Grade 5 My Elder Brother Worksheets

A. Answer the following questions:

1. What are the things that Munna liked to do?
2. What did Bhaiya do all day?
3. Why was Munna not happy with the timetable that Bhaiya made for him?
4 How do you think Munna felt when his brother was so strict with him? Why was Bhaiya so strict with him?
5. Whose character do you like more — Munna’s or Bhaiya’s? Why?

B. Tick (✓) the correct answer(Multiple Choice Questions):

1. What was Munna doing?
(a) Painting
(b) Drawing
(c) Sweeping
(d) None of these
2. How many years older was Bhaiya than Munna?
(a) Three
(b) Four
(c) Five
(d) Six
3. Who has topped his class?
(a) Bhaiya
(b) Munna
(c) Sister
(d) All of these
4. Who will rush to the hostel?
(a) Munna
(b) Bhaiya
(c) Teacher
(d) Bab

C. Fill in the blanks:

1. If the base is ………………… then the ………………. will and firmly.
2. To speak or write …………….. properly, ……………… efforns required.
3. You have to work hard to be ……………… in life.
4. …………………. would know exactly what to do.

D. State True or False:

1. The story shows that experience is as important as hard work.
2. If the base is strong then the building will not stand firmly.
3. To speak or write English properly tremendous effort is required.
4. You do not have to work hard to be successful in life.
5. Understanding doesn’t come only from reading books.

E. Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow:

Oliver was a nine-year-old boy. He lived with other homeless boys in an orphanage. He was pale and thin as were the other boys living there. This was because they had to work hard but were never given enough to eat. The owner of the orphanage, Mr Bumble, was a cruel man and he ill- treated the boys.

The boys were always hungry. It was true that they were given three meals a day but each meal consisted only of a bowl of watery soup. They were almost starving. So it was decided by them to ask the master for more soup. But who would bell the cat? Finally the task fell to Oliver.

When all the boys had assembled in the cold stone hall for their evening meal, the soup was served. It soon disappeared. The boys whispered to one another and one boy pushed Oliver a little. Oliver, making a brave effort, stood up, walked up to the master with his bowl and spoon in his hand and said tremblingly, “Please sir, I want some more”.

1. Why did Oliver live in the orphanage?
2. Who was Mr Bumble?
3. What meal were the boys given?
4. What did Oliver say to Mr Bumble?
5. The boys were given three meals a day. Then why were they always hungry?
(i) Because the soup they were given was never enough.
(ii) Because they worked very hard all day long.
(iii) Because the older boys drank up their soup.
6. Find the words from the passage that mean the same as
(i) very hungry (para 2) ………………….
(ii) to vanish (para 3) …………………….
7. ‘All the boys assembled in the cold stone hall’. Here the word assembled means
(i) moved away
(ii) collected
(iii) worked together
8. From the word ‘assembled’ remove the last two letters. Add one letter to make a word which means a time at the school when the whole school gathers assembl____.
9. Give a suitable title to the passage.

F. To learn means to understand or to gain knowledge.

To teach means to show how or to explain.
Complete the following sentences using the correct form of teach or learn:

learn, learns, learned, has learned, teach, teaches, taught, has taught

1. Will you ……………….. me chess?
2. Mr. Sharma ……………….. Class VIII.
3. The students have ………………… about ‘road safety’.
4. My sister has ………………. me how to ride a horse.
5. I have ……………… some of the customs of India.
6. I ………………. how to cycle when I was just four years old.

G. Choose the correct word and complete the paragraph:

All the class V students of our school ………………. (were / was) gathering in front of the Principal’s office. They ………………… (were/was) going for the inter-school race. The bus ………………… (arrive /arrived) and they ………………….. (leave/left) for the stadium. The runners are ……………. (taking / taken) to the starting point. The runners ……………… (take/took) their positions. Sir ………………… (blow/blew) the whistle. One student of our school ………………. (run/ran) fast and ………………… (come / came) first. Everyone …………………. (do/did) their best and our school ………………. (won/wins) the trophy. Everyone …………………. (feel/felt/fell) joyous.

H. Fill in the blanks using ‘for’ or ‘since’:

1. I have lived in this house ………………….. I was a baby.
This big jar has been in our family ………………….. many years.
3. The old banyan tree in the village has been there ………………….. the last 200 years.
4. Nobody has seen him …………………. yesterday.

I. Write the opposites of the following:

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J. Write the comparative and superlative degrees of Adjectives given below. One has been done for you:

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K. Do you have a timetable at school?

How many periods are there for the following subjects and activities in one week?
English …………., Hindi …………, Maths …………., Science …………, Social Studies …………, Games ……….., Art …………….., Craft ………….., Music ……………, Dance ………………., Any other activity?

Now make a timetable for yourself including your study time and your play time.
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L. The format of a letter is given to you:

Letters to friends and close family are written in the same way as you
speak to them.
Krishna Boys’ Hostel (writer’s address)
Model Public School
Kolkata
10th July, 2000 (date)
My dearMa, (gretting)
This is my first letter after the summer vacations. We started our classes the day after we reached the hostel. I have settled in well. (introduction)

We have a new teacher for clay modelling and pottery. She tells us how to make fruits and vegetables with clay. We then paint them. They look so real. (body)

We have an inter-house poetry recitation coming up in August. I am really excited about it. It is a long poem but we learn it together with our teacher.

It is nice to be back in school with my friends and teachers. I remember you and Baba a lot. Give my love to grandmother and grandfather. (ending)
Do write back soon.
Your loving son
Pratap (closing)
1. After reading the letter, answer the following questions:
(i) Who has written the letter? …………………
(ii) To whom has the letter been written? ………………
(iii) Where is the writer of the letter? ………………
(iv) What is the name of his hostel? ………………
(v) On which date was this letter written? …………….
2. Now, write a letter to your friend or relative in another city telling him /her about activities/events in your school.
Follow the same pattern as the above letter:
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M. Choose a story that you like.

In groups of four, write down dialogues for the story and make it into a short play. You may then present it in the class:

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