Speaking English for 30 seconds a day

Alessandro 3430 3 11 80
Hello everyone,

Some days ago I asked on Facebook what is the greatest difficulty for learners that study English alone over the Internet. About 500 readers answered the question. After compiling it I realized that most people just don't know how to get the feedback on how they are speaking and pronouncing. So, why not launch here on English Experts an area where people can speak and get feedback from other learners and teachers?

I believe that "practice makes perfect", so I'm calling you to start speaking English for at least 30 seconds a day.

How to do that? Very simple. Write a brief script and record a voice message here on the forum talking about anything. For instance, you can tell us what happened with you during the day, who you met, what are your goals for tomorrow and so forth.

Thank you in advance for taking part in it.

Take care!

Click on "Reply" and start now!
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Telma Regina 22935 9 58 578
Hi English Experts readers. I've studied English for many years and, also, had the privilege of living in England where I really could develop my English skills specially meeting people from various parts of the UK. They have lots of different accents and dialects. This helped with my listening and, definitely, I learned many phrasal verbs. The British people use a lot of them in their conversation. I lived in the south of England where the accent is very different than the one from the north, considering that England is not a very big country. This happens because Great Britain has influences from a long history, and many settlers from other countries too. So, we find all these different accents that can be very difficult for non-native English speakers. But, once you try and learn them, you'll understand anyone speaking English. Don't feel overawed when you meet someone that speaks in a different accent. Just go for it. Take the opportunity to train your ears.

Raquel E Andre Smit 10
Hi.
It's three thirty p.m. local time Rio de Janeiro, and up to now I´ve already acomplished many things.
For starters I took my wife to the bus station then I took my puppies to the veterinarian to check them out, later on I went to work and today was pay day! i guess you know what that means! Bank lines, and for me 3 different branches. Do you how hard is to walk burning in the temperature of Rio de Janeiro which is now over 40oC? well it paid off. I got my money now i have to pay all my bills this month I gotta whole bunch. Well that's it for today. see you later

PKdbz 30
Hello everyone
Sad story: yesterday I was going to the movie with some girl from school but she stood me up! and she didn't even cared to send me a text telling me she couldn't make it...And after waiting in front of the movie for 40 minutes like a stupid tree I went home to find out that she was on facebook...I didn't bothered talking to her, but after a couple minutes she told me that she was lazy and prefered to stay at home...Can you freaking believe this?!

Rennan Caiqui 10
"Hello, My name is Rennan and I'm gonna tell you about my day, how it has been, I woke up, I had some coffe, I sat down, and I went to the facebook and I'm typing now and I do everything. But my day is a little boring because I don't know what to do, I'm all the time on the internet, sufing on the internet.
That is it!
I intend to do much better, much more!
Thank you!"

Donay Mendonça 58005 22 97 1385
Hello everybody,

Today I worked a lot, as usual. I began to work at nine o'clock and stopped at eleven fifteen, then I went back home and had lunch. I usually take a break around noon. After lunch, I came back to my school and I'm still here writing, reading and doing all the things that are necessary.

At night, when I finish working, I'll visit my mother-in-law and play cards. No, I won't watch 'Big Brother Brazil.'


Bye,
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dan_azevedo 30
Hi there for you all, I need to confess this site is the better thing which I found, I've been study English around a year by my self, I didn't take English classes ever, always learn by myself and this website has had been the better tool to me, here I have no just a teacher I have a lot of teachers and some native as a teachers too, which thats great, there is no better path to learn from a people whose come from a english speaking country.

TeacherNARUTO 35 1
Hi everyone, my name is Carlos Aurélio, i'm also known as TeacherNARUTO, i'm an English teacher here in Angola, Luanda province. I'm going to talk about my addiction. My addiction actually divides itself in two, it consists in Watching animes and reading mangas, that's where my name (Naruto) comes from. And it was given by my former English teacher, because in the lessons, when the time to give(write) examples had arrived i used to use the name of Naruto series characters.
I'm in a university here in my city i'm now in the second year of Modern Languages (English option). A also enjoy your website, although i haven't had much time to explore it because of the time that i spend between College and work. This is a slice of my life. Bye, take care of yourselves.

vini.simoes 10
Hello guys, today I had a short, but very sad dream. I have a dog, it is almost ten years old, and I dreamed that I was with my hands in its neck, trying to kill it. I woke up in a hurry and checked if it was fine, and it was. And, before you think that I want to murder someone subconsciously, that happened because I read something like that in the book 'The Last Policeman' (it is a great book, by the way).

dlis11 30
Hi,
First, congratulations.
I would like thank for this website, it gave help me much, since i found it. I will try to continue write everyday in this forun.
Today I wake up around 9:00am, after this take my baby and had a breakfast with her and my wife. I'm holidays during january, then i have enjoy my daughter. She is 3 years old and is very beatiful and smart.
Still we'll go go out to mall for play on playland. last time of day we'll go grandmother house.
thanks for the oportunity.
I hope to help and corrections.

faeljs 10
"Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. But the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. While some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do. "


Apple = Think Different

marcelo marçal
Hello

My name is Marcelo, I live in Ubá City - Minas Gerais. I'm begining an english study and the tips this site is very important for my learn. I thanks all people for help in the learn study.

