Part-A : Seen (20 Marks)
Read the text and answer the questions below it.
The word ‘hygiene’ means the practice of keeping ourselves clean. It also means to keep our home and work place clean. It is important for our good health. ‘Hygiene’ is thought to be next to the godliness. It is because we cannot achieve anything physically, mentally or spiritually if we are unclean in our body, mind and soul. Nobody likes an unclean man either. So we must follow the rules of hygiene.
First, we must keep our body clean. We should have a bath everyday and wash our hair regularly. This will keep the body and hair free from dirt and bacteria.
Secondly, we should wash our clothes regularly. Dirty clothes give off bad smell and invite germs. We should wear socks and shoes when we go out to protect our feet from our germs and dirt. It is also important to wash our hands before meals and after using the toilet. We should brush our teeth twice a day, after breakfast and supper. We must also cut our nails regularly. Our drinking water must be safe. We can get safe water by boiling and filtering.
Finally, we should keep our surroundings and environment clean.
If we do and follow all the above things properly, we will be able to lead a happy and healthy life.
1. Guess the meaning of the following words used in the text above. 0.5×10=5
i) The similar meaning of the word ‘follow’ is — .
a) reject b) avoid
c) abide by d) detach
ii) The similar meaning of the word ‘give off’ is — .
a) keep b) contain
c) retain d) emit
iii) Which of the following word is the example of hygiene?
a) to take bath in a dirty pond
b) to keep hair uncombed
c) to wear shoe d) to keep our room dirty
iv) An unclean person cannot — anything spiritually.
a) give b) gain
c) say d) learn
v) We — to keep our body clean.
a) bath b) bathe
c) sleep d) take exercise
2. Give short answer to the following questions. 2×5=10
a) What does hygiene mean?
b) How is an unclean person treated?
c) How can we lead a happy and healthy life?
d) Why should we keep our surroundings and environment clean?
e) When should we brush our teeth?
3. Read the following text and fill in the gaps with appropriate words to make it a meaningful one. 1×5=5
(a) — is termed as the practice of maintaining (b) — physique. It is essential to know to (c) —-good health. So, the rules of good health are to be (d) — (e) — .
Part-B : Unseen (25 Marks)
Rabindranath Tagore is one of the greatest poets of Bangla Literature. Bengali culture and literature is unthinkable without the presence of this personality. He travelled all the branches of fine art equally and successfully. Rabindranath was born on 7 May 1861 at Jorasanko, Kolkata, India. Tagore’s childhood days were mostly confined to the family estate under the watchful eyes of the servants. He lost his mother when he was only thirteen. At the age of twenty two on 9 December 1983, Tagore married Mrinalini. He received Noble prize in 1913 for Gitanjali and introduced Bangalees to the rest of the world. In 1915, he was bestowed a Knighthood by the British. Rabindranath Tagore died in 1941 at the age of eighty. With remember him with great respect.
4. Complete the following table with the information given in the passage. 1×5=5
5. Read the passage again and write True False beside the following statements. Give correct answers for the false statement. 1×5=5
a) Rabindranath’s childhood was carefree.
b) His mother died when he was twelve.
c) He enriched our Bengali literature.
d) He was awarded Nobel Prize in 1923.
e) He passed away in 1934.
6. Fill in the gaps of the following passage with an appropriate word. 1×5=5
An honest man is true to (a) — words. He does not (b) — from the path of honesty. He knows that (c) — consists in honesty. He does not (d) — victim to any greed. He has no (e) — for anything.
7. Fill in the gaps using clues from the boxes. There are more words than necessary. 1×5=5
Happiness is a relative (a) —. A person with a (b) —, living in a place (c) — not be happy, whereas (d) — day laborer may find (e) — living in a shabby (f) —. Again, happiness varies from (g) — to person. A beggar (h) — be happy finding a (i) —. A businessman may be (j) — getting millions of money. Complete happiness or peace of mind is a blessing of God.
