Letter

  1. Suppose, you are Sami/Sushan. Fawzan/Farhan is your friend. Write a letter to him/her about your daily life

Answer to the question no-9

8 October, 2015

Azimpur Govt. Colony, 

Dhaka-1205

Dear Fawzan,

I have received your letter in time. You wanted to know about my daily life in your last letter. Now, I am writing to inform that. 

I get up at 5 O’clock and say my Fazar prayer at 5.30 am. After brushing and freshening up I take breakfast and read my text till then 8 a.m. Then being ready I start for school at 9 a.m. In tiffin period or after returning from school I go to play at 5 pm. Again I read till then 10 pm. After taking supper and watching TV, I go to bed at 11 pm.

I am well. No more today. More when we meet next. 

Your loving friend,

Sami.

  1. Suppose, you are Sami/Anika. Fawzan/Fahmida is your friend. He/She wants to know about Dhaka. Now, write a letter to him/her describing Dhaka.

Answer to the question no-9

9 October, 2015

Azimpur Govt. Colony, Dhaka-1205

Dear Fawzan,

I have received your letter in time. You wanted to know about Dhaka. Now, I am going to tell you about Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh. 

You will be highly glad to learn that Dhaka is a very ancient city and this city has a rich historical background. It was found during the Mughal Empire. A lot of people live there. You can see here a lot of things like the Ahsan Manzil, the Lalbag Fort, the National Zoo, the National Museum and so on. If you come to our house, we will see all the things.

I am well. No more today. More when we meet next. 

Your loving friend,

Sami.

  1. Suppose you are Sadia/Saheb. Write a letter to your Indian friend, Anika/Anil about the activities of

your mother.

Answer to the question no-9

October 10, 2015

Ganaktuli, Hazaribagh,

Dhaka-1205

Dear Anika,
How are you? I hope you are fine. In your letter you wrote about your mother. I am going to write about my mother. My mother teaches in a primary school in Hazaribagh, Dhaka. She works in morning shift. After school hours, she works at home. She cooks our food. She also looks after my old grandparents and my siblings.. She takes care of our health and studies. On holidays she cooks special dishes for us like biriyani, korma, kabab, firni, jarda etc. She washes the clothes. She keeps the house clean. Sometimes she goes to the market. She also visits relatives. She helps the sick people. In the evening, she watches TV. She spends her free time with us. She remains busy the whole week.
This is all about my mother’s activities.

Convey my regards to your parents.

Your loving friend,

Sadia.

  1. Suppose, you are Altaf/Asma. Asad/Ayesha is your friend. He wanted to know about the proverb ‘All that glitters is not gold’. Now, write a letter to your friend telling her about it. Use the following cues:

gold glitters — glossy — story of Sheikh Saadi– the rich man — an ordinary man — simple dress – a

gorgeous dress –outward charm — true beauty

Answer to the question no. 9

College Road, Bhola

Dear Asad,

Accept my warm love. Hope you are well. You wanted me to tell you something about the proverb ‘All that glitters is not gold’. Now, I am telling you something about it.

We know that gold glitters in sunlight. But everything glossy is not necessarily gold. You must know the story of Sheikh Saadi.

The rich man took the poet as an ordinary man. Because he was wearing simple dress. The poet went

to the rich man’s house again wearing a gorgeous dress.

He taught him a great lesson. So dress or any outward charm of anything or anybody cannot be a standard of measuring inner worth. True beauty always lies within.

Your friend,

Altaf.

  1. Suppose you are Shahil/Seemla of Nur Mohammad College. Write a letter to your friend, Fahim/Dipti about your good teacher.

Answer to the question no. 9

October 13, 2015

33 Baddanagar Water Tank,

Hazaribagh, Dhaka-1205

Dear Fahim,

How are you? How have you enjoyed during Eid-ul-Azha? I am fine. I am going to write to you about my favourite teacher.

Mr. Kaisar is my favourite teacher. He hailed from Barishal. He is a good teacher. He always gives us

good notes, learning materials and suggestions. He is very caring. He is truly a professional. He is not a by-chance teacher. I am proud of him.

What about you? Who is your favourite teacher? Please write me back.

Your loving friend,

Shahil.

 

  1. Suppose you are Sanjid/Sahida. You live in Arambagh, Dhaka. Write a letter to your friend, Faisal/Asma about mother’s love and obedience to mother.

Answer to the question no. 9

October 14, 2015

Arambagh, Dhaka

Dear Faisal,

How are you? I came to know about the kindness of your mother from your letter. Mother is the greatest person in the world. There is none like mother. Mother’s love is unique in this world. A mother can die for a child. So we should be obedient to our mother. All the great persons in the world were obedient to mother. They followed their mother’s order at any cost. If we read the pages of history books, we will see such evidence. So we should respect our mother and carry out their order in any way.
What about your feeling regarding this point? Please let me know.

Your loving friend,

Sanjid.

Write to your friend about your evening activities

November 27, 2013

Doleshwar, Dhaka

Dear Dia,

At first take my love. I hope you are fine. I am also fine. In your last letter, you wanted to know about my evening activities. Now I am writing about it.

I have a daily routine. I always do my duties according to this routine. In the evening, I usually wash my face and hands and say my evening prayer. Then I take some light foods. After that I sit to read and prepare my lesson till 9 pm. I watch TV from 9 pm to 10 pm. I have my dinner with my parents at 10. Then I brush my teeth. I go to bed  at 10.30.

No more today. Write to me soon about your evening activities.

Your loving friend

Sanjida

 

  1. Write a letter to your friend about how you spend/pass your leisure time.

 

November 27, 2013

Doleshwar, Dhaka

 

Dear Adrey,

At first take my love. I hope you are fine. I am also fine. In your last letter, you wanted to know about how I spend my leisure time. Now I am writing about it.

In my leisure time, I read story books. Sometimes I read English newspaper. It makes me strong in English.  I also go to the playground and play football and cricket.

No more today. Write to me soon about how you spend/pass your leisure time.

 

Your loving friend

Sanjida

 

  1. Write to your friend about your favourite food.

 

November 27, 2013

Doleshwar, Dhaka

 

Dear Adrey,

At first take my love. I hope you are fine. I am also fine. In your last letter, you wanted to know about my favourite foods. Now I am writing about it.

I eat what I get. But I also have some favourite foods. I like to have Ruti and vegetables in my breakfast, rice fish at lunch and dinner. I also like to have meat and dal. Tea is my favourite drink.

No more today. Write to me soon  about your favourite food.

 

Your loving friend

Sanjida

 

 

  1. Write a letter to your friend about your home town.

 

November 27, 2013

Doleshwar, Dhaka

 

Dear Sanjida,

At first take my love. I hope you are fine. I am also fine. In your last letter, you wanted to know about  my home town. Now I am writing about it.

The name of my home town is Kishoregonj. It is a district town. It is only 145 kilometers north-east of Dhaka. There are many important places in and around this town. They are Solakia Eid ground, Pagla Mosque etc. It is also famous for great personalities like Syed Nazrul Islam, the first acting president of Bangladesh. Sukumar Roy and the great master of painting, Zainul Abedin.

No more today. Write to me soon about your home town.

 

 

Your loving friend

Adrey

 

  1. Write letter to your friend about your native village.

 

 

November 27, 2013

Doleshwar, Dhaka

 

Dear Sanjida,

At first take my love. I hope you are fine. I am also fine. In your last letter, you wanted to know about  my native village. Now I am writing about it.

The name of my village is Doleshwar. It is a small village but densely populated. Though it is village, all modern facilities are available here. There are a college, a high school, a primary school and a market in our village. We all live here in peace and amity. I love my village very much.

No more today. Write to me soon about your native village.

 

 

Your loving friend

Adrey

 

  1. Write a letter to your friend about your visit to St. Martin’s island.

 

 November 27, 2013

Doleshwar, Dhaka

 

Dear Sanjida,

At first take my love. I hope you are fine. I am also fine. In your last letter, you wanted to know about my visit to the  St. Martin’s island. Now I am writing about it.

Last summer vacation, I and some of my friends visited the St. Martin’s island. It is the only coral island in Bangladesh. We saw there beautiful corals of different shapes and colours, the turtles that nest on the island and variety of sea fishes. We also went sailing in the sea. We enjoyed the visit very much.

No more today. More when we meet.

 

Your loving friend

Adrey  

 

 

 

 

Write a letter to your friend describing your visit to St. Martin’s Island.

March 15, 2013

Mirpur, Dhaka

Dear Dia,

I have just received your letter. In your letter you wanted to know about my visit to the Martin’s Island. Now I am telling you about it. 

Last summer vacation I went to visit the St. Martin’s Island with my parents. It is a small island. The local name of the island is “Narikel Jinjira” which means Coconut Island. We saw beautiful coral of different shapes and colours in the blue waters of the Bay of Bengal. We also saw coral reef, turtles and variety of sea fishes. The natural scenery of the Island is really enjoyable and it attracted me much. 

No more today, convey my salam to your parents and love to your younger.

Your loving friend

Sima

  1. Write a letter to your friend about how you spend/ pass your leisure time.

At first take my love. I hope you are fine. I am also fine. In your last letter, you wanted to know about how I spend my leisure time. Now I am writing about it.

In my leisure time, I read story books. Sometimes I read English newspaper. It makes me strong in English. I also go to the playground and play football and cricket.

No more today. Write to me soon about how you spend/ pass your leisure time.

  1. Write a letter to your friend about your favourite food.

At first take my love. I hope you are fine. I am also fine. In your last letter, you wanted to know about my favourite foods. Now I am writing about it.

I eat what I get. But I also have some favourite foods. I like to have ruti and vegetables in my breakfast, rice and fish at lunch and dinner. I also like to have meat and dal.Tea is my favourite drink.

No more today. Write to me soon about your favourite food.

  1. Write a letter to your friend about your home town.

At first take my love. I hope you are fine. I am also fine. In your last letter, you wanted to know about my home town. Now I am writing about it.

The name of my home town is Kishoregonj. It is a district town. It is only 145 kilometers north-east of Dhaka. There are many important places in and around this town. They are Solakia Eid ground, Pagla Mosque etc. It is also famous for great personalities like Syed Nazrul Islam, the first acting president of Bangladesh. Sukumar Roy and the great master of painting, Zainul Abedin.

No more today. Write to me soon about your home town.

  1. Write a letter to your friend about your visit to the liberation war museum.

At first take my love. I hope you are fine. I am also fine. In your last letter, you wanted to know about my visit to the liberation war museum. Now I am writing about it.

On 14 December our class went on a field trip to the liberation war museum with the guidance of our headmaster.There were six galleries that exhibited rare photographs, documents, news-paper clippings and objects used by the freedom fighters and martyrs of our liberation war. We spent there for two hours. Before leaving, we watched a video film on our liberation war and our independence. It was an experience we never forget.

No more today. More when we meet.

  1. Write a letter to your friend about your favourite sports.

At first take my love. I hope you are fine. I am also fine. In your last letter, you wanted to know about my favourite sports. Now I am writing about it.

