1. Fill in the blank with appropriate in each gap.
Sports are a popular form of (a) —. Many international (b) — events are organised from time to time. Most of those events are (c) — by multinational manufacturing companies and business firms. They (d) — for the sports events in exchange for the right to (e) — their products during those events. These events are (f) — worldwide by satellite and people all (g) — the world watch them (h) —. As a result, the sponsors’ products receive maximum media (i) —. Thus sports help the (j) — of trade and commerce.
Answer: a) entertainment b) sporting/sports c) sponsored d) pay e) advertise/publicise f) telecast/broadcast/aired g) live h) receive i) coverage j) expansion/promotion/spread
2. Fill in the gaps using suitable words.
Many events of great importance (a)--- during the last century. Significant advances were made in the (b)--- of science and technology. Many European colonies (c)--- independence. The movement for democracy become (d)--- in many parts of the world. Two world wars (e)--- out in this century. It also witnessed the misuse of atomic energy. Two cities of Japan were completely (f)--- as a result of the dropping of atom bombs. The Vietnam war and the Gulf war killed (g)--- innocent people. However, the emergence of Bangladesh as an (h)--- nation was a momentous event. After a bloody (i)--- of nine months, Bangladesh was born. Now we hold our heads (j)--- in the comity of nations.
Answer: a) happened/occurred took place; b) field; c) gain; d) momentous/active/ prominent/ relevent; e) occurred/broke; f) destroyed; g) many; h) independent; i) war; j) raise/hold/can rise
3. Air and water are two important (a)--- of the environment. These elements are (b) — for life on earth. They are often (c)— in many ways. Air is polluted by (d) — If we want to live a (e) — life, and water by different kinds of (f) — and filth. We should (g) — the pollution of the environment. Total prevention may be (h) — but we can certainly (i)--- pollution by raising (j) — among the people.
Answer: a) elements b) essential / important /necessary/vital c) polluted/contaminated d) smoke e) healthy; f) waste/dirt g) prevent/ stop/reduce/control/check/minimize h) impossible/ difficult i) reduce / decrease /minimize /control/check j) awareness /consciousness
4. In recent years there have been many alarming reports that the world’s climate is undergoing a significant change. All these reports provide (a) --- evidence (b) --- world’s temperatures are increasing day by day. This increase in global (c) --- is caused (d) --- increased amounts of carbon dioxide (e) ---the earth. Most climatologists (f) --- that greenhouse effect is the likely (g) --- of this global warming. It may harm human (h) --- seriously. This could catastrophically (i) ---mankind’s (j) --- to grow food.
Answer: (a) strong/much/significant/important (b) that (c) warming/temperature (d) by (e) on /surrounding/ around (f) believe/predict/think (g) cause/reason (h) beings/being/life (i) reduce /decrease/hamper/hinder (j) ability/ capability
5. The persona of a traffic policeman has always been a (a) --- one. It has often found (b) --- space and close treatment in literature and other (c) ---. Besides the many poems about this (d) --- character, there is at least one (e) --- where the central character is a traffic policeman. In 1963, Greek filmmaker Filippos Fylaktas made this film (f) --- My Brother, the Traffic policeman. It featured a slightly (g) --- traffic police, Antonis Pikrocholos who is utterly (h) --- to service and duty and applies the traffic (i) --- with unyielding (j) —.
Bangla Meaning: একজন ট্রাফিক পুলিশের ব্যক্তিত্ব সর্বদাই অদ্ভূত। এটি প্রায়শই সাহিত্য বা অন্যান্য শিল্পে তাৎপর্যপূর্ণ স্থান বা নিবিড় বর্ণনা পেয়েছে। তাছাড়া এই আকর্ষণীয় চরিত্র নিয়ে অনেক কবিতা এবং নূন্যতম একটি চলচ্চিত্র নির্মিত হয়েছে যার প্রধান চরিত্র একজন ট্রাফিক পুলিশ। ১৯৬৩ সালে গ্রীক চলচ্চিত্র নির্মাতা ফিলিপ্পো ফিলাকটোস ‘মাই ব্রাদার, দ্যা ট্রাফিক পুলিশম্যান' নামক চলচ্চিত্রটি নির্মাণ করেন। এতে কিছুটা ক্ষ্যাপাটে ট্রাফিক পুলিশের সদস্য অ্যান্টনিস পিকরোচলোস চরিত্রটি রূপায়িত হয়েছে, যিনি তার চাকরি ও দায়িত্বের প্রতি একান্তই একনিষ্ঠ, এবং অদম্য কঠোরতার সাথে যান চলাচলের নিয়মাবলি প্রয়োগ করেন।
Answer: (a) curious/strange/wonderful /queer/rare/peculiar (b) important/vital /significant/remarkable/ notable/noticeable (c) arts (d) fascinating/ important/vital/ significant /interesting/attractive (e) movie/film/ cinema (f) named/called/ termed/entitled (g) crazy/ enthusiastic/ excited/lunatic (h) devoted/ dedicated/ loyal/ dutiful/obedient (i) code/rules /laws/act/ regulations (j) severity/hardness
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6. Sincerity is the best way of achieving success. One can go a long way if one does anything with sincerity. People who are sincere in their work are (a) — of making anything successful. The great men are also sincere because they (b) — that sincerity is the (c) — to success. Those who are not (d) — can never (e) — a long way in the world. The poor people are not always sincere, because they do not know the (f) — of sincerity. If they knew it, they would (g) — good use of it. Sincerity (h) — not only to do work properly but also with dutifulness, honesty, modesty and good behaviour. If all of us (i) — sincere, our country will (j) — be prosperous.
