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HSC English 2nd All Board Questions-2022 (with answers)

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HSC Second Paper Board question

DHAKA BOARD-2022

ENGLISH (COMPULSORY) SECOND PAPER

Part A: Grammar (30 Marks)


1. Complete the text with suitable prepositions. .5×10=5

Camels are one of the few animals that can live in a desert. Camels have humps (a) their backs. They store fat (b) these humps. The fat gives them energy. Because camels do not store water, fat helps produce water when camels move (c) the dry desert. They can go (d) several months without water. Camels eat grass to get moisture. The camels are as useful (e) the people of the desert as the buffalo are (1) the grasslands. The meat of the camel is good to eat. People make cloth (g) of camel hair. Shoes are made (h) – the hides. The camels are also good (i) travel in the desert. Some people travel the desert (j) camels, to make a living.

2. Complete the following sentences with suitable phrases/words given in the box. .5×10=5

what’s….. like have to/has to what does…. look like there would rather

had better let alone was born as soon as it

(a) We have not decided yet where we are going. — booked the tickets.

(b) I — lead a simple life than earn a lot of money illegally.

(c) — has been many years since I saw him.

(d) Have you ever seen an octopus? — it —?

(e) Socrates was a great Greek philosopher. He — in 469 BC.

(f) The sailors were terrified. — were no birds or animals in that snow covered country.

(g) He is not at home now. — he returns, I will ring you.

(h) I hear you have joined a new job. your new boss?

(i) You are always late in attending class. You — be on time.

(j) I — get to the railway station by five or else I may miss the train.

3. Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/phrases.

(a) I could not recognise you at first. It was many years since we —.

(b) Water is polluted in different ways. It is high time we —.

(c) I think you are not regular in studies. Be attentive lest —.

(d) Birds fly in the sky freely. Had I the wings of a bird —.

(e) There are many obstacles in our way to success. We must work hard so that —.

4. Read the text and fill in the gaps with correct form of verbs as per subject and context. .5×10=5

When I was a child, I (a) (be) afraid of the dark, and I always (b) (go) to sleep with a light on. Even then, I feared that monsters (c) (climb) in through my bedroom window and kill me. And every sound I (d) (hear) struck fear into me. Often, I ran away from the room and (e) (sleep) on the floor at the foot of my parent’s bed. Now that I (f) (be) almost twenty years old. I obviously do better than what I (g) (do) as a child. However, I (h) (be) still scared of bedtime. I dislike (i) (sleep) alone, and I still keep a tiny night-light on. And before I go to bed. I double-check every door and every window to make sure that they (j) (be) locked. Indeed, imaginary beings do not invade from outside, they exist in our superstitious beliefs.

5. Change the narrative style by using indirect speeches.

“Follow my example,” she said as we shook hands, “and never eat more than one thing for luncheon.” “I’ll do better than that,” I retorted. “I’ll eat nothing for dinner tonight.” “Humorist!” You’re quite a humorist,” she cried gaily, jumping into a cab.

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

Once there lived a grasshopper and an ant. The ant was hard working. (a) -the grasshopper was lazy. (b) he idled away his time dancing and sleeping. (c) -, he sometimes advised the ant not to work so hard. (d) the ant paid no heed to the grasshopper. (e) he continued to work hard gathering food for the coming winter. (f) winter came, covering everything with snow. The surface of the earth went under the snow-cover. (g) – the grasshopper could not find any food. (h) he had nothing in stock. (i), he went to the ant for help. The ant gave him some food for the day. (j) -, the long winter was ahead, and the grasshopper was really worried about his survival.

Part B: Composition (20 Marks)

7. Suppose, you sent five packages of books to Khulna through Zebra Courier Service. One package was missing at the time of delivery. Now, write a letter to the customer service manager complaining about missing goods. 10

8. Write a paragraph on ‘On-campus class and online class’ showing their respective merits and demerits within 200 words. 10


MYMENSINGH BOARD-2022

ENGLISH (COMPULSORY) SECOND PAPER


Part A: Grammar (30 Marks)

1. Complete the text with suitable prepositions. .5×10=5A teacher is an architect (a) a nation. He plays an important role (b) building up an educated nation. He dispels the darkness (c) – ignorance (d) the lot of a nation. He is an actor, so to speak. He has to suit his act according (e) — the need of his audience which is which his class. He is a clear speaker (f) good, strong and pleasing voice which is (g) – his control. He does not sit motionless (h) his class. Everybody has something valuable (i) him. A good teacher discovers the treasure hidden inside each student. He also wants the students to be happy and for this he keeps them busy. A good teacher never hankers (j) money.

2. Complete the sentences with suitable phrases/words given in the box. .5×10=5

have to/has to not only…. but also it was born as soon as

what does…… look like there let alone would rather had better

(a) Manners make a man. Students — practice good manners in everyday life.

(b) Most students in our country are weak in English. They — follow the advice of their teachers for improvement.

(c) Cox’s Bazar is a popular tourist hub. — are many nice hotels for tourists.

(d) The other day, I met an old rickshaw puller. He told me that he — pull a rickshaw than beg.

(e) A poor man struggles hard to survive in our country. He can hardly earn Tk. 200 a day, — Tk. 2.000.

(f) In Dhaka city, traffic jam is very common. — may occur anywhere, anytime.

(g) Smoking is one of the major causes of heart attack and cancer. — a smoker stops smoking, he can avoid the risk of many health hazards.

(h) Have you ever heard the name of William Shakespeare? He — on 23 April 1564 in England.

