Fill in each gap using appropriate word
1. (D. B. 2019) We all know what a dream is. Generally we dream during our sleep. Some dreams are sweet or (a) —. When we dream something extremely bad, we call it a (b) — Dreams have no (c) — They are soft and (d) —. The dream we have during the day time is called (e) —, Dreams have fascinated philosophers for thousands of years, but none could (f) — specifically what dream actually is. Dreams can be extraordinarily (g) — or very vague. While many theories have been proposed no consensus has emerged. It is important to consider that science is still (h) — the exact purpose and function of sleep itself. Some researchers suggest that dreams have no (i) — purpose, while others believe that (j) — is essential to mental, emotional and physical well-being.
Answer: (a) romantic/pleasant (b) nightmare (c) colour (d) silvery (e) day-dream (f) define/say (g) vivid (h) unraveling (i) real (j) dreaming
2. [C. B. 2019] In recent years there have been many alarming reports that world’s climate is undergoing a significant change. All these reports provide (a) — evidence (b) — world’s temperatures are increasing day by day. This increase in global (c) — is caused (d) — increased amounts of carbon dioxide (e) — the earth. Most climatologists (f) — that greenhouse effect is the likely (g) — of this global warming. It may harm human (h) — seriously. This could catastrophically (i) — mankind’s (j) — to grow food.
Answer: (a) strong (b) that (c) warming (d) by (e) around (f) believe/predict (g) cause (h) beings (i) reduce (j) ability
3. (R. B. 2019) The persona of a traffic policeman has always been a (a) — one. It has often found (b) — space and close treatment in literature and other (c) —. Besides the many poems about this (d) — character, there is at least one (e) — where the central character is a traffic policeman. In 1963, Greek film maker Filippos Fylaktas made this film (f) — My Brother, the Traffic policeman. It featured a slightly (g) — traffic police, Antonis Pikrocholos who is utterly (h) — to service and duty and applies the traffic (i) — with unyielding (j) —.
Answer: (a) curious (b) important (c) arts (d) fascinating (e) movie (f) named (g) manic (h) devoted (i) code (j) severity
4. (J. B. 2019) There goes a proverb that child is (a) — of the man. Today’s child is the (b) — of a nation. He will (c) — the country. The whole (d) — depends on their proper (e) —. It is our fundamental (f) — to rouse their (g) — talent. A sound environment is (h) — both in the family and the society so that a child (i) — up physically, mentally and spiritually. Only then it will be (j) — to build up a beautiful and developed country.
Answer: (a) father (b) future (c) lead (d) country (e) development (f) duty/resonsibi1ity (g) hidden/latent (h) required (i) grow (j) possible
5. [S. B. 2019] We know that all species are (a) — for maintaining ecological balance. If one is (b) —, the whole natural environment (c) —. In order to (d) — the environment from being spoilt, we should therefore protect (e) — wildlife. The good news is that many countries are now (f) — action to protect their (g) — wildlife. We should (h) — the earth’s wild (i) — to save ourselves. To be (j) — to animals is to be kind to mankind.
Answer: (a) important (b) gone (c) suffers (d) protect (e) our/the (f) taking (g) vulnerable (h) protect/save (i) lives/ creatures/animals (j) kind
6. (B. B. 2019) In Britain road and transport rules are (a) — followed by the drivers. Consequently it has the best road (b) — record in Europe. All transports must strictly (c) — by the rules (d) —by the government. Coaches and minibuses (e) — carry children under 16 must be (f) — with seatbelts. There the law (g) — agencies are (h) —. So, the buses and coaches have become the (i) — form of road (j) —.
Answer: (a) strictly/duly (b) safety (c) abide (d) prescribed/set (e) that (I) equipped/furnished (g) enforcing (h) strict (i) symbolic (j) road
7. (Ctg. B. 2019) Adolescents (a) — on their (b) —, their communities, schools, health services and their workplaces to (c) — a wide range of skills that can (d) — them to cope with the (e) — they face and make a successful transition from (f) — to adulthood. Parents, members (g) — the community, service providers, and (h) — institutions have the (i) — to both promote adolescent development and adjustment and to intervene (j) — when problems arise.
Answer: (a) depend (b) families (c) learn (d) help/assist (e) pressures/problems (f) childhood (g) of (h) social (i) responsibility (j) effectively
8. (Dnj. B. 2019) Diaspora is an age-old (a) —. In recent times, Rohingya (b) — has attracted a lot of attention. More than one million Rohingyas have (c) — from Myanmar to Bangladesh. Their migration is (d) — to the adverse conditions in Rakhine State of Myanmar–the ancestral homeland of the Rohingyas. The government of Bangladesh has (e) — this huge number of refugees on humanitarian (f) —. But these people are a huge (g) — on our economy and on our (h) —. The world community should extend their full support to the (i) — Rohingyas so that they can (j) — return to their homeland.
Answer: (a) issue/matter/phenomenon (b) diaspora (c) fled/come/ migrated (d) due (e) accepted (f) ground (g) burden (h) environment (i) migrated (j) safely/easily
9. [HSC Exam (Ka Set) 2018] In our country, women are the worst sufferers in every stage of life. Social prejudices and customs tend to (a) — their position. When a female child is born. it is not regarded (b) — a happy event. She is not welcomed with the deep (c) — of heart. Instead of being delighted, most of the members of the family think that she has come to add to their (d) —. Even the mother of the female child is not welcomed cordially for giving (e) — to a female child. Rather the mother of the female child is (f) — for this. In the most cases, women are the victim of gender (g) —. In fact the life of our women is not smooth (h) — If we want lasting development of the country, we have to (i) — the dignified status of (j) — women of our country. The government is conscious of this matter.
Answer: (a) degrade (b) as (c) feeling (d) suffering (e) birth (f) condemned (g) discrimination (h) at all / (i) ensure (j) all / the
10. [HSC Exam. (Kha Set) 2018] Dream is a series of thoughts, images and sensations occurring in a person’s mind during sleep. Dream is a (a) — of unconscious wishes, thoughts and imaginations. It (b) — be sweet or horrible. When we dream (c) — pleasant, we call it a sweet dream. (d) — when we dream something extremely bad, we (e) — it a nightmare. Dream is meaningless if (f) — is a day dream. But dream has also (g) — real purpose as it is related to our (h) —, emotional and physical well-being. The main benefit (i) — dream is that it produces new thoughts (j) — ideas in brain and helps to clean up clutter from mind.
Answer: (a) representation (b) can/may (c) something (d) but (e) call (f) it (g) a (h) mental (i) of (j) and
11. [Dhaka Board-2017] Rabindranath Tagore was a man of (a) — genius. He was (b) — a poet and a novelist (c) — a playwright, a composer, a painter and a philosopher. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for (d) — ‘Gitanjali’ into English. Those translations earned him a great (e) — in the West. As a humanist, Tagore accused the British (f) — and pleaded for the (g) — of India from Britain, Tagore was highly influential in (h) — the best of Indian culture to the West and Vice-versa. He (i) — himself to literature at a very early age. After coming back from England, he began to write (i) — in all branches of literature.
Answer: (a) Versatile (b) not only (c) but also (d) translating (e) popularity/ name (f) rulers (g) freedom (h) transporting (i) turned/attached (j) profusely/copiously
12. [Comilla Board-2017] Bangladesh is a land of (a) — beauty. Its beauty is so captivating that a stranger cannot but be (b) — looking at this endless variety. Nature has (c) — showered its blessings on this country. The rivers, hills and forests are rich in natural (d) —. The people of this country feel a strong (e) — for their motherland. They love their motherland from the (f) — of heart. They work hard to (g) — its economic condition and to remove poverty. Most of them toil hard from dawn to dusk to accelerate the pace of (h) —. The progress of this country lies in the (i) — of common people. They are the (j) — of a beautiful and prosperous Bangladesh.
Answer: (a) natural (b) overwhelmed (c) generously (d) beauty (e) love/attraction (f) core (g) develop (h) development (i) hands (j) makers
13. The long and wide beach at Kuakata has a (a) — natural setting. This sandy beach slopes b) — into the Bay of Bengal and bathing there as (c) — as is swimming or diving. Kuakata is truly a (d) — beach and a (e) — for migratory winter birds. Fishing boats (f) — in the Bay of Bengal with colourful (g) — surfing waves and the lines of coconut trees add to the (h) — colours of Kuakata. The (i) — culture of the Rakhaine community and hundred year old Buddhist temple indicate the age-old tradition and cultural (j) — of this area.
Answers : (a) unique (b) gently (c) pleasant (d) virgin (e) sanctuary (1) plying (g) sails (h) vibrant (i) indigenous (j) heritage.
14. A peace movement is a social movement that (a) — to achieve ideals such as the (b) — of a particular war (or all wars), minimize inter-human violence in a particular (c) — or type of situation, including ban of guns, and is often linked to the (d) — of achieving world peace. Means to achieve these (e) — includes advocacy of (f) — nonviolent resistance, diplomacy, boycotts, demonstrations, (g) – camps, supporting anti-war political (h) — and banning guns, creating (i) — government, direct democracy, supporting people who (j) — warcrimes or conspiracies to create wars, and making laws. Answers : (a) tends (b) ending (c) place/area (d) goals (e) include (f) pacifism (g) peace (h) candidate (i) open (j) wage.
