P@ul’s Coaching Home নামে আমার একটা কোচিং সেন্টার ছিল। কোচিংয়ের স্টুডেন্টদের লেকচার শিট দিয়ে পরাতাম। কিছু শিট এখনও আমার কাছে রয়ে গেছে। সেগুলি এক-এক করে আপনাদের সাথে শেয়ার করছি। কিছু ভুল থাকতে পারে। ক্লাসে পড়ানোর সময় শিটের ভুলগুলি শুধরে দিতাম। তবে এখন সময়ের অভাবে সেটা করতে পারলাম না। আপনারা পড়ার সময় একটু কষ্ট করে শুধরে নিয়ে পড়বেন।
আরেকটা কথা। এক্সারসাইজগুলির কোনও সল্যুশন শিট আমি কখনওই বানাইনি। ক্লাসে ইন্সট্যান্টলি সল্ভ করে দিতাম। তাই, আপনাদের কষ্ট করে নিজে সল্ভ করে-করে পড়তে হবে।
1.INDIFFERENT:CONCERN :: (A) Unbigoted : Tolerance (B) Unnatural : Emotion (C) Variable: Change (D) Arrogant : Modesty (E) lntrepid :Bravery
2.SMILE : AMUSEMENT :: (A) Anger : Madness (B) Face : Expression (C) Yawn : Boredom (D) Dream : Sleep (E) Love : Ecstasy
3.HEART : PUMP :: (A) Head : Ache (B) Lungs : Collapse (C) Appendix : Burst (D) Stomach : Digest (E) Eyes : Sleep
4.CREST : WAVE:: (A) Crown : Tree (B) Basin : Water (C) Mountain : Range (D) Sand : Dune (E) River : Bed
5.ENTREPRENEUR : PROFITS :: (A) Philanthropist : Charity (B) Organizer : Union (C) Hermit : Lonely (D) Charlatan : Converts (E) Scholar : Knowledge
6.WORDS : WRITER:: (A) honor : thieves (B) mortar : bricklayer (C) chalk : teacher (D) batter : baker (E) laws : policeman
7.BIOGRAPHY : AUTOBIOGRAPHY :: (A) dead : living (B) testimony : confession (C) mobile : automobile (D) author : performer (E) memories : history
8.ABHOR : DISLIKE :: (A) chastise : punish (B) win : defeat (C) qualify : limit (D) ruin : damage (E) like : love
9.AFFLUENT: IMPOVERISHED:: (A) impecunious : needy (B) rich : poor (C) wealthy : opulent (D) sick : sad (E) sanguine : optimistic
10. COTTON: RAYON:: (A) sheets : dresses (B) synthetic : natural (C) summer : winter (D) natural : synthetic (E) gin : laboratory
11. HEART : HUMAN:: (A) tail : dog (B) hand: child (D) brick : wall (E) engine : car (C) kitchen : house
12. CONSTELLATION : STAR:: (A) sun: Milky way (B) telescope : astronomer (C) solar system :planet (D) quasar : comet (E) doctor : symptom
13. SINGER : CHORUS:: (A) architect : blueprint (B) author : publisher (C) actor : cast (D) teacher: student (E) driver : teacher
14. HANDWRITING : SIGNATURE:: (A) biographer : confession (b) painting : self-portrait (C) eulogy : speech (D) sculptor : model (E) sonnet : verse
15. LIABILITY : IMMUNITY (A) debit : credit (B) pardon : amnesty (C) real estate : property (D) fidelity : honesty (E) equinox : winter
16. FOOD : MENU:: (A) accounting : inventory (B) index : foreword (C) silverware : spoon (D) merchandise : catalogue (E) films : credits
17. REFUGEE : ASYLUM :: (A) astronaut : capsule (B) perfectionist : frustration (C) consumer : impulse (D) opportunist: advantage (E) director : stage
18. YEARN : LONGING :: (A) baware : danger (B) rush : patience (C) enjoy : pleasure (D) suppress : range (E) sleep : insomnia
19. SKETCH : ARTIST :: (A) secret : confidant (B) palette : painter (C) cell : prisoner (D) draft : writer (E) chisel : sculptor
20. TOLERANCE : BIGOTRY:: (A) prodigality : ribaldry (B) magnanimity : parsimony (C) exigency : urgency (D) emulation : rivalry (E) patience : conformity.
21. COBBLER: SHOES:: (A) spy : plans (B) mechanic: automobile (C) painter : easel (D) carpenter: saw (E) interrogator : questions
22. FROWN : DISPLEASURE:: (A) smirk : regret (B) smile : commiseration (C) snore : relief (D) blush : pallor (E) sneer :contempt
23. AMUSING : UPROARIOUS (A) petty: narrow-minded (B) quiet : noisy (C) exhausted : weary (D) intractable : stubborn (E) puzzling : dumbfounding
24. DAMPEN: DRENCH:: (A) glide : drift (B) gamble : play (C) simmer : boil (D) stagnate : flow (E) ignite : quench
25. WINCE : PAIN:: (A) blush : embarrassment (B) march : patriotism (C) sing : gaiety (D) pardon: tolerance (E) cry : anger
26. WOODPILE: LOGS:: (A) forest : trees (B) husk : corn (C) mist : rain (D) bouquet : flowers (E) drift : snow
27. EMBROIDER : CLOTH:: (A) carve : knife (B) catch : quilt (C) gild : gold (D) chase : metal (E) stain : glass
28. TAILOR : SCISSORS:: (A) stenographer : typewriter (B) painter : brush (C) carpenter : saw (D) lawyer : brief (E) runner : sneakers
29. JUDGE : COURTHOUSE :: (A) carpenter : bench (B) lawyer : brief (C) physician : infirmary (D) architect : blueprint (E) landlord : studio
30. EVENT : MEMORIES:: (A) accident : delay (B) fire : ashes (C) water : waves (E) regret : melancholy
31. TREE : ROOTS:: (A) Building : Foundation (B) Shirt : Sleeve (C) Entrance : Exit (D) Smoke : Chimney (E) Automobile : Engine
32. FRUIT : APPLE :: (A) Seed : Flower (B) Sport : Baseball (C) Windows : Building (D) Pavement : Street (E) Juvenile : Adult
33. HOT : WARM:: (A) Frozen : Cold (B) Silly: Sad (C) Upsetting : Funny (D) Black : Grey (E) Low : High
34. FIND : SEARCH:: (A) Talk : Listen (B) Read : Write (C) Believe : Obey (D) Seek : Look (E) Win : Fight
35. INCOME : EXPENDITURE:: (A) Production : Consumption (B) Pond : Fish (C) Saving : Investment (D) Money : Rich (E) Factory: Worker
36. INOCULATION : IMMUNITY:: (A) talisman : charm (B) serum : antidote (C) exposure : toughening (D) doctor : scientist (E) trial : error
37. DELETE: DELETERIOUS :: (A) mystery : mysterious (B) erase : erasing (C) expunge : harmful (D) expend : expendable (E) weaken : feeble
