English Second Paper Sample Question for Classes 9-10 & SSC Exam
SECONDARY SCHOOL CERTIFICATE (SSC) EXAMINATION
ENGLISH PAPER TWO
For Classes 9-10 & SSC Exam
Full Marks-100; Time-3 hours
[Answer all the questions. Figures in the margin indicate full marks]
Part A: Grammar
- Fill in the blanks with the words from the box. You may need to change the forms of some of the words. you may need to use one word more than once.
Obesity is a medical condition caused (a) ———— excess body fat. The increase of body fat has an effect (b)———— human health. Obesity increases (c)————– likelihood of various diseases, particularly heart disease, diabetes, certain types of cancer, etc. obesity most commonly occurs due to a combination (d)————— excessive dietary calories, lack of physical activity and genetic factors. The primary treatment (e)—————– obesity is dieting and physical exercise. To supplement this, anti-obesity drugs may be taken to reduce appetite or reduce fat (f)————- . In severe cases, surgery is performed to reduce stomach volume or bowel length. Obesity is a leading preventable cause of (g)—————— worldwide. Authorities view it as one of the most serious public health problems of (h)—————– 21st century. Obesity is considered as (i)—————- illness in much of the modern world though it was once widely perceived as (j)————— symbol of wealth and fertility.
- Fill in the blanks with suitable words.
The development of a nation is not (a)————— easy task. It depends (b)————– the willingness and sacrificing attitude of the valiant sons daughters of (c)————– soil. They don’t work for any appreciation or reward (d)————– themselves. Their vision is to (e)————– the world a better place to live (f)—————- . They are always proud (g)—————- undertaking selfless ventures. Their mission is to serve (h)————– greater interest of humanity. They spend their lives for the welfare of people, society and the country as (i)————– whole. People (j)————- such vision and mission help uphold the dignity of a nation.
- Make five sentences using parts of sentences from each column of the table below.
|Hence, to every nation its flag
For that we
Every independent country of the world
The national flag
|to have patriotic feelings
dearer than any other thing
its own flag
the symbol of independence and sovereignty of a nation
to safeguard its prestige
- Complete the following text with the right forms of the verbs given in the box.
It was the month of Baishakh. The sky (a)———— overcast with clouds. Cold wind had started (b)—————– from the west. Looking upward, I could only see the thick clouds (c)———– here and there. The earth was dry and thirsty as it (d) not ————- for a long time. I had no watch with me and it was not possible to know the time by (e)————— at the sun. after 20 minutes it (f)————– to rain heavily. The rain continued ceaselessly for a couple of hours. When the rain had stopped, a rickshaw puller was (g)————- waiting for passengers. He was wearing a bamboo hat to save his head from rain water. It became dark once again and the rickshaw puller (h)———– back to his hut with a broken heart. He cursed the weather and also kept (i)—————– his fate. If it had not rained that afternoon, he (j)—————– some passengers.
- Change the narrative style of the following text.
I saw a young boy standing before me with utmost politeness. He said, “Uncle, my parents are calling you.” I came out of my house and saw an elderly man and woman. The woman said, “Bhaiya don’t you recognize me? I am Salma. We looked for you everywhere but didn’t find you.” “What a surprise!” I said with admiration.
- Change the sentences according to directions.
(a) In the field of education Sir Salimullah’s contribution was greater than any other educationists. (Use positive degree of adjective.)
(b) Institutions associated with his name still received donations. (Make complex sentence)
(c) He played a vital role in establishing the University of Dhaka. (Make Exclamatory sentence)
(d) The orphanage established by him is still providing shelter and education to the poor and the orphans. (Make Interrogative sentence)
(e) These institutions always remind us of the open handed charity of this great man. (Use Passive voice.)
(f) It was he who had founded the All India Muslim League. (Make simple sentence)
(g) He did not live long. (Make affirmative sentence without changing the original meaning.)
(h) At the age of 48 he died. (Make compound sentence)
(i) He has attained one of the most honourable positions in society. (Use comparative degree.)
(j) With love and gratitude he will be remembered by every Bangladeshi. (Use active voice.)
- Complete the sentences.
(a) ———— if he had asked me.
(b) Students go to schools not only to gain ————– .
(c) Walking which is a ————— .
(d) Finishing her work ————– .
(e) ————- she went out without an umbrella.
- Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or both with the root words given in the parenthesis.
Mr. Habib was driving t his office in the morning. He had started late as usual. His car stopped at a traffic signal. As the lights became green, the car in the front was not moving. The driver got down from the car and was asking for (a)———— (assist)———- . Mr. Habib became so (b)————- (anger)——— . He had become very (c)———- (popular)———– in the office for being late every day. He was (d)——— (certain)———- going to be late again. He could see the face of his boss in his (e)———— (imagine)———- , An important (f)———- (agree)———— would be signed in his office and he had to reach a bit early. He would (g)———— (probable)———— lose his job for that irresponsible act. His boss won’t be (h)————- (different)———— to his irresponsible acts any more. Mr. Habib got nervous thinking of his fate. So, many people have become (i)———— (employ)———– in last few weeks. His hands were trembling as he started driving fast. But he should think about his safety and drive more (j)———– (care)———- .
- Make tag questions of these statements.
(a) My father scolded me. I was upset. Later, I told him, “You don’t like me,——-?
(b) My friend, Raju was very down, I told him, “Let’s play badminton,——–?”
(c) Whenever I go to Cox’s Bazar, I think that the Bay of Bengal is beautiful,——–?
(d) There was heavy traffic in the city in the morning. I entered the class hurriedly and told, “I’m not late,——–?”
(e) Sudipa is very introvert. She never passes any comment about others,——–?
- Complete the passage using suitable connectors.
Many schools have a uniformed. Students sometimes do not like the idea of wearing uniforms, (a)——— , there are arguments for and against. One argument for school uniforms is that you don’t have to waste time in the morning thinking what to put on. (b)———- , if pupils were allowed to wear clothes according to their own choice, they would tend to wear expensive clothes. (c)———- , some clothes may not be suitable for schools. (d)———- a person’s choice of clothes reflects his/her personality and taste. (e)———- , wearing a school dress does not allow a person to express his/her individuality in this way.
- Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text.
who are happy those who have fit bodies are the happiest ones if we are physically sound we will be mentally sound too we need to take care of our health as well as be positive in thinking how lucky they are who are both ways fit.
Part B: Composition
- Suppose, you are Rubina/Raihan and you have passed SSC. You have seen a vacancy ad for the position of an assistant mobile operator in a mobile company. Now, write a CV with a cover letter for the post. Your CV should not exceed one page.
- Suppose, you are Salma/Salman, an SSC candidate of Pirbari High School, Manikgonj. You and your classmates need some extra lessons on English composition. Now, write an application to your Head teacher on behalf of your class requesting for some extra lessons after your regular classes.
- Suppose, once on a rainy day you got drenched in rain water. Write a paragraph in 250 words on “A Rainy Day You Remember”.
- From your childhood you have a desire to be a cook in a famous restaurant. Write a composition on “Your Dream Job” narrating why you have decided to be a cook and how you will prepare yourself to get this job.