# Complete the text with suitable prepositions. 5

The main duty (a) — the students is to study and earn knowledge to make themselves eligible (b) — future leadership. But (c) — Bangladesh present situation is far (d) — the ideal one. Students are now involved (e) — politics. Although they are few in number they control the overall environment of the educational institutions. Other than academic routine, students can contribute to building the society as a happy abode. Students can offer some social services (f) — community. Most (g) — the people of our country are literate. Students can open night schools to teach the illiterate people. Female students can teach the uneducated women how to keep their house neat and clean, how to bring (h) — children and look (i) — their health. They can also teach general people (j) — the basic rules of health and environment. During floods and cyclones and famines, they can raise funds, rescue people, feed the hungry, nurse the sick and clothe the naked. All these will help us build nation well in future.
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Complete the text with suitable prepositions. 5

The 21st of February is a very important day (a) — our national calendar. (b) — this day (c) — 1952, valiant youths (d) — the soil laid down their lives. Because of their supreme sacrifice we have got our mother tongue (e) — our official language. It is the language (f) — which the government conducts all its business. (g) — the mother tongue we can’t expect a single day. An official language is usually the language (h) — the majority (i) — the population. We all should give emphasis (j) — this language.

Ans: (a) in (b) On (c) in (d) of (e) as (f) through (g) Without (h) of (i) of (j) on

Karim : Hello Rahim, how are you?

Rahim : I am not fine. What (a) — you?

Karim : I am fine. But what happened (b) —- you?

Rahim : Nothing serious but I am not (c) — sound health.

Karim : Perhaps, you are fully careless (d) —- your health. You do not take physical exercise.

Rahim : Yes, you are right. I am not habituated (e) — take physical exercise. Is there any other way (f) — keep good health?

Karim : Yes. Apart (g) — this, you have to eat a balanced diet to keep fit.

Rahim : What do you mean (h) — a balanced diet?

Karim : A balanced diet contains all the properties (i) — food in right proportion.

Rahim : Thanks a lot (j) — your wise suggestion. Good bye.

Karim : Bye, See you again.

Ans: (a) about (b) to (c) in (d) about (e) to (f) to (g) from (h) by (i) of (j) for

Stephen Hawking was born (a) — an educated family (b) — 1942. He is considered the greatest physicist after Einstein. He received his Ph.D (c) —cosmology (d) — Cambridge University (e) — the age (f) — 26. (g) — 1979 he joined Cambridge University as Lucasian professor (h) — Mathematics. (i) — the age of thirty-two, he received the prestigious Albert Einstein Award (j) — theoretical physics.
Ans: (a) in (b) in (c) in (d) from (e) at (f) of (g) In (h) of (i) At (j) for

Bertrand Russel was an outstanding philosopher and perhaps the greatest thinker (a) — the contemporary time. He was born (b) — 1872 (c) — an aristocratic family. He was privately educated and he acquired a perfect knowledge (d) — French and German. (e) — 1890, he went (f) — Trinity College, Cambridge where he graduated (g) — distinction. He was appointed a fellow of his college (h) — the autumn (i) — 1895. (j) — 1895 to the outbreak of the World War he led a simple life.
Ans: (a) of (b) in (c) in (d) of (e) In (f) to (g) with (h) in (i) of (j) From

Hasan : Hello, How are you ?

Kamal : Pretty well, thanks. And you?

Hasan : Very fine. Did you enjoy the cricket match (a) — Bangladesh and Pakistan held (b) — Mirpur Stadium last Wednesday?

Kamal : Certainly. I am very interested (c) — – cricket.

Hasan : What’s your impression (d) — the match?

Kamal : Really I am very impressed (e) —the performance (f) — Bangladesh cricket team.

Hasan : Yes, it is a great surprise that Bangladesh beat the ex-world champion.

Kamal : Of course. You know Pakistan is one of the well-known teams (g) — the cricket world and they are defeated (h) — us.

