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Test Exam Questions  English 2nd Paper 483

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158. Mirzapur Cadet College, Mirzapur
Test Examination-2017; English 2nd Paper
Part A: Grammar: 60 Marks (g) Mr. Sifat is the owner of a mango orchard. But
the never allows his friends and relatives to visit
1. Fill in the blanks in the following text with the orchard — entertains them with sweet
articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the mangoes.
blanks may not require an article. Put a cross (×) (h) Robert Brush was inspired by a spider. — he
in those blanks. 0.510=5 did not take shelter in a cave? He fought against
Once there was (a) — idle king. He did not undergo the enemies for the seventh time and had his lost
physical labour. As (b) — result, he became fat and kingdom.
could not move from once place to another. He (i) — knowing and seeing more and more? It is
called in (c) — experienced doctor. (d) — doctor interesting because the curiosity to know more
was clever and wise. He did not prescribe any eventually results in epoch making discoveries
medicine for (e) — king. He asked the king to buy and inventions.
(f) — heavy club and move it in (g) — air till he got (j) Television has a great educative value. The
authority — telecast educative program than
(h) — tired. Following the instruction of the doctor,
harmful ones.
he became (i) — thin from (j) — obes man.
4. Complete the sentences with suitable/phrases/words.
2. Complete the text with suitable prepositions. 0.510=5
0.510=5 (a) He was working sincerely so that —
The environment plays a vital role (a) — our life. (b) (b) I will keep waiting until —
— short, what we have (c) — us including people, (c) — let alone enjoying a movie.
houses, air, water etc. is called environment. These (d) It is true that —.
are the main elements (d) — our environment. (e) — (e) I did not like the way he —.
ensuring sound life the balance (f) — the natural (f) He interrupted me while —.
elements is very significant. Sometimes (g) — lack (g) He started talking as if —.
of knowledge, we don't realize the importance (h) — (h) I could not think of —.
it. As a result, we are polluting our environment (i) He was so grateful —.
unknowingly. Living (i) — a polluted environment (j) I wish I —.
is undoubtedly a matter (j) — great regret. 5. Read the text and fill in the gaps with correct form
3. Complete the sentences with suitable phrases/ of verbs as per subject and context. 0.510=5
words given in the box. 0.510=5 A proverb goes that time and tide waits for none.
None (a) — (call) it back. A man (b) — (get) back
what if what does let alone there his lost money and health but cannot get back his
.... look like lost time. Time once lost (c) — (lose) forever. So we

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was born have to what's it as soon as (d) — (make) the best use of our time. We (e) —
like (do) our work in time. If we put off our work for
would had better tomorrow, we do not get time to do it at all. There
rather are some people who waste time for nothing. They
(a) The majority of the people in Bangladesh are cannot prosper in life. They (f) — (depend) on
free from arsenic. They — use arsenic free others. If we read the biography of the great men, we
water to save themselves from it. (g) — (realize) it. They (h) — (not, waste) a single
(b) — was a king who lost his kingdom defeated by moment uselessly. They (i) — (be) very industries
his enemies. He wished to regain his kingdom at from their childhood. We can prosper in life only by
any cost. (j) — (follow) their life.
(c) Student: Sir, — the Statue of Liberty —? 6. Read the text and change the sentences as
directed. 15=5
Teacher: It is in the form of a woman
Rabindranath, the 14 th child of Debendranath, wrote
symbolizing liberty.
his first verse at the age of eight. (a) When he was
(d) Bangladesh has won at least one match against 17 years old, he was sent for studies (Simple). (b)
almost all test playing countries in ODI. The He described London as a dismal city (Passive). (c)
players — try to win the World Cup Cricket. Though he was happy in Brighton, a friend of the
(e) George Bernard Show — in a poor family. He family persudaded his brother to send him to
first worked as a clerk for Dublin State Agent. London (Compound). (d) He was lucky to get a
When he started writing, he quit the job. friendly English family (Complex) (e) Rabindranath
(f) Our school has two sessions a day. — the first is one of the greatest poets in the world (Positive).
session ends, the second session starts. In 1880, Rabindranath was called back to India.
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7. Re-write the following in the direct speech: 5 sporting event, they come closer to each other. (h)
As we shook our hands, she told me to follow her — they can share views, opinions and friendship.
example. Then she forbade me to eat more than one This opportunity creates a sense of brotherhood. (i)
thing for luncheon replied that I would do better —, getting acquainted with different culture helps to
thing than that. I added that I would eat nothing for break down prejudice and broaden outlook. (j) —
dinner that night. Jumping into the cab, she called globalization has anything to do with the
me a humorist. development of international relationship, sporting
8. Identify the unclear pronoun references in the events can certainly contribute in a big way.
following paragraph. Where necessary, rewrite 11. Read the passage and then write the antonym or
the sentences so that all pronoun references are synonym of the words as directed below:0.510=5
clear. 15=5 “It will be better than for me to try to send him
Translation is an art. it takes a great deal of things. I could so easily duplicate- skates, for
creativity and patience to do the translation well. It instance." She blinked her" honest spinster’s eyes.
also takes stamina, for translators are underpaid “There’s not much use for skates here,” she said.
and underappreciated. They are often left off the Her stupidity annoyed me. What mean,” I said “Is
covers of it they create. In fact, we owe a good that I don’t want to duplicate the things his mother
deal to a good number of hardworking people and sends him. I might have chosen skates if I didn't
organisations who are responsible for making it know she had already given them to him.” She
available. We thank most notably them who take stared at me. “I don’t understand,” she said. “He has
the financial risk to publish and promote them in no mother, He has no skates.'”
an increasingly crowded market. (a) try (synonym) (b) duplicate (synonym) (c)
9. Read the following text and use modifiers as instance (synonym) (d) blinked (synonym) (e)
directed in the blank spaces. 0.510=5 stupidity (antonym) (f) annoyed (antonym) (g) mean
Newspaper plays a very (a) — (pre-modify the (synonym) (h) send (synonym) (i) understand
noun) role in modern civilization. It publishes news (synonym) (j) no (antonym).
and view of home and abroad. Only (b) — (pre- 12. There are ten errors in the use of punctuation
modify the noun) knowledge is not enough in this marks in the following text. Rewrite the text
competitive world. A newspaper helps man (c) — correcting the errors. 0.510=5
(post-modify the verb with infinitive) his general Dhaka the capital of our country has been remarked
knowledge. Besides academic books, one should as a mega city. Side by side it has also been
read newspapers (d) — (post-modify the verb). remarked as the most polluted city of the world. The
Newspaper helps one (e) — (post-modify the verb population of Dhaka city is on ever increase no one
with an infinitive) the fact of the world. (f) — (pre- knows when it will stop. Rather instead of
modify the verb with a present participle phrase) decreasing the population of the city is increasing
regularly, one can be aware of everything. They are very rapidly day by day. The question arises who are
(g) — (pre-modify the noun) kinds of newspapers. responsible for this. The answer is not very far to
One should select the newspaper (h) — (post-modify seek but cannot be told because the destroyers
the verb). One should choose the (i) — (pre-modify should have been the protectors.
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the noun) paper because many newspapers present Part B: Composition: 40 Marks
news partially. Whatever the paper is, it (j) — (pre-
modify the verb) helps a man. 13. Suppose, you want to get admission in IBA
10. Use appropriate sentence connectors in the blank department of BRAC University. Send an email to
space of the following passage. 0.510=5 the head of the department asking to know the
Sports are a popular form of entertainment. (a) — requirements for the admission. 8
many international sporting events are organized 14. Suppose, you are a reporter of a national daily. You
from time to time. (b) — these events are sponsored have recently visited the border area of Bangladesh
by multinational manufacturing companies and and Myanmar. Now, write a report of about 120
business firms. (c) — they pay for the sports events words on the miseries of the Rohingya people
in exchange for the right to advertise their products living in the area. Give a title to your report. 8
during those events (d) —, the sponsors products 15. Write a paragraph showing contrast between
receive maximum media coverage thus giving Bangladeshi Music and Western Music. Use 150
companies international recognition. This is only the words. 10
commercial aspect of the international sport. (e) — 16. Is digitalization necessary in education of
there are other aspects too. (f) — the sports venue Bangladesh? Write at least 200 words but don't
becomes a meeting place of the people from exceed 250 words. 14
different countries, (g) — people of different nation
get together on the occasion of an international
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159. Mymensingh Girls’ Cadet College, Mymensingh


Test Examination-2017; English 2nd Paper
Part A: Grammar: 60 Marks (c) My cousin, Rima is going to Cox's Bazar on
1. Fill in the blanks in the following text with vacation. If I were she, I —.
articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the (d) Bangladesh is one of the worst victims of
blanks may not require an article. Put a cross (×) climate change. The climate is getting hotter
in those blanks: 0.510=5 because of —.
Life is full of (a) — unfavourable circumstances. (b) (e) Whenever I go out for a walk, —. I know many
— the great men in (c) — world bravely faced (d) — people don't like this.
adverse situations. These situations bring out (e) — (f) I shall stay here until —. I do not want to take
man's talent qualities. (f) — people in such any risk.
circumstances learn many virtues like fortitude and (g) The shoes were so expensive that —. I did not
bravery. Only (g) — virtuous and brave can conquer have sufficient money with me.
(h) — obstacles of life. (i) — adverse situations (h) Her voice was too low for the people at the back
have glorified (j) — mind and character of great men. to —. The organizers should have arranged
2. Complete the text with suitable prepositions.0.510=5 sound system.
Corruption is a curse (a) — a nation. It is a great (i) London was a new city for us. We hired a bus
hindrance (b) — the development. (c) — corrupted so that —.
people, a nation will surely sink (d) — oblivion. (j) As I've already completed my studies, —. I need
Corrupted people are hated by all. The common money.
people have no respect (e) — them. They are devoid 5. Read the text and fill in the gaps with the correct
(f) — honesty. They stick (g) — evil activities. They form of verbs as per subject and context. 0.510=5
do not abide (h) — the social rules. Morality does A proverb goes that time and tide wait for none.
not have any effect (i) — them. They bring nothing Since the dawn of civilization, time is (a) — (move).
for the nation. It is high time we stood (j) — them. It (b) — (take) any rest. It is never constant. Time
3. Complete the sentences with suitable phrases/ once gone is (c) — (go) forever. Lost health may be
words given in the box. 0.510=5 regained by medicine and proper caring and nursing.
would what's it like as soon let Lost time cannot be (d) — (recover) by any means
rather as alone because nobody can stop the ceaseless onward
there what does...look like as if it march of time. Life (e) — (be) nothing but the sum
have to was born total of some moments. So, everybody should (f) —
(a) Wordsworth was the second of his father's five (utilize) every moment of his life. But everyone (g)
sons. He — at Cumberland on April 4,1770. — (do) so. Only a few people (h) — (make) proper
(b) We — have a snack than sit here silently. The use of time and they can (i) — (rise) to the pinnacles
train will arrive in two hours. of glory by (j) — (overcome) the problems of life in
(c) The people living in the slums lead a very this world. We should follow them.
miserable life. They usually suffer from various 6. Read the text and change the sentences as
kinds of troubles. At times they — pass directed. 15=5
sleepless night. (a) Sunderbans is unique creation or nature is called

