Listen&Learn: The history of printingPosted by: Jaksyn Peacock
- print: to transfer text to paper mechanically
- carve: to cut shapes into something
- character: a letter or symbol in a written language
- revolutionize: to change something completely
- accessible: easy for people to get or use
- prompt: to cause something to happen
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1. In the 6th century, monks in China recorded and copied messages by
In the 6th century, monks in China recorded and copied messages by printing them with carved wood and ink.
2. The first moveable type press printed
The first moveable type press printed Chinese characters.
3. Gutenberg developed a printing press for languages in
Gutenberg developed a printing press for languages in Europe.
- How has our access to information changed in recent years? How do you think it will continue to change in the future?
Printing has shaped the world in many ways. The first printed texts date back to 6th century China, when monks printed messages using carved wood and ink. In the 11th century, a Chinese inventor named Bi Sheng created a moveable type press, which made it easier to quickly copy texts. However, Bi Sheng’s invention did not become immediately popular. This was because it was difficult to include enough Chinese characters to communicate every kind of message. Around 300 years later, German inventor Johannes Gutenberg developed a printing press for European languages. The Gutenberg press revolutionized written information in Europe. It made books, news, and religious texts accessible to everyone. This spread of information also prompted many more technological advancements throughout history.
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David Martín says:
We’ve passed from paper to screens and probably in the future we’ll use holograms or virtual reality.
João Emiliano says:
It is really a good way to practice listening, vocabulary and reading, as well as writing in English. Thanks a million for sharing it.
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