38. GRAIN : GRAM:: (A) English : American (B) secd : plant (C) druggist : doctor (D) furlong : mile (E) quart : litre
39. APPRENTICE : MASTER :: (A) slave : owner (B) employee : employer (C) novice : novitiate (D) pupil : teacher (E) loyal : servant
40. ERRATA : BOOKS:: (A) prose : poetry (B) flaws : jewels (C) dead : living (D) anger : wrath (E) blots : manuscript
41. CLOTHES : LUGGAGE:: (A) baggage : train (B) package : post office (C) documents : briefcase (D) airmail : mail carrier (E) none of these
42. SQUARE : CUBE :: (A) triangle : hexagon (B) trapezoid : quadrangle (C) circle : sphere (D) addition : subtraction (E) none of these
43. MOTH : WOOL:: (A) earthworm : potato (B) ant : aphid (C) termite : wood (D) lizard : scale (E) none of these
44. CALORIE : HEAT:: (A) weight : menu (B) exercise : bird (D) acre : area (E) none of these
45. INFALLIBLE :ERROR:: (A) immovable : choice (B) intolerable : defect (C) impeccable : flaw (D) invulnerable :emotion (E) irreversible: cure
46. RANCID : TASTE:: (A) rank : smell (B) savoury : odour (C) dulcet : sound (D) tepid : temperature (E) glossy : look
47. LINEAGE : PERSON:: (A) derivation : word (B) title : book (C) foliage : tree (D) landscape : portrait (E) adolescence : child
48. MEANDERING : DIRECTNESS:: (A) affable : permissiveness (B) circuitous :: rotation (C) aboveboard : openness (D) menacing : ambition (E) digressive : conciseness
49. STARE : GLANCE :: (A) confide : tell (B) gulp : sip (C) hunt : stalk (D) scorn : admire (E) participate : observe
50. CAPTAIN : CREW:: (A) Student: Faculty (B) Defendant : Jury (C) President : Ministry (D) Chairman : Parliament
51. RELEVANT : CRUCIAL :: (A) possible : desirable (B) apparent : real (C) perceptible : obvious (D) peripheral : central (E) marginal : unique
52. ARTICULATE : CLEARLY :: (A) shout : loudly (B) orate : strong (C) lecture : willfully (D) margin : incoherently (E) jest : belligerently
53. CENSUS : POPULATION:: (A) itinerary : journeys (B) inventory : merchandise (C) roster : audience (D) slate : incumbents (E) manifest : debts
54. OUTSKIRTS :TOWN :: (A) rung: ladder (B) trunk: tree (C) water: goblet (D) margin: page (E) hanger: airplane
55. BARTER : COMMODITIES :: (A) arbitrate : disputes (B) invade : boundaries (C) debate : issues (D) correspond : letters (E) promote : ranks
56. MUFFLER: NECK:: (A) lace : collar (B) elbow : arm (C) belt : waist (D) garage : car (E) skirt : hem
57. RICKSHAW : VEHICLE:: (A) cargo : truck (B) brake : car (C) fleet : car (D) hammer : tool (E) link : chain
58. BRAKE : AUTOMOBILE:: (A) runway : aeroplane (B) ship : fleet (C) reins : horse (D) helmet : motorcycle (E) boot : saddle
59. CAR : PETROL :: (A) man : food (B) cow : milk (C) boat : rudder (D) train : station (E) disease : germs
60. FISH: SCALES:: (A) song : notes (B) bird : feathers (C) plane : wings (D) animal : zoo (E) insect : antenna
61. DEARTH : PAUCITY (A) huge : empty (B) scarcity : shortage (C) gentle : rude (D) large : short (E) punctual : late
62. ASSET : LIABILITY :: (A) son : daughter (b) principal : interest (C) export : import (D) management : union (E) master : servant
63. SEE : INVISIBLE :: (A) correct : inverted (B) hear : inaudible (C) enjoy : improper (D) buy : invaluable (E) escape : inacccssible
64. STEAM : GEYSER :: (A) power : generator (B) atoms : reactor (C) coal : mine (D) lava : volcano (E) rock : quarry
65. CUSTOMER : SHOPKEEPER :: (A) patron : concert (B) member : club (C) advocate : policy (D) peddler : house (E) client : lawyer
66. ABACUS : CALCULATE :: (A) organ : worship (B) patent : invent (C) calipers : regulate (D) manuscript : edit (E) sextant : navigate
67. SCREEN : MOVIE :: (A) shelf: book (B) frame : portrait (C) shadow : object (D) stage : play (E) score : performance
68. REFEREE : FIEILD :: (A) scientist : results (B) mediator : deadlock (C) gladiator : contest (D) teacher : classroom (E) judge : courtroom
69. SUBSIDY : SUPPORT :: (A) assistance : endowment (B) funds : fellowship (C) credit : payment (D) debt : obligation (E) loan : note
70. WHISPER : SPEAK :: (A) skip : walk (B) rub : touch (C) listen : hear (D) request : allow (E) whimper : whine
71. ANNOTATION : TEXT :: (A) enact : law (B) prescribe : medication (C) caption : photograph (D) abridge : novel (E) censor : film
72. FIRE : ASHES:: (A) accident : delay (B) wood : splinters (C) water : waves (D) regret : melancholy (E) event : memories
73. ANARCHY : GOVERNMENT :: (A) Confederation : state (B) trepidation : courage (C) serenity : equanimity (D) surfeit : food (E) computer : hard drive
74. STANZA : POEM :: (A) flag : anthem (B) story : building (C) mural : painting (D) refund : deposit (E) weigh : value
75. SPOOL : THREAD:: (A) bale : hay (B) peck : potatoes (D) coil : rope (E) reel : line
76. AIRPLANE : HANGAR:: (A) ship : channel (B) jet : runway (C) helicopter : pad (D) motorcycle : sidecar (E) automobile : garage
77. DEGREE : TEMPERATURE :: (A) ounce : weight (B) fathom : volume (C) mass : energy (D) time : length (E) light : heat
78. STOREY : BUILDING:: (A) rung : ladder (B) plot : outline (C) cable : elevator (D) foundations : skyscraper (E) spire : church.
79. LUMINARY : ILLUSTRATIOUS :: (A) zealot : intense (B) miser : prodigal (C) atheist : devout (D) dignitary : conceited (E) celebrity : wealthy.