15. The Sundarbans is known for vanishing (a) — but the scientists said the current (b) — of the mangrove forests on the southern coastline in not normal. “The causes for increasing coastline retreat, other than direct anthropogenic ones, include increased frequency of (c) — surges and other extreme (d) — events, rises in (e) and increased salinity which increases the (f) — of mangroves’, said Pettorelli.” Our results indicate a rapidly retreating (g) — that cannot be accounted for by the (h) — dynamics of the Sundarbans. Degradation is happening (i) — weakening this natural (j) — for India and Bangladesh.
Answers : (a) Islands (b) retreat (c) storm (d) natural (e) sea (f) vulnerability (g) coastline (h) regular (i) fast (j) shield
16. Dreams have fascinated philosophers for thousands of years but only (a) — have dreams been subjected to (b) research and scientific study. Chances are that we often find ourselves puzzling over the (c) — of a dream or perhaps we (d) — why we dream at all. A dream can (e) — any of the images, thoughts and (f)—that are experienced during sleep. Dreams can be extraordinarily (g) or very (h) filled with joyful emotions or (i) — emotions, focused and understandable or unclear and (j) —.
Answers : (a) recently (b) empirical (c) content (d) wonder (e) include (f) emotions (g) vivid (h) vague (i) frightening (1) confusing.
17. Orpheus was presented by his father with a (a) — and taught to play upon it which he did to such (b) — that nothing could (c) — the charm of his music. Not only his (d) —but wild animals also were (e) — by his music. The very trees and rocks were (f) — by him. The former (g) — around him and the latter (h) — somewhat of their (i) — softened by his (j) —.
Answers : (a) lyre (6) perfection (c) withstand (d) fellow-mortals (e) softened (f) charmed (g) crowded gathered (h) relaxed (1) hardness () notes/music.
18. The term ‘Diaspora’ is used to (a) — to people who have left their homelands and (b) — in other parts of the world, either because they were (c) — to do so or (d) — they wanted to leave on their (e) —. The word is increasingly (f) — Sundarbans for such people as a (g) — group and/or a community. The world has seen many (h) — but scholars have been studying the (i) — with great interest only in (j) — decades.
Answers : (a) refer (b) settled (c) forced (d) because (e) own (f) used (9) collective (h) diasporas (i) phenomenon (j) recent.
19. Among the great diasporas of history is that of the (a) — people, who were forced to (b) — their lands in ancient times. The (c) — of Aryans from Central Europe to the Indian Subcontinent thousands of years ago is also a (d) — Diaspora, although the causes of this diaspora are (e) —. In the twentieth century history, the (f) — Diaspora has attracted a lot of attention and been a cause of (g) — for world leaders because of the (h) — of Palestinians. There have been (i) — diasporas in Africa, too, over the centuries, either because of war or because of the (j) — of nature. But the chief reason why the phenomenon of diaspora is attracting so much attention now is globalization.
Answers : (a) Jewish (b) leave (c) movement (d) noteworthy (e) unclear (f) Palestinian (g) concern (h) plight (i) massive (j) ravages.
20. Migration from Bangladesh to Britain (a) — in 1930s and was predominantly a Sylheti (b) — Men of this particular geographical area (c) — by the British ship companies first started the (d) — of migration. These men were (e) — illiterate and belonged to the landless (f) After the World War II, due to labour (g) — British government encouraged labour migration from its (h) — colonies. The post-war British economy demanded (i) — and plentiful labour, much of which was (j) — from South Asia.
Answers : (a) started (b) phenomenon (c) employed (d) process (e) largely (f) peasant (g) shortage (h) former (i) cheap 6) recruited.
21. In Brick Lane area street signs are not just in English but also in (a) —. And the lamp posts are in green and red resembling the (b) — of the Bangladeshi flag. In fact, everywhere one may (c) the visual cues of the Bangladeshi, and even more specially, the Sylheti (d) — in the area. Storefronts (e) — flights from London to Sylhet, some on Bangladesh Biman the national airline in Bangladesh and others on Air Sylhet, a private airline company (f) — by British Bangladeshis. There is a (g) — of Sonali Bank, the major (h) — commercial Bank of Bangladesh. There is a food store (i) — frozen fish from Sylhet’s Surma (j) —.
Answers : (a) Bengali (b) colour (c) see (d) presence (e) advertise (f) formed (g) sign (h) state-own (i) advertising (j) river.
22. Mandela was among the first to (a) — armed resistance to apartheid, going (b) — in 1961 to form the ANC’s armed wing. He left South Africa and (c) — the continent and Europe, studying guerrilla (d) — and building support for the ANC. Branded a (e) — by his enemies, Mandela was (f) — to life imprisonment in 1964, isolated from millions of his countrymen as they suffered (g) —, violence and forced resettlement under the (h) — regime of racial segregation. He was (i) — on Robben Island, a penal colony of Cape Town, where he would spend the next 18 years before being moved to mainland (j) —.
23. The history of Bengal is the history of a people who have (a) — made their highways (b) — with their blood. We shed blood in 1952; even though we were the (c) — in the elections of 1954 we could not (d) — a government then. In 1958 Ayub Khan (e) — Martial Law to (f) — us for the next ten years. In 1966 when we (e) — the six point movement our boys were shot dead on 7 June. When after the (h) — of 1969 Ayub Khan fell from power and Yahya Khan (i) — the reins of the government he declared that he would give us a (j) — and restore democracy; we listened to him then. A lot has happened since and elections have taken place.
24. I am in a tiny steel cage (a) — to a motorcycle, (b) — through traffic in Dhaka, Bangladesh. In the last ten minutes, we have (c) — forward maybe three feet, inch by inch, the driver (d) — the wheel left and right, (e) — deeper into the wedge between a delivery truck and a rickshaw in front of us. Up ahead, the traffic is jammed so close together that (f) — are climbing aver pickup trucks and through (g) — rickshaws to cross the street. Two rows to my left is an ambulance, blue light (h) — uselessly. This is what the streets here look like from seven o’clock in the morning until ten o’clock at night. If you’re rich, you (i) — it from the back seat of a car. If you’re poor, you’re in a rickshaw, breathing in the (j) —.
25. The obvious solution is to (a) — the rickshaws from the cars, from the CNGs, give each of them lanes and lights according to their top (b) — and, crucially, make car (c) — pay the cost of taking up more space on the roads. But that, politically (d) is unrealistic. Car owners are a small part of the (e) —, but they are the most (f) —. Every year, Dhaka adds an extra 37,000 cars to its already (g) — roads. Think about all this from a Bangladeshi politician’s (h) — of view. Any attempt to solve the traffic (i) — means (j) — the poor, the middle class, and the rich all at once.
26. The tests (a) — that poultry feed in the country had also been (b) —, as samples of chicken and fish contained (c) — of antibiotics. High (d) — populations were found in (e) — samples of pasteurised milk, indicating poor (f) — procedures by the manufacturers. Samples of cucumber and street foods also (g) — high microbial populations, (h) — widespread contamination in the water supply. The Director of Institute of Public Health (IPH), told the Dhaka Tribune that the survey report has been (i) — to the Health Ministry. Further tests of different products were being (j) — out at the Food Safety Lab.
27. It was twenty years ago and I was (a) — in Paris. I had a tiny apartment in the Latin Quarter (b) — a cemetery, and I was earning (c) — enough money to keep body and soul together. She had read a book of mine and had (d) — to me about it. I answered, (e) — her, and presently I received from her another letter saying that she was (f) — through Paris and would like to have a (g) — with me; but her time was limited, and the only free moment she had was on the (h) — Thursday, she was spending the morning at the Luxembourg and would give her a (i) — luncheon at Foyot’s afterwards? Foyot’s is a restaurant at which the French senators eat, and it was so far (j) — my means that I had never even thought of going there.
28. Adolescents are (a) — both from young children and adults. Specifically, adolescents are not fully (b) —of understanding complex concepts, or the relationship between behaviour and (c) — or the degree of control they have or can have over health decision-making, (d) — that related to sexual behaviour. This (e) — may make them particularly (f) — to sexual exploitation and high-risk behaviours. Laws, customs, and practices may also (g) — adolescents differently than adults. For example, laws and policies often restrict adolescents’ (h) — to reproductive health information and services, especially when they are (i) —. In addition, even when services do exist, provider attitudes about adolescents often pose a (j) — barrier to the use of those services.
29. Adolescents (a) — on their families, their communities, schools, health services and their (b) — to learn a wide range of (c) — that can help them to (d) — with the pressures they face and make a successful (e) — from childhood to (f) —. Parents, members of the (g) — service providers, and social (h) — have the responsibility to both (i) — adolescent development and adjustment and to (j) —effectively when problems arise.
30. Shilpi’s mother-in-law and neighbours continued to (a) — the newlyweds. Deeply rooted cultural practices and (b) — caused a rift between Shilpi and Rashid and their (c) — family, some of whose members insulted and (d) — the couple. Unable to (e) — their close relatives of the risks, Shilpi and Rashid returned to the counsellor. They took the help of a parent (f) — who has been trained to speak to other parents about adolescent issues. Shilpi’s mother-in-law and neighbours (g) — came to understand the harmful effects of early (h) — on mother and child. Today, the village no longer pressurizes the (i) — their parents and neighbours now support them and speak out against (j) — marriage and pregnancy.
