Fill in the blanks in the following test with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks may not require an article. Put a cross (×) in those blanks: 0.5×10=5
1. Long long ago (a) __ mirror was found in (b) ___ paddy field by (c) ___old farmer. Neither this farmer nor anybody else in (d) ___area had ever seen a mirror. So, when (e) ___ farmer looked into (f) ___ mirror, he was surprised to see (g) ___ man looking straight to see at him. Now, (h) ___ farmer closely (i) ___ resembled his father who had died many years ago. He thought that it was his father (j) ___ inside it and saluted him with love and respect.
Answer: (a) a (b) a (c) an (d) the (e) the (f) the (g) a (h) the (i) × (j) ×
2. The process of globalization obliviously requires (a) __ common language for international (b) ___ communication. For many different reasons, English has achieved (c) ___prestige of being that (d) ___language because it is (e) ___ international language. It is no longer (f) ___ unique possession of British or American or other native speaker people, but (g) ___ language that belongs to (h) __ world’s people. This phenomenon had led to (i) __ bewildering variety of (j) ___English around the world.
Answer: (a) a (b) × (c) the (d) × (e) an (f) the (g) a (h) the (i) a (j) ×
3. ‘Communicative competence’ menaces the ability to use (a) __ language in (b) ___ appropriate manner in different situations. There are two ways of developing communicative competence in (c) ___ language. (d) ___first is acquisition which is similar to (e) ___ way people develop their ability in their mother tongue. It’s a natural subconscious process in which people are not usually aware of acquiring (f) ___ language. They are only aware of (g) ___ communication. So, acquisition is picking up (h) ___ language in (I) ___ instinctive way. It may be called (j) ___implicit method of learning.
Answer: (a) × (b) an (c) a (d) the (e) the (f) a (g) × (h) a (i) an (j) ×
4. *** Mobile phone is (a) ___ great invention of modern science. (b) ___ consumers of mobile phone are increasing day by day. (c)___ People are getting benefits from it. But it is unfortunate that mobile phone sometimes becomes (d) ___ cause of hazard, especially (e) ___ children are affected much. (f) ____ scientists believe that mobile phone causes brain tumors, genetic damage and many other (g) ___ incurable diseases. They believe that invisible and uncontrolled radioactivity of (h) ___ mobile phone causes irreparable damage to (i) ___ human body. They say that (j) ___ government should control radioactive sources.
Answer: (a) a (b) The (c) × (d) the (e) the (f) × (g) × (h) the (i) the (j) the
5. Once there lived (a) ___ poor cobbler. He had (b) ___ rich neighbor. (c) ___ neighbor possessed (d) ___ ill health. So he was (e) ___ angry man. He was always (f) ___ unhappy man. Once he used to think (g) ___ richest men to be (h) ___ happiest men in (i) ___world. But his (j) ___ idea was not correct.
Answer: (a) a (b) a (c) The (d) an (e) an (f) an (g) the (h) the (i) the (j) ×
6. (a) ___ global crisis has increased (b) ___ phase of recession in (c) ___ real economy, at least in (d) ___ economics of (e) ___ United States and (f) ___ many European countries. Recent actions of (g) ___ western countries to counter both (h) ___ financial crisis and the strong recessionary trends have in many cases gone against (i) ___ their own predominant (j) ___ free market ideology.
Answer: (a) × (b) a (c) the (d) × (e) the (f) × (g) the (h) the (i) × (j) ×
7. Bangladesh is a land of (a) ___ scenic beauty. (b) ___ land, (c) ___ Rivers and the forest are (d) ___ sources of this beauty. Geographically Bangladesh can be divided into four regions. In many places there is lot of amazing beautiful spots. For this reason, (e) ___ tourism business can flourish here. (f) ___ wild animals of (g) ___ Sundarbans are also (h) ___ great asset. Tourism can play (i) ___ vital role in national economy. But it is still in elementary stage. So, we have to cross (j) ___ long way.
Answer: (a) × (b) The (c) the (d) the (e) × (f) The (g) the (h) a (i) a (j) a