Sub: English 1st Paper এসএসসি পরীক্ষার প্রস্তুতি 2014 ইংরেজি প্রথম পত্র প্রশ্নপত্র Part A: Reading Test (40 marks) Read the Passage carefully and answer the questions following it. Masum felt a little bit nervous. It was his first journey by plane. Masum, Neela and Becky were sitting in Row 9. Masum looked quickly and tried to have a glimpse of Neela and Becky. Both of them looked calm and relaxed but Masum felt his tension rising. The captain announced that he would be soon starting. Masum clenched his fists. After a pause the plane starts taxing. Then slowly it began to race down the runway and after a while with a jerk, it took off. Masum looked down from his window and saw buildings, people and trees looking like miniatures. The roads looked like snakes, so did the rivers. As they rose higher, the plane bumped a little as the weather was little rough. Masum held on to his seat and closed his eyes. However, soon he began to overcome his fear and looked out his window again. He saw the soft white clouds floating by. They looked like huge cotton balls. There were clouds all around him. Masum was amazed. He felt like touching the clouds. They were flying! Masum couldnÕt believe his long cherished dream had at last come true. The day Neela had flown to Singapore, Masum dreamt of traveling by plane and day too. 1. Choose the best answer from the alternatives. (a) The phrase 'took off' means ----. i. left ii. flew iii. landed iv. both. b. The tension that grew in Masum was ----. i. decreasing ii. increasing iii. removing iv. steady. c. Masum could see ----. i. building ii. people iii. road and rivers iv. All of these. d. Masum was going to enjoy his first trip by ----. i. bus ii. boat iii. air iv. train e. Masum looked down from ----. i. door ii. wind iii. ventilator iv. airate 2. Write whether the statements are true or false. It false, gives the correct answer. a. Masum made the trip alone. b. Masum saw many things from the plane and they looked exactly as on the land. c. The weather was bad on that day. d. There were soft white clouds all around Masum. 3. Fill in each gap in the following passage with a suitable word taking from the box below. There are more words than necessary. foul/ desired/ work/ successful/ glance/ beginning/ trip/ declared/ quiet/ floating/ do/ increasing During Masum's first (a) -- by air, he felt a little bit nervous. He had a quick (b) --- of Becky and Neela. Both of them looked (c) --- but Masum's tension was (d) ---. The captain (e) --- that he would be soon (f) --- as the weather was a little (g) ---, The plane shook a little. Masum enjoyed the soft white clouds (h) --- by. Masum could not trust his long (i) --- dream had at last come true. The dream came out (j) --- in the long run. 4. Read the Passage in 'A' again. Now, write a paragraph based on the information about Masum's plane journey. Use the clues in the box below. trip/ feeling/ long/ relaxed/ dream/ true/ clouds 5. Answer the following questions in your own words. a. Why did Masum feel nervous? b. Why do you think, Neela and Becky were not as nervous as Masum? c. What was Masum's impression of the clouds? d. What was Masum's long cherished dream? e. Why was Masum amazed? 6. Fill in each gap with a suitable word of your own based on the information from the text'A'. Masum was a (a) --- boy. He (b) --- of a trip by air one day. The day (c) --- and it was his first journey by plane. He felt (d) ---. His tension (e) --- increasing. He looked down from his window to (f) --- building, people and tree. All things from the plane were looking like (g) ---. (h) --- he overcame his fear and he looked outside of his window (i) ---. He thought for a while that his dream (j) --- came true finally. 7. Read the passage in 'A' again, imagine you are Masum. Now write in about 70-80 words stating about how you have enjoyed the first journey by plane. 8. Read the passage in 'A' again. Now, write the main ideas of the passage in your own words in not more than five sentences.