Answer: a) sure/confident/capable worthy b) know/believe/think c) key/way/path d) sincere e) go/pass f) importance/value/significance g) make/ensure h) sincerely/properly i) are/become j) surely/definitely/certainly/undoubtedly
7. Hospitality has long been a part of our (a)--- in Bangladesh. Although many other (b)-- are changing now, people are still quite (c)--- and friendly towards (d)---.They like speaking to foreigners even if they have not been (e) ---. It is quite (f) --- for Bangladeshis to ask personal (g) --- about family, jobs and (h) --- which visitors from overseas might find (i)---. However, it should be understood that no harm is (j) --- by such questions. On the other hand, they express a genuine interest in the foreigner's state of affairs!
Answer: (a) culture/tradition; (b) things; (c) polite; (d) foreigners; (e) introduced; (f) common /natural/ normal/usual; (g) questions/ information; (h) income; (i) awkward/ impolite/ unusual/unnatural; (j) meant
8. In our country, women are the worst sufferers in every stage of life. Social prejudices and customs tend to (a) — their position. When a female child is born, it is not regarded (b) — a happy event. She is not welcomed with the deep (c) — of heart. Instead of being delighted, most of the members of the family think that she has come to add to their (d) —. Even the mother of the female child is not welcomed cordially for giving (e) — to a female child. Rather the mother of the female child is (f) — for this. In most cases, women are the victim of gender (g) —. In fact, the life of our women is not smooth (h) —. If we want lasting development of the country, we have to (i) — the dignified status of (j) — women of our country. The government is conscious of this matter.
Answer:(a) degrade/deny/weaken/threaten/ humiliate (b) as (c) feeling/love/affection/core (d) suffering /miseries/burden/sorrow/distress (e) birth (f) condemned/blamed/humiliated/ insulted/ dishonored (g) discrimination/ disparity/ inequality (h) at all/anywhere/enough /often/yet/ either; (i) ensure/uphold/establish/ restore/ upgrade (j) all / the/deprived
9. English is called an (a)--- language. In almost all countries, there are people who can (b) --- English. No other language than English serves the (c) --- of a common language through which people can (d) --- with another across the national border. We should learn English for a great (e) --- of purposes. English is a skill based (f) ---. We should therefore learn the (g) --- skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing. The communicative approach to learning English does not (h) --- one to know or learn definitions of grammar (i) ---. Traditional grammar has little or no place in learning English through the (j) --- approach.
Answer: a) international; b) speak; c) purpose /motive/ intention; d) communicate; e) deal; f) language; g) four/ fundamental/ basic; h) compel/ allow/ inspire; i) only; j) communicative
10. Kuakata is truly a (a)--- beach and it is (b)-- as a sanctuary for the (c)--- winter birds. Fishing boats (d)--- in the Bay of Bengal with colourful sails. The lines of coconut tree contribute to (e)--- the beauty of Kuakata. The (f)--- culture of the Rakhaine community indicates the (g) --- old tradition and cultural (h)--- of this area. Kuakata is also (i) --- a remarkable place for the Hindus and the Buddhists. Each year the place is (j)--- by thousands of devotees.
Answer: a) virgin; b) known/ considered/ regarded; c) migratory; d) ply; e) enhancing; f) indigenous; g) age; h) heritage; i) considered; j) visited
11. We all know what a dream is. Generally we dream during our sleep. Some dreams are sweet or (a)---. When we dream something extremely bad, we call it a (b) ---. Dreams have no (c) ---. They are soft and (d) ---. The dream we have during the day time is called (e) ---. Dreams have fascinated philosophers for thousands of years, but none could (f) --- specifically what dream actually is. Dreams can be extraordinarily (g) --- or very vague. While many theories have been proposed no consensus has emerged. It is important to consider that science is still (h) ---the exact purpose and function of sleep itself. Some researchers suggest that dreams have no (i) --- purpose, while others believe that (j) --- is essential to mental, emotional and physical well-being.