31. In 2008, 9-year old Katie Stagliano (a) — a tiny cabbage seedling home from school. As she (b) — for her cabbage, it grew to 40 pounds. Katie (c) — her cabbage to a soup kitchen where it helped to (d) —more than 275 people. Moved by the (e) — of seeing how many people could (f) — from the donation of fresh produce to soup kitchens, Katie (g) — to start vegetable gardens and donate the (h) — to help feed people in need. Today, Katie’s Krops donates thousands of pounds of (i) — produce from numerous gardens to organizations that help people in (j) —.
32. Anne Frank is perhaps the most well-known (a) — of the Nazi Holocaust of World War II. Anne, born 1 on 12 June 1929, was given a diary at the age of 13, in which she (b) — her life from 1942 to 1944. During this time, Anne spent two years in (c) — with her family in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam in a (d) — annex with four other Jews. Betrayed and (e) — in 1944, Anne was sent to the BergenBelsen (f) — camp, where she died of typhus in 1945. Anne’s father, Otto Frank, was the only (g) — of the secret annex to survive the war. In 1947, he (h) — Anne’s diary as The Diary of a Young Girl. Anne’s account of her internment, as well as her deep belief in (i) — has become one of the world’s most (j) — read books.
33. Accessibility to higher education (a) — that students get the opportunity to get university education and (b) — support from educational institutions. Increasing (c) — at the secondary and higher secondary level puts (d) — on higher educational institutions. But due to (e) — capacity, only a small number of students may be enrolled in universities. Thus, each year a large number of students are (f) — access to higher education. Also, due to poverty and (g) — in educational expenses, students of the lower middle class do not get easy (h) — to higher education. Moreover, those who get places in the universities have limited access to (i) — all kinds of diversified educational facilities (j) — to their study fields.
34. Everyone has the right to a (a) — of living adequate for the health and well-being of oneself and of one’s family, (b) — food, clothing, housing and (c) — care and necessary social services, and the (d) — to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of (e) — in circumstances (f) — one’s control. Motherhood and childhood are (g) — to special care and (h) —. All children, whether born in or out of wedlock, shall (i) — the same social (j) —.
35. One of the (a) — of water in our country are the rivers. Rivers are everywhere in our life, literature, and culture. But are the rivers in good (c) —? Unfortunately, they are not. A few are already dead and several are going through the (d) — of death. The river Buriganga is an example of a (e) — river. A report (f) — in the Daily Sun describes what has (g) — to the river Buriganga and why. It’s water is (h) — and a perpetual (i) — fills the air around it. But that is not what it was like (j) —.
36. The city paid back the (a) — of the river by sucking life out of it! According to newspaper report, the Buriganga is (b) — because of pollution. Huge quantities of toxic chemicals and wastes from mills and factories, hospitals and clinics and households and other (c) — are dumped into the river every day. The city of Dhaka (d) — about 4500 tons of solid waste every day and most of it is directly (e) — into the Buriganga. According to the Department of the Environment (DoE), 20,000 tons of tannery waste, (f) — some highly toxic materials, are (g) — into the river every day. Experts (h) — nine industrial areas in and (i) — the capital city as the primary sources of river (j) —.
37. Bangladesh is (a) — with huge inland open water resources. It has (b) — river canals, beels, lakes, and vast areas of (c) —. Hakaluki haor is one of the major (d) — of Bangladesh. With a land area of 18,386 hectares, it supports a rich (e) — and provides direct and indirect (f) — benefits to nearly 190,000 people. This haor was (g) — an Ecologically Critical Area in April 1999 by the government of Bangladesh. Hakaluki is a (h) — ecosystem, containing more than 238 (i) — beels and jalmahals. The most (j) — beels are Chatla, Pinlarkona, Dulla, Sakua, Barajalla, Balijhuri, Lamba, Tekonia, Haorkhal, Tural, Baghalkuri and Chinaura.
38. Hakaluki Haor is an important source of (a) — resources for Bangladesh. Kalibaus, Boal, Rui, Ghagot, Pabda and Chapila are the main fish (b) — found here. From the Kushiara there are (c) — upstream movement of fish towards the beels and (d) — of Hakaluki. The beels in Hakaluki haor provide winter (e) — for the mother fisheries. In early (f) — these mother fisheries produce millions of fries for the entire downstream fishing (g) —. Floodplains are also an important source of fisheries resources within the area. However, many of the beels have lost their capacity to provide shelter for mother fisheries because of sand (h) — from upstream rivers and canals, use of complete (i) — technique for fishing and lack of aquatic plants to provide feed and shelter for (j) — fish.
39. The researchers used various climate-change models to (a) — the future for three bamboo species relied on by pandas in the Qinling Mountain region of China, which (b) — about a quarter of the total remaining panda habitat. These models (c) — in their specific predictions, but each (d) — some level of temperature rise within the coming century. The results (e) — that if the bamboo is restricted to its current distribution area, between 80 and 100 percent of it will (f) — by the end of the 21st century, because it won’t be able to grow under the increased temperatures. If, however, bamboo can move into new, (g) — areas (which will reach the same temperatures as current bamboo habitats due to warming), then there is hope. However, all depend on the (h) — to which humans can (i) — climate change by limiting greenhouse-gas (j) — in the future.
40. A (a) — mangrove forest shared by Bangladesh and India that is home to (b) — 500 Bengal tigers is being rapidly (c) — by erosion, rising sea levels and storm surges, (d) — to a major study by researchers at the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and others. The Sundarbans forest took the (e) — of super cyclone Sidr in 2007, but new (f) — studies show that 71% of the forested coastline is (g) — by as much as 200 metres a year. If (h) — continues at this pace, already (i) — tiger populations living in the forests will be put (j) — at risk.
41. Kuakata is one of the (a) — spots which allow a visitor to watch both the sunrise and the (b) — from the beach. That perhaps makes Kuakata one of the world’s most (c) — beaches. The long and wide beach at Kuakata has a (d) — natural setting. This sandy beach (e) — gently into the Bay and bathing there is as pleasant as is (f) — or diving. Kuakata is truly a (g) — beach and a sanctuary for migratory winter birds. Fishing boats plying in the Bay of Bengal with (h) — sails, surfing waves and the lines of coconut trees add to the (i) — colours Kuakata. The indigenous culture of the Rakhaine community and hundred year old Buddhist temples indicate the age-old tradition and cultural (j) — of this area.
42. Kuakata is truly a (a) — beach and it is (b) — as a sanctuary for the (c) — winter birds. Fishing boats (d) — in the Bay of Bengal with colorful sails. The lines of coconut tree contribute to (e) — the beauty of Kuakata. The (f) — culture of the Rakhaine community indicates the (g) — old tradition and cultural (h) — of this area. Kuakata is also (i) — a remarkable place for the Hindus and the Buddhists. Each year the place is (j) — by thousands of devotees.
43. Hercules was the son of Jupiter and Alcmena. Eurystheus, the King of Mycenae and his cousin, made him (a) — some difficult tasks, which are known in Greek myths as the ‘twelve (b) — of Hercules’. The first (c) — La fight with a lion. The valley of Nemea was being (d) — by a terrible lion and so Eurystheus ordered Hercules to slay the beast and bring him his (e) —. At first, Hercules tried to fight the lion with his club and (f) — but this took him nowhere. Then Hercules attempted a (g) — tactic: he decided he would use his hands. He thus (h) — to slay the animal on his own, relying entirely on his (i) — strength. Victorious, he returned to Mycenae carrying the dead lion on his shoulders, a sight that (j) — the King.
44. Conflict can be (a) — in many ways but one of the simplest is that it pertains to the (b) — ideas and actions of different entities, resulting in an (c) — state. Conflict is an (d) — part of life. All of us possess our own opinions, ideas and sets of (e) —. We have our own ways of looking at things and we act according to what we (f) — is proper. Hence, we often find ourselves in conflict in different (g) —; it may involve other (h) — groups of people, or a struggle within our own selves. Consequently, conflict (i) — our actions and decisions in one way or (j) —.
45. An old man with steel (a) — spectacles and very (b) — clothes sat by the side of the road. There was a pontoon bridge (c) — the river and carts, trucks, and men, women and children were (d) — it. The mule-drawn carts (e) — up the steep bank from the bridge with soldiers helping (f) — against the spokes of the wheels. The trucks ground up and away (g) — out of it all and the peasants (h) — along in the ankle deep dust. But the old man (i) — there without moving. He was too (j) — to go any farther.
46. We human beings tend to (a) — how far we have come as a species in a (b) — short period of time. It was only in the 1870s when we had the first house that was lighted with (c) —. Cars just started to become available 100 years ago. Charles Lindbergh made the first trans-Atlantic flight in 1927. Televisions didn’t become (d) — available until after World War II. In other words, the advances (e) —has made in a relatively short period of time have been nothing short of (f) —. Perhaps just as extraordinary is how we tend to simply adapt to these (g) — changes, not realising how completely our world has been altered in a short (h) — of time. With that in mind, it is worth looking back at some of the amazing (i) — advances we have made in the last few (j) —.