He was one of the greatest dramatists of the world.

(i) Son: Dad, — an alien —? Father: Well. Aliens are believed to come from another planet by UFOS. Films and science fictions tell us about them. They are really awesome.

(j) Learning more than one language — improves a person’s capacity boosts his confidence. So, children are being taught more than one language.

3. Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/phrases. 1×5=5

(a) Florence Nightingale wanted to be a nurse with a view to —.

(b) We are a free nation now. 1971 is the year when —.

(c) I don’t have enough money. Had I been a rich man, —.

(d) My final examination is going on. I studied hard lest I —.

(e) Man proposes, —.

4. Read the text and fill in the gaps with correct form of verbs as per subject and context. .5×10=5

People who (a)(appear) most often and most gloriously in the pages of history (b) – (be) great conquerors and generals. Whereas, the people who really (c) (help) civilization forward are often never (d) (mention) at all. We do not know who first (e) (set) a broken leg or (f)-(launch) a sea worthy boat or (g) (calculate) the length of a year. The great men are those who (h) (work) ceaselessly to quicken the pace of civilization. On the contrary, the condemned men are those who (i) (cause) bloodshed and violence in the world. All of us praise the great men of the world. We are highly indebted to those great men who contributed a lot to (j) (flourish) the civilization.

5. Change the narrative style by using indirect speeches.

Jerry said. “I can chop some wood today.” “But I have a boy coming from the orphanage.” “I’m the boy. “You? But you are small.” “Size does not matter, chopping wood,” Jerry said, “Some of the big boys don’t chop good. I’ve been chopping wood at the orphanage for a long time.”

6. Use appropriate sentence connectors/linkers in the blank spaces of the following passage. .5×10=5

The old sailor spoke so strangely (a) the guest stood still. The feast began (b) the guest could hear the music and laughter, (c) – -for some reasons he could not join the others. The old man told him about his last journey on the sea. They had sailed away to the south (d) they had arrived in the cold grey sea. (e) the sea was frozen. (f) – the ice was all around them. The big sails opened wide (g) the strong wind blew them quickly through the icy waters. The weather was very cold. () there were no birds and animals in that snow covered country. But one day the sailors saw an albatross flying towards the ship. All men were very pleased to see it and they gave it food and water. It came to the ship every day (i) they called it. ()- one day. the old sailor killed the bird and after that everyone had to undergo terrible sufferings.

Part B: Composition (20 Marks)

7. Suppose, a big canal runs along your village. People have to cross it every day but they face many problems due to a damaged bridge. Now, write a letter to the Chairman of your Union Parishad for repairing the bridge immediately. 10

8. Write a paragraph within 200 words about the “Causes of Failure in English and their Remedies.” 10


DINAJPUR BOARD-2022

ENGLISH (COMPULSORY) SECOND PAPER


Part A: Grammar (30 Marks)

1. Complete the text with suitable prepositions: .5×10=5

Japan is an island country (a) the east coast of Asia. It has more than 100 islands which were mostly formed (b) earthquakes and volcanoes. Most Japanese people live (c) the four largest islands. These islands are Honshu, Hokkaido, Shikohu and Kyushu. The name of Japan comes (d) the Chinese phrase meaning “land of the rising sun”. Japan has borrowed other things from the Chinese (e) its name. The Japanese written language, for example, is based (f) the Chinese system (g) – picture writing. Japan has to buy almost all its raw materials (h) other countries. Trade is very important (i) the island nation of Japan. (j) the resources it buys, Japan makes products to sell all over the world.

2. Complete the sentences with suitable phrases/words given in the box. .5×10=5

would rather there let alone was born it

has to what does…. look like what’s…. like had better as soon as

(a) You look exhausted. You — take rest to refresh yourself.

(b) He does not like hustle and bustle. He — stay alone than join the gathering.

(c) — was a time when every child used to relish homemade food.

(d) The man who wears a crown — bear the burden of responsibility.

(e) He is the descendant of a royal family. He — with a silver spoon in his mouth.

(f) — is said that stitch in time saves nine.

(g) They cannot afford to buy a bike, — a car.

(h) Have you ever seen a kingfisher? — a kingfisher —?

(i) — I heard the news, I informed you.

(j) I have never travelled by air. — a plane journey —?

3. Complete the following sentences using suitable clauses/phrases. 1×5=5

(a) I am waiting for the chairman. Can you tell me when —?

(b) Development of a country depends on the active participation of every citizen. Bangladesh expects that —.

(c) Give me your address. I will send the documents —.

(d) Her son died in an accident. She was so grief-stricken that she even could not cry. She had to cry, or —.

(e) There is a job vacancy announced on BD.Job.Com. Anyone who wants to apply —.

4. Read the text and fill in the blanks with the correct form of verbs as per subject and context. .5×10=5

I have tried a lot of different exercises, but I have never (a) (stick) with any of them. I swam for a while, but when the weather got cold, I (b) (quit). I tried jogging, but that really (c) (wear) me out. I (d) (play) badminton for a few weeks, but I could not find anyone (e) (play) regularly. Then one day, I read in a magazine about a form of exercise that I did not even (f) (consider) exercise. That was plain walking! I tried it for a month, and it (g) (be) so easy enjoyable that I kept ( h)(do) it. While walking, I could enjoy the scenery, talk to people I and (i) (meet), and come back home (j) (feel) great.

