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SSC English 1st Board Questions-2022

Updated: Jan 19

  Dhaka-poard-2022

English First Paper

[According to the Syllabus of 20221

Time-2 hours; Full marks-50

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

Read the passage. Then answer the questions below 1 and 2 :

May Day or International Workers' Day is observed on May 1 all over the world today to commemorate the historical struggle and sacrifices of the working people to establish an eight-hour workday. It is a public holiday in almost all the countries of the world.

Since the Industrial Revolution in the 18th and 19th centuries in Europe and the US, the workers in mills and factories had been working a long shift, fourteen or even more hours a day.

On May 1st in 1886, inspired by the trade unions, half of the workers at the McCormick Harvester Company in Chicago went on strike demanding an eight-hour workday. Two days later, a workers' rally was held near the McCormick Harvester Company and about 6000 workers joined it. The rally was addressed by the labour leaders. They urged the workers to stand together, to go on with their struggle and not to give in to their bosses. Just at this moment, some strike breakers started leaving the meeting place. The strikers went down the street to bring them back. Suddenly about 200 policemen attacked them with clubs and revolvers. One striker was killed instantly, five or six others were badly injured. The events of May 1, 1886 are a reminder that workers will continue to be exploited until they stand up and speak out to gain better working conditions, better pay and better lives.

1.      Choose the correct answer from the following alternatives :                                               1x5=5

(a)     The word 'commemorate' in line two means------------- (i) identify (ii) remember (iii) demonstrate (iv) display

(b)     The prevailing work hour of the workers had been very ------------  (i) tolerable (ii) short (iii) lengthy (iv) expectable

(c)     In the rally, the labour leaders inspired the workers-----------

(i) to follow their bosses. (ii) to honour their bosses. (iii) not to surrender to their bosses. (iv) not to disobey their bosses.

(d)     Whom does trade union represent?

(i) Farmers (ii) Teachers (iii) Workers (iv) Businessmen

(e)     During the industrial revolution the workers in mills and factories had a/an-------  (i) favourable environment (ii) satisfactory environment (iii) accordant environment (iv) adverse environment

2. Answer the following questions : —                                                                                         2x4=8

(a)     Why is May Day or International Workers' Day observed now?

(b)     When and where did the historic events of May 1st take place?

(c)     How did the policemen behave with the workers during their protest?

(d)     What inspired the workers joining the protest?_ •

3. Read the following text and fill in each gap with suitable word based on the information of the

text :                                                                                                                                0.5x10=5

Bangladesh is now apparently in the grip o all sorts o pollution like air pollution, soil pollution and water pollution. The dwellers of the urban areas are the worst sufferers of such pollution. The indiscriminate industrialisation process in Bangladesh over the past decades has created significant environmental problems.

Air pollution comes from a wide variety of sources. In Bangladesh poisonous exhaust from industrial plants, brick kilns, old and poorly — serviced vehicles and dust from roads and construction sites are some of the major sources of air pollution. We can minimise this type of pollution by making less use of motor vehicles and avoiding the use of vehicles older than twenty years. We may also use proper lubricants to lessen the level of emission and pollutants. We can encourage people to use Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) or Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) for fuelling their cars. The government may relocate hazardous industries like brick kilns to areas away  from human habitations. 

 

At present, environment pollution                             greatest (a) ------------------------  in Bangladesh. There are

           various types of pollutions such (b) ---------------------------  air pollution, soil pollution and water pollution. Though

it is wide spread, the urban areas are badly (c) ------------------------------------  with it. Unplanned industrialization,

wastage (d) ----------------------  mills and factories, faulty vehicles and construction sites are the main (e) --------

---------  of pollution. To get rid (f) ----------------------  all types of pollutions, some fruitful steps must be (g) --------

--------- . Firstly, to reduce air pollution, faulty and old vehicles must be avoided. On the other (h) -----------------

----- , we can minimise water and soil pollution by proper management of all (i) -------------------------  of wastage

including industrial garbage. Finally, general people must be made (j) ---------------------------  of the adverse

consequences of environment pollution.                                                                                                   

 


4.           Match the pints of the sentences in column A, B and C to write four complete sentences :1x4=4

 

Column A

Column B

Column C

Air pollution

are

rom the vehicles is the main cause o it.

