Task：More people are using mobile phones and computers to communicate.
Therefore, people are losing the ability to communicate with each other face to
face. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Now you are benefiting from the use of mobile phone and the Internet as
social interaction media, could you imagine what your daily lives would be
without these inventions? Some people claim that individuals are gradually
losing face-to-face communication skills. Nevertheless, from personal
perspective, online communication cannot make people lose the ability of offline
Apparently, excessive use of the Internet and mobile phones has been
undermining our interpersonal relationship offline. Even during a face-to-face
conversation, it is no rare thing that everyone is busy looking at his cell
phones, neglecting his friends or families across the dinner table. In addition,
it has become incredibly easy to contact each other electronically and share
information instantly in social community. Gone are the days when people could
only communicate via fixed telephone or writing letters which took several days
to reach others. So no one is not crazy about smart phones and computers which
boast cutting-edge functions like sharing photos and videos with more friends
In spite of the popularity of technological progress mentioned above, never
should we turn a blind eye to the irreplaceablity of face-to-face communication.
It is common that many schools impart knowledge to students by teaching in
classrooms instead of distance education. The same is true of the cooperation
among companies, which needs face to face conversation to acquire trust with
each other in advance. Furthermore, although online contact may possess
increasing numbers of friends, the permanence of mutual relationships cannot
lack face-to-face interactions, which can be confirmed by the example of the
closest friends and even loving couples. Besides, solving tricky issues are
generally more effective and more convenient by surrounding colleagues or
friends then by those who live and work in remote places and need online
As far as social interaction is concerned, although the cell phone and the
Internet have updated the lives of the current generation. People cannot forget
how to make offline communication with each other.