The doctor advised him to take (f) — complete rest.

  1.         Fill in the gaps of the following text with appropriate articles. Put a cross for zero article.

            (a) — literate man is an asset to an undeveloped country. He can teach the ignorant (b) — unique matter without facing (c) — obstruction. For this, there is difference between (d) — educated and an uneducated person. The role played by (e) — learned is beyond description. For (f) — greater interest of the country, we should be literate.

  1.         Fill in the gaps of the following text with appropriate articles. Put a cross for zero article.

            The population of a country is (a) — asset, but it becomes (b) — problem when the country can’t afford to provide her people with (c) — basic needs. The area of Bangladesh as (d) — country is having (e) — area of 1,47,570 sq kms. A good number of her people are dependent on (f) — agriculture.

  1.         Fill in the gaps of the following text with appropriate articles. Put a cross for zero article.

            Dhaka is (a) — old town. It stands on (b) — bank of the Buriganga. (c) — large number of big buildings have been constructed here. Some beautiful parks add to (d) — beauty of Dhaka city. Many roads and streets have also been constructed. (e) — Dhaka Museum is worth seeing. But the people living in the city have to face (f) — good number of problems.

  1.         Fill in the gaps of the following text with appropriate articles. Put a cross for zero article.

            (a) — ordinary garment worker in our country leads (b) — very poor life. She goes to her office on foot. Sometimes, she gets on (c) — crowded bus. She is (d) — object of others pity. She does not work in a congenial (e) — atmosphere. (f) — concerning authority should take some steps to upgrade their lifestyle.

  1.         Fill in the gaps of the following text with appropriate articles. Put a cross for zero article.

            A few days back, I made (a) — journey by boat on the occasion of autumn (b) —vacation. We hired (c) — big boat. (d) — boatman and the oarsman were very nice. We had our breakfast early in (e) — morning. The day was really (f) — exciting one to me.

  1.         Fill in the gaps of the following text with appropriate articles. Put a cross for zero article.

            (a) — 16th December is a red-letter day in the history of Bangladesh. On this day, we achieved victory at the cost of (b) — bloody war. Bangladesh came into being as (c) — independent country. It occupied a place in the world map. Every year we observe (d) — day with due solemnity. We remember (e) — supreme sacrifice of our heroic sons. The day is a public holiday and the national flag is hoisted on the top of each house. It is (f) — memorable day in our national life.

  1.         Fill in the gaps of the following text with appropriate articles. Put a cross for zero article.

            Every student wants to do better in the exam. But it is not (a) — easy task. (b) — student has to do something for this. From (c) — very beginning, he must be very serious. He should read (d) — texts again and again. He must not make (e) — notes from a common source. He must follow (f) — particular method which is termed as an advanced one.

  1.       Fill in the gaps of the following text with appropriate articles. Put a cross for zero article.

            Akbar (a) — Great was one of (b) — greatest emperors of India. He was in one side a great ruler and on the other side a man of (c) — wisdom. He was the best of all the Mughal rulers. As a result, his name has been written in golden letters in the pages of history. He was (d) — uneducated person. But he had the ability to rule his empire like (e) — expert ruler. (f) — ruler like Akbar is badly required in Bangladesh now.

 

Answers :

  1. (a) a (b) a (c) an (d) The (e) The (f) a
  2. (a) the (b) a (c) an (d) X (e) a (f) X
  3. (a) A (b) an (c) X (d) the (e) the (f) the
  4. (a) an (b) a (c) the (d) a (e) an (f) X
  5. (a) an (b) the (c) A (d) the (e) The (f) a
  6. (a) An (b) a (c) a (d) The (e) X (f) The
  7. (a) a (b) X (c) a (d) The (e) the (f) an
  8. (a) The (b) a (c) an (d) the (e) the (f) a
  9. (a) an (b) A (c) the (d) the (e) X (f) a
  10. (a) the (b) the (c) X (d) an (e) an (f) A

Fill in the blanks of the following texts with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks may not require an article. Put a cross (×) in those blanks.
1. Industry is (a) — key to success. (b) — industrious can prosper in life. (c) — man who does not undertake (d) — hard work can never go (e) — long way in (f) — world. Many (g) — man is not conscious of (h) — importance of (i) — diligence for which they can’t reap (j) — benefit of success.
2. (a) — 16th December is (b) — red letter day in the history of Bangladesh. On this day we achieved victory at (c) — cost of (d) — bloody battle. Bangladesh came into being as (e) — independent country. It occupied a place in the world (f) — map. Every year we observe (g) —— day with due solemnity. We remember (h) — supreme sacrifice of our heroic sons. The day is (i) — public holiday. The day begins with gunshot. The national flag is hoisted on (j) — top of the each house.
3. Patriotism is (a) — noble virtue. It inspires (b) — man to shed the last drop of blood to defend (c) — freedom of his country. (d) — man without patriotism is no better than (e) — beast. A true patriot is honoured by (f) — all. He thinks for (g) — welfare of his country. On (h) — other hand, (i) — unpatriotic man thinks only of his own interest. Those who die for (j) [RTF bookmark start : ]_GoBack [RTF bookmark end : ] _ GoBack — country are true patriots.
4. Bangladesh is a land of (a) — scenic beauty, (b) — land, (c) — rivers and the forest are (d) — sources of this beauty. Geographically Bangladesh can be divided into four regions. In many places there is lot of amazing beautiful spots. For this reason, (e) — tourism business can flourish here, (f) — wild animals of (g) — Sundarbans are also (h) — great asset. Tourism can play (i) — vital role in national economy. But it is still in elementary stage. So, we have to cross (j) — long way.
5. (a) — morning walk is a good habit for all classes of people. It is (b) — simple exercise and good for health and (c) — mentality. In the morning, (d) — air is fresh and free from any kind of noise and pollution. This pure (e) — environment makes an effect on (f) — walker’s health and mind when (g) — man enjoys (h) — beauties and solemnity of (i) — nature in (j) — morning.
6. There is a saying that sincerity is (a) — key to success. (b) — person can prosper in life by doing hard work. The man who does not follow (c) — rules of sincerity can never go (d) —  long way in (e) — world. Many (f) — man is not conscious of (g) — importance of (h) — sincerity for which they don’t have (i) — benefit of (j) — success. However, we should be sincere to our work if we want to achieve anything notable.

Answers
1. (a) the (b) the  (c) the (d) × (e) a
(f) the (g) a (h) the (i) × (j) the
2. (a) the (b) a (c) the (d) a (e)  an
(f) × (g) the (h) the (i) a (j) the
3. (a) a (b) a (c) the (d) a (e) a
(f) a (g) the (h) the (i) an (j) the
4. (a) × (b) the (c) the (d) the (e) ×
(f) the (g) the (h) a (i) a (j) a
5. (a) × (b) a (c) × (d) the (e) ×
(f) the (g) a (h) the (i) × (j) the
6. (a) the (b) a (c) the (d) a (e) the
(f) a (g) the (h) × (i) the (j) ×

 

 

 

Question: Fill in the blanks in the following texts with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks may not require an article. Put a cross (×) in those blanks. 5

Set-1
It was (a) — open field in Delhi. In it there was no room left for any more people. Some boys, some young and the old (b) — all assembled there to watch (c) — elephant fighting. (d) — prince was watching the fighting sitting at (e) — side of the field. (f) — fight was going on. Suddenly an elephant rushed towards (g) — innocent child. The people began to run away out of (h) — fear. The prince found it difficult to get through (i) — rush of so many people. He brought out his sword and saved the child by fighting with (j) — elephant.
Ans. (a) an (b) × (c) an (d) A (e) a (f) The (g) an (h) × (i) the (j) the
Set-2
The camel is not (a) — animal of our country. It is (b) — animal of (c) — desert. Desert is an area without any trees or water except (d) — date trees. Though (e) — camel looks ugly indeed, there is no other animal so useful as it. There is (f) — hump on (g) — back of the camel. The camel can live if it does not get any food for fifteen days. (h) — date trees grow in the abundance in the desert. The camel lives on date leaves. There is (i) — bladder in the throat of the camel. It preserves water in it and can run fast on the sand with heavy loads. So it is called (j) — ship of desert.
Ans. (a) an (b) the (c) the (d) × (e) the (f) a (g) the (h) The (i) a (j) the
Set-3
Here is (a) — story about (b) — English king. This king lived in England many years ago. His name was Alfred. Alfred was (c) — good king because he helped his people. You know England is (d) — land of the English people. But in those days, there were also people in England from (e) — other land, Denmark. They wanted to take away England from the English people. So there were fights between these two nations. In (f) — one fight Alfred fought all the day but in the end he had to run away. All (g) — day he walked and at night he slept under a big banyan tree. Next day he looked for a house. He found (h) — little house in the fields and went up to the door. (i) — old woman opened (j) — door and gave him shelter and food.
Ans. (a) a (b) an (c) a (d) the (e) the (f) × (g) × (h) a (i) An (j) the
Set-4
(a) — ant is (b) — industrious insect. No other insect is as industrious as (c) — ant. If we observe the life of (d) — successful man, we will find that he was (e) — industrious. The industrious are liked by all in (f) — world. On (g) — other hand, (h) — idle person is disliked by all. So, industry is (i) — must to prosper in (j) — life because we know industry is the key to success.
Ans. (a) An (b) an (c) the (d) a (e) × (f) the (g) the (h) an (i) a (j) ×
Set-5
(a) — library is usually a room or a building where (b) — huge collection of books of various subjects are kept ready for the readers. (c) — students come here to pass their leisure hours by reading books, magazines, journals, etc. There is (d) — librarian who is in charge of (e) — library. His duty is to keep the books in (f) — library in (g) — perfect order. (h) — true function of (i) — school library is to supply the students (j) — good books that widen their knowledge.
Ans. (a) A (b) a (c) the (d) a (e) The (f) the (g) a (h) The (i) a (j) the

 

Question: Fill in the blanks in the following texts with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks may not require an article. Put a cross (×) in those blanks. 5
Set-6
Bangladesh is (a) —- overpopulated country. Population problem is (b) —- burning question of Bangladesh. Though (c) —- population of (d) —- country is (e) —- asset, it has already become (f) —- great problem in our country because (g) —- country cannot afford to give (h) —- people the basic necessaries of (i) —- life equally to all. So we should try to make the equity among all by controlling (j) —- population growth.
Ans. (a) an (b) the (c) the (d) a (e) an (f) a (g) the (h) the (i) × (j) the
Set-7
Dowry means (a) —- property or money brought by a bride to her husband. During the marriage ceremony (b) —- section of greedy people claim much wealth or money from (c) —- guardians of the brides. (d) —- poor illiterate girls become (e) —- victims of dowry. If (f) —- guardians fail to fulfill (g) —- demand of (h) —- bridegroom the brides are maltreated. So, the poor cannot think of marriage of their daughters. It is (i) —- social curse. This curse can be eliminated by changing the outlook of (j) —- people specially the male members.
Ans. (a) × (b) a (c) the (d) The (e) the (f) × (g) the (h) the (i) a (j) the
Set-8
(a) —- reporter is (b) —- person who collects (c) —- news from any place of the country or from any country of the world. He works for (d) —- certain newspaper or (e) —- news agency. He plays (f) —- important role in the newspaper industry. He supplies (g) —- various news to (h) —- news agency or newspaper. A reporter should be (i) —- ideal person to supply true reports. He must be (j) —- industrious person too.
Ans. (a) A (b) a (c) × (d) a (e) a (f) an (g) × (h) the (i) an (j) an
Set-9
(a) —- export fair means (b) —- fair where various types of goods and commodities are displayed in order to draw (e) —- attention of the native as well as (d) —- overseas buyers. Different organizations of (e) —- different countries set up their respective stalls with a view to displaying their commercial articles. They supply brochures to advertise (f) —- qualities of their articles. (g) —- good number of buyers of different countries are seen in this fair. The buyers of (h) —- overseas country generally do not buy things from this fair. They only justify (i) —- qualities of the things with a motive to buy in future. A fair like this bears (j) —- economic importance and value.
Ans. (a) An (b) the (c) the (d) the (e) × (f) the (g) A (h) an (i) the (j) an
Set-10
Freedom is (a) —- eternal desire of man. (b) —- spirit of revolution emerges from this desire. This very spirit inspires (c) —- man to achieve his freedom. We are the inhabitants of (d) —- independent Bangladesh. But it was not free in (e) —- past. Bangladesh lost her independence in (f) —- different phases of (g) —- history. At last, Bangladesh became free in 1971 from (h) —- then Pakistan rulers after (j) —- fierce fighting, Now, it is our duty to make (j) —- Liberation War meaningful by realizing its importance on our national life.
Ans. (a) the (b) The (c) × (d) an (e) the (f) × (g) the (h) the (i) a (j) the
Set-11
The college magazine plays an important role in (a) —- college life. It is different from (b) —- other regular journals as it is the product of young minds. (c) —- editor of the college magazine is (d) —- student who acts under the supervisor of (e) —- teacher. (f) —- magazine is (g) —- mouthpiece of the students of the college. (h) —- budding writers find (i) —- opportunity to express their thoughts and ideas. (j) —- student feels proud and happy when he finds his article in print.
Ans: (a) × (b) ×/the (c) The (d) a (e) a (f) The (g) a (h) The (i) an (j) A.

 

 

 

  1. Use articles where necessary. Put a

cross (x) mark where an article is not

needed:

Tea is a drink. It is also (a) ———–refreshing drink. The preparation of tea is a long but (b) ———-interesting process, (c) ———-water is first boiled in (d)——-— kettle and (e)———-desired

quantity of (f) ———- tea dust is put in it. After (g)———– few minutes (h) ———– boiled leaves are separated (i) ———– liquor. Then the liquor is poured into (j) ———–cup and some milk and sugar are mixed with it.

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(a) ———– 16th December is (b) ———- red letter day in the history of Bangladesh. On this day, we achieved (c) ———- freedom at the cost of (d) ———- bloody battle and Bangladesh

came into (e)———-being and made a place in (f)———-world map as (g) ———- independent country. Every year this day is celebrated in (h) ———- enthusiastic atmosphere. We remember

(i) ———-great sacrifice of our heroic sons who died for this country. We also pay (j)———-great tribute to them.

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Once upon (a) ———-time there was (b) ——— king. His palace was surrounded by (c) —— —–beautiful gardens. One day he fell ill. He called in (d)———— doctor. But (e) ———–doctor could not say what wrong was with him. More (f) ——— doctors were called. Finally they said that (g)———-king could be healed if he wore (h) ———– shirt of (i) ———– happy man. (j)———-messengers were sent everywhere, but no happy man could be found.

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Long   ago (a) ——— mirror was found in (b) ———paddy field by (c)———-old farmer. Neither this farmer nor anybody else in (d) ——— area had ever seen a  mirror. So, when (e) ———-farmer

looked into (f) ——— mirror, he was surprised to see (g)  —— man looking straight at him. Now, (h) ——— farmer closely (i) ———-resembled his father who had died many years ago. He thought that it was his father (j) ——— inside it and saluted him with love and respect.

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Socrates believed that (a) ——-angry man was more of (b)———-beast than human being. He had a wife who used to lose her temper on (c) ———-slightest excuse. One day (d) ———-woman got more furious and began to insult him. He went out and sat on the door step of his (e) ———house. He looked out on the public (f)——- street. The wife found that he was paying (g) ——— least heed to her. So she began to pour hot water on (h) ——-head of Socrates. The passers-by were very amused at (i) ———– incident. They had seen such (j) ——- incident before.

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Childhood or boyhood is (a) ———- man’s formative period. During this period (b) ——– child receives training from its mother, (c) ———-mother’s tender heart always looks to (d) ———- welfare and well-being of (e) ———child. If during this period (f) ——— mother tries to bring (g) ———–child up carefully and according to her (h)———- best ideas, (i) ——child is sure to grow with its superiors, parents and teachers and love (j) ——— all irrespective of cast creed and colour.

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Today women are playing (a) ——- important role in all spheres of (b) ——- life. They are no longer confined within (c)———– four walls of the kitchens. They have come out of their cocoons and are working hand in hand with (d) ———-men. They are joining (e) ———– wide range of professions and making a great (f)———– contribution to the economy. Now it has come to (g)—— realisation of all that it is not possible to develop the country keeping women, (h) —– large section of (i) —– population, in (j)——-dark.

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(a) ——— ant is (b)——— industrious insect. Bees are also (c) —– industrious insects. If we observe the life of (d) ———-successful man, we will find that he is also (e) ———-industrious, (f) ———-industrious are appreciated by all. On the other hand, (g) —–idle are disliked by all. So, industry is (h) ———- must to prosper in (i) ———- life. We all know that industry is the key to success and laziness leads us to (j)———- misfortune.

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Bangladesh is (a) ———world’s most densely populated country. Our development efforts are frustrated because of (b) —–great size of our population, (c)____population explosion is (d) ______constant threat to our environment and (e)- society. Her population is growing at such

(f)____high rate that (g)_______environment may soon fail to supply (h)— —– people with their minimum necessities. It is indeed (i) ——–alarming situation. Something should be done to change (j)———— situation.

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(a)— honest boy is he who never tells a lie, He carries out (b)———– orders of his parents. He has (c)———aim in life. He develops (d) ———attitude to serve his nation. He is (e)——— active worker who upholds (f)——— interest of his nation above everything. He thinks that he has (g)———role to play in all matters. We cordially expect such (h)——- boy to change (i) -—– selfish motive of (j)—– people.

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There was (a)_idle man who inherited vast property from his father. He did not like physical labour. As (b) _ _ result, he became very fat and could not move from one place to another. He called in (c)_European doctor, (d)_doctor was very intelligent. He did not prescribe any medicine for (e)_man. He advised him to buy (f)_heavy club and move it in (g) __ air till he got (h)_tired. Following the

advice of the doctor, he became (i)_thin from (j)_obese man.

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“Under the Greenwood Tree” is (a)_song derived from “As Your Like It,” (b) _ comedy by Shakespeare. In this song (c)_writer’s love of nature has found (d)_ eloquent expression, as has, as (e) _ undertone, his deep concern for (f) limitations of (g)_human society. In the forest (h)_only enemy of man is bitter

winter and rough weather. Nature has no particular enmity towards man and it treats undoubtedly (e)_great asset of (f)_country. But when (g) _ __ country fails to feed and provide them with (h)

_ _ suitable jobs, they become (i) _ burden. Similar is (j)_case with Bangladesh.

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At present Bangladesh faces (a) _ number of (b) _ problems. Of all these problems (c) _ population problem is (d) _ most acute one. Population is undoubtedly (e)__great asset of (f)_country. But when (g)_country fails to feed and provide them with (h) _ suitable jobs, they become (i) _ burden. Similar is (j)_case with Bangladesh.

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I live in (a)_Jigatola near (b)_Rifles Square. When I was (c) _ _ student of (d)_University of Dhaka, I stayed at Wari in (e)_old Dhaka. Actually, it was in (f)_Bonogram Lane that originates from (g)_BCC Road which is a branch of (h)_Renkin Street, (i)_Bangabhaban and (j)_ Baldha Garden are adjacent to this area.

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We live on (a)_ground floor of (b)_old house on (c)_river Kirtankhola. We are very much afraid of (d) _ _ burglars and always lock up (e)_house very carefully before we go to (f) _bed. We also take (g)__ precaution of looking under (h)_bed to see if (i)_burglar is hiding there. We know modern burglars do not hide under beds, but we go on looking just (j)_same.

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You must have heard (a)_name of Kazi Nazrul Islam. He is our national poet. He is known as (b)_rebel poet. He was born in (c)_poor family. He passed his boyhood in great hardship. When (d) _ _ First World War .broke out, he joined (e) _army. After (f)_war, he began to write poems. He wrote specially for (g) _ oppressed and down trodden people. He is called (h) _ Shelley of Bengali literature. His poems and songs inspired (i) _ Bangalees in (j) _ War of liberation.

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(a) ————— Morning walk is a good habit for all classes of people. It is (b) ———simple exercise and good for health and (c)———–mentality. In the morning, (d) ———- air is fresh and free from any kind of noise and pollution. This pure (e) –— environment makes an effect on (i)———–walkers’ health and mind, when (g)——-— man enjoys (h) —— – beauties and solemnity of (i) ———nature in (j)———– morning.

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It is (a)————known fact that English is (b)————-international language. (c). —— language used by international community is important. Statistics show that 350 million people speak English as (d)—–—— first language and another 300 million use it as (e)———— second, language. It is (f)——-official language in more than 60 countries of the world. Once it was also (g)————official language of our country. Most of (h) ———– books of science and technology are written in English, So (i)———– importance of learning English beggars description. It is (j)———must.

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Though newspaper is not always (a) ———— unmixed blessing, it is (b) —————-most useful thing in our life. We rarely think of (c) ————-day without reading (d) ———-,newspaper. Reading newspaper is one of (e) —-—— good habits of a man. We shall be like (f)———— frog in a dark well if we neglect developing this habit. However, some people prefer (g)————electronic media to reading (h) ——————- newspaper. But (i) ————newspaper offers more to its readers than (j)

—————electronic media.

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Once you have completed (a)———- initial diagnosis of your students, you are faced with selecting subject-matter appropriate to their (b)———-interests, abilities, and personal – social adjustment as well as to your own teaching objectives. Frequently, (c) ————– selection and planning of content are not seen as integral (d) ———-parts of (e) ———- evaluation process, (f) ———– techniques you

select to evaluate how well you and your students have achieved your objectives are inextricably bound to (g) ———– subject-matter used to teach these objectives. In (h) ———-sense, you must evaluate (i)——— subject- matter itself to (j) ———-determine if it is appropriate for your objectives.

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Providing enough energy to meet (a) ————ever-increasing demand is one of (b)————gravest problems (c)— world is now facing. Energy is (d) ———— key to (e) ——–industrialized economy, which calls for (f)———– doubling of electrical output every ten to twelve years. Meanwhile (g) ———– days of cheap abundant and environmentally acceptable power may be coming to (h)———end. Coal is plentiful but polluting, natural gas is (i) ———–scarce, oil is not found everywhere. Nuclear power now appears (j)————costly and risky.

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Cellular radio telephone, also called cellular telephone or cell phone provides voice telephone and other services to (a)———–mobile users. Cellular telephones primarily operate like portable or cordless telephones. However, unlike conventional wire- based cordless phones, cell phones are completely portable and do not require (b) ————jack to access (c) ————- wire-based networks operated by local telephone companies, (d)————– new generation of services for cell phones include video conferencing and (e)——– internet access with (f) ———— ability to send e-mail. Cellular telephones have become very popular with (g) ————— professionals and (h)———-consumers as (i)———–way to communicate easily. It has been (j)————–alternative to conventional wire-based services.

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James Norman Hall was (a)———— American writer. He wrote (b).————– story about(c)—————wonderful piece of business that took place between him and a farmer. While in (d)————-Tahiti, he was short of (e)——— money and rented (f)———— one room house about

22 kilometers from (g)———— town. He was doing (h)—–interesting writing there. To save money he wanted to make (i)——–vegetable garden in front of his house. But (j)——-land was full of ants and land-crabs. They foiled all his attempts.

