2 COMMUNICATEcommunicate: ( com – mu – ni – cate ) verb To pass along or exchange information, thoughts or ideas. It is difficult to communicate with people who do not listen.
3 IMAGES images: ( im – ag – es ) plural noun Drawings or other likenesses of persons or thingsImages of wildlife were painted across the museum’swalls and ceilings.
4 IMPROVEDimproved: ( im – proved ) verb Made or became better. Her singing ability has greatly improved since last year.
5 TECHNOLOGY technology: ( tech – nol – o – gy ) noun The use of science for practical purposes,especially in engineering and industry.Methods, machines, and devices that areused in doing things in a science or profession.Technology is changing every day. It is difficultto keep up.
7 world was very different. People did not have the When your great-grandparents were young, theworld was very different. People did not have thekind of technology that we have today to communicatewith each other. Things such as cell phones andcomputers were not yet invented, it took longer forpeople to get news about each other.Today’s technology makes it easier and faster to stayclose to people.
8 BACK THEN Long ago, people wrote letters to stay in touch. From – 1861, some letters were carried bythe Pony Express. Only the fastest horseback riderswere hired to carry letters and packages across thecountry.
10 Then trains began to carry the mail from city to city.
11 were a faster way to carry mail across the country and around By the early 1900s, airplaneswere a faster way tocarry mail across thecountry and aroundthe world.
12 had to reach someone almost immediately. Telegraphs were Sometimes a messagehad to reach someonealmost immediately.Telegraphs weremachines that couldsend signals in aspecial code over anelectric line.
13 HOW COMMUNICATING HAS CHANGED Reading a Time Line: Read the time line from left to right. Use the dates to find out when events took place.
14 As times changed, the tools we use to HERE and NOWAs times changed, the tools we use tocommunicate have improved. New inventionshave made it easy to contact friends andfamily within seconds!Telephones came into use in the late 1800s.They were very different from the phones youuse now. Early phones did not have dials.Many people shared phone lines with others.The shared lines were called party lines.
15 Wireless phones can be carried with us Modern phones can do so many things.Wireless phones can be carried with uswherever we travel. Some phones let youplay games, get text messages, and eventake pictures! These images can be sentto other wireless phones.
16 but it came into regular use in the 1930s. The fax machine was patented in 1843,but it came into regular use in the 1930s.A fax machine sends images on paper aselectronic signals. Then another machinereceives the signals and prints them.Many offices and homes have fax machines.
17 biggest changes in communication. The Internet sends e-mail messages Computers have made some of thebiggest changes in communication.The Internet sends messagesaround the world in seconds! Somefamilies have their own Web Sites.They can post pictures and familynews so everyone can be kept upto date.
18 each other, many people still enjoy sending and getting Although new technology helps us stay in touch witheach other, many people still enjoy sending and gettingletters. With so many ways to communicate, it’s easy tofind your favorite way to keep in touch.