47. Global technology has been an integral part of our quest to (a) — leprosy. The rapid diagnostic test for leprosy (b) —, for example, was developed in (c) — with a Brazilian company. This company combined IDRI’s leprosy (d) — antigens with a smart phone-based platform that standardizes the (e) — to accurately interpret results and get a (f) — value. The test requires just a single drop of blood, mixed with a (g) — reagent. The appearance of two lines (h) — that the person is positive for leprosy. From there, the (i) — from the phone is pushed to the person’s medical (j) —.
48. Cancer is one of the (a) — diseases of the modern era. Ever since the days of Hippocrates people have been searching for a (b) —. Cancer is similar to the common (c) — in that although there are many ways to (d) — it, modern medicine is still yet to come up with a cure. This is (e) — because like the common cold, there are many (f) — types of cancer, and they are all (g) — different. Unfortunately, with over seven million deaths per year, cancer is much more (h) — than the common cold. A wide (i) — of drugs, chemicals, stem cells, genetically modified viruses, and even arsenic have all been (j) — as cancer cures.
49. A craftwork is an applied form of art, a social and (a) —. product reflecting the inclusive nature of folk (b) —. A craftwork, which usually doesn’t bear the (c) — of its maker, retains a personal touch. When we look at a thirty year old nakshikantha we wonder at its (d) — and designs that point to the artistic (e) — and the presence of the maker in it. The fact that we don’t know her name or any other (f) — about her doesn’t take anything away from our (g) — of the artist. Indeed, the (h) — nature of the kantha and the tactile feeling it (i) — animate the work and make it very (j) —.
50. Good manners do not (a) — us anything, but what they bring (b) — in return is beyond measure. To be polite and gentle (c) — others one does not have to (d) — money, but the love and honour that such manners bring us cannot (e) — bought in a market. Good manners are often a matter (f) — habit. They are (g) — habit formed through training (h) — tradition. But (i) — reality such manners are also a matter of principle. For it is out of consideration and respect for others (j) — good manners are born.
51. A six-year old boy named Ryan Hreljac was (a) — to know that the African children had to walk many kilometers everyday just to (b) — water. Ryan decided to make a (c) — in Africa. By doing (d) — chores and (e) — speaking on clean water issue. Ryan (f) — enough money. He built his first (g) — with that money in a northern (h) — village. His (i) — led to Ryan’s Well Foundation, which worked to bring (j) — to clean water and sanitation.
52. Today’s women (a) — 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, judges, etc. They have been able to (g) — their worth. However, women still face (h) — discrimination. Many girls are married of at an (i) — age. Many never can have the (j) — to go to school.
53. Folk music (a) — of songs and music of a community that are (b) — by any sophisticated musical rules or any standard music styles. Bangladesh has a heritage of rich folk music (c) — includes both religious and (d) — songs. Folk music can be described as that type of ancient music which (e) — from the heart or a community; based on their natural style of (f) — uninfluenced by the rules of classical music and modern popular songs. Any mode or form (g) — by the combination of tune, voice and dance may (h) — described as music. Thus, the (i) — of folk song, folk dance and folk tune is called folk music. For (j) —, Baul songs are a combination of tune, music and dance.
54. Introverts and extroverts (a) — two kinds of men (b) — in the society.An introvert is quite(c) — to an extrovert. Without (d) — extrovert no man or woman can (e) — life in the country. What we have (f) — from the (g) —of Sohel and Farid gives us the quality of introvert. (h) — Farid has done in the bus (i) — introvert. Fahima is (j) — the extrovert quality.
55. Television has become a (a) — source of entertainment of the present world. A wide (b)—of programmes is (c) — on numerous channels. Almost every family has a television (d) — today. Television (e) — are not only entertaining, they can be highly (f) — too. For example, television is now (g) — used for distance learning. The courses (h) — by the open university are shown on BTV. Several chanels like the Discovery Channels and the National Geographic Chanel telecast highly informative and (i) — programmes. However, watching TV (j) — is not permissible.
3. [DHAKA BOARD — 2013] UNICEF (a) — originally for the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund. But now it is the United Nations Children’s Fund which (b) — long-term help to children of developing nations. It (c) — several welfare projects in Bangladesh. It has established numerous maternity and baby care centres around the country to (d) — the health of babies and child-bearing mothers. It has helped Bangladesh get rid of (e) — childhood diseases. It has (f) — training programmes to create rural health workers. Thus, this organisation has been able to (g) — infant mortality rates in Bangladesh. Above all, in times of natural disasters, it undertakes (h) — work to help the distressed people. To (i) — education, UNICEF distributes reading and writing materials among students, trains teachers and (j) — primary education particularly among girls.
4. [DINAJPUR BOARD — 2013, SYLHET BOARD-2011] 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 materials ready in (j) — of sudden wet weather.
5. [JESSORE BOARD—2013, JESSORE BOARD-2008] Introverts and extroverts are two (a) — of people (b) — in society. An (c) — is quite opposite to an extrovert. Without (d) — extrovert no one can (e) — life in the country. What we have (f) — from the (g) — of Sohel and Farid gives us the quality of (h) — . What Farid has done in the bus (i) — introvert. Fahima is (j) — the extrovert quality.
6. [COMILLA BOARD — 2013, SYLHET BOARD-2006] Air and water are two important (a) — of the environment. These elements are (b) — for life on earth. They are often (c) — in many ways. Air is polluted by (d) — If we want to live a (f) — life, and water by different kinds of (e) — and filth. We should (g) — the pollution of the environment. Total prevention may be (h) — but we can certainly (i) — pollution by raising (j) — among the people.
7. [SYLHET BOARD—2013, COMILLA BOARD-2011] Banks are often unable or (a) — to lend money to the poorer section of society. The Grameen Bank (b) — credit to the poor, particularly rural (c) — .There are about 800 micro finance (d) — in our country. It is estimated that they have (e) — employment opportunities for about 54,000 people. A recent (i) — 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.
8. [RAJSHAHI BOARD — 2013, DHAKA BOARD-2011, BARISAL BOARD-2009, COMILLA BOARD-2007] Sports are a popular form of (a) — . Many international (b) — events are organised from time to time. Most of those events are (c) — by multinational manufacturing companies and business firms. They (d) — for the sports 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) —.
9. [BARISAL BOARD — 2013, BARISAL BOARD-2011] E-mail has brought about (a) — in modern (b) — . Messages can be transmitted from one country to another within a few (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 everyone, specially in (f) — countries like ours, as most of the people cannot (g) — to have a personal computer. But (h) — of the people have started (i) — commercially operated e-mail for important (j) —.
10. [CHITTAGONG BOARD—2013, BARISAL BOARD-2007] Bangladesh is a land of (a) —. But nowadays the rivers are (b) — up. So, (c) — is an urgent necessity for our country now. The rivers carry (d) — which makes the land (e) — to grow crops. Besides, they supply us with plenty of (f) — . During the dry season, we (g)–river water to the land. At present, the (h) — of water causes bad harvest. We can easily (i) — the use and utility of the rivers in our life and (j) — .
11. [DHAKA BOARD-2012] All things that make up the environment are (a) — . The way in which people, animals and plants are related to each other and to their (b) — is known as (c) — . The ecosystem is a (d) — web that links animals, plants and every other life (e) — in the biosphere. All these things (f) — together. The system is in a steady state of (g) — balance which means that by (h) — any one part of the web you can affect all the other parts. For example, the (i) — of forests may have serious ecological (j) — on humans and animals.
12. [RAJSHAHI BOARD-2012, RAJSHAHI BOARD-2008, BARISAL BOARD-2008, JESSORE BOARD–2003] Man pollutes water, another vital (a) — of the environment by (b) — waste into it. Farmers (c) — chemical fertilizers and insecticides in their fields. Some of these chemicals, washed away by rain and flood, (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, food 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.
13. [JESSORE BOARD-2012] UNICEF is an international (a) — . It runs several welfare (b) — in Bangladesh. It has reduced infant (c) — rates through raising (d) — about health and (e) — . It has organized (f) — programmes for (g) — health workers to (h) — health help to the rural (i) —. At present it is trying to (j) — primary education particularly among girls.
14. [COMILLA BOARD-2012, DINAJPUR BOARD-2012, CHITTAGONG BOARD-2006] If we (a) — forests and cut (b) — trees, the effects might eventually (c) — us all. If forests (d) — into deserts, what will (e) — carbon dioxide? Then the weather pattern (f) — change and the world will become (g) — . This is called the green house effect. As a (h) — of this effect the polar ice caps will (i) — and this will cause the flood of (j) — areas of the globe.
15. [CHITTAGONG BOARD-2012, COMILLA BOARD-2006] Learning a language is (a) — riding a cycle. The most (b) — thing (c) — any language is communication. You learn to (d) — effectively by using a language, by doing things with it and by experiencing it. You (e) — learn English in the same (f) — as one learns to ride a cycle. Do not (g) — if people laugh at you (h) — you make (i) — . You can certainly learn (j) — mistakes.