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(d) — the poet arrived, the audiences started the 52nd Worlds Heritage Site. (Simple)
clapping loudly. The poet became very pleased. (b) It is called the mangrove forest. (Active)
(e) Many students of our country are drug addicted.
(e) It is one of the biggest mangrove forests in the
They think in a way — they were very smart.
world. (Positive)
(f) Once — was a snowman. He was tall but he
became small when he melted in the sun. (d) Sunderbans protects southern part of our
(g) — living in college hostel? You seem to be very country in time of our natural disaster.
happy with your hostel life. (Complex)
(h) Rabi is very introvert. He does not even feel (e) Many people go to the Sunderbans to observe
comfort in the telephone, — speak in public. natural beauties. (Compound)
(i) Teacher: — a fairy —? 7. Change the narrative style by using indirect
Student: Sorry sir. We have no idea. speeches. 5
(j) — was a very cold night. All were sleeping. "O King!" she cried, "Please do not kill me. 1 did
Suddenly Mohsin heard a sound and found a not know that you were the king. I am very sorry."
man standing alone. The king said, "Do not be sad. You are a good
4. Complete the sentences using clauses/phrases. woman. 1 won't kill you."
0.510=5 8. Identify the unclear pronoun references in the
(a) Rangamati is very busy now. But don't worry. If following paragraph. Where necessary, rewrite
I find any good hotel, —. the sentences so that all pronoun references are
(b) I could not understand the chemistry lesson clear. 15=5
today. I would have understood the lecture Teaching is a profession what is full of challenge. I
better if the teacher —. want to be a teacher because you like working with
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children. But my father argues that one cannot make had a huge bird sanctuary in his reign. He disliked
much money from it. He wants me to look after your harming the animals and birds and even did not kill
farms instead. Actually, I want to own a farm in them for the sake of eating meat. Owing to his
future. I think it is a good idea to have farm generosity and kindness towards birds, he was
experience before buying it. gifted to beautiful falcons by his fellow
9. Read the following text and use modifiers as businessman. Those two falcons belonged to a
directed in the blank spaces. 0.510=5 different place and lived in a different climatic
One day Amy was returning home (a) — (post- condition. The king thanked the businessman and
modify the verb) from college. On the way she saw a ordered the head of the bird trainer to provide all the
dog (b) — (use a participle phrase to post-modify a facilities to those beautiful falcons and make them
noun). It was barking (c) — (post-modify the verb). feel comfortable in their country. The head trainer
An (d) — (pre-modify the noun) boy had hit the look the birds and provided all essentials to help the
poor creature with a big stone. It is hurt its (e) — birds adapt to the atmosphere. Gradually, the birds
(pre-modify the noun) leg and it was bleeding (f) — got adapt to the country's atmosphere.
(post-modify the verb). Amy became (g) — (post- (a) kind-hearted (antonym); (b) fond (antonym); (c)
modify the verb) sad. She (h) — (pre-modify the sanctuary (synonym); (d) kindness (antonym); (e)
verb) carried the dog home and nursed the wound. different (antonym); (f) head (synonym); (g)
She tied a bandage tightly round the (i) — (pre- comfortable (antonym); (h) trainer (synonym); (i)
modify the noun) leg. In a week the dog was (j) — adapt (synonym) (j) atmosphere (synonym).
(use an intensifier to pre-modify the adjective) 12. There are ten errors in the use of punctuation
cured. marks in the following text. Rewrite the text
10. Use appropriate sentence connectors in the correcting the errors. 0.510=5
blanks of the following passage. 0.510=5 He said I can chop some wood today I said but I
The human body is a wonderful creation. (a) —, it is have a boy coming from the orphanage I am the boy
shaped practically. (b) —, it can do many types of But you are small size doesn't matter chopping wood
work which other animals cannot. (c) — it is not he said some of the big boys do not chop wood well
strong like the body of a tiger. (d) — physical I've been chopping wood at the orphanage for a long
strength, it has a big and sharp brain. (e) —, by using time.
this brain the human physique has been able to
overcome many of its limitations. (f) —, by sitting in Part B: Composition: 40 Marks
an aeroplane, it flies faster than a kite, by riding a 13. Suppose, you are an inhabitant of the village
motorcycle, it travels faster than a leopard, and by Lemuna, Barguna. In your area, anti-social activities
firing a marching gun of than a kite, by riding a has increased manifold for the last few months.
motorcycle it travels faster than a leopard, any by Now, write an e-mail to the officer in charge of
firing a machine gun of fights much better than a the police station to take steps. 8
tiger. (g) — this, the human body suffers from many
diseases. (h) — it has a weakness for habits like 14. Suppose, your college has arranged a reunion of ex-
drinking and overeating. (i) —, it is healthy the body students in a grand way. Now, write a report
can give great pleasure but when it is sick it can regarding it. 8
cause great pain. The Wiseman would always keep 15. Write a paragraph comparing and contrasting
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his body fit (j) — a healthy mind can work only in a


the types of entertainment in the rural and urban
healthy body.
areas of Bangladesh. Write in 150 words. 10
11. Read the passage and then write the antonym or
synonym of the words as directed below:0.510=5 16. Write a composition on 'Impact of Climate Change'
Once upon a time there lived a generous, kind- within 200 words. 14
hearted king. He was fond of birds and animals. He

160. Comilla Cadet College, Comilla


Test Examination-2017; English 2nd Paper
Part A: Grammar: 60 Marks people believe that there lies (g) — eternal life after
death. (h) — greedy people give importance to this
1. Fill in the blanks in the following texts with world. However (i) — virtuous man enjoys mental
articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the (j) — peace.
blanks may not require an article. Put a cross (×)
in those blanks: 0.510=5 2. Complete the text with suitable prepositions.
0.510=5
(a) — pious man is he who is very much religious.
He does not run after name and fame. He is different 21st February is a red-letter day (a) — the history of
from (b) — worldly man. (c) — religious minded Bangladesh. (b) — this day in 1952, (c) — half a
people are quite different from (d) — people who dozen young souls sacrificed their lives (d) —
want to have much (e) — wealth. (f) — virtuous making Bangla one of the state languages (e) —
Pakistan. But the blood spilt was not (f) — vain. In
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1956 the first Constitution (g) — Pakistan — (take) good food. Sometimes, it (f) — (happen)
recognized this demand. This day was observed (h) that people (g) — (live) even in plenty (h) — (not,
— Shaheed Dibosh in Bangladesh (i) — 1999. But eat) the foods they need for health; because, they (i)
now (j) — many other international days, 21st — (not, know) how to choose a balanced diet from
February is observed worldwide as the International the foods that (j) — (be) available to them.
Mother Language Day. 6. Read the text and change the sentences as
3. Complete the sentences with suitable directed. 15=5
phrases/words given in the box. 0.510=5 (a) Fahima's college was going to introduce a
What if Would No sooner As if debating club. (Passive) (b) She did not show less
rather had interest in the matter. (Affirmative) (c) The college
Had What's it Was born What gave her the responsibility of organizing the club.
better like does....... (Passive) (d) She was finding out people who were
look like interested in debating. (Simple) (e) She went to
There have to every class in absence of the teacher. (Complex)
7. Change the narrative style by using indirect
(a) Sir Jagodish Chandro Bose, a Bengali speeches. 5
Polymath, Physicist and Biologist, — on 30
The teacher became angry with the student and said,
November 1858.
"Why have you again disturbed the class in this
(b) A: I have only one pen with me.
B: — you lose it? way? I have told you before that when I speak, you
(c) The storm was devastating — it were the end of should be silent. Leave the room and do not return
again today."
the world.
(d) I am very tired. I — take rest. 8. Identify the unclear pronoun references in the
(e) A: — a satellite —? following paragraph. Where necessary, rewrite
B: I have heard of it but never got a chance to the sentences so that all pronoun references are
see it. clear. 15=5
(f) Everybody respects him very much. — is no Questions are set to assess your ability to make out a
person as honest as he in our village. passage and answer questions on the basis of what is
(g) — getting GPA-5 in the exam. You have got it stated in it. One needs to read it so that you can
in the SSC and HSC exam. identify the main idea of the passage. If the learners
(h) I have a severe headache. I — go and see a are not clear of the main idea, it will be difficult for
doctor. them to answer the questions. It is because most of
(i) It was thundering. — he heard the sound of them are done based on the main idea.
thundering than he went out to bring the bull. 9. Read the following text and use modifiers as
(j) He was a kind hearted man. He  spend his directed in the blank spaces. 0.510=5
money for the poor than save it. Once there lived a (a) — (pre-modify the noun with
4. Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/ an adjective) fox in a jungle. He was (b) — (pre-
phrases. 0.510=5 modify the adjective with an intensifier) hungry. He
(a) Trees are our best friends. But dishonest people went out (c) — (post-modify the verb with
cut trees so that —. infinitive) for food. But he did not get any food (d)

