NTRCA School Written Exam Model Test-2

NTRCA School Written Exam Model Test-2

1.  Fill in the blanks with appropriate prepositions: 1×5=5

The movie started ___ 7 PM, so we had to hurry ___ dinner. We rushed ___ the theater, hoping we wouldn’t miss the beginning. Sitting ___ the dark room, we felt excited ___ the film to start.

2. Change the form of speech: 5

“Follow my example,” she said as she shook hands,” and never eat more than one thing for luncheon”. “I’ll do better than that,” I retorted, “I’ll eat nothing for dinner to night.” “Humorist,” she cried gaily, jumping into a cab. “You are quite a humorist.”

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3. Correct the following sentences:- 1×5=5

  1. The art works on display are worth to visit.
  2. The roads of Dhaka are wider than the roads of Chittagong.
  3. Walk fast or you should miss the bus.
  4. She aimed to be a physician.
  5. Please stop to write.

4. Complete the following sentences: 1×5=5

  1. He gave me neither a book………….
  2. …………. illness, I went to college.
  3. …………., the more you learn.
  4. God remains with us as long as…………….
  5. If it rains,……………..

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5. Translate the following passage into English: 10

ঢাকা বিশ্ববিদ্যালয় এলাকা। চারিদিকে থমথমে ভাব। পুলিশ মিছিল করতে নিষেধ করেছে। বাংলাকে রাষ্ট্রভাষা করার দাবি ছাত্রদের। পাকিস্থান সরকার চায় উর্দুকে রাষ্ট্রভাষা করতে। বাঙালিদের মুখের ভাষা কেড়ে নিতে চায়। কিন্তু ছাত্র-জনতা তা মানবে না। তারা মিছিল করবে। টগবগে তরুণেরা বেপরোয়া। প্রয়োজনে তারা জীবন দিবে তবু মায়ের ভাষার দাবি ছাড়বে না।

Read the passage below and answer the question no. 6-7

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The Padma Bridge entered the planning stage following the completion of the Jamuna Bridge in 1998. A pre-feasibility study was conducted in 2000 by Rendel, Palmer and Tritton, followed by a full-fledged feasibility study (FS) by Nippon Koei in 2003-2005, funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Four potential sites (Paturia-Goalundo, Mawa-Janjira, Dohar-Charbhadrasan, and Chandpur-Bhedarganj) were considered during the FS, and the Mawa-Janjira site was recommended by the JICA team. The detailed final technical design of the Padma Bridge (2008-2010) was funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

The double-deck multipurpose bridge designed by New Zealand-based firm Maunsell-Aecom was a real accomplishment and an “engineering feat.” However, long before the project construction was to begin, the co-financiers (ADB, JICA, and the World Bank) withdrew their funding commitments due to a dispute with the government of Bangladesh over alleged corruption in the selection of contractors and management consultants. The situation led to serious political controversy, with allegations and counter-allegations between the government and the World Bank. Finally, in 2013, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina strongly stated that the bridge would be built by Bangladesh without any external assistance. Accordingly, construction of the main bridge and other components commenced in November 2014. With pride and confidence, the bridge was opened to the public on June 25, 2022.

The 6.15km-long Padma Multipurpose Bridge – the longest in South Asia – established a fixed, reliable, and safe crossing over the Padma River from Mawa to Janjira and to the southwest region, reducing four hours of ferry commute to merely a 10-minute ride over the bridge. The bridge connects the southwestern region (which has over 35 million people) with the capital of Dhaka, boosting business and the movement of export goods between the Mongla seaport and the rest of the country. The improved transport network has now reduced the hauling time of vehicles and enhanced economic activity, boosting the national GDP, according to one estimate, to roughly one percent annually. Further, as a result of the new link and increased accessibility, the country’s southwest now experiences higher levels of economic activity, increased mobility, migration, and new employment opportunities, with impacts of poverty reduction in the region. 

Those affected by the construction of the bridge and its other components (that is, approach viaducts, river-training work, 14km of approach roads, bridge-end facilities, toll plazas, service areas, offices, etc) were properly resettled and rehabilitated in four resettlement sites in Mawa and Janjira. The resettlement plan was designed following the “good practices” of the Jamuna Bridge experience. Monetary compensation was made as per the replacement cost for land and other assets prior to displacement. The displaced households had options of either moving to resettlement sites or taking “self-managed” resettlement packages with all the applicable compensation and benefits. Close to 2,000 households opted for self-managed resettlement and moved to existing villages in Mawa and Janjira areas.

Four resettlement sites were built with provisions for house plots for over 2,400 households, and including civic amenities such as internal roads, water supply, electricity, schools, a market area, and waste management systems. The resettlers in the four sites are largely from the affected villages along the bank, where they had experienced multiple displacements in the past due to annual endemic erosion. In contrast, they now live in secure, semi-urban townships with access to employment and other social development support – particularly assistance for poor women and vulnerable groups, and training and livelihood programmes by a reputed non-government organisation (NGO) hired by Bangladesh Bridge Authority (BBA). In sum, Padma Bridge established a “development approach” to resettlement management, benefitting those affected by the project.

