Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Question: Class XII

Pre Test Examination
Class XII
English 2nd Paper
Marks: 100                                                                                                     Time: 3 Hours

Part-A: Grammar; Marks 40

1. Complete the passage with suitable verbs from the list and put them in correct tense. Use negatives where necessary.                                                                                     1X5=5

Few days back, we had a Current Affairs Display Competition ___(a)___ among three Houses. All the houses __(b)______ massive preparation before they ____(c)_____ their performance. If they ___(d)___ more time, they ____(e)____ better show.

2. Read the following passage and fill in the blanks with suitable preposition. 1X5=5
Dear Habla,
I do not know why you do not pay heed (a)what I say. I told you again and again to be cautious ___(b)_ the present situation. Any time any body can be a victim _(c)___ circumstances. You should not be callous __(d)__ what is happening around you. Our country has been infested __(e)__ terrorism and corruption.

3. Use article where necessary. Put a cross mark where and article is not needed.
What _(a)__ surprise it was! He got __(b)___ first prize in __(c)__ competition. I was really ____(d)___ amazed at his success. Ofcourse he was trained by _(e)_____ expert coach for __(f)____ long time. He always obeyed __(g)____ instructions given by _____(h)__ coach. Even he was not found outside  __(i)____ camp during practice session. ___(j)___ boy like him is always appreciated by the people.

4. Make meaningful sentences with the following phrases/idioms (any five): 1X5=5

Die out, look forward to, cope with, take after,  on the verge of, stand on the way, do away with

5. Rewrite the following in the reported speech.                                                             5

“Sir, do you have time in the 5th period to stay with us in the Computer Lab?” said Tamanna, “If any one of the House Tutors does not stay with us, Vice-Principal Madam will not allow us to work in the Lab.” I said, “ In the fifth period I have a class with Class VII, but I will be free in the 6th period.” “Ok, sir, then please stay with us in that period. We shall take permission from Vice-Principal Madam” said Tamanna.

6.  Read the following passage and transform the underlined sentence as directed. 1X5=5

(a)Cadets who take part in co curricular and extra curricular activities develop leadership qualities as they have to work with many persons in a team. (Simple) (b)Those who do not take initiative for this kind of activities refrain themselves from socialization. (Compound)(c) Co-curricular and extra-curricular activities help Cadets develop their creative faculties. (Interrogative)(d) Only bookish knowledge cannot make Cadets all round personalities. (Affirmative)(e) Knowledge acquired from real life can make people worthy for the society. (Passive)

7. Fill in the gaps with tag questions.                                                                              05
a.         I have hardly seen Karim,----------?
b.         Never tell a lie,----------?
c.         None of you can do the some,----------?
d.         He has little idea,------------?
e.         Nobody believes a liar,---------?

8. Complete the following sentence.                                                                              05
a.         No sooner had he reached the school----------------------------.
b.         He is one of the persons who -----------------------------------.
c.         You had better -------------------------------.
d.         It is high time----------------------------.
e.         If you had gone there-------------------------------.

Part-B: Composition; Marks 60

9.         Suppose you are Maria, a student of Class XI of Rajshahi Government Mahila College. The cultural week of your college was observed a few days ago. Now write a report on it.                                                                                                                        10

10.       Write a short composition on “The Uses and Abuses of Satellite Channels”. 15

11.       Write an application to your Principal requesting him to allow your class to join volunteer service for flood affected people.                                                                         10

12. Write a dialogue between you and your friend about your plan of studies after HSC Examination.                                                                                                                 10

13. Complete the following story . Give a title to it.                                                        15
I heard a noise outside my house. I went out and saw a crowd. ---------------.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Question: Class XI Fortnightly English 1st paper

Fortnightly Examination

Fortnightly Examination

Classs XI

Marks -25 Time -40 mnts


Read the passage and answer the questions below:

There have been significant changes in the types of entertainment over time. Many of these no longer exist. Even if they do, people keep looking for newer forms of entertainment. Thus snake charming, puppet shows, jatra, jarigan, sharigan, and kabigan which were common forms of entertainment in the past, have almost lost their appeal. Radio which used to be a a good source of entertainment in the past, is now giving place to television, and to satellite channels in particular. The entertainment business, like other spheres of life, is getting westernised day by day. Folk music or palligeeti is now sung with western intruments. At the same time, modern music is now fusing melodies from folk and traditional songs. In general, band and pop music is becoming more and more popular, particularly among the young generation.

