Class 9-10 English Sample Question Paper SSC 1st & 2nd Paper (IX-X)
Sample Question Paper of English 1st Class 9-10 (SSC)
SSC Sample Question
Board Name – Year
English (Compulsory)- Paper 1
Time: 3 hours Full Marks:100 Reading Test-50
Part-A : Reading Test [50 Marks]
Read the passage. Then answer the questions below.
26 March,our lndependence Day, is the biggest state festival. The day is celebrated every year in the country with great enthusiasm and fervour. It is a national holiday. All offices, educational institutions, shops and factories remain closed on this day. The day begins with 31 gunshots.
Early in the morning the President and the Prime Minister on behalf of the nation place floral wreaths at the National Mausoleum at Savar. Then diplomats, political parties, social and cultural organisations, and freedom fighters pay homage to the martyrs. People from all walks of life also go there withrallies and processions. There are several cultural programmes -throughout the day, highlighting the heroic struggle and sacrifice in 1971.
The country also witnesses a smartly dressed parade of defence forces, border guards, police, ansars and the VDP (Village Defence Party) at the National Parade Ground nearthe National Parliament. ln Bangabandhu Stadium, school children, scouts and girl guides take part in various displays to entertain thousands of spectators. Educational institutions also organise their individual programmes. Sports meets and tournaments are also organised on the day, including the exciting boatrace in the river Buriganga.
In the evening, all major public buildings are illuminated with colourful lights. Bangla Academy, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy and other socio-cultural organisations hold cultural functions. Similar functions are also arranged in other places in the country.
- Choose the best answer from the alternative’s 1 x 7 = 7
(a) Our biggest state festival is _____.
i. Victory Day ii. Shaheed Dibosh
iii. Pahela Baishakh iv. lndepende‘nce-Day
(b) . The celebration of independence Day begins With __.
i. processions ii, gunshots
iii. placing wreaths at the National Memorial iv. the display of parades by defense forces.
(c) The National Mausoleum is_____.
i. in Dhaka University ii. at Ramna Park
iii. at Savar iv. near Dhaka Medical College
(d) On 26 March the National Parade is held .
i. at the National Parade ground . ii. in the streets .
iii. in the decorated vehicles iv. in Dhaka Stadium
(e) in the passage ‘llluminated’ means
i. decorated with candles – ii. decorated with lamps ‘
iii. decorated with torches ‘ . iv. decorated with lights
(f) What is the main purpose of the author of this passage? . _
i. To highlight Bangalee culture ii. To highlight the celebration on 26 March
iii. To highlight the significance of Victoria day iv. To highlight Bangladesh as an independent country
(g) A person watching an event is called
i. stranger‘ ‘ ii. spectator
iii. emigrant iv. participant
- Answer the following questions. 2 x 5 = 10
(a) What is the significance of Independence Day?
(b) Who entertain thousands’ of Spectators in Bangabandhu Stadium?
(c) How do people go to the memorial to pay homage to the martyrs?
d. When and who place floral wreaths at the National Memorial on behalf of the nation?
(e) What major activities are done on the day by different cultural or social organizations?
- Read the following text and fill in each gap with a suitable word based on the information of the text. 0.5x1O=5
Meherjan lives in a slum on the Sirajgonj Town protection Embankment. Her polythene roofed shelter looks like a cage. She is nearly 45 but looks more than her age. ln front of her shelter, she is trying to make a fire to cook the day’s only meal. Her weak hands tremble as “she adds Some fallen leaves and straw to the fire. Not long ago Meherjan had everything __ a family, cultivable land and cattle. The erosion of ‘the Jamuna consumed gradually all her landed property. It finally claimed her last shelter during the last monsoon. Once she had a happy family. Over the years, she lost her husband and her family ‘ to diseases that cruel hunger and poverty brought to the family. Now, she is the only one left to live on with the loss and the pain. There are thousand others waiting to share the same fate with-Meherjan. During each monsoon many more villages are threatened by the roaring of rivers like the Jamunna, the Padma and the Meghan. lf we can‘t take prompt actions to adapt to climate change, there Will be thousands of more Meherjans in our towns and villages every year.
Maharajan is a typical (a) _____ woman who lives in a slum. She lost her shelter and properties (b) _____ to the erosion of river Jamuna. She also lost her family. Her husband had died of diseases caused by poverty and (c) _____ of food Now, she is only a slum (d) _____ Like Meherjan there are many people who have become the (e) _____ of river erosion. River erosion is still posing (f) _____ to the lives and properties of thousands of people. People living (g) _____ the.river are the most likely victims of river erosion. Each year about one lakh people become (h) _____ due to river erosion in Bangladesh. Maharajan’s life is just one (I) _____ of how climate change (j) _____ the lives of thousands of people.
