Improving English Writing Skills With Mylot

English in MyLot - Everyday we improve English in MyLot
@jamz82 (1861)
Italy
August 26, 2012 8:32am CST
I am wondering now how much MyLot is useful for us. It's a great community where you can share your ideas discussing about whatever you want. MyLot in my humble opinion, is very important to learn new things and most of all improve english skills. So I think we're all improving our skills every day by discussing here. Sometimes I learn new english words too, in fact when I write I can help myself with online vocabulary. I think if we write everyday MyLot could be even better than an english course because we learn with fun. I'd like to know what is your experience about this.
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17 responses
• United States
26 Aug 12
This is great community to help improve your English skills. I am a writer, and I still need the practice of writing daily. One purpose of this community is that you have to respond to different types of topics. There are so many types of writing on here that you will learn quickly how to respond to different purposes. For example, if someone asking you how was a movie or a product, that's pretty much a review. And to respond to a review, you give the advantages and disadvantages of the product or why you overall think that this product or movie would be good to purchase or watch. As for opinion pieces, you have to give a convincing argument. You also have to do what I call "short answers"--but usually, they have to have meaning and impact to get your point across. Also, when you are in the threads like "Politics," you have to be very constructive in your criticism and provide evidence when you are discussing political issues. If you can't hold your own in discussions as such, some folks will eat you alive! LMAO! I think one of the things that Mylot helps me with is to watch really carefully my typos and technical writing all together. So, you're right. It does help out with your written language. Great topic introducer by the way!
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@jamz82 (1861)
• Italy
26 Aug 12
Mylot is a great Gym where we can train our language. It's cool you're a writer! Are you a professional writer or you write in spare time? I think a good writer is able to write and reply to different topics. Good luck with writing I like your style
• India
26 Aug 12
Hi friend, you are right, it is the best place for lot of things, we can spend our time usefully in this site as well as earn money based on our activity and improve our knowledge and writing skills while participating in this site, make a lot of good friends around world and have fun with them
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• India
26 Aug 12
Yes here we share our opinions and we read others posts. Indeed these all things will help us to increase our knowledge and to improve our language skill. Moreover here we can have some good friendship and lots of fun .
@jamz82 (1861)
• Italy
28 Aug 12
Hi @ vidhyaprakash and @ the wonderboy, I agree with you. My lot is a melting pot of many different culture, we can learn each others here. I'm knowing lot of Mylot pals and I fell very good when I discuss with you all here. I'm learning new things about other countries I couldn't imagine before. Cheers mates!
@ASHUDEEP (1774)
• India
26 Aug 12
MYLOT is really a great community and yes where we share our ideas get knowledge and discuss about many things and we also got paid for discussing.yes mylot is great place where we can improve our writing skill and i am really thankful to mylot because because of mylot my writing skill is improved and try it to improve more .
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@jamz82 (1861)
• Italy
26 Aug 12
I am happy that you improved your english skill. Keep discussing about whatever you like and you will see more results.
@ASHUDEEP (1774)
• India
26 Aug 12
yes friend i try my best to discuss more and more and improve my english more
@freedang (320)
• China
27 Aug 12
indeed,you are absolutely right.mylot do help us much to learn english. i am a newcomer to mylot but i feel regret having ont met it earlier.in the passed few days i spent here,i feel my english improve lot,i can remember many words that i have been forgot,i alse learn many native english from mylotters however,the most important thing is i can meet so many kindness mylotters.i will come mylot whenever possible
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@jamz82 (1861)
• Italy
29 Aug 12
Hi freedang, I agree with you, here in MyLot most people is very kind. This kindness is hard to find today and i think this is the what makes MyLot a special community. We can learn a lot here! Cheers
• India
26 Aug 12
Definitely mylot has helped me a lot to improve my language skills. My English was not that much good and I found that my language has improved a lot after joining here in mylot. Also I feel very much free and cool to spend time here in mylot .
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@ryanong (9694)
• Vietnam
27 Aug 12
4076 discussions...then i don't doubt your English is much more better...
@Oktavist (396)
• Romania
26 Aug 12
MyLot can help you breaking the language barrier between users of different countries.Of course,it won't do it on its own. One good advice is to pay attention,when you write,on the red dotted line that shows up under words.If it appears under names,it's good.Just don't make it appear on other nouns. Activity plays a crucial role in learning English with this site. But there is a situation pondering.I have seen many many users(including me) trying to use MyLot as a means of perfecting English.Most will want to look how X,Y,Z write.This isn't quite productive.One thing that could happen is to perpetuate a mistake. Also,if a speaker is English,Australian,American etc. that doesn't necessarily imply that he/she speaks fluent perfect English. So,try to learn from others,but try consulting books,grammar,literature and so on.It will prove handy,I can guarantee you.
@jamz82 (1861)
• Italy
26 Aug 12
Thanks for the advice. I didn't care too much the red dotted line under words. Right now I'm writing but I don't see any red dotted line, maybe it doesn't work for me. There are lot of people with different type of writing styles. I try write in standard british english that is what I've always studied. As you mentioned, there are other people like Americans, Australian, and the could use some slang words you cannot find in standard British English. MyLot is good to practice but It is important to study grammar too
@allknowing (75340)
• India
26 Aug 12
myLot is a wonderful site but since one cannot point out mistakes I cannot say that this is the place where one can improve one's English.
@jamz82 (1861)
• Italy
26 Aug 12
It is natural to mistake, we've can even learn from our mistakes we type.
