A New Day, A New Way

A New Day, A New Way Class 8 SCERT All Question Answer

A New Day, A New Way All Question Answer

1. Answer the following questions from the lesson:

(a) Why was Seema Upset?
Answer: Seema was upset by the information given to her by Kalpana ma’am (the manager of her office) regarding her salary. Kalpana ma’am told her that this time it will take a few days to pay the staff their salary. She was upset because she needed twelve thousand rupees to pay her Daughter Swati’s school fees and she was depending on her salary to make the payment.

(b) What did Swati suggest to her mother?
Answer: Swati told her mother about a Lady from an N.G.O., who had recently visited their school to create awareness on “Entrepreneurship Development and Self Reliance”. Swati suggested to her mother that they could try the N.G.O. for some help.

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(c) What happened when Seema met the lady at the office of the NGO?

Answer: 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.


(d) What did the women of ‘Brave Mothers’ do?

Answer: The women of “Brave Mothers” offer vocational training in a variety of fields like toy making, embroidery, tailoring, culinary arts, mobile phone repairing, and so on.

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(e) What was Seema interested in doing?
Answer: Seema was interested in culinary training.


(f) How did the NGO help Seema?

Answer: The N.G.O. helped Seema by providing her free vocational training. Moreover, they also assured that she would be given a loan amount to set up her own kitchen at home, and based on her performance, she would be assigned more customers. Since Seema needed money immediately, the lady also assured her that her loan would be sanctioned even before her training. A savings account would be opened in a bank in her name where she would be able to deposit her savings.

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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.

(i) sad

(ii) adamant

(iii) brave

(iv) determined, firm

Ans. Determined, firm.


(b) “I would like to choose culinary training as a vocation.”

(i) tailoring

(ii) toy making

(iii) embroidery

(iv) cooking

Ans. Cooking.


(c) Her heart brimmed with new dreams.

(i) lacked

(ii) overflowed

(iii) loaded

(iv) exhausted

Ans. Overflowed.

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.


A

B

(a) edge

(i) put one’s arms around somebody to hold them tightly, especially to show deep love or liking.

(b) adored

(ii) wrote something quickly.

(c) jotted

(iii) loved somebody very much.

(d) hugged

(iv) a raised design on a fabric.

(e) embossed

(v) the outside limit of an object, a surface or an area.

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Answer:

(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.


(e) 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.


Third, he/she must respect the family members. He/She should obey his/her parents and other family member.

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(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

Look at the underlined words in the following sentences from the lesson.

Seema Deka drew the window curtains of her living room. Without switching on the light, she sat on the edge of her bed, lost in thought.”
Here are some common types of prepositions. They denote

(a) place or position:

e.g. in, on, at, over, under, above, below, behind, between, beyond
(i)The book is on the table.
(ii) He is at school now.

(b) time:

e.g. at, on, in, for, from, to, since, during, till/until
(i) She will go to the office in the morning.
(ii) She sat there for three hours.

(c) Cause:

e.g. because of, on account of, from. out of, of
(i) The match had to be stopped because of the rain.
(ii) our school is closed on account of Bihu.

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(d) Purpose:
e.g. for
(i) I am waiting for a taxi.

(e) means:

e.g. by, with, on, in
(i) I go to school by bus.
(ii) I will cut the cake with this knife.


Now fill in the blanks with the correct preposition from the choices given in brackets.

(a) Seema was upset
_____ the information. (with/in/by)

Ans: Seema was upset by the information.


(b) Swati told her _____ a lady who lived here. (about/of/for)

Ans: Swati told her about a lady who lived here.

(c) She asked Seema to see the lady _____ her office. (on/at/by)

Ans: She asked Seema to see the lady at her office.


(d) She was the boss _____ the NGO. (for/by/of)

Ans: She was the boss of the NGO.


(e) Swati goes to school _____ bus. (by/on/with)

Ans: Swati goes to school by bus.



6. 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.

Ans. Her heart brimmed 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.

Ans.


To,


The Direct,

Brave Mothers

Guwahati(Assam)


Sub: Application for sanction of a loan amount of Rs. 10,000/-

Sir,


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.

                                                                                                        Yours faithfully

                                                                                                        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.


Ans:

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.

The 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 take training.

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…

The 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 business.

Swati’s mother: That’s very good. It will be really helpful for me.

The lady: Yes. You come to our office at 10 am tomorrow with your PAN card and voter card.

Swati’s mother: OK madam, I will definitely meet you tomorrow. Thank you.

The lady: Welcome. Bye for today.

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