Part A: Grammar
1. Fill in the blanks with the words from the box. You may need to change the form of some of the words. You may need to use one word more than once.
A teacher is (a) —- compared with (b) —- architect. He is called (c) —– architect of a nation. He is the light of (d) —- and makes the illiterate people (e) —- citizens of our country. But it is a matter of regret (f) —- the teachers are not held (g) —- due respect in (h) —- society. They lead a humble life in the midst of want. Still they keep the light of education burning in order to remove the (i) —- of illiteracy and superstitions (j) —- the society.
Ans ; (a) often (b) an (c) the (d) learning (e) worthy (f) that (g) in (h) our (i) darkness (j) from
2. Fill in the blanks with suitable words.
Bangladesh is a land of (a) —- . It got (b) —- in 1971 (c) —– a liberation war. It is located (d) —- South Asia. Dhaka is the capital of Bangladesh . Dhaka is also known as the city of mosque. About 14 crore people live here. Most of them are poor and (e) —- . They earn their livelihood (f) —- agriculture. But educated and skilled people work (g) —- offices and factories. Our main food is rice and fish. It is a country of beauty. Its flora and fauna attract everyone’s eyes. It is in fact (h) —- large village. The people of Bangladesh are very (i) —- . There are many beautiful things here that attract the travelers and the (j) —- .
Ans ; (a) beauty (b) independence (c) through (d) in (e) illiterate (f) by/through (g) in (h) a (i) hospitable (j) foreigners/tourists.
3. Make five sentences using parts of sentences from each column of the table below.
abide by the traffic.
the capital of Bangladesh.
built in Mohakhali to reduce traffic jam.
Besides, the drivers, passers by and passengers
not only a populous city but also a city of traffic jam.
Ans ; (a) Dhaka is the the capital of Bangladesh.(b) It is not only a populous city but also a city of traffic jam.(c) A flyover is built in Mohakhali to reduce traffic jam.(d) Traffic rules must be implemented.(e) Besides, the drivers, passers by and passengers should abide by the traffic rules.
4. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box.
Today women (a) —- an important role in all spheres of life. They no longer , (b) —- to the four walls of their husband’s house. They have come out of their kitchens and (c) —- hand in hand with men in all the development works of the government. By (d) —- higher education they (e) —- pilots, doctors, engineers, teachers, administrators etc. They have (f) —- able to prove their worth. They (g) —- much to the economy of the country. Now it has (h) —- to the realization of the men that true development of the country is never possible (i) —- half of the population idle at home. So, it (j) —- no telling that women are playing a great role in the socio-economic condition of the country.
Ans: (a) are playing (b) are confined (c) are working (d) receiving (e) are becoming (f) been (g) are contributing (h) come (i) keeping (j) needs
5. Change the narrative style of the folowing text.
“Have you ever been to Cox’s Bazar?” asked Shahab. “No, I have never,” replied Labib. “But I desire for visiting the place.” “I had an opportunity to visit the sea-beach last year,” said Shabab. “Let us go there this week,” said Labib.
Ans ; Shabab asked Labib if he had ever been to Cox’s Bazar. Labib replied in the negative and said that he had never been there. But he added that he desired for visiting the place. Shabab said that he had an opportunity to visit the sea-beach last year. Labib suggested that they should go there that week.
6. Change the sentences according to the directions.
(a) My friend invited me to pay a visit to Cox’s Bazar. (complex)(b) I was very glad. (negative)(c) I accepted the invitation. (Passive)(d) When I reached there, my friend received me cordially. (simple)(e) I was exited to see the sea-beach. (Exlamatory)(f) It is the largest sea-beach in the world. (Comparative)(g) It is one of the most beautiful sea-beaches in the world. (Positive)(h) It is called the pleasure seekers’ paradise. (Active)(i) Every year a lot of people come to visit it. (Compound)(j) If I could visit the sea-beach! (active)
Ans ; (a) My friend invited me so that I could pay a visit to Cox’s Bazar.(b) Wasn’t I very glad?(c) The invitation was accepted by me.(d) My friend received me cordially after my reaching there.(e) How excited I was to see the sea-beach!(f) It is larger than any other sea-beach in the world.(g) Very few sea-beaches in the world are as beautiful as it.(h) People call it the pleasure seekers’ paradise.(i) Every year a lot of people come and visit it.(j) I wish i could visit the sea-beach.