My favourite game is Cricket. You will be very happy to know that in last Bangabadhu Gold Cup Cricket Tournament, our school became champion and I was selected ‘Man of the Match’. I also love to play football and badminton.

No more today. Write to me soon about your favourite sports.

  1. Write a letter to your pen friend about main tourist spots of Bangladesh.

At first take my love. I hope you are fine. I am also fine. In your last letter, you wanted to know about main tourist spots of Bangladesh. Now I am writing about it.

Bangladesh is a beautiful country. There are many interesting places here. They are Cox’s bazaar,Chittagong hill track, Sundarban, Bagerhat Mahasthangar, Moynamoti, St. Martin’s island etc. Among them Cox’s bazar is the most populous tourist spot here. It is the longest sea beach in the world. So I will invite you to visit our country.

No more today. Write to me soon about main tourist spots of your country.

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Set-1
2. Read the passage and complete the table below. 10

Anne Frank is perhaps the most well-known victim of the Nazi Holocaust of World War II. Anne, born on 12 June 1929, was given a diary at the age of 13, in which she chronicled her life from 1942 to 1944. During this time, Anne spent two years in hiding with her family in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam in a secret annex with four other Jews. Betrayed and discovered in 1944, Anne was sent to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where she died of typhus in 1945. Anne’s father, Otto Frank, was the only occupant of the secret annex to survive the war. In 1947, he published Anne’s diary as The Diary of a Young Girl. Anne’s account of her internment, as well as her deep belief in humanity has become one of the world’s most widely read books.

 

What/Who Source What/Who When

Anne Frank (i)… Well-known victim of (ii) …

Nazi– Holocaust

Anne and diary living in a (iv) … 1943–1944

(iii) …

The world reading (v) … about (vi) … 1947

Her (vii) … diary humanity after reading (viii) …

(ix) … has become world’s most (x) … after being published

Or. Read the above text and make a flow chart showing different events in Anne’s life. 10

Born in 1929 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Answer to the ques. no. set-1

  1. Ans. (i) Germany, (ii) after World War II, (iii) her family, (iv) secret annex, (v) ‘The diary of a Young Girl’, (vi) her interment, (vii) deep belief, (viii) the book, (ix) The Diary of a Young Girl’, (x) widely read books.
    2. Ans. Or. (1) Born in 1929 (2) given a diary in 1942 (3) spent from 1942 to 1944 in hiding (4) wrote diary (5) died in 1945 of typhus (6) the diary being published in 1947

Set-2
2. Read the passage and complete the table below: 10

Alexandra Alex Scott was born in Connecticut in 1996, and was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a type of childhood cancer, shortly before she turned one. In 2000, just after turning four, she informed her mother that she wanted to start a lemonade stand to raise money for doctors to help children. Her first lemonade stand raised 2,000 dollars and led to the creation of the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. Alex continued her lemonade stands throughout her life, ultimately raising over one million dollars toward cancer research. She passed away in August 2004 at the age of eight. Today, Alex’s Lemonade Stand sponsors a national fundraising weekend in the United States which is popularly known as Lemonade Days. Each year, as many as 10,000 volunteers at more than 2,000 Alex’s Lemonade Stands make a difference for children with cancer.

What/Who Information What/Who When

Alex Scott (i) … birth (ii) …

(iii) … to help wanted to start a (iv)… in 2000

She (v) … lemonade stands throughout her (vi) …

(vii) … United States (viii) … every year

10,000 volunteers (ix) … doing something for each (x) …

of 2,000 Alex’s children with cancer

Lemonade Stands

Or. Read the above text and make a flow chart showing the activities of Alex. 10

  1. Starting a lemonade stand 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Answer to the ques. no. set-2

  1. Ans. (i) Connecticut, (ii) 1996, (iii) Alex, (iv) lemonade stand, (v) continued, (vi) life, (vii) Alex’s Lemonade Stand, (viii) national fundraising weekend, (ix) America, (x) year.
  2. Ans. Or. (1) Starting a lemonade stand (2) raised money for doctors to help children (3) raised 2000 dollars her first lemonade stand (4) inspired her to build the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (5) continued her lemonade stands throughout her life (6) making a difference for children with cancer.

 

Set-3
2. Read the passage and complete the table. 10

I am in a tiny steel cage attached to a motorcycle, stuttering through traffic in Dhaka, Bangladesh. In the last ten minutes, we have moved forward maybe three feet, inch by inch, the driver wrenching the wheel left and right, wriggling deeper into the wedge between delivery truck and a rickshaw in front of us. Up ahead, the traffic is jammed so close together that pedestrians are climbing over pickup trucks and through empty rickshaws to cross the street. Two rows to my left is an ambulance, blue light spinning 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 experience it from the back seat of a car. If you’re poor, you’re in a rickshaw, breathing in the exhaust. 

I’m sitting in the back of a CNG, a three- wheeled motorcycle shaped like a slice of pie and covered with scrap metal. I’m here working on a human rights project, but whenever I ask people in Dhaka what they think international organizations should really be working on, they tell me about the traffic. Alleviating traffic congestion is one of the major development challenges of our time. Half the world’s population already lives in cities, and the United Nations (UN) estimates that the proportion will rise to nearly 70 percent by 2050. Dhaka, the world’s densest and fastest growing city, is a case study in how this problem got so bad and why it’s so difficult to solve. Dhaka’s infrastructure doesn’t match the scale of its population. Just 7 percent of the city is covered by roads, compared with around 25 percent of Paris and Vienna. Dhaka also suffers from the absence of a planned road network. There are 650 major intersections, but only 60 traffic lights, many of which don’t work. That means the police force isn’t enforcing driving or parking rules; they’re in the intersections, directing traffic. 
The cost of Dhaka’s traffic congestion is estimated at $3.8 billion a year, and that’s just the delays and air pollution, not the less-tangible losses in quality of life. Paradoxically, the poor infrastructure is one of the reasons why the city is growing so fast. Without roads or trains to whisk them to the suburbs, Dhaka residents have no choice but to crowd into the middle, set up slums between high-rises, and walk to work.

Who/What Event/Activity Where/Place When/How long

The CNG/The writer moved forward by three feet (i) …. (ii) ….

One of the major development challenges (iii) …. at present 

(iv) …. lives in cities (v) ….

7 percent area (vi) ….. in Dhaka at present.

About 25 percent is covered by roads (vii) …. 

The police directs traffic (viii) …. 

(ix) …. costs $3.8 billion in Dhaka (x) ….

  1. Or. Based on your reading of the passage, make short notes in each of the boxes in the flow-chart

showing the causes for traffic congestions in Dhaka. 

  1. The world’s densest and fastest growing city 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Answer to the ques. no. set-3

  1. Ans. (i) In the street of Dhaka, Bangladesh (ii) ten minutes (iii) alleviating traffic congestion (iv) Half the world’s population (v) at present (vi) is covered by roads (vii) in Paris and Vienna (viii) in the intersections (ix) Traffic congestion (x) a year.
  2. Ans. Or. 1. The world’s densest and fastest growing city 2. Inadequate infrastructure in terms of population 3. Just 7 percent of the city covered by roads 4. The absence of a planned road network 5. 650 major intersections with only 60 traffic lights 6. No strict enforcement of driving or parking rules.

 

Set-5
2. Read the passage and complete the table below: 10

Children’s right to education also implies that the school they go to will have a pleasant and learning-friendly environment where everyone will have an enjoyable time. Teachers will be kind, caring and supportive and children will feel relaxed. No harsh words will be spoken to them and special care will be taken of children with learning disabilities. That unfortunately is not the general picture in our schools. The system of education in our part of the world does not allow children much freedom, and classrooms look more like cages where they are pent up for hours. Rabindranath Tagore (read his ‘An Eastern University’ in Unit Six) found it unacceptable; so did William Blake (1757-1857), an English poet and painter, whose favorite subjects included children. In his poem ‘The School Boy’ Blake writes about a young boy who is unhappy with his school where dour-faced teachers give joyless lessons. He would rather like to be outdoors and enjoy the summer day. He pleads with his parents to rescue him from the drudgery of school.

What/Who Source/Information What/Where When

Our (i) … existing at present not allowing (ii) … during school time

A young boy (iii) … unhappy (iv) …

The (v) … according to Tagore’s essay (vi) … during the classes

The boy (vii) … enjoying time in (viii) …

(ix) … of The School Boy requesting for (x) … school time

  1. Or. Read the above text and make a flow chart showing the problems of school in our part of

the world. 10

  1. Having no learning friendly environment 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Answer to the ques. no. set-5

  1. Ans.(i) education system, (ii) much freedom, (iii) The School Boy, (iv) during showering joyless lessons, (v) students, (vi) penting up, (vii) in Blake’s poem, (viii) summer days, (ix) The boy, (x) rescue.
    2. Ans.Or. (1) Having no learning friendly environment (2) play no caring and supportive role by the teacher (3) taken no care of the students with low caliber (4) not enjoying enough freedom by the students (5) crowded classroom (6) dour-faced teachers.

Set-6

  1. Read the passage and complete the table below: 10

The tests indicated that poultry feed in the country had also been contaminated, as samples of chicken and fish contained traces of antibiotics. High microbial populations were found in several samples of pasteurized milk, indicating poor processing procedures by the manufacturers. Samples of cucumber and street foods also showed high microbial populations, suggesting widespread contamination in the water supply. The Director of Institute of Public Health (IPH), told the Dhaka Tribune that the survey report has been submitted to the Health Ministry. Further tests of different products were being carried out at the Food Safety Lab. A former Director General of the Health Service and senior national adviser of the FAO, said the findings were shocking for the whole nation. He added that instead of focusing only on the end products, the issue should be addressed at the root level. Pointing out that there were four steps in the production process-farmer, transport, wholesale, and retail trader. He said better monitoring and supervision were mandatory for stopping food adulteration.
Adulterated food products are reportedly the cause behind thousands of people suffering from fatal diseases like cancer, kidney failure and heart problems. Health specialists told the Dhaka Tribute that the Ministry of Food 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 responsibility of ensuring safety in food products, they added.

What/Who Source/Information What/Where When

Samples of (i) … poultry feed in the country (ii) … after testing

The manufactures in several (iii) … high microbial (iv) … after testing

Better monitoring and (v) … mandatory for stoping adulteration (vi) … always

Samples of (vii) … water supply (viii) … survey

(ix) … being carried out (x) … after the first test

Or. Read the above text and make a flow chart showing the steps of preventing food adulteration. 10

  1. Monitoring the food level of production 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Answer to the ques. no. set-6

  1. Ans.(i) chicken and fish, (ii) traces of antibiotics, (iii) samples of pasteurized milk, (iv) populations, (v) supervision, (vi) in Dhaka, (vii) cucumber and street foods, (viii) high microbial populations, (ix) Further tests of different products, (x) the Food Safety Lab.
  2. Ans.Or. (1) Monitoring the food level of production (2) ensuring proper food processing (3) regular supervision (4) applying rules strictly (5) inflicting heavy punishment (6) forming a coordinated agency.