80. WEALTH : LUXURIES :: (A) enemies : friends (B) sandwich : bread (C) ticket: admission (D) crying : sympathy (E) story : moral
81. PEAK : SUMMIT :: (A) mutation : change (B) gun : soldier (C) elementary : advanced (D) switch : current (E) foreign : native
82. ANGLE : DEGREE:: (A) letter : alphabet (B) milk : quart (C) area : square inch (D) time : minute (E) society : classes
83. SHIP : HARBOUR :: (A) flower : garden (B) village : people (C) nest: bird (D) editor: newspaper (E) car: garage
84. RICE: WEDDING :: (A) Food: Groom (B) Celebration: Ceremony (C) Wheat: Meal (D) Bran: Cereal (E) Confetti: Parade
85. LITTLE : BIG :: (A) Easy: Simple (B) Quiet: Loud (C) Good: Better (D) Huge: Tiny (E) Plain: Ugly
86. PLAY : ACTS:: (A) opera : arias (B) games : athletes (C) poem : rhymes (D) novel : chapters (E) essay : topics
87. AFFLUENT : WEALTHY:: (A) Repugnance : Revulsion (B) Quiet : Loud (C) Adoration : Aversion (D) Qualification : Incompetence (E) Permanent : Tenacious
88. DOCTOR : DISEASE:: (A) moron : imbecility (B) pedestrian : senility (C) psychiatrist : maladjustment (D) broker : stocks (E) charlatan : truth
89. PATRON : SUPPORT:: (A) spouse : divorce (B) restaurant : management (C) counselor : advice (D) host : hostility (E) artist : imitation
90. ENTREPRENEUR : PROFITS:: (A) laborer : wages (B) manager : employees (C) moonlighter : debts (D) arbitrator : complaints (E) financier : mortgages
91. ROBIN : NEST:: (A) animal : cave (B) horse : stall (C) alligator : swamp (D) clam : shell (E) rabbit : burrow
92. TEAM : ATHLETES:: (A) games: series (B) alliance : nations (C) delegates : alternates (D) congregation : preachers (E) term : holidays
93. KERNEL : CORN:: (A) neck : bottle (B) eye : storm (C) grain : wheat (D) stem : carrot (E) nose : bouquet
94. HAIR : SCALP:: (A) dimple : cheek (B) elbow : knee (C) tooth : gum (D) beard : moustache (E) waist : torso
95. ACT : STAGE:: (A) play : concert (B) lecture : program (C) swim : pool (D) watch : solitude (E) sketch : subject
96. QUARRY : MARBLE:: (A) metal : silver (B) ore : gold (C) necklace : diamonds (D) prey : rabbit (E) mine : coal
97. EXCERPT : BOOK:: (A) swatch : fabric (B) revision : manuscript (C) review : film (D) fringe : shawl (E) chapter : index
98. YAWN : BOREDOM:: (A) simple : hatred (B) blink :nausea (C) sigh : hope (D) grimace : joy (E) chapter: index
99. RETIREMENT : SERVICE:: (A) contract : agreement (B) graduation : studies (C) exchange : communication (D) arrangement : flowers (E) employment : salary
100. SIGNATURE: PORTRAIT :: (A) title : novel (B) negative : photograph (C) postseript : letter (D) autograph : celebrity (E) byline : article
101. SUNDIAL : TIME:: (A) balance : weight (B) pyramid : worship (C) umpire : score (D) thermometer : illness (E) metronome : music
102. BLAME : SCAPEGOAT:: (A) explain : Answer (B) convict : Punishment (C) lionize : Hero (D) appreciate : art (E) relate : secret
103. MISANTHROPE : PEOPLE:: (A) patriot : country (B) reactionary : government (C) curmudgeon : children (D) xenophobe : strangers (E) miscreant : dogma
104. USURY : INTEREST:: (A) fraud : property (B) gouging : price (C) monopoly : production (D) foreclosure : mortgage
105. EXPEDITIOUS : SPEED :: (A) astute : wisdom (B) decorous : impropriety (C) thoughtful : inanity (D) haggard : sturdiness (E) portable : frailty
106. INCUBATOR : INFANT :: (A) henhouse : chicken (B) greenhouse : plant (C) archives : document (D) cooler : wine (E) hive : bee
107. TRIANGLE : QUADRILATERAL :: (A) plane : solid (B) pentagon : hexagon (C) rectangle : Octagon (D) cone : Cube (E) ellipse : circle
108. LEGISLATOR: LAW:: (A) judge : court (B) policeman : crime (C) attorney : court (D) king : justice (E) magistrate : doctrine
109. MYTH : LEGENDARY :: (A) sermon : Lengthy (B) anecdote : witty (C) fable : Didactic (D) epic : Comic (E) allegory : Obscure
110. AUSTERE :STYLE:: (A) controlled : movement (B) affluent : wealth (C) subservient : demeanor (D) inspirational : faith (E) pragmatic : speech
111. OFFHAND : PREMEDITATION :: (A) upright : integrity (B) aboveboard : guile (C) cutthroat : competition (D) backward : direction (E) underlying : foundation
112. CARPENTER : SAW :: (A) stenographer : typewriter (B) painter : brush (C) lawyer : brief (D) seamstress : scissors
113. EXCITE : CALM :: (A) restrain : compose (B) agitate : trouble (C) upset : perturb (D) stimulate : cool down
114. DELAY : EXPEDITE :: (A) related : halt (B) block : obstruct (C) drag : procrastinate (D) detain : dispatch
115. ANARCHY : GOVERNMENT :: (A) penury : wealth (B) chaos : disorder (C) monarchy : republic (D) verbosity : words
116. VACCINE : PREVENT :: (A) wound : heal (B) victim : attend (C) antidote : counteract (D) diagnosis : cure
117. EAGER : INDIFFERENT :: (A) concerned : careful (B) arixions : nervous (C) enthusiastic : halfhearted (D) devoted : dedicated
118. LENGTHEN: PROLONG:: (A) stretch : extend (B) distance : reduce (C) draw out : shorten (D) reach out : cut short
119. DELAY : RETARD :: (A) postpone :promote (B) adjourn : start (C) slow down : hold up (D) defer : accclerate
120. SUBMISSIVE : DISOBEDIENT :: (A) comply : conform (B) heed : acquiesce (C) observe : defy (D) obey : hearten to
121. SUBMISSION: YIELDING :: (A) Subjection : Liberation (B) Restrain : Indulge (C) Compliant : Acquiescent (D) Restriction : Relaxation
122. VACILLATE : HESITATE :: (A) Persevere : Waver (B) Impulsive : Deliberate (C) Obstinate : Accommodating (D) Irresolute : Indecisive
123. ASSERT : DISSENT :: (A) Affirm : Object (B) Reject : Disapprove (C) Acknowledge : Recognize (D) Endorse : Ratify
124. DISTORT : TWIST :: (A) Straighten : Bend (B) Deform : Reform (C) Harmonize : Balance (D) Observe : Blur
125. CONSCIOUS : CARELESS :: (A) Careful : Indifferent (B) Graceful : Ugly (C) Generous : Unkind (D) Well-informed : Knowing little
126. OWNER : SLAVE:: (A) Soldier : Civilian (B) Captain: Tar (C) Policeman : Prisoner (D) Native : Alien (D) Master : Vassal
127. CONSTELLATION : STARS:: (A) Prision : Bars (B) Assembly : Speaker (C) Troupe : Actors (D) Mountain : Peak (E) Flock : Shepherds
128. MUSIC : GUITAR:: (A) Stamping : Noise (B) Water : Ocean (C) Windows : House (D) Words : Typewriter (E) Tears : Sorrow
129. DIGNIFY : HUMILIATE :: (A) Refuse : Retail (B) Fuse : Join (C) Praise : Criticize (D) Sympathize : Improve (E) Antiseptic : Begin
130. TRANQUILITY : PEACE:: (A) Chaos : Disorder (B) Retraction : Indictment (C) Combustion : Waste (D) Miracle : Belief (E) Tension : Relation
131. COMEDY : AMUSEMENT (A) tragedy : drama (B) satire : contempt (C) smile : humor (D) farce : frown (E) none of these
132. BIOLOGY : LIFE SYSTEM (A) science : facts (B) petrology : transportation (C) anthropology : human kind’s development (D) Graphology : Law (E) none of these
133. EGG : OVAL (A) cow : milk (B) camel : desert (C) bee : honey (D) brick : rectangular (E) none of the above
134. CHAUFFEUR : LIVERY (A) patient : doctor (B) human : child (C) soldier : uniform (D) novice : expert (E) none of these
135. ACCOUNTANT : ACCURATE (A) judge : incorruptible (B) journal : ledger (C) books : accounts (D) verse : poem (E) none of the above.
