2019-2015

Chattogram Board 2019
Part A: Grammar (60 Marks)
1. Fill in the blanks with the words from the box. You may need to change the words. You may also use one word more than once.
water objects full important clothes in the made currents forces  
The world is (a) — of uncountable natural and man (b) — objects. Natural (c) — are stone, trees, air and (d) —. Man-made objects are houses, cars, (e) — and chemicals. Natural (f) — are cyclones, earthquakes, volcanoes, storms and ocean (g) —. Life exists (h) — different conditions. It is very (i) — to keep (j) — environment clean.
2. Fill in the blanks with suitable word. Use only one word for each gap.
Road accident is (a) — regular phenomenon in Bangladesh. Many people die (b) — road accidents every year. So, it is considered as a (c) —. Road accidents occur for (d) — reasons. Many factors are (e) —for road accidents. The most common cause is (f) — driving. Sometimes they drive night coach (g) — on the same day. The drivers do not check the engines (h) — before they start driving. The roads are two-lane roads (i) — any dividers. These are some of the (j) — reasons of road accidents in Bangladesh.
3. Make five sentences using parts of sentences from each column of the table below.
Hence, to every nation its flag need to have patriotic feelings For that, we has dearer than any other thing Every independent country of the world is its own flag We the symbol of independence and sovereignty of a nation The national flag to safeguard its prestige
4. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box.
feel wash do want get notice take give pick climb
One day Mina and her parrot, Mithu (a) — a tall tree to pick a mango. She (b) — the mango and (c) — it to her mother. Although Mina had picked the mango, her mother (d) — the largest share of the fruit to Raju. Mina (e) — very disappointed. At dinner Mina (f) — that Raju as usual (g) — an egg but she (h) — not. Mithu was not pleased to see that. Mother (i) — to see if the children (j) — their hands before they started eating.
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?” “Yes, sir, I can. Do you want a residential one in which you can spend the night?” said the boy. “I do not want to stay 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 following sentences using appropriate question tags:
(a) Fishes can swim, —? (b) Once our rivers abounded with fishes, —? (c) But at present the water of most of the rivers has been polluted,—? (d) So, there is scarcity of fish, —? (e) We must take measures to protect the rivers from being polluted, —?
9. Complete the passage using suitable sentence connectors.
Global warming is increasing day by day (a) — deforestation. We cut down trees (b) — never think of planting more trees. (c) — human and other living beings are in the threat of extinction. Time is coming (d) — there will be no tree left for us. (e) — we have to face bitter consequence of deforestation.
11. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text.
thomas alva edison a great scientist was born in 1847 in ohio america as a little boy he was very inquisitive he always wanted to know how things were done very early in life he showed that he was full of curiosity a quality which is so important to inventors
Dhaka Board 2019
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 form of the words. You may need to use one word more than once.

indiscriminate, for, sustain, anticipate, disaster, the, erosion, imperative, to, an
It is (a) — that the new century is now facing various challenges specially environmental (b) —. Feeding the ever growing population is (c) — first and foremost challenge for Bangladesh. It is very difficult to (d) — the current level of agricultural production. Because our agricultural land is being reduced due (e) — human habitat, industrialisation, river (f) — etc. Besides, we are losing our forests gradually. Trees are being cut down (g) — resulting in (h) — increase of pollution. So, it is (i) — to check the reckless alarming condition (j) — our own existence.
2. Fill in the blanks with suitable words.
MOnce a farmer had a great desire (a) — land. One day (b) — to the landlord, he wanted some land (c) — he might live in comfort. The landlord was very wise. So, he told him to have as much land as he could cover by running (d) — sunset. The farmer became very pleased (e) — that. Next morning he started running as (f) —as he could to cover more area. He ran till evening and the sun was (g) — to set. He ran with his last strength but became very tired and fell (h) — dead. He was (i) — there. Then the wise man remarked a man needs just as much land as will be enough (j) — his grave.
3. Make five sentences using parts of sentences from each column of the table below.
Character is a man without character It hates as the crown of life It also means psychological or ethical nature Character of a person is regarded the combination of some good qualities Everybody mental or moral qualities of a person

4. Complete the following text with right form of verbs given in the box. You can use one vert more than once.
think, die, be, defend, honour, inspire, sacrifice, remember
Patriotism is a noble virtue. It (a) — a man to shed the last drop of blood to (b) — the freedom of his country. A man without patriotism (c) — no better than a beast. A true patriot (d) — by all. He always (e) — for the welfare of his country. On the other hand, the unpatriotic men (f) — only for their own interest. Those who (g) — for the country, are true patriots. They (h) — ever after their death. That is why, the freedom fighters who (i) — their lives in 1971, are remembered and (j) — forever.
5. Change the narrative style of the following text.
“What is the time by your watch?” said an old man. I said, “It is half past nine.” He said, “I want to go to your house. Will you accompany me, please?” “No, I am sorry because I am going to school,” said I.
6. Change the sentences according to directions.
(a) Man is the best creation of God. (Comparative)
(b) Isn’t it our responsibility to do good deeds? (Assertive)
(c) Our life is not measured by months or years. (Active)
(d) Honest people lead a happy life. (Complex)
(e) It matters little if a man lives many years or not. (Interrogative)
(f) Nobody is absolutely happy on earth. (Affirmative)
(g)So, we should not waste time in vain. (Passive)
(h) If we use time properly, we can be benefited. (Simple)
(i) All men must die. (Negative)
(j) Though we take utmost care, we cannot avoid death. (Compound)
7. Complete the sentences.
(a) Where there is a will, —. (b) If a man does not work hard, —. (c) As the people of Bangladesh are hard-working, —. (d) But now she has made a remarkable development in her GDP —. (e) So, it is our bounden duty to —. 8. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in the parenthesis.
A good student is always (a) — (mind) of his studies. He is (b) — (respect) of his (c) — (teach) and superiors. He never (d) — (honour) anybody. He is free from (e) — (behavior) and never rude to his classmates. As he is (f) — (study), he never wastes his time in vain. He is also sincere and listens to his teachers (g) — (attentive) so that he can be (h) — (success) in life. His punctuality and (i) — (determine) help him to (j) — (take) and solve any difficult work or job.
9. Make tag questions of the following statements.
(a) I am an SSC examinee, —?
(b) My expectation is getting A+,—?
(c) Some of my classmates became addicted to using mobile phones, —?
(d) They could not pass the test exam, —?
(e) Everybody hates them for this reason, —?
10. Complete the passage using suitable connectors.
A school magazine is a magazine (a) — is published by the school authority annually. It contains poems, articles, essays and jokes. The publication of it is not an easy task (b) — it needs time, energy and money. (c) — a magazine committee is formed from the teachers and the students. The editor (d) — is selected or elected by the committee members, invites writings. (e) — good writings are selected for printing.
11. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text.
have you heard the name of alexander asked mr ahmed no sir razu replied how strange it is said he will you tell me about alexander please well he was the great king of macedonia
Rajshahi Board 2019
1. Fill in the blanks with the words from the box. You may need to change the forms of some of words. You may need to use one word more than once.
danger recently victim accused fault that by the aware strict
Road accidents have (a) — become a regular phenomenon in our country. As a result of the accidents, many persons fall (b) — to untimely death. It is reported (c) — most of the accidents occur for (d) —violation of traffic rules, (e) — unskilled drivers and unconscious passers-by. Many unlicensed and (f) — vehicles also (g) — the passengers and the passers-by. So, in order to save us from the accidents the government is trying to create (h) — among the people and has passed (i) — laws against the (j) —.
2. Fill in the blanks with suitable words.
Housing is one of the greatest (a) — in our country. Thousands of people in big (b) — like Dhaka and Chattogram (c) — in the footpaths. In rural (d) — there is also an acute (e) — of housing. The cost of construction is (f) — day by day. At present it is very (g) — for the (h) — people to (i) — the cost of construction. So, this problem (j) — to be solved soon.
3. Make five sentences using the parts of sentences from each column of the table below.
Cricket has become popular in our country But it surpasses a costly game Recently it be a great appeal among the people all over the world Its popularity   also seen playing cricket Now rural youths that of football

4.Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box.
understand form consider owe take respect succeed acquire admit forget
In an educational institution teacher-student relationship is (a) — to be the most important matter, it is such a relationship that is (b) — on the basis of mutual (c) —. A student always (d) — to his teachers because he cannot but (e) — help from them in case of (f) — knowledge. The sensible students never (g) — their teachers. Moreover, they (h) — their memorable teachers’ role which helps them (i) — in life. So, they always (j) — their teachers.
5. Change the narrative style of the following text.
The students said, “We want to celebrate the victory of the National Debate Competition.” The Headmaster said, “Why?” The students said, “We want to make it memorable in our life. The Headmaster said, “Don’t worry. I shall take all necessary steps to arrange the function.”
6. Change the sentences according to directions.
(a) Patriotism is a noble virtue. (Interrogative) (b) It is the greatest of all virtues in a man’s life. (Comparative) (c) It persuades a man to do everything just. (Negative) (d) This quality highly motivates á man so that he can sacrifice his life for the country. (Simple) (e) What an outstanding quality it is! (Assertive) (f) A man having patriotic zeal is called a patriot. (Complex) (g) A patriot fears none but the Creator. (Affirmative) (h) By paying taxes he obeys the law. (Compound) (i) He is respected by all. (Active) (j) So we should be patriots. (Imperative)
7. Complete the sentences.
(a) We should keep in mind that —. (b) If we are not healthy —. (c) We must eat balanced diet so that —. (d) We should wear socks and shoes when —. (e) Nobody likes a man who —.
8. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or both to the root words given in the parentheses.
Bangladesh is a (a) — (river) and (b) — (agriculture) country. So, we cannot ignore the (c) — (important) of rivers. Our agriculture is largely (d) — (depend) on the rivers. But we get (e) — (sufficient) water for use from the rivers. There are (f) — (differ) reasons behind it. At first the water of many rivers (g) — (dry) up in summer. Again, the water of some rivers is (h) — (extreme) poisonous. This poisonous water is (i) — (suit) for our agriculture. So, water pollution should be prevented at any cost for the (j) — (better) of our agriculture. 9. Make tag questions of these statements. (a) Cutting trees is not good for us, —? (b) Because trees supply us oxygen, fruits and wood, —? (c) We can hardly live without them, —? (d) They are our best friends, — ? (e) Let’s plant trees more and more, —? 10. Complete the passage using suitable connectors. The whole world has turned into a global village (a) — the improvement of information technology. Now we can know (b) — is happening on the other corner of the world sitting at home. One culture is coming in touch with another. The poor culture is receiving quickly the elements (c) — are available in rich culture. (d) — technology transforms culture and develops it. (e) — we have to prevent the infiltration of bad culture of another society to our own culture. 11. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text go to bed now mother said you can complete your assignment in the morning no mom ill finish it now
Barishal Board 2019
Part A: Grammar (60 Marks) 1. Fill in the blanks with the words from the box. You may need to change the form of the words You may need to use one word more than once. charm mangrove the beauty sight longest bewitching wild rising within The seabeach of Cox’s Bazar is a (a) — gift of nature. The blue water of the sea and its (b) — waves are always a pleasant (c) — which cools our mind (d) — a moment. It is the (e) — seabeach in the world. (f) — Saint Martin’s Island is also a gift of nature in the Bay of Bengal The beauty of the island is simply (g) —. The Sundarbans, the largest (h) — forest of the world, is another beautiful gift of nature. Its (i) — life and mysterious setting make it more (j) —. 2. Fill in the blanks with suitable words. Nowadays, the young farmers of our country are showing interest to (a) — foreign vegetables. They with their innovative power, have added new dimensions (b) — the country’s agricultural sector. Karim Ullah is such a (c) —. Five years ago, he started his farm with a (d) — and challenge. Now he owns a (e) — farm where he cultivates curry leaves, lemon grass, broccoli and other (f) — vegetables. The cultivation of foreign crops (g) — our country is very inspiring for both (h) — farmers and the customers as it brings diversity in our regular (i) — and nutrition. It is also possible to (j) — vegetables by ensuring quality production and packaging. 3. Make five sentences using the parts of sentences from each column of the table below. Child labour should exploited and ill-treated It is to engage a child in physical or mental labour Child labourers are deprived of the basic human rights The Government means ensure the rehabilitation of those children the worst form of violation of human rights 4. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box. work confine emerge find give earn be bring Over the last ten years or so, the garments industries have (a) — as the largest foreign currency earning sector. Hundreds of garments factories have (b) — set up throughout the country. The most remarkable characteristic of the garments industries (c) — the revolutionary change that has (d) — in the lives of thousands of poor women across the country. Women who (e) — to the household work, suddenly (f) — a new way of earning. A job at a garments factory (g) — a woman not only a steady income but also independence and dignity. In a garments factory most of the workers have to (h) — above ten hours a day. But still the women working here (i)  — happy as they think they are (j) — their own living. 5. Change the narrative style of the following text. Rifat said to Munir, “You didn’t attend my birthday party.” “Extremely sorry, friend,” Munir replied. “I had to go to my uncle’s house in Dhaka. How was the programme?” “Let me show you the photographs,” said Rifat. 6. Change the sentences as directed in the brackets. (a) Internet is a computer-based networking system. (Interrogative) (b) It is a speedy transmitting system of information. (Complex) (c) Its functions are smooth and rapid. (Negative) (d) A man has an Internet connection and gets a link soon according to his expectation. (Simple) (e) Many educational institutions are greatly benefited through the use of Internet. (Complex) (f) A student can visit all the renowned libraries of the world without going there. (Passive) (g) It plays an effective role in the field of trade and commerce. (Exclamatory) (h) E-commerce has become one of the most popular topics to the customers. (Positive) (i) It helps the customers to buy or choose anything without going to market. (Compound) (j) What an amazing milestone it is in the modern world of communication! (Assertive) 7. Complete the sentences. (a) There is a proverb that —. (b) — know this wise saying? (c) Unless you have good health —. (d) You may have a lot of wealth but —. (e) It is high time —. 8. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in the parenthesis. Life without leisure and (a) — (relax) is dull. Nobody can work without rest. Life becomes (b) — (charm) if one doesn’t have any time to enjoy (c) — (beauty) objects of nature. Work becomes (d) — (monotony) if there is no break in it! It hinders the (e) — (smooth) of life. Leisure (f) — (new) our spirit to work. Everybody knows that (g) — (work) is (h) — (harm). Leisure doesn’t mean (i) — (idle). It gives (j) — (fresh) to our mind. 9. Make tag questions of the following statements. (a) To tell a lie is a great sin. Sinners suffer in the long run, —? (b) Flowers are the symbol of beauty and purity. Nobody dislikes flowers, —? (c) I want to meet her. She hardly comes here, —? (d) Vitamins are essential for our health. So, we must eat vegetables to get vitamins, —? (e) Truthfulness is a great virtue. So, don’t tell a lie, —? 10. Complete the passage using suitable connectors. Climate change means the changes in climate. (a) — climate on earth is constantly changing. (b) — climate change, the weather pattern in any specific region on earth prevails (c) — across the whole earth is changing. Human activities are greatly responsible for it. We are cutting down trees for habitation and agricultural purpose. (d) — use of chemicals in industries causes serious harm to the ozone layer. (e) — there is a rapid increase in temperature causing greenhouse effect the ozone layer a purpose. 11. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text. dont you have any relative here to stay with no sir so i need a transfer certificate to be admitted there 
Sylhet Board 2019
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.
