2020

Dhaka Board 2020
Sub Code 107
Time: 3 hours
English (Compulsory): 1st Paper
Total Marks: 100 (N.B.- Answer all the questions. The figures in the right margin indicate full marks.)
Read the passage. Then answer the questions No. 1 and 2.
May Day or International Workers Day is observed on May 1 all over the world today to commemorate the historical struggle and sacrifices of the working people to establish an eight-hour workday. It is a public holiday in almost all the countries of the world. Since the Industrial Revolution in the 18th and 19th centuries in Europe and the US, the workers in mills and factories had been working a long shift, fourteen or even more hours a day. On May 1st in 1886, inspired by the trade unions, half of the workers at the McCormic Harvester Company in Chicago went on strike demanding an eight-hour workday. Two days later, a workers’ rally was held near the McCormic Hervester Company and about 6000 workers had joined it. The rally was addressed by the labour leaders. They urged the workers to stand together, to go on with their struggle and not to give in to their bosses. Just at this moment some strikebreakers started leaving the meeting place. The strikers went down the street to bring them back. Suddenly about 200 policemen attacked them with clubs and revolvers. One striker was killed instantly, five or six others were seriously wounded and many of them were badly injured. The events of May 1, 1886 is a reminder that workers will continue to be exploited until they stand up and speak out to gain better working conditions, better pay and better lives.
1. Choose the correct answer from the following alternatives.
(a) Historical means – (i) traditional (ii) primitive (iii) inception (iv) historic
(b) May Day events occurred in — century. (i) 17th (ii) 18th (iii) 19th (iv) 20th
(c) The policemen attacked the strikers on – (i) May 1st (ii) May 2nd (iii) May 3rd (iv) May 4th
(d) Clubs and revolvers were used upon (i) trade union leaders (ii) policemen (iii) strikers (iv) strikebreakers
(e) The workers’ demand was to — work time. (i) sustain (ii) assign (iii) reduce (iv) upgrade
(f)To stop exploitation workers should not
(i) express their opinion in public (ii) rule out any unfair condition by their bosses (iii) speak meekly (iv) think of their privilege
(g) “And not to give in to their bosses.” — What does ‘give in’ mean here?
(i) dominate (ii) refuse (iii) agree to continuing struggling (iv) agree to stop struggling
2. Answer the following questions.
(a) What does May Day commemorate?
(b) Which demand did the workers struggle for?
(c) What activities did the workers do against the authorities?
(d) What happened when the policemen attacked the strikers?
(e) Why is the event of May 1, 1886 a reminder for the workers?
4. Read the following text and fill in each gap with a suitable word based on the information of the text.
Fish population is in serious danger from global warming. Climate change is increasing the water temperature in rivers, lakes and seas. This means there is less food and oxygen available for fish. It also means the fish may not grow fully and may have fewer offsprings. Some fishes will become extinct if temperatures rise even by one or two degrees Celsius. Climate change increases the pressure on fish population. Fishes are one of the world’s most valuable biological assets. Forty percent of people in the world eat fish as their main source of protein. If we fail to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, we will increase the pressure on fish. As a result, people who depend on fish will suffer from hunger and poverty.
Question: It is (a) — from the passage that global warming is (b) — great threat for fish population. (c) — global warming, food production and oxygen (d) — in water decreases. As a result, some fish may be extinct (e) —.
5. Read the passage on Neil A. Armstrong. Complete the table below with information from the passage.
Neil A. Armstrong commanded the Gemini-8 Mission and became the first human to walk on the moon as commander of Apollo 11. He was born in Wapakoneta, Ohio, on August 5, 1930. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University and a Master of Science degree from the University of Southern California. Astronauts Neil A. Armstrong. Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins launched the mission to the moon with Apollo 11. on July 16 and landed on the moon on July 20, 1969. Neil A. Armstrong first stepped on to the surface and then Aldrin. They explored the surface and gathered moon rocks for over two hours. After exploring the surface they rejoined Collins in the orbiting mothership. Neil A. Armstrong died on August 25, 2012.
(Neil Armstrong) Event Year/Time Place Achievement Born (i) — Received BSc (ii) — Left for the moon (iii) — 20 July 1969 (iv) — Died (v) —
5. Write a summary of the above passage in your own words.
6. Match the parts of sentences given in column ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’ to write five complete sentences.
Column A Column B Column C (a) Democracy means (i) fair and equal (i) of democracy (b) It allows freedom (ii) a system (ii) in a democratic country (c) It means (iii) of speech, religion (iii) of government (d) People elect (iv) their representative directly (iv) and political opinions (e) Free and fair (v) election is the precondition (v) treatment for citizens  
7. Put the following parts of the story in correct order to rewrite the whole story. Only the corresponding numbers of the sentences need to be written.
(a) in the evening, a lion entered the cave.
(b) One day, he fled from his master’s house and took shelter in a cave.
(c) Once upon a time, there lived a young man named Androcles.
(d) He came near Androcles and lifted his paw.
(e) He was caught by a slave merchant who sold him to a rich man in another country.
(f) The lion seemed wounded as he was groaning
(g) His master was very bad and inflicted heavy torture on him.
(h) He took the lion’s paw in his hand and removed a big thorn from it. The lion was relieved of his pain.
Self Practice Part B: Writing Test (50 Marks)
8. Answer the following questions to write a paragraph on “Tree Plantation”.
(a) What does a tree do for us?
(b) What happens if there were no trees?
(c) What is the effect of the loss of trees?
(d) What should be done to save mankind?
(e) How can the earth be made greener, cleaner and safer?
(f) What part do people play in protecting trees and increasing forests?
9. Read the beginning of the following story. This story is not complete. Write at least ten new sentences to complete the story.
Robert Bruce was the king of Scotland. His army was defeated again and again against the King Edward I of England. Being defeated for six times, he lost his hope ….
10. The graph below shows the choice of profession by different educated people. Describe the graph in your own words. You should highlight and summarize the information given in the graph.
11. Suppose, you are Roushan/Roushanara, living at 114/B. Sadar Road, Barishal. Your younger brother does not take physical exercise at all. Now, write a letter telling him the importance taking physical exercise.
12. Suppose, you are Bakul and your friend is Nayon. Recently you have noticed that accident is on the rise horribly in your country. Everyday many people fall victim accidents. Now, write a dialogue between you and your friend about the causes and remedies of road accident.
Mymensingh Board 2020
Sub Code 107
Time: 3 hours
English (Compulsory): 1st Paper
Total Marks: 100 (N.B.- Answer all the questions. The figures in the right margin indicate full marks.)
Read the passage. Then answer the questions No. 1 and 2.
‘Heritage’ is what we inherit from the past, live with them in the present and then pass on to our children or future generation. Our unique source of life and inspiration is our cultural and natural heritage. When we speak of ‘World Heritage’, it indicates places and sites that we got from the past and pass on to the future generation of the entire world. The ‘Shat Gambuj Mosque’ in Bagerhat is such a heritage. It became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985. Originally, the historic Mosque City was known as ‘ Khalifatabad’. It is situated at the outskirts of Bagerhat town— not very far from the dense mangrove forest of the Sundarbans. Khalifatabad was a Muslim colony. It was founded by the Turkish general, a saint warrior Ulugh Khan Jahan in the 15th century. The infrastructure of the city reveals significant technical skills in many mosques as well as early Islamic monuments. Baked bricks are used for the construction of the buildings. The planning of the city is distinctly dominated by Islamic architecture and the decorations are a combination of Mughal and Turkish architecture. Khan Jahan built a network of roads, bridges, public buildings and reservoirs to make the city habitable. There are about 360 mosques in the city. Among them the most remarkable is the multi-domed Shat Gombuj Mosque. The mosque is unique in the sense that it has 60 pillars that support the roof, with 77 low height domes. The 4 towers at 4 corners have smaller domes on the roof as well. The vast prayer hall has 11 arched doorways on the east and 7 each on the north and south for light and ventilation. It has 7 aisles running along the length of the mosque and 11 deep curves between the slender stone columns. These columns support the curving arches created by the domes. The thickness of the arches is 6 feet and have slightly narrowing hollow and round wall. The west wall in the interior has 11 ‘mihrabs’ (niche in mosque pointing towards Makkah). These mihrabs are decorated with stonework and terracotta. The floor of the mosque is made of brick. Besides being used as a prayer hall, Khan Jahan used the mosque as his court also. Today, it is one of the greatest tourist attractions and one of the best architectural beauties of Bangladesh.
1. Choose the correct answer from the following alternatives
(a) What is the main purpose of the author of the text?
(i) to show heroism of Khan Jahan Ali (ii) to show the infrastructure of Bagerhat town (iii) to represent Shat Gambuj Mosque built by Khan Jahan All (iv) to introduce Khan Jahan Ali to the readers
(b) Which of the followings describes Khan Jahan Ali best? (i) brave (ii) kind (iii) philanthropic (iv) warrior
(c) Which of the following has the closest meaning of the word ‘unique’ used in the text 2?
(i) common (ii) general (iii) second to none (iv) universal
(d)The word ‘outskirt’ in the text can be replaced by – (i) suburb (ii) centre (iii) corner (iv) outside
(e)What is the antonym of the word ‘reveal’? (i) disclose (ii) display (iii) conceal (iv) recall
(f) How many gambujes are there in the mosque in total? (i) 60 (ii) less than 70 (iii) more than 70 (iv) more than 80 (g) The word ‘slender’ in the text stands for (i) thick (ii) wide (iii) large (iv) lean
2. Answer the following questions.
(a) What do you mean by ‘World Heritage’?
(b) What makes the mosque unique?
(c) What is a mihrab’? Describe it in 2/3 sentences.
(d) How was the mosque used?
(e) What does the infrastructure of the city reveal?
2. Read the following text and fill in each gap with a suitable word based on the information of the text.
Fish population is in serious danger from global warming. Climate change is increasing the water temperature in rivers, lakes and seas. This means there is less food and oxygen available for fish It also means the fish may not grow fully and may have fewer offsprings. Some fishes will become extinct if temperatures rise even by one or two degrees Celsius. Climate change increases the pressure on fish population. Fishes are one of the world’s most valuable biological assets. Forty percent of people in the world eat fish as their main source of protein. If we fail to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, we will increase the pressure on fish. As a result, people depend on fish will suffer from hunger and poverty.
Question: Global warming raises the stress on fish population. Fish is one of the most (a) — assets. Many people of the world eat fish as their main source of protein. Many people also earn their (b) — by fishing. But they are not free from danger. Global warming is the major (c) — for their extinction. Climate change bears a great effect on their lives. If global warming can’t be (d) —, the full growth of fish will be hindered. Even they won’t be (e) — to produce. If temperature goes on rising by one or two degrees, fish many face extinction.
Read the passage on Subhas Chandra Bose and answer questions no. 4 and 5.
Subhas Chandra Bose (23 January 1897 – 18 August 1945) aged 48 was an Indian nationalist whose attempt during World War II to rid India of British rule with the help of Germany and Japan left a troubled legacy. The honourific Netaji (Hindustani language: Respected leader), first applied to Bose in Germany, by the Indian soldiers of the Indische Legion and by the German and Indian omnicials in the Special Bureau for India in Berlin, in nearly 1942, was by 1990 used widely throughout India. Earlier, Bose had been a leader of the younger, radical wing of the Indian National Congress in the late 1920s and 1930s, rising to become Congress President in 1958 and 1939. However, he was ousted from Congress leadership positions in 1939 following differences with Mohandas K. Gandhi and the Congress high command. He was subsequently placed under house arrest by the British before escaping from India in 1940.
4. Complete the table below with information from the above passage.
Who/What Event/Activity Time/Place Subhas Chandra Bose (i) — in India in 1897 World War II took place (ii) — He Congress President (iii) — (iv) — placed Bose under house arrest Subhas Bose died at the age of (v) —
5. Write a summary of the above passage in about 60 words.
6. Match the parts of sentences in column A, B and C to make five complete sentences. Column A Column B Column C (a) Bassanio (i) had thought of an unusual plan (i) grandly dressed, with many servants (b) Portia’s father (ii) wanted a man to marry Portia for herself (ii) lately (c) Before his death, (iii) went to Belmont to visit Portia (iii) and not for her wealth (d) He (iv) had (iv) to find a good husband for his daughter (e) He (v) had died (v) three caskets made, one of gold, one of silver and one of lead
7. Put the following parts of the story in correct order to make the whole story. Only the corresponding numbers of the sentences need to be written.