Direction: From the sentences, select the part that needs correction and correct it:
1. Whenever we hear of a natural disaster, even in distant part of the world, you feel sympathy for the people affected. No error
2. The leading roles in the widely acclaimed play were performed by Jessica & he.
3. The energy question, along with other issues, are going to be discussed at the next meeting.
4. Not one of the children has ever sang in public before. No error
5. Neither you nor I can realize the affect his behavior will have on his chances for promotion. No error
6. After he had drank the warm milk, he began to feel sleepy and finally decided to go to bed. No error
7. Without hardly a moment’s delay, the computer began to print out the answer to the problem. No error
8. Of the two candidates for this newly formed government position, Ms. Rivera is the most qualified because of her experience in the field. No error
9. Diligence and honesty, as well as being intelligent, are qualities, which I look for. No error.
10. Neither the earthquake or the subsequent fire was able to destroy the spirit of the people. No error
11. I might of passed if I had done my home work, but I had to go to work. No error.
12. The principal of equal justice for all is one of the cornerstones of our democratic way of life. No error.
13. Neither the players nor the trainer were in the locker room when the thief broke in the door. No error
14. If anyone calls while we are in conference, tell them I will return the call after the meeting. No error.
15. Either of the two boys who sing are now capable of taking the job of understudy to the star. No error.
16. We have come to the conclusion that we can end hostilities in that area of the world by providing food to both side, bringing the opposing forces to the negation table, and to guarantee financial aid to both sides once peace is established. No error.
17. I can hardly believe your tale of military intrigue; the sophisticated secret weapons and the increasing violent actions that were exhibited by just one man seem incredible. No error.
18. The animals who were chosen to present the Democratic and Republic parties, the donkey and the elephant, were created by the renowned cartoonist Thomas Nast. No error
19. I should like you and he to supply the necessary data for the annual statement. No error
20. In the aftermath of the space shuttle Challenger explosion, where seven crew members were killed, the NASA program underwent a massive examination of priorities. No error.
21. 25 restless five-year olds were throwing paper clips, were drawing at the blackboard, & called to one another while their teacher went searching for milk and cookies. No error.
22. Neither the mid-life career application nor the young, inexperienced applicant are finding it easy to begin a career in data processing because of a shortage of job openings. No error.
23. Even after you have endured a cold winter in sub-zero weather, one finds it possible to become acclimated to tropical temperature in the summer. No error.
24. Mr Brown is one of the commuters who takes the 7:30 train from Brook every morning.
25. Each one of the dogs in the show require a special kind of diet. No error.
26. The major difficulty confronting the authorities was the reluctance of the people to talk; they had been warned not to say nothing to the police. No error.
27. Stanford White, who is one of America’s most notable architects ,have designed many famous buildings, among them the original Madison Square Garden. No error.
28. The notion of allowing the institution of slavery to continue to exist in a democratic society had no appeal to either the violent followers of John Brown nor the peaceful disciples of Sojourner Truth. No error.
29. Some students prefer watching filmstrips to textbook because they feel uncomfortable with the presentation of information in a non-oral form. No error.
30. This book is too elementary; it can help neither you nor I No error
31. The reason for my prolonged absence from class was because I was ill for three weeks. No error.
32. The committee had intended both you and I to speak at the assembly. No error
33. They are both excellent books, but this one is best. No error
34. Although the news had come as surprise to all in the room, everyone do their work as though nothing had happened. No error.
35. If anyone cares to join me in this campaign, either now or in the near future they will be welcomed gratefully. No error.
36. I will always remember you standing by me and offering me encouragement No error.
37. The teacher with her capable aides have complete control of the situation. No error
38. We can’t hardly believe that the situation is so serious as to justify such precaution as you have taken. No error.
39. No one but he know which questions were going to be asked on this test. No error.
40. If I have to make a choice between John, Henry, and her, I think I’ll select Henry. His self control during moments of stress. No error.
41. In order to raise public consciousness concerning environmental problems, everyone should distribute leaflets, write to his or her congressman, as well as signing the necessary petition.
42. The business executive planning to attend the conference in New Orleans, A could not decide whether to travel on or remaining at the hotel was the better choice. No error.
43. He is not the kind of a person who accepts such treatment passively; he is certain to seek revenge. No error.
44. Please help me decide which of the two activities to choose-going to the theater with John or to attend tonight’s dinner-dance at the hotel. No error
45. As a result of the bad weather, she is the only one of my friends who plan to attend the graduation exercises. No error.
46. During the recent gasoline shortage, the amount of accidents on our highway decreased markedly. No error.
47. Although Mr Jimenez is in this country for only two years, he talks like a native. No error.
48. Your argument is no different from the last speaker who also opposes this timely legislation. No error
49. Every woman in the ward fervently hopes that their child will be a normal and healthy baby. No error
50. The man who is laying in the aisle needs medical attention immediately. No error.
51. The technique discussed in this article enable a student to learn more quickly and to have remembered for a longer period of time. No error.
52. I am not certain if I should discuss my promotion with him or not. No error
53. When descending from 37.000 feet to make our landing, the pressure affected our ears. No error
54. Although I am willing to go along with your idea, I cannot enthuse over its chances of Success. No error.
55. If you plan to become an English major, you should learn grammar, read lots of books, as well as practicing your writing skills. No error.
56. Even though the meal is under control, everything depends upon them arriving on time. No error
57. After his heart attack, he was ordered to lay in bed and rest for two weeks. No error.
58. Only recently, the newly organized football association added two new teams to their league. No error
59. In view of the controversy with the school board, neither the teachers nor principal are being considered for promotion at this time. No error.
60. Negta Carlos nor Mark handed in their assignments on time. No error
61. Mathematics is not his favorite subject; he finds them too confusing. No error.
62. Choosing between you and she is very difficult; both of you are fully qualified. No error.
63. After the incident was over, neither the passengers nor the bus driver were able to identify the youngsters who had created the disturbance. No error
64. We must regard any statement about this controversy, whatever the source, as gossip until they are confirmed. No error.
65. She is the only one of the applicants who are fully qualified for the position. No error
66. According to a random poll taken by national wildlife, the top three threats environment is water pollution, air pollution, and hazardous wastes.
67. His three children, Ruth, Frank, and Ellis, are very talented youngsters, but the latter shows the most promise. No error.
68. Cajun cooking, which uses special prepared species, has always been well-known in Louisiana, but it is only now becoming known in other part of the country. No error.
