1. Write an essay on any one of the following:
a. Corruption in Bangladesh:
(Hints: Introduction—Types of corruption— Causes of corruption— Its impact on the society— Ways and means for rectification— Conclusion).
b. Internet in our lives today:
(Hints: Introduction— The users— The utility— The harmful effects— The attitude of the people— Conclusion).
2. You have recently joined a health club and you find it very effective. Write a letter to your friend describing your experience and convincing him/her to do the same.
Write an application to the Registrar of a reputed Private University for the post of a Lecturer in the department of Economics.
3. Read the passage carefully and answer the questions given bellow:
An English poet staying in Italy for the benefit of his health received from a friend in England an unpaid letter containing nothing but the words, I am well. With kind regards. The poet annoyed at having to pay double postage for such a small piece of news, determined to serve his friend out. So, he procured a heavy stone, packed it up in a box and sent it to him with these words on it, ‘Carriage to be paid on delivery.’ His friend thinking that the contents of the parcel were valuable, gladly paid the heavy charge for carrying. When the box was opened, he found to his horror nothing but an ordinary stone bearing a ticket on which was written, ‘On receiving the news that you are in good health the accompanying load rolled off my heart.’
a. Why did the English poet stay in Italy?
b. Why was the poet annoyed?
c. What did the poet do to serve his friend out?
d. What did the friend think when he saw the parcel?
e. What did the friend find in box?
4. Correct the following sentences (any five):
a. We write by pen.
b. I feel comparatively better today.
c. What you wanted?
d. He had written the book before he had retired.
e. It is I who is to blame.
f. I insisted him to go there.
g. The number of students are increasing day by day.
5. Make sentences with any five of the following:
a. Beggar description;
b. Null and void;
c. Apple of discord;
d. Catch sight of;
e. Pay for;
f. Go through;
g. With a view to.
6. Fill in the blanks with appropriate prepositions (any five):
a. When he woke ——-, it was raining.
b. I gave him a dollar —– payment.
c. Sumi asked ————– some money.
d. Abide ——— the rules of the hostel.
e. He is indifferent ——– his studies.
f. He looks ———– his family.
g. The old man burst ——– tears.