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Part-A : Grammar : Marks-60 (12Í5)
1. Fill in the blanks in the following texts with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks may not require an article. Put a cross (Í) in those blanks.
There was once (a) - - - farmer who had lazy sons. On his deathbed he told them that there was (b) - - - treasure buried in (c) - - - vineyard. He encouraged them to search for it after he had passed away. The sons thought that there must be a box of gold and jewels buried in (d) - - - ground and so they dug up every (e) - - - inch of the vineyard trying to find (f) - - - treasure spot! after many years of searching, they never found (g) - - - spot where any treasure was hidden. However, all of their (h) - - - digging effectively cultivated the ground in (i) - - - vineyard. Soon the grapevines produced such aboundant fruit that (j) - - - there lazy sons grew wealthy, unwittingly, from their own hard work!
2. Complete the text with suitable prepositions.
One day an ant come (a) - - - the bank of a stream to drink water. However, suddenly it slipped and fall (b) - - - the water. The force (c) - - - the stream was sweeping the ant away. The ant feared (d) - - - being drowned. However, a dove saw the ant and dropped a leaf (e) - - - the water. The ant climbed (f) - - - to it and floated safely back (g) - - - shore. Soon afterwards, a hunter came, saw the dove and aimed his arrows (h) - - - it. The ant noticed this and stung the hunter (i) - - - the foot. The man was startled and made a low sound. The dove heard the sound and flew away (j) - - - the tree.
3. Complete the sentences with suitable phrase/words given in the box.
(a) The prize money for the man of the match was not handsome. It was not - - - I expected.
(b) I have heard much about the Pyramids of Eagypt. I - - - I could visit Egypt.
(c) - - - is not right to accuse me without any proof. You must be careful about it in future.
(d) A: The target is 312.
B: We - - - bat well to get to the score.
(e) Cycling is really unsafe. - - - did my brother break his leg, - - - bruised his rib. (Please turn over)
(f) The postman is coming. I’ll see if - - - is anything for me.
(g) A: - - - forget to bring the umbrella?
B: You’ll get wet in the rain.
(h) - - - he - - - his brother was present in the party. Both of them had gone to their village home.
(i) The examination will start at 10:00 a.m. You - - - to now or you will be late.
(j) He is amiable in nature. He does not speak ill of others - - - hit one with a stick.
4. Complete the sentences with suitable clauses/phrases.
(a) Bangladesh is a country which is still under the grip of illiteracy. I would like to dedicate my life in the process of - - - .
(b) She went to bed very late. She wouldn’t have been tired if she - - - .
(c) In the street, one can ask us the direction to go to a certain place. If we know the place, we - - - .
(d) Peace of mind is another condition for good health. So, we must not worry over - - - .
(e) The great ship Titanic was not only the largest ship but also regarded unsinkable. Ironically, it went down - - - .
(f) English is the language of information and technology. It has in fact, made the whole world - - - .
(g) Nakshi Katha is one kind of embroidered quilt. It is - - - that originally belongs to Bangladesh and West Bengal in India.
(h) The secret of success lies in the proper use of time. Many of us often forget that - - - .
(i) Long ago there lived a great man Hatem Tai in Yemen. Though he was not rich, he - - - .
(j) A flood is a natural calamity. Heavy rainfall is- - -of flood in Bangladesh.
5. Read the text and fill in the gaps with the correct form of verbs as per subject and context.
Truth always (a) - - - (succeed) in the world. Falsehood (b) - - - (win) for the time being. Those who (c) - - - (live) in the world of truth are (d) - - - (respect) by all people. Those who (e) - - - (get) interest in (f) - - - (tell) lies in life, they may prosper seemingly. But they (g) - - - (succeed) all the time. Socrates throughout his life would (h) - - - (preach) the truth. He tried to make people (i) - - - (conscious) what was good for them. He was (j) - - - (kill) by the powerful people.