16. [SYLHET BOARD-2012, CHITTAGONG BOARD-2009] Man pollutes water, an important (a) — of the environment by (b) — waste into it. Farmers (c) — chemical fertilizers and insecticides in their fields. Some of these chemicals (d) _____ away by rain and floods (e) — mixed with water in rivers, canals and ponds. Water is also (f) — by mills and factories which throw their (g) — chemicals and waste products into rivers and canals. Water vehicles also pollute water by (h) — oil, food waste and human waste into them. In sanitary latrines (i) — on river and canal banks are also (j) — for further pollution.
17. [BARISAL BOARD-2012] William Caxton introduced printing into England. His success as a merchant enabled him (a) — retire early and (b) — himself to literary pursuits. In 1477, he set up his (c) — press and (d) — nearly a hundred books. A (e) — of prodigious industry, he translated twenty (f) — himself. What is more (g) — him is that he published books in English when most works appeared (h) — French or Latin. Caxton (i) — it as his aim to hasten the spread of knowledge by making books (j) — to the public in English.
18. [RAJSHAHI BOARD-2011] 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 why many people call the computer “an electronic (j) — .”
19. [JESSORE BOARD-2011] Rose is a symbol of (a) — . I have a rose garden. The garden looks (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 (f) — roses and only to earn money but also to (j) — our houses.
20. [CHITTAGONG BOARD-2011] 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, administrations, judge 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.
21. [DINAJPUR BOARD-2011] Returning home can be very difficult. When people (a) — to their home countries, they often find many changes. The (b) — old streets may not look the same. People they remember may not (c) — them. If they go back to their own childhood house, the house may look very (d) — . It may (e) — small and cramped. One woman wrote that she returned to her (f) — and her house was gone. In its (g) — , there was a little, modern grocery shop. No one (h) — her. She was extremely (i) — . 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) — .
22. [DHAKA BOARD-2010] Language plays a very (a) — role in our life. We use language 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 language to (g) — information. In short language is (h) — present in our life. It is an (i) — part of what we do, (j) — and believe.
23. [RAJSHAHI BOARD-2010, COMILLA BOARD-2009] Dhaka is the capital of Bangladesh. It is a (a) — city. It is a city (b) — traffic jam. A fly (c) — is built at Mohakhali with a view to (d) — the traffic jam. To solve this problem, traffic rules (e) — be enforced. Besides this drivers, passers-by and (f) — should honour and abide (g) — all rules (h) — making the city habitable. Otherwise our life (i) — remain (j) — stake.
24. [JESSORE BOARD-2010] Man pollutes water, another vital (a) — of the environment by dumping (b) — into it. Farmers (c) — chemicals, washed away by rain and flood, (d) — mixed water with in river, 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, food waste and human waste (g) — them. Insanitary latrines (h) — on river and canal banks are also (i) _____ for further pollution. In this way, various (j) — of waste and filth pollute water.
25. [COMILLA BOARD-2010, RAJSHAHI BOARD-2007, DHAKA BOARD-2005] 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 people (j) — the globe.
26. [CHITTAGONG BOARD-2010] It is a happy news that the (a) — of adopting unfair means in the examination has been (b) — to a greater extent. Our students have now (c) — that passing in the examination is not the only goal of student life. But still this heinous (d) — has not been totally (e) — . When an examinee is caught copying in the examination there is nothing open to authority (f) — to (g) — him /her. This damages not only the concerned examinee, but also (h) — a total loss to the whole family of that examinee So, our students must refrain themselves (i) — this bad practice. They should also remember that a building (j) — strong foundation must fall down either today or tomorrow.
27. [SYLHET BOARD-2010] One day a fox was very (a) — . It was (b) — for some food to eat. But it could not manage any (c) — . At last it became very (d) — and sat (e) — a tree. A crow was sitting on the tree with a (f) — of meat in its beak. The fox looked at the crow and (g) — the piece of meat. An idea came to its mind to (h) — the meat from the crow. The fox said loudly “(i) — a beautiful bird it is! But alas! the bird (j) — not sing.”
28. [BARSIAL BOARD-2010] Electricity is (a) — a part of our everyday (b) — that we rarely think twice about its importance and necessity. When we switch (c) — the light and the fan or turn on our television and computer, we enjoy (d) — blessing of electricity. Even when we turn off the bedside lamp and are fast asleep, (e) — remains working for us driving our fans, heating or cooling our rooms and running our refrigerators. Unfortunately, we (f) — enjoy the uninterrupted blessings of electricity. There is some (g) — in the generation (h) — electricity in Bangladesh. (i) — , load-shedding or suspension of the supply of electricity has (j) — a regular programme of the power Development Board.
29. [DINAJPUR BOARD-2010] Everybody (a) — to live a happy and peaceful life. But what are the (b) — that can assure you of such a nice life? Naturally people’s opinions are quite different on this point. The factors (c) — be money, power, security, honour, love, health, good family bondage, education, voluptuous pleasures etc. Most people (d) — money alone can ensure all other elements (e) — for a happy life. It’s partly true. But if you (f) — stick to money, you may start running after money. But you cannot live in two rooms, cannot (g) — two persons’ food etc. at the (h) — time. You should bear in (i) — that your necessity or desire has a limit. If you exceed the limit and run (j) — money with an endless greed, you will be utterly ruined.
30. [DHAKA BOARD-2009] An elephant does many things with its trunk. It smells, feels and picks things up with its (a) — . Elephants can uproot trees (b) — their trunks. They can defend themselves by wrapping their trunks (c) — enemies and dashing them (d) — the ground. They used their trunks to eat (e) — peanuts too. They can even brush (f) — flies. In the lumberyards of India elephants learn to pull logs out (g) — rivers and stack them. Elephants have even been taught to sweep. By holding a broom in (h) — trunk, an elephant can (i) — a road clean of dust. What a wonderful (j) — that trunk is!
31. [RAJSHAHI BOARD-2009, SYLHET BOARD–2003] 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 science. The learned man wishing to (c) — out what sort of ability the lad (d) — , asked him where God (e) —. Then 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.
32. [JESSORE BOARD-2009] While eating food we have to (a) — that we should not eat just to satisfy hunger or to (b) — the stomach. We should (c) — to preserve our health. For good (d) — we need good food. Sometimes it so happens that people (e) — live even in the midst of plenty, do not eat the (f) — they need for a good health as they (g) — no knowledge of health and nutrition. Again the poor illiterate people think that good food (h) — costly food. They do not (i) — that whatever food they get can be nutritive (j) — they can select the food items wisely to make a balanced diet.
33. [SYLHET BOARD-2009] The Shatgombuj mosque is a 15 Century Islamic (a) — situated in the suburbs of Bagerhat, on the (b) — of the Sunderbans, some 175 km. south-west of Dhaka. It is an (c) — Mughal architectural site (d) — a very large area. The Mosque is (e) — in that it has sixty pillars, which (f) — seventy seven exquisitely (g) — domes that have worn away with the (h) — of time. The mausoleum of the city’s (i) — Khan Jahan Ali can be found nearby. With the (j) — of the mosque as a World Heritage Site it is hoped that this beautiful architectural monument will be preserved from further decay.
34. [DINAJPUR BOARD-2009] Bangladesh is one of the (a) — countries of the United Nations. As a peace-loving and (b) — country she has been undertaking welfare and (c) — activities in line (d) — the United Nations. Bangladesh has (e) — the UN declaration of the second decade (f) — the disabled in the Asia and the Pacific region. Along (g) — other governments of this region she is (h) — to implement the charter. There is also provision in our constitution for ensuring health (i) — , education and employment for the (j) —.
35. [DHAKA BOARD-2008] Michael Baumann is a lawyer. He doesn’t like (a) — who talk too much. He himself (b) — to speak very little. He doesn’t (c) — a beard but he (d) — an enormous moustache. He (e) — it makes him look important. He does not have a lot of (f) — on his head but he isn’t (g) — either. His hair is not straight but (h) — . He is (i) — his fifties and (j) — to eat.
36. [COMILLA BOARD-2008, SYLHET BOARD-2005] Sincerity is the best way of achieving success. One can go a long way if one does anything with sincerity. People who are sincere to their work are (a) — of making anything success. The great men are also sincere because they (b) — that sincerity is the (c) — to success. Those who are not (d) — can never (e) — a long way in the world. The poor people are not always sincere, because they do not know the (f) — of sincerity. If they knew it, they would (g) — a good use of it. Sincerity (h) — _ not only to do work properly, but also with dutifulness, honesty, modesty and good behaviour. The people of our country are not still (i) — of the (j) — of sincerity.
37. [CHITTAGONG BOARD-2008] Natural disaster (a) — throughout the world in recent years. The main reason behind this is greenhouse effect or (b) — of the air (c) — the earth. Global warming in melting the (d) — ice of polar regions and of the peaks of (e) — mountains. Consequently the (f) — of sea water has alarmingly increased. Cyclones and tidal bores (g) — inundating and destroying the coastal regions to a large extent. Climatologists (h) — that in the last 185 years 99 cyclones hit the coastal (i) — and off shore islands of our country causing irrecoverable loss (j) — life and properties.