The benefits and potentials of the Padma Bridge megaproject are yet to be realised. Currently, only the four-lane divided motorway on the upper deck is operational. The dual-gauge rail line on the lower deck will be completed soon. The fibre optic cable and the gas pipeline on the bridge, separate but parallel power transmission line, the railway stations in Mawa and Janjira, and the eco-tourism centre on the Janjira side will ultimately fundamentally transform the region, making the Padma Bridge a real transportation “hub” and a key driver for economic growth and social change. Furthermore, the fixed link has opened up a real possibility for expanding Dhaka city to Mawa and to the southwest across the Padma Bridge to Shariatpur and Madaripur, which should be carefully studied by the government. To me, the future of Dhaka as a liveable city lies across the Padma Bridge.

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Source: The Daily Star

6. Choose the right answer. 5×1=5

  1. According to the passage, what was the primary reason for the withdrawal of funding commitments by the co-financiers?

a) Political stability

b) Alleged corruption

c) Technological limitations

d) Environmental concerns

  1. Which term from the passage is most similar in meaning to “fundamentally”?

a) Essentially

b) Superficially

c) Temporarily

d) Marginally

  1. What is the antonym of “adverse” as used in the passage?

a) Beneficial

b) Detrimental

c) Hostile

d) Unfavorable

  1. What was the primary reason behind the withdrawal of funding commitments for the Padma Bridge project by co-financiers ADB, JICA, and the World Bank?

a) Engineering challenges

b) Dispute over alleged corruption

c) Environmental concerns

d) Political instability

  1. How long is the Padma Multipurpose Bridge, making it the longest in South Asia?

a) 4.5 kilometers

b) 6.15 kilometers

c) 8 kilometers

d) 10 kilometers

7. Answer to the following Questions: 2×5=10

  1. How did the completion of the Padma Bridge impact the people living in the southwestern region of Bangladesh?
  2. What was the approach taken to ensure the well-being of communities affected by the construction of the Padma Bridge?
  3. How did the Padma Bridge project start?
  4. What future developments are planned for the Padma Bridge?
  5. Who designed the Padma Bridge, and what was it hailed as?

8. Write short notes on the following literary terms (any three):-            3×5=15

  1. Lyric
  2. Conceit
  3. Metaphor
  4. Tragi-Comedy
  5. Climax

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9. Write a letter to your father about AI/ Artificial Intelligence. 10

10. Write the paraphrase of the poem below: 10

Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day?

By William Shakespeare

 Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?

Thou art more lovely and more temperate:

Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,

And summer’s lease hath all too short a date;

Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,

And often is his gold complexion dimm’d;

And every fair from fair sometime declines,

By chance or nature’s changing course untrimm’d;

But thy eternal summer shall not fade,

Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow’st;

Nor shall death brag thou wander’st in his shade,

When in eternal lines to time thou grow’st:

So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,

So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

11. Write a paragraph on any one of the following: – 10

  1. The Use of the Internet
  2. Trade Fair

12. Problem: In countries like Bangladesh, women are confined to the four walls. As a result, they are deprived of their educational and other basic needs. They also fail to take part in the country’s developing initiatives. What are the reasons behind this? How can we overcome this? 

Model Test: 02- Solutions

1.  Ans: At, with, to, in, for

2. Answer: As she shook hands, she advised me to follow her example and never to eat more than one thing for luncheon. I retorted that I would do better than that. I also told that I would eat nothing for dinner that night. Jumping into a cab, she cried gaily and addressing me as a humorist; she told me I was quite a humorist.

3. Answer:

  1. The art works on display are worth visiting.
  2. The roads in Dhaka are wider than those in Chittagong.
  3. Walk fast lest you should miss the bus.
  4. She wanted to be a physician.
  5. Please stop writing.

4. Answers:

  1. He gave me neither a book nor a pen.
  2. In spite of/Despite (my) illness, I went to college. 
  3. The more you read, the more you learn.
  4. God remains with us as long as our aim is honest.
  5. If it rains, I shall stay indoors.

5. Ans. It is the area of Dhaka University. The surrounding atmosphere is filled with suspense. The police have forbidden to begin any procession. It is the demand of the students that Bangla would be the state language. The government of Pakistan wants Urdu to be the state language. They want to snatch away the language of Bengali. The students will not tolerate it. They will begin a procession. The angry young are reckless. If necessary, they will sacrifice their lives, yet they will not give up their demand for their mother tongue.

6. Ans: Look at NTRCA Written Book School. Passage No. 01

7. Ans: Look at NTRCA Written Book School. Passage No. 01

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8. Answer:

  1. Lyric- Look at Stylistics devices/Ornamentation/ Different Genres of Text. No. 08
  2. Conceit- Look at Stylistics devices/Ornamentation/ Different Genres of Text. No. 16
  3. Metaphor- Look at Stylistics devices/Ornamentation/ Different Genres of Text. No. 03
  4. Tragi-Comedy- Look at Stylistics devices/Ornamentation/ Different Genres of Text. No. 20
  5. Climax- Look at Stylistics devices/Ornamentation/ Different Genres of Text. No. 08

9. Ans: Look at Old LX LX NTRCA Written School. Page No. 106

10. Ans: Look at LX NTRCA Written Book School. Poem No. 07

11. Answer:

  1. The Use of the Internet. Ans: Look at Old LX NTRCA Written Book School. Page No. 108
  2. Trade Fair. Ans: Look at Old LX NTRCA Written Book School. Page No. 109

12. Ans: Look at NTRCA Written Book School. No. 02

Riya Akter
Riya Akter
Hey, This is Riya Akter Setu, B.A (Hons) & M.A in English from National University.


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