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Lesson 4 | Uses of ICT Questions and Answers | Class 6 | English SCERT Textbook

Lesson 4 | Uses of ICT Questions and Answers | Class 6 | English SCERT Textbook


Lesson 4 | Uses of ICT Questions and Answers | Class 6 | English SCERT Textbook
Lesson 4 : Uses Of ICT



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Now read the lesson to find out.

Apurba and Anees came to their teachers with a complaint. “Ma’am, a few of our classmates are peeping through the window of the ICT lab. The seniors are working there.”

Reetwika Ma’am looked at the two pupils. She smiled at them and said, “Is that so? Do you also want to see what is going on at the lab?”

“Yes, Ma’am!” they responded cheerfully. The teacher promised to take their class to the lab that afternoon.

                         AT THE LAB

Ma’am : Hello everyone! Let’s begin with a question. Can anyone tell me the name of this Lab?

Anees: ICT lab Ma’am.

Ma’am: What is the full form of ICT? Anyone?

Apurba: Sorry Ma’am, I don’t know.

Ma’am: ICT stands for information and Communication Technology. Will you remember it?

Hari: Yes, Ma’am, information and Communication Technology.

Ma’am: Now let’s look at the projection screen. What do you see on the screen?

Sapna: There are computers, a laptop, a mobile phone and a radio.

Majoni: There is a tall tower and a satellite.

Ma’am: Very good! Besides these, there is a server in the picture.

Hari: Yes, Ma’am.

Ma’am : Can anyone tell me some of the uses of a computer?

Anees: We use a computer to draw, Calculate and play online Games.

Apurba: Sometimes we watch movies too.

Ma’am: Very good! A computer can perform many other tasks. You can design, compose, edit, download and save images and audio-video materials.

Sapna: Madam, can we do similar things on our mobile phones? I have seen my brother once recite and record a poem on his mobile phone. He sent it to his English Teacher for her comments.

Ma’am: Infact, that is a good example of the use of ICT, Like computers, a smartphone is a digital device that can perform similar functions. For most of these tasks, the computers and the ,mobile phone require internet connectivity.

Anees: Madam, are both the computers and the mobile phone ICT?

Ma’am: They are ICT devices that use technology to create, collect, process and manage information.

Mary: Madam, what are the seniors doing in the lab?

Ma’am: Here they learn about hardware and software components of a computer. They also learn to use ICT for their studies.

Mary: Ma’am, could you tell us more about ICT?

Ma’am: Of course. It is the use of technology to communicate information at a very fast speed and with accuracy. For example, a computer requires internet connectivity to enable searching for information. There are applications called search engines opr browsers like Google or Yahoo what we use to search for information. These search engines take you to various websited containing information for your specific questions.


Hari: I have played online games. But how do we use ICT for studies?

Ma’am: In manyy ways, actually, for example, if you are asked to do a project on English Grammar, You’ll be able to use your ICT skills to locate, access and gather information from websites like www.cambridgeenglish.org or www.oxfordonlineengl;ish.com Let’s visit the ICT lab tommorrow, I will show you ways in which ICT can help us learn English Grammar.

All the children: Yes, Ma’am! Thank you, Ma’am!

USES OF ICT QUESTIONS ANSWERS

ACTIVITIES


1. Here is some of the information you just read about in the lesson. See if you can remember what you read. Work in pairs. Note down the answers from your memory and then read the lesson again to check if they are correct.


(a) What is the full form of ICT?

Answer: The full form of ICT is Information and Communication Technology.


(b) What is the use of a computer?

Answers:  The computers have multipurpose uses. It can calculate, draw images, and may be used for playing games. Further, It can design, compose, edit, download, and save images and audio-video materials.


(c) What do children learn in the computer lab?

Answers: The children learn about the hardware and software components of a computer. They also learn to use ICT for their studies.


(d) Why do people depend on technology?

Answer: People depend on technology because technology helps them to reduce their workload. With the help of technology, people can create, collect, process, and manage bulky information. It improves their standard of living.


(e) What are some uses of ICT? (You can think of at least five uses.)

Answers: Some uses of ICT are: 

(i) ICT is used to create, collect, process, and manage information.

(ii) ICT makes communication faster.

(iii) ICT helps in studies because it helps to find the study materials very easily. 

(iv) ICT nowadays is largely used in the medical sector to diagnose diseases.

(v) ICT helps to entertain people.


2. Work with a friend. Readout statements (a), (b) and (c), and ask him/her to say if they are true or false. Your friend will now read statements (d), (e), and (f), and you will have to say if they are true or false.

(a) ICT stands for Information and Computer Technology.

Answer: False


(b) We can use a computer to draw and calculate.

Answer: True


(c) A smartphone is a digital device that can perform similar functions as a computer.

Answer: True


(d) A mobile phone is not a device for ICT.

Answer: False


(e) We can use ICT to do a project on English Grammar.

Answer: True


(f) Google and Yahoo are search engines.

Answer: True


3. In the box below are some words from the lesson. Read the sentences and replace the underlined words with the correct word from the box.


 devices   movies   a satellite    calculate    seniors 


(a) The elder students are working in the computer lab.

Answer: The seniors are working in the computer lab.


(b) There are a tall tower and electronic devices that is sent into space and move around the earth.

Answer: There is a tall tower and satellite.

  

(c) We use computers to draw, to find out a total number, and play online games.

Answer: We use computers to draw, calculate, and play online games.

  

(d) We watch films on a computer too.

Answer: We watch movies on a computer too.

  

(e) Computers and mobile phones are pieces of equipment that are used to create, collect, process, and manage information. 

Answer: Computers and mobile phones are devices that are used to create, collect, process, and manage information.


4. Here is some information from your lessons. Read the lessons quickly and find out the paragraph in which the informtion is given. Whoever completes the task first will be the winner.

(a) Mobile phones and computers are some devices which use technology to create, collect, process, manage and consolidate information.

Answer: 

(b) To perform different functions the computers and the mobile phone require internet connectivity.

Answer:

(c) One can use ICT skills to locate, gather and access information from respective websites.

Answer:

(d) ICT stands for information and Communication Technology.

Answer:

(e) Computers can be used to draw, calculate, design, compose, edit, download and save pictures, audio and videos, watch movies, play online games, etc.

5. Let’s learn some grammar:

Here are some sentences from the lesson. Fill in the blanks with the options given in the brackets.

(a) The teacher smiled at them.(in/at)

(b) The teacher promised to take their class to the lab that afternoon.(to/at)

(c) ‘What do you see on the screen?” the teacher asked. (in/on)

(d) The student asked. “Can we do similar things on our mobile phone?”(in/on)

(e) ICT Is the use of technology to (to/for) communicate information at a very fast speed.


Now fill in the gaps in these sentences with appropriate prepositions from the choices given:

(i) Please tell me some uses of a computer. (in/of/on)

(ii) A computer is used to type, draw and calculate.(to/by/at)

(iii) My brother recorded a poem on his mobile phone.(to/of/on)

(iv) He sent it to his teacher.(by/to/in)


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