Women in Space Class 7 English Lesson 8

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Women in Space

Lesson 8


Q. 1.  Let’s see how much we have understood:

(a)  Where was Kalpana Chawla born?

AnswerKalpana Chawla was born at Karnal in Haryana.

(b)  Where did Kalpana Chawla study?

AnswerKalpana Chawla studied at Tagore Bal Niketan at Karnal and later at Punjab Engineering College in Chandigarh.

(c)  What was Kalpana Chawla’s dream?

AnswerFlying in space was Kalpana Chawla’s dream.

(d)  Why did she go to the United States of America?

AnswerShe went to the United States of America to pursue her dream of flying in space.

(e)  What does NASA stand for?

AnswerNASA stands for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

(f)  How many times did Kalpana Chawla go into space?

AnswerKalpana Chawla went into space on two different occasions during her career.

(g)  How did Kalpana Chawla die?

AnswerKalpana Chawla died when the space shuttle she was in, called Columbia, broke apart as it was coming back to Earth in 2003.

Q. 2.  In the lesson you read about some important dates and numbers. See whether you remember what each number stands for:

1961            : ____________________________________

2003          : ____________________________________

STS-87      : ____________________________________

STS-107     : ____________________________________

Answer1961            : Birth year of Kalpana Chawla.

2003          : Kalpana Chawla joined the columbia shuttle Flight STS-87.

STS-87      : Kalpana Chawla with other six astronauts went into space on the space shuttle STS-87.

STS-107     : The space vehicle broke up in flame at the height of 61,000 metre.

Q. 3.  Make a poster of Kalpana Chawla for your science exhibition in the box below. Include her childhood information and her work details in your poster.


Women in space class 7Kalpana Chawla was born in 1961 at Karnal in Haryana. She did her primary education in Tagore Bal Niketan at Karnal. Then she studied at Panjab Engineering College in Chandigarh, Flying in space was her dream.In 1997, NASA selected her as an astronaut, and she became the first woman of Indian origin to go to space. Tragically, during her second space mission in 2003, the Space Shuttle Columbia met with a tragic accident during re-entry, resulting in the loss of Kalpana and her fellow crew members.

Q. 4.  (a)  Let’s learn some grammer.

Read the following sentences about Manas and Mayuri:

(i)   Manas said to Mayuri, “Hello, Mayuri ! Have you completed the project on women in space?”

(ii) Manas greeted Mayuri and asked her whether she had completed the project on women in space.

The words spoken by a person/persons can be reported in two ways: Direct and Indirect.

When we quote the exact words spoken by a person, we call it Direct Speech. Note that the exact words spoken by the speaker Manas are put within inverted commas.

There are some rules for changing Direct Speech to Indirect Speech.

  • In indirect speech no inverted commas are used.
  • The part used before the inverted commas (for example: said) in a reporting clause is called a reporting verb.
  • We can also make the speaker’s words a part of our own sentence. When we do so, the words are in Indirect Speech or Reported Speech. While reporting a speech, we make changes to some of the words in Direct Speech. We also often use the conjunction that in Reported Speech.

Here is a sentence in Indirect Speech. Write the sentence in Direct Speech in the space below. Remember to use inverted commas:

Mayuri said that she had read about it on the internet.


AnswerMayuri said, I have read about it on the internet.

(b)  In column A below are two sentences in Direct Speech. In column B there are the matching sentences in Indirect Speech. Are the sentences in Column B correct? If not, rewrite them correctly in Column C:

Column A   Column B Column C
Mayuri said to Manas, “Do you know what NASA is?” Mayuri said to Manas that does he know what NASA is?
Manas said, “Our country will always remember her.” Manas said that “our country would always remember her.”
Column A Column C
Mayuri said to Manas, “Do you know what NASA is?” Mayuri asked Manas that if he knew what NASA was.
Manas said, “Our country will always remember her.” Manas said that their country would always remember her.

Now fill in the blanks with suitable forms of verbs:

(i)   Mayuri __________ Manas on her way to school. ( s from of meet)

AnswerMayuri meets Manas on her way to school.

(ii)  I’m sure she __________ flying in space. (past form of love)

AnswerI’m sure she loved flying in space.

(iii)  It has _________ to the sky. (past participle of fly)

AnswerIt has flyed to the sky.

(iv)  _________ to space was Kalpana’s dream. (an ing form of fly)

AnswerFlying to space was Kalpana’s dream.

Q. 5.  Let’s revise verb forms:

Forms Examples with use
1. base form look- Look at the moon.
2. s form looks- He looks at the moon.
3. past form looked- He looked at the moon.
4. ing form looking- He is looking at the moon.
5. past/passive participle looked- He was looked after by a nurse.

Q. 6.  Here are some interesting facts about famous astronauts who were women.

Class 7 English Chapter 8Sally Ride was the first American woman to go into space. Class 7 EnglishValentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space and also one of the youngest female astronauts in history. SCERT Class 7 EnglishSunita Williams is an astronaut and a United States Navy officer of Indo-Slovenian descent.

Now collect a picture of an astronaut and paste it in your notebook. Write a few sentences about him or her just below the picture.

AnswerDo it yourself with the help of your class teacher.

S. L. No Contents (Class 7 English)
Lesson 1 Hobbies
Lesson 2 Uruka Adventure
Lesson 3 From The Diary of Anne Frank
Lesson 4 Kindness
Lesson 5 The Daffodils
Lesson 6 Dhunu’s Guitar
Lesson 7 A Child’s Beauty
Lesson 8 Women in Space

Q. 7.  Let’s practise speaking in English. Using the phrase ‘Have you heard’, ask your partner a few questions about space. One is done for you. (You can take help from your text.)Assam class 7 English

AnswerHave you heard that Kalpana-I was the first dedicated meteorological satellite launched by the ISRO?

Yes, I have.

Have you heard that Rohini was India’s first satellite launched from Indian-made launch vehicle?

Yes, I have.

Q. 8. The box below has certain words used to ask questions. Find and write them in the space given.


AnswerWhere, who, what, when, how, why.Class 7 English Lesson 8

Q. 9.  Fun with words:

Do you know what is interesting about these words?

If you remove the first letter from each of the given words, you will find a new word. Write the new words in the spacecrafts under each word:

Class 7 English Lesson 8Now think of three more words like the above, and write them here:

_______________     __________________    __________________

AnswerLight, end, pace, raft, now, here.

Q. 10.  See how many new words you can form with the letters used in the word ‘because’ below. One is done for you.

Assam class 7 English

AnswerCause, cues, base, cube, sea, bus, cab, case, use.

Q. 11.  Manas wants to be an astronaut when he grows up. Mayuri wants to be a scientist.

class 7 English lesson 8

Sit in pairs and tell each other what you want to be when you grow up and why.

AnswerAs Manas: I want to be an astronaut when I grow up because I’m so curious to know about space. I love the idea of going to space, floating around in zero gravity, and exploring other planets. It’s like a big adventure, and I want to be part of it. Plus, I want to learn more about space and help scientists discover new things.

As Mayuri: I want to be a scientist when I grow up because I love asking questions and figuring things out. Science is like a big puzzle, and I want to solve it. I want to find new things that can help people and make the world better. So, I want to be a scientist to learn more and help others.

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