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HSC English 2nd BARISAL BOARD Questions-2016

 

BARISAL BOARD

English Second Paper

[According to the Syllabus of 2016]

Subject Code: 108

Time––3 hours; Full marks––100

[N. B. ––The figures in the right margin indicate full marks. Answer all the questions.]

BARISAL BOARD

Part−A : Grammar (Marks-60)

1. Fill in the blanks in the following text with articles (a/ an/ the) as necessary. Some of the blanks may not require an article. Put cross (×) in those blanks. 0⋅5×10 = 5

Once there lived (a) — poor Cobbler. He had (b) — rich neighbour. (c) — neighbour possessed (d) — ill-health. So, he was (e) — angry man. He was always (f) — unhappy man. Once he used to think (g) — richest men to be (h) — happiest men in (i) — world. But his (j) — idea was wrong.

2. Complete the text with suitable prepositions : 0⋅5×10 = 5

During holidays when my mother went to sleep (a) — noon, we went to the railway line. There, along with other children I watched how the trains passed (b) — innumerable unknown facts. My father got an appointment (c) — a town school and he moved (d) — the town immediately with all the members of the family. I was admitted (e) — my father’s school. I felt that my school fellows had no feeling (f) — one another as we had in the village. However, I have gradually adjusted myself (g) — town life. I am happy with my new friends but my heart aches (h) — the happy childhood days. Childhood is free (i) — worries and has infinite capacity (j) —enjoyment.


3. Complete the sentences with suitable phrases/ words given in the box. 5

there

what if

was born

had better

as long as

let alone

have to

as it

it

as soon as

(a) — is really unfortunate for a boy like him to fail in the exam.

(b) He cannot score a goal, — a hattrick.

(c) His mother being sick, he needs to go home — possible.

(d) The manager says alone; It seems — other had nothing to say.

(e) No one is happy with her result; She — understand it.

(f) — you lose your pen?

(g) — lived a very clever fox in a jungle.

(h) The poor will continue to suffer — they are illiterate.

(i) Zahir Raihan — on 19 August, 1935 in Feni.

(j) We — educate all and work hard to develop our country.English 2nd Paper Board Question

4. Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/ phrases : 0⋅5×10 = 5

(a) You cannot buy a car unless —. It costs a lot.

(b) You are now sick. Call me in case —.

(c) He is so short that —.

(d) Since there are no more questions to discuss —.

(e) I worked hard although —.

(f) Hardly had we started to eat when —.

(g) We were unable to go by train because of —.

(h) I will give him the message as soon as —.

(i) When I was a child —.

(j) There are many helpless people. I wish —.

5. Read the text and fill in the gaps with the correct form of verbs as per subject and context.

0⋅5×10 = 5

There are many people who (a) — (not take) physical exercise. They can hardly (b) — (realize) that they themselves (c) — (ruin) their health. They (d) — (fall) victim to many disease. Life (e) — (become) dull to them. They (f) — (remain) always ill tempered. We (g) — (build) good health and sound mind through physical exercise. Physical exercise (h) — (make) our body active and the muscles strong. It also (i) — (improve) our power of digestion and blood circulation. It (j) — (give) strength to our brain.

6. Read the text and change the sentences as directed : 1 × 5 = 5

(a) The Chinese put a lot of emphasis on the unity. (Make it passive) (b) The Parks are crowded. (Negative without changing meaning) (c) There are lots of clean parks in the cities. (Compound) (d) In the evening many families watch television and spend their free time. (Simple) (e) Life becomes dull without recreation. (Complex)

English 2nd Paper Board Question

7. Change the narrative style by using indirect speeches. 5

“Do you know Bangladesh Open University offers an English self-learning course?” Sejan said to Shawan. “Yes, I have heard it from my father who works as a tutor of the course. It is a six month course known as ‘CELT’ said Shawan.

8. Identify the unclear pronoun references in the following paragraph. Where necessary, rewrite the sentence so that all pronoun references are clear. 1 × 5 = 5

Women are nowadays as important as men in society. She constitute nearly half of the total population. No nation can make real progress keeping half of it in the dark. Without the upliftment of women it is not at all possible. Again, without education women cannot be uplifted. So, proper education should be given to her so that they can work hand in hand with them in all development programmes.

9. Read the following text and use modifiers as directed in the blank spaces : 0⋅5×10 = 5

A village doctor is a (a) — (use an intensifier to pre-modify the adjective) familiar person in the rural areas of Bangladesh. He is (b) — (pre-modify the verb) known as a quack. A village doctor is not a (c) — (pre-modify the noun) doctor. He (d) — (pre-modify the verb) sits in a small dispensary in the morning and evening. He treats the patients (e) — (use a participle to post-modify the verb) small fees. A village doctor is not a (f) — (pre-modify the noun) man. His chamber is (g) — (pre-modify the verb) furnished. He cannot supply costly medicines to the (h) — (pre-modify the noun) patients. In our country, the number of qualified doctors is (i) — (use an intensifier to pre-modify the adjective) few. So, a village doctor is a great friend to the (j) — (pre-modify the noun) people.