Read the following text carefully and answer the questions no. 4 and 5 :
Zainul Abedin is considered the founding father of Bangladesh art. He was an artist of outstanding talent and earnet international reputation. For his artistic and visionary qualities, he is referred to as ‘Shitpaeharya‘ meaning ‘great teacher of art‘ in Bangladesh. He was the first Principal of the first art school in Dhaka in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh). He organized the Nabanna (harvest) exhibition in 1969. In the exhibition, a 65-foot long scroll painting was displayed portraying the rural East Pakistan in phases from abundance to poverty. This intensified the already heightened nonco‘operation movement against the Pakistan regime. Zainui’s dynamic style of work is evident in a 30 foot iOng scroll painting called Manpura, which was done to commemorate the death of hundreds and thousands of people. in the devastating cyclone of 1970. He founded the Folk Art Museum, and also Zainul Abedin Sangrahashala, a gallery of his own works in Mymensingh in 1975. ,
- Complete the table below with information from the passage. 1 x 5 = 5
|Name of the work/person||Events/Types||Topic/subjects/Title||year/ place|
|a 65-foot long scroll portraying||(v) __|
5. Write a summary of the above passage in your own words. 10
- Match the parts of sentences given in column ‘A’ and ‘B’ to write five complete sentences. 1×5=5
|Column ‘A’||Column ‘B’|
(c) Speaking the truth
(d) An honest man never
(e) This noble virtue
|(i) may not respect him in many cases.|
(ii) seems mete important to him.
(iii) is the best policy.
(iv) cannot be inherited.
(v)deviates from the path of truth.
7. Put the following parts of the story In correct order to make the whole story. Only the corresponding numbers of the sentences need to be written. I x 8 =8
(a) He fell fast asleep there but a great noise woke him up.
(b) it was crying for pain in his leg.
(c) Androcles was very much afraid and felt sure that the beast would kill him.
(d) A lion had entered the cave roaring loudly.
(e) He went to the lion.
(f) Then he removed a thorn from the lion’s paw.
(g) Soon he realized that the lion was not angry.
(h) Once Androcles fled away from his master’s .house and held himself in a forest.
Part–B : Writing Test [50 Marks]
- Answer the following questions to write a paragraph “A Road Accident’. You should write about 250words : 10
(a) Where did the accident take place? (b) What did people do? (c) What did you do? (d) Who is responsible for the accident? (e) How can we get rid of frequent road accidents?
- Read the beginning of a story. Write ten new ‘ sentences to complete the story. l x 10 = 10
Once there was a woodcutter. He was very poor. He used to go to cut trees everyday for his survival but came back without any wood ……
- There is a pie chart indicating choice of different games and sports in America. Analyses the pie chart in 150 words. 10
11. Suppose. you are Noyontara and live in a village. You have recently visited a place of historical Interest. Now. write a letter to your friend, Shopno, about your visit to that place. 10
12. Write a dialogue between you and your friend about importance of reading newspaper daily. 10
Sample Question of English 2nd Paper Class 9-10 (SSC)
SSC Sample Question
Board Name -Year
English (Compulsory)- 2nd Paper
Time: 3 h Full Marks:100
[N.B – The figures in the right margin indicates full marks]
Part –A : Grammar [60 Marks]
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 then once. .5 x IO = 5
Sports are very essential (a) _____ us. There are various types (b) ______ sports. Among them cricket, football, volleyball, swimming etc. are very popular. All types of sports are (c) ____ to us . There is relation (d) ______ the body and the mind. “A sound of mind lives in a sound body” is a wise (e) _____ . In order to win success in life , we should have a sound health which depends (f) _____ regular (g) _____ in games and sports. Sports keep us (h) _____ fit. Sports exercise is (I) _____ important influence in forming one’s ( j) ____.
2. Fill in the blanks with suitable words. .5 x 10 =5
The Eiffel tower was named (a)_____ Gustave Eiffel, a Frenchman who build (b)_____ Tower, He graduated from the central School of Engineering in Paris and went to work for a railway (c)_____ company. For years Gustave made plan to (d)_____ plan of dams, factories,’ Stations and structures of great size. All (e) _____ Europe engineers copied them. in the middle of 18803 a group of French industrialists persuaded the government to organize (f) _____ World’s Fair (g) _____ Pairs. Gustave Eiffel proposed a 989-foot tower of iron as symbol of the (h) _____. Forty engineers and designers under Eiffel’s (i) _____ worked for two years. it was (j)_____ highest structure yet made by man.
