Spoken communication is more powerful than written communication. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Although some people argue that speaking has more considerable significance than writing, I am of the view that both ways of communication are effective in different circumstances due to some reasons mentioned as follows. To begin with, in my opinion, oral language enables people to communicate intensively and emotionally owing to speaking face to face which affects the audience as well as hearing the voice which has a meaningful impact on the listener. Moreover, not only is spoken language a building block of daily life in most countries, but also it is somewhat a sign of politeness in some of them. Take Japan as an example, in conversations, Japanese people are often careful with verbal and non-verbal cues such as body language, posture, expression, and tone of voice. Therefore, that is speaking which comes up with people’s tongues is the easiest and more understandable method of communication. On the other hand, from my point of view, written language is more useful and accurate for aspects required to be recorded as detailed documentation and, also handed down from one to another. For instance, scientific articles need to be transcribed and analyzed by the means of writing; similarly, cultural masterpieces cannot be seen and admired without depicting and representing them via written tools. Additionally, law concepts and business contracts depend upon words and sentences written carefully and mostly signed to get formalized and legalized. Regarding this issue, the paper-based mode of communication is more sustainable and reliable in such contexts. The bottom line is I believe that both verbal and written communication, play key roles in people’s connections, according to various types of conditions which lead to choosing a more convenient yet appropriate method, whether the former or the latter.
Submitted by MD on
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