The rise of ‘generation mute’
Does talking on the phone make you feel uncomfortable? A growing number of people avoid making phone calls, preferring to communicate via messages. They are becoming known as “generation mute”.
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- Do you prefer to talk on the phone or use instant messages? Why? Discuss your reasons with your partner.
- Make your own telephone. Take two empty tin cans and connect them with a piece of string or wire threaded through a hole in the base. Hold a conversation with someone in your class.