Grade 5 The Talkative Barber Worksheets

A. Answer the following questions:

1. How many brothers did the Barber have?
2. Why was the Sultan in a hurry?
3. Why did the Barber take so long to shave the Sultan?
4. Why did the Barber want a lot of food?

B. State True or False:

1. The Barber was shaving the Sultan’s beard.
2. The Sultan gave him three gold coins.
3. The Barber refused to leave the Sultan’s palace.
4. There were seven brothers altogether in the Sultan’s family.

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

1. What was the name of the Sultan?
(a) Shahriar
(b) Periyar
(c) Kheriyar
(d) Naynar
2. Who was a great talker?
(a) The Sultan
(b) The barber
(c) The milkman
(d) The shopkeeper
3. How many brothers does the barber have?
(a) Four
(b) Five
(c) Six
(d) Seven
4. The Sultan stamped his feet ……………… .
(a) patiently
(b) impatiently
(c) courageously
(d) cowardly

D. Fill in the blanks:

1. This is one of the stories from the …………….. .
2. The barber lived in the city of ……………….. .
3. Once the Sultan called the ………………… to shave his ……………….. .
4. I have six brothers whom you might call ……………….. .
5. The barber left off shaving the ……………… to examine each ……………… separately.

E. Write the opposites of the following using un-, im-, dis-:

  1. believe ………………
  2. shaved ……………..
  3. perfect ……………..
  4. satisfy ………………
  5. polite ……………….
  6. respect ……………..
  7. pure ………………
  8. expected ………………
  9. obedient ………………

F. Fill in the blanks by adding un-, im- or dis- to the words given in the box:

tidy, patient, kind, like, able, appear, possible,

1. The teacher got upset with Rani because her work was ……………. .
2. The dog was ……………….. to climb the tree to chase the cat.
3. I ………………… hot milk, I like it cold.
4. It is ………………… to cross the road during peak traffic hours.
5. The magician waved his magic wand and made the rabbit ……………….. .
6. The passengers became ……………….. when the train was late again.
7. It is very ……………….. to make fun of another person’s weaknesses.

G. Use the joining words given in the box to fill in the blanks:

if, or, till, where, unless, so, while

1. Please wait with me ………………… the bus arrives.
2. Do you like football …………………. cricket?
3. My father packed my lunch …………………. my mother combed my hair.
4. We will reach on time ……………………. we go by the car.
5. Your speech cannot be heard by the audience you ……………….. use a powerful mike.
6. It was a beautiful day ……………………. they decided to go for a picnic.
7. We went to the zoo …………………….. we saw many animls.

H. Look at the words in the box. Write what you do when you are at a:

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sit, drink, play, yell, dance, sing, serve, run, enjoy, buy, wave, shout, ride, greet, win, cheer, compete

1. feast? ……………..
2. race? ………………
3. cricket match? ……………….
4. cinema? …………….
5. fair? ………………..
6. party? …………..

I. How does your father/uncle shave his face everyday?

He lathers his face with shaving cream, then he uses his razor. He runs it over his face, in even strokes. After this, he washes his face and wipes it to get rid of the lather.
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Now describe two of the following processes:
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1. How to send a letter/e-mail.
2. How to make a salad.
3. How to prepare a garden bed to grow flowers.
4. How to paint a mural or a wall picture.

J. Discuss the following and answer:

1. Did the Sultan enjoy the Barber’s talk? Why do you say so?
2. Which part of the story did you find the funniest?
3. What are the things the Sultan gave to the Barber?
4. Do you think the Sultan was really very generous? Why do you say so?

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