There

must be taken

to control this pollution.

Black smoke which

is

a number of reasons behind this pollution.

Immediate steps

is emitted            

   the most dangerous form pollution.

 

Read the lowing text carefully and—answer the questions no. 5 and 6 :

It was Autumn, August 26, 1910. A little girl was born to an Albanian descent, rich catholic merchant's family in a small town called Skopje, Macedonia. She was the youngest of the three siblings and was named Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, who had known that this tiny, little girl would one day become the servant of humanity—would love and serve the poorest of the poor and become the mother of humanity. Yes we are talking about none other than Mother Teresa. At the age of 12, she heard a voice from within her that urged her to spread the love of Christ. She decided that she would be a missionary. At the age of 18 she left her parental home. She then joined an Irish Community of nuns called the Sisters of Loreto, which had missions in India.

After a few months of training at the institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Dublin, Mother Teresa came to India. On May 24, 1931, she took her initial vows as a nun. • From 1931 to 1948, Mother Teresa taught Geography and theology at St. Mary's high school in Kolkata. However, the prevailing poverty in Kolkata had a deep impact on Mother Teresa's mind, and in 1948 she received permission from her superiors to leave the convent and devote herself to work among the poorest of the poor in the slums of Kolkata.

5.           Complete the table below with the information from the passage:                                  0.5x6=3

 

Name : Mother Teresa

Nationality

(i)    ----------

 

 

Who/what

Event/activity

Place/where

Year/when

Mother Teresa

(ii)   -------------

Skopje

1910

(iii)  ---------------

had missions

India

 

Mother Teresa

took vows as a nun

India

(iv)   -------------

She

taught geography

(v)----------

 

(vi)-----------------

shocked Mother Teresa

streets of Kolkata

 

 

6.Write a summary of the above passage in your own words.                                                   5

Writing Part (Marks-20)

7.Answer the following questions to write a paragraph on "A School Library".                        8 (a) What is a school library? (b) What kinds of books are there in your library? (c) What is the use of your school library? (d) How can you use your school library?

8.Suppose, you are Salam/Salma living at Patenga, Chottogram. Your friend Sumon/Sumona lives at Himchori, Cox's bazar. Recently you have visited his/her house and stayed there for two days. Now, write an e-mail to him/her thanking-his/her family members for their

hospitality.                                                                                                                                 7 9.Suppose, you are Ebad and your friend is Rifa. Now, write a dialogue between you and your

friend about tree plantation.                                                                                                       5














Cumilla Board-2022

First Paper

[According to the Syllabus of 2022] Time-2 hours; Full marks-50

 "1

(N.B.—The figures in the right margin indicate full marks. Answer all the questions.)

Part A—Reading [Test Marks-30]

Read the passage, then answer the questions no. 1 and 2 :-

"Today there are many jobs where you need English. This is because the world has become smaller. Vast distances are shortened by speedy transports. We can talk to a person thousands of kilometers away on the phone or the Internet. So, we can communicate with the whole world easily. English has made this communication easier.

There are many countries in the world with many languages, but to communicate with them, you cannot use all the languages. So you need a common language that you can use with more or less all the people in the world. English is that common language. You can talk to a Chinese toy maker, a French artist, an Arab ambassador or a Korean builder in one language —English.

English for us in Bangladesh is all the more important. As we have seen earlier, we are too many people in a small country. So if you learn English, you have the best opportunity to find a good job, both within and outside the country. And that is good news for millions of our unemployed youths."

"But Miss, we learh English for 12 or 14 years, yet we do not find good jobs, " says Rumi. She then tells the class about what happened to her brother. "Could you please tell us why?" Rumi asks.