Set-7
2. Read the passage and complete the table below. 10

I caught sight of her at the play, and in answer to her beckoning, I went over during the interval and sat down beside her. It was long since I had last seen her, and if someone had not mentioned her name I hardly think I would have recognized her. She addressed me brightly. ‘Well, it’s many years since we first met. How time does fly! We’re none of us getting any younger. Do you remember the first time I saw you? You asked me to luncheon.’

Did I remember?

It was twenty years ago and I was living in Paris. I had a tiny apartment in the Latin quarter overlooking a cemetery, and I was earning barely enough money to keep body and soul together. She had read a book of mine and had written to me about it. I answered, thanking her, and presently I received from her another letter saying that she was passing through Paris and would like to have a chat with me; but her time was limited, and the only free moment she had was on the following Thursday; she was spending the morning at the Luxembourg and would I give her a little luncheon at Foyot’s afterwards? Foyot’s is a restaurant at which the French senators eat, and it was so far beyond my means that I had never even thought of going there. But I was flattered, and I was too young to have learned to say no to a woman…. I had eighty francs (gold francs) to last me the rest of the month, and a modest luncheon should not cost more than fifteen. If I cut out coffee for the next two weeks I could manage well enough. 

I answered that I would meet my friend-by correspondence at Foyot’s Thursday at half-past twelve. She was not so young as I expected and in appearance imposing rather than attractive. She was, in fact, a woman of forty… and she gave me the impression of having more teeth, white and large and even, than were necessary for any practical purpose. She was talkative, but since she seemed inclined to talk about me I was prepared to be an attentive listener.

Who/What Event/Activity Where/Place When/How long

The writer caught sight of the lady guest (i) .… 20 years after the lunch at Foyot’s.

(ii) .… sat down beside her (iii) .…

The writer (iv) .… in Paris (v) .…

The Lady requested the writer to give her a lunch (vi) .… on Thursday,

(vii) .… usually cat at Foyot’s often.

The writer (viii) .… in his pocket. 

The writer wanted to meet the lady at Foyot’s (ix) .…

(x) .… was a woman of forty.

  1. Or. Based on your reading of the passage, make short notes in each of the boxes in the flow-chart showing the information about the lady entertained by the writer. 10
  2. Not so young as expected by the writer 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Answer to the ques. no. set-7

  1. Ans. (i) at the play (ii) The writer (iii) during the interval (iv) was living (v) 20 years ago (vi) at Foyot’s (vii) French senators (viii) had eighty francs (ix) on Thursday at half-past twelve (x) The lady.
    2. Ans. Or. 1. Not so young as expected by the writer 2. Imposing rather than attractive in appearance 3. A woman of forty 4. Gave the impression of having more teeth than were necessary for any practical purpose 5. Talkative 6. Seemed inclined to talk about the writer.

  2. Read the passage and complete the table below: 10

I was startled when the bill of fare was brought, for the prices were a great deal higher than I had anticipated. But she reassured me. ‘I never eat anything for luncheon,’ she said. ‘Oh, don’t say that!’ I answered generously. ‘I never eat more than one thing. I think people eat far too much nowadays. A little fish, perhaps. I wonder if they have any salmon.’ Well, it was early in the year for salmon and it was not on the bill of fare, but I asked the waiter if there was any. Yes, a beautiful salmon had just come in, it was the first they had had. I ordered it for my guest.

The waiter asked her if she would have something while it was being cooked. ‘No,’ she answered, ‘I never eat more than one thing unless you have a little caviare, I never mind caviare.’ My heart sank a little. I knew I could not afford caviare, but I could not very well tell her that. I told the waiter by all means to bring caviare. For myself I chose the cheapest dish on the menu and that was a mutton chop.
‘I think you are unwise to eat meat,’ she said. ‘I don’t know how you can expect to work after eating heavy things chops. I don’t believe in overloading my stomach.’

Then came the question of drink. ‘I never drink anything for luncheon,’ she said. ‘Neither do I,’ I answered promptly. ‘Except white wine,’ she proceeded as though I had not spoken. ‘These French white wines are so light. They’re wonderful for the digestion.’ ‘What would you like?’ I asked, hospitable still, but not exactly emotional.

She gave me a bright and amicable flash of her white teeth. ‘My doctor won’t let me drink anything but champagne.’ I imagine I turned a little pale. I ordered half a bottle. I mentioned casually that my doctor had absolutely forbidden me to drink champagne. ‘What are you going to drink, then?’ ‘Water.’

Who/What Event/Activity Where/Place When/How long

The writer (i) …. at Foyot’s when the bill of fare was brought

(ii) …. never eats more than one thing at lunch

The lady guest thinks people eat far too much (iii) ….

Salmon was not shown (iv) …. Early in the season

(v) …. had come In the restaurant Just then

The lady guest (vi) …. while the salmon being cooked

(vii) …. was the cheapest dish on the menu

The lady guest took champagne (viii) ….

The writer (ix) …. at Foyot’s (x) ….

  1. Or. Based on your reading of the passage, make short notes in each of the boxes in the flow-chart showing the names of food and drinks taken by the lady guest and the writer. 10
  2. Salmon fish 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Answer to the ques. no. set-8

  1. Ans: (i) was startled (ii) The lady guest (iii) nowadays (iv) on the bill of fare (v) a beautiful salmon (vi) wanted to have caviare (vii) Mutton chop (viii) at Foyot’s (ix) took water (x) at lunch.
    2. Or. Ans: (1) Salmon fish (2) caviare (3) mutton chop (4) French white wine (5) champagne (6) water.

Set-9

  1. Read the passage and complete the table below. 10

I was past caring now. So I ordered coffee for myself and an ice cream and coffee for her. ‘You know, there’s one thing I thoroughly believe in,’ she said, as she ate the ice cream, ‘One should always get up from a meal feeling one could eat a little more.’ ‘Are you still hungry?’ I asked faintly. ‘Oh, no, I’m not hungry; you see , I don’t eat luncheon. I have a cup of coffee in the morning and then dinner, but I never eat more than one thing for luncheon. I was speaking for you.’ ‘Oh, I see!’ Then a terrible thing happened. While we were waiting for the coffee, the head waiter, with an ingratiating smile on his false face, came up to us bearing a large basket full of huge peaches. They had the blush of an innocent girl; they had the rich tone of an Italian landscape. But surely peaches were not in season then? Lord knew what they cost. ‘You see, you’ve filled your stomach with a lot of meat’ – my one miserable little chop- ‘and you can’t eat any more. But I’ve just had a snack and I shall enjoy a peach’.
The bill came and when I paid it I found that I had only enough for a quite inadequate tip. Her eyes rested for an instant on the three francs I left for the waiter, and I knew that she thought me mean. But when I walked out of the restaurant I had the whole month before me and not a penny in my pocket. ‘Follow my example,’ she said as we shook hand, and never eat more than one thing for luncheon. ‘I’ll do better than that’, I retorted. ‘I’ll eat nothing for dinner to-night.’ ‘Humorist!’ she cried gaily, jumping into a cab, ‘you’re quite a humorist!’ But I have had my revenge at last. I do not believe that I am a vindictive man, but when the immortal gods take a hand in the matter it is pardonable to observe the result with complacency. Today she weighs twenty-one stone.

Who/What Event/Activity Where/Place When/How long

One should get up feeling one could eat a little more from a meal (i)…………………..

(ii)……………. would have a coffee in the morning.

The head waiter (iii)…………………………… while they were waiting for coffee.

The head waiter Had an ingratiating smile (iv)………….

(v)… had the blush of an innocent girl.

The eyes of the lady guest (vi)… on the three francs for an instant.

The waiter (vii)… in his pocket when he walked out of the restaurant.

(viii)… would eat nothing for dinner that night.

The writer has had his revenge (ix)…

The lady guest (x)… today.

  1. Or. Based on your reading of the passage, make short notes in each of the boxes in the flow-chart showing the information about the peaches. 10
  2. The head waiter came up to them with the peaches 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Answer to the ques. no. set-9

  1. Ans. (i) always (ii) The lady guest (iii) came with a basket of peach (iv) on his false face (v) The peaches (vi) rested (vii) did not have a penny (viii) The writer (ix) at last (x) weighs twenty-one stone.
    2. Ans. Or. 1. The head waiter came up to them with the peaches. 2. The peaches were huge. 3. They had the blush of an innocent girl. 4. They had the rich tone of an Italian landscape. 5. Peaches were not in season then. 6. The writer wondered about their cost.

Set-10

  1. Read the passage and complete the table below. 10

Shilpi was only 15 years old when she married Rashid in 2008. Marrying off daughters at an early age is a standard practice for many families living in rural Bangladesh. After her wedding, Shilpi joined a local empowerment group that provides adolescent girls with the tools needed to gradually change cultural practices, particularly those pertaining to early marriage and pregnancy. The group’s activities include discussions on how to most effectively change behaviour related to reproductive health as well as one-on- one counseling. It also offers peer-to-peer support and life skills training that help adolescents say no to early marriage. The empowerment group is one of more then 10,000 groups supported by some local Non Government Organizations (NGOs) working all over Bangladesh. These NGOs work through Canada’s Adolescent Reproductive Health Project which also aims to increase access to quality health services for adolescents. During one of the group sessions, Shilpi came to understand the potentially harmful effects of early marriage and pregnancy.
While maternal mortality in Bangladesh has declined by nearly 40 percent since 2001, the rate remains high with 194 maternal deaths per 100,000, live births in 2010- dropping from 322 in 2001 with a projected decrease to 143 by 2015. Girls who get pregnant are at risk of serious health complications. These include dangerous hemorrhage and fistula, a painful internal injury caused by obstructed childbirth that commonly leads to serious maternal morbidities and social exclusion. When Shilpi heard about those risks, she invited her husband, Rashid, to discuss pregnancy with a counselor. After hearing about the risks, Rashid agreed to delay having children for five years despite pressures from his parents and neighbors to produce an offspring. Together, the couple met with a female health care provider, who informed them about the various family planning options available.
Shilpi’s mother-in-law and neighbors continued to pressurize the newlyweds. Deeply rooted cultural practices and traditions caused a rift between Shilpi and Rashid and their extended family, some of whose members insulted and criticized the couple. Unable to convince their close relatives of the risks, Shilpi and Rashid returned to the counselor. They took the help of a parent peer who has been trained to speak to other parents about adolescent issues. Shilpi’s mother-in-law and neighbors eventually came to understand the harmful effects of early pregnancy on mother and child. Today, the village no longer pressurizes the couple; their parents and neighbors now support them and speak out against early marriage and pregnancy.

What/Who Source/Event What/Where When/Information

Shilpi (i) … Rashid 15 years old (ii) …

(iii) … come to know group session (iv) … about early marriage

and pregnancy

The (v) … supported by Canada’s peer-to-peer support during

Adolescent Reproductive

Health Project

The NGO’s (vii) … is providing girls quality health services during (viii) …

The adolescent girls are provided by local (ix) … tools needed to one-on-one counseling.

gradually change (x) …

Or. Read the above text and make a flow chart showing the reasons of early marriage in Bangladesh.