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(b) Flower is a symbol of love, beauty and purity. — (post-modify the verb with infinitive). At last he
There is hardly any person —. entered a vineyard. There were ripe grapes (e) —
(c) In society people say many things. We should (post-modify the noun with a present participle) on
not give importance —. the vine. The grapes were too high for him (f) —
(d) I cannot permit my kid to go abroad. He is so (post-modify the verb with an infinitive phrase). (g)
young that —. — (pre-modify the verb with a present participle)
(e) The dog attacked you because you frightened it. rest, he jumped to get the bunch of grapes. But he
If you had not frightened the dog, it —. failed (h)  (post modify the verb with an infinitive
(f) Titumir whom — was a great hero. phrase). (i) — (pre-modify the verb with a present
(g) His pitiful condition saddened me and made me —. participle), the fox went away. But he said he did not
(h) Sajid maintains a diary. Whenever he gets free like (j) — (pre-modify the noun) grapes.
time —. 10. Use appropriate sentence connectors in the blank
(i) We met the strange person while —. We were spaces of the following passage. 0.510=5
really amused at his behavior. International Networking system through cyber
(j) I do not like people —. Such kind of people are process is called Internet. (a) — it is a computer
hated everywhere. based global information system (b) — has created a
5. Read the following text and fill in the gaps with the mile-stone in the field of communication. (c) —, it is
correct form of verbs. 0.510=5 the fastest means of communication. (d) — it keeps
While (a) — (eat) food we should bear in mind that us up to date with the latest news and views. (e) —,
we (b) — (not, eat) merely to satisfy our hunger or students can go through any books from any library
to fulfill the belly. We (c) — (eat) so that we (d) — of the world through internet. (f) —, it has also some
(preserve) our health. For good health, we need (e) demerits. (g) —, our young generation has become
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addicted to face book (h) — has become a matter of Alif : Well Aman aren't you worried
terror for the parents. (i) —, the criminals use it for Aman : Of course, we should persuade them to give
performing their criminal activities. Thirdly, sitting up smoking.
for long hours while using internet causes damage to Alif : Right it's our duty we must tell them about
our eyes. (j) —, we cannot but use internet as it the bad effects of smoking
provides us with so many facilities.
Aman : It's in fact a suicidal habit
11. Read the passage and then write the antonym or
synonym of the words as directed below:0.510=5 Part B: Composition: 40 Marks
To forgive an injury is often considered to be the
sign of weakness. It is really a sign of strength. It is 13. Suppose, you are Tahsin and you are a student of
easy to allow one to be carried away by resentment class-XII of N.S Govt. College, Natore. Your
and hatred into the act of vengeance but it takes college library does not have adequate number of
strong character to restrain these natural passions. books to meet your demand. Now, write an
The man who forgives an injury proves himself to be application to the Principal of your college for
superior to the man who wronged him. Forgiveness buying more books for the college library. 8
may even turn a foe into a friend. So, mercy is the 14. Imagine that you are a reporter of The Daily Star.
noblest form of revenge. You have interviewed a tortured housewife. Now,
(a) forgive (synonym) (b) considered (antonym) (c) write a report of about 120 words on violence
resentment (synonym) (d) vengeance (antonym) (e) against woman in Bangladesh. Give a title to your
character (synonym) (f) restrain (synonym) (g) report. 8
passion (synonym) (h) superior (antonym) (i) foe 15. Write a paragraph on 'Blood Donation' following
(antonym) (j) revenge (synonym). descriptive method in 150 words. 10
12. There are ten errors in the use of punctuation 16. Write a short composition on "The Rising of The
marks in the following text. Rewrite the text Prices of The Necessary Commodities and Its
correcting the errors. 0.510=5 Effect on The Daily Life." Write at least 200 words
Aman : Hello Alif how are you but do not exceed 250 words. 14

161. Rajshahi Cadet College, Rajshahi


Test Examination-2017; English 2nd Paper
Part A: Grammar: 60 Marks (a) He treats me — I were his younger brother.
Actually he is one of my distant relatives.
1. Fill in the blanks in the following text with
suitable articles as necessary. Some of the blanks (b) Nasima is a daughter of poor parents. She has
may not require an article. Put a cross(x) in those no private tutor. So she — study hard.
blanks: 0.510=5 (c) — was a stormy night. It was raining also. I
Hamlet, (a) — living person, was (b) — prince of passed the night totally alone in the hostel.
Denmark. He was (c) — greatly shocked when his (d) I cannot ride a motorbike, — a car. I have no
father was murdered and his mother hastily married money to buy any of these two things.
his uncle Claudius who became (d) — king of (e) Victor Hugo was a French novelist and
dramatist. He — in 1802.
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Denmark. He expressed his grief by saying that even


(e) — animal of two reasons would have mourned (f) Salma: — a kangaroo —?
longer. He grieved over these (f) — sad events day Mita: Sorry friend, I have no idea about
after day. (g) — dreadful suspicion filled his mind. kangaroo. I have never seen it.
He had been told that while his father was sleeping (g) Today is holiday. — going to visit the zoo.
in his garden, he had died from (h) — bite of (i) — (h) Your parents are bearing your educational
snake. But finally Hamlet knew that (j) — real snake expenses with great difficulty. But you are not
was Claudius. attentive to your study. — you fail in the exam?
2. Complete the text with suitable preposition. 0.510=5 (i) — flows a river by our village. We often swim
A good student never learns things (a) — rote. He is in the river.
very cautious (b) — his studies and always adheres (j) You — cross the river at this moment. The river
(c) — his lessons and texts. He does not learn (d) — is very calm now.
traditional guide books. He prepares notes (e) — 4. Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/
taking help (f) — his teachers. He abides (g) — his phrases. 0.510=5
teachers' advice and jots (h) — their lectures. He (a) Bangladesh is called —?
makes the best use (i) — his time and concentrates (b) — contribute a lot to our economy.
(j) — his studies according to his daily routine. (c) — are the two major rivers.
3. Complete the sentences with suitable phrases/ (d) The Jamuna — is also a major river.
words given in the box. 0.510=5 (e) These rivers are not now —. Most of the rivers
Let alone Was born There We are have changed their courses.
What if Has to It As if (f) — brings a lot of damage.
What does ..... look Had better (g) Most of the rivers overflow —.
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(h) — causes flood. modify the noun) and clean beach, it was very clear.
(i) People suffer most —. I stood there (e) — (post-modify the verb) and
(j) — has now become a necessity. observed it neatly. I couldn't understand anything. I
5. Read the text and fill in the gaps with the correct was (f) — (pre-modify the adjective with an
forms of verbs as per subjects and context. 0.510=5 intensifier) frightened. I climbed up a hill (g) —
Congratulation for (a) — (score) a good result in the (post-modify the verb with an infinitive) further. (h)
examination. I (b) — (be) now in Chittagong. Next — (pre-modify the verb with present participle) the
week I (c) — (go) to Dhaka. Then I (d) — (meet) hill, I started for home. On my way home, I stopped
you. You (e) — (choose) your career? I think you every two or three steps (i) — (post-modify the verb
should (f) — (depend) on yourself for your own with an infinitive) behind me. That night I couldn't
choice. If I were you, I (g) — (like) to be an sleep (j) — (post-modify the verb).
agriculturist. Ours (h) — (be) an agricultural 10. Use sentence connectors in the blanks of the
country. Most of the farmers (i) — (educate). They following passage: 0.510=5
do not know how to cultivate good crops. They still Our college canteen is the most significant (a) — the
depend on the plough. If they are given scientific busiest place in the college. It is the place (b) —
instruments, they can grow more crops. Then our every student pays at least one or two visits a day,
country (j) — (be) self-sufficient in food. (c) — that do not just to have a taste of some
6. Read the text and change the sentences as delicacies, (d) — to brush himself or herself up with
directed. 15=5 the latest information, real (e) — based on some
(a) Hamidur Rahman, the man who gave shape to rumour. (f) — there is free and frank discussion of
the concept and design of the Shaheed Miner, various topics. (g) — discussion can centre on some
was the first student of Art. (Simple) political or economic matter also. (h) —, the senior
(b) As a first student of Art, he went to Europe for students may discuss some new world development
studies at "Ecole de Beaux Art" in Paris. or new government policy on some matter. This
(Complex) doesn't mean, (i) —, that our college canteen is only
(c) He is remembered for his remarkable design of a place of discussion. It caters food to the teachers
the central Shaheed Minar. (Compound) (j) — the students.
(d) People consider him the pioneer of new painting 11. Read the passage and then write the antonym or
movement. (Passive) synonym of the words as directed below. 15=5
(e) No other artist was as conscious as Hamidur The rapid advancement of science has made life easy
Rahman.(Superlative) and less complicated, the inventions made by science
7. Change the narrative style by using direct are many. Computer is the latest addition to them. It
speeches. 5 has now become an essential part of modern life. Any
device helping people performs mathematical
The teacher inquired of the student where he was
calculation may be called a computer. It is a special
from. He replied that he was from Japan. He further
kind of electronic machine that can perform
inquired how he (S) had found Cambridge when he
mathematical calculation and process large message of
had arrived first. He (S) replied that he liked it there
information at a great speed. Computer is now used in
and opined that the city was beautiful. Then the
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teacher said that he (S) was welcome there.
administration, telecommunication, air traffic control,
8. Identify the unclear pronoun references in the navigation of ship and aircrafts. In fact, computer is
following paragraph. Where necessary, rewrite doing a great job by substituting human brain and thus
the sentences so that all pronoun references are preventing misuse of time and energy.
clear. 15=5 (a) advancement (Synonym) (b) complicated
Women are nowadays as important as men in (Antonym) (c) latest (Synonym) (d) essential
society. She constitutes half of our total population. (Antonym) (e) perform (Synonym)
No nation can make real progress keeping half of it 12. There are ten errors in the use of punctuation
in darkness. Without the uplift of women it is not at marks in the following text. Rewrite the text
all possible. Again without education, women cannot correcting the errors. 0.510=5
be uplifted. So proper education should be given to There goes a proverb "A barking dog seldom bites"
her so that they can work hand in hand with them in When a dog is powerless to bite. it wants to show its
all development programmes. ability by barking. It thinks that, if it barks people
9. Read the following text and use modifiers as will be scared, but people are always more
directed in the blank spaces. 0.510=5 intelligent than dogs. Instead of being afraid, people
One day about noon I was walking (a) — (post- laugh at the barking of the powerless dogs. In our
modify the verb) on the sea shore. I made a (b) — society, there are also many powerless person. but
(use an intensifier to pre-modify the adjective) they pretend to be powerful. By this pretension they
strange discovery. I was alarmed (c) — (use to want to serve their purpose. Such causes are not rare
infinitive to post-modify the adjective) the print of a rather many in number. We all should be careful of
man's barefoot on the sand. As it was a (d) — (pre- those powerlessly powerful persons.
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Part B: Composition: 40 Marks 15. Write a paragraph about 'If You were A Billionaire'. Use
100-150 words. 10
13. Suppose, you would like to participate in an 'Essay
Writing Competition' organized by’ a national daily. 16. Drug is an essential element of human life. But
Write an e-mail to the Editor requesting him to abuse of drugs has devastating impact on life. Do
send you the guidelines and details of the you agree? Give reasons for your answer and show
competition. 8 the ways of saving us from the dangers of drug.
14. Suppose, you are a reporter of a daily newspaper. Write at least 200 words but don't exceed 250
You have witnessed a massive fire in a garment words. 14
factory. Now, write a report of about 120 words
on it. Give a title to your report. 8

