English on Twitter
Using English on Twitter is a great way to get daily practice and keep your English skills sharp.
Do you use Twitter? If you do, you are one of 236 million monthly active users! If you don’t, you should (go sign up and come back and continue reading).
How do you use Twitter?
Many people use twitter to share information. Whether it is sharing personal things for friends to see or other information that you want the whole word to see, Twitter gives you that platform. Some people just use twitter to communicate directly with other users and direct their tweets to them using their @username.
Practice your English on Twitter by reading English articles shared by people or watching videos about topics that interest you. Communicate with people! If you see a funny picture that someone shared, tweet back to them and tell them what you think.
Do you use #hashtags?
Twitter started the hashtag craze that we now see all over every type of social media. This is where you really get the good stuff. Do you like pizza? Enter #pizza into the search box and every person that has ever used the hashtag #pizza is going to come up in the results.
Practice your English on Twitter by using hashtags that will bring you to an endless supply of helpful links. Here are some of the ones I use (and they all link directly to the results on Twitter so give them a click, you’re welcome)
#BusinessEnglish: Anything related to Business English / English used at work
#EngDaily: English should be practiced on a daily basis, so this # is for when you have a little bit of free time and want to get your brain going in English.
#EngGrammar: Any link related to Grammar
#EngVocab: Any link related to Vocabulary
#EngQuiz: Any active learning exercise/Quiz
#EngNow: Involves you NOW! Practice opportunities, active learning exercises or videos
#EngPls: ‘English Please’ Anything in English. A common # for learners who want to communicate in English.
Exam prep? #IELTS #TOEFL #TOIEC
Do you have twitter friends?
As I mentioned above, some people use twitter to chat with their friends and other users. Some people find it easier to express their feelings when they are using a ‘user name’ and people may have no idea who they really are. Things can get messy, I suggest keeping it clean and not getting involved in any cyberbullying. Use the anonymity to your advantage and get practicing, no need to be shy if nobody knows who you are!
Practice your English on Twitter by making friends with others who are learning English. Get involved in discussions and answer questions from English teachers. Use #EngPls and #Twinglish to find other learners just like you and get chatting.
Do you follow me?
YOU BETTER! @SkypEnglish4U Tweet to me with any questions you have and I will do my best to get back to you ASAP.
platform(noun) A place, means, or opportunity for public expression of opinion
Cyberbullying (noun) The use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature
anonymity (noun) the condition of being anonymous.
*practice using these words in the comments section and I will check them and give you feedback*