E-Mails: Vor- und Nachteile

Emails – pros and cons

E-Mails sind nicht mehr wegzudenken aus der alltäglichen Geschäfts-korrespondenz. Aber kennen Sie die ganzen Vor- und Nachteile von E-Mails?

Email is probably the most popular method of business correspondence. Have you ever thought about the advantages and disadvantages of this kind of communication? Here are some of the main ones.
Look at them and put one of the words into each gap.

immediately, within, without, viruses, address, attachments, interrupt, flat, block


Emails are very fast. They usually arrive (1) __________ seconds, even if the addressee is at the other end of the world.

They are cheap so you pay only the cost of a telephone call, not even that if you have (2)_________ rate.

You can send text files, photographs or tables of any size as (3) _____________ which the addressee can process.

You can send an email to more than one (4) __________.

You can answer an email (5)_____________, very often with just a ‘yes’ or ‘no’.


Because they are often written (6) ___________ very much thought,
they can sound impolite.

Because they are often written spontaneously, they can (7) _________ up peoples mailboxes.

When an email arrives it can (8) __________ a person’s workflow.

An email can contain SPAM and (9) _____________.


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Answers: (1) within; (2) flat; (3) attachments; (4) address; (5) immediately; (6) without; (7) block;  (8) interrupt; (9) viruses