Andhra Pradesh AP Board 5th Class English Solutions 5th Lesson The Wondrous Women Textbook Exercise Questions and Answers.
AP State Syllabus 5th Class English Solutions Chapter 5 The Wondrous Women
Look at the picture and answer the questions that follow.
Whom do you see in the picture ?
I see a rally in the picture.
Can you guesss what she is doing ?
The girl is offering jewellery to Gandhiji.
Do you think the girl has a kind heart ?
Yes, I think the girl has a kind heart.
Can you guess why she is offering her bangles? To whom?
I think she is offering her golden bangles to Gandhiji in support of Quit India movement.
Have you ever offered anything to the needy?
Yes, I have some times offered money to the needy.
I. Answer the following questions.
Who talks about service to mankind?
Mother Teresa talks about service to mankind. She believed: “Helping hands are better than praying lips”.
Who was titled as the ‘Human-Computer’?
Shakunthala Devi was known as human computer.
Name some dance forms you know.
Bharatnatyam, Kuchipudi, Kathakali, Mohini Attam, Bhangda are some of the dance forms I know.
Which revolt is mentioned in the text?
The 1857 revolt is mentioned in the text.
Why is Mary Kom called ‘Magnificent Mary’?
Mary Kom is a famous Indian boxer. She is called ‘Magnificent Mary’ because of her qualities in boxing and her interest in Marshal arts.
What do you learn from the life of Kalpana Chawla?
The life of Kalpana Chawla tells us: “Nothing is impossible if you have a strong faith”.
II. Write the correct answer.
Sarojini Naidu is called __________.
a) Magnificent Woman
c) The Nightingale of India
c) The Nightingale of India
Ameena was touched by the _____________
c) role play
c) role play
Music _________ human beings as well as animals.
Practice makes a person ____________.
Ameena’s parents assured her to send to everyday.
a) a factory
c) a cinema
I. Fill in the missing letters to form meaningful words. Write the words in the spaces provided. One has been done for you.
e.g. o _ c a s _ o n celebration o c c a s i o n
d i _ l _ g _ e conversation __________
d i a l o g u e
i m p _ s _ i b _ e not able to be done ___________
i m p o s s i b l e
c _ m _ i t m _ n t dedication __________
c o m m i t m e n t
s u c _ e _ s f u l fruitful __________
s u c c e s s f u l
m _ t h _ m a t _ c s numbers _____________
m a t h e m a t i c s
c l _ s _ i c _ l traditional _____________
c l a s s i c a l
c _ u r _ g e fearless _____________
c o u r a g e
e x _ i b _ t display _____________
e x h i b i t
a t _ i t _ d e manner ____________
a t t i t u d e
e _ s _ n t _ a l absolutely necessary _____________
e s s e n t i a l
II. Now, write sentences of your own using the given words. One has been done for you:
e.g. excited: (thrilled)
Raju was excited with the gift from his father.
Faith in God gives us confidence.
occasion: (a particular event)
I met Mahesh on the occasion of Independence day.
passion: (strong emotion)
Subramanian has a passion for music.
Our batsmen exhibited their talent in batting.
urge: (a strong desire)
Artists have a natural urge to become perfect in their field.
Read the following sentences.
- Don’t compromise, you can do it.
- I can dance well.
- I could exhibit my courage by fighting against the British.
What did you observe in the two sentences about the use of the words ‘can’ and ‘could’?
In the first and second sentences, ‘can’ is used to express the ‘ability’.
In the third sentence, ‘could’ is used to express the ‘ability in the past’.
Let’s see some more expressions about the use of the words ‘can’, ‘could’, ‘can’t’ and ‘couldn’t’:
Can I take your pen? (asking for permission)
Yes, you can take my pen. (giving permission)
I can sing, but can’t dance, (ability – inability)
Could you lend me your pen? (asking permission in a more polite manner)
I could run fast when I was younger, (general ability in the past)
I couldn’t talk till I was five, (general inability in the past)
The highlighted words ‘can’, ‘can’t’, ‘could’, ‘couldn’t’ are modal auxiliaries.
