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

 

 

2. 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.

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Rearrange

 

Question No -7 is rearranging sentences.It is not a tough one. The only way to master over this item is to practise more and more. Here are some very important exercises for practice.

 

1. Put the following parts of the story in correct order to rewrite the whole story.

a) The astrologer was taken to the place of execution and then the king asked, “How long would you live?”

b)  Once there was a king who was fond of knowing his future from the astrologer.

c) The astrologer told something very unpleasant and at this the king got furious and condemned him to death.

d) With the ready wit he said, “ The stars declare that I’ll die only a week before your death.” “I shall wait to receive your Majesty where you have been sending me”

e) At this the king turned pale and shouted, “Drive this wretch away and let him not come again.”

f) A good astrologer visited the capital of the king.

g) He thought that the king would prove him a liar putting him to death and then he thought for a while for some way to escape.

h) The king wished to know this future from that astrologer and so, the king called hom to the palace.

Ans: b+f+h+c+a+g+d+e

 

2. a) She saw a box marked half a crown and considered that the box would be the most appropriate gift for him.

b) The princess had a fixed allowance for pocket money and she was not permitted to exceed it.

c) But her governess said, “No, you see the princess has not the money and so of course, she cannot buy the box.”

d) Queen Victoria was taught economical habits by her governess when she was a little girl.

e) Once at a market at Wales she spent all her money in buying a number of presents for relatives and friends.

f) The people in shop wanted to enclose the box with the other articles.

g) But alas! she had no money.

h) As she was leaving, she remembered another cousin for whom she did not buy any present. 

Ans: d+b+e+h+a+g+f+c

 

3. a) Suddenly there was slight trembling sound from below.

b) The noise had been so faint that no one thought that the ship had been damaged.

c) At that time, however she was not only the largest ship that had been ever built.

d) She was carrying 1316 passengers and crew of 891.

e) She was regarded as unsinkable for she had 16 water tight compartments.

f) After the alarm had been given, the great ship turned sharply to avoid a collision.

g) Four days after setting out, while the Titanic was sailing across the icy water of the north Atlantic, a huge iceberg was suddenly spotted by a look out.

h) The great ship Titanic sailed for New York from Southampton on April 10, 1912.

Ans: h+d+c+e+g+f+a+b

4. a) The widow rushed from door to door for the mustard seed.

b) Then Buddah told her that since death is a common affair every where, she should not grieve over her son’s death.

c) He asked the widow to bring a handful of mustard seed from a house where death had not entered.

d) One day a widow who had lost her son came to Buddah.

e) The widow requested Buddah to restore her dead son to life.

f) But she found no house where someone had not died.

g) Buddah felt pity for the bereaved woman but could do nothing.

h) Being disappointed, she came back to Buddah and told him about the result of her search. 

Ans: d+e+g+c+a+f+h+b

5 . a) The merchant sold him to a rich man in another country.

b) To escape torture, one day he fled from his master’s house.

c) Once there lived a young man named Androcles.

d) Unfortunately, he was caught by a slave merchant.

e) He took shelter in a cave.

f) He used to inflict heavy torture on him.

g) It was unbearable for him.

h) The man was very rude and cruel.

Ans: c+d+a+h+f+g+b+e

 

6. a) The official also expected some body that would be rich and aristocratic. They never imagined that this shabby man would be Einstein.

b) The queen was highly amazed at his simplicity.

c) They looked for him here and there for sometime. But unfortunately, they failed to find him out. So they went back to the queen and informed her that Einstein had not come by train.

d) Einstein, the great scientist, was simple in his way of life.

e) Einstein, however, walked the whole way with a suitcase in one hand and a violinin the other. When he reached the destination, the queen said to him, “I sent a car for you, Dr. Einstein”

f) Once the queen of Belgium invited him to Brussels.

g) He travelled to Brussels by train and got down at the station. But he could not think that many gorgeously dressed officials had come to receive him at the station.

h) “I did not think that anybody would send a car for me,” replied the great scientist with a simple smile. “But I can assure you that I have greatly enjoyed the walk.”