"This is a very important question, Rumi. We should learn how to use English both orally and in writing for doing things as needed in our work, such as communicating with others at personal, social, national

 

and international levels. But unfortunately, at the moment we are learning English mainly for our exams," continues Ms Choudhury. "Remember, English can greatly help you become skilled workers." "But where and how can we learn such kind of English, Miss?" asks Ratan. Ms Choudhury ays, "We can learn English both in and outside the classroom. Besides your textbooks, the radio, television, newspapers, magazines, computers and other suppleinentary materials will greatly help you. During our classroom activities, we'll see how we can learn English."

1. Choose the correct answer from the following alternatives :                                                   , 1x5=5

(a)        In the given text- "The world has become smaller" means *

(I) The world's area is decreasing (ii) The world has become small (iii) Easy communication systems shorten the distances (iv) The world's land area is getting smaller

(b)        An 'ambassador' is ----------

(i) a businessman (ii) an athlete (iii) a banker (iv) an official messenger sent to a foreign country to represent his/her country

(c)        The word 'supplementary' used in the text means-----------

(i) new (ii) secondary (iii) extra (iv) primary

(d)        Which of the following is true?

(i) The Internet widens the distances (ii) English is a medium of rapid communication (iii). One can use any language in any country to communicate (iv) English has not made communication easier

(e)        The word 'opportunity' stands for------------

(i) opening (ii) chance (iii) offer (iv) oppose

2. Answer the following questions :                                                                                               2x4=8

(a)    Describe briefly the things that have made the present world smaller.

(b)    Why is a common language needed in today's world? Write in about 2/3 sentences.

(c)    Why is English needed all the more in Bangladesh?

(d)    Flow can our youths become a skilled workforce?

3. Read the following text and fill in each gap with a suitable word based on the information of

the text:                                                                                                                            0.5x10=5

Air pollution comes from a wide variety of sources. In Bangladesh poisonous exhausts from industrial plants, brick kilns, old or poorly serviced vehicles and dust from roads and construction sites are some of the major sources of air pollution. We can reduce this type of pollution by making less use of motor vehicles and avoiding the use of vehicles older than 20

years. We may also use proper lubricants to leSsen the, level of emission and pollutants. We can encourage people to use Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) or Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) fbr fuelling their cars. The government may relocate hazardous industries like brick kilns to areas away from human habitations.

Air is the most important (a) ------------------------  of human environment. Man cannot (b) --------------------  a

single moment (c) ---------------  air. But we do not (d) ------------------  that it is we who (e) ------------------  this

most vital element. For the (f) ----------------------  of air pollution we should avoid the use of vehicles (g) --

---------- than 20 years. People can be (h) ---------------  to use CNG or LPG for fuelling their (i) ---------------

--. Thus air pollution can be (j) ----------------  to some extent.

4.       Match the Darts of the sentences in Column A. B and C to write four eomnlete sentences 1)64.4

Column A

Column B

Column C


 

(a) Air is an

(i) no living being

(i) air in many ways.



(b) Without air '

(ii) important element

(ii) to prevent air pollution.



(c) But unfortunately

. (iii) should be taken

(iii) can survive.



(d) So steps

(iv) we are polluting

(iv) of our environment.



 

Read the following passage about 'Mother Teresa' and answer the questions no. 5 and 6 :

It was late summer, 26 August 1910. A little girl was born to a rich catholic merchants' family of Albanian descent in a small town called Skopje, Macedonia. She was the youngest of the three siblings and was named Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu. Who could imagine at the time that this little girl would one day become the mother of humanity, loving and serving the poorest of the poor. Yes, we are talking about none other than Mother Teresa. At the age of 12, she heard a voice from within that urged her to spread the love of Christ. She decided that she would be missionary. At the age of 18, she left her parental home. She then joined an Irish community of nuns called the sisters of Loreto, which had mission in India. After a few months of training at the institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Dublin, Mother Teresa came to India. On may 24, 1931, she took her initial vows as a nun. From 1931 to 1948, Mother Teresa taught geography and theology at St. Mary's High. School in Kolkata (then Calcutta). However, the widespread poverty in Kolkata, had a deep impact on Mother Teresa and in 1948 she received permission from her superiors to leave the convent and devote herself to caring for the poorest of the poor in the slums of Kolkata.