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

“Where is the cattle which these people graze and where are the fields they plough, uncle?” he asked, turning to Daya Ram. “They have no cattle and no fields here,” said the chaprasi, pushing his neck back to stiff uprightness. “It is only the rustics in the villages who graze cattle and plough the land,” he said.

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

Luna looks intelligent. (a) she works hard on her studies. (b) she seems to have poor test taking skills. (c) she often does badly in the exam. (d) – she repeatedly makes some strategic mistakes during a written test. (e) she starts off really slowly. This initial slowness forces her to write too hurriedly towards the end, resulting in spelling and other mistakes. (f). her answers are often too long. (g) – she sometimes has to leave some questions unanswered because of time constraint. (h) she never starts with the easier questions as other students do. (i) she answers questions sequentially beginning from the first one. (j) —, these impractical habits of hers lead to poor time management during the exam.

Part B: Composition (20 Marks)

7. Recently you have purchased an electric rice cooker from an online shop. Having received it you found it was not functioning. Now, you are to write them complaining to replace it with a new one. 10

8. Write a paragraph on ‘Causes and Dire Consequences of Drug Addiction’ in about 200 words. 10

JASHORE BOARD-2022

ENGLISH (COMPULSORY) SECOND PAPER


Part A: Grammar (30 Marks)

1. Fill in the blanks with suitable prepositions: .5×10=5

The ceremony began (a) 10 a.m. Our principal Mr. Rahman presided (b) the function and Member of Parliament Mr. Reza was the chief guest. The function started (c) the recitation from the Holy Quran. One (d) our senior teachers read (e) the annual report. The honorable 2 chief guest delivered a brief but inspiring speech (f) education. He advised the students to be regular (g) the class and attentive (h) studies and take part (i) the movement (j) – illiteracy.

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


there it have to as soon as what does …. look like

let alone was born would rather had better What’s …. like

(a) He cannot read newspaper, — edit a newspaper.

(b) — lived a wise man but he was not well known to all.

(c) Suhel is a liar. He — give up this bad habit.

(d) We — walk fast. Otherwise we will miss the class.

(e) He — study English than History. He has interest in literature.

(f) — friendship —? Nowadays, it is nothing but a name.

(g) Let me know the news — he arrives here.

(h) Kazi Nazrul Islam is our national poet. He — in 1899 in a village named Churulia.

(i) Teacher: Students, — the national flower of Bangladesh —?

(j) — takes two to make a quarrel.

3. Complete the following sentences with suitable clauses/phrases.

(a) Sabbir Khan is a quack. He behaves as though —.

(b) A proverb goes that —.

(c) I found a box in the room. The box was too heavy for —.

(d) Corruption is an obscene to our national development. It is high time —.

(e) It is love that —.

4. Read the text and fill in the gaps with the correct form of verbs as per subject and context. .5×10-5

Would you mind (a) (receive) my letter. I am extremely sorry for (b) any message about your illness, I (c)- (visit) you. Believe me, since my return from Australia, I (be) late. Had I had have got myself (d) (engage) in raising awareness among people (e) (send) their daughters to school. In this country, girls (f) (deprive) of proper education and guidance. Due to lack of education, they (g) (not know) what they (h) (need). For years, they (i) (neglect) in society.

5. Change the narrative style by using indirect speeches.

“Why are you crying? Do you have any problem?” asked the passer-by. “I am crying because I have none to look after me,” said the street child. “Are you hungry?” “Yes, I am,” said the boy.

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

Drug addiction is a great curse of the present world. (a), a few things were used as drugs. (b) the number of drugs has increased. (c), cocaine, marijuana, opium, heroin, or morphine, etc. (d) – offer another world to the addicted ones. (e) they do not know that this addiction destroys the inner part of the body of addicted persons. (f) why do many people take drugs? The reasons are many. (g) some people are tempted by their so-called friends to have a taste of a drug. (h) – they are trapped forever. (i) some people take drugs to forget the frustration of their life. (j) those who become drug addicts, cannot live a normal life.

Part B: Composition (20 Marks)

7. Suppose, you are an inhabitant of Cox’s Bazar. Write a letter to the Chairman of Electricity Board of your district complaining about frequent power failure in your area.

8. Write a paragraph comparing and contrasting between ‘City Life and Rural Life’ within 200 words. 10


BARISHAL BOARD-2022

ENGLISH (COMPULSORY) SECOND PAPER

Part A: Grammar (30 Marks)

1. Complete the text with suitable prepositions. .5×10=5

Traffic problem is a major problem (a) our day-to-day life. Mainly the city dwellers suffer (b) it. The drivers do not abide (c) the traffic rules. Most often traffic problems occur (d) the congested areas where the roads are very narrow in proportion (e) There are many unlicensed vehicles which should be brought (f) control. Strict rules must be introduced (g) this regard. We should raise consciousness (h) the people of our country (i)- a view to ensuring a good traffic system (j) the safety of the people. our population.

2. Complete the sentences with suitable phrases/words given in the box. .5×10=5

as soon as provided that would you mind had better was born

what if would rather as if let alone what does…. look like

(a) I can’t remember the name of the story, — the details about the different characters. I read the story many years ago.

(b) I am too tired to talk. I can no longer give you company. You — leave me and let me take rest.

(c) By working hard, he had reached the highest peak of success. You can also reach your goal — you work hard.

(d) I think something is wrong between Tanni and Munni. They are acting — they did not know each other.

(e) — watching the film with me? I am afraid that there may have some horrors in the film.

(f) Take some emergency medicine with you. — you fall ill during your journey?