69. We had ought to finish our trip before dark because it gets very cold after the sun goes down. No error
70. It is not you who are at fault; rather; it is I who is to blame. No error.
71. After the rain had fallen for five days, then the football field was a massive sea of mud. No error.
72. I cannot force myself to like that kind of a person because his smugness repels me. No error.
73. The ship had almost completely sank by the time the rescuers arrived on the scene. No error.
74. Marc Chagall, who recently died; painted many beautiful executed fantasies both in the United States and France. No error.
75. Although many people complain about his attitude, it seems perfectly all right to myself. No error
76. On the contrary, you will find that Ms. Keene is better qualified than him for the executive position. No error.
77. The fishing fleet left the harbor when the fishermen heard that a school of blue fish were near the wreck. No error.
78. Neither the reporters nor the editor were satisfied with the salary offer made by the publisher. No error.
79. When she spoke with the police, she reported her loss, stating that a large quantity of clothing and of valuable books were missing.
80. Neither of the defendants were prepared for several of the arguments brought into open. No error
81. If Ms. Rivera was truly happy, she would not complain that she has it purpose in life. No error
82. I was kept awake by the baby’s continuous crying during the night. No error.
83. Juan and myself were among a number of players to be awarded badges for excellence in team sports. No error.
84. Both of the teams must try and come in order to infuse the school with team spirit. No error.
85. If the flag is given to him, Juan and him should be at the beginning of the procession. No error.
86. While in San Francisco, we should try and see as many of the famous places as possible. No error.
87. Many people smoke; some of them who smoke heavily don’t realize they are addicted until they try to let go and quit. No error.
88. Some sports fans prefer watching the news to newspapers because they get the highlights, without having to search for the information. No error.
89. I am not too eager to go to this play being that it did not get good reviews. No error.
90. Because Maria likes spontaneous feedback, she finds talking to her friend on the telephone a pleasure and to write letters an inconvenience. No error.
91. In the rush to get to the quarterly meeting, one of the board members forgot their presentation. No error.
92. His story about the strange beings in a space ship was so incredulous that none believed it. No error
93. The hot air balloon had burst as they were preparing for launch, and the platform had broke as a result. No error.
94. I fail to understand why you are seeking my counsel after you ignored my advice last week. No error.
95. Ann Landers, whose name is a household word to millions of readers, are well-known for family advice. No error.
96. Between you and I, the highway department must review bridge construction across the country in order to avoid major catastrophes resulting from metal fatigue. No error
97. The general along with the members of his general staff seem to favor immediate retaliation. No error
98. We resented him criticizing our efforts because he had ignored our request for assistance up to that time. No error.
99. Casey Jones, who was killed in the line of duty, became a hero to fellow railroad workers and was to be immortalized by a ballad. Nor error.
100.Whether self-government is to be retained by the country, voters must the polls to defeat the new deceptive proposition. No error.
101.Although you may wish to take various vitamins to ensure proper nutrition one should really consult a doctor before late. No error.
102.Having read for more than four hours without a rest, the book fell from his hands. No error.
103.In 1777, the 2nd continental Congress has adopted a resolution to designate the design for the American flag, but no flags were issued unit! 1783. No error
104.He dashed into the burning building, irregardless of the risk involved, to warn the sleeping occupants. No error.
105.According to Ms. Lynch’s portfolio, there is little doubt that she and her staff is eminently qualified for the assignment. No error.
106.No one can predict what the affect of the Iran-Contra disclosures will be on American politics in the near future No error.
107.I was irritated by you coming into the room as you did shouting and screaming. No error.
108.He has Iain down his book and is sleeping. No error.
109.He worked very hard in order to provide for their family’s comfort. No error.
110.That kind of a compromise is repugnant to me because it violates our party’s basic principles. No error.
111.Just like prehistoric man, some groups of southwestern Indians have dwelled in caves along steep rocky ledges. No error
112.One of the basic economic reactions is that as bond prices fall, stock prices rise, and an increase interest rates. No error.
113.Some of the major networks have created special prepared news stories about life on city streets to publicize the plight of the homeless. No error
114.Some women have made a clear-cut choice between a career and motherhood; others have been creating a balance between the two. No error.
115.The population explosion, rather unexpected according to educators, have caught them at a disadvantage with a dearth of classrooms. No error
116.Notice the immediate affect this drug has on the behavior of the rats in the cage. No error.
117.Are you going to be there all day and refuse to see your friends? No error.
118.Neither the teacher nor her pupils were enthused about going on the field trip. No error.
119.He was the author whom I believed was most likely to receive the coveted award. No error
120.All of the team members, except him, has anticipated interest from the national leagues, and now practice twice as long. No error.
121.Nurses know that they must to watch cardiac patients continually because single moment could make the difference between life and death.
122.Since he knew that Mary enjoyed hiking, Jack asked her if she will like to go on the camping trip.
123.While the owner of the factory knew how that he could improve the manufacturing process, he lacked the capital to acquire the needed machinery.
124.The army set out soon on Christmas morning, in order to make contact with the enemy before noon.
125.During the final decade of 19th century, as settlement of continental US it was completed, the frontier disappeared.
126.The counselor told Julia that she should find himself a job better suited to her abilities, or she would experience one failure after another.
127.The place of man in the realm of living things have long been a subject of great interest.
128.Attempts to draw exact boundary lines between physics or chemistry are doomed to failure.
129.The reforms gained support of the clan chiefs by raising them in rank and to free many of them from paying taxes.
130.Previously, it was not possible observing the great apes in their own habit without disturbing them.
131.The traditional farmer who produces small surpluses and depends little from cash income has been replaced by the farmer who concentrates on the production of one or two staple commodities.
132.The aspects of modern anthropology that will be considered are ecologies psychological, & culture.
133.A sudden change in the economic trend is fair unlikely at this time.
134.Microbiology and biochemistry are sciences closely associated with physics and medicine.
135.In 1936 Reber built the 1st antenna that designed specifically to receive cosmic radio waves from the Milky Way.
136.Scholasticism was essentially an effort to create on the basis of revelation and natural philosophy, coherent and consistent explaining of the universe.
137.People have been trying for thousands of years to control the climate and today are investing much efforts and millions of dollars to achieve this goal.
138.Medieval intellectual life was marked by the rise of the universities, the first institutions in the history of the West primary devoted to the preservation and systematic enlargement of knowledge.
139.By means constitutional amendments, additions to the US Constitution had been made 24 times by 1964.
140.A solitary figure with an impatient personality, Michelangelo often made conflict with his patrons & associates.
141.A larger number of forest than most people realize are still in existence in the eastern US.
142.On the sun’s surface, brown patches, called sunspots, appear & seem to increase & decrease in 11-years cycles.
143.Both men & women will very probably benefit from legislation that gives equality opportunities to all people on the basis of their qualifications.
144.To devise an interstellar radio message that can recognize as coming from intelligent beings is not difficult.
145.The way of the younger generation create serious problems in a society that is not adapted to the needs of young people.
146.The Verracano Bridge in New York only is 60 feet longer than Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
147.Electricity it results from the movement of electrons and other charged particles.
