Wednesday 1 July 2020

Lesson 6 | A new day, A new way All questions answers | Class 8 | SCERT

Sunbeam English Reader Class 8 Chapter 6 A New Day A New Way all Questions Answers


Lesson 6 | A new day, A new way All questions answers | Class 8 | SCERT
Lesson 6 | A new day, A new way All questions answers 

1.Answer the following question from the lesson:

(a) Why was Seema upset?

Answer: Seema was upset because she needed rupees for her daughter Swati’s school fee and her salary was about to come late of that month.

(b) What did Swati suggest to her mother?

Answer: Swati suggested her mother that they could try the N.G.O. for some help.

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

Answer: Next Morning Seema met the lady at the office of the NGO. The lady took her to a large room where a group of women were stitching soft dolls. The women wore blue sarees and aprons and had Brave Mothers embossed on their dress.

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

Answer: The women of ‘Brave Mothers’ was a self-help group. They offer vocational training in a variety of fields like toy making, embroidery, tailoring, culinary arts, mobile phone repairing and many more.

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

(f) How did the NGO help Seema?

Answer: The lady of NGO appreciated Seema’s confidence and gave her an idea of the business potential in culinary area. Morever she also assured that she would be assigned thirty of their valued customers to her and she would be given a loan amount to set up her own kitchen at home. Based on Seema’s 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. This is how NGO helped Seema.

Sunbeam English Reader Class 8 Chapter 6

2.Check your Comprehension.

Find out the meanings 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
Answer - determined, firm

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

(i) Tailoring
(ii) Toy making
(iii) Embroidery
(iv) Cooking
Answer - cooking

(c) Her Heart brimmed with new dreams.

(i) lacked
(ii) overflowed
(iii) loaded
(iv) exhausted
Answer - 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) Edge - the outside limit of an object, a surface or an area
(b) Adored - loved somebody very much
(c) jotted - wrote something quickly
(d) hugged - put one's arms around somebody to hold them tightly, especially to show deep love or liking
(e) embossed - 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?
(b) Do you think Swati is a good daughter? Why do you think so?
(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.)
(d) What will you do to become a better daughter/son?

5. 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 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.

(d) Purpose:
e.g. for
(i) I am waiting for the 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 by the information . (with/in/by)
(b) Swati told her about a lady who lived here. (about/of/for)
(c) She asked Seema to see the lady at her office. (on/at/by)
(d) She was the boss of the NGO .(for/by/of)
(e) Swati goes to school by bus . (by/on/with)

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 .

(a) She was very wise of her age, Seema thought .
       She looked so mature, Seema thought.

(b) He had expired a few years ago .
He had passed away a few years ago.

(c) Depending on Seema's success, she would be given more work.
Depending on Seema's performance, she would be given more work.

(d) Her heart was filled with new hopes and desires.
Her heart brimmed with new dreams and the smile around the corner of her lips broadened like a flower in bloom.

9. In the lesson, Swati tells her mother that she would call up the NGO, ‘Brave Mothers’. She would seek help from the representative from the NGO who had visited her school to create awareness on “Entrepreneurship Development and self reliance”.

Now work in pairs. Imagine one of you is Swati’s mother and the other is the lady from “Brave Mothers”. Write a telephone conversation between Swati’s mother and the lady. Note down the conversation and enact it before the class.

10. Find out from your teacher/parents/nearest bank/ internet how to open an online bank account. Write out the instructions in clear steps below and tell your classmate how to open the account.

11. Swati’s mother has set up a small catering service with the money taken as loan from the NGO and her personal loan from her bank. She wants her business to grow quickly. So she tells Swati to prepare/write out an attractive advertisement for her business to put in the local newspaper. Working with your partner, prepare the advertisement using chart paper, colour pencils and pictures. The teacher will select the best three advertisements to put up in the class noticeboard and award prizes.

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