Ps: correct me the wrongs

vetromille
Hi everyone,

Today is Saturday, and many people hang out with your friends and your sweethearts, but I study english everyday including Saturdays and Sundays.

I love English, but I'm not good at all. I'm have difficulties in listening and understanding what the people speaking, mainly because natives speak fairly fast.

I hope I can improve my English in this forun,

I was very impressed with the content of this website.

Thanks for all,

See you.

Telma Regina 22935 9 58 578
Marcelo, this correction is for your recording. Please, have a go at saying it again.

My name is Marcelo and I live in Ubá City, Minas Gerais. I am beginning an English study course and the tips from this site are very important for learning. I thank you all for the help with my studies.

PS. Please correct my mistakes.

Proper Nouns must always be used when writing the names of the languages.
The usage of 'please' and 'thank you' is advisable whenever speaking or writing in English as it sounds more polite.

marcelo marçal
My name is Marcelo and I live in Ubá City, Minas Gerais. I am beginning an English study course and the tips from this site are very important for learning. I thank you all for the help with my studies.

Telma Regina 22935 9 58 578
I suggest this correction for dlis11 text on the previous page.

Hi,
Firstly, congratulations.
I would like to thank you for this website.
It has helped me a lot since I've found it.
Today I woke up at 9:00 am and had breakfast with my wife and little daughter.
I'm on holidays in January and I like to play with her.
She's a very beautiful and smart three-year-old girl.
We're going to the mall and play in the children's play area.
In the evening, we're going to her grandmother's house.

I thank you for the opportunity.
I hope you help with the corrections.

Now, you can say it again.

marcelo marçal
Hi, good afternoon.

firstly I thanks for your help.

Today I wake up 6:40 o'clock. I brush my teeth and eat a fruit (an apple). At 7:30 o'clock, I went to work.

Thank for help, Its very important for me.

I did some corrections (adaptation) in your text

Marcelo.



Hi,

Firstly, congratulations.

I would like to thank you for this website.
It has helped me a lot since I've found it.
Today I woke up at 07:00 am and had breakfast with my wife and my two sons.
I'm on holidays in January and I like to play with they.
They are very beautiful boys and smart thirteen-year-old and eigth-year- old.
We're going to the mall and play in the children's play area.
In the evening, we're going to her grandmother's house.

Marcelo.

Telma Regina 22935 9 58 578
Marcelo
Hi, good afternoon.

Firstly, I thank you for your help. Você pode dizer:
"I thank you" ou "thanks for …", quando você agradece é sempre à alguém. Exemplos:
I thank you for your help.
I thank her for everything.

Today I woke up 6:40 in the morning. I brushed my teeth and ate a fruit (an apple). At 7:30, I went to work.
Preste atenção aos tempos verbais: você disse "good afternoon" no início, portanto o que você fez pela manhã deve estar no passado: I woke up, I brushed my teeth and ate a fruit.
Também, quando for escrever as horas, a expressão “o’clock” (que significa ‘of the clock’) normalmente é usada somente em horas quando não são descritos os minutos.
Portanto, 6:40 am e 7:30 am ou 6:40 e 7:30 in the morning. Exemplos:
6:00 o’clock, 6:40 am (os minutos foram mencionados portanto normalmente não se escreve o’clock)
7:00 o’clock, 7:30 am ou ‘in the morning’.
Thanks for your help. It’s very important to me.
Thanks for your help”, ou “thanks for the help’.
Lembre-se:
Thank you, ou
Thanks, ou
Thanks for …

I did some corrections (adaptation) to the text.

Marcelo.



Hi,

Firstly, congratulations.

I would like to thank you for this website.
It has helped me a lot since I've found it.
Today I woke up at 07:00 am and had breakfast with my wife and my two sons.
I'm on holidays in January and I like to play with them.
O pronome “them” deve ser usado quando nos referimos à eles (they).
They are very beautiful and smart thirteen-year-old and eigth-year-old boys.
We're going to the mall and play in the children's play area.
In the evening, we're going to their grandmother's house.
A forma possessiva “their” deve se usada quando nos referirmos à eles.

