Read the passage carefully and answer the questions following it (1-3).
A table of contents is an important part of a book. It gives us information about what is inside a book. It tells us what each of the parts of the book is about. It also tells us how to go to the page where the part starts. A table of contents is usually written as ‘contents’ at the top of the page. The list of the parts is presented in the order that they appear in the book. The list contains the titles or the names of the parts. It sometimes mentions the sections as well as the subsection titles with the chapter/unit/lesson titles. It also includes the foreword or preface, book map, index, and the page numbers.
- Choose the best answer from the alternatives.
(a) A table of contents is a — part of a book.
(i) unnecessary (ii) necessary
(iii) unimportant (iv) extra
(b) The — of a new book gives a little information about the book.
(i) list (ii) table (iii) book map (iv) title
(c) A table of contents is usually written at the — of the book.
(i) end (ii) middle
(iii) beginning (iv) top
(d) Section of a book is divided into —
(i) lessons (ii) subsections
(iii) units (iv) titles
(e) To show the exact place of a lesson — umbers are written.
(i) page (ii) lesson
(iii) index (iv) chapter
(f) A table of contents usually gives the —
(i) information (ii) number
(g) A book is divided into different —
(i) titles (ii) sections
(h) A title is the — of a part of a book.
(i) name (ii) subject
(i) Preface means —
(i) beginning (ii) statement
(iii) introduction (iv) forward
(j) A book map is —
(i) a detailed description of the book
(ii) geographical maps in the book
(iii) a map included in the book
(iv) lesson details
(k) The lessons of a book are written in —
(i) the table (ii) the preface
(iii) the table of contents
(iv) the book map
(l) The lessons are grouped into —
(i) units (ii) sections (iii) contents
(m) Each part of a book deals with —
(i) different subjects (ii) same subject (iii) all subjects (iv) none
(n) The list contains the — or the names of the parts.
(i) titles (ii) sections
(iii) pieces (iv) columns
(o) A table of contents also tells us how to go to the — where the part starts.
(i) titles (ii) writer
(iii) section (iv) page
Answer to the question no-1:
(a) => (ii) necessary
(b) => (iv) title
(c) => (iii) beginning
(d) => (ii) subsections
(e) => (i) page
(f) => (ii) number
(g) => (ii) sections
Solution to extra questions:
(h) => (i) name
(i) => (iv) foreword
(j) => (iv) lesson details
(k) => (iii) the table of contents
(l) => (i) units
(m) => (iv) none
(n) => (i) titles
(o) => (iv) page.
- Match the words in column A with their meanings in column B.
Column A Column B
(a) Biggest (i) set up institution
(b) Participate (ii) take part
(c) Almost (iii) small in size
(d) Found (iv) of great size
(e) Occur (v) take place
(vi) in no time
Answer to the question no-2:
(a + iv) Biggest = of great size; (b + ii) Participate = take part
(c + vii) Almost = nearly; (d + i) Found = set up institution
(e + v) Occur = take place
- Answer the following questions in sentence(s).
(a) What is Olympic Games?
(b) Where has the tradition of Olympic Games come from?
(c) Make a list of three important information about Olympic Games?
Answer to the question no-3:
(a) The Olympic Games is the biggest sports competition of the world.
(b) The tradition of the Olympic Games has come from Greece.
(c) (i) The Olympic Games is the biggest sports competition of the world. (ii) More than 200 countries participate in it. (iii) It occurs every four years.
Part A: Reading Test (40 marks.)
Read the passage carefully and answer the questions following it:
Jonakipur High School
P. O.: Jonakipur
12 May 2013
Thank you for your letter of 1st May. It gives us such an exciting piece of news! I cannot still believe that there could be a shop without a shopkeeper. I told about it to my relatives, friends, classmates and, of course, my teacher, Miss Nishat. Everybody was surprised. Miss Nishat liked the idea so much that she immediately talked about it to our Head teacher. We had already a meeting in our school with teachers and students. At the beginning of the meeting, the Head teacher asked me to talk about the Morality Shop in your school. At first I read out part of your letter and then I explained how such a shop in your school is greatly helping you—students, teachers and the community at large. The Head teacher was quite positive about the usefulness of such a shop. He formed a committee with Miss Nishat and two other teachers and some senior students to draw up a plan for opening a morality shop in our school. Isn’t it great? You will be glad to know that I am on the committee too.
I’m coming to see your Morality Shop with a friend of mine next weekend. See you then. Give my salam to Aunt and Uncle.
All the best.
1. Choose the best answer from the following alternatives. 1×5=5
a. The letter is written in the—
i. 19th Century ii. 20th Century. iii. 18th Century iv. 21st Century.
b. The Idea of the shop without any shopkeeper was liked first by—
i. Hridoy and Riad. ii. the Head teacher.
iii. Miss Nishat iv. Mr. Jahir.
c. The exciting piece of news was about—
i. the Morality Training Centre ii. the Morality Shop.
iii. the Morality Canteen
iv. the Shop with an honest Shopkeeper.
d. Riah along with her friend, will visit the shop on—
i. 16 May, 2013, ii. 23 May, 2013,
iii. 11 May, 2012, iv. 14 May, 2013.
e. In the meeting, the letter was read out by—
i. Riah ii. Hridoy iii. Miss Nishat iv. the Head teacher
2. Write the answer to the following questions:1×7=7
a. Where has the letter come from?
b. Who did Riah tell about the interesting piece of news?
c. Who likes the idea of the shop without a shopkeeper so much?
d. What have they already done in the school of Riah?
e. Who read out the part of the letter?
f. What was the reaction of the Head teacher regarding the shop?
g. Who are the members of the committee formed to draw up a plan for opening a morality shop?
