Sylhet Board English 2nd Paper Question Solution 2024

1. 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:
with, from, for, in, compliment, the, leisure, of, idle
Leisure is the moment when a person is free (a) --- his work as well as his worries and tensions. It is (b) --- free time when we can enjoy ourselves (c) --- doing something. So leisure is pleasure but it is not wasting time in (d) ---. In fact, leisure and labour are (e) ---. In leisure we have freedom (f) --- doing what gives us pleasure and refreshes our mind. Our life is full (g) --- duties. In spite of being very busy in the present age, we cannot deny the need of (h) --- in life. A little leisure refreshes our mind and we can start working again (i) --- renewed energy. Leisure makes us fit (j) --- doing more difficult work.

Answer: (a) from: (b) the: (c) for: (f) for/of; (g) of; (h) leisure; (d) idleness; (e) complimentary; (i) with; (j) for/in

2. Fill in the blanks with suitable words:
You are the students of class ten. (a) --- highest class of the school. To come to this (b) --- you had to undergo (c) --- lot of hardship and had to make effort. None of you can deny the fact of getting help (d) --- many dedicated and friendly teachers. This is however, (e) --- usual process. What tremendous jobs the teachers shouldered to bring you (f) ---this stage. All these have been done to you to help you (g) ---becoming a (h) --- person, having (i) --- ability and integrity (j) --- your own excellence.

Answer: (a) the; (b) class /stage; (c) a; (d) from; (e) a; (f) in/at; (g) for; (h) Skilled/competent; (i) the/this; (j) attaining/gaining.
Sylhet Board English 2nd Paper Question Solution 2024
4. Complete the following text with the right forms of the verbs given in the box:
[enable, do, give, exercise, be, send, compare, mean, bring]
Science (a) --- simply miracle. It (b) ---- about a change over the face of the globe. It (c) --- man to control the forces of Nature and employ them to his service. With the help of science we can now (d) --- messages across the seas, fly in the air like the winged bird. Modern science may (e) --- to Aladin's magic lamp. Cinema, radio, television, gramophone, electric fan and watch (f) --- all the gifts of modern science. The cinema (g) --- the moving and talking pictures of men and women. It (h) --- a great influence in our daily life. The radio (i) --- us to listen to the talks of people living hundreds of miles away from us across seas and mountains. The television (j) --- through the wireless. pictures seen

Answer: (a) is; (b) has brought; (c) enables; (d) send; (e) be compared; (f) are; (g) means; (h) exercises/does: (i) enables: (j) gives

5. Change the narrative style of the following text:
The teacher said to Shafin, "Why are you talking in the class? You should behave yourself." Shafin replied, "Sir, I am sorry. I am asking Sifat to lend me his pen. My pen has run out."

Answer: The teacher asked Shafin why he (Sh) was talking in the class and added that he (Sh) should behave himself. Shafin replied respectfully that he (Sh) was sorry and added that he (s) was asking Sifat to lend him (Sh) his (Sifat) pen. He (Sh) also said that his (Sh) pen had run out.

7. Complete the following sentences:
(a) Cricket is a game which is very popular/exciting/interesting all over the world.

(b) Boys and girls of our country are very much fond of this game.

(c) Though cricket is a costly game, it is played in our country greatly.

(d) Bangladesh is a test-playing country but we need to do better in test matches.

(e) Necessary steps should be taken by the cricket board to upgrade the standard.

8. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the underlined words:
Child labour is considered a matter of (a) --- (grace) for a nation. Wherever children are employed either it is domestic work or factory work, either it is rickshaw pulling or working in a shop or hotel, they are (b) --- (treated). Their (c) ---(employ) don't give them their due rights. Children work for longer period in (d) --- (healthy) and (e) --- (favourable) condition and what is (f) --- (sorrow) they are not given due wages. Many children do the work of the adults and often do the (g) --- (risk) and (h) ---(danger) work. Strict laws should be (i) ---(forced) against employing children in manual work. Their parents should be (j) --- (courage) to send their children to school.

Answer: (a) disgrace; (b) mistreated/ill-treated; (c) employers; (d) unhealthy; (e) unfavorable (f) sorrowful; (g) risky; (h) dangerous; (i) enforced; (j) encouraged.

9. Make tag questions of these statements.
(a) At present extended families are found in rural areas, ----?

(b) There're many members in extended families, ---?

(c) The house is always full of guests, ---?

(d) It becomes very difficult for one to study, ---?

(e) In the same room children are found reading, gossiping, and sleeping,---?

Answer: (a) aren't they?; (b) aren't there?; (c) isn't it?; (d) doesn't it?; (e) aren't they?

10. Complete the passage using suitable connectors.
Almost all countries of the world suffer from the curse of unemployment problem. (a) --- nowhere in the world this problem is so acute as in our country. There are many reasons behind it. (b) --- our country is industrially backward. (c) --- our system of education fails to give a student an independent start of life. It has little provision for vocational training. (d) ---- our students and youths have a false sense of dignity. (e) --- they run after jobs only.

Answer: (a) But; (b) Firstly/First of all; (c) Secondly; (d) As a result/Moreover/Again(e) Thus/Therefore/That's Why

11. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text:
why don't you attend classes regularly the teacher said to the boy you cannot expect good results unless you attend classes as i tell you i am sorry sir said the student

Answer: "Why don't you attend classes regularly?" the teacher said to the boy. "You cannot expect good results unless you attend classes as I tell you." "I am sorry, sir," said the student.
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