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We know (a)——– man is (b)———- rational creature. It is (c)———- rationality in him which makes him (d) ———– different species. He can differentiate between (e)——–right and (f) ———–wrong. This is why (g)———– man is considered (h)———–best creation of (i) ———-creator of (j)———— universe.

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A brilliant student is (a) — asset. One day he may be (b)——engineer or (c)—– M.B.B.S.doctor. He makes (d)—–best use of his time. He makes a proper division of his time and does his duties accordingly. He knows that youth is (e) —-golden period of (f) —- life. He has (g) — aim in life. He knows that (h) – life without (i) — aim is like (j) — ship without a rudder.

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(a) —–idle man and (b) —–active man cannot be equal. We know (c)—–story of (d) —–ant and (e)– grasshopper, (f)- ant was industrious. On the other hand, the grasshopper was really (g) —–lazy. The ant knew that (h) —–industrious shine. On (i)——–contrary, (j) —–lazy suffer in life.

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Bangladesh is a land of (a) ——-scenic beauty, (b) ——-land, (c)-rivers and the forests are (d) ——— sources of this beauty. Geographically Bangladesh can be divided into four regions. In many places there are a lot of amazing beautiful spots. There are many historical places also. For this reason, (e) ——-tourism business can flourish here, (f) ——-wild animals of (g) ——- Sundarbans are also (h) ——-great asset. Tourism can play (i) ——-vital role in national economy. But it is still in its tender age. So, we have to cross (j) ——-long way.

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Bangladesh is (a) ————world’s most densely populated country. Our development efforts are frustrated because of (b) —— great size of our population, (c)————population explosion is (d) ————constant threat to our environment and (e)———society. Here population is growing at such (f) ——-high rate that (g)——environment may soon fail to supply (h)——-people with their minimum necessities. It is indeed (i) ———alarming situation. Something should be done to change (j)————-situation.

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Newspaper plays (a) ———important role in our society. It is (b)——–most useful thing in our modern life. We cannot think of (c)——–day without it. To read news paper is (d) ——– good habit, (e) ——– more we read newspaper (f) ——– more we can acquire knowledge. If we don’t read it, we shall be (g) ——–frogs in (h) ——– dark well. It is (i) ——–looking glass of (j)——–modern world.

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When (a) ———— great poet, Ferdousi, began to write (b).—— Shahnama, the sultan promised him (c) ————piece of gold for each (d)   ———-verse. When (e) ——– epic was finished, it contained sixty thousand (f) ———— verses. Instead of giving gold coins, he offered the poet only sixty thousand silver (g) ————- coins. The poet refused to take the silver coins and left the court with (h)——broken heart. He was (i)—– aggrieved man. Later on the sultan realized that he had made (j)——blunder.

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An angry man is not liked (a) —— even by (b) —— idiot. There is difference between the educated and (c) –person should come forward to educate (e)—— uneducated. On the other hand (f)–rich man should have (g) —— sympathy for (h) —— poor there is difference between (i)—— poor man and

(j) —— rich man.

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We were returning home. On (a)——– way we met (b) ———little girl. She was selling (c) —— flowers on (d) ——— street. She requested us to buy (e)——– flower. My mother is (f)——–kind- hearted woman, (g)——–motherly affection rose at (h)——— sight of her. She gave her (i) ——— ten taka note and bought some flowers. We should be kind to (j) —helpless.

 

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27.

(a) — man generally likes (b) — freedom. But due to different reasons he has to live in(c) — society. In (d) — society he cannot do whatever he likes. He has to abide by(e) — rules and regulations of (f) — society he lives in. He should not disturb (g) — rights of others. If everybody acts within (h) — limits of his freedom, (i) — peaceful society is formed. Then (j) — world turns into a paradise.

Answer: (a) A, (b) , (c) a, (d) the, (e) the, (f) the, (g) the, (h) the, (i) a, (j) the.

28.

A gentleman once advertised for (a) — post of a peon and nearly 50 candidates applied for (b) — post. Of course, only one candidate could be chosen, and 49 must sent away. When (c) — choice was made, (d) — friend asked (e) — gentleman why had selected (f) — one who came with (g) — least recommendation. The gentleman said, ‘There were many things I noticed in his favour.’ He knew (h) — use of the mat the door, he closed the door gently as he entered, he made way for (i) — lame man who came into the office and all of my questions were answered properly and respectively. Think, his politeness is (j) — great recommendation.

Answer: (a) the, (b) the, (c) the, (d) a, (e) the, (f) the, (g) the, (h) the, (i) a, (j) a.

29.

My uncle lives in (a) — USA. Once he was (b) — university teacher. Now he is working as (c) — expert in (d) — consultancy firm. Though he has been living there for five years, he has not been issued his (e) — green card. He is trying his best to get (f) — card. We have heard a lot of stories about his merit. From his childhood he speaks (g) — English like (h) — English. He is such (i) — brilliant person that my parents often encourage me to follow him. But I don’t like him because he does not live in our (j) — beautiful country.

Answer: (a) the, (b) a, (c) an, (d) a, (e) , (f) the, (g) , (h) the, (i) a, (j) 

30.

Once (a) — poet (b) — Wordsworth was wandering when he suddenly saw a great number of (c) — daffodils beside the lake. Stretching along (d) — shore of (e) — bay, they looked as innumerous as (f) — stars in (g) — Milky Way. (h) — daffodils were fluttering and dancing so gaily in (i) — breeze that even (j) — dancing waves glittering in the sunshine seemed to pale in comparison.

Answer: (a) the, (b) , (c) , (d) the, (e) the, (f) the, (g) the, (h) The, (i) the, (j) the.

 

 

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Set-1:

A brilliant student is (a) — asset. One day he may be (b) — engineer or (c) — MBBS doctor. He makes (d) — best use of his time. He makes a proper division of his time and does his duties accordingly. He knows that youth is (e) — golden period of (f) — life. He has (g) — aim in life. He knows that (h) — life without (i) — aim is like (j) — ship without rudder.

Set-1 (Ans) : (a) an (b) an (c) an (d) the (e) the (f) X (g) an (h) X

(i) an (j) a,

Set-2:

Bangladesh is a land of (a) — scenic beauty. (b) — land, (c) — rivers and the forests are (d) — sources of this beauty. Geographically Bangladesh can be divided into four regions. In many places there are a lot of amazing beautiful spots. There are many historical places also. For this reason, (e) — tourism business can flourish here. (f) — wild animals of (g) — Sundarbans are also (h) — great asset. Tourism can play (i) — vital role in national economy. But it is still in its tender age. So, we have to cross (j) —long way.

Set-2(Ans): (a) x (b) The (c) the (d) the (e) x (f) The (g) the (h) a

(i) a (j) a.

Set-3:

Bangladesh is (a) — world’s most densely populated country. Our development efforts are frustrated because of (b) — great size of our population. (c) — population explosion is (d) — constant threat to our environment and (e) — society. Here population is growing at such (f) — high rate that (g) — environment may soon fail to supply (h) — people with their minimum necessities. It is indeed (i) — alarming situation. Something should be done to change (j) — situation.

Set-3(Ans):

(a) the (b) the (c) x/the (d) a (e) x (f) a (g) the (h) the (i) an (j) the.

 

Set-4:

(a) — idle man and (b) — active man can not be equal. We know (c) — story of (d) — ant and (e) — grasshopper. (f) — ant was industrious. On the other hand, the grasshopper was really (g) — lazy. The ant knew that (h) — industrious shine. On (i) — contrary, (j) — lazy suffer in life.

Set-4 (Ans): (a) An (b) an (c) the (d) an/the (e) a/the (f) The (g) x

(h) the (i) the (j) the.

Set-5:

Newspaper plays (a) — important role in our society. It is (b) — most useful thing in our modern life. We can not think of (c) — day without it. To read newspaper is (d) — good habit. (e) — more we read newspaper (f) — more we can acquire knowledge. If we don’t read it, we shall be (g) — frogs in (h) — dark well. It is (i) — looking glass of (j) — modern world.

Set-5: (Ans):

(a) an (b) the (c) a (d) a (e) The (f) the (g) x (h) the (i) a (j) the.

 

Set-6:

When (a) — great poet Ferdousi, began to write (b) — Shahanama, the Sultan promised him (c) — piece of gold for each (d) — verse. When (e) — epic was finished, it contained sixty thousand (f) — verses. Instead of giving gold coins, he offered the poet only sixty thousand silver (g) — coins. The poet refused to take the silver coins and left the court with (h) — broken heart. He was (i) — aggrieved man. Later on the Sultan reaslised that he had made (j) — blunder.

Set-6 : (Ans):

(a) the (b) the (c) a (d) x (e) the (f) x (g) x (h) a (i) an (j) a.Set-7:

 

An angry man is not liked (a) ¾ even by (b) ¾ idiot. There is difference between the educated and (c) ¾ uneducated. An educated (d) ¾ person should come forward to educate (e) ¾ uneducated. On the other hand (f) ¾ rich man should have (g) ¾ sympathy for (h) ¾ poor. There is difference between (i) ¾ poor man and (j) ¾ rich man.

 

Set-7 : (Ans): (a) x (b) an (c) the (d) x (e) the (f) a (g) x (h) the (i) a (j) a.

 

 

 

Set-8:

 

We were returning home. On (a) ¾ way we met (b) ¾ little girl. She was selling (c) ¾ flowers on (d) ¾ street. She requested us to buy (e) ¾ flower. My mother is (f) ¾ kind hearted woman. (g) ¾ motherly affection rose at (h) ¾ sight of her. She gave her (i) ¾ ten taka note and bought some flowers. We should be kind to (j) ¾ helpless.

 

Set-8 : (Ans): (a) the (b) a (c) x (d) the (e) a (f) a (g) The (h) the (i) a (j) the.

 

 

 

Set-9:

 

(a)  ¾ Morning walk is a good habit for all classes of people. It is (b) ¾ simple exercise and good for health and (c) ¾ mentality. In the morning, (d) ¾ air is fresh and free from any kind of noise and pollution. This pure (e) ¾ environment makes an effect on (f) ¾ walkers’ health and mind, when (g) ¾ man enjoys (h) ¾ beauties and solemnity of (i) ¾ nature in (j) ¾ morning.

 

Set-9: (Ans): (a) x (b) a (c) x (d) the (e) x (f) the (g) a (h) the (i) x (j) the.

 

 

 

Set-10:

 

Though newspaper is not always (a) ¾ unmixed blessing, it is (b) ¾ most useful thing in our life. We rarely think of (e) ¾ day without reading (d) ¾ newspaper. Reading newspaper is one of (e) ¾ good habits of a man. We shall be like (f) ¾ frog in a dark well if we neglect developing this habit. However, some people prefer (g) ¾ electronic media to reading (h) ¾ newspaper. But (f) ¾ newspaper offers more to its readers than (j) ¾ electronic media.

 

Set-10: (Ans): (a) an (b) the/a (c) a (d) a (e) the (f) a (g) x (h) x (i) a/the (j) the.

 

 

 

Set-11:

 

It is (a) ¾ known fact that English is (b) ¾ international language. (c) ¾ language used by international community is important. Statistics show that 350 million people speak English as (d) ¾ first language and another 300 million use it as (e) ¾ second language. It is (f) ¾ official language in more than 60 countries of the world. Once it was also (g) ¾ official language of our country. Most of (h) ¾ books of science and technology are written in English. So (i) ¾ importance of learning English beggars description. It is (j) ¾ must.

 

Set-11: (Ans): (a) a (b) an (c) The/A (d) a (e) a (f) the (g) the (h) the (i) the (j) a.

 

Set-12:

 

James Norman Hall was (a) ¾ American writer. He wrote (b) ¾ story about (c) ¾ wonderful piece of business that took place between him and a farmer. While in (d) ¾ Tahiti, he was short of (e) ¾ money and rented (f) ¾ one room house about 22 kilometres from (g) ¾ town. He was doing (h) ¾ interesting writing there. To save money he wanted to make (i) ¾ vegetable garden in front of his house. But (j) ¾ land was full of ants and land crabs. They foiled all his attempts.

 

Set-12: (Ans): (a) an (b) a (c) a (d) x (e) x (f) a (g) the (h) an (i) a (j) the.

Set-7:

 

An angry man is not liked (a) ¾ even by (b) ¾ idiot. There is difference between the educated and (c) ¾ uneducated. An educated (d) ¾ person should come forward to educate (e) ¾ uneducated. On the other hand (f) ¾ rich man should have (g) ¾ sympathy for (h) ¾ poor. There is difference between (i) ¾ poor man and (j) ¾ rich man.

 

Set-7 : (Ans): (a) x (b) an (c) the (d) x (e) the (f) a (g) x (h) the (i) a (j) a.

 

 

 

Set-8:

 

We were returning home. On (a) ¾ way we met (b) ¾ little girl. She was selling (c) ¾ flowers on (d) ¾ street. She requested us to buy (e) ¾ flower. My mother is (f) ¾ kind hearted woman. (g) ¾ motherly affection rose at (h) ¾ sight of her. She gave her (i) ¾ ten taka note and bought some flowers. We should be kind to (j) ¾ helpless.

 

Set-8 : (Ans): (a) the (b) a (c) x (d) the (e) a (f) a (g) The (h) the (i) a (j) the.

 

 

 

Set-9:

 

(a)  ¾ Morning walk is a good habit for all classes of people. It is (b) ¾ simple exercise and good for health and (c) ¾ mentality. In the morning, (d) ¾ air is fresh and free from any kind of noise and pollution. This pure (e) ¾ environment makes an effect on (f) ¾ walkers’ health and mind, when (g) ¾ man enjoys (h) ¾ beauties and solemnity of (i) ¾ nature in (j) ¾ morning.

 

Set-9: (Ans): (a) x (b) a (c) x (d) the (e) x (f) the (g) a (h) the (i) x (j) the.

 

 

 

Set-10:

 

Though newspaper is not always (a) ¾ unmixed blessing, it is (b) ¾ most useful thing in our life. We rarely think of (e) ¾ day without reading (d) ¾ newspaper. Reading newspaper is one of (e) ¾ good habits of a man. We shall be like (f) ¾ frog in a dark well if we neglect developing this habit. However, some people prefer (g) ¾ electronic media to reading (h) ¾ newspaper. But (f) ¾ newspaper offers more to its readers than (j) ¾ electronic media.

 

Set-10: (Ans): (a) an (b) the/a (c) a (d) a (e) the (f) a (g) x (h) x (i) a/the (j) the.

 

 

 

Set-11:

 

It is (a) ¾ known fact that English is (b) ¾ international language. (c) ¾ language used by international community is important. Statistics show that 350 million people speak English as (d) ¾ first language and another 300 million use it as (e) ¾ second language. It is (f) ¾ official language in more than 60 countries of the world. Once it was also (g) ¾ official language of our country. Most of (h) ¾ books of science and technology are written in English. So (i) ¾ importance of learning English beggars description. It is (j) ¾ must.

 

Set-11: (Ans): (a) a (b) an (c) The/A (d) a (e) a (f) the (g) the (h) the (i) the (j) a.

 

Set-12:

 

James Norman Hall was (a) ¾ American writer. He wrote (b) ¾ story about (c) ¾ wonderful piece of business that took place between him and a farmer. While in (d) ¾ Tahiti, he was short of (e) ¾ money and rented (f) ¾ one room house about 22 kilometres from (g) ¾ town. He was doing (h) ¾ interesting writing there. To save money he wanted to make (i) ¾ vegetable garden in front of his house. But (j) ¾ land was full of ants and land crabs. They foiled all his attempts.

 

Set-12: (Ans): (a) an (b) a (c) a (d) x (e) x (f) a (g) the (h) an (i) a (j) the.

Set-13:

Cellular radio telephone, also called cellular telephone or cell phone provides voice telephone and other services to (a) — mobile users. Cellular telephones primarily operate like portable or cordless telephones. However, unlike conventional wire-based cordless phones, cell phones are completely portable and do not require (b) — jack to access (c) — wire-based networks operated by local telephone companies. (d) — new generation of services for cell phones include video conferencing and (e) — internet access with (f) — ability to send e-mail. Cellular telephones have become very popular with (g) — professionals and (h) — consumers as (i) — way to communicate easily. It has been (j) — alternative to conventional wire-based services.

 

Set-13: (Ans): (a) the/x (b) a (c) the/x (d) the (e) x (f) the (g) the (h) the (i) a (j) an.

Set-14:

Providing enough energy to meet (a) — ever increasing demand is one of (b) — gratest problems (c) — world is now facing. Energy is (d) — key to (e) — industrialized economy, which calls for (f) — doubling of electrical output every ten to twelve years. Meanwhile (g) — days of cheap abundant and environmentally acceptable power may be coming to (h) — end. Coal is plentiful but polluting, natural gas is (i) — scarce, oil is not found everywhere. Nuclear power now appears (j) — costly and risky.

Set-14 : (Ans): (a) the (b) the (c) the (d) the (e) the (f) the/a (g) the (h) an (i) x (j) x.

Set-15:

Once you have completed (a) — initial diagnosis of your students, you are faced with selecting subject-matter appropriate of their (b) — interests, abilities, and personal social adjustment as well to your own teaching objectives. Frequently, (c) — selection planning of content are not seen as integral (d) — parts of (e) — evaluation process. (f) — techniques you select to evaluate how well you and your students have achieved your objectives are inextricably bound to (g) — subject- matter used to teach these objectives. In (h) — sense, you must evaluate (i) — subject matter itself to (f) — determine if it is appropriate for your objectives.

Set-15: (Ans): (a) an/the (b) x (c) x/the (d) x (e) the/an (f) The (g) the (h) a (i) the (j) x.

Set-16:

We know (a) — man is (b) — rational creature. It is (c) — rationality in him which makes him (d) — different species. He can differentiate between (e) — right and (f) wrong. This is why (g) — man is considered (h) — best creation of (i) — creator of (j) — universe.

Set-16: (Ans): (a) x (b) a (c) the (d) a (e) x (f) x (g) x (h) the (i) the (j) the.

Set-17:

Bangladesh is (a) — world’s most densely populated country. Our development efforts are frustrated because of (b) — great size of our population. (c) — Population explosion is (d) — constant threat to our environment and (e) — society. He population is growing at such (f) — high rate that (g) — environment may soon fail to supply (h) — people with their minimum necessities. It is indeed (i) — alarming situation. Something should be done to change (j) — situation.

Set-17(Ans): (a) the (b) the (c) x (d) a (e) x (f) a (g) the (h) the/x (i) an (j) the.

Set-18:

(a) — honest boy is he who never tells a lie. He carries out (b) — orders of his parents. He has (e) — aim in life. He develops (d) — attitude to serve his nation. He is (e) — active worker who upholds (f) — interest to his nation above everything. He thinks that he has (g) — role to play in all matters. We cordially expect such (h) — boy to change (i) — selfish motive of (j) — people.

Set-18 : (Ans): (a) an (b) the (c) an (d) an (e) an (f) the (g) a (h) a (i) the (j) x.

Set-19:

There was (a) — idle man who inherited vast property from his father. He did not like physical labour. As (b) — result, he became very fat and could not move from one place to another. He called in (c) — European doctor. (d) — doctor was very intelligent. He did not prescribe any medicine for (e) — man. He advised him to buy (f) — heavy club and move it in (g) — air till he got (h) — tired. Following the advice of the doctor, he became thin from (j) — obese man.

Set-19: (Ans): (a) an (b) a (c) a (d) The (e) the (f) a (g) the (h) x (i) x (j) an.

Set-20:

“Under the Greenwood Tree” is (a) — song derived from “As You Like It,” (b) — comedy by Shakespeare. In this song (c) — writer’s love of nature has found (d) — eloquent expression, as has, as (e) — undertone, his deep concern for (f) — limitations of (g) — human society. In the forest (h) — only enemy of man is bitter winter and rough weather. Nature has no particular enmity towards man and it treats all equally. The forest is the place for one who is content with (i) — small pleasures of life and has (j) — little ambition.

Set-20: (Ans): (a) a (b) a (c) the (d) an/x (e) an/x (f) the (g) the (h) the (i) x (j) x.

Set-21:

At present Bangladesh faces (a) — number of (b) — problems. Of all these problems (c) — population problem is (d) — most acute one. Population is undoubtedly (e) — great asset of (f) — country. But when (g) — country fails to feed and provide them with (h) — suitable jobs, they become (i) — burden. Similar is (j) — case with Bangladesh.

Set-21: (Ans): (a) a (b) x (c) x/the (d) the (e) a (f) a (g) the (h) x (i) a (j) the.

Set-22:

I live in (a) — Jigatola near (b) — Rifles Square. When I was (c) — student of (d) — University of Dhaka, I stayed at Wari in (e) — old Dhaka. Actually, it was in (f) — Bonogram Lane that originates from (g) — BCC Road which is a branch of (h) — Rankin Street. (i) —Bangabhaban and (j) — Baldha Garden are adjacent to this areas.

Set-22: (Ans): (a) x (b) x (c) a (d) the (e) x (f) x (g) the (h) x (i) The (j) the.

Set-23:

We live on (a) — ground floor of (b) — old house on (c) — river Kirtankhola. We are very much afraid of (d) — burglars and always lock up (e) — house very carefully before we go to (f) — bed. We also take (g) — precaution of looking under (h) — bed to see if (i) — burglar is hiding there. We know modern burglars do not hide under beds, but we go on looking just (j) — same.

 Set-23: (Ans): (a) the (b) an (c) the (d) x (e) the (f) x (g) x/the (h) the (i) a (j) the.

 

Set-24:

You must have heard (a) — name of Kazi Nazrul Islam. He is our national poet. He is known as (b) — rebel poet. He was born in (c) — poor family. He passed his boyhood in great hardship. When (d) — First World War broke out, he joined (e) — army. After (f) —war, he began to write poems. He wrote specially for (g) — oppressed and down trodden people. He is called (h) — Shelley of Bengali literature. His poems and songs inspired (i) — Bangalees in (j) — War of liberation.

Set-24: (Ans): (a) the (b) a/the (c) a (d) the (e) the (f) the (g) the (h) the (i) the (j) the.

 

Set-25:

preparation of tea is a long but (b) — interesting process. (c) — Water is first boiled in (d) — kettle and (e) — desired quantity of (f) — tea dust is put in it. After (g) — few minutes (h) — boiled leaves are separated from (i) — liquor. Then the liquor is poured into (j) — cup and some milk and sugar are mixed with it.

Set-25: (a) a (b) an/x (c) x (d) a (e) the/a (f) x (g) a (h) the (i) the (j) a.

Set-26:

Once upon (a) — time there was (b) — king. His palace was surrounded by (c) — beautiful gardens. One day he fell ill. He called in (d) — doctor. But (e) — doctor could not say what wrong was with him. More (f) — doctors were called. Finally they said that (g) — king could be healed if he wore (h) — shirt of (i) — happy man. (j) — messengers were sent everywhere, but no happy man could be found.

Set-26: (a) a (b) a (c) the (d) a (e) the (f) x (g) the (h) the/a (i) a (j) x.