(a) The king asked him why he was making such a small boat.
(b)Napoleon, the King of France, was a great hero.
(c) One day, he was walking along the seashore.
(d) He won many battles and conquered many countries of Europe.
(e)The boy said, “I shall cross the sea and go my home.
(f)Suddenly, he noticed a wonderful thing.
(g) The boy was brought before him.
(h) An English boy was making a small boat.
Self Practice Part B: Writing Test (50 Marks)
8. Write a paragraph on ‘Deforestation’ answering the following questions. You should write it in about 150 words.
(a) What is deforestation?
(b) What are the causes of deforestation?
(c) What are the impacts of deforestation on climate?
(d) How can deforestation be related to global warming?
(e) Why should we prevent deforestation?
9. Read the beginning of the story given below. Add at least ten new sentences to complete it.
The King of Iran used to invite the great poet Sheikh Sa’adi to his court. Once on his way to the King’s court ……..
10. The graph below shows the number of people using Internet from the year 2014 to 2018 in Bangladesh. Now, describe the graph in about 150 words. You should highlight and summarize the information given in the graph. The number of Internet users should be counted in (96).
11. Suppose, you are Samin/Samina. You live at 40/3 College Road, Dhaka. You have a friend named Joy/Joya who lives at 25/2 Hospital Road, Chattogram. He/She does not read the newspaper daily. Now, write a letter to him/her describing the importance of reading newspaper regularly.
12. Suppose, you are Tasnim and your friend is Tanzim. Now, write a dialogue between you your friend on the benefits of early rising.
Rajshahi Board 2020 
Sub Code 107
Time: 3 hours
English (Compulsory): 1st Paper
Total Marks: 100 (N.B.- Answer all the questions. The figures in the right margin indicate full marks.)
Read the passage. Then answer the questions No. 1 and 2.
Mother Teresa was moved by the presence of the sick and dying on the streets of Kolkata. She founded the home for the dying destitute and named it ‘Nirmal Hridoy’, meaning ‘Pure Heart’. She and her fellow nuns gathered the dying people off the streets of Kolkata and brought them to this home. They were lovingly looked after and cared for. Since then men, women and children have been taken from the streets and carried to Nirmol Hridoy. These unloved and uncared for people get an opportunity to die in an environment of kindness and love. In their last hours they get human and Divine love, and can feel they are also children of God. Those who survive, the Missionaries of Charity try to find jobs for them or send them to homes where they can live happily for some more years in a caring environment. Regarding commitment to family, Mother Teresa said, “Maybe in our own family, we have somebody, who is feeling lonely, who is feeling sick, who is feeling worried. Are we there? Are we willing to give until it hurts in order to be with our families, or do we put our interest first? We must remember that love begins at home and we must also remember that future of humanity passes through the family”. Mother Teresa’s work has been recognised throughout the world and she has received a number of awards. These include the Pope John XXIII Peace Prize (1971), the Nehru Prize for Promotion of International Peace & Understanding (1972), the Balzan Prize (1978), the Nobel Peace Prize (1979) and the Bharat Ratna (1980). Mother Teresa died at the age of 87, on 5 September 1997.The world salutes her for her love and compassion for humanity. She has taught us how to extend our hand towards those who need our love and support irrespective of creed, caste and religion. Draped in a white and blue-bordered sari, wrinkled face, ever soft eyes and a saintly smile, is the picture of Mother Teresa in our mind.
1. Choose the correct answer from the four alternatives given after each question.
(a) What did Teresa and her fellow nuns do?
(i) gathered the dying people (ii) brought them to Nirmal Hridoy (iii) looked after them (iv) all above
(b) She got Nobel Prize for peace in (i) 1971 (ii) 1972 (iii) 1978 (iv) 1979
(c) Mother Teresa is a symbol of (i) love (ii) kindness (iii) jealousy (iv) love and kindness
(d) Nirmal Hridoy is a home for – (i) drama (ii) the dying destitute (iii) the sick (iv) the artists
(e) She got the Balzan Prize (i)  in 1975 (ii) in 1976 (iii) in 1977 (iv) 1978
(f) Teresa founded (i) Nirmal Hridoy (ii) Niramoy Centre (iii) Niribill Kendra (iv) Rest House
(g) Teresa served the ill-fated people with – (i) hatred (ii) no love (iii) human and divine love (iv) self interest
2. Answer the following questions.
(a) Why was Mother Teresa moved?
(b) Why do you think Mother Teresa won so many awards?
(c) When did Mother Teresa receive Nobel Peace Prize?
(d) Why does the world salute her?
(e) What did Mother Teresa say about commitment to family?
Read the following text and fill in each gap with a suitable word based on the information of the text.
21 February is a memorable day in our national history. We observe the day every year as International Mother Language Day. The day is a national holiday. On this day, we pay tribute to the martyrs who laid down their lives to establish Bangla as a state language in undivided Pakistan in 1952. This is known as the Language Movement. The seed of the Language Movement was Sown on 21 March 1948 when Mohammad Ali Zinnah, the then Governor General of Pakistan, at a public meeting in Dhaka declared that Urdu would be the only official language of Pakistan. The declaration raised a storm of protest in the eastern part of the country. The protest continued non-stop, gathering momentum day by day. It turned into a movement and reached its climax in 1952. The government outlawed all sorts of public meetings and rallies to prevent it. The students of Dhaka University defied the law and they brought out a peaceful protest procession on 21 February 1952. When the procession reached near Dhaka Medical College, the police opened fire on the students, killing Salam, Rafiq, Barkat and Jabbar. This enkindled the sparks of independent movement of Bangladesh.
Question: All Bangladeshis remember the memory of the (a) — on February 21. They walk barefooted to the Shaheed Minar. They proceed (b) — towards the Shaheed Minar. They pay (c) — to the memory of the martyrs. They (d) — flowers and pray for the souls of them. They also gather in mosques, temples and some other religious institutions and wish for the salvation of the martyrs’ (e) — souls.
Read the passage and answer the questions no. 4 and 5.
Neil Armstrong was the first man who walked on the moon. He was an American astronaut. He was also an aerospace engineer. Armstrong was born on 05 August 1930 in Wapakoneta, Ohio, the USA. He earned his flight certificate in 1945 at the age of 15 only. In 1947, at the age of 17, he began to study Aeronautical Engineering in Purdue University, the USA. He received BSc degree in Aeronautical Engineering in 1955 and he did MSc in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Southern California in 1970. In 1958, he was selected for the US Airforce’s Man in Space Programme. Neil Armstrong, along with his group, launched the mission to the moon with Apollo 11 on July 16, 1969. He was the commander of Apollo 11 and four days later they landed on the moon. They explored the surface and gathered moon rocks for over two hours. The next day, they fired off the surface of the moon.
4. Complete the table below with information from the above passage.
Name of event Year /Date Place Birth of Neil Armstrong 5 August (i) — Received BSc degree in 1955 (ii) — (iii) — in 1970 University of Southern California They landed on the moon (iv) — Started their return journey (v) — from the moon
5. Write a summary of the above passage in your own words.
6. Match the parts of the sentences in column A B and C to write five complete sentences.
Column A Column B Column C (a) Punctuality is a virtue (i) person is (i) accurate in timing (b) It helps (ii) which can make us (ii) loved by all (c) A punctual (iii) punctual, we shall (iii) surely succeed in life (d) He who (iv) is punctual never (iv) successful in future (e) If we become (v) us to become (v) gets late in his work  
7. Put the following parts of the story in correct order to make the whole story. Only the corresponding numbers of the sentences need to be written.
(a) Penicillin is the life-saving medicine.
(b) He passed his boyhood with his parents.
(c) It was discovered by Dr. Alexander Fleming.
(d) He was the seventh of the eight brothers and sisters.
(e) He was never absent from school up to the age of twelve.
(f) He was sent to London at the age of fourteen for higher study.
(g) Fleming was born into a poor family in Scotland.
(h) Fleming was a very regular and attentive student.
Self Practice Part B: Writing Test (50 Marks)
8. Answer the following questions to write a paragraph on ‘A Book Fair You Have Recently visited in 200 words.
(a) What is a book fair?
(b) What was the occasion of the fair?
(c) Where was it held?
(d) How was the environment of the fair?
(e) What experience did you gather by visiting the fair?
9. Read the beginning of a story. Add at least ten new sentences to complete the story. One day, a crow became very thirsty. He flew from one place to another in search of water. But he found no water. He continued his search for water ………
10. Look at the following graph. It shows ‘The Internet Users’ from 2000 to 2009. Now, describe the graph in 150 words.
11. Suppose, you are Sayem/Samia. You have a friend named Masud/Masuda. Your friend has recently sent you a nice birthday gift on the occasion of your 16th birth anniversary. Now write a letter to your friend thanking him/her for sending you the nice birthday gift.
12. Suppose, you are Emon/Ema. You and your friend, Emran/Eva, know that English language plays an important role for communication in the present world. Now, write a dialogue between you and your friend about the importance of learning English.
Dinajpur Board-2020
English (compulsory) first paper
Part A: Reading Test (50 Marks)
Read the passage. Then answer the questions no. 1 and 2. [Unit-3; Lesson-5(B)
26 March, our Independence Day, is the biggest state festival. The day is celebrated every year in the country with great enthusiasm and fervour. It is a national holiday. All offices, educational institutions, shops and factories remain closed on this day. The day begins with a 31 gun salute. Early in the morning the President and the Prime Minister on behalf of the nation place lloral wreaths at the National Mausoleum at Savar. Then other leaders, political parties, diplomats, social and cultural| organisations, educational institutions and freedom fighters pay homage to the martyrs. People from all walks of life also go there in rallies and processions. There are many cultural programmes throughout the day, highlighting the heroic struggle and sacrifice in 1971. The country also witnesses a spectacular parade of defence forces, border guards, police, ansars and the VDP (Village Derence Party) at the National Parade Ground near the National Parliament. In Bangabandhu National Stadium, school children, scouts and girl guides take part in various displays to entertain thousands of spectators. Educational institutions also organise their individual programmes. Sports meets and tournaments are also organised on the day, including the exciting boat race in the river Buriganga. In the evening, all major public buildings are illuminated with colourful lights. Bangla Academy, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy and other socio-cultural organisations hold cultural functions. Similar functions are also arranged in other places in the country.
1. Choose the correct answer from the following alternatives.
(a) What is the closest meaning for ‘homage’? (i) reverence (ii) house (iii) modesty (iv) earnestness
(b)Which of the following has the closest meaning of the word ‘enthusiasm’?
(i) unwillingness (ii) intentness (iii) dedication (iv) entertainment
(c) Who place floral wreaths first at the National Mausoleum at Savar?
(i) the freedom fighters (ii) the President and the opposition leader (iii) the President and Prime Minister (iv) the President and the Prime Minister
(d) Why do the people of our country take part in various displays?
(i) to show respect to the freedom fighters (ii) to pay homage to the President of this country (iii) to pay homage to the martyrs (iv) to remember the relics of the freedom war
(e) All major public buildings are — with colourful lights. (i) shaded (ii) built (iii) darkened (iv) brightened
(f) 26 March is observed in (i) a normal way (ii) a simple way (iii) a befitting manner (iv) a common way
(g) What is the main purpose of the author of the passage?
(i) to state how our Martyr Day is observed (ii) to highlight the celebration of Independence Day (iii) to show us the way of arranging programmes (iv) to portray our tradition
2. Answer the following questions.
(a) Why do all people go to National Memorial?
(b) Who fought for our liberation?
(c) How is the Independence Day observed?
(d) Who pay homage to the martyred freedom fighters?
(e) What does the country witness at the National Parade Ground this day?
Read the following text and fill in each gap with a suitable word based on the information of the text. [Unit-13; Lesson-2(B)
The Internet technology has helped design a large number of websites to facilitate social relations among people around the world. These are known as social networking services or social networks or social media. At present, Facebook is the most popular social media site. Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. are other frequently used social services. Social network services are webbased and hence, provide ways for the users to interact through the Internet. These services make it possible to connect people sharing interests and activities across the borders and thus have made the users feel that they really live in a global village. Why are social networks expanding so fast? The answer is simple. Most of the social services are cost-free. You can make use of them free, paying a very little to your Internet service provider.
Question: The social networking services are expanding so fast because (a) — are cheap. Facebook is one of the most popular social network (b) —. There are also other network services (c) — Google, Twitter, LinkedIn. Social network services are based on (d) —. Users communicate with others through the Internet. These services (e) — made the world very small and people now feel that they are now a part of a single global village.
