When was the last time you called your friends or family? Three days ago, one week ago? One month ago? Nowadays, a lot of people send messages to friends via apps, like WhatsApp, Facebook or Line. It’s a popular and convenient way to connect with other people. If you join a new event and make new friends, probably you will ask them “Do you have a Facebook or Line account? “In Taiwan and Japan, a lot of people use Line whereas Europe and South America people use Whats App.In Australia, Facebook messenger is more popular than other apps.
I receive many messages on Line App every day but I don’t check all of them. Sometimes it’s quite noisy because of advertisements. If your friends send messages to you, you might answer them as soon as possible. If you don’t answer them quickly, your friends might get angry at you.
Everybody knows, even though you don’t know how to speak a foreign language, you can use body language to communicate with each other. Speaking involves voice, volume, intonation and face expressions.
Even different people speak the same word but have different feelings. For example, “I want to go to the beach.“ If you speak loudly, and have a high pitch, it lets people feel you really want to go to the beach and vice versa.
Using the apps is convenient but it poses some problems. Messaging isn’t the same as using the phone or face-to-face conversation. We hardly feel emotions using only words .There are a lot of misunderstandings. If you like a girl or a boy, don’t use the app to declare your love to him or her. There is a big chance that it might be get refused so make a phone call now.
Darren, Intermediate Class