10

  1. To establish cultural practice 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Answer to the ques. no. set-10

  1. Ans. (i) married, (ii) 2008 (iii) She, (iv) harmful effects, (v) empowerment group, (vi) adolescence, (vii) aim, (viii) adolescence, (ix) empowerment group, (x) cultural practice.
  2. Ans.Or. (1) To establish cultural practice (2) considering daughter as burden (3) unconscious about the bad effect of early marriage

(4) unhealthy cultural practice (5) lack of standard education

(6) superstitious beliefs.

Set-11

  1. Read the passage and complete the table below: 10

Universities should never be made into mechanical organizations for collecting and distributing knowledge. Through them the people should offer their intellectual hospitality, their wealth of mind to others, and earn their proud right in return to receive gifts from the rest of the world. But in the whole length and breadth of India there is not a single University established in the modern time where a foreign or an Indian student can properly be acquainted with the best products of the Indian mind. For that we have to cross the sea, and knock at the doors of France and Germany. 

Educational institutions in our country are India’s alms-bowl of knowledge; they lower our intellectual self-respect; they encourage us to make a foolish display of decorations composed of borrowed feathers….Man’s intellect has a natural pride in its own aristocracy, which is the pride of its culture. Culture only acknowledges the excellence whose criticism is in its inner perfection, not in any external success. 
When this pride succumbs to some compulsion of necessity or lure of material advantage, it brings humiliation to the intellectual man. Modern India, through her very education, has been made to suffer this humiliation. Once she herself provided her children with a culture which was the product of her own ages of thought and creation. But it has been thrust aside, and we are made to tread the mill of passing examinations, not for learning anything, but for notifying that we are qualified for employments under organizations conducted in English. Our educated community is not a cultured community, but a community of qualified candidates.
 

Meanwhile the proportion of possible employments to the number of claimants has gradually been growing narrower, and the consequent disaffection has been widespread. At last the very authorities who are responsible for this are blaming their victims. Such is the perversity of human nature. It bears its worst grudge against those it has injured…

Who/What Event/Activity Where/Place When

A single University upholding the Indian mind. (i)… in India (ii)…

(iii)… are our alms-bowl of knowledge (iv)… 

Man’s intellect (v)… in its own aristocracy. 

(vi)… provided her children with a culture (vii)…

We are educated only to qualify to work (viii)… 

Our educated community (ix)… 

(x)… is increasing in proportion to employments in India day by day.

Or, Based on your reading of the passage, make short notes in each of the boxes in the flow-chart showing the information about an Eastern University. 10

  1. Mechanical organization for collecting and distributing knowledge 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Answer to the ques. no. set-11

  1. Ans. (i) is not established (ii) in the modern time (iii) Educational institutions (iv) in India (v) has a natural pride (vi) India herself (vii) once (viii) in organizations conducted in English (ix) is not a cultured community (x) The number of claimants.
  2. Ans. Or. 1. Mechanical organization for collecting and distributing knowledge 2. Does not offer the intellectual hospitality to other 3. Cannot show the best products of the Indian mind 4. Alms-bowl of knowledge 5. Lowers our intellectual self-respect 6. Encourages a foolish display of decorations composed of borrowed feathers.


Set-12
2. Read the passage and complete the table below. 10

In the Bengali language there is a modern maxim which can be translated, ‘He who learns to read and write rides in a carriage and pair.’ In English there is a similar proverb, ‘Knowledge is power.’ It is an offer of a prospective bribe to the student, a promise of an ulterior reward which is more important than knowledge itself… Unfortunately, our very educational has been successful in depriving us of our real initiative and our courage of thought. The training we get in our schools has the constant implication in it that it is not for us to produce but to borrow. And we are casting about to borrow our educational plans from European institutions. The trampled plants of Indian corn are dreaming of recouping their harvest from the neighboring wheat fields. To change the figure, we forget that, for proficiency in walking, it is better to train the muscles of our own legs than to strut upon wooden ones of foreign make, although they clatter and cause more surprise at our skill in using them than if they were living and real.

But when we go to borrow help from a foreign neighborhood we overlook the fact…that among the Europeans the living spirit of the University is widely spread in their society, their parliament, their literature, and the numerous activities of their corporate life. In all these functions they are in perpetual touch with the great personality of the land which is creative and heroic in its constant acts of self-expression and self-sacrifice. They have their thoughts

published in their books as well as through the medium of living men who think those thoughts, and who criticize, compare and disseminate them. Some at least of the drawbacks of their academic education are redeemed by the living energy of the intellectual personality pervading their social organism. It is like the stagnant reservoir of water which finds its purification in the showers of rain to which it keeps itself open. But, to our misfortune, we have in India all the furniture of the European University except the human teacher…

Who/what Event/Activity Where/Place when

He who learns to read and write rides (i)…

(ii)… has been successful in depriving us of our real initiative and our courage of thought.
‘It is not for us to produce but to borrow’ is what we learn (iii)…

(iv)… borrow our educational plans (v)…

Among the Europeans the living spirit of the University (vi)… in their society their parliament, their literature, and the numerous activities of their corporate life.

(vii)… have their thoughts published (viii)…

(ix)… have all the furniture of the European University except the human teacher (x)…

2.Or, Based on your reading of the passage, make short notes in each of the boxes in the flow-chart showing the lacking of our education. 10

  1. Depriving us of our real initiative 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Answer to the ques. no. set-12

  1. Ans.(i) in a carriage (ii) Our education (iii) in our schools (iv) We (v) from European institutions (vi) is widely spread (vii) The Europeans (viii) in their books (ix) We (x) in India.
    2.Ans. Or. 1. Depriving us of our real initiative 2. Depriving us of our courage of thought 3. The constant implication of our inability to produce something 4. We cannot but borrow from others 5. Our educational plans are borrowed from European institutions 6. Lack of the human teacher.

 

Part-1Set-13

  1. Read the passage and complete the table below. 10

Tertiary education in Bangladesh comprises two categories of institutions : degree awarding universities and colleges affiliated with the National University (NU). There were only 4 universities in Bangladesh at the time of independence in 1971. All of those universities were publicly financed autonomous entities. At present, there are 35 such universities. Private universities are a relatively new phenomenon in this country. In the early 1990s, the private sector came forward to establish universities. Since then the country has experienced a spectacular growth in private universities–mostly in and around Dhaka and couple of other large cities. At present, there are 79 private universities. The number of colleges providing tertiary level education is around 1,400. Most of them offer BA (pass) education of three year duration; only one-third of them offer BA (Honors) courses and some offer MA degrees as well. All of these colleges are affiliated with the National University.
Accessibility to higher education implies that students get the opportunity to get university education and sufficient support from educational institutions. Increasing enrolment at the secondary and higher secondary level puts pressure on higher educational institutions. But due to limited capacity, only a small number of students may be enrolled in universities. Thus, each year a large number of students are denied access to higher

education. Also, due to poverty and increase in educational

expenses, 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 educational facilities relating to their study fields. Only about 12 percent of graduates enter higher educational institutions. More than 80 Percent of these students are admitted to NU affiliated colleges. Others are absorbed by the public and private universities. In the last two decades, there has been a substantial rise in the number of students in private universities. According to the UGC Annual Report 2010, the number rose from 88,669 in 2005 to 2,00,752 in 2010.

Who/What Event/Activity Where/Place When

(i)… comprises two categories of institutions in Bangladesh

Four universities were (ii)… at the time of independence in 1971.

35 public universities are in Bangladesh (iii)…

Private universities (iv)… in this country

(v)… came forward to establish universities in the early 1990s.

The country has experienced a growth in private universities. (vi)…

Only about 12 percent of graduates (vii)… higher educational institutions.

More than 80 percent of these students are admitted to (viii)…

(ix)… is 2,00,752 in private universities (x)…

  1. Or. Based on your reading of the passage, make short notes in each of the boxes in the flow-chart showing the characteristics of public universities. 10
  2. Scope of studying on a wide range of subjects 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Answer to the ques. no. set-13

  1. Ans. (i) Tertiary education (ii) in Bangladesh (iii) at present (iv) are a relatively new phenomenon (v) The private sector (vi) in and around Dhaka (vii) enter (viii) NU affiliated colleges (ix) The number of students (x) in 2010.
  2. Or. Ans. 1. Scope of studying on a wide range of subjects. 2. Attracting the best minds for teaching. 3. Better library, laboratory, Internet and research facilities. 4. Regular seminars, symposiums, lectures, workshops, debates and exhibitions. 5. Ample scope for national and international exposure. 6. Residential and boarding facilities at low cost/subsidized rates.

 

Set-14
2. Read the passage and complete the table below. 10

My name is Amerigo. I am 13 years old and I live on the street, alone. My mother, who is separated from my father, doesn’t want me. She told me to go away…Now she is married to another man. My father lives very far away. I want to go to him, but he won’t take me either. I begged him to send me some money so that I could buy a bus ticket. I am still waiting. He hasn’t answered.
The streets are now my home. Sometimes I find work. I used to collect trash and sell it to a vendor. I stopped doing that after I had a serious infection and a doctor told me to stay away from the trash dump. Once I worked for an ice cream shop owner and sold ice cream on the beach. But I got no money in return. The owner of the shop gave me something to eat, and let me sleep in his hut at night. The work was difficult and painful. The ice cream box is quite heavy when it is full. I had to walk for hours, offering my ice cream to whoever wanted to buy. There were days when I could not even sell one ice cream. In a way, I am lucky because I am alive. My friends who work sorting rubbish in dumps often suffer from serious diseases. One of them was recently killed after he fell into a hole that opened up in the pile of trash. Many of us work for 10 to 12 hours, and get so little in return that we can’t even buy food.
Shoe-shining is very popular among the street kids. A few of my friends also work in factories and workshops. A boy I know lost one of his eyes after a piece of hot glass flew into his eye at the glass factory where he worked. The owner refused to pay for medical help and fired him. For me, like all other children on the street, it is very hard. I am always hungry, and I don’t know where I will sleep the next night. I would like to live in my own home and sleep there in peace. The nights are very cold in the winter. You can die of cold in the street.

What/Who Event/Information What/Where When

Amerigo, 13 years old boy live (i) …

(ii) …
lives very far away since the separation with his mother

Amerigo’s home The street (iii) …

Amerigo sold ice cream (iv) …

(v) … let Amerigo sleep in his hut At night

Amerigo’s friends who work sorting rubbish (vi) … In dumps (vii) …

Amerigo would like to live (viii) …

The nights (ix) … in the winter

(x) … can die of cold In the street

  1. Or. Read the above text and make a flow chart showing the problems the street children usually face.

No. 1 has been done for you. 10

  1. serious diseases as a result of working with trash 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Answer to the ques. no. set-14

Ans. 2. (i) on the street (ii) Amerigo’s father (iii) now (iv) on the beach (v) The owner of the ice cream shop (vi) suffer from serious diseases (vii) often (viii) in his own home (ix) are very cold (x) the street children.
Ans. 2. Or. (1) serious diseases as a result of working with trash (2) working 10 to 12 hours a day (3) earning very little, even not enough to buy food (4) hazardous working environment in factories and workshops (5) no specific place for passing the night (6) no protection from cold winter nights.

