free to talk 23

23 Unit:




Share your thoughts or experiences about the topics.
Be creative and make an interesting conversation with your tutor!

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free to talk 23

People use email to communicate with friends and relatives. It is  also a popular tool for business communication.

Share your ideas with your tutor.

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Read the article with your teacher.

For an activity that’s so mundane, email seems to be infused with an extraordinary amount of dread and guilt. Several studies have linked frequent email-checking with higher levels of anxiety. One study found that constant email-checkers also had heart activity that suggested higher levels of cortisol, a hormone associated with stress—until they were banned from their inboxes.

In the mobile Internet age, checking email is simultaneously a nervous tic and, for many workers, a tether to the office. A person’s email inbox is where forgotten passwords are revived. The inbox, then, is a place of convergence: for junk, for work, for advertising, and still sometimes for informal, intimate correspondence. Email works just the way it’s supposed to, and better than it used to, but people seem to hate it more than ever.

Source :  by Mitch Joel

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Share your ideas with your tutor by answering the questions.

1.How often do you send emails?

2.What email provider do you use? (i.e. Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo, etc.)

3.How much of the email that you receive is spam?

4.Have you hand-written a letter and sent it to someone?  If no, why not?  If yes, how often do you send letters and to whom?

5.If you could secretly view anyone’s email, whose email would you spy on?

6.Have you ever gotten a computer virus from email?