Modern communications mean that it’s no longer necessary to write letters. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?
主体段 1：(赞同/反对现代通讯意味着不再需要写信)理由1 + 论证
主体段 2：(赞同/反对现代通讯意味着不再需要写信)理由2 + 论证
背景介绍：In years gone by, before the age of the telegraph or telephone, letter writing was the main means of communication for most people. Since then we have developed faster and more direct ways of contacting people, and personal letters has become relatively rare.
个人观点：However, letters are still very important in our daily life.
主题句：It is true that in many cases where our parents would have written a letter, we prefer to pick up the phone, to email or even to text instead.
举例论证：These are perfectly suitable ways of inviting friends to call round or exchanging news with a family member, for example, and they have the advantage that the communication is immediate and we can receive a reply very quickly. In business, too, fax and email are extremely useful.
主题句：However, in my opinion there are times when there is no alternative to a letter.
举例论证： Letters are generally more formal and carefully composed than emails. This makes them more suitable for occasions when they are likely to be kept and re-read, perhaps several times, by the recipient, as with formal letters of thanks or sympathy. In addition, letters provide a written record, unlike telephone calls, so they are also a better way of setting out an important or complex argument, as in official complaints or legal matters.
In conclusion, I would definitely agree that there are fewer times when we need to write letters than in the past. On the other hand, I feel there are still some important occasions when a letter is the most appropriate form of communication.
it is true that 这是正确的
in my opinion 在我看来
in addition 此外