7. Complete the sentences.
(a) As a flower is a symbol of love, beauty and purity, it is —–(b) There is hardly any person —-(c) We can turn enemies into friends if we —-(d) It is said that those who do not love flowers —-(e) Many people cultivate flowers because —-
Ans ; (a) As a flower is a symbol of love, beauty and purity, it is liked by all.(b) There is hardly any person who does not love flowers.(c) We can turn enemies into friends if we present flowers to them.(d) It is said that those who do not love flowers can kill a man.(e) Many people cultivate flowers because it is a source of income too.
8. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in the parenthesis.
Bangladesh is an (a) —- dependent country, but she is still burdened with poverty, (b) —- population, (c) —- employ, corruption, food (d) —- deficient, natural calamities, power crisis etc. Considering all these. the present (e) —- govern has aimed at making a digital Bangladesh to (f) —- come most of these problems. The actual aim of (g) —- digit Bangladesh is to establish technology based government which will emphasize the overall (h) —- develop of the country and the nation. The country has (i) —- ready fixed its target of (j) —- achieve ‘Digital Bangladesh’ by 2021.
Ans ; (a) independent (b) overpopulation (c) unemployment (d) deficiency (e) government (f) overcome (g) digital (h) development (i) already (j) achieving
9. Make tag questions of these statements.
(a) Mina is having a birthday party in the afternoon, —- ?(b) Yes, she is. She’s been busy in cleaning and dusting the drawing room, —?(c) Yesterday her father brought her a lovely dress, —- ?(d) And her mother wants to give her a pleasant surprise, —- ?(e) Certainly, let’s buy a nice gift for you, —- ?
Ans ; (a) Mina is having a birthday party in the afternoon, isn’t ?(b) Yes, she is. She’s been busy in cleaning and dusting the drawing room, hasn’t?(c) Yesterday her father brought her a lovely dress, didn’t he ?(d) And her mother wants to give her a pleasant surprise, doesn’t she?(e) Certainly, let’s buy a nice gift for you, shall we?
10. Complete the passage using suitable connectors.
Women are, nowadays as important as men in the society. They constitute nearly half of our total population. (a) —- there can be no denying the fact (b) —- they too possess equal rights and duties (e) —- men do. They have noble mission to fulfill as men. (d) — they get opportunity, their genius, powers (e) —- capacities will bloom fully.
Ans ; (a) So (b) that (c) as (d) If (e) and
11. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text.
bangladesh is a small country with a population of about sixteen crores she can hardly make headway so we should work hard to keep pace with the rest of the world
Ans ; Bangladesh is a small country with a population of about sixteen crores. She can hardly make headway. So we should work hard to keep pace with the rest of the world.
Part B : Composition
12. Suppose some English teachers will be appointed in Ideal Preparatory School, Dhaka. You are interested to be an English Teacher.
Now, make a CV with a cover letter for the post. Your CV should not exceed one page.
13. Suppose, you are Hasan/Hasna, a student of Sonapur High School. Your father is a poor government employee. You have three school going brothers and sisters. Your father cannot bear your educational expenses.
Now, write an application to the headmaster/headmistress of your school for a full-free studentship.
14. Suppose, a farmer lives nearby your house. You know a lot about him. Write a paragraph in about 250 words on ‘A Farmer’.
15. There are many kinds of hobbies. Gardening, drawing picture, angling, stamp collecting are some of them. You have a hobby and it is gardening.
Now, write a short composition on ‘Your Hobby’ describing why it is your favourite hobby.