Eu espero que você tenha entendido um pouco mais com as explicações, Marcelo.

marianafsc 80 2
This is an awesome idea! I think this topic will be very useful (: So there goes my speech (and sorry for the bad quality of the microphone!):

Hello, everybody! My name's Mariana and I live in São Paulo. I have known English Experts for quite a long time and even wrote some articles for the website (which is something I hope to do more in the near future). I really like both the website and the topics we discuss over here. I find this experience of speaking English for 30 seconds a day very useful for everybody who wants to polish their skills in English or simply don't get it all rusty. I've been to an English course for four years, but ever since I've dropped it I've been trying to recover my British accent. I'd like to hear any reviews or corrections on this recording, and I also hope I can be of any help for those who are recording their own speeches. Have a nice day!

marcelo marçal
Hello,

I'm understand your explanation. It has been very good for my learning.

Thank you.

dlis11 30
Hello!

Today I took my baby in doctor, for know as she is. Happily everything ok with her. After this, I took her for school. Back to home I had a lunch and drank a orange juice. So far so good. I'm resting in my sofa, and around 5:30 pm, I'll pick her up at school.
I don't know what i'll write because i am not used to write, but i'll try more and more. I like this website because there are many tips for all students. I would like have a feedback about my text and my recording.
Thanks.
Goodbye and congratulations again!

Sorry my bad english. I have been studying hard.

dlis11 30
Telma Regina escreveu:I suggest this correction for dlis11 text on the previous page.

Hi,
Firstly, congratulations.
I would like to thank you for this website.
It has helped me a lot since I've found it.
Today I woke up at 9:00 am and had breakfast with my wife and little daughter.
I'm on holidays in January and I like to play with her.
She's a very beautiful and smart three-year-old girl.
We're going to the mall and play in the children's play area.
In the evening, we're going to her grandmother's house.

I thank you for the opportunity.
I hope you help with the corrections.

Now, you can say it again.
Hi,
I would like to thank you, Telma,for your help.
I promise to continue to try and improve my english, and for that I need a lot of english experts.

Lucas PAYNE 260 7
Hello my friends how’s it going?

Today is a very special day to me!
Why? Because this is my first time recording a audio here on English experts.
I would like to share with you a little bit about my day.

Today I woke up very, very early to work, because I did not win the mega sena! But I will not give up, maybe one day I will be rewarded. However for now I need to work day and night to pay my bills,
And keep studying hard in law school to be a good lawyer.
Now, I'm going to practice a little bit my Spanish with my friends on Skype.
by for now, I hope to talk with you again!

bye bye.

Telma Regina 22935 9 58 578
This correction is for dlis 11 previous post:

dlis 11, your English is not bad. There are a few words in your text that you have to pay an extra attention.
The verb "to take" can be followed by many different prepositions and each one changes its meaning.

"Today I took my baby in doctor" - in this context the preposition is "to"
"Today I took my baby to the doctor".

"...for know as she is" - to know how she is.

"...everything ok" - everything is ok (the verb was missing)

"I took her for school" - I took her to school

"I had a lunch" - I had lunch.

"...drank a orange juice" - I drank an orange juice. The article 'an' is used before vowels (but, in some cases, the pronunciation changes this rule).

Keep studying dlis 11, you can only get better!

dlis11 30
Telma Regina escreveu:This correction is for dlis 11 previous post:

dlis 11, your English is not bad. There are a few words in your text that you have to pay an extra attention.
The verb "to take" can be followed by many different prepositions and each one changes its meaning.

"Today I took my baby in doctor" - in this context the preposition is "to"
"Today I took my baby to the doctor".

"...for know as she is" - to know how she is.

"...everything ok" - everything is ok (the verb was missing)

"I took her for school" - I took her to school

"I had a lunch" - I had lunch.

"...drank a orange juice" - I drank an orange juice. The article 'an' is used before vowels (but, in some cases, the pronunciation changes this rule).

Keep studying dlis 11, you can only get better!

Thanks Telma for your help, it have been very important for me.

dlis11 30
Hello people,

First I' would like to thanks all help that I getting in this website.
Today I'm tired, because yesterday I went a friend party that I didn't see a long time. We went, I and my family and we like and enjoy so much. Today I'm trying to study english hard to improve, my wife went to work and my baby stayed at school.
I am still holiday, then I stay at home studying a little more. I only back to my job on begin of february.
Thanks for help.

Frank Florida 210 5
Hey dlis, td bem? Good job, you have a pretty broad vocabulary and you're getting your point across perfectly. Anyone who speaks English would understand everything you're saying. But here are some suggestions for ya to polish it and make some minor improvements:
dlis11 escreveu:Hello people,
Not a very common expression in English... It's not wrong, but "Hey folks", "Hey guys", "Hey there", etc. are more common.
First I' would like to thanks all help that I getting in this website.
First I would like to say thanks for all the help that I've been getting on this website.

You can either say "I'd like to", or "I would like to"... You have to choose between the two, they don't mix. ;)

The word help is usually used with the definite article (the), and "thanks" goes with the preposition "for".

