Bise Lahore Class 9th English Notes Chapter 3 Media and its Impact Matric (Science with Biology) Lahore Board | Grade 9.
Bise Lahore Class 9th English Notes Chapter 3
Q.1) What is the most important function that media performs?
The most important function that media performs is to inform and entertain us. It makes us aware of our social problems like terrorism and corruption. It also provides us entertainment through dramas, movies, shows etc.
Q.2) What are the two major means of communication ?
Electronic media and print media are the two major means of communication. Electronic media includes movies, television, and the internet while print media includes books, magazines, newspapers and other publications.
Q.3) How does media provide entertainment?
Media entertains us through various interesting news, plays, movies, talk shows and through the internet. Moreover, print media including books, magazines, newspapers and other publications also provide us with entertainment.
Q.4) What happens when media is allowed to play its role unchecked?
If media is unchecked, it can broadcast or publish false news. It can misguide and misinform the people. And ultimately it can harm the social peace and national unity.
Q.5) Give three reasons in support of your favourite TV programme.
I like various programs but one of my favorites is “Travel Pakistan”. This program gives us information about various historical places of Pakistan. It shows landscapes and pictures of various natural scenes of mountains, rivers, and gardens. Watching this program gives me immense pleasure.
Q.A) Write a paragraph on “ Uses and abuses of internet/mobile phones”
The Internet can be defined as a means of connecting a computer to any other computer anywhere in the world. In the fast-growing world of communication, the internet is comparatively a new entrant but it has brought about a great revolution in the field of communication. Therefore, the internet has transformed the world into a global village in real terms. The internet has its own merits and demerits. The uses and abuses of the internet depend upon the user. It has made possible man’s access to countless websites, informative and useful programs, scientific discoveries, global, political, social, economic, and cultural developments, world happenings, great libraries, treasures of knowledge, vast information and entertainment, and much more. Through the internet, a student can consult great libraries and scholars; a doctor can learn about advancements in medicines and surgery; an adventurer can explore the remote corners of the world, a job-seeker can know about job-advertisements. Unfortunately, the wrong and corrupt use of the internet has also made it a great curse. Many people use the internet for useless chatting with strangers and watch immoral programs. As the internet has confined the to four-walls, healthy activities like sports, games, social gathering, cultural activities, sharing of feelings, etc., are vanishing away rapidly. It is the dire need of the hour to put the internet to right and wise use. Its wise and proper use can make it a real blessing.
A mobile phone is a great invention of modern science. It has added a new dimension to our life and communication system. The world has become a global village with the touch of this modern technology. Mobile phones have their own merits and demerits. The uses and abuses of mobile phones depend upon the user. Its development has brought convenience because Communication between people to people has become much easier and faster and masses are interconnected with each other globally. It is offering a number of facilities and applications on a single click like internet facility, camera and video facility, health care tools, dictionaries, thesaurus, calculators, online books, libraries, games, and many other things. But every positive thing has some negatives aspects as well. The mobile phone is also not an exception to this. Teenagers often spoil their valuable time by talking to their friends for a long and this in return affects their study matters. Scientists are warning that excessive use of mobile phones can generate eyesight issues, can cause brain cancer, and hamper the mental growth of children. But despite these disadvantages, we use the mobile phone as it has now become a part and parcel of our daily life.
Q.B) Write an essay on “ Advantages and Disadvantages of television” (word limit 170–200)
“Advantages and Disadvantages of television”
In today’s world, television is the most popular and recognized form of media available in most of the homes. This box-like structure in our lounges is rather our connection to the outside world. Television is regarded as a good and healthy source of both entertainment and education. The world seems to have become small because of television. We can see with our eyes the events that take place hundred and thousands of kilometers away from us. Thus television is a powerful medium of mass communication. As people’s opinion differs whether to watch TV or not but generally like any technological device, it has both positive and negative aspects.
In regards to its advantages, television can be viewed as a means of information, education, amusement, and advertisement. In the first place, it keeps people informed. For example, news and current affair programs inform us about the things which are happening all around the world. It gives a kind of learning environment. By sitting ideally at home, watching TV, one can get a whole look all over the world. There are a lot of documentary films which show us old civilizations, the life of wild animals, and art creation. Moreover, it is one of the relaxing forms. TV shows entertain people when they are tired or lazy to go out.
There are various channels for every aged group people like movie channels for adults, cooking channels for ladies and cartoon channels for kids. And there are a lot of scientific channels which are suitable for all ages. By watching a favorite TV program, one can feel relaxed and amused. Besides advertisements, TV gives us information about a variety of products and it makes easier to choose things to buy.
But every positive thing has some negatives aspects as well. The mobile phone is also not an exception to this. Wasting time is one of the inherent disadvantages of watching TV.
Let’s imagine if one day, one person spends an hour watching TV without gaining any useful information, then in one year he will waste 365 hours and in 10 years is 3605 hours. With that time, one can learn several languages as well as finish some studying courses. On the other hand, all television programs are not always suitable for every age. Sometimes, there are some movies showing violence which can affect children’s immature minds. It will be extremely dangerous if parents neglect their children and let them watch whatever they want to watch. Therefore, parents must supervise them. In the aspect of health, instead of playing some sport and breathing the fresh air, spending hours watching TV is harmful to our eyesight.
There is a saying, “there is nothing good or bad, only thinking makes it so”. In a nutshell, television is useful to us when we know how to use it. In spite of the fact that television has some disadvantages, the utility, and the importance of television in the modern world cannot be denied.