(g) Khaled — resign his job than tolerate injustice. He has moral courage to raise voice against injustice.

(h) — it stops raining, I will go to play football.

(i) Student: Sir, — a wild cat —? Teacher: A wild cat is larger and stronger than an ordinary cat.

(jh) He is my friend for the last five years. But I did never ask him where he —.

3. Complete the following sentences with suitable clauses/phrases. 1×5=5

(a) I can’t recall his name. It is long since —.

(b) A village doctor is a person who —. He is the best friend to the villagers.

(c) Our country is beset with many problems. We all should come forward in order to —.

(d) Whenever he speaks in English, —. In fact, we learn through mistakes.

(e) A student has to be punctual. He has to study regularly lest —.

4. Read the following text and fill in the gaps with correct form of verbs as per subject and context. .5×10=5

Road mishap (a) (happen) in our country almost every day. Recently, it (b) (rise) to an alarming rate (c) (take) a heavy toll of human lives. The members of a family remain anxious if someone (d) (travel) in a bus. In most cases, reckless driving (e), (cause) road accidents. The drivers are in the habit of (f) (violate) traffic rules. Road accidents can be (g) (reduce) if the drivers drive their vehicles carefully. People should be conscious in this respect. While (h) (cross) the road, they should be careful. Some people travel (i) (climb) on the roof of the buses and trains. Traffic rules (j) (maintain) strictly with a view to controlling road accidents.

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

“Oh, my Lord, please do not kill the child,” said the woman. “Let her have him.” The king said, “Now everything is clear to me.” Pointing to the woman, he said to the servant, “Give her the child. She is the mother of the baby.”

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

Mobile phone has added a new dimension in our communication system. It has made the world closer to us. (a), it has made worldwide communication easier. We use it for our day-to-day communication. (b) -, it has been part and parcel in our life as we cannot go for a single day elow without using it. We use it for rapid communication. (c) – mobile phone is not free from defects. It has some negative sides as well. (d) -, excessive use of mobile phone may damage our hearing power. (e), -, it is a means of money wastage. (f) it is seen that many underworld crimes are being done with the use of mobile network. (g) the radiation from mobile phone may cause cancer to the users. (h) – we are aware of these harmful effects. (i) —, we are not aware of using the mobile phone. (j) —, we must have to be conscious of the negative impacts of mobile phone.

Part B: Composition (20 Marks)

7. Write a letter of complaint to the Superintendent of Police to take steps against the antisocial activities in your area. 10

8. Write a paragraph on ‘Price Hike’ mentioning its causes and effects. (within 200 words) 10



CUMILLA BOARD-2022

ENGLISH (COMPULSORY) SECOND PAPER

Part A: Grammar (30 Marks)

1. Complete the text with suitable prepositions. .5×10=5

Books are really our best friends as we can rely (a) them when we are bored, upset, depressed, lonely or annoyed. They share (b) us information and knowledge any time we need. They enable us to have a a glimpse (c) cultures, traditions, arts, history, geography. us health, psychology and many other subjects and aspects of life. Good books always guide us (d) the right path (e) life. Reading good books helps us understand the world (f) better. While reading books, we build new and creative thoughts, images and opinions (g) our mind. This habit helps us explore life (h) different perspectives. In other words, it has several positive effects (i) our body, mind and soul. In fact, the habit of reading is one (j) the best qualities that a person can possess. 2. Complete the following sentences with suitable phrases/words given in the box. .5×10-5

let alone would rather had better was born it

what’s….. like there as soon as have to what does….. look like

(a) It is such a nice weather. I — sit in the garden than watch TV.

(b) He worked hard. He was too tired to walk, — run.

(c) It is raining heavily now. I will go to the shop — it stops raining.

(d) We — stop the devastating loss of our forests; otherwise life on the earth will be endangered.

(e) — an alligator —? Have you ever seen it?

(f) — it — going to play? The weather is good now.

(g) — is no denying the fact that time is more valuable than money.

(h) It is five o’clock. I — go now before the traffic gets too bad.

(i) — appears to me that he is interested in the matter.

(j) I love this city. This is the city where I — in.

3. Complete the sentences with suitable clauses or phrases. 5

(a) Had he been a poet, —.

(b) Honesty is a great virtue. We should not like those —.

(c) A rainy day is the day when —.

(d) All of us should try our best —.

(e) It is very cold. They have to put on warm clothes so that —.

4. Read the text and fill in the gaps with correct forms of verbs as per subject and context. 5×10=5

(a) (acquire) knowledge is not limited to any age or time. It can (b) (gain) by any person all through the life. It (c) (be) like unlimited wealth which can never (d) (finish). However, the level of a person’s knowledge (e) (develop) with his dedication, patience and continuity. A person (f) (have) some new knowledge through regular observation and experimentation. The progress of human beings largely (g) (depend) on the growth of knowledge in various fields in 2-0 positive and constructive ways. For example, Newton (h) (discover) a theory of gravitation and there are many famous scientists who (i) (invent) amazing things (j)(make) life easy on the earth.

5. Change the narrative style by using indirect speech. 5

“Stop. Didn’t I tell you to stop? You cannot go there,” said the sergeant. “Oh! Very well, it is hard Two thing to be very poor. All the world is against the poor,” said the man.

