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Practicing your English

Practicing your English

Date: Feb 22 2002


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Hey gang!
The very best way to learn English is to PRACTICE!!!!!! Sometimes it can be difficult to find a friend to practice with, especially when you don’t live in an English speaking country.
In this lesson, John gives Chad some advice for a friend who wants to practice his English.
John has some great suggestions for you! They may help you get to know a new friend!


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Chad:  I have this friend from Japan who wanted to know how to feel comfortable asking questions to an American. Do you have any pointers?

John:  Yeah, when I lived there, I got approached many times by Japanese kids who were trying to learn English. I think the best way to do it is to be very friendly, and ask a lot of questions and try to get that English speaker to be your friend.

Chad:  How do you know how much to ask or should you talk about yourself first or how do you just gage if the persons interested in talking to you?

John:  I think asking questions about that person, the English speaker, will open them up. It’ll show them that you care about them. Questions like where are you from? Why are you here in this country? For work or for study? Things like that. Then they’ll feel like you genuinely want to be their friend.

Chad:  That’s great advice. I’ll let my friend know. Thanks man.



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John has some helpful advice for Chad’s friend. He says the best way to practice English with someone is to ask them questions about themselves, so that they know you care about them!
If your new friend answers your questions in your language, continue speaking to him or her in English. Chances are, he or she may want to practice their language skills too. By speaking your non-native languages to each other, you will both improve!
Good luck making new friends to practice with! Come to the Life Goes On message board to tell us about your experiences!
Your Friend,



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Dominican Republic

english, baby is the best site for learn english…

12:02 AM Oct 26 2016 |



I want to learn english. Can you help me?

07:30 PM Oct 12 2016 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Find friend that speak English isn’t easy cause there is distance time that makes problem for talking

Such as in a country is noon and else is night and time to sleep..

10:57 AM Oct 12 2016 |

Josh K

Josh K


Find a ideal place ti practice the english, sometimes uneasy

01:07 AM Jun 01 2007 |

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