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Thank you, Faye! Your options is better.

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Thank you, Faye! I will try to do as you say.

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Hi Faye! Thank you for your link! You helped me a lot. I...

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Hi Ed! Thank you! No questions, you explained everything...

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Hi Ed! Thank you! I constantly forget about this nuance...

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Writing skills or how to start writing 8

Planning and forming ideas
Start to comprehend the material and write down in a concise form the ideas that arise in your mind. You don't need to do this in too many details. Moreover, it is better to compose your thoughts as a list rather than a plain text.

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The learner's ability to speak continuously by chunking and linking words together. For example, instead of saying very slowly, "I - am - poor. I - have - no - money" like a robot, a fluent speaker would say, "I'm poor because I don't have any money."

Speech is relatively smooth; some hesitation and unevenness caused by rephrasing and searching for words
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The pronunciation contained some individual word pronunciation errors. Around 3-4 errors
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Aliakbar Majidi's picture
I learn : French (Beginner) Persian (Expert) Spanish (Beginner)
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Planning and forming ideas
Start to comprehend the material and write down (in a concise form) the ideas that arise in your mind in a concise form. You don't do not need to do this in with too many details. Moreover, it is better to compose your thoughts as a list rather than a plain text (outline your ideas not explain them).

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Oleks :
I learn : English (Beginner) Russian (Expert)
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Hi Ali! Thank you for your corrections!

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edhutchins88's picture
I learn : Chinese (Beginner) French (Beginner) German (Beginner) Portuguese (Beginner) Spanish (Beginner) Arabic (Beginner)
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Hi Oleks,

Incredibly good advice! At the beginning, it is important for us not to get stuck on one particular idea/point we will write about, but try and gather as many as we can.

This was an excellent extract in terms of your written and spoken English and it is hard to find any suggestions/corrections. I do agree with Aliakbar's suggestion: instead of saying " Moreover, it is better to compose your thoughts as a list rather than a plain text.", you could write "Moreover, you should only write a brief outline of each idea you have when you first begin."

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Oleks :
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Hi Ed! Thank you! I like your option; it is more accurate.

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