Read the passage on Abul Kasem Fazlul Huq and answer questions no. 4 and 5.
Abul Kasem Fazlul Huq was born in 1873 at Saturia in Barishal. He received his primary education in a village Maktab. Then he entered Barishal Zilla School. He passed the Entrance Examination standing first in the Dhaka Division. After that, he went to Kolkata for higher education. At the age of twenty-one, he passed the BSc. Exam obtaining Honours in Chemistry, Physics and Math from the Presidency College, Kolkata. He took his MSc degree in Math in 1895. The next year, he was appointed as an examiner of MA in Math in Kolkata University. Then he passed BL Examination. Then he enrolled himself in the Kolkata High Court. He worked with Nawab Sir Salimullah. He played an important role in founding the All Indian Muslim League in 1906. Then he became Deputy Magistrate. But he resigned and again joined Kolkata High Court. In 1913, he became an elected member of BLC. Three years after, he attend the special joint| session of the Congress and the Muslim League in Lucknow. In 1918, he became the General Secretary of the Indian National Congress and the President of the All Indian Muslim League.
4. Complete the table below with information from the above passage.
Abul Kasem Fazlul Huq His main contributions Founded the All Indian Muslim League and became the (i) — of it His Honours subjects Chemistry, Physics and Maths Who Event Date/Year Subjects Place Speciality Abul Kasem Fazlul Huq was born 1873 (ii) He (iii) 1894 Chemistry, Physics and Maths Presidency College, Kolkata obtainingHonours He took his MSc degree (iv) Maths He (v) 1896 Maths Kolkata University of MA
5. Write a summary of the above passage in your own words.
6. Match the parts of the sentences in column A, B and C to write five complete sentences.
Column A Column B Column C
(a) We want to see Bangladesh (i) their democratic rights (i) looking ahead (b) We have a vision (ii) will be sent  (ii) as well as their constitutional rights (c) Education will be (iii) of seeing or imagining or (iii) to the museum (d) Every citizen of Bangladesh will exercise (iv) as a democratic, corruption free and developed country (iv) as it is their fundamental right (e) Poverty, injustice and corruption (v) free for all (v) in the world in 2041
7. Put the following parts of the story in correct order to make the whole story. Only the corresponding numbers of sentences need to be written.
(a) But his heart was not in medicine and he felt that he was born to be a poet.
(b)This great poet met a premature death on February 23, 1821.
(c)Finally, he abandoned surgery for literature.
(d)John Keats was born on October 31, 1795.
(e)He lost his father in 1804 and his mother in 1810.
(f) His finest poems like ‘Ode to a Nightingale’, ‘Ode on a Grecian Urn’, etc. were published in In 1811.
(g) Keats became an apprentice to a surgeon at Edmonton. (h) He was the eldest son of his parents.
8. Answer the following questions to write a paragraph on ‘Your School Magazine’.
(a) What is a school magazine? (b) What is the name of your school magazine?
(c) How is the magazine committee formed?
(d) What does it contain?
(e) What is the importance of a school magazine?
9. Read the beginning of a story. Add at least ten new sentences to complete the story. Give a suitable title to it.
Mr. Rahman is a retired officer. Usually, he goes for a walk everyday early in the morning. One day while he was walking in the morning, he saw a man lying senseless by the side of the road. He went nearer to the man …
10. The graph below shows Karim’s obtained marks in different subjects. Describe the graph in 150 words. You should highlight and summarize the information given below.
11. Suppose, you are Shahin/Sahina of 9 Tajmahal, Station Road, Mymensingh. Recently you have enjoyed a study tour in a historic place. One of your friends is Nahid/Sahida of 6 Mohakhali, Dhaka. He/She wants to know about your study tour. Now, write a letter to your friend describing ins and outs of your study tour.
12. Suppose, you are Habib/Habiba. One of your friends is Amin/Amina. Now, write a dialogue between you and your friend about the merits and demerits of watching television.
Jashore Board-2020
Read the passage. Then answer the questions below 1 and 2.
‘Heritage’ is what we inherit from the past, live with them in the present and then pass on to our children or future generation. Our unique source of life and inspiration is our cultural and natural heritage. When we speak of ‘World Heritage’, it indicates places and sites that we got from the past and pass on to the future generation of the entire world. The ‘Shat Gambuj Mosque’ in Bagerhat is such a heritage. It became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985. Originally, the historic Mosque City was known as ‘ Khalifatabad’. It is situated at the outskirts of Bagerhat town— not very far from the dense mangrove forest of the Sundarbans. Khalifatabad was a Muslim colony. It was founded by the Turkish general, a saint warrior Ulugh Khan Jahan in the 15th century. The infrastructure of the city reveals significant technical skills in many mosques as well as early Islamic monuments. Baked bricks are used for the construction of the buildings. The planning of the city is distinctly dominated by Islamic architecture and the decorations are a combination of Mughal and Turkish architecture.Khan Jahan built a network of roads, bridges, public buildings and reservoirs to make the city habitable. There are about 360 mosques in the city. Among them the most remarkable is the multi-domed Shat Gombuj Mosque. The mosque is unique in the sense that it has 60 pillars that support the roof, with 77 low height domes. The 4 towers at 4 corners have smaller domes on the roof as well. The vast prayer hall has 11 arched doorways on the east and 7 each on the north and south for light and ventilation. It has 7 aisles running along the length of the mosque and 11 deep curves between the slender stone columns. These columns support the curving arches created by the domes. The thickness of the arches is 6 feet and have slightly narrowing hollow and round wall. The west wall in the interior has 11 ‘mihrabs’ (niche in mosque pointing towards Makkah). These mihrabs are decorated with stonework and terracotta. The floor of the mosque is made of brick. Besides being used as a prayer hall, Khan Jahan used the mosque as his court also. Today, it is one of the greatest tourist attractions and one of the best architectural beauties of Bangladesh.
English (compulsory) first paper part a
1. Choose the correct answer from the following alternatives.
(a) A Muslim colony founded near the sea-coast in Bagerhat was a — place.
(i) barbarous (ii) desolate (iii) crowded (iv) welcoming
(b) The phrase ‘Our future generation’ means –
(i) people who can see the future (ii) people who passed away (iii) our future activities. (iv) those who will come after us
(c) The word ‘originally refers to – (i) gradually (ii) ultimately (iii) eventually (iv) initially
(d) The word ‘habitable’ in the context means – (i) livelihood (ii) fit for human habitation (iii) live on (iv) habituated (e)What does the expression ‘the outskirts of Bagerhat town’ in the text mean?
(i) in the middle of Bagerhat town (ii) the closest part of Bagerhat town (iii) the furthest part of Bagerhat town (iv) at the centre of Bagerhat town
(f) Which of the followings has made the Shat Gambuj Mosque the most significant?
(i) its Turkish design (ii) its being World Heritage Site (iii) its combination of Turkish and Mughal architecture (iv) its being an ancient mosque
(g)The original name of the city of Shat Gambuj Mosque’ was
(i) Bagerhat (ii) the Sundarbans (iii) Khalifatabad (iv) Khulna
2. Answer the following questions.
(a) What do you understand by ‘World Heritage?
(b) What does the infrastructure of the city reveal?
(c) Why is the Shat Gambui Mosque one of the greatest tourist attractions?
(d) How did Khan Jahan Ali make the city habitable?
(е)”The vast prayer hall served different purposes.” – Explain it in 2/3 sentences.
Read the following text and fill in each gap with a suitable word based on the information of the text. [Unit-12; Lesson-2(D]
Many people go to cities and forget their roots knowingly or unknowingly. The specialty of the Islam family is that they are living in their village. Mr. Islam and his brothers are great as they haven’t forget their roots. Mainul Islam is a graduate from Bangladesh Agricultural University in Mymensingh. He returned home and began advanced farming. His other two brothers are also graduate in different disciplines. They all are living in their own village in spite of being highly educated. They could easily move to cities to do attractive official jobs. But city life and official jobs don’t attract them. They think that they are the sons of the soil and they have an unavoidable obligation to this soil. They not only struck to their own roots, they have been example for others to be respectful to their soil.
Question: Mr. Mainul Islam, a graduate from Bangladesh Agricultural University has chosen his career as an (a) — farmer. His two other brothers were not from the same (b) —. All the three brothers are (c) — educated and live in the village. They are unwilling to leave their village and they realize a strong (d) — to the soil and they don’t want to be city (e) —.
Read the passage on Alessandro Volta and complete the following table with the information given in the passage. Alessandro Volta was a famous Italian physicist. He is well-known for the invention of the first battery in 1800. He was born in Como, Italy on February 18, 1745. In 1774, he became a professor of Physics at the Royal School in Como. Volta studied the Chemistry of gases from 1776-1778. In November 1777, he discovered methane in a lake. In 1779, he became a professor of experimental Physics at the University of Pavia. In 1794, Volta married an aristocratic lady. In honour of his work, he was made a count by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1801. In 1782, he travelled to France and Germany. In 1815, the Emperor of Austria made him the director of Philosophical Faculty of Padua. In 1819, he retired and settled in his native town where he died in March 1827. About Alessandro Volta Aims Introducing his invention to the readers Lifespan Born in 1745 and died in 1827 after (i) ……….. years of his retirement.
Who/What Event Year/Time Place/Country Workfield Alessandro Volta professor 1774 (ii) — Physics He discovered (iii) — methane in a lake He joined as a professor 1779 (iv) — experimental Physics (v) — made Alessandro Volta director 1815 Padua Philosophical Faculty
5. Write a summary of the above passage in your own words.
6. Match the parts of sentences given in Columns A, B and C to write five complete sentences.
Column A Column B Column C (a) Patriotism is a great virtue (i) to be ready to fight against (i) themselves to work for the country (b) It is such a virtue (ii) to be patriot and to be devoted (ii) all oppressions that can hinder our progress (c) Patriotism inspires us (iii) that inspire children to prepare (iii) dream of a developed nation (d) So, we all should encourage our children (iv) without which we cannot (iv) to their respective duties and responsibilities (e) Radio and television should telecast programmes (v) for which a citizen doesn’t hesitate (v) to shed the last drop of his blood
7. Put the following parts of the story in correct order to make the whole story. Only the corresponding numbers of the sentences need to be written.
(a) They got money, made a shelter in a makeshift house and started making ‘Nakshi Kantha’ with new and old clothes and thread of different colours.
(b) Yet Nur Banu did not become frustrated and inspired her husband to stand against all odds.
(c) Her husband was a farmer and they had everything but they became helpless.
(d)As Nur Banu was good at art in her early age, she could make wonderful design in her Kanthas.
(e) A few years back Nur Banu lost everything for the river erosion.
(f) Her husband sold them in the market and became solvent.
(g) She together with her husband worked hard and made a lot of Kanthas.
(h) She had an ornament made of gold and she gave it to her husband to sell it.
Self Practice Part B: Writing Test (50 Marks)
8. Write a paragraph on “The Importance of Early Rising’ answering the following questions.
(a) What is early rising?
(b) How is early rising beneficial to good health?
(c) Why is it important for the students?
(d) In what other ways early rising helps us?
(e) How can we form the habit of early rising?
9. Read the beginning of a story below. Add at least ten new sentences to complete it. Give a suitable title to it.
Once a schoolboy named Talha was returning from school. On the way to his home, he saw a boy of his age. The boy was working in a workshop. His body was covered with dirt, oil and other chemicals. Talha became curious about the boy. He asked the boy………
10. The graph below shows the number of Facebook users by gender in a city named ‘T’ from the year 2015 to 2019. Describe the graph in 150 words. You should highlight and summarize the information given in the graph.
11. Suppose, you are Himel/Himu and live at the hostel of Vidyamayee Govt. Girls’ High School, Mymensingh. Your village home is at Narayankhola, Modhupur, Tangail where your parents live. Now, write a letter to your mother telling her about your hostel life.
12. Suppose, you are Labib or Lovely and your friend is Nishat/Nishitha. Your friend is frustrated about the literacy rate of Bangladesh. Now, write a dialogue between you and your friend about how to remove illiteracy from our country.
