Comprehension Exercises | Beyond Barriers | Class 5 | Textual Question and Answer | Grammar | প্রশ্ন ও উত্তর

Beyond Barriers | Textual Question and Answer | Grammar | প্রশ্ন ও উত্তর

Comprehension Exercises |  Beyond Barriers | Class 5 | Textual Question and Answer | Grammar |  প্রশ্ন ও উত্তর

Beyond Barriers
Textual Exercise

Activity 1

Let’s find out and write down facts about Rakesh Sharma: 

(a) Place of birth: Patiala in the state of Punjab 

(b) Year of birth: 1949 

(c) Name of schools attended: St. George’s Grammar School and Kendriya Vidyalaya 

(d) Year of joining the National Defence Academy: 1966 

(e) Total time he spent in space: seven days, twenty-one hours and forty minutes


Activity 2

Write T for true and F for false statements in the given boxes:

(a)    The space shuttle was named Soyuz T-11. [T] 

(b)    Rakesh Sharma went into space in 1985. [F] 

(c)     Mrs. Indira Gandhi spoke to Rakesh Sharma. [T] 

(d)    Barun got the book on India’s space travels from his mother. [T] 

(e)    Osman and Barun were friends. [T]


Activity 3

What do you want to be? Give reasons for your choice. Write five sentences. Begin like this:

🌳I want to be a doctor in the future.

🌳A doctor saves one's life.

🌳I want to serve my society.

🌳A doctor has the opportunity to serve society.

🌳I want to serve my country also as a doctor.


Activity 4

Find answers from the text. Work in pairs: 

(a) Where was Kalpana Chawla born?

Ans.> Kalpana Chawla was born in Karnal, in the state of Haryana in 1962.

(b)    Where did Kalpana go in 1982?

Ans.> In 1982 Kalpana went to the USA to study at the University of Texas at Arlington.


(c) What was Kalpana called by her family?

Ans.> Kalpana was called ‘Montu’ by her family.


(d) What was the name of the space shuttle that was lost?

Ans.> The name of the space shuttle that was lost was Columbia.


(e) When did Kalpana die?

Ans.> Kalpana died on February 1, 2003, when Columbia was lost with its crew during re-entry into the earth’s atmosphere.


(f) What has been named after Kalpana?

Ans.> A hill on Mars, along with a star in deep space, has been named after Kalpana.

Activity 5

Let’s read the words: 

Pinky, Ravi, Soyuz T-11, Rakesh, Kalpana, Columbia, India, USA, Haryana, California, Barun, Osman

All these words are names. Now, fill in the table. One is done for you.

Name of Person

Name of Place

Name of Things



Soyuz T-11

















Activity 6

Complete the following sentences with information from the text: 

1. The first Indian in space was Rakesh Sharma. 

2. Kalpana took up the position of a research scientist at NASA Ames Research Center in Sunnyvale, California. 

3. Kalpana’s story shows the value of hard work and sincerity that is remembered even when one is no more. 

4. The Indian Prime Minister Kalpana talked to was Mr. Inderjit K. Gujral.


Activity 7

Write five sentences using the information. One is done for you:


· The first man in space was Yuri Gagarin. 

· Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman who went into space. 

· Alexei Leonov was the first man who walked in space. 

· The first woman to walk in space was Svetlana Savitskaya. 

· The first animal in space was Laika, a dog.


Activity 8

Fill in the blanks with Present Continuous Tense of the verbs given in the brackets: 

1. Rina is studying (study) for her exams at the moment. 

2. Where are you meeting (you meet) Ravi next week? 

3. Pinky is coming (come) to my place tomorrow. 

4. They are playing (play) football now. 

5. The company is finishing (finish) their project this week. 

6. She is eating (eat) oysters for lunch. 

7. Rubina is not going (not go) to Kolkata next week. 

8. I am working (work) on a special report today. 

9. We are not cooking (not cook) dinner this evening because we’re eating out. 

10. Barun is walking (walk) to school right now.  


Activity 9

Write six connected sentences about your experience of seeing the night sky. You may use the following points: 

[Points: time of seeing ---- place from where you looked ---- how the sky looked ----- other things that you saw ---- sounds of night ---- your feelings] 

Night Sky 

One moonlit night I experienced an open sky. I looked at the sky at the top of our village. It was a clear sky of autumn. The stars were twinkling in the sky. heard the sounds of the aeroplane and also saw it. I was amazed to see the beauty of the sky at night. 

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