 

  1. Read the passage below and complete the table. 10

Water, water, everywhere,

And all the boards did shrink;

Water, water, everywhere,

Nor any drop to drink.

Coleridge’s poem, a ballad, narrates the harrowing sea-voyage of an old mariner who at one point of his journey didn’t have any water to drink because of a curse. Cursed or not, we know how important drinking water is in our life. We know we cannot survive without it. In fact two-thirds of our body is made up of water. Not for nothing is it said that the other name of water is life. Is there a crisis in our time with regard to access to clean drinking water? The United Nations in a meeting on the eve of the new millennium identified the drinking water problem as one of the challenges for the future. But do we need to worry about the problem as ours is a land of rivers and we have plenty of rainfall? Besides, we have a sea in our backyard too.

One of the sources of water in our country is the rivers. Rivers are everywhere in our life, literature, economy and culture. But are the rivers in good shape? Unfortunately, they are not. A few are already dead and several are going through the pangs of death. The river Buriganga is an example of a dying river. A report published in the Daily Sun describes what has happened to the river Buriganga and why. It’s water is polluted and a perpetual stench fills the air around it. But that is not what it was like before. The report says that the river had a glorious past. Once it was a tributary of the mighty Ganges and flowed into the Bay of Bengal through the river Dhaleshwari. Gradually, it lost its link with the Ganges and got the name Buriganga. The Mughals marveled at the tide level of the Buriganga and founded their capital Jahangirnagar on its banks in 1610. The river supplied drinking water and supported trade and commerce. Jahangirnagar was renamed Dhaka which grew into a heavily populated city with a chronic shortage of space. The city paid back the bounty of the river by sucking life out of it! According to newspaper report, the Buriganga is dying because of pollution. Huge quantities of toxic chemicals and wastes from mills and factories, hospitals and clinics and household and other establishments are dumped into the river everyday. The city of Dhaka discharges about 4500 tons of solid waste every day and most of it is directly released into the Buriganga. According to the Department of the Environment (DoE), 20,000 tons of tannery waste, including some highly toxic materials, are released into the river every day. Experts identified nine industrial areas in and around the capital city as the primary sources of river pollution: Tongi, Tejgaon, Hazaribagh, Tarabo, Narayanganj, Savar, Gazipur, Dhaka, Export Processing Zone and Ghorashal.

The river would need a monster’s stomach to digest all the wastes mentioned above. There is a limit up to which it can put up with its cruel and thoughtless treatment. We the humans have successfully killed one of our rivers. There are other rivers in the country that are being subjected to similar thoughtless treatment. Unless we take care of our rivers there may come a time when we will cry ‘water’ and find it nowhere.

What/Who Event / Information What / Where When

(i).………. marveled at the tide (ii).….. before 1610

The Mughals founded (iii).………. Jahangirnagar on its banks (iv).….

(v).……….. supplied (vi).…………

It’s water being polluted and (vii).……… the air around it (viii)….

(ix).………. was a tributary of (x).…………. once

  1. Or. Read the above text and make a flow chart showing why the river Buriganga was important in the past. 10
  2. Having a glorious past 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Answer to the ques. no. set-15

Ans. 2. (i) The Mughals, (ii) level of the Bauriganga, (iii) their capital, (iv) in 1610, (v) The Buriganga, (vi) drinking water, (vii) a filling, (viii) at present, (ix) The Buriganga, (x) the mighty Ganges.
Ans. 2. Or. (1) Having a glorious past (2) discharging tannery wastes (3) discharging medical wastes (4) discharging hospital wastes (5) discharging household wastes (6) encroachment of the river.

Matching

Question No # 6 is matching parts of sentences in Column A and Column B. Primary grammatical knowledge and understanding the meaning of the parts of sentences help greatly to master over this item. Here are some examples worked out.

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

 

Column A Column B
(a) Women constitute (i) half of the work force.
(b) Women labour do not get (ii) at proper age
(c) Islam is dead against (iii) tender age
(d) Fifty percent of the girls have never (iv) attended school
(e) Girls of our country are married of (v) one-third of the work force
(vi) their due wage
(vii) gender discrimination.

 

Ans: a + v ; Women constitute half of the work force.

  b + vi ; Women labour do not get their due wage.

  c + vii ; Islam is dead against gender discrimination.

  d + iv ; Fifty percent of the girls have never attended school.

  e + iii ; Girls of our country are married of at tender age.

 

2.

Column A Column B
(a) Our success in life (i) by working hard
(b) Ability, determination and hard work (ii) by working continuously
(c) We can perform any difficult work (iii) depends on some good qualities in us.
(d) Determination without hard work (iv) can hardly bring success in life
(e) To execute any scheme of life (v) are some of these good qualities
(vi) we need money
(vii) we need education

 

Ans: a + iii ; Our success in life depends on some good qualities in us.

    b + v ; Ability, determination and hard work are some of these good qualities.

    c + i ; We can perform any difficult work by working hard.

    d + iv ; Determination without hard work can hardly bring success in life.

    e + vi ; To execute any scheme of life we need money.

 

3.

Column A Column B
(a) Stephen Hawking was one of (i) converts his message into sounds.
(b) Unfortunately, his fate did not permit him to (ii) over the muscles of his body and fell a victim to Gehrig’s disease.
(c) He underwent gradual loss of control (iii) the age of thirty.
(d) He has been confined to a wheelchair since  (iv) enjoy the great rewarding things.
(e) But such a tremendous physical handicap (v) reputation soared higher and higher.
(vi) is not able to dishearten or slow him down.
(vii) the greatest scientists in the world.

 

Ans: a + vii ; Stephen Hawking was one of the greatest scientists in the world.

    b + iv ; Unfortunately, his fate did not permit him to enjoy the great rewarding things.

   c + ii ; He underwent gradual loss of control over the muscles of his body and fell a victim

   d + iii ; He has been confined to a wheelchair since the age of thirty.

   e + iv ; But such a tremendous physical handicap is not able to dishearten or slow him down.

 

4.

Column A Column B
(a) The culture of a society can easily give (i) we need to study different patterns of it.
(b) To know the culture of a society (ii) always remain similar in all societies.
(c) The modes of behaviour in one society (iii) different from those in Britain.
(d) Language, eating habits etc in Bangladesh are (iv) are considered cultural differences.
(e) The existing differences between different cultures (v) differ from those in other societies.
(vi) a complete picture of life and living of that society.
(vii) not to be avoided at any cost.

 

Ans: a + vi ; The culture of a society can easily give a complete picture of life and living of that society.

    b + i ; To know the culture of a society we need to study different patterns of it. 

    c + v ; The modes of behaviour in one society differ from those in other societies.

    d + iii ; Language, eating habits etc in Bangladesh are different from those in Britain.

    e + iv ; The existing differences between different cultures are considered cultural differences.

 

5.

Column A Column B
(a) Truthfulness is the greatest of (i) it comes to light.
(b) We must cultivate the habit   (ii) win the respect of others.
(c) Other wise we will never (iii) of the liar is revealed.
(d) A lie never lies (iv) all human virtues.
(e) Today or tomorrow (v) hidden for long.
(vi) of speaking the truth.
(vii) the real character.

 

Ans : a + iv ; Truthfulness is the greatest of all human virtues.

     b + vi ; We must cultivate the habit of of speaking the truth.

     c + ii ; Other wise we will never win the respect of others.

     d + v ; A lie never lies hidden for long.

     e + i ; Today or tomorrow it comes to light.

 

6.

Column A Column B
(a) We should say ‘no’ to corruption. (i) but also harmful for our society.
(b) Corrupt persons are not only dishonest (ii) we do not think for the welfare of our country.
(c) Now , it is high time we (iii) but it causes serious troubles in us.
(d) We should work together if (iv) did something against corruption.
(e) But we are so self-centered that (v) because it is a serious social crime.
(vi) corruption should be controlled
(vii)we want to control corruption

 

Ans : a + v ; We should say ‘no’ to corruption because it is a serious social crime.

     b + i ; Corrupt persons are not only dishonest but also harmful for our society.

     c + iv ; Now , it is high time we did something against corruption.

     d + vii ; We should work together if we want to control corruption.

     e + ii ; But we are so self-centered that we do not think for the welfare of our country.

 

7.

Column A Column B
(a) Education in our country (i) becomes almost a daily affairs.
(b) Campus violence has (ii) can hardly be ignored.
(c) It appears that (iii) Bangladesh is already educationally challenging position.
(d) The impact of such violence (iv) is passing through a stage of crisis.
(e) It may easily be said (v) have been facing a great crisis.
(vi) students are in colleges and universities only to be engaged in violence.
(vii) after the academic career of our students.

 

Ans. a + iv ; Education in our country is passing through a stage of crisis.

    b + i ; Campus violence has becomes almost a daily affairs.

    c + vi ; It appears that students are in colleges and universities only to be engaged in violence.

    d + vii ; The impact of such violence after the academic career of our students.

    e + iii ; It may easily be said Bangladesh is already educationally challenging position.

 

8.

Column A Column B
(a) Tolerance is not only an abstract virtue but also (i) a necessary capacity for compromise.
(b) Man, being a social being, has to live in spirit, (ii) at the same time ready to be persuaded by practising reasonableness.
(c) In such a process, give and take (iii) considerable influence in the current affairs of life
(d) He cannot persuade (iv) simple affairs of life
(e) It is thus seen that tolerance is social virtue (v) of harmony and co-operation with others in society
(vi) which is opposed to dogmatism and dictatorship.
(vii) full of prejudices.

 

Ans: a + iii ; Tolerance is not only an abstract virtue but also considerable influence in the current affairs of life

    b + v ; Man, being a social being, has to live in spirit, of harmony and co-operation with others in society

    c + i ; In such a process, give and take a necessary capacity for compromise.

    d + ii ; He cannot persuade at the same time ready to be persuaded by practising reasonableness.

    e + vi ; It is thus seen that tolerence is social virtue which is opposed to dogmatism and dictatorship

 

9.

Column A Column B
(a) Unemployment means (i) on the government for their jobs.
(b) The educated youth remain (ii) for the opportunities of self-employment.
(c) But they should not depend (iii) the state of being unemployed.
(d) Rather they should seek (iv) one of the biggest problems in our country.
(e) It is said that self-help (v) unemployed after completing their education.
(vi) is the best help.
(vii) create self-employment.

 

Ans ; a + iii ; Unemployment means the state of being unemployed.

     b + v ; The educated youth remain unemployed after completing their education.

     c + i ; But they should not depend on the government for their jobs.

     d + ii ; Rather they should seek for the opportunities of self-employment.

     e + vi ; It is said that self-help is the best help.



