Sylhet Board 2020

SSC E2 Board Question Sylhet Board 2020

English (compulsory) second paper

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 may need to use one word more than once.


Education removes our ignorance and gives us the (a) — of knowledge in respect (b) — imparting education. There should be (c) — discrimination (d) — man and woman. Education is one of the (e) — human rights. If we deprive woman of the (f) — of education (g) — half of our population (h) — remain in darkness. No development can be brought (i) — without the partícipation of woman. So, the government is doing everything to (j) — the womanfolk.

2. Fill in the blanks with suitable words.

Adopting unfair means in the examination is (a) — offence. It degrades (b) — standard of education. If the students of (c) — country do not acquire (d) — education, there will be no development for (e) — country. (f) — examinee should study seriously so that he can cut (g) — good figure in the examination. To acquire true education should be (h) — only aim in the lives of all students. (i) — educated man cannot support adopting (j) — unfair means in the  examination at all.

3. Make five sentences using the parts of sentences from each column of the table below.

Independencewentthe war
No nationtook placeto the battlefield to save the country
Our War of Liberationjoinedit without struggle
People from all walks of lifebein 1971
Theycan achievethe birthright of a nation

4. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box.


Traffic jam is a common affair in big cities of our country. Increasing number of vehicles (a) — traffic jam. Mainly it (b) — in the congested areas. Overtaking tendency also (c) — traffic jam. Some drivers (d) — the traffic rules and (e) — carelessly. It (f) — a lot of pains to the people. Ambulances (g) — patients cannot (h) — hospital timely. Students and office-going people also (i) — due to traffic jam. This problem should be (j) — immediately.

5. Change the narrative style of the following text.

Rina said to Sima, “Why don’t you get up early from sleep?” Sima said, “It is tough for me to leave bed early.” “Alas! It is a bad habit,” said Rina, “If you leave bed early, you can enjoy sound health. Follow my advice.”

6. Change the sentences according to directions.

(a) Haji Mohammad Mohsin was more gracious than any other man in this subcontinent. (Positive)

(b) He was born in Hoogli. (Complex)

(c) He inherited a vast property from his father and sister. (Interrogative without changing meaning)

(d) He did not misuse this wealth. (Passive)

(e) He is called a friend of humanity. (Active)

(f)He did not marry. (Affirmative)

(g) During his lifetime, he spent money lavishly to help the poor. (Compound)

(h) He was very kind to the poor: (Negative without changing meaning)

(i) One day when a thief entered his room, he caught him. (Simple)

(j) He caught the thief but did not punish him. (Complex)

7. Complete the sentences.

(a) There are many stars in the sky —.

(b) Rakib will swim after —.

(c) A graveyard is the place —.

(d) — cannot be blotted.

(e) The answer that he —.

8. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or both with the root words given in the parenthesis.

King Solomon was (a) — (fame) for his (b) —- (wise). He was blessed with (c) — (ordinary) knowledge and it was really beyond people’s (d) — (imagine). One day, the Queen of Sheba wanted to test how wise he was. Solomon was given two kinds of flowers. One was (e) — (nature) and the other was (f) —(artifice). As he had a close (g) — (associate) with nature, he had been (h) — (success) to differentiate them.  In this way, his (i) — (repute) of (j) — (multidimension) knowledge spread all over the world.

9. Make tag questions of these following statements.

(a) Everyone is nostalgic in life, —?

(b) We hardly forget the golden past, —?

(c) The memories of childhood are always haunting us, —?

(d) The sweetest memory of childhood is colourful, —?

(e) Who forgets these memories, —?

10. Complete the following passage using suitable connectors in the blanks.

Summer noon is very painful and disgusting. (a) — the sun shines hotly over head, life becomes miserable. The sufferings of the people know no bounds (b) — the electricity goes off. (c) — the people use hand-fans to fan themselves. Children can neither sleep (d) — read. They feel out of sorts. (e) — the poor suffer most. They work outside in the burning sun.

11. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text.

the teacher said to the girl do you think that honesty is the best policy yes sir i think so said the girl then learn to be honest from your childhood thank you sir said the girl may allah bless you said the teacher

Part B: Composition (40 Marks)

12. Suppose, some junior officers will be appointed in Dhaka Bank Ltd. You, Sumon/Sumona, are interested to be a junior officer. Now, write a CV with a cover letter for the post.

13. Suppose, you are Munawar Salam, a student of Rajshahi Collegiate School. You don’t have a computer club in your school. Now, write an application to your Head Teacher to set up a computer club.

14. Write a paragraph on ‘A Street Hawker’ within 150 words.

15. Write a composition on ‘Duties of a Student’ within 250 words.

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