Cumilla Board-2020
English (compulsory) first paper
Part A: Reading Test (50 Marks)
Read the passage. Then answer the questions below 1 and 2. (Unit-13; Lesson-2(B)
The advantages of the Internet technology have made it possible to emerge a good number of web sites to facilitate social relations among people around the world. These are known as social networking services or social networks. At present, Facebook is the most popular. Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. are other frequently used social services. Social network services are web-based and hence, provide ways for the users to interact through the Internet. These services make it possible to connect people sharing interests and activities across the borders and thus have made a lot for the users to feel that they really live in a global village. Why are social networks expanding so fast? The answer is simple. Most of the social services are cost free. You can make use of them free, paying a very little to your Internet service provider. Secondly, you can make your personal profile public before the entire online community. It is like presenting yourself before the entire world. You can also look into other people’s profile if you are interested. It is simple and easy. Thirdly, social networks allow users to upload pictures, multimedia contents and modify the profile. Some like Facebook allow users to update their profiles. Fourthly, networks allow users to post blog entries. User profiles have a section dedicated to comments from friends and other users. Finally, there are privacy protection measures too. A user himself or herself decides over the number of visitors/viewers, and what information should be shared with others.
1. Choose the correct answer from the following alternatives.
(a) The Internet technology has helped — sites to emerge.
(i) social networking (ii) multimedia contents (iii) social services (iv) expanding network
(b) The word ‘frequent refers to (i) declaration  (ii) freedom (iii) recurrently (iv) timidly
(c) The word ‘viewer could be best replaced by (i) vagabond (ii) diplomat (iii) vision (iv) spectator
(d) Social networks help us to — interests and activities around the world.
(i) entertain (ii) observe (iii) exchange (iv) tell
(e) The utility of website is —
(i) abusing social network (ii) forming social awareness (iii) discouraging social relations (iv) promoting universal brotherhood
(f) What does the expression “The answer is simple mean?
(i) Social networks are not expanding so fast. (ii) Social networks are reducing very fast. (iii) Social networks are expanding very fast. (iv) Social networks are spreading very dilatorily.
(g) Web’ in the first paragraph could be best replaced by
(i) Internet (ii) trap (iii) complexion (iv) mesh
2. Answer the following questions.
(a) What do you understand by social networks?
(b) What are some uses of social networks?
(c) What does the sentence “It is simple and easy mentioned in the text indicates?
(d) Why are the social networks expanding so fast?
(e) Do you think that Facebook plays a great role to make the world a global village? Why/Why not?
3. Read the following text and fill in each gap with a suitable word based on the information of the text.
Fish population is in serious danger from global warming. Climate change is increasing the water temperature in rivers, lakes and seas. This means there is less food and oxygen available for fish. It also means the fish may not grow fully and may have fewer offspring. Some fishes will become extinct if temperatures rise even by one or two degrees. Climate change increases the pressure on fish population. Fishes are one of the world’s most valuable biological assets. Forty percent of people in the world eat fish as their main source of protein. If we fail to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, we will increase the pressures on fish. As a result, people who depend on fish will suffer from hunger and poverty.
Question: The temperature rise of water in rivers, lakes and seas has (a) — in the scarcity of food and oxygen for fish. As a result, the (b) — and reproduction of fishes being hampered. If temperature rise on this rate, it will cause the (c) — of some fishes. If this happens, people (d) — on fish as the main source of protein will suffer a lot. A possible solution to this problem is the (e) — greenhouse gas emission.
Read the following text carefully and answer questions 4 and 5.
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the USA He is famous for his Gettysburg Address. It was delivered by him during the American Civil War on November 19. 1803. Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809 in Kentucky, the USA His parents were from Virginia. In 1819, his mother died. Then his father moved to Indiana State. He grew up there. He was a captain in the Black Hawk War He got the nomination for president in 1600. Then he became the President of the USA in 1861. Lincoln declared a ban on slavery in America on January 1. 1803. He was reelected President in 1804. On Good Friday, April 16. 1665. he was assassinated at Ford’s Theatre in Washington
4. Complete the table below with information from the passage.
Name of Events Place Time/Year Born (i) — (ii) — November 19, 1863 Became the President the USA (iii) — Ban slavery (iv) — January 1, 1863 Died (v) —
5. Write a summary of the above passage in your own words.
6. Match the parts of the sentences in column A, B and C to write five complete sentences. Column A Column B Column C (a) The Japanese (i) cross the road in (i) violate the traffic rules (b)They never drive or (ii) transport, someone is found (ii) vehicle standing on the road (c)No Japanese, he or she (iii) are law (iii) waiting on the road for a green signal (d)So long the red signal continues (iv) a driver will keep the (iv) abiding people (e) At dead of night when there is no (v) alone on the street will (v) violation of traffic rules
7. Put the following parts of the story in correct order to make the whole story. Only the corresponding numbers of the sentences need to be written.
(a)  I’m not playing I have already gone through these pages.
(b) His father was passing by.
(c) From his boyhood, he was a very meritorious boy.
(d) He at once entered the room and said, “O my boy, don’t play with your book.”
(e) His father Kazi Wazed Ail was a renowned pleader in the Barishal Bar.
(f) One day, the boy Farul Hug was reading in his study room.
(g) He saw Fazlul Hug was reading his lessons and tearing off the pages of this book one after another.
(h) The treat leader of the country whom we love and admire is Sher – e – Bangla AK Fazlul Huq.
SelfPractice Part 3: Writing Test (50 Marks)
8. Answer the following questions to write a paragraph on “Drug Addiction”.
(a) What is drug addiction?
(b) What are the causes of drug addiction
(c) How does it affect young generation?
(d) Why should the young generation have knowledge on drug addiction?
(e) Give your suggestion to set rid of this menace.
9. Read the beginning of a story. Add at least ten new sentences to complete the story. Give a suitable title to it. Once there lived a poor rickshaw puller. He had to maintain his family consisting of six members with a great difficulty. He always thought of additional income for the maintenance of his family. One day while walking through the fields, he found a purse of gold dropped by a passer-by.
10. The graph below shows the number of people using mobile phone from the year of 2010 to 2018 in Bangladesh. Now, describe the graph in about 150 words. You should highlight and summarize the information given in the graph. 11. Suppose, you are Salman living at Subidbazar, Sylhet. You had gone to your friend’s house recently and stayed there for a few days with them. Your friend’s name is Imran. Now, write an email to your friend thanking him for their hospitality.
12. Suppose, you are Idrag and your friend is Radit. Now. write a dialogue between you and your friend about dengue fever.
Chattagram Board 2020
Read the passage. Then answer the questions below 1 and 2.
‘Heritage’ is what we inherit from the past, live with them in the present and then pass on to our children or future generation. Our unique source of life and inspiration is our cultural and natural heritage. When we speak of ‘World Heritage’, it indicates places and sites that we got from the past and pass on to the future generation of the entire world. The ‘Shat Gambuj Mosque’ in Bagerhat is such a heritage. It became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985. Originally, the historic Mosque City was known as ‘ Khalifatabad’. It is situated at the outskirts of Bagerhat town— not very far from the dense mangrove forest of the Sundarbans. Khalifatabad was a Muslim colony. It was founded by the Turkish general, a saint warrior Ulugh Khan Jahan in the 15th century. The infrastructure of the city reveals significant technical skills in many mosques as well as early Islamic monuments. Baked bricks are used for the construction of the buildings. The planning of the city is distinctly dominated by Islamic architecture and the decorations are a combination of Mughal and Turkish architecture.Khan Jahan built a network of roads, bridges, public buildings and reservoirs to make the city habitable. There are about 360 mosques in the city. Among them the most remarkable is the multi-domed Shat Gombuj Mosque. The mosque is unique in the sense that it has 60 pillars that support the roof, with 77 low height domes. The 4 towers at 4 corners have smaller domes on the roof as well. The vast prayer hall has 11 arched doorways on the east and 7 each on the north and south for light and ventilation. It has 7 aisles running along the length of the mosque and 11 deep curves between the slender stone columns. These columns support the curving arches created by the domes. The thickness of the arches is 6 feet and have slightly narrowing hollow and round wall. The west wall in the interior has 11 ‘mihrabs’ (niche in mosque pointing towards Makkah). These mihrabs are decorated with stonework and terracotta. The floor of the mosque is made of brick. Besides being used as a prayer hall, Khan Jahan used the mosque as his court also. Today, it is one of the greatest tourist attractions and one of the best architectural beauties of Bangladesh.
English (compulsory) first paper part a
1. Choose the correct answer from the following alternatives.
(a) When was the Shat Gambuj Mosque declared as the World Heritage Site?
(i) in 1885 (ii) in 1965 (iii) in 1987 (iv) in 1885
(b) The mosque was established by a person who was
(i) an Indian general (ii) an Arabian general (iii) a Turkish general (iv) a Turkish saint general
(c) The synonym of the word ‘unique’ is (i) Incomparable (ii) inspirable (iii) remarkable (iv) supportable
(d) The decoration of the mosque represents the mixture of
(i) Islamic and Mughal architecture (ii) Mughal and Arable architecture
(iii) Mughal and Turkish architecture (vi) Turkish and Arabic architecture
(e) The antonym of the word “dense’ is (i) refined (ii) cubic (iii) thick (iv) light
(f) The word ‘slender refers to (i) thick (ii) dense (iii) large (iv) lean
(g) What has made the mosque unique?
(i) 60 pillars with 77 low height domes (ii) 11 arched doorways and 4 towers
(iii) 60 pillars and 14 doorways on the north and the south (iv) 11 arched doorways and 7 aisles
2. Answer the following questions.
(a) What does heritage refer to?
(b) What does the infrastructure of the city reveal?
(c) Who founded the city and when?
(d) What did Khan Jahan Ali do to make the city habitable?
(e) How are the mihrabs decorated?
Read the following text and fill in each gap with a suitable word based on the information of the text.
Fish is one of the most important resources of food and nutrition. It is the best and easiest source of protein. In the past the rivers, ponds, lakes, marshes, etc. abound with fishes in Bangladesh There was a popular saying that once Bangladesh was rich in rice and fishes. But nowadays, fish population in Hangladesh is in serious danger This means the fish may not crow fully and many have fewer offsprings. Some fishes have already become extinct and some will be extinct in future There are various reasons behind this danger. The first and foremost reason is the climate change which is causing the increase of the water temperature in rivers, ponds, lakes, seas and every water reservoir This means there is less food and oxygen available for fish. Again the random use of pesticides and harmful fertilizers in the cultivable lands is also causing a great threat to fish population Secondly, the harmful garbages and wastes of the mills and factories thrown into the rivers and other pools and reservoirs are polluting the water where fishes dwell All these matters are combinedly creating pressure on fish population. If we fail to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and temperature rise, if we tal to control the use of pesticides and harmful fertilizers and the throwing of wastes and garbage, we will continue to increase pressure on fish which will eventually cause fish poverty in Bangladesh.
Question: Water is the most (a) — place for fish. But nowadays, this (b) — place of the fish is not sale for them (c) — of climate change and many other reasons. All these reasons along with climate change are creating a great tireat and pressure on fish population. It is high time we (d) — pragmatic steps to save the fishes from (e) —.
Read the passage on Humayun Ahmed and answer the questions no. 4 and 5
Humayun Ahmed was a teacher author dramatist, playwright and filmmaker. He was born in Mohonan. Netrokona, Mymensingh on 13 November 08. His father. Finur Rahman Ahmed, a police officer was killed by Pakistani military during the Liberation War of Bangladesh in 1971 He passed SSC Examination from Bocura la School in 1965 and stood second in the merit list in Rajshahi Education Board He passed his ISC Earn from Dhaka College in 1967. He took his Honors and Masters in Chemistry from the University of Dhaka with first class. He did his PhD from North Dakota State University. He worked as a Professor of Chemistry in Dhaka University Humayun Ahmed reached his peak of fame with the publication of his novel Nondito Noroke in 1972. He wrote over 200 fiction and non-fiction books all of which were best sellers in Bangladesh. His first television drama was Prothom Prohor It was followed by many dramas and drama serials. He also directed many films based on his own stories. For his outstanding achievements he was honoured with many awards including Bangla Academy Award (1991) and Ekushey Padak (1994). He died on 2012 Bellevue Hospital in New York. He was buried in Nuhash Palli.