6. Use appropriate sentence connectors in the blank spaces of the following text. .5×10=5

Mobile phones are one of the most commonly used gadgets in today’s world. (a) mobile phones have made our life easy and convenient. (b) they are a blessing till we use them 8-0 judiciously. (c) – they are very beneficial, they have some disadvantages. (d) excessive use 7118 of the device acts as a barrier to quality communication. (e) mobile phones waste a lot of time. (f)- they are the causes of many ailments such as weak eyesight, strain on brain, headaches, dry eyes, sleeplessness and more (g) they have created a lack of privacy in people’s lives. (h)- we see how the device is both a boon and a bane. (i) we must not let mobile phones control our lives. (j) we must know when to draw the line.

Part B: Composition (20 Marks)

7. Suppose, you are a student of Educare College, Khulna. The sound system in your classroom has become defective. Now, write an application to the Principal of your college asking for solving the problem. 10

8. Write a paragraph within 200 words on “City Life and Country Life”. 10


SYLHET BOARD-2022

ENGLISH (COMPULSORY) SECOND PAPER

Part A: Grammar (30 Marks)

1. Complete the text with suitable prepositions. .5×10=5

The moon is a very familiar figure (a) all of us. She awakens a feeling (b) tenderness (c) our hearts. Even infants in arms stretches (d) beautiful thing. Nor is her appeal confined only (e) love and their hands to grasp the children. Ever since the string of the poetic faculty in man, she has furnished a theme (f) poets and artists. The moon has no light (g) her own. The soft silvery brightness which forms her principal charms to us, is borrowed solely (h) the light of the sun. If we go out on a clear night, we can look (i) the magic of moon light. It is often difficult (j) us to realize that the moon is shining in borrowed feathers.

2.Complete the sentences with suitable phrases/words given in the box. .5×10=5

had better what does……. look like there let alone was born

as soon as it as if would you mind would rather

(a) The room appears to be suffocating. — opening the windows?

(b) It is raining outside. You — take an umbrella.

(c) He cannot read newspaper — edit a newspaper.

(d) — lived a wise man but he was not well known to all.

(e) You look tired. — appears to me that you have worked hard.

(f) Ismail is a symbol of versatile genius. He — in a needy family.

(g) — a dinosaur —? Have you ever seen it?

(h) He proceeded — he had never seen me. His defiant behaviour offended me.

(i) Panic seized me — I heard his roaring voice.

(j) Though I am in dire need of money, I — die than seek any financial help from him.

3. Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/phrases. 1×5=5

(a) A good student must possess —.

(b) The student is a good student —.

(c) He must be honest in thought, active in habit and obedient to —.

(d) — health is another quality of an ideal student.

(e) He, who makes a glorious result in the examination, —.

4. Read the text and fill in the gaps with the correct forms of verbs as per subject and context. .5×10=5

COVID-19 (a) (transmit) when people (b)(breathe) in air contaminated by droplets and small airborne particles (c) (contain) the virus. The risk of breathing these in (d) highest when people (e) (be) in close proximity, but they (f) (inhale) over longer distances, particularly indoors. Transmission also (g) (occur) if splashed or (h) contaminated fluids in the eyes, nose or mouth, and rarely via contaminated surfaces. People remain contagious for up to 20 days, and (i) (spread) the virus even if they (j) (develop) symptoms.

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

“Could I help you, Sir?” said the receptionist. The man replied, “Sure, I want to meet the Managing Director of the company.” The receptionist said, “Do you have an appointment?” “Yes, I have,” he said. “Wait for a while,” said the receptionist.

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

Trees are a vital part of our environment. (a) they bear a great impact on the climate. (b) we are not kind and careful about them. (c) we destroy trees at random. (d) one day the country will bear the consequence of greenhouse effect. (e) ours is an agricultural country, our economy depends on agriculture. (f) trees play a vital role on our climate. (g) — trees keep the soil strong and protect it. (h) trees save us from flood and many other natural calamities. (i) trees provide us with timber which is of great use specially in construction works and for making furniture. (j), trees are our best friends.

Part B: Composition (20 Marks)

7. Suppose, you are Motin, a second year college student of Dhaka College. Now, write an application to the Principal of your college for starting an English Language Club. 10

8. Write a comparison and contrast paragraph on “Offline and Online Class.” (Within 200 words.) 10.


CHATTOGRAM BOARD-2022

ENGLISH (COMPULSORY) SECOND PAPER

Part A: Grammar (30 Marks)

1. Complete the text with suitable prepositions. .5×10=5

Email has brought (a) – a revolution (b) modern communication. Messages can be transmitted (c) one country to another (d) seconds. It is far cheaper than telephone calls. Trade and commerce has become greatly dependent (e) this speedy mode (f) communication. It has, however, not reached everyone, especially (g) developing countries (h) ours, as most people cannot afford (i) — have a personal computer. But even here, people have started using commercially operated email facilities (j)- important purposes.

2. Complete the sentences with suitable phrases/words given in the box. .5×10=5

had better there let alone it what’s….. like

have to would rather was born what does look like as soon as

(a) The examination is close at hand. I — study seriously,

(b) Zahir Raihan was one of the most talented film-makers in Bangladesh. He — on August 19. 1935.

(c) You do not know how poor Sohel is. He cannot buy a cell phone — a desktop.

(d) Your mother is ill. So, I think you — go home early.

(e) We have spent much time. We should now conclude — possible.

(f) — the earth— ? It looks like an apple.

(g) — is no fish in the pond. It is used as a swimming pool.

(h) We — sacrifice our lives than live under the subordination of another country. It is a different taste to live in an independent country.

(i) — it swimming in the river? For the first time, it seems new experience for all.