10. Use appropriate sentence connectors in the blank spaces of the following passage: 0⋅5×10 = 5

Time is a special resource that you cannot store or save for future use. (a) — it is managed properly to gain success. The skills of managing time properly are called time management Skills (b) — these Skills are necessary for job hunting and career success (c) — it is essential to improve these Skills. (d) — there are several useful strategies that can be used to improve your time management Skills. (e) — have clear goal in mind. (f) — set up your priorities. (g) — block out time for your high priority activities first and protect that time from interruptions. (h) — set a deadline to do them and try your best to stick to it. (i) — your Skills will help you avoid stress in completing any work successfully (j) — reward yourself when the job is done.

11. Read the passage and write the antonyms and synonyms of the words as directed below : 5

Illiteracy is a curse (antonym). It is the root cause (synonym) of ignorance (antonym) which frustrates (synonym) all development (synonym) efforts of the government. No development effort can succeed (synonym) unless illiteracy is eradicated (antonym). Eradication of illiteracy in a country like Bangladesh with so vast (antonym) a population is undoubtedly (synonym) a gigantic (antonym) task.

12. There are ten errors in the use of punctuation marks in the following text. Re-write the text correcting the errors : 0⋅5×10 = 5

Student : May I come in Sir?

Principal : Yes come in

Student : Good morning Sir

Principal : Good morning how can I help you

Student : Sir we would like to arrange a study tour

Principal : It’s a great idea Ill appreciate it Submit an application to me so that I can take step in favour of you.

Student : Ok Sir, We will write an application on behalf of the students.

Principal : Ok, see you

Student : Thank you very much, Sir

Principal : You are most welcome

English 2nd Paper Board Question

Part−B : Composition (Marks-40)

13. Suppose, you are Tanim and you study in Feni Govt. College. Your father has been transferred to Dhaka. You will have to go to Dhaka with your father and you have taken T.C. from Feni Govt. College. Now write an application to the principal of a College in Dhaka for admission on T.C. 8

14. Recently a seminar was held in your college on “Causes of students failure in Ennglish”. Now write a report on this seminar highlighting the findings and suggestions mentioned in the seminar. 8

15. Write a paragraph on “The Uses and Abuses of Mobile Phone”. Use 100-150 words 10

16. “Modern Civilization is Mostly Projected in City Life”. Yet there are some discomforts and disadvantages of it. If you agree, write on the advantages and disadvantages of city life showing reasons of your answer. Use 200-250 words. 14

Key

Barisal Board

(According to the Syllabus of 2016English Second

PaperPart-A

1.             (a) a (b) a (c) The (d) x (e) an (f)an (g) the (h) the (i) the 0) x

2.            (a) at (b) by (c) in (d) to (e) into/to (fl for (g) to (h) for (i) from for

3.            (a) It (b) let alone (c) as soon as (d) as if (e) had better (f) What if (g) there (h) as long as (i) was born 0) have to

4. (a) You cannot buy a car unless you earn a lot.

(b) Call me in case you need a doctor.

(c) He is so short that he can not chop well.

(d) Since there are no more questions to discuss, we should end the meeting.

(e) I worked hard although I could not get the expected salary. (1) Hardly had we started to eat when he came home.

(g) We were unable to go by train because of the strike.

(h) I will give him the message as soon as I see him.

(i) When I was a child, I did not like to take food.

0) I wish I could help them.

5.            (a) do not take (b) realize (c) are ruining (d) fall (e) becomes (fl remain (g) should build (h) makes (i) improves 0) gives

6.            (a) A lot of emphasis is put on the unity by the Chinese.

(b) The Parks are not empty.

(c) There are lots of parks in the cities and they are clean.

(d) In the evening many families spend their free time watching television. /In the evening many families watch television to spend their free time.

(e) Life becomes dull if there is no recreation.

7. Sejan asked Shawan if he (Shawan) knew Bangladesh Open University offered an English self-learning course. Shawan replied in the affirmative that he (Shawan) had heard it from his (Shawan) father who worked as a tutor of the course. He (Shawan) added that it was a six-month course known as CELP.

8. Women are nowadays as important as men in society. They/Women constitute nearly half of the total population. No nation can make real progress keeping half of its population in the dark. Without the upliftment of women, progress is not at all possible. Again, without education, women cannot be uplifted. So, proper education should be given to them/women so that they can work hand in hand with men/their male counterparts in all development programmes.

9.            (a) very (b) usually (c), qualified (d) generally (e) taking (f) rich (g) poorly (h) poor / rural (i) very 0) village

10. (a) Hence (b) Indeed (c) Therefore (d) In fact (e) Firstly (J) Secondly (g) Thirdly (h) Finally (i) Thus 0) and

11. (a) blessing (b) reason (c) knowledge (d) disappoints (e) progress (f) triumph (g) keep (h) few (i) certainly 0) tiny

12. Student        May I come in, Sir?

Principal               Yes, come in.

Student Good morning, Sir.

Principal               Good morning. How can I help you?

Student Sir, we would like to arrange a study tour.

Principal               It's a great idea. I'll appreciate it. Submit an application to me so that I can take step in favour of you.

Student Ok Sir. We will write an application on behalf of the students.

Principal               Ok, see you.

Student Thank you very much, Sir.

Principal               You are most welcome.

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