 

Who

            What/Events

Where

When/Year

Mother Teresa

(i)

           

Lef the parental home

ome

Macedonia

1910

She



iii )……          


(ii)        ……

Took training


iv …… 

1928

She



She

(v) ……          



1931

(v)    ……


ST. Mary's High School

1931 to

1948

6.            Write a summary of the above passage in your own words. Part B—Writing Test [Marks-201

7.         Answer the following questions to write a paragraph on 'Water Pollution':                               8 (a) Why is water called life? (b) How is water being polluted by humans? (c) How do industrial plants pollute water? (d) What measures should be taken to prevent water pollution?

8.         Suppose, you are Helal/Helen. Your friend Labib/Labiba wanted to know from you about your preparation for the coming S.S.0 examination. Now, write an e-mail to him/her telling about your preparation for the S.S.0 examination. Your friend's e-mail id is inspiration99@

gmail.com.                                                                                                                                  7

9.         Suppose, you are Masum/Masuma. You have a friend named Liton/Luna who does not rise early in the morning. Now, write a dialogue between you and your friend about the importance

of early rising.                                                                                                                             5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rajshashi Board-2022

English First Paper

[According to the Syllabus of 2022]

Time-2 hours; Full marks-50

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

Part A—Reading Test [Marks-30]

Read the passage and answer the questions 1 and 2 :

In the next class Ms. Choudhury tells her students the story of Lipi. The year before last, Lipi, a 14-years old girl was in class nine in a rural school in Rangpur. Lipi is the eldest of five children—three daughters and two sons. Their father is a day labourer working on other people's land and mother is a homemaker and a part-time worker at other people's homes. The parents, particularly the mother, found it real difficult to raise five children on the small income the father could earn. Perhaps that is why Lipi's father wanted to marry her off. But Lipi was not ready to accept what her parents wanted to impose on her. She wanted to pursue her education. Her mother stood by her, though secretly. When her father arranged her marriage with Tara Mia, the only son of a farmer in the same village, she became greatly upset. Tara Mia was a widower-illiterate, but well-off. His father had a few acres of arable land and was influential in the village. The marriage seemed to be inevitable.

1. Choose the correct answer from the following alternatives :                                                    1x5=5

(a)        Which of the following has the closest meaning of the word 'impose'? (i) appear (ii) set (iii) enforce (iv) rely

(b)        Lipi had-------------- siblings. (i) two (ii) three (iii) four (iv) five

(c)        Which of the following words describes Lipi's father best? (i) jobless (ii) indolent (iii) widower (iv) insolvent

(d)        Which of the following best describes Lipi's stand on her marriage?

(i),She was much interested in her marriage. (ii) She requested her parents to many her off. (iii) She was not willing to get married. (iv) Her father wanted Lipi to continue her studies.

(e)        What is the author's main purpose behind writing the passage?

(i) To focus on the life of rural women. (ii) To depict the condition of our rural society. (iii) To show the consequence of early marriage. (iv) To focus on the poor girls' fate in our villages.

2. Answer the following questions :                                                                                              2x4=8

(a)        What do you know about Lipi?

(b)        How was the financial condition of Lipi's family?

(e) Why was Lipi's father going to marry her off at an early age?

(d) Why did Lipi become greatly upset?

Read the following text and answer the questions no. 3 and 4 :  Countries of the world rely heavily on petroleum, coal and natural gas for their energy sources. There are two major types of energy sources : renewable and non-renewable. Hydrocarbon or fossil fuels are non-renewable sources of energy. Reliance on them poses real big problems. First, fossil fuels such as oil, coal, gas etc. are finite energy resources and the world eventually will run out of them. Secondly, they will become too expensive in the coming decades and too damaging for the environment. Thirdly, fossil fuels have direct polluting impacts on earth's environment causing global warming. In contrast, renewable energy sources such as,wind and solar energy are constantly and naturally replenished and never run out.