(j) People are getting sweated easily today. — seems the humidity is higher.

3. Complete the sentences with suitable clauses/phrases. 1×5=5

(a) — is lost forever. So, we should utilize time properly.

(b) All around us are not friends. In fact, friends are real friends —.

(c) For higher education, we should learn English. So, it is high time —.

(d) Neighbours are those persons who live adjacent to us. As man cannot live alone, —.

(e) Birds fly in the sky. I wish —.

4. Read the text and fill in the gaps with correct form of verbs. .5×10=5

Parents (a) (be) the blessings of God to us. When a child (b) (bear), their joys (c) (know) no bounds. They begin to (d) (start) (e) (think) of (f) (nurse) and (g) (bring) up their child. Children (h) (remain) safe under the custody of their parents since their birth. Parents never mind (i) (take) pains for the upbringing of their offsprings. We (j) (offend) our parents.

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

He said, “I can chop some wood today.” “You? But you’re small.” “Size don’t matter, chopping wood,” Jerry said. “Some of the big boys don’t chop’ good. I’ve been chopping wood at the orphanage for a long time.

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

We want success (a) prosperity in life. (b) we do not do what are needed in achieving these. (c) we want to make our life glorious, we must follow some rules. (d) we have to be industrious. (e) without hard work, success in life is impossible. (f) sincere in our activities. Some people think that good luck is at the root of all achievements in life. (g) to them nothing is further from truth than it. (h)- every success in life depends totally we should be on our activities. (i) we spend time in idleness, we must suffer. (j) we should be honest in life because this virtue helps us greatly to gain our goal.

Part B: Composition (20 Marks)

7. Write an application to the Principal of your college for increasing library facilities in your college library. 10

8. Write a cause and effect paragraph on ‘Indiscriminate Cutting of Trees”. Briefly point out the causes of this large-scale deforestation and its effect on our environment. You must complete this paragraph within 200 words. 10



RAJSHAHI BOARD-2022

ENGLISH (COMPULSORY) SECOND PAPER

Part A: Grammar (30 Marks)

1. Fill in the gaps with appropriate prepositions. .5×10=5

Shilpi married Rashid (a) the age of fifteen. Marrying (b) daughters (c) an early age is a standard practice (d) many families living in rural Bangladesh. (e) joined a local empowerment group that helps her (f) cultural practices, particularly those pertaining (g) her wedding. Shilpi the tools needed to gradually change early marriage and pregnancy. The group’s activities include discussions (h) how to change behaviour related (i) reproductive health as well as one-on-one counselling. Like Shilpi, many of the girls got assistance (j) this empowerment group.

2. Complete the sentences with suitable phrases/words given in the box. .5×10-5

was born what’s….. like let alone as soon as what does…. look like

has to had better it there would rather

(a) Susmita is very honest. She — resign the post than earn money in a dishonest way.

(b) Karim: — your new dress —? Rahim: It is very nice.

(c) Sukanto — on 25 August, 1926 at his maternal uncle’s home at Kolkata.

(d) I cannot remember the title of the book, — the details of the story. I read it many years ago.

(e) You look very dirty. You — take bath before you go to bed.

(f) Panic seized me — I heard his roaring voice.

(g) My mother is ill. She — be shifted to hospital.

(h) I have never seen a ghost. — a ghost — ?

(i) — lived a boy named Newton. The boy was very kind-hearted. So, everybody liked him.

(j) During Spring, various kinds of flowers bloom. — seems that everything has got a new life.

3. Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/phrases. 1×5=5

(a) If I had a camera, —. I like photography very much.

(b) Though he was brilliant, —. He was very irregular in his college.

(c) Jamil had an accident yesterday while he —.

(d) I am not a rich man. The car is too expensive —.

(e) There goes a proverb that —. So, we should make friendship with a gentleman.

4. Read the text and fill in the gaps with the correct form of verbs and subject verb agreement as per context. .5×10-5

There are many reasons for which many a student in our country (a) – (fail) in English. That English is a foreign language is the main reason. English is as if it (b) (to be) a language (c) (mean) for a particular class of people. It (d) (regard) as a sheer wastage of time. They (e) (begin) to cram English as though they (f) (consider) cramming is the only way to learn English. But (g) (have) they been earnest in learning English, they could have (h) it easily. Moreover, they are not (i) (motivate) properly. In addition, the textbooks (J) (not write) according to the need of the learners.

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

“What happened to you, Tareq?” said Rashed. “I was sick with the flu. Have you heard anything about our exam?” said Tareq. “It is on 23 October. You need to collect the admit card of the exam,” said Rashed. “From where can I get it?” said Tareq. “It is in the office room,” said Rashed.

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

Air is an important element of our environment. (a) -, clean air is essential for our life. (b) air is polluted in many ways. (c), one thing that pollutes air is smoke. Smoke is produced from 10 different sources. (d) we make fire to cook food and it creates smoke. (e) – buses and trucks plying in the roads emit smoke. (f) the burning of coal in the railway engine also produces smoke. (g) the mills and factories also produce a huge amount of smoke. (h) we melt tar for road constructions which produces black smoke. (i) – all these smokes mix with the air and pollute it. (j) smoke from different sources is causing serious harm to our environment.

