English 2nd Paper

Section-A : Grammar (30 Marks)

1. Fill in the gaps of the following text with appropriate articles. Put a cross (x) for zero article. ½ ×6 = 3
Every woman is (a) — potential mother. (b) — future of a child depends on how it is brought up. In this case (c) — educated mother plays (d) — important role. She can bring a child up better than (e) — illiterate mother. Is it necessary to tell how important it is to educate (f) — mother?
2. Fill in the blanks of the following text with suitable prepositions in the box.
½×6=3
Housing is one (a) — the common problems of Bangladesh. Thousands of people in the big cities live (b) — the pavements. The cost of construction is increasing day (c) — day. (d) — present, it is very difficult (e) — the common people to bear the cost (f) — construction. This problem needs to be solved immediately.
3. Make four sentences from the following substitution table. 1×4=4
4. Change the following passage into indirect speech. 1×4 = 4
‘We would like to go on an excursion. Can we have your permission, sir?’ said the students. ‘Yes, you can arrange it after the examination is over. And you should choose a historical place for that,’ replied the Headmaster.
‘Thank you, sir.’ replied the students.
5. Change the following sentences as directed in the brackets. 1×5 = 5
(a) Sami is Ratul’s best friend (Positive). (b) They live in the same area (Negative). They are both in class eight. (c) But they do not go to the same school (Affirmative). (d) Sami is not as meritorious as Ratul (Comparative). It is a school holiday. (e) Sami gives Ratul a book. (Passive)
6. Rewrite the following passage using capitalization and punctuation. ½×6=3
what are you doing jack i said I am watching an interesting programme on television arent you wasting your time i said
7. Fill in the gaps used in the following text by adding suffix, prefix or both with the root words underlined in the text. ½ ×8 = 4
A good student studies (a) regular and (b) attentive. Inattentive and (c) regular activities are not suitable for an (d) attention student. A good student is always serious in his activities. Lack of (e) serious is the sign of (f) lazy. Those who are lazy cannot be a good student. Everybody (g) likes them. They are not (h) success in life.
8. Complete the following text with suitable verbs from the box with their right form of verbs. ½ ×8 =4
Self-control (a) — all other virtues. Man generally (b) — on impulses and strong desires. Vicious desires (c) — the purity of heart and mind resulting in the degradation of human nature. It is self-control that can help a man (d) — up a pure character which is very essential to (e) — above the level of humanity. Like self-control, self-help is the surest way of success. It (f) — a world power even after the massacre of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Such an event Chittagong port (g) — when it fell a victim to a storm. The people of Chittagong (h) — hard and later made it a fine port again.

Section-B: Composition(20 Marks)

9. Imagine, your friend borrowed one of your important books. Your exam is near. So, you need the book badly. Now, write an E-mail to your friend asking him to return the book immediately.8
10. Write a composition on the following topic in 250 words. 12
My Favourite Game.

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