Transport and Communication
Different Modes of Communication for Class 2 EVS
In this concept, the students will learn about the means of verbal and non-verbal modes of communication. The
students will get an answer to what are the modes of communication and their uses.
After reading the concept, students will be able to:
- Know the importance of verbal communication and the uses of televisions and other devices.
- Identify different applications of the internet and the fax machine.
- Understand the misuse of communication devices.
- Enlist advantages and disadvantages of social media.
Each concept is explained to class 2 students using descriptions, illustrations, and concept maps. After you go
through a concept, assess your learning by solving the two printable worksheets given at the end of the page.
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What is Communication?
- Communication is the exchange of words, information, gesture, or emotions between people.
- It can take place using talking, listening, writing, reading, etc.
Modes of communication have evolved with time. Earlier communication to far-off places took a long time, but the situation is not the same at present.
Means of Communication Examples:
- A letter is a document with a message on it. It is the oldest means of communication.
- Earlier letters took a long time to get delivered, but this changed after the development of postal services.
- A letter is posted via the post office with a suitable stamp and address.
- A message can be sent using an inland letter or a postcard.
- It is a device used for communication.
- One can speak and listen while communicating through the telephone.
- The telephone can be a piece of wired equipment, a cordless one, or a mobile phone.
- A mobile phone allows seeing while communicating, whereas the other two do not.
iii) Office Fax Machine:
- • It is a machine attached to the telephone connection that allows us to send a letter or photo, etc., to another person by dialling their number.
- It is a mode of communication that uses the internet.
- We send and receive e-mails on our smartphones, computers, etc.
- E-mails resemble a letter. But unlike a letter, we require an e-mail address, internet connection, and a computer or mobile phone to send it.
Types of Mass Communication:
- The type of communication which involves more than two people at a time is called mass communication.
- Mass communication can occur through audio-visual devices, magazines, newspapers, etc.
Applications of the Internet:
- Internet stands for International Network that connects people worldwide with the help of computers.
- Apart from communication, the internet is nowadays used for many purposes like—
Misuse of devices of communication:
- The overuse of smartphones and laptops has restricted the growing kids indoors, hampering their physical development.
- Mobiles games distract the children, so they cannot concentrate on their studies.
- Unmonitored screen time leads to issues like fatigue, eyesight problems, headaches etc.
- The Internet is flooded with a lot of information, some of which are wrong and inappropriate. Social media applications like Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp expose children to improper facts.
- Hence, there should be a check on every device used.
Diagnosis: Identification of illness by checking the symptoms. It can be done physically or by using medical equipment.
Navigation: Analysing one’s position accurately and finding the best route possible.
Did You Know?
- Very long ago, people used to communicate by sending their messages with trained pigeons or runners that used to run between different places.
- Internet is a network that connects different computers, laptops, mobiles, etc., to one another and helps to access information via a network that is not visible.