Most renewable energy comes either directly or indirectly from the sun. Sunlight or solar energy can be used for heating and lighting homes, for generating electricity and for other commercial and industrial uses.

 

3. Fill in each gap with a suitable word based on the information of the text:                           0.5x10=5

People (a) -----------------------  the world are habituated to using two major types of energy sources. They

are (b) ---------------------------  as renewable and non-renewable. Non-renewable energy sources are very

harmful (c) ---------------  our nature. (d) -------------------------  they are burnt, they produce different types of

pollutants which are very (e) --------------------  for our environment. These kinds of energy sources are (0

--------------  With the passage of time they will be (g) ----------------------  and very expensive. They are also

(h) -------------  for global warming. (i) --------------------  the other hand, renewable energy sources are very

(j) -------------  and environment friendly.

4. Match the parts of sentences given in column 'A"B' and 'C' to write four complete sentences :

1x4=4

Column A

Column B

Column

(a) To generate electricity people of the world

are

finished or run out.

b One day these resources

should use

a lot o oil, coal and gas everyday.

(c)  But wind and sunlight

will be

solar energy as an alternative source.

(d)  For the betterment of us, we

are burning

unlimited around the world.

5. Read the passage from the text and complete the following table with information from the passage :            0.5x6=3

It was late summer, 26 August 1910. A little girl was born to a rich Catholic merchants' family of Albanian descent in a small town called Skopje, Macedonia. She was the youngest of the three siblings and was named Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu. Who could imagine at the time that this little girl would one day become the mother of humanity, loving and serving the poorest of the poor? Yes, we are talking about none other than Mother Teresa.

At the age of 12, she heard a voice from within that urged her to spread the love of Christ. She decided that she would be a missionary. At the age of 18 she left her parental home. She then joined an Irish community of nuns called the sisters of Loreto, which had missions in India.

After a few months of training at the institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Dublin, Mother Teresa came to India. On May 24, 1931, she took her initial vows as a nun. From 1931 to 1948, Mother Teresa taught geography and theology at St. Mary's High School in Kolkata (then Calcutta). However, the widespread poverty in Kolkata had a deep impact on Mother Teresa and in 1948 she received permission from her superiors to leave the convent and devote herself to caring for the poorest at the poor in the slums of Kolkata.

For her contribution to humanity, she was awarded the Noble Peace Prize in 1979. She died at the age of 87, on 5 September. 1997.

Biography of Mother Teresa

Aim

Serving the helpless people









Life Span

1910 _______  (i) ---------------

Who

Event activity

when

Place

Reason

Award

Mother Teresa

(ii)---------------

1910

Skopje           in

Macedonia

 

 

She                  -

(iii) ------------

1928

 

 

 

She

taught Geography and Theology

 

(iv) ----------------

 

 

v) -----------

was taken by her

1931

 

 

 

She

achieved

1979

 

(vi)----------

Nobel      peace

prize

6. Write a mammary of the above passage in your own words.                                                           5

Part B—Writing [Marks-201

7. Answer the following questions to write a paragraph on 'A Book Fair':

(a)  What is a book fair?

(b)  What types of books are available in the fair?

(c)  How is the environment of the fair?

(d)  What is the importance of a book fair?

8. Suppose, you are Samin/Samina living at Rupnagar, Narayangonj. You have a friend named Joy/Joya living at Sonapur, Chattogram: He/She does not read the newspaper daily. Now,

write an e-mail to him/her describing the importance of reading newspaper.                            7

9. Suppose, you are Bakul and your friend is Nayon. Now, write a dialogue between you and your

friend on the benefits of early rising.                                                                                          5


  Jashore Board 2022

English First Paper

[According to the Syllabus of 2022]

Time-2 hours; Full marks-50

[N.B."The figures in the right margin indicate full marks.]

