We shall Overcome

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).

Activity I

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.

Activity II

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)

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