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Seema after meeting the lady at the office of the N.G.O. talked to her about her hopes of setting up a small business. The lady took her to a large room where a group of women wearing blue sarees and aprons was stitching soft dolls. The lady explained to Seema that their NGO was a self-help group where they offer Vocational training in a variety of fields like culinary arts, toy making, etc.
What did the women of ‘Brave Mothers’ do?
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How did the NGO help Seema?
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2. Check your comprehension.
Find out the meaning of the words in italics and select the correct answers from the options.
(a) Seema looked at Swati’s calm and resolute face.
(iv) determined, firm
Ans. Determined, firm.
(b) “I would like to choose culinary training as a vocation.”
(ii) toy making
(c) Her heart brimmed with new dreams.
3. Here are some more words from the lesson.
Read the words in column A and find out their meanings in column B. Draw lines to match each word with its meaning.
(i) put one’s arms around somebody to hold them tightly, especially to show deep love or liking.
(ii) wrote something quickly.
(iii) loved somebody very much.
(iv) a raised design on a fabric.
(v) the outside limit of an object, a surface or an area.
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(a) edge———- (v) the outside limit of an object, a surface or an area.
(b) adored——- (iii) loved somebody very much.
(c) jotted——— (ii) wrote something quickly.
(d) hugged——- (i) put one’s arms around somebody to hold them tightly, especially to show deep love or liking.
embossed——- (iv) a raised design on a fabric.
4. Sit in groups. Each group will take up one of the following points for discussion. The leader of each group will present the answers to the class on behalf of the group:
(a) What, according to you, are the qualities of a good daughter/good son?
Ans. First, He/She should be responsible for his/her family. (parents, brother, sister, grandparents etc.) He/She should not do any act which make his/her family shamed.
Second, he/she must know his/her duty. As a son or daughter of his/her family he/she should study well, should help family members in their day to day work.
he/she must respect the family members. He/She should obey his/her
parents and other family member.
(b) Do you think Swati is a good daughter? Why do you think so?
Ans. Yes, I think Swati is a good daughter. She is responsible for her mother. She takes care of her mother. she was thoughtful as her mother was looked worried and she tried to make her feel good.
(c) What are the good qualities you have that match with Swati’s?(each member will write his/her good qualities as a daughter/son.)
Ans. I also responsible for my family. I do my duty and do for the welfare of my family.
(d) What will you do to become a better daughter/son?
Ans. I will be responsible for my family. I will study hard so that I can fulfill my dream and make my parents proud and happy.
Let's learn some grammar
Ans: Swati told her about a lady who lived here.
As you know, there are different ways of presenting the same idea.
Find a sentence in the text that has the same meaning as each of the
following statements. The first one has been done for you.
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(a) She was very wise for her age, Seema thought.
Ans. She looked so mature, Seema thought.
(b) He had expired a few years ago.
Ans. He died a few years ago.
(c) Depending on Seema’s success, she would be given more work.
Ans. Based on Seema’s success, she would be given more work.
(d) Her heart was filled with new hopes and desires.
7. Read the lesson carefully once again. Working with your partner, use the information given in it design a signboard for the NGO ‘Brave Mothers’ which will be displayed near the gate.
8. Now, write a similar letter to ‘Brave Mothers’ asking for a loan to set up your toy making business. Carefully note how to begin and end a letter. Also note how the date, subject line and salutation are written.
Application for sanction of a loan amount of Rs. 10,000/-
Most respectfully I would like to state you that I have done three months toy making training in the Brave Mothers vocational training centre. Now I want to start my business. so I request you to give me a loan amount of Rs. 10,000.
I will be grateful if you could sanction the loan at the earliest. Thank you, and looking forward to hearing from you.
Your Name Here _____
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9. Write a telephone conversation between Swati’s mother and the lady. Note down the conversation and enact it before the class.
Swati’s mother: Hello, madam, I am Mrs. Seema. I got your number from my daughter when you visited her school one day and she told me that you offer vacational training in a variety of fields. Please tell me more about it.
lady: Oh, very nice. I definitely tell you more about it. We are
an NGO and we offer vocational training in a variety of fields like
toy making, embroidery, tailoring, culinary arts, mobile phone
repairing and so on. If you are interested in any of them you can
Swati’s mother: Oh, I love cooking. So I would prefer culinary. But madam I have not much money for training and start the business. So, I…
lady: No, no, you don’t need to worry. The training will be given
to you free of cost and we will offer you a small loan to start your
mother: That’s very good. It will be really helpful for me.
lady: Yes. You come to our office at 10 am tomorrow with your PAN
card and voter card.
mother: OK madam, I will definitely meet you tomorrow. Thank you.
lady: Welcome. Bye for today.