IELTS Essays Volume 6

IELTS Essay 51 Volume 6 (V6E51)

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.

(a) In today’s fast-paced environment, we are faced with a myriad of communication options. Be it letters, e-mails, or telephonic conversations, I think that no means is more effective than face-to-face dialogue.

Firstly, face-to-face dialogue affords the speaker the opportunity to convey his message in a more detailed and complete way. Emotions, moods and expressions come forth to the surface in a face-to-face interaction, unlike written words or those spoken on the telephone. By using tone, facial gestures and body language, the speaker gives a thorough idea of the listener of his point of view. For example, by leaning forward on his chair, opening his arms and moving his hands in a forceful manner, the speaker can convey interest and leadership.

Another benefit that face-to-face communication provides is immediate feedback. The speaker can clarify any confusion right away. Unlike written statements, no idea or thought is lost in grammatical errors or misuse of vocabulary. Since all people involved in the conversation can easily see each other, approval, interest, or disregard, can easily be deduced and dealt with.

Often we see messages getting confused, and warped up in a maze of paperwork or unanswered e-mail and telephone calls. Such accumulation of data can create lot of stress and undue mess-ups in an office environment. Renowned CEOs, like Bill Gates are famous for making a point to show up at all business meetings, and if not possible, designate another person instead of using written words, or the telephone.

They say, “Nothing can replace the human touch.” When people say that, what they mean is that the openness, camaraderie, and opportunity for feedback obtained through face-to-face dialogue is totally irreplaceable and invaluable.

(B) Another Answer:

In all times people was in an alliance with the other people that have the same color of the body, ideas, feelings, religion, community, etc. With time, they made first voice commands that were helpful in some situations, and then those were transformed in their own language. They understood the importance of their experience; knowledge and skills so they tried to make another type of communication that give us an idea how their lives were -the writing language. In our days, our society provides us to know all kind of types of communication. For me, face-to-face communication is better than other types of communication because we can see and we can feel what our partner try to say us. Plus, it is not formal and bore. There are not many people that can write interesting to keep our attention. If we speak about telephone calls I’d like to say that is more expensive then letters or email.

First, face-to-face communication gives us a possibility to see each other. It may be helpful in some situations. Sometimes we need only to see his/her eyes and we can tell what he/she means. We cannot do it by letter or email or phone. For example, when people are in love they cannot speak much because they understand each other without words.

Second, we can understand what the partner means because his/her intonation helps us to make our interpretation of this problem or question. In other words, to feel in the same way, we need to see and to hear each other. We can make an accent on a word that is mare expressive or important; we can play our words such in a theatre.

Third, it is not so expensive then letters, email or phone call. It is free! Not each of us has enough money to afford a computer connected to the Internet for a communication by the email or to pay a lot of money for the phone calls. Other thing is a time that we spend to write a letter. In our society where time is money, each of us fined the solution how to do more think in a minimal time.

In conclusion, I think in the future people will speak without words, mail, email or phone call. They will communicate with their imagination. It is fantastic but it is not a secret- people have many possibilities that they do not know in this moment. For me, in all times the life was a play, and in this play we always need to communicate for make our own opinion.

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