IELTS Writing 12 Topics Sample #6/12 : Technology 02

Some people think that with the increasing use of mobile phones and computers,people lose the ability to communicate face to face.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?

With the increase use of mobile phones and computers, some people think that many people are losing their ability to communicate face to face. I strongly agree with this premise.

No one can doubt the benefit of face to face communication since the evolution of man face-to-face communication has always been our main means of communication Face-to-face communication allows us to “read”the person we are talking to. We can see how they are receiving what we are telling them by viewing their body language, by watching their facial expressions, or by hearing the tone of their voice.

Many of these observations are not possible when we communicate with someone via mobile phone or computer. If we are talking to someone on the phone or chatting with someone on the computer, we may be able to hear them, but we may not able to tell their body language. If we are texting someone or sending them an e-mail, we will not be able to see them or hear them. Face-to-face communication is a more complete form of communication than phone or computer communication. It is my feeling that face-to-face communication can be more satisfying and more rewarding.

Although it would be foolish to not take advantage of the avenues of communication offered by today’s technology, it is unfortunate that many people now have less face-to-face basis as they rely instead on technology whenever possible.

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