Set-27:

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Long long ago (a) — mirror was found in (b) — paddy field by (c) — old farmer. Neither this farmer nor anybody else in (d) — area had ever seen a mirror. So, when (e) — farmer looked into (f) — mirror, he was surprised to see (g) — man looking straight at him. Now, (h) — farmer closely (i) — resembled his father who had died many years ago. He thought that it was his father (j) — inside it and saluted him with love and respect.

Set-27: (a) a (b) a (c) an (d) the (e) the (f) the (g) a (h) the (i) x (j) x

 

Set-28:

(a) — 16th December is (b) — red letter day in the history of Bangladesh. On this day, we achieved (c) — freedom at the cost of (d) — bloody battle and Bangladesh came into (e) — being and made a place in (f) — world map as (g) — independent country. Every year this day is celebrated in (h) — enthusiastic atmosphere. We remember (i) — great sacrifice of our heroic sons who died for this country. We also pay (j) — great tribute to them.

Set-28: (a) the (b) a (c) x (d) a (e) x (f) the (g) an (h) an (i) the (j) a.

Set-29:

Today women are playing (a) — important role in all spheres of (b) — life. They are no longer confined within (c) — four walls of the kitchens. They have come out of their cocoons and are working and in hand with (d) — men. They are joining (e) — wide range of profession and making a great (f) — contribution to the economy. Now it has come to (g) — realization of all that it is not possible to develop the country keeping women, (h) — large section of (i) — population, in (j) — dark.

Ans-29:

(a) an (b) x (c) the (d) x (e) a (f) x (g) the (h) a (i) the/x (j) the.

 

Set-30:

Socrates believed that (a) — angry man was more of (b) — beast than human being. He had a wife who used to lose her temper on (c) — slightest excuse. One day (d) — woman got more furious and began to insult him. He went out and sat on the door step of his (e) — house. He looked out on the public (f) —— street. The wife found that he was paying (g) — least heed to her. So she began to pour hot water on (h) — head of Socrates. The passers by were very amused at (i) — incident. They had not seen such (j) — incident before.

Ans-30:

(a) an (b) a (c) the (d) the (e) x (f) x (g) the (h) the (i) the (j) an.

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Set-31:

Childhood or boyhood is (a) — man’s formative period. During this period (b) — child receives training from its mother. (c) — mother’s tender heart always looks to (d) — welfare and well-being of (e) — child. If during this period (f) — mother tries to bring (g) — child up carefully and according to her (h) — best ideas. (i) — child is sure to grow with its superiors, parents and teachers and love (j) — all irrespective of caste, creed and colour.

Set-31: (a) x/a (b) a (c) x/a (d) the (e) the (f) the (g) the (h) x

(i) The (j) x

 

Set-32:

(a) — ant is (b) — industrious insect. Bees are also (c) — industrious insects. If we observe the life of (d) — successful man, we will find that he is also (e) — industrious. (f) — industrious are appreciated by all. On the other hand, (g) — idle are disliked by all. So, industry is (h) — must to prosper in (i) — life. We all know that industry is the key to success and laziness leads us to (j) — misfortune.

Set-32: (a) an (b) an (c) x (d) a (e) x (f) the (g) the (h) a (i) x (j) x

 

 

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1.

Have you visited our Sangsad Bhaban? (a) — Sangsad Bhaban at (b) — Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in Dhaka is (c) — wonder of modern architecture and technology. It is one of (d) — largest and (e) — most spectacular parliament buildings in (f) — world. Originally designed by (g) — American architect Louis I Kahn, this building is surrounded by (h) — artificial lake called (i) — Crescent Lake. The rights of (j) — people of Bangladesh are discussed and preserved in this famous building.

Answer: (a) The; (b) ; (c) a; (d) the; (e) ; (f) the; (g) an; (h) an; (i) the; (j) the

32.

Truthfulness is (a) — greatest of all (b) —– virtues that make (c) — person really great. If you cultivate (d) — habit of speaking (e) — truth, you cannot command (f) — confidence of others. The man whom nobody believes can never be famous in life. It may be that we may succeed once or twice by telling (g) — lie, but it never brings about (h) —good results. A lie never lies hidden. Today or tomorrow it comes to light. Then (i) — real character of (j) — liar is revealed and nobody believes him. Everybody hates him and also speaks ill of him at the back.

Answer: (a) the; (b) the; (c) a; (d) the; (e) the; (f) the; (g) a; (h) ; (i) the; (j) a;

3.

Long ago there was (a) — Emperor in (b) — China. He increased (c) — taxes very severely. The people of (d) —– country were very unhappy and could not afford with (e) — food to eat or tea to drink. They were in (f) — uncomfortable state. But nobody dared to complain to (g) —– Emperor. One day (h) — wise man was walking with the Emperor in the garden of (i) – palace. There were dark clouds in (j) — sky.

Answer: (a) an; (b) ; (c) the;

(d) the; (e) ; (f) an; (g) the;

(h) a; (i) the; (j) the;

4.

(a) — true friend is (b) — asset to us. He stands by us in (c) — time of danger. He is obviously not (d) — selfish person. He always wishes for (e) — welfare of us. But it is (f) — matter of great regret that such (g) — ideal friend is very rare nowadays. Many (h) — person may behave like (i) — friends but (j) — few of them might be genuine.

Answer: (a) A; (b) an; (c) ;

(d) a; (e) the; (f) a; (g) an; (h) a;

(i) ; (j) a;

 

5.

There are various noble (a) — qualities which distinguish a good man from a bad man. (b) — aggregate of these qualities of (c) — head and heart constitutes character. A man of character is (d) — real prince among men. He is (e) — beacon light of the grouping humanity and its (f) — surest guide. Such (g) — man is one of the moral forces of the world and morality finds (h) — expression through his words and deeds. Blessed is the nation that possesses (i) — few such men that (j) — country depends most for its all around prosperity.

Answer: (a) ; (b) The; (c) ;

(d) the; (e) the; (f) ; (g) a;

(h) an; (i) a; (j) a;

6.

English is (a)—international language. We feel (b)— necessity of learning English at every step. This is (c)—only language of international overseas business, communication, co-operation and (d)—co-existence. It is essential to receive (e)—foreign degree or higher education. All (f)—good jobs need English knowing persons. So every educated man should know how to communicate in (g)—English. To learn and develop (h)—skill of English especially for (i)—students is very important .No (j)—student should be ignorant of it.

Answer: (a) an; (b) the; (c) the; (d) ; (e) a; (f) the;

(g) ; (h) the; (i) the; (j) .

7.

Akbar (a) — Great was one of (b) — greatest emperors of India who ruled this subcontinent for more than 50 years. He was on one side a great ruler and on the other side a man of (c) — wisdom. Among all (d) — Mughal rulers he was (e) — best. As a result his name has been written in the page of (f) — history. Though he was (g) — uneducated person he had (h) — ability to rule (i) — kingdom like (j) — expert ruler.

Answer: (a) the; (b) the; (c) ; (d) the; (e) the; (f) ;

(g) an; (h) the; (i) the; (j) an.

8.

(a) — Cricket is (b) — foreign game in our country. But it is (c) — international game. After winning (d) — ICC Trophy in (e) — Malaysia in 1996 it has become more popular than football in our country. By defeating (f) — Kenya Bangladesh got (g) — first victory in (h) — ODI cricket in 1998. Bangladesh got the taste of winning (i) — test match in January, 2005 defeating (j) — Zimbabwe.

Answer: (a) ; (b) a; (c) an; (d) the; (e) ; (f) ; (g) the; (h) the; (i) the; (j) .

 

9.

A student must take care of his (a) — health because (b) — sound mind lives in (c) — sound body. Good health is (d) — the key to success. In order to enjoy good health, (e) —– student must observe (f) — rules of health. (g) —. Unhealthy man may be (h) —– possessor of vast (i) —– wealth; but he leads (j) — unhappy life.

Answer: (a) ; (b) a; (c) a; (d) the; (e) a; (f) the; (g) An; (h) the; (i) ; (j) an.

 

10.

Though patriotism is (a) — universal human trait, it is often torn away by (b) — state herself. (c) —poor people of (d) —– poor country become indifferent to their state affairs and lose (e) — sense of patriotism. Such people would have become as patriotic as (f) — Simon Bolivar or (g) —– Abraham Lincoln if they had a caring government or leader who would make their lives a bit easier. (h) —– people of (i) — wealthy country simply love their country because the state provides them with everything like shelter, education , job and (j) — security.

Answer: (a) a; (b) the; (c) The; (d) a;

(e) ; (f) ; (g) ; (h) The; (i) a; (j) .

 

11.

One day I met (a) — lame man. After talking for a while he showed me (b) —– identity card. Seeing (c) —– identity card I came to know that he was (d) — university student. After completing his (e) — study he joined (f) — army. During the Liberation War he fought (g) — bravely against (h) —occupied army of the then West Pakistan. But it is (i) — irony of fate that a bullet of (j) – enemies hit on his leg . Thus he lost his leg.Ê

Answer: (a) a; (b) an; (c) the; (d) a; (e) ; (f) the; (g) ; (h) the; (i) an; (j) the.

  1. Tea is a drink. It is also (a)—-refreshing drink. The preparation of tea is a long but (b)———interesting process.(c)——water is first boiled in (d)——kettle and (e)——–desired quantity of (f)——tea dust is put in it. After (g)—–few minutes (h) —— boiled levels are separated from (i)——-liquor. Then the liquor is poured onto (j)——cup and some milk and sugar are mixed with it. 

Ans: (a) a (b)x (c) x (d) a (e) the (f) x (g) a (h) the (i)the (j)a

  1. Once upon (a)——- time there was (b)—–king. His palaces was surrounded by (c)——-beautiful garden .One day he fill ill .He called in (d)——doctor. But (e)——-doctor could not say what wrong was with him. More (f)——doctors were called .finally they said that (g)——king could be healed if he wore(h)—–shirt of (i)—–happy man .(j)—-messengers were sent every where but no happy man could be found.

    Ans (a) a (b) a (c) x (d) a (e) the (f) x (g) the (h) The (i) a (j) x

  1. Long, long ago , (a)—-mirror was found in (b)—–paddy field by (c)— old farmer . Neither this farmer, nor anybody else in (d)—-area had ever seen a mirror . So, when (e)—-farmer looked into (f)—-mirror , he was surprised to see (g)—–man looking straight at him . Now, (h) — farmer closely (i)—–resembled his father who had died years ago .He thought that it was his father (j)—– inside it and saluted him with love and respect .

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Ans: (a) a (b) a (c) an (d) the (e) the (f) the (g) a (h) the (i) x (j)x

  1. (a)—-16th December is (b)–red letter day in the history of Bangladesh. On this day, we achieved (c)—freedom at the cost of (d)—–bloody battle and Bangladesh came into (e)- being and made a place in (f)— world map as (g)—- independent country . Every year this day is celebrated in (h)— enthusiastic atmosphere .We remember (i)—– great sacrifice of our heroic sons who died for this country .We also pay (j)—- great tribute to them .

Ans (a) The (b) a (c) x (d)  a (e) x (f) the (g) an (h) an (i) the (j) the

  1. Today women are playing (a)—– important role in all spheres of (b)—- life . They are no longer confined within (c)—- four walls of the kitchen . They have come out of their cocoons and are working hand in hand with (d)—- men . They are joining (e)— wide range of professions and making a great (f)———– contribution to the economy . Now it has come to (g)—- realization of all that it is not possible to develop the country keeping women , (h)—- large section of (i)— population in (j)—-dark .

     Ans (a) an (b) x (c) the (d) x (e) the (f)x (g) a (h) a (i) x (j) the

 

  1. Childhood or boyhood is (a)—– man’s formative period . During this period (b)——- child receives training from it’s mother . (c)—- mother’s tender heart always looks to (d)— welfare and well being of (e)—–child.if during this period (f)—-mother tries to bring,(g)—–child up carefully and according to (h)—–best ideas (i)—-child is sure to grow its superiors, parents and teachers and love (j)—-all irrespective of caste,creed and colour.

    Ans (a) a (b) a (c) the (d) the (e) the (f) the (g) a/the (h) x (i)the (j) x

  1. Socrates believed that (a)——– angry man was more of (b)—- beast than human being . He had a wife who used to lose her temper on (c)—–slightest excuse . One day (d)—— woman got more furious and began to insult him . He went out and sat on the door step of his (e)— house . He looked out on the public (f)—- street . The wife found that he was playing the least heed to her .So he began to pour hot water on (g)—- head of Socrates . The passerby in (h)—  street were much amused at  (i)— incident . They had not seen such (j)—- incident before .

     Ans (a) an (b)a (c) the (d) the (e)X (f) x (g) the (h) the (i) the (j) an

 

  1. (a)—–ant is (b)—industrious insects. Bees are also (c)—-industrious insects. If we observe the life of (d)—–successful man, we will find that he is is also (e)—-industrious.(f)—–industrious are appreciated by all. On the other hand, (g)—-idle are disliked by all. So, industry is (h)—–must to prosper in (i)—–life. We all know that industry is the key to success and laziness leads us to (j)—–misfortune.

   Ans (a) The (b) an (c) x (d) a (e) x (f) the (g) the (h) a (i) x (j) x

  1. Bangladesh is (a) — world’s most densely populated country. Our development efforts are frustrated because of (b) — great size of our population. (c) — population explosion is (d) — constant threat to our environment and (e) — society. Here population is growing at such (f) — high rate that (g) — environment may soon fail to supply (h) — people with their minimum necessities. It is indeed (i) — alarming situation. Something should be done to change (j)— situation.

Ans (a) the (b) the (c) x (d) a (e) x (f)a (g) the (h) the (i) an (j)the

  1. There was (a)—–idle man who inherited vest property from his father .he did not like physical labour .as(b) result ,he became very fat and could not move from one place to another .he called in (c)—– European doctor.(d)——-doctor was very intelligent .he did not prescribe any medicine for (e)——man he advised him to buy (f)——heavy club and move it in (g)——–air till he got (h)—–tired .Following the advised of the doctor ,he became (i)—–thin from (j)——obese man .

     Ans (a) an (b) a (c) a (d) The (e)the (f)a (g) the (h)x (i) x (j)an

 

  1. “Under the Greenwood tree ” is (a)—–song derived from as your like it (b)——comedy by Shakespeare .in this song (c)—–writers nature has found (d)——eloquent expression ,as has ,as (e) —undertone ,his deep concern for (f)—–limitation of (g)——human society .In the forest (h)——–only enemy of man is bitter winter and rough weather .Nature  has no particular enmity towards man and it treats all equally .The forest is the place for one who is connect with (i)—–small pleasure of life and has (j)—–little ambition.

     Ans (a) a (b) a (c) the (d) an/x (e) an/x (f) the (g) a/x/the (h) the (i) the/x (j) a/x

  1. (a)——honest boy is he who never tells a lie. He carries out (b)—-orders of his parents . He has (c)—— aim in life . He develops (d)—–attitude to serve his nation. He is (e)——— active worker who upholds (f)— interest of his nation above everything . He thinks that he has (g)—- role to play in all matters . We cordially expect such (h)—- boy to change (i)—-selfish motive of (j)— people .

Ans (a)An (b) the (c) an (d) an (e) an (f) the (g) a (h) a (i) the (j) the

 

  1. At present Bangladesh faces (a)— number of (b)—- problems . Of all this problems (c)— population is (d)— most acute one . Population is no doubt (e)—-great asset of (f)—- country .But when (g)— country fails to feed and provide them with (h)— suitable jobs ,they become(i)—–burden. Similar is (j)—–case with Bangladesh .

Ans (a)a (b) x (c) the (d)the (e) a (f)a (g) the (h) x (i) a (j) the

 

  1. We live on (a)—-ground floor of (b)—-old house on (c)—- river Kirthankhola . We are very much afraid of (d)—– burglars and always lock-up (e)— house very carefully before we go to (f)— bed. She also took (g)—- precaution of looking under (h)—– bed to see if (i)—- burglar in hiding there . We know modern burglars do not hide under beds, but we go on looking juts (j)—– same .

Ans (a) the (b) an (c) the (d) the (e) the (f) x (g) x (h) the (i) the (j) the

 

  1. I live in (a)—-Jigatola near (b)— Rifels Squre . When I was (b)—- student of (d)—- Dhaka University, I stayed at Wari in (e)—- old Dhaka . Actually, it was in (f)—- Bonagram Lane that originates from(g)—- BCC Road which is a branch of (h)—- Rankin Street . (i)— Bangbhaban and (j)—– Baldha Garden are adjacent to the area.

Ans (a) x (b) x(c) a (d) x (e) x(f) x (g) the (h)x  (i) the (j)the

 

  1. You must have heard (a) —– name of Kazi Nazrul Islam. He is our National poet. He is known as (b) —– rebel poet. He was born in (c) —– poor family. He passed his boyhood in great hardship. When (d) —– First World War broke out he joined (e) —– army. After (f) —– war, he began to write poems. He wrote specially for (g) —– oppressed and down trodden people. He is called (h) —– Shelly of Bengali literature. His poems and songs inspired (i)—– Bangalies in (j)—– War libration.

Ans (a)  the  (b) a (c) a (d ) the (e) the (f )the (g) the (h) the (i) the (j) the

 

  1. (a)——-morning walk is a good habit for all classes of people. It is (b) —-simple exercise and good for health and (c)——–mentality. In the morning (d)——air is fresh and free from any kind of noise and pollution . This pure (e)——–environment makes an effect on (f) ——– walkers health and mind . When (g)—— man enjoys (h) ——— beauties and solemnity of (i)—–nature in (j)——-morning .

Ans (a) x (b) a (c) x (d) the (e )x (f) the (g) a (h) the (i) the (j) the

 

  1. Though newspaper is not always (a) ——- unmixed blessing .It is (b)——- simple most useful thing in our life. We rarely think of (c)——- day without reading (d)——-newspaper . Reading newspaper is one of (e)——– good habits of man . We shall be like (f)——-frog in a dark well if we neglect developing this habit . However, some people prefer (g)—— electronic media to reading (h)——-newspaper . But (i)——- newspaper offer more to its readers than (j)——–electronic media.

 

Ans (a) an (b) the (c) a (d) x (e )the (f) a (g) x (h) x (i) the (j) the

 

  1. Once you have completed (a)——- initial diagnosis of your students, you are faced with selecting subject matter appropriate to their (b)——- interests, abilities and personal social adjustment as well as to your own teaching objectives . Frequently (c)——- selection and planning of content are not seen as integral (d)——— parts of (e)——- evaluation process. (f)——- Techniques you select to evaluate how well you and your students have achieved your objectives are inextricably bound to (g)——- subject matter used to teach these objects. In (h)——-sense you must evaluate (i)——subject matter itself to (j)——–determine if it is appropriate for your objects.

  Ans (a) an(b)x (c) the (d) x (e )the (f) The (g) the (h) a (i) the (j) x

 

 

  1. It is (a) — known fact that English is (b) — international language. (c) — language used by international community is important. Statistics show that 350 million people speak English as (d) — first language and another 300 million use it as (e) — second language. It is (f) — official language in more than 60 countries of the world. Once it was also (g) — official language of our country. Most of (h) — books of science and technology are written in English. So (i) — importance of learning English beggars description. It is (j) — must.

    Ans (a) a(b)an (c) x (d) the (e )the (f) an (g) the (h) the (i) the (j) a

 

  1. James Norman Hall was (a) — American writer. He wrote (b) — story about (c) — wonderful piece of business that took place between him and a farmer. While in (d) — Tahiti, he was short of (e) — money and rented (f) — one room house about 22 kilometers from (g) — town. He was doing (h) — interesting writing there. To save money he wanted to make (i) — vegetable garden in front of his house. But (j) — land was full of ants and land crabs. They foiled all his attempts.

Ans (a) a(b)a (c) a (d) x (e )x (f) a (g) the (h) an (i) a (j)the

  1. Cellular radio telephone, also called cellular or cell phone provides voice, telephone and other services to (a)—– mobile users. Cellular telephone primarily operates like portable or cordless telephones. However, unlike conventional wire-based cordless phones, cell phones are completely portable and do not require(b)—–jack to access (c)———wire-based network operated by local telephone companies.(d)—–new generation of services for cell phones include video conferencing and(e)—–internet access with (f)—-ability to send e-mail. Cellular telephone have become very popular with (g)—-professionals and (h)——consumers as (i)—-way to communicate easily. It has been(j)——–alternative to conventional wire-based service.

    Ans (a) an(b)the (c) the (d) the (e )the (f) x (g) the (h) an (i) x (j) x

  1. Providing energy to meet (a)—ever-increasing demand is one of (b)—–gravest problems (c)—-world is now facing. Energy is (d)—-key to (c)—-industrialized economy, which calls for (f)—-doubling of electrical output every ten to twelve years. Meanwhile (g)—–days of cheap abundant and environment acceptable power may be coming to (h)—–end. Coal is plentiful but polluting natural gas is (i)—-scare, oil is not found everywhere. Nuclear power now appears (j)—-costly and risky.

    Ans (a) x(b)a (c) the (d) x (e )the (f) the (g) x (h) the (i) the (j) the

  1. We know (a)—man is (b)—rational creature .It is (c)—rationally in him which makes him (d)—different species .He can differentiate between (e)—right and (f)—wrong .This is why (g)—man is considered (h)—best creation of (i)—creator of (j)—universe.

Answer: (a) x (b) a (c) the (d) x (e) the (f) the (g) x (h) the (i) the (j) the

 

  1. A brilliant student is (a)—asset .One day he may be (b)—engineer or (c)—M.BBS doctor .He makes (d)—best use of his time .He makes a proper division of his time and does his duties accordingly .He knows that youth is (e)—golden period of (f)—life .He has (g)—aim in life .He knows that (h)—life without (i)—aim is like (j)—ship without a rudder .

Answer: (a) an (b) an (c) an (d) the (e) the (f) x (g) an (h) x (i) an (j) a

  1. Bangladesh is a land of (a) — scenic beauty. (b) — land, (c) — rivers and the forests are (d) — sources of this beauty. Geographically Bangladesh can be divided into four regions. In many places there are a lot of amazing beautiful spots. There are many historical places also. For this reason, (e) — tourism business can flourish here. (f) — wild animals of (g) — Sundarbans are also (h) — great asset. Tourism can play (i) — vital role in national economy. But it is still in its tender age. So, we have to cross (j) — long way.

    Answer:(a) x (b) the (c) the (d) the (e) x (f) the (g) the (h) a (i) a (j) a

  1. (a)—– idle man and (b)—– active man cannot be equal. We know (c) —- story of (d) ant and (e) — grasshopper. (f) —-ant was industrious. On the other hand, the grasshopper was really (g) —–lazy. The ant knew that (h) —– industrious shine. On (i) —country, (j) —-lazy suffer in life.

