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Fake conversations in English learning

This morning I watched a YouTube video about English learning. I was the first time to know the notion of fake conversations in English learning. It means that those conversations we have learned are not the real conversations used by natives. For example, the first conversation for most English learner is, "Hello, how are you?" "I am fine, thank you, and you?" "I am fine too, thank you." Actually I have noticed the similar situations before. After  I have learned some business conversations online, then I search some real business conversations online, I found that I sill cannot understand, also I cannot speak fluently on workplace.

How about your opinion about the English conversations on textbooks or on other learning materials? 

Apr 15, 2018 9:09 AM
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This morning I watched a YouTube video about English learning English. It was the first time to know the I learnt about the notion of fake conversations in English learning. It means that those conversations we have learned are not the real conversations used by natives. For example, the first conversation for most English learners is, "Hello, how are you?" "I am fine, thank you, and you?" "I am fine too, thank you."


I just want to say these conversations ARE real. It's called small talk.

"Hey, how are you?"

"Good thanks, you?"

"Not too bad. Shitty weather isn't it?"

These conversations generally serve the purpose of filling empty space (and inducing anxiety haha) and you will likely hear (Brits anyway) asking "alright?" to mean a variety of things from "how are you", to "haven't seen you in a while", to simply "hi".

April 15, 2018

@Ellis,

Thanks for your comment and correction。

April 15, 2018
Lawrence
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), English
Learning Language
English