Today I spoke to Dr Chris Korten about speaking partners and here's what we covered:
Why is regular conversations a good thing?
What’s important for students to know before they try to find a speaking partner?
Is it important to figure out what level you are at before looking for a speaking partner?
Do you need to find a native English speaking conversation partner?
What happens after you find a speaking partner?
Understanding cultural differences
What are some of the things you recommend to give the meetings more structure?
How to become successful when it comes to finding the right speaking partner
wending - go in a specified direction, typically slowly or by an indirect route.
willy nilly - in a haphazard or spontaneous manner.
tease out - to obtain by or as if by disentangling or freeing with a pointed instrument
novel - interestingly new or unusual
fortunate - favoured by or involving good luck; lucky.
ignominious - deserving or causing public disgrace or shame.
head around- to succeed in understanding or accepting something such as a new idea
Source of definitions by Oxford Languages.
How to check your level?
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