Answer:(a) an (b) an (c) the (d) an (e) a (f) the (g) x (h) the (i) the (j) the

  1. An angry man is not liked (a) —- ever by (b) —–idiot. There is difference between the educated and (c) —— uneducated. An educated (d) —– person should come forward to educate (e) ——uneducated. On the other hand (f) —- rich man should have (g) ——– sympathy for (h) —- poor there is difference between (i) —- poor man and (j) —– rich man.

    Answer: (a) x (b) an(c) the (d) x (e) the (f) a (g) x (h) the (i) a (j) a

  1. We were returning home. (a) —– Way we met (b) —– little girl. She was selling (c) —– flowers on (d) —-street. She requested us to buy (e) —– flower. My mother is (f) —– kind-hearted woman, (g) — motherly affection rose at (h) —- sight of her. She her (i) ———– ten taka note ant bought some flowers. We should be kind to (j) —– helpless.

    Answer:(a) the(b) a (c) x (d) the (e) x (f) a (g) the (h) the (i) a (j) the

 

 

  1. When (a)——-great poet ,Ferrous ,began to write (b)—Shamanism ,the sultan promised him (c)—–piece one gold for each (d)—–verse ,when (e)—–epic was finished ,it contained sixty thousand (f)—verses .instead of giving gold coins ,he offered the poet only sixty thousand .(g)—-coins .the poet left the court with (h)——broken heart. He was (i)—–aggrieved man. Later on the Sultan realized that he mad (j)——blunder.

Answer:(a) the(b) the (c) a (d) x(e) the (f) x(g) x (h) a (i) an (j) a

  1. Newspaper plays (a) —– important role in our society. It is (b) —– most useful thing in our modern life .We cannot think of (c) —— day without it. To lead newspaper is (d)—– good habit (e)—— more we read newspaper (f)– —-more we can acquire knowledge .If we don’t read it, we shall be (g)—–frog  in (h)——dark well .It is(i)—  looking glass of (j)—– modern world.

     Answer: (a) an(b) the (c) a (d) a (e) the (f) the (g) the (h) a (i) the (j) x

 

 

 

Practice-Articles(Board Questions)SSC

 

Use articles where necessary. Put a cross(x) where an article is not needed.

  1. (a)—-teacher is often compared with (b) —–architect.He is called the architect of a nation.He is(c)—— light of lerning and makes (d)————- illiterate people worthy literate citizen  of our country.But it is(e) ——is matter of great regret that (f) —–teachers are not held in our society. They lead (g)—-humble life in(h)—–midst of(i)—- want.Still they keep the light(j)—- of education burning in order to remove the darkness of illiterataracy and superstitions from the society.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)—

 

  1. Shams always tries to educate (a)_ _ _ uneducated.He tells them to check (b)_ _ _ beast in them .He reads in (c)_ _ _Rajshahi Univercity.Being (d)—– active boy, he hates (e) —– idle. He has (f) ——— great deal of books. He makes (g) ——— best use of his time. He has made (h) ———– few plans. He knew that(i)—– time is (j) ——–valuable thing.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)—

  1. English is (a)—international language. We feel (b)—necessity of learning English at every step.This is (c)—only language of international overseas business, communication, co-operation and (d)—co-existence. It is essential to receive (e)—-foreign degree of higher education. All (f)—good jobs need English knowing persons. So every educated man should know how to (g)—-communicate in English. To learn and develop (h)—-skill of English specially for (i)—students is very important. No (j)—-students should be ignored of it.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)—

  1. (a)——-16th December is (b)—–red letter day in the history of Bangladesh .on the day we achieve victory at (c)——-cost of(d)——-bloody battle .Bangladesh came into brings at (e)independent country .It occupied a place in the world (f)—–map. Every year we observe (g)——day with due solemnity .we reamer (h)—- sacrifice of our heroic sons .the day is (i)——public holiday .the day begins with gunshot. The national flag hoisted on (j)—–top of the each house.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)—

 

  1. It was(a)—– dark night.A blind was walking along (b)—– road with (c)—-lamp in his hand.Two men laughed at(d)—–blind man.One of them said “What is (e)—- use of(f)— lamp to a blindman?”The other called him (g)—–fool.The blind man heard  this and and said,” It is for those who are (h)—-careless.” “What (i)—-surprise said (j)—-others.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)—

 

 

 

 

 

  1. One day I met (a)—lame man. After talking for a while he showed me (b)—identity card. Seeing (c)—identity card I came to know that he was (d)—university student. After completing his (e)—-study he joined (f)—army. During the liberation War he fought (g)—bravely against (h)—occupied army of the then West Pakistan. But it is (i)—irony of fate that a bullet of (j)—enemies hit on his left leg. Thus he lost his leg.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)—

  1. Truthfulness is —–greatest of all ———-virtue that make —–person really great if we do not cultivate —-habit of speaking—truth we cannot command confidence of other .the man whom nobody believes can never be famous in life. it may be that we may be succeed once and twice by telling lie but it never being about good result .a lie never lie hidden today or tomorrow it comes on light then real character of liar is behave and nobody believe him.

      Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)—

                                                                                                                                                                             

  1. Man cannot live alone so he want(a) ——company .He cannot live even for(b) —–day without (c)—-help of others.For this reason man has been living together in(d) —-society for(e) —identify period.It is called social life.No one in(f)—- society can do whatever he likes.He has to abide by (g)—law or order of (h)–society .People can make(i) —happy community if they are obedient to law and order.(j) —-honest and selfless man can lead a community and a nation.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)—

 

  1. The prize giving ceremony is (a)——occasion of joy. Almost every school holds (b)—–prize giving ceremony. The last prize giving ceremony of our (c)—–school was held on 2 March in (d)——school compound. We decorated (e)——school building very tastefully. (f)——big pandal was erected to hold the function. There were two tables neatly decorated on which (g)——prizes were kept. On one side was (h)——platform from where the speeces were delivered. There was also a victory stand from where (i)——receipients received their (j)——prizes.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)—

 

  1. You are (a)——students of class ten (b)——highest class of the school. To come to this stage you had to undergo a lot of hardship and to make (c)—–effort. None of you can deny (d)——fact of getting help from (e)——so many dedicated and friendly teachers. This is however,(f)——usual process. What (g)——tremendous job(h)——teachers shouldered to bring you at this stage. All these have been done to you to help you in becoming (i)——unique person,having(j)——ability,integrity and hard for your own excellence.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)—

  1. A true friend is (a)…..asset. He stands by his (b)……..friend in time of danger. He is not (c)—– –greedy man. He always wishes for (d)…….welfare of his friend. But it is (e)——–matter of (f)——–fact that (g)——-ideal friend is very rare today.(h)——selfish man cannot be (i)——-true friend. He thinks of his own (j)——-interest.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)—

 

  1. Money is (b)—–must for our life. But it is not (c)—–necessary to bring our happiness. Happiness is absolutely (d)——-psychological thing. It is (e)—name of (f)—–feeling. It means the contentment of (g)—–mind. He who is satisfied with what he gets and content with his life is (h)—–really happy man. Happiness cannot be purchased with (i)—money. No doubt, money has got something to do with (j)—-happiness but it cannot give us happiness.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)—

 

  1. A gental man once the advertised for (a)—— post of poen and nearly 50 candidets came to apply for (b)—— situation . Of course only one could be chosen and 49 must be sent away.When (c)—— choice was made (d)——- friend asked (e)—– gentleman why he had selected (f)—– one he came with (g)—– least recommendous . The gentleman said, “There are many things I noticed in his favoure. He knew (h)—- use of the mat at the door , he closed the gently as he entered he made way for (i)—— lame man who came into the office and all of my question were ansered properly and respectfully. I think his politeness is (j)—– gret recomendence.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)—

  1. Akbar (a)—great was one of (b)—greatest emperors of India.He was on the one side a great and on the other side a man of (c)—wisdom.Among all (d)—Mughal rulers he was (e)—best.As a result ,his name has been written in golden letters in the page of (f)—history.He was (g)—-uneducated person.But he had (h)—ability to rule (i)—kingdom like (j)—-expert ruler.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)—

 

  1. A journey is always (a)—pleasure to me. Whenever I go on a journey my heart leaps up with (b)—joy. But (c)—-journey by boat gives me (d)—-greatest pleasure. Since Bangladesh is land of (e)—rivers. It is (f)—easy matter to make (g)—journey by boat. Whenever I get (h)—-opportunity to make (i)—journey by boat, I make (j)—best use of the opportunity.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

 

  1. Patriotism is a noble (a)—-virtue. It inspires (b)—-man to shed last drop of blood to defend the freedom of his(c)—- country.(d)—-man without patriotism is not better than(e)—-beast. A true patriot is honoured by (f)—–all. He thinks for (g)—–welfare of his country. On (h)—other hand (i)—-unpatriotic man thinks only of his own interest, Those who die (j)—–country are true patriots. They are remembered even after their death.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)—

 

 

  1. We have six seasons in (a)—-Bangladesh. Every season appears at an interval of every two months. The winter is one of (b)—-six seasons in Bangladesh. It comes after (c)—late autumn. It comprises the two Bengali months of Paush and Magh. Winter comes with us its fog and chill. Life in nature seems to be dull. Trees turn grey and leafless. Men and animals shiver with cold.(d)—sky becomes clear and blue. Poor people suffer from much cold. In this season vegetables are available in abundance. There is (e)—very special features of (f)—-season. It is (g)—-collecting time of juice from date trees. In winter (h)—general health of people remains satisfactory. No doubt winter is (i)—cold season. But at (j)—-same time it is enjoyable too.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)—

 

 

  1. Though Patriotism is (a)—universal human trait, it is often torn away by (b)—state herself.(c)—poor people of (d)—poor country become indifferent to their state affairs and lose (e)—sense of patriotic. Such people would have become as patriotic as (f)—Simon Bolivar or (g)—Abraham Lincoln if they had a caring government of leader who would make their lives a bit easier.(h)—people of (i)—wealthy country simply love their country because the state provides them with everything like shelter,education,job and (j)—security.

        Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)—

  1. (a)——-discipline is seen in (a)——nature. Every morning (c)—–sun rises in (d)—–east, day follows (e)——night, birds sing and (f)—–plants blossom. Everywhere in (g)—-nature, there is (h)—harmony. If there were no discipline in (i)——nature, there would have been (j)——chaos everywhere.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)—

 

  1. A student must take care of his (a)—nature. Every morning (c)—sun rises in (d)—east, day flows (e)—night, birds sing and (f)—plants blossom. Everywhere in (g)—nature there is (h)—harmony. If there were no discipline in (i)—-nature, there would have been (j)—chaos everywhere.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)—

 

 

  1. (a)—Cricket is (b)—foreign game in our country. But it is (c)—international game. After winning (c)—ICC Trophy in (e)—Malaysia in 1996,it has become more popular than football in our country. By defeating (f)—Keya Bangladesh got (g)—first victory in (h)—ODI cricket in 1998.Bangladesh got the taste of winning (i)—test match in January,2005 defeating (j)—Zimbabwe.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)–

 

 

 

  1. A library is (a)—part and parcel (b)—-educational institution. It is (c)—-unique place where books for different subjects are kept for (d)—reading. It ennobles (e)—readers to read books of their choice that create (f)—-enthusiasm for learning. Student should pay (g)—-visit to (h)—library regularly. They can borrow books for (i)—-certain period and return them after (j)—given time.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)—

 

  1. Unemployment is (a)….great social evil. All (b)….able-bodied persons in a society should be engaged in any occupation. (c)….unemployed man has to lead a vagabond life. Life becomes (d)…..curse and burden to him. He has (e)….idle brain which very soon becomes (f)….devil’s workshop. There are many reasons of (g)….unemployment in our country. Bangladesh is not (h)……industrialized country. The mills and factories that we have can give employment to (i)….limited number of people similar is the case with (j)…..agriculture.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)—

 

  1. Our life is (a)——-sum total of hours, days and years. But all days are not equally me morable to us. Most of (b)——days are forgotten with (c)——passage of time. Only (d)—–few of these days remain ever fresh in our memory. My (e)—–days at school is such (f)——day. It is fresh in my mind even now when I was (g)——boy of six. My father proposed that I should be admitted into (h)—-school in (i)—–class. I felt (j)—–both joy and fear.

  Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)–

 

 

  1. Punctuality is of great value to (a)….student. (b)….unpunctual boy who is late in (c)…..class will miss (d)…..part of his lesson and fall (e)…..behind other students. But (f)…..punctual student will learn his lesson in (g)……time and do well in (h)—examination. Punctuality is (i)—key to success in life. We all should be (j)….punctual in our activities.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)—

 

  1. Dowry means property or money brought by a bride to her (a)—husband. During marriage ceremony (b)—section of greedy people claim much wealth or money from (c)—guardians of the brides. (d)—poor illiterate girls become (e)—victims of dowry. If (f)—guardians fail to fulfill. (g)—demand of (h)—bridegroom. The brides are maltreated. So, the poor cannot think of marriage of their daughters. It is (i)—social curse. This curse can be eliminated by changing the outlook of people specially the male (j)—members.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)—

 

 

  1. The great ship Titanic sailed for New York from Southampton on April,1912.At that time she (a)—largest ship.(b)—tragic sinking of this great (c)—-liner will always be remembered for she went down on her first voyage. Four days after sailing out, while it was sailing across (d)—-icy(e)—waters of (f)—North Atlantic.(g)—huge ice Berge was suddenly spotted. After (h)—alarm had been given (i)—great ship turned sharply to avoid (j)—collision.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)—

 

  1. Learning (a)——- language means learning also its culture and so(b)—– language cannot be taught or learned apart from(c)—– culture. (d)—- relationship between (e)— two is functional and mutually complementary. You have compared perhaps language with (f)— electric wire which may be (g)—dead in itself.Culture could be(h)— current that passes through this wire and makes it(i)—- active and purposeful. You need both(j)— language and culture to be integrated.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)—

 

 

 

Articles for SSC/HSC Exam

 

                    

 

Use articles where necessary. Put a cross(x) where an article is not needed.

  1. Our life is (a)——-sum total of hours, days and years. But all days are not equally memorable to us. Most of (b)——days are forgotten with (c)——passage of time. Only (d)—–few of these days remain ever fresh in our memory. My (e)—–days at school is such (f)——day. It is fresh in my mind even now when I was (g)——boy of six. My father proposed that I should be admitted into (h)—-school in (i)—–class. I felt (j)—–both joy and fear.

 

  1. English is (a)—international language. We feel (b)—necessity of learning English at every step.This is (c)—only language of international overseas business, communication, co-operation and (d)—co-existence. It is essential to receive (e)—-foreign degree of higher education. All (f)—good jobs need English knowing persons. So every educated man should know how to (g)—-communicate in English. To learn and develop (h)—-skill of English specially for (i)—students is very important. No (j)—-students should be ignored of it.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

 

  1. Akbar (a)—great was one of (b)—greatest emperors of India.He was on the one side a great and on the other side a man of (c)—wisdom.Among all (d)—Mughal rulers he was (e)—best.As a result ,his name has been written in golden letters in the page of (f)—history.He was (g)—-uneducated person.But he had (h)—ability to rule (i)—kingdom like (j)—-expert ruler.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

  1. (a)—cricket is (b)—foreign game in our country. But it is (c)—international game. After winning (c)—ICC Trophy in (e)—Malaysia in 1996,it has become more popular than football in our country. By defeating (f)—Keya Bangladesh got (g)—first victory in (h)—ODI cricket in 1998.Bangladesh got the taste of winning (i)—test match in January,2005 defeating (j)—Zimbabwe.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

 

  1. A student must take care of his (a)—nature. Every morning (c)—sun rises in (d)—east, day flows (e)—night, birds sing and (f)—plants blossom. Everywhere in (g)—nature there is (h)—harmony. If there were no discipline in (i)—-nature, there would have been (j)—chaos everywhere.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

 

  1. Though Patriotism is (a)—universal human trait, it is often torn away by (b)—state herself.(c)—poor people of (d)—poor country become indifferent to their state affairs and lose (e)—sense of patriotic. Such people would have become as patriotic as (f)—Simon Bolivar or (g)—Abraham Lincoln if they had a caring government of leader who would make their lives a bit easier.(h)—people of (i)—wealthy country simply love their country because the state provides them with everything like shelter,education,job and (j)—security.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

                                                                       

  1. (a)——-discipline is seen in (a)——nature. Every morning (c)—–sun rises in (d)—–east, day follows (e)——night, birds sing and (f)—–plants blossom. Everywhere in (g)—-nature, there is (h)—harmony. If there were no discipline in (i)——nature, there would have been (j)——chaos everywhere.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

 

  1. One day I met (a)—lame man. After talking for a while he showed me (b)—identity card. Seeing (c)—identity card I came to know that he was (d)—university student. After completing his (e)—-study he joined (f)—army. During the liberation War he fought (g)—bravely against (h)—occupying army of the then West Pakistan. But it is (i)—irony of fate that bullet of (j)—enemies hit on his left leg. Thus he lost his leg.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

 

                     

 

  1. A library is (a)—part and parcel (b)—-educational institution. It is (c)—-unique place where books for different subjects are kept for (d)—reading. It ennobles (e)—readers to read books of their choice that create (f)—-enthusiasm for learning. Student should pay (g)—-visit to (h)—library regularly. They can borrow books for (i)—-certain period and return them after (j)—given time.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

10.Patriotism is a noble (a)—-virtue. It inspires (b)—-man to shed last drop of blood to defend the freedom of his(c)—- country.(d)—-man without patriotism is not better than(e)—-beast. A true patriot is honoured by (f)—–all. He thinks for (g)—–welfare of his country. On (h)—other hand (i)—-unpatriotic man thinks only of his own interest, Those who die (j)—–country are true patriots. They are remembered even after their death.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

11.Unemployment is (a)….great social evil. All (b)….able-bodied persons in a society should be engaged in any occupation. (c)….unemployed man has to lead a vagabond life. Life becomes (d)…..curse and burden to him. He has (e)….idle brain which very soon becomes (f)….devil’s workshop. There are many reasons of (g)….unemployment in our country. Bangladesh is not (h)……industrialized country. The mills and factories that we have can give employment to (i)….limited number of people similar is the case with (j)…..agriculture.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

 

12.Punctuality is of great value to (a)….student. (b)….unpunctual boy who is late in (c)…..class will miss (d)…..part of his lesson and fall (e)…..behind other students. But (f)…..punctual student will learn his lesson in (g)……time and do well in (h)—examination. Punctuality is (i)—key to success in life. We all should be (j)….punctual in our activities.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

 

 

13.Dowry means property or money brought by a bride to her (a)—husband. During marriage ceremony (b)—section of greedy people claim much wealth or money from (c)—guardians of the brides. (d)—poor illiterate girls become (e)—victims of dowry. If (f)—guardians fail to fulfill. (g)—demand of (h)—bridegroom. The brides are maltreated. So, the poor cannot think of marriage of their daughters. It is (i)—social curse. This curse can be eliminated by changing the outlook of people specially the male (j)—members.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

 

14.Journey is always (a)—pleasure to me. Whenever I go on a journey my heart leaps up with (b)—joy. But (c)—-journey by boat gives me (d)—-greatest pleasure. Since Bangladesh is land of (e)—rivers. It is (f)—easy matter to make (g)—journey by boat. Whenever I get (h)—-opportunity to make (i)—journey by boat, I make (j)—best use of the opportunity.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

 

15.It was (a)—dark night. A blind man was walking along (b)—road.He held (b)—lamp in his hand. Two men  laughed at (d)—him.One of them said, “What is (c)— —use of lamp to (d)— blind man?” The other called the blindman (e)—fool. (f)– blind man heard this and took it to (g)—heart.He said,(h)—-lamp is not for me, It’s for those (i)—-people who’re are careless”. What a surprise,” said (j)—others.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

 

16.A true friend is (a)…..asset. He stands by his (b)……..friend in time of danger. He is not (c)—– –greedy man. He always wishes for (d)…….welfare of his friend. But it is (e)——–matter of (f)——–fact that (g)——-ideal friend is very rare today.(h)——selfish man cannot be (i)——-true friend. He thinks of his own (j)——-interest.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

 

 

 

 

17.The great ship Titanic sailed for New York from Southampton on April,1912.At that time she (a)—largest ship.(b)—tragic sinking of this great (c)—-liner will always be remembered for she went down on her first voyage. Four days after sailing out, while it was sailing across (d)—-icy(e)—waters of (f)—North Atlantic.(g)—huge ice Berge was suddenly spotted. After (h)—alarm had been given (i)—great ship turned sharply to avoid (j)—collision.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

 

18.Money can not buy (a)—–happiness. Money is (b)—–must for our life. But it is not (c)—–necessary to bring our happiness. Happiness is absolutely (d)——-psychological thing. It is (e)—name of (f)—–feeling. It means the contentment of (g)—–mind. He who is satisfied with what he gets and content with his life is (h)—–really happy man. Happiness cannot be purchased with (i)—money. No doubt, money has got something to do with (j)—-happiness but it cannot give us happiness.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

 

19.We have six seasons in (a)—-Bangladesh. Every season appears at an interval of every two months. The winter is one of (b)—-six seasons in Bangladesh. It comes after (c)—late autumn. It comprises the two Bengali months of Paush and Magh. Winter comes with us its fog and chill. Life in nature seems to be dull. Trees turn grey and leafless. Men and animals shiver with cold.(d)—sky becomes clear and blue. Poor people suffer from much cold. In this season vegetables are available in abundance. There is (e)—very special features of (f)—-season. It is (g)—-collecting time of juice from date trees. In winter (h)—general health of people remains satisfactory. No doubt winter is (i)—cold season. But at (j)—-same time it is enjoyable too.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

 

 

 

20.Students are (a)——greatest force of (b)—–nation. (c)—-ideal student is (d)—-asset to any country. He has some qualities that can be followed. He gets up early in (e)—-morning. He never wastes his time in vain. He always makes (f)—brilliant result in the examinations .He is a boy of (g)—good manners and character. He is truthful, honest, sincere and dutiful. He respects his parents ,teachers  and other superiors in (h)—polite way. He is helpful to his fellow students. He is never rude to anybody. He is (i)—-student of high thinking and plain living. Infact, he is (j)—example for others to follow.

Answer (a)…..(b)……(c)…(d)……(e)…..(f)……(g)……(h)…..(i)……(j)……

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21.The invention of computer is one of (a)—greatest advances in (b)—-modern technology. It is (c)—-fairly recent invention. Computer is (d)—-substitute for (e)—human brain. Computers are capable of doing extremely complicated work in all branches of learning. In a few minutes (f)—computer can perform calculations that trained mathematicians would need years to complete.(g)—-faster computers can handle millions of problems in (h)—-few seconds. It can perform many operations at (i)—time and (j)—same time without any confusion.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

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  1. Every woman is (a)—–potential mother.(b)—–future of a child depends on how it is brought up. In this case (c)—–educated mother plays (d)—–important role. She can bring up a child better than (e)—–illiterate mother. So,(f)—–difference between (g)—–educated and (h)——uneducated mother can never be denied.(i)—–educated mother is an asset. She knows how to build up (j)—career of her child.

