Unseen Passage: Innovation of New Technologies

It is an indisputable fact that the world has gone too far with the innovation of new technologies such as mobile phones, the internet and so on, due to which people are able to tour the cosmos virtually sitting at one place using their smart devices or other technological gadgets. Though mobile internet access is oftentimes hurried and short, it can still provide common internet features like alerts, weather data, emails, search engines, instant messages, and game and music downloading.

Due to the easy access of smartphones, communication has been very effective and instant. People are able to convey their message all around the globe to their loved ones without spending hefty sums of money. Adults are always fond of such gadgets and they always welcome and adopt such new technology readily. Further, young people have been able to broaden their minds and improve their skills by doing research on the Internet. For instance, they use smartphones to look up any new word they come across. As we know that most of the universities have online teaching provisions and smartphones assist the students to complete their assignments on time.

The mobile phone has been a lifesaver for a lot of people in case of an emergency. Likewise, the use of smartphones can be of vital importance in preventing crimes in society by providing information to the security forces in time.

Nonetheless, for the young, the use of mobile phones can be like an addiction and they can misuse it. Young people are also prone to getting involved in undesirable activities on the Internet. This might have an adverse effect on their academic performance. Therefore, young people should always be monitored and made aware of its bad outcomes.

Also, a major contributor to its popularity is the availability of prepaid or pay as you go services from a phone shop or an online store. This allows subscribers to load text or airtime credits to their handsets by the use of their credit cards, debit cards or by buying a prepaid card from the network they subscribe to. This plan also doesn’t commit a particular customer to a contract. If the prepaid card is not that appealing to you, then you can opt to subscribe using the pay by month plan.

Q. On the basis of your understanding of the above passage, answer the following questions:

  1. How has the world advanced?
    1. introduction of new technologies
    2. strengthening the political ties
    3. helping each other
    4. maintaining world peace
  2. What are the benefits of mobile phones for the young generation?
    1. help in online learning.
    2. help look up new word they come across.
    3. help complete assignments on time.
    4. all of these
  3. How can mobile phones be considered ‘lifesavers’?
    1. They automatically connect you to a doctor.
    2. They warn you of an impending crime.
    3. They prevent crimes by providing information to security forces.
    4. They give life saving tips.
  4. Mention any one demerit of mobile phones.
    1. very expensive
    2. take a lot of time to charge
    3. affect academic performance
    4. difficult to avail services
  5. Through mobile, internet access is ……………… times hurried and short.
    1. ten
    2. fifty
    3. hundred
    4. more than ten
  6. Which of the following statement is true?
    1. Smart phones can connect people with their loved ones anywhere in the world at cheaper rates.
    2. Smart phones have distanced the people from one another.
    3. Smart phones have increased the expenses of people.
    4. Smart phones have made life easy.
  7. How can young people be kept away from the ill effects of mobile phones?
    1. They should not be given mobile phones.
    2. They should be strictly monitored.
    3. They should be monitored.
    4. They should be allowed to use the mobile phones sparingly.
  8. What has contributed to the popularity of mobile phones?
    1. cheap in cost
    2. easy availability of services
    3. various apps and its features
    4. to show as status symbol
  9. In para 1, synonym of ‘innovation’ is __________.
    1. production
    2. sincerity
    3. invention
    4. prevention
  10. Mobile internet can provide access to __________.
    1. e-mails
    2. letters
    3. stories
    4. none of these
  11. It is an __________ fact that the world has gone too far with the advancement of new technologies.
    1. indisputable
    2. agreeable
    3. acceptable
    4. deniable
  12. The meaning of the word ‘adverse’ in para 4 is
    1. positive
    2. negative
    3. admirable
    4. unguided

Answers

  1. introduction of new technologies
  2. all of these
  3. They prevent crimes by providing information to security forces.
  4. affect academic performance
  5. ten
  6. Smart phones can connect people with their loved ones anywhere in the world at cheaper rates.
  7. They should be monitored.
  8. easy availability of services
  9. invention
  10. e-mails
  11. indisputable
  12. negative

Q. On the basis of your reading of the passage, answer the following questions in 30-40 words each:

  1. How are smart phones helpful in communication ?
  2. What are the benefits of mobile phones for the young generation ?
  3. How can mobile phones be considered ‘lifesavers’?
  4. Mention any two demerits of mobile phones.
  5. How is a prepaid card useful to mobile phone users ?

Answer

  1. The smart phones are helpful in communication because with the access of smart phones, communication has become very effective and instant. People are able to convey their message all round the globe to their loved ones without spending hefty sums of money.
  2. Smart phones are helpful for the younger generation as people are able to tour the cosmos virtually sitting at one place using their smart devices or other technological gadgets.
  3. Mobile phones can be considered ‘life savers’ because alot of people use them in case of emergency.
  4. The two demerits of mobile phones are:
    • Mobile phones can be like an addiction and the young people can misuse it.
    • Young people are prone to getting involved in undesirable activities on the Internet.
  5. A prepaid card is useful to mobile phone users as it allows subscribers to load text or airtime credits to their handsets by the use of their credit cards, debit cards or by buying a prepaid card from the network they subscribe to.

Q. the basis of your reading of the passage, answer the following:

  1. In para 1, synonym of ‘innovation’ is _______________ .
    1. production
    2. sincerity
    3. invention
    4. prevention
  2. Mobile internet can provide access to :
    1. telegram
    2. emails
    3. schools
    4. university
  3. Grown-ups should ______________ the use of new technology by the young people.
    1. reject
    2. criticize
    3. monitor
    4. accept
  4. Meaning of the word ‘adverse’ in para 4 is :
    1. positive
    2. negative
    3. admirable
    4. unguided
  5. According to the passage, one can opt for ______________ plan if prepaid plan doesn’t suit.
    1. yearly
    2. weekly
    3. monthly
    4. daily

Answer

  1. invention
  2. emails
  3. monitor
  4. monthly

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