Sports has become a great source of entertainment today. Football, which used to be the most popular spectator sport in Bangladesh, is gradually being replaced bt cricket as popular form of sports entertainment.

 1. Fill in the gaps with suitable words.                                                                      1X5=5

Change is the (a) -------- of the day. Everything (b) ---------- in course of time. What is new today, will grow old tomorrow. In the same way we notice changes in the matter of (c) -------. At present, our people find little (d) ------- in jarigan, sharigan and kabigan. Our melodious and meaningful Bangla songs are yielding place (e) ------- the vociferous pop songs.

 2. Summaries the passage in five sentences.                                                                   05

 3. On the basis of your reading of the passage, make a short note in each of the boxes in the flow chart showing how changes are taking place in the sphere of entertainment.                                                                                                                   1X5=5

 Text Box: Noticeable changes in the forms of entertainments
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4. Write a paragraph on the ‘ Problems of Education in Bangladesh’.                                     10

Friday, 12 October 2012

Grammar: Multiple Choice Questions

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Grammar: Multiple Choice Questions


     Give tick marks on the correct answers:


1.      Which one of the following sentence is correct?
a. I don’t know how many brothers and sisters do you have ?
b. I don’t know how many brothers and sisters you have.
c. I don’t know how many brothers and sister have you?
d. I don’t know how much brothers and sisters does you have?


2.      He is one of the boys                          
a.  who has written the letter.             
b.  who have written the letters
c.  who is the written the letter          
d.  who is being written the letters.


3.      ________you remember to lock the door?
a. Didn’t  b. Aren’t  c.  Haven’t  d.  Doesn’t


4.      Let                      introduce        to                    .
a. my, your, his  b.  me, you, him  c. myself, yourself, himself  d.  mine, yours, he


5.      Have you found              missing pen yet?
a.  your   b.  you  c. yours   d.  your’s 

6.      “Come on, walk faster,” urged my friend, “you are                 a tortoise.”
a. so slow  b.  as slow as  c. more slow  d.  most slow


7.      The film was more enjoyable               we had expected  b.  than  c. since  d. after


8.      ______they told me is utter nonsense.
a.When  b.  How  c.  What  d.  Where


9.      I will not be able to find her                 you come with me.
a. unless  b.  so that  c.  still  d.  put


10.  His dream is                   an aero plane.
a. fly  b.  to fly  c.  flew  d.  to be flown


11.  Those who are cruel                  animals should be fined.
a.  at   b.  with  c.  about   d.  to


12.  He is fond                      Rover, his dog,  which is faithful                  him.
a.  for,  at   b.  of,  to   c.  to, with   d.  at,  about


13.  When she            her dinner, she sat down to do her homework.
a.  had eaten   b.  has eaten   c.  has been eating  d.  ate.


14.  These handkerchiefs are                        . Don’t mix them up with               
a.  my, her    b. mine, hers    c.  I, she    d.  me, her’s


15.  No, I                    go there by myself.
a.  aren’t   b.  hasn’t  c.  won’t  d.  haven’t


16.  I am not going     this weekend.
a.  somewhere  b.  everywhere   c.  anywhere   d.  Nowhere


17.  Having put on some weight, Rahim is clearly not as                        
as she was in her younger days?
a.  slim   b.  clever   c.  beautiful   d.  tall


18.  The new teacher spoke so softly          we had to ask her to speak louder.
a. and  b. that  c. what  d. who


19.  She shouted            loudly         everyone came running to see what was wrong.
a.  such …that     b.  so ….. that    c.   as….. as     d.   so ….. as


