Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Model Test English 2nd Paper for SSC Exam

MODEL TEST

Part-A: Grammar

01. Complete the passage with suitable verbs from the list. Put them in the correct tenses. Use negatives where necessary.

owe belong has bestow give neglect be

We (a)…….….to Nature for (b)………….us with her gifts lavishly. We may (c)………..a large area of land but the negligible area of land that (d)………to us is very fertile. We should (e)…………ungrateful to her.

02. Fill in the blanks with suitable prepositions.

Although a city life has many advantages, a city dweller sometimes gets tired (a)………..it. He cannot attend the office and other places (b)……….time because (c)……….traffic jam. The air in the city is polluted (d)………..smoke and dust. Besides, he is always busy (e)………..a lot of commitments.

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

Money cannot buy (a)……….happiness. Frankly speaking money is (b)………...must for our life. But it is not (c)……….necessary to bring our happiness. Happiness is absolutely (d)…………psychological thing. It is (e)………name of (f)……….feeling. It means (g)……….contentment of the mind. He who is satisfied with what he gets and contented with his life is really (h)……….happy man. Happiness can't be purchased with (i)………money. No doubt, money has got something to do with (j)………..happiness but it cannot give us complete happiness.

04. Complete the following sentences with phrases or idioms from the box given below.

come to term end in smoke out of date hold good hard and fast on the wane on the verge of

(a).This example…………in your case.

(b).His popularity is ………

(c).He is……….of ruin

(d).They……….after long discussion

(e).All his attempts……….

05. Re-write the following in the reported speech.

The teacher said to the boy, "Do you think that honesty is the best policy?" The boy said, "Yes, sir, I think so." "Then learn to be honest from your boyhood," said the teacher. "Thank you, sir," said the boy. "May Allah grant you a long life," said the teacher to the boy.

06. Transform the underlined sentences as directed in the brackets.

We are Bangladeshi.(a).We are proud of our freedom fighters (interrogative). (b).Their contribution will never be forgotten (affirmative).They were inspired by the common people. (c).Their sacrifice is greater than any other thing (positive). (d).But today many of them lead a very miserable life (complex).(e). If we take proper steps, their condition may improve (simple).

07. Add tag questions to the following sentences.

(a).I am late for home,………?

(b).Let us go home,……….?

(c).Nobody called me,……..…?

(d).There is no pond in this village,….....…?

(e).Nothing is certain,……….?

08. Complete the sentence part.

(a).If I had got a student visa………

(b).Though he had a lot of well wishers………...

(c).He always flatters his boss so that………….

(d).1971 is the year when……….

(e).He was so foolish that…………

Part-B: Composition (60 Marks)

09.Write a paragraph about 'Load Shedding'. Your paragraph should include the answers to the following questions. 10

(a).What is load-shedding?

(b).Why does it happen?

(c).What are the adverse effects of load-shedding?

(d).What measures should be taken to solve this problem?

10. Write a composition in 250 words on any one of the following topics. 15

(a).Population Problem of Bangladesh.

(b).A journey you have made recently.

11. Imagine, you are Hamid / Hamida. You study at Govt. Pilot High School, Sylhet. You are in Section A in Class 10. You are suffering from accommodation problem. You would like to stay in the school hostel. Now, write an application to the headmaster of your school for a seat in the school

hostel. 10

12. You are Neela and you have been suffering from fever for a week. Now, you are at the chamber of a doctor. Write a dialogue between you and the doctor. 10

0r, Write down the summary of the following passage. Give a suitable title.

"The secret of success in life lies in the proper use of time. Many of us forget that every moment is valuable. Life is short but art is long. Time is uncertain. We do not know when we shall die. During this limited and uncertain period, we have to do a lot of things. If we waste the precious time in idleness, we reduce the time of our important work. As a result, we suffer and success becomes difficult to achieve. We can achieve success only by using every minute properly.

Time once lost is lost for ever. The boy who is unmindful to his lessons will realize his faults later on. He will certainly understand that he has lost the opportunity to make him learned. The young man who is afraid of work and loses his time in idleness, is sure to find himself in later years a burden to himself and to others.

If any man is punctual and industrious, he will find time for doing everything. The busiest man has, in fact, the greatest amount of leisure because he does his work regularly and does not put off any work for tomorrow what he can do today. History tells us that all the great men in the world have

achieved success by making proper use of time."

13. Read the beginning of the story and complete it in your own way. Give a title to it. 15

Once a thirst crow was flying to and fro in search of water. At last he saw a pitcher nearby and flew to it…………….

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