4. Complete the table below with the information from the above passage
Who/What Event/Activity Place/Where Year/When Humayun Ahmed passed SSC in 1965 (i) — Faizur Rahman Ahmed was killed (ii) — Nondito Noroke (iii) — in 1972 (iv) — were written by him during his lifetime He died on 19 July 2012 (v) —
5. Write a summary of the above passage in your own words.
6. Match the parts of sentences given in column A, B and C to write five complete sentences
Column A Column B Column C
(a) Email is a wonderful invention (i) two persons or offices and the receiver (i) within a few seconds (b) This is a scientific way (ii) need the two of compiuter (ii) which are connected in a network (c) Communication through email is made between (iii) and it plays an important role (iii) and the Internet  connection (d)To operate an email system, we (iv) a computer set android tv mobile phone and tab (iv) in business and communication (e) Email functions instantly with the help of (v) of sending messages, data, and information files (v) is not required to remain present simultaneously like telephone
7. Put the following parts of the story in correct order to make the whole story. Only the Corresponding numbers of the sentences need to be written.
(a) The dog was cured.
(b) He found a mad dog and injected some weak germs of its diseases into blood.
(c) One day, a boy named Joseph Meister was brought to Pasteur.
(d) He had been bitten by a mad dog e Pasteur was a French scientist.
(e) Pasteur gave him some injections and the boy did not get dog’s disease.
(f) He discovered that many diseases are caused by germs and he also found cures for several of them.
(g) At first, he treated only animals because he did not want to cause the death of any human being.
Part B. Writing Test (50 Marks)
8. Answer the following questions to write a paragraph on ‘A Street Accident you witnessed in about 150 words.
(a) What do you mean by street accident?
(b) What type of accident is a daily accident in Bangladesh?
(c) When and where did the accident occur which you witnessed?
(d) What was the condition of the accident spot after accident?  
(e) What is your opinion about such accident?
9. Read the beginning of a story. Add at least ten new sentences to complete the story.
Once upon a time, there was a king called Midas. He was very rich. Yet he always longed for more riches. Moreover, he was very fond of gold. He thought he had the golden touch, he would
10. Look at the following pie chart. It shows the percentage of a family’s household expenditure distributed into different categories. Now, describe the pie chart in your own words in 150 words. You are advised to highlight and summarize the information given in the pie chart.”
11. Suppose, you are Latif/Latifa and your friend is Tanim/Taims who is living in 13/3, Kalabagan Colony, Lakshmipur, Rajshahi. Now, write an email to your friend describing what you intend to do after your SSC Examination
12. Suppose, you are Rajib/Rajya. Your friend Kajal is quite unaware of water pollution. Now, write a dialogue between you and your friend about the causes and effects of water pollution.
Barishal Board 2020
Part A : Reading Test (50 Marks)
English (compulsory) first paper
Read the passage. Then answer the questions below (1-2). [Unit–3; Lesson–5(B)]
26 March, our Independence Day, is the biggest state festival. The day is celebrated every year in the country with great enthusiasm and fervour. TE is a national holiday. All offices, educational Institutions, shops and factories remain closed on this day. The day begins with a 31 gun salute. Early in the morning the President and the Prime Minister on behalf of the nation place floral wreaths at the National Mausoleum at Savar. Then other leaders, political parties, diplomats, social and cultural organisations, educational institutions and freedom fighters pay homage to the martyrs. People from all walks of life also go there in rallies and processions. There are many cultural programmes throughout the day, highlighting the heroic struggle and sacrifice in 1971 The country also witnesses a spectacular parade of defence forces, border guards, police, ansars and the VDP (Village Defence Party) at the National Parade Ground near the National Parliament, in Bangabandhu National Stadium, school children, scouts and girl guides take part in various displays to entertain thousands of spectators. Educational institutions also organise their individual programmes. Sports meets and tournaments are also organised on the day, including the exciting boat race in the river Buriganga In the evening. all major public buildings are illuminated with colourful lights, Bangla Academy Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy and other socio-cultural organisations hold cultural functions. Similar functions are also arranged in other places in the country.
1. Choose the correct answer from the four alternatives given after each question.
(a) Which of the following has the closest meaning of the word ‘heroic’ (i) hesitant (ii) valiant (iii) dreadful (iv) fearful (b) The celebration of the Independence Day in considered as
(i) the biggest state festival (ii) a cultural unity (iii) a national holiday (iv) a political outcome
(c) A diplomate is a person who
(i) represents his own country (ii) participates in games and sports
(iii) creates anarchy among people (iv) highlights the political and social interest to the world community
(d) Which of the following has the closest meaning of the word ‘fervour’ in line 27
(i) intense celebration (ii) passionate feeling (iii) colourful programmes (iv) indifferent feeling
(e) What does the phrase “floral wreaths’ mean?
(i) flower arrangement in a circular band (ii) flower arrangement in a bouquet
(iii) relics of Liberation War (iv) spirit of freedom
(f) Various displays are arranged to — the spectators. (i) irritate (ii) sadden (iii) annoy (iv) amuse
(g) Cultural programmes are arranged to
(i) display our culture (ii) entertain people
(iii) highlight the heroic struggle and sacrifice of 1971 (iv) illuminate our culture
2. Answer the following questions.
(a) “26 March, our Independence Day, is the biggest festival.” – Explain in 2/3 sentences.
(b) Why are cultural programmes arranged on 26 March?
(c) Who hold rallies?
(d) Who perform at National Parade Ground?
(e) Explain the reason of building the National Mausoleum
3. Read the following text and fill in each gap with a suitable word based on the information of the text. (Unit-7: Lesson-1(A)
The pioneer of Bangladeshi modern art Zainul Abedin is widely acclaimed for his Bengal Famine Sketches’. Through the series of sketches, Zainul not only documented the harsh famine of but also showed its sinister face through the skeletal figures of the people destined to die of starvation in a man-made plight. Zainul developed a knack for drawing and painting when he was a high school student. After completing high school, he got admission in the Government School of Art, Kolkata. He graduated with the first position in first class in 1938. He was appointed teacher of the Art School while he was still a student there. He also attended the Slade School of Arts, London during 1951-52. Zainul Abedin is considered the founding father of Bangladesh art. He was an artist of outstanding talent and earned international reputation. For his artistic and visionary qualities, he is referred to as Shilpacharya meaning great teacher of art in Bangladesh He designed the pages of the Constitution of Bangladesh. He founded the Folk Art Museum Sonargaon, and also Zainul Abedin Shangrahasala, a gallery of his own works in Mymensingh 1975.
Zainul Abedin is considered the leading (a) — of Bangladeshi modern art. He is well-known to the world for his ‘Famine Sketches’. In his sketches, he (b) — the cruel famine of 1943. After completing high school, he went to Kolkata and got admitted into the Government School of Art in 1938. Then he joined there as a teacher. He is given the there. He received his (c) — Zainul Abcor his Famine Sketches Kolkata and got admitted here as a teacher. Hensualities ‘Shilpacharya’ meaning great teacher of art in Bangladesh for his outstanding qualities (d) —. This great artist was also involved in (e) — the pages of our constitution.
Read the following text carefully and answer the questions no. 4 and 5.
Abul Fazal, educationist and writer, was born on 1 July 1903 in the village of Keochia in Satkania Chattogram district. His father, Moulavi Fazlur Rahman, was an Imam of Chattogram Jame Masjid. He completed his BA from Dhaka University in 1928. In 1930, he did his BT from training College, Dhaka. He completed his Master’s degree in Bangla Language and literature from Kolkata University in 1940. He worked as a teacher of Bangla in Krishnanagar and Chattogram College. In 1973, he was made Vice Chancellor of Chattogram University. In 1975 he joined the Advisory Council of the Government of Bangladesh, but resigned on 23 June 1977. He wrote novels, short stories, plays, memories of travels, etc. His contribution to Bangla literature earned him the Bangla Academy Award (1962), the President’s Award (1963) the Adamjee Literary Award (1966), etc. He died on 4 May 1983 in Chattogram.
4. Complete the following table with the information from the passage.
Biography of Abul Fazal Known as educationist and writer Lifespan from 1 July 1903 to (i) — Who What Event/Activity Time Place Specialty Abul Fazal education (ii) — in 1940 Kolkata University (iii) — Abul Fazal professional life Vice Chancellor in 1973 (iv) — Abul Fazal joined (v) — Advisory Council of the  Govt
5. Write a summary of the above passage in your own words.
6. Match the parts of sentences given in column A, B and C to write five complete sentences. Column A Column B Column C
(a) Bangladesh lies (i) gave warning (i) everybody of our country (b) During recent years (ii) should be followed strictly (ii) earthquake zone (c) The recurrences of quakes (iii) in an active (iii) at the time of building any house (d) Experts (iv) earthquakes recur (iv) frequently in Bangladesh (e) Earthquake resistant building code (v) in recent years have frightened (v) regarding earthquake  
7. Put the following parts of the story in correct order to rewrite the whole story. Only the  corresponding numbers of the sentences need to be written.
(a) On the way, people were showing due respect to the statue of the goddess.
(b) So, feeling proud, the donkey started to bray in joy.
(c) Once a statue of goddess was being taken to the town placing on the back of a donkey.
(d) Then the driver of the donkey became very angry.
(e) Saying this, he started beating the donkey with his stick.
(f) Seeing this, the donkey thought that people were showing him honour.
(g) He said, “You wretched, do you think people show you this respect? Such a bad day for man will never come.”
(h) Moreover, it refused to move even a step.
Self Practice Part B: Writing Test (50 Marks)
8. Answer the following questions to write a paragraph on ‘Deforestation’. You should write it in about 150 words.
(a) What is deforestation?
(b) What are the causes of deforestation?
(c) What are the adverse effects of deforestation on environment?
(d) How is it a global problem?
(e) How can deforestation be Prevented?
9. Read the beginning of the following story. This story is not complete. Write ten new sentences to complete the story and give a suitable title to it.
One day, two rats stole a piece of bread. They tried to divide it into two equal parts but failed. Because each rat wanted the larger part of the bread. They even fought for that. Lastly, they agreed to put up their problem to the monkey who was considered the wisest animal in the forest. They …..
10. Look at the following graph. It shows a comparative selling rate of five kinds of books in the information given in the graph. Ekushey Boi Mela 2017. Describe the graph in 150 words. You should highlight and summarize
11. Suppose, you are Rupam/Afsana living at Muradpur, Chattogram. Your friend is Rana/Rina who lives at College Road, Rajshahi. He/She wanted to know how you spent your last summer vacation. Now, write a letter to your friend describing your experiences during the summer vacation.
12. Suppose, you are Roddur/Rodela. The name of your friend is Piyash/Piyasha. Now, write a dialogue between you and your friend about the problem of illiteracy and how to eradicate illiteracy from the country.
Sylhet Board 2020
Part A : Reading Test (50 Marks)
English (compulsory) first paper
Read the passage. Then answer the questions below (1-2). [Unit–3; Lesson–5(B)]
26 March, our Independence Day, is the biggest state festival. The day is celebrated every year in the country with great enthusiasm and fervour. TE is a national holiday. All offices, educational Institutions, shops and factories remain closed on this day. The day begins with a 31 gun salute. Early in the morning the President and the Prime Minister on behalf of the nation place floral wreaths at the National Mausoleum at Savar. Then other leaders, political parties, diplomats, social and cultural organisations, educational institutions and freedom fighters pay homage to the martyrs. People from all walks of life also go there in rallies and processions. There are many cultural programmes throughout the day, highlighting the heroic struggle and sacrifice in 1971 The country also witnesses a spectacular parade of defence forces, border guards, police, ansars and the VDP (Village Defence Party) at the National Parade Ground near the National Parliament, in Bangabandhu National Stadium, school children, scouts and girl guides take part in various displays to entertain thousands of spectators. Educational institutions also organise their individual programmes. Sports meets and tournaments are also organised on the day, including the exciting boat race in the river Buriganga In the evening. all major public buildings are illuminated with colourful lights, Bangla Academy Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy and other socio-cultural organisations hold cultural functions. Similar functions are also arranged in other places in the country.
1. Choose the correct answer from the four alternatives given after each question.
(a) The celebration of the Independence Day is considered as
(i) a national holiday (ii) the biggest state festival (iii) a cultural unity (iv) a political outcome
(b) The Independence Day is celebrated — (i) annually (ii) ordinarily (iii) bi-yearly (iv) worldwide
(c)Which of the following has the closest meaning of the word ‘heroic’? (i) hesitant (ii) valiant (iii) fearful (iv) dreadful (d) The word ‘tournament is related to (i) culture (ii) education (iii) tradition (iv) sports
(e) A diplomat is a person who
(i) represents his own country (ii) creates anarchy among people
(iii) participates in games and sports (iv) highlights their political and social interest to the world community
(f) Which of the following describes the Independence Day best?
