IELTS Speaking Part 1 LETTERS OR EMAILS

LETTERS OR EMAILS

  1. Do you write many letters or emails?
    Yes, I almost write a lot of emails for my clients as part of my job on a daily basis. There are many things I have to write, for example, I usually write end user training for my clients to teach them how to use the system, or I write the development guide for my technical staffs to tell them how to code.
  2. Which do you prefer, to make a phone call or write an email?
    Well, if I were to choose between the two, I will probably go with writing an email because I can have plenty of time thinking about how to express my opinion correctly and clearly, besides, the whole conversation can be tracked in the mail list; whereas, you know, making a telephone call usually leads to misunderstanding because sometimes it is not very accurate and obscure.
  3. Is it hard to think of what to write?
    That’s a tough question! But I would say that it depends on what type of content you will write. If it’s a personal letter I guess that it is just a piece of cake as you can be informal with your letter. On the other hand, if it’s a business or school related emails it might be a little tough since you must meet certain standards and be formal in writing. So, it will still vary according to its purpose.
  4. Do you think people will still write letter in the future?
    I believe that as a major method of communication between people, letter writing has a vast and interesting history; besides, handwritten letters are personal. They show the receiver that someone has spent time and effort in communicating with them. They are a way of connecting two people that cannot be achieved through the impersonal use of texts or instant messages.Therefore, I feel that the handwriting letters are irreplaceable in the future.
  5. Do you think writing emails has strengthened or a weakened person’s writing skills?
    Option 1: In my opinion, writing emails has a positive effect on the writing skills of people. As we all know that email is one of the most frequently used modes of formal communication. Therefore, it’s practically true that a person becomes more organized in his writing while compiling formal content.
    Option 2: As far as I am concerned, communicating via email has a negative effect on the writing skills of people in many ways. Some applications like auto-correction and spelling checkers have dragged the level of English down, especially grammar and vocabulary. Rather than being aiding tools, they have sub standardized the level of writing skills.
  6. How do you communicate with others at work – by email or is it more convenient to communicate face-to-face?
    Oh in most of the time, I prefer to talk in person. Even though Too many people take the easy way out and try and do everything via e-mail, I often find that when I look the other person in the eyes and ask them something I get far more than I ever would over e-mail.
  7. Other possible questions:
    What sorts of letters or emails are the most difficult to reply to?
    What kinds of emails (or letters) do you receive that make you feel excited?

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