English 1st Paper নটরডেম কলেজ 2024

প্রশ্ন ·সময় ৩ ঘণ্টা ৪৫ মিনিট

1. Summarize the following text.

Once in water, you get oblivious of time, distance or direction. The only thought, which kept me worried, was that I must make it and that I must get good weather all the way. The second half of the swim is always very difficult. And if even little waves develop, it saps the ebbing energy of the swimmer all the more. Taking a lesson from my previous swims I kept my speed at a steady pace for I knew I would need every ounce of my energy towards the close.... 

I felt hungry and famished and shouted for my manager. In reply, I was told that I could not afford to waste 10 minutes in having the feed! If I have to break the record, I must swim on with all my might. But I refused...I am sorry now for it. For if I had gone on, I might have finished the whole swim in less than 10 hours and 15 minutes creating a new world record from both sides.... 

After the feed I really got my teeth into the strokes.... I was squeezing my body for the last drop of energy I could get out of it.... and edged on inch by inch. The people in the motorboat were cheering me. I saw the flash on the Kent shore very clearly. I realized I was very close. I could see the record, like the proverbial carrot, dangling before my swollen eyes....

ব্যাখ্যা আনলক করতে চর্চা প্রিমিয়াম এ আপগ্রেড করো

2. The following graph shows the statistics of the Internet users in the world by geographic regions in 2022. Describe the graph in 150 words.

                   Internet Users in the World by Geographic Regions - 2022

                                                Millions of Users - June 2022

                               Source: Internet World Stats - www.internetworldstats.com/stats.htm

ব্যাখ্যা আনলক করতে চর্চা প্রিমিয়াম এ আপগ্রেড করো

3. Read the following text and fill in the blanks with suitable word from the box. There are more words than needed. Make any grammatical change if necessary.













Adolescence, a pivotal bridge between childhood and adulthood, encapsulates a (a) — of intricate shifts. This juncture brims with transformative opportunities and bewildering (b) — . Emotional intensities (c) — , and peer dynamics wield amplified influence, steering life-altering (d)— . Cognitive growth introduces abstract reasoning, occasionally accompanied by (e) — choices. Striking a harmonious chord between (f) — responsibilities and residual naivety shapes this (g) — . Fostering autonomy and discernment becomes (h)— .  The (i) —  of these factors paints the portrait of a generation teetering on the cusp of maturity, molding their (j) — to the future. 

ব্যাখ্যা আনলক করতে চর্চা প্রিমিয়াম এ আপগ্রেড করো

4. Fill in the blanks with appropriate words.

Dreams, a realm of fascination, have given rise to varied (a) — . Sigmund Freud's (b)  approach suggests dreams are vessels of suppressed desires and emotions, (c) hidden wishes. (d) , Carl Jung's theory highlights their link to collective unconsciousness, (e)   universal symbols and archetypes. Modern studies propose that dreams facilitate memory (f) and creative problem-solving. Yet, the true purpose of dreams remains (g) . Do they serve psychological functions, or are they reflections of (h) brain activity? The allure of dreams persists, inviting us to decipher their intricate (i) of meanings and mysteries, deep within the landscapes of our (j) — .

ব্যাখ্যা আনলক করতে চর্চা প্রিমিয়াম এ আপগ্রেড করো

Meditation is very important for a student. Now, pen down a letter to your friend explaining how meditation is "merging finitude in infinity....".

ব্যাখ্যা আনলক করতে চর্চা প্রিমিয়াম এ আপগ্রেড করো

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