(i) a mournful day (ii) a day of hatred (iii) a day to celebrate independence (iv) a gala day
(g) 26 March is a — (i) religious festival day (ii) political festival day (iii) social festival day (iv) national festival day
2. Answer the following questions.
(a) How is the Independence Day observed?
(b) Why does the nation observe 26 March?
(c) Who perform a smartly dressed parade?
(d) Mention some entertaining programmes held on the day.
(e) Describe the activities of the armed forces and school children on that day?
Read the following text and fill in each gap with a suitable word based on the information of the text. (Unit-5; Lesson-4(C)
Fish population is in serious danger from global warming. Climate change is increasing the water temperature in rivers, lakes and seas. This means there is less food and oxygen available for fish. It also means the fish may not grow fully and may have fewer offsprings. If temperatures rise even by one or two degrees, some fishes will be extinct from our planet. Climate change increases the pressure on fish population. Fishes are one of the world’s most valuable biological assets. Forty percent of people in the world eat fish as their main source of protein. If we fail to reduce Greenhouse gas emissions, we will increase the pressure on fish. As a result, people who depend on fish will suffer from hunger and poverty.
Question: Fish population is not free from the (a) — of climate change. Because of climate change the water temperature will increase causing the (b) — of food and oxygen for fish. As a (c) — of this, fishes will lose their breeding capacity. Some of the fishes are on the (d) — of extinction. Climate change will (e) — the pressure of fish population.
Read the following passage and answer the questions no. 4 and 5.
Munshi Abdur Rouf was a Lance Nayek in East Pakistan Rifles during the Bangladesh Liberation War. He was born on 1 May. 1943 at Salamatpur village under Boalmari thana in Faridpur district. Rouf had to stop his education at his eighth grade. He joined the East Pakistan Rifles on 8 May, 1963. He had to increase at the EPR camp at Chuadanga. Rouf went to enlisted in the East Bengal Regiment on 8 May, 1963 and was attached to a regular infinity unit during the War of Liberation. Munshi Abdur Rouf embraced martyrdom on 18 April 1911 Burigat in Chattogram Hill Tracts after causing extensive damage to Pakistan army with his MG and forcing them to retreat. He was buried at Naniarchar upazila in Rangamati district. He was awarded Birshreshtha, which is the highest recognition of bravery in Bangladesh
4. Complete the table below with information from the above passage.
Who/What Event When Place/Where Munshi Abdur Rouf (i) — 1943 Faridpur He Joined 1963 (ii) — He was enlisted 1963 (iii) — He (iv) — 1971 at Burighat in Chattogram Hill Tracts He (v) — 1971 Rangamati 5. Write a summary of the above passage in your own words.
6. Match the parts of the sentences given in column A, B and C to write five complete sentences.
Column A Column B Column C
(a) ICT means (i) ICT to take (i) multimedia classes (b) In education sector (ii) through telemedicine which (ii) is run with the help of ICT (c) In health science, ICT is (iii) ICT works as a means (iii) and give good treatment (d) Teachers use (iv) used to diagnose disease (iv) of class presentation (e) Patients can get treatmen (v) Information and (v) Communication Technology
7. Put the following parts of the story in correct order to make the whole story. Only the corresponding numbers of the sentences need to be written.
(a)Mandela joined the African National Congress in 1942.
(b) In 1993, Mandela was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
(c) For 20 years, he directed a campaign of peaceful, non-violent defiance against the South African government and its racist policies.
(d) Mandela died at his home in Johannesburg on December 5, 2013 at the age of 95.
(e) In 1993, South African President FW de Klerk was also awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
(f) In 2009, Mandela’s birthday was declared “Mandela Day to promote global peace.
(g) Nelson Mandela was born on July 18, 1918 in South Africa.
(h)In 1994. Mandela was elected as South Africa’s first black President.
Self Practice Part B: Writing Test (50 Marks)
8. Answer the following questions to write a paragraph on ‘Deforestation in 200 words.
(a) What is deforestation?
(b) What are the main causes of deforestation?
(c) What are the effects of deforestation on men and animals?
(d) What are the effects of deforestation on climate?
(e) What measures should be taken to stop deforestation?
9. Read the beginning of a story. Add at least ten new sentences to complete the story.
One day, a crow became very thirsty. He flew from place to place in search of water. But he found no water. He continued his search for ………..
10. Look at the following pie chart. It shows the choice of professions by different educated youths in Bangladesh. Now, describe the pie chart in about 150 words. You are advised to highlight and summarize the information given in the pie chart.
11. Imagine, you are Jamal/Jamila and your friend is Hanif/Hanifa. Your friend sent a nice present on your last birthday. Now, write a letter to your friend thanking him/her for his/her nice birthday present.
12. Suppose, your name is Pritom/Priyonti and you read newspaper daily. But your friend named Wasek/Wasfia is reluctant to reading newspaper. Now, write a dialogue between you and your friend about the importance of reading newspaper daily.
Dhaka Board-2020
Part A: Grammar (60 Marks)
English (compulsory) second paper
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.
dark, the, from, an, learning, often, midst, that, worthy, in
An ideal 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 our society. They lead a humble life in the (h) — of want. Still they keep the light of education burning in order to remove the (i) — of illiteracy and superstitions (j) — the society.
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) —.
3. Make five sentences using the parts of sentences from each column of the table below.
Independence went the war No nation took place to the battlefield to save the country Our War of Liberation be it without struggle People from all walks of life can achieve in 1971 They joined the birthright of a nation
4. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box.
drive, solve, create, suffer, occur, reach, cause, carry, violate, give
Traffic jam is a common affair in big cities of our country. Increasing number of vehicles (a) — traffic jam. Mainly it (b) — in the congested areas. Overtaking tendency also (c) — traffic jam. Some drivers (d) — the traffic rules and (e) — carelessly. It (f) — a lot of pains to the people. Ambulances (g) — patients cannot (h) — hospital timely. Students and office-going people also (i) — due to traffic jam. This problem should be (j) — immediately.
5. Change the narrative style of the following text.
Rina said to Sima, “Why don’t you get up early from sleep?” Sima said, “It is tough for me to leave bed early.” “Alas! It is a bad habit,” said Rina, “If you leave bed early, you can enjoy sound health. Follow my advice.”
6. Change the sentences according to directions.
(a) Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Tarin. (Compound)
(b) Though she was a nice little girl, she was not an ordinary child. (Simple)
(c) She passed her time in reading and writing. (Interrogative)
(d) Her parents liked her very much. (Negative)
(e) Everyone praised her. (Passive)
(f) She was very attentive to her study. (Exclamatory)
(g) She also helped her mother in her free time. (Complex)
(h) She never told a lie. (Interrogative)
(i) She was one of the most intelligent girls in the school. (Positive)
(j) She worked hard to shine in life. (Complex)
7. Complete the sentences.
(a) No sooner had we reached the school —.
(b) Unless you study attentively —.
(c) Scarcely had the party begun —.
(d) If I had known his mobile number, —.
(e) Work hard provided that —.
8. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the underlined root words given in the text.
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 for the (j) — (achieve) of Digital Bangladesh by 2021.
9. Make tag questions of these following statements.
(a) Let’s have a walk outside the farm, —?
(b) I am in the habit of walking every morning, —?  
(c) Morning entertains us with fresh air, —?
(d) No one should miss the opportunity, —?
(e) Have a try to form this habit of morning walk, —?
10. Complete the passage using suitable connectors.
The rapid growth of population must be controlled. (a) — all sorts of attempts to solve food problems will fail. (b) — we have to increase our food production very rapidly. We may mostly solve our food problem by changing our habit. (c) — we can take potato instead of rice. (d) — it is high time we changed our eating habit. (e) — knowledge of nutritive value of food can help to solve our food problem to a great extent.
11. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text.
why are you going to barishal said father i want to buy some important books said saad do you need money yes father dont go alone as time is not going well. Part B : Composition (40 Marks)
12. Suppose, you have seen a vacancy advertisement for the position of an Assistant Teacher of English in “Simal Model School, Pabna”. Now, write a CV with a cover letter for the post. Your CV should not exceed one page.
13. Suppose, your village is badly affected by the recent flood. The people have been suffering severely due to lack of food and shelter. Now, write an application to the UNO for relief goods for the affected people.
14. Write a paragraph on ‘A Road Accident’. 15. Write a composition in 250 words on ‘Importance of Reading Newspaper’.
Mymensingh Board-2020
English (compulsory) second paper
Part A: Grammar (60 Marks)
1. Fill in the blanks with the words from the box. You may need to change the forms of some of the words. You may need to use one word more than once.
rest, nation, culture, the, walks, throughout, history, tradition, some, number
Festivals have always been integral parts of our tradition and culture. We have a (a) — of festivals which we celebrate (b) — the year. Some of our (c) — festivals are related to our (d) — of Independence and Language Movement. (e) — are related to our religions and the (f) — are related to our art and (g) —. Whatever may be (h) — occasion, people from all (i) — of the society take part in these festivals spontaneously. We should continue the (f) — of our festivals.
2. Fill in the blanks with suitable words. Use only one word for each gap.
Nowadays, a good number of farmers are getting benefits (a) — the organic cultivation of vegetables. Vermicompost, (b) — organic fertilizer made mainly (c) — cowdung and earthworm is used by the farmers. As the farmers did not use (d) — chemical fertilizer or pesticides on their vegetable beds, the (e) — cost has come down. It takes (f) — fifty thousand taka to prepare an acre of (g) — and the harvest starts within forty-five days (h) — planting. Due to good yield of the crop, some temporary warehouses have been made in (i) — area. So, proper (j) — of organic fertilizer can change the scenario of our agricultural sector.
3. Make five sentences using the parts of sentences from each column of the table below.
Punctuality should form one of the most important qualities of a man It denotes the habit of doing a thing in exact time In a wider sense, it is the habit of being punctual from one’s childhood To maintain punctuality necessary for all human beings So, one the process for proper utilization of time
4. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box.
know, hinder, hear, begin, call, remember, inspire, be, bear, join
You must have (a) — the name of Kazi Nazrul Islam. He (b) — our national poet. He (c) — as a rebel poet as well. He (d) — into a poor family. But dire needs could not (e) — his potentiality. When the First World War broke out, he (f) — the army. After the war, he (g) — to write poems. At that time, his poems and songs (h) — people against oppression. He (i) — the Shelley of Bangla literature. We should (j) — him for his great deeds.
5. Change the narrative style of the following text.
“May I come in, sir?” Ripon said to his class teacher. The teacher replied, “Yes, why are you so late today?” “My grandfather suddenly felt severe pain in his chest. So, I rushed to hospital with him.” “May Allah grant his quick recovery,” said the teacher.
6. Change the sentences according to directions
(a) Cricket is a very exciting game. (Exclamatory sentence)
(b) People of all ages enjoy this game. (Passive voice)
(c) It is played all over the world. (Active voice)
(d) At present, it is the most popular game in our country. (Comparative Degree)
(e) Though cricket is a costly game, people of all classes enjoy playing it. (Simple sentence)
(f)The game is played between two teams each consisting of eleven players. (Complex sentence)
(g) There are two umpires who conduct the game. (Simple sentence)
(h) It is full of thrill and excitement for the spectators. (Interrogative sentence)
(i) Bangladesh is a test-playing country developing its standard day by day. (Compound sentence)
(j) We must try our best to improve its present position. (Negative sentence without changing meaning)
7. Complete the sentences.
(a) It matters little to me whether —.
(b) He pretended as if —.
(c) If I had the wings of a bird, —.
(d) Take your umbrella lest —.
(e) Hardly had he started for school —.
8. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in the parenthesis.
Education is essential for any kind of (a) — (develop). The poor socio-economic condition of our country can be (b) — (large) attributed to many people’s (c) — (accessibility) to education. Many (d) — (literate) people do not have any knowledge of health, sanitation and (e) — (populate) control. It (f) — (able) us to perform our duties (g) — (proper). Education helps us to adopt a (h) — (ration) attitude. It provides us with an (i) — (lightened) awareness about things and this awareness is a (j) —- (requisite) for social development.
9. Make tag questions of these statements.
(a) Nothing is more pleasant than the memories of childhood, —?
(b) We hardly forget the golden past, —?
(c) The memories of my childhood still attract me. —?
(d) Simple things are at the centre of attraction for a child, —?
(e) When a man grows up, he may laugh at those things, —?
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) — auties (c) — men do. They have noble mission to fulfil as men. (d) — they get opportunity, their genius, powers will bloom fully (e) — they too possess equal rights and capacities .
11. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text. will you please tell me one reason of air pollution yes the smoke from our household activities vehicles factories etc is mainly causing air pollution Part B: Composition (40 Marks)
12. Suppose, you are Ramisa/Rahim. After graduation, you have completed a diploma course on Wism. You have seen a vacancy advertisement for the post of a Public Relation Officer in a wucd travel company named “ABC Travels Limited”. Now, write a CV with a cover letter for The post. Your CV should not exceed one page.
13. Suppose, you are Mita/Mithu, a student of Class X reading in Nurpur High School, Kushtia. There is a lack of quality books in your school library. Now, write an application to the Headmaster on behalf of the students of your school to increase the number of quality books in the library.
14.Tress are the most important gift of nature. But cutting down trees affects our environment greatly. Now, write a paragraph in 250 words on “The Bad Impacts of Deforestation.”
15. Students are the future leaders of society. They can contribute to the society not only with education but also with other services. Write a composition on “Students and Social Services”,
Rajshahi Board-2020
English (compulsory) second paper
Part-A: Grammar (60 Marks)
1. Fill in the blanks with suitable words given in the box below. You may need to change the form of words and you can use one word more than once.
develop, fear, conscious, both, for, punish, be, towards
Nowadays, parents are very (a) — of the harmful effect of (b) — on children. Child Psychologists think that (c) — physical and mental punishment can be disastrous (d) — a child’s growth and (e) —. It may lead to (f) — and hatred of the person who (g) — the child. Again, if a child (h) — punished, he may lack initiative. He may also feel hostile (i) — others. So, rude behaviour gradually (j) — in him.
2. Fill in the blanks with suitable words.
Diligence means an (a) — to perform a work successfully. God has given us two hands to (b) —. From the (c) — of the world, human beings have been (d) — with nature to keep hold of their (e) —. If they did not struggle, they might have (f) — long ago. Thus, we see that diligence is (g) — in our personal, social and national life. The student who is (h) — diligent, makes a better result (i) — those who are not. So, to be (f) — everybody should be diligent.
3. Make five sentences using the parts of sentences from each column of the table below. Corruption be in both public and private sectors. Our government may be to remove it, we will not be able to build ‘Sonar Bangla If we fail a curse not only to our nation but also all over the world It is trying defined as the abuse of entrusted power for the private gain. occurs to control it with iron hand.
4. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box below.
have, bestow, owe, be, belong, enable, cause, show, lose, be
We (a) — to our nature for (b) — us with her gifts lavishly. We (c) — a large area of land but the negligible area of land that (d) — to us, is very fertile. We (e) — ungrateful to our soil. But our activities (f) — that we have (g) — ungrateful to our soil. We are constantly (h) — soil pollution by our unwise activities. As a result, our fertile land is (i) — its fertility which has (j) — us to grow crops easily.
5. Change the narrative style of the following text.
“Where do you like to go?” said the ticket officer. “To Rajshahi,” said the lady. “How many tickets do you need to buy and of which class?” “Three first class tickets.” “Here are the tickets and they will cost you three thousands taka.”
6. Change the following sentences according to the directions.
(a) Terrorism is a devastating phenomenon of the modern world. (Exclamatory)
(b) At present, it is called a challenge to fight against it. (Active)
(c) Who is not now in the threat of violence? (Assertive)
(d) Terrorism is more disastrous than anything. (Positive)
(e) It is one of the most corrosive problems of the modern world. (Comparative)
(f) Nobody wants his children to be terrorist in future. (Interrogative)
(g)Though there is law to punish the terrorists, it is not properly applied. (Simple)
(h) By applying the law properly, we can get rid of it. (Complex)
(i) We have to create social awareness to fight against corruption. (Compound)
(j) We all should avoid the killers of mankind. (Negative)
7. Complete the following sentences.
(a) But for your timely intervention –
(b) Many days passed —.
(c) A child — is afraid of fire.
(d) Work hard provided that —.
(e) Blessing is not valued —.
8. Complete the following text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in the parenthesis.
(a) — (persevere) is needed to be (b) — (success) in life. Those who do not persevere in life become (c) — (success) in their mission and only blame their lot for their (d) — (fortune). (Persevere) people always become successful. (f) — (sincere) is another important virtue which (g) — (able) a person to accomplish a job (h) — (fruit). Student life is the (i) — (form) period of a man’s life. One should not (j) — (use) this period of life.
9. Make tag questions of the following statements.
(a) Everybody respects freedom fighters, — ?
(b) They fought for the independence of our country, —?
(c)Their sacrifice has given us freedom in every sphere of life, —?
(d) Their names are written in golden letters, —?
(e) We should never forget them, —?
10. Complete the passage using suitable connectors.
Teaching is such a profession (a) — helps to build a nation. A teacher is (b) — a guide (c) — a pioneer. He has to dedicate to this noble profession in order to guide the nation. (d) — he is called an architect of a new society. (e) — he neglects his duties, social discipline will break down.
11. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text. my dear mother your letter is just to hand it seems to me that you are anxious for me but you need not think about me Part B: Composition (40 Marks) 12. Suppose, you are Toma/Tomal. You have completed BSc and are looking for a job. You have seen a vacancy advertisement in ‘The Daily Star’ for the post of an ‘Office Assistant of a company. Now, write a CV with a cover letter for the post. Your CV should not exceed one page.
13. Suppose, you are Bakul, a student of Khulna Zilla School. You are interested 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. All the beings depend on trees for their existence. So, we should plant trees more and more every year. Now, write a paragraph on ‘Tree Plantation’, 15. Write a composition on ‘Your Favourite Hobby’.
Cumilla Board-2020
English (compulsory) second paper
Part A: Grammar (60 Marks)
1. Fill in the blanks with the words from the box. You may need to change the forms of some of the words. You may need to use one word more than once.
dull, the, success, both, victory, if, we, them, keen, easily
Without effort, there can be no (a) — in life. Life loses its interest (b) — there is no struggle. Games become (c) —, if there is no competition in (d) — and if the result can be (e) — foreseen. No matter we win (f) — game or lose it. The (g) — the contest, the greater the interest. A (h) — is not a real triumph unless (i) — the sides are equally strong. Whether (j) — like it or not, life is a continuous competitive examination.
2. Fill in the blanks with suitable words.
Education is one of the basic (a) — of a human being and is (b) — for every kind of development. It (c) — us to make right choices in (d) —. It enhances our ability to raise (e) —, store food, protect the environment and (f) — out our social responsibilities. It provides (g) — with an enlightened awareness about things. (h) — education has to be defined. It (i) — not merely getting degrees from schools, (j) — and universities. It is something more lasting, more humane.
3. Make five sentences using the parts of sentences from each column of the table below.
Drug addiction be taking heroin, opium, etc. The drugs leads a man to death Young boys and girls have grasped strong attraction for any harmful thing The frequent taking of these drugs means the young generation of our country Addiction not only a national but also a global problem
4. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box.
contribute, confine, keep, prove, work, develop, be, receive, become, adapt
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 to the changing society. By (e) — education, they are (f) — pilots, doctors, engineers, high officials, etc. They are (g) — hand in hand with men in all worthy programmes. They are now able to (h) — 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.
5. Change the narrative style of the following text.
The new teacher entered the classroom and said, “Can you tell me what I should do now?” “No, Sir,” one of the students said. The teacher smiled and said, “Try to guess.” “You should introduce yourself to us,” another student said. “Thank you,” said the teacher, “You are really brilliant.”
6. Change the sentences according to directions.
(a) Health is wealth. (Make complex sentence)
(b) A healthy poor man is happier than a sick moneyed man. (Use positive degree)
(c) Though a healthy man is an asset to his family, an unhealthy man is a liability. (Make compound sentence)
(d) He can succeed in life. (Make interrogative sentence)
(e) So, everybody cannot but be conscious of his health. (Make affirmative sentence)
(f) Everybody must take care of his health all the time. (Make negative sentence)
(g) Health can be improved by regular physical exercise and a balanced diet. (Use active voice)
(h) People who are poor cannot afford to take a balanced diet. (Make simple sentences)
(i) They are very concerned with the quantity of food. (Make exclamatory)
(j) Everybody should know it that malnutrition causes weakness. (Use passive voices)
7. Complete the sentences.
(a) Unless you study attentively —.
(b) It is a long time since —.
(c) If I had seen you, —.
(d) 1971 is the year when —.
(e) Danger comes where —.
8. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in the parenthesis.
Most of the books of famous (a) — (write) are put on sale in the book fair. Most of the (b) — (visit) buy 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 (h) — (choose) books after a long search. This facility is (i) — (available) in any place other than a book fair. A book fair is always (j) — (come) to the students.
9. Make tag questions of these 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 using suitable connectors.
None can deny the importance of tree plantation (a) — our lives on earth inevitably depend on it. (b) — it is a matter of sorrow that we are cutting down trees indiscriminately. (c) — tress are planted, soon our country, will turn into a desert. (d) — there will be an adverse change in the climate. (e) —, we should plant more and more trees for our own sake.
11. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text. is there anybody here who has ever crossed a river by boat i have teacher i clearly remember what happened in that journey said jamal Part B : Composition (40 Marks)
12. Suppose, you are Taskia/Toukir and you have passed HSC and got a diploma on computer course. You looked in an advertisement in “The Daily Star” that Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd. is going to appoint some computer operators. Now, write a CV with a cover letter for the post of a computer operator in the company. Your CV should not exceed one page.
13. Suppose, you are the SSC candidate of Modern School and College, Rangpur. You are interested to go on a study tour in a historical place. Now, write an application to the Headmaster of your school praying for permission and monetary assistance regarding the tour.
14. Suppose, on the last vacation you were going to Rajshahi by bus. Unfortunately your bus met an accident but luckily there was no casualty of death. Now, write a paragraph on ‘Causes of Road Accidents in Bangladesh’. 15. Nowadays, people are suffering from various diseases. If they take physical exercise everyday, they can enjoy a sound health. Now, write a composition on ‘The Importance of Physical Exercise’.
Chattogram Board-2020
English (compulsory) second paper
Part A: Grammar (60 Marks)
1. Fill in the blanks with the words from the box. You may need to change the forms of some of the words. You may need to use one word more than once.
think, positive, arise, hinder, normal, avoid, mainly, hamper, cause, prosperity
Student politics (a) — the normal progress of a student. It brings (b) — to a few but (c) — harm to many. Because of student politics (d) — administration of a college or university is (e) —. As a result, there (f) — session jam. For this problem of the campus, student politics is (g) — responsible. So, we should (h) — about the necessity of student politics. Either we should (i) — student politics or we should brings about a (j) — change in this sector.
2. Fill in the blanks with suitable words.
Patriotism is an (a) — quality of human being. It creates in a man a feeling of love for his motherland. It is older than (b) —. The man who loves his own country, does his first and (c) — duties and works for the (d) — and (e) — of his country, is a patriot. Even the ancient tribes had a great love for the land where they were born and sacrificed their lives to (f) — it. If he does and (g) — his duties honestly and sincerely in his own fields, he can be a patriot. If he does not do so, he will be a (h) —. We must not have bitterness towards anyone. But (i) — patriotism is very bad. All should (j) — off it from their hearts.
3. Make five sentences using the parts of sentences from each column of the table below.
A B C
Newspapers gives us news of home and abroad They has useful to all section of people It present great educative value too are really part and parcel of our life 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 verb more than once. act, damage, breed, rise, result, consider, overcome, compare, build, be
Self-control (a) — a great power. It (b) — all other virtues. Man generally (c) — on impulses and strong desires. Vicious desires (d) — the purity of heart and mind (e) — the degradation of human nature. It is self-control that can help a man (f) — up a pure character which is very essential (g) — above the level of inhumanity. Nothing can (h) — to self-control to (i) — inhumanity. So, everybody (j) — for being self-controlled.
5. Change the narrative style of the following text.
“Why are you laughing in the class?” the teacher said to the girl. “I have remembered interesting incident after you have given the example.” “What is that?” said the teacher. “It is about one of my cousins who came to our house yesterday.” “Forget it and be attentive to your lesson.”
6. Change the following sentences according to directions.
(a) Wherever we may cast our eyes, we notice the achievement of science. (Make it simple)
(b) The electricity lights both the streets and the houses. (Make it negative)
(c) The radio broadcasts news, songs and lectures. (Make it passive)
(d) There is cinema to delight in the evening. (Make it complex)
(e) Computer is one of the most important inventions of modern science. (Make it positive)
(f) Who can go without it? (Make it assertive)
(g) Internet is as important as computer. (Make it comparative)
(h) It helps us to know about the world. (Make it compound)
(i) It is greater than all other inventions of modern science. (Make it superlative)
(j) The invention of computer is a great miraculous event. (Make it exclamatory)
7. Complete the following sentences to make them meaningful.
(a) He asked me whether —.
