Linking words

প্রিয় শিক্ষার্থীরা, আজ তোমাদের জন্য ইংরেজি দ্বিতীয় পত্রের PART-A-এর Linking wordsনিয়ে আলোচনা করব। এ ক্ষেত্রে একটি ছোট passage  দেওয়া থাকবে এবং Passage-এর অন্তর্ভুক্ত ৫টি Gap থাকবে। এ প্রশ্নটির জন্য নম্বর থাকবে ৫।

Fill in the blanks with suitable linking words. 5

Set-8.

hence—as—who—when—if—that  

Students are the future leaders of a country (a) — are to lead a nation. (b) — they must seek to fulfil their potential. They posses the art (c) — can lead to their success story. (d) — leaders, they can decide our fates (e) — they discharge their responsibilities with great efficiency, we can reach the target of perfection.

Answer.

(a) who (b) hence (c) that (d) As (e) if/when.

Set-9.

when—and—as well as—However as

—even if—or—what

These two girls are from a village. They look malnourished. Their parents, landless (a) — jobless had to migrate to the city just to make a living. (b) — they have found a shelter in a slum. The male members of their family are either rickshaw-pullers or day labourers or do some small business. The female members work as part time or full-time housemaids in the neighborhood. These girls do not go to school, or (c) — they do, they go to an underprivileged children’s school or a non-formal education centre. They have to earn something to supplement the family income before (d) — after school. They do not know (e) — they will do in future.

Answer.

(a) and/as well as (b) However (c) even if (d) or (e) what.

Set-10.

but—that—not—only—but—also—who—

also—above—all  

Rokeya is a Bangladeshi girl (a) — is about to finish school. (b) — she has no hope of going on to college. Her parents are (c) — illiterate (d) — superstitious. (e) — they think that educating girls is but a mere wastage of money.

Answer.

(a) who (b) But (c) not only (d) but also

(e) above all.

Set-11.

otherwise—but—although—however—

accordingly —so—which  

Every citizen has some duties and responsibilities for his nation. (a) — most of the people are careless in this respect. People of this country have achieved national identity at the cost of f great sacrifice (b) — is still evaluated nationally (c) — some selfish people never want to give them recognition. (d) — we all should do some benevolent activities (e) — we will be guilty to the nation.

Answer.

(a) But (b) which (c) although (d) However/So (e) otherwise.

Set-12.

which—while—then—that—and—thereupon—but  

The Caliph marvelled at the grace and radiance of the young girls, (a) — was astonished to see (b) — each of the dervishes was blind in the left eye. The girls offered him a cup of wine (c) — he excused himself: saying, 'I am setting forth on a pilgrimage to Mecca shortly'. (d) — one of the girls put down before him a small table, on (e) — she placed a cup of Chinese porcelain. The Caliph Kept on seeing all these wonderful things done by the girls.

Answer.

(a) and (b) that (c) but (d) Then (e) which.

Set-13.

In order to—of—Since—Though—that—if

Most of our students cannot write out their examination papers fairly. (a) — they cannot understand the questions properly, they often beat about the bushes and cram their answers with irrelevant and unnecessary details. (b) — their teachers suggest (c) — their answers should be brief and precise, they often lengthen those unnecessarily. (d) — get expected marks, a student should answer the questions to the point. He should not worry (e) — some of his answers are fairly short.

Answer.

(a) Since (b) Though (c) that (d) In order to (e) if.

Set-14.

So—or—Despite—In spite of—Though—although

—And—Moreover—Therefore

(a) — Bangladesh is a small country, she has a huge population. Most people live here below the poverty line (b) — they can not afford to educate their children. (c) — many poor children drop either out of school after just a few years (d) — simply do not go to school at all. (e) — his situation, we have far too many students to educate.

Answer.

(a) Though/although (b) and (c) Moreover/ Therefore/ So (d) or (e) Despite/In spite of.

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