Monday, February 11, 2013

Engish 2nd Paper Model Test for HSC Exam

Part A : Grammar (40 Marks)

1. Complete the passage with suitable verbs from the list below.�Put them in correct tenses. Use negatives where necessary 1�5=05

need learn go do modify revise design

Communicative competence in English is

urgently (a)__ in our country. The present word (b)___fast and developing by leaps and bounds. In order to keep with the present world, we can not help(c)___ English but the present system of teaching and learning English is not up to the mark. The textbooks (d)___ for the classes XI�XII have to (e)__and made updated.

2. Fill in the gaps with appropriate prepositions. 1�5=05����������������������������������

Presentation is (a)___ very importance (b)___ good writing. The opening paragraph should arrest the attention (c)___ the reader and show him what the� writer is writing (d)___. Again, the sentences must be logically connected (e)___ one another.

3.� Insert articles where necessary in the blanks of the passage below... Put a cross (�) if any article is not required.� �x10=05

Newspaper is not always (a)___ unmixed blessing but it is� (b)___ most useful thing in our life. We rarely think of (c)___ day without reading (d)___ newspaper. Reading newspaper is one of (e)___ good habits of a man. We shall be like (f)___ frog in a dark well if we neglect developing this habit. However, some people prefer (g)___ electronic media to reading (h)____ newspaper. But (i)___newspaper offers more to its readers than (j)___electronic media.

4. Make meaningful sentences with the following idioms/phrases (any five). 1�5=05

���Beggar description, For good, Out and out,� By dint of, Without fail, Ins and outs, Bring to book.

5.� Rewrite the following passage changing the speech.���� 5

�May I come in, Sir ?� a boy standing at the door said to him. Then without waiting for his reply the boy entered the room and said, �Sir, I�ve come from Satkhira with a letter from Mr. Abdur Razzak.�

�Abdur Razzak? How is he?� smilingly said Mr. Saiful Alam. �He is quite well. He�s been recently promoted to the rank of professor,� the boy said.

6. Read the following passage and transform the underlined sentences as directed. 1�5=5� ����

a. We work hard to attain success in life. (Compound)�

b. Peace and prosperity is quite impossible if

�� we are not industrious. (Simple).�

c. A man leading an idle life suffers in the long run. (Complex).

He�can not help the people of the country.��

d. He is considered the burden of the society.� (Active)�

e. Everybody dislikes him. (Interrogative)

7.� Fill in the blanks with tag questions.� 1�5=5����

a. Nothing is impossible, _____ ?

b. You know yourself better, ___ ?

� c. Let him do whatever he likes, _____ ?

� d. My mother rarely comes here, _____?

� e. I am always punctual in attending any scheduled program of the college, ______?

8.� Complete the following incomplete sentences.��� 5

a. Listen to what ___________ ..

� b. ____ you should fail to get A+.

c. It is I ___________________.

� d. It is high time we __________.

� e. Despite his riches __________.

Part-B :� Composition (Marks-60)

9. Make a report on the frequent load-shedding happening recently in Dhaka 10

10. Write a composition on �Digital Bangladesh�. Or,��Usefulness of satellite channels�. 15

11. Read the passage below and write the summary of it.�� 10�������������

To forgive an injury is often considered to be a sign of weakness; it is really a sign of strength. It is easy to allow oneself to be carried away by resentment and hate into an act of vengeance; but it takes a strong character to retain those natural passions. The man who forgives an injury proves himself to be the superior of the man who wronged him, and puts the wrong-doer to shame. Forgiveness may even turn a foe into a friend. So, mercy is the noblest form of revenge.��������������������������������������������������������

12. Suppose you are a student of Kapilmuni College, Khulna. Write an application to the Principal of your college for changing one of your elective subjects.�� 10

13. Complete the following story:�15

One day I was walking about a garden in the morning. A gentle breeze was blowing.� The weather was very fine. Suddenly a cobra appeared before me.

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