Of, the, for, at, which, adulterate, hardly, or into
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. engage do face be help solve make try create 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
Dinajpur Board 2019
1. Fill in the blanks with the words from the box. You may need to change the forms of some of verbs. You may need to use one word more than once. Miracle thirst network of within advance short connect with small Internet is the latest discovery of science. It is the greatest (a) — in this field. It is a computerized process (b) — a telephone set. To get Internet (c) —, it requires a modem, telephone line and a different sort of software for using the (d) — system. Nowadays, an Internet is (e) — great use to us. It has made the world (f) — and brought the world (g) — our reach. We can get any information in a very (h) — time. It has not only widened our knowledge but also made us (i) — for the unknown. It’s a (j) — like Aladin’s magic lamp. 2. Fill in the blanks with suitable words. Scientists have recently reported that (a) — surface Ice caps are (b) —. This is due to a rise (c) — atmospheric temperature known (d) — the greenhouse effect. According to the scientists, carbon dioxide is primarily responsible (e) — temperature rise in the (f) —. Carbon dioxide is high when coal and oil (g) — burnt. The gas is accumulating (h) — the atmosphere and causing the temperature to rise. As a result, the polar Ice in the North and South poles (i) — melting. We should maintain the ecological (j) — of the environment. 3. Make five sentences using the parts of sentences from each column of the table below. A man of integrity possess to tell a lie or do any dishonest deed Integrity upholds his honesty and truthfulness even at the cost of his life He never thinks this quality are considered super human beings Those who  is an uncommon quality of human beings a man of great courage 4. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box. allow pass treat depend be do increase earn secure take Adult allowance (a) — a noble programme initiated by the present government. In most of the developed countries of the world this kind of programme is (b) — by the government. The government should pursue that their old age is (c) — and comfortable. But in our country the adults are (d) — on their own sons or daughters. The adults lose the ability to work and (e) — at this age. They (f) — offensively by their own issues. They have to (g) — their days depending on others. The allowance should be (h) — and the true needy (i) — to have this allowance. It is expected that the local leaders (j) — their duty impartially to select the right person for this purposes. 5. Change the narrative style of the following text. “Please give me your English Grammar And Composition Book,” said Sara. ‘I cannot give,” said Niha. “I have to take it with me in the class.”  “I shall return the book before the class starts,” said Sara. “Take it,” said Niha. “Thank you,” said Sara. 6.  Change the sentences according to directions. (a) Facebook is a common social network. (Make it a negative sentence) (b) Now, it is being used all over the world. (Make it an active voice) (c) Everybody uses it. (Make it an interrogative sentence) (d) There is no student without a smart phone. (Make it an affirmative sentence) (e) Who does not like social network? (Make it an assertive sentence) (f) Facebook is the best of all social networks. (Make it a positive degree) (g) It gives pleasure but we cannot get freedom to use it. (Make it a simple sentence) (h) Use it or you cannot keep pace with the modern world. (make it complex sentence) (i) We can get many new pieces of information by using it. (Make it a compound sentence) (j) Would that I could open a Facebook account. (Make it an assertive sentence) 7. Complete the following sentences. (a) Leisure means the time when —. (b) As we live in a materialistic world, —. (c) But it should be kept in mind that —. (d) If a man does not take rest after a work, —. (e) So, we should take a rest so that —. 8. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in the parenthesis. In ancient time, textbook was the most (a) — (resource) thing for the students. Teachers were the only guides and source of information. The students had to collect all the (b) — (inform) from the lecture of their (c) — (teach). There was no guidebook or other (d) — (refer) books in the market. During that period a teacher had to deliver a lecture by (e) — (study) the textbook. Because of the (f) — (situate) the students used to depend on the teachers (g) — (complete). As a result, there was a great (h) — (relate) between a (i) — (teach) and a student. Their (j) — (popular) existed among the students in the society. 9. Make tag questions of these statements. (a) Our examination is over. Everybody is free now, —? (b) He along with his friends will pay a visit to Sylhet,—? (c) But Aslam has little interest about it, —?   (d) He as well as his parents visited Sylhet last year, —?   (e) As they visited many interesting places, they could enjoy a lot, —?    10. Complete the passage using suitable connector. People usually want to have their own way. They want to think and act (a) — they like. (b) — one cannot have one’s own way all the time. A person cannot live in an environment without considering the interest of others (c) — his own interest. People in society may take their own decision. (d) — these decisions ought not to be unjust (e) — harmful to others. 11. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text. stop you are eating all our bread shouted the two rats I am doing my best but I have told you that its difficult said the monkey give us that little piece said the rats this is my piece havent I laboured a lot for you replied the Monkey how foolish we are believing you said the two rats
Cumilla Board—2019
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. a hinder in development with joint of boon eradicate lag Bangladesh is beset (a) — many problems. Illiteracy is one of them. It is not a (b) — to us. It is undoubtedly (c) — curse. It (d) — all kinds of developments of a country. It also causes many other problems (e) — our society. As most of our people are not conscious (f) — the importance of education, we cannot take proper step to (g) — illiteracy. As a result, we are (h) — behind. We have to depend on the foreign aids. All of us should come forward (i) — to remove illiteracy from the society. Then the (j) — of the country will be possible. 2. Fill in the blanks with suitable words. Reading textbook is essential (a) — all the students. A student cannot expect (b) — make a good result until he or she reads textbooks. In the textbooks all the topics are designed as per students’ grade that ensures (c) — complete sense. In case (d) — not reading those texts a student will miss (e) — needed for him or her. Moreover, textbooks are (f) — and edited by highly experienced educationists. Some students ignore (g) — read text books rather they prefer guidebooks. But merely (h) — guidebooks keeps the students ignoble of the subject matter as they are written focusing on exam result (i) — a textbook covers all the details for holistic flourish (j) — a student. 3. Make five sentences using the parts of sentences from each column of the table below. must be chaos and disorder in the society Discipline is a very important factor in human life It means not to deny individual freedom The absence of discipline aims at maintaining social harmony, order and the like obedience to some sorts of rules and regulations 4. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box. work commit respect occur know sacrifice have follow remember stand Love for one’s own country (a) — as patriotism. Everyone should (b) — a great love for his country. Many of our freedom fighters (c) — their lives in 1971 for the sake of our country. The countrymen (d) — them forever. Some people are (e) — persistently for the development of the country. They are also patriots. Everybody (f) — a patriot. When any natural calamity (g) — in the country, a patriot (h) — by the affected people. We (i) — the footprint of the patriots. We should refrain from (j) — any crime that is harmful to our country. 5. Change the narrative style of the following text. “Good morning, Rupa,” said Sohel. “How much preparation have you taken for the upcoming SSC Exam?” “A great preparation,” replied she. “I hope, I shall get 90+ marks in every subject.” “How confident you are!” said Sohel. 6. Change the sentences according to directions. (a) Computer is one of the greatest inventions of modern science. (Positive) (b) Computer is a blessing on earth. (Negative) (c) Though it is a blessing, it has dark sides. (Simple) (d) Computers are nowadays being used in almost every sphere of life. (Active) (e) We cannot but depend on it. (Affirmative) (f) No one can deny its necessity. (Interrogative) (g) It is the most used device in our life. (Comparative) (h) It helps us a lot. (Passive) (i) Because of its usefulness, it has become very popular. (Compound) (j) Without computer, we cannot imagine our modern life. (Complex) 7. Complete the following sentences. (a) Books are our best friends because —. (b) A man who reads books regularly —. (c) By reading books —. (d) We can learn moral values if —. (e) We should inspire the students —. 8. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both the root words given in the parenthesis Success in life depends on the proper (a) — (utilize) of time. Those who waste their (b) — (value) time in (c) — (idle), reduce the time of their important work. (d) — (punctual) is another great virtue of human beings that (e) — (rich) the (f) — (man) life. If one takes lesson from the (g) — (biography) of successful persons, one will learn that they never kept any work (h) — (do) for the next day. (i) — (obvious), they were true to their words. So, they got a (j) — (respect) position in the society. 9. Make tag questions of these statements. (a) Sincerity is a great virtue. A sincere man always succeeds in life, —? (b) The people who are insincere can hardly succeed, —? (c) Nobody is as successful as a sincere man, —? (d) Every student should be sincere to shine in life, —? (e) Let’s be sincere in our life, —? 10. Complete the passage using suitable connectors. Morning walk is a good habit for all classes of people. (a) — it is a simple exercise, it is good for health both physically (b) — mentally. (c) — the morning air is fresh and free from any kind of noise and pollutions, it keeps us sound and healthy. Morning walk costs nothing (d) — gives more. (e) — we should make the habit of morning walk 11. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text. why are you late always try to attend the class regularly yes sir the student said to the teacher 
Jashore Board-2019
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. a the sick and to general of, with treat A hospital is the home for (a) — sick. It gives medical (b) — to them free (c) — cost. A hospital is (d) — run by the government. A hospital has outdoor (e) — indoor sections. (f) — great number of the (g) — people are treated in (h) — outdoor section. People attacked (i) — serious illness are admitted (j) — the indoor section. 2. Fill in the blanks with suitable words. Language plays a very important (a) — in the life of human beings. We use language from the (b) — we wake up in the morning (c) — we go to bed at night. We use (d) — for different purposes. We use language to (e) — our ideas, thoughts and feelings, to (f) — our message or to pass (g) — information to others. In short, language is (h) — present in our activities. It is (i) — inseparable part of (j) — we are, what we do and believe. 3. Make five sentences using parts of sentences from each column of the table below. Unemployment should not depend idle after completing their studies There remain a curse Educated youths are on the government to provide them with jobs They weakens the body and mind of our young population  It  is more people in our country than jobs 4. Complete the following text with right forms of verbs given in the box. prepared claim, exercise memorize develop command  help, do thinking make Most of the students of our country are expert in (a) — answer. They do not (b) — notes themselves. They get them (c) — by their tutors. Their tutors (d) — their brain for the students. So, the (e) — power of the students does not (f) —. They do not have any (g) — of their language. They, of course, (h) — do well in the examination. But for this, they can (i) — no credit of their own. This result does not (j) — them in their later life. 5. Change the narrative style of the following text. The teacher said to the boy, “Why are you disturbing the class in this way? Don’t you know that is an important class? Get out of the room and don’t come back today. “Excuse me, Sir,” said the boy. “I’ll never disturb the class,” he promised. 6. Change the sentences according to directions. (a) Terrorism is a devastating phenomenon of the modern world. (Exclamatory) (b) At present, it is increasing alarmingly. (Interrogative) (c) Nothing is as disastrous as terrorism. (Comparative) (d) It is one of the most corrosive problems of the modern world. (Positive) (e) A terrorist is hated by people. (Active) (f) Who is not now in the threat of violence? (Assertive) (g) Though there are laws to punish the terrorists, they are not properly applied. (Compound) (h) By applying the laws properly, we can get rid of terrorism. (Complex) (i) What a miserable life a terrorist leads! (Assertive) (j) They should be brought to book. (Active) 7. Complete the following sentences. (a) The mango is a fruit which —.  (b) It is so delicious that —. (c) Rajshahi is the place where —.  (d) If you visit Rajshahi, Bogura and Dinajpur —. (e) People of this area produce a huge amount of mangoes and —. 8. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in the parenthesis. Life without leisure and (a) — (relax) is dull. Nobody can work without rest. Life becomes (b) — (charm) if man does not have any time to enjoy (c) — (beauty) objects of nature. (d) — (monotony) work hinders the (e) — (smooth) of work. Leisure (f) — (new) our spirit of work. Everybody knows that (g) — (work) is (h) — (harm). Leisure does not mean (i) — (idle). It gives (j) — (fresh) to our mind. 9. Make tag questions of these statements. (a) You had better drink cold water, —? (b) The father rose in him at this sight, —? (c) Thank you very much, —? (d) He as well as his brother come here, —? (e) Let us go home,—? 10. Complete the passage using suitable connectors. Morning walk is a good habit for all classes of people. (a) — it is a simple exercise, it is good for health (b) — mentality. (c) — the morning air is fresh and free from any kind of noise and pollution. Morning walk is such an exercise which costs nothing (d) — gives more. (e) — we should make a habit of morning walk. 11. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text. zaman can you tell me what i am teaching the teacher asked im sorry sir i can’t follow replied zaman you can’t because you are not attentive the teacher said
All Boards 2018
1. Fill in the blanks with the word from the box. Apparent bad lie in sorts have of aware about cope Bangladesh (a) — in the southern part of Asia. She is now (b) — in the grip of all (c) — of pollutions like air pollution, soil pollution and water pollution. The dwellers of the urban areas are the (d) — sufferers of such pollution. The industrialization process (e) — Bangladesh over the past decades (f) — created significant environmental problems. We know (g) — some of the most common types (h) — environmental pollutions and ways of (i) — with them. In this case, we need (j) — most. 2. Fill in the blanks with suitable words. Truthfulness (a) — to the habit of speaking the truth. It is (b) — greatest of all virtues in a man’s life. The true peace and prosperity of man entirely depend (c) — it. It ennobles one’s character and gives one high (d) — in society. It may not make one rich (e) — brings peace of mind. A truthful person is loved and respected (f) — all. A truthful person cares (g) —. All religions teach us to (h) — truthful. By (i) — of truthfulness all can shine in life. Truthfulness (j) — lead the whole world to peace and prosperity. 3. Make five sentences using parts of sentences from each column of the table below. Many of us can save the life of dying patients By donating blood, we will misconception about blood donation Blood donation have cause no harm to us Every man in sound health is a very noble deed Donating blood can donate blood after every three months 4. Complete the following text with the right forms of verbs given in the box. promise contain be return finish agree want ask refuse compose One day the great poet Ferdousi (a) — by Sultan Mahmood to (b) — Shahanama in honour of the Sultan. The Sultan (c) — to pay Ferdousi a gold coin for each verse. Ferdousi (d) — the writing and it (e) — found (f) — sixty thousand verses. Now Sultan (g) — to pay sixty thousand gold coins. He (h) — to pay silver coins instead of gold coins. The poet (i) — to take silver coins and (j) — to his village. 5. Change the narrative style of the following text: Shabab said to Tahsin, “Did you visit the Shat Gombuj Mosque?” “No, I didn’t,” said Tahsin. “I visited there last week. How beautiful the mosque is!” said Shahab. “Let’s go there next year,” Tahsin said. 6. Change the sentences according to directions: (a) Very few conquerors of the world were so great as Taimur. (Superlative) (b) The province of a powerful prince was once attacked by young Taimur. (Active) (c) Entering the kingdom of the prince, he captured a large village. (Compound) (d) The army killed Taimur’s all soldiers. (Passive) (e) He disguised himself as a poor traveler to survive. (Complex) (f) He came to a house and asked for something to eat. (Simple) (g) There lived an old woman in the house. (Complex) (h) The woman became sympathetic to see Taimur. (Interrogative) (i) The food was very hot. (Exclamatory) (j) Taimur was too hungry to wait. (Negative) 7. Complete the sentences: (a) It is English which —. (b) But most of the students don’t know how —. (c) If a student wants to do well in English —. (d) Unless he/she practices it, —. (e) It is high time —. 8. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in the parenthesis: People are (a) — (general) fond of glittering things. They are the (b) — (love) of the surface. They are concerned with the (c) — (out) show of things and beings. They (d) — (hard) bother about intrinsic value. Gold is a very (e) — (value) thing. But there are (f) —(vary) metals in nature that look like gold. They fade soon and become less (g) — (beauty). So the surface of anything should not be the key for its (h) — (measure). We all should be (i) — (care) about this truth. Otherwise, we will have to be (j) — (repent) in the long run. 9. Make tag questions of these statements: (a) At present, everybody likes cricket, —? (b) Students hardly miss watching this game, —? (c) Nothing is more enjoyable to them than cricket, —? (d) How exciting the game is, —? (e) Let’s play this game, —? 10. Complete the passage using suitable connectors : (a) — taking food, we should bear in mind (b) — we do not eat just to satisfy hunger or to fill the belly. We eat (c) — we can preserve our health. Some people living in the midst of plenty, do not eat the food they need for good health (d) — they have no knowledge of the science of health and nutrition. (e) — they suffer from various diseases. 11. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text: whats your programme after the examination asked ratul nabil said i havent yet decided can you suggest any lets go on a picnic said ratul what an excellent idea
Rajshahi Board 2017
