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- i) Arif : What do you think, Sumon? Is (a) _______ student team going to win?
Sumon : I think our student team is going to win but (b) ______ non-student team will give (c) _______ fight.
Arif : Certainly, it will be (d) ______ exciting game.
Sumon : Look, look, they have started. Hasan is our centre forward. See how fast he runs with (e) ________ ball. He should shoot at (f) _________ goal.
Arif : No, he is passing it to Roni.
Sumon : Oh, no Roni is not good. He missed (g) _______ good chance.
Arif : How nicely Hasan cleared (h) ______ ball!
Sumon: : Hurrah! We have won.
- ii) Shoheed : Excuse me. I am looking for (a) ______ hotel.
Passer-by : Which hotel do you want to go? Hotel Chondona? It is very near.
Shoheed : Can you tell me (b) ________ way?
Passer-by : Go straight and turn (c) _________ right when you will find (d) _________ statue on (e) _________ road and go for 500 yards and you will get Hotel Chondona on (f) _______ left side of (g) _________ lane.
Shosheed : How can I go there?
Passer-by : You may go on foot or can hire a rickshaw.
Shoheed : It will be better to hire (h) ________ rickshaw. Thank you, for your help.
iii) Shefa : Why could you not read?
Sayma : Due to load-shedding. There was no electricity supply for (a) _______ last two days. Moreover, it was very hot last night.
Shefa : Everyday load-shedding occurs at least twice or thrice (b) __________ day in our locality too.
Sayma : Load-shedding is causing (c) _______ great harm to (d) __________ examines all over (e) _________ country.
Shefa : But our government is very (f) _________ indifferent to this. They only deliver lectures but do nothing.
Sayma : Everybody knows about (g) ________ importance of time before examination. A suitable situation is needed for (h) ________ candidate. Load-shedding brings great suffering for the examinees.
- iv) Hassan : I want to spend sometime here in (a) _______ garden before our class starts.
Nipa : Fine. I have understood that you like (b) _________ flowers very much.
Hasan : You are right.
Nipa : Is (c) _______ gardening your hobby?
Hasan : Yes, it is my hobby. I have two gardens. I like flower garden very much. I have (d) _________ garden beside my room. I have many tubs on (e) _________ roof of our house. I take care of them. There is also (f) ________ unique flower plant. It is (g) ________ white rose. I like (h) _______ rose very much.
- v) Student : I am badly in need of (a) ________ character certificate from you, sir.
Teacher : But why is it needed?
Student: I want to enrol myself as (b) _________ cadet in (c) __________ Bangladesh Navy.
Teacher : It’s (d) _______ very good idea. I will give you the certificate with (e) ________ pleasure. Take (f) _________ opportunity. I will be all (g) ________ more happily to see you well placed.
Student : Thank you, sir. Pray for me, sir. I always miss (h) ______ lovely days of your school.
Teacher : May Allah bless you.
- vi) A : Good morning, Bashir. Where did you go in (a) ________ morning?
B : Good morning, I went to see (b) _______ one of my cousins who fell (c) _______ victim to acid throwing.
A : Acid throwing is one of (d) ________ heinous crimes.
B : Why do people throw acid?
A : Frustration in love, personal enmity, mental imbalance and easy availability of acid are (e) _______ causes of acid throwing.
B : Do you know the effects of acid throwing?
A : Yes. (f) _______ victims become blind, (g) __________ face becomes very ugly. In some cases, they die. Some become crippled.
B : How can it be checked?
A : (h) ________ sale of acid must be restricted. Exemplary punishment should be given to criminals.
B : Thank you very much.
A : You are welcome.
vii) A : Good morning, Bashir. What are you doing in (a) ________ garden so early?
B : Good morning, Abir. I’m working in my garden.
A : Why do you spend your valuable time for (b) _________ unproductive work?
B : I don’t think it so. Gardening is (c) _______ my hobby and I get (d) ______ great pleasure working in my garden. Don’t you have any hobby?
A : Yes, I have. It’s stamp collecting. It’s (e) ________ hobby of kings. It doesn’t make (f) ________ man dirty as you.
B : May be. I also feel (g) ______ happy when I put (h) ________ foreign stamp in my album.
A : It is getting late. I’m going now, goodbye.
B : Thank you. Goodbye.
viii) A : Hello, how are you?
B : I’m fine and you?
A : I’m also fine. It’s (a) ______ many days since we met together.
B : Yes, it is.
A : What are you doing now? Have you got any job?
B : I didn’t try for it. I’ve started (b) _______ poultry farm.
A : That’s nice. But how did you manage fund to start it?
B : I took (c) ______ loan from (d) _________ Grameen Bank and started it. What are doing?
A : I have been looking for (e) _________ job for (f) _______ long time but in vain.
B : It’s unwise to waste time in looking for a job.
A : Then Tell me, what should I do?
B : I would rather ask you to start (g) ________ business or make (h) ________ small farm.
A : But I have neither money nor experience.
B : Don’t worry. I will help you in all respects.
A : Thank you. I’ll come again. Goodbye.
B : You are always welcome, Bye.
- ix) A : Excuse me. Could you please tell me how to go to Shahjalal International
Airport from here?
B : You can go by bus or (a) _______ taxi.
A : I prefer (b) _________ bus. How much money do I need to go there?
B : At best 20 taka.
A : What’s (c) ________ speed of (d) _______ bus?
B : Every half (e) ________ hour. I’m waiting for (f) ________ same bus.
A : It’s 10:30 now. Will the bus come in ten minutes?
B : The schedule time of (g) _______ next bus is 10:40. So, we can expect.
A : That will be (h) _______ great relief! I have been waiting here for twenty minutes.
B : The bus will come now but its difficult to get in.
A : Oh! Here comes a bus. Is this right one?
B : Yes, it is. Come. Let us get in quickly.
- x) A : How have you done in today’s subject, Biplab?
B : Not so well. But what about you?
A : I’ve done well. I could not make (a) _______ good preparation due to my illness.
B : (b) ________ question no. 2 and 4 were not common to me. It seemed very hard.
A : I don’t think so. All (c) ________ questions were very easy.
B : You are (d) _______ bright student and so your case is different.
A : Still (e) ________ paper as (f) _______ whole is not so hard to carry 50% marks.
B : I’m speaking of (g) ______ average students.
A : I did not see any student depressed.
B : You are very optimistic.
A : Let’s hope for (h) _______ best.
- xi) A : Hello, what are you doing?
B : O, hi! I am reading (a) ______ article on tress. Do you know how important (b) ______ tress are for us?
A : Yes, tress are not only (c) ______ source of food, vitamins and furniture but also help to maintain (d) ________ ecological balance of (e) ________ environment.
B : Realizing (f) _______ importance of trees we should plant more and more trees.
A : June and July are (g) __________ best time for planting tress.
B : But there are many people who are ignorant cut trees at random.
A : We should expand tree plantation programme throughout our country.
B : Yes, every possible attempt should be made to make the programme (h) ________ grand success.
xii) A : How are you?
B : Fine. Thanks and you?
A : Me too. Where did you go (a) ______ yesterday?
B : I went to visit (b) _______ National Memorial.
A : It’s so! I visited it about (c) ________ month ago.
B : It’s (d) _________ fantastic complex. I got astonished to see (e) ______ tall structure of it.
A : You’re right.
B : It stands 150 feet tall. But it is more than (f) ______ structure.
A : It has seven towers which symbolise (g) _______ achievement which is immeasurable.
B : Its our glory and we must respect (h) _______ martyrs in our heart.
A : Exactly. Thank you.
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