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SSC English 2nd Board Questions-2016

Dhaka Board-2016

[English (Compulsory) 2nd Paper)Part A: Grammar (60 marks) 1. Fill in the blanks with the words from the box. You may need to change the form of the words. You may need to use one word more than once:


with

at

a

bread

dislike

responsible

to

of

privilege

in

We live in society. So we must learn how to live (a) — peace and amity (b) — others. We have to respect others rights and (c) — and liking and (d) — as we expect others to respect us. We have (e) — lot of duties and (f) — in society. Education should aim (g) — making each individual fully aware (h) — these duties and responsibilities. It is true that one has (i) — learn how to earn the (j) —.

2. Fill in the blanks with suitable words:

Illiteracy is not (a) — boon to us. It is undoubtedly a (b) —. It hinders all kinds (c) — development of a country. Illiteracy causes great (d) — to us. Since we are not (e) — of the gravity of the problem, we cannot take steps to increase our (f) — rate. As a result, we are (g) — behind. We have to depend (h) — the foreign aids. So, all should come forward (i) — to remove illiteracy. Then, the (j) — of our country will be possible.

3. Make five sentences using parts of sentences from each column of the table below:

Copying in the examination

copy

as hateful as copying in the exam.

The students who

cannot

in the exam deceive themselves.

Nothing

hinders

a social crime.

It

is 

bring any benefit.

 

 

our education and development.

4. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs in the box:

build

idle

remember

be

work

lag

reach

depend

lead

follow

Bangladesh is full of natural resources. The prosperity of the country (a) — on the proper utilization of the resources. We should not (b) — a lazy life. We should all (c) — up our country. For this reason, we have to (d) — hard. No nation can prosper without industry. It should be (e) — that industry is the key to success. If we (f) — the days away, we (g) — behind. The nations that (h) — industrious (i) — the pinnacle of development. So we (j) — them.

5. Change the narrative style on the following text:

The police officer said to Mita, “How can I help you?” Mita replied, “While I was coming home alone by a taxi last night, two snatchers rode into my taxi.” “Did they snatch anything from you?” “Yes sir, they took away my cell phone and some money,” said Mita. “Let me record a complaint,” said the police officer.

6. Change the sentences according to directions:

(a) We should read books to acquire knowledge. (Make complex sentence)

(b) Books introduce us to the realm of knowledge. (Use passive voice)

(c) The books of great writers contain noble thoughts and great ideas. (Make interrogative sentence)

(d) By reading good books, we can enrich our mind. (Make compound sentence)

(e) Reading books is a very good habit. (Make exclamatory sentence)

(f) This habit is rarely disliked. (Affirmative)

(g) More and more books should be read. (Use active voice)

(h) No other thing is as interesting as reading books. (Use comparative degree)

(i) When we read good books, we discover new worlds. (Make simple sentence)

(f) Very few friends are as great as a good book. (Make superlative degree)

7. Complete the sentence:

(a) Smoking is a habit which —.

(b) Many people go on smoking though —.

(c) —, we will suffer a lot.

(d) People can’t give up smoking easily because —.

(e) So attempts must be taken by us to —.

8. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in the parenthesis:

Load-shedding is one of the most common problems of Bangladesh. Lives of our citizens are (a) — (serious) hampered for load shedding. Students face (b) — (difficult) in reading during load shedding. (c) — (Industry) activities are also hampered. We should use electricity (d) — (honest) and (e) —(frugal) and should create (f) — (aware) among people to solve this (g) — (nation) problem. Besides, government should take (h) — (effect) steps to (i) — (grade) our power stations to mitigate the (j) — (advantages) of our people.

9. Make tag questions of the following statements:

(a) Success cannot be achieved without efforts, —?

(b) Everybody knows it, —?

(c) The successful people are very industrious, —?

(d) Everything glorious is gained through hard labour, —?

(e) So industry is the key to success, —?

10. Complete the passage using suitable connectors:

Gold is a bright precious metal. There are many metals cheaper (a) — gold but look like it. They glitter well (b) — fade in course of time. Actually there are many people in our society (c) — are outwardly gentle and nice. But (d) — a period of time, their real identity is revealed. (e) —, all that glitters is not gold.

11. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text:

the lion roared how dare you wake me up ill kill you the mouse cried please let me go i didn’t mean to wake you up

Part B: Composition (40 marks)

12. Suppose, you are Rajin Ahmed/Rezwana Akter. You have completed HSC and are looking for a job. You have seen a vacancy advertisement in “The Daily Star” for the post of an “Office Assistant” of Berger Company Ltd. Now make a CV with a cover letter for the post. Your CV should not exceed one page.

13. Suppose, you are Sadman/Saima. You are a student of Polisha High School, Madargonj, Jamalpur. There is no canteen in your school. Now write an application to the Headmaster of your school for setting up a canteen in your school campus.

14. Suppose, a hawker lives nearby your house. You know a lot about him and his activities. Now write a paragraph in about 250 words on “The Life of a Street Hawker”.

15. A student has many duties and responsibilities. He/She can play an important role to build up the nation. Now write a short composition on “Duties of a Student”.

 

Answer 1. (a) in; (b) with; (c) privileges; (d) disliking: (e) a: (f) responsibilities (g) at; (h) of; (i) to; (j) bread.

2. (a) a; (b) curse; (c) of, (d) harm; (e) aware; (f) literacy; (g) lagging: (h) on; (i) aiming: (i) development.

3. (a) Copying in the examination is a social crime.

(b) It hinders our education and development.

(c) It cannot bring any benefit.

(d) The students who copy in the exam deceive.

(e) Nothing is as hateful as copying on the exam.

4. (a) depends; (b) lead; (c) build; (d) work; (e) remembered; (f) idle; (g) will lag; (h) are; (i) have (j) should follow.

8. (a) seriously; (b) difficulties; (c) Industrial; (d) honestly; they had (e) frugally; (f) awareness; (g) national; (h) effective; (i) snatched anything from her. Replying in the upgrade; (i) disadvantages.

10. (a) than; (b) but; (c) who; (d) after; (e) Hence/Indeed.

 

Rajshahi Board-2016

[English (Compulsory) 2nd Paper)Part A: Grammar (60 marks) 1. Fill in the blanks with the words from the box. You may need to change the forms of some words. You can use one word more than once:


in

develop

without

remove

of

between

do

the

Education (a) — our ignorance and gives us light (b) — knowledge. (c) — respect (d) — imparting education, there should be no discrimination (e) — man and woman. Education is one of the human rights. If we deprive women of (f) — right of education, almost half of our population will remain (g) — darkness. No (h) — can be brought about (i) — participation of women. So government is (j) — everything to educate women folk.

2. Fill in the blanks with suitable words. Use only one world in each blank:

Time is very (a) —. Time which is lost once is lost forever. There is a proverb that time and tide (b) — for none. It is time which does not have any relative feelings. If it is not used (c) —, one must suffer (d) — the long run. (e) — the other hand we can go a long way (f) — realizing the value of time. Those who have become great have made (g) — use of time. They never put (h) — their work (i) — tomorrow. As a result, they have (j) — top position in society. So it is our duty to follow them.

3. Make five sentences using the parts of sentences from each column of the following table:

Joynul Abedin

did

not like the hard and fast rules of school

At the age of fifteen, he

drew

himself admitted into Kolkata Govt. Art College.

He

went

pictures secretly

So, he

was born

to Kolkata

At the age of nineteen, he

got

at a village in Kishoreganj in 1914.

4. Complete the following text with the right forms of the verbs given in the box:

vary

can

have

want

live

may

spend

get

Happiness (a) — a relative term. A person with a crown (b) — in a palace may not be happy where as a day labourer may (c) — happiness (d) — in a shabby hut. Again happiness (e) — from person to person. A beggar (f) — be happy if he (g) — a coin but a businessman who can (h) — a huge sum of money a day (i) — not be happy. Everyone (j) — to be happy.

5. Change the narrative style of the following text:

“What’s your programme after the examination?” asked Hira. Mira said, “I’ve not decided. Can you suggest any?” “Let us go on a picnic,” said Hira. “What an excellent idea it is!” said Mira.

