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Ashuganj Sar Karkhana College

Twelve class Exa. 2021; Sub: English

Time: 3 hours                                                                Full Marks: 100


English First Paper-25

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 but................................


English Second Paper-75

3. Complete the text with suitable prepositions.                                .5<!--[if gte msEquation 12]>×<![endif]--><!--[if !msEquation]--> <!--[endif]-->10=5

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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as if

let alone

would rather

as well as

could not help

was born

have to

high time

had better

what does...look like

(a) Corruption is a great sin. I ____ die than become corrupt.

(b) You ____ stop taking drug. This may affect your kidney.

(c) The man pretended ____ he had known everything. A little learning is a

     dangerous thing.

(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 sonnet.

(g) Health is wealth. So, we ____ do exercise to lead a sound life.

(h) ____ a deer ____? have you ever seen a deer?

(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]>×<![endif]--><!--[if !msEquation]--> <!--[endif]-->10=5

(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 enough ____?

(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]>×<![endif]--><!--[if !msEquation]--> <!--[endif]-->10=5

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]>×<![endif]--><!--[if !msEquation]--> <!--[endif]-->10=5

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 good books.

(a) unique (antonym)   (b) mighty (antonym)   (c) humanity (synonym)

(d) reliable (antonym)  (e) valuable (antonym)            (f) ritual (synonym)

(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