English test question Ideal School & College, Motijheel, Dhaka

1. Ideal School & College, Motijheel, Dhaka Sub Code 1 0 8
Time : 3 hours English (Compulsory) 2nd Paper Total Marks : 100
A Grammar : 40 Marks
1. Complete the passage with suitable verbs from the list.
Put them in the correct tenses. Use negatives where
necessary. 1×5=5
walk gurarantee deny add
prove bring admit
The women folk of our country can (a) to the economy
of our country. They have already (b) that without their
participation no economy (c) sustainable development
for its people. To bring a positive change to our entire
socio-economic structure women's participation in every
level must (d) in reality. It (e) that economic
underdevelopment is one of the prime causes of women's
2. Use articles where necessary. Put a cross (×) where an
article is not needed. 1/2×10=5
Bangladesh is no doubt one of (a) poorest countries in
the world, having (b) few enemies. (c) few
countries encircling her are not much richer than she.
They have (d) little to do about our internal affairs. Our
large population is rather (e) burden than (f) asset.
But it is (g) fact that (h) days are not very far when
we will be (i) able to win in (j) race with many
other countries.
3. Fill in the blanks with suitable prepositions. 1×5=5
Mohsin was familiar (a) the people of this
subcontinent. He was famous (b) his kindness. He was
not fearful (c) his enemies. He did not jest (d) the
poor. He did not lack (e) sympathy for the poor.
4. Fill in the blanks with suitable linking words from the
list. 1×5=5
but unfortunately in fact
in this connection like wise furthermore
It is often said that our large population is our Number
One problem. (a) it is not true. (b) large population
can be turned into a unique manpower in a country. (c)
China can be cited. (d) her population is more than 120
million, she is progressing day by day. (e) we wre
lagging behind.
5. Change the form of the following passage. 5
The boy said, "How fine the picture is ! I wish I could buy
it". His mother said, "But it is not durable and it will break
down in about a month". The boy said, "Ok, Let us go
now, mother. I shall not buy it".
6. Read the following passage and transform the underlined
sentences as directed in the brackets. 1×5=5
(a) A robber not only robbed everything of a poor man but also
murdered him. (Simple). The only other resident in the house
of the poor man was his wife. (b) She raised a hue and cry to let
her neighbours know the presence of the robber. (Complex).
(c) As soon as the neighbours heard the hue and cry they
rushed to the spot. (Negative). (d) Sensing the presence of the
neighbours the robber attempted to flee. (Compound). (e) The
neighbours were very brave. (Negative).
7. Add tag questions to the following sentences. 1×5=5
(a) All's well, that ends well, ?
(b) Hope, he will succeed, ?
(c) All of us came here, ?
(d) One should keep one's promise, ?
(e) You'd better go now, ?
8. Complete the following sentences. 1×5=5
(a) Even if he fails, .
(b) Whenever he comes to our house, .
(c) There are so many stars in the sky that .
(d) If he had helped the poor student .
(e) He pretends as if .
B Composition : 60 Marks
9. Write a paragraph about 'Tree Plantation' by answering
the following questions. 10
(a) What is tree plantation
(b) How do trees help us?
(c) How do they maintain ecological balance?
(d) What do we get from trees?
(e) What may happen in absence of trees?
(f) What steps need to be taken to motivate people for tree
10. Write a composition in about 250 words on any one of
the following topics. 15
(a) A Village Market.
(b) The Game You Like Most.
11. Suppose your are Nasim/Nasima of the village Rupnagar,
Upazilla Sonapur, District Rangpur. Recently a flood has
swept over your area. It has caused a great havoc. Many
people are suffering from want of food, cloths, drinking
water, medicine etc. They need immediate help from the
government. Now write an application to the Deputy
Commissioner of your district for relief and medical
aids for the flood affected people of your area. 10
12. Newspaper is a storehouse of knowledge. The necessity of
reading newspaper is quite vast. Now, write a dialogue
between you and your friend about the necessity of
reading newspaper. 10
Or, Write down the summary of the following passage.
Give a suitable title to it.
There are a good number of reasons why students in
Bangladesh fail in English. That English is not their
native language is the main reason. In other words,
students have no good feeling with English. Very few of
them are earnest in learning English. What the students
seek is to cross the stairs of examination. To most of them
learning English is unpleasant and examination is fearful.
Teaching English as a foreign language becomes very
difficult when the learners are not mentally keen to the
subject. The most important matter is that the text books
in different classes are not harmonious with the stages and
the standard of the learners. Finally the motto of the
questions in the public examination includes cramming
rather than learning the language.
13. The following story is incomplete. Use you imagination
and complete it in your own way. Give a suitable title
to it. 15
Once upon a time, there lived a hare in a forest near a
river. A tortoise was also used to live there in the river.
One day both of them were returning to their destination.
The tortoise was going slowly as usual....................