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Globalization and Communication Growth

    The 21st century has A22 ................. in a new era in man's ongoing quest for a better life and a better world. For the first time in history, we can now claim to live in 'One World.' Globalization has removed many of the gaps that have existed between and among nations. While the physical divide is still present, the A23 ................. of the Information Highway on how we communicate and live in the present day is simply staggering. Rapid improvements in information technology have allowed us to exchange information and communicate almost everywhere, anywhere, and anytime.

   Globalization, as a general term, is best understood as the spread of ideas about the environment, democracy, human rights, and less complicated issues like fashion and fads. Global exchange is now taking place as the market of ideas, culture, and beliefs expand through the use of technology. The nature of business and how it is done has also improved by A24 ................. and bounds because of globalization.

    An example of the remarkable effects of globalization is the invention of the telephone and the television. Television has enabled young people and adults to have the ability to share cultural and ethnic experiences with others. Telephones have also greatly improved communication. Gone are the weeks and even months of waiting for a letter. Anybody can talk to anyone who has another phone A25 ................. of distance or location on the planet. With the aid of satellites, 3rd generation phones allow us to make a phone call, send a video, or even receive an e-mail. These A26 ................. in communication have revolutionized business, commerce, and even the personal lives and relationships of millions of people.

   Because of the electronic media, vast amounts of important information can reach any parts of the globe in A27 ................. time. Business establishments, whether big or small, are using the Internet in many ways to build or expand their company's growth. With the ever improving technology come new markets, high A28 ................. for products, and also greater competition. Making investments in information and communication technology is now a must for any business enterprise.


1) started


3) ushered

4) launched


1) cause

2) impact

3) consequences

4) result


1) bonds

2) gaps

3) jumps

4) leaps


1) regardless

2) despite

3) notwithstanding

4) because


1) breakbeats

2) breakdowns

3) breakouts

4) breakthroughs


1) any

2) no

3) none of

4) some


1) access

2) claim

3) demand

4) rise