Ans: d+f+g+a+c+e+h+b

 

7 . a)Once a king was hunting in the forest.

b) The king readily complied with kazi’s order and paid the fine.

c) The aged mother of the young man got infuriated at the rush conduct of the king, rushed to the kazi and sued the king before him.

d) The kazi was a fearless upright judge of the time who never cowered before any threat in discharging his duties faithfully.

e) But after treatment he came round.

f) The kazi ordered the king to pay full compensation to the family of the old man.

g) Accidentally, one of his arrows fell on a young man and he was seriously wounded.

h) The king was summoned to appear before the kazi where the king admitted his guilt.


Ans: a+g+c+d+h+f+b+e

 

8. a) When anyone came in, he quickly hid his pipe. One day was not quick enough.

b) So, the man brought some water and threw it over Raleigh.

c) He ran out of the house and told everybody about it. After this smoke was not a secret.

d) Sir Walter Raleigh travelled widely, learnt to smoke and returned to England.

e) A man came in and found clouds of smoke in the room.

f) He used to smoke two pipes everyday secretly in his room.

g) He thought Raleigh was burning.

h) He also noticed that more smoke was coming from Raleigh’s mouth.


Ans: d+f+a+e+g+h+b+c

9. a) He rose to high position in the army by his good work and courage.

b) In 1804, he proclaimed himself to be emperor and France under him was very powerful.

c) More than 170 years ago there lived in France, one of the greatest soldiers, called Nepolian Bonaparte.

d) When he was young, he joined the France Army as an ordinary soldier.   

e) he fought several wars with the neighbouring countries and own victories over them.

f) Yet the Frenchman remember him with due respect.

g) He was born in 1769.

h) He died in 1821.


Ans: c+g+d+a+e+b+h+f

 

10. a) The old woman felt pity for him and quickly gave Taimur a full dish of food.

b) Then he disguised himself as a poor traveller and supported himself by begging.

c) As a result, he burnt his fingers.

d) He came to a house and asked an old woman to give him something to eat.

e) Once young Taimur attracted a province but unfortunately his soldiers were killed.

f) The food was very hot.

g) One day he became very hungry and could not get anything to eat.

h) He hurridly dug his finger right at the middle of the dish.


Ans: e+b+g+d+a+f+h+c

 

11. a) Porus came forward with his man and arms in order to defend his land from the attack of Alexander.

b) But unfortunately, he was defeated in a battle and then he was taken prisoner.

c) “Like a king” was the reply of Porus.

d) Alexander asked him how he would like to be treated.

e) He allowed him to rule his country as before.

f) Alexander was pleased with his bold reply.

g) He was brought before Alaxander.

h) Alexander, the king of Macedonia, attacked the land of Porus.


Ans: h+a+b+g+d+c+f+e

 

11. a) Porus came forward with his people and arms in order to defend his country from the invasion of Alexander. He fought couragiously, but unfortunately, he was defeated in the battle.

b) Alexander asked him, how he would like to be treated by him. “Like a king” was the reply of Porus. Alexander was pleased with Porus for his bold reply.

c) Then he was taken Prisoner by the soldiers of Alexander.

d) Being pleased, Alexander made him ruler of another province in the Punjab. He allowed him to rule his country as before.

e) He showed strong personality and integrity before alexander.

f) Alexander, the conquerer of the world, once crossed the Khaiber pass and reached India.

g) He was brought before Alexander.

h) When he came to the plain of the Punjab, there ruled a king called Porus.


Ans: f+h+a+c+g+e+b+d

 

12. a)They were also jealous of the great popularity of Socrates among people.

b) Some of the youths became very devoted to him.

c) Socrates soon became very popular.

d) Now there were some people in Athens who did not like his teachings.

e) They were men in authority with great influence.

f) Socrates was never tired of teaching them.

g) Young men gathered round him.

h) These young people learnt from the great teacher such knowledge as is remembered even today all over the world.


Ans: c+g+f+b+h+d+e+a

 

13 . a) He was specialist in treating boils.

b) He was a false doctor and patients from far and near used to come for treatment.

c) He would operate boils with his razor.

d) The barber treated them in their illness.

e) Once there lived a shrewd barber in a village who pretended to know everything.

f) When some of his patients were cured, the Barber felt proud of his success.

g) Finding no other way, the poor people called in him as he was available.

h) The patients would cry loudly in pain.