38. [SYLHET BOARD-2008] Who is to control the crimes of the country? The rich? The government? Who? It is everybody’s responsibility. In a country where everybody is trying to defeat every other one to make unlimited wealth as quickly as possible, it is very difficult to curb the crimes. Almost all contribute to crime and disorder in one or the other (a) — . World Bank and other International Organisations have published (b) — on corruption and human rights violation in Bangladesh. They have also suggested how to (c) — the existing situation. But none of them is (d) — so far. It is alleged that most of the political parties are (e) — to gain their party interests. They have also divided the nation ideologically. National (f) — is a dream that might never come true. Sometimes some so called intellectuals write some article in newspapers. But that brings no (g) — . Abuse of (h) — by the public servants has led the nation to its present situation. The representatives of the people are being mainly (i) — for it. But it is not the only truth. Let us all be united to bring an end to this deteriorating (j) — .
39. [DHAKA BOARD-2007] Television has become a (a) — source of entertainment of the present world. A wide (b) — of programmes is (c) _____ on numerous channels. Almost every family has a television (d) — today. Television (e) _____ are not only entertaining, they can be highly (f) — too. For example, television is now (g) — used for distance learning. Courses (h) — by the Open University are shown on BTV. Several channels like the Discovery telecast informative and (i) — programmes. However, watching TV (j) — is not permissible.
40. [JESSORE BOARD-2007, COMILLA BOARD–2003] Money is power and can do much good and evil. It gives (a) — and delight. It (b) — do everything. A person without (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.
41. [CHITTAGONG BOARD-2007] No other word is so (a) — as the word ‘Mother’. It is (b) — up with our existence. Everyone starts his life first (c) — the word, ‘mother’. This word lasts to the child (d) — death. It is mother, who first becomes touched (e) — our happiness and sorrows. We know about the mother of Bayejid Bostami (f) — Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar. In every religion the position of mother is (g) — the highest place. Our great Prophet Hazrat Mohammad (Sm.) (h) — that “Heaven is at the (i) — of mother”. So, when I think of my mother, my head (j) — down.
42. [SYLHET BOARD-2007] 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.
43. [DHAKA BOARD-2006] There have been (a) — changes in the types of entertainment over time. Many of these no longer exist. Even if they do, people keep looking for newer forms of (b)—. Thus snake charming, puppet show, Jatragan, Jarigan, Sharigan and Kabigan which were common forms of entertainment in the past, have almost lost their (c)—. Radio is now giving place to television and to (d) — channels in particular. The entertainment business, like other spheres of life, is getting (e) — day by day. Folk music or palligeeti is now sung with western (f) —. At the same time, (g) — music is now fusing melodies from folk and traditional songs. In general, band and pop music are becoming more and more (h) — particularly among the (i) — generation. Sport has become a great source of entertainment (j) —.
44. [RAJSHAHI BOARD-2006] I do not think that it is (a) — not to make any (b) — while learning English because we (c) — through trial and error. I think it is better to (d) — English without paying much (e) — on being correct because it is not important to (f) — always correct English. I do not (g) — that a shy man can never (h) — English. This is because a shy man can learn English by (i) — English newspapers, (j) — and various text books.
45. [JESSORE BOARD-2006] Traffic jam is one of the major problems of our time. It is a very (a) — affair in big cities and towns. Our population has (b) — very fast over the last fifty years or so. The (c) — of vehicles has also gone up. But our roads are not broad (d) — to accommodate so many buses, trucks and cars. Slow moving vehicles (e) — rickshaws and baby taxies have added complications to the problem. On top of that our drivers are not very willing to (f) — traffic rules. They often (g) — impatient and look to go (h) — of one another (i) — traffic signals. Sometimes they (j) — recklessly and meet horrible road accidents.
46. [BARISAL BOARD-2006] From the moment we are born we cannot (a) — alone. We are always in (b) — of assistance of (c) — others around us. We need clothes, which others (d) —; houses, which others (e) — and food, which others (f) —. We have to earn our livelihood by (g) — for others, while they get their livelihood by working for us. As children, we need our parents to be our comforters, and to take (h) — of us in body and (i) —. As we grow up we need to care of others; we cannot exist a day (j) — our fellowmen.
47. [RAJSHAHI BOARD-2005] Newspapers in Bangladesh have constantly (a) — our attention to the (b) — safety measures provided by (c) — garment factories. They (d) — adequate space, (e) — staircases and (f) — exists. (g) — addition, most of the garment (h) — do not have any training (i) — fire safety. At least 104 garment employees were (j) — in fire related incidents.
48. [JESSORE BOARD-2005] Your performance in the interview is very important, even (a) — some people regard (b) — as poor predictors of future (c) —. There is a good (d) — of subjectivity in an interview to judge a (e) —, but as a candidate, the subjectivity inherent in interviews can work to your (f) —. If you manifest confidence and enthusiasm, smile a (g) — and generally look as through you know (h) — you are talking about, then you are will on the (i) —, to a result (j) —you respond is probably more important than what you say.
49. [COMILLA BOARD-2005] Riaz is fed (a) — with his next door (b) —. His bed room is very (c) — to theirs. Every time he sits down to (d) — in the evening (e) — comes the blaring sound of the television (f) — the house next door. It (g) — that the TV is kept (h) — the whole evening. In winter he can bear it by (i) — his window closed (j) — in summer it gets too hot and stuffy in the window is kept closed.
50. [CHITTAGONG BOARD-2005] The great ship “Titanic” (a) — for New York from Southampton on April 10, 1912. She was (b) —1316 passengers and a crew of 891. At that time, however, she was the only largest ship that had been (c) — built. She was regarded as unsinkable for she had sixteen water-tight compartments. The tragic (d) — of the great ship will always be remembered, for she went down on her maiden (e) — with a heavy loss of life. Four days after setting out, while the Titanic was sailing (f) — the icy water of the North Atlantic, a huge ice-berg was suddenly spotted (g) — the lookout. After the alarm had been given, the great ship turned sharply to avoid a (h) —. Suddenly, there was slight trembling sound from below and the captain went down to see what had (i) —. The noise had been so faint that no one thought that the ship had been damaged. Below the captain realised to his horror that the ‘Titanic’ was sinking rapidly, for five of the sixteen water-tight compartments had already been (j) —.
51. [BARISAL BOARD-2005] In the polar regions, one kind of houses is made of glass for growing crops in it. When the rays of the sun fall on earth, their wave-length is so small that they (a) — on the soil inside the house without (b) — the glass walls. When those rays are reflected by the earth, their wave-length gets (c) — and thus they can easily heat, the glass-walls. This process of artificially heating up the glass-houses is called the green house effect. Though it is fundamentally the (d) — of a scientific process, now we (e) — by it to a dangerous effect being caused in the atmosphere. For various scientific reasons, now a days the amount of carbondioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, chlorofluro carbons are (f) — in the atmosphere. Consequently, when the rays of the sun, after being (g) — by the earth, goes up with larger wave lengths, the abovementioned gases get heated by it (h) — the glass-walls of the aforesaid green house. The result is obvious and fatal : the temperature of the (i) — around the earth increases more than (j) —.
52. [DHAKA BOARD-2004] Many events of (a) — importance took place during the last century. Significant advances were made in the (b) — of science and technology. Many European colonies (c) — independence. The movement for democracy become (d) — in many parts of the world. Two world wars (e) — out in this century. It also witnessed the misuse of atomic energy. Two cities of Japan were completely (f) — as a result of the dropping of atom bombs. The Vietnam war and the Gulf war killed (g) — of innocent people. However, the emergence of Bangladesh as an (h) — nation was a momentous event. After a bloody (i) — of nine months, Bangladesh was born. Now we hold our heads (j) — in the comity of nations.
53. [RAJSHAHI BOARD-2004] 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.
54. [JESSORE BOARD-2004] Amin is a young man of 20 years. His parents were very poor. They could not provide his educational (a) —. Amin passed the S.S.C Examination. He thought that he (b) — not be able to continue his studies. The thought that he would get (c) — in poultry and cultivation of fish. He get 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.
55. [COMILLA BOARD-2004] Bangladesh is a country (a) — an area of 1,47,570 square kilometres. It is (b) — with more than 120 million people. About one thousand people (c) — per square kilometre. So it is a (d) — populated country. The growth rate is very (e) — which must be (f) — immediately. If this rate (g) — on unchecked. Bangladesh will (h) — a great problem. So everyone should (i) — forward to (j) — public consciousness.
56. [CHITTAGONG BOARD-2004] For international communication a common language is (a) —. There are many (b) — for which English has achieved the (c) — of being that language. Now English has (d) — the national borders to (e) — people who speak other languages. It is no longer the (f) — possession of British or American or other native speakers, but a language that belongs to (g) — people. This phenomenon has led to a (h) — variety of English around the world. As more and more people speak English, more and more varieties have (i) — which are strongly (j) — by the pronunciation, grammar and idioms of the respective mother tongues.
57. [SYLHET BOARD-2004] Atom bomb was first (a) — on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in the World War II. When the first bomb (b) —, the world knew for the first time that man (c) — at long last been in possession of a force (d) — in all respects. The atom bomb (e) —. But alas! the superhuman energy has been (f) — against mankind. One single bomb (g) — the (h) — town Hiroshima and another bomb Nagasaki. There had (i) — many children, women and patients not (j) — in the problems of the war.
58. [BARISAL BOARD-2004] Student life is a life of (a) — for future struggle. To make him (b) — for the struggle, education is necessary. So the first and foremost duty of a student (c) — to prosecute his studies well. He who (d) — his lessons regularly (e) — well in the examination. On the (f) — the student who wastes his time cuts a (g) — figure. It should be (h) — in mind that none can get back the (i) — time. If the students neglect their studies they will suffer in the (j) — run.
