Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Face-to-face communication is better than other types of communication, such as letters, e-mails, or telephone calls. Use specific reason and details to support your answer.

I definitely agree with the following statement: a face-to-face conversation is better than other types of communication. Face-to-face communication provides some pros: we are able to see a person’s emotions and verbal signs, and when having a face-to-face conversation, we can happily spend time. To begin with, through a close conversation, we can see and notice the other person’s emotions and feelings. For example, if you see that your friend looks sadly and speaks unhappily, you will know that maybe your friend had a bad day or something bad happened. Of course, I would support my friend if I were in this situation. On the other hand, if I see that my friend looks angry and speaks loudly, I will prefer to not touch him or try to calm him. Through e-mails or letters, we are not able to see this important part of the conversation. Secondly, I think that the biggest problem in e-mails or social media chats is not seeing verbal signs. It is absolutely necessary for all conversation. For instance, through a verbal sign like scratching a nose, we are able to understand that it is likely the person is lying. Another verbal sign from girls is playing with their hair. Playing with your hair gives girls a clue that they like you. In comparison, through telephone calls or chats, we could not see and feel verbal signs. Moreover, by having a nice eye-to-eye conversation, we can happily spend time. For example, while we are having a great conversation at a cozy, warm cafe, we are feeling pleasure. It is obvious that while using our computer or phone to send e-mails, we could not spend time with a companion. To sum up, I agree with the statement, and I prefer to have an eye-to-eye conversation to having a chat via e-mails or letters. This type of conversation has a lot of advantages, which have been described above.
Submitted by Vasiliy Anisimov on
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