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Katie20

Can you believe it? Someone in another group asked me to write some pages of their website in English and French. But they can't pay because 'I'm starting this business with no money.' He said he's a professional photographer and he can do some photos for me instead. Am I wrong to be angry?

Asher87

Nope! I’d be angry too

JayCee99

I can't help but here's the link to a friend's website. He is a French–English writer and translator www.franco-anglo-translations.com/About

Carla62

Er … asking people to work for free … not cool!

Asher87

^^^ This!

JayCee99

Oops! I thought you were looking for someone. Sorry for the misunderstanding smiley

Carla62

I can't pay my rent with photographs, sorry

Katie20

Exactly!

Mylo45

True, but professional photos cost a lot of money, especially if you're getting married. Sorry I don't speak French or I would do it cheeky

Katie20

Here's a link to his photography if anyone wants the job www.billsphoto.com/portfolio As you can see the website needs some work … wink

Carla62

@Mylo45 Maybe, but people always ask writers to work for free #PayMe

Katie20

Yep, if I need photos OK but I prefer to get paid with money

Tips

1. Writing in online forums is more like speaking.

2. You don’t have to put full stops (.) at the end of sentences.

3. Use ^^^ to show you’re talking about the post above yours.

4. Use @ and a person’s name to show clearly who you’re replying to.

5. You can use emojis.  cool

6. Stay calm and be polite. Some people get angry in online discussions but try to avoid that.

Discussion

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Pre-intermediate: A2

Comments

I think joining Discussion forums is very very interesting.
Beside it's a great opportunity you can practice your writing and speak up what you want to say. It's also a place you can listen to varying opinions from everyone, not just in your culture but all the places in the world.
I'm a Reddit fan, and I find there are so many fascinating things. Not just for entertainment but also seeing other country's problems such as #blacklivesmatter, or women harassment problem in Egypt, etc.
Our generation is becoming more and more globalization. I think we should somewhat understand other countries' cultures and always keep an open mind.

Discussion Fourms could be beneficial for the person who has a job require him to convince other people, for instance sales representatives it could be a nice training for him nevertheless personally I prefer to conduct decisions face to face it would give me the opportunity to read other people's expressions and body language. Sometimes body language tells you how much people believe in what are they saying.

Joining forums is really interesting for me. It looks like a real life situtation .v It makes us think, speak and exercises our brain and

Yes.I like large-scale discussions. There are some advantages. First, the fact that there are many people means that there are many opinions. You may come up with a good idea that you cannot think of. In fact, I've had this kind of experience. You can also vote for a large number of people, so you can even distinguish things equally. However, if there is a time limit, the speaking time of each person may be shorter as the number of people increases, and it may be difficult to hear the opinions of all. If you consider it, a small group discussion is recommended. The small group discussion allows you to discuss the details in a one-on-one manner, so you can discuss until you are satisfied with each other. Recently, the number of online discussions has increased, and I was wondering "Is it possible to conduct solid discussions through a computer?" However, I could see the face and hear the voice on the computer, so I was able to discuss safely. All in all, the debate itself is a very valuable meeting where you can learn about different ideas and opinions. So I wanted everyone to have a positive discussion.

Yep, I often join discussion forums while prticipating in webinars. Like it

I wish you good luck

New type of given task,
Good job

That is not joke. I've already done that task 5 times :)))

No, I don't join forums

It is a good job. I enjoyed it.

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