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)

Hi Katrina_M,

A couple of corrections are needed. If you include "a", then add a noun, e.g. a lower level or a lower temperature. Also, delete "as". All together, it should be: a lower (noun) than was anticipated.

If you don't want to include a noun, then delete "a": lower than was anticipated.

I hope that helps!


LearnEnglish team

Submitted by Ensiye on Sun, 13/08/2023 - 15:32


To tell the truth, I don't like to waste my time on any discussion. because many of them go nowhere and only drain my mental energy while this energy can be made to move forward. As a matter of fact, I believe that this world has the capability of having any kind of idea and attitude. therefore, there is no need to fight or discuss anything. The best way to live with each other is to live and let live.
we can set our wishes without any conflict or discussion if we set our teeth.

Submitted by quykaba11062002 on Mon, 07/08/2023 - 23:10


well, in my opinion, discussion in a forum is a perfect way to gain your critical thinking skills. Open your mind and be comfortable receiving different opinions and respect that.

Submitted by Ro Htan on Fri, 21/07/2023 - 14:47


I did not yet but I am looking forward to discussing the forum. I fancy sharing opinions with each other.

Submitted by Safe_Mode on Sun, 25/06/2023 - 09:06


In the modern world forums looks like cemetery. You see that people have made some activity once upon a time, but now they are gone. Sometimes I get a bit sad because I wes active at some online forums and even made my own. But now people use chats, telegram channels and youtube to share some subjects, opinion and thoughts

Submitted by Yeli Marcela Londoño on Wed, 21/06/2023 - 16:53


Do you join in many discussion forums? Not really, i don't like to waste time in any kind of discussion because many of them go nowhere.I preffer to talk about the things i like.

Submitted by LittleKelly on Sat, 14/01/2023 - 18:55


I am not joining all of the discussions but only those interesting which i do prefer. Usually it's about childrens and raising them. Just because i do like children and well i have a lot of friends with families. I also do like have a discussion about space but thought at one time that it would be actually better if i could give good advices to others.

Shamely i am usually getting banned at some forums due to my hardness in not get involved with bad words. To be honest yeah, i am getting angry sometimes when i see stupid replies on my text but hey. Eventually everyone got their helpful thoughts after the talk.

My kids on the other side trying to be more social and join almost every interesting discussion when they see it. Not sure if this gonna be helpful for them but i guess yes. Why? Well, if you ask me i will tell you that it is actually pretty good when you are exchanging with other people about your thoughts and ideas. By the way i recommend you to do so and start for you kids well if you have them - from the simple pre-writing sheets. Sometimes it is also helpful for adults. As for me - tbh not that helpful but the boundaries of my knowledge have expanded greatly.

Yes I have joined the online conversation, I have joined a team of hackathon to develop a application for students to travel. I want to give my point of view but I feel that there is communication gap . I can't give my views due to conversation gap.