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



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.


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


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.


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




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.


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

(e) above all.



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.


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



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.


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


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.


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


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


(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.


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

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