Hasan : I think Bangladesh will bring good name and fame (i) — the country.

Kamal : Our hope is not unreasonable.

Hasan : Okay. Thank you and wait (j) — the next match.

Ans: (a) between (b) at (c) in (d) of (e) with (f) of (g) in (h) by (i) for (j) for


Complete the text with suitable prepositions. 5 

When a storm revolves violently round a centre, it is termed a cyclone. It moves (a) — a high speed ranging (b) — forty to one hundred or more kms per hour. (c) — the last 10 years, several devastating cyclones swept over Bangladesh and caused immense harm (d) — the people. This is like a curse especially (e) — the inhabitants (f) — the coastal regions (g) — Bangladesh. A cyclone may occur any time (h) — any place. The cyclone of Bangladesh generally originates (f) — the Bay of Bengal and blows (j) — land. 

Ans: (a) at (b) from (c) During (d) to (e) to (f) of (g) of (h) at (i) from (j) towards

Last week we went (a) — Bagerhat (b) — my uncle and had the opportunity to see the Shat Gambuj Mosque which is one (c) — the three World Heritage Sites (d) — Bangladesh. The mosque was built (e) — Khan Jahan Ali. It stands (f) — sixty pillars (g) — its seventy-seven domes and not with sixty as the name suggests. The construction (h) — the mosque is really wonderful. The interior wall is decorated (i) — terracotta flowers and foliage. It is also a place (j) — historical interest.

(a) to (b) with (c) of (d) of (e) by (f) on (g) with (h) of (i) with (j) of

The great ship Titanic sailed (a) — New York (b) — Southampton (c) — April 10, 1912. She was carrying 1316 passengers and a crew (d) — 891. At that time she was the largest ship and was regarded (e) — unsinkable. The tragic sinking (f) — this great ship will always be remembered because she went down (g) — her first voyage (h) — heavy loss (i) — life which was (j) — imagination.
(a) for (b) from (c) on (d) of (e) as (f) of (g) on (h) with (i) of (j) beyond

The subcontinent broke into two parts (a) — 1947. They were India and Pakistan. Pakistan had two parts
East Pakistan and West Pakistan. Bangladesh was then East Pakistan. This was a province (b) — Pakistan. The West Pakistan had been dominating the Central Government (c) — the very beginning. The Pakistani rulers tried to establish Urdu (d) — the state language from the first. But the East Pakistan did not accept it. They started movement to make Bangla a state language. It unsettled the rulers. As a result, a few students and common people embraced martyrdom (e) — the firing (f) — police (g) — 21 February (h) — 1952. They made the supreme sacrifice (i) — the language (j) — this day.
(a) in (b) of (c) from (d) as (e) in (f) by/of (g) on (h) in (i) for (j) on

Mount Everest which is (a) — the Himalayan Mountains (b) — North India is the highest mountain in the world. It was named (c) — an Englishman George Everest who was the first to survey the Himalayas (d) — 1841. Climbing mountains like Everest is difficult because there is snow all over and there are snow slides and cracks (e) — ice and snow. (f) — two months (g) — difficult and dangerous climbing. Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norkay reached the top (h) — May 10 and have gone into the history (i) — the first conquerors (j) — the highest mountain in the world.

(a) in (b) in (c) after (d) in (e) under (f) After (g) of (h) on (i) as (j) of

A great part (a) — Arabia is desert. Here and there is nothing but sand and rock. The sand is so hot that you cannot walk (b) — it with bare feet (c) — the day time. Here and there in the desert are springs (d) — water that came from (e) — the ground, so deep that the sun cannot dry them (f) — . Wherever there is a spring, trees grow tall and graceful, making a cool green, shady place (g) — it. Such a place is called an oasis. Oases provide habitat (h) — animals and even humans if the area is big enough. The location (i) — oases has been of critical importance (j) — trade and transportation routes in desert areas.

(a) of (b) on (c) during (d) of (e) under (f) out (g) around (h) for (i) of (j) for.