non-native english speaker

  1. Hello! I am new here and happy to find this forum. Can you help me? I want to pass the IELTS test. I need it for the visa screen. But the problem is, most of the time I find myself at a loss for words to say, especially on the speaking part. No matter how often I practise, I still have trouble expressing and describing things. Even a simple question as tell me about yourself, I am at a loss for things to say... I would really appreciate any advice from native english speakers out there on how I can improve on this weakness.
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  3. by   Havin' A Party!
    Quick comment: If you composed the post, then your writing skills are pretty darn good!

    Good luck!
  4. by   gwenith
    Hang around and keep talking - it will come more naturally
  5. by   suzanne4
    Quote from sophiesylvie
    Hello! I am new here and happy to find this forum. Can you help me? I want to pass the IELTS test. I need it for the visa screen. But the problem is, most of the time I find myself at a loss for words to say, especially on the speaking part. No matter how often I practise, I still have trouble expressing and describing things. Even a simple question as tell me about yourself, I am at a loss for things to say... I would really appreciate any advice from native english speakers out there on how I can improve on this weakness.
    Which country are you from? I would highly recommend speaking with some friends on-line using instant messenger from either Yahoo, AOL, or MSN.
    The big difference is that you have to think right away, someone is waiting for an immediate answer. With regular e-mails you can actually write the message and go over it for quite a long period before sending it.
    I work with foreign nurses on a daily basis and this helps my students quite a bit. If you would like to add me to your instant messenger list, it is fine with me.

    Good luck and hope that this helps. p.s. I have Yahoo and Hotmail (MSN)

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