6. Change the sentences according to the directions given in the brackets:

(a) Once upon a time two friends were passing by a forest. (Make it complex sentence)

(b) They were talking about their love for each other. (Make it interrogative meaning)

(c) Suddenly they saw a bear which was coming towards them. (Make it simple sentence)

(d) The first friend climbed up a tree. (Make it a complex sentence)

(e) The later could not climb up a tree. (Make it an affirmative sentence)

(f) He did not find any way. (Make it a passive voice)

(g) He lay down on the ground and feigned death. (Make it a simple sentence)

(h) The bear smelt his ears, nose and face. (Use passive voice)

(i) He was thought to be dead. (Make it a complex sentence)

(j) The bear went away and he escaped himself. (Make it a complex sentence)

7. Complete the following sentences:

(a) Acid rain is harmful because —.

(b) The wind was so strong that —.  

(c) Had he been a little careful —.  

(d) They were frightened when —.  

(e) Take your umbrella lest —.

8. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both to the root words given in the brackets

Those who live a (a) — (luxury) life are always (b) — (different) to the miseries of the poor. They enjoy life in (c) — (amuse) and (d) — (merry). They are (e) — (centered) people. They have little (f) — (realize) of the (g) — (bounded) sufferings of the poor. They remain indifferent to their (h) — (suffer). They feel (i) — (comfort) to work for their (j) — (better).

9. Add tag questions to the statements below:

(a) Telling lies is a great sin, —?

(b) One lie begets hundred lies, —?

(c) None believes a liar, —?

(d) He has to lead a miserable life, —?

(e) So, all of us ought to refrain from telling lies, —?

10. Complete the following passage, using suitable connectors in the blanks:

Honesty is a divine virtue. The man (a) — possesses this quality is the happiest person in the world. To be honest, man should have trustworthiness (b) — nobody trusts a liar. (c) — Allah helps the honest people. (d) — children should be taught honesty from the very beginning of life. (e) — they should be taught discipline.

11. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text:

who are jolly those who have sound health are jolly sound mind lies in sound body minds become jolly when our life is filled with pleasure

Part B: Composition (40 marks)

12. Suppose, you are Farhan/Farhana. Your home district is Kurigram. You have recently passed SSC from Dinajpur Board. You have found a job advertisement in a National Newspaper that there is a vacancy post for the position of a salesman in a manufacturing company. Now, write a CV with a cover letter for the post. Your CV should not exceed one page.

13. Suppose, you are Samir/Samira. You read in Jhalakathi Govt. High School. The students of your class want to go on a study tour. So, you need permission of the Head teacher. Now write an application to the Headteacher of your school seeking permission to go on a study tour.

14. Write a paragraph in 250 words on “Life of a farmer.”

15. Write a composition in “Science in everyday life.”

Dinajpur Board-2016

[English (Compulsory) 2nd Paper]Part A: Grammar (60 marks) 1. Fill in the blanks with the words from the box. You may need to change the form of some words. You may need to use one word more than once:


of

for

a

afford

and

expensive

the

influence

Travelling has a beneficial (a) — on our minds. The human mind always craves (b) — change. This is (c) — by travelling in new lands. There is none who does not feel (d) — thrill of joy at the new sight (e) — experience. Travelling gives us an opportunity to enjoy (f) — most charming scenes (g) — nature. Though it is (h) —, it can bring a change both in body (i) — mind. Thus travelling can help one to complete his knowledge and can be (j) — perfect man.

2. Fill in the blanks with suitable words:

Robert Bruce was a famous king of Scotland. England was a great (a) — of his kingdom. So, he was driven (b) — from his kingdom by the English. For this, he had to fight against (c) — English for the defence of his country and (d) — men. But he was (e) — unfortunate fellow. He fought (f) — his kingdom several times but every time he was defeated. So, he was (g) — despair. One day while (h) — in a lonely cave, an incident drew his attention. He saw that a spider was trying to reach its target. Six times it tried and every time it failed. But it did not give (i) — its hope and finally at the seventh time it was successful (j) — its attempt.

