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Mobile telephones have become very popular nowadays. However, some people say that their use should be restricted.

Mobile phones have changed people's lives. They give us an opportunity to stay in touch and to be reachable everywhere. It is very comfortable, especially for the busy modern lifestyle. So, the mobile phone has become a vital part of our daily lives and it is difficult to imagine how people lived without mobile phones in the past.

In my opinion, the mobile phone is a very useful device. Thanks to it, I can access people I need to speak to and I can never miss anything important. If I need some help, I just call my friends and they rush to rescue me. If I have a meeting and I'm late, I can send an SMS with my excuses. It is very fast and convenient. What is more, with the help of my mobile phone I can access the Internet, send and receive photos and video, play games, listen to music and what not.

However, mobile phones have some disadvantages. Firstly, they deprive people of privacy and it is almost impossible to relax with your mobile phone on. Secondly, many people are worried about the harmful influence of mobile phones on their health. Mobile phones use electromagnetic radiation. Scientists say that there is no significant health effect from mobile phone radiation. But still it is better not to use your mobile phone too often.
To sum up, a mobile phone is very useful because it gives us the freedom of movement. It has made communication much easier. But we shouldn't forget that a face-to-face conversation is much better than just a telephone talk.


Most people use to send e-mails and SMS messages. But others still prefer traditional paper letters or phone calls.

Nowadays more and more people are sending e-mails and SMS messages, while others say that it may lead to the loss of social interaction.

Personally, I communicate with my friends through e-mails and SMS messages. To my mind, they have a number of advantages. Firstly, both e-mails and SMS messages are rather cheap and quick. Secondly, they are non-intrusive. In comparison with a call, they do not interrupt a person if he or she is in the middle of a meeting and can't answer you right now. Besides, there are no standard rules for writing e-mails and SMS messages, and a lot of words can be shortened. Their objective is to convey a comprehensible message as quickly as possible. That is why traditional rules of grammar, spelling and punctuation are largely ignored.
However, a lot of people say that sending an e-mail or SMS message is not the same as writing a letter. Paper letters are usually intimate and long. They give you an opportunity to tell your friends or relatives all the latest news and to express your feelings. As for e-mails and SMS messages, they are often short and impersonal. You can't see the sender's handwriting, you can't feel the crisp paper and you are not likely to re-read these messages. But I still believe that sending e-mails and SMS messages is more effective than writing letters.
To conclude, when we are short of time, e-mails and SMS messages are the best way of communication. But if we want to give or learn more detailed information, letters or phone calls are better.


Date: 2016-01-14; view: 7683

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