 

 

 

  1. (a)—-English poet was staying in (b)—-Italy for the benefit of his health. He received (c)—-unpaid letter from one of his friends containing nothing but a few words. He had to pay double postage for such (d)—unwise activity. He decided to teach his friend (e)—good lesson. So he collected (f)—-stone and packed it up in (g)—box. He sent (h)—-box to his friend. The friend thought that the contents of the parcel were valuable. So he paid the charge for carrying. He was astonished to see nothing in the box but (i)—ordianry (j)—-stone.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

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  1. The compute is (a) —fairly recent invention. It has now become (b)——essential (b)——-part of modern life. It has (c)—–greatly benefited us and brought about revolutionary changes in our life. Any device that helps people perform (d)——-mathematical calculations may be called (e)——computer. In this sense,(f)—–abacus is also (g)——simple computer. Today, however,(h)—–term computer’ refers to a special kind of (i)——electronic machine that can perform mathematical calculations and process large masses of information at (j)——-great speed.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

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  1. Everybody knows that sincerity is (a)—–key to success.(b)—–person can prosper in life by doing hard work. The man who does not follow (c)—-rules of sincerity can never go (d)—-long way in (e)—–world. Many (f)—-man is not conscious of (g)—–importance of (h)—-sincerity for which they don’t have (i)—–benefit of (j)—-success. However, we should be sincere to our work.

     Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

 

  1. (a)——-deal student is an asset for a country. He is different from (c)—-idle student.(d)—industrious work hard.On the other hand (e)—idle waste away their time.They do not know that (f)—time is (g)—-most valuable thing.If anyone wants to shine in life,he should make (h)—best use of his time.Otherwise he will suffer in (i)—long run.he will have to drag a miserable (j)—life.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

 

 

 

  1. (a)—-pious man is he who is very much religious.He does not run after name and fame.He is different from (b)—-worldly man.(c)—–religious minded people are quiet different from (d)—people who want to have much (e)—-wealth.(f)—-virtuous believe that their lies (g)—-eternal life after death.(h)—greedy people give importance to this world.However (i)—virtuous man enjoys mental (j)—-peace.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

 

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  1. Dhaka stand on (a)——Buriganga. It is (b)—–old city. It is a populous (c)——city. People of different religions live in (d)—–city. Their occupation is not (e)—–same. There is (f)—–Engineering University and Agricultural University in (g)—–Dhaka.(h)——Zoo and (i)—–National Museum are famous.(j)——-Engineering University is also famous.

         Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

 

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  1. Truthfulness is (a)—greatest of all (b)—-virtues which makes (c)—person really great.If we do not cultivate (d)—habit of speaking (e)—truth,we cannot command (f)—-condidence of others.The man whom nobody believes can never be famous in life.It may be that we may succeeded once or twice by telling (g)—-lie but it never brings about (h)—-good result.A lie never lies hiddent.Today or tomorrow it comes to light.Then (i)—-real character of (j)—liar is revealed and nobody believes him.All hate him and speak ill of him behind his back.

  Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

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  1. (a)—–angry man is not liked even by (b)—idiot.There is difference between (c)—educated and (d)—-uneducted.Again there is difference between (e)—rich and (i)—poor.An educated (g)—-man should come forward to educate (h)—-uneducated man.On the other hand,(i)—-rich man should have symphathy for (j)—poor man.

 

 

 

  1. (a)….16 th December is (b)….red letter day in the history of Bangladesh. On this day we achieved victory at (c)….cost of (d)….bloody war. Bangladesh came into being as (e)….independent country. It occupied a place in the world (f)…..map. Every year,we observe (g)….day with solemnity. We remember (h)….supreme sacrifice of our heroic sons. The day is (i)…..public holiday. The national flag is hoisted on (j)….top of the each house.

      Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

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  1. Illiteracy is (a)—-great problem in our country.It is (b)—great obstacle to (c)—-way of (d)—-progress and there are many reasons behind it.Poverty is (e)—-main cause of this illiteracy in (f)—-our country.Due to poverty,(g)—-poor people cannot send their children to (h)—school.So,everybody should drive away (i)—-proverty from (j)—society.

      Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

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  1. Population exploration is (a)—constant threat to our environment and existence.Especially in Bangladesh (b)—-poppulation is growing at such (c)—high rate that (d)—environment may soon fail to supply (e)—people with their minimum (f)—-necessities.Unless we take (g)—immediate steps to stop this rapid growth of population,our (h)—environment will one encounter (i)—-unpredictable with danger,consequently ,(j)—inhaitants may experience destruction.

     Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

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34.Population of a country is (a)—asset.It becomes (b)—-burden when (c)—-country cannot afford to her people (d)—-basic needs of life.Bangladesh is (e)—densely populated country based on (f)—agricultural economy.Moreover,our population is growing in (g)—alarming way.(h)—present growth of our population is 21.6 per thousand people.It is obviously (i)—very high rate.Hence we should all make (j)—united effort to combat with population problem.  

 

 

  1. Newspaper is (a)—people’s parliament.The newspaper plays (b)—-vital role in modern civilization.It is said to be (c)—-mirror of the world.We must have the habit of reading (d)—–newspaper daily.It helps us in aquring (e)—-general knowledge which is essential for our education.Nobody can keep (f)—contact with (g)—outside world without newspaper.Mere (h)—bookish knowledge is not sufficient in (i)—struggle of life.(j)—man who does not read newspaper daily is like a frog in a narrow well.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

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  1. Makkah is an ancient (a)——-city. (b)————first mosque of (c)——–world was built there. Hazrat Ibrahim built it. It is known as(d)———-Kaaba mosque. Many days have passed away. Suddenly a hole was found in (e)———-wall. Today people all over (f)————–world go to Makkah. They spend a busy (g)——time there. They forget the activities of this (h)——-world. The Muslims of (i)———-whole world gather there and perform (j)——Hajj.

      Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

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  1. Hazi Mohammad Mohsin was born in Hogly in (a)—year 1732.His father was a wealthy (b)—person.He inherited (c)—vast property.He was very kind to (d)—poor.He spent (e)—lot of money for the poor.He gave away (f)—whole property for the education of (g)—-meritorious students.One night he was sleeping.He heard (h)—sound.He woke up.He saw(j)—-man.The man was (j)—thief.

      Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

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  1. (a) —–ant is (b)——-industrious insect. No other insect is as industrious as (c)—-ant. If we open (d)——pages of history, we shall see that (e)——men who have become great were (f)—–industrious .(g)——-industrious are liked by all. On (h)—–other hand (i)—–idle are hated by all. So, industry is (j)—–must to prosper in life.

 

               

 

  1. (a)—is a planet.It rises in (b)—-east and sets in (c)—west.It is (d)—source of all heat,the setting (e)—-sun presents (f)—enjoyable scence.(g)—–moon has no light of its own.It gets light from the sun.(h)—-stars shone in (j)—sky.We cannot see all the stars.Many stars are bigger than the sun.They are far away from (j)—earth.

       Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

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  1. Once there was (a)—-Sultan in Bengal.He was fond of hunting.He went on (b)—hunting.He took aim at a deer and shot (c)—arrow at the deer but the arrow pierced(d)—infant in stead.(e)—-infant was the only child of its mother.It was a (f)—bolt from the blue to (g)—woman.She was at a loss.It was irreparable (h)—loss for the mother.(i)—-Sultan thought that it would be (j)—injustice to the woman if he would not compensate the woman.

      Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

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  1. (a)—-newspaper is called (b)—–store house of knowledge.In the morning we eagerly wait for a newspaper.We cannot do a single day without newspapers.It contains the new of (c)—entire world.We can get (d)—-news of economics,politics and many other things of (e)—world.It plays (f)—important role in creating public (g)—opinion.Through newspapers we know (h)—culture of another country.(i)—-economist writes artiticles on economics.(j)—eassyist writes essays and they are published through newspapers.

      Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

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  1. Bangladesh is (a)—-country of rivers.Of (b)—rivers some are famous.But some of (c)—big rivers have dried up.They go dry especially in (d)—summer season.But during (e)—rainy season all the rivers are full to (f)—brim.In winter (g)—farmers of Bangladesh face water crisis.Then they are to depend on (h)—mercy of nature.Then our farmers feel the necessity of (i)—-irrigation.A scientific irrigation system is a great need for our (j)—agriculture.

 

 

  1. There lived (a)—-old farmer in a village.He was (b)—honest farmer.He had three sons who were very idle.But he knew that (c)—idle brian is the devil’s workshop.So he advised them to be hardworking.He taught them that (d)—industrious prosper and (e)—lazy suffer.However,the sons did not pay heed to their father’s advice.The farmer grew digging (h)—lands but found nothing.But the lands were cultivated well.The lands produced (i)—bumper crop.They realized (j)—importance of their father’s statement.

      Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

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  1. Early rising means the habit of getting up from (a)—bed early in (b)—morning.This habit is very useful to (c)—-man in various ways.Regarding it there is (d)—English proverb: “Early to bed and Early to rise makes (e)—man healthy,wealthy and wise.”Really this proverb is correct.(f)—-early riser finds time to take some exercise or (g)—walk in (h)—morning air.(i)—-morning air refreshes both his mind and body.This certainly improves his health and gives him energy for (j)—day’s work.

       Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

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  1. Bangladesh is a land of (a)—celestial beauty.(b)—-land,(c)—-rivers and the forests are (d)—sources of this beauty.(e)—tourism business can flowerish Bangladesh profusely.(f)—wild animals of (g)—-Sundarbans are also (h)—great asset.Torism can play (i)—-vital role in the national economy.But it is still in its tender age.So we have to cross (j)—-long way.

     Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

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  1. (a)—English is (b)—-international language that must be learnt by all (c)—people of (d)—world.One is blind today without (e)—-help of English.(f)—-English knowing persons gets privilege everywhere.Today English is not only the language of (g)—-British, it is now world language.Moreover,now there are many kinds of English ,but (h)—-English of (i)—-English is still (j)—-best.

 

 

 

 

  1. Education is one of (a)…..basic needs of (b)——a human being.(c)…..poor socio-economic condition of Bangladesh can be largely attributed to most people’s inaccessibility to (d)……education. If all the people were educated, they could live (e)…..healthy and planned (f)…..life. It enhances our ability to raise crops, store food, protect (g)——environment and carry out our social responsibilities. it is only education which can help us to adopt (h)——rational attitude. It provides us with (i)…….enlightened awareness about things and this awareness is (j)—–prerequisite for social development.

     Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

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  1. Bangladesh is land of (a)—scenic beauty.(b)—–land,(c)—–rivers and the forests are (c)—-sources of this beauty.Geographically Bangladesh can be divided into four regions.In many places there are a lot of amazing beautiful spots.There are many historical places also.For this reason,(e)—–tourisim business can flowerish here.(f)—wild animals of (g)—Sundarbans are also (h)—-great asset.Tourism can play (i)—vital role in national economy.But it is still in its tender age.So,we have to cross (j)—long way.

     Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

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  1. Bangladesh is (a)—–world’s most densely populated country.Our development effors are frustrated because of (b)—-great size of our population.(c)—-population exploration is growing at such (d)—-high rate that (e)—-environment may soon fail to supply (h)—-people with their minimum necessities. It is needed (i)—-alarming situation. Something should be done to change (j)—-situation.

      Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

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  1. A brilliant student is (a)—assset. One day he may be (b)—-engineer or (c)—-M.B.B.S. doctor. He makes (d)—best use of his time. He makes a proper division of his time and does his duties accordingly. He knows that youth is (e)—-golden period of (f)—-life. He has (g)—-aim in life. He knows that (h)—-life without (i)—-aim is like (j)—ship without a rudder.

 

 

 

51.Bangladesh is (a)– –independent country. But nobody made (b)- —-gift of independence to us. It was (c)—–province of (d)——Pakistan in the name of East Pakistani rulers treated East Pakistan as (f)—–colony of West Pakistan in (g)——name of Pakistan and deprived us of our due share.(h)—–Pakistani army brutally cracked down upon (i)—–innocent people of East Pakistan.(j)——-people took arms.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

52.Man is (a)——-architect of his own fate. If we avoid labour, we shall not be lucky. Some people think that (b)—–success in life depends on fate. But that is not correct. Hard work is necessary for getting success in every sphere of life. Industry is (e)—–key to success. Those, who depends on fate must always lag behind. It is (d)—–fact that industry makes everything different. If you become (e)—–industrious person, your life will be successful.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

53.(a)…………21 st of February is (a)…..important day in our national calendar. On this day in 1952,valiant youths of (c)….soil laid down their lives to establish (d)……..honour of Bangla, their mother language. Their demand was to recognized Bangla as (e)……official language of (f)….state as it was (g)….language of most of (h)….population. Because of their sacrifice ,we have got (i)….Bangla as our official language. Now, Bangla is (j)….internationally recognized language.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

 

54.Every student wants to be better in (a)——exam. But it is not (b)….easy work.(c)…..student has to do something for this. From (c)….very beginning he must be serious. He should read (d)…..texts again and again. He must not memorise (f)…..answer without knowing the meaning. He must not make notes from (g)….common source. He should have a good (h)….command over English. By doing all these things (i)….. student  can hope to make a good (j)….result.

Answer (a)…..(b)……(c)…(d)……(e)…..(f)……(g)……(h)…..(i)……(j)……

 

55.Electronic mail, popularly known as e-mail is (a)….communication of message via electronic means. Although (b)…….telex communication is electronic in nature too, there are difference between (c)…..telex and (d)…..e-mail. Telex communication is terminal to terminal while (e)……electronic communication is user to user via (f)…..computer. In telex, messages destined to number of users are sent to (g)…..same terminal where it is distributed in a printed form by (h)…..operator. On (i)…..other hand, e-mail, is delivered to (j)…..individual electronic mail box based in a computer.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

  1. Use articles where necessary. Use a cross (X) where an article is not needed.                                                                                                    

(a)……Bengali, the 7 th language among (b)….important languages of (c)….world, is our mother tongue. Its present status is not (d)….result of (e)….effort of (f)….single year or of (g)….century. It belongs to an Aryan family. Its (h)…origin is from (i)….Satam branch of (j)…Indo-European parents’ speech.                                                                                                   

Answer (a)…..(b)……(c)…(d)……(e)…..(f)……(g)……(h)…..(i)……(j)……

  1. Use articles where necessary. Use a cross (X) where an article is not needed.                                                                                                     

(a)—–Bangladesh is (b)——land of rivers. These are (c)—–blessing of Almighty Allah and pride to us. They are closely related to our economy and (d)—-prosperity of our (e)—country. Our is (f)—

Answer (a)…..(b)……(c)…(d)……(e)…..(f)……(g)……(h)…..(i)……(j)……

  1. Use articles where necessary. Use a cross (X) where an article is not needed.                                                                                                     

(a)——-discipline is seen in (a)——nature. Every morning (c)—–sun rises in (d)—–east, day follows (e)——night, birds sing and (f)—–plants blossom. Everywhere in (g)—-nature, there is (h)—harmony. If there were no discipline in (i)——nature, there would have been (j)——chaos everywhere.

Answer (a)…..(b)……(c)…(d)……(e)…..(f)……(g)……(h)…..(i)……(j)……

  1. Use articles where necessary. Use a cross (X) where an article is not needed.                                                                                                     

(a)—Kamal has an uncle in (a)——Dhaka. He is (b)—-engineer. He works in (c)—–European firm. He is (d)——important figures in (e)—–firm. He is not only (f)—industries but (g)—–honest man. He hates the idle because he knows that (h)—–industrious prosper in life. On (i)—–other hand (j)—lazy suffer in life.

Answer (a)…..(b)……(c)…(d)……(e)…..(f)……(g)……(h)…..(i)……(j)……

  1. Use articles where necessary. Use a cross (X) where an article is not needed.                                                                                                    

(a)——-moon always awakens in our hearts(b)——feeling (c)——of love and tenderness.(d)——moon has furnished (e)——they use for poets and artists ever since (f)—–stirring of (g)—-poetic faculty in men.(h)—–soft and silvery brightness of the moon which (i)—–waves her to charm us is (j)—-light of the sun.

Answer (a)…..(b)……(c)…(d)……(e)…..(f)……(g)……(h)…..(i)……(j)……

  1. Use articles where necessary. Use a cross (X) where an article is not needed.                                                                                                    

(a)—–morning walk is a good habit for all classes of people. It is (b)—–simple exercise and good for health and (c)——mentality. In the morning (d)—–air is fresh and free from any kind of noise and pollution. This pure (e)——environment makes an active effect on (f)—–walkers health and mind. When (g)—-man enjoys (h)—–beauties and solemnity of (i)—–nature in (j)—–morning.

Answer (a)…..(b)……(c)…(d)……(e)…..(f)……(g)……(h)…..(i)……(j)……

  1. (a) —–thing of beauty is (b)—–joy for ever.(c)——-flower is a beautiful (d)——-thing. Everybody likes (e)——-flower. But it is a matter for sorrow (f)——-flower is very much short lived. The rose is (g)——best of all flowers. It is also short lived.(h)——-beauty of (i)——rose charms all. Its sweet smell drows . (j)——-attention of others.

     Answer (a)…..(b)……(c)…(d)……(e)…..(f)……(g)……(h)…..(i)……(j)……

  1. (a)——teacher is compared with (b)—–architecture. He is called the architect of a nation. He teaches (c)——illiterate. He is (d)—–light in deep(e)——darkness. But unfortunately (f)—–teachers are not held in due respect. They lead (g)——humble life. They live in (h)—-midst of want. Yet they keep (i)—–light of education at (j)——cost of their own lives.

Answer (a)…..(b)……(c)…(d)……(e)…..(f)……(g)……(h)…..(i)……(j)……

 

 

  1. Money cannot but (a)—happiness. Money is (b)—must for our life. But it is not (c)—to bring our happiness. Happiness is absolutely (d)—psychological things. It is (e)—name of (f)—feeling. If means the contentment of the mind. He who is (g)—satisfied with what he gets and content with his life is (h)—really happy. Happiness cannot be purchased with (i)—only. No doubt, only has got something to do with (j)—happiness but it cannot give us happiness.

Answer (a)…..(b)……(c)…(d)……(e)…..(f)……(g)……(h)…..(i)……(j)……

  1. A true friend is (a)…..asset. He stands by his (b)……..friend in time of danger. He is not (c)—– –greedy man. He always wishes for (d)…….welfare of his friend. But it is (e)——–matter of (f)——–fact that (g)——-ideal friend is very rare today.(h)——selfish man cannot be (i)——-true friend. He thinks of his own (j)——-interest.    

     Answer (a)…..(b)……(c)…(d)……(e)…..(f)……(g)……(h)…..(i)……(j)……

  1. Akbar (a)—great was one of (b)—greatest emperors of India who ruled this subcontinent for more than 50 years. He was not only (c)—great ruler but also (d)—man of wisdom. Among all (e)—Mughal rulers he was (f)—best.

Answer (a)…..(b)……(c)…(d)……(e)…..(f)……(g)……(h)…..(i)……(j)……

  1. (a) —–ant is (b)——-industrious insect. No other insect is as industrious as (c)—-ant. If we open (d)——pages of history, we shall see that (e)——men who have become great were (f)—–industrious .(g)——-industrious are liked by all. On (h)—–other hand (i)—–idle are hated by all. So, industry is (j)—–must to prosper in life.
  2. Bangladesh is (a)– –independent country. But nobody made (b)- —-gift of independence to us. It was (c)—–province of (d)——Pakistan in the name of East Pakistani rulers treated East Pakistan as (f)—–colony of West Pakistan in (g)——name of Pakistan and deprived us of our due share.(h)—–Pakistani army brutally cracked down upon (i)—–innocent people of East Pakistan.(j)——-people took arms.

Answer (a)…..(b)……(c)…(d)……(e)…..(f)……(g)……(h)…..(i)……(j)……

  1. Bangladesh is (a)….small country but she has a large (b)…..population. She lies in (c)…..South Asia on (d)….Bay of Bengal. Once Bangladesh was not (e)….Independent country. Now she is (f)……free country.(g)….country is cris-crossed by so many occupation of (j)….people of Bangladesh.              

        Answer (a)…..(b)……(c)…(d)……(e)…..(f)……(g)……(h)…..(i)……(j)……

  1. Begging is not at all (a)—employment. It is (b)—charity of (c)—others. It does not give anything good to (d)—society. It does not develop (e)—man’s ability or will to be self-reliant. It makes (f)—man devoid of any sense of self-respect. Those who live by begging cannot claim any dignity in (g)—society. It is regarded as (h)—slurs (i)—curse to the society. It is (j)—most disgraceful and disreputable means of living.

Answer (a)…..(b)……(c)…(d)……(e)…..(f)……(g)……(h)…..(i)……(j)……

  1. Hazrat Omar (R) was (a)——-second Caliph of Islam. He was (b)——-honest Caliph. He used to lead a humble (c)——-life.He used to go and see the condition of (d)——-subjects with his own eyes. At dead of night he would walk(e)——-streets of Medina. One night while walking he heard (f)——sound of crying .(g)———sound was coming from(h)——-hut. He went near(i)——hut. He saw an aged woman boiling something in the open(i)——-pot. He wanted to know the reason of her crying.

Answer (a)…..(b)……(c)…(d)……(e)…..(f)……(g)……(h)…..(i)……(j)……

  1. (a)——-deal student is an asset to any country. He gets up early in (b)—–morning. He is (c)—–boy of good manners and character. He (d)——student of high thinking and plain living. In fact, he is (e)—-example for others to follow.

Answer (a)…..(b)……(c)…(d)……(e)…..(f)……(g)……(h)…..(i)……(j)……

 

 

  1. Dhaka stand on (a)——Buriganga. It is (b)—–old city. It is a populous (c)——city. People of different religions live in (d)—–city. Their occupation is not (e)—–same. There is (f)—–Engineering University and Agricultural University in (g)—–Dhaka.(h)——Zoo and (i)—–National Museum are famous.(j)——-Engineering University is also famous.

Answer (a)…..(b)……(c)…(d)……(e)…..(f)……(g)……(h)…..(i)……(j)……

  1. Dowry means property or money brought by a bride to her (a)—husband. During marriage ceremony (b)—section of greedy people claim much wealth or money from (c)—guardians of the brides. (d)—poor illiterate girls become (e)—victims of dowry. If(f)—guardians fail to fulfill. (g)—demand of (h)—bridegroom. The brides are maltreated. So, the poor cannot think of marriage of their daughters. It is (i)—social curse. This curse can be eliminated by changing the outlook of people specially the male (j)—members.

Answer (a)…..(b)……(c)…(d)……(e)…..(f)……(g)……(h)…..(i)……(j)……

  1. Education is one of (a)…..basic needs of (b)——a human being.(c)…..poor socio-economic condition of Bangladesh can be largely attributed to most people’s inaccessibility to (d)……education. If all the people were educated, they could live (e)…..healthy and planned (f)…..life. It enhances our ability to raise crops, store food, protect (g)——environment and carry out our social responsibilities. it is only education which can help us to adopt (h)——rational attitude. It provides us with (i)…….enlightened awareness about things and this awareness is (j)—–prerequisite for social development.