  1. 11.
Column A Column B
(a) Smoking is one of the worst (i) the nose and unsettles the mind.
(b) It irritates the eyes, offends (ii) other people too.
(c) Smoking causes cough in old age (iii) habits of man.
(d) The young workers sometimes (iv) social evils and problems.
(e) Moreover, it is merely a (v) and diminishes the longevity of life.
(vi) creates social evils.
(vii) cause of wastage of money.

 

Ans: a + iii ; Smoking is one of the worst habits of man.

    b + i ; It irritates the eyes, offends the nose and unsettles the mind.

    c + v ; Smoking causes cough in old age and diminishes the longevity of life.

    d + vi ; The young workers sometimes creates social evils.

    e + vii ; Moreover, it is merely a cause of wastage of money.

 

 

12.

Column A Column B
(a) A national flag is the symbol (i) stands for everlasting youth, freshness and vigour of the nation.
(b) As we are a free nation (ii) of independence of a nation.
(c) It is the symbol of our national (iii) we have to uphold its dignity.
(d) The green colour of our national flag (iv) the greenery of Bangladesh.
(e) It also symbolizes (v) integrity, solidarity and sovereignty.
(vi) our existence as a free nation.
(vii) we have a national flag of our own.

 

Ans:   a + ii ; A national flag is the symbol of independence of a nation.

      b + vii ; As we are a free nation we have a national flag of our own.

      c + v ; It is the symbol of our national integrity, solidarity and sovereignty.

      d + i ; The green colour of our national flag stands for everlasting youth, freshness and vigour of the nation.

      e + iv ; It also symbolizes the greenery of Bangladesh.

 

 

13.

Column A Column B
(a) Friction between teenagers and parents are (i) certainly occur in all homes.
(b) It can (ii) common features of the teenagers.
(c) One obvious reason is (iii) the frustration from dependence to independence.
(d) Another source of friction is (iv) very common.
(e) Moreover, moody and sulky behaviours are (v) the difficult behaviour of the adolescents.
(vi) rebel against the thought and ideas of older generation.
(vii) unruly and audacious.

 

Ans ;  a + iv ; Friction between teenagers and parents are very common.

      b + i : It can certainly occur in all homes.

      c + iii ; One obvious reason is the frustration from dependence to independence.

      d + v ; Another source of friction is the difficult behaviour of the adolescents.

      e + ii ; Moreover, moody and sulky behaviours are common features of the teenagers.

 

 

14.

Column A Column B
(a) Television which is a modern means of communication (i) if they watch educational programmes.
(b) Nowadays, it has become (ii) in our day-to-day life in many ways.
(c) We are benefited by television (iii) by watching regular programme.
(d) In the modern world, it is the easiest (iv) is a wonderful invention of science.
(e) Students can be greatly benefited by television (v) and most popular means of recreation and amusement.
(vi) a part and parcel of life.
(vii) a very popular means of communication.

 

Ans; a + iv ; Television which is a modern means of communication is a wonderful invention of science.

    b + vi ; Nowadays, it has become a part and parcel of life.

    c + ii ; We are benefited by television in our day-to-day life in many ways.

    d + v ; In the modern world, it is the easiest and most popular means of recreation and amusement.

    e + i ; Students can be greatly benefited by television if they watch educational programmes.

 

 

15.

Column A Column B
(a) A really educated mother plays a vital role (i) her children will be educated.
(b) A child grows up always (ii) largely indebted to its educated mothers.
(c) An educated mother knows well how to bring up (iii) what she says and does.
(d) So, if the mother is educated, naturally (iv) to build up an educated nation.
(e) An educated mother is therefore (v) he/she develops his/her talent.
(vi) in contact with its mother.
(vii) and nurture her children to make then worthy citizens of the country.

 

Ans ;  a + iv ; A really educated mother plays a vital role to build up an educated nation.

      b + vi ; A child grows up always in contact with its mother.

      c + vii ; An educated mother knows well how to bring up and nurture her children to make then worthy citizens of the country.

      d + i ; So, if the mother is educated, naturally her children will be educated.

      e + ii ; An educated mother is therefore largely indebted to its educated mothers.

 

 

16.

Column A Column B
(a) We all ought to be indebted and grateful (i) to make us happy by doing their best for us.
(b) It is universally recognised that (ii) unhappy at our failure.
(c) While bringing us up they try (iii) we are altogether helpless in our childhood.
(d) They spend money for food, cloth, education etc. and (iv) them and try to make them happy.
(e) They become happy at our success and (v) to our parents for our lives on earth.
(vi) are brought up by them.
(vii) teach us how to acquire human qualities.

 

Ans : a + v ; We all ought to be indebted and grateful to our parents for our lives on earth.

     b + iii ; It is universally recognised that we are altogether helpless in our childhood.

     c + i ; While bringing us up they try to make us happy by doing their best for us.

     d + vii ; They spend money for food, cloth, education etc. and teach us how to acquire human qualities.

     e + ii ; They become happy at our success and unhappy at our failure.

 

 

17.

Column A Column B
(a) Rabindranath Tagore was one of the (i) sent to London to study law.
(b) The poet was born into the (ii) revealed through his poetic novel ‘Banaphul’.
(c) Initially he was educated (iii) Tagore family in March 1861.
(d) But he was not able to accustom (iv) timelessly in all branches of Bangali literature.
(e) At the age of fifteen, his poetic genius got (v) informally at home.
(vi) himself to formal education.
(vii) most famous poet of world literature.

 

Ans ; a + vii ; Rabindranath Tagore was one of the most famous poet of world literature. 

     b + iii ; The poet was born into the Tagore family in March 1861.

     c + v ; Initially he was educated informally at home.

     d + vi ; But he was not able to accustom himself to formal education.

     e + ii ; At the age of fifteen, his poetic genius got revealed through his poetic novel ‘Banaphul’.

 

 

18.

Column A Column B
(a) We observe the 21st February (i) people going to the Shaheed Minar.
(b) On this important day, our national flag (ii) attend the morning procession singing ‘Amar Bhaier Rokte Rangano Ekushey February’.
(c) We also offer flowers at the (iii) as the Shaheed day with due respect and solemnity.
(d) The day was declared as the (iv) was covered with flowers.
(e) People of all walks of life spontaneously (v) is kept at half mast in all public and private buildings.
(vi) International mother language Day by UNESCO.
(vii) foot of the Shaheed Minar bare-footed to pay respect to the martyrs.

 

Ans ;  a + iii ; We observe the 21st February as the Shaheed day with due respect and solemnity.

      b + v ; On this important day, our national flag is kept at half mast in all public and private buildings.

      c + vii ; We also offer flowers at the foot of the Shaheed Minar bare-footed to pay respect to the martyrs.

      d + vi ; The day was declared as the International mother language Day by UNESCO.

      e + ii ; People of all walks of life spontaneously attend the morning procession singing ‘Amar Bhaier Rokte Rangano Ekushey February’.

 

 

19.

Column A Column B
(a) Drug addiction means strong attraction for some (i) frequent taking of these drugs leads a man to death.
(b) It is now not only a national (ii) and are bound to commit crimes to arrange money.
(c) In fact, drugs are used basically for (iii) but also a global problem.
(d) It is observed with great concern that (iv) have grasped the young generation of our country.
(e) These boys, being unemployed, cannot buy these drugs (v) intoxicating and stimulating effects which tremendously tell upon our body and mind alike.
(vi) particular sorts of drugs which are harmful to our body and mind.
(vii) especially the young boys are taking heroin, opium, phensidyle ans so on.

 

Ans :  a + vi ; Drug addiction means strong attraction for some particular sorts of drugs which are harmful to our body and mind.

      b + iii ; It is now not only a national but also a global problem.

      c + v ; In fact, drugs are used basically for intoxicating and stimulating effects which tremendously tell upon our body and mind alike.

      d + vii ; It is observed with great concern that especially the young boys are taking heroin, opium, phensidyle ans so on.

      e + ii ; These boys, being unemployed, cannot buy these drugs and are bound to commit crimes to arrange money.

 

 

20.

Column A Column B
(a) Penicillin is (i) of the eight brothers and sisters.
(b) It was discovered by Dr. Alexander Fleming who (ii) and he went there on foot.
(c) He was the seventh (iii) passed his boyhood with his parents.
(d) The school was four miles away from his house (iv) never absent from school.
(e) He was sent to London (v) a life-saving medicine.
(vi) at the age of fourteen.
(vii) was born in a poor family in Scotland.

 

Ans ; a + ii ; Penicillin is and he went there on foot.

     b + v ; It was discovered by Dr. Alexander Fleming who a life-saving medicine.

     c + i ; He was the seventh of the eight brothers and sisters.

     d + ii ; The school was four miles away from his house and he went there on foot.

     e + vi ; He was sent to London at the age of fourteen.

Summary and theme

  1. Summarise the following poem.                                            10

 I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree,

And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made;

Nine bean rows will I have there, a hive for the honey bee

And live alone in the bee loud glade.

 

 And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow

Dropping from the veils of the moing to where the cricket sings;

There midnight’s all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow,

And evening full of the linnet’s wings.

 

 I will arise and go now, for always night and day

I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore;

While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements grey,

I hear it in the deep heart’s core.

 

 Summary:   This poem is about a man who dreams of going back to nature with a view to finding some peace. The man will build a small cabin there. He’ll have a little bean garden and a honeybee hive. He wants to live alone in peace with nature and the slow pace of country living sounds and with sparkle and violet blaze. In the last stanza, the man again states and explains that every night he hears the water lapping sound of the lake by the shore. Even though he lives in an urban place with roads and pavements, he can hear the rural sounds of the Lake Isle of Innisfree.

 

2. Summarize the following poem.          10

            All people dream, but not equally.      

            Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their mind,

            Wake in the morning to find that it was vanity.

            But the dreamers of the day are dangerous people,

            For they dream their dreams with open eyes.

            And make them come true.

Summary: All people on Earth usually dream though not equally. The people who dream at night in the pensive mood, treat the dream to be a total emptiness, while those who dream by day with their eyes keeping open, are dangerous because they prefer their dream to be materialized.

Short Composition

1. Write a short composition about ‘Healthy Food’ Answering the following questions?

a.What is healthy food? b. Why does our body need a good mix of foods? c. Which food items should we take regularly? d. What are the food items to be eaten moderately? e. What should we eat very little?

Ans : Healthy Food

Healthy foods mean a good mix of foods. Good food contains the four groups of foods. We eat healthy food we will be healthy. We should eat each group of food everyday. We should eat plenty of these foods like breads, cereals, rice, noodles, potatoes etc. We must eat some fresh fruits and vegetables regularly. Milk, cheese, yogurt, meat, fish beans eggs house food should be eaten moderately they are important for health but we don’t need much of them. We also eat very little of these foods like fats, oil sweets etc. We must eat all kind of foods to keep us healthy, more strong and more active the whole day.

 

or, Write a paragraph on Good Food. In at least five sentences answering the following questions.               10

            (a) What is food?

            (b) What good food?

            (c) Why should we eat food?