162. Rangpur Cadet College, Rangpur


Test Examination-2017; English 2nd Paper
Part A: Grammar: 60 Marks (d) He would starve — begging.
1. Fill in the blanks with suitable articles (a/an/the). (e) Rasel, how are you? — taking a cup of tea?
If it is not necessary to use article, put (×) in the (f) — you work hard, you will not make a good
blank: 0.510=5 result.
Books are men’s (a) — best companion. There are (g) — you don’t work hard, you will not get A+.
various kinds of books. All (b) — books are not (h) Nazrul — in much hardship but it could not
equally important to you. (c) — importance of suppress the wild spirit of him.
books depends on (d) — necessity of you. Some (i) — the sky is cloudy, it may rain today.
books make you delight and some of them make you (J) — are many tigers in the Sundarbans
sorrowful. (e) — book is like (f) — living being. 4. Complete the sentences with suitable clauses or
Whenever, you will go through (g) — book, you will phrases. 0.510=5
find it (h) — closest one. When your feeling, (i) — (a) Climate change has a dreadful impact on our
feeling of book will be (j) — same, only then you life and environment. Therefore, —.
will enjoy reading books. (b) Many conferences are held on the issue of
2. Complete the text with suitable prepositions. climate change but —.
0.510=5 (c) Global bodies have come under a common
Change is the progress (a) — civilization. It started umbrella and —.
its journey since the dawn (b) — civilization. Men (d) As the climate change is going on at an
become indulged (c) — the course of change. Men alarming rate,—.
become accustomed (d) — the changing situation. It (e) Bangladesh is the victim of climate change as
denotes that we are gradually heading (e) — a —.
knowledge based society. Change derives (f) — (f) As the rainfall is not in time,—.
intellectual thought or creative thought. Creative (g) This year winter is coming late because —.
thought springs (g) — intellectual minds. They are (h) As the rainfall was prolonged, —.
the salt (h) — the earth. To destroy a nation, it is
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(i) It is high time —.


urgent to exterminate the conscience of a nation. The
Pakistani realized it at the commence of the (j) We should —.
Liberation War. That’s why, they killed many 5. Read the text and fill in the gaps with the correct
intellectuals. The intellectuals who were produced form of verbs as per subject and context. 0.510=5
after the war are now leading the country. When Jibonanondo Das (a) — (be) one of the greatest
their intellectual lights will be faded (i) —, the romantic poets who (b) — (initiate) a golden
country will suffer (j) — leadership crisis. millennium in Bengali literature. “ I Have Seen
Therefore, it is crying need to give priority to keep Bengal Face” (c) — (be) a unique creation of the
intake the intellectual flow. poet (d) — (depict) the exquisite beauty of
3. Complete the sentences with suitable phrases/ Bangladesh. Jibonanondo is determined not (e) —
words given in the box. 0.510=5 (move) anywhere leaving such a beautiful country.
His thirst for beauty (f) — (be) gratified seeing the
Let As if Would If As matchless beauty of the country. His description of
alone rather natural beauty (g) — (marvel) the readers as he
Was There Would As soon Unless depicts the beauties of tamal, rivers, swallow’s
born you as roosting under huge umbrella like leaves. Readers
mind can’t but (h) — (spell) bound by his depiction of the
(a) He came to me — he were a mad. Later, I came scene of the moon (i) — (sink) on the sandbanks.
to know that his father died. The birds (j) — (fly) in the sky and the sounds from
(b) — I heard the news, I reached the spot. I found water falling take us into the world of imagination.
him shedding tears. Thus the poet reflects the eternal beauty of his
(c) You can’t speak Bangla — English. motherland.
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6. Read the following sentences and transform them 10. Use linkers or connectors to make the text a
according to the given direction. 15=5 meaningful paragraph: 0.510=5
(a) Rohingya crisis is one of the most alarming (a) — paragraph and essay have some similarities.
problems in the world. (positive) (b) — the main idea of a paragraph is reflected
(b) Although they are real inhabitants of Myanmar, through the topic sentence. (c) — the main idea of
they are now being tyrannized by the govt. and an essay is focused on through the thesis statement.
the army of Myanmar. (simple) In a paragraph, the topic sentence is usually located
(c) The army of Myanmar killed thousands of at the beginning of a paragraph and in an essay, the
people. (passive) thesis statement is usually located at the last part of
(d) The Govt. of Myanmar is trying to rule out the introductory paragraph. (d) — the body of a
genocide to avoid global pressure. (complex) paragraph consists of several sentences. (e) — the
(e) Many people wanted to save their lives, body of an essay consists of several paragraphs. (f)
therefore, they entered into Bangladesh. — both of them deal with a specific idea. (g) — in a
(complex) paragraph, the idea is in a compact shape. (h) — in
7. Change the speech direct into indirect. 5 an essay the idea is in an elaborate shape. It is a
Looking at the prisoner, the boys said to him, “What good aspect of a good writer to clarify his idea
clearly. (i) — he/she should have subject knowledge.
do you want to do now”. The prisoner said, “I want
(j) — grammatical accuracy is a must.
to die”. Being melancholic, the boys said, “Why do
you like to do this. Life has a great meaning." The 11. Read the following text and write synonyms and
prisoner retorted, “Life is a meaningless tale narrated antonyms of the indicated words: 0.510=5
by an idiot”. “Life is a walking shadow”. The boy “Riders to the Sea” is a famous one act play by John
said, “Life is short, art is long”. “Beautify your life Millington Synge. The play has a simple plot but it
and enjoy the wine of life”. has universal appeal for its subject matter. Synge
8. Identify the unclear pronoun references in the depicts the suffering of the inhabitant of Arand
below text. Clarify the unclear pronounces for Island. Mauyra is the protagonist of the play and her
suffering is the focal point of the play. She lost all
better understand the text. 15=5
of her family members in the sea. The sea is the
Nearly half a million people depend on the messenger of the death. It is her ill-luck that she
Sundarbans for his livelihood. Fishermen venture became alone having lost her kith and kin. Her
deep into the forest to catch fish or gather honey. only surviving son wanted to ride on the sea to sell
Tigers often attack him. Some tigers frequently raid the horse. In spite of her prohibition, he went to the
the villagers bordering it and kill goats and cows. It sea. She prayed all the night but he also died in the
causes panic among them. The villagers do not go sea. He was taken to the house. She was ready to
out of the village after the sunset. They have recently accept her last son’s death. Thus the play takes the
formed tigers response team to protect them and heart of readers.
tigers whenever it enters the villages. (a) Famous (synonym), (b) appeal (synonym), (c)
9. Read the following text and use modifiers as depict (synonym), (d) suffering (antonym), (e) ill
directed in the blank space. 0.510=5 luck (antonym), (f) kith and kin (synonym), (g)
In recent years, there have been many (a) — (Use alone (synonym), (h) prohibition (antonym), (i) take
present participle) reports that world’s climate is (synonym), (j) accept (antonym).

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undergoing a (b) — (Use an adjective to modify the 12. Use capital letters and punctuation marks where
noun) change. All these reports provide (c) — (Use necessary. 0.510=5
an adjective) evidence that world temperatures are death is common to all it will come to everyone to
increasing (d) — (Modify the verb with an adverb of take him to an unknown world man is the servant of
time). It is an alarming news that the earth is (e) — death when it is time to die all of us must surrender
(Use an adverb of manner) warming day by day. to death therefore we should think about death.
This is called the ‘green house effect’. The (f) —
(Use an adjective) culprit for this global warming is Part B: Composition: 40 Marks
the increase of carbon dioxide around the earth.
13. Write an application to the Principal of your
There are various causes of it. Use of CFCs, use
college seeking the permission for the
fuels, use of detergent and use of vehicles are
organization of a science fair. 8
responsible for it. Apart from them there are so
many causes. The negative consequences of it are 14. Suppose, you are a staff reporter of the “Daily Star”.
(g) — (Use intensifier) many to describe. Much You have visited Rohingya camps. Now, write a
increase of temperature will lead many countries to a report about it. 8
(h) — (Use an adjective) natural catastrophe. 15. Write a paragraph about “The Flood in 2017”.
Maldives, Bangladesh, India , Nepal and so many 10
countries are under the threat of (i) — (Use an 16. Write a composition about “Students and Social
adjective) disasters. We, (j) — (Use an appositive) Service”. 14
should be conscious about the consequence of the
disaster.
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163. Pabna Cadet College, Pabna


