SSC Board Question
  • Dinajpur Board 2017

    English : Second Paper

    Time : 3 hours Subject Code : 108

    Part A : Grammar (Marks-60)

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

    the or of forever appreciate
    friend in for entire

    Gratefulness is (a) ____ acknowledgement and (b) ____of help received from others. In the society we cannot do all things. Sometimes we need the help (c) ____ others. We are (d) ......... dependent in the society. A man may be in danger (e) ____ in problem at any time. It is a natural instinct in man to come (f) help the needy because of his fellow-feeling , (g) ____ and kinship. Gratefulness comes from (h) ____ depth of the heart and finds its manifestation (i) ____ books , words and deeds of the grateful man. The grateful man feels highly oblige (j) ____ the benefit he has received.

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

    Trees are (a) ____ to man in many ways. They provide us (b) ____ oxygen without which we cannot live more than a few minutes. They supply (c) ____ with vitamin and food , give us shade and help to (d) ____ drough and flood. Unfortunately ,we cannot realize (e)____ importance of trees. We cut them (f) ____ in large numbers. (g) ____ it is a suicidal attempt. (h) ____ we do not stop (i) ____ acts, soon our country will , not doubt , turn (j) ____ a desert.

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


    The real freedom

    It is a fruit that
    Freedom from foreign


    close not

    raise themselves to achieve it
    freedom from want , disease and ignorance.
    decend upon people automatically.
    an old idea.
    be earned before it can be enjoyed.

    4. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box. You can use one verb more than once..5x10=5

    dissuade carry go employ work
    address forbid do be

    Child labour has (a) ____internationally by the UN. To make a child (b) ____ the work that is suitable for a man is punishable. Yet in the third world countries, the number of child labour (c) ____ up day by day. Bagladesh (d) ____ one of these countries. Though government is committed to (e) ____ rich people to engage children in labouries work, things are not so easy. Poverty (f) ____ the first impediment in this field. The poor parents want to get additional earning by (g) ____their children in work. Many children (h) ____ at different sectors now. But this should not be (i) on. We should immediately (j) ____ this problem.

    5. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5

    "My sons , listen to me. A great treasure lies hidden in the land . I am going to leave it to you. "How will we find it ? " said the sons , " You must dig the land for it, " said the old man.

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

    (a) We are grateful to the freedom fighters. (Make it Negative sentence)

    (b) Their contribution is greater than any other things.(Make it positive Degree)

    (c) The freedom fighters who died in the Liberation War are called martyrs. (Make it a compound sentence)

    (d) The National memorial has been built with a view to paying tribute to their memories.(Make it complex sentence)

    (e) A freedom fighter is the greatest son of the soil. (Make it comparative)

    ((g) They fought bravely and snatched the red sun of independence. (Make it simple sentence)

    (g) Mother Teresa was a very passionate woman.(Make it an exclamatory sentence)

    (h) Though their weapons were ordinary , they had much conrage in their mind.(Make it compound sentence)

    (i) Though their contribution will never be forgotten. (Affirmative sentence)

    (j) The government has taken some steps to improve the condition. (Passive)

    7. Compound the sentence. 1x5=5

    (a) It is said that____.

    (b) In youth the mind is soft that____.

    (c) If we lose the morning house of life____ .

    (d) We will reap good harvest____.

    (e) On the other hand , if we remain lazy____.

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

    Life without leisure and (a) ____(relex) is dull. Life becomes____(charm) if one does not have any time to enjoy the (c) ____(beauty) object of nature.(d) ____ (monotony) work hinders the (e) ____(smooth) of work. Leisure (f) ____ (rich) our sprit to work. Everybody knows that (g) ____(work) is (h) ____(harm). Leisure does not mean(i) ____(idle). It gives freshness to ____(creat) our energy.

    9. Make tag question of the following statements. 1x5=5

    (a) Time and tide wait for nothing____ ?

    (b) Unfortunately , many of us waste our time. ____?

    (c) None can prosper in life without utilizing time properly, ____?

    (d) So, everybody should realize this truth, ____?

    (e)Let’s make the best use of time, ____?

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

    Globalization is a term (a) ____is commonly used by man (b) ____ it is a process of expanding trade and commerce all over the world creating a borderless market, (c) ____ distance.(e) ____ . we can learn that is happening in the farthest corner of the world.

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

    Why are you putting up the food in your pocket why don’t you eat asked the noble man i am doing the right thing replied sheikh asadi.

    Part B : Composition (Marks-40)

    12. Supose , you are Atik/ Atika . You have complted your study M.A in Bangla. Then you have completed a 2 years diploma on Library Science. Recently you have seen a vacancy advertisement for the post of Librarian in a renowned college.
    Now a write a CV with a cover letter for the post. Your CV should not exceed one page. 8

    13. Suppose , you are Nahian / Nahia of Ruppur Model High School . Your School has no common room. For want of a common room , the students spends their leisure aimlessly. Now , write an application to your Headmaster for openings a common room in your School campus. 10

    14. Imagine , you are the students of a renowned school of the city. You have very big and resourceful library. You use regularly in a certain manner and get much benefit . Now write a paragraph on your School Library within works . 10

    15. Everyone has his/has favorite game . Now write a composition Your favorite game. Now write a composition on Your favorite game focusing the research behind your likings.(250 words) 12