6. Read the text and change the sentences as directed.
Advertising has become a very specialised activity in modern times. (a) The entrepreneurs use advertisements to attract customers (complex) (b) Sometimes production is greater than demand (positive) (c) They often arrange different types of programmers (passive) (d) The customers often buy things though they do not know their merit. (simple) (e) Sometimes they are cheated by the advertisements. (active).
7. Chang the narrative style by using direct speeches.
Ms. Packletide asked Miss Mebbin what she (m) meant. Miss Mebbin asked how she (p) had shot the goat and frightened the tigs to death. Ms. Packletide replied that no one could believe that.
8. Identify the unclear pronoun references in the following paragraph. Where necessary, rewrite the sentence so that all pronoun references are clear.
One day, the geese and the cranes were feeding in a meadow. Suddenly, a bird catcher came in the field and spread their net. When they saw him, he flew away and saved them selves. But the geese, who were slower in flight and had heavier bodies, were unable to fly quickly. As a result, he was caught by him.
9. Read the following text and use modifiers as directed in the blank spaces.
Morning walk is a good exercise. An early-riser can be a regular (a) - - - (Use a noun-adjective to pre-modify the noun) walker. The benefits of morning walk are manifold. Every thing looks fresh and fair early (b) - - - (post-modify the verb with an adverbial of time). The atmosphere remains pleasant and calm. (c) - - - (Use article to pre-modify the noun) morning walker breathes pollution-free air. He enjoys (d) - - - (Use an adjective to pr-modify the noun) sights and sounds of nature. (e) - - - (Use a quantifier to pre-modify the noun) thus sooth his soul. Regular morning walk keeps one fit. It helps us (f) - - - (use an infinitive phrase to post).
10. Use appropriate sentence connectors in the blank spaces of the following passage.
Bangladesh is mainly an agricultural country.
(a) - - - her economy and prosperity depend on agriculture. (b) - - - our agriculture depends on the mercy of nature. (c) - - - , if there is sufficient rain, people can plough their lands and sow seeds in time. (d) - - -, they can reap a good harvest. (e) - - -, if it does not rain in time, the farmers cannot grow the crops easily and they do not have good harvest. (f) - - -, without water our agriculture is lifeless. The rain is not always beneficial to our agriculture. (g) - - -, sometimes it rains so much that it causes flood. (h) - - - our crops go under water most often they totally destroyed. (i) - - -, the farmers who constitute the most part of our professional people, lose everything (j) - - -, we can safely conclude that our economy depend, on rain.
11. Read the passage and then write the antonym or synonym of the words as directed below.
There was a tree on which many monkeys live. In the hear by pond, a pair of crocodiles lived. One day, the female crocodile fell ill. The doctor said that only (Please turn over)
the heart of a monkey could cure the crocodile. The crocodile offered each of the monkeys to accompany him for a joy ride in the pond. None of them agreed. Lastly, an old monkey agreed. The monkey enjoyed the ride. When they were in deep waters, the crocodile told him his purpose. He said that he wanted the monkey’s heart. The monkey said, “Please take me back. I have left my heart on the top of my tree. I can give it to you there.” The crocodile took him back to the bank. The monkey went up the tree and disappeared.
a) Pair (synonym); b) female (antonym); c) Offered (synonym); d) agreed (antonym); e) deep (antonym); f) purpose (synonym); g) purpose (synonym); h) top (antonym); i) bank (synonym); j) disappeared (synonym).
12. There are ten errors in the use of punctuation marks in the following text. Rewrite the text correcting the errors.
Benu : May I come in, Sir?
Post Master : Please do, what can I do for you.
Benu : My father is in Sylhet. He sent a mail last week. But I havent received it so far. Would you please check it up.
Post Master : You see, the letter from Sylhet are delayed due to the train accident.
Benue : Is that so can I get some information regarding my mail?
Post Master : you may try with the sorting office.
Benu : could you tell me the way
Post Master : I am a little busy. Could I ask the attendant to help you?
Attendant : Well. As you go out of the Post Office turn left.
Benu : Ok, Sir.
Allendance : Keep walking.
Benu : How far is it Sir
Attendant : Just half a kilometer. Take the right turn.
Benu : I know now thank you very much.
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