Monday, January 21, 2013

Model Test English 2nd Paper for SSC Exam

Part A : Grammar
(Answer any 8 questions out of 9)
1. Complete the passage with suitable verbs from the list. Put them in the correct tenses. Use negatives where necessary.
Nasiruddin was the emperor of Delhi. Though he was an emperor, he a. [at] the life of a mendicant. One day his wife got her hands burnt while she b. [at] and so she said to the emperor, "Please, keep a maidservant for me." The emperor said, "I c. [at] as much money as I can keep a maidservant. All this money and wealth d. [at] to the people." "I e. [at] merely its custodian." he added.
2. Put in suitable prepositions in the blanks.
In a society, all men are not equally well-off. Some are rich and some are very poor. This is because a. [at] unequal distribution of national wealth. Many are deprived b. [at] the basic needs of life. They must be provided c. [at] their dues. The rich always draw a line of contrast d. [at] themselves and the poor. They look down e. [at] the poor. They think, if the poor have riches, they will lose their control over them. What a strange idea!
3. Use articles where necessary. Put a cross (x) where an article is not needed.
"You are a. [at] Nazrul, I see. We really take b. [at] great pride in c. [at] capacity you possess. However, I will appreciate, if you use your potential by reading d. [at] literary works of e. [at] contemporary writers and poets," f. [at] teacher softly patted on g. [at] back of Zahir. "I'll, sir, I think you're h. [at] best guide for me. Please, show me what is i. [at] right and what is j. [at] wrong."
4. Fill in the blanks with suitable linking words from the list.
a. [at] my boyhood, I have a great regard for teaching profession. We live in a poor country. b. [at] we have great resources. We cannot utilize them properly. Our people cannot think that they can have better life. c. [at] about eighty percent of them have no light of education. I want to be a teacher d. [at], I can remove this darkness from the country. I am sure e. [at], this will be a service to the cause of a humanity.
5. Re-write the following the reported speech.
"Jessica, have you done your English lesson today?" asked the teacher. "Yes sir," she replied. I haven't understood one grammatical point." The teacher assured her saying, "Come to my room; I'll help you understand the point." "Thank you, sir," she smilingly said.
6. Read the following passage and transform the underlined sentences as directed in brackets.
a. Truthfulness is one of the greatest virtues in a human life. (Make it positive degree). It means the quality of speaking he truth.
b. It ennoble one's character and gives one high position in society (make it simple sentence).
c. It may not make one rich but it brings peace? in mind (Make it complex sentence).
d. A truthful person is loved and respected by all (make it active voice).
e. A truthful person cares nobody (make it negative sentence). He or she cannot commit a little crime.
7. Add tag questions to the following sentences.
a. It does not snow in winter in Dhaka, [at]?
b. I am late for home, [at]?
c. Let us go out for a walk, [at]?
d. Everybody knows it, [at]?
e. Don't forget me, [at]?
8. Complete these sentences.
a. We shall go home after we finish [at].
b. The plans were made after [at].
c. The patient died after he [at].
d. They had reached the station before [at].
e. If you reached there before noon, [at].
9. Complete the following passage, using suitable words, use only one word for each gap.
The coconut is a special kind of a. [at]. It is a food and a drink at the b. [at] time. It has an inner shell c. [at] water. When the coconut is d. [at] apart, we get only this e. [at]. But afterwards a layer of white substance gathers f. [at] the shell. Gradually it becomes g. [at] and hard. This portion can be eaten as h. [at] an the water as drink. The white i. [at] contains oil which can be taken out. This is called coconut oil. The shell of the coconut is j. [at] with a layer of fiber.
Part- B Composition
10. Read the following questions and write a paragraph on 'National flag' answering the question.
a. What is the meaning of a national flag?
b. How is it made?
c. What is the meaning of its colour and design?
d. When is it hoisted?
e. Its importance in our national life.
11. Write down a composition on any of the following topics, in not more than 200 words.
a. Natural calamities of Bangladesh
b. Role of Television Today.
12. Suppose, you are 'Sheuly. You study at NCC Bank High School in Faridpur. You have realized the importance of keeping an English newspaper in your reading room. Now, write an application to the Headmaster to keep an English newspaper for your reading room.
13. You went out to buy a washing machine. The salesman showed you the washing machine and you bought one. Now, make a dialogue between you and the salesman while buying the washing the machine.
14. Read the following story. It is incomplete. Use your imagination and guess who was king Solomon and how his wisdom was tested. Complete the story giving a title on it.
King Solomon was the wisest man in his time. His fame spread far and wide. Everyday many people asked him different questions. He answered all their questions perfectly. So the king was called the king of the wise

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