     Answer (a)…..(b)……(c)…(d)……(e)…..(f)……(g)……(h)…..(i)……(j)……

  1. Electronic mail is (a)— — –modern method of instant delivery of (b)——-letters without (c)—involvement of (d)——postman. In this system of mailing message are sent with the help of a computer. In (e)- —-electronic mail or (f)——e-mail system (g)—–letter or any other document is typed and edited on a computer. It is sent to the addressee through (h)——- computer network in (i)—form of (j)—-electronic signals.

     Answer (a)…..(b)……(c)…(d)……(e)…..(f)……(g)……(h)…..(i)……(j)……

  1. English is (a)—–international language. It is spoken all over (b) ——world. So the importance of (c)—English cannot be described in words. All (d)—–books on higher education are written in English. Today organizations need employees who speak and write (e)—-standard form of English. It helps (f)—–educated man to get a good (g)—–job. It is (h)——official or semi –official language all over the world. Ours is (i)—–age of globalization. We need to learn English to join the advanced world. So English has become (j)—-essential matter for us.

Answer (a)…..(b)……(c)…(d)……(e)…..(f)……(g)……(h)…..(i)……(j)……

  1. Though (a)—–newspaper is not always (b)—-unmixed blessing, it is (c)—-most useful thing in (d)—-our life. We can not think of (e)—-day without it. To read newspaper is (f)—-good habit.(g)—–more we read newspaper,(h)—-more we can acquire (i)—-knowledge; If we do not read it, we shall be like the frogs (j)—dark well.

Answer (a)…..(b)……(c)…(d)……(e)…..(f)……(g)……(h)…..(i)……(j)……

 

  1. Every woman is (a)—–potential mother.(b)—–future of a child depends on how it is brought up. In this case (c)—–educated mother plays (d)—–important role. She can bring up a child better than (e)—–illiterate  mother. So,(f)—–difference between (g)—–educated and (h)——uneducated mother can never be denied.(i)—–educated mother is an asset. She knows how to build up (j)—career of her child.

      Answer (a)…..(b)……(c)…(d)……(e)…..(f)……(g)……(h)…..(i)……(j)……

 

 

  1. Everybody knows that sincerity is (a)—–key to success.(b)—–person can prosper in life by doing hard work. The man who does not follow (c)—-rules of sincerity can never go (d)—-long way in (e)—–world. Many (f)—-man is not conscious of (g)—–importance of (h)—-sincerity for which they don’t have (i)—–benefit of (j)—-success. However, we should be sincere to our work.

     Answer (a)…..(b)……(c)…(d)……(e)…..(f)……(g)……(h)…..(i)……(j)……

 

  1. Kamal is (a)—examinee. He has (b)—ill health. He heard about (c)—eminent doctor. He made (d)—appointment with (e)—doctor. On the fixed (f)—day he went to the doctor’s chamber. There he saw (g)—attendant writing (h)—serial and name of the(i)—junior M. B.B.S. doctor to help him. The junior doctor writes (j)—case history of the patient.

     Answer (a)…..(b)……(c)…(d)……(e)…..(f)……(g)……(h)…..(i)……(j)……

 

  1. Man is (a)……social being and is (b)…..member of society. He has (c)….freedom of choice, thought and expression. But everybody should consider that he is not (d)….only person in society. There are many persons in (e)….society and they have (f)….same rights that one expects from one’s society. So to form (g)…..peaceful society, one should be watchful to see that other’s rights are not harmed. Every citizen must cultivate (h)….habit of obeying (i)…rules and regulations of (j)….society.

Answer (a)…..(b)……(c)…(d)……(e)…..(f)……(g)……(h)…..(i)……(j)……

 

  1. Makkah is an ancient (a)——-city. (b)————first mosque of (c)——–world was built there. Hazrat Ibrahim built it. It is known as(d)———-Kaaba mosque. Many days have passed away. Suddenly a hole was found in (e)———-wall. Today people all over (f)————–world go to Makkah. They spend a busy (g)——time there. They forget the activities of this (h)——-world. The Muslims of (i)———-whole world gather there and perform (j)——Hajj.

    Answer (a)…..(b)……(c)…(d)……(e)…..(f)……(g)……(h)…..(i)……(j)……

 

  1. Man is (a)——-architect of his own fate. If we avoid labour, we shall not be lucky. Some people think that (b)—–success in life depends on fate. But that is not correct. Hard work is necessary for getting success in every sphere of life. Industry is (e)—–key to success. Those, who depends on fate must always lag behind. It is (d)—–fact that industry makes everything different. If you become (e)—–industrious person, your life will be successful.

     Answer (a)…..(b)……(c)…(d)……(e)…..(f)……(g)……(h)…..(i)……(j)……

 

  1. Money can not buy (a)—–happiness. Money is (b)—–must for our life. But it is not (c)—–necessary to bring our happiness. Happiness is absolutely (d)——-psychological thing. It is (e)—name of (f)—–feeling. It means the contentment of (g)—–mind. He who is satisfied with what he gets and content with his life is (h)—–really happy man. Happiness cannot be purchased with (i)—money. No doubt, money has got something to do with (j)—-happiness but it cannot give us happiness.

     Answer (a)…..(b)……(c)…(d)……(e)…..(f)……(g)……(h)…..(i)……(j)……

   

  1. Mr John is (a)——European. As he is (b)—-English man and knows (c)—-English well. He is (d)—honorable person to everyone though he is (e)——one eyed man. Having received (f)—-.So ,he went to (g)——USA. His brother Tony lives there who joined (h)—–army. He is (i)—younger of two brothers. When John met his brother, Tony (j)——brother rose in him.

     Answer (a)…..(b)……(c)…(d)……(e)…..(f)……(g)……(h)…..(i)……(j)……

         

  1. (a)……..the Olympic games started (b)…..long before (c)…..Christian era. There is (d)….village in Greece named (e)……Olympia. This has been named after (f)…..Olympic .Today the Olympic Games have become (g)….. extraordinary events in the world. This year Olympic Games  were in held in Beijing, China. China bagged (h)….highest gold medals in various events. This is to be (i)  (g)…..usual thing for (j)…….host country. How ever, for the first time , the USA failed to bag the highest gold.

 

  1. Our life is (a)——-sum total of hours, days and years. But all days are not equally memorable to us. Most of(b)——days are forgotten with (c)——passage of time. Only (d)—–few of these days remain ever fresh in our memory. My (e)—–days at school is such (f)——day. It is fresh in my mind even now when I was (g)——boy of six. My father proposed that I should be admitted into (h)—-school in (i)—–class. I felt (j)—–both joy and fear.

     Answer (a)…..(b)……(c)…(d)……(e)…..(f)……(g)……(h)…..(i)……(j)……

 

  1. Patriotism is a noble (a)—-virtue. It inspires (b)—-man to shed last drop of blood to defend the freedom of his country.(d)—-man without patriotism is not better than(e)—-beast. A true patriot is honoured by (f)—–all. He thinks for (g)—–welfare of his country. On (h)—other hand (i)—-unpatriotic man thinks only of his own interest, Those who die (j)—–country are true patriots.

     Answer (a)…..(b)……(c)…(d)……(e)…..(f)……(g)……(h)…..(i)……(j)……

 

  1. People think of (a)—–poverty as (b)—-great evil and it seems to be (c)—accepted belief that if people had (d)—-plenty of many, they would be happy and (e)—-useful and more out of life. As (f)—-rule there is more genuine satisfaction in life and more obtained from life in (g)—humble cottage of (h)—-poor men than in (i)—–palaces of (i)—-rich.

       Answer (a)…..(b)……(c)…(d)……(e)…..(f)……(g)……(h)…..(i)……(j)……

  1. Taimur was one of (a)—greatest conquers of the world. Young Taimur once attacked (b)—province of a powerful prince. He entered (c)—kingdom of (d)—prince and captured (e)—large village. It was situated far away from (f)—capital. When the news reached (g)—prince, he came with a large army. The area was surrounded on all (h)—sides. (i)—Taimur’s soldiers were all killed but Taimur escaped with (j)—great difficulty.

      Answer (a)…..(b)……(c)…(d)……(e)…..(f)……(g)……(h)…..(i)……(j)……

 

  1. Tenement house is(a)—dwelling which is (b)—jointly shared by(c)—owner and the (d)—tenants. It can be (e)—building divided into small and (f)—cheap dwelling unit occupied by (g)—different individual of households under the same roof. Usually these are a raw of houses with (h)—occupant sharing density. Therefore, this kind of development becomes cheaper than other types of (i)—housing solution and is availed by (j)—lower and middle-income households.

     Answer (a)…..(b)……(c)…(d)……(e)…..(f)……(g)……(h)…..(i)……(j)……

 

  1. The compute is (a) —fairly recent invention. It has now become (b)——essential (b)——-part of modern life. It has (c)—–greatly benefited us and brought about revolutionary changes in our life. Any device that helps people perform (d)——-mathematical calculations may be called (e)——computer. In this sense,(f)—–abacus is also (g)——simple computer. Today, however,(h)—–term computer’ refers to a special kind of (i)——electronic machine that can perform mathematical calculations and process large masses of information at (j)——-great speed.

     Answer (a)…..(b)……(c)…(d)……(e)…..(f)……(g)……(h)…..(i)……(j)……

      

  1. The internet has paved the way (a)…..sharing information and communication (b)….organizations and people. Communication can be made (c)…..the aid of internet. The government can use the internet for the purpose (d)…internet  Communication and supplying information. Shopping and banking can be done with the help the  internet. The internet helps the educational institutions (e)…conduct research   and impart education.

      Answer (a)…..(b)……(c)…(d)……(e)…..(f)……(g)……(h)…..(i)……(j)……

 

  1. The night before (a)—examination is one of (b)—anxiety to almost all examinees. (c)—degree of panic and anxiety depends on (d)—strength of their preparation and(e)—physical constitution. In fact, the night before (f)—examination is (g)—night of anxiety and peculiar. To overcome (h)—trouble of this night (i)—examinees should prepare their lesson much (j)—earlier and try to pass this night with an normal state of mind.

       Answer (a)…..(b)……(c)…(d)……(e)…..(f)……(g)……(h)…..(i)……(j)……

 

  1. The University of Dhaka is (a)….oldest in the country. It is also (b)….biggest among other universities. It was established in (c)….year 1921.Hundreds of (d)….students are admitted here every year. The total number of students will be all over (e)….thirty thousand. It has (f)….large number of teachers. It extends over (g)….vast area. It is known for its high standard of (h)….teaching. It is (i)….institution which makes us proud. It has produced many (j)….great scholars.

    Answer (a)…..(b)……(c)…(d)……(e)…..(f)……(g)……(h)…..(i)……(j)……

 

  1. The use of English as (a)…..common language of (b)….world has been growing so rapidly in recent years that no other explanation is needed to justify (c)….efforts of (d)…..hundreds of (e)…..thousands who every year set out about studying English. It is (f)…..interest of all those students who believe that (g)…….English should be taught properly and accurately in accordance with (h)…..certain clearly defined  and recognized standards. It is with a view to preserving and diffusing such (i)…..standards as examinations in English were instituted and the fact that many ten of thousands of students now take these examinations annually as (j)…..acknowledgement of just how successful the examining bodies have been setting and upholding these standards.

      Answer (a)…..(b)……(c)…(d)……(e)…..(f)……(g)……(h)…..(i)……(j)……

 

  1. Unemployment is (a)….great social evil. All(b)….able-bodied persons in a society should be engaged in any occupation.(c)….unemployed man has to lead a vagabond life. Life becomes (d)…..curse and burden to him. He has (e)….idle brain which very soon becomes (f)….devil’s workshop. There are many reasons of (g)….unemployment in our country. Bangladesh is not (h)……industrialized country. The mills and factories that we have can give employment to (i)….limited number of people similar is the case with (j)…..agriculture.

         Answer (a)…..(b)……(c)…(d)……(e)…..(f)……(g)……(h)…..(i)……(j)……

 

  1. When (a)….great poet Ferdousi began to write (b)….Shahanama, the Sultan promised him (c)…piece of gold for each(d)…..verses. Instead of giving gold coins, the Sultan offered the poet only sixty thousand silver (g)….coins. The poet refused to take the silver coins and left the court with (h)….broken heart. He was (i)….aggrieved man. Later on, the Sultan realized that he had made (j)….blunder.

Answer (a)…..(b)……(c)…(d)……(e)…..(f)……(g)……(h)…..(i)……(j)……

 

 

     

  1. Women are now a days as (a)….important as men. They constitute nearly half of (b)…total population. So, there can be no denying (c)………fact that they too possess equal rights and duties as (d)….men do. If they get opportunity ,(e)………genius, powers and capacities will bloom fully.No nation can make (f)….real progress keeping a full half of its population in (g)…dark.Without (h)….uplift of women,(i)….progress of (j)….nation is not possible at all.

Answer (a)…..(b)……(c)…(d)……(e)…..(f)……(g)……(h)…..(i)……(j)……

 

  1. (a)….16 th December is (b)….red letter day in the history of Bangladesh. On this day we achieved victory at (c)….cost of (d)….bloody war. Bangladesh came into being as (e)….independent country. It occupied a place in the world(f)…..map. Every year ,we observe (g)….day with solemnity. We remember (h)….supreme sacrifice of our heroic sons. The day is (i)…..public holiday. The national flag is hoisted on (j)….top of the each house.

Answer (a)…..(b)……(c)…(d)……(e)…..(f)……(g)……(h)…..(i)……(j)……

 

  1. (a)…………21 st of February is (a)…..important day in our national calendar. On this day in 1952,valiant youths of (c)….soil laid down their lives to establish (d)……..honour of Bangla, their mother language. Their demand was to recognized Bangla as (e)……official language of (f)….state as it was (g)….language of most of (h)….population. Because of their sacrifice ,we have got (i)….Bangla as our official language. Now,Bangla is (j)….internationally recognized language.

Answer (a)…..(b)……(c)…(d)……(e)…..(f)……(g)……(h)…..(i)……(j)……

 

  1. Every student wants to be better in (a)——exam. But it is not (b)….easy work.(c)…..student has to do something for this. From (c)….very beginning he must be serious. He should read (d)…..texts again and again. He must not memorise (f)…..answer without knowing the meaning. He must not make notes from (g)….common source. He should have a good (h)….command over English. By doing all these things (i)….. student  can hope to make a good (j)….result.

Answer (a)…..(b)……(c)…(d)……(e)…..(f)……(g)……(h)…..(i)……(j)……

  1. Electronic mail, popularly known as e-mail is (a)….communication of message via electronic means. Although (b)…….telex communication is electronic in nature too, there are difference between (c)…..telex and (d)…..e-mail. Telex communication is terminal to terminal while ,(e)……electronic communication is user to user via (f)…..computer. In telex, messages destined to number of users are sent to (g)…..same terminal where it is distributed in a printed form by (h)…..operator. On (i)…..other hand, e-mail, is delivered to (j)…..individual electronic mail box based in a computer.

Answer (a)…..(b)……(c)…(d)……(e)…..(f)……(g)……(h)…..(i)……(j)……

  1. Students are (a)——greatest force of (b)—–nation. (c)—-ideal student is (d)—-asset to any country. He has some qualities that can be followed. He gets up early in (e)—-morning. He never wastes his time in vain. He always makes (f)—brilliant result in the examinations .He is a boy of (g)—good manners and character. He is truthful, honest, sincere and dutiful. He respects his parents ,teachers  and other superiors in (h)—polite way. He is helpful to his fellow students. He is never rude to anybody. He is (i)—-student of high thinking and plain living. Infact, he is (j)—example for others to follow.

Answer (a)…..(b)……(c)…(d)……(e)…..(f)……(g)……(h)…..(i)……(j)……

 

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  1. Our life is (a)——-sum total of hours, days and years. But all days are not equally memorable to us. Most of (b)——days are forgotten with (c)——passage of time. Only (d)—–few of these days remain ever fresh in our memory. My (e)—–days at school is such (f)——day. It is fresh in my mind even now when I was (g)——boy of six. My father proposed that I should be admitted into (h)—-school in (i)—–class. I felt (j)—–both joy and fear.

 

  1. English is (a)—international language. We feel (b)—necessity of learning English at every step.This is (c)—only language of international overseas business, communication, co-operation and (d)—co-existence. It is essential to receive (e)—-foreign degree of higher education. All (f)—good jobs need English knowing persons. So every educated man should know how to (g)—-communicate in English. To learn and develop (h)—-skill of English specially for (i)—students is very important. No (j)—-students should be ignored of it.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

 

  1. Akbar (a)—great was one of (b)—greatest emperors of India.He was on the one side a great and on the other side a man of (c)—wisdom.Among all (d)—Mughal rulers he was (e)—best.As a result ,his name has been written in golden letters in the page of (f)—history.He was (g)—-uneducated person.But he had (h)—ability to rule (i)—kingdom like (j)—-expert ruler.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

  1. (a)—cricket is (b)—foreign game in our country. But it is (c)—international game. After winning (c)—ICC Trophy in (e)—Malaysia in 1996,it has become more popular than football in our country. By defeating (f)—Keya Bangladesh got (g)—first victory in (h)—ODI cricket in 1998.Bangladesh got the taste of winning (i)—test match in January,2005 defeating (j)—Zimbabwe.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

 

 

  1. A student must take care of his (a)—nature. Every morning (c)—sun rises in (d)—east, day flows (e)—night, birds sing and (f)—plants blossom. Everywhere in (g)—nature there is (h)—harmony. If there were no discipline in (i)—-nature, there would have been (j)—chaos everywhere.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

 

  1. Though Patriotism is (a)—universal human trait, it is often torn away by (b)—state herself.(c)—poor people of (d)—poor country become indifferent to their state affairs and lose (e)—sense of patriotic. Such people would have become as patriotic as (f)—Simon Bolivar or (g)—Abraham Lincoln if they had a caring government of leader who would make their lives a bit easier.(h)—people of (i)—wealthy country simply love their country because the state provides them with everything like shelter,education,job and (j)—security.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

                                                                       

  1. (a)——-discipline is seen in (a)——nature. Every morning (c)—–sun rises in (d)—–east, day follows (e)——night, birds sing and (f)—–plants blossom. Everywhere in (g)—-nature, there is (h)—harmony. If there were no discipline in (i)——nature, there would have been (j)——chaos everywhere.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

 

  1. One day I met (a)—lame man. After talking for a while he showed me (b)—identity card. Seeing (c)—identity card I came to know that he was (d)—university student. After completing his (e)—-study he joined (f)—army. During the liberation War he fought (g)—bravely against (h)—occupying army of the then West Pakistan. But it is (i)—irony of fate that  bullet of (j)—enemies hit on his left leg. Thus he lost his leg.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

 

           

  1. A library is (a)—part and parcel (b)—-educational institution. It is (c)—-unique place where books for different subjects are kept for (d)—reading. It ennobles (e)—readers to read books of their choice that create (f)—-enthusiasm for learning. Student should pay (g)—-visit to (h)—library regularly. They can borrow books for (i)—-certain period and return them after (j)—given time.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

10.Patriotism is a noble (a)—-virtue. It inspires (b)—-man to shed last drop of blood to defend the freedom of his(c)—- country.(d)—-man without patriotism is not better than(e)—-beast. A true patriot is honoured by (f)—–all. He thinks for (g)—–welfare of his country. On (h)—other hand (i)—-unpatriotic man thinks only of his own interest, Those who die (j)—–country are true patriots. They are remembered even after their death.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

11.Unemployment is (a)….great social evil. All (b)….able-bodied persons in a society should be engaged in any occupation. (c)….unemployed man has to lead a vagabond life. Life becomes (d)…..curse and burden to him. He has (e)….idle brain which very soon becomes (f)….devil’s workshop. There are many reasons of (g)….unemployment in our country. Bangladesh is not (h)……industrialized country. The mills and factories that we have can give employment to (i)….limited number of people similar is the case with (j)…..agriculture.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

 

12.Punctuality is of great value to (a)….student. (b)….unpunctual boy who is late in (c)…..class will miss (d)…..part of his lesson and fall (e)…..behind other students. But (f)…..punctual student will learn his lesson in (g)……time and do well in (h)—examination. Punctuality is (i)—key to success in life. We all should be (j)….punctual in our activities.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

 

 

13.Dowry means property or money brought by a bride to her (a)—husband. During marriage ceremony (b)—section of greedy people claim much wealth or money from (c)—guardians of the brides. (d)—poor illiterate girls become (e)—victims of dowry. If (f)—guardians fail to fulfill. (g)—demand of (h)—bridegroom. The brides are maltreated. So, the poor cannot think of marriage of their daughters. It is (i)—social curse. This curse can be eliminated by changing the outlook of people specially the male (j)—members

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

 

14.Journey is always (a)—pleasure to me. Whenever I go on a journey my heart leaps up with (b)—joy. But (c)—-journey by boat gives me (d)—-greatest pleasure. Since Bangladesh is land of (e)—rivers. It is (f)—easy matter to make (g)—journey by boat. Whenever I get (h)—-opportunity to make (i)—journey by boat, I make (j)—best use of the opportunity.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

 

15.It was (a)—dark night. A blind man was walking along (b)—road.He held (b)—lamp in his hand. Two men  laughed at (d)—him.One of them said, “What is (c)— —use of lamp to (d)— blind man?” The other called the blindman (e)—fool. (f)– blind man heard this and took it to (g)—heart.He said,(h)—-lamp is not for me, It’s for those (i)—-people who’re are careless”. What a surprise,” said (j)—others.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

 

16.A true friend is (a)…..asset. He stands by his (b)……..friend in time of danger. He is not (c)—– –greedy man. He always wishes for (d)…….welfare of his friend. But it is (e)——–matter of (f)——–fact that (g)——-ideal friend is very rare today.(h)——selfish man cannot be (i)——-true friend. He thinks of his own (j)——-interest.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

 

 

 

 

17.The great ship Titanic sailed for New York from Southampton on April,1912.At that time she (a)—largest ship.(b)—tragic sinking of this great (c)—-liner will always be remembered for she went down on her first voyage. Four days after sailing out, while it was sailing across (d)—-icy(e)—waters of (f)—North Atlantic.(g)—huge ice Berge was suddenly spotted. After (h)—alarm had been given (i)—great ship turned sharply to avoid (j)—collision.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

 

18.Money can not buy (a)—–happiness. Money is (b)—–must for our life. But it is not (c)—–necessary to bring our happiness. Happiness is absolutely (d)——-psychological thing. It is (e)—name of (f)—–feeling. It means the contentment of (g)—–mind. He who is satisfied with what he gets and content with his life is (h)—–really happy man. Happiness cannot be purchased with (i)—money. No doubt, money has got something to do with (j)—-happiness but it cannot give us happiness.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

 

19.We have six seasons in (a)—-Bangladesh. Every season appears at an interval of every two months. The winter is one of (b)—-six seasons in Bangladesh. It comes after (c)—late autumn. It comprises the two Bengali months of Paush and Magh. Winter comes with us its fog and chill. Life in nature seems to be dull. Trees turn grey and leafless. Men and animals shiver with cold.(d)—sky becomes clear and blue. Poor people suffer from much cold. In this season vegetables are available in abundance. There is (e)—very special features of (f)—-season. It is (g)—-collecting time of juice from date trees. In winter (h)—general health of people remains satisfactory. No doubt winter is (i)—cold season. But at (j)—-same time it is enjoyable too.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

 

 

 

20.Students are (a)——greatest force of (b)—–nation. (c)—-ideal student is (d)—-asset to any country. He has some qualities that can be followed. He gets up early in (e)—-morning. He never wastes his time in vain. He always makes (f)—brilliant result in the examinations .He is a boy of (g)—good manners and character. He is truthful, honest, sincere and dutiful. He respects his parents ,teachers  and other superiors in (h)—polite way. He is helpful to his fellow students. He is never rude to anybody. He is (i)—-student of high thinking and plain living. Infact, he is (j)—example for others to follow.