1 Fill in the blanks with the words from the box. You may need to change the form of the words. You may need to use one word more than once.  Numerous early suitable ages maintain make moreover a the fresh Morning walk is an exercise (a) — for the people of all (b) —. It gives us (c) — benefits. (d) — people who wake up (e) — and go out for (f) — walk, can enjoy (g) —morning air. (h) — this exercise helps them (i) — good health. Again, they can (j) — a good start of their work. 2. Fill in the blanks with suitable words. Use only one word in each blank. Man is the (a) — of his own fate. If he makes a proper (b) — of time and does his duties (c) —, he is sure to improve and (d) — in life. But if he does not (e) — it, he is sure to (f) —.Then he will be (g) — to drag a miserable (h) —. To spoil time is (i) — for a person. For our life is nothing (j) — the sum total of hours, days and years. 3. Make five sentences using parts of sentences from each column of the table below Kazi Nazrul is as a rebel poet His writings inspired almost all branches of literature He explored in a small village in India was born our freedom fighters is known our national poet 4. Complete the following text with right forms of verbs given in the box. Speak enable live see be choose give fail suffer take There are several reasons why friendship (a) — so necessary in human life. A man without a friend is like a man (b) — in wilderness. Moreover, it (c) — him to understand his surroundings in a better way. By (d) — to a friend, a man can get relief. The advice (e) — by a friend is sometimes more reliable than his own judgment. Thus, it is (f) — that friendship is really important. But a man must (g) — time while (h) — a friend. If he (i) — to select the right person as a friend, he (j) — in the long run. 5. Change the narrative style of the following text. My mother said, “Won’t you go to school today?” I said, “Mother, I feel feverish today. I don’t want to go to school.” “Ok, take a rest now. You should be more careful about your health,” said mother. 6. Change the sentences according to directions. (a) My friend invited me to pay a visit to Cox’s Bazar. (Make complex sentence) (b) I was very glad. (Make negative sentence) (c) I accepted the invitation. (Use passive voice) (d) When I reached there, my friend received me cordially. (Make simple sentence) (e) I was very excited to see the sea beach. (Make exclamatory sentence) (f) It is the largest sea beach in the world. (Use positive degree) (g) It is one of the most beautiful sea beaches in the world. (Use comparative degree) (h) It is called the pleasure seekers’ paradise. (Use active voice) (i) Every year a lot of people come to visit it. (Make compound sentence) (j) If I could visit the sea beach! (Make assertive sentence) 7. Complete the following sentences.  (a) Books are our best friends because —  (b) A man who reads books regularly —  (c) By reading books —  (d) We can learn moral values —  (e) We should inspire the students — 8. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in the parenthesis. Early rising is the habit of (a) — (get) up from bed early in the morning. An early (b) — (rise) can enjoy the (c) — (fresh) of the morning air. He can hear the (d) — (melody) songs of the birds. Again, he can start his day’s work (e) — (early) than others. An early riser does not suffer from (f) — (physic) problems very often. So, he need not go to any (g) — (physic) (h) — (frequent). Thus, an early riser enjoys (i) — (vary) benefits and leads a (j) — (peace) life. 9. Make tag questions of the following statements. (a) Patriotism is a great virtue, —? (b) Every religion teaches us to be patriots, —? (c) We all must remember that the country is above everything, —? (d) Why some people forget it is really a question, —? (e) We hope that nobody will derail from the right path, —? 10. Complete the passage with suitable connectors. Ripa is a student of class ten. (a) — she is meritorious, she never takes pride in her merit. She is helpful to all. (b) — any weak student comes to her with any problem, she tries to help him. She is respectful of the senior (c) — affectionate to the junior. She is simple in behaviour (d) — strict in principle. (e) — everyone loves her. 11. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text. the teacher said to me dont you like to practise english its an important subject and you should be more careful about it
Dhaka Board 2017
English : Second Paper Time : 3 hoursSubject Code : 108 Part A : Grammar (Marks-60) 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..5×10=5 on rote to proper by then a speak Learning is (a) — continuous process. Learning a language depends on a process based (b) — language skills. We need to practice four skills (c) — learn a language (d) — . We learn by listening, (e) — reading and writing. But we have to learn not by (f) — but by understanding. We know that (g) — child starts to learn its mother tongue (h) — listening and lipsing and (i) — speaking. Native (j) — learn their language easily by listening and speaking. Fill in the blanks with suitable words.            2. Every student wants to do well (a) — the examination. But it is not (b) — easy task. A student has to work (c) — for this. From the very (d) — of the year, he must be serious. He should read the (e) — books again and again. He must not memorize answers (f) — understanding. He must not make note (g) — a common source. He should have a good command (h) — English. By doing all (i) — thing, a student can hope to make (j) — excellent result. 3. Make five meaningful sentence using parts of sentences from each column of the table below. Rural people dependsbemeans mostly illiterate Bangladesh the devolopment of the villages Our villages under devoloped though they are the heart of the country Rural devolopment a land of villages So, prosperity of the country on the welfare of the villages 4.Complete the following text with right forms of verbs given in the box. manage invent rescue give acquire teach work print go run Edison never (a) — to school. All education that he ever got (b) — to him by his mother. At the age of twelve, he was put to (c) — on a railway. Having a great deal to do with newspapers, he (d) — to pick up the art of (e) — and he printed a newspaper of his own named “The Weekly Herald.” One day he (f) — a station-master’s child which was nearly (g) — over by a train. The station-master out of gratitude, (h) — him how to use the telegraph. Young Edison soon (i) — great skill at the telegraph. When only twenty, Edison (j) — a new telegraph which was extremely useful. 5. Change the narrative style of the following text. “Good morning, can I help you?” said the manager. “Yes, I was told to come over here to get a parking sticker. Is it the right place? “said the lady. “Yes, it is. What’s the registration number of your car? ” said the manager. 6. Change the sentences according to the directions (a) Mother Teresa is an icon to many people. (Make it interrogative sentence) (b) She is respected by everybody. (Make it active) (c) She is one of the greatest persons of the world. (Make it positive) (d) She was very kind to the needy and the ill-fated. (Make it negative) (e) She believes that charity is a great virtue. (Make it compound sentence) (f) Actually Mother Teresa was a noble hearted person. (Make it complex sentence) (g) Mother Teresa was a very passionate woman. (Make it an exclamatory sentence) (h) She helped those who were helpless. (Make it a simple sentence) (i) She set up “Nirmal Hridoy” in Kolkata. (Make it a compound sentence) (j) Who does not know about the charity of Mother Teresa? (Make it assertive) 7. Complete the sentences. (a) There goes a proverb that — . (b) Though lost wealth can be regained by hard work, lost time — . (c) Time is so valuable that — . (d) Those who — cannot shine in life. (e) —, you must be successful. 8. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in the parenthesis. Flowers are the symbol of love and (a) — (pure). They are (b) — (know) for their beauty and fragrance. Some flowers are (c) — (note) for their fragrance and same are for their beauty. But the rose is favourite to us for its colour and beauty. Its mother place is the city of Paris. The (d) — (japan) are exceptionally famous for its (e) — (cultivate). At present most of the countries grow rose in plenty. It (f) — (general) grows from June to November. Its scent makes us (g) — (cheer). It makes people lively, lovely, (h) — (affection) and so on. By (i) — (grow) roses in plenty, we can export them and solve our (j) — (employ) problem. 9. Make tag questions of the following statements. (a) Telling lies is a great sin, — ? (b) One lie begets hundred lies, — ? (c) Man hardly believes a lair, — ? (d) A liar has to lead a miserable life, — ? (e) So, all of us ought to refrain from telling lies,– ? 10. Complete the passage using suitable connectors. We know that trees are essential for all kinds of creatures. They give us not only food (a) — oxygen. They protect us from natural calamities. (b) — , they are called the saviour of our environment. (c) — many people are not aware of this. They cut down trees randomly. (d) —, forest lands are shrinking. (e) — people go on cutting down trees, one day there well be no trees left for us. 11. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text. in a certain school a student once found a one hundred taka note in the play ground he took it to his teacher what shall I do with it asked the teacher Part B : Composition (Marks-40) 12. Suppose, You are Touhid Hasan/ Tania Akter. You have passed HSC and taken a one year diploma on Computer. You have found a vacancy advertisement published in “The Daily Azadi” for the post of ” A Receptionist” in Medical Centre Hospital, Chittagong. Now, Write a CV with a Cover letter for the post. Your CV should not excees one page. 13. Suppose, you are sakib Ahmed/ Sabrina Chowdhury and you are a student of Rangpur Zilla school, Rangpur. You know learning computer is a must for all nowadays. But there is no computer club in your school. Now, write an application to the Headmaster of your school for opening a computer club as early as possible 14. A rickshaw puller is a very familiar figure in our country. He plays a great role in our communication system. But he leads a very miserable life for financial problem. Now , write a paragraph in 150 words on “The life of a rickshaw puller”. 15. Bangladesh is a land of six seasons. Every seasons has its own special aspects. You have a great attraction for one of the seasons. Now, write a composition on “The seasons you like most”. (250 words)
Dinajpur Board 2017
English : Second Paper Time : 3 hoursSubject Code : 108 Part A : Grammar (Marks-60) 1. Fill in the blanks with words from the box. You may need to to change the forms of some words. You may need to use one word more than once. the or friend of in for entire forword appreciate Gratefulness is (a) — acknowledgement and (b) — of help received from others. In the society we cannot do all things. Sometimes we need the help (c) — others. We are (d) — dependent in the society. A man may be in danger (e) — in problem at any time. It is a natural instinct in man to come (f) — to help the needy because of his fellow-feeling, (g) — and kinship. Gratefulness comes from (h) — depth of the heart and finds its manifestation (i) — books, words and deeds of the grateful man. The grateful man feels highly obliged (j) — the benefit he has received. 2. Fill in the blanks with suitable words. Trees are (a) — to man in many ways. They provide us (b) — oxygen without which we cannot live more than a few minutes. They supply (c) — with vitamin and food, give us shade and help to (d) — drought and flood. Unfortunately, we cannot realize (e) — importance of trees. We cut them (f) — in large numbers. (g) — it is a suicidal attempt. (h) — we do not stop (i) — acts, soon our country will , no doubt , turn (j) — a desert. 3. Make five, meaningful sentences using parts of sentences from each column of the table below. People means raise themselves to achieve it The real freedom must freedom from want, disease and ignorance. Liberty does not decend upon people automatically. It is a fruit that is an old idea. Freedom from foreign domination be earned before it can be enjoyed. 4. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box. You can use one verb more than once. dissuade address carry go employ work forbid do be Child labour has (a) — internationally by the UN. To make a child (b) — the work that is suitable for a man is punishable. Yet in the third world countries, the number of child labour (c) — up day by day. Bagladesh (d) — one of these countries. Though government is committed to (e) — rich people to engage children in labourious work, things are not so easy. Poverty (f) — the first impediment in this field. The poor parents want to get additional earning by (g) — their children in work. Many children (h) — at different sectors now. But this should not be (i) — on. We should immediately (j) — this problem. 5. Change the narrative style of the following text. “My sons, listen to me. A great treasure lies hidden in the land. I am going to leave it to you.” “How will we find it?” said the sons. “You must dig the land for it,” said the old man. 6. Change the sentences according to the directions. (a) We are grateful to the freedom fighters. (Make it negative sentence) (b) Their contribution is greater than any other thing. (Make it positive Degree) (c) The freedom fighters who died in the Liberation War are called martyrs. (Make it a compound sentence) (d) The National memorial has been built with a view to paying tribute to their memories. (Make it complex sentence) (e) A freedom fighter is the greatest son of the soil. (Make it comparative sentence) (f) They fought bravely and snatched the red sun of independence. (Make it simple sentence) (g) Mother Teresa was a very passionate woman. (Make it an exclamatory sentence) (h) Though their weapons were ordinary, they had much conrage in their mind. (Make it compound sentence) (i) Their contribution will never be forgotten. (Affirmative sentence) (j) The government has taken some steps to improve the condition. (Passive) 7. Compound the sentence. (a) It is said that —. (b) In youth the mind is soft that —.  (c) If we lose the morning hours of life —. (d) We will reap good harvest —.  (e) On the other hand, if we remain lazy —. 8. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in the brackets. Life without leisure and (a) — (relax) is dull. Life becomes — (charm) if one does not have any time to enjoy the (c) — (beauty) objects of nature. (d) — (monotony) work hinders the (e) — (smooth) of work. Leisure (f) — (rich) our sprit to work. Everybody knows that (g) — (work) is (h) — (harm). Leisure does not mean (i) — (idle). It gives freshness to — (creat) our energy. 9. Make tag question of the following statements. (a) Time and tide wait for none, —? (b) Unfortunately, many of us waste our time, —? (c) None can prosper in life without utilizing time properly, —? (d) So, everybody should realize this truth, —? (e) Let’s make the best use of time, —? 10. Complete the passage using suitable connectors. Globalization is a term (a) — is commonly used by man. (b) — it is a process of expanding trade and commerce all over the world creating a borderless market. (c) — global development we have conquered the time (d) — distance. (e) —, we can learn that is happening in the farthest corner of the world. 11. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text. why are you putting up the food in your pocket why don’t you eat asked the noble man i am doing the right thing replied sheikh sadi Part B : Composition (Marks-40) 12. Suppose, you are Atik/Atika. You have complted your study M.A in Bangla. Then you have completed a 2 years diploma on Library Science. Recently you have seen a vacancy advertisement for the post of Librarian in a renowned college. Now a write a CV with a cover letter for the post. Your CV should not exceed one page. 13. Suppose, you are Nahian/Nahia of Ruppur Model High School. Your School has no common room. For want of a common room, the students spend their leisure aimlessly. Now, write an application to your Headmaster for openings a common room in your School campus. 14. Imagine, you are the students of a renowned school of the city. You have very big and resourceful library. You use regularly in a certain manner and get much benefit. Now write a paragraph on your School Library within works. 15. Everyone has his/has favorite game. Now write a composition Your favorite game. Now write a composition on Your favorite game focusing the research behind your likings.(250 words)
Sylhet Board 2017
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. forward at up in move for the number a Traffic jam is (a) — problem in all towns and cities (b) — Bangladesh. It occurs where a (c) — of vehicles crowd so close that (d) — becomes impossible (e) — sometime. It is more common where (f) — streets are narrow and have many bends. Weak traffic control system is also largely responsible (g) — it. It is very annoying and time killing. When caught in a traffic jam, we simply get stuck (h) — at one place. We can neither move (i) — nor backward. We have to wait and look repeatedly (j) — our watch. 2. Fill in the blanks with suitable words : Trees bear a great impact (a) — the climate. If we destroy trees (b) — random, one day the country will turn (c) — a great desert. The country will bear the consequences of greenhouse (d) —. Again there will be no rain and as a result the country will face a great crises because ours is (e) — agricultural country and our economy is dependent on (f) —. Again our agriculture (g) — on rain. So trees have a (h) — effect on our climate. Trees keep the soil strong. Trees save us (i) — flood and many other natural (j) —. 3. Make five meaningful sentences using parts of sentences from each column of the table below Ambition work to be competitive too. Almost all of us needs successful in life if one sits idly. One needs to can never be a particular ambition. One’s ambition means hard to materialize any ambition. One cherish a desire to achieve something. 4.  Complete the following text with the right form of verbs given in the box. get be refresh enjoy take reap walk avail keep do A walk by the riverside in the evening (a) — very useful and pleasant. One (b) — not only beautiful sight but also (c) — fresh air. It (d) — the mind when one (e) — a walk by the river-side. Bangladesh is a riverine country and you can (f) — yourself of this opportunity of (g) — by the river side. In the cities there are parks where you can go for a walk. This will help you (h) — fit. But if you (i) — it regularly, you will not be able to (j) — the benefit. 5. Change the narrative style of the following text “What are you doing now, Rashed?” I said. “I am watching an interesting program on television.” “Aren’t you wasting your time?” “No, I don’t think so,” he said. “Remember, too much watching of TV makes people lazy.” 6. Change the sentences according to directions : (a) We should read books to gain knowledge. (Make it a complex sentence) (b) Books introduce us to the realm of knowledge. (Make it passive) (c) The books of great writers contain noble thoughts and great ideas. (Make it an interrogative sentence) (d) If we read books, we can enrich our minds. (Make it a simple sentence) (e) Books are the greatest friends. (Make it positive) (f) They give us both knowledge and pleasure. (Make it Negative) (g) As they are our real friends, they remain with us in time of danger. (Make it a compound sentence) (h) Some books are very interesting. (Make it an exclamatory sentence) (i) We can build up a developed society by reading books. (Make it a complex sentence) (j) Nothing but books can remove the darkness of ignorance. (Make it an affirmative sentence) 7. Complete the sentences (a) Cricket is a game —. (b) Boys and girls of our country —. (c) Though cricket is a costly game, —-. (d) Bangladesh is a test playing country —. (e) — to upgrade the standard. 8. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the underlined words: Food (a) — (adulterate) is a crime. Adulterated food is (b) — (poison) and causes (c) — (curable) diseases. Some (d) — (greed) businessmen are responsible for this (e) — (wicked). The steps so far taken by the government against those (f) — (honest) businessmen (g) — (real) deserve praise. (h) — (present), the fraudulent businessmen are much alarmed. (i) — (Hopeful), we will be able to shun this (j) — (practice) very soon. 9. Make tag questions of these following statements : (a) Mina is having a birthday party in the afternoon,—? Yes, she’s been busy cleaning and dusting the drawing room, —? (c) Yesterday her father bought her a lovely dress, —? (d) And, her mother wants to give her a pleasant surprise, —? (e) Let’s buy a nice gift for her, —? 10. Complete the passage using suitable connectors : None can deny the importance of tree plantation (a) — our lives on earth directly or indirectly depend on it. (b) — it is a matter of sorrow that we are cutting down trees indiscriminately. (c) — trees are planted, soon our country will turn into desert. (d) — there will be an adverse change in the climate. (e) — we should plant more and more trees for our own sake. 11. capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text: why dont you attend classes regularly the teacher said to the boy you cannot expect good result unless you attend classes be regular in class
Barishal Board-2017
