One day, a hare was walking in the forest when he saw a tortoise | Class 5

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One day, a hare was walking in the forest | Class 5

One day, a hare was walking in the forest | Class 5

Read the text and answer the questions 1, 2, 3 and 4. [Unit 14: Lesson 1-2]

One day, a hare was walking in the forest when he saw a tortoise. The hare was the fastest animal in the forest. The hare called out to the tortoise, "Hurry up! you are so slow! Can't you walk faster? Can't you run?" 

The tortoise felt angry and said to the hare, "Why don't we have a race? Maybe I can win!" 

The hare laughed and laughed. "Sure! I will win!" the hare said. They agreed to start next to a big tree and finish at the river. Then they called their friends to watch. The hare stood beside the tortoise and the race began. 

The hare ran quickly and in a few minutes the hare was out of sight. The hare said to himself, "The tortoise is very far behind. I can see the finish line. I have time for a nap!" Soon the hare was asleep under a tree next to the path.

The tortoise walked steadily, on and on. He didn't stop. Soon, he passed the sleeping hare.

The hare slept for an hour. When he finally woke up, he looked at the finish line. He couldn't believe his eyes! Tortoise was almost at the finish line! The hare ran as fast as he could, but it was too late. The tortoise crossed the finish line and won the competition! The hare was furious!

The tortoise looked back at the hare and smiled. Then he said, "Slow but steady wins the race!"


একদিন, একটি খরগোশ বনে হাঁটছিল এমন সময় সে একটি কাছিম দেখতে পেল। খরগোশ ছিল বনের দ্রুততম প্রাণী। খরগোশ কচ্ছপকে ডাকল, "তাড়াতাড়ি কর! তুমি খুব ধীর! তুমি কি দ্রুত হাঁটতে পারো না? দৌড়াতে পারো না?"

কচ্ছপ রেগে গেল এবং খরগোশকে বলল, "কেন আমাদের প্রতিযোগিতা নেই? হয়তো আমি জিততে পারি!"

খরগোশ হেসে উঠল। "অবশ্যই! আমি জিতব!" খরগোশ বলেন. তারা একটি বড় গাছের পাশে শুরু করে নদীতে শেষ করতে রাজি হয়েছিল। তারপর তারা তাদের বন্ধুদের দেখার জন্য ডাকল। খরগোশ কচ্ছপের পাশে দাঁড়াল এবং দৌড় শুরু হল।

খরগোশ দ্রুত দৌড়ে গেল এবং কয়েক মিনিটের মধ্যে খরগোশটি দৃষ্টির বাইরে চলে গেল। খরগোশ মনে মনে বলল, "কচ্ছপটা অনেক পিছিয়ে আছে। আমি শেষ লাইন দেখতে পাচ্ছি। আমার একটু ঘুমানোর সময় আছে!" শীঘ্রই খরগোশটি পথের পাশের একটি গাছের নিচে ঘুমিয়ে পড়ল।

কচ্ছপটি স্থিরভাবে হাঁটতে থাকে। তিনি থামেননি। শীঘ্রই, সে ঘুমন্ত খরগোশ অতিক্রম করে।

খরগোশ এক ঘন্টা ঘুমিয়েছিল। অবশেষে যখন ঘুম ভাঙল, সে ফিনিশিং লাইনের দিকে তাকাল। সে নিজের চোখকে বিশ্বাস করতে পারছিল না! কচ্ছপ প্রায় শেষ লাইনে ছিল! খরগোশটি যত দ্রুত পারে দৌড়ে গেল, কিন্তু অনেক দেরি হয়ে গেছে। কচ্ছপ ফিনিশিং লাইন পেরিয়ে প্রতিযোগিতায় জিতেছে! খরগোশ ক্ষেপে গেল!

কচ্ছপটি খরগোশের দিকে ফিরে তাকিয়ে হাসল। তারপর বললেন, "ধীরে কিন্তু স্থিরভাবে দৌড়ে জয়ী হয়!"

One day, a hare was walking in the forest | Class 5

1. Write the answers on the answer paper.

i) What is the story about?    c

A A hare

B A tortoise

C Slow but steady wins the race

D A journey

ii) The hare saw ............    b

A a cat

B a tortoise

C an elephant

D a horse

iii) The tortoise felt angry because .............    a

A the hare told him slow

B he was an angry animal

C he was annoyed

D he was sleeping

iv) 'They agreed to start.' Here 'start' means .............    c

A finish

B continue

C begin

D first

v) Who has said "I can see the finish line."    b

A The tortoise

B The hare

C The dog

D The fox

vi) The hare was defeated by .............    a

A the tortoise

B the tiger

C the monkey

D the lion

vii) The hare said to himself, "I have time for a nap!" Because .............    b

A the tortoise was walking fast

B the tortoise was far behind

C the tortoise was weak

D the tortoise was sleeping

viii) When the hare woke up, he .............    a

A looked at the finish line

B began to run

C cried out

D started laughing

ix) The tortoise had reached the finishing line before the hare because .............    b

A he could run fast

B he was slow but steady

C he knew magic

D a horse helped him to reach

One day, a hare was walking in the forest | Class 5

2. Match the words of the column A with their meaning that is mentioned in the text in the column B (There are two extras)

Ans. a) +iv; b) b+ vii; c) + vi; d) + ii; e) + iii.

Fill in the blanks.

(a) Once a hare was walking ................ the forest.

(b) The hare laughed at the tortoise for its ................ speed.

(c) The hare was proud ................ his speed.

(d) The tortoise challenged the hare to ................ a race.

(e) The tortoise came ................ in the race finally.

Ans. a) in, b) slow,  c) of,  d) have/run,  e) first.

One day, a hare was walking in the forest | Class 5

3. Answer the following questions.

a) Where was the hare walking?

Ans. The hare was walking in the forest.

b) How does a tortoise move?

Ans. A tortoise moves very slowly.

c) Why did the tortoise feel angry?

Ans. The tortoise felt angry on hearing the hare’s comment.

d) Where did the race start from?

Ans. The race started from next to a big a tree.

e) Where did the hare take a rest?

 Ans. The hare took a rest under a tree.

One day, a hare was walking in the forest | Class 5

Additional Questions

f) What did the hare see when he woke up?

Ans. When the hare woke up he saw the tortoise near the finishing line.

h) How was the tortoise walking?

 Ans. The tortoise was walking slowly.

i) Why did the hare have a nap.

 Ans. As the hare was ahead, he had a nap.

j) How long did the hare sleep?

 Ans. The hare slept longer than he thought.

k) What is the moral of the story?

 Ans. The moral of the story is 'Slow but steady wins the race!'

4. Write 5 sentences about The Race You Participated in. 

Or, Write a short composition on "The Race you participated in" in five sentences answering the following set of questions. 

(a) Where did the race take place?

(b) Who were the spectators?

(c) How many contestants were there?

(d) When did the race start?

(e) Who won the race?


The Race I Participated in I took part in a 100 metre race in the last annual sports of our school. It was attended by a crowd of spectators including our guardians and the students and teachers of our school. There were 12 contestants. The race started when the referee blew his whistle. I ran as fast as I could and won the race at last!

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