6 Minute English - Why do we choose to text instead of talk?

Communicating by text has become more and more popular. Neil and Georgina talk about it.

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Georgina I said I would ask you something. Are you listening to me? Someone too busy texting to talk with the huge rise of mobile phones in recent decades communicating by text has become more and more popular and seems like this have become increasingly coming and send that done. Now. What were you saying now choose to text instead of talk to the people in their lives will be asking whether the popular form of communication is changing how we interact with each other. And of course, we'll be learning some related vocabulary as well now near what did you want to ask me in Georgina, which is this young people are often the biggest uses of mobile phones, but in a 2016 study what percentage of British teenagers said, they would prefer to send a text.

Even speak to someone even if they were in the same room. Is it a 9% b 49% c 99% D shocking. I can't believe 99% of teenage set that so I'll be 49% texting sometimes Kohl's talking with thumbs is understandable people like to be in control of what they say. But this is hiding behind as Neuroscience Professor safety squat explains the sound to cancel for BBC World Service program the Y Factor when we talk by text or email or instant message in prioritizing speed of a Clarity and death, but when we can't hear the way someone is speaking. It's all too easy to misunderstand their intention.

Has a different meaning of shut up. There's an emotional thing that we do so strong and kind of intonation once to the funny ones just aggressive written down its just aggressive shut up and you call something that you may we speak with Melody and insulation to a voicemail will change your meaning depending on that. You take bass channel of information answer of communication you lose another way that sense is being conveyed when reading a text instead of listening to someone speak. We miss out on the speakers intonation. That's the way the voice Rises and fools been speaking intonation. How a word is said often changes the meaning of words and phrases small groups of words people used to say something particular allowed makes it easy to misunderstand the speakers intention the aim or plan what they want to do a whole range of extra information.

Conveyed through speech from the speakers age and gender to the region that's wrong part. Gary took believes that we lose something uniquely human when we stopped talkin and there a practical problems involved for texting too as he explains to BBC World. Service's the Y Factor if you speak to someone in person, I don't respond right away. That would be rude but you might be speaking to someone in person and someone texts you and it would be rude to feed then to that conversation that speaks the best never text to text to get to know each and responded right away. It's like we can see now create any situations using a phones that allow us to spread on mines no matter what you do. We cannot disappoint people because we're trying to communicate in so many different ways. Do you prioritize put us on the phone with you prioritize the best you speaking say who disappoint fast. You're going to disappoint somebody text you when you already speaking to someone else in person physically present face to face.

Communicate with those people at the same time. So whatever you do, someone will get annoyed become angry and upset on mines. Another way of saying that something is a Minefield meaning of situation full of hidden problems and dangerous why people need to take her easy to get annoyed when someone ignores you to text that friend quiz question. Remember I asked you how many teenages said they prefer to text someone even if they were in the same room. I guess it was be 49% which was the correct answer. I'm glad you were listening Georgina and not texting. Haha and we've been discussing ways in which texting differs from talking with someone in person or face-to-face sending texts instead of having a conversation being the speakers into Nation the musical way.

Voice Rises and Falls a phrase or a small group of words like oh shut up means different things in different ways intention that idea or plan of what they are going to do which in turn means they can get annoyed or become irritated. If you don't understand what they mean or don't respond right away. It's an absolute Minefield a situation with many hidden problems why you need to speak and act carefully and remember you can find more useful vocabulary trending topics and help with your language learning hair at BBC learning English. We also have an app that you can download for free from the App Stores and goes we are all over social media for now.

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