English (Compulsory)English Second Paper [According to the Syllabus of 2017] Part A-Grammar (Marks — 60) 1. Fill in the blanks with the words from the box. You may need to change the form of words. You may need to use one word more than once : blessing to harm from children the debate on of The issue (a) using cell phones at school is (b) matter of recent (c) —. Many schools are struggling (d) prevent their students (e) using cell phones. Guardians also have different views on allowing their (f) to use technological devices such as cell phones, video games and (g) internet. There are some guardians who do not want their children to use technology as it might cause (h) to them. (i) the other hand, some guardians do not want to deprive them of the (j) of technology. 2. Fill in the blanks with suitable words. Use only one word in each blank :- Sleep is one of (a) most important factors (b) human life. (c) sound man cannot go (d) sleeping. Sleep is (e) healing medicine of the troubled (f). It relieves physical and mental pain. Night is the proper time of (g) . But if (h) man has to pass a sleepless night, he never feels well. He loses energy and peace of mind. As a result, he becomes indifferent (i) his (j) and responsibilities. 3. Make five sentences using parts of sentences from each column of the table below: live strong family ties Whales look after in herds. They behave like human beings. show in water but they do not behave like fish one another in times of danger. 4. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box kill have get carry put lay bite would be fly Malaria (a) by a kind of mosquito. If a mosquito (b) man who (c) malaria, it will carry away some of the germs of the disease. If this mosquito then bites a healthy man, the germs may (d) into his blood and he gets malaria. Mosquitoes (e) their eggs in the standing water. If there was no standing water, there would be no mosquitoes and so there (f) no malaria. Sometimes people (g) kerosene oil on standing water and this (h) the mosquitoes before they (i) big enough to (j) away. 5. Change the narrative style of the following text: “Dear friend, which book do you want?” “A Practical English Grammar’ of A. J. Thomson. I lost my copy yesterday,” said Oishe. “I can lend you. But return it in a week,” I said. 6. Change the sentences according to directions in the brackets : (a) There was an old man in a village. (Interrogative) (b) He was very poor but honest. (Complex) (c) He was one of the best cap makers with palm leaves. (Positive) (d) He sold them in the neighbouring market. (Voice change) (e) Earning money in this way, he thus maintained his family. (Compound) (f) One day he could not but go to a market. (Affirmative) (g) The market was far from his house. (Negative) (h) He had a basket full of caps. (Complex) (i) He was too tired to walk. (Compound) (j) He sat under the tree and fell asleep. (Simple) 7. Complete the sentences: (a) Slum dwellers are so poor —. (b) As they live there in an inhuman condition, —. (c) Although they do hard labour from dawn to dusk, —. (d) Come forward to help them lest —. (e) Only then they will be able to —. 8. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in the parenthesis : Zahir Raihan was one of the most (a) (talent) filmmakers in Bangladesh. He was an (b) (act) worker of the Language Movement. He was also present at the (c) (history) meeting at Amtala on February 21, 1952. All through his life, Zahir dreamt for a (d) (democrat) society, a society that will (e) (sure) freedom of speech and will. He made a (legend) film Jibon Theke Neya based on the Language (g) (Move) of 1952. He could see the (h) (incept) of a free and (i) (dependent) Bangladesh. And it’s a pity that this (j) (dream) was missing at such a time when his dream came true. 9. Make tag questions of these statements (a) Man is the best creature of God, —? (b) But sometimes the beast in us comes out, —? (c) Some of us are known as good persons in the society, —? (d) Those who are involved to do harm to others should avoid it, —? (e) Let’s make a peaceful and happy society, —? 10. Complete the passage using suitable connectors : Rural life and urban life have many common sides. (a) differences between them are greater. Rural people do not have adequate educational and medical facilities. (b)they face problems with their communication network. (c) the urban people enjoy an educational and medical facilities. (d) the people of cities and towns enjoy a smooth and easy communication system. (e) there is a rush of people to come to cities from villages every year. 11. Use capital letters and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text : oh my lord please dont kill the child said the first woman to the king solomon let her have it king solomon said to them now everything is clear to me pointing the first woman he said to the servant give her the child she is the mother of the baby
Jashore Board 2017
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 : repent in the to of a sure do make life Man is the (a) — of his own fate. If he makes (b) — proper division of his time and (c) — his duties accordingly, he will (d) — improve and prosper (e) — life. But if he does otherwise, he is sure (f) — suffer when it is too late. To waste time is as bad as to commit suicide. In fact our (g) — is nothing but the sum total (h) — hours, days, and years. If we waste (i) — morning hours of life, we shall have to (j) — afterwards. 2. Fill in the blanks with suitable words : A great (a) — of people speak English all over (b) — world. Some people use (c) — as a first language and some people take it as (d) — second language. Many international organizations now (e) — on English to communicate with offices in different (f) —. Their advertisements published (g) — different newspapers are in English. They also want people who possess a good (h) — over English. People seeking (i) — can’t expect to get a good one (j) — knowing English. 3. Make five sentences using parts of sentences from each column of the table below Drug addiction is strong attraction for any harmful thing. Drugs has not only a national but also a global problem. These drugs means used for intoxicating and stimulating effects. Addiction are  grasped the young generation of the country.   taken by smoking or through injection. 4. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box tremble say ask have come cross drown begin be know One day a scholar (a) — a river with a boat. Suddenly a ghastly wind (b) — to blow. The scholar (c) — with fear. The boatman (d) — him if he (e) — how to swim. The answer from the scholar (f) — negative. Then the boatman (g) —, “Very soon you are going to (h) —. You (i) — a lot of knowledge but it (j) — to use at this moment.” 5. Change the narrative style of the following text “Why did you not go to school yesterday, Rimu?” asked the mother. “I was ill, mum.” “How are you today?” “Well,” answered the girl. “Don’t worry for me.” 6. Change the sentences according to directions in the brackets (a) Strategy is the most important thing in the examination. (Comparative) (b) Any answer in the exam should not be elaborated. (Active) (c) When he gets the question paper he should read it carefully. (Simple) (d) At first glance, the questions may seem difficult. (Negative) (e) A student should attempt to answer all the questions to get good marks. (Complex) (f) If an examinee answers all the questions, the examiner becomes glad to see that. (Simple) (g) But, it is better than not answering at all. (Positive) (h) It is really sensible. (Exclamatory) (i)The examinee should not waste time by doing it. (Passive) (j) Without following this process, you cannot bring a good result in an examination. (Compound) 7. Complete the following sentences (a) Five years have passed since — (b) Hardly had the assembly began — (c) — lest you should miss the plane. (d) Danger often comes — (e) The lady speaks as if — 8. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in the parenthesis – You should bear in mind that (a) — (confidence) assists a man to reach the goal of life. The lack of (b) — (determine) leads one to lose the confidence. You need it in order to (c) — (come) the problems of life. Fix a target and then try (d) — (sincere) to gain success. Don’t lose heart if you fail. Remember that (e) — (fail) is the pillar of success. Whereas, success without (f) — (compete) is not enjoyable. Determination keeps you (g) — (mental) strong and make (h) — (prepare) for struggling to reach the goal. Nobody can be (i) — (success) in his mission. Failure makes him more (j) — (determine) to work hard. 9. Make tag question of the following statements :  (a) The freedom fighters are the real heroes, —?   (b) Nothing is greater than their sacrifice, —? (c) Their contribution for our country will always be remembered,—? (d) We should never neglect them, —? (e) Every citizen of Bangladesh must have due respect for them, —? 10. Complete the passage with suitable connectors : Trees are very important (a) — they produce Oxygen (b) — is a must for man and all living beings. We must realize (c) — they help us in many ways. (d) — trees are less in number, there will be an increased amount of carbon di-oxide in the atmosphere. (e) — it will enhance greenhouse effect. 11. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the text below! my sons listen to me said rahman an old farmer a great treasure lies hidden in the land there i am going to leave it for you the sons asked how shall we find it
Cumilla Board 2017
English : Second Paper Time : 3 hoursSubject Code : 108 Part A : Grammar (Marks-60) 1. Fill in the blanks with words from the box. You may need to change the forms of some words. You may need to use one word than once. between saying physical of on participation personality for an beneficial Sports are very essential (a) — us. There are various types (b) — sports. Among them cricket, football, volleyball, swimming etc. are very popular. All types of sports are (c) — to us. There is relation (d) — the body and the mind. “A sound mind lives in a sound body,” is a wise (e) —. In order to win success in life, we should have a sound health which depends (f) — regular (g) — in game and sports. Sports keep us (h) — fit. Sports exercise (i) — important influence in forming one’s (j) —.  2. Fill in the blanks with suitable words. The Eiffel Tower was named (a) — Gustavo Effiel, a Frenchman who built (b) — Tower. He graduated from the Central School of Engineering in Paris and went to work for a railway (c) — company. For years Gustave made plan (d) — plan of dams, factories, stations and structures of great size. All (e) — Europe engineers copied them. In the middle of 1880 a group of French industrialists persuade the government to organize (f) — World’s Fair (g) — Paris. Gustave Eiffel proposed a 989 foot tower of iron as symbol of the (h) —. Forty engineers and designers under Eiffel’s (i) — worked for two years. It was (j) — highest structure yet made by man. 3. Make five sentences using parts of sentences from each column of the table below. Mount Everest is difficult and dangerous because of snow. It might be  exciting and challenging to them. But climbing the Everest has fascinated the climbers always. There looks in the Himalayan Mountain. snow slides and cracks under ice. 4. Complete the following text with right forms of verbs given in the box. prepare maintain form succeed get influence should use be call Student life (a) — the golden season of life. This (b) — the time when we should (c) — ourselves for future. The very habits (d) — in the sudent life (e) — the later phases of life. Right from the student life , they (f) — be careful in (g) — discipline. They should (h) — their time properly. If they do not use their time, they will not (i) — in life.They should (j) — punctual from the very beginning of their student life. 5. Change the narrative style the following text. The teacher said to the boy, “Do you know 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 boy. 6. Change the sentences according to the direction. (a) Haji Mohammod Mohsin was more generous than any other man in this subcontinents. (Positive) (b) He was born in Hoogly. (complex) (c) He inherited a vast property from his father and sister. (Interrogative) (d) He did not misuse this wealth. (Passive) (e)He is called a friend of humanity. (Active) (f) He didn’t marry. (Affirmative) (g) During his life time, he spent money lavishly to help the poor. (Compound) (h) He was very kind to the poor. (Negative) (i) One night when he was saying his prayer, a theif broke into his room. (Simple) (j) He caught the thief but didn’t punish him. (Complex) 7. Complete the sentences. (a) This is Bangladesh —. (b) The people of Bangladesh are friendly though —. (c) When anyone falls in danger, others —. (d) We love and help one another as if —. (e) We work seriously in order that Bangladesh —. 8. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the words given in the parenthesis. Trees are (a) — (use) to man in many ways. They are companion in our day to day life. It is (b) — (possible) to build our homes, furniture etc. without trees. Trees save us from flood and (c) — (nature) calamities. It (d) — (strength) the soil. If we cut trees (e) — (discriminately) there will be ecological (f) — (balanced). So tree (g) — (plant) programme should be extended for a better, (h) — (happy), (i) — (healthy) life and (j) — (peace) environment. 9. Make tag questions of the following statements. (a) Most of students who fail in English do not have strong foundation on grammar, —? (b) No, they read only to pass the examination, —? (c) Yes, teacher should motivate them to learn the basic thing, —? (d) Yes, they cannot help learning grammar, —? (e) No, moreover, practice is essential too, —? 10. Complete the passage using suitable connectors. 21 February is a red letter day in our national history. It is our pride (a) — no nation of the world has ever fought for its language the way we fought. So it has been now declared as the International Mother Language Day. The proposal has been passed unanimously in the General Assembly of the the UNESCO (b) — some country pointed out (c) — the incident of 21st is related to the Banglees only. (d) —, the recognition of the day (e) — the International Mother Language Day by UNESCO has upheld the prestige of Banglees all over the world. 11. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following. how dare you are to wake me up the lion roared i shall kill you for that please let me go the mouse cried i did not mean to wake you up Part B : Composition (Marks-40) 12. Suppose, you are Emon, you have obtained MA Degree from the University of Dhaka ABC School is going to recruit some assistant teachers. Now, write a CV with a cover letter for the post. You CV shouldn’t exceed one page. Now a write a CV with a cover letter for the post. Your CV should not exceed one page. 13. Imagine, you are Arafat Rahman, a student of Rajuk High School, Shylet, there is no computer club in your school. Now, on behait of the students of your school write an application to your Headmaster to set up a computer club in your school. 14. Suppose, you have visited the Amor Ekushey Boimela this Year and had an experience. Write a paragraph on “Your Visite to Book Fair”. 15. Write a composition on “A Journey you have recently enjoyed”.
Chittangong Board 2017
English : Second Paper Time : 3 hoursSubject Code : 108 Part A: Grammar (Marks-60) 1. Fill in the blanks with the words from the box. You may need to change the forms of some words. You may need to use one word more than once. between saying physical of an Personality for participation beneficial on Sports are very essential (a) — us. There are various types (d) — sports. Among them cricket , football, volleyball etc. are very popular. All types of sports are (c) — to us. There is a relation (d) — the body and the mind.”A sound mind in a sound body,” is a wise (e) —. In order to win success in life, we should have sound health which depends (f) — regular (g) — in game and sports. Sports keep us (h) — fit. Sports exercise (i) — important influence in forming one’s (j) —. 2. Fill in the blanks suitable words. A man of (a) — is respected always (b) — after his death for his (c) —. He is an (d) — person who devotes himself with a view to (e) — education in the society. He always (f) — people how to (g) — between right and wrong. (h) — fact, he is the authentic person (i) — the world should (j) —. 3. Make five sentences using parts of sentences from column of the table below. Sincerity are indifferent to the importance of sincerity. A sincere man is properly. The great people work not aware of its importance. The people of our country also sincere to their work. They a great virtue. 4. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box below. have think try be buy require face cheat Price hike of households products (a) — now a problem for us. Everyday we (b) — it. Most of our people (c) — low income are in danger. They (d) — of purchasing meat and fish as they (e) —. The price of vegetables is also high. We are to bargain (f) — simple product. Many times the buyers (g) —. There (h) — a fixed price for every time. Then it (i) — possible to make the buyers free from harassment. Government (j) — to fulfill our expectation. 5. Change the sentences according to directions. “How lovely the doll is! I’ll buy it,” said Mona. “No, it is not durable. Tomorrow we’ll visit another village fair. Then you can buy another doll. Let’s go now,” said mother. “You must buy me a good doll,” said Mona. “Yes,” replied mother. 6. Change the sentences according to directions. (a) Who does not want to succeed in life? (Assertive) (b) It is not an easy thing. (Affirmative) (c) Being industrious, everyone can prosper in life. (Negative) (d) The idle always lag behind. (complex) (e) We must work hard so that we can earn money. (simple) (f) By working hard, we can improve our lot. (compound) (g) The light of prosperity can be seen by a hard working person. (Active) (h) Women should work as much as men. (comparative) (i) We should remember that industry is the key to success. (passive) (j) An idle man leads a very miserable life. (Exclamatory) 7. Complete the following sentences. (a) He pretends as if —. (b) It is high time —. (c) Walk slowly lest —. (d) — cannot succeed. (e) Had I seen you before —.  8. Complete die text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in the parenthesis.. (a) — (Kind) is a divine virtue. So we should not be (b) — (kind) to the people in distress and even to (c) —- (low) animals. Some naughty boys (d) — (joy) beating the lower animals like dogs and cats. This is an (e) — (rational) behaviour. Animals are dumb (f) — (create). They are (g) — (harm) beings. Some animals are very (h) — (faith) and they feel no (i) — (hesitate) to risk their lives for our (j) — (protect). 9. Complete the following sentences using appropriate question tags. (a) Fishes can swim, —? (b) Once our rivers abounded with fishes, —? (c) But at present the water of most of the fivers has been polluted, —? (d) So, there is scarcity of fish, —? (e) We must take measures to protect the rivers from being polluted, —? 10. Complete the passage using suitable connectors. Global warming is increasing day by day (a) — deforestation. We cut down trees (b) — never think of planting more trees. (c) — human and other living beings are in the threat of extinction. Time is coming (d) — there will be no tree left for us. (e) — we have to face bitter consequences of deforestation. 11. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text. thomas alva edison a great scientist was born in 1847 in ohio america as a little boy he was inquisitive he always wanted to know how things were done very early in life he showed that he was full of curiosity a quality which is so important to inventors Part B : Composition (Marks-40) 12. Suppose, you are Md. Saiful Bari and you have passed MSS in Mass Communication. You have seen a vacancy ad for the post of an English news caster in a renowned Satellite TV Channel. Now, write a CV with a cover letter for the post. Your CV should not exceed one page. 13. Suppose, You are Shathi/ Sabuj, a student of pronner High School, Rangpur. You are facing some problems in your school library especially the inadequacy of books essential for preparing notes. Now, write an application to the Headmaster of your school praying for enhancing library facilities. 14. Early rising is a good habit. It has many benefits for our happy and healthy life. Now, write a paragraph in 250 words on “The benefits of early rising”. 15. Write a composition on “The Season you Like Most”.
