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Class: Six Subject: English First Paper
Time: 3 Hours Full Marks: 100
Part—A: Reading Test (40 Marks)
Read the passage carefully and answer the questions:
Bangladesh declared independence on 26 March 1971. It became free from Pakistan on 16 December 1971 after a great liberation war. Bangladesh is a small country with a large population. It is a democratic country with many kinds of people. They follow different religions and customs. All these people are free and have equal rights. Some of these basic rights are the rights of food, health, shelter and education. It is not easy for everyone to have these basic rights, because they are expensive. Bangladesh is also a beautiful country with many resources. It is a fertile land where rice, jute, sugarcane, tea and fruits grow in plenty. Bangladesh has rich deposit of oil, gas and coal. It can utilize these resources and become prosperous. These things can help Bangladesh to earn money and give basic rights to her people.
1. Write whether the statements are true or false. If false, give the correct answer. (5)
(a) Bangladesh is an independent country.
(b) Bangladesh declared independence on 26 March 1971.
(c) Food, health, shelter and education are the basic rights of the people.
(d) Bangladesh became independent on 26 March 1971.
(e) Rice, jute, sugarcane, tea and fruits grow plenty in Bangladesh.
2. Choose the best answer from the alternatives. (5)
(a) Bangladesh declared independence on --.
(i) 25 March (ii) 26 March (iii) 15 August (iv) 16 December
(b) When did Bangladesh become independent?
(i) 21 February 1952 (ii) 26 March 1971 (iii) 15 August 1975 (iv) 16 December 1971
(c) What kind of country is Bangladesh?
(i) Developed (ii) Dictatorship (iii) Democratic (iv) Republic
(d) How are all the people in Bangladesh?
(i) educated (ii) literate (iii) free (iv) illiterate
(e) Bangladesh is a -- .
(i) desert (ii) rich land (iii) fertile land (iv) mountainous region
3. Fill in each gap with a suitable word from the box. (5)
rights, small, democratic, basic, health, have, large, with, became, people, on, with
Bangladesh (a) – independent (b) – the 16th December 1971. It is a (c) – country with a (d) – population. It is a (e) – country (f) – many kinds of (g) -- . All these people are free and have (h) – rights. Here are four of their basic (i) – which are shelter, education, food and (j) -- .
4. Give short answer to the questions. (5)
(a) When did Bangladesh declare independence?
(b) When did Bangladesh become independent?
(c) Who are free in Bangladesh?
(d) Why isn’t it easy to have basic rights in Bangladesh?
(e) Which things grow plenty in Bangladesh?
5. Choose a word from the box and put it in the blank next to its meaning. (5)
free, great, shelter, customs, basic, expensive, beautiful, large, resource, declare, independence
(a) .................... = announce
(b) .................... = freedom
(c) .................... = independent
(d) .................... = refuge
(e) .................... = huge
(f) .................... = tradition
(g) .................... = fundamental
(h) .................... = costly
(i) .................... = fine
(j) .................... = wealth
6. Fill in the blank with suitable word from the text. (5)
All the people of Bangladesh are free and have equal rights. Some of this basic (a) – are the rights to food, health, shelter and (b) -- . It is not easy for everyone to (c) – these basic rights, because they (d) – expensive. But Bangladesh (e) – many resources. It is a fertile country (f) – rice, jute, sugarcane, tea and fruits grow in plenty. There are (g) – resources like oil, gas and coal. These things can (h) – Bangladesh to (i) – money and give basic (j) – to her people.
7. Read the passage in A again. Now write a paragraph based on the information about Bangladesh. Use the clues in the box below. (5)
became independent—large population—equal rights—grow plenty—rich deposit
8. Summarize the passage in your own words in not more than five sentences. (5)
Part—B: Vocabulary Test (20 Marks)
9. Fill in the gaps with appropriate words from the box. (10)
stop, be, small, listen, heard, again, always, quarrel, parents, lived
Once upon a time there (a) – an old farmer. He (b) – with his wife and three sons in a (c) – village. The three sons (d) – quarreled with each other. Their parents said, “Stop! Don’t (e) --. It’s bad”. But they did not (f) – to their (g) -- . One day the three sons were quarreling (h) – and the old farmer (i) – them. Once again he said, “(j) – “.
10. Complete the following passage using suitable words. Use only one word for each gap.(10)
Sabina’s family (a) – in a village. Her father’s name (b) – Mohammad Ali. He is a (c) – and he (d) – hard in his fields. He digs the (e) – and puts (f) – on it. He (g) – his fields and (h) – rice, jute and (i) -- . He is a (j) – of a farmer’s co-operative.
Part—C: Writing Test (40 Marks)
11. Read the following table and make ten sentences. (10)
The vegetable garden
a kitchen at one side of the house.
green vegetables and carrots.
in front of the house.
a fence around the vegetable garden.
not very far away.
a pond near the house.
in the village of Nurgonj.
only three kilometers from Sherpur.
many trees around their village.
a tube well near the house.
12. Rearrange the following sentences according to sequence and rewrite them in a paragraph. (10)
We know that carrots and green vegetables contain vitamin A and C. No one knew why, but now we do. In 1768, Captain Cook took some barrels of lemon with him on his journey to Australia. It is because lemons contain vitamin C. Vitamin C prevents scurvy. Mola fish also contains vitamin A. Vitamin A is good for our eyesight. On that journey the sailors did not die of scurvy. Good food contains vitamin and vitamin prevents disease. There are five vitamins: A, B, C, D and E. Some foods contain a lot of vitamins, other doesn’t.
13. Write a letter to your friend describing him a village fair. (10)
Or, Write a letter to your friend describing a road accident. (10)
14. Write a paragraph about ‘Village Life’ or ‘Reading Newspaper’. (10)