59. [DHAKA BOARD-2003] Housing is one of the (a) — problems of our (b) —. Thousands of people in big (c) — like Dhaka and Chittagong dwell on the footpaths. In rural (d) — also there is an acute (e) — of houses. The cost of construction is (f) — everyday. At present it is very (g) — for the common (h) — to afford the (i) — of construction. This problem needs to be (j) — immediately.
60. [RAJSHAHI BOARD–2003] 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 weights,” 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.
61. [COMILLA BOARD–2003] 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.
62. [CHITTAGONG BOARD–2003] 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 work (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.
63. [BARISAL BOARD–2003] Sports can give us (a) —. International sports (b) — organise different sporting events in different (c) —. Most of these events are sponsored by multinational manufacturing companies and business firm. They pay for the sport event. They do it because in (d) — they get the right of (e) — their products (f) — the events. The satellite channels (g) — the events (h) —. As a (i) —, people all over the world can (j) — the events live.
64. Have you heard the name of Orpheus? He is a (a) — character. He was the son of Apollo, the god of music who (b) — him a lyre. Apollo taught him how to (c) — on it. Orpheus mastered the lesson successfully. Devotion and practice made him (d) —. Nothing could withstand the (e) — of his music. His fellow mortals and wild animals were (f) — by his music. He is (g) — to Tansen in Bengal myth. Men and animals crowded (h) — him. To hear the soft mournful songs of Orpheus, vale and dale, fauna and flora would (i) — even he rescued his (j) — wife from underworld by singing melancholic song.
65. Beauty is easy to appreciate but difficult to define. As we look around, we discover beauty in (a) — objects and sights – in nature, in the (b) — of children, in the kindness of strangers. But asked to define, we run into (c) —. Does beauty have an independent objective identity? Is it (d) — or is it dependent on our sense (e) —? Does it lie in the (f) — of the beholder? Thus, we ask (g) —. However, poets, artists, philosophers and thinkers (h) — always in search of beauty in their works and arts. But most of them have the common opinion that where there is beauty, there is (i) — that is a thing of beauty is a joy (j) —.
66. Many diseases are rising at an (a) — rate, which experts believe is due to (b) — pollution of the (c) —. Pollution appears to be (d) — in urban area (e) — rural societies too are (f) — by increased use of (g) — fertilizer and insecticides. Nevertheless, today city people appear to suffer from many more (h) — and (i) — more (j) — than country people.
67. Bangladesh is blessed with huge inland open water resources. It has (a) — rivers, canals, beels, lakes, (b) — vast areas of flood plains. Hakaluki (c) — is one of the major (d) — of Bangladesh. With at least (e) — of 18,386 hectares. It supports (f) — rich biodiversity and provides (g) — and indirect livelihood benefits to (h) — 1,90,000 people. This haor was (i) — an Ecologically Critical Area (j) — April 1999 by the government of Bangladesh.
68. Overeating (a) — taking too much food (b) — one needs. We eat (c) — to overload our stomach but to (d) — a sound health. A sound health (e) — on eating habit, to some extent. Overeating tells (f) — our health. By (g) — awareness of the people, the habit of overeating can be (h) —. With a view to (i) — our body fit, we should (j) — taking too much food.
69. Kuakata is one of the (a) — spots which allows a (b) — to watch both the sunrise and the (c) — from the beach. That perhaps makes Kuakata one of the (d) — most attractive beaches. The long and (e) —— beach at Kuakata has a typical (f) — setting. This sandy beach slops (g) — into the Bay and bathing there is as (h) — as is swimming or diving. Kuakata is (i) — a virgin beach and a (j) — for migratory winter birds.
70. Food adulteration is one of the (a) — problems in the recent time in our country. Different food and food products, vegetables, fruits and fishes are being (b) — (c) — the unscrupulous and profit-monger businessmen and green grocers. However, we, the general people (d) — the victims (e) — all sorts of pangs and serious diseases. The businessmen use (f) — chemicals such as DDT, Aldrin, Heptachlor just to make their products (g) — attractive or to (h) — them for a long time. So, it is time the authorities concerned took (i) — steps to stop such food adulteration. Proper monitoring, supervision and public awareness should be compulsory from (j) — level to consumers.
71. There goes a proverb that child is (a) — of the man. Today’s child is the (b) — of a nation. He will (c) — the country. The whole (d) — depends on their proper (e) —. It is our fundamental (f) — to rouse their (g) — talent. A sound environment is (h) — both in the family and society so that a child (i) — up physically, mentally and spiritually. Only then it will be (j) — to build up a beautiful and developed country.
72. Conflict can be (a) — as clash of values and ideas among other things and the most serious form of conflict is (b) — clashes that results in lots of (c) — casualties. There can be conflict (d) — which is (e) — intrapersonal conflict. The conflict between or (f) — persons is called (g) — conflict. Constraint of resources is also a (h) — of conflict and it is known as (i) — conflict. Conflict is a very common phenomenon. But sometimes it takes (j) —.
73. While many alternatives to fossil fuels have been investigated, there is quite a way to go before mankind’s energy supply is completely renewable. As of today, about 85% of (a) — energy comes from fossil fuels. The (b) — clean energy is considered to be (c) —— is because fossil fuels are not expected (d) — last much longer, they pollute the (e) —, and they have led to tensions (f) — nations. The reason clean energy is (g) — to come by is that we have (h) — the past 150 years dependent on (i) — and it is quite difficult to make (j) — switch. Some have even suggested that the technology for producing vast amounts of clean energy already exists but is being suppressed by big oil companies.
74. Hakaluki Haor has both (a) — and non-economic (b) —. It (c) — a wide range of the local people. People (d) — here can produce fish and rice, rare (e) —, buffalo and duck. They can also (f) — reeds (g) — grass in the haor. This haor (h) — also provides (i) — place for the (j) — birds.
75. Independence is the (a) — of a man. But no nation can (b) — it without struggle. Our War of Independence (c) — in 1971. People of all walks of (d) — joined the war with a smiling face to (e) — the country. They (f) — face to face the enemy. They did not run (g) — showing their backs. Many died while (h) —. Again many of them (i) — killed. Today we remember them with profound (j) —.
76. A student or learner can improve all his latent talents through the channel of proper education. Proper education aims at (a) — him not only physically (b) — also mentally. Such education (c) — him an ideal man, (d) — can lead both himself (e) — society to the way (f) — happiness and prosperity. A (g) — educated man is sympathetic, (h) — and kind. Indeed, proper (i) — makes him mentally and (j) —developed.
77. Traffic jam is one of the major problems of our time. It is a very (a) — affair in big cities and towns. Our population has (b) — very fast over the last fifty years or so. The (c) — of vehicles has also gone up. But our roads are not broad (d) — to accommodate so many buses, trucks and cars. Slow-moving vehicles (e) — rickshaws and baby-taxies have added complications to the problem. On top of that our drivers are not very willing to (f) — traffic rules. They often (g) — impatient and look to go (h) — of one another (i) — traffic signals. Sometimes they (j) — recklessly and meet horrible road accident.
78. Accessibility to higher education (a) — that students get the (b) — to get university education and (c) — support from educational institutions. Increasing (d) — at the secondary and higher secondary level puts (e) — on higher educational institutions. But due to (f) — capacity, only a small number of students may be enrolled in universities. Thus, each year a huge number of students are denied (g) —— to higher education. Also, due to (h) — and increase in educational (i) —, students of the lower middle class do not get easy access to higher education. Moreover, those who get places in the universities have limited access to avail all kinds of diversified (j) — facilities relating to their study-fields.
79. Education is one of the basic needs of a human being. It is (a) — for the (b) — of mind. Many illiterate people do not have any (c) — of health. If they (d) — educated, they could lead a (e) — and planned life. Education teaches us how to live well. It (f) — us to make the right (g) — in life. It enhances our (h) — to perform our duties properly and (i) — our everyday problems. In fact, it is education (j) — brings positive changes in our life.
80. Sports are a popular form of entertainment. Many international sporting events are (a) — from time to time. Most of these events are (b) — by multinational manufacturing (c) — and business firms. They pay for the sports events in (d) — for the right to (e) — their products during those events. These events are (f) — worldwide by satellite and people all over the world watch them (g) —. As a (h) —, the sponsors’ products (i) — maximum media coverage. This is the commercial (j) — of sports.
81. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is the (a) — leader of Bangladesh. He delivered an illustrious and (b) — speech on 7 March in 1971. He made his speech in the presence of a (c) — gathering of people at Suhrawardy Udyan (the then Race Course Maidan). Many (d) — of the past led him to deliver the speech. In his speech, he (e) — the history of Bengal as a history of (f) — and deprivation. Through his speech, he (g) — the people of Bangladesh to get (h) — for the Liberation War. He told the people to fight against the (i) — of West Pakistan. He declared the independence of Bangladesh (j) —.
82. 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 development programmes of the government. Many women have (e) — higher education and are (f) — as doctors, engineers, teachers, administrators, judges, etc. They have been able to (g) — their worth. However, women still face (h) — discrimination. Many girls are married off (i) — at an early age. Many never (j) — to school.