3. Make five sentences using parts of sentences from each column of the table below:

A school library

can

in the main building of our school.

It

is housed

be borrowed for a certain period.

We

must

be maintained to locate any book.

Books

are not

a part and parcel of a reputed school.

A catalogue

 is

allowed to read books in the library during the class hour.

4. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box below:

come

rank

be

gift

give

has

live

contribute

cluster

earn

The Republic of Maldives (a) — one of the smallest countries of South Asia. It (b) — 1199 islands that (c) — into 26 major atolls. People who (d) — to these islands from different parts of the world (e) — here since 3000 years ago. The natural beauties (f) — by the God attract the tourists to enjoy them. As a result, a lot of foreign currencies (g) — every year from the tourism that (h) — a lot to the national economy. So, the Maldives (i) — as the best tourist destination. Special importance (j) — by the government of the Maldives for the enhancement of tourism.

5. Change the narrative style of the following texts

Rosamond said to her mother, “What is it, Mum? I didn’t want this black thing and the terrible smell.” Mother said, “I don’t know, my dear. “Rosamond again said to her mother, “But what shall I do with it?” Mother said, “I can’t tell.” “Okay, Mum, I must pour it out and fill the jar with fresh water.”

6. Change the sentences according to directions:

(a) William Wordsworth is one of the best well-known poets in English literature (Positive).

(b) He was the second of his father’s five sons (Negative).

(c) He was born at Cumberland on April 4, 1770 (Complex).

(d) When he was eight years old, his mother died (Simple).

(e) At the same year he was sent to the Grammar School of Hawkshead for education (Compound).

(f) He was only 13 years old when his father died (Interrogative).

(g) Fundamental education had been given to him at the school (Active).

(h) The education that he learnt from this institution played better role in his life (Simple).

(i) The readers called for a new edition of his famous book “The Lyrical Ballads” in 1800 (Passive).

(j) This book brought a huge name and fame in his life (Exclamatory).

7. Complete the sentences:

(a) He asked me —.

(b) — how it can be done.

(c) Hardly had he started for school —.

(d) He told me that —.

(e) — there is a way.

8. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in the parenthesis:

Agriculture is the soul of our national economy. But the farmers of our country are (a) — (literate). They are (b) — (ignore) of the scientific methods of (c) — (cultivate). As a result, our agriculture is still a (d) — (gamble) in the hands of nature. Sometimes heavy flood damages standing crops and invites (e) — (fame) in an epidemic form. Besides, sometimes drought makes cultivation (f) — (possible). Then (g) — (poor) is seen everywhere. As a result poor farmers cannot buy (h) — (science) tools for agriculture. Moreover, the tools are not (i) — (avail) to buy them. So, it is said that (j) —(irrigate) is really costly in our country,

9. Complete the following sentences using appropriate question tags

(a) Shapna has little knowledge about computer, —?

(b) But she can improve herself if she is interested in it, —?

(c) I think she has no interest in it, —?

(d) She should be motivated at all, —?

(e) Let’s talk to her, —?

10. Complete the passage using suitable sentence connectors:

An idle man does not do his work in right time. He puts off work of today for tomorrow. A student (a) — neglects his daily lessons is sure to fail. A young man who idles away his time becomes a burden to the family (b) — the society. His brain becomes the workshop of Devils. It is said (c) — the Devil tempts the busy man (d) — the idle man tempts the Devil. (e) — everyone should make the best use of time.

11. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text:

after supper when I began to set out lucy trembled in fear and said alfred dear are you quite sure that the letter really came from your chief I laughed told her not to be afraid and hurried out of the room and walked down the street.

Part B: Composition (40 marks)

12. Suppose, you are Ratul looking for a job after completing your graduation in library science. You have seen an advertisement for the post of a librarian in a reputed college named Rupsha Degree College, Rupsha, Khulna. Now, write a CV with a cover letter for the mentioned post.

13. Suppose, you are the students of class ten of Govt. Coronation Girls’ Secondary School, Khulna. You are interested to go on a study tour in a historical place. Now, write an application to the Headmistress of your school praying for permission and monetary assistance regarding the tour.

