SSC Board Question
  • Chittangong Board 2017

    English : Second Paper

    Time : 3 hours Subject Code : 108

    Part A : Grammar (Marks-60)

    1.Fill in the blanks with the words from the box. You may need to change the forms of some words. You may need to use one word more than once. .5x10=5

    between saying physical of an
    Personality for participation beneficial on

    Sports are very essential (a) ____ us.There are various types (d) ____ sports. Amoung them cricket , football, volleyball etc. are very popular. All types of sports are (c) ____to us. There is a relation (d) ____ the body and the mind."A sound mind in a sound body , " is a wise (e) ____.In order to win success in life, we should have sound health which depends (f) ____ regular (g) ____ in game and sports. Sports keep us (h) ____ fit. Sports exercise is (i) ____ important influence in forming one’s (j)____.

    Fill in the blanks suitable words. .5x10=5

    A man of (a) ____ is respected always (b) ____ after his death for his (c) ____. He is an (d) ____ person who devotes themselves himself with a view to (e) ____ education in the society. He always (f) ____ people how to (g) ____ between rightd and wrong .(h) ____ fact, he is the authentic person (i) ____the world should (j) ____.

    3. Make five sentences using parts of sentences from column of the table below.1x5=5


    A sincere man
    The great people

    The people of
    our country


    indifferent to the importance of sincerity.
    not aware of its importance.
    also sincere to their work.
    a great virtue.

    4.Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box below. .5x10=5

    have think try be
    buy require face cheat

    Price hike of households products (a) ____now a problem for us. Everyday we (b) ____it. Most of our people (c) ____low income are in danger. They (d) ____of purchasing meat and fish as they (e) ____ . The price of vegetables is also high. We are to bargaining (f) ____ simple product. Many times the buyers (g) ____. There (h) ____ a fixed price for every harassment. Government (j) ____ to fulfill our expectation.

    5. Change the sentences according to directions. 5

    "How lovely the doll is! I ‘ll buy it," said Mona . "No it is not durable . Tomorrow we’ll visit another village fair . Then you can buy another doll. Let’s go now , " said mother . " you must buy me a good doll, " said Mona "Yes" , replied mother.

    6. Change the sentences according to directions.1x10=10

    (a) Who does not want to succeed in life ? (Assertive)

    (b) It is not an easy thing. (Affirmative)

    (c) Being industrious, everyone can prosper in life ?(Negative)

    (d) The idle always lag behind (complx)

    (e) We must work hard so that we can earn money. (simple)

    (f) by working hard, we can improve our lot.(compound)

    (g) The light of prosperity can be seen by a hard working person. (Active)

    (h) Women should work as men. (comparative)

    (i) We should remember that industry is the key to success.(passive)

    (j) An idle man leads a very miserable life.(Exclametory)

    7. Complete the following sentences. 1x5=5

    (a) He pretends as if , ____.

    (b) It is high time, ____.

    (c) Walk slowly lest, ____.

    (d) ____cannot succeed.

    (e) Had I seen you before____.

    8.Complete die text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in the parenthesis..5x10=5

    (a) (Kind) is a divine virtue. So we should not be (b)(kind) to the people in distress and even to (c) (low) animals. Some naughty boys (d) (joy) beating the lower animals like does dumb (f)(create). They are (g) (harm) beings. Some animals are very (h) (faith) and they feel no (i) (hesitate) to risk their lives for our (j) (protect).

    9. Complete he following sentences using appropriate question tags. Sitting by the side of a river , Amin is speaking to himself. 1x5=5

    (a) Fishes can swim, ____?

    (b) Once our rivers abounded with fishes, ____?

    (c) But at present the water of most of the fivers has been polluted, ____?

    (d) So, there is scarcity of fish, ____?

    (e) We must take measures to protect the rivers from being polluted, ____?

    10. Complete the passage using suitable connectors . 1x5=5

    Global warming is increasing day by day (a) ____ deforestation. We cut down trees (b) ____ never think of planting more trees. (c) ____ human and other living beings are in the threat of extinction. Time is coming (d) ____ there will be no tree left for us.(e) ____ we have to face bitter consequences of deforestation.

    11. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text. 5

    themas aiva Edison a great scientist was born in 1847 in ohio America as a little boy he was inquisitive he always wanted to know how things were done very early in life he showed that he was full of curiosity a quality which is so important to inventors.

    Part B : Composition (Marks-40)

    12. Suppose, you are Md. Saiful Bari and you have passed MSS in Mass Communication. You have seen a vacancy ad for the post of an English news caster in a renowned Satellite TV Channel. Now, write a CV with a cover letter for the post. Your CV should not exceed one page. 8

    13. Suppose, You are Shathi/ Sabuj, a student of pronner High School, Rangpur. You are facing some problems in your school library especially the inadequacy of books essential for preparing notes. Now, write an application to the Headmaster of your school praying for enhancing library facilities. 10

    14.Early rising is a good habit . It has many benefits for our happy and healthy life. Now , write a paragraph in 250 words on "The benefits of early rising". 10

    15. Write a composition on "The Season you Like Most". 12