10=5´3. Fill in the blanks in the passage with a suitable word: 1/2
Riah, a school student, has (a) —a letter from her (b) —Hridoy. The letter is very interesting. The letter contains a piece of new which (c) —Riah. She becomes so (d) —that she even can not believe it. She told (e) —everybody about it. (f) — the news, every body became surprised. Miss Nishat talks with the Head teacher about it. They even (g)—a meeting. The Head teacher becomes very (h) —about the shop narrated by Riah. They form a committee to arrange everything to set up i.—a shop which will (j) —the morality among all.
4. Read the following table and make five meaningful sentences: 1 × 5 = 5
5. Read the passage in A again. Now write a paragraph based on the information about ‘The Morality Shop’. Use the clues in the list below. Write the information in the logical sequence as it appears in the text. 6
6. The following sentences are in wrong order. Write them in correct order. 1 × 5 = 5
He lived his life by working hard. Joynul, an industrious man, lived in a remote village with his wife. One day, not getting any job became very angry, came back home but did not get his meal ready. At last realizing the truth, he expressed gratitude and admiration to his wife.
He started quarrelling with his wife Nazma but she made him understand that to lead a very happy life both money and home work are equally important that he never realized before.
7. Read the passage in A again. Now write the main ideas of the passage in five sentences. 7
Part B: Writing Test (40 marks.)
8. Write a paragraph on Home Maker answering the following questions: 8
a. Who is a homemaker?
b. What are her duties?
c. How does she pass her day?
d. What is her contribution in the family?
e. What are the duties of other members of the family to her?
9. Suppose you are Rupom living in Feni. Write a letter to your friend Hira thanking him for the hospitality. 8
10. Suppose you are Mirsab-Ul-Islam, a student of class seven in Green Residential Model School, Mohammadpur, Dhaka-1207. Recently your family has shifted from Dhaka to Jessore. You want a seat in the school hostel of your school. Now, write a letter to the headmaster of your school for a seat in the school hostel. 8
11. Describe the following chart. 8
12. Write a composition on Your Aim in Life using the following clues. 8
Aim — importance of aim in life — your aim — cause of selecting the aim — plan for materializing your dream.
English First Paper
Time: 3 hours, Full marks: 80
Answer to the question number-1:
a. iv. 21st Century. b. iii. Miss Nishat c. ii. the Morality Shop d. ii. 23 May, 2013 e. i. Riah
Answer to the question number-2:
a. The letter has come from Hridoy, cousin to Riah.
b. Riah told her teacher Miss Nishat, classmates, relatives and friends about the interesting piece of the news.
c. Miss Nishat, Teacher of Riah, likes the idea of the shop without a shopkeeper very much.
d. They had already a meeting in their school with teachers and to their Head teacher.
e. Riah read out the part of the letter written by Hridoy.
f. The reaction of the Head teacher about the shop was very positive.
g. The members of the committee formed to draw up a plan for opening a morality shop are Miss Nishat with two other teachers and some senior students including Riah.
Answer to the question number-3:
a. receives; b. cousin; c. thrills; d. excited; e. almost; f. Hearing; g. call; h. assertive; i. such; j. extend.
Answer to the question number-4:
a. 12 May 2013 Riah wrote a letter to Hridoy.
b. Jonakipur High School is situated in the district of Nilphamari.
c. Riah read out the part of Hridoy’s letter.
d. The Head teacher was very positive about the Morality Shop.
e. Morality shop spreads morality among the people of the community.
Answer to the question number-5:
A letter sent by Hridoy, has surprised Riah, cousin of Hridoy, so much that she fails to believe herself. Getting an exciting piece of news, she talks with Miss Nishat, about the Morality Shop opened by the school of Hridoy. Morality Shop is contributing expanding morality and other human virtues among the new generation along with all races of people of the community. Being explained by Riah in the meeting, the Head teacher has formed a committee to set up such an impressive shop. Riah, being a member of the committee formed by the Head teacher becomes delighted and next weekend she is going to see the Morality Shop in the school of Hridoy.
Answer to the question number-6:
Joynul, an industrious man, lived in a remote village with his wife. He lived his life by working hard. One day, not getting any job he became very angry and came back home but did not get his meal ready. He started quarrelling with his wife Nazma but she made him understand that to lead a very happy life both money and homework are equally important that he never realized before. At last realizing the truth, he expressed gratitude and admiration to his wife.
Answer to the question number-7:
The Morality Shop
Riah, cousin of Hridoy receives a letter from her cousin. Riah getting astonished told it to everybody. All of them became surprised as well. Miss Nishat, her English teacher, talked with the Head teacher about the shop. She likes the idea so much that she immediately talked with the Head teacher about it. The Head teacher called a meeting. Being explained by Riah, the Head teacher formed a committee containing both teachers and students so that the committee can draw up a plan to open such a shop without a shopkeeper. He was confirmed about the usefulness of the shop. Riah become delighted for being a member of the committee. She writes Hridoy that at the weekend she is going to see the Morality Shop situated in his school.