字幕列表 影片播放 列印英文字幕 Hello, this is Jack from tofluency.com, and in this video, I'm going to talk about a mistake I see English learners make when looking for speaking practice online and what you can do instead to get the practice you need so keep watching! So, as an online English teacher with a popular website for English learners, I received emails every day and very often I receive emails like this... The problem with posting messages like this is you're not going to get a response you're not going to find people to practice with you This is because people don't know you yet and they haven't built a relationship with you and online teachers aren't going to just meet you on Skype for 20 minutes just to talk. But there's something that you can do to get the practice you need, and this is going to take a change of approach. If you're sending messages like the one I showed before. It's all about a different approach and this is: to build relationships slowly, get to know people, be interesting, and then ask people to Skype. So, pen pal world is a site that English learners use to try and find people to practice their English with. Now, instead of writing those messages we talked about before this is what you can do instead: Firstly, write a profile about yourself that is interesting to read; something that just doesn't say, "Hi, I'm David I want to practice my English." Instead, write something more interesting about yourself Then you can search people who have similar interests to you, send them a message introducing yourself, and then also ask them a couple questions to get to know each other a little bit more. After doing that you can build your relationship up slowly, get to know this person, and then when the time is right, ask them if they want to Skype with you. Now, you can use this approach not just on pen pal world but you can use on Facebook and Google+ ... any kind of learning forum or social media website that you use. The best thing about it is not just that you're going to get speaking practice but you're also going to build up relationships with people who have the same interests as you Now, here is one last tip: think about ways that you can help English speakers with what you're an expert in For example, I once needed help on my website and someone in my English learning community helped me with this... they got english-speaking practice and I got something out of the relationship too because this person helped me with my website. So, think about ways that you can help other people and be useful for other people too. So, what I want you to do now is this : underneath this video I want you to write an introduction to yourself; two to four sentences talking about who you are, what you're interested in, and who you would like to meet. and then click here to learn more about this method and to get your free download. So, thanks for watching and I'll see you next time!