Tina: I love, er, phone calls. I guess I like to chat, and using the phone is a great way to have a good old chit-chat.
Jo: I really like voice messaging tools. Erm, it's so quick and easy to just quickly say exactly what's in your head, leave a very quick voice message for someone, and they can listen at a time that's convenient for them.
Jonathan: I don't like voice messages so much. I mean, I like getting them, but I don't really like recording them. I'm not very good at that. Erm, when I press the button to start recording, like, straight away I forget what I wanted to say, and there's just ten seconds of silence, which is not good.
Joanne: I think my favourite form of communication is text messaging. Erm, I particularly like messaging on a group. We've got a family WhatsApp group. We live in different countries, so it's really nice just to be able to send a quick message most mornings just to say, 'Oh, hi. How are you doing? Have a good day'. So, that's something I really like.
Kirk: What's great about text messages is being able to keep in touch with friends and family all very far away, just very easily. What I hate is being part of groups where some people in the group have long conversations with each other that really don't pertain to the whole group. I find that really annoying.
Tina: I absolutely loathe video calls! I think it's because, you know how you get that little picture of yourself and you're talking to the person but you can see the little picture of yourself. I end up just looking at that and not really concentrating on the conversation.
Jo: And now I've discovered voice dictation, so sometimes I speak, and the phone writes the message for me, and it's surprisingly accurate now.
Does group texting stress you out? Do you love getting a voice note the length of a podcast? Does a video call feel like too much pressure?
Watch the video to hear what forms of communication the LearnEnglish team love and hate.
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- Which of these forms of communication do you use the most?
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- Which do you like best?
- Are there any that you hate?