Means of Communication – Class 3

Means of Communication

Sending and receiving information or messages is called communication. Why do we communicate? We communicate to keep in touch with our friends and relatives. Through communication we can exchange our thoughts, ideas, feelings, opinions, or information among people. How do we communicate? There are various means of communication. We can communicate by writing, orally or by gestures. In older periods, people went on foot or on animals to deliver messages. Trained pigeons were also used to deliver messages to far away places. With advancement of science and technology more faster and reliable means of communication has been developed. Let’s learn more about Means of Communication. This chapter is important for students of Class 3.

What Are Different Means of Communication?

The three main means of communication are – Postal Communication, Tele Communication and Mass Communication.

Postal Communication

In earlier days, postal communication was one of the cheapest and most popular means of communication. Postal system is used to send inland letters, post cards and stamped envelopes from one place to another. We can post our letter in a letter box which are then carried by rail, road, air or water transport to far away places. To sent letters or parcels quickly within one or two days we can use Speed Post service offered by the post offices or courier services offered by private agencies like Bluedart, DTDC, Gati, etc. To send urgent messages to someone within a few hours telegram services were used. In the year 2013, telegram services has been stopped in India.

Tele Communication

Telephone is the fastest means of communication. Telephone was invented by Alexander Graham Bell. Through telephone we can instantly talk to our relatives or friends in our own city, in another city. To make a call in another city we can make STD (Subscriber Trunk Dialing) and to make a call in foreign countries we can make ISD (International Subscriber Dialing) call. We can also send SMS (Short Message Service) instantly through our mobile phones. Fax machines are used to sent written messages instantly.
Computers and the Internet have made communication even more faster and efficient. We can use email services such as Gmail and Yahoo mail to send e-mails (electronic mails) instantly through internet.

Mass Communication

Mass Communication
Newspaper, Radio and Television

Mass communication is a process in which a person, a group of people, or an organization sends a message through a channel of communication to a large number of people at the same time. For example, latest news about what is happening around the world is sent to large number of people through news papers, radio and television. These are called mass communication as they help to communicate with a large number of people around the world at the same time.

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Questions and Answers on Means of Communication

A. ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS.

  1. What is the meaning of communication?

    Sending and receiving information or messages is called communication.
  2. How do post offices help us communicate?

    Through post offices we can communicate with others by sending letters by writing messages on an inland letters, post cards or even on a sheet of paper and putting it in a stamped envelope. These letters are then carried by road, rail, air or water transport to different cities and countries.
  3. How were messages sent in the olden days?

    In olden days, people used trained pigeons to carry their messages from one place to another. They also travel on foot or on animals to deliver messages.
  4. What is the meaning of mass media?

    Mass media are means of communication which helps to communicate with a large number of people at the same time. For example, newspaper, radio and television.
  5. What is the advantage of a telephone?

    Telephone is the fastest means of communication. Through telephone we can easily talk to our friends or relatives in our own city, in another city in India or even in another country.
  6. What has made communicating through computers possible?

    Internet has made communicating through computers possible. If we have internet on a computer, then we can send emails, pictures and messages from one computer to another.
  7. Mention a few modern  means of communication.

    Smart phone and e-book reader are the modern means of communication.


B. TRUE OR FALSE.

  1. Long ago, trained pigeons delivered letters.
  2. Letters reach faster than e-mails.
  3. Television is the most popular means of mass communication in our country.
  4. A fax machine is not connected to a telephone line.
  5. India has the largest postal service in Asia.

  1. True
  2. False
  3. True
  4. False
  5. True

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True or False Questions on Means of Communication

10 True or False questions based on chapter Means of Communication for School Students of Class 3 are given below. Attempt all the questions. Each questions has two options, True and False. Select the option which you think is correct. After attempting all the questions, select the Submit button given at the end. On selecting the Submit button all the correct answer will be highlighted with green colour and all the wrong answer will be highlighted in red colour. Let’s start!!


1. Postal system is the fastest means of communication.

True
False

2. A printer is used to send written letter to far away places instantly.

True
False

3. We can communicate by writing, orally or by gestures.

True
False

4. Telephone was invented by Thomas Edison.

True
False

5. International Subscriber Dialing (ISD) call is used to make a call in foreign countries.

True
False

6. Newspaper, Radio and Television are examples of Mass Communication.

True
False

7. Courier services are offered by Post Offices.

True
False

8. Inland letters, post cards and stamped envelopes are examples of Tele Communication.

True
False

9. In olden days pigeons were used to send messages to far away places.

True
False

10. Telegram is used to send urgent messages to someone within a few hours.

True
False

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