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English 1st Paper (1) of Class Eleven (HSC 1st Year)

English 1st Paper (1) of Class Eleven (HSC 1st Year)

Dated: 16 May, 2020 (by Nibisha Imtiaz) 

Dear Students of Class 11, 

Greetings! We have been going through a crucial time all over the world due to the unprecedented Covid-19. Passing a long boring time inside the house is quite unusual for you and simultaneously your study life has also become a little uncertain, as we realize. However, being the most intelligent and conscious creature of the world, we have to adapt to the situation we face. In line with that, our Honourable Principal, Sister Renu Maria Palma RNDM has taken initiative to provide you with online classes for your greater benefit and accordingly instructed us to do so. Under the guidance of our Honourable Principal and the supervision of Sister Brinta Rema RNDM, we, the teachers have been geared up to help you with your studies for your brighter future. 

* You have been already aware of your English 1st Paper syllabus. 

So, you are given some assignments below to practise at home. 

Besides these, you need to take preparation on the following: 

• Lessons from the text book should be gone through over and over again for comprehension tests / summary writing and cloze test with / without clues. 

• Paragraphs: (a) Drug Addiction (b) Use and Abuses of Mobile Phone (c) Food Adulteration 

• Email: (a) To one of your friends thanking him / her for a gift you received from him / her. 

(b) To one of your friends inviting him / her to join a picnic 

(c) To your friend congratulating him / her on his / her success of debate competition. 

• Story: (a) It was a bright sunny morning. I was going to college with some of my friends. We 

were in a hilarious mood as we were talking about our plan to go on a picnic. Suddenly .... (b) It was a hot summer day. There was scorching heat of the sun. On that day a crow became very thirsty. It wanted to drink but there was no water around it. So, it began to ...... 

(c) Once there lived a poor woodcutter. But he was very honest. he earned his livelihood by selling 

wood in the market. One day while he ............. 

Thanks. Nibisha Imtiaz 

WORK SHEET

1) Read the following text and fill in the blanks with suitable word from the box. There are more words than needed. Make any grammatical change if necessary. 

rural afflicted appear severely causing diseases environment substances different suffer fertilizers appears 

Many diseases are rising at an alarming rate, which experts believe is due to increased pollution of the environment. Some specialists believe that pollution (a) ----------- to be greater in urban areas. Although (b) ---------- societies too are (c) -------- by increased use of chemical (d) ------------ and insecticides. Nevertheless, today city people (e) ----------- to suffer from many more diseases and (f) ----------- more (g) ---------- than country people. Now let us see how life in cities is (h) ---------- from that in the country. Harmful (i) ----------- in water and air are (j) ------------- environment pollution. 

2) Read the following text and fill in the blanks with suitable word from the box. There are more words than needed. Make any grammatical change if necessary. 

impact emphasizes variables economy consciousness profound opportunity earned recognition rural reliable disasters 

Micro-credit institutions have occupied a great place in the economy and life of the poor people. Grameen Bank which has earned international (a) ----------- through Nobel Prize plays a great role in the (b) ------------ of Bangladesh. It gives poor (c) ----------- women loan. It (d) ------------ the need to develop skills and raise (e) ------------ among them. It creates employment (f) ------------ for rural women. Moreover, it helps the poor people in the times of natural (g) -------------. Thus it has been a (h) ------------- friend for them. It creates a profound (i) ------------ upon their economic (j) ----------- and family planning. 

3) Read the following text and fill in the blanks with suitable word from the box. There are more words than needed. Make any grammatical change if necessary. 

unsolved made ancient stone heavy copper tombs moved construct building mostly tools 

Egypt is globally renowned for its various historically important places and monuments. The pyramids are some of them. Basically, the pyramids are the (a) ------------- of the King Pharaohs. The pyramids are the biggest (b) ------------ building ever (c) ------------- by humans. About 4000 men were used to (d) ------------ perfectly each pyramid. They used very simple (e) ------------ made (f) ----------- of wood and copper. But how they cut (g) ------------ blocks and (h) ------------ them remains (i) ------------ still in the history of (j) ------------ Egypt. 

4) Read the following text and fill in the blanks with suitable word from the box. There are more words than needed. Make any grammatical change if necessary. 

interact share digitally communities anytime physical individuals connection luxury meeting connect aficionado 

To build a social network on the basis of commonalities, you can pick and choose those individuals whose likes and dislikes are similar to yours. For instance, being a chess (a) -----------, or a book lover you can find and (b) ----------- with those who (c) ------------- your interest. Since you can (d) ------------ with them (e) ----------- instead of connecting with them through physical (f) -----------, you have the (g) ------------ of connecting many more groups and social (h) -----------. You can meet your friends (i) -----------. You have an Internet (j) ----------- and whenever you find them online you can communicate with them. 

5) Fill in the blanks with appropriate word in each gap.

One of the sources of water in our country are the rivers. (a) -------------- are everywhere in our life, literature, economy and culture. But (b) ------------ the rivers in good shape? Unfortunately, (c) ------------- are not. A few are already dead and several are going through the pangs of (d) ------------. The river Buriganga is an example of a (e) ----------- river. A report published in the Daily Sun (f) ------------- what has happened to the river Buriganga and (g) -----------. Its water is (h) -------- and a perpetual stench fills the (i) ------------ around it. But that is not what it was (j) ----------- before. 