Test Examination-2017; English 2nd Paper
Part A: Grammar: 60 Marks (d) It is time we —.
(e) There is nobody —. It is popular to everyone.
1. Fill in the blanks in the following text with
articles (a/ an/ the) as necessary. Some of the (f) The train was over crowded but as soon as I saw
blanks may not require an article. Put cross (×) in him, —.
those blanks: 0.510=5 (g) Birds fly in the sky at large. I wish I —.
Culture is (a) — perfume of a civilization. As such, (h) Unless we do not grow the habit of early rising,
it is (b) — invisible essence and not (c) — tangible we —.
item of food which can be consumed. It has (d) — (i) I shall be by your side so long —.
flavour through which it expresses itself such as (j) The cadet who — has got a beautiful coin of
literature, sculpture, dance, music, (e) — gesture of excellence.
(f) — hand, tone of speech, shrugging (g) — 5. Read the text and fill in the gaps with the correct
shoulders, squeezing (h) — eyes are all part of (i) — form of verbs as per subject and context. 0.510=5
culture. In fact, there are as many cultures as there
are (j) — individuals. Gun control (a) — (be) one of many realms of
2. Complete the text with suitable prepositions.0.510=5 polarization in American politics. It (b) — (be) one
One day the Czar of Russia was walking alone (a) — of the fewest countries of the world where a person’s
the busy streets of Moscow. He took no one to guard right to carry a gun (c) — (protect) by the
(b) — him. He went out to know (c) — his people. constitution. Two recent deadly events (d) —
Suddenly, the Czar saw a tired man. He was dragging (shake) even the most complacent mind of American
a handcart (d) — the snowy street. There was a coffin commentators. On the night of October 1, 2017
(e) — it (f) — burial. The Czar came to know that it Stephen Paddock from his hotel room on the 32 nd
was the dead body (g) — a dead soldier. He was sad to floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas, (e) —
think that the brave soldier had laid down his life (h) — (spray) bullets on 22000 concertgoers, (f) — (kill)
the sake (i) — the country. So, he shouldn’t be buried 59 people and (g) — (injure) more than 500 in the
unhonoured. So, he followed the dead body (j) — the deadliest mass shooting in US history. Twenty three
grave. guns (h) — (find) in his room and more in his house
3. Complete the sentences with suitable phrases/ later. More lives (i) — (lose) in gun-related deaths in
words given in the box. 0.510=5 the US since 1968 than there (j) — (be) deaths of
anything but better half cut out by rote American citizens in all the wars the country has
Irony of fate Just as well status bump fought.
quo into
6. Read the text and change the sentences as
to be IDK
accused of directed in the brackets. 15=5
(a) If you — coffee for the next two weeks, you can Virgil was an ancient Roman poet of the Augustan
save Taka 1000. period. He is traditionally ranked as one of the
(b) The boy — stealing my tab while I was on Rome’s greatest poets (Positive). People consider
holiday. Aeneid as the national epic of ancient Rome since
(c) — what to do about it. the time of its composition (passive). Modeled after
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(d) The hotel was — cheap. Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey, the Aeneid follows the
(e) Fred, come here and meet my —. Trojan refugee Aeneas struggling to fulfill his
(f) It is — I cancelled my visit to Cox's Bazar or I destiny (Complex). He was trying very hard to reach
would be caught in the rough weather. Italy. It was later in Italy where his descendants
(g) There are so many people who want to maintain
the —. Romulus and Remus were to found the city of Rome
(h) Good student never learn new lessons —. (Simple). Virgil’s work has had wide and deep
(i) It is — that when she married, she discovered influence on Western literature. Dante’s Divine
she did not like to do the household chores. Comedy is one of them where Virgil appears
(j) Mahmud once — his old friend in the crowded "Dante’s guide through Hell and Purgatory
market. (Compound).
[Note: IDK is an abbreviation of the phrase 'I don't 7. Change the narrative style by using indirect
know'. It is most commonly used in informal speeches. 5
communication.] It was a few years ago. I was helping out at my
4. Complete the sentences with suitable clauses/ daughter's school when a small boy came rushing up
phrases. 0.510=5 in obvious distress. He’d badly grazed his knee but,
(a) He became very thin and sick after —. I could
not recognize him at first sight. even after cleaning it up, he continued to wail.
(b) Life is as though a —. There is no alternative of “It’ll be OK,” I reassured him. “Your dad’s a doctor.
hard work. When you get home he’ll make it better.” “No, he
(c) Procrastination is so harmful in maintaining won’t,” sobbed the boy.
one's daily activities. If any one develops this “Why not?” I asked.
habit, he —. “Because it’s his day off today,” he replied

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8. Identify the unclear pronoun references in the (a) alarming (antonym) (b) incessant (synonym) (c)
following paragraph. Where necessary, rewrite serious (antonym) (d) biological (antonym) (e)
the sentences so that all pronoun references are problem (antonym) (f) vulnerable (synonym) (g)
clear. 15=5 developing (antonym) (h) declining (antonym) (i)
A great conflict was about to come off between the certainly ( synonym) (j) unprecedented ( synonym).
Birds and the Beasts. When the two armies were 12. There are ten errors in the use of punctuation
colleted together the Bat hesitated which to join. The marks in the following text. Rewrite the text
birds that passed their perch said, "Come with us," correcting the errors. 0.510=5
But he said, "I am a beast.” Later on. some beasts Student : May I come in sir?
who were passing underneath them looked up and Principal : Yes come in. What is your problem?
said, “Come with us,” but he said. “I am a bird.” Student : I want to change my 4th subject sir.
Luckily at the last moment peace was made, and no Principal : Why?
battle took place. So, they came down and wished to
Student : Sir, mathematics is now my 4th subject.
join the rejoicings but it all turned against him and
but it seems to me very difficult. So, I
they had to fly away. want to take biology instead of
9. Read the following text and use modifiers as mathematics.
directed in the blank spaces. 0.510=5 Principal : Do you think biology is an easy subject?
Most of the songs (a) — (post modify the noun Student : Not easy, sir. but easier than
with an adjective clause) come from (b) — (pre- mathematics.
modify the noun) folk music. We perform them Principal : ok, write an application. Remember,
(c) — (post modify the verb) to modernize them. your application must be endorsed by
Sometimes our audience calls them fusion. Since your father/guardian otherwise it will
we have band members (d) — (post modify the not be accepted.
noun) and capabilities, we try (e) — (post-modify
the verb with an infinitive phrase) and dynamic. Part B: Composition: 40 Marks
Sometimes, we try pure, traditional lyrics (f) — 13. Suppose, you are the Cultural Prefect of PCC. Now,
(post-modify with prepositional phrase). read the following e-mail sent by the manager of the
Sometimes, we incorporate (g) — (pre-modify the Sun Communication from Pabna. Now, write a
noun) melody to play them with modern reply requesting the company to provide your
instruments. (h) — (pre-modify the noun with a college with the internet facilities to upgrade your
determiner) subjects of our songs vary (i) — (post college, particularly your computer labs and
modify the verb) nature to nature and human classrooms. 8
beings. We talk about human struggle (j) — (post Dear Sir,
modify the verb). We are delighted to inform you that our firm ‘The
10. Use appropriate sentence connectors in the blank Sun Communication’ which is a corporate branch of
spaces of the following passage. 0.510=5 Square group has started operating in Pabna. We are
At the dead of night Kumar woke up hearing the providing hi-speed internet services at a very
sound. (a) — he opened the door and went out. He reasonable rate. Our machineries have been
(b) — approached to the cowshed. (c) — there was imported from the USA and we are the highest band-
width provider of this city. We are sending a price

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no cow in the cowshed. (d) — he started yelling
list along with this e-mail. We will appreciate if we
frenziedly (e) — his cow was his only means to live. can provide your renowned institution any internet
(f) — his wife Rama joined him (g) — both of them related service.
started searching the cow. They ran here and there Sincerely yours
(h) — they become mad with grief. (i) — they got Anjan Chowdhury
their only means of livelihood had been stolen. (j) — Manager
they returned home with a broken heart. The Sun Communication
11. Read the passage and then write the antonym or 14. Suppose, you are a reporter of the Daily Star.
synonym of the words as directed below:0.510=5 Recently you have been asked to visit the Pabna
The alarming and incessant growth of population is Medical College Hospital and see the facilities for
causing serious economic problems in almost every the indoor and outdoor patient. After your visit,
continent. Great pressure is being placed on arable write a news report of about 120 words
land, water, energy, and biological resources. As the describing the condition there with your
world population grows, the food problem will recommendations. 8
become increasingly severe. The most vulnerable 15. Write a paragraph in about 150 words on
will be population in developing countries. The per “Rohingya Exodus” by using the cause and effect
capita availability of food grains has been declining method. 10
for the past 25 years. Certainly with a quarter million 16. Some books leave a permanent impression on our
people being added to the world population each mind. They change our ideologies and make us more
day, the need for grains and all other food will reach humane. Now, write a composition in 200-250
unprecedented level. words on “Your Favourite Book.” 14
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164. Sylhet Cadet College, Sylhet


