2nd Terminal Examination English 2nd paper

2nd Terminal Examination-2021

Class- Nine

Sub: English 2nd paper

 [N.B- The figures in the margin indicate full marks)

Part-A (Grammar-40)

  1. Complete the passage with suitable verbs on the list. Put them in the correct tenses. Use Negative if Necessary.
take distribute deprive pollute attain use lead

Electricity has not to get been (a) —– amongst the village of Bangladesh. For want of electricity, many of our villages suffer a lot. Of Course the villages about the thana head Quarters. have been (b) —– under rural electrification. People living in these areas are (c) —– better life. They have also (d) —– economic Solvency. But innumerable villages are still (e) —– of it.

  1. Use suitable prepositions in the blanks of the following passage.

Happiness consists (a) —– contentment. So, we should not run (b) —– more and more money. Sometimes it may bring (c) —– some unexpected troubles and one may fall victim (d) —– dangers for his unusual greed for money. We all should be contented (e) —– what we have.

  1. Use articles where necessary. put across (´) where an article is not needed.

Unemployment is (a) —– great social evil. All (b) —– able-bodied persons in a society should be engaged in any occupations. (c) A —– unemployed man has to lead a vagabond life. Life becomes (d) —– curse and burden to him. He has (e) —– idle brain which very soon becomes (f) —– devil’s workshop. There are many reasons for (g) —– unemployment in our country. Bangladesh is not (h) —– industrialized country. The mills and factories that we have can give employment to (i) —– a limited number of people. Similar is the case with (j) —– agriculture.

  1. Fill in the blanks with suitable linking words from the list.
similarity therefore firstly finally but besides that

The paragraph and the essay are different from each other. (a) ¾¾ there are some similarities between them (b) ¾¾ the paragraph has a topic sentence to introduce the main idea. Secondly, it has a number of sentences in the middle to develop that main idea (c) ¾¾ there is a concluding sentence in it to bring the main idea to a close (d) ¾¾ the essay also consists of a beginning, a middle, and an end. It is (e) ¾¾ obvious that the paragraph and essay share some common features in respect of the structures

  1. Re-write the following in the reported speech.

Rashed said “Good morning, kamal. How are you? “Well” said Kamal. “I went to your hostel yesterday but did not find you. Where did you go” said Rashed. I went to the hospital because my brother was ill” said Kamal. “Why didn’t you inform me?”

  1. Read the following passage and transform the underlined sentences as directed in the brackets.

(a) We work hard to attain success in life. (complex)

(b) Peace and prosperity is not possible without being industrious (Affirmative)

(c) A man who leads an idle life, brings misery for his life. (simple)

(d) So the industry is more important than most other elements of human life. (Positive)

An idle man can never help the people of society. He is a burden of society.

(e) Everybody dislikes him. (negative)

  1. Complete the following sentences.

(a) You would fail unless ——–.

(b) Poor as he is, ——–.

(c) He pretends as if ——–.

(d) A man is known ——–.

(e) ——– he might buy some books.

  1. Add tag Questions to the following sentences.

(a) The unfed Should be fed, ——–?

(b) There is little we can do about it. ——–?

(c) Anyone is allowed, ——–?

(d) Nothing comes out of nothing ——–?

(e) The father rose to see the sight, ——–?

Part-B, Composition -60 marks

  1. Write a paragraph on “Traffic Jam” based on the answers to the questions given below.

(a) What is a traffic jam?

(b) What is the nature of traffic jams?

(c) Why do traffic jams occur?

(d) What is your feeling at the time of traffic Jam?

(e) How traffic jams may be removed?

  1. Write a composition in about 200 words on any one of the following topics.

(a) Importance of Tree plantation.

(b) Computer.

  1. Suppose, there is no literary club in your school for want of which the student can not develop their literary faculty properly.

Now write an application to your headmaster seeking permission to organize a literary club.

  1. Suppose, you are Habib. You want to open a bank- account and keep your scholarship money in it. You have gone to a bank as a client and had a talk with the manager about the way of opening a bank account.

Or, Write down the summary of the following passage. Give a suitable title to it.

Good manners form an important part of our education. Our education remains incomplete if we do not learn good manners. In our behavior with others, we must Is how proper respect them. We should have a sense of propriety in our conduct with others. We should show respect to our propriety which is necessary for a cultural and disciplined society. Again, good manners cost us nothing. They are often the result of good sense and good nature. The importance of good manners in life is great indeed. Good manners win love and respect for a man and help him in every sphere of his life. Everyone likes a man of good manners and is glad to help him. Really a man of good manners is a gentleman in the true sense of the term.

  1. Read the beginning of the following story and complete it in your own way. Give a title to it.

Once there lived a middle-aged woman named Bilkis. She had three sons. Her husband was very lazy and did not do any work. Only she had to work all day long. – – – – – –