Dhaka Board-2016
[English (Compulsory) 2nd Paper) Part A: Grammar (60 marks) 1. Fill in the blanks with the words from the box. You may need to change the form of the words. You may need to use one word more than once: with at a bread dislike responsible to of privilege in We live in society. So we must learn how to live (a) — peace and amity (b) — others. We have to respect others rights and (c) — and liking and (d) — as we expect others to respect us. We have (e) — lot of duties and (f) — in society. Education should aim (g) — making each individual fully aware (h) — these duties and responsibilities. It is true that one has (i) — learn how to earn the (j) —. 2. Fill in the blanks with suitable words: Illiteracy is not (a) — boon to us. It is undoubtedly a (b) —. It hinders all kinds (c) — development of a country. Illiteracy causes great (d) — to us. Since we are not (e) — of the gravity of the problem, we cannot take steps to increase our (f) — rate. As a result, we are (g) — behind. We have to depend (h) — the foreign aids. So, all should come forward (i) — to remove illiteracy. Then, the (j) — of our country will be possible. 3. Make five sentences using parts of sentences from each column of the table below: Copying in the examination copy as hateful as copying in the exam. The students who cannot in the exam deceive themselves. Nothing hinders a social crime. It is  bring any benefit. our education and development. 4. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs in the box: build idle remember be work lag reach depend lead follow Bangladesh is full of natural resources. The prosperity of the country (a) — on the proper utilization of the resources. We should not (b) — a lazy life. We should all (c) — up our country. For this reason, we have to (d) — hard. No nation can prosper without industry. It should be (e) — that industry is the key to success. If we (f) — the days away, we (g) — behind. The nations that (h) — industrious (i) — the pinnacle of development. So we (j) — them. 5. Change the narrative style on the following text: The police officer said to Mita, “How can I help you?” Mita replied, “While I was coming home alone by a taxi last night, two snatchers rode into my taxi.” “Did they snatch anything from you?” “Yes sir, they took away my cell phone and some money,” said Mita. “Let me record a complaint,” said the police officer. 6. Change the sentences according to directions: (a) We should read books to acquire knowledge. (Make complex sentence) (b) Books introduce us to the realm of knowledge. (Use passive voice) (c) The books of great writers contain noble thoughts and great ideas. (Make interrogative sentence) (d) By reading good books, we can enrich our mind. (Make compound sentence) (e) Reading books is a very good habit. (Make exclamatory sentence) (f) This habit is rarely disliked. (Affirmative) (g) More and more books should be read. (Use active voice) (h) No other thing is as interesting as reading books. (Use comparative degree) (i) When we read good books, we discover new worlds. (Make simple sentence) (f) Very few friends are as great as a good book. (Make superlative degree) 7. Complete the sentence: (a) Smoking is a habit which —. (b) Many people go on smoking though —. (c) —, we will suffer a lot. (d) People can’t give up smoking easily because —. (e) So attempts must be taken by us to —. 8. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in the parenthesis: Load-shedding is one of the most common problems of Bangladesh. Lives of our citizens are (a) — (serious) hampered for load shedding. Students face (b) — (difficult) in reading during load shedding. (c) — (Industry) activities are also hampered. We should use electricity (d) — (honest) and (e) —(frugal) and should create (f) — (aware) among people to solve this (g) — (nation) problem. Besides, government should take (h) — (effect) steps to (i) — (grade) our power stations to mitigate the (j) — (advantages) of our people. 9. Make tag questions of the following statements: (a) Success cannot be achieved without efforts, —? (b) Everybody knows it, —? (c) The successful people are very industrious, —? (d) Everything glorious is gained through hard labour, —? (e) So industry is the key to success, —? 10. Complete the passage using suitable connectors: Gold is a bright precious metal. There are many metals cheaper (a) — gold but look like it. They glitter well (b) — fade in course of time. Actually there are many people in our society (c) — are outwardly gentle and nice. But (d) — a period of time, their real identity is revealed. (e) —, all that glitters is not gold. 11. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text: the lion roared how dare you wake me up ill kill you the mouse cried please let me go i didn’t mean to wake you up Part B: Composition (40 marks) 12. Suppose, you are Rajin Ahmed/Rezwana Akter. You have completed HSC and are looking for a job. You have seen a vacancy advertisement in “The Daily Star” for the post of an “Office Assistant” of Berger Company Ltd. Now make a CV with a cover letter for the post. Your CV should not exceed one page. 13. Suppose, you are Sadman/Saima. You are a student of Polisha High School, Madargonj, Jamalpur. There is no canteen in your school. Now write an application to the Headmaster of your school for setting up a canteen in your school campus. 14. Suppose, a hawker lives nearby your house. You know a lot about him and his activities. Now write a paragraph in about 250 words on “The Life of a Street Hawker”. 15. A student has many duties and responsibilities. He/She can play an important role to build up the nation. Now write a short composition on “Duties of a Student”. Answer 1. (a) in; (b) with; (c) privileges; (d) disliking: (e) a: (f) responsibilities (g) at; (h) of; (i) to; (j) bread. 2. (a) a; (b) curse; (c) of, (d) harm; (e) aware; (f) literacy; (g) lagging: (h) on; (i) aiming: (i) development. 3. (a) Copying in the examination is a social crime. (b) It hinders our education and development. (c) It cannot bring any benefit. (d) The students who copy in the exam deceive. (e) Nothing is as hateful as copying on the exam. 4. (a) depends; (b) lead; (c) build; (d) work; (e) remembered; (f) idle; (g) will lag; (h) are; (i) have (j) should follow. 8. (a) seriously; (b) difficulties; (c) Industrial; (d) honestly; they had (e) frugally; (f) awareness; (g) national; (h) effective; (i) snatched anything from her. Replying in the upgrade; (i) disadvantages. 10. (a) than; (b) but; (c) who; (d) after; (e) Hence/Indeed.
Rajshahi Board-2016
[English (Compulsory) 2nd 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 words. You can use one word more than once: in develop without remove of between do the Education (a) — our ignorance and gives us light (b) — knowledge. (c) — respect (d) — imparting education, there should be no discrimination (e) — man and woman. Education is one of the human rights. If we deprive women of (f) — right of education, almost half of our population will remain (g) — darkness. No (h) — can be brought about (i) — participation of women. So government is (j) — everything to educate women folk. 2. Fill in the blanks with suitable words. Use only one world in each blank: Time is very (a) —. Time which is lost once is lost forever. There is a proverb that time and tide (b) — for none. It is time which does not have any relative feelings. If it is not used (c) —, one must suffer (d) — the long run. (e) — the other hand we can go a long way (f) — realizing the value of time. Those who have become great have made (g) — use of time. They never put (h) — their work (i) — tomorrow. As a result, they have (j) — top position in society. So it is our duty to follow them. 3. Make five sentences using the parts of sentences from each column of the following table: Joynul Abedin did not like the hard and fast rules of school At the age of fifteen, he drew himself admitted into Kolkata Govt. Art College. He went pictures secretly So, he was born to Kolkata At the age of nineteen, he got at a village in Kishoreganj in 1914. 4. Complete the following text with the right forms of the verbs given in the box: vary can have want live may spend get Happiness (a) — a relative term. A person with a crown (b) — in a palace may not be happy where as a day labourer may (c) — happiness (d) — in a shabby hut. Again happiness (e) — from person to person. A beggar (f) — be happy if he (g) — a coin but a businessman who can (h) — a huge sum of money a day (i) — not be happy. Everyone (j) — to be happy. 5. Change the narrative style of the following text: “What’s your programme after the examination?” asked Hira. Mira said, “I’ve not decided. Can you suggest any?” “Let us go on a picnic,” said Hira. “What an excellent idea it is!” said Mira. 6. Change the sentences according to the directions given in the brackets: (a) Once upon a time two friends were passing by a forest. (Make it complex sentence) (b) They were talking about their love for each other. (Make it interrogative meaning) (c) Suddenly they saw a bear which was coming towards them. (Make it simple sentence) (d) The first friend climbed up a tree. (Make it a complex sentence) (e) The later could not climb up a tree. (Make it an affirmative sentence) (f) He did not find any way. (Make it a passive voice) (g) He lay down on the ground and feigned death. (Make it a simple sentence) (h) The bear smelt his ears, nose and face. (Use passive voice) (i) He was thought to be dead. (Make it a complex sentence) (j) The bear went away and he escaped himself. (Make it a complex sentence) 7. Complete the following 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 to the root words given in the brackets Those who live 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. Add tag questions to the statements below: (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 following 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, 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. 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 Part B: Composition (40 marks) 12. Suppose, you are Farhan/Farhana. Your home district is Kurigram. You have recently passed SSC from Dinajpur Board. You have found a job advertisement in a National Newspaper that there is a vacancy post for the position of a salesman in a manufacturing company. Now, write a CV with a cover letter for the post. Your CV should not exceed one page. 13. Suppose, you are Samir/Samira. You read in Jhalakathi Govt. High School. The students of your class want to go on a study tour. So, you need permission of the Head teacher. Now write an application to the Headteacher of your school seeking permission to go on a study tour. 14. Write a paragraph in 250 words on “Life of a farmer.” 15. Write a composition in “Science in everyday life.”
Dinajpur Board-2016
[English (Compulsory) 2nd Paper] Part A: Grammar (60 marks) 1. Fill in the blanks with the words from the box. You may need to change the form of some words. You may need to use one word more than once: of for a afford and expensive the influence Travelling has a beneficial (a) — on our minds. The human mind always craves (b) — change. This is (c) — by travelling in new lands. There is none who does not feel (d) — thrill of joy at the new sight (e) — experience. Travelling gives us an opportunity to enjoy (f) — most charming scenes (g) — nature. Though it is (h) —, it can bring a change both in body (i) — mind. Thus travelling can help one to complete his knowledge and can be (j) — perfect man. 2. Fill in the blanks with suitable words: Robert Bruce was a famous king of Scotland. England was a great (a) — of his kingdom. So, he was driven (b) — from his kingdom by the English. For this, he had to fight against (c) — English for the defence of his country and (d) — men. But he was (e) — unfortunate fellow. He fought (f) — his kingdom several times but every time he was defeated. So, he was (g) — despair. One day while (h) — in a lonely cave, an incident drew his attention. He saw that a spider was trying to reach its target. Six times it tried and every time it failed. But it did not give (i) — its hope and finally at the seventh time it was successful (j) — its attempt. 3. Make five sentences using parts of sentences from each column of the table below: A school library can in the main building of our school. It is housed be borrowed for a certain period. We must be maintained to locate any book. Books are not a part and parcel of a reputed school. A catalogue  is allowed to read books in the library during the class hour. 4. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box below: come rank be gift give has live contribute cluster earn The Republic of Maldives (a) — one of the smallest countries of South Asia. It (b) — 1199 islands that (c) — into 26 major atolls. People who (d) — to these islands from different parts of the world (e) — here since 3000 years ago. The natural beauties (f) — by the God attract the tourists to enjoy them. As a result, a lot of foreign currencies (g) — every year from the tourism that (h) — a lot to the national economy. So, the Maldives (i) — as the best tourist destination. Special importance (j) — by the government of the Maldives for the enhancement of tourism. 5. Change the narrative style of the following texts Rosamond said to her mother, “What is it, Mum? I didn’t want this black thing and the terrible smell.” Mother said, “I don’t know, my dear. “Rosamond again said to her mother, “But what shall I do with it?” Mother said, “I can’t tell.” “Okay, Mum, I must pour it out and fill the jar with fresh water.” 6. Change the sentences according to directions: (a) William Wordsworth is one of the best well-known poets in English literature (Positive). (b) He was the second of his father’s five sons (Negative). (c) He was born at Cumberland on April 4, 1770 (Complex). (d) When he was eight years old, his mother died (Simple). (e) At the same year he was sent to the Grammar School of Hawkshead for education (Compound). (f) He was only 13 years old when his father died (Interrogative). (g) Fundamental education had been given to him at the school (Active). (h) The education that he learnt from this institution played better role in his life (Simple). (i) The readers called for a new edition of his famous book “The Lyrical Ballads” in 1800 (Passive). (j) This book brought a huge name and fame in his life (Exclamatory). 7. Complete the sentences: (a) He asked me —. (b) — how it can be done. (c) Hardly had he started for school —. (d) He told me that —. (e) — there is a way. 8. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in the parenthesis: Agriculture is the soul of our national economy. But the farmers of our country are (a) — (literate). They are (b) — (ignore) of the scientific methods of (c) — (cultivate). As a result, our agriculture is still a (d) — (gamble) in the hands of nature. Sometimes heavy flood damages standing crops and invites (e) — (fame) in an epidemic form. Besides, sometimes drought makes cultivation (f) — (possible). Then (g) — (poor) is seen everywhere. As a result poor farmers cannot buy (h) — (science) tools for agriculture. Moreover, the tools are not (i) — (avail) to buy them. So, it is said that (j) —(irrigate) is really costly in our country, 9. Complete the following sentences using appropriate question tags (a) Shapna has little knowledge about computer, —? (b) But she can improve herself if she is interested in it, —? (c) I think she has no interest in it, —? (d) She should be motivated at all, —? (e) Let’s talk to her, —? 10. Complete the passage using suitable sentence connectors: An idle man does not do his work in right time. He puts off work of today for tomorrow. A student (a) — neglects his daily lessons is sure to fail. A young man who idles away his time becomes a burden to the family (b) — the society. His brain becomes the workshop of Devils. It is said (c) — the Devil tempts the busy man (d) — the idle man tempts the Devil. (e) — everyone should make the best use of time. 11. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text: after supper when I began to set out lucy trembled in fear and said alfred dear are you quite sure that the letter really came from your chief I laughed told her not to be afraid and hurried out of the room and walked down the street. Part B: Composition (40 marks) 12. Suppose, you are Ratul looking for a job after completing your graduation in library science. You have seen an advertisement for the post of a librarian in a reputed college named Rupsha Degree College, Rupsha, Khulna. Now, write a CV with a cover letter for the mentioned post. 13. Suppose, you are the students of class ten of Govt. Coronation Girls’ Secondary School, Khulna. You are interested to go on a study tour in a historical place. Now, write an application to the Headmistress of your school praying for permission and monetary assistance regarding the tour. 14. Load-shedding has become a part of our daily life. It paralyses our way of life in many ways. Now, write a paragraph in 250 words on ‘Lord-shedding’. 15. Write a composition on ‘Wonders of modern science’.
Cumilla Board 2016
[English (Compulsory) 2nd 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 the words. You may need to use one word more than once: too favourable people soon an motherland grow buy in become Our (a) — Bangladesh is (b) — agricultural country. Most of our (c) — are engaged (d) — cultivation. Many cultivators are (e) — poor to (f) — and use modern tools. Still they can (g) — bumper crops if the climate is (h) —. We hope to (i) — a developed nation (j) —. 2. Fill in the blanks with suitable words: Honesty is (a) — to be (b) — best policy. An honest man never (c) — from the path (d) — morality. He is (e) — by (f) — but hated by (g) — (h) — enemies believe and respect an (i) — and truthful man. So, it is our duty to remain honest (j) — our life. 3. Make five sentences using parts of sentences from each column of the table below: Earthquake destroy have enough preparation to save us from it. We is a natural disaster. Earthquakes do not get any warning before it. should many towns with the people. more destructive than flood. 4. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box: struggle keep purchase harm go invent build follow be borrow “Health (a) — wealth,” (b) — the proverb. We cannot (c) — it. We cannot (d) — it. We must (e) — our body by (f) — the rules of health. People (g) — against germs that (h) — the body since their birth. Medicines (i) — to kill germs, but we have to (j) — the body fit by ourselves through the maintenance of the rules of health. 5. Change the narrative style of the following text: “Hello rickshawpuller, will you go?” said I. “Where?” said the rickshawpuller. “I want to go the railway station.” “I may go, if you pay me 200 taka.” said the rickshawpuller. 6. Change the sentences according to directions in the brackets: (a) Mr. Rahim, one of my cousins is a good teacher. (Complex) (b) He is older than I. (Positive degree) (c) He wants his students to be good citizen. (Complex) (d) He leaves no stone unturned to teach them morality. (Affirmative) (e) He becomes very happy when the students achieve good results in public examinations. (Exclamatory) (f) Mr. Rahim is not only punctual but also sincere. (Simple) (g) He is the best teacher in our area. (Negative) (h) He cannot remain sitting in the class. (Affirmative) (i) He goes to class after taking preparation. (Compound) (j) All the students respect him very much. (Passive) 7. Complete the following sentences: (a) We come to know about the happenings of home and abroad if (b) People read newspaper lest (c) Many students do not read newspaper regularly as (d) Many people earn their living by (e) I become happy when 8. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in the parenthesis: The other name of water is life. Clean water is (a) — (drink). Dirty water is (b) — (safe). Clean water is (c) — (contaminate) and (d) — (suit) for drinking. Bangladesh is a (e) — (river) country. But we get (f) — (adequate) water for use. The water of our rivers is (g) — (filth) and (h) — (poison) . We should keep water clean for health, happiness and (i) — (long). The Government should play an (j) — (act) role to keep water safe. 9. Make tag question of the following statements: (a) I need a pen, —? (b) I must write a letter to my friend, —? (c) I have not written any letter to him for a long time, —? (d) As we are friends, I think, we should keep in touch, —? (e) I am irregular in writing but my friend is always regular in writing, —? 10. Complete the passage with suitable connectors: Student life is the best time in life (a) — almost every student is free from cares (b) — anxieties of life. He has nothing to do (c) — study. (d) — a student, he should read novels, magazines, newspapers (e) —  text books. 11. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the text below: my dear mother your letter is  just to hand it seems to me that you are anxious for me why you need not think about me.