148.Famous physicists from all over the world came to the US to celebrate a centennial of Einstein’s birth.
149.The average age of the Mediterranean olive trees grow today is 2 hundred years.
150.Alike other waves, sound waves tend to curl around obstacles according to the laws of refraction and produce waves moving in all directions.
151.Plants rid them of excess water through transpiration, the evaporation of extra moisture from their leaves.
152.The first zoological garden in the United States had established in Philadelphia in 1874
153.The black leopard is very dark that its spots are difficult to see.
154.Some bloods types are quite common, others are regionally distributed and others are rare everywhere.
155.Traditionally, there has been only two major political parties in the US— Republicans and the Democrats.
156.Many jazz enthusiasts rate Charlie “Bird” Parker as the greater improviser of all jazz musicians.
157.A horse should be fed according its individual needs and the nature of its work.
158.The wing beats of hummingbirds are too rapid that their wings cannot be seen distinctly.
159.The Empire State Building, once America’s tallest, is now surpassed by either the Sears Tower in Chicago and the Freedom Tower in New York.
160.Leading Scientist are often the kinds of person who have enjoyed intellectual challenges all their lives.
161.In all organisms, from human beings to bacteria and viruses, the genes, or units of heredity are composed from nucleic acid.
162.In its Sealab program, the US Navy has studied the possible of having people live beneath the ocean.
163.The 13 original first states ratified the US Constitution during a 3-year period between 1787 & 1790.
164.Lumber from redwoods is in great demand because of its straight grain, attractive color and durable.
165.The original phonograph had a cylinder around which tinfoil is wrapped to catch the sound vibrations.
166.The function of Louis Sullivan’s architecture was providing large, uninterrupted floor areas and to allow ample light into the interior.
167.Gail Sheehy’s Passages, what discusses the continuing psychological development of normal adults, is a most profound and important book.
168.The National Air and Space Museum, which opened in 1976, had a million visitors in the first twenty-five days, and 9.7 million visitors came there in the first year.
169.To his, rural neighbors Robert Frost was an unlikely farmer who wrote late at night.
170.Women have done advances in reaching high position in business, but there are still few women in government.
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Instruction: The following sentences have certain segments which are to be filled from the following options provided. Select the correct option.
1.The pressure of population on available resources is the key to understanding history; consequently, any historical writing that takes no cognizance of ___ facts is ___ flawed. (A) demographic, intrinsically (B) ecological, marginally (C) cultural, substantively (D) psychological, philosophically (E) political, demonstratively
2.Because it is ___ to ___ all the business costs related to employee discontent, an accurate estimate of the magnitude of these costs is not easily calculated. (A) impossible, justify (B) improper, overlook (C) difficult, measure (D) useless, discover (E) necessary, pinpoint
3.Scientists who are on the cutting edge of research must often violate common sense and make seemingly ___ assumptions because existing theories simply do not ___ newly observed phenomena. (A) radical, confirm (B) vague, incorporate (C) absurd, explain (D) mistaken, reveal (E) inexact, corroborate
4.Because many of the minerals found on the ocean floor are still ___ on land, where mining is relatively inexpensive, mining the ocean floor has yet to become a ___ enterprise. (A) scarce, common (B) accessible, marginal (C) unidentified, subsidized (D) conserved, public (E) plentiful, profitable
5.Opponents of the expansion of the market economy, although in ____ continued to constitute ___ political force throughout the country. (A) error, an inconsequential (B) retreat, ab powerful (C) disarray, a disciplined (D) jeopardy, an ineffective (E) command, a viable
6.His ___ smile ___ all those who saw it. (A) devastating, blinded (B) penultimate, inured (C) radiant, obliged (D) sunny, tanned (E) bright, dazzled
7.According to recent studies, prices in supermarkets are considerably higher in the inner city, thus ___ the poor who receive assistance to buy the food. (A) reprimanding (B) intimidating (C) alleviating (D) assuaging (E) exploiting
8.Since there are so few conservative thinkers on the committee, their influence on its recommendations is ___. (A) monumental (B) negligible (C) discriminatory (D) impractical (E) cathartic
9.It has been proven that cockroaches ___ for several weeks even after their heads have been cut off. (A) are surviving ( B) can survive (C) surviving (D) that survive (E) survives
10. ___, the young man chose to retain his seat on the crowded bus and let the old woman remain standing. (A) Gleefully (B) Hopefully (C) Painfully (D) Foolishly (E) Selfishly
11. The ageing spinster was much ___ by the ___ of her favourite niece. (A) perplexed : attention (B} heartened : ministration (C) discouraged : propriety (D) enamored : ruminations (E) pleased : aloofness
12. Although Mujtaba dislikes crowd and social gatherings, his wife Shaila is quite ___. (A) gregarious (B) aloof (C) hostile (D) reclusive (E) estranged
13. I can think of nothing more ___ than arriving at the theatre and discovering that I had left the tickets at home. (A) viscous (B) banal (C) dramatic (D) traumatizing (E) vexatious
14. The plot of the story is so ___ that I can predict the outcome. (A) complicated (B) theoretical (C) significant (D) trite (E) fantastic
15. Only the fear of immediate ___ prevents that country from launching an attack. (A) retaliation (B) surrender (C) truce (D) control (E) disapproval
16. Even if you do not ___ what I have to say, I would appreciate your listening to me with an open mind. (A) anticipate (B) reject (C) clarify (D) deviate from (E) concur with
17. He was ___ success, writing not for the sake of fame, but for the sheer love of poetry. (A) indifferent to (B) destined for (C) eager for (D) tired by (E) charmed by
18. Paradoxically, Sharmeen, who had been a strict mother to her children, proved ___ teacher to her students. (A) a harsh (B) a lazy (C) a lenient (D) a cautious (E) an indecisive
19. The teacher suspected cheating as soon as she noticed the student’s ___ glances at his classmate’s script. (A) rewarding (B) rare (C) furtive (D) cold (E) petty
20. In his speech, the headmaster urged the teachers to discover and ___ each student’s ___ talents. (A) suppress….unrecognized (B) develop …. intrinsic (C) redirect …possible (D) belittle ….hidden (E) justify … unnecessary
21. His meek manner made it ____ he would be to take charge of the commando unit. (A) unlikely … selected (B) implausible …. hesitant (C) clear …designated (D) puzzling….unwilling (E) probable ….demoted
22. When our supply of natural gas is ___, we must find ___sources of energy. (A) stored…hoarded (B) compensated ….significant (C) exhausted … inefficient (D) increased …available (E) depleted …alternate
23. The thief tried to ___ all traces of ___ which could link him to the crime. (A) manufacture.. . goods (B) steal …. paintings (C) escape … fingerprints (D) remove.. .evidence (E) disguise… .valuables
24. You cannot visit the plant (A) except Saturdays (B) all days but Saturday (C) excepting on Saturday (D) except on Saturday (E) with the exceptions of Saturdays
25. The Prime minister is said ___Australia next year. (A) that she will be visit (B) to be visiting (C) to visit (D) to have visited (E) to start visit
26. We are happy ___of your application for membership. (A) for reporting approval (B) in reporting to approval (C) to report for that approval (D) to reporting the approval (E) to report approval