Ans: e+g+f+b+h+d+e+a

14. a) When they saw Mr. Monkey, they asked him to devide their bread into two equal halves.

b) Then Mr. Monkey broke the bread into two pieces and put them on the scale.

c) Mr. Monkey was so wise, and just that the other rat agreed to take their problem to him.

d) Once two rats found a piece of bread.

e) “Let’s go and see our friend, mr. Monkey, and ask for his advice.”

f) They couldn’t agree on how to divide it , because each rat wanted a  larger piece than the other.

g) Then one of the rats said, “We have argued and fought for so long that now we’re tired.”

h) “Well, that’s not easy,” said Monkey. “So it’ll cost you a lot.”


Ans: d+f+g+e+c+a+h+b

 

15. a) On a fixed day, the mice met in a meeting to find a way out.

b) A young mouse submitted a proposal.

c) Finally the mice migrated to another barn finding no other way.

d) There lived some mice in a farmer’s barn happily.

e) Different mice gave different opinions, but all of them were unacceptable.

f) The farmer was in a trouble with the mice and brought a cat in order to get rid of them.

g) Hearing the question, all began to look at one another in frustation.   

h) He proposed to tie a bell around the neck of the cat.

i) As a result. the mice were in danger to come out of their holes.

j) An old mouse accepted the proposal and asked, “But who will bell the cat?” 


Ans: d+f+i+a+e+b+h+j+g+c

 

16. a) He was quite happy in Brighton.

b) But the girl’s parents in fact treated him like a son.

c) But soon his mother sent him to London to benefit from the education in the west.

d) Their two daughters were taken a back with the presence of a ‘blakie’ in the house.

e) Though he was full of admiration for English society yet he was called back to India.

f) He returned home without any qualification of distinction.

g) Rabindranath, the fourteenth child of Debandranath and Sarada Devi, joined his brother’s family at Brighton and attended school there.

h) Away from his brother’s home, he was lucky to find a friendly English family of Dr. and Mrs Scott.


Ans: g+a+c+h+d+b+e+f

 

17. a) He sat on the doorstep of his house looking out on the public street.

b) At that time some passers-by were walking along the street and they were greatly astonished.

c) Socrates’ wife used to lose her temper on the slightest excuse.

d) She went up to him with a bucket full of water and poured the water on him.

e) One day, the woman became more furious than ever and began to insult him.

f) She thought that her husband was not paying the least heed to her and so she always tried to irritated him.

g) This made his wife more furious.

h) Socrates could not tolerate this, so he went out of his room.


Ans: c+e+h+a+g+f+d+b

 

18. a) In 1914 when the First World War broke out, he wanted to join the army.

b) At the age of eleven he showed his poetic genius.

c) On his return from the battle field, he gave up the sword for the pen and began to write poems.

d) In 1972 he was brought to Bangladesh from Kolkata and was declared our national poet.

e) He died on the 29 August, 1976.

f) He wrote a lot of poems, short stories, gajals, novels etc and travelled all the branches of Bengali literature.

g) Our national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam was born in 1306 BS(1899 AD) at Churulia in the district of Burdhwan.

h) At the age of 19 he joined the army as an ordinary soldier.


Ans: g+b+a+h+c+f+d+e

 

19. a) It was named after an English man named George Everest.

b) There might be snow slides and cracks under ice and snow.

c) Mount Everest has always fascinated climbers.

d) Mount Everest is in the Himalayan Mountains.

e) It is in the north of India between Tibet and nepal.

f) He was the first to survey the Himalayas.

g) It is difficult and dangerous because there is snow all over.

h) But climbing the Everest is difficult and dangerous.