2. Write a short composition about Fever by answering the following questions.

(a) What is fever? (b) What is symptom attack with fever? (c) What is doctor’s advice? (d) Hwo can we prevent our fever? (e) What kind of food we can take for fever time?

Fever

When we feel very warm. Then we knwo fever attacks our body. Sometimes cough and a sore throat attacks with fever. The doctor’s advice to eat food that gives us bodyenergy. Rest and stay at home. we have to drink a lot of water or juice. We have to cover our mouth and nose. Use a tissue and wash hands regularly. Use own plate, glass and cup. If try to obey doctors advice, we will free from fever and other diseases.

 

3. Write at least five sentences about Sima’s getting ill and her doctor’s advice by answering the given set of questions related to the text. (Remember to use capital letters, full stops and correct spelling.)

What has happened to Sima?

What does the doctor advises her to eat?

What more suggestions does the doctor give Sima?

What does the doctor ask her to drink?

What she should use while coughing and sneezing

Or, Write at least five sentences about Sima’s getting ill and her doctor’s advice.

Answers :

Sima has a cough and sore throat. She also feels very warm because of fever. She has the flu. The doctor advises her to eat energetic food. He also suggests her to stay at home and not to go to school or work. She needs to drink a lot of water or juice. She must cover her mouth and nose using a tissue while coughing or sneezing.

 

4. Write at least five sentences about the important places in around Kishorgonj related to the text.

Answer : The largest Eid Ground known as Solakia Eid Ground and the well-known Government Gurudayal College are situated in the town of Kishorgonj. People  from many districts come to this place to celebrate Eid. We can visit the fort of Isah Khan at Jangal Bari, Kishorgonj. The Shah Muhammad Mosque at Eagroshindhur can also be seen here. The Shiva Temple of Chandrabati can be seen near the Fuleshwari River in Kishorgonj.

 

 

5. Write at least five sentences about how Sima and Biju spend their leisure time by answering the given set of questions related to the text. (Remember to use capital letters, full stops and correct spelling.)

 

          (a) What does Sima like to do as her leisure activity?

          (b) What other things she does as leisure activities?

          (c ) How does Biju spend his leisure time

          (d) What does Biju often read?

          (e) What does Sima love reading?

 

Or,       Write down at least five sentences about how the — . (Remember to use capital letters, full stops and correct spelling.)

         

          Ans.

          Sima likes walking in the park as her leisure activity. She also sings and talk to her cousin and her friends on the internet. Biju spends his leisure time swimming as it keeps him fit. Biju often reads magazines about sports especially football and cricket. Sima loves reading funny stories especially stories of Nasiruddin Hojja.

 

6.

  1. Write at least five sentences about the conversation between a hare and a tortoise  by answering the given set of questions related to the text. (Remember to use capital letters, full stops and correct spelling.)

What kind of animals were the hare and the tortoise in the forest?

What did the hare call out to the tortoise?

How did the tortoise react at this?

What did they agree to do?

What were their positions when did the race begin?

Or, Write at least five sentences about the conversation between a hare and a tortoise related to the text. (Remember to use capital letters, full stops and correct spelling)

Answers : The hare was the fastest and the tortoise was the slowest animal in the forest. The hare called out to the tortoise to hurry up and walk faster or run. The tortoise felt angry at this and proposed to have a race. He also expressed his confidence to win the race. Finally, they agreed to start the race next to a big tree and finish at the river. The hare stood beside the tortoise and the race began.        

7. Write a short composition on Your Family answering the following questions :          10

            (a) How many members are there in your family?

            (b) Where does your family live?

            (c) What are your father and mother?

            (d) Do you have any brothers and sisters?

 

8. Write a short composition on ‘Tree Plantation’ by answering the following questions :

(a) What is tree plantation?

(b) How do trees help us?

(c) How do they maintain ecological balance?

(d) What do we get from trees?

(e) What may happen in absence of trees?

Answer :          Tree Plantation

Tree plantation means planting trees more and more. In order to live we need oxygen. Trees gives us oxygen. They give us food and fruits. We get vitamins from fruits. They also give us shelter, we get timber from trees without timber, we cannot make our houses furniture, boats, lunches, ships etc. Without trees land becomes a desert. Many kinds of medicines are prepared from leaves, roots and barks of trees. But our trees and forests are not sufficient in proportion to our total land area. To preserve our environment we should plant more and more trees.

 

9. Write a short composition about Fever by answering the following questions.

(a) What is fever? (b) What is symptom attack with fever? (c) What is doctor’s advice? (d) Hwo can we prevent our fever? (e) What kind of food we can take for fever time?

Fever

When we feel very warm. Then we knwo fever attacks our body. Sometimes cough and a sore throat attacks with fever. The doctor’s advice to eat food that gives us body energy. Rest and stay at home. we have to drink a lot of water or juice. We have to cover our mouth and nose. Use a tissue and wash hands regularly. Use own plate, glass and cup. If try to obey doctors advice, we will free from fever and other diseases.

 

  1. Write a short composition about “Food Pyramid” answering the following questions.

-How does a Food Pyramid look?

-How many levels are there in the Food Pyramid?

-Which foods give us energy?

-What make the food delicious?

-Why should you follow the Food Pyramid?

  1. “Food Pyramid”

A Food Pyramid looks like a triangular. There are four levels in the Food Pyramid. Foods made of grain give us energy. Fat and oil make the food delicious. We need to eat different types of food to be fit. Food Pyramid Shows it. So I should follow the Food Pyramid.

Short questions

Short questions

Read the instructions about preparing before an earthquake, then answer the following questions :
1. Don’t get scared.
2. Make yourself mentally prepared.
3. Keep some food and water, a first aid kit, a torch light, a mobile phone, some batteries and a fwe match boxes ready.
4. Keep also some money ready.
5. Decide beforehand where and hwo your family will reunite.
Question
1. Hwo many items should you keep ready? 1
2. Why should you keep some money ready? 2
3. Hwo do you keep yourself prepared before an earthquake? 3
Answer
1. Eight items.
2. To meet the future crisis.
3. I don’t get scared and am mentally prepared keep some food, water, first aid kit, a torchlight, a mobile phone, some match boxes and some money ready.

 

 

 

Read the instructions about preparation during an earthquake while at home, then answer the following questions :
1.       Switch off your electricity and gas connection.

2.       Get under a desk or table or stay against an interior wall.

3.        Stay far from the windwo and outside walls.

4.        Don’t stay beside partition, glass, heavy furniture fireplaces and home appliances and don’t use elevator.

5.       Don’t rush for the exit and stay slwo and cover your head and neck with your hands and arms.

Question
1. What should be switched off? 1
2. Why should you get under a table? 2
3. What don’t you do during an earthquake? 3
Answer
1. Electricity and gas connection.
2. To avoid, a heavy blwo and to minimize the strike and loss.
3. I don’t stay beside partition glass, heavy furniture, fireplaces and home appliances. I don’t use elevator and I don’t rush for the exit.

 

 

 

Read the instructions about preparing during an earthquake while outside, then answer the following questions :
1. Stay away from narrwo streets.
2. Stay apart from the building or buildings.
3. Stay apart from power lines or a√thing else that could fall on you.
4. Try to be in an open place like field, plains etc.
5. Get sure that you are not beside a CGN start Retro prop and power house
Question
1. Where should you go to? 1
2. Why should you stay apart from narrwo streets? 2
3. What do you do during an earthquake while outside? 3
Answer
1. To an open field.
2. To avoid heavy blow.
3. I stay apart from the buildings, apart from power lines or a√thing else else that could fall on me. I stay in the field.

 

 

Read the instructions about preparing well for exam, and then answer the following questions :
1.       Study regularly.

2.       Do not miss any class.

3.       Read the difficult topics again and again.

4.       Write down what you read.

5.       Revise everything before exam.

Questions
1. What topic will you read again and again? 1
2. Why should you study regularly? 2
3. How do you prepare for your exam? 3
Answer
1. Difficult topics.
2. To prepare well for the exam and acquire knowledge.
3. I study regularly. I do not miss aû class. If I miss, I take help from my classmates. I write down what I read. I try to revise everything before exam.

 

 

Read the instructions about greetings, then answer the following questions :
1. For greetings in the morning, say, ‘Good morning’.
2. In the afternoon, say, ‘Good afternoon’.
3. In the evening, say ‘Good evening’.
4. For taking leave at night say, ‘Good night’.
5. But never say, ‘Good night’ for greeting.
Question
1. What do you say in the morning for greetings?1
2. Why should you say ‘Good night’? 2
3. Hwo do you greet your friends in the morning.3
Answer
1. ‘Good morning’.
2. For taking leave at night.
3. First I say ‘Good morning’ in the morning. I say ‘Good afternoon’ in the afternoon.

 

 

Read the instructions about class activities, then answer the following questions :
1. Stand up when your teacher enters the class room.
2. Greet him/her cordially.
3. Give attention to your teacher when he/she calls roll number.
4. Nwo open your book and take the pen.
5. Listen attentively to your teacher when he/she deliver lecture.
Question
1. What will you do when your teacher enters the class room? 1
2. Why do you listen attentively to your teacher
3. When he/she delivers lecture? 2
4. How do you enjoy your classes? 3
Answer
1. We should stand up.
2. To understand the lessons of the text properly and to follwo the day to day homework of the classes.
3. I come to my class in time and regularly. I listen to my teacher attentively when he/she delivers lecture. Then I give my homework to my teacher.
 


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Read the instructions about having physical exercise in the morning, and then answer the following questions:
a. Get up early in the morning.
b. Wash your face and refresh yourself.
c. Wear dresses and shoes suitable for walking.
d. Be in a group to enjoy your walking and be fit or for good health.
Question
1. When do you get up from bed? 1
2. Why should you take physical exercise? 2
3. How do you pass your morning? 3
Answer
1. Early in the morning.
2. To keep in good health Or, To maintain good health, Or, To keep the body fit for work.
3. First, I wash my face and refresh myself, Then I put on tracksuit and go to our school field. I usually walk there with my friends. After an hour I return home.

 

 

Read the instructions about appearing at an exam, and then answer the following questions :
a. Check that you have admit-card, pen, pencil and scale with you.
b. Go to the exam hall 30 minutes before the exam start.
c. First read the whole question paper.
d. Start writing with easy and compulsory questions.
e. Finish your writing and revise them.
Question
1. When do you reach exam hall? 1
2. Why should you read the whole question paper? 2
3. What do you do in the exam hall? 3
Answer
1.Go to the exam hall before half an hour.
2. To find out easy question. Or, To make a plan for writing answers.
3. First, I read the whole question paper. Then I start writing easy and compulsory questions. I finish my writing in time and revise my answers.

 

 

Read the instructions about ‘your activity before going to sleep’. Then answer the following questions.
a) Brush your teeth with toothbrush and toothpaste.

b) Wash your mouth and face.

c) Brush your hair with a comb.

d) Drink a glass of water.

e) Turn the light off and go to bed.

