He is my brother Class 5: Subject- English Lesson 13
Once upon a time, there was a small hill. A path went up the hill.
It went through thick and lovely woods of pine and fir trees. People often walked on it to a holy place.
One day when the sun shone high in the sky, many people were seen climbing up the hill. They were climbing slowly and carefully.
A girl also climbed the hill with them. Her name was Meena. Meena was twelve years old. She carried a small boy on her back. He was four years old. His hair was curly. His eyes were black and his face was as fresh as the morning dew.
As the sunshine danced through the trees, Meena climbed the hill slowly and steadily. Meena was happy. The boy was also happy.
A man in the group looked at Meena. He felt sorry for her. He asked her, “My child, why are
you carrying the boy on your back? Don‖t you feel his load?”
Meena looked at him in wonder. She could not understand him. (Her brother was unable to walk). Meena
asked, “Load? Of course not!
He is my brother!”
I. New words
understand, climb, holy, dew
II Read and write
(A) Answer these questions :
- Where were the people going?
- What did the man say to Meena?
- Why do you think Meena was carrying her brother?
(B) Choose the correct answer :
(i) The path went ………….. :
(a) up the hill.
(b) down the hill.
(c) away from the woods.
(d) between two hills.
(ii) Which statement is not correct about
Meena’s brother :
(a)Meena‖s brother is four years old.
(b)He was tired.
(c)He couldn‖t walk.
(d)He enjoyed the ride on the back.
(iii) Meena didn’t feel any load on her back because:
(a) she was beautiful.
(b) she didn’t carry any load.
(c) she was 12 years old.
(d) she was carrying her brother on her back.
III. Let’s talk
Do you help your family members in their work?
(i) What do you do for your mother?
(ii) How do you help your father?
(iii) When do your friends ask for help?
(A) 1. The rat ran in when the cat ran ———–
- The lion is big but the ant is———-
(B) Underline the word in the group which is not related to the given word.
understand: know, follow, do, under
holy: sacred, whole, pious, religious
dew: drop, cold, fresh, hot
woods: would, jungle, forest, trees
load: heavy, tiny, big, burden
(C) Rearrange the letters to make words:
b c m l i
r n o w d e
l r y c u
h r e f s
e p l o p e
V. Structures in context
Read the sentences:
„ People were climbing carefully.
„ Meena climbed the hill slowly.
Rani Laxmi bai fought bravely.
„ Mrs. Sudha speaks softly.
Words that tell us something more about a verb or action are
called adverbs like climbed slowly, speaks softly, and fought bravely.
(A) Fill in the blanks with the correct words from the
- They danced on the floor _.
- She knows the road _. (good/well)
- She speaks very___________. (quiet/quietly)
(B) Write adverbs of the following adjectives:
- noisy – __
- clear – __
- beautiful – __
- slow – __
- tidy – __
- lucky – __
VI. Class activity
Write your name and write a word for each letter. The word
must start with the same letter.
e. g. : My name is SUMAN. There are five letters in my
S – sugar
U – umbrella
M – mouse
A – apple
N – nose
The teacher may ask students to write words giving different
conditions such as:
(1) Each word should have three letters.
(2) Each word should have four letters.
(3) Each word should be a doing word.
(4) Each word should be an adjective.
(5) Each word should be a noun.