Part B: Composition (20 Marks)

7. Write a letter to the editor of a newspaper complaining against the reckless driving of the motor cars in the streets. 10

8. Write a paragraph on ‘Food Adulteration’ showing its causes and effects. [Use 200 words] 10





Solution to English 2nd Paper Board Question


Dhaka Board-2022

English Second Paper

Part-A

1. (a) on (b) in (c) through (d) for (e) to (0 for (g) out (h) of (i) for 0) on

2. (a) let alone (b) would rather (c) it (d) what does look like (e) was born (f) There (g) As soon as (h) What's like (i) had better 0) have to

3. (a) I could not recognise you at first. It was many years since we had met last.

(b) Water is polluted in different ways. It is high time we prevented water pollution.

(c) I think you are not regular in studies. Be attentive lest you should fail in the examination.

(d) Birds fly in the sky freely. Had I the wings of a bird I would fly in the sky.

(e) There are many obstacles in our way to success. We must work hard so that we can succeed in life.

4. (a) was (b) would go (c) would (d) would hear (e) slept ffl am (g) did (h) am (i) sleeping 0) are

5. As we shook hands, she told me to follow her example and never eat more than one thing for luncheon.

I retorted that I would do better than that. I added that I would eat nothing for dinner that night.

Jumping into a cab, she cried gaily and called me a humorist. She again said that I was quite a humorist.

6 (a) On the contrary (b)'Therefore (c) Even/Moreover (d) However (e) On the contrary (f) Then (g) Hence/so (h) Moreover/Besides (i) Therefore 0) Thus/Finally


Cumilla Board- 22

English Second Paper

Part A

1. (a) on (b) with (c) of (d) to (e) of (fl around (g) in (h) with (i) on 0) of

2. (a) would rather (b) let alone (c) as soon as (d) have to (e) What does look like (fl

What's like (g) There (h) had better (i) It 0) was born

3. (a) Had he been a poet he would have written great poems.

(b) Honesty is a great virtue. We should not like those who are dishonest.

(c) A rainy day is the day when it rains all day long.

(d) All of us should try our best to work hard for success in life'

(e) It is very cold. They have to put on warm clothes so that they can keep themselves warm.

4. (a) Acquiring (b) be gained (c) is (d) be finished (e) develops ffl may have (g) depends (h) discovered (i) invented 0) making / to make

5. The sergeant told the man to stop. He asked the man if he had not told him to stop. He added that the man could not go there. The man exclaimed with sorrow and said that it was very well. He added that it was a hard thing, to be very poor. He also said that all the word was against the poor.

6, (a) in fact (b) so (c) Although/though (d) first (e) secondly ffl thirdly (g) finally (h) thus (i) hence/so/therefore 0) rather/ on the contrary



English Second Paper

Part A

1. (a) at (b) off (c) at (d) in (e) After (f) with (g) to (h) on (i) to 0) from

2. (a) would rather (b) what's like (c) was born (d) let alone (e) had better (f) as soon

as (g) has to (h) what does look like (i) There 0) It

3. (a) If I had a camera, I would take a lot of photographs. I like photography very much.

(b) Though he was brilliant, he did not go to college every day. He was very irregular in his college.

(c) Jamil had an accident yesterday while he was returning from school.

(d) I am not a rich man. The car is too expensive for me to buy.

(e) , There goes a proverb that a man is known by the company he keeps. So, we should make friendship with a gentleman.

4. (a) fails (b) were (c) meant (d) is regarded (e) begin (f) considered (g) had (h) learnt (i) motivated 0) are not written

5. Rashed asked Tareq what had happened to him. Tareq replied that he had been sick with the flu. Then he asked Rashed if he had heard anything about their exam. Rashed replied that it was on 23 October. He added that Tareq needed to collect the admit card of the exam. Tareq asked Rashed from where he could get it. Rashed replied that it was in the office room.

6. (a) In fact (b) But (c) For example (d) First (e) Secondly (f) Thirdly (g) Fourthly (h) Lastly (i) In the end j) Therefore



Jashore Board-2022

English Second Paper

Part A

1. (a) at (b) over (c) with (d) of (e) out (f) on (g) in (h) to (i) in 0) against

2. (a) let alone (b) There (c) had better (d) have to (e) would rather (f) What's like (g)

As soon as (h) was born (i) what does look like 0) It

3. (a) Sabbir Khan is a quack. He behaves as though he were a doctor.

(b) A proverb goes that ill got, ill spent.

(c) I found a box in the room. The box was too heavy for me to lift.

(d) Corruption is an obscene to our national development. It is high time we stopped corruption.

(e) It is love that wins everything in this world.

4. (a) receiving (b) being (c) would have (d) engaged (e) to send (f) are deprived (g) do not know (h) need (i) have been neglected

5. The passer-by asked the street child why he was crying. He also asked him if he had any problem. The street child replied that he was crying because I had none to look after him. The passer-by asked him if he was hungry. The boy replied in the affirmative and said that he was hungry.

6. (a) In the past (b) now (c) for example (d) for the time being (e) even (f) but (g) for example (h) eventually (i) again j) in the end



Sylhet Board

English Second Paper

Part A

1. (a) to (b) of (c) in (d) out (e) to (f) for (g) of (h) from (i) at 0) for

2. (a) would you mind what does look like (b) had better (c) let alone (d) there (e) it

(f) was born (g) (h) as if (i) as soon as 0) would rather

3. (a) Agood student must possess some qualities.

(b) The student who maintains discipline in his activities is a good student.

(c) He must be honest in thought, active in habit and obedient to his parents, his teachers and his elders.

(d) We should know that health is another quality of an ideal student.

(e) He, who studies seriously makes a glorious result in the examination.

