এইচএসসি পরীক্ষা ২০২৩ : ইংরেজি দ্বিতীয়পত্র
প্রভাষক, ঢাকা রেসিডেন্সিয়াল মডেল কলেজ
(1) Rabindranath Tagore, (a) — (Post-modify the noun with an appositive) was born in 1861 in a (b) — (Use an adjective to pre-modify the noun) family at Jorasako in Kolkata. He was (c) — (Use article to pre- modify the noun phrase) fourteenth child of Devendranath and Sarada Devi Tagore. He went to school (d) — (Post-modify the verb with an adverbial of time) and wrote his (e) — (Use determiner to pre-modify the noun) verse at the age of eight. At the age of seventeen, in 1878 he reached London (f) — (use an infinitive phrase to post modify the verb). He gathered (g) — (Use determiner to pre-modify the noun) experience from his stay in London. (h) — (Use a demonstrative to pre-modify the noun) experience had a lasting effect on his later life. In 1880, Rabindranath returned home without (i) — (Use determiner to pre-modify the noun) qualifications of distinction. However, he never gave up (j) — (Use possessive to pre-modify the noun) habit of writing poetry. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1913 for his †itanjali.
(a) a writer; (b) rich; (c) the; (d) early; (e) first; (f) to study; (g) much; (h) this; (i) any; (j) his
(2) Macbeth was the General of Scotland. He fought (a) — (post modify the verb) and won the battle. While he was returning to the castle, he swa three witches (b) — (post modify the noun with a present participle) about him. He came (c) — (post modify the noun with an infinitive) from the witches that he would be the king of Scotland. He became (d) — (pre modify the adjective with an intensifier) ambitious. His wife also wanted Macbeth (e) — (post modify the verb with an infinitive) the king. She was a very (f) — (pre modify the noun) woman. So she began (g) — (post modify the verb with an infinitive) Macbeth. Then they both plotted to kill Duncan, (h) — (post modify the noun with an appositive). They planned (i) — (post modify the verb with an infinitive) Duncan when he would come to stay with them in their castle (j) — (pre-modify the verb with a present participle) a knife. Macbeth entered the room of Duncan and killed him.
(a) bravely/valiantly; (b) talking; (c) to learn; (d) very; (e) to be; (f) cunning/ambitious/ greedy; (g) to convince/to persuade; (h) the king of Scotland; (i) to kill; (j) taking/carrying
(3) Most of (a) — (use a possessive to pre-modify the noun) students cannot write out their examination papers fairly. As they cannot understand the questions (b) — (post-modify the verb), they often beat about the bush and cram the answers with irrelevant and unnecessary details. Sometimes they also fail to arrange their answer neatly, cleanly and systematically. Although the teacher suggests that their answer should be brief and precise, they (c) — (pre-modify the verb) lengthen them unnecessarily. Therefore, their (d) — (pre-modify the noun) answers generally become disgusting and unnecessary. Such answers always earn (e) — (pre-modify the noun) marks. In order to get expected marks, all you should do, is to understand the questions (f) — (post modify the verb) and answer them just to the point. Don't worry, if (g) — (use a possessive to pre-modify the noun) answers are fairly short. You should make your presentation neat and clean (h) — (use an infinitive phrase to post-modify the verb). To answer the short comprehensive questions, you should not copy anything (i) — post-modify the verb) from the passage. Make your sentences (j) — (use an intensifier to pre-modifier the adjective) short and simple.
(a) our; (b) properly; (c) often; (d) long; (e) poor; (f) properly; (g) your; (h) to get good marks; (i) directly; (j) fairly
(4) Education (a) — (use appositive to post-modify the noun) is essential for development. We can improve (b) — (possessive to pre-modify the noun) mind. An (c) — (adjective to pre-modify the noun) person has the ability (d) — (infinitive phrase). One can refine one's sensibility (e) — (present participle phrase). Actually, the educated are able to bring about (f) — (pre-modify the noun) development. On the other hand, an (g) —(pre-modify the noun with adjective) person (h) — (adverb to pre-modify the verb) lag behind. So, the educated should come forward (i) — (prepositional phrase) to educate all in the society to unload (j) — (use determiner) owes to the country.
(a) the backbone of any nation; (b) our; (c) educated ; (d) to contribute something to the development programme; (e) by receiving proper education; (f) rapid ; (g) illiterate ; (h) always; (i) without aû delay; (j) the
(5) Sheikh Saadi, (a) — (Post modify the noun with an appositive), was simple in his ways of life. (b) — (Use quantifier to pre-modify the noun) day, at the invitation of the emperor, he set out for the emperor's palace in an (c) — (Pre-modify the noun) dress. He took shelter in a courtier's house (d) — (Post modify the verb with prepositional phrase). The courtier and his men did not show (e) — (Use determiner to pre modify the noun) honour and hospitality to him. On his way back home, Saadi again took shelter in the (f) — (Pre-modify the noun) courtier’s house. (g) — (Use a demonstrative to pre-modify the noun) time he put on a gorgeous dress. The courtier received him (h) — (Post modify the verb) and entertained him with rich foods. Now Saadi began to put his foods in the pockets of his dress. The courtier's men were surprised (i) — (Use an infinitive phrase to post modify the verb). They asked him why he was putting the foods (j) — (Post modify the verb with prepositional phrase).
Answer: (a) a great poet in Persia; (b) one; (c) ordinary; (d) on the way; (e) much/due; (f) same; (g) that; (h) cordially; (i) to see Saadi's amaying behaviour; (j) in his pocket
(6) One hot (a) — (use a noun adjective to pre-modify the noun) day an ant was searching for some water. After walking for some time she came to a (b) — (use an adjective to pre-modify the noun) spring. To reach the spring she had to climb up a blade of grass. While climbing the blade of (c) — (use a demonstrative to pre-modify the noun) grass, she slipped and fell into water. A dove from a mango tree swa this incident. (d) — (use a present participle phrase to pre-modify the verb), the dove quickly plucked off a leaf and dropped it into the water near the (e) — (use a present participle to pre-modify the noun) ant. The ant moved towards the leaf and climbed up there. Soon it carried her (f) — (use an adverb to post modify the verb) to the dry ground. Just at that time the ant swa a hunter standing (g) — (use an intensifier to pre-modify the adjective) close to her. When the hunter was aiming an arrow at the dove, the ant decided (h) — (use an infinitive phrase to post-modify the verb). She went (i) — (use an adverb to post-modify the verb) towards the hunter and gave him a severe bite. The hunter crying out in pain missed the target. Seeing this, the dove flwe away (j) — (use an infinitive to post-modify the verb) her life.
Answer: (a) summer; (b) flowing; (c) such; (d) seeing the predicament of the ant; (e) floating; (f) near/close; (g) very; (h) that had saved her life; (i) very swiftly; (j) to save herself