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

These days almost everyone spends a lot of time communicating with relatives on the Internet leaving behind face-to-face interaction. Furthermore, a lot of people restrict themselves from society, because the conversation on the Internet is enough for them. From my perspective, face-to-face interaction is better than letters, emails, and telephone calls. The following paragraphs will explain why I think this way by my two major reasons for this opinion. First of all, face-to-face communication provides you with an opportunity to see and understand an opponent’s emotions, thus, you cannot misunderstand your friend or relative. Otherwise, your interlocuter can misunderstand your attitude toward him and will take offense. The same situation has happened to me. A few years ago, I was texting my friend from another country. Suddenly I made up a joke, but he misunderstood it. Since then, he began to take offense. Correspondingly, texting someone through the internet, email, or letters is worse than a real conversation. To sum up, briefly, a real-life conversation is better, because your interlocuter cannot misunderstand you. Secondly, real-life conversations are far more emotional and sincere. Besides, you can easier convey your thoughts and point of view as well. For example, when I am talking to my friends or relatives, I always use different intonation to express my opinion, correspondingly all my interlocuters can easily understand what I meant. In the case of letters and messages, I am not able to explain what exactly I meant because the text in messages is unemotional and cannot show my attitude. To conclude, real-life conversations are better than letters, emails, or phone calls because of two major reasons. Firstly, face-to-face communication is more understandable than letters, emails, and phone calls. Besides, in life interactions are more emotional and honest. Correspondingly, face-to-face communication is the best way to communicate with friends, relatives, and any other interlocutors.
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