Ans: d+e+a+f+c+h+g+b

 

20. a) After the war he came back to Kolkata in 1919.

b) Our national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam was born of poor parents in 1899.

c) There Nazrul studied in a high school at Kazir Simla for three years and then returned to bardwan.

d) During that time a muslim police officer found him to be genius and sent him to his village home.

e) He started residing in the office of Bengal Muslim Literary Association.

f) In 1914 the First World War broke out and Nazrul joined the army at the age of 19.

g) When he was 12 years old, he flew away to Asansole and worked in a baker’s shop.

h) His remarkable poem, “Bidrohi” was published in that year when he was


Ans: b+g+d+e+c+f+a+h

 

21. a) Soon he gave up medicine for literature.

b) This brought for him a good name.

c) He was born in 1874 in Paris.

d) William Somerset Maugham is one of the greatest story writers of modern time.

e) Then he took to writing plays.

f) He qualified as a doctor and this life had no charms for him.

g) Some of his well-known plays are Mrs. Cadlac, Lady Frederick etc.

h) He made his first appearence in literature by writing Liza of Lambeth, his first novel.


Ans: d+c+f+a+h+b+e+g

 

22. a) Later on the master arriving at the market found death and asked why she made a threatening gesture to his servant.

b) There was a merchant in Baghdad, who sent his servant to buy provisions.

c) He came back white and trembling.

d) She looked at him making a threatening gesture.

e) She replied that she was surprised to see him in Baghdad.

f) In order to escape death, he left Baghdad for Samara riding a horse of his master.

g) She was surprised because she had an appointment with him that night in Samara.

h) And told his master that he had seen death in the market disguised as a woman.


Ans: b+c+h+d+f+a+c+g

 

23. a) One day the bad man was stealing some mangoes from the garden of a neighbour.

b) But when he did any mischief, he would say, “God had done it by me.”

c) “Why are you stealing mangoes from my garden?”

d) The owner said nothing.

e) “Because God is getting it done by me” replied the bad man.

f) He took a stick and was waiting for the bad man to come down from the tree.

g) There was a bad man in a village.

h) the owner of the garden saw him stealing and got inside the garden.


Ans: g+b+a+h+c+e+d+f

 

24. a) “Is my name there?” asked the angel curiously.

b) Once there lived a man named Abu Bin Adam.

c) He found an angel writing something.

d) He was very honest.

e) “What are you writing?” he asked the angel.

f) Suddenly his sleep broke off. 

g)One night he was sleeping in his living room.

h) ‘the name of those whom Allah loves’ he replied.


Ans: b+d+g+f+c+e+h+a

 

25. a) When asked Cordelia said “Nothing”. Lear was shocked and said, “Nothing will come of nothing.”

b) He was tired of rulling and needed rest.

c) Lear was satisfied. He called for the map of his kingdom and drew his finger round one-third of it.

d) Then it was the turn of Cordelia, the youngest and most loved daughter.

e) At first, Lear asked his eldest daughter, “How much do you love me?” Goneril declared, “Sir, I love you more than i can say.”

f) When asked, his second daughter Regan said, “My love for you shall never change.” Lear was pleased and gave her a third of his kingdom.

g) Long ago there was a mighty old king of England named Lear. He had three daughters Goneril, Regan and Cordelia.

h) He made up his mind to step down the throne and divide his kingdom. But first he wanted to know how much they loved him.   



Ans: g+b+h+e+c+f+d+a

 

26. Put the following parts of the story in correct order to rewrite the whole story. 1
a) When he arrived at the farm he saw a farmer standing outside surrounded by many three legged chickens.
b) The farmer replied, “Yes, I breed them because my wife and my son live here and we all like to eat chicken legs. Since a chicken only has two legs, I breed this three legged ones so we could all eat our favorite piece.”
c) The man decided to drive faster to see if the chicken could follow the speed. As he went faster and faster, so did the chicken.
d) One day, a man was driving in the countryside when he saw a three legged chicken running down the road next to his car.
e) “Are these your chickens?” the man asked.
f) “I don’t know. I haven’t caught one yet!”
g) Suddenly the chicken stopped running next to the car and ran down a country road towards a farm. The man decided to follow the chicken to the farm.
h) “That’s amazing!” said the driver “How do they taste?”
The parts of stories can appear in the following order: d), c), g), a), e), b), h) and f)

27. Put the following parts of the story in correct order to rewrite the whole story.
(a) But Fazlul Huq was a man of very independent character, so he resigned his post in 1911 and started legal practice.
(b) Fazlul Huq attracted the attention of B.F. Fuller, the ten Governor of East Bengal who appointed him a Deputy Magistrate.
(c) In 1897, he passed B.L. examination with distinction and began his independent legal practice at Kolkata High Court.
(d) Sher-e-Bangla A.K. Fazlul Huq was born in 1872 at Saturia in Barisal.
(e) The next year he was appointed Lecturer and Examiner of M.A in Mathematics in Kolkata University.
(f) He received his primary education there and then entered Barisal Zilla School.
(g) At the age of twenty-one, he passed the B.Sc Examination from the Presidency College, Kolkata and M.Sc degree in Mathematics in 1895.
(h) He passed the entrance examination standing first in Dhaka division.
Answer no-7 : Rearrange d + f + h + g + e + c + b + a.