Fill in the blanks with suitable modals given in the brackets.
Raju is a clever boy, and he _____________ solve any problem, (can / can’t)
Last night, I was so ill that I ___________ sleep, (can’t / could n’t)
John __________ ride a bicycle, when he was eight, (could / can)
The sweet tasted good. I ___________ stop eating, (can’t / couldn’t)
Rafi can play carroms, but he ____________ play chess, (can / can’t)
Children ____________ play chess in their free time, (couldn’t / can)
After the school day celebrations, Ameena and her parents met the school headmaster and expressed apology for being absent for long.
Here are some ways of expressing apology.
- I am sorry!
- Please, forgive me!
- Please, accept my apology!
- I beg your forgiveness!
- I am sorry, it will not repeat again!
Make a possible conversation on asking apology for being late to school.
You: Excuse me, teacher! May I come in?
Teacher : Come in. Why are you so late?
You : My parents were not there at home. I had to take care of my little brother at home.
Teacher : Really, you told me the same reason yesterday also.
You : Really teacher My brother has been suffering from fever for the past two days.
Teacher : It’s alright. Manage your time to be punctual.
You : I am sorry madam. I will definitely be punctual !
Teacher : That’s okay. You may take your seat.
On Woman’s Day, Vijaya gave a speech on ‘Equality’. Let’s listen to it. Respected headmaster and teachers, parents and my dear friends, welcome you all on this special occasion!
I’m Vijaya from class five. First, I would like to greet you all ‘A Happy Women’s Day! ’ I’m glad to be a part of this celebration. Equality is giving equal rights and opportunities to everyone. Gender equality means that women and men, girls and boys enjoy the same rights, resources and opportunities.
We all know women have less access to some benefits. Girls must be given importance in education. There should be equal rights to women as men in decision making. Gender equality prevents harmful practices against women.
Education is the only source which can empower girls.
Hope, we could walk towards equality.
Thank you all for giving me this opportunity.
Now, write a speech on Independence Day celebrations. The hints will help you to prepare the speech.
Respected ……………………… and my dear ………………………….. good morning!
This is ………………………….. from ………………………….. I came here to talk about ……………………………………..
I would like to wish you ……………………………………………… Today, I’m glad to be a part ………………………………………. We all know, we have been celebrating our …………………………………………………… since …………………………………. India ………………………………….. free from ……………………………………. with the sacrifices of many …………………………………….. like Mahatma Gandhi, ……………………………………….. and others.
Let’s remember their sacrifices and be thankful and responsible for our mother land.
With this, I’d like ………………………………………..
Respected headmaster, teacher and parents and my dear friends good morning!
This is Malini from class five. I came here to talk about Independence Day Celebrations.
I would like to wish you Happy Independence Day Celebrations. Today, I’m glad to be a part Independence Day Celebrations. We all know, we have been celebrating our Independence since 1947. India became free from the British with the sacrifices of many patriots like Mahatma Gandhi, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Jawahar Lal Nehru, Bhagat Singh and others.
Let’s remember their sacrifices and be thankful and responsible for our mother land.
With this, I’d like to take leave of you. I once thank you all for giving me this opportunity to speak before you.
Developing a conversation on stating plans:
Imagine that you are going on a picnic with your class on Sunday. Now, develop a conversation by stating plans.
Sruthi : Hi Preethi! Good Morning!
Preethi : Hi Sruthi ! Good morning! How come you are here.
Sruthi : I am waiting for our classmate Ravali. She proposed that our class should go on a picnic.
Preethi : Yes ! She told me that. But where do we go ?
Sruthi : We will discuss that. Shall we go to Bhavani island?
Preethi : That’s nice. We can also visit Undavalli caves from there. Is it the next Sunday ?
