Реферат: Ways of exploring the world

There are a lot of ways ofexploring the world. Previously the choice of the means of exploring the worldwas rather limited. It was confined to books and meeting other people. With theappearance of newspapers in 17-th century people had a chance to learn aboutcurrent events more quickly. The technical progress of the 20-th centuries hasmade our planet a small world. Today besides books are traveling the world canbe explored with the help of mass media and the Internet.

Books are considered to be atraditional way of learning about the world around us. Books give informationabout various subjects, and also introduce us to the experience of the present,past and future. From books we derive all possible knowledge of arts andscience. Textbooks and manuals are written to give knowledge and informationabout different special things. I think that books play a very important partin our education.

Traveling as a way of learningalso has a long tradition. By traveling we get new information. It is veryuseful to visit different countries and get familiar with different cultures.Now a person travels in order to learn more about the culture of the country heis visiting and compare the real life of the people with the information givenin the books. Traveling is indispensable for learning foreign languages. Pupilsgo to different countries to learn a chosen language. In European countriesthere are a lot of summer schools. The effect is great. They don’t have alanguage barrier any more. It should be said that now people travel by car,train, plane, ship, spacecraft or on foot. Traveling, going from one place toanother, gives a person a kind of social experience.

Another phenomenon of the20-th century is the Internet. It is a brand-new way of exploring the world.Through the Internet people get all kind of information. The Internet as ameans of communication is very convenient: a person can get a lot ofinformation without leaving his apartment.

We can not imagine our lifewithout mass media. Mass media give not only the current information about thesituation in the world. The received information moulds the way of thinking.There are educational programs, which help pupils to study history, geography,biology, and learn foreign languages.

Visiting museums is anotherpossible way of exploring the world. There are a lot of museums in <st1:City w:st=«on»><st1:place w:st=«on»>Moscow</st1:place></st1:City> as the StateTretyakov Gallery.

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