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    How to talk to the foreigners?


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    Re: How to talk to the foreigners?

    Open your mouth, don't be so shy!


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    Re: How to talk to the foreigners?

    don't be shy

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    Re: How to talk to the foreigners?

    Next, make a friend to him/her.


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    #5

    Re: How to talk to the foreigners?

    Suppose the foreigners are your English teathers.

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    Re: How to talk to the foreigners?

    Quote Originally Posted by bruce1129 View Post
    Suppose the foreigners are your English teathers.
    Try not to talk to them - they'll only criticise your mistakes!

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    Re: How to talk to the foreigners?

    Quote Originally Posted by eug358 View Post

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    (1) I see that you live in Taichung.

    (2) I have heard that Taichung is a beautiful city with an

    interesting history. (Not so hectic as Taipei!!!)

    (3) I would imagine that English-speaking tourists would be

    delighted to speak with you -- so long as you make it

    perfectly clear that your only goal is to practice your

    English. You could offer to help them find their way

    around the city or suggest places they should visit. Of course,

    you and they should be careful. If you are a male, perhaps you

    should not start a conversation with a single female (she might

    get the wrong idea). I would suggest speaking with people in

    groups or older couples. I imagine that many foreign visitors are

    confused by Chinese-language signs. They would probably welcome

    help from a local citizen. Remember: Practice makes perfect. The

    more you speak, the better your English will be. Good luck!

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

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    Re: How to talk to the foreigners?

    Quote Originally Posted by eug358 View Post
    Talk to them the same way you would talk to anyone. They are people, after all.

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    Re: How to talk to the foreigners?

    Quote Originally Posted by lauralie2 View Post
    Talk to them the same way you would talk to anyone. They are people, after all.
    Nobody has ever accused me of being people before. I suppose I must be. Well, you learn something every day.

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    Re: How to talk to the foreigners?

    Quote Originally Posted by eug358 View Post
    In what situations do you meet or come across foreigners?

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