6) Fill in the blanks with appropriate word in each gap.

Dreams have been interesting and attractive to philosophers for thousands of years but only of late dreams have been brought under empirical research and scientific study. Perhaps you've often (a) -------------- yourself confused as to the (b) ------------- of a dream or perhaps the fact of your (c) -------------- sets you (d) ---------------. First we should have clear (e) ------------ about the dream itself. A dream may (f) -------------- the images, thoughts and (g) ------------- experienced in sleep. Dreams can have extraordinary (h) ------------- or much vagueness, (i) --------------- you with joyful emotion or terrifying you with dreadful images; focussed and understandable or hazy and (j) ---------------. 

7) Fill in the blanks with appropriate word in each gap.

The term 'diaspora' refers to people who being forced or on their own desire have left their homelands and settled in other parts of the world. The word is increasingly (a) ------------- for such people as a (b) ----------- group or a community. The world has seen many diasporas but the scholars have been studying the (c) ----------- with great interest only in (d) --------- decades. Among the great diasporas of history is that of the Jewish people, who being (e) ------------- left their lands in ancient times. The Aryans' (f) ------------- from Central Europe to the Indian sub-continent thousands of years ago is also a (g) ------------- diaspora the causes of which are not clear. In twentieth century history the Palestinian diaspora has (h) ------- a lot of attention and been a cause of (i) -------- for world leaders owing to the (j) ----------- of Palestinians.

8) Fill in the blanks with appropriate word in each gap.

In the 19th century, it was generally thought that man would reach the centre of the Earth long before he reached the Moon. This shows just how (a) ----------- technology can be. A journey to the centre of the Earth is actually much more (b) -------- than it (c) -----------. The pressure at the centre of the Earth is (d) -------------- because, quite literally, the (e) --------- weight of the world is on (f) ----------- of you. There is no known (g) ------------, not even carbon monotubes, that can maintain its (h) ----------- at such a great pressure. While the Earth's deep (i) ------------ may offer vast amounts of energy, it may be quite a while before we can (j) ----------- into it directly.

9) The following sentences are jumbled. Rearrange them in proper sequence.

(i) The Principal of the Fort William College did not grant him leave. (ii) When he had completed his education there, he joined the Fort William College as a lecturer. (iii) Vidyasagar went to Kolkata when he was only eight. (iv) His mother sent a letter telling him to go home. (v) He got himself admitted into the Sanskrit College at the age of nine. (vi) Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar was born in 1820. (vii) But Vidyasagar was firm in his decision and responded to his mother's call leaving the Fort William College. (viii) He breathed his last on 29 July 1901. (ix) Subsequently he was appointed the Principal of Sanskrit College. (x) Many a great man like Karl Marx, Abraham Lincoln, Walter William, John Ruskin were born in this century

10) The following sentences are jumbled. Rearrange them in proper sequence.

(i) He made a great plan to give a new structure to the education system. (ii) He made great contribution to the scientific research of Bangladesh. (iii) Dr. Kudrat-E-Khuda was born on 8 May 1900 A.D. at village Margara in the district of Birbhum in West Bengal. (iv) In 1925 getting asterisk marks, he passed M.Sc. in Chemistry from Calcutta University. (v) He died on 3 November, 1977. (vi) His father Hazrat Shah Abdul Mukit was a pious man and his mother Fashiha Khatun was also a pious woman. (vii) In 1928, he passed D.Sc. from imperial College in England. (viii) At the age of six, he was admitted to a Furkania Madrasha and then he was admitted to an English school. (ix) He showed extraordinary credit in every examination of the school. (x) In 1953, he was appointed Chairman of the Secondary Education Board.

11) The following sentences are jumbled. Rearrange them in proper sequence

(a) One day he saw that the fence round the garden was broken. (b) He had a few plots of land. (c) But he did not plough them well. (d) So he could not raise good crops. (e) He said to himself, "I shall repair the fence tomorrow." (f) As a result, he was always in want of food. (g) But he totally forgot it the next day. (h) Once there was an idle farmer in a village. (i) He did not sow seeds in time. (j) The farmer had a kitchen garden near his house.

12) The following sentences are jumbled. Rearrange them in proper sequence.

(i) As a student, Luther King was very brilliant. (ii) He donated all the money for the development of the Negro Nation. (iii) After marriage, Luther King worked as a clergyman in the Baptist Church of Albania. (iv) He was born on 15 January, 1929 in the Atlanta city. (v) He was shot dead in 1966 when he was 37 years old. (vi) He was awarded Nobel Peace prize for leading the racial problem of America in a non-violence and peaceful way. (vii) In this time, he married an extraordinary learned woman called Create Scott. (viii) Martin Luther King Jr. was a great leader in the history of the freedom and rise of the Negro Nation. (ix) He was imprisoned for his movement against the colour difference. (x) He obtained his doctorate degree from Boston University.