Answer: (a) romantic/pleasant (b) nightmare (c) colour (d) silvery/shadowy/short-lasting (e) day-dream (f) define/say/suggest/explain/ assert/ contend (g) vivid/clear/crystal/lucid (h) unraveling (i) real/actual/genuine/true (j) dreaming/dream
12. Diaspora is an age-old (a) —. In recent times, Rohingya (b) — has attracted a lot of attention. More than one million Rohingyas have (c) — from Myanmar to Bangladesh. Their migration is (d) — to the adverse conditions in Rakhine State of Myanmar the ancestral homeland of the Rohingyas. The government of Bangladesh has (e) — this huge number of refugees on humanitarian (f) —. But these people are a huge (g) — on our economy and on our (h) —. The world community should extend their full support to the (i) — Rohingyas so that they can (j) — return to their homeland.
Answer: (a) issue/matter/phenomenon/problem (b) diaspora/problem/crisis/matter/issue (c) fled/come/ migrated/entered (d) due/owing (e) accepted/sheltered/received/taken/carried/allowed (f) ground/condition/nature/term/cause (g) burden/problem/barrier/risk/impact (h) environment (i) migrated (j) safely/easily/ peacefully/again/immediately
13. Beauty is easy to appreciate but difficult to define. As we look around, we discover beauty in (a) — objects and sights in nature, in the (b) — of children, in the kindness of strangers. But asked to define, we run into (c) —. Does beauty have an independent objective identity? Is it (d) --- or is it dependent on our sense (e) —? Does it lie in the (f) --- of the beholder? Thus, we ask (g) ---. However, poets, artists, philosophers and thinkers (h) --- always in search of beauty in their works and arts. But most of them have a common opinion that where there is beauty, there is (i) --- that is a thing of beauty is a joy (j) --.
Answer: pleasurable/inanimate/lifeless b) laughter/smile/joy/simplicity; c) difficulties/ problems/crisis/hardships/distress/ d) universal/ overall/common e) perceptions/Of taste/ objectives/only f) eye /sense /sight g) questions/ difficulties/problems h) are/have been i) truth/joy/pleasure j) forever
14. If we (a)--- forests and cut (b)--- trees, the effects might eventually (c)--- us all. If forests (d)--- into deserts, what will (e)--- carbon dioxide? Then the weather pattern (f)--- change and the world will become (g)---. This is called the greenhouse effect. As a (h)--- of this effect the polar ice caps will (i)--- and this will cause the flood of (j)--- areas of the globe.
Answer: a) destroy; b) down; c) endanger / harm /affect; d) turn; e) absorb; f) will; g) warmer/hotter; h) result; i) melt; j) coastal/low-lying/huge
15. Learning a language is (a)--- riding a cycle. The most (b)--- thing (c)--- any language is communication. You learn to (d)--- effectively by using a language, by doing things with it and by experiencing it. You (e)--- learn English in the same (f)--- as one learns to ride a cycle. Do not (g)--- if people laugh at you (h)--- you make (i)---. You can certainly learn (j)--- mistakes.
Answer: a) like; b) important/vital/significant/ valuable/necessary/essential; c) about/regarding; d) communicate; e) can/may/should; f) way/ process/manner; g) hesitate/worry/mind; h) when/while; i) mistakes; j) through
16. Dhaka is the capital of Bangladesh. It is a (a)--- city. It is a city (b)--- traffic jam. A fly (c)--- is built at Mohakhali with a view to (d)--- the traffic jam. To solve this problem, traffic rules (e) — be enforced. Besides these drivers, passers-by and (f)--- should honour and abide (g)--- all rules (h)--- making the city habitable. Otherwise our life (i)--- remain (j)--- stake.
Answer: a) populous/big/large; b) of; c) over; d) decreasing/easing; e) must/should; f) all/others; g) by; h) for; i) will; j) at
17. Modern life (a)--- much on transport. We can very well (b)--- how important transport is when it is (c)--- by natural calamities or during socio-political crises. In fact, transport has made it (d)--- for us to reach places previously (e)---. It has (f)--- helped the flourish of trade and commerce and to (g)--- new knowledge and ideas. (h) — transport has (i)--- friendship and understanding among nations and people (j) --- the globe.
Answer: a) depends; b) know/ understand/ realise/perceive/feel; c) disrupted/hampered/ disturbed/affected/obstructed//ruined/disconnected; d) possible/easier/easy; e) impossible /difficult/inaccessible/ unreachable/ unknown; f) also/mainly/ greatly/widely/ principally; g) gain/gather/ acquire/earn/ attain/get; h) Besides/moreover/ actually; i) developed/ promoted/improved/ created/made; j) around/across/of/round /in/throughout
18. Jerry, an orphan of twelve, (a) --- in an orphanage. The authoress hired a cabin belonging (b) --- the orphanage. Jerry came to her cabin to chop (c) --- for the fireplace. He also (d) --- some extra work for (e) ---. Once Jerry (f) --- a cubbyhole where he put (g) --- kindling and medium wood so (h) --- the authoress might (i) --- dry fire materials ready in case (j) --- sudden wet weather.