28. Put the following parts of the story in correct order to rewrite the whole story.
a) Columbus went to king Fardinand for help but in vain.
b) Columbus is an important name in the history of discovery.
c) He saw a vast sheet of unlimited water.
d) He became a sailor in his boyhood.
e) There he came in contact with many people.
f) Then he went to the Queen of Spain and she helped him.
g) He went to many parts of Europe and Africa and he also went to the British island, Iceland etc.
h) But such voyage would require ships.

1.®b 2.®d 3.®c 4.®g 5.®e 6.®h 7.®a 8.®f.

29. a) He told the crow that she was the most beautiful of all the birds with her excellent feathers but it was a great pity that she could not sing.
b) One day while going through the forest, all on a sudden he found a crow sitting on the branch of a tree.
c) At once the piece of meat fell down from her mouth and the cunning fox ate it with great enjoyment.
d) The cunning fox being really very greedy wanted to have the piece of meat.
e) She had a piece of meat in her beak.
f) Once there was a cunning and shrewd fox.
g) He made a plan.
h) The crow being influenced by the speech of the fox began to sing.

1.®f 2.®b 3.®e 4.®d 5.®g 6.®a 7.®h 8.®c.

30. a) Through the kindness of a patron, he was educated at the Town Grammar School and then at the University of Cambridge.
b) He was born in 1564, two months before Shakespeare, in the town of Canterbury. He was the son of a poor shoe maker.
c) He may be regarded as the true founder of drama. Then he was stabbed in a drunken fight and died wretchedly.
d) In 1587, at the age of 23, he produced his first play, Tamburlaine, which brought him instant recognition.
e) He graduated at the age of 19, and then went to London where he became an actor living in the low town atmosphere of excess poverty and wretchedness.
f) In five years, while Shakespeare was serving apprenticeship, Marlowe produced all his great works.
g) Thereafter, although he led a wretched life, he remained loyal to a high literary purpose.
h) Christopher Marlowe was the greatest of Shakespeare’s predecessors.

Answer no- 1.®h 2.®b 3.®a 4.®e 5.®d 6.®f 7.®g 8.®c.

31. a) As a result, a sanguinary war broke out between the two countries.
b) There was much anger and fighting because of this law.
c) At last Blefuscu sent a group of diplomats to Lilliput seeking for peace.
d) The Lilliputians used to eat eggs, breaking them open at the larger end but their Emperor made a law that eggs were to be broken at the smaller end.
e) The Lilliputians captured fifty Blefuscian wirships and brought them to the shore of Lilliput.
f) The Emperor of Blefuscu supported their cause and gave them shelter in his Kingdom.
g) The Emperor of Blefuscu received peace on certain abominable conditions.
h) Many people fled away from the country and crossed over to the land of Blefuscu.

Answer no-1®d 2.®b 3.®h 4.®f 5.®a 6.®e 7.®c 8.®g.

32. Put the following parts of the story in correct order to rewrite the whole story.
(a) But the corporal, full of dignity, did nothing but stood by and shouted orders.
(b) ‘Are you?’ said the officer.
(c) Presently an officer, not in uniform rode up.
(d) ‘Hello,’ he said to the corporal, ‘Why don’t you lend your men a hand to get that beam up?’
(e) He then getting down from his horse worked very hard to put the beam to its place and the man was none other than Washington himself.
(f) ‘Don’t you know that I am a corporal?’ was the reply.
(g) There were too few men for the work.
(h) In the American war of independence, a corporal and a party of soldiers were sent to raise a heavy beam for a battery.

