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Todd vip

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2019.06.23 01:00

Some great advice for English learners
Introductions...

Many

people here have trouble getting responses from English speakers on HelloTalk. This is because we often get many messages, so the best way to get a response is a good self-introduction. Also, before asking a bunch of questions, read the persons self-introduction on their profile page. Then you can ask questions about their self-introduction.
Often, the first message I receive from people is: (Please don’t start a conversation like this!)
>Please teach me English!
>Please help me!
Or....
>Where are you from?
>Do you have $&Chat?
>Are you a teacher?
All of this information is available in my introduction on my profile page.

In English, even though 'hello' is a basic greeting, there are other ways to start a conversation with a stranger.
For example:

A: Hello.
B: Hey.
A: How are you?
B: I'm good, how about you?
A: I'm good too, please teach me English.
Awkward conversation!

The problem in this scenario is that “A” hasn't told “B” who they are or shown any interest in “B” as a person, so “B” doesn't feel comfortable.

A good greeting is to briefly explain who you are and show some interest in your new friend by talking about something related to them, such as their biography or their country.
For example:

A: Hello “B”, I'm “A”, nice to meet you. I saw you're from America and I really like your country! I'm learning English because I love American movies and I'd love to visit New York City next year.
B: Hey “A”, nice to meet you too. What's your favorite American movie? I love "Forrest Gump", have you seen it?
Natural comfortable conversation.....

In that example, even though “A” and “B” just met, they can have an easy conversation because “A” introduced themselves.
This is important when talking to someone for the first time in English, as it helps the other person to understand who you are and makes them feel more comfortable.
Give this a try and see what happens!
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Comments

  • 芸妹Celia 2019.06.23 01:07

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    对的对的
  • Dawn 2019.06.23 01:07

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    I think that's quite true, but with all that writing, how did you do it?
  • 爱风 2019.06.23 01:09

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    good teacher
  • Nicole 2019.06.23 01:19

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    I like to study your post. I don't rely on talking with foreigners.
  • 杨七排 2019.06.23 01:20

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    This will be immaculately helpful, thank you! I think the main reason for some Chinese users who bring English enhance request directly is we think it is a manner to show our pure purpose, see everyone one login this app as another effecient way to study a foreign language, still asking a approve of English language help beforehand may be conceived as the first step to be a friend in Chinese thought. No matter what, the suggest you give really shed a light on the more comfortable way to chat with a foreign friend, I think this can really make each side feel free and no pressure. At last, thanks again for your advice and your patiently reading😉. It's my first time to type this kind of long words in such a short time, mistakes are absolutely inevitable☺
  • Sophia 2019.06.23 01:52

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    Thank you
  • Alu 2019.06.23 01:55

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    棒棒哒
  • Victoria 2019.06.23 02:04

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    Thank you for your kind advice, Todd.
  • Paris 바리스 パリス 2019.06.23 02:06

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    Very useful . Thank you
  • Belinda 2019.06.23 02:11

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    cool !!!
  • Jenny_P 2019.06.23 02:52

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    Thank u, really good tips!👍👍👍
  • 自由 2019.06.23 03:24

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    yes, you said it 😃
  • Dew 2019.06.23 05:23

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    Good advice ! Thanks uncle Todd!!!😍
  • Thomas Xiao 2019.06.23 19:59

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    Good advice.
  • Lee 2019.06.23 23:54

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    Thank you 💕
  • Fabregas 2019.06.24 02:22

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    the comment is very benefit for someone. it will help us how to start a meaning conversation.

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