83. A dictionary is one of the most important (a) — in the life of people. It (b) — the words in a language (c) — in order that the reader may (d) — them easily. A dictionary entry gives us the accepted spelling of a word, its (e) — into syllable, its pronunciation, its origins and its meanings. Sometimes a dictionary also provides (f) — meanings as well as opposite meanings of a word. In addition, if the word is a noun that (g) — a visible thing, the dictionary may provide an (h) — of it. Dictionaries of the past, present and future can become our teachers and good friends. Besides, a dictionary (i) — our word-stock and beautifies our diction of speech. So, it should no way (j) —.
84. Bangladesh is recognized throughout the world as a pioneer in microcredit. Despite (a) — criticisms, it cannot be denied that microcredit (b) — significantly to poverty reduction. Recent study (c) — concluded that microcredit programmes helped participants earn (d) — income, consume more and thereby lifted many (e) — them out of poverty. The reduction of (f) —, in particular, the reduction of extreme poverty (g) — microcredit is very successful. The contribution of (h) — programme to women empowerment is also praiseworthy. (i) — helps the rural women to earn and (j) — small business.
85. Scientists have recently reported that the polar ice caps are melting. This is due to a rise in (a) — temperatures known as the ‘greenhouse effect’. Carbon dioxide is (b) — responsible for temperature rise in the atmosphere. The carbon dioxide is (c) — off when coal and oil are burnt. This gas is (d) — in the air and the ice caps in the North and South poles are melting. This may (e) — lead to a rise in the sea levels which could (f) — many areas of the globe. The ‘greenhouse effect’ is just one of the many (g) — changes which are taking place in the environment. Tropical rainforests, which took fifty million years (h) — are being (i) — at the rate of fourteen acres per minute. The total area of the world’s deserts is increasing every year. Many species of animals and plants are (j) — with the threat of extinction.
86. Banks are part and parcel of a civilized nation. They are called the (a) — of any civilized nation. Banking activity is the true index of commercial and industrial (b) — of a country. It supplies blood in the financial (c) — of the nation by mobilizing savings and creating (d) — facilities for the economic development of the country. But unfortunately, our (e) — banks only look after the (f) — of upper class people. They are (g) — to give loan to common rural people. But some non-conventional banks specially Grameen Bank have come forward to provide loan to the poor, (h) — to poor rural women. They have created jobs for many educated (i) — youth. Taking loans from the bank, the poor women have improved their (j) — condition.
87. The craft of (a) — paper to give them different (b) — without any cutting or pasting is called Oregami. Although not much is known about its (c) —, Oregami has been (d) — in the Orient for (e) —. In fact, it has taken the form of sophisticated (f) — in Japan where it is specially (g) — for decorating and for (h) —. As a form of (i) — plaything, Oregami takes the form of birds, fish, insects, animals and geometrical figures, sometimes with (j) — parts to imitate the movement of real life objects.
88. Research has shown that air pollutants from (a) — fuel use make clouds reflect more of the sun’s rays (b) — into space. This leads to an effect known as global (c) — whereby less heat and energy reaches the earth. At first, it (d) — like an ironic savior to climate change problems. However, it is believed that global dimming (e) — the droughts in Ethiopia in the 1970s and 80s where millions died, because the northern (f) — Oceans were not warm enough to allow (g) — formation. Global dimming is also (h) — the true power of global warming. By cleaning up global dimming-causing pollutants without (i) — greenhouse gas emissions, rapid warming has been observed, and various human health and ecological disasters have resulted, as (j) — during the European heat wave in 2003, which saw thousands of people die.
89. Kuakata is truly a (a) — beach and it is (b) — as a sanctuary for (c) — winter birds. Fishing boats (d) — in the Bay of Bengal with colourful sails. The lines of coconut trees contribute to the (e) — beauty of Kuakata. The (f) — culture of the Rakhaine community indicates the (g) — old tradition and cultural (h) — of this area. Kuakata is also a (i) — land for the Hindus and the Buddhists. Each year this place is (j) — by thousands of devotees.
90. Food adulteration is one of the (a) — problems in the recent time in our country. Different food and food products, vegetables, fruits and fishes are being (b) — (c) — the unscrupulous and profit-monger businessmen and green grocers. However, we, the general people (d) — the victims (e) — all sorts of pangs and serious diseases. The businessmen use (f) — chemicals such as DDT, Aldrin, Heptachlor just to make their products (g) — attractive or to (h) — them for a long time. So, it is time the authority concerned took (i) — steps to stop such food adulteration. Proper monitoring, supervision, and public awareness should be compulsory from (j) — level to consumers.
91. Unsafe levels of pesticides are present in around half of the vegetables and more than a quarter of fruits sold in the capital’s markets, a recent (a) — has found. A 15-member team of the National Food Safety Laboratory, with support from the (b) — (FAO), came up with the findings after collecting and testing food samples from the capital’s Gulshan, Karwanbazar and Mohakhali markets. The survey report, a copy of which was acquired by the Dhaka Tribune, read that nearly 40% of 82 samples of milk, milk products, fish, fruits and vegetables contained banned (c) — such as DDT, Aldrin, Chlordane and Heptachlor. The Director of Institute of Public Health (IPH), told the Dhaka Tribune that the (d) — report has been submitted to the Health Ministry. Further tests of different products were being (e) — out at the Food Safety Lab. (f) — food products are reportedly the cause behind thousands of people suffering from (g) — diseases like cancer, kidney failure and heart problems. Health specialists told the Dhaka Tribune that the Ministry of (h) — had enacted a Food Safety Act, but was yet to prepare the necessary rules. As the issue of food safety was also linked to 14 other ministries, a coordinated agency should take (i) — of ensuring safety in (j) — products, they added.
92. Bangladesh has a heritage of rich folk music (a) — both religious and secular songs. Folk music usually (b) — from the (c) — of the heart of a community. Folk music means the (d) — of folk song, dance and tune that are (e) — on the basis of country festivals, natural beauty, rural and riverine life. In Bangladesh folk music (f) — from region to region and so there are the northern Bhawaiya, the eastern Bhatiyali and the southern Baul songs in our country. The cultural of (g) — tribes has influenced folk music. Folk music that has a lot of characteristic is (h) — by rural folk. Mystical songs (i) — to folk songs have been composed using the metaphors of rivers and boats. In short, the (j) — of folk music in our country is beyond description.
93. Man’s dignity depends upon his work. Man is a (a) — being on earth. He is to (b) — for others. He should not be (c) — if he is full of (d) — blood. He should be (e) — to help any (f) — of man. The man whom he is helping may be (g) — to him by (h) —. But after all, he is a man. He has the (i) — blood and flesh as the above (j) — man.
94. The Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur was (a) — in the 7th century. It is the largest (b) — Buddhist (c) — in the Indian subcontinent and is also known as the Somapura Mahavihara, the great monastery. It was (d) — intellectual centre from the 7th century until the 17th century. Its layout is (e) — adapted to its religious (f) —. This monastery-city represents a unique (g) — achievement which has (h) — Buddhist architecture as (i) — as Cambodia. It was (j) — a World Heritage Site in 1985 at the 9th session of the 21 members international committee.
95. No other word is so (a) — as the word “mother”. It is (b) — up with our existence. Everyone starts his life first (c) — the word “mother”. This word lasts to the child (d) — death. It is mother who first becomes touched (e) — our happiness and sorrows. We know about the mother of Bayazid Bostami (f) — Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar. In every religion, the position of mother is (g) — the highest place. Our great Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (Sm.) (h) — that “Heaven is at the (i) — of mother.” So, when I think of my mother, my knees and head (j) — down.
96. When a girl gets (a) —, she usually drops out of school and begins full-time work in her in laws’ household. In the in-laws’ house, she is (b) —. She becomes (c) — to all forms of abuse, including dowry related (d) —. In Bangladesh, it is still (e) — for a bride’s family to pay dowry, (f) — the (g) — being (h) —. Dowry (i) — can also continue after the (j) —.
97. Folk music (a) — of songs and music of a community that are (b) — by any (c) — musical rules or any standard music styles. Bangladesh has a (d) — of rich folk (e) — which includes both religious and (f) — songs. Folk music may be described as that type of ancient (g) — which springs from the heart of a (h) —, based on their (i) — style of expression uninfluenced by the rules of classical music and (j) — popular song.
98. Most of us do not know what the words ‘brain drain’ mean. The (a) — of highly trained or qualified people from a (b) — country to another country is called brain drain. Brain drain (c) — countries to lose (d) — professionals. Every year a good number of talented people are (e) — our country in (f) — of better living. This has (g) — a great impact on our economy. The country is (h) — of the services of these talented people though it (i) — a huge sum of money to educate them. There are other loses too. (j) —, necessary steps should be taken to stop this tendency.
99. Shamsur Rahman was a Bangladeshi poet. As a poet, he was deeply (a) — in his own tradition. He built his literary (b) — against the (c) — of the 30’s poets. He developed the (d) — and added new (e) — to it. From the late sixties, he began to influence the (f) — scene. He brought new (g) — in Bangla poetry. He expressed his (h) — about people’s (i) — rights. His poems also expose moral (j) — of people.