People the Great Communicators
Pre-reading tasks1.Think of as many ways of communicating as you can. You may use the pictures below as ideas:
2.Think of as many ways as you can ANIMALS communicate.

Read the text quickly and match the headings to the paragraphs.

A HISTORY OF COMMUNICATION
HOW WE COMMUNICATE
COMMUNICATION TODAY
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PEOPLE AND ANIMALS

Match the pictures inside the PDF-file to each of the four ancient societies mentioned in paragraph three.

Which of the words in the text are new to you? Try to guess their meaning.

Read the text again and answer the questions:
1. Which animals are mentioned? What can they do?
2. What is special about human communication? What can WE do?
3. Which four forms of media are mentioned in the last paragraph?
4. What is good and bad about information technology today?


What words from the article mean the same as the following:

1) a method or manner of doing something
2) to make someone willing (wanting) to do something by giving good reasons, by arguing, by repeatedly asking, etc.
3) the largest animal in the sea
4) any of the five natural powers of sight, hearing, feeling, tasting ans smelling which give a person or animal information about the outside world
5) without limits or end
6) an effect on someone or something
7) the newspapers, television and radio

What do YOU think?
1. What can animals do that people can't?
2. How do YOU like to communicate?
3. What is happening in information technology now?