14. Load-shedding has become a part of our daily life. It paralyses our way of life in many ways. Now, write a paragraph in 250 words on ‘Lord-shedding’.

15. Write a composition on ‘Wonders of modern science’.

Cumilla Board 2016

[English (Compulsory) 2nd Paper)Part A: Grammar (60 marks) 1. Fill in the blanks with the words from the box. You may need to change the forms of some the words. You may need to use one word more than once:


too

favourable

people

soon

an

motherland

grow

buy

in

become

Our (a) — Bangladesh is (b) — agricultural country. Most of our (c) — are engaged (d) — cultivation. Many cultivators are (e) — poor to (f) — and use modern tools. Still they can (g) — bumper crops if the climate is (h) —. We hope to (i) — a developed nation (j) —.

2. Fill in the blanks with suitable words:

Honesty is (a) — to be (b) — best policy. An honest man never (c) — from the path (d) — morality. He is (e) — by (f) — but hated by (g) — (h) — enemies believe and respect an (i) — and truthful man. So, it is our duty to remain honest (j) — our life.

3. Make five sentences using parts of sentences from each column of the table below:

Earthquake

destroy

have enough preparation to save us from it.

We

is

a natural disaster.

Earthquakes

do not get

any warning before it.

 

should

many towns with the people.

 

 

more destructive than flood.

4. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box:

struggle

keep

purchase

harm

go

invent

build

follow

be

borrow

“Health (a) — wealth,” (b) — the proverb. We cannot (c) — it. We cannot (d) — it. We must (e) — our body by (f) — the rules of health. People (g) — against germs that (h) — the body since their birth. Medicines (i) — to kill germs, but we have to (j) — the body fit by ourselves through the maintenance of the rules of health.

5. Change the narrative style of the following text:

“Hello rickshawpuller, will you go?” said I. “Where?” said the rickshawpuller. “I want to go the railway

station.” “I may go, if you pay me 200 taka.” said the rickshawpuller.

6. Change the sentences according to directions in the brackets:

(a) Mr. Rahim, one of my cousins is a good teacher. (Complex)

(b) He is older than I. (Positive degree)

(c) He wants his students to be good citizen. (Complex)

(d) He leaves no stone unturned to teach them morality. (Affirmative)

(e) He becomes very happy when the students achieve good results in public examinations. (Exclamatory)

(f) Mr. Rahim is not only punctual but also sincere. (Simple)

(g) He is the best teacher in our area. (Negative)

(h) He cannot remain sitting in the class. (Affirmative)

(i) He goes to class after taking preparation. (Compound)

(j) All the students respect him very much. (Passive)

7. Complete the following sentences:

(a) We come to know about the happenings of home and abroad if

(b) People read newspaper lest

(c) Many students do not read newspaper regularly as

(d) Many people earn their living by

(e) I become happy when

8. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in the parenthesis:

The other name of water is life. Clean water is (a) — (drink). Dirty water is (b) — (safe). Clean water is (c) — (contaminate) and (d) — (suit) for drinking. Bangladesh is a (e) — (river) country. But we get (f) — (adequate) water for use. The water of our rivers is (g) — (filth) and (h) — (poison) . We should keep water clean for health, happiness and (i) — (long). The Government should play an (j) — (act) role to keep water safe.

9. Make tag question of the following statements:

(a) I need a pen, —?

(b) I must write a letter to my friend, —?

(c) I have not written any letter to him for a long time, —?

(d) As we are friends, I think, we should keep in touch, —?

(e) I am irregular in writing but my friend is always regular in writing, —?

10. Complete the passage with suitable connectors:

Student life is the best time in life (a) — almost every student is free from cares (b) — anxieties of life. He has nothing to do (c) — study. (d) — a student, he should read novels, magazines, newspapers (e) —  text books.

11. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the text below:

my dear mother your letter is  just to hand it seems to me that you are anxious for me why you need not think about me.

