Exim Bank Ltd MTO-2013

Section 1: English Language & Communication

Questions 1 to 6 : Fill in the gaps
Instruction: Select the word(s)/phrase(s) that appropriately fill in the gaps in each sentence.

 

1. For the poor the inflow of foreign money means not ———- but rising prices, unplanned ‘ urbanization, pollution, corrupt politicians, an influx of foreigners and a sense of ——–

A. revelry- dissention

B. prosperity-alienation

C. affluence- well-being

D. degradation-elation

E. None of these

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Option: B


prosperity-alienation

2. The progress of the disease is ——–; it spreads ——- without any symptoms in the early stages

A. dramatic- swiftly

B. acute-treacherous

C. blatant-sporadically

D. insidious-stealthily

E. None of these

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Option: D


insidious-stealthily

3. Moin was such an outstanding orator, that his contemporaries were too dazzled by his —— to question his ——– philosophy.

A. persona- superfluous

B. guile- intriguing

C. enthusiasm-predominant

D. rhetoric- fundamental

E. None of these

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Option: D


rhetoric- fundamental

4. After coming to know that her friends had informed the supervisor about her ——–, Sarah felt ——-.

A. tardiness- indignant

B. flaws-jubilant

C. oversights-euphoric

D. accomplishments-belligerent

E. None of these

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Option: A


tardiness- indignant

5. The board of directors was not fooled by the manager’s ———– arguments; his plan was obviously ———-.

A. Cogent- brilliant

B. hackneyed- banal

C. lucid- intelligible

D. specious-untenable

E. None of these

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Option: D


specious-untenable

6. Rubel was understandably upset that he had lost the position, but he was ——— by the conviction that he had done nothing to —— dismissal

A. consoled-merit

B. warmed-avoid

C. saddened-earn

D. miffed-delay

E. None of these

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Option: A


consoled-merit

Questions 7 to 11: Error Detection:
Instruction: Underlined parts of the following sentences may contain error(s) in grammar, diction, usage or idiom; choose the underlined pan that is incorrect. If the sentence is correct as it stands, mark (e) No sentence contains more than one error.

7. There is not much differentA between these,B two colors untilC you look at them in daylight.D No Error.E

 

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Option: A


 

8. My father complainedA thatB the standard ofC English is lowering.D No ErrorE

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Option: E


No Error

 

9. FacingA with an unexpected increaseB in his rent, Mr. Gomez did notC know what to do.D No errorE

 

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Option: E


No Error 

 

10. The amountA of people in theB stadium wasC really quiteD surprising.No ErrorE

 

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Option: A


The amount হবেনা। The number of People হবে।

 

11. WillA the drought haveB much affect onC the crops next month?D No ErrorE

 

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Option: C


Affect On হবেনা। Effect On হবে।  

 

Questions 12 to 16: Identification of missing words
Instruction: In each of the following sentences there is one word missing.Your task is to identify the missing word from the given choices so that the sentences become meaningful.

12. Most tourists travel by air nowadays because is cheaper and quicker

A. when

B. during

C. it

D. by

E. No word is missing

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Option: C


Explanation: Most tourists travel by air nowadays because, it is cheaper and quicker

13. The doctor advised to take the medicine twice a day.

A. daily

B. only

C. me

D. with

E. what

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Option: C


Explanation: The doctor advised me to take the medicine twice a day.

14. The policeman looked up and saw that a car approaching him.

A. towards

B. once

C. it

D. was

E. No word is missing

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Option: D


The policeman looked up and saw that a car was approaching him.

15. The police suspect the men having set fire to the factory deliberately.

A. of

B. for

C. being

D. intentionally

E. No word is missing

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Option: B


suspect of  

16. Rima probably regrets her hasty decision to resign.

A. instead

B. rather

C. in spite

D. of course

E. No word is missing

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Option: E


No word missing

Questions 17 to 20: Improper usage of words
Instruction: In each of the following questions, choose the option which indicates the sentences in which the underlined word(s) has/have been used incorrectly.

17. Improper use of words
i) You need to hear both sides of the story before making up your mind,
ii) We are making up more beds as some unexpected guests have come,
iii) The curtains are makeup of Indian silk.

A. i only

B. ii only

C. iii only

D. ii and iii

E. All are Correct

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Option: C


iii only

18. Improper use of words
i) My friend advised me to keep practicing typing until I can type without looking at the keys,
ii) Please pay heed to the doctor’s advice if you want to get will soon,
iii) I am grateful to my teacher for advising me on which career path to choose.

A. i only

B. ii only

C. ii and iii

D. i and iii

E. All are Correct

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Option: D


i and iii  

19. i) The athlete did not perform well in pressure.
ii) You need to put more pressure to open the lock,
iii) The management has put immense pressure on the managers to meet their yearly targets.

A. i only

B. ii only

C. iii only

D. i and ii

E. All are Correct

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Option: D


i and iii  

20. Improper use of words
i) Horde of tourists thronged the seaside,
iii) The child was scared when he saw the horde of elephants advancing towards him
iii) The villagers horded food in case of shortages after the hurricane.

A. i only

B. ii only

C. iii only

D. i and ii

E. All are Correct

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Option: A


i only