20.  We met   of our friends at the exhibition.
a.  any   b.  a few   c.  a little   d.   much



21.  I will not sing the song              you sing it with me.
a. unless  b.  because  c.  lest  d.  for



Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Lustre, a little magazine of JGCC

To read the little magazine Lustre published from Joypurhat Girls' Cadet College, please click here

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Question: Right Forms of Verbs

1)                 It is high time we ________ our young generation for employment.
a)      should train up
b)     trained up
c)     train up
2)                 If you _________ early, you would meet your friend.
a)      come
b)     had come
c)     came
3)                 He is one of the persons who ________ how to struggle in life.
a)      knows
b)     know
c)     has known
4)                 I wish I ________ the wings of a bird.
a)      have
b)     should have
c)     had
5)                 I look forward to ___________ from you.
a)      hear
b)     hearing
c)     have heard
6)                 Why are you late? You __________ your assignment earlier.
a)      could submit
b)     could have submitted
c)     have submitted
7)                  I will have finished my cooking when he ______.
a)      will come
b)     comes
c)     would come.
8)                 The road is wet. It ______.
a)      may rain
b)     might rain
c)     might have rained
9)                 You could have earned a lot if you _______ hard working.
a)      were
b)     had been
c)     would be
10)            They _______ tend before we reached there,
a)      had set
b)     had sat
c)     set
Md.Rafiqul Islam
Asstt. Professor of  English
Joypurhat Girls' Cadet College, Joypurhat 
Mobile no- 01711-013879

Monday, 8 October 2012

Right form of verbs

a. He ______ already (finish) writing by the time he came.
b. He ______already (finish) writing by the time he comes.
c. He _______ (go) there before we come.
d. I ________ not (go) as long as he stays there.

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Grammar:Tag questions

Put tag questions in the gap.
a. Somebody broke the chair, _________?
b. I am the first man to do it, ________?
c. Don't run in the sun, __________?
d. Nobody came here, _________?
e. He seldom comes here,______?

Question:Right form of verbs

Fill in the gap with right form of verbs:
a. When I went to his house, he______ (read) a book.
b. This is the 2nd time _______ I (ask) you the question.
c. This is high time__________ we (take) regular exercise.
d. Many years _________ (pass) since I saw him.
e. I _______ (visit) him several times this weak.

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Grammar Questions

1. Which one of the following is the example of interrogative pronoun?
A. Which book do you like?
B. Who went there?
C. How are you?
2. Which one of the following is the example of relative pronoun?
A. Why did he go there?
B. Who is walking there?
C. I know the boy who wrote the letter.
3. Which sentence contains a gerund?
A. Going there, I saw my friend.
B. I do not know why he started dancing.
C. I saw a flying bird.

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Suggestion for SSC Examinees 2013

Suggestion is given only for practice. In communicative method students should develop free-hand writing.
 Step - 1
1.                  Early Rising
2.                  Load Shedding
3.                  A Book Fair
4.                  A Street Hawker
5.                  A School Magazine
6.                  Traffic Jam
7.                  Tree Plantation
      1.                  Science In Every Day Life
2.                  The Season You Like Most
3.                   The Uses Of Computer On Bangladesh
4.                  Your Childhood Memories
5.                  Physical Exercise
6.                  The Teacher I Like Most
7.                  Your Visit To A Historical Place
      1.                  Application for a debating club/English language club/computer lab/common room/enhancing library facilities.
2.                  Application for study tour.
3.                  ----------------------Testimonial
4.                  Application to chairman for repairing damaged road.
5.                  ------------------------------ for sinking tube well.
6.                  Application to deputy commissioner for relief goods to the flood victim of your locality.

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Adjective Clause, Adverb Clause, Noun Clause

What is Clause?
A clause is a group of words having subject and predicate like a sentence but it is not a sentence; it is a part of a sentence
Example of Clause
*      I haven’t read what you wrote on the paper.
How many kinds clauses are?
*      Adjective Clause
*      Adverb Clause
*      Noun Clause
Adjective Clause
*      The clause that modifies a noun is called adjective clause.
*      The boy who has become champion in the essay competition will be awarded by the chairman.
*      I know the man who has designed the sculpture.
*      God helps those who help themselves.
Adjective clause introducer
*      Who
*      Which
*      That
*      When
*      Where
*      Whom
*      Whose
Adjective clause introducer as possessives
*      I have a friend whose father is an architect.
*      The boy whose brother is a football player always speak high of our team.
*      The student whose fourth subject was biology can apply for the scholarship.
*      The girl whose score was A+ was selected for higher study.