Questions :

a) What do you need to brush your hair?

b) Why should you brush your teeth?

c) What do you do before going to sleep?

Answers :

a)  A comb.

b) To keep  my teeth clean and germ free.

c) I brush my teeth. I drink a glass of water. I turn the light off.

 

 

Read the instructions about ‘Traffic Rules’ then answer the following questions.
a) Following the rules.

b) Do not run in a busy road.

c) While walking, use  the walkway.

d) Use foot over bridge to cross any road.

e) Use zebra crossing to cross the road.

 

Questions :

a) What rules do you have to know?

b) Why should you follow the traffic rules?

c) How do you follow the traffic rules?

Answers :

a) Traffic rules.

b) To save our life from road accident.

c) At first, we know the traffic rules. Then we will follow the signs of traffic system.

 

 

 

 

Read the instructions about some ‘rules of health’ then answer the following questions.
a) Drink clean water.

b) Breathe clean air.

c) Keep your teeth, finger-nails and body clean.

d) Observe and practice certain rules sanitation.

e) Keep yourself healthy.

Questions :

a) What do you do to keep yourself healthy?

b) Why should you follow  these rules?

c) How do you take care of your health?

Answers :

a) I should abide by some rules of health to keep myself healthy.

b) To keep myself healthy and to enjoy life properly.

c) At first I drink sufficient pure drinking water. Everyday I take bath, keep my teeth, finger-nails

clean, wash hands with soap after toilet.

 

 

 

Read the instructions about  ‘Making a cup of tea’ then answer the following questions.
a) Take some pure water into a pot or kettle.

b) Boil the water for at least 15 minutes.

c) Put some tea-dusts in the water and keep boiling for five minutes more.

d) Filtrate it with a tea strainer.

e) Mix some sugar and milk with the filtrated water.

Questions :

a) What type of water do you need to make a cup of tea?

b) Why  do you take tea?

c) How do you make a cup of tea?

Answers :

a) Pure water.

b) To get refreshment.

c) First, I have to take some pure water into a pot or a kettle and boil it for 15 minutes. Then I have tp put some tea leaves in the water. I have to keep boiling them for  five more minutes. After filtrating the mixture, I have to mix some sugar and milk to it.

 

 

Read the instructions about  ‘Keeping the classroom clean’, then answer the following

questions.

a) Get all the students together.

b) Divide the in groups.

c) Move the chair, table, benches for easy cleaning.

d) Sweep the spider nets and dusts out all the dusts from the chair, table, blackboard, benches, fans etc.

e) Rearrange the chair, table and benches.

Questions :

a) What you need to move?

b) Why  should you keep the classroom clean?

c) How do you keep your classroom clean?

Answers :

a) The chair, table and benches.

b) To be free from germs.

c) First, we get all the students together and divide them in groups. Then we move the chair, table, benches and sweep the spider nets and dusts. Finally, we rearrange the chair, table and benches.

Read the instructions about rules of cleanliness, and then answer the following questions :
a. Take a bath every day.
b. Wear clean clothes.
c. Cut your nails every week.
d. Wash your hands with soap before taking food and after using wash room.
e. Keep your room and surroundings clean.
Question
1. When do you take your bath? 1
2. Why should you follwo rules of cleanliness? 2
3. How do you maintain cleanliness? 3
Answer
1. At 7 am before going to school
2. To keep in good health. Or, To maintain good health.
 3. I take bath every day. I wear clean clothes. I cut my nails every week. I wash my hands with soap before taking food and using wash room. I keep my room and surroundings clean.

Making Wh questions

W/h question begins with some specific words like who, which, what, when, where, why, how, whom, how much, how many. These are known as ‘WH’ questions.

Question words are also called wh questions because they include the letters ‘W’ and ‘H’.

Question words Meaning Examples
who person Who’s that? That’s Nantu.
where place Where do you live? In Dhaka.
why reason Why do you sleep early? Because I’ve got to get up early.
when time When do you go to work? At 7:00
how manner How do you go? By car
what object, idea or action What do you do? I am an engineer
which choice Which one do you prefer? The red one.
whose possession Whose is this book? It’s Alam’s.
whom object of the verb Whom did you meet? I met the manager.
what kind description What kind of music do you like? I like quiet songs
what time time What time did you come home?
how many quantity (countable) How many students are there? There are twenty.
how much amount, price (uncountable) How much time have we got? Ten minutes
how long duration, length How long did you stay in that hotel? For two weeks.
how often frequency How often do you go to the gym? Twice a week.
how far distance How far is your school? It’s one mile far.
how old age How old are you? I’m 16.
how come reason How come I didn’t see you at the party?

Formation of Interrogative sentences with W/h question

3.2.1 W/h+ auxiliary verb + sub + verb + ext +?
When did he leave? Why did you choose to keep your child? How did it get so late so soon? Where do you want to go today? Where do you work? When does she wake up? Whom did you see? How does this work? When did Nina sleep well? What did you do then? What would you like to eat? Who/whom/what do you want to see? What will he say? Who/whom/what did you see? About who/whom/what are you speaking? What do you mean? Who do you think is right?

 

3.2.2 W/h + verb+ ext +?
Who wants to save the world? What is the use of a house? Are you a good witch or a bad witch? Why is a raven like a writing-desk? Who is your brother? Where are you from? Who is that man? When is your class? Are you from Canada? Whose are these keys? Who is knocking at the door? What is your phone number? Who came here in the morning? Which/what is better – wisdom or riches? What is a continent? Who knows the answer?

 

3.2.3 W/h+ to be verb + sub + verb3 + ext +?
How was it done well? Why is it shown to him? What is it meant? When has the glass been broken? How is she informed tonight? Why can he be called today? What was he asked for? When have you been seen by me? How am I helped? By who/whom was this book written?

 

3.2.4 W/h + noun + auxiliary verb + sub + verb+ ext +?
Whose turn is it? Which colour do you want? How much wealth do you need? Which book have you lost that you are searching? Which book do you like? Which offer did he choose? What kind of place do you live in? Which painting do you like the best? Whose parents are coming to the meeting tomorrow? What time must we be there? What kind of music do you listen to? How much money do you have?

Make Wh questions from the given sentences (by using Who, What, When, Where, Why, Which and How). Student will make question with the underlined word. (Competency based)

 Examples

Unit 1

  1. Andy is going to the book fair.

Ans. Where is Andy going ?

  1. My grandmother is fine.

Ans. How is your grandmother?

  1. Tamal can meet Andy in an hour.

Ans. When can Tamal meet Andy?

  1. Andy says goodbye to Tamal.

Ans. Who says goodbye to Tamal?

  1. Ms. Smith is a new English teacher.

Ans. Who is a new English Teacher?

  1. Ms. Smith is a new English teacher.

Ans. What is Ms. Smith?

 

  1. The fan is on the van.

Ans. Where is the fan?

  1. I like grapes from the vine.

Ans. What do you like from the vine?

Unit 3.

  1. Saikat’s father’s name is Mr. Rashidul Islam.

Ans. What is Saikat’s father’s name?

  1. He is a banker.

 Ans.What is he?

  1. She is a housewife.

Ans. What is she?

  1. She makes dresses in her free time.

Ans. What does she do in her free time?

  1. She makes dresses in her free time.

Ans. When does she make dresses?

  1. Saikat lives with his parents in a flat.

Ans. Where does Saikat live with his parents?

  1. In his free time he writes stories.

Ans. When does he write stories?

  1. In his free time he writes stories.

Ans. What does he do in his free time?

  1. Saikat is in class 5.

Ans. What class is Saikat in?

  1. Saikat studies at 6 o’clock.

Ans. When does Saikat study?

16. Make WH questions with the underlined words. (Competency based)
a. The hare ran as fast as he could.
Answer: How did the hare run?
b. The hare was furious.
Answer: How was the hare?
c. The hare saw the tortoise.
Answer: What did the hare see?
d. The hare went to sleep.
Answer: What did the hare do?
e. The hare felt very angry.
Answer: How did the hare feel?

Make WH questions with the underlined words. (Competency based)

  1. a. A person’s birthday is a special day.
    Answer: How is a person’s birthday?
    b. This is the date when someone was born.
    Answer: What is this date?
    c. People around the world celebrate birthdays.
    Answer: Who celebrate birthdays?
    d. People around the world celebrate birthdays.
    Answer: What do people around the world do?
    e. There are candles on the cake.
    Answer: What are there on the cake?
  2. Make WH questions with the underlined words. (Competency based)
    a. It is his home town.
    Answer: What is it?
    b. The next day was awful.
    Answer: How was the next day?
    c. He found Nipa in a field.
    Answer: Where did he find Nipa?
    d. They took Nipa at home.
    Answer: Where did they take Nipa?
    e. Babul and his family went to live in the school.
    Answer: Who went to live in the school?
  1. Making five Wh questions from the given statements (By using Who, What, when, Where, Why, Which and How). Student will make question with the underlined word(s) : (Competency based).
    1. Raju was in class 5.
    Ans. What class was Raju in?
    2. Raju is a fire fighter,
    Ans. Who is a fire fighter?
    3. A long time ago there was a fire in Raju’s School.
    Ans. When was there a fire in Raju’s school?
    4. Raju teaches new fire fighters.
    Ans. What does Raju do to the new fire fighters?
    5. There are 13 Upayilas in the district.
    Ans. How many UpazSilas are there in the district?

 

Try yourself

Unit 1

  1. I’m going to Chittagong.
  2. Sima is from Sylhet.
  3. Jessica is from Chittagong.
  4. Sima’s train is leaving in 10 minutes.
  5. Sima and Jessica are at railway station.
  6. Jessica is going there for hoilday.
  7. Sima and Tamal are in the Town Hall Language Club.
  8. Sima and Tamal are in the Town Hall Language Club
  9. They go there for practise speaking English.
  10. Andy is a young man.
  11. He is reading a book about Bangladesh.
  12. He is reading.
  13. I met him yesterday at the bookshop.
  14. I met him yesterday at the bookshop.
  15. Sima wants to meet the new person for practise her English with him.

Unit 2

  1. Andy is going to the book fair.
  2. My grandmother is fine.
  3. Tamal can meet Andy in an hour.
  4. Andy says goodbye to Tamal by see you.
  5. Ms. Smith is a new English teacher.
  6. Ms. Smith is a new English teacher.
  7. The fan is on the van.
  8. I like grapes from the vine.

Unit 3.

  1. Saikat’s father’s name is Mr. Rashidul Islam.
  2. He is a banker.
  3. She is a housewife.
  4. She makes dresses in her free time.
  5. She makes dresses in her free time.
  6. Saikat lives with his parents in a flat.
  7. In his free time he writes stories.
  8. In his free time he writes stories.
  9. Saikat is in class 5.
  10. Saikat studies at 6 o’clock.
  11. He wants to improve her English.
  12. He likes book about animals.
  13. He is a good student.
  14. Saikat was helping his mother at 8 o’clock.
  15. Saikat was helping his mother at 8 o’clock.
  16. I were sitting in my class.
  17. Miss Khan is teaching.