Sruthi : Yes. We will take a bus. 50 of our class.
Preethi : We have to take lunch, snacks along with us, right ?
Sruthi : You are right. Tell our friends. We will all meet in the evening. Then, we will finalise the other details.
Preethi : Sure, Sruthi. Bye.
Speak on the following
Have you ever helped a needy person? How did you feel?
I am Harish. I want to share one experience with you.
When I was a child, I went to my grand parents house in Gudivada. I went there to spend my summer vacation. There, I helped an old woman. She was waiting on one side of the road. She wanted to cross the road. She was not able to walk. She was not able to see.
I saw this. I held her by hand and helped her cross the road. I was very happy. I was happy that the old woman was able to cross the road with my help. Even now, I keep on remembering that incident.
In what way do you respect your country?
Hello, Good morning. I am Shalini. I respect my country. This a country with thousands of castes. There are several religions. We have hundreds of languages. The climatic conditions are different. My country is a land with suitable climate for cultivating a Variety of crops.
The food habits, and dressing patterns are surprising. The people of this country are very tolerant. Different festivals are celebrated in this country. People take part in these celebrations. For all these reasons, I respect my country.
How is your mother managing the family altogether?
Good Morning all. I am Abdul here. I want to share my feelings towards my mother with you. She is a very hardworking person. She is a loving mother. She supports my father as he goes to office. I have a sister. I am in class five. My sister is in class three. My mother supports both of us very much. She never gives any trouble to us. She spends money carefully. She comforts us in the times of stress. For all these reasons, I love my mother very much.
Describe a successful personality that you know.
Hi all! I am Sharmila. I am here to speak about a great leader. He is a very famous personality. He is none other than Mahatma Gandhi. He was a true patriot. He was a successful lawyer in South Africa. But, later he left his practice and returned to India. He wanted to devote his time for the sake of India and its freedom.
Gandhiji always preached non-violence and non-cooperation. He preached what he practiced. He stood for Hindu Muslim Unity. He lived and died for the sake of truth. He died on January 30,1948 in New Delhi.
Tickets, Please !
In 1923, a Khadi Exhibition was held at Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh. A little girl was standing at the gate of the exhibition. She was about fourteen years old. She was told not to let anyone in the exhibition hall without a ticket.
Jawaharlal Nehru came to the exhibition grounds and wanted to go in. He had neither a ticket nor the money to buy one. The girl at the gate stopped him. “You can’t go in unless you have a ticket, sir!” She told the great man. The people who had put up the exhibition came running to the gate. “Do you know, who you are stopping?” asked one of them. “Yes, I do,” said the girl. “It is Jawaharlal Nehru. But I’m only following the rules.”
Then they bought a ticket for Nehru, and he went into the exhibition hall. “The country needs a girl like her, who can do their duty with courage,” said Nehru. The little girl, Durgabai grew up, worked hard and helped many people. She did many things for the welfare of women.
Fill in the blanks with the right word from the list of words given below:
Once, Jawaharlal Nehru came to the ______________.
He had neither a ticket nor the _____________ to buy one.
A girl ______________ Nehru at the gate.
Nehru said that the country ____________ a girl like Durgabai.
Durgabai Deshmukh did many things for the ___________ of women.
Title of the Game : Pick and Say
Required time : 15 minutes
Required material : Written topic in slips
Topics to be written on the slips :
- Talk about a sports person.
- Talk about a singer.
- Talk about a movie you watched.
- Talk about a freedom fighter.
- Talk about a great person you have seen.
- Talk about your parents.
- Talk about a successful woman.
- Talk about your best friend.
- Talk about your school.
- Talk about your favourite hero / heroine.
- Talk about your teachers.
- Talk about your village / town.
1. Sports Person : .
I would like to talk a few things about P.V Sindhu. She is a famous badminton player. She is the first badminton champion from Indial Her parents were famous Volley Ball players. They palyed at international games. But Sindhu chose badminton. She was inspired with the success of Pullela Gopichand, another badminton player,;She won the silver medal in the 2017 Olympics. She continues her success even now.
