5 Communication technologies - Writing


Do you send e-mails? — Yes, I do. I send e-mails.

Is sending e-mails your primary way of written communication? — Yes, it is. It is my primary way of written communication.

If you send e-mails, who arc they usually for? — My e-mails are usually for my friends who live in other countries. What are they about? — In my letters I tell about my life.

Do you agree with the claim that e-mail will become the principal way of communication among people? — Yes,

I agree.

Can you think of any disadvantages of e-mails? — There are some disadvantages of e-mails. The sender could send viruses and malware through attachments if recipient doesn’t scan it. A long e-mail could cause the recipient to lose interest and stop reading the e-mail altogether.


1. Formal style is common in business, for example. If you are unsure about which style to use in an e-mail, it is better to use a more formal style. If the person replies in a more informal style, you may follow that style in your next message. (C)

2.   More informal messages may be sent between friend or colleagues who have a relaxed working relationship. (A)

3. The most informal e-mails are generally sent between close friends. These messages are sometimes more similar to speech then to writing. (B)


E-mail: Ця електронна адреса захищена від спам-ботів. вам потрібно увімкнути JavaScript, щоб побачити її. Password: genova333


b) 1. the main part of an e-mail where you write the information you want to communicate (g)

2.   click here to send your message (b)

3.   the line where you write the title of the message (c)

4.   the copy line; the line where you write the e-mail addresses of other people you want to receive your messages (e)

5. the blind copy line; an address here gets a copy of the message, but other recipients do not know (j)

6.   click here to specify the file you want to send (attach) with your message (f)

7. the line where you write e-mail address of the person you are sending your message to (a)

8. click here to save your unfinished message without sending it (h)

9.   click here to cancel your message, (d)

10.  click here to check the spelling of your message (i)


A. Dear friend!

Next week I’ll be in London on a business trip. I should like to meet you one evening while I am in London. I’ll inform you about the day and the time later.

See you

Denis Ivanov