27. One of the world’s most celebrated paintings, The Man with the Golden Helmet,___ (A) must always be a Rembrandt after all, (B) has been a Rembrandt at all (C) will not be a Rembrandt at all (D) is not a Rembrandt after all. (E) is a copy of Rembrandt
28. We invite you to ___. (A) buy with the catalogue enclosed (B) buy out of the enclosed catalogue (C) look from the enclosed catalogue (D) purchase from the enclosing catalogue (E) buy from the enclosed catalogue
29. I am 32 years of age married and ___the possibility of employment with you. (A) interested to exploring (B) have interest to exploring (C) interested in exploring (D) am interested for exploring (E) will be interested to exploring
30. You certainly wouldn’t like ___in such bad company (A) to be seen (B) to have seen (C) to be seeing (D) to see (E) to have been seen
31. What is your evaluation ___? (A) of Shacin’s leadership (B) about the leadership ability of Shacin (C) as to Shacin’s leadership (D) for Shacin in his leadership ability (E) as to the ability of leader Shacin
32. In 1998, a consumer agency concluded that Xylo brand bicycles ___than Zenon brand bicycles. (A) is safe to ride (B) are safe to ride (C) are more safe to ride (D) is safe to be riding (E) are safer to ride
33. Can you put me ___ for the weekend? (A) in (B) up (C) away (D) down (E) only
34. Why is it that even the most ___ of students occasionally ___ a seemingly simple question, and finds himself/herself unable to determine the correct answer? (A) conscientious…balks at (B) dogged … proposes (C) intuitive … resolve (D) erudite …overlooks (E) competent … stumbles over
35. The bank cashier’s ___ of the funds was not discovered until the auditors examined the accounts. (A) extradition (B) embezzlement (C) patronage (D) an ingenious (E) verification
36. In sharp contrast to the previous night’s revelry, the wedding was ___ affair. (A) a fervent (B) a dignified (C) a chaotic (D) an ingenious (E) a jubilant
37. Many experts argue that a ___ grouping of students would improve instruction because it would limit the range of student abilities in the classroom. (A) heterogeneous (B) systematic (C) homogenous (D) sporadic (E) fragmentary
38. The psychologist set up the experiment to test the rat’s ___; he wanted to see how well the rat adjusted to the changing conditions it had to face. (A) reflexes (B) stamina (C) communicability (D) adaptability (E) sociability
Directions: The passage below is followed by five incomplete questions, each containing one blank space. Five alternative answers are provided for each blank. Select the best answer that completes the question and mark your Answer Sheet accordingly.
Afsana left home early that day because at 9 o’ clock she was going to start work at an office in the city. This was her first job. But due to heavy traffic in the street, she arrived a few minutes later. Afsana caught the lift up to the eighth floor and went along the hall way to the office where she was to work, She tapped on the door, but there was no reply, She heard someone’s voice from the room next door. She opened that door and looked in. There was the manager, speaking to the people in the room in an angry voice. He then turned around and left the room. Later that day Afsana found out what happened. Apparently, the manager came to the office as usual at about nine-thirty, because he lived out in the country and came by train every day. That morning, however, he happened to catch an earlier train, and when he arrived, not a single person was working. They were all standing around, smoking, chatting, and goofing about.
1. Why do you think there was ___ reply when Afsana knocked at the door? (A) no (B) not a (C) some loud (D) never any (E) none of these
2. Why was the ___ angry? (A) worker (B) neighbor (C) peer (D) subordinate (E) manager
3. If the manager ___ not caught an earlier train, what would have been the result? (A) has (B) had (C) peer (D) is (E) must
4. What made Afsana ___late? (A) come in (B) go to work (C) arrive (D) a little (E) none so much
5. What kind of building ___you think the office was in? (A) do (B) should (C) would (D) shall (E) will
1. After such ___ meal, we were all quick to ___ Marium for her delicious cooking. (A) a fearful….congratulate (B) an enormous… console (C) a delightful….avoid (D) a heavy….thank (E) a wonderful….applaud
2. The ___of the Titanic could have been avoided if more safety ___ had been taken. (A) tragedy….precautions (B) embargo … preservers (C) disaster … reservations (D) crew …. Measures (E) fiasco …inspectors
3. He should be ___ to complain because his salary is ___ with his productivity. (A) right….proportionate (B) brought ___ balanced (C) foolish ___ gratuitous (D) reluctant ___commensurate (E) entitled ___alleviated
4. ___ discovery of fire, our ancestors used to eat uncooked food. (A) Prior to the (B) Prior (C) A prior (D) The prior (E) Top prior
5. Recently, there have been several outbreaks of disease like Dengue, and doctors don’t know ___. (A) what is the cause (B) the cause is what (C) is what the cause (D) what the cause is (E) none of these.
6. The company aimed to become ___within two years. (A) degenerate (B) profitable (C) alienated (D) fiscal (E) treasured
7. The general public ___a large number of TV sets now because prices are beginning to decrease. (A) must buying (B) must have ought (C) must buy (D) must be buying (E) none of these
8. In an admission test, to answer accurately is more important than___ (A) you finish quickly (B) finishing quickly (C) a quick finish (D) to finish quickly (E) none of these
9. The Test Manager made us ___our identification before we were allowed to enter the test centre. (A) showed (B) showing (C) shown (D) show (E) to show
10. The income of a college teacher is must less ___ (A) in comparison with the salary of a doctor (B) to compare as a doctor (C) than that of a doctor (D) than a doctor (E) none of the these
11. The Institute ___offer only the MBA program, but it now also has a BBA program. (A) was (B) was used to be (C) was used to (D) used to (E) was used to
12. Fast-food restaurants have become popular in Dhaka city because many working people want___. (A) the eat quickly and cheaply (B) eating quickly and cheaply (C) to eat quickly and cheaply (D) eat quickly and cheaply (E) none of these
13. During his outstanding career as a teacher, Mr X ___ the lives of thousands of students. (A) enriched (B) explored (C) eased (D) lessened (E) attracted
14. The store owner said that he would not be ___ for damages if the appliance was improperly installed. (A) depressed (B) delivered (C) responsible (D) attenuated (E) repaired
15. Some employers may require that job candidates have not only a degree ___(A) also two years experience (B) but no experience (C) but also two years experience (D) but two years experience (E) but more two years experience
Fill in each blank with a word or phrase from the box given below. Use each word or phrase in the list only once. Write in the space provided.
Affordable health care, reduce health care costs, excellence in, tolerant of those who are weak, in agriculture, who finds a way to get the jobs done, integrity, efficiently, decisions, responsible
1.Ms. C is a dynamic personal manager who accepts challenges and ___. 2.As a taxpayer, I want my money used wisely and ___. 3.A Professional degree will help you take independent___. 4.Mr X has had wide experiences. He has worked in business, in the news media, and ___. 5.We should eliminate unfair taxes, improve the business climate, and___. 6.The people want safe homes, good schools, and___. 7.Ms. A has made a record of effective and ____leadership in the community. 8.We should be tender with the young, compassionate with aged, and ____. 9.Justice Y served the people of this country with impartiality, ability, and ____. 10. Our leader will continue to fight for adequate funding of and ____education.
