Class 6: English for Today

We Live In A Global Village

Supported by Matador Stationary
Lesson: 25

Dear Sohan,
I got your letter two days ago. But I was very busy here. So I’m late to reply.
Congo is a central African country. There is violence among political groups. So our life here is very challenging. We maintain peace and security. We distribute food, water, medicine to people. We sometimes build houses for them. We also teach children in small schools.
Last week, I met an interesting young man here. His name is Gurmit Singh. He was born in India. In his early childhood, he left for Singapore with his parents and went to a Singaporean school. After a few years, he moved to Denmark and completed his school education there. For graduation, he went to the US and got a university degree. Then he left for the UK and completed his Master degree there.
Gurmit came to Congo to work for a voluntary Organisation. His main job is to look after children’s education in a community school. He belongs to a group often workers. They all came from different countries.
He is a nice fellow and a good friend of ours. We call him ‘Mr Global Citizen’. I’m writing below the conversation I had with him the other day.
“You’ve been to so many countries! How do you feel about that?”
“It’s nice to work with different people. I’ve come to know them…their language, Culture, family, mind. I sort of think I belong to all.”
“Well, Gurmit you’re a true global citizen.”
“Aren’t you too, Zul?’ Smiled Gurmit Singh. ‘We all are the same human race, eh.”
Well, that’s all for today. Hope your exam is over by now. So, write to me soon about what you think of Gurmit.

With Love,
Uncle ‘Zul’

The term ‘global village’ has become popular. It was first introduced by Marchal McLuhan. 1962 and afterwards he wrote two books on media and communication. In his books he said that telephone, TV and electronic media have brought all mankind close to one another. For example, if we see the news of floods in a distant country on TV, we feel that we are also present there. We can see what is happening at the same moment. We can share the same suffering with the people who are in the spot at the moment. McLuhan believed that electron media will make the world a global village. When he first said about the idea of global village the internet was not invented. But now, personal computers and the Internet have ma McLuhan’s idea more believable than ever. Now, the entire globe is chained in a world-wide web called ‘The Internet’.



Choose the best answer from the following alternatives


Re arrange the sentence in correct order

a) All on a sudden his mother woke up.
b) One night the entire village was in deep sleep.
c) Long long ago there lived a widow in a certain village of Bustam.
d) She told her son with dozing eyes to give her a glass of water.
e) His beloved mother was also sleeping.
f) She had a son named Bayazid.
g) The boy also loved and obeyed her very much.
h) She loved him dearly.
i) Then, Bayazid was nine years old.
j) The boy was awake and busy in his studies.