(b) Had I the wings of a dove —.
(c) He could help you provided that —.
(d) Hardly had the bell rung —.
(e) We must look before we leap lest —.
8. Complete the following passage adding suffixes, prefixes or the both to the root words given in the parenthesis. Life without (a) — (sure) and pleasure is dull. Life becomes (b) — (charm) if it does not have any time to enjoy the (c) — (beauty) objects of nature. (d) — (monotony) work hinders the (e) — (smooth) of work. Leisure (f) — (new) our spirit to work. Everybody knows that (g) — (work) is (h) — (harm). Leisure does not mean (i) — (averse) to work. It gives freshness and (j) — (create) to our mind.
9. Add tag questions to the statements below.
(a) None of us can solve this problem, —?
(b) There is little water in the glass, —?
(c) One cannot deny this proposal, —?
(d) You need to see a doctor, —?
(e) Nothing was said, —?
10. Complete the following passage using suitable connectors.
Bangladesh is a small country (a) — it has a large population. A great number of people are poor (b) — illiterate. (c) — we want to develop the country, we must control the rapid growth of population. (d) — we have to face a great problem. But it is a matter of joy (e) — our government is trying to solve the problem.
11. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text. how is your father bilkis said mr rahman he is very well thank you bilkis replied i am glad to hear that he is in good health said mr rahman Part B: Composition (40 Marks).
12. Suppose, you are Samir/Samirah. You got your BA Exam result last month. Recently you have seen a vacancy advertisement in “The Prothom Alo” for the post of a junior officer in ABC Bank. Now, write a CV with a letter to the HR Manager for the post. Your CV should not exceed one page.
13. Imagine, you are Sadik/Sadika. You are a student of Sonapur High School, Rangpur. You are in section ‘A’ in Class Ten. Recently your father has been transferred to Dhaka. You want to continue your study in this school. Now, write an application to the Head Teacher of your school for a seat in the school hostel.
14. Write a paragraph on ‘A Tea Stall’ in your own words. 15. Write a composition about ‘The Importance of Reading Newspaper’.
Sylhet Board 2020
English (compulsory) second paper
Part A: Grammar (60 Marks)
1. Fill in the blanks with the words from the box. You may need to change the forms of some of the words. You may need to use one word more than once.
about, between, of, basic, no, educate, almost, will, light, light
Education removes our ignorance and gives us the (a) — of knowledge in respect (b) — imparting education. There should be (c) — discrimination (d) — man and woman. Education is one of the (e) — human rights. If we deprive woman of the (f) — of education (g) — half of our population (h) — remain in darkness. No development can be brought (i) — without the partícipation of woman. So, the government is doing everything to (j) — the womanfolk.
2. Fill in the blanks with suitable words.
Adopting unfair means in the examination is (a) — offence. It degrades (b) — standard of education. If the students of (c) — country do not acquire (d) — education, there will be no development for (e) — country. (f) — examinee should study seriously so that he can cut (g) — good figure in the examination. To acquire true education should be (h) — only aim in the lives of all students. (i) — educated man cannot support adopting (j) — unfair means in the  examination at all.
3. Make five sentences using the parts of sentences from each column of the table below.
Independence went the war No nation took place to the battlefield to save the country Our War of Liberation joined it without struggle People from all walks of life be in 1971 They can achieve the birthright of a nation
4. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box.
cause, carry, violate, occur, drive, solve, create, suffer, give, reach
Traffic jam is a common affair in big cities of our country. Increasing number of vehicles (a) — traffic jam. Mainly it (b) — in the congested areas. Overtaking tendency also (c) — traffic jam. Some drivers (d) — the traffic rules and (e) — carelessly. It (f) — a lot of pains to the people. Ambulances (g) — patients cannot (h) — hospital timely. Students and office-going people also (i) — due to traffic jam. This problem should be (j) — immediately.
5. Change the narrative style of the following text.
Rina said to Sima, “Why don’t you get up early from sleep?” Sima said, “It is tough for me to leave bed early.” “Alas! It is a bad habit,” said Rina, “If you leave bed early, you can enjoy sound health. Follow my advice.”
6. Change the sentences according to directions.
(a) Haji Mohammad Mohsin was more gracious than any other man in this subcontinent. (Positive)
(b) He was born in Hoogli. (Complex)
(c) He inherited a vast property from his father and sister. (Interrogative without changing meaning)
(d) He did not misuse this wealth. (Passive)
(e) He is called a friend of humanity. (Active)
(f)He did not marry. (Affirmative)
(g) During his lifetime, he spent money lavishly to help the poor. (Compound)
(h) He was very kind to the poor: (Negative without changing meaning)
(i)One day when a thief entered his room, he caught him. (Simple)
(j)He caught the thief but did not punish him. (Complex)
7. Complete the sentences.
(a) There are many stars in the sky —.
(b) Rakib will swim after —.
(c) A graveyard is the place —.
(d) — cannot be blotted.
(e) The answer that he —.
8. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or both with the root words given in the parenthesis.
King Solomon was (a) — (fame) for his (b) —- (wise). He was blessed with (c) — (ordinary) knowledge and it was really beyond people’s (d) — (imagine). One day, the Queen of Sheba wanted to test how wise he was. Solomon was given two kinds of flowers. One was (e) — (nature) and the other was (f) —(artifice). As he had a close (g) — (associate) with nature, he had been (h) — (success) to differentiate them.  In this way, his (i) — (repute) of (j) — (multidimension) knowledge spread all over the world.
9. Make tag questions of these following statements.
(a) Everyone is nostalgic in life, —?
(b) We hardly forget the golden past, —?
(c) The memories of childhood are always haunting us, —?
(d) The sweetest memory of childhood is colourful, —?
(e) Who forgets these memories, —?
10. Complete the following passage using suitable connectors in the blanks.
Summer noon is very painful and disgusting. (a) — the sun shines hotly over head, life becomes miserable. The sufferings of the people know no bounds (b) — the electricity goes off. (c) — the people use hand-fans to fan themselves. Children can neither sleep (d) — read. They feel out of sorts. (e) — the poor suffer most. They work outside in the burning sun.
11. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text.
the teacher said to the girl do you think that honesty is the best policy yes sir i think so said the girl then learn to be honest from your childhood thank you sir said the girl may allah bless you said the teacher
Part B: Composition (40 Marks)
12. Suppose, some junior officers will be appointed in Dhaka Bank Ltd. You, Sumon/Sumona, are interested to be a junior officer. Now, write a CV with a cover letter for the post.
13. Suppose, you are Munawar Salam, a student of Rajshahi Collegiate School. You don’t have a computer club in your school. Now, write an application to your Head Teacher to set up a computer club.
14. Write a paragraph on ‘A Street Hawker’ within 150 words.
15. Write a composition on ‘Duties of a Student’ within 250 words.
Barishal Board-2020
English (compulsory) second paper
Part A: Grammar (60 Marks)
1. Fill in the blanks with the words from the box. You may need to change the forms of some of the words. You may need to use one word more than once :
this, disgrace, with, fortunate, in, have, though, the, stomach, to
Child labour is one of the biggest curses of the 21st century. It is (a) — that this has become very accepted (b) — our society. Only poverty is responsible for (c) —. In a family of five or six children, the parents (d) — to send their kids to work so that they can fill their empty (e) —. These poor and helpless children are rewarded (f) — all kinds of abuse (g) — they work hard all day long. No other thing is as (h) — as child abuse for a nation. (i) — government has taken necessary measures (j) — check it.
2. Fill in the gaps with suitable words. Use one word for each gap:
Terrorism is a (a) — threat and major concern (b) — almost all the countries. Terrorists damage (c) — human lives and properties (d) — panic and terror. The cause of terrorism mainly (e) — to the deprivation of genuine rights and also greed and exploitation (f) — groups and nations. To get rid of terrorism is very difficult (g) — not impossible (h) — different intellectuals and peace (i) — nations work (j) —.
3. Make five sentences using the parts of sentences from each column of the table below. Friction between teenagers and parents is certainly occur in all times It can common features of the teenagers One obvious reason are the transaction from dependence to independence Another source of friction very common Moreover, moody and sulky behaviours the difficult behaviours of the adolescents
4. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box.
ensure, take, imagine, eliminate, refer, establish, create, broaden, treat, keep
Gender inequality is a barrier to the overall development of a country. Gender equality (a) — to the condition in which both men and women (b) — equally and fairly in all circumstances. Without (c) — the participation of the both, the social and economic development (d) —. Elimination of gender disparity is a demand of the day with a view to (e) — human rights. Our government, already (f) — some initiatives in different sectors so that women can (g) — pace with men. But our social set up is (h) — a barrier in different ways. We should (i) — our outlook and come forward to (j) — gender inequality from the society.
5. Change the narrative style of the following text.
“Good morning, Kiron,” said Harun. “How much preparation have you taken for the SSC Examination?” “A great preparation,” Kiron replied. “Wow! What an intelligent boy!” said Harun. “May you be distinguished with your result.” 6. Change the sentences according to directions.
(a) Man is the maker of his own fortune. (Interrogative)
(b) If he makes a proper use of his time, he is sure to prosper in life. (Simple)
(c) The person doing otherwise is sure to repent later. (Complex)
(d) The lazy suffer miserably in the long run. (Exclamatory)
(e)To kill time is to commit suicide. (Interrogative)
(f) Our life is nothing but a sum total of hours, days and years. (Assertive)
(g)Youth is the most valuable season of life. (Positive)
(h) In youth mind is soft and it can be shaped easily. (Simple)
(i) Unless you use the morning hours of life, you have to pay a heavy price afterwards. (Compound)
(j) It is called the seedtime of life. (Active)
7. Complete the sentences.
(a) I am looking for Raihan. If I had seen him, —.
(b) Shila seemed upset. She talked as if —.
(c) Yesterday we were at our office. Scarcely had we finished our duty —.
(d) We are not free from danger. Danger often comes where —.
(e) Restless life is risky. We have to take rest —.
8. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in the parenthesis.
Mobile phone is a great (a) — (invent) of modern science. The (b) — (consume) of mobile phone are increasing day by day. People are getting benefits. But it is (c) — (fortunate) that mobile phone sometimes (d) — (comes) a cause of health hazard, especially the (e) — (child) are affected much, According to the (f) — (science) mobile phone causes brain tumours, genetic damage and many other (g) — (cure) diseases. They believe that (h) — (visible) uncontrolled radioactivity of mobile phone causes (i) — (repairable) damage to human body. They say that the (j) — (govern) should control radioactive sources.
9. Make tag questions of these statements.
(a) Optimism is a great quality, —?
(b) Everybody believes this truth, —?
(c) But all can’t be optimistic, —?
(d) None but the optimists are accepted by all, —?
(e) So, we all should be optimistic about life, —?
10. Complete the passage using suitable connectors.
Truthfulness is the greatest of all virtues. (a) — we do not cultivate the habit of speaking the truth, we cannot command the confidence of others. A lie never lies hidden. (b) —, it will come out today or tomorrow. (c) —, all despise him without considering his social status. The habit of speaking the truth, (d) —, must be formed from the very childhood. We should know (e) — speaking the truth is the most rewarding thing in life.
11. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text: do not worry about a few mistakes said the teacher you can learn a lot through your mistakes do we learn from our mistakes asked the boy Part B: Composition (40 Marks)
12. Suppose, you are Rahim/Rahima of 10/12, Murad Nagar, Cumilla and you have passed MBA from Dhaka University. Now, write a CV with a cover letter for the post of Senior Officer to the Head of the HR, Sonali Bank, Dhaka. Your CV should not exceed one page.
13. Suppose, you are Labib/. You read in Rangpur Zilla School, Rangpur. Your school has a beautiful common room but it lacks modern facilities. Now, write an application to the Headmaster for increasing common room facilities.
14. Village fair is a source of entertainment for the villagers. Suppose, you have an experience of visiting a village fair in your village. Now, write a paragraph in 250 words on ‘A Village Fair You Experienced.
15. Newspaper is the mirror of the whole world. It provides us with all sorts of news and views. Write a composition on ‘The Importance of Reading Newspaper’.

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