Part A: Grammar (60 Marks)
1. Fill in the blanks with the words from the box. You may need to change the forms of some of the words. You can use one word more than once.
The issue of food (a) — has drawn the attention (b) — general people. We (c) — find any food in our country (d) — is not adulterated in one way (e) — other. (f) — present, substandard foods are sold in most of (g) — hotels. Very recently, government has directed a mobile court to look (h) — the matter of food. They are catching dishonest hotellers red-handed (i) — using unhygienic ingredients (j) — are really harmful to human body.
2. Fill in the blanks with suitable words.
A true friend is (a) — asset. He stands (b) — his friends in time (c) — danger. He is not (d) — greedy person. He (e) — wishes for the welfare of (f) — friend. But it is a matter of (g) — regret that a true friend is very (h) — today. A selfish man cannot be a (i) — friend. He always thinks of his (j) — interest.
3. Make five sentences using the parts of sentences from each column of the table below.
|Newspaper||wants||curious by nature|
|He||has||to know various things of the world|
|It||shows||a great educative value|
|Man||is||one of the best media to satisfy his curiosity|
|us the outside world like a mirror|
4. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box. You can use one word more than once.
At present, Bangladesh (a) — unemployment problem. This problem already (b) — an alarming dimension. The government (c) — to cope with this problem. But this problem cannot be (d) —without (e) — the unemployed skilful. So, education (f) — a must. It (g) — a man to get a job. Job does not mean (h) — official work only. Self-employment is a solution to this problem. It means (i) — oneself in economic activities. The government is giving financial help and training to the educated youths with a view to (j) — them self-reliant.
5. Change the narrative style of the following text.
The stranger said to the boy, “Can you tell me the way to the nearest hotel?” “You want a residential one in which you can spend the night,” said the boy. “I do not want there but I only want a meal,” replied the man. “Paradise Garden will be better for you,” said the boy.
6. Change the sentences according to directions.
(a) Corruption is one of the worst evils. (Positive) (b) A corrupt man can do anything against morality. (Complex) (c) People hate a corrupt man. (Passive) (d) Nobody respects him. (Interrogative) (e) The man who takes bribe, is next to devil. (Simple) (f) Though we have strict law, we are still affected by this evil. (Compound) (g) No other person is as hated as a corrupt man. (Superlative) (h) We hope that Bangladesh will be free from this evil. (Simple) (i) Everybody avoids a corrupt man. (Negative) (j) A corrupt man leads a very unhappy life. (Exclamatory)
7. Complete the sentences.
(a) Acid rain is harmful because —.
(b) The wind was so strong that —.
(c) Had he been a little careful —.
(d) They were frightened when —.
(e) Take your umbrella lest —.
8. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in the brackets.
Those who lead a (a) — (luxury) life, are always (b) — (different) to the miseries of the poor. They enjoy life in (c) — (amuse) and (d) — (merry). They are (e) — (centered) people. They have little (f) — (realize) of the (g) — (bounded) sufferings of the poor. They remain indifferent to their (h) — (suffer). They feel (i) — (comfort) to work for their (j) — (better).
9. Make tag questions of these statements.
(a) Telling lies is a great sin,—?
(b) One lie begets hundred lies,—?
(c). None believes a liar,—?
(d) He has to lead a miserable life,—?
(e) So, all of us ought to refrain from telling lies,—?
10. Complete the passage using suitable connectors in the blanks.
Honesty is a divine virtue. The man (a) — possesses this quality is the happiest person in the world. To be honest, a man should have trustworthiness. (b) — nobody trusts a liar. (c) — Allah helps the honest people. (d) — children should be taught honesty from the very beginning of life. (e) — they should be taught discipline too.
11. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text.
who are jolly those who have sound health are jolly sound mind lies in sound body minds become jolly when our life is filled with pleasure