Answer (a)…..(b)……(c)…(d)……(e)…..(f)……(g)……(h)…..(i)……(j)……

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21.The invention of computer is one of (a)—greatest advances in (b)—-modern technology. It is (c)—-fairly recent invention. Computer is (d)—-substitute for (e)—human brain. Computers are capable of doing extremely complicated work in all branches of learning. In a few minutes (f)—computer can perform calculations that trained mathematicians would need years to complete.(g)—-faster computers can handle millions of problems in (h)—-few seconds. It can perform many operations at (i)—time and (j)—same time without any confusion.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

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  1. Every woman is (a)—–potential mother.(b)—–future of a child depends on how it is brought up. In this case (c)—–educated mother plays (d)—–important role. She can bring up a child better than (e)—–illiterate  mother. So,(f)—–difference between (g)—–educated and (h)——uneducated mother can never be denied.(i)—–educated mother is an asset. She knows how to build up (j)—career of her child.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. (a)—-English poet was staying in (b)—-Italy for the benefit of his health.He received (c)—-unpaid letter from one of his friends containing nothing but a few words.He had to pay double postage for such (d)—unwise activity.He decided to teach his friend (e)—good lesson.So he collected (f)—-stone  and packed it up in (g)—box.He sent (h)—-box to his friend.The friend thought that the contents of the parcel were valuable.So he paid the charge for carrying.He was astonished to see nothing in the box but (i)—ordianry (j)—-stone.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

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  1. The compute is (a) —fairly recent invention. It has now become (b)——essential (b)——-part of modern life. It has (c)—–greatly benefited us and brought about revolutionary changes in our life. Any device that helps people perform (d)——-mathematical calculations may be called (e)——computer. In this sense,(f)—–abacus is also (g)——simple computer. Today, however,(h)—–term computer’ refers to a special kind of (i)——electronic machine that can perform mathematical calculations and process large masses of information at (j)——-great speed.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

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  1. Everybody knows that sincerity is (a)—–key to success.(b)—–person can prosper in life by doing hard work. The man who does not follow (c)—-rules of sincerity can never go (d)—-long way in (e)—–world. Many (f)—-man is not conscious of (g)—–importance of (h)—-sincerity for which they don’t have (i)—–benefit of (j)—-success. However, we should be sincere to our work.

     Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

 

  1. (a)——-deal student is an asset for a country. He is different from (c)—-idle student.(d)—industrious work hard. On the other hand (e)—idle waste away their time. They do not know that (f)—time is (g)—-most valuable thing. If anyone wants to shine in life, he should make (h)—best use of his time. Otherwise he will suffer in (i)—long run. he will have to drag a miserable (j)—life.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

 

 

  1.  (a)—-pious man is he who is very much religious. He does not run after name and fame. He is different from (b)—-worldly man.(c)—–religious minded people are quiet different from (d)—people who want to have much (e)—-wealth.(f)—-virtuous believe that their lies (g)—-eternal life after death.(h)—greedy people give importance to this world. However (i)—virtuous man enjoys mental (j)—-peace.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

 

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  1. Dhaka stand on (a)——Buriganga. It is (b)—–old city. It is a populous (c)——city. People of different religions live in (d)—–city. Their occupation is not (e)—–same. There is (f)—–Engineering University and Agricultural University in (g)—–Dhaka.(h)——Zoo and (i)—–National Museum are famous.(j)——-Engineering University is also famous.

         Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

 

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  1. Truthfulness is (a)—greatest of all (b)—-virtues which makes (c)—person really great. If we do not cultivate (d)—habit of speaking (e)—truth, we cannot command (f)—-condidence of others. The man whom nobody believes can never be famous in life.It may be that we may succeeded once or twice by telling (g)—-lie but it never brings about (h)—-good result. A lie never lies hiddent. Today or tomorrow it comes to light. Then (i)—-real character of (j)—liar is revealed and nobody believes him. All hate him and speak ill of him behind his back.

  Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

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  1. (a)—–angry man is not liked even by (b)—idiot. There is difference between (c)—educated and (d)—-uneducated. Again there is difference between (e)—rich and (i)—poor. An educated (g)—-man should come forward to educate (h)—-uneducated man. On the other hand,(i)—-rich man should have sympathy for (j)—poor man.

 

 

  1.  (a)….16 th December is (b)….red letter day in the history of Bangladesh. On this day we achieved victory at (c)….cost of (d)….bloody war. Bangladesh came into being as (e)….independent country. It occupied a place in the world (f)…..map. Every year, we observe (g)….day with solemnity. We remember (h)….supreme sacrifice of our heroic sons. The day is (i)…..public holiday. The national flag is hoisted on (j)….top of the each house.

      Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

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  1. Illiteracy is (a)—-great problem in our country. It is (b)—great obstacle to (c)—-way of (d)—-progress and there are many reasons behind it. Poverty is (e)—-main cause of this illiteracy in (f)—-our country. Due to poverty,(g)—-poor people cannot send  their children to (h)—school. So, everybody should drive away (i)—-poverty from (j)—society.

      Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

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  1. Population exploration is (a)—constant threat to our environment and existence. Especially in Bangladesh (b)—-population is growing at such (c)—high rate that (d)—environment may soon fail to supply (e)—people with their minimum (f)—-necessities. Unless we take (g)—immediate steps to stop this rapid growth of population, our (h)—environment will one encounter (i)—-unpredictable with danger, consequently ,(j)—inhabitants may experience destruction.

     Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

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34.Population of a country is (a)—asset. It becomes (b)—-burden when (c)—-country cannot afford to her people (d)—-basic needs of life. Bangladesh is (e)—densely populated country based on (f)—agricultural economy. Moreover,our population is growing in (g)—alarming way.(h)—present growth of our population is 21.6 per thousand people. It is obviously (i)—very high rate. Hence we should all make (j)—united effort to combat with population problem.

 

 

  1. Newspaper is (a)—people’s parliament. The newspaper plays (b)—-vital role in modern civilization. It is said to be (c)—-mirror of the world. We must have the habit of reading (d)—–newspaper daily. It helps us in acquiring (e)—-general knowledge which is essential for our education. Nobody can keep (f)—contact with (g)—outside world without newspaper. Mere (h)—bookish knowledge is not sufficient in (i)—struggle of life.(j)—man who does not read newspaper daily is like a frog in a narrow well.

Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

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  1. Makkah is an ancient (a)——-city. (b)————first mosque of (c)——–world was built there. Hazrat Ibrahim built it. It is known as(d)———-Kaaba mosque. Many days have passed away. Suddenly a hole was found in (e)———-wall. Today people all over (f)————–world go to Makkah. They spend a busy (g)——time there. They forget the activities of this (h)——-world. The Muslims of (i)———-whole world gather there and perform (j)——Hajj.

      Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

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  1. Hazi Mohammad Mohsin was born in Hogly in (a)—year 1732.His father was a wealthy (b)—person. He inherited (c)—vast property. He was very kind to (d)—poor. He spent (e)—lot of money for the poor. He gave away (f)—whole property for the education of (g)—-meritorious students. One night he was sleeping. He heard (h)—sound. He woke up. He saw(j)—-man. The man was (j)—thief.

      Answer: (a)——(b)—-(c)——(d)——(e)—-(f)—–(g)—–(h)—–(i)——(j)——

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  1. (a) —–ant is (b)——-industrious insect. No other insect is as industrious as (c)—-ant. If we open (d)——pages of history, we shall see that (e)——men who have become great were (f)—–industrious .(g)——-industrious are liked by all. On (h)—–other hand (i)—–idle are hated by all. So, industry is (j)—–must to prosper in life.

 

 

  1. (a)—is a planet. It rises in (b)—-east and sets in (c)—west. It is (d)—source of all heat, the setting (e)—-sun presents (f)—enjoyable science.(g)—–moon has no light of its own. It gets light from the sun.(h)—-stars shone in (j)—sky. We cannot see all the stars. Many stars are bigger than the sun. They are far away from (j)—earth.
  2. Once there was (a)—-Sultan in Bengal. He was fond of hunting. He went on (b)—hunting. He took aim at a deer and shot (c)—arrow at the deer but the arrow pierced(d)—infant in stead.(e)—-infant was the only child of its mother. It was a (f)—bolt from the blue to (g)—woman. She was at a loss. It was irreparable (h)—loss for the mother.(i)—-Sultan thought that it would be (j)—injustice to the woman if he would not compensate the woman.
  3. (a)—-newspaper is called (b)—–store house of knowledge. In the morning we eagerly wait for a newspaper. We cannot do a single day without newspapers. It contains the new of (c)—entire world. We can get (d)—-news of economics, politics and many other things of (e)—world. It plays (f)—important role in creating public (g)—opinion. Through newspapers we know (h)—culture of another country.(i)—-economist writes articles on economics.(j)—essayist writes essays and they are published through newspapers.
  4. Bangladesh is (a)—-country of rivers. Of (b)—rivers some are famous. But some of (c)—big rivers have dried up. They go dry especially in (d)—summer season. But during (e)—rainy season all the rivers are full to (f)—brim. In winter (g)—farmers of Bangladesh face water crisis. Then they are to depend on (h)—mercy of nature. Then our farmers feel the necessity of (i)—-irrigation. A scientific irrigation system is a great need for our (j)—agriculture.

 

  1. There lived (a)—-old farmer in a village. He was (b)—honest farmer. He had three sons who were very idle. But he knew that (c)—idle brain is the devil’s workshop. So he advised them to be hardworking. He taught them that (d)—industrious prosper and (e)—lazy suffer. However, the sons did not pay heed to their father’s advice. The farmer grew digging (h)—lands but found nothing. But the lands were cultivated well. The lands produced (i)—bumper crop. They realized (j)—importance of their father’s statement.
  2. Early rising means the habit of getting up from (a)—bed early in (b)—morning. This habit is very useful to (c)—-man in various ways. Regarding it there is (d)—English proverb: “Early to bed and Early to rise makes (e)—man healthy, wealthy and wise.”Really this proverb is correct.(f)—-early riser finds time to take some exercise or (g)—walk in (h)—morning air.(i)—-morning air refreshes both his mind and body. This certainly improves his health and gives him energy for (j)—day’s work.
  3. Bangladesh is a land of (a)—celestial beauty.(b)—-land,(c)—-rivers and the forests are (d)—sources of this beauty.(e)—tourism business can flourish Bangladesh profusely.(f)—wild animals of (g)—-Sundarbans are also (h)—great asset. Tourism can play (i)—-vital role in the national economy. But it is still in its tender age. So we have to cross (j)—-long way.
  4. (a)—English is (b)—-international language that must be learnt by all (c)—people of (d)—world. One is blind today without (e)—-help of English.(f)—-English knowing persons gets privilege everywhere. Today English is not only the language of (g)—-British, it is now world language. Moreover, now there are many kinds of English ,but (h)—-English of (i)—-English is still (j)—-best.

 

 

 

  1. Education is one of (a)…..basic needs of (b)——a human being.(c)…..poor socio-economic condition of Bangladesh can be largely attributed to most people’s inaccessibility to (d)……education. If all the people were educated, they could live (e)…..healthy and planned (f)…..life. It enhances our ability to raise crops, store food, protect (g)——environment and carry out our social responsibilities. it is only education which can help us to adopt (h)——rational attitude. It provides us with (i)…….enlightened awareness about things and this awareness is (j)—–prerequisite for social development.
  2. Bangladesh is land of (a)—scenic beauty.(b)—–land,(c)—–rivers and the forests are (c)—-sources of this beauty. Geographically Bangladesh can be divided into four regions. In many places there are a lot of amazing beautiful spots. There are many historical places also. For this reason,(e)—–tourism business can flourish here.(f)—wild animals of (g)—Sundarbans are also (h)—-great asset. Tourism can play (i)—vital role in national economy. But it is still in its tender age. So, we have to cross (j)—long way.
  3. Bangladesh is (a)—–world’s most densely populated country. Our development efforts are frustrated because of (b)—-great size of our population.(c)—-population exploration is growing at such (d)—-high rate that (e)—-environment may soon fail to supply (h)—-people with their minimum necessities. It is needed (i)—-alarming situation. Something should be done to change (j)—-situation.
  4. A brilliant student is (a)—asset. One day he may be (b)—-engineer or (c)—-M.B.B.S. doctor. He makes (d)—best use of his time. He makes a proper division of his time and does his duties accordingly. He knows that youth is (e)—-golden period of (f)—-life. He has (g)—-aim in life. He knows that (h)—-life without (i)—-aim is like (j)—ship without a rudder.

 

 

 

 

 

 

51.Bangladesh is (a)– –independent country. But nobody made (b)- —-gift of independence to us. It was (c)—–province of (d)——Pakistan in the name of East Pakistani rulers treated East Pakistan as (f)—–colony of West Pakistan in (g)——name of Pakistan and deprived us of our due share.(h)—–Pakistani army brutally cracked down upon (i)—–innocent people of East Pakistan.(j)——-people took arms.

 

52.Man is (a)——-architect of his own fate. If we avoid labour, we shall not be lucky. Some people think that (b)—–success in life depends on fate. But that is not correct. Hard work is necessary for getting success in every sphere of life. Industry is (e)—–key to success. Those, who depends on fate must always lag behind. It is (d)—–fact that industry makes everything different. If you become (e)—–industrious person, your life will be successful.

 

53.(a)…………21 st of February is (a)…..important day in our national calendar. On this day in 1952,valiant youths of (c)….soil laid down their lives to establish (d)……..honour of Bangla, their mother language. Their demand was to recognized Bangla as (e)……official language of (f)….state as it was (g)….language of most of (h)….population. Because of their sacrifice ,we have got (i)….Bangla as our official language. Now, Bangla is (j)….internationally recognized language.

 

 

54.Every student wants to be better in (a)——exam. But it is not (b)….easy work.(c)…..student has to do something for this. From (c)….very beginning he must be serious. He should read (d)…..texts again and again. He must not memorize (f)…..answer without knowing the meaning. He must not make notes from (g)….common source. He should have a good (h)….command over English. By doing all these things (i)….. student  can hope to make a good (j)….result.

Answer (a)…..(b)……(c)…(d)……(e)…..(f)……(g)……(h)…..(i)……(j)……

 

55.Electronic mail, popularly known as e-mail is (a)….communication of message via electronic means. Although (b)…….telex communication is electronic in nature too, there are difference between (c)…..telex and (d)…..e-mail. Telex communication is terminal to terminal while (e)……electronic communication is user to user via (f)…..computer. In telex, messages destined to number of users are sent to (g)…..same terminal where it is distributed in a printed form by (h)…..operator. On (i)…..other hand, e-mail, is delivered to (j)…..individual electronic mail box based in a computer.

Fill in the blanks with the following texts with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks may not require an article. Put a cross (×) in those blanks.                                                                                

  1. Once there lived (a) — poor cobbler. He had (b) — rich neighbour. (c) — neighbour was blessed with (d) — ill health. So he was (e) — angry man. He was always (f) — unhappy man. Once he used to think that (g) — richest man was (h) — happiest man in (i) — world. But his (j) — idea was not correct.
  2. Today women are playing (a) — important role in all spheres of (b) — life. They are no longer confined within (c) — four walls of the kitchens. They have come out of their cocoons and are working hand in hand with (d) — men. They are joining (e) — wide range of professions and making a great (f) — contribution to the economy. Now, it has come to (g) — realization of all that it is not possible to develop the country keeping women, (h) — large section of (i) — population, in (j) — dark.
  3. Mr. Karim is an English (a) — teacher. He is (b) — M.A. in English. He serves in (c) — ideal institution. He tries to lead (d) — honest life. He is (e) — most favourite teacher to the students. He speaks English like (f) — English. To speak (g) — truth he is friendly to (h) — students. He tries heart and soul to help (i) — students in every possible way. We want (j) — teacher like him.
  4. ‘Communicative competence’ means the ability to use (a) — language in (b) — appropriate manner in different situations. There are two ways of developing communicative competence in (c) — language. (d) — first is acquisition which is similar to (e) — way people develop their ability in their mother tongue. It’s a natural subconscious process in which people are not usually aware of acquiring (f) — language. They are only aware of (g) — communication. So, acquisition is picking up (h) — language in (i) — instinctive way. It may be called (j) — implicit method of learning.
  5. Literacy as (a) — skill was first institutionalized in Mesopotamia, Syria, Egypt and China soon after (b) — art of writing was invented. Education then was not for (c) — general people but (d) — privilege for (e) — chosen (f) — few who took on strategic roles in (g) — running of (h) — state and in religion. In Greece, education became more widespread in about the 5th century BC. (i) — Greeks, however, sent only their (j) — male children to school.
  6. (a) — idle man and (b) — active man cannot be equal. We know (c) — story of (d) — ant (e) — grasshopper. (f) — ant was industrious. On the other hand the grasshopper was really (g) — lazy. The ant knows that (h) — industrious shine. On (i) — contrary (j) — lazy suffer in life.

 

                                    Answers

  1. (a) a;  (b) a;   (c) the; (d) ×;   (e)  an;  (f) an;  (g) the;   (h) the;  (i) the;  (j) ×
  2. (a) an;  (b) ×;   (c) the; (d) ×;   (e)  a;  (f) ×;  (g) the;   (h) a;  (i) the;  (j) the
  3. (a) ×;  (b) an;   (c) an; (d) an;   (e)  the;  (f) the;  (g) the;   (h) the;  (i) the;  (j) a
  4. (a) ×;  (b) an;   (c) a; (d) the;   (e)  the;  (f) a;  (g) ×;   (h) a;  (i) an (j) the
  5. (a) a;  (b) the;   (c) the; (d) a;   (e)  the;  (f) ×;  (g) the;   (h) the;  (i) the;  (j) ×
  6. (a) an;  (b) an;   (c) the; (d) an/the;   (e)  a/the;  (f) the;  (g) ×;   (h) the;  (i) the;  (j) the

Fill in the blanks with the following texts with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks may not require an article. Put a cross (×) in those blanks.

  1. (a)  angry man is not liked even by (b)  idiot. There is a difference between (c)  educated and (d)  uneducated. An educated (e)  man should come forward to educate (f)  uneducated man. On the other hand (g)  rich man should have sympathy for (h) poor man. Again there is a difference between (i)  rich and (j) poor
  2. Mobile phone is (a)  great invention of modern science. As (b)  consumers of mobile phone are increasing day by day. (c)  people are getting benefited. But it is unfortunate that mobile phone sometimes becomes (d)  cause of hazard, especially (e)  children are affected much. (f)  scientists believe that mobile phone causes brain tumors, genetic damage and many other (g) incurable diseases. They believe that invisible and uncontrolled radioactivity of (h)  mobile phone causes irreparable damage to (i) human body. They say that (j)  government should control radioactive sources.
  3. The process of globalization obviously requires (a)  common language for international (b)  communication. For many different reasons, English has achieved (c)  prestige of being that (d) language because it is (e)  international language. It is no longer (f) unique possession of British or American or other native-speakers but (g)  language that belongs to (h)  world’s people. This phenomenon has led to (i)  bewildering variety of (j)  English around the world.
  4. Newspaper plays (a)  important role in our society. It is (b)  most useful thing in our modern life. We cannot think of (c)  day without it. To read newspaper is (d)  good habit. (e)  more we read newspaper. (f)  more we can acquire knowledge. If we don’t read it, we shall be (g)  frogs in (h)  dark well. It is (i)  looking glass of (j)  modern world.
  5. Every student wants to do better in (a)  examination. But it is not (b)  easy work. (c)  student has to do something for this. From (d)  very beginning he must be serious. He should read (e)  texts again and again. He must not memorize (f)  answer without knowing the meaning. He must not make notes from (g)  common source. He should have a good (h)  command over English. By doing all these things (i)  student can hope to make a good (j) result.
  6. Unfair means in the examination is (a)  offence. It degrades (b)  standard of education. If the students of (c)  country do not acquire true (d) education, there will be no development for (e)  country. (f)  examinee should read seriously so that he can cut (g)  good figure in the examination. To acquire true education should be the only aim in life of all (h)  students. (i)  educated man cannot support (j)  unfair means in the examination at all.

 

Answers

  1.       (a) an (b) an/the (c) the (d) the (e) × (f) the (g) a (h) a (i) the (j) the
  2.       (a) a (b) the (c) × (d) the (e) the (f) × (g) × (h) the (i) the (j) the
  3.       (a) a (b) × (c) the (d) × (e) an (f) the (g) a (h) the (i) a (j) ×
  4.       (a) an (b) the (c) a (d) a (e) the (f) the (g) × (h) the (i) the (j) the
  5.       (a) the (b) an (c) a (d) the (e) the (f) the (g) a (h) × (I)  a (j) ×
  6.       (a) an (b) the (c) a (d) × (e) the (f) an (g) a (h) the (i) an (j)

Fill in the blanks of the following texts with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks may not require an article. Put a cross (×) in those blanks.
1. Industry is (a) — key to success. (b) — industrious can prosper in life. (c) — man who does not undertake (d) — hard work can never go (e) — long way in (f) — world. Many (g) — man is not conscious of (h) — importance of (i) — diligence for which they can’t reap (j) — benefit of success.
2. (a) — 16th December is (b) — red letter day in the history of Bangladesh. On this day we achieved victory at (c) — cost of (d) — bloody battle. Bangladesh came into being as (e) — independent country. It occupied a place in the world (f) — map. Every year we observe (g) —— day with due solemnity. We remember (h) — supreme sacrifice of our heroic sons. The day is (i) — public holiday. The day begins with gunshot. The national flag is hoisted on (j) — top of the each house.
3. Patriotism is (a) — noble virtue. It inspires (b) — man to shed the last drop of blood to defend (c) — freedom of his country. (d) — man without patriotism is no better than (e) — beast. A true patriot is honoured by (f) — all. He thinks for (g) — welfare of his country. On (h) — other hand, (i) — unpatriotic man thinks only of his own interest. Those who die for (j) [RTF bookmark start : ]_GoBack [RTF bookmark end : ] _ GoBack — country are true patriots.
4. Bangladesh is a land of (a) — scenic beauty, (b) — land, (c) — rivers and the forest are (d) — sources of this beauty. Geographically Bangladesh can be divided into four regions. In many places there is lot of amazing beautiful spots. For this reason, (e) — tourism business can flourish here, (f) — wild animals of (g) — Sundarbans are also (h) — great asset. Tourism can play (i) — vital role in national economy. But it is still in elementary stage. So, we have to cross (j) — long way.
5. (a) — morning walk is a good habit for all classes of people. It is (b) — simple exercise and good for health and (c) — mentality. In the morning, (d) — air is fresh and free from any kind of noise and pollution. This pure (e) — environment makes an effect on (f) — walker’s health and mind when (g) — man enjoys (h) — beauties and solemnity of (i) — nature in (j) — morning.
6. There is a saying that sincerity is (a) — key to success. (b) — person can prosper in life by doing hard work. The man who does not follow (c) — rules of sincerity can never go (d) —  long way in (e) — world. Many (f) — man is not conscious of (g) — importance of (h) — sincerity for which they don’t have (i) — benefit of (j) — success. However, we should be sincere to our work if we want to achieve anything notable.