Answer: 7. Re-arranging

h + g + a + c + d + f + b + e

In the American war of independence, a corporal and a party of soldiers were sent to raise a heavy beam for a battery. There were too few men for the work. But the corporal, full of dignity, did nothing but stood by and shouted orders, Presently an officer, not in uniform rode or. ‘Hello,’ He said to the corporal, ‘Why don’t you lend your men a hand to get that beam up? ‘Don’t you know that I am a corporal?’ was the reply. ‘Are you?’ said the officer. He then getting down from his horse worked very hard to put the beam to its place and the man was none other than Washington himself.

33. Put the following parts of the story in correct order to rewrite the whole story.
a. Mustafa was rather worried about his sons want of prudence. But he did not want to talk to Sayeed about it. He thought his son might not believe him.
b. There was a wise and rich merchant named Mustafa in Damascus.
c. ‘My friend, the Armenian, of course’. said his son. ‘He is the most honest man in Damascus.’
d. ‘Very well’, said Mustafa. ‘For once, I will trust your judgment.’ He gave his son a large box, which was also heavy and strong and with three locks.
e. The Armenian was dishonest. But he was very clever and managed to cheat Sayeed several times without raising suspicions.
f. He told him to take it to his friend for safe keeping.
g. One day Mustafa and Sayeed had to go on business to Baghdad. ‘Now, whom can I trust with my money during my absence?’ asked Mustafa anxiously.
h. He had an only son Sayeed by name. Sayeed trusted a young friend from Armenia too much.
Answer to the question
1. b, 2. h, 3. e, 4. a, 5. g, 6. c, 7. d, 8. f.

34. a. The Sultan was unable to choose an honest man. So, he asked for a wise counselors advice.
b. The Sultan was sitting on his throne. The wise man was also sitting near him. As soon as the applicants were assembled before the throne, the Sultan said, ‘Gentleman, I’d like you to dance.’
c. When they arrived, they were told to go to the Sultan, one at a time, through a dark and empty corridor.
d. ‘Your Highness’, said the wise man, ‘I suggest that you should invite all the applicants to the palace. Then I’ll show you the honest person when I ask them to dance.’
e. He invited applications and a number of people applied for the job.
f. ‘I have here,’ he said to the wise man, ‘some applications for the post of tax-collector.’
g. A Sultan wanted to find an honest man to collect taxes in his kingdom. Could you tell me how I can find an honest officer?
h. So, the Sultan asked all the applicants to come to the palace.
Answer to the question no-2:
1. g, 2. e, 3. a, 4. f, 5. d, 6. h, 7. c, 8. b.

35. a. ‘How interesting!’ said the English-woman. ‘Buckingham Palace in London was built in only two weeks.’
b. They went sight-seeing in a taxi.
c. The American was very proud of tall building in New York. He boasted to his friends, ‘Do you know that the Empire State Building was built in three months?’
d. At that moment the taxi passed a tall building. ‘What’s that?’ The English-women asked the driver who was a Mexican.
e. ‘I don’t know.’ answered the driver. ‘It wasn’t there yesterday.’
f. An American, a Frenchman and an English-women had been to Mexico City, the capital of Mexico.
g. ‘Really?’ replied the Frenchman. ‘The Eiffel Tower in Paris was built in only one month.’
h. The three tourists were admiring the tall buildings in the city.
Answer to the question no-10:
1. f, 2. b, 3. h, 4. c, 5. g, 6. a, 7. d, 8. e.

36. a. Then one day, the fruit-seller said to the grocer, ‘I am going to the town to do some shopping. Please send your son with me to carry my things.’ The grocer sent his son with the fruit-seller.
b. ‘You liar, how can a crow carry away such a big boy?’ the grocer shouted angrily. ‘Just the same way as mice can eat away the balance and weights,’ said the fruit-seller.
c. The grocer said, ‘The mice ate away your balance and weights. So I can’t return them.’
d. The grocer understood the point and returned the balance and the weights.
e. One day, a grocer borrowed a balance and weights from a fruit-seller.
f. The lame excuse of the dishonest grocer made the fruit-seller very angry. But he checked his temper.
g. After a few days, the fruit-seller asked the grocer to return his balance and weights.
h. The next day the fruit-seller came back alone from the town. ‘Where is my son?’ asked the grocer. ‘A crow carried your son away,’ replied the fruit-seller.
Answer to the question no-11:
1. e, 2. g, 3. c, 4. f, 5. a, 6. h, 7. b, 8. d.