Chattogram Board 2016
[English (Compulsory) 2nd 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: for successful need of in sure put careless about a A stitch (a) — time saves nine. This is (b) — very well-known proverb. Some people don’t care (c) — anything, They (d) — off a job (e) — tomorrow, though they are not (f) — whether the day will come. In this way, they can’t finish a work when they (g) — it. Then they say, “Alas! If we were not (h) — about our jobs when we had a lot (i) — time we could be (j) —“. 2. Fill in the blanks with suitable words: An early (a) — can enjoy (b) — fresh air and oxygen (c) — the morning which refreshes both his body and mind. Moreover, he can finish his work early and as such he finds enough time to (d) — his work properly. (e) — the other hand, too much sleep makes (f) — man dull and lazy. A man who gets up late, wastes a lot of time (g) — sleep and idleness. He does not utilize time (h) — doing his work properly. So everyone should make (i) — habit of early (j) —. 3. Make five meaningful sentences using parts of sentences from each column of the table below :- Bangladesh has all the year round. The large rivers flow only during the rainy season. The small ones can be used a riverine country. All the rivers is for various purposes. a network of many large and small rivers. 4. Complete the following text with right form of verbs given in the box. You can use one verb more than once: understand answer approach neglect memorize read collect prepare think do Many students (a) — their studies from the beginning of the year. When the examination (b) —, they start (c) — very seriously. Sometimes they (d) — notes from their friends. Most of the time they get their notes (e) — by their private tutors. They (f) these notes without (g) —. As a result their power of (h) — does not develop. If they find any new question in the examination they can’t (i) — it properly. As a result, many students can’t do well in the examination. If they had read seriously from the very beginning of the year, they (j) — better result in the examinations. 5. Change the narrative style of the following text: – “May I come in, Sir?” said the guardian. “Yes, come in, please”, said the Headmaster. The guardian said, “We. all the guardians along with you must do something for the betterment of our children. They are losing their morality”. The Headmaster said, “Let’s plan something for their betterment.” 6. Change the sentence according to directions: (a) Is there anybody who does not want to succeed in life? (Assertive) (b) Do you know it? (Passive) (c) An industrious man will shine in life. (Complex) (d) Hard work is needed for success. (Active) (e) A life with an assignment is an actual life. (Negative) (f) No one can receive any reward unless he works hard. (Simple) (g) One can’t be successful without it. (Interrogative) (h) A successful man is very happy. (Exclamatory) (i) No other man is as happy as a successful man. (Superlative) (j) A hardworking man is healthier than an idle man. (Positive) 7. Complete the sentences: (a) 1971 is the year when —. (b) Though Bangladesh has limited natural resources, —. (c) — because he is not attentive to study. (d) Be truthful if —. (e) His silence proves that —. 8. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in the parenthesis: The aim of (a) — (educated) is to make a man fully equipped to be (b) — (use) to himself and to society. A (c) — (true) educated person should be self-reliant with regard to his (d) — (person) needs. He should be well mannered, (e) — (thought), sympathetic and co-operative. He should be (f) — (truth), honest, punctual and (g) — (duty). Punctuality is a virtue that makes a nation (h) — (prosper). An educated person tries to (i) — (move) the sufferings of this countrymen. He also helps others in attaining (j) — (self-reliants). 9. Make tag questions of the following statement (a) The wind blows gently in the spring, —? (b) Let them do the work, —? (c) How nice the flowers are, —? (d) Everything looks beautiful in a moonlit night, —?  (e) Work hard to succeed, —? 10. Complete the passage using suitable connectors: Every citizens has some duties and responsibilities for his nation. (a) — most of the people are careless in this respect. People of this country have achieved national identity at the cost of a great sacrifice (b) — is still evaluated nationally (c) — some selfish people never want to give them recognition. (d) — we all should do some benevolent activities. (e) — we will be guilty to the nation. 11. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text: did people use stamps in those days asked rafiq yes answered mr. jamal the first stamps were used in 1840 are they easy to get now asked rafiq they are very difficult to get his uncle replied Part B: Composition (40 marks) 12. Suppose, you are Samia/Samin and you have passed B.Sc Hon’s in Chemistry. You have seen a vacancy for the post of a Medical Representative in a renowned company. Now write a CV with a cover letter for the post. Your CV should not exceed one page. 13. Imagine, you are Adib/Adiba, of Madhupur High School. Now write an application to your Headmaster requesting him to open a “Debating Club” in your school compound. 14. Suppose, you have got stuck in a long traffic jam the way the to examination hall. Now write a paragraph on ‘Traffic Jam’ in 250 words. 15. Now a days computer is widely used in different sections. So Bangladesh Government also wants to make Bangladesh digital. Now write a composition regarding “the uses of computer in our everyday life.”
Sylhet Board 2016
[English (Compulsory) 2nd 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: about accurate dominate the wonder a towards energy of substitute The modern world is undoubtedly a world of computers. It has brought (a) — a great change in our way of life. It works as a (b) — for human brain. It has enabled us to perform any difficult work (c) — in a few seconds. In the field (d) — medical science, printing, education etc. computers are doing (e) — jobs. In (f) — western countries, computers (g) — every sphere of man’s life. Our country is also gradually moving (h) — a computer culture. It saves both our time and (i) —. If we make a constructive use of it, it can render (j) — great service to mankind. Fill in the blanks with suitable word: 2. Housing is one of the (a) — problems of our (b) —. Thousands of people in big cities (c) — Dhaka and Chittagong dwell (d) — the footpaths. In rural (e) — also there is (f) — acute shortage of houses. The cost of construction is (g) — everyday. At present it is very (h) — for the common people to afford (i) — cost of construction. This problem needs to be addressed (j) —. 3. Make five sentences using parts of sentences from each column of the table below: Trees are not cut trees at random. We play a great source of food and vitamins. They should an important role in our life. plant our best friends. trees more and more for a better future. 4. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs in the box: lose protect ride become need discover travel be provide make Men (a) — ever since they first appeared on the earth. In primitive time, they did not travel for pleasure but to find new places. They (b) — themselves with simple weapons. Their journeys (c) — long tiring and often dangerous. Being intelligent, they soon (d) — easier ways of travelling. They (e) — on the backs of their domestic animals. They (f) — boat and used it to travel across water. Travelling, of course, has now (g) — a highly organised business. There are vehicles which (h) — us with comforts and security. If we want to go abroad, we (i) — a passport and a visa. If we (j) — any of them, our journey may be ruined. 5. Change the narrative style of the following text: “Why are you looking so happy?” Dipa said to Rupali. “My brother sent a mobile phone for me yesterday,” replied Rupali. “But What’s the use of it to you? I think it is a mere wastage of money?” said Dipa. “No. I can communicate with others in the shortest possible time.” said Rupali. 6. Change the sentences according to direction: (a) Long time ago, there lived a young man called Ruplal. (Make compound sentence) (b) He lived with his family and worked on a farm. (Make interrogative sentence) (c) It was a beautiful place but there were a lot a problems (Make complex sentence) (d) The village people were quarrelsome. (Make negative sentence) (e) Ruplal decided to go and live alone in the jungle in order to find peace. (Make complex sentence) (f) So he collected his things and went to live by himself. (Make simple sentence) (g) Ruplal made a nice little hut for himself in the jungle (Use passive voice) (h) How happy I am now! (Make assertive sentence) (i) My jungle hut is one of the most peaceful places in the world. (Make positive degree) (j) That night, while Ruplal was sleeping, he heard a noise. (Make simple sentence) 7. Complete the sentences: (a) Yesterday I could not get up from bed in time because (b) As soon as I got up from bed —. (c) Since I could not avail the bus, —. (d) On the way to school. I walked fast lest —. (e) If I reached late, —. 8. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in the parenthesis:- Man is (a) — (nature) curious to know the unknown. Newspaper is the best medium to satisfy this (b) — (curious). It tells us what is (c) — (happen) around the world. It is the (d) — (supply) of all sorts of news and views. A newspaper is a (e) — (power) instrument of publicity. Government (f) — (notify) are given publicly through it. It is a good (g) — (company) in our solitary hours. It helps the (h) — (grow) of public opinion. But it is not an (i) — (mix) blessing. However, newspaper has made the world (j) — (small) and help one nation to understand the other. 9. Make tag questions of these statement: (a) Your letter gave me much pleasure, —? (b) I am glad to inform you about our sports day, —? (c) We decorated the school campus colourfully, —? (d) Among the events, sack race and three leg race were interesting, —? (e) None could resist laughter watching these events, —? 10. Complete the passage using suitable connector: (a) — I were a rich man I would help others. People living under poverty line has the hope of better days (b) — they do not get (c) — they dream of. (d) — their condition is getting from bad to worse. The only thing (e) — they need is nothing but education. 11. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text: are you ill he said coldly no i said then why are you sitting when all others are working go out at once and give them a hand Part B: Composition (40 marks) 12. Suppose, Pacific Bank Limited invites applications for the post of junior officer. You are Latif/Latifa and you are interested to build up a career as a banker. Now write a CV with a cover letter for the post. Your CV should not exceed one page. 13. Suppose, you are Mohim/Mohima of the village Modhupur, upazila Patiya, district Chittagong. Recently a flood has swept over your area and caused a great havoc. Now, write an application to the Deputy Commissioner of your district for relief and medical aids for the flood affected people of your area. 14. A school magazine gives the students an opportunity to reveal their creative genius. Suppose, your school publishes a school magazine every year. Write a paragraph in about 250 words on “A School magazine.” 15. Journey is always pleasant. Suppose you have made a journey recently. Now write a composition on “A Journey you have made.”
Jessore Board-2016
[English (Compulsory) 2nd 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 can use one word more than once: of the for at which adulterate hardly or into 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, sub-standard foods are sold in most of (g) — hotels. Very recently government has directed a mobile court to look (h) — the matter of food (i) —. They are catching dishonest hoteliers red handed (j) — using unhygeinic food ingredients. 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 (g) — regret that a true friend is very (h) — today. A selfish man cannot be a (i) — friend. He always thinks of this (j) — interest. 3. Make five sentence using parts of sentences from each column of the table below: Newspaper wants curious by nature. Man has to know various things of the world. He shows a great educative value. 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: engage do turn face be help solve make try create 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) — them skillful. 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 of this problem. It means (i) — oneself in economic activities. The government is giving the educated youths financial help and training 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?” “Yes, sir. I can. Do you want a residential one in which you can spend the night?” said the boy. “I do not want to stay there but I only want a meal,” replied the man. 6. Change the sentence according to directions (a) Corruption is one of the worst evils. (Positive) (b) A corrupted man can do anything against morality. (Complex) (c) People hate a corrupted man. (Passive) (d) Nobody respects him. (Interrogative) (e) The man who takes bribe is next to devil. (Simple) (f) Though we have strick law, we are still affected by this evil. (Compound) (g) No other person is as hated as a corrupted man. (Superlative) (h) We hope that Bangladesh will be free from this evil. (Simple) (i) Everybody avoids a corrupted man. (Negative) (j) A corrupted man leads a very unhappy life. (Exclamatory) 7. Complete the sentence : – (a) An educational institution is a seat of learning —. (b) It should be a peaceful place where —. (c) But now-a-days peaceful atmosphere is absent from educational institutions because —. (d) The students who —. (e) The sooner it can be controlled, the —. 8. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in the parenthesis : Smoking is (a) — (danger) bad habit. It is (b) — (harm) to health. It is also (c) — (cost). A (d) — (smoke) should not smoke (e) — (public). Smoking creates (f) — (pollute). Smoking causes many (g) — (curable) diseases. It causes (h) — (comfort) to others. It causes irritation in the eye and (i) — (settle) the mind. But there are many people who are (j) — (aware) at the bad effect of smoking. 9. Make tag questions of these statements : (a) Hello, Rumi. You saw the programme on arsenic pollution on the ATN yesterday, —? (b) Oh! Rajib. It has already become a serious problem in our country, —? (c) Yes, it enters into our body when we take arsenic contaminated water, —? (d) It can cause different diseases, —? (e) You are right, Rumi. Everyone must be careful about taking water, —? 10. Complete the passage using suitable connectors (a) — population problem is one of the greatest problems in our country. (b) — Bangladesh is a small country, it has a huge population. The government finds it difficult to provide basic necessities. (c) — it has become a great concern to all. (d) — solving this problem some necessary steps should be taken. In this regard general people should help the government. (e) — the population growth is controlled, people will lead a happy life. 11. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text : give me a few grains of corns i am dying of hunger said the grasshopper but what did you do in the summer didn’t you store any grain the ant remarked i was too busy in singing. Part B: Composition (40 marks) 12. Suppose, you are Rubi. You have seen a vacancy advertisement in the daily Prothom Alo for the post of senior officer in a private bank. Now, write a CV with a cover letter for the post. Your CV should not exceed one page. 13. Suppose, you are Labib. You are a student of PK High School, Dhaka. There is no canteen in your school. Now, write an application to the Headmaster of your school for setting up a canteen in your school campus. 14. Write a paragraph in 250 words on ‘A School Magazine’. 15. Write a composition on “Duties of a Student”.