2. Talk about a singer :
I am very keen to speak about a singer – S.P. Balasubramaniam is a popular singer. He sang nearly 50000 songs. He is a very popular in Telugu, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada languages. He made entry with the film Sri Sri Sri Maryada Ramanna. He was able to sing for most of the popular heroes like NTR, ANR, Krishna, Sobhan Babu, Chiranjeevi, Chandra Mohan etc. His voice matched very well to all these heroes equally. His greatest work is the TV serial ‘Paadutha Theeyaga’. The serial inspired hundreds of young people to take up music as profesion/hobby.
3. Talk about a movie you watched :
I am very eager to share my opinion about the film”Taare Jameen Par”. It means in English – “Stars on Earth”. It was produced and directed by Aamir Khan. The film is about an 8-year old boy. the boy was excellent in art. But because he had a disability called ‘dyslexia’, he was poor in subjects. The parents send him to a boarding school.
The art teacher in that school finds the boys problem. He helps boy out to overcome the problem. Aamir Khan took the role of the art teacher. Darshed Safary plays the role of 8-year old Ishan. Amole Gupte directed this film. This film deals with an important problem in children.
4. Talk about a freedom fighter :
Alluri Seetarama Raju is the brave freedom fighter from Andhra. He was bom ‘Mogallu’ village. He grew up as a young man in the British mle. He understood that Indians were oppressed by the British. The wealth of India was robbed off the British. He understood that freedom from the British mle was the only way for India.
So, he decided to join the fight against the British. He led the tribal people. The fight by Seetharama Raju was well known. He had a group of followers. Finally he was killed by the British. But his name and work will be alive among the people of Andhra.
5. A great person you have seen.
Sri P.V. Narasimha Rao is great person. I like him for his ability as ruler. He knew several languages. He knew many Indian languages and some foreign languages. He was an able ruler also. He acted as the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh for some time. Later he acted as Minister for external affairs in Indira Gandhi’s cabinet.
Later , he became the prime minister of India. During his rule, he brought so many changes in Government policies. He translated Viswanadha Satyanarayana’s ‘Veyi Padagalu’ into Hindi with the title ‘Sahasra Phan’. This year we are celebrating his 100th birth anniversary.
6. Parents :
I have loving parents. They look after us very carefully. My father is a farmer. He works-on the farm and runs some business also. My mother is a home maker. Both of them are helpful to each other. They help us very much. They always encourage us in our studies. They encourage as we play in the evening. My mother is a very good story teller.
She narrates stories from Panchatantra, Akbar and Birbal, Vikram Betal, Tenali Rama Krishna etc. My father tells us how to behave in the society. My mother tells us what to eat and what not to. She also tells us manythings about clothes, relatives, festivals neighbours. Both of them are a God’s gift to us.
7. A successful woman :
Indra Nooyi is one of the successful women. She is the Chief Executive Officer and chairperson of Pepsico. She was bom in Chennai in 1955. She studied in Madras Christian College, Chennai and Indian Institue of Management in Calcutta. She became the Chief Executive Officer, Pepsico in 2006. Nooyi was named on Wall Street Journal’s list of 50 successful women.
She is the president of World Justice Project, in June 2018, Nooyi joined the International Cricket Council Board as the first independent female director. Also, she became a member of the board of directors at Amazon. In India, she used to play cricket. She is still active as a Chief Executive Officer. Girls of this generation can leam a lot from the life of Indra Nooyi.
8. My best friend :
Mahesh is my best friend. He and I studied together in a primary school. In secondary school, we studied separately. Now, he is an officer in a bank. I work as a teacher in a Government school. He is a fun loving person. He is always kind to others. He never hurts anybody. He is a blend of good habits. He has the habit of rising early. He regularly takes exercise. He is healthy because of his food habits. He eats food very limitedly. He spends his free time in library. For all these good habits, 1 like Mahesh very well.