And when we talk about something that started in the past but is still going on today, we usually use the "Present Perfect Continuous"... for example, "I have been studying English for 22 years."
Today I'm tired, because yesterday I went a friend party that I didn't see a long time.
You need a preposition for the word (to) go, and "a festa de uma amigo" is a possessive: "I went to a friend's party"

Also, the way you worded this sentence, it sounds like you haven't seen the party in a long time... not the friend. :lol:

The relative pronoun usually refers to the previous element of a sentence. So instead, you could say:

Last night (or Yesterday), I went to a friend's party... I hadn't seen him in a long time.
Last night (or Yesterday), I went to the party of a friend that I hadn't seen in a long time.

Also note that I'm using the past perfect for the second part of this sentence... Because there are two events that both happened in the past (going to the party and seeing your friend), but one happened earlier than the other.
We went, I and my family and we like and enjoy so much.
It's probably better to pick just one subject for this sentence.
"I went with my family", or "My family and I went together", etc.

The words like and enjoy usually require an object. You know Borat? He`s one of Sasha Cohen's characters... And he always says "I like" without an object, and it actually sounds pretty funny to native speakers (Sasha is a comedian).

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So you'd probably rather say something like "I went with my family, and we enjoyed the party a lot."
Today I'm trying to study english hard to improve, my wife went to work and my baby stayed at school.
Today I'm studying hard to improve my English.

First of all, don't say try... That's not a grammar mistake, that's just a mistake in attitude. ;) I'm just teasing you, but Yoda was right:

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On a more serious note, English (as well as all countries, nationalities and languages), is spelled with a capital letter.
I am still holiday, then I stay at home studying a little more.Thanks for help.
I'm still on vacation, so I stay at home studying a little more.

Almost perfect this sentence, but holiday/vacation needs a preposition, and "então" translates as "so" in this case, because it implies a logical consequence.
I only back to my job on begin of february.
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Suggestion:

I only go back to work in early February.

Months are spelled with capital letters too, and "back" is not a verb... You need to combine it with (to) go, for example. The Portuguese verb "voltar" translates as "(to) go back", or "(to) return".

Alright, I've thrown a lot of tweaks at you, but don't worry about your mistakes. You got 80% right, and that's what really matters... you're almost there. You also didn't misspell even a single word, and honestly, that's AMAZING. Now we're just ironing out some details to make it perfect. Congratulations on your efforts!

Finally, I've thrown around a whole bunch of grammar in this post, but it's always good to know WHY something is wrong... that way you can avoid the mistake next time, and also apply the rule to a million other scenarios (extrapolate).

Hope that helps mate, and my best to you all...

~ Frank Florida ~

dlis11 30
dlis11 escreveu:Hello people,

First I' would like to thanks all help that I getting in this website.
Today I'm tired, because yesterday I went a friend party that I didn't see a long time. We went, I and my family and we like and enjoy so much. Today I'm trying to study english hard to improve, my wife went to work and my baby stayed at school.
I am still holiday, then I stay at home studying a little more. I only back to my job on begin of february.
Thanks for help.
I really need to say thanks for the corrections. You are wonderful.
I'm sure that I'll use all the help and so I can to improve my English.
I have been reading in this website for almost two years but only now I started to participate.
Now I can see that I should have done this before.
Thanks for the help and Congratulation.

jauuun
Hello everybody,
My name is João Paulo, 21, I'm a university student and I'm studying english about 3 months ago every day I get up at 5 o'clock so I go to bathroom to wash my face and brush my teeth, at 5:30am I go to bus station where I take the bus to my work, my work is in front of the university then after that i work i go to university, at 10:30pm i take other bus to my house. It's a very hard life, but "no pain no gain"

Bom tentei me apresentar um pouco, e estou iniciando meus estudos em ingles, então por favor se puderem me corrigir isso irá me ajudar muito, obrigado.

PS. o audio não está muito bom pq meu microfone é muito podre.

Nildotex 5
Today I woke up at 8 a.m.
I went to the bank with my wife to get money for pay our counts. Then I went to the center city to buy medicine a dvd and to get my guitar. For my surprise the store was closed. I returned at my house without my guitar.
Hello my friends, this my first text, I'm beginning my studyies in english, please help me with corrections and a correct form to write!!!!
God bless you guys!!!!

dlis11 30
Hey folks!

I'm here again, now to tell about my day. I woke up 9:00am and I started with a breakfast with my daughter, so we watched TV kids, we had lunch and after we go out to buy a big bottle of water. Around 5:00pm we went to seek my wife at work. Soon we going to dinner and sleep.
Here in São Paulo will be holiday tomorrow, the city's anniversary, 459 years.
Next week will be the last week of my vacations and I intend to rest a little more, but now let's go to enjoy the weekend.

Good bye

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