An online discussion forum

An online discussion forum

Learn how to write posts on an online forum.

Do the preparation task first. Then read the text and tips and do the exercises.


Reading text


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?


Nope! I’d be angry too


I can't help but here's the link to a friend's website. He is a French–English writer and translator


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


^^^ This!


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


I can't pay my rent with photographs, sorry




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


Here's a link to his photography if anyone wants the job As you can see the website needs some work … wink


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


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


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.

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Average: 5 (6 votes)

Submitted by Lauracastanos on Mon, 06/04/2020 - 13:17

Forums are not fun for me

Submitted by Austin on Thu, 19/03/2020 - 11:29

I didn't join any discussion forums because I am an introvert person, I rarely express my opinions, but I think maybe I can try it, it is good to improve English.

Hi Austin,

It's not easy when a person is naturally an introvert, but the more you practise, the more you will improve. Keep it up!



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Submitted by Magedelabd on Mon, 02/03/2020 - 05:25

Unfortunately I don't share forum chatting because I have no time to do fo so

Submitted by Dariusz on Sat, 08/02/2020 - 18:47

I don't join in many discussion forums, but I don't know why, especially this is a good way to learn English, I must to improve oneself and find interesting forum to discuss.

Submitted by MaryaSun on Sun, 02/02/2020 - 14:53

i sometimes join in a discussions forums and it usually happen on facebook post. I join part in discussion forum about pubblics competitions for teaching, or in pubblics competitions for become soldiers, or i join part in discussion forum about the disabilities of my city. I am always polite and i alway try to avoid quarrels and i always help the others who need my help.

Submitted by shahhoseini on Mon, 27/01/2020 - 16:26

I rarely attend a forum. I prefer using social media like Telegram, Facebook, WhatsApp and so on.

Submitted by Odeta21 on Mon, 13/01/2020 - 10:27

Does anyone know where to find EASY / SIMPLE English movies for beginners ? I need simple and good moviese, thank you !
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Submitted by Rafaela1 on Sun, 29/12/2019 - 09:28

I'm going to join in a face-to-face discussion forum next month. I need to prepare for that! o(;-_-;)o