8. Match the phrase in column ‘A’ with the phrase in column ‘B’ to make complete sentences. 1×5=5
Part-C : Grammar (25 Marks)
9. Change the following passage into indirect speech. 5
‘What’s your program after the examination?’ asked Salam. Kamal said, ‘I’ve not yet decided.’ ‘Let us go for a picnic,’ said Salam. ‘What an excellent idea it is!’ said Kamal.
10. Rewrite the following passage using capitalization and punctuation. 0.5×10=5
karim donot be silly he will come soon said anis we need not wait for him he has failed his word replied karim
11. Fill in the gaps in the following text with appropriate articles. Put a cross (×) where no article is applicable. 1×5=5
Truthfulness is (a) — greatest of all virtues that make (b) — man really great. If we don’t cultivate (c) — habit of speaking (d) — truth, we cannot command (e) — confidence of others.
12. Change the following sentences as directed in the brackets. 1×5=5
a) Books contain noble thoughts of great men. (Interrogative)
b) Who does not like a book? (Affirmative)
c) Every students should go through many good books. (Passive)
d) We must read good books. (Negative)
e) Books are our real friends. (Exclamatory)
13. Fill in the gaps used in the following text by adding suffix and prefix or both with the root words underlined in the text. 0.5×10=5
(a) Deforest is going on our country. It means (b) destroy of forests. People are cutting down trees for (c) house or (d) cultivate. Thus they are making the (e) environ (f) pollute. To make up the loss of trees we need (g) afforest. Loss of trees will be (h) danger for our country. Our (i) develop will be (j) serious affected if we don’t plant trees.
Part-A : Seen (20 Marks)
1. (i) (c) abide by
(ii) (d) emit
(iii) (c) to wear shoe
(iv) (b) gain
(v) (b) bathe
2. a) Hygiene means the practice of keeping our body, home and workplace clean.
b) An unclean person is hated by all.
c) If we follow the rules of cleanliness, we can lead a happy and healthy life.
d) We should keep our surroundings and environment clean so that we can enjoy a healthy and happy life.
e) We should brush our teeth after our breakfast and supper.
3. (a) hygiene (b) good (c) maintain (d) followed/practiced (e) regularly
Part-B : Unseen (25 Marks)
4. (a) Jorasanko, Kolkata, India; (b) 1874; (c) He married Mrinalini; (d) 1915; (e) Tagore received Nobel Prize
5. (a) False. Rabindranath’s childhood was full of care.
(b) False. His mother died when he was 13.
(d) False. He was awarded Nobel Prize in 1913.
(e) False. He passed away in 1941.
6. (a) his; (b) deviate; (c) happiness; (d) fall; (e) greed
7. (a) term; (b) crown; (c) may; (d) a; (e) happiness; (f) hut; (g) person; (h) may; (i) coin; (j) unhappy
8. (a) Illiteracy is a curse for a developing country like ours.
(b) It greatly hinders the prosperity of a nation.
(c) An illiterate person can’t contribute to the betterment of his country.
(d) As a result, the whole nation suffers.
(e) So, we all should come forward to educate the general mass.
Part-C : Grammar
9. Salam asked Kamal what his (K) program was after the examination. Kamal replied that he had not decided till then. Then Salam proposed that they should go for a picnic. Kamal explained with joy that it was an excellent idea.
10. ‘Karim, don’t be silly. He will come soon,’ said Anis. `We need not wait for him. He has failed his word,’ replied Karim.
11. (a) the; (b) a; (c) the; (d) the; (e) the
12. (a) Don’t books contain noble thoughts of great men?
(b) Everybody likes a book.
(c) Many good books should be gone through by every students.
(d) We cannot but read good books.
(e) What a type of friend books are!
Or, How real friends our books are!
(b) destruction; (c) housing;
(d) cultivation; (e) environment; (f) polluted; (g) afforestation;
(h) dangerous; (i) development; (j) seriously.