 

Chattogram Board 2016

[English (Compulsory) 2nd Paper]Part A: Grammar (60 marks) 1. Fill in the blanks with the words from the box. You may need to change the forms of some of the words. You may need to use one word more than once:


for

successful

need

of

in

sure

put

careless

about

a

A stitch (a) — time saves nine. This is (b) — very well-known proverb. Some people don’t care (c) — anything, They (d) — off a job (e) — tomorrow, though they are not (f) — whether the day will come. In this way, they can’t finish a work when they (g) — it. Then they say, “Alas! If we were not (h) — about our jobs when we had a lot (i) — time we could be (j) —“.

2. Fill in the blanks with suitable words:

An early (a) — can enjoy (b) — fresh air and oxygen (c) — the morning which refreshes both his body and mind. Moreover, he can finish his work early and as such he finds enough time to (d) — his work properly. (e) — the other hand, too much sleep makes (f) — man dull and lazy. A man who gets up late, wastes a lot of time (g) — sleep and idleness. He does not utilize time (h) — doing his work properly. So everyone should make (i) — habit of early (j) —.

3. Make five meaningful sentences using parts of sentences from each column of the table below :-

Bangladesh

has

all the year round.

The large rivers

flow

only during the rainy season.

The small ones

can be used

a riverine country.

All the rivers

is

for various purposes.

 

 

a network of many large and small rivers.

4. Complete the following text with right form of verbs given in the box. You can use one verb more than once:

understand

answer

approach

neglect

memorize

read

collect

prepare

think

do

Many students (a) — their studies from the beginning of the year. When the examination (b) —, they start (c) — very seriously. Sometimes they (d) — notes from their friends. Most of the time they get their notes (e) — by their private tutors. They (f) these notes without (g) —. As a result their power of (h) — does not develop. If they find any new question in the examination they can’t (i) — it properly. As a result, many students can’t do well in the examination. If they had read seriously from the very beginning of the year, they (j) — better result in the examinations.

5. Change the narrative style of the following text: –

“May I come in, Sir?” said the guardian. “Yes, come in, please”, said the Headmaster. The guardian said, “We. all the guardians along with you must do something for the betterment of our children. They are losing their morality”. The Headmaster said, “Let’s plan something for their betterment.”

6. Change the sentence according to directions:

(a) Is there anybody who does not want to succeed in life? (Assertive)

(b) Do you know it? (Passive)

(c) An industrious man will shine in life. (Complex)

(d) Hard work is needed for success. (Active)

(e) A life with an assignment is an actual life. (Negative)

(f) No one can receive any reward unless he works hard. (Simple)

(g) One can’t be successful without it. (Interrogative)

(h) A successful man is very happy. (Exclamatory)

(i) No other man is as happy as a successful man. (Superlative)

(j) A hardworking man is healthier than an idle man. (Positive)

7. Complete the sentences:

(a) 1971 is the year when —.

(b) Though Bangladesh has limited natural resources, —.

(c) — because he is not attentive to study.

(d) Be truthful if —.

(e) His silence proves that —.

8. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in the parenthesis: The aim of (a) — (educated) is to make a man fully equipped to be (b) — (use) to himself and to society. A (c) — (true) educated person should be self-reliant with regard to his (d) — (person) needs. He should be well mannered, (e) — (thought), sympathetic and co-operative. He should be (f) — (truth), honest, punctual and (g) — (duty). Punctuality is a virtue that makes a nation (h) — (prosper). An educated person tries to (i) — (move) the sufferings of this countrymen. He also helps others in attaining (j) — (self-reliants).

9. Make tag questions of the following statement

(a) The wind blows gently in the spring, —?

(b) Let them do the work, —?

(c) How nice the flowers are, —?

(d) Everything looks beautiful in a moonlit night, —?

 (e) Work hard to succeed, —?

10. Complete the passage using suitable connectors:

Every citizens has some duties and responsibilities for his nation. (a) — most of the people are careless in this respect. People of this country have achieved national identity at the cost of a great sacrifice (b) — is still evaluated nationally (c) — some selfish people never want to give them recognition. (d) — we all should do some benevolent activities. (e) — we will be guilty to the nation.

11. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text:

did people use stamps in those days asked rafiq yes answered mr. jamal the first stamps were used in 1840 are they easy to get now asked rafiq they are very difficult to get his uncle replied

Part B: Composition (40 marks)

12. Suppose, you are Samia/Samin and you have passed B.Sc Hon’s in Chemistry. You have seen a vacancy for the post of a Medical Representative in a renowned company. Now write a CV with a cover letter for the post. Your CV should not exceed one page.

13. Imagine, you are Adib/Adiba, of Madhupur High School. Now write an application to your Headmaster requesting him to open a “Debating Club” in your school compound.

14. Suppose, you have got stuck in a long traffic jam the way the to examination hall. Now write a paragraph on ‘Traffic Jam’ in 250 words.

15. Now a days computer is widely used in different sections. So Bangladesh Government also wants to make Bangladesh digital. Now write a composition regarding “the uses of computer in our everyday life.”

 

Sylhet Board 2016

[English (Compulsory) 2nd Paper)Part A: Grammar (60 marks) 1. Fill in the blanks with the words from the box. You may need to change the forms of some of the words. You may need to use one word more than once:


about

accurate

dominate

the

wonder

a

towards

energy

of

substitute

The modern world is undoubtedly a world of computers. It has brought (a) — a great change in our way of life. It works as a (b) — for human brain. It has enabled us to perform any difficult work (c) — in a few seconds. In the field (d) — medical science, printing, education etc. computers are doing (e) — jobs. In (f) — western countries, computers (g) — every sphere of man’s life. Our country is also gradually moving (h) — a computer culture. It saves both our time and (i) —. If we make a constructive use of it, it can render (j) — great service to mankind.

Fill in the blanks with suitable word:

2. Housing is one of the (a) — problems of our (b) —. Thousands of people in big cities (c) — Dhaka and Chittagong dwell (d) — the footpaths. In rural (e) — also there is (f) — acute shortage of houses. The cost of construction is (g) — everyday. At present it is very (h) — for the common people to afford (i) — cost of construction. This problem needs to be addressed (j) —.

3. Make five sentences using parts of sentences from each column of the table below:

Trees

are

not cut trees at random.

We

play

a great source of food and vitamins.

They

should

an important role in our life.

 

plant

our best friends.

 

 

trees more and more for a better future.

4. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs in the box:

lose

protect

ride

become

need

discover

travel

be

provide

make

Men (a) — ever since they first appeared on the earth. In primitive time, they did not travel for pleasure but to find new places. They (b) — themselves with simple weapons. Their journeys (c) — long tiring and often dangerous. Being intelligent, they soon (d) — easier ways of travelling. They (e) — on the backs of their domestic animals. They (f) — boat and used it to travel across water. Travelling, of course, has now (g) — a highly organised business. There are vehicles which (h) — us with comforts and security. If we want to go abroad, we (i) — a passport and a visa. If we (j) — any of them, our journey may be ruined.

5. Change the narrative style of the following text:

“Why are you looking so happy?” Dipa said to Rupali. “My brother sent a mobile phone for me yesterday,” replied Rupali. “But What’s the use of it to you? I think it is a mere wastage of money?” said Dipa. “No. I can communicate with others in the shortest possible time.” said Rupali.

6. Change the sentences according to direction:

(a) Long time ago, there lived a young man called Ruplal. (Make compound sentence)

(b) He lived with his family and worked on a farm. (Make interrogative sentence)

(c) It was a beautiful place but there were a lot a problems (Make complex sentence)

(d) The village people were quarrelsome. (Make negative sentence)

(e) Ruplal decided to go and live alone in the jungle in order to find peace. (Make complex sentence)

(f) So he collected his things and went to live by himself. (Make simple sentence)

(g) Ruplal made a nice little hut for himself in the jungle (Use passive voice)

(h) How happy I am now! (Make assertive sentence)

(i) My jungle hut is one of the most peaceful places in the world. (Make positive degree)

(j) That night, while Ruplal was sleeping, he heard a noise. (Make simple sentence)

7. Complete the sentences:

(a) Yesterday I could not get up from bed in time because

(b) As soon as I got up from bed —.

(c) Since I could not avail the bus, —.