37. Put the following parts of the story in correct order to rewrite the whole story.
a. Mustafa was rather worried about his sons want of prudence. But he did not want to talk to Sayeed about it. He thought his son might not believe him.
b. There was a wise and rich merchant named Mustafa in Damascus.
c. ‘My friend, the Armenian, of course’. said his son. ‘He is the most honest man in Damascus.’ d. ‘Very well’, said Mustafa. ‘For once, I will trust your judgment.’ He gave his son a large box, which was also heavy and strong and with three locks.
e. The Armenian was dishonest. But he was very clever and managed to cheat Sayeed several times without raising suspicions.
f. He told him to take it to his friend for safe keeping.
g. One day Mustafa and Sayeed had to go on business to Baghdad. ‘Now, whom can I trust with my money during my absence?’ asked Mustafa anxiously.
h. He had an only son Sayeed by name. Sayeed trusted a young friend from Armenia too much. Answer to the question no-1: 1. b, 2. h, 3. e, 4. a, 5. g, 6. c, 7. d, 8.

38. Put the following parts of the story in correct order to rewrite the whole story.
.a. The Sultan was unable to choose an honest man. So, he asked for a wise counselors advice.
b. The Sultan was sitting on his throne. The wise man was also sitting near him. As soon as the applicants were assembled before the throne, the Sultan said, ‘Gentleman, I’d like you to dance.’
c. When they arrived, they were told to go to the Sultan, one at a time, through a dark and empty corridor.
d. ‘Your Highness’, said the wise man, ‘I suggest that you should invite all the applicants to the palace. Then I’ll show you the honest person when I ask them to dance.’
e. He invited applications and a number of people applied for the job.
f. ‘I have here,’ he said to the wise man, ‘some applications for the post of tax-collector.’
g. A Sultan wanted to find an honest man to collect taxes in his kingdom. Could you tell me how I can find an honest officer?
h. So, the Sultan asked all the applicants to come to the palace.
Answer to the question no-2: 1. g, 2. e, 3. a, 4. f, 5. d, 6. h, 7. c, 8. b.

39. a. ‘How interesting!’ said the English-woman. ‘Buckingham Palace in London was built in only two weeks.’
b. They went sight-seeing in a taxi.
c. The American was very proud of tall building in New York. He boasted to his friends, ‘Do you know that the Empire State Building was built in three months?’
d. At that moment the taxi passed a tall building. ‘What’s that?’ The English-women asked the driver who was a Mexican.
e. ‘I don’t know.’ answered the driver. ‘It wasn’t there yesterday.’
f. An American, a Frenchman and an English-women had been to Mexico City, the capital of Mexico.
g. ‘Really?’ replied the Frenchman. ‘The Eiffel Tower in Paris was built in only one month.’
h. The three tourists were admiring the tall buildings in the city.
answer to the question no-3: 1. f, 2. b, 3. h, 4. c, 5. g, 6. a, 7. d, 8. e.

40. a. Then one day, the fruit- seller said to the grocer, ‘I am going to the town to do some shopping. Please send your son with me to carry my things.’ The grocer sent his son with the fruit-seller.
b. ‘You liar, how can a crow carry away such a big boy?’ the grocer shouted angrily. ‘Just the same way as mice can eat away the balance and weights,’ said the fruit-seller.
c. The grocer said, ‘The mice ate away your balance and weights. So I can’t return them.’
d. The grocer understood the point and returned the balance and the weights.
e. One day, a grocer borrowed a balance and weights from a fruit-seller.
f. The lame excuse of the dishonest grocer made the fruit-seller very angry. But he checked his temper. g. After a few days, the fruit- seller asked the grocer to return his balance and weights.
h. The next day the fruit- seller came back alone from the town. ‘Where is my son?’ asked the grocer. ‘A crow carried your son away,’ replied the fruit-seller.
Answer to the question no-4:
1. e, 2. g, 3. c, 4. f, 5. a, 6. h, 7. b, 8. d