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Mymensingh Girls’ Cadet College, Mymensingh
Test Examination – 2020 : English Paper I
Part A : Reading Test [50 Marks]
Read the passage. Then answer the questions below. Unit 13; Lesson 2(B)
The advantages of the Internet technology have made a good number of web sites to emerge to facilitate social relations among people around the world. These are known as social networking services or social networks. At present, Facebook is the most popular. Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. are other frequently used social services. Social network services are web-based and hence, provide ways for the users to interact through the Internet. These services make it possible to connect people sharing interests and activities across the borders and thus have made a lot for the users to feel that they really live in a global village.
Why are social networks expanding so fast? The answer is simple. Most of the social services are cost-free. You can make use of them free, paying a very little to your internet service provider. Secondly, you can make your personal profile public before the entire online community. It is like presenting yourself before the entire world. You can also look into other people’s profile if you are interested. It is simple and easy. Thirdly, social networks allow users to upload pictures, multimedia contents and modify the profile. Some like Facebook allow users to update their profiles. Fourthly, networks allow users to post blog entries. User profiles have a section dedicated to comments from friends and other users. Finally, there are privacy protection measures too. A user himself or herself decides over the number of visitors/ viewers, and what information should be shared with others.
1. Choose the best answer from the alternatives.
(a) The internet technology has helped to ___ a lot of websites.
i. destroy ii. deploy iii. develop iv. remove
(b) Social network allows users ___ .
i. to upload pictures only ii. to upload picture, contents and modify the profile
iii. to post blog entries only iv. to modify the profile on
(c) The social networks ___ relation among people.
i. promote ii. reduce iii. cut off iv. set about
(d) You can make your outline ___ on Facebook.
i. secret ii. broadcast iii. announce iv. public
(e) One’s personal profile presents oneself ___ .
i. before your family ii. before your native land
iii. before your mother land iv. before the entire world
(f) At present Facebook is the most ___ .
i. common ii. alarming iii. expensive iv. demotic
(g) The social services help us to ___ interests and activities around the world.
i. entertain ii. exchange iii. observe iv. tell
2. Answer the following questions.
(a) How does the internet help social networks?
(b) Why are the social networks expanding?
(c) How can we share our interests and activities?
(d) What have made the world a global village?
(e) Why is Facebook most popular? Do you think Facebook has negative impact upon the users?
3. Read the following text and fill in each gap with a suitable word based on the information of the text.
Can you think of a classroom where there is no blackboard or desks? Do you believe that you can be a student without a traditional book or writing pad or even pen/pencil? Are you not thrilled to imagine that you have asked a question and your tutor is answering that while flying midair in a Boeing from California to Tokyo? These are all possible in a ‘virtual campus’ in the system of e-learning. No kidding! For quite a long time, educationists have been utilizing the advantages of computer technology. The social networking services have a huge potential to help educationists in this sector. They have access to millions of people worldwide. Educationists have noticed that a large number of social network users come from young generation and especially belong to student community. So side by side with computer assisted teaching-learning software, online education programmes are evolving fairly rapidly to assist conventional education system. But is that e- learning?
Through the (a) ___ of computer technology benefits, ‘virtual campus’ has emerged in the form of (b) ___ system. Moreover, social (c) ___ have enhanced the scope to (d) ___ a huge number of students (e) ___.
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.
(a) With eyes full of tears, they bade Socrates a last farewell.
(b) They burst into tears and cried loudly like children.
(c) Socrates met his friends and disciples for the last time.
(d) He argued with them about the immortality of the soul.
(e) He asked them to let him die in peace.
(f) At last the hours of departure had arrived.
(g) He told them that the soul of a man cannot die.
(h) His friends and disciples could not bear the sight.
Part B : Writing Test [50 Marks]
8. Answer the following questions to write a paragraph on ‘A school magazine’.
(a) What is a school magazine?
(b) What does it contain?
(c) How are the articles for the magazine selected?
(d) How do you feel having a school magazine in your hand?
(e) Why is a school magazine important?
9. Read the beginning of a story. Add at least ten new sentences to complete the story.
Once a Lion was sleeping in a forest. Suddenly a mouse came there. It didn’t notice the sleeping lion. It was running about and playing happily. By chance, it ran over the face of the lion. It awoke the lion. At this, the Lion grew very angry…..
11. Suppose, you are Ruma. Your friend Mitu has sent a nice gift on your birthday recently . Now, write a letter to your friend thanking her for the nice birthday present.
12. Suppose, you are Raima and Shapla is your friend. Now, write a dialogue between you and your friend about the importance of physical exercise.
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