3. Make five sentences using parts of sentences from each column of the table below. 1 x 5 = 5
|difficult and dangerous because of snow.|
exciting and challenging to them.
the climbers always.
in the Himalayan mountains.
snow slides and cracks.
4. Complete the following text with right forms of the verbs given in the box. .5 x 10 = 5
Student life (a) _____ a golden season of life. This (b) _____ the time when we should (c) _____ ourselves for future. The very habits (d) _____ in the student life (e) _____ the later phases of life. Right from the student life, they (f) _____ be careful in (g) _____ discipline. They should (h) _____ their time properly. If they do not use their time, they will not (i) _____ in life. They should (j) _____ punctual from the very beginning of their student life.
5. Change the narrative style of the following text. 5
The teacher said to the boy, “Do you think that honesty is the best policy?” The boy said, ”Yes sir, i think so”. “Then learn to be honest from your boyhood”, said the teacher. “Thank you, Sir”, said the boy. “May Allah grant you a long life”, said the teacher to the boy.
6. Change the sentences according to directions. 1 x IO = 10
(a) Haji Mohammad Mohsin was more generous than any other man in this subcontinent. (Positive)
(b) He was born in Hoogly. (Complex)
(c) He inherited a vast property from his father and sister. (Interrogative) .
(d) He did not misuse this Wealth. (Passive) ‘
(e) He is called a friend of humanity. (Active)
(f) He didn’t marry. (Affirmative)
(f) During his lifetime he Spent m0ney lavishly to help the poor. (Compound) ‘
(g) He was very kind to the poor. (Negative)
(i) One night when he was saying his prayer, a thief broke into his room. (Simple)
(j) He caught the thief but didn’t punish him. (Complex)
7. Complete the sentences. I x 5 = 5
(a) This is Bangladesh _____.
(b) The people of Bangladesh are friendly though _____.
(c) When anyone falls in danger, others _____.
(d) We love and help one another as if _____.
(e) We work seriously in order that Bangladesh _____.
8. Complete the text adding suffixes, prefixes or the both with the root words given in the parenthesis. .5 x IO = 5
Trees are (a) use to man in many ways. They are companion in day life. It is (b) possible to build our homes. furniture etc. without trees. Trees save us from flood and (c) nature calamities. It (d) strength the soil. If we cut trees (e) discriminately there will be ecological (f) balanced . So tree (g) plant programmer should be extended for a better, (h) happy, (I) healthy life and (j) peace environment.
9. Make tag questions of these statements. 1 x 5= 5
(a) Most of student who fail in English do not have strong foundation on grammar, _____?
(b) No, they read only to pass the examination,_____?
(c) Yes, teachers should motivate them to learn the basic things,_____?
(d) Yes, they can not help learning grammar,_____?
(e) No, moreover. practice is essential too, _____?
10. Complete the passage using suitable connectors. l x 5= 5
21 February is a red letter day in our national history. It Is our pride (a) _____ no nation of the world has ever fought for its language the way we fought. So it has been now declared as the international Mother Language Day. The proposal has been passed unanimously in the General Assembly of the UNESCO (b) _____ some countries pointed out (c) _____ the incident of.21st is related to the Bengalese only. (d) _____, the recognition of the day (e) _____ the International Mother Language Day by UNESCO has upheld the prestige of Bengalese all over the world.
11. Use capitals and punctuation marks where necessary in the following text. 5
how daring you are to wake me up the lion roared i shall kill you for that please let me go the mouse cried i did not mean to wake you up.
Part-B : Composition [40 Marks]
I2. Suppose, you on Emon , you have obtained MA Degree from the University of Dhaka. ABC School is going to recruit some assistant teachers. Now, write a CV with a cover letter for the post. Your CV shouldn’t exceed one page. 8
13. imagine, you are Arafat Rahman, a student of Rasulpur High School, Sylhet, there is no computer club in your school. Now, on behalf of the students of your school, write an application to your Headmaster to set up a computer club in your school. 10
14. Suppose, you have visited the Amor Ekushey Boimela this year and had an excellent experience. Write a paragraph on “Your Visit to a Book Fair”. 10
15. Write a composition on ”A journey you have recently enjoyed. 12