Dhaka Board-2015
English(compulsory)Second paper [ According to the Syllabus of 2015] Time-3 hoursFull marks-100 [N.B.-The Figures in the margin indicate full marks] Part A : Grammar 1. Fill in the blanks with the words from the box. You may need to change the form of some of the words. You may need to use one word more than once.                              to a for in work prepare the by  It is useful (a) — students to take part (b) — social service. (c) — taking part (d) — social service, they can benefit themselves as well as (e) — nation. Student life is (f) — period of (g) — for future life. If the students do social (h) — , they will be better prepared for giving service (i) — the nation on completion of their education. As the students have no family burden and as they get enough time during the large vacation, they can do (j) — great deal of work for the people. Ans: (a) for  (b) in (c) By (d) in (e) the (f) the (g) preparation (h) work (i) to (j) a 2. Fill in the blanks with suitable words.       Scientists have (a) — reported that the surface icecaps are (b) —. This is due to a rise (c) — atmospheric temperature known (d) — the green house effect. According to the scientists, carbon di-oxide is primarily responsible (e) — temperature rise in (f) —. The carbon di-oxide is high (g) — coal and oil (h) — burnt. The gass is accumulating in the atmosphere and (i) — temperature to rise. As a result, the polar ice in the North and south poles (j) — melting. Ans: (a) recently (b) melting (c) in (d) as (e) for (f) atmosphere (g) when (h) are (i) helping (j) is 3. Make five sentences using parts of sentences from each column of the table below.    1×5=5 Education iscan prosperennobles the training for proper growth. It the liberation of prejudice. Nobody our minds and refines our sensibility. The purpose of education in life without education. the process by which our minds develops. Ans: a) Education is the process by which our minds develop. b) It ennobles our minds and refines our sensibility. c) It is the training for proper growth. d) Nobody can prosper in life without education. e) The purpose of education is the liberation of prejudice. 4. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box.             0.5×10=5 take work come dominate confine contribute be need keep come Today women are placing an important role in all spheres of life. Once they were (a) — by men. They are no longer (b) — within the four walls of their parents’ or husbands’ house. They have (c) — out of the kitchen and are (d) — hand in hand with men. By (e) — higher education, they are becoming pilots, doctors, engineers, teachers, administrators etc. They have (f) — able to prove their worth. They (g) — much to the economy of the country. Now, it (h) — to the realization of the men that true development of the country is never possible (i) — half of the population idle at home. So, it (j) — no telling that women are playing a great role in the socio-economic condition of the country. Ans: (a) dominated (b) confined (c) come (d) working (e) taking (f) been (g) are contributing (h) has come (i) by keeping (j) needs 5. Change the narrative style of the following text.                                                          5 “Good morning, students,” said the teacher. “How are you?” “We are fine, sir. What about you?” “I am fine too. Please, sit down.” “Have you prepared your lesson?” the teacher asked. “Sorry, sir, we have not prepared our lesson,” they replied. Ans ; The teacher wished the students good morning. He also asked how they were. The students respectfully replied that they were fine. They also asked how he was. The teacher replied that he was fine too and ordered them to sit down. He also asked if they had prepared their lesson. The students respectfully expressed their sorrow and said that they had not prepared their lesson. 6. Change the sentences according to the directions.                                             1×10=10 (a) Television is one of the most wonderful inventions of modern science. (Positive) (b) It was not invented over night. (Active) (c) Scientists spent many years and worked hard to invent television. (complex) (d) Nowadays, almost every family has a television set. (Negative) (e) People of all ages like to watch television. (Interrogative) (f) The programmes telecast by television are very interesting. ( Complex) (g) Television should telecast educative programmes. (Passive) (h) If you watch television, you can learn many things. (simple) (i) People spend their free time by watching television. (Compound) (j) Very few things are so useful as television. ( Superlative) Ans; (a) Very few inventions of modern science are as wonderful as television. (b) Scientist did not invent it over night. (c) Scientists spent many years and worked hard so that they could invent television. (d) Nowadays, there is no family without a television set. (e) Don’t the people of all ages like to watch television? (f) The programmes which are telecast by television are very interesting. (g) Educative programmes should be telecast by television. (h) By watching television you can learn many things. (i) People watch television and spend their free time. (j) Television is one of the most useful things. 7. Complete the sentences.                                                                                    1×5=5 (a) Many people cut trees —. (b) Trees cause rainfall which —. (c) If we cut trees at random, —. (d) Trees supply oxygen —. (e) Since trees help us in many ways —. Ans; (a) Many people cut trees to get timbers. (b) Trees cause rain fall which is essential for our agriculture. (c) If we cut trees at random, it will make the environment unbalanced. (d) Trees supply oxygen which is essential for our lives. (e) Since trees help us in many ways, we should not cut down trees at random. 8. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in the parenthesis.                                                                                                            The books of famous (a) — (write) are put on sale in the book fair. Most of the (b) — (visit) buy books of different (c) — (publish). Almost no visitor returns from the fair without making any purchase. The (d) — (buy) like to buy at a fair price. Our book fair is always (e) — (crowd). As (f) — (vary) books are (g) — (play) in a fair, the buyers get a scope to choose books. They buy their (h) — (choose) books after a long search. This faculty is (i) — (available) in any place other than a book fair. A book fair is always (j) — (come) to the students. Ans: (a) writers (b) visitors (c) publishers (d) buyers (e) crowded (f) various (g) displayed (h) choice-able (i) unavailable (j) welcome 9. Make tag questions of these statements.                                                                      1×5=5 (a) Most of the students who fail in English don’t have strong foundation over grammar, —? (b) They read only to pass the examination, —? (c) Teachers should motivate them to learn the basic thing, —? (d) They can’t help learning grammar, —? (e) Moreover, practice is essential too, —?  Ans ; (a) do they ?(b) don’t they ? (c) shouldn’t they ? (d) can they ? (e) isn’t it? 10. Complete the passage using suitable connectors.                                             0.5×10=5 The foods that we eat can be divided into six kinds (a) — what substances they contain and (b) — benefits they do to us. Fish, meat, peas and milk provide us with protein (c) — builds our body and helps us grow. (d) — we do not take all these, we cannot grow well. Vitamins and mineral salts protect us from diseases (e) — keep us fit for work. Ans ; (a) according to (b) what (c) which (d) If (e) and 11. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text.                     5 the man said to me where are you going i am going to school said i did you go to school yesterday no i replied why didn’t you go i was very busy said i Ans ; The man said to me, “Where are you going?” “I am going to school,” said I. “Did you go to school yesterday?” “No” i replied. “Why didn’t you go?” “I was very busy,” said I. Part B : Composition 12. Suppose, you are Taskia/Toukir and you have passed H.S.C and got a diploma on computer. Now, write a CV with cover letter for the post of a Computer Operator in a company. Your CV should not exceed one page.                                                                         10 13. Suppose, you are Priom/Pritha/Tihan, a student of class ten of Faridpur Model High School, Faridpur. You and your classmates want to go on a study tour. Now, write an application to the headmaster of your school seeking permission to go on a study tour.                                                                                                              14. Suppose, recently you have had a cup of tea with some of your friends in a tea stall. Now, write a paragraph on ‘A Tea Stall’.                                                                      15.  Write a composition on ‘Your future plan of life’.                                                                
Chittagong Board-2015
Part A: Grammar 1. Fill in the blanks with the words from the box. You may need to change the form of some of the words. You may need to use one word more than once. in dark the from an learning often that worthy our A teacher is (a) — compared with (b) — architect. He is called (c) — architect of a nation. He is the light of (d) — and makes the illiterate people (e) — citizens of our country. But it is a matter of regret (f) — the teachers are not held (g) — due respect in (h) — society. They lead a humble life in the midst of want. Still they keep the light of education burning in order to remove the (i) — of illiteracy and superstitions (j) — the society. Ans ; (a) often (b) an (c) the (d) learning (e) worthy (f) that (g) in (h) our (i) darkness (j) from 2. Fill in the blanks with suitable words. Bangladesh is a land of (a) —. It got (b) — in 1971 (c) — a liberation war. It is located (d) — South Asia. Dhaka is the capital of Bangladesh. Dhaka is also known as the city of mosque. About 14 crore people live here. Most of them are poor and (e) —. They earn their livelihood (f) — agriculture. But educated and skilled people work (g) — offices and factories. Our main food is rice and fish. It is a country of beauty. Its flora and fauna attract everyone’s eyes. It is in fact (h) — large village. The people of Bangladesh are very (i) —. There are many beautiful things here that attract the travellers and the (j) —. Ans; (a) beauty (b) independence (c) through (d) in (e) illiterate (f) by/through (g) in (h) a (i) hospitable (j) foreigners/tourists. 3. Make five sentences using parts of sentences from each column of the table below. Dhaka  ismustshouldhas been abide by the traffic. It be implemented. A flyover the capital of Bangladesh. Traffic rules built in Mohakhali to reduce traffic jam. Besides, the drivers, passers by and passengers not only a populous city but also a city of traffic jam. Ans; (a) Dhaka is the the capital of Bangladesh. (b) It is not only a populous city but also a city of traffic jam. (c) A flyover is built in Mohakhali to reduce traffic jam. (d) Traffic rules must be implemented. (e) Besides, the drivers, passers by and passengers should abide by the traffic rules. 4. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box. contribute come become play keep need receive work confine be Today women (a) — an important role in all spheres of life. They no longer, (b) — to the four walls of their husband’s house. They have come out of their kitchens and (c) — hand in hand with men in all the development works of the government. By (d) — higher education they (e) — pilots, doctors, engineers, teachers, administrators etc. They have (f) — able to prove their worth. They (g) — much to the economy of the country. Now it has (h) — to the realization of the men that true development of the country is never possible (i) — half of the population idle at home. So, it (j) — no telling that women are playing a great role in the socio-economic condition of the country. Ans: (a) are playing (b) are confined (c) are working (d) receiving (e) are becoming (f) been (g) are contributing (h) come (i) keeping (j) needs 5. Change the narrative style of the folowing text.  “Have you ever been to Cox’s Bazar?” asked Shahab. “No, I have never,” replied Labib. “But I desire for visiting the place.” “I had an opportunity to visit the sea-beach last year,” said Shabab. “Let us go there this week,” said Labib.  Ans ; Shabab asked Labib if he had ever been to Cox’s Bazar. Labib replied in the negative and said that he had never been there. But he added that he desired for visiting the place. Shabab said that he had an opportunity to visit the sea-beach last year. Labib suggested that they should go there that week. 6. Change the sentences according to the directions. (a) My friend invited me to pay a visit to Cox’s Bazar. (complex) (b) I was very glad. (negative) (c) I accepted the invitation. (Passive) (d) When I reached there, my friend received me cordially. (simple) (e) I was excited to see the sea-beach. (Exlamatory) (f) It is the largest sea-beach in the world. (Comparative) (g) It is one of the most beautiful sea-beaches in the world. (Positive) (h) It is called the pleasure seekers’ paradise. (Active) (i) Every year a lot of people come to visit it. (Compound) (j) If I could visit the sea-beach! (active)  Ans; (a) My friend invited me so that I could pay a visit to Cox’s Bazar. (b) Wasn’t I very glad? (c) The invitation was accepted by me. (d) My friend received me cordially after my reaching there. (e) How excited I was to see the sea-beach! (f) It is larger than any other sea-beach in the world. (g) Very few sea-beaches in the world are as beautiful as it. (h) People call it the pleasure seekers’ paradise. (i) Every year a lot of people come and visit it. (j) I wish I could visit the sea-beach. 7. Complete the sentences. (a) As a flower is a symbol of love, beauty and purity, it is —. (b) There is hardly any person —. (c) We can turn enemies into friends if we —. (d) It is said that those who do not love flowers —. (e) Many people cultivate flowers because —. Ans;  (a) As a flower is a symbol of love, beauty and purity, it is liked by all. (b) There is hardly any person who does not love flowers. (c) We can turn enemies into friends if we present flowers to them. (d) It is said that those who do not love flowers can kill a man. (e) Many people cultivate flowers because it is a source of income too. 8. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in the parenthesis. Bangladesh is an (a) — dependent country, but she is still burdened with poverty, (b) — population, (c) — employ, corruption, food (d) — deficient, natural calamities, power crisis etc. Considering all these. the present (e) — govern has aimed at making a digital Bangladesh to (f) — come most of these problems. The actual aim of (g) — digit Bangladesh is to establish technology based government which will emphasize the overall (h) — develop of the country and the nation. The country has (i) — ready fixed its target of (j) — achieve ‘Digital Bangladesh’ by 2021. Ans; (a) independent (b) overpopulation (c) unemployment (d) deficiency (e) government (f) overcome (g) digital (h) development (i) already (j) achieving 9. Make tag questions of these statements. (a) Mina is having a birthday party in the afternoon, —? (b) Yes, she is. She’s been busy in cleaning and dusting the drawing room, —? (c) Yesterday her father brought her a lovely dress, —? (d) And her mother wants to give her a pleasant surprise, —? (e) Certainly, let’s buy a nice gift for you, —- ? Ans; (a) Mina is having a birthday party in the afternoon, isn’t she? (b) Yes, she is. She’s been busy in cleaning and dusting the drawing room, hasn’t she? (c) Yesterday her father brought her a lovely dress, didn’t he? (d) And her mother wants to give her a pleasant surprise, doesn’t she? (e) Certainly, let’s buy a nice gift for you, shall we? 10. Complete the passage using suitable connectors. Women are, nowadays as important as men in the society. They constitute nearly half of our total population. (a) — there can be no denying the fact (b) — they too possess equal rights and duties (c) — men do. They have noble mission to fulfill as men. (d) — they get opportunity, their genius, powers (e) — capacities will bloom fully. Ans ; (a) So (b) that (c) as (d) If (e) and 11. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text. bangladesh is a small country with a population of about sixteen crores she can hardly make headway so we should work hard to keep pace with the rest of the world Ans; Bangladesh is a small country with a population of about sixteen crores. She can hardly make headway. So we should work hard to keep pace with the rest of the world.  Part B : Composition 12. Suppose some English teachers will be appointed in Ideal Preparatory School, Dhaka. You are interested to be an English Teacher. Now, make a CV with a cover letter for the post. Your CV should not exceed one page. 13. Suppose, you are Hasan/Hasna, a student of Sonapur High School. Your father is a poor government employee. You have three school going brothers and sisters. Your father cannot bear your educational expenses. Now, write an application to the headmaster/headmistress of your school for a full-free studentship. 14. Suppose, a farmer lives nearby your house. You know a lot about him. Write a paragraph in about 250 words on ‘A Farmer’. 15. There are many kinds of hobbies. Gardening, drawing picture, angling, stamp collecting are some of them. You have a hobby and it is gardening. Now, write a short composition on ‘Your Hobby’ describing why it is your favourite hobby
Rajshahi Board-2015
 Part A: Grammar(60 marks) 1. Fill in the blanks with the words from the box. You may need to change the form of some of the words. You may need to use one word more than once. in for of life a the when reap sow  Youth is (a) — best time of (b) —. This is the time (c) — it is most important (d) — one to remember the maxim, “As you (e) —, so shall you reap.” One must sow (f) — seeds of industry, truthfulness, honesty and other virtues (g) — this season to (h) — the harvest of prosperity and happiness. Whatever takes root in (i) — man at this time lasts throughout the rest (j) — his life and moulds his future. Answer; (a) the; (b) life; (c) when; (d) for; (e) sow; (f) the; (g) in; (h) reap; (i) a; (j) of; 2. Fill in the blanks with suitable words. Modern civilization is the (a) — of science. Science has worked (b) — a magician in the world. We can’t do even a (c) — day without the help of science. Many quick means (d) — communication like telephone, telex, fax, telegram, satellite etc. are (e) — greatest wonders of science. Nowadays a message can be sent from one corner of the world to another in the twinkle of (f) — eye. Science has brought a revolutionary (g) — in all fields. In the field of medical science (h) — has got eyes, lame has got legs, deaf has got hearing power. (i) — diseases which were incurable in the past are now easily (j) —.  Answer: (a) gift/product; (b) as; (c) single; (d) of; (e) the; (f) an; (g) change; (h) blind; (i) The; (j) cured/curable. 3. Make five sentences using parts of sentences from each column of the table below. The Taj  builtiswantslikestands it most on a moonlit night. It it as tomb for his wife. Emperor Shahajahan at Agra in India. People one of the most beautiful buildings in the world. Everybody to see the Taj Mahal. Answer: (a) The Taj is one of the most beautiful buildings in the world. (b) It stands at Agra in India. (c) Emperor Shahajahan built it as tomb for his wife. (d) People like it on a moonlit night. (e) Everybody wants to see the Taj Mahal. 4. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box. contribute confine keep enable work develop receive become adopt be According to the history, women in the past were (a) —- within the four walls. But at present they (b) —- no longer captive to their parents’ or husbands’ house. With the passage of time the outlook and attitude have been (c) —- as men and women are (d) —- themselves with the changing society. By (e) —- education they are (f) —- pilots, doctors, engineerss, high officials etc. They are (g) —- hand in hand with men in all worthy programmes. They (h) —- now able to prove their worth. They (i) —- much to the economy of the country. Now it has come to the realization of men that no development is possible by (j) —- half of our population idle at home. Answer: (a) confined; (b) are; (c) developed; (d) adapting; (e) receiving; (f) becoming; (g) working; (h) are; (i) contribute/are contributing; (j) keeping 5. Change the narrative style of the following text. “Konika, have you done your English lesson today?” asked the teacher. “Yes, sir,” she replied. “But I have not understood one gramatical point.” The teacher assured her saying, “Come to my room. I will help you understand the point.” “Thank you, sir,” she smilingly said. Answer: The teacher asked Konika if she had done her English lesson that day. She replied in the affirmative and said that she had not understood one gramatical point. The teacher advised her to come to his room. He also assured her saying that she wouid help her understand the point. With respect she smilingly thanked him. 6. Change the sentences according to the directions. (a) A flower is a glowing gift of nature.(Interrogative) (b) Isn’t it the symbol of love and beauty?(Affirmative) (c) Flowers are used on different occasions.(Active) (d) We present flower to our nearest and dearest person.(Passive) (e) We need flowers to decorate a place.(Complex) (f) The rose is the best of all flowers.(Positive) (g) Having sweet scent and beauty we love it very much.(Compound) (h) It is lovelier than all other flowers.(Superlative) (i) The rose is a very nice flower.(Exclamatory) (j) As the demand for flowers is increasing day by day we should cultivate flower on commercial basis.(Simple) Answer: (a) Isn’t a flower a glowing gift of nature? (b) It is the symbol of love and beauty. (c) People use flowers on different occasions. (d) Flower is presented to our nearest and dearest persons by us. (e) We need flowers so that we can decorate a place. (f) No other flower is as good as the rose. (g) A flower has sweet scent and beauty and we love it very much. (h) It is loveliest of all flowers. (i) How nice a flower the rose is! (j) Because of increasing the demand for flowers day by day, we should cultivate flowers on commercial basis. 7. Complete the sentences. (a) If you do not waste time —. (b) This is the boy —. (c) — I were a child. (d) United we stand, —. (e) The boy is so weak in mathematics —. Answer: (a) If you do not waste time, you will shine in life. (b) This is the boy whom I was looking for. (c) I wish I were a child. (d) United we stand, devided we fall. (e) The boy is so weak in mathematics that he canno solve a simple problem. 8. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in the parenthesis. Money cannot buy (a) — (happy). Money is a must for our life. But it is not necessary to bring happiness. Happiness is (b) — (absolute) a (c) — (psychology) thing. It is the name of a (d) — (feel). It means the (e) — (content) of the mind. He who has (f) — (satisfy) with what he has is (g) — (real) a happy one. Above all, we should keep in mind that (h) — (world) happiness is not all. If we want to be (i) — (eternal) happy and lead a (j) — (dignify) life, we have to earn money in an honest way. Answer: (a) happiness; (b) absolutely; (c) psychological; (d) feeling; (e) contentment; (f) satisfaction; (g) really; (h) worldly; (i) eternally; (j) dignified. 9. Make tag questions of these statements. (a) Nobody believes a cheat, —? (b) Everybody hates him, —? (c) He has to drag a miserable life, —? (d) He can hardly succeed in life, —? (e) Let us always speak the truth, —?  Answer: (a) Nobody believes a cheat, do they? (b) Everybody hates him, don’t they? (c) He has to drag a miserable life, doesn’t he? (d) He can hardly succeed in life, can he? (e) Let us always speak the truth, shall we?  10. Complete the passage using suitable connectors. (a) —, there are some differences between practical knowledge and bookish knowledge. (b) — often they are thought to be the same. (c) — a man is educated in the true sense, he will be able to lead a life completely different from others. (d) — he can distinguish between right and wrong. (e) — education is very important.  Answer: (a) Obviously/actually; (b) very; (c) If; (d) Besides; (e) So;  11. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text. the teacher said to the boy where are you going now i am going to school said the boy did you go to school yesterday no the boy replied why did you not go i was suffering from fever said the boy Answer: The teacher said to the boy, “Where are you going now?” “I am going to school,” said the boy. “Did you go to school yesterday?” “No”, the boy replied.  “Why did you not go?” “I was suffering from fever,” said the boy.  Part B : Composition(40 marks) 12. Suppose, you are Shimul/Shimuli and you are looking for a job. You want to apply for a job of a teacher in school. Now, write a CV with a cover letter for the post. 13. Suppose, you are Habib/Habiba. You have passed the SSC examination this year from Collegiate High School, Barisal. You want to get yourself admitted into a college. So you need a testimonial from your Headmaster. Now, write an application to the Headmaster to your school for testimonial. 14. All the living beings depend on trees for their existence. So we should plant trees more and more. Now, write a paragraph on “Tree Plantation.”  15. You are a student of class ten. You have an aim in your life. Now, write a composition on “Your aim in life”.
