Complete the allowing text with suitable verbs in the box with their right form:
Example – 71
Honesty (a) ——– a great virtue. It (b) ——- a man to prosper in life. Everybody (c) —— an honest man. A dishonest man (d) ——– nowhere. A man (e) ——- eminent by means of dishonesty but that (f) ——- short lived. A dishonest man (g) ——- in the long run. So, we should (h) ——– to be honest.
Answer: (a) is; (b) helps; (c) respects; (d) is honoured; (e) may be; (f) is; (g) suffers; (h) try.
Example – 72
Men (a) ——– ever since they first appeared on the earth. In primitive time, they did not travel tor pleasure but to find new places. They (b) ——– themselves with simple weapons. Their journeys (c) ——– long tiring and often dangerous. Being intelligent they soon (d) ——– easier way of traveling. They (e) ——– on the backs of their domestic animals I. They (f) ——- boat and used it to travel across water. Traveling, of course, has now (g) ——– a highly organized business. There are vehicles which (h) ——– with comforts and security.
Answer: (a) have travelled; (b) protected; (c) became: (d) covered; (e) rode; (f) made; (g) become; (h) proyide.
Example – 73
A poor oy (a) ——– at the house of a rich lady as a servant. One day he (b) ——– alone in a lady’s dressing room. When he saw that there (c) ——- nobody else, he (d) ——— about and saw the beautiful things in the room. A good watch set with diamonds (e) ——- his eyes. He eagerly (f) ——- it in his hand and soon a wish (g) ——- in his mind, “Ah, if, I had such one!” Then after a while, he said to himself, “But if I take it, I shall be a thief.” And yet he again thought. There is nobody here to see me, but there is God who sees everything. I (h) ——- rather be poor and honest than be rich dishonest.
Answer: (a) worked; (b) was; (c) was; (d) looked; (e) caught; (f) took; (g) rose; (h) should.
Example – 74
Bangladesh is an independent country. In 1971, we (a) ——– independent. Earlier, we (b) ——- by the Pakistani rulers. They (c) ——– us in every sector of our life. Our valiant soldiers (d) ——– against their oppression and (e) ——– in a nine-month-long war. Millions of our people (f) ——– brutally throughout the long nine months. At last, our soldiers (g) ——– them and we (h) ——— our victory on December 16, 1971.
Answer: (a) became; (b) were oppressed; (c) suppressed; (d) rose; (e) were engaged; (f) were killed; (g) defeated; (h) achieved.
Example – 75
Science (a) ——— wonders in the field of communication. Mobile phone (b) ——– one of them. It has (c) ——- a new dimension to our way of life. Really mobile phone has (d) —— the world closed to us. Nowadays it has (e) —— an inseparable part of our day-to-day life, (f) ——- a mobile phone is not a luxury today. By (g) ——– mobile phone is not a luxury today. By (g) ——- mobile phone we are (h) ——- m many ways.
Answer: (a) has created; (b) is; (c) added; (d) brought; (e) become; (f) Keeping; (g) using; (h) benefited.
Example – 76
Time is compared to a gypsy who (a) ——– anywhere for long. The poet (b) ——– time to be his guest for a day. He (c) ——- time many valuable gifts and honour. He offers bells (d) ——– of the best silver. He will (e) ——– a peacock dance in honour of the time. But time is a thing that never stays. The greatest tragedy is that it never (f) —— back. It never (g) ——- Man has been able to (h) ——- the world.
Answer: (a) does not stay; (b) requests; (e) offers; (d) made; (e) arrange; (f) comes; (g) waits; (h) conquer.
Example – 77
The flood which occurred this year in our country has broken all the records of the past. The water level has never (a) ——- so high. It (b) ——- long time. A large number of people (c) ——– homeless. Flood (d) —— crops. It washed away the cattle and domestic animals. It (e) ——– thousands of people who had to take shelters on roofs, boats, and embankments. Lifo (f) ——- to a standstill. Though the flood (g) ——- over, the people are still (h) ——- for its after-effects.
Answer: (a) risen; (b) lasted; (c) became; (d) damaged; (e) affected; (f) came; (g) is, (h) suffering.
Example – 78
Food (a) ——- our basic need. But this food is (b) ——- by the greedy businessmen who (c)——- after money. Having (d) ——- the adulterated food, people (e) ——- a victim to diseases of various kinds. For capital punishment bf the dishonest businessmen, the (f) ——- laws must be (g) ——– for the betterment of common public health. It is expected that the strict law will be (h) ——- to stop this act.
Answer: (a) is; (b) cpntaminated; (c) run; (d) consumed; (e) fall; (f) existing; (g) rectified; (h) run.
Example – 79
It was a very cold winter day. Mr. Ant was busy taking care of the food grains he (a) ——- during summer. At that moment he (b) ——— a knock at his door. He opened the door and found his friend grasshopper (c) ——-. He (d) ——– very pale and sick. He told the ant, “There is no food in my house for a few days. All the members of my family (e) ——- ” The grasshopper (f) ——– that his friend would not deprive him. He (g) ——– him with some food grain. So the grasshopper (h) ——– the ant for saying their lives from starvation.
Answer: (a) Stored; (b) heard; (c) waiting; (d) looked; (e) are starving; (f) hoped; (g) helped; (h) thanked:
Example – 80
My half-yearly exam (a) ——– on. On the exam date of English 1st paper, I (b) ——– stuck up in a traffic jam. So I (c) —— the exam hall half an hour late. After (d) ——– the exam hall. I (e) ——– that all the examinees were busy in (f) ——- The invigilator (g) ——– me the answer script and the question paper. As I was nervous, my heart (h) ——– fast.
Answer: (a) was going; (b) got; (c) reached; (d) entering; (e) saw; (f) writing; (g) gave; (h) was beating.