Test Examination-2017; English 2nd Paper
Part A: Grammar: 60 Marks 4. Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/
1. Fill in the blanks in the following texts with phrases. 0.510=5
articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the (a) Early rising is good for health. You should rise
blanks may not require an article. Put a cross (x) early so that you can —.
(b) No sooner had we reached there than —. So, we
in those blanks: 0.510=5
waited long so that we could get the next train.
To become (a) — educated person is probably the (c) We must learn English because it is an
most significant change in one's life. (b) — international language. It is high time we —.
education is (c) — locomotive that drives much of (d) I have no pen with me. I would lend him, if I —.
the economic development throughout (d) — world. (e) The dog attacked you because you frightened it.
It works as a vehicle for (e) — personal success. (f) If you had not frightened the dog, it —.
— illiterate person can’t be successful in his life. He (f) It was really unfortunate for us. Although we
can’t even contribute to (g) — development of the —, we lost the match in the last over.
society. He is (h) — burden to the society. He has no (g) It's not cold now, but take your coat with you in
honor, no power or no status. On the other hand, case —. It will keep you warn.
(i) — literate person is (j) — honourable man (h) Once there was a small village where Ayesha
because he can contribute to the progress of the Begum lived with her husband. As he had no
society. land, he — on other people's land.
2. Complete the text with suitable prepositions. (i) The students will hand over their exam scripts
0.510=5 after they — writing.
Parents have desire (a) — bright future (b) — their (j) If you are rude, I —. I will always stay away
children. They are ready to do anything which may from you.
be congenial (c) — the success (d) — their children. 5. Read the text and fill in the gaps with the correct
Every success (e) — their children makes them form of verbs as per subject and context. 0.510=5
happy, and they become sanguine (f) — their bright Courtesy is a virtue in man. It goes without (a) —
future. But then the children do not pay heed (g) — (say) that courtesy costs nothing but (b) — (give) a
the suggestions (h) — their parents and fail to move lot. So you (c) — (be) courteous. That is you (d) —
forward as the parents want. All their hopes end (i) (have) politeness. People (e) — (disrespect) and
— smoke. So children must be cautious (j) — it. dislike you if you are discourteous. Nobody likes
3. Complete the sentences with suitable phrases/ discourtesy. Try to be gentle from your student life.
words given in the box. 0.510=5 You (f) — (win) the heart of your enemy by (g) —
(be) courteous. You (h) — (ensure) the removal of
was born wish what's .... like need not hatred and anger by (i) — (embrace) your enemy.
would you there as fast as would Courtesy (j) — (remove) the bitter relationship and
mind rather improves mutual understanding.
had better 6. Read the text and change the sentences as
(a) Once upon a time — lived a young man named
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directed. 15=5
Androcles. He was caught by a slave merchant (a) Health is wealth. (Complex) (b) A healthy poor
who sold him to a rich man in another country. person is happier than a sick moneyed man.
(b) He is my friend for the last five years. But I did (Positive) (c) Though a healthy man is an asset to his
never ask him where he —. family, an unhealthy man is a liability. (Compound)
(c) I — resign my job than tolerate injustice. I have (d) He can succeed in life. (Interrogative) (e)
moral courage to raise voice against injustice. Everybody must be conscious of health. (Negative).
(d) He can see well. He — require any spectacles. 7. Change the narrative style by using indirect speeches.5
(e) I — I could attend your birthday party. But I am “Stop! You're eating all our bread,” shouted the two
sorry I will not able to attend because of my rats. “I’m doing my best but I've told you that it's
examination. difficult,” said the monkey. “Give us that little a
(f) She came to our house but left immediately. It piece,” said the rats. “This is my piece. Haven’t I
seemed she went out — lightning. labored a lot for you?” replied the monkey. “How
(g) It is very hot inside the room. I — go to the foolish we believe you!” said the rats.
open space. 8. Identify the unclear pronoun references in the
(h) A: — the tour —? following paragraph. Where necessary, rewrite
(i) Flight lieutenant Birsrestha Matiur Rahman was the sentences so that all pronoun references are
a pilot in the Pakistan Air Force when the clear. 15=5
liberation broke out. He — on 29 November, Teachers are the guardians of the civilization. In
1941 at his paternal house. fact, they are like the candles. It is because they burn
(j) A: — lending your ears to me? themselves to give light to their students like those.
B: — Oh, sure. What do you want to say? They are really worthy of getting respect. They do
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not consider the caste and creed of the students. 11. Read the passage and then write the antonym or
They treat all equally and spare no pains to teach synonym of the words as directed below: 0.510=5
them. They not only teach in the classroom but also Illiteracy is a curse. It is the root cause of ignorance
mould their character to be a complete human being. which frustrates all development efforts of the
They consider it a mission. They take care of the government. No development efforts can succeed
students very sincerely to make this a success. They unless illiteracy can be removed. Eradication of
are social reformers too. They lead the society to the illiteracy in a country like Bangladesh with so vast a
right direction. So, the society needs those. Though population is undoubtedly a mammoth task. Any
they do their duty round the clock, most of them are individual, community or organization even the
economically insolvent because they do not work for government is not capable of solving this
achieving their selfish end. tremendous problem single handed. Yet, the
9. Read the following text and use modifiers as government has taken some steps in this regard.
directed in the blank spaces. 0.510=5 (a) curse (antonym) (b) ignorance (synonym) (c)
Our people fought (a) — (post-modify the verb with an effort (synonym) (d) succeed (antonym) (e) remove
adverb) in our Liberation War. Independence war our (synonym) (f) vast (antonym) (g) mammoth
(synonym) (h) individual (antonym) (i) capable
(b) — (pre-modify the noun with a phrase) need. We
(antonym) (j) problem (synonym).
tried to live (c) — (post-modify the verb with an
adverb) with the Pakistanis. But they were (d) — (use 12. There are ten errors in the use of punctuation
an adjective) to us. They behaved (e) — (use an marks in the following text. Rewrite the text
adverb). (f) — (use a participle) no way to settlement, correcting the errors. 0.510=5
we took up arms. India had reasons enough (g) — (use Jerry : I can chop some wood today
an infinitive phrase to post modify the adverb) us. At Writer : But I have a boy coming from the
last, the (h) — (pre-modify the noun) force won over orphanage
Pakistan. We started living (i) — (post-modify with an Jerry : Im the boy
adverb). We must speak (j) — (post-modify the verb by Writer : You But youre small
an adverb) of our independence. Jerry : Size doesnt matter chopping wood. Some
10. Use appropriate sentence connectors in the blank of the big boys dont chop well. I've been
spaces of the following passage. 0.510=5 chopping wood at the orphanage for a long
Man's life is short (a) — in this short span of life (b) time.
— someone utilizes his time properly, he can make Part B: Composition: 40 Marks
his life meaningful. (c) —, if a man is careless about 13. Suppose, you are a student of class XII in ‘X’
time, he can never succeed in life. From the creation College. Now, on behalf of the students of your
of the universe, time has started its journey never to college, write an application to the Principal of
stop. (d) — if someone wants to do some work, he your college for setting up a debating club. 8
has to utilize time. The great men of the world have
used their time properly. (e) — it is their proper use 14. Suppose, you are a reporter of the ‘The Daily Star’.
of time by (f) — they have become ever memorable. Now, write a report on the impacts of Facebook
Nothing can be more harmful (g) — the wastage of on Young Generation. 8
time. (h) —, killing time is similar to committing 15. Write a paragraph of about 150 words showing The
suicide. (i) — if a man wastes his time, he can do

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nothing valuable in life. He must find the meaning of Day. 10
his life by doing something valuable for his fellow 16. Is tree plantation essential for our country? What
being. (j) — put such contribution everyone must use is your opinion about this? Write at least 200 words
his time properly. on it. 14