9. My School:
My school is MPP School, Kothapalli. It has two buildings. There are 56 students going to this school. All the children are regular in attending the school. There are three teachers working in this school. Our school has a big playground. There are many trees in our school. There are many colourful birds in the trees. In the afternoon, we have our lunch supplied in the school itself. Our teachers teach very well. I like our school very much.
10. Favourite hero / heroine :
Savitri is my favourite heroine. She acted in Telugu and Tamil films. Savitri acted as heroine in many popular films. She was the most popular heroine of the past. She was known as ‘Mahanati’. A film called ’Mahanati’ was a success a few years ago. The film was the biographical picture of Savitri. She was a well known artist and a good director. Savitri’s acting was excellent in most of the films. She was a very generous person also. She donated her valuable ornaments for welfare of army. She will be remembered for ever with her range of films.
11. Our teachers :
We have very good teachers in our school. All of them are highly educated. They are very friendly to the children. They explain the lessons very well. They are very carefbl about the slow learners. Also that, our teachers allow us to play in the evenings. In our school, there is a craft teacher. She teaches several things like embroidery, origami, weaving, gardening etc. The children are very happy to water the plants in the guidance of these teachers. In our school, teachers help us play indoor games and out door games. The teachers guide the students as they play. They use good teaching aids to make concepts clear to children. We all love our teachers.
12. My village / town.
I live in a small village. The village has nearly 2000 population. Most of the families live on agriculture. The village is located in the middle of three hills. There is river flowing through our village. The farmers in our village grow paddy. Some people also have cattle. They sell milk to Government milk centre and get money. Some people sell things in shops. Our village has very good roads, the village panchayat keeps the surroundings clean.
There is a school in our village. There is an anganwadi centre near our school. The teachers teach very well. They don’t live in the village. They come from outside. They teach lessons excellently. There are some elders in the village. All the people in village follow the advice given by them. Our village is a very good village. The people are very kind to each other.
THE WONDROUS WOMEN
The lesson ‘The Wondrous Women’ is the collection of experiences of some wonderful women. Ameena is a school student. The preparations were going on for celebrating her school day. The entire school was very busy in arrangements. The head master of the school invited Ameena’s parents to attend the celebrations.
After a long time, Ameena was going to meet her friends. She was sitting in the front row. She was watching the programmes carefully. Her friends were performing and showing their talents of all the programmes, Ameena liked the Wondrous Women most. Now she narrates the programme to us.
Mother Teresa dedicaed her life to serving the needy. She believed, “Helping hands are better than paying lips”. Sravani acted as Mother Teresa. Kalapana Chawla was the first Indian woman to travel in space. Revathi acted as Kalpana Chawla.
Shakuntala Devi was a mathematiciaan. She loved to play with numbers. She was known as human computer. Alekhya played the role of Shakunthala Devi. M.S. Subbu Lakshmi believed that: ‘Practice makes man perfect! She says ‘music is magic’. Swapna took the role of Ms. Subbu Lakshmi. Yamini Krishna Murthy was a dancer. She excelled in Bharathanatyam and Kuchipudi. Yamini’s character was taken by Kalyani.
Sarojini Naidu was a poet. Sarala took her role. Latha took the role of Jhansi Lakshmi Bai, the Queen of Jhansi. Mary Kom was interested in Marshal Arts. Mounika took Mary Korn’s role.
Ameena’s Parents watched all the programmes. They realized . the importance of education. They promised Ameena that they would send her to school everyday.
