CBSE Class 5 English Unseen Passage C

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CBSE Class 5 English Unseen Passage C. Students should do unseen passages for Class 5 English which will help them to get better marks in English class tests and exams. Unseen passages are really scoring and practicing them on regular basis will be very useful. Refer to the unseen passage below with answers.

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All of us have read thrilling stories in which the hero had only a limited and specified time to live. Sometimes it was as long as a year; sometimes as short as twenty-four hours. But always we were interested in discovering just how the doomed man chose to spend his last days or his last hours. I speak, of course of free men who have a choice, not condemned criminals whose sphere of activities is strictly delimited.

Such stories set us thinking, wondering what we should do under similar circumstances. What events, what experiences, what associations should we crowd into those last hours of mortal beings? What happiness should we find in reviewing the past, what regrets?

Sometimes I have thought it would be an excellent rule to live each day as if we should die tomorrow. Such an attitude would emphasize sharply the values of life. We should live each day with gentleness, vigour, and a keenness of appreciation which are often lost when time stretches before us in the constant panorama of more days and months and years to come. There are those, of course, who would adopt the epicurean motto of 'Eat, drink and be merry, but most people would be chastened by the certainty of impending death.

Answer the following Question:-

1.What have we read?
2.In discovering what were we interested?
3.What does the free man have?
4.What do we think after reading such stories?
5.What does the author sometime think?
6.On what would such an attitude emphasize?
7.How should we live each day?
8.What is the epicurean motto?
9.‘I speak, of course ........’ to whom does I' here refer to?
10.Find the words from the passage which mean:-

(i)Destined to a grim fate

(ii)Attitude of enjoying finds food and drink. 

Suggested Answers to Passage:-

1.We have read thrilling stories.
2.We were interested in discovering how the doomed man chose to spend the last day or last hours.
3.The freemen have a choice.
4.Such stories set us thinking that what we should do under the similar circumstances.
5.The author sometimes thinks that I should live as if to die tomorrow.
6.Such an attitude will emphasize on the value of life.
7.Each day we should live with a gentleness, a vigour, and a keenness of appreciation,
8.The epicurean motto is to eat, drink and be merry
9.Here I' refers to 'the author'.
(a) doomed (b) epicurean.



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