Adjective clause introducer as object
*      I have lost the pen that I bought last week.
When Adjective Clause introducer
is object, it is omitted.
*      The man I talked to was a singer.
*      The book I am reading is very interesting.
*      Have you found the bag you were searching?
*      Where is the book I gave you yesterday?
*      Do you know the answer of the question I asked you?
Adverb Clause
*      The clause that modifies a verb is called Adverb Clause.
*      Adverb clause tells about how, when, where the action of verb takes place.
Kinds of Adverb Clause
*      Adverb Clause of time
*      Adverb Clause of place
*      Adverb clause of reason
*      Adverb clause of result
*      Adverb clause of purpose
*      Adverb Clause of condition
*      Adverb Clause of Concession

Adverb Clause of time
*      Adverb Clause of time introducer:
*      When, Till, Until, Before, After, As soon as, no sooner than etc.
*      When he came, I was reading a book.
*      Wait till I come.
*      The man joined the office after he had completed M.A.
*      He had reminded him many times before he punished him
Adverb Clause of place
*      I am going where he lives.
Adverb clause of reason
*      Adverb Clause of reason introducer:
*      As, Since, For
Adverb clause of result
*      Adverb Clause of result  introducer:
*      So -------- that

*      I am so weak that I can not walk.
*      He is so rich that he can buy a flat any time.
*      We are so tired that we need rest.
Adverb clause of purpose
*      Adverb Clause of result  introducer:
*      So that

*      I am working hard so that I can prosper in life.
*      He is practicing more and more so that he wins the game.
*      Speak louder so that we can listen.
Adverb Clause of condition
*      Here adverb clause set a condition for the verb of the main clause to happen.
Adverb clause of condition introducer:
Provided/ provided that

Adverb clause of condition
Step 1: Probable condition
Here adverb clause sets condition on the basis of probability

Example of adverb clause of condition: Step 1, probable condition
Structure: If + Present simple+ future
*      If you rise early in the morning, you will be healthy, wealthy and wise.
*      If you behave well, everybody will like you.
*      Unless you control your bad habit, you will fall in problem.
Adverb clause: Step- 2
Improbable condition ( Present)
Adverb clause of condition is based
             on improbable condition.
Adverb clause: Step- 2
*      Structure: If + Past simple+ future in the past
*      Example:
*      If I went there, I could meet my friend.

*      If you bought the latest model, you would
enjoy more facilities.

*      If we asked him, he would give us more

*      If I found the kea, I could enter the room.

Adverb clause: Step- 3
(Improbable past)
*      Structure: If + Past perfect + would have/ could have/ might have

*      Example:

*      If you had monitored his activities, he would have performed better.

*      If I had not installed the latest version, I would not have got so many facilities.

*      If it had rained yesterday, we could not have played the game.

*      If he had known my address, he would have written letter to me.

Although clause
*      Example:
*      Although you control your diet, you cannot reduce your weight.
*      The boys are not doing well although they have been given all facilities.
*      Though they helped him in the time of crisis, he does not admit it.
Noun clause
*      Noun clause serves as subject, object, complement, object of the preposition of the sentence.
Noun clause introducer
*      What
*      Who
*      When
*      Where
*      When
*      How
*      If
*      That

Noun clause as subject
*      What he did was to help the poor person.
*      How he survived seven days without food and water surprised all.
*      When he will come is not certain.
*      Who has broken the chair is known to me.

Noun clause as object
*      I know that he is a good singer.
*      They thought that he would come to the meeting in time.
*      He saw where they kept the bag.
*      I understand what he says.
*      We have written what we were told.