Reading Comprehension. Lesson One Class Five
Let the students read this poem their selves. Words with hard to read have been written in Hindi to help them read the words-
We shall overcome (ओवरकम) , we shall overcome,
we shall overcome somday (सम डे);
Oh, deep in my heart (हार्ट), I do believe (बिलीव),
We shall overcome someday.
We’ll (वी’ल ) walk (वाक) hand (हैण्ड) in hand,
we’ll walk hand in hand,
We’ll walk hand in hand someday,
Oh, deep (डीप) in my heart (हार्ट), I do believe,
We are not afraid (अफ्रेड) today (टुडे).
The truth (ट्रुथ) shall make us free(फ्री),
the truth shall make us free,
The truth sall make us free someday;
Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe(बिलीव),
The truth (ट्रुथ) shall make us free someday.
We shall live in peace(पीस), we shall live in peace,
We shall live in peace someday:
Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe,
We shall live in peace someday (सम डे).
A-Choose the correct alternative (विकल्प) reading the above poem-
1- According to the poet, what makes us free ? Answer-Truth (सत्य)
2-What does hand in hand mean in the poem ? Answer-Unitedly(एकता)
3-What does deep in my heart mean ? Answer- What I strongly Feel
B-Say whether the following statement (कथन) are True or False-
1-We shall never (कभी नहीं) overcome(उबरना). (False)
2- We’ll walk(चलेंगे) separately(अलग-अलग) (False)
3- The truth shall make us free someday. (True)
Answer the following questions-
1- Why does the poet say ‘We are not afraid’ ?
Answer- Because he want to create a feeling of hope and triumph (जीत) in the face of adversity (विपरीतता).
2-Which line in the song tells you that the poet is not living peacefully at present ?
Anwer-The line ‘We shall live in peace (शांति) someday’ tells that the poet (कवि) is not living peacefully (शांति से) at present(वर्तमान में).
3-How do you feel when you sing this song ?
Answer-It develops feeling (भावना) of hope(आशा) and triumph (जीत) of truth in me.
Fill in the blanks with suitable Words from the box-
overcome(उबरना), afraid(भयभीत), truth (सत्य), peace(शांति)
1- I always(हमेशा) speak(बोलना) the…………………….. (truth)
2-In the ‘ Tricolour (तिरंगा)’ white colour sounds for……… (Peace)
3- A thief (चोर) is always(हमेशा) ………………….. of the police. (afraid)
4-With confidence(आत्मविश्वाश), we can…………. our fears(भय). (Overcome)