Part A—Reading Test [Marks-301

Read the passage and answer the questions below nos. 1 and 2 :

Humans can neither change the sun's radiation nor the earth's orbit around the sun. But they can control the increase in the amount of green house gases and its effect on the atmosphere. Only during the last hundred years, the carbon dioxide concentration hag' been raised alarmingly in the atmosphere and we humans can be held responsible for this.

The main cause of the increase in carbon dioxide level in the atmosphere is the burning of fossil fuels. Since the end of the 19th century, industrial activities increased rapidly giving rise to many factories. These factories required energy, which was produced through the combustion of coal. Besides coal, other sources of energy such as mineral oil and natural gas were also burned to heat our houses, run cars and airplanes or to produce electricity. Nowadays, about 85 million barrels of crude oil are burned daily. Every time a fossil raw material is burned, it releases carbon dioxide into the air.

Therefore, it is clear that more and more greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide are being generated worldwide by humans. Moreover, we are strengthening the greenhouse effect by deforestation, which means cutting down trees. Every year enormous areas of forests are destroyed by people to obtain wood and to clear regions for mining and to create pasture. This loss of the forest causes dual problems. Trees that are burned up release large volumes of carbon dioxide gas into the air. On the other hand, as forests absorb a lot of carbon dioxide from the air and deliver Oxygen instead, we also destroy an important storehouse of carbon dioxide when we clear forests.

1.      Choose the correct answer from the alternatives :                                                            1x5=5

(a)        Cutting down trees is called--------------

(i) afforestation (ii) industrialisation (iii) glorification (iv) deforestation

(b)        Greenhouse effect is strengthened by--------

(i) Planting trees (ii) afforestation (ill) erosion of soil (iv) destruction of forests

(c)        Trees absorb---------

(i) carbon dioxide (ii) Oxygen (iii) methane (iv) Hydrogen

(d)        Natural gas is a kind of-----------

(i) fossil fuel (ii) toxic substance (iii) harmful gas (iv) crude oil

(e)' Who are mainly responsibe for green house effect ------------

(i) wild animals (ii) plants (iii) Humans (iv) acquatic life

2. Answer the following questions :                                                                                               2x4=8

(a)        How does the loss of forests cause dual problems?

(b)        What should we do to control the increase of greenhouse gases?

(c)         How do forests help us?

(d)        Can man influence the climate? How?

Read the passage and answer the following questions nos. 3 and 4:

May Day or International Workers' Day is observed on May 1 all over the world today to commemorate the historical struggle and sacrifices of the working people to establish an eight-hour workday. It is a public holiday in almost all the countries of the world.

Since the Industrial Revolution in the 18th and 19th centuries in Europe and the US, the workers in mills and factories had been working a long shift, fourteen or even more hours a day.

On May 1st in 1886, inspired by the trade unions, half of the workers at the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company in Chicago went on strike demanding an eight-hour workday. Two days later, a workers rally was held near the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company and about 6000 workers joined it. The rally was addressed by the labour leaders. They urged the workers to stand together, to go on with their struggle and not to give into their bosses. At one point of the rally, some strikebreakers started leaving the meeting place. The strikers went down the street to bring them back.

Suddenly about 200 policemen attacked them with clubs and revolvers. One striker was killed instantly, five or six others were seriously wounded and many others were injured. The events of May 1, 1886 are a reminder that workers will continue to be exploited until they stand up and speak out to gain better working condition, better pay and better lives.

3. Fill in the blanks with suitable words based on the information of the text:                          0.5x10=5

May Day is a red-letter day in the (a) -----------------  of the working class people all over the (b) -------------

-. This day reminds (c) ------------------  of the valiant struggle of the (d) ---------------  with a view to fulfilling

their rightful demands. On this day in 1886, the workers went on (e) ---------------------------  demanding an

eight-hour workday. As a part of their (f) -------------------------- , they also brought out a rally. At one point,

police fell upon the (g) --------------------------  and attacked them with clubs and revolvers. As a result, one

striker was mercilessly (h) ----------------------  and many others were (i) ---------------  badly. Now the day is

observed (j) ---------- .

