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Old 05-19-2014, 12:35 PM
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How to make a conversation in English ?

I'm Egyptian and know how to speak English but, I can't make a conversation with anyone in English it's hard.
I tried to learn from websites but, no results
 
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Old 05-19-2014, 04:12 PM
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Make a conversation in Egyptian, then translate it to english ))
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What do you mean?

Do you want to walk up to someone who speaks English and spark up a conversation about anything?
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Do you have access to American tv shows?

I have talked to a lot of people from Mexico who told me they learned conversational English by watching tv. You seem to have made a good start, but actually hearing real conversations should help you improve.
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In my country the reason why many people hard to converse in English because they feel shy and always think about what other might judge. What I did years ago to overcome this was by joinning a toss master program. This might work for you as well. Good luck.
 
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Old 05-20-2014, 03:31 AM
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Do you have access to American tv shows?

I have talked to a lot of people from Mexico who told me they learned conversational English by watching tv. You seem to have made a good start, but actually hearing real conversations should help you improve.
This would my recommendation also.

Knowing a language can be hard in itself. English has so many various accents that it is difficult to understand what people are saying. Not because you don't know, its because you cannot understand.


English T.V may help. Consider speaking out loud by responding to the T.V. If a word is unfamiliar. Say it..
Reading will only program the meaning, not the characteristics of sounds. This is a recording our brains need to develop while learning a language.

Chinese for example: To me it sounds like Individual syllables that are joined together in a way that "Sounds" like one big long word or sentence. When really it could have been 20 separate words
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Old 05-20-2014, 05:09 AM
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Make a conversation in Egyptian, then translate it to english ))
Lol no, I'm good in translating from Arabic to English. I mean how to talk to someone face-to-face? It's hard

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What do you mean?

Do you want to walk up to someone who speaks English and spark up a conversation about anything?
yes, that's what i want. it's hard to listen to someone, and answering him in the same time it takes me a moment to make a phrase with no mistakes.

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Do you have access to American tv shows?

I have talked to a lot of people from Mexico who told me they learned conversational English by watching tv. You seem to have made a good start, but actually hearing real conversations should help you improve.
I'm listening to songs in English and singing in English, & watching movies without translation but, to make a real conversation with anyone face-to-face it's hard

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In my country the reason why many people hard to converse in English because they feel shy and always think about what other might judge. What I did years ago to overcome this was by joinning a toss master program. This might work for you as well. Good luck.
yes, feeling shy is the main reason. I don't know how to avoid it.

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This would my recommendation also.

Knowing a language can be hard in itself. English has so many various accents that it is difficult to understand what people are saying. Not because you don't know, its because you cannot understand.


English T.V may help. Consider speaking out loud by responding to the T.V. If a word is unfamiliar. Say it..
Reading will only program the meaning, not the characteristics of sounds. This is a recording our brains need to develop while learning a language.

Chinese for example: To me it sounds like Individual syllables that are joined together in a way that "Sounds" like one big long word or sentence. When really it could have been 20 separate words
yes, that's right. but it's different to talk to someone in reality in English.
and i think that if you want to learn Chinese you have to go to China, it's a complicated language.
finally, do you think that i have to take conversation courses or making friends to talk with them?

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If I were going to learn a new language I would learn the basics and then use the immersion method to improve. You have to live the language to really learn it.

Very few people speak English in conversations. The written words are far different from the verbal. You have to be around people who speak English in order to learn to do it well.

I think people need to get over the fear of what people think about their language skills. No matter how poorly you may speak English, I am positive you do a far better job that I could do in Egyptian. Keep that though in the back of your mind because it applies to the vast majority of native English speakers; very few can speak another language.
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Old 05-20-2014, 08:50 AM
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If I were going to learn a new language I would learn the basics and then use the immersion method to improve. You have to live the language to really learn it.

Very few people speak English in conversations. The written words are far different from the verbal. You have to be around people who speak English in order to learn to do it well.

I think people need to get over the fear of what people think about their language skills. No matter how poorly you may speak English, I am positive you do a far better job that I could do in Egyptian. Keep that though in the back of your mind because it applies to the vast majority of native English speakers; very few can speak another language.
This is awesome thank you, Here in Egypt there is no room to practice different languages with others. About 40% of people in Egypt illiterates, 50% just can read and write, and only the 10% of Egyptians have second languages like English, Spanish & french ... etc. put in mind that in Egypt 95 million people.
 
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Old 05-20-2014, 01:02 PM
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You are communicating well here. Just keep in mind that forum posts are not always proper English or conversation, they are a hybrid as determined by the poster.
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This is awesome thank you, Here in Egypt there is no room to practice different languages with others. About 40% of people in Egypt illiterates, 50% just can read and write, and only the 10% of Egyptians have second languages like English, Spanish & french ... etc. put in mind that in Egypt 95 million people.
Well. Given those percentages, you have done very well for yourself. With your continued devotion you will eventually catch on to words as they are spoken. I believe you are right to say that the best way is to become acquainted with someone who is willing to work conversation with you.

Great Job So Far!!!
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Hi Ismael,

Just want to add, ff you feel shy, how about doing the same thing like Brazilian student in the video below?

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The weather can be a good opening topic. In Canada the weather is a popular topic of conversation with just about everyone you meet. Our summers are short and winters can be long and harsh, so the weather can be an ice-breaker (no pun intended).
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Learn the basics first of all. Watch english movies try to understand what they are saying it will help to improve your english moreover read newspaper. Try to speak alone whether wrong or right....
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Old 05-21-2014, 06:26 AM
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Well. Given those percentages, you have done very well for yourself. With your continued devotion you will eventually catch on to words as they are spoken. I believe you are right to say that the best way is to become acquainted with someone who is willing to work conversation with you.

Great Job So Far!!!
Thank you Damien.
 
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I know some international friends who have said that while they do learn from the American entertainments, they've also learned by connecting with someone who speaks English. They usually Skype or email.
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Hi there i am an Arabic native too, i suggest that you watch more english speaking TV and movies, and how to start a conversation it is easy: it is just how you start a conversation in Arabic, don't be shy and start speaking because you will learn quicker this way!!!
 
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Hi, you can also try some language exchange / practice sites, like italki.com or howdoyou.do - they let you find other people to practice your language with, and from my experience it's quite a good way to overcome the shyness of speaking a foreign language
 
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My wife learned English basically by watching the TV show Friends. That show is great for learning English and I used to recommend it to my English students.
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That will be a rough question for me because I don't usually talk to English with someone. :-/
 
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