Sar Karkhana College
class Exa. 2021; Sub: English
Time: 3 hours Full Marks: 100
1. Fill in the blanks with
appropriate word in each gap. 1×10 = 10
Teaching in Bangladesh is still not up to the world
standard. The most unfortunate thing is that it is falling down very rapidly
day by day. It is mainly (a) ____ of the traditional education system. Teachers
do not know much about the modern teaching method. Moreover, the testing (b)
____ is not effective. Students can (c) ____ good marks by memorizing. But in
this system they lose their (d) ____ power and learn to depend on (e) ____. As
a result, they cannot face new (f) ____. Whenever they talk, they reveal their
ignorance. They lose (g) ____ in the process. It is great (h) ____ for the
nation. Conditions should be improved to (i) ____ our children in a proper way
so that they may exploit the whole (j) ____ boldly.
2. The following is the beginning of a story. Complete it in your
own words: 15
On a hot day, a hungry fox came of his den in
search of food. He searched food here and there
3. Complete the text with
suitable prepositions. .5<!--[if gte msEquation 12]>
A teacher is an architect (a) ____ a nation. He
plays an important role (b) ____ building up an educated nation. He dispels the
darkness (c) ____ ignorance (d) ____ the lot of a nation. He is an actor, so to
speak. He has to suit his act according (e) ____ the need of his audience which
is his class. He is a clear speaker (f) ____ good, strong and pleasing voice
which is (g) ____ his control. He does not sit motionless (h) ____ his class.
Everybody has something valuable (i) ____ him. A good teacher discovers the
treasure hidden inside each student. He also wants the students happy and for
this he keeps them busy. A good teacher never hankers (j) ____ money.
4. Complete the sentences
with suitable phrase/words given in the box.
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(a) Corruption is a great sin. I ____ die than
(b) You ____ stop taking drug. This may affect
(c) The man pretended ____ he had known
everything. A little learning is a
(d) Everything changes in course of time. It is
____ we changed our old ideas.
(e) Floods, cyclones ____ tornadoes visit
Bangladesh every year. They cause a
great damage to our economy.
(f) He cannot write a simple poem, ____ a
(g) Health is wealth. So, we ____ do exercise
to lead a sound life.
(h) ____ a deer ____? have you ever seen a
(i) His condition was serious. I ____ taking
him to hospital.
(j) My younger sister ____ in the month of Baishakh.
That is why her name is
5. Complete the sentence
using suitable words/phrases clauses. .5<!--[if gte msEquation 12]>
(a) Last night I did not have a sound sleep. I
feel sleepy ____ TV.
(b) You cannot handle such a ____ if you don’t
have prior experience in teaching.
(c) If the driver had been more careful, ____
the fatal accident.
(d) We were supposed to start our journey the
next day. But it was so hot that ___.
(e) A village market is one of the many
attractions of country life. It is a public
place where ____.
(f) The box is very heavy. Are you strong
(g) Begging is not a profession. It is most
disreputable. We must not ____.
(h) Wherever he speaks in English ____. But it
is natural that we learn through
(i) The station is not far away from here. It
will take you five minutes ____.
(j) One should bear in mind that forming bad
habit is easy to do but ____.
6. Read the text and fill in
the gaps with the correct form of verbs as per subject and context. .5<!--[if gte msEquation 12]>
Once there (a) ____ (live) an idle king. He (b)
____ (not undergo) physical lavour. As a result, he (c) ____ (get) bulky and
could not move from one place to another. He (d) ____ (call) in a doctor. The
doctor (e) ____ (be) clever and wise. He did not (f) ____ (prescribe) any
medicine for the king. He asked the king to buy a club and (g) ____ (move) it
in the air till his hands (h) ____ (get) moistened. The king started (i) ____
(follow) the prescription. Thus, the king (j) ____ (relieve) of his problem.
7. Change the narrative style
by using indirect speeches. 5
“Follow my example,” she said as we shook
hands, “and never eat more than one thing for luncheon.” “I’ll do better than
that,” I retorted. “I’ll eat nothing for dinner tonight.” “Humorist,” she cried
gaily, jumping into a cab.
8. Read the following text
and use modifiers as directed in the blank spaces.
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A village doctor is a very (a) ____ (pre-modify
the noun) person in the rural areas of Bangladesh. He is (b) ____ (pre-modify
the verb) known as quack. A village doctor is not a (c) ____ (pre-modify the
noun) doctor. He usually sits in a small dispensary (d) ____ (post-modify the
verb). He treats the patients (e) ____ (use a participle phrase to post-modify
the verb). A village doctor is not a (f) ____ (pre-modify the noun) man. His
chamber is (g) ____ (pre-modify the verb) furnished. He cannot supply costly
medicine to (h) ____ (pre-modify the noun) patients. In our country, the number
of qualified doctors is (i) ____ (use an intensifier to pre-modify the
adjective) few. So, a village doctor is a great friend to the (j) ____
(pre-modify the noun) villagers.
9. Read the passage and then
write the antonyms or synonyms of the words as directed below. .5<!--[if gte msEquation 12]>
Books are the unique medium through
which we contact mighty minds of ages. Books tell us about their
feelings, what they said and what they did. Books are one of the greatest
friends to us. They introduce us to the best humanity. They are reliable
records of the history. A book is a valuable living voice. We can know
about the thoughts and rituals of a postmen through books. We should
read good books and avoid worthless ones. A good book is a friend of loneliness
and a nurse in ailment. We can find real happiness by reading
(a) unique (antonym) (b) mighty (antonym) (c) humanity
(d) reliable (antonym) (e) valuable (antonym) (f)
(g) worthless (synonym) (h) loneliness (synonym) (i) ailment (synonym)
(j) happiness (antonym).
10. Write an application to
the principal of your college seeking permission
to stage a drama. 10
11. Write a paragraph on
Corona Virus use 200 words. 15
12. Write a paragraph
comparing and contrasting the types of entertainment in the rural and urban
areas in Bangladesh. Use 200 words. 15