Answers
1. (a) the (b) the  (c) the (d) × (e) a
(f) the (g) a (h) the (i) × (j) the
2. (a) the (b) a (c) the (d) a (e)  an
(f) × (g) the (h) the (i) a (j) the
3. (a) a (b) a (c) the (d) a (e) a
(f) a (g) the (h) the (i) an (j) the
4. (a) × (b) the (c) the (d) the (e) ×
(f) the (g) the (h) a (i) a (j) a
5. (a) × (b) a (c) × (d) the (e) ×
(f) the (g) a (h) the (i) × (j) the
6. (a) the (b) a (c) the (d) a (e) the
(f) a (g) the (h) × (i) the (j) ×

Right form of verbs

Set-1
A farmer (a) — (take) some sacks of wheat to a mill. The mill (b) — (be) a few kilometers ways. On the way the horse (c) — (stumble) and one of the sacks fell to the ground. It (d) — (be) too heavy for the farmer to lift and there was nobody around to help him. He (e) — (wonder) what to do. Meanwhile, he saw a horseman (f) — (come) towards him. As the rider (g) — (come) nearer, the farmer recognized him. It was no other than the nobleman who (h) — (live) in a grad house at the top of the hill. The poor man (i) — (think) of approaching the rider. He was at a complete loss. But the nobleman (j) — (stop) in front of the farmer and got off the horse to help the poor man.

Answer
(a) was taking (b) was (c) stumbled (d) was (e) wondered (f) coming (g) came (h) lived
(i) did not think (j) stopped

Set-2
Education (a) — (mean) mental and moral training. It is the light that (b) — (clear) off the darkness of ignorance from our mental horizon. The development of a nation totally (c) — (depend) on its system of education. The percentage of literacy of our country (d) — (be) 52 plus. But it is very painful that though the government (e) — (take) steps to increase the development of education, it gradually (f) — (decrease). The students do not concentrate their mind on studies. Violence takes place in the educational institutions. Those who have passed the exam during this critical period (g) — (be) not well educated. There is lack of proper planning in our education system. The educational institutions are planless. The teachers not (h) — (give) proper attention to their classes; rather they give more attention to coaching center. As a consequence, the students (i) — (become) derailed to get rid of his indiscipline. To improve the standard of education in our country, the students as well as the high officials of government (j) — (shall) come forward and work heartily to achieve the desired goal.

Answer
(a) means (b) clears (c) depends (d) is (e) takes (f) decreases (g) are (h) do not give (i) become (j) should

Set- 3
Robin and Hafiz (a) — (be) good friends. Robin (b) — (leave) for Dhaka. There he (c) — (try) hard, but could not find a suitable job. So he (d) — (to have) to come back to his village. Hafiz (e) — (be) not highly educated. He (f) — (know) that he could not find a good job. So he (g) — (join) a youth training course. There he (h) — (learn) how to be self-employed. He took a bank loan of Tk. 1,00,000 and (i) — (start) a dairy farm. Now he has three cows and five claves. His average monthly income is Tk. 8,000/-. His bank loan (j) — (repay) soon.

Answer
(a) were (b) left (c) tried (d) had (e) was (f) knew (g) joined (h) learnt (i) started (j) will be repaid

Set-4
Long, long ago there (a) — (be) a king in Scotland. His name was Robert Bruce. He was a very good king. He (b) — (love) his country and his subjects very dearly. His subjects also (c) — (have) a great love and respect for him. Once his enemies (d) — (make) a plan against him. They (e) — (fight) against him and (f) — (drive) him away. The king (g) — (go) to a forest and took shelter in an old fort. Many of his faithful subjects joined him there. The king (h) — (sit) idly there. He formed a troop. He attacked his enemies again and again. But every time he (i) — (defeat). He had no hope of getting back his kingdom. One day the king was lying in the floor and saw a spider (j) — (try) to reach the roof and succeeded on the eighth attempt.

Answer
(a) was (b) loved (c) had (d) made (e) fought (f) drove (g) went (h) did not sit (i) was defeated (j) trying

 

  1. Fill in the gaps with the correct form of verbs as per subject and context. 5

Set-5
For three years now Dhaka (a) — (ranked) 2nd from bottom in the Economic Intelligence Unit’s survey of 140 cities under The Global Liability Index. The scores (b) — (base) on five major criteria — health care, culture, environment, education and infrastructure. That Dhaka tops only Damascus, (c) — (be) no comfort for the million residents of Dhaka. However, we are not altogether (d) — (surprise) by the results; we (e) — (downgrade) our environment by its systematic destruction. There is lack of proper public transportation, and the horrendous traffic system and poor management (f) — (cost) the GDP 1-2 percent in annual growth according to Asian Development Bank’s latest estimate. Our score of 29.2 on a scale of 100 is identical with Damascus and we (g) — (be) aghast to learn that Dhaka (h) — (lag). Damascus (i) — (experience) siege and bombardment over the last four years whereas Dhaka (j) — (have) at peace for over four decades since independence.

Ans
(a) has been ranked (b) are based (c) is (d) surprised (e) have downgraded (f) is costing (g) are (h) is lagging (i) has experienced (j) has been

Set-6
Real Estate groups and various private organizations as well as some influential persons (a) — (encroach) the lakes and canals in Dhaka city and built huge installations. Thus they (b) — (change) city’s landscape and posed dangers and miseries for the city dwellers during rainy season. Illegal concrete structures (c) — (build) by occupying many wet lands and low-lying lands though they (d) — (protect) by law. But these grabbers show their thumbs to law and by (e) — (bribe) the corrupt officials of RAJUK. manages to occupy them for years. City planners and urban experts (f) — (express) their concern over these illegal structures by (g) — (grab) wetlands and low-lying lands but things go on (h) — (unchanged). The remaining canals and lakes (i) — (die) slowly as grabbing (j) — (increase) more rapidly.
Ans
(a) have encroached (b) have changed (c) have been built (d) are protected (e) bribing (f) have expressed (g) grabbing (h) unchanged (i) are dying (j) is increasing.

Set-7
Dengue fever (a) — (be) a virus fever. No other fever is so dangerous as dengue fever. Aedes, a kind of mosquito and the monkey carry this virus. This sort of mosquito (b) — (find) in Africa. It (c) — (lay) eggs on standing or stagnant water. This germ (d) — (spread) all over the world through the sea vessels from Africa. Aedes also lays its eggs on the standing water on the plastic bottles, plastic container, tyres, green coconut plates, polythene etc. If Aedes mosquito (e) — (bite) a healthy man, virus may get into his body or blood. The man (f) — (attack) with dengue fever (g) — (feel) severe pain in the whole body, dizzy headache, red spots at different parts of the body and unnatural stools (h) — (find). The Aedes mosquito’s biting causes troubles in the bowel movement of a person. If the symptom of this disease (i) — (find), we must consult with a doctor at once and take medicine as per his advice. In Bangladesh, this dengue fever (j) — (break out) in an epidemic form. So, we need to be very much cautious about this disease.

Ans

(a) is (b) is found (c) lays (d) spreads (e) bites (f) attacked (g) feels (h) are found (i) is found (j) has broken out.

 

Complete the passage with suitable verbs from the list. Put them in the correct tenses. Use negatives where necessary.

 

Set-8.

 

express — make — accept — change — orbit — find — observe — want — declare — leave

 

Galileo was born in Italy in 1542. His father (a) — him to study medicine. But he became a professor of mathematics (b) — his medicine course. Galileo observed the solar system with a telescope (c) — by him and came to the conclusion that the earth and other planets orbit the sun. Previously Copernicus (d) — the same view which went against the Bible. The Church forced Galileo to disown his views publicly but he did (e) — his real belief till his death in 1942. Thought his view was not (f) — them, he was right in his observation. Later, the church (g) — him right. Nowadays, people of all classes can easily (h) — with more powerful telescope that the earth and the planets (i) — the sun as seen and (j) — by Copernicus and Galileo.

 

Answer-8: (a) wanted (b) leaving (c) made (d) expressed (e) not leave (f) accepted (g) declared (h) observe (i) orbit (j) found.

 

Set-9.

 

protect — travel — invent — find — modernize — appear — light — feed — keep — escape

 

Men have travelled ever since they first (a) — on earth. In primitive times they did not travel for pleasure but to find new places where their herds (b) — or to (c) — from hostile neighbours or to (d) — more favourable climates. Their journeys were long and tiring. They (e) — on foot. They (f) — themselves with simple handmade weapons, and by (g) — fires and above all by (h) — together. Now, they are using modern transports. They are still trying to (i) — all (j) — things and objects.

 

Answer-9: (a) appeared (b) fed (c) escape (d) find (e) travelled (f) protected (g) lighting (h) keeping (i) invent (j) modernized.

 

Set-10.

 

need — learn — go — modify — desing — understand— improve — talk — speak — teach

 

Communicative competence in English is urgently (a) — in our country. The present world, (b) — fast and developing by leaps and bounds. In order to keep pace with the present world we cannot help (c) — English. But the present system of teaching and learning English is not up to the mark. The textbooks (d) — for the classes IX-X have to (e) — and made updated. The learners of our school and colleges (f) — and write English fluently. They can’t even (g) — their listening skill. As a result they fail to (h) — when the native speaker (i) — to them in English. The teachers also don’t (j) — methodically.

 

Answer-10: (a) needed (b) is going (c) learning (d) designed (e) be modified (f) can not speak (g) improve (h) understand (i) talks

 (j) teach.

 

Set-11.

 

come — compare — start — distinguish — enlighten —limit — get — say — dispel — make

 

Education (a) — mankind. It (b) — to light which (c) — the darkness of ignorance and helps us (d) — between right and wrong. Ex-president Julius Nyerere of Tanzania way back in 1947 (e) — in an international conference that the primary purpose of education was the liberation of man from the restrictions of habits and attitudes which (f) — his humanity. In our country the Govt. (g) — “Food for Education” programme so that all children can (h) — proper education. So, we (i) — forward with a view to (j) — this attempt a success.

 

Answer-11: (a) enlightens (b) is compared (c) dispels (d) distinguish (e) said (f) limit (g) has started (h) get (i) should come (j) making.

 

Set-12.

 

spread — keep — protect — look — grow — be — bellow — communicate — have — sing

 

Whales have a way of (a) — with their own kind. They (b) — in contact with one another through snores and groans. A herd (c) — over several square miles almost certainly knows where everybody (d) —. Whales have loud voices. A blue whale can (e) — as loud as a lion. Mother whales (f) — strong feelings for their young ones. They (g) — after them until they are (h) — up enough to swim and (i) — themselves. It is learnt that whales can (j) — in chorus to enjoy themselves.

 

Answer-12: (a) communicating (b) keep (c) spreads (d) is (e) bellow (f) have (g) look (h) grown (i) protect (j) sing.

 

 

Complete the passage with suitable verbs from the list. Put them in the correct tenses, Use negatives where necessary.

13.

crowd—have—live—be—make—sit—increase

The transport problem in Dhaka has (a) — growing more quickly than in other cities of Bangladesh because there (b) — too many people in Dhaka and not enough space. The population has been (c) — very quickly in recent years. Dhaka has now become very (d) — city. Very few cities in the world (e) — as crowded as Dhaka. Moreover, there are 25% slum-dwellers who are (f) — here and there and occupying a lot of space in the roads and streets. They are also responsible for traffic jam. However, the government has not been (g) — idle and doing nothing about this growing problem. They (h) — building new roads and (i) — narrow roads wider. New double deckers have also (j) — imported to lessen the problems of the people.

Answer no-13: (a) been (b) are (c) increasing (d) crowded (e) are (f) living (g) sitting (h) are (i) making (j) been

 

14.

live—be—possess—have—look—come

The world (a) — gloomy in the absence of a true friend. A man who (b) — alone is either an angel or a beast. Thus, arises the need for a true and honest friend. True friends, no doubt, (c) — rare in this world. Mr. rifat is my best friend. He has (d) — my class fellow since my early days. He (e) — of a very good and respectable family. His parents (f) — well-to-do. He (g) — all the qualities of head and heart. Devotion to duty, obedience to elders and love for youngers (h) — his gerat ideals. As a matter of fact, I (i) — lucky that a person like Rifat is my best friend. These qualities (j) — tempted me to call him my true friend.

Answer no-14: (a) looks (b) lives (c) are (d) been (e) comes (f) are (g) possesses (h) are (i) am

(j) have.

Right form of verbs

Complete the following text with suitable verbs in the box with their right form. 0.5×8=4

1

gather, give, offer, lead, know, fall, render, have

The Man who (a) — medical treatment to the village people (b)__ as a village doctor. The village doctor is a man of great importance in society. He is well known to the villagers. He (c) __ great service to the villagers when they (d)__ ill. He is not well-qualified. He (e)__ not a good schooling. He (f) __ experience by working under a qualified doctor or in a medicine shop. His dispensary (g)_ a poor show with one or two worn out almirahs, an old wooden chair, a broken table and one or two benches. The village doctor (h) __ a very hard and busy life.

Answer

(a) gives; (b) is known; (c) renders ; (d) fall; (e) does have; (f) gathers; (g) offers; (h) leads.

 

2

load, can, demand, bear, wear, become, carry, fall

A railway porter is a person who (a)__ goods in a railway station. A railway porter is quite a known figure in the railway station. He (b) __ on his arm a brass plate given to him by the railway authority. The brass plate (c) __ his number. He carries luggage. He (d)__ and unloads the goods train. A railway porter is very clever. He (e)__ easily exploit the passengers. When a passenger (f) __ into trouble and (g)__ helpless for his heavy luggage, a porter (h)__ a higher charge.

Answer

(a) carries; (b) wears; (c) bears; (d) loads; (e) can; (f) falls; (g) becomes; (h) demands.

 

3

wants, be, Hankers, make, play, dispel, have, discover

A teacher (a)__ an architect of a nation. He (b)__ an important role in building up an educated nation. He is (c)__the darkness of ignorance from the lot of a nation. He is an actor, so to speak. He (d)__ to suit his act according to the need of his audience which is his class. He (e) __ lessons interesting to the students. A good teacher (f) __ the treasure hidden inside each student. He also (g) __ the students happy and for this he keeps them busy. A good teacher never (h)__ after money.

Answer

(a) is; (b) plays; (c) dispels; (d) has; (e) makes; (f) discovers; (g) wants; (h) hankers.

 

4

give, make, enable, lie, get, think, improve, mean

Physical exercise (a) __ the regular movement of the limbs of our body according to rules. There (b)__ a close connection between body and mind. We (c) __ of a sound mind without a sound health. It is physical exercise which (d)__ us to build a good health. Physical exercise (e) __ our body active and the muscles strong. It also (f)__ our power of digestion and blood circulation. It (g)__ strength to our brain. A machine (h)__ rust for want of proper use. Human body is also a machine.

Answer

(a) means; (b) lies; (c) can not think; (d) enables; (e) make; (f) improves; (g) gives; (h) gets.

 

Complete the following text with suitable verbs in the list with their right form. 0.5×8=4

5

buy, be, have, sit, save, sell, divide, sell

A village market (a) __ much importance in the life of the villagers. It generally (b)__ in an open place of the village. Usually a village market (c) __ into three sections-open space, temporary shops and permanent shops. Vegetable, milk, fish, fruit, curry and other essential things (d) __ in the open space. From the grocers people (e) __ oil, salt, onion, garlic, ginger, pulse etc. A village market (f) __ very useful and important in the life of the villagers. The villagers (g) __ their surplus products and buy their daily necessaries. It (h) __ time and money of the villagers.

Answer

(a) has; (b) sits; (c) is divided; (d) are sold; (e) buy; (f) is; (g) sell; (h) saves.

 

6

gather, remind, widen, visit, hold, set, become, display

In a book fair a lot of pavilions (a) __ up. All sorts of books-fictions, text books, dramas, children books, reference books etc. (b) __ . A book fair (c) __ crowdy specially in the evening. Both male and female customers (d) __ in a book fair. The writers also (e) __ the fair regularly. Seminars and cultural programmes (f)__ also. A book fair (g)__ us that books are our best companions. They are always at our side when we are in danger. They change our outlook on life and (h) __ our domain of knowledge.

Answer

(a) are set; (b) are displayed;

(c) becomes; (d) gather; (e) visit;

(f) are held; (g) reminds; (h) widen.

 

(a) live; (b) has made; (c) can not think; (d) has linked; (e) are; (f) have brought; (g) send; (h) have conquered.

 

Complete the following text with suitable verbs in the list with their right form. 0.5×8=4

7

run, have, enjoy, invite, accept, serve, procure, pass

My friend Sohel (a)-in Khulna. He (b)-me to pay a visit to Khulna. I (c)-the invitation gladly. On 5 September, I got upon Dhaka-Khulna coach at Gabtali bus stand. I (d )-a ticket the day before. Luckily I (e)-my seat by the window. It was a sunny morning. The bus started (f)-at a good speed and soon we were far from the din and bustle of the city. Our bus (g)-the road Savar. We (h)-beautiful green fields, orchards, and trees on the both side of the highway.

Answer

(a) serves; (b) invited; (c) accepted; (d) procured; (e) had; (f) running; (g) was passing; (h) enjoyed.

8

be, find, take, misbehave, receive, suffer, rush, take

Rafiq (a)-from typhoid for a long time. Suddenly his condition deteriorated. So he (b)-to Dhaka Medical College Hospital. (c)-this news I (d)-to the hospital to see him. I (e)-him seriously ill. To my utter surprise I saw that the doctors (f)-not cordial at all. They (g)-any care of him. Even they (h)-with his parents.

Answer

(a) had been suffering; (b) was taken; (c) Receiving; (d) rushed; (e) found; (f) were; (g) did not take; (h) misbehaved.

9

send, bring, conquer, be, think, link, made, live

We (a)-in an age of science. We can see the wonders of science around us. Science (b)-our life easy and comfortable. We (c)-of our modern life without science. Science (d)-up the distant parts of the world. Telephone, telex, fax, wireless, telegram (e)-great wonders. They (f)-the world closer to us. We can (g)-news from one corner of the world to other within a moment. They (h)-space.

Answer

 

10

depend, take, go , be, regain, wait, recover, make

A proverb (a)-that time and tide (b)-for none. Since the dawn of civilization time is moving. It goes on and on. It (c)-not any rest. Lost health may be (d)-by medicine and proper caring and nursing, lost wealth by dint of hard labour but lost time cannot be (e)-by any means. Success in life (f)-on the best use of time. If we (g)-a proper division of our time and do our duties accordingly, we (h)-sure that we would be able to march in life and reach the cherished goal of our life.

Answer

(a) goes; (b) wait; (c) does take; (d) regained; (e) recovered; (f) depends; (g) make; (h) are.

11

cultivate, buy, change, love, increase, attract, buy, see

A flower is a symbol of beauty and purity. Its sweet smell (a)-one to all. There is hardly any person who (b)-flower. We all like flowers but most of the people of our country are very poor. So they (c)- flowers. Only a particular section of people (d)-flowers on various occasions. But this attitude (e)-day by day. Nowadays many flower shops (f)-in the towns and cities in our country. Many people (g)- flowers and sell them. Today solvent people buy flowers. Their sense of beauty is (h)-.

Answer

(a) attracts; (b) doesn’t love; (c) can’t buy; (d) buy; (e) is changing; (f) are seen; (g) cultivate; (h) increasing.

 

Complete the following text with suitable verbs in the list with their right form.

0.5×8=4

 

12

help, be, have, take, read, play, publish, make

Newspaper (a) __ a vital role in modern civilization. It (b) __ important news and views of home and abroad. A student must (c) __ the habit of reading newspaper everyday. Mere bookish knowledge (d)__ not sufficient in this competitive world. A newspaper (e) __ him enrich his general knowledge and (f) __ him aware of the burning issues of both inside and outside the country. A man who (g) __ newspaper is like a frog in a narrow well. Being ignorant of the current affairs, he (h) __ part in the talks and discussions in an enlightened society and thus he feels like a fish out of water.

Answer

(a) plays; (b) publishes; (c) have; (d) is; (e) helps; (f) makes; (g) does not read; (h) not can take.

13

enter, live, loss, be, know, walk, go, notice

There (a) __ two close friends in a certain village. They (b) __ very fond of travelling. One day they (c) __ to a forest to see the natural beauty. They (d) __ along the path of the forest. They were so spell bound by the excitement of the forest that they even did not notice that they (e) __ into the deep forest. After that, they (f) __ that they (g) __ their way. They (h) __ it very well that the forest was the abode of various wild animals.

Answer

(a) lived; (b) were; (c) went; (d) were walking; (e) had entered; (f) noticed; (g) had lost; (h) knew.

 

14

pay, have, become, be, make, quarrel, get, try

There was an old farmer. He (a)__four sons. They were all grown up. But they had no good relation with one another. They (b)__disobedient and always (c)__among themselves. The old man was very much dissatisfied with them and (d)__to make them united. But they (e)__any heed to him. As he (f)__old and weak day by day, he (g)__very anxious about their future. At last he (h)__a plan to teach his sons how to live in unity.

Answer

(a) had; (b) were; (c) quarreled; (d) tried; (e) didn’t pay; (f) was getting; (g) became; (h) made.

 

15

catch, kill, began, play, wake, sleep, beg, run

One day a lion (a)__in its cave. A mouse (b)__ nearby. While playing, it by chance (c)__over the lion’s body. At this, the lion (d)__up and became very angry. With a terrible roar he (e)__the mouse and said, “You tiny creature, how dare you tease me? I (f)__you.” The mouse (g)__to tremble in fear and (h)__for its life.

Answer

(a) was sleeping; (b) was playing; (c) ran; (d) woke; (e) caught; (f) will kill; (g) began; (h) begged.

 

16

try, give, lay, become, draw, crawl, think, drop

One day the king (a)__in the cave. He (b)__and thought over his misfortune. At that moment, he found a spider (c)__to reach the ceiling. His attention (d)__to the repeated efforts of the spider. It was trying hard again and again. The spider (e)__ up a few inches and then (f)__on its silken thread. But it (g)__give up its attempts. It tried again and again and in the seventh time it (h)__successful.

Answer

(a) was lying; (b) thought; (c) trying; (d) was drawn; (e) crawled; (f) dropped; (g) did not; (h) became.