‘The Wondrous Women’ అనే ఈ పాఠం అనేక ‘అద్భుత మహిళల అనుభవాల సమాహారం. అమీనా అనే అమ్మాయి స్కూల్లో చదువుకుంటోంది. ఆ సంవత్సరం స్కూల్ డే దగ్గరికి వస్తోంది. స్కూల్లో వాతావరణం అంతా కోలాహాలంగా, ఆనంద భరితంగా ఉంది. ఆ సందర్భంగా జరిగే వేడుకలకి హెడ్మాస్టరు గారు అమీనా తల్లిదండ్రులని ఆహ్వానించారు. చాలాకాలం తర్వాత, అమీనా తన స్నేహితులందరినీ చూడబోతోంది. తాను మొదటి వరుసలో కూర్చొని శ్రద్ధగా కార్యక్రమాన్ని తిలకిస్తోంది. తోటి పిల్లలు ఒక్కకొక్కరుగా తమ తమ కళారూపాలని ప్రదర్శిస్తున్నారు. అన్నింటిలోకి అమీనాకి ‘The Wondrous Women’ అనే కార్యక్రమం బాగా నచ్చింది. తను ఇప్పుడు మనకి ఆ కార్యక్రమం గురించి చెబుతుంది.
మదర్ థెరిసా దైన్యస్థితిలో ఉన్నవారికి సేవ చేయడం కోసమే అంకితమైంది. ప్రార్థించే పెదవులకన్న సాయంచేసే చేతులుమిన్న” అన్నది ఆమె విశ్వాసం. మదర్ థెరిసా పాత్రన్ని శ్రావణి పోషించింది. కల్పనా చావ్లా అంతరిక్షయానం చేసిన మొదటి భారతీయ వనిత. రేవతి అనే అమ్మాయి కల్పనా చావ్లా వేషం వేసింది.
శకుంతలాదేవి ఒక గణిత శాస్త్రజ్ఞురాలు. అంకెలతో ఆడుకోవడం ఆమెకి ఇష్టం. ఆమెని మానవ కంప్యూటర్ అనిపిలుస్తారు. ఖ్య శకుంతలాదేవి పాత్ర పోషించింది. “సాధనమున పనులు సమకూరుధరలోన” అన్నది ఎం.ఎస్. సుబ్బులక్ష్మి విశ్వాసం. ఆమె ‘సంగీతం ఒక గారడీ’ అని అంటుంది. ఎం.ఎస్. సుబ్బులక్ష్మి పాత్ర స్వప్న పోషించింది. యామినీ కృష్ణమూర్తి ఒక నాట్యకారిణి. భరతనాట్యం, కూచిపూడిలలో ఆమె ఉన్నత శిఖరాలకి చేరింది. యామినీ పాత్రని కళ్యాణి పోషించింది.
సరోజినీ నాయుడు ఒక కవి. ఆమె పాత్రని సరళ పోషించింది. లత ఝాన్సీ బాయిపాత్రని పోషించింది. లక్ష్మీబాయి ఝాన్సీని పాలించిన రాణి. మేరీ కోమ్ అనే యువతికి ఒక బాక్సర్ మార్షల్ ఆర్ట్స్ అంటే అమితమైన ఆసక్తి. మౌనిక మేరీ కోమ్ పాత్రని పోషించింది.
మొత్తం కార్యక్రమమంతా అమీనా తల్లిదండ్రులు చూశారు. వాళ్లు వారికి చదువు ప్రాముఖ్యత ఎంత ఉందో అర్థమైంది. వారు అమీనాని రోజూ బడికి పంపిస్తామని మాట ఇచ్చారు.
jubilant = luck ; ఆనందంగా
atmosphere = ambience; పరిసరాలు
occasion = context; సందర్భం
wondrous = wonderful ; అద్భుతమైన
logical = with reason following rules or facts ; తార్కికమైన
commitment = dedication to a cause ; అంకితభావం
entralls = attracts ; ఆకర్షించును
concerts = a public musical performance; సంగీత కచేరీ
passion = great liking, strong feeling ; అభిరుచి
enhance = increase ; పెంచుట
magnificant = extremely impressive and deserving ; అద్భుతమైన
compromise = relax the standards ; రాజీపడడం