165. Barisal Cadet College, Barisal


Test Examination-2017; English 2nd Paper
Part A: Grammar: 60 Marks 2. Complete the text with suitable prepositions:
1. Fill in the blanks with appropriate articles. Put a 0.510=5
cross (×) where an article is not needed. 0.510=5 Flowers are the excellent gift of nature. They have
A craftwork is (a)  applied form of art, (b)  existed (a)  the earth (b)  prehistoric time. Since
social and cultural product reflecting (c)  inclusive then they have been treated (c)  the symbol of
nature of folk imagination. (d)  craftwork, which beauty. It is an undeniable fact that flowers are used
usually doesn't bear (e)  signature of its maker, (d)  various spheres (e)  our life. It is used
retains (f)  personal touch. When we look at (g)  mostly (f)  our decoration. People (g)  all walks
thirty year old nakshi kantha, we wonder at its
of life use flowers usually (h)  national occasion
motifs and designs. (h)  craftwork is shaped by (i)
 interaction of individual creativity and and (i)  wedding. Everyone prefers flowers (j) 
community aesthetics. It is distinguished by (j)  expressing their love and devotion.
maker's desire.
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3. Complete the sentences with suitable phrases/ some message for him. He felt perhaps it (j) (tell)
words given in the box. 0.510=5 him the truth about his father's death.
was born would you mind there 6. Read the text and change the sentences as
directed: 15=5
would rather what does.... look like as if (a) Nowadays environment pollution is one of the
let alone had better have to as soon as most talked topics of the world. (Positive)
(a) He cannot tell my name  my address. He is (b) Our environment is polluted in two ways.
lying. (Active)
(b) The Bangladeshi cricketers have done well in (c) Farmers who use chemical fertilizers and
the World Cup. They  struggle more to win insecticides in their lands are responsible to a
the World Cup. large extent. (Simple)
(c)  the earth ? It's not completely round. (d) Air pollution can be prevented by taking
(d) I  walk than get on this bus. This time the bus proper steps. (Compound)
is very crowded. (e) Thus environment pollution is really a
(e)  I reached the station, the train left. Really I significant issue for us. (Negative)
was lucky. 7. Change the narrative style of the following text: 5
(f) Dr. Muhammad Shahidullah was a great "Why are your children crying, my daughter?" said
linguist. He  in 1885 A.D. the Caliph. "They have been starving," said the
(g) He acts  he were rich. So nobody likes him. woman. "Have you none else in the world?" "My
(h) You look sick. You  go home immediately. husband died some months ago. He left them neither
(i)  was a boy at the door. He wanted to talk to money nor any property. So, they are in great
me. distress. They have to starve sometimes." "Oh! Let
(j)  eating sea fish? I think you will enjoy a lot. me see, how I can help you." said the Caliph.
4. Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/ 8. Identify the unclear pronoun references in the
phrases. 0.510=5 passage to make them clear: 15=5
(a) Garment industry in Bangladesh is one of the If we want for succeed in life, one must remember
major sources . But this sector is afflicted the wise saying that time and tide wait for none.
with many problems. They never stop their onward march, rather, they
(b) Once Taimur attacked the province of a continue to move on giving no particular attention to
powerful prince. When the prince heard the us. It cannot be stopped by any kind of request or
news . enticement. Therefore, for the sake of their welfare
we should never waste even a single moment in
(c) Mr. Karim is a hard working man.  he cannot
vain. This will cost us a lot and we will not be able
turn the wheels of his fortune.
to reach the goal of our life.
(d) Success doesn't come to a man automatically.
When a man works in a systematic way . 9. Read the following text and use modifiers as
(e) Female education is a crying need for our directed in the blanks spaces: 0.510=5
country. It is a good sign that nowadays . In (a)  (use a pre-modifier of the noun) years,
(f) Motherland is like heaven. It is our sacred duty there have been many (b)  (use a participle to pre-
 our motherland. modify the noun) reports that (c)  (use a
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(g) Life should not be considered . It is full of determiner) world's climate is undergoing a (d) 
sorrows and sufferings. (use an adjective to pre-modify the noun) change. (e)
(h) When you  work, you will go home.  (use a pre-determiner) reports provide strong
(i) The thief was afraid of police. He ran away lest evidence that (f)  (use a noun adjective to pre-
 arrested. modify the noun) temperatures are increasing (g) 
(j) He is an honest worker. Despite his honest work (use an adverbial phrase to post modify the verb). (h)
.  (use a demonstrative) increase in global warming
5. Read the text and fill in the gaps with the correct is caused by increased amount of carbon dioxide
form of verbs as per subject and context: 0.510=5 around the earth. (i)  (use a quantifier to pre-
Hamlet was the prince of Denmark. He was brave modify the noun) climatologists believe that the
and a noble young man who was interested in games greenhouse effect is (j)  (use a determiner to pre-
and sports. But suddenly he (a)  (change) totally. modify the adjective) likely cause of this global
The change happened because of a great sorrow that warming.
(b)  (fall) upon him. In a mysterious way his 10. Use appropriate sentence connectors in the blank
father, old king Hamlet (c) (die). Hamlet's best spaces of the following: 0.510=5
friend Horatio one day (d)  (come) to him with a Scientists have recently reported (a)  the polar ice
strange story. The soldiers on guard on the castle (e) caps are melting. This is (b)  a rise in atmospheric
 (see) the ghost of the old king. At midnight it (f) temperatures known (c)  the "Greenhouse effect".
(appear) in the armour of the king. Hamlet (g)  According to Melvin, (d)  won Nobel Prize for
(not rest) till he saw the ghost himself and (h)  earlier research, the carbon dioxide is given off (e)
(speak) to it. He thought that the ghost (i)  (have)  coal and oil are burnt. This gas accumulated in
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the north. (f)  south poles is melting (g)  may 12. There are ten errors in the use of punctuation
(h)  lead to rise in sea levels, (i)  could flood marks in the following text. Rewrite the text
many areas of the world. (j)  we take measures to correcting the errors. 0.510=5
stop the ice– melting, it may take years to control the then a terrible thing happened while we were waiting
rise in sea levels. for the coffee the head waiter with an ingratiating
11. Read the passage and write the antonyms and smile on his false face came up to us bearing a large
synonyms of the words as directed below: basket full of huge peaches they had the blush of an
0.510=5 innocent girl: they had the rich tone of an italian
Women in our society have always been considered landscape.
subservient to men. The majority of houses are male Part B: Composition: 40 Marks
dominated, usually by husbands and women most
often have no say in decision making. Their opinion 13 Write an email to the admission officer of a
is considered unnecessary even in such issues as the foreign university asking about admission
number of children they would like to have, procedure for overseas students. 8
education of their children and marriage of their sons 14 Suppose, you are a staff correspondent of a national
and daughters, issues of finance and property. English Daily. Now, write a report on the
(a) society (synonym) (b) subservient (antonym) (c) devastating consequences of drug addiction in the
majority (antonym) (d) male (synonym) (e) usually context of Bangladesh. 8
(antonym) (f) say (antonym) (g) considered 15 Write a paragraph showing Causes and Effects of
(synonym) (h) education (synonym) (i) issues Road Accident in Bangladesh. Use 150 words. 10
(synonym) (j) finance (synonym) 16 Write a composition on "Your First Day at
College". Write at least 200 words in it. 14

166. Feni Girls' Cadet College, Feni


Pre-test Examination-2017; English 2nd Paper
Part A: Grammar: 60 Marks (b) He cannot get A, — A+.
(c) Mimi: They will not appreciate it. Mina: —? I
1. Fill in the blanks in the following text with
will do what I am supposed to do.
articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blank
(d) Student: Sir, — a wild cat —?
may not require an article. Put a cross (×) in the
Teacher: A wild cat is larger and stronger than
blanks: 0.510=5
an ordinary cat.
An angry man is not liked (a) — even by (b) — (e) I hope they will help us. —, there will not be
idiot. There is difference between the educated and any problem.
(c) — uneducated. An educated (d) — person should (f) “How is your work going on?” “—”.
come forward to educate (e) — uneducated. On the (g) I know there may be some obstacles. I will not
other hand (f) — rich man should have (g) — flinch — what hindrances I may face.
sympathy for (h) — poor. There is difference (h) — lived a king in a certain country. He was
between (i) — poor man and (j) — rich man. voracious.

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2. Complete the text with suitable prepositions. (i) He is very upset — he lost everything.
0.510=5 (j) It is already late. You —leave now.
Speaking ill (a) — others is a very bad human 4. Complete the sentences using clauses/phrases.0.510=5
habit. It develops a negative tendency (b) — one’s (a) I wish —.
mind. This habit tempts one to indulge (c) — a
negative approach out of his unsound mind. It (b) No sooner had he reached the station —.
leaves bad effects (d) — human individuals and (c) He is satisfied with what —.
society. Sometimes, it hampers the happy and (d) The car made in Japan —.
smooth run (e) — the society. Sometimes, people (e) He behaves as if —.
burst (f) — tears for this. They never think (g) — (f) What is lotted —, do you know it?
dying (h) — others or praise others activities and (g) My purse has been lost where —.
they themselves remain blind (i) — their own faults. (h) My friend Goutam appeared before the
Above all, their bad habit wastes their invaluable interview board. As he was smart, —.
time (j) — nothing. (i) You are a liar. You cannot eat one mango let
3. Complete the sentences with suitable phrases/ alone —.
idioms from the list. 0.510=5 (j) I am very hungry today. I had better —.
as soon as what does had better there 5. Read the text and fill in the gaps with the correct form
.... look like of verbs as per subject and context. 0.510=5
no matter so what if so let alone Man (a) — (be) the architect of his own fate. If he
as if so so (b) — (make) the proper use of time and (c) — (do)
(a) The entry will be close within half an hour. So his duties accordingly, he (d) — (prosper) in life.
we should reach the hall — possible. But if he does otherwise, he (e) — (drag) a
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miserable existence. In youth the mind is pliable and 10. Complete the passage using suitable connectors:
can (f) — (mould) in any form we like. If we (g) — 0.510=5
(lose) the morning hours of life, we (h) — (repent) ‘Globalization’ is a term (a) — came into popular
afterwards. It (i) — (call) the seed-time of life. If we usage in 1980’s to describe the increased movement
fail to sow good seeds, we (j) — (not get) good of people, knowledge (b) — ideas. (c) —
harvest. globalization is often thought of in economic terms,
6. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5 this process has many social and political
“Have you ever been to Cox’s Bazar?” asked implications as well. (d) — there are heated debate
Shihab. “No, I have never,” replied Habib. “But I about globalization and its positive and negative
desire for visiting the place.” “I had an opportunity effects. (e) —, globalization is thought of by many
to visit the sea-beach last year”, said Shihab. "Let us (f) — having the potential to make societies richer
go there this week,” said Habib. through trade and to bring knowledge and
7. Read the text and change the sentences as information to people around the world. There are
directed. 15=5 many others (g) — perceive globalization as
(a) Our parliament house at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in contributing to the exploitation of the poor by the
Dhaka is a triumph of modern architecture and rich. To put a complicated discussion in simple
technology (Complex). terms, they argue that exploitative (h) — declining
conditions contribute to the lure of informal
(b) A famous American architect, Louis I Kahn,
‘extremist’ networks (i) — commit criminal (j) —
designed this magnificent building (Passive). terrorist acts internationally. So, we should be
(c) It is one of the largest and most spectacular aware of the bad effects of globalization.
parliament buildings (Positive). 11. Read the passage and write the synonym or
(d) As it is a highly complex structure, its annual antonym of the words as directed below:
maintenance cost is about 50 million taka 0.510=5
(Simple). Robert Bruce was a famous king. Enemies invaded
(e) It is very difficult for a poor country like his kingdom. The king fought bravely but lost the
Bangladesh to bear these high expenses battle. He had to flee from his kingdom to save his
(Negative). life. And he took shelter in a remote cave. The king
8. Identify the unclear pronoun references in the was always in a gloomy state for his unhappy
passage. Where necessary, rewrite the sentences condition. Once he was lying in he cave. Then he
so that all pronoun references are clear. 15=5 saw a spider trying hard to reach the ceiling of the
Begum Rokeya was married to Khan Bahadur cave. The spider failed again and again to succeed.
Sahara Hossain in 1896. Her husband was the But it did not give up hope. Bruce saw the spider
Deputy Magistrate of Bhagalpur. This is now in the climbing to the ceiling after some unsuccessful
Indian state of Bihar. He always encouraged her to attempts. This dauntless spider inspired Burce to
go on with her activities. He also co-operated with shake off the darkness of the despair. He gathered
an army of strong men and attacked his enemies.
her in doing those. Many upper class Muslims of
The enemies courted defeat and Robert Bruce
Bengal at that time learnt Arabic and Persian regained his kingdom.
languages as medium of education and
(a) famous (antonym) (b) invade (synonym) (c)
communication. Though Rokeya had great love for
bravely (antonym) (d) flee (synonym) (e) remote
her mother tongue, she learnt those to communicate
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(antonym) (f) gloomy (synonym) (g) ceiling


