Monday, October 15, 2012

Grammar Model Test for HSC Exam

A Granunar : 40 Marks

1. Complete the following passage with suitable verbs. Give the correct tenses.


It was 15th November, a terrible day for the Islanders who (a) — a sleepless night. There (b) — a waning about a cyclone. The weather office (c) — weather forecast before the cyclone (d) — the coastal areas. The people (e) — a lot.


2. Read the following letter and fill in the blanks with suitable prepositions.

Dear Russel
Cordial love to you. I am going to reach Dhaka (a) —a month. I shall stay (b) — my uncle. I want to visit most (c) — the historical places there. I shall inform you of the date (d)— my coming to Dhaka (e) — mobile phone. Please help me fulfilling my purpose because I am a newcomer in Dhaka.
With many thanks.
Abir

3. Use articles where necessary. Put a cross (x) where an article is not needed.


What is life? Life is (a) — challenge meet it, (b) — adventure, dare it, (c) affliction, overcome it, (d) — duty, perform it, (e) — mystery unfold it, (f) — opportunity, take it, (g) — tragedy, realise it, (h) — agreement, fulfil it, (i) — endeavours, fight it and (j) — puzzle, solve it.


4. Fill in the blanks with suitable link words from the box.

There was once on African king (a)— was very proud. One day an old Negro came to him and said, ‘All men are servants of one another.” (b) — I am your servant, am 1? asked the king. “Prove it before sunset (c) —I will kill you. “Very well”, said the Negro. Just then a beggar came to the door. “Let me go and give this poor man something to eat,” said the Negro. (d) — as he went towards the beggar, his walking stick dropped from his hand and at once the king picked it up (e) — handed it back to the Negro.

5. Make meaningful sentences with following idioms (any five).


maiden speech, null and void, in a nutshell, black and blue, end in smoke, by fits and starts, cut a sorry figure.


6. Rewrite the following in the reported speech.


The teacher said to Riza. “Why are you talking in the class? you should behave yourself.” Riza replied, “Sir,! I am sorry I am asking Shaheen to lend me his pen. My pen has run out.” The teacher said,” Be attentive and listen to my lecture.”


7. Read the following passage and transform the underlined sentences as directed.


Stephen Hawking was born in 1942. He was born in an educated family. (a) He is considered the greatest physicist after Einstein. (make it active) (b) In 1979 he joined Cambridge University. (make it complex) (c) When he was thirty-two years old, he received the prestigious Albert Einstein Award. (make it simple) (d) He wrote a book explaining the cosmology for general public. (make it compound) (e) He is one of the greatest scientists in the present world. (make it positive)


8. Fill in the blanks with tag questions.


: There are a lot of people here.

: Yes, more than I expected, (a) -—?
: The number of book lovers is increasing day by day, (b) —?
: You’re quite right. Nowadays people have begun to show interest in books, (c) —?
: That’s right. A book fair draws a lot of people, (d) —?
: Books with their fascinating covers entice people, (e) —?

Answer -99

1. (a) passed; (b) was; (c) had reported; (d) attacked; (e) suffered.
2. (a) within; (b) with; (c) of; (d) of; (e) over
3. (a) a, (b) an, (c) an, (d) a, (e) a, (f) an, (g) a, (h) an, (i) an, (j) a
4. (a) who; (b) so; (c) or; (d) but; (e) and,
5. Maidan speech: I will deliver a maiden speech in the meeting today.
Null and void: The decision was declared null and void.
In a nutshell: Tell your words in a nutshell.
Black and blue: He was beaten black and blue.
End in smoke: His plans ended in smoke.
By fits and starts: Why are you doing the work by fits and starts.
Cut a sorry figure: He always cuts a sorry figure in the exams.
6. The teacher asked Riza why he was talking in the class. He (teacher) also said that he (Riza) should behave himself. Riza replied respectfully that he was sorry and he was asking Shaheen to lend him (Riza) his (Shaheen) pen because his (Riza) pen had run out. The teacher advised him to be attentive and listen to his (teacher) lecture.
7. (a) People consider him the greatest physicist after Einstein.
(b) It was 1979 when he joined Cambridge University.
(c) He received the prestigious Albert Einstein award at the age of thirty-two.
(d) He wrote a book and he explained the cosmology for general public in it.
(e) Very few scientists in the present world are as great as he.
8. : There are a lot of people here,
: Yes, more than I expected, (a) didn’t I?
: The number of book lovers is increasing day by day, (b) isn’t it?
: You’re quite right. Nowadays people have begun to show interest in books, (c) haven’t they?
: That’s right. A book fair draws a lot of people, (d) doesn’t it?
: Books with their fascinating covers entice people, (e) don’t they?

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