 

4. Match the parts of sentences in column A, B and C to write four complete sentences.                         1x4=4

Column A

Column B

Column C

(a) May Day

(i) work in mills and factories

(i) to commemorate the workers' sacrifice in 1886.

(b) The day

(ii) is also called

(ii) struggle and sacrifice.

(c) The workers had to

(iii) is observed

(iii) for quit a long time.

(d) We enjoy the facilities today

  (iv) because of their

(iv) International Workers Day.

Read the passage and answer the questions below it nos. 5 and 6:

Steven Paul Jobs (24 February 1955-5 October 2011), most popularly known as Steven Jobs was the Co-founder, Chairman and Chief Executive officer of Apple Inc. He was the pioneer of the personal computer revolution. He was famous for his career in the electronic field of computers and consumers. This became possible through the marketing of Apple Computers. In 1985, Jobs

 

left Apple after losing a power battle with the board of directors. He then founded NeXT, a Computer platform development company specializing in the higher education and business market. Apple, however failed to bring up any new operating system during Job's absence. Jobs returned to Apple as an adviser and took control of the company as an interim CEO. By 1998 Jobs brought Apple back to profitability from the verge of bankruptcy. He supervised the development of iMac, iTunes, iPod, iPhone and iPad. These devices are so simple and user friendly that even a child can operate them.

5. Complete the table below with the information from the passage:                                        0.5x6=3

Steven Jobs

Who

Event

Contribution

Year/When

Jobs

was born

 

(1) -----------

He

founded

(ii)-----------------

 

He

brought Apple back to profitability

 

(iii)----------------

He

Supervised the development of

(iv) ------------------

 

Apple

became almoSt bankrupt

 

(v)     -----------------

He

(vi)    ---------

 

in 2011.

6. Summarize the passage in your own words.                                                                                                 5

Part B--Writing Test [Marks-20]

7. Write a paragraph on 'Early Rising' answering the following questions:                                                      8

(a)                   What do you mean by early rising?

(b)                   What facilities can an early riser get?

(c)                    How does nature look early in the morning?

(d)                   What opportunities does a late riser lose?

(e)                    How can you form the habit of early rising?

8. Suppose, you are Rana/Rina of Rangpur and your friend is Moon/Minu who lives in lihulna.

Now, write an e-mail to your friend describing the importance of reading newspaper.                           7

9. Write a dialogue between you and your friend about your preparation for the coming

examination.                                                                                                                                            5

                                       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                        Sylhet Board-2022

           English First Paper

[According to the Syllabus of 2022] Time-2 hours; Full marks-50

[N. B. The figures in the right margin indicate full marks.]

Part A—Reading Test [Marks-30]

Read the passage. Then answer the questions No. 1 and 2 :

LET'S SAVE OUR PLANET!

Everyone must play a part in protecting the environment. There are many things you can do on your own everyday to help save the planet. Here are some suggestions.

REDUCE!

Really, the best thing we can do for the planet is to use its resources properly. Our unplanned activities are mainly responsible for the environmental crisis. Here are some questions you can ask yourself before buying something, "Do I really need this?" or "Is there another product which would do the same thing but is more sustainable?" Or ask the question, "Will this last a long time?" Some other questions may be, "Do I know how this item was made, how it will be used and how it will be disposed of?"

REUSE!

What do you think of using your own ceramic cup or mug at your school or local club? It means there are no plastic cups to throw away. You can wash it and reuse it everyday. Unfortunately, we are encouraged to buy a new "improved" item even if the one we have can be repaired or reused. When we buy things, we should buy those that are durable; we should use them properly, and have them repaired when necessary. If we practise this, many things will not only last a life-time, but also be passed on for future use. However, if something is truly unuseable for its original purposes, try to be more creative and think of how else it might be used. When you're done with it, think of whethei 'someone else might be able to use it. You can donate some of the things to the poor. You may also sell some of your used items through personal advertisements in a local newspaper or in social media.

RECYCLES

Rather than throwing an item out when neither you nor anyone else can make use of it, have it recycled