with others. She also learnt Bangla from her eldest (antonym) (h) dauntless (synonym) (i) defeat
brother Ibrahim. (antonym) (j) regained (synonym).
9. Read the following text and use modifiers as 12. There are ten errors in the use of punctuation
directed in the blank spaces. 0.510=5 marks in the following text. Re-write the text
Newspaper plays a very (a) — (pre-modify the correcting the errors. 0.510=5
noun) rule in modern civilization. It publishes news Perhaps you dont always need to use commas,
and views of home and abroad. Only (b) — (pre- periods, colons etc. to make sentences clear when I
modify the noun) knowledge is not enough in this am in a hurry, tired, cold, lazy, or angry, I
competitive world. A newspaper helps a man (c) — sometimes leave out punctuation marks Grammar is
(post-modify the verb with infinitive) his general stupid! I can write without it and don't need it my
knowledge. Besides academic books, one should uncle Harry once said He was not very clever,
read newspapers (d) — (post-modify the verb). and I never understood a word he wrote to me. I
Newspaper helps one (e) — (post modify the verb think III leant some punctuation not too much,
with ah infinitive) the facts of the world. (f) — (pre enough to write to Uncle Harry he needs some help!
modify the verb with a present participle phrase) Part B: Composition: 40 Marks
regularly, one can be aware of everything. There are
(g) — (pre-modify the noun) kinds of newspapers. 13. Suppose, the main road in your locality has been
One should select the newspaper (h) — (post-modify badly damaged by rain water and vehicles and
the verb). One should choose the (i) — (pre-modify it has not been repaired for a long time. All the
the noun) paper because many newspapers present people especially the students have to suffer
news partially. Whatever the paper is, it (j) — (pre- terribly. Now, write an application to the Upazilla
modify the verb) helps a man. Chairman requesting to repair the road. 8
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14. In the monsoon the mighty Padma has turned 15. Write a paragraph On 'Female Education' in
devastating look. The erosion of the river has 100-150 words. 10
already engulfed many houses, schools, colleges 16. Write a short composition on. "The Uses and Abuses
etc. Now, write a report on the erosion of the of Facebook". Don't exceed 200 words. 10
Padma River. 8

167. Joypurhat Girls' Cadet College, Joypurhat


Test Examination-2017; English 2nd Paper
Part A: Grammar: 60 Marks (g) My parents  stay in a village than live with us
in Dhaka. They don't like city life.
1. Fill in the blanks in the following text with
(h) You are praising yourself  you were a scholar.
articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the
blanks may not require an article. Put a cross (×) Empty vessels sound much.
in those blanks. 0.510=5 (i) I have no idea about a foreign country.  living
in a foreign country? I have never been abroad.
Literature teaching at (a)  primary and secondary (j)  an alien ? Is it like a human being?
level is usually teacher centered, and this traditional 4. Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/
approach is still (b)  main practice at (c)  phrases. 0.510=5
university level as well. This approach includes
lecturing as well as having (d)  detailed question (a) He would have repaired the car himself if .
and answer sessions. This is (e)  teacher-centered It's unfortunate that the tools are in the garage.
process, (f)  common variation of which involves (b) If I hadn't practised . This is why I always ask
the teacher in working through (g)  text and you to practice before playing any game.
asking a long series of (h)  questions, and is (c) It  if he did not know where the key is.
associated with explaining (i)  text. In most (d) In spite of, Chester Bennington found nothing
to live on.
literature classes, the teacher preaches while (j) 
(e) We visited Ramu Cantonment while  around
students become passive recipients, improving their
skills in note-taking. Cox's Bazar.
(f) Deserts always attracted me. I longed to live .
2. Complete the text with suitable prepositions.0.510=5 But alas! Here I am in a Godforsaken North-
Hester Prynne was extremely agitated (a)  pole.
returning to the prison. She was kept (b)  constant (g) Mitu needs to run fast lest .
watch for fear that (c)  her emotional state she (h) For , one needs to have strong will power.
might injure herself or her child. But, despite (i) It is time  foreign music as it enhances
scolding and threats (d)  punishment, she couldn't cultural aggression.
be calmed. As night approached, Master Brackett, (j) Sajek was a new place for us. We hired a guide
the jailer, called a doctor, a man trained in both so that .
Western medicine and the roots and herbs (e)  the 5. Read the text and fill in the gaps with correct form of
Indians. In truth, the doctor was desperately needed, verbs as per subject and context. 0.510=5
but more (f)  the baby than (g)  Hester. It came One notable outcome of Aesthetic Teaching Study
(h)  a shock that the child had absorbed Hester's (a)  (be) that both teachers who participated in the
emotions-her pain and despair-when she drank (i) 

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study noted that they (b)  (be) inspired by the
her milk. The baby writhed (j)  pain, a living experience and (c)  (has) now a better
symbol of the moral agony Hester Prynne had understanding of the need to facilitate students'
suffered. engagement in literature even more. In the
3. Complete the sentences with suitable words/ phrases interviews, they not only (d)  (talk) about their
given in the box. 0.510=5 feelings, about the experience but also (e) 
as soon as as if what's it like would rather (suggest) some more activities and materials that (f)
was born had better what does... look like  (will) encourage the students to (g)  (response)
more genuinely. In the interview, the aesthetic group
there let alone have to
teacher (h)  (state) that she enjoyed the experience
(a)  was a time when educated people were more and (i)  (please) to discover that when the students
honorable than the rich people. But alas! Those (j)  (allow) to respond freely, they were able to
days are gone. produce different types of responses.
(b) I  be more disciplined. Discipline is the root 6. Read the text and change the sentences as
of all success. directed. 15=5
(c) Most of the poor villagers have no tin-shed (a) Dowry hampers the harmony of the society.
house  brick build building. (Passive) (b) This barbarous tradition of the dark age
(d) We stand up  the teacher enters our must be stopped anyhow. (Negative) (c) Tough
classroom. This is a part of British old culture. punishment should be given to the greedy and cruel
(e) I  and brought up in a village. I like the rural animals. (Compound) (d) Bangladesh govt. has
life so much. already made some laws to root out this vice.
(f) You  settle up the dispute with your brother. (Complex) (e) Taking dowry is a very heinous
Otherwise, it will harm you in many ways. crime. (Exclamatory)
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7. Change the narrative style by using indirect consequence of greenhouse effect. (e)  ours is an
speeches. 5 agricultural country, our economy depends on it. (f)
"Master", he said, "Can I ask you a question?" "Oh, , our agriculture is depended on rain. (g) , trees
sure." "I was absent in work yesterday and could not play a vital role on our climate. (h)  trees keep the
do the due task." "Never mind, do it today and never soil strong. (i) , trees save us from flood (j) 
remain absent unnecessarily." "Thank you, sir." many other natural calamities.
"You're welcome, John." 11. Read the passage and then write the antonym or
8. Identify the unclear pronoun references in the synonym of the words as directed below.
following paragraph. Where necessary, rewrite .0.510=5
the sentences so that all pronoun references are Robert Bruce was a famous king. Enemies invaded
clear. 15=5 his kingdom. The king fought bravely but lost the
The police in Dhaka have arrested an artist who, it battle. He had to flee from his kingdom to save his
say, is the creator of the much-talked-about graffiti life. And he took shelter in a remote cave. The king
series "Subodh," along with its two alleged was always in a gloomy state for his unhappy
collaborators. The suspect, whose identity has not condition. Once he was lying in the cave. Then he
yet been revealed by the police, faces a number of saw a spider tying hard to reach the ceiling of the
serious charges, including vandalism, sedition and cave. The spider failed again and again to succeed.
conspiracy, which could award it many years of jail But it did not give up hope. Bruce saw the spider
time. climbing to the ceiling after some unsuccessful
attempts. This dauntless spider inspire Bruch to
The prosecutor of the case, MA Jaalil, also brought shake off the darkness of the despair. He gathered an
an additional charge against them under section 57 army of strong men and attacked his enemies. The
of the ICT ACT, alleging the suspect "created enemies courted defeat and Robert Bruce regained
possibility to deteriorate law and order." his kingdom.
Despite the fact that the suspects alleged offences (a) famous (antonym) (b) invade (synonym) (c)
occurred offline — that is to say, on the street walls bravely (antonym) (d) flee (synonym) (e) remote
– he "instigated others to republish their arts on (antonym) (f) gloomy (synonym) (g) ceiling
Facebook walls," the prosecutor alleges. (antonym) (h) dauntless (synonym) (i) defeat
9. Read the following text and use modifiers as (antonym) (j) regained (synonym)
directed in the blank spaces. 0.510=5 12. There are some errors in the use of punctuation
Once upon a time there lived an (a)  (pre-modify marks in the following text. Rewrite the text
the noun) king in Bangladesh. He was tired of his correcting the errors. 0.510=5
duty and decided to rest. He had (b)  (pre-modify One day while going to college I met an old man
the noun) sons Manir, Jahir and Reza. He decided who had nothing of his own having seen me he
began to cry but could not as he was too weak to cry
(c)  (post-modify the verb with an infinitive
feeling a great pity for him I wanted to know about
phrase) among his sons. But he first wanted (d)  him what led him to this miserable condition so, I
(post-modify the verb with an infinitive phrase) how started asking him questions.
much the sons loved him. Firstly, the king asked his
(e)  (pre-modify the noun) son how much he loved Part B: Composition: 40 Marks
him. Monir said that he loved him (f)  (use an 13. Write an e-mail congratulating your cousin who
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intensifier to modify the verb) than he could say. recently got change in Dhaka Medical College. 8
Maruf, the king, was (g)  (pre-modify the noun) 14. Suppose, you're working for The Daily Sun.
pleased. He gave Monir one third of the empire. Recently, there has been a serious flood in the
Then he asked his (h)  (pre-modify the noun) son northern region of the country. Now, write a report
Jahir. He replied that his love for him would never on the effects of the flood on the socio-economic
find any alteration. He was able (i)  (post-modify life of people residing in that area. 8
the adjective with an infinitive) him. So the king 15. Write a paragraph comparing and contrasting
rewarded him another third of his empire. Then it the types of entertainment prevailing in the
was the turn of Reza, the (j)  (pre-modify the urban and rural areas of Bangladesh. 10
noun) son of the king. 16. The rate of Urbanization in Bangladesh has
10. Use appropriate sentence connector in the blank increased drastically over the years. What are the
spaces of the following passage. 0.510=5 effects of this increased rate? How this rate can be
Trees are a vital part of our environment (a) , they minimized? What can the mass people do in this
bear a great impact on the climate. (b)  we are not regard? (Write not more than 200 words) 14
careful about them. (c)  we destroy trees at
random. (d) , one day the country will bear the