1.The reasoning in this editorial is so ___ that we cannot see how anyone can be deceived by it. (A) cogent (B) specious (C) coherent (D) dispassionate (E) astute
2.The sugar dissolved in water ___; finally, all that remained was an almost ___ residue on the bottom of the glass. (A) subsequently…..glassy (B) gradually…. imperceptible (C) quickly….lumpy (D) spectacularly……..opaque (E) immediately ……… fragrant
3.The manager tried to retain control of the situation in the mill, but his attempt was ….by union leaders. (A) frustrated (B) witnessed (C) justified (D) endorsed (E) disclosed
4.The___of time had left the fort ___, it towered above the village, looking much as it must have done in King Gupta’s time. (A) ravages….untouched (B) remoteness….alone(C) lack …defended (D) repairs….destroyed (E) status….lonely
5.Unable to ____her distaste for media events and unnecessary publicity, Afroza Rahim contin¬ued to make ____comments throughout the entire ceremony. (A) conceal….effusive (B) express…..vitriolic (C) maintain………copious (D) control…….garbled (E) disguise……caustic
6.We must try to understand her momentary ___ for she has ____ more strain and anxiety than any among us. (A) senility …..understood (B) aberration…..undergone (C) generosity….desired (D) outcry…….described (E) vision……forgotten
7.Not only the___are fooled by propaganda; we can all be misled if we are not ___. (A) fatuous…….intelligent (B) illiterate……mature (C) credulous….headstrong (D) gullible….wary (E) ignorant……cynical
8.Japan’s industrial success is ___in part to its tradition of group effort and___, as opposed to the emphasis on personal achievement that is a prominent aspect of other industrial nations. (A) related…….introspection (B) equivalent …. solidarity (C) attributed….cooperation (D) responsive………independence (E) subordinate ……..individuality
9.There is an essential ___in human gesture, and when someone raises the palm of his hands together, we do not know whether it is to bury himself in prayer or throw himself into the sea. (A) dignity (B) reverence (C) ambiguity (D) economy (E) insincerity
10. We need more men of culture and enlightenment; we have too many ___among us. (A) philistines (B) pragmatists (C) visionaries (D) philosophers (E) students
Directions: Fill in each blank with a word/phrase from the box. Use each word only once.
for all that____otherwise___in addition___unless___while___so that___because___consequently___because of___nevertheless
1.Most people are horrified by the idea of laboratory animals being used in experiments. ___, scientists insist that drug testing using only laboratory cultures is incapable of fully replicating carcino¬genic effects on humans and that ___ live animals must be used. ___ potentially very harmful substance may not be detected until it is too late. The scientists point out that, ___ cell cultures do reveal certain effects, other effects cannot be identified ___ fully-functioning animals are utilised. Therefore, they suggest that cell cultures be used first in testing any new chemical, ___ any chemi¬cal showing carcinogenic effects at that stage need never be tested on live animals.
2.These test animals, usually inbred mice, are very remarkable beasts. They are like identical twins and ___, they retain specific characteristics generation after generation. Strangely enough, the first sci¬entists who tried to produce such mice were ridiculed by their colleagues ___the prevailing view was that inbreeding would merely result in poor-quality animals, ___, the pioneers continued with their efforts. Now scientists would find it impossible to do research without such inbred strains, and many people are alive today only, ___the existence of these peculiar mice.
1.That is the person___I was speaking ___. (A) whom…..with (B) whom … to (C) who…with (D) who…..to (E) which…..with
2.I have been ___to swim since I was six but I never ___to like swimming very much (A) able….learned (B) sure …wished (C) able….used (D) capable….. learned (E) good…. tried
3.We like people ___speak ___people of Bangladesh. (A) who ….absolute (B) whom …whole (C) whose …always (D) whom…the (E) who…the
4.Bengali is ___language of ___people of Bangladesh. (A) common……the (B) difficult…..million (C) the……..the (D) typical……many (E) none of these
5.One day Mr A was walking ___a wood___the rain. (A) in….through (B) through…..in (C) under…….in (D) in…….under (E) in….in
6.Mr X was walking ___a wood___a rainy day. (A) to … of (B) through … on (C) of … through (D) by … in (E) in … through
7.You must get some fresh___for our visitor; this loaf is terribly___. (A) milk … salty(B) fruits … sweet (C) biscuit … crunchy (D) bread …stale (E) butter … good
8.In times past, society suffered from a ___ of information about diet and exercise, but recently, we have been ___reams of information on both topics. (A) deluge…. deprived of (B) dearth………intimated with (C) paucity……..denied the (D) plethora………showered with (E) misdirection … given
9.It is unfortunate ___ that the countries most in need of restructuring their economic sys¬tems are the ones whose history, customs or rules have ___the acquisition of modern education and technology. (A) situation……….encouraged (B) error….frustrated (C) paradox………inhibited (D) concern…….realized (E) situation……promoted
10. In his address, the principal exhorted the teachers to discover and___each student’s ___talents. (A) suppress…..unrecognized (B) redirect…….spacious (C) belittle….dormant (D) justify…..gratuitous (E) develop……intrinsic
11. The ___ predictions of greatly decreased revenues next year have frightened lawmakers into ___ budget reductions. (A) encouraging…sizable (B) convincing…..minute (C) alarming…. negligible (D) dire……drastic (E) none
12. Again and again, out of indifference or sheer stupidity, we have ___our resources, assuming that there was no end to the earth’s ___to recover from our mistakes. (A) invested ……resolve (B) wasted …… failure (C) squandered……..ability (D) expanded …….ability (E) none of these
13. It is ___ to assume that if aspirin can prevent second heart attack, it can also ___ an attack in the first place. (A) fanciful……..eliminate (B) logical…….ward off (C) sensible …….. encourage (D) reasonable ……….. foment (E) none of these
14. The reason for reduced spending on arms throughout the world is not ___, but ___, not a change in thinking, but a shortage of money. (A) ideological….economic (B) personal……political (C) local………universal (D) liberal …….conservative (E) none of these
15. If both political parties can abandon ___ positions in the face of economic realities, a ___ may be achieved that will permit the government to function. (A) sensible …….. compromise (B) dogmatic …… consensus (C) irrational …… dichotomy (D) reasoned ……. decision (E) none of these
16. A storm of ___ swept over the country when ___ at the highest levels of the government became common knowledge.. (A) protest …..cooperation (B) praise ……. dedication (C) indignation….. … corruption (D) indifference ……… actions (E) none of the above.
17. The habit of chewing tobacco has been ___him. (A) growing with(B) growing upon (C) growing on (D) given to (E) none of the above.
18. They are determined to stand up___their___. (A) at…… feet (B) for …. rights (C) against … wall (D) in … way (E) none of the above
19. The soldiers were true to their ___. (A) words (B) sword (C) fight (D) salt (E) none of the above.
20. After reading the letter, he ___ that the manager was attempting to ___a contract with him. (A) implied……….abrogate (B) inferred ….. negotiate (C) imposed … nullify (D) surmised……….breach (E) none of the above.