A New Day, A New Way Class 8 English Lesson 6

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A New Day A New Way

Lesson 6


Q. 1.  Answer the following questions from the lesson:

(a)  Why was Seema upset?

AnswerSeema was upset because the manager informed her that it would take a few days to pay the staff their salary for the month. 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?

AnswerSwati 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.

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

AnswerWhen Seema met the lady at her office to discuss about her hopes of setting up a small business, the lady took her to a large room where a group of women were stitching soft dolls.

(d)  What did the women of “Brave Mothers” do?

AnswerThe 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.

(e)  What was Seema interested in doing?

AnswerSeema was interested in doing culinary arts.

(f)  How did the NGO help Seema?

AnswerThe N.G.O. helped Seema by providing her free vocational training. They also promised to give her a loan to start her own kitchen at home, and if she did well, she would get more customers. Since Seema needed money right away, the lady assured her that the loan would be approved before her training. They would also help her open a bank account for saving money in her name.

Q. 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(iv) determined, firm.

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

(i)  tailoring

(ii)  toy making

(iii)  embroidery

(iv)  cooking

Answer(iv)  cooking.

(c)  Her heart brimmed with new dreams.

(i)  lacked

(ii)  overflowed

(iii)  loaded

(iv)  exhausted

Answer(ii) Overflowed.

Q. 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 (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


(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

Q. 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?

AnswerA good daughter or son should listen to and respect their parents, help with household chores, excel in studies, show love and empathy, and be honest. He/she should also provide them with positive suggestions and encourage them not to be worried when they are in trouble.

(b)  Do you think Swati is a good daughter? Why do you think so?

AnswerYes, I think Swati is a good daughter. she seemed so mature and understand her mother problems and as a responsible daughter, she suggested a new way to tackle their problems

(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.)

AnswerJust like Swati, I am also responsible for my family and make sure to follow my parents’ wishes in an effort to make their dreams come true.

(d)  What will you do to become a better daughter/son?

AnswerI will be responsible for my family. I will also try to study hard so that I can fulfill my dream and make my parents proud and happy.

Q. 5.  Let’s learn some grammer:

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.”

The underlined words on, of and in are prepositions. A preposition is a word usually placed before a noun or a pronoun to show its relation to a place, time, cause, purpose or means.

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 his 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)

AnswerSeema was upset by the information.

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

AnswerSwati told her about a lady who lived here.

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

AnswerShe asked Seema to see the lady at her office.

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

AnswerShe was the boss of the NGO.

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

AnswerSwati goes to school by bus.

Q. 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 for her age, Seema thought.

She looked so mature, Seema thought.

(b)  He had expired a few years ago.

AnswerHe died a few years ago.

(c)   Depending on Seem’s success, she would be given more work.

AnswerBased on Seema’s success, she would be given more work.

(d)   Her heart was filled with new hopes and desires.

AnswerHer heart brimmed with new hopes and desires.

Class 8 English Lesson 6

Q. 7.  Read the lesson carefully once again. Working with your partner, use the information given in it to design a signboard for the NGO ‘Brave Mothers’ which will be displayed near the gate.

AnswerBrave Mothers NGO

Unlocking Skills, Empowering Lives!

Janakpur, Guwahati.

Q. 8.  This is the copy of a letter that Seema wrote to the branch manager of Assam Co-operative Milan Bank for the sanction of a loan. Read it.

ToThe Branch ManagerAssam Co-operative Milan BankNaharguri, AssamDate:  1 January 2019Sub :  Application for sanction of a loan amount of Rs 10,000/-


I have been a customer wth your bank for over five years. I would like to apply for a personal loan of Rs 10,000/- to set up a catering business. I have done the necessary market survey and have submitted all the necessary documents.

I will be very grateful if you could sanction the loan amount at the earliest.

Thank you, and looking forward to hearning from you.

Yours faithfully,

Seema Deka

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.



The Manager

Brave Mothers, Guwahati, Assam

Date:  10 January 2024

Subject: Loan Application – Toy Making Business

Dear Sir,

I am writing to express my sincere gratitude for the valuable toy making training I received at the Brave Mothers vocational training centre over the past three months.

Now, equipped with the necessary skills and motivated by the vision of Brave Mothers, I am eager to commence my toy making business. In this regard, I am seeking your support in the form of a loan amounting to Rs. 10,000.

I believe this financial assistance will enable me to establish my business and contribute positively to both my personal growth and the community. I assure you that the funds will be utilized diligently and for the intended purpose.

I kindly request your prompt consideration of my loan application, and I am hopeful for a positive response at the earliest.

Thank you for your support and consideration.

Yours faithfully,

Anima Saikia

S. L. No Contents (Class 8 English)
Lesson 1 The Prince of Panidihing
Lesson 2 My Native Land
Lesson 3 Explore India: Quiz Time
Lesson 4 Dokchory learns about the Panchayat
Lesson 5 Louis Pasteur
Lesson 6 A New Day A New Way
Lesson 7 Sympathy
Lesson 8 Chandraprabha Saikiani

Q. 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 awarness 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 dowm the conversation and enact it before the class.

AnswerSwati’s mother :- Hello ! Good morning. Am I talking to ‘Brave Mothers’ NGO?

The lady :- Hello Ma’am! Good morning. Oh, yes, I am from ‘Brave Mothers’.

Swati’s mother :- I am Seema Deka. My daughter told me about you. You came to their school.

The lady :- Ok. Now tell me, how I can help you.

Swati’s mother :- I want to start a small business and I would like to get your help.

The lady :- Well, then come to our office tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock to discuss in details.

Swati’s mother :- Thank you, ma’am. I am coming to meet you tomorrow.

The lady :- Thank you.

Q. 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 classmates how to open the account.


1. First choose the bank where you want to open your online bank account.

2. Now go to the official website of the chosen bank.

3. Look for the option to “Open an Account” on the website.

4. Select the type of account you want (savings, current A/C, etc.).

5. Fillup the online application form with accurate personal details.

6. Upload or provide necessary identification documents like PAN, AADHAAR etc.

7. Submit the application form and get ready for the video KYC.

8. Once video KYC is completed successfully, you will receive confirmation and account details within 72 hours.

Q. 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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