Barisal Board-2015
Part A: Grammar 1. Fill in the blanks with the words from the box. You may need to change the form of some of the words. You may need to use one word more than once. give a symbol to be by last in but the cultivate  A flower is (a) — best gift of nature. It is a (b) — of beauty. It (c) — us pleasure. There is nobody (d) — loves flower. But it is (e) — matter of sorrow that a flower does not (f) — long. It blooms (g) — the morning and fades away very soon. Nowadays flowers (h) — cultivated in our country. Many people earn their livelihood (i) — flower (j) —.  Answer: (a) the; (b) symbol; (c) gives; (d) but; (e) a; (f) last; (g) in; (h) are; (i) by; (j) cultivation.   2. Fill in the blanks with suitable words. We live in an age of (a) —. We can see (b) — influence of science in all spheres of our daily life. Science is a constant (c) — of our daily life. We have (d) — the impossible things possible by means (e) — science. The modern civilization is a (f) — of science. At present we can (g) — travel from one place to another. (h) — ancient time journey was difficult. (i) — had to spend much (j) — and money for travelling. But we should remember that science has to be exploited for the greater welfare of mankind. Answer: (a) science; (b) the; (c) companion; (d) made; (e) of; (f) gift; (g) easily; (h) In; (i) People; (j) time. 3. Make five sentences using parts of sentences from each column of the table below. Bangladesh createsareisshould take a great problem in Bangladesh. Population problem some causes behind overpopulation in Bangladesh. There proper steps to control the growth of population as soon as possible. The government other problems like poverty, disease, illiteracy etc. an over populated land.  Answer: (a) Bangladesh is an over populated land. (b) Population problem is a great problem in Bangladesh. (c) Population problem creates other problems like poverty, disease, illiteracy etc. (d) There are some causes behind overpopulation in Bangladesh. (e) The government should take proper steps to control the growth of population as soon as possible.  4. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box. cause suffer to be drive solve to be obey occur carry Traffic jam (a) —- a common affair in the big cities of our country. This problem (b) —- the ultimate consequences of rapid growth of population and the number of vehicles. Most often this problem (c) —- in the congested areas where the roads are very narrow. Overtaking tendency also (d) —- traffic jam. Some drivers (e) —- the traffic rules. They (f) —- the vehicles carelessly. Traffic jam (g) —- great sufferings to the ambulances (h) —- patients. Office goers and school going children also (i) —- a lot due to traffic jam. However, this problem (j) —- to an extent by imposing traffic rules strictly. Answer: (a) is; (b) is; (c) occurs; (d) causes; (e) do not obey; (f) drive; (g) causes; (h) carrying; (i) suffer; (j) should be solved. 5. Change the narrative style of the following text. The teacher said to the girl, “Do you think that honesty is the best policy?” The girl said, “Yes, sir, I think so.” “Then learn to be honest from your childhood,” said the teacher. “Thank you, sir,” said the girl. “May Allah bless you,” said the teacher. Answer: The teacher asked the girl if she thought that honesty is the best policy. The girl respectfully replied in the affirmative that she thought so. Then the teacher advised her to learn to be honest from her childhood. The girl respectfully thanked him. The teacher prayed that Allah might bless him. 6. Change the sentences according to the directions. (a) Haji Mohammad Muhsin was not an unkind man at all. (Affirmative) (b) He inherited vast proerty from his father and sister. (Interrogative) (c) He was unmarried. (Negative) (d) During his lifetime, he spent money lavishly to help the poor. (Complex) (e) One night when he was saying his prayer, a thief broke into his room. (Simple) (f) Seeing Muhsin the thief cried. (compound) (g) The thief was caught. (Active) (h) How needy the thief was!  (Assertive) (i) He gave the thief some food and money. (Passive) (j) Muhsin was one of the best philanthropists in the world. (Positive) Answer: (a) Haji Mohammad Muhsin was a very kind man. (b) Didn’t he inherit vast property from his father and sister? (c) He was not married. (d) As long as he was alive, he spent money lavishly to help the poor. (e) One night at the time of saying his prayer, a thief broke into his room. (f) The thief saw Muhsin and cried. (g) He caught the thief. (h) The thief was very needy. (i) The thief was given food and money by him. (j) Very few philanthropists in the world were as good as Muhsin. 7. Complete the sentences. (a) We must work hard in order that —–. (b) A man who —- cannot shine in life. (c) It is hard labour that —- (d) The idle cannot reach their target because —- (e) —- unless you work hard. Answer: (a) We must work hard in order that we can prosper in life. (b) A man who is idle cannot shine in life. (c) It is hard labour that enables a man to reach his goal. (d) The idle cannot reach their target because they cannot finish their work in time. (e) You cannot succeed in life unless you work hard. 8. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in the parenthesis. Honesty is opposite to (a) — (honest). An honest man is not (b) — (harm) to anybody. He never does (c) — (just) to others. When he does anything (d) — (moral), he feels (e) — (comfortable). He never tells a lie. He is always (f) — (response) to his duty. We should follow the path of (g) — (honest) and leave the path of (h) — (honesty). In that case, you will be (i) — (love) by all and will be able to reach the path of (j) — (prosper). Answer: (a) dishonesty; (b) harmful; (c) injustice; (d) immoral; (e)uncomfortable; (f) responsible; (g) honesty; (h) dishonesty; (i) loved; (j) prosperity. 9. Make tag questions of these statements. (a) Nuclear has some advantage, —? (b) There are only a few family members, —? (c) It is calm and quiet, —? (d) So, one can have peace and happiness in a nuclear family, —? (e) One need not think of others, —? Answer: (a) Nuclear has some advantage, hasn’t it? (b) There are only a few family members, aren’t there? (c) It is calm and quiet, isn’t it? (d) So, one can have peace and happiness in a nuclear family, can’t they? (e) One need not think of others, need they? 10. Complete the passage using suitable connectors. A healthy man can do any work (a) —- he can eat any food he likes. (b) —-, he can enjoy life in every way. (c) —- an unhealthy man is unhappy, for he cannot eat and do what he likes. (d) —- he lives and dies poor. He may have intelligence, merit, learning and power, but he cannot put them to the use and reap their benefits. (e) —- health is the source of all happiness in life. Answer: (a) because; (b) Besides; (c) On the other hand/But; (d) So; (e) Therefore; 11. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text. once my mother said to me who came to you my friend rafiq mom she asked what did he want i said his mother is ill he needs some money i have given him five hundred taka my mother said wonderful Answer: Once my mother said to me, “Who came to you?” “My friend, Rafiq, Mom.” She asked, “What did he want?” I said, “His mother is ill. He needs some money. I have given him five hundred taka.” My mother said, “Wonderful!” Part B : Composition 12. Suppose, you are Nader Mahmud/Nadera Parvin and after graduation you have completed a course on computer. You have seen a vacancy advertisement for the post of a computer operator in a recognized private company. Now, write a CV with a cover letter for the post. Your CV should not exceed one page. 13. Suppose, you are Mithu/Mita of Shovagonj High School, Rangpur. There is a common room in your school but facilities are not sufficient there. Now, write an application to the Headmaster for increasing common room facilities. 14. Write a paragraph about “Tree Plantation” by answering the following questions. (a) What is tree plantation? (b) How are trees are our friends? (c) How do trees maintain ecological balance? (d) What may happen in absence of trees? (e) What should be our final attitude towards trees? 15. A journey is always pleasant to all. Suppose, you have recently made a journey by train.  Now, write a composition on “A Journey by Train” narrating how much you have enjoyed the journey.
Sylhet Board-2015
Part A: Grammar 1. Fill in the blanks with the words from the box. You may need to change the form of some of the words. You may need to use one word more than once. a the precious for great have wise which off  Time is very (a) —- thing. Time(b) —- is lost once is lost forever. There is (c) —– proverb, “Time and tide wait for none.” It is time which does not (d) —- the relative feelings. It does not wait  (e) —- anyone if it is not used (f) —- . It is really essential to realize (g) —- importance of time in our life. Those who have become (h) —- would make proper use of time. They never put (i) —- their work for tomorrow. That’s why, they have contributed (j) —- lot to the society. Answer: (a) precious; (b) which; (c) a; (d) have; (e) for; (f) wisely; (g) the; (h) great; (i) off; (j) a. 2. Fill in the blanks with suitable words.  Once there lived (a) —- poor man. He could hardly maintain his family (b) —- he did not have any land (c) —- cultivation. One day he bought (d) —- wonderful goose. The goose laid a (e) —- egg everyday. In a few months he became rich. But he was a (f) —- greedy man. He thought that there (g) —- more eggs in the belly of the goose. He wanted to get all the eggs (h) —- a time. So one day, he killed the goose and cut its belly open with (i) —- knife. But alas! there was no egg. Thus the greedy farmer (j) —- the useful goose. Answer: (a) a; (b) because/as; (c) for; (d) a; (e) golden; (f) very; (g) were; (h) at; (i) a; (j) lost. 3. Make five sentences using parts of sentences from each column of the table below. Self-confidence helpsshould exerciseisleads a man to reach the goal of life. It one to lose his self-confidence. The lack of determination not enjoyable. Success without self-confidence one of the invaluable human qualities. One it in order to overcome the problems of life.  Answer: (a) Self-confidence is one of the invaluable human qualities. (b) It helps a man to reach the goal of life. (c) The lack of determination leads one to lose his self-confidence. (d) Success without self-confidence is not enjoyable. (e) One should exercise it in order to overcome the problems of life.  4. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box. be call hear engulf know begin bear follow inspire join  You must have (a) —- the name of Kazi Nazrul Islam. He (b) —- our national poet. He (c) —- as a rebel poet as well. But he (d) —- in a poor family. But dire needs could not (e) —- his personality. When the first World War Broke out, he (f) —- the army. After the war, he (g) —- to write poems. He wrote especially for the down trodden. He (h) —- the Shelly of Bangla Literature. His poems and songs (i) —- the Banglee in Liberation War. So we should (j) —- his footprints in our life.  Answer: (a) heard; (b) is; (c) is known; (d) was born; (e) engulf; (f) joined; (g) began; (h) is called; (i) inspired; (j) follow. 5. Change the narrative style of the following text. The girl said to the teacher, “Sir, I shall be grateful if you kindly lend me the book you praised highly in the classroom yesterday.” The teacher said, “I have become really happy to know that you are eager to read this book. You are welcome to any of my books that you like.” “Thank you, sir,” said the girl. “You are welcome,” said the teacher. Answer: The girl respectfully told the teacher that she should be grateful if he kindly lend her the book he had praised highly in the classroom the previous day. The teacher told that he had become really happy to know that she was eager to read that book. He added that she was welcome to any of his books that she liked. The girl respectfully thanked her teacher. The teacher welcomed the girl 6. Change the sentences according to the directions. (a) The students studying regularly can expect a good result.(Make it a complex sentence) (b) But most of our students are inattentive to their studies.(Make it a negative sentence without changing the meaning) (c) They waste their valuable time idly.(Use passive voice) (d) Wasting time is harmful for them.(Make it an interrogative sentence) (e) By repeating this activity they make a poor result.(Make it a complex sentence) (f) Who loves them then?(Make it a assertive sentence without changing the original meaning) (g) They are treated badly even by their family members.(Use active voice) (h) If a student fails in the examination, he suffers from inferiority complex.(Make simple sentence) (i) No other student in the class is as bad as a failed student.(Use superlative) (j) So a student should be aware of studying regularly and attentively so that he can do well in the examination.(Make it a simple sentence)  Answer: (a) The students who are studying regularly can expect a good result. (b) But most of our students are not attentive to their studies.  (c) Their valuable time is wasted idly by them. (d) Isn’t wasting time harmful for them? (e) By repeating this activity they make a result which is poor.  (f) Nobody loves them then. (g)  Even their family members treat them badly. (h)  A student failing in the examination suffers from inferiority complex.  (i) A failed student is the worst of all students in the class. (j) So a student should be aware of studying regularly and attentively to do well in the examination. 7. Complete the sentences. (a) Yesterday I did not get up early from bed because, —–. (b) As soon as I got up from bed, ——. (c) As I could not hire a rickshaw, —–. (d) On the way to school I walked fast lest —-. (e) If I reached late, —-. Answer: (a) Yesterday I did not get up early from bed because, I felt a little bit fever. (b) As soon as I got up from bed, I found that it was late. (c) As I could not hire a rickshaw, I started to walk to school. (d) On the way to school I walked fast lest I should miss the first class. (e) If I reached late, I would be fined. 8. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the 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 Queen of Sheba wanted to test how wise he was. Soloman 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 spreads all over the world. Answer: (a) famous; (b) wisdom; (c) extra-ordinary; (d) imagination; (e) nature; (f) artificial; (g) association; (h) successful; (i) reputation; (j) multidimensional. 9. Make tag questions of these statements. (a) Everyone is nostalgic in life, —-? (b) We hardly forget the golden past, —-? (c) The memories of childhood are always haunting us, —-? (d) Nothing is more pleasant to man than the sweetest memories of childhood, —-? (e) Therefore, let’s practice it, —-? Answer: (a) Everyone is nostalgic in life, aren’t they? (b) We hardly forget the golden past, do we? (c) The memories of childhood are always haunting us, aren’t they? (d) Nothing is more pleasant to man than the sweetest memories of childhood, is it? (e) Therefore, let’s practice it, shall we? 10. Complete the passage using suitable connectors. It is known to all that gold is a valuable metal. (a) —-, there are many metals cheaper than gold though they like it. (b) —- they glitter for sometimes, they fade away in the long run. In our society there are also many people (c) —- are outwardly very gentle and polished. Later on their real identity is revealed (d) —- they do not exercise moral values. That’s why, people say, “ All (e) —- glitters is not gold.” Answer: (a) But; (b) Though/Although; (c) who; (d) as; (e) that; 11. Use capitals and punctuations marks where necessary in the following text. why are you going to borisal said father i want to buy some important books said saad do you need money yes father don’t go alone as time is not going well Answer: “Why are you going to Borisal?” said father. “I want to buy some important books”, Said saad. “Do you need money?” “Yes, father.” “Don’t go alone as time is not going well.” Part B : Composition 12. Suppose, you are Sayeed/Sayeeda. You have seen a vacancy advertisement for the position of an English Teacher in Monpura High School, Bhola. Now, write a CV with a cover letter for the post. Your CV should not exceed one page. 13. Your summer vacation starts from 30th May. Your class wants to go on study tour to Madhabkunda, Sylhet. As a result, you need permission from your headmaster. Now, write an application to your headmaster for seeking permission to go on a study tour. 14. Write a paragraph in 250 words on ‘The life of a farmer’. 15. Write a composition on ‘Wonders of Modern Science’.

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