Answer: a) lived/resided/was; b) to; c) wood; d) did/performed; e) her; f) discovered/found/ noticed/saw; g) some; h) that; i) get/have/find; j) of
19. Natural disasters (a) --- throughout the world in recent years. The main reason behind this is greenhouse effect or (b) --- of the air (c) --- the earth. Global warming is melting the (d) --- ice of polar regions and of the peaks of (e) --- mountains. Consequently the (f) --- of sea water has alarmingly increased. Cyclone and tidal bores (g) --- inundating and destroying the coastal regions to a large extent. Climatologists (h) --- that in the last 185 years 99 cyclones hit the coastal (i) --- and off shore island of our country causing irrecoverable loss (j) --- life and properties.
Answer: a) has increased: b) warming: c) around; d) huge; e) high; f) level; g) are; h) say; i) areas/regions; j) of
20. Our liberation is the (a) --- achievement in our national life. It was (b) --- in 1971. We had been (c) --- Pakistani rule for twenty-three years. But the discrimination, (d) --- and suppression of the west Pakistani rulers (e) --- us to wage liberation war. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman led the struggle for (f) ---. But soon he was (g) --- by Pakistani rulers. However, people from all (h) --- of life took part in the war responding to the call and order of Bangabandhu. This war (i) --- a great protest against all forms of wrong doing. Now, we observe our independence with due (j) --- and solemnity.
Answer: a) greatest/biggest; b) gained/achieved; c) under; d) oppression/ hatred/ cruelty; e) compelled; f) independence; g) arrested; h) walks; i) was; j) dignity/respect/ honour
21. There goes a proverb that the child is the (a) --- of the man. Today's child is the (b) --- of a nation. He will (c) --- the country. The whole (d) --- depends on their proper (e) ---. It is our fundamental (f) --- to rouse their (g) --- talent. A sound environment is (h) --- both in the family and the society so that a child (i) --- up physically, mentally and spiritually. Only then it will be (j) --- to build up a beautiful and developed country.
Answer: a) father; b) future; c) lead; d) development/nation; e) education/growth; f) duty; g) hidden/latent; h) required/necessary/ needed; i) can grow; j) possible.
22. One day a lad went to a famous teacher and having expressed his desires to (a)--- knowledge, begged him to (b)--- him in the arts and sciences. The learned man wishing to (c)--- out what sort of ability the lad (d) ----, asked him where God (e)---. The lad replied, “I will answer you, if you will first (f)----me where He is (g)---.” The Sage from this sensible (h)---, thought highly of the boy’s (i)--- and according to his (j)--- perfected him in his studies. Thus the wisdom of the wise manifests itself early.
Answer: (a) acquire; (b) teach; (c) fined; (d) had; (e) is; (f) tell; (g) not; (h) reply; (i) intelligence; (j) desire
23. Introverts and extroverts (a)--- two kinds of men (b)--- in the society. An introvert is quite (c)--- to an extrovert. Without (d)--- extrovert no man or woman can (e)--- life in the country. What we have(f)--- from the (g)---of Sohel and Farid gives us the quality of introvert. (h)--- Farid has done in the bus (i)---- introvert. Fahima is (j) --- the extrovert quality.
Answer: (a) are; (b) living; (c) opposite; (d) being; (e) lead; (f) learnt; (g) conversation; (h) what; (i) is; (j) containing
24. The Padma Bridge is a multi-purpose road-rail bridge over the (a) --- Padma river in Bangladesh. It is the longest bridge in Bangladesh. first the World Bank intended to (b) --- for the construction of the bridge and later (c) --- their decision. But this mega project has been built with domestic funding without (d) --- aid. It is 6-15 km long and 18-10 m wide. There is a four-lane highway on the upper level and a one- lane railway on the lower level. The construction journey was started on 7 December 2014 and completed by May 2022. The dream of Bengalis has come to the reality after (e) --- various uncertainties. The bridge was (f) --- by the Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on June 25 of 2022. Through the opening of the bridge, 19 districts of the south- western region have been directly (g) --- with the eastern part of the country. The importance of the Padina Bridge is (h) --- in economic development and in changing the living (i) --- of million people. The world has (j) --- the historical achievement of the people of Bangladesh through this construction of the Padma Bridge. The Padma Bridge symbolizes Bangladesh's self-esteem.
Answer: (a) largest; (b) provide; (c) withdrew; (d) foreign; (e) overcoming; (f) inaugurated; (g) connected; (h) significant; (i) conditions; (j) applauded