@allknowing (75340)
• India
27 Aug 12
Unless someone corrects you how can you improve? Your response here is a good example. A correction is required here but we are not supposed to
@jamz82 (1861)
• Italy
27 Aug 12
You're right! It's not easy to know when we do any mistake if anynone corrects us. I think than if I correct your mistakes for example, you could think it is not fair. We can learn only by ourselves looking for right words in the dictionary
@ryanong (9694)
• Vietnam
27 Aug 12
Writing everyday is a good way to practice English. I learn a lot from here..reading, new words, etc... Before i was very lazy to write English but now, i like to write it in here, mylot for posting my discussions and topics. Mylot makes me change...
@jamz82 (1861)
• Italy
29 Aug 12
hi ryanong, I am happy for you, MyLot changed my habits too. Everyday I wake up I turn on my computer and go to MyLot to check news and comment here I fell writing here very relaxing!
@ryanong (9694)
• Vietnam
1 Sep 12
It is very nice when you have that feeling when working on mylot. I like to spend time on mylot also, but recently i am busy with my studying so that i post less topics and discussions...but whenever i have a time, i always try to connect to mylot..
@jamz82 (1861)
• Italy
1 Sep 12
I know! It happened to me too. When I was studying I had no time to connect. Now I've more free time to spend here!
@adhyz82 (36262)
• Indonesia
27 Aug 12
iam indonesian and of course english is not my main language.. here, i learn many new words in english here i can learn quickly to understand my friend means here.. more and more i discuss here, i think it can improve my english
@jamz82 (1861)
• Italy
31 Aug 12
I'm seeing here there are a lot of that are not mother tongue english. Me too I'm not mother toungue and I'm still learning a lot of new words everyday with my online friends. Have a nice Mylot day ;)
@adhyz82 (36262)
• Indonesia
2 Sep 12
where do you live in Italy?? Rome?? are you AS ROMA fans?? here we can discuss with english..slow but sure it will increase our confident for writing and understading english article.. i know that english is not your mother tounge.. it will be same with my condition.. so with practising english here, it is good for our english
@jamz82 (1861)
• Italy
17 Sep 12
Yes I live in Rome and yes I support As Roma, but I'm not a football lover. Practing here is really good to improve our skills! cheers adhyz82!
• Vietnam
27 Aug 12
I'm from Vietnam, so my english ( speaking, writing, reading, listening etc. ) is very bad :( It make me sad. But when i take part in mylot, my english skills are better. Now i can chat with other people. Thanks Mylot
@adhyz82 (36262)
• Indonesia
2 Sep 12
iam from Indonesia.. so we are neighbour..how are you guys?? practice here..involve your self with many discussion and it make your english is better and better..
@jamz82 (1861)
• Italy
17 Sep 12
Hi vko0olblog, I can see you are good now in english writing! I'm happy for you! Languages needs to be always practiced, If you don't you will forget grammar. Thank you. Cheers!
• Philippines
27 Aug 12
Its true you can improve your english writing skills with forums like this. But I think its more of self discipline, some people write without even knowing what grammatical error they've committed. I'm contented with my writing skills, though it needs some polishing, but when speaking english, I stutter a lot and it feels awkward.
@jamz82 (1861)
• Italy
29 Aug 12
Hi spidershark, it is right you can't know our grammaticals mistakes errors we do, but with time we enlarge our vocabulary and the art of writing. Cheers!
@camomile07 (1422)
• Germany
26 Aug 12
In my case, it's a great exercise to practice English, which is not my mother tongue. Sometimes, I have to use a dictionnary to remember how to write a word or even to learn new words. It's a nice experience to practice a language and it unifies so many people from many diferent countries and cultures.
@jamz82 (1861)
• Italy
28 Aug 12
Hi camomile, Using dictionary is very helpful for me too! I like to increase the number of english word I know. I love to know the origin of a name, where it derive and know new synonyms. Vocabolary is also helpful to know how a word is spelt, but you have to know first the IPA (Internationa Phonetic Alphabet). Cheers!
@namiya (1599)
• Philippines
26 Aug 12
The best way to improve one's skill is through practice. By joining mylot discussions daily we are already practicing not only our English proficiency (particularly if one resides in a country where English is not the native tongue), our writing skills and our thinking ability. Hence participating in mylot is not only for earning but for enhancing our knowledge, writing skills and way of thinking too.
@jamz82 (1861)
• Italy
26 Aug 12
yes this is a great opportunity to practice english with fun!
@surekharathi (14134)
• India
17 Sep 12
I agree with you really mylot is very helpful to improving the English writing skills and gaining more vocabulary therefore I love mylot and like to spend more time here. My English was weak but now knows lots of new words. Like sneezing, newbie, sleepwaking etc.
@Asylum (48165)
• Manchester, England
13 Sep 12
I see that you live in Italy, so it is unlikely that you encounter English on a regular basis. This is the main reason that Mylot is useful because you have the opportunity to use the language every day. One of the real problems when learning another language is that you may be taught a selection of words, but then by not using them for a while it becomes very difficult to remember.
@leateagee (3667)
• China
29 Aug 12
You've got it right. Different opinions from different cultures help us also improve our reasoning skills not just our English writing skills. There are people here who are really so patient and so good in giving or sharing their opinion that you will enjoy to discuss with. I call it an intellectual conversation with someone who is not judging you at all. I have been here for several years and I do not really care how much will I earn, I just enjoy meeting people and knowing how they react to topics of discussions posted here. It entertains and enlighten my view about life and other things in general.
@thanks1961 (7046)
• India
27 Aug 12
When I got into myLot this was the thing I though of. It is not so correct that we can share 'whatever we want', of course, we can do a great a lot standing within the limitations of myLot guidance. I am much sure that we can improve a lot and there is no doubt that people have agreed to it alrady. Apart from these, we can interact with various people from all over the world, learning about their culture, understanding different people, various views opinions on different topics etc are really deserve values and many discussion are really worth and it gives a 'live' atmosphere here as compared to many other community sites. Hope you/we will enjoy myLot still better in all ways.