4. (a) is transmitted (b) breathe (c) containing (d) is (e) are (i) may be inhaled (g) occurs (h) sprayed (i) may spread 0) do ' not develop

5. The receptionist asked the man respectfully if he could help him. The man replied in the affirmative and said that he wanted to meet the Managing Director of the company. The receptionist asked the man if he had an appointment. The man replied in the affirmative that he had an appointment. The receptionist told the man to wait for a while.

6, (a) therefore (b) but (c) On the contrary (d) Asa result (e) Since Again (g). Moreover (h) Besides (I) Again 0) So/Hence


English Second Paper

Part A

L (a) of (b) from (c) by (d) in (e) to (0 under (g) in (h) among (I) with 0) for

2 (a) let alone (b) had better (c) provided that (d) as if (e) Would you mind What if (g) would rather (h) As soon as (i) What does --- look like 0) was born

& (a) I can't recall his name. It is long since we met last.

(b) A village doctor is a person who gives medical treatment to village people. He is the best friend to the villagers.

(c) Our country is beset with many problems. We all should come forward in order to solving those problems.

(d) Whenever he speaks in English, he makes a lot of mistakes. In fact, we learn through mistakes.

(e) A student has to be punctual. He has to study regularly lest he should fail in the examination.

4. (a) happens (b) has risen (c) taking (d) travels (e) causes (f) violating (g) be reduced (h) crossing (I) climbing 0) should be maintained

5. Addressing the king as Lord, the woman requested him not to kill the child. She requested the king to let the other woman have the child. The king said that then everything was clear to him. Pointing to the woman, the king ordered the servant to give her the child. He added that she was the mother of the baby.

6. (a) In other words (b) In fact (c) But (d) First (e) Secondly (i) Thirdly (g) Finally (h) Not only (i) But also 0) Therefore



English Second Paper

Part-A

1. (a) about (b) in (c) from (d) within (e) on (fl of (g) in (h) like (i) to 0) for

I (a) have to (b) was born (c) let alone (d) had better (e) as soon as ffl What does look

like (g) There (h) would rather (i) What's like 0) It

3. (a) Time once lost is lost forever. So, we should utilize time properly.

(b) All around us are not friends. In fact, friends in need are real friends.

(c) For higher education, we should learn English. So, it is high time we started learning English.

(d) Neighbours are those persons who live adjacent to us. As man cannot live alone, he must have neighbours.

(e) Birds fly in the sky. I wish I were a bird.

4. (a) are (b) is born (c) know (d) start (e) thinking (f) nursing (g) bringing (h) remain (i) taking 0) should never offend

5. Jerry said that he could chop some wood that day. She asked Jerry if it was him. She also said that he was small. Jerry said that size don't matter chopping wood. He added that some of the big boys did not chop wood. He further said that he had been chopping wood at the orphanage for a long time.

6. (a) and (b) But (c) If (d) First (e) because (fl Secondly (g) So (h) In fact (i) If 0) Finally


English Second Paper

Part-A .

1. (a) off (b) by (c) in (d) from (e) apart (fl on (g) of (h) from (i) for 0) with

2. (a) had better (b) would rather (c) There (d) has to (e) was born (f) It (g) let alone (h) What

does look like (i) As soon as 0) What's like

3, (a) I am waiting for the chairman. Can you tell me when he will come?

(b) Development of a country depends on the active participation of every citizen. Bangladesh expects that all her citizens will work hard.

(c) Give me your address. I will send the documents as soon as possible.

(d) Her son died in an accident. She was so grief-stricken that she even could not cry. She had to cry, or she would not survive.

(e) There is a job vacancy announced on BD.Job.Com. Anyone who wants to apply can drop the application.

4. (a) stuck (b) quitted (c) wore (d) played (e) playing (f) consider (g) was (h) doing (i) met 0) feeling

5. Turning. to Daya Ram and addressing him as uncle, the boy asked where the cattle was which those people grazed and where the fields were they ploughed. Pushing his neck back to stiff uprightness, Daya Ram, the chaprasi, replied that they had no cattle and no fields there. He added that it was only the rustics in the villages who grazed cattle and ploughed the land.

(a) Moreover (b) But (c) As a result (d) Unfortunately (e) For example/ First (f) Again/Secondly (g) Therefore (h) Besides/Thirdly (i) On the contrary 0) Obviously





English Second Paper

Part A

1. (a) of (b) in (c) of (d) from (e) to (0 with (g) under (h) in (i) within/ in 0) after

2. (a) have to (b) had better (c) there (d) would rather (e) let alone (fl It (g) As soon as (h) was born (i) What does look like j) not only but also

3. (a) Florence Nightingale wanted to be a nurse with a view to serving the sick and the wounded.

(b) We area free nation now. 1971 is the year when we got our freedom.

(c) I don't have enough money. Had I been a rich man, I would have helped the poor.

(d) My final examination is going on. I studied hard lest I should fail in the examination.

(e) Man proposes, but God disposes.

4. (a) appear (b) are (c) helped (d) mentioned (e) set (fl launched (g) calculated (h) worked (i) caused j) flourish

5. Jerry said that he could chop some wood that day. She replied that she had a boy coming from the orphanage. Jerry told her that he was the boy. She asked Jerry if it was him. She also said that he was small. Jerry said that size does not matter chopping wood. He added that some of the big boys did not chop wood. He further said that he had been chopping wood at the orphanage fora long time.

6. (a) that (b) and (c) but (d) until (e) Even (fl And (g) as (h) And (i) when 0) But



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