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Looking to improve your English Speaking skills?
Willing to improve your TOEFL Speaking score?


* You probably live in a non-English spoken country and you don't haveopportunities to practice English or to improve your fluency.
* Meet with other GMATClub users using voip software (Skype, MSN, etc.) and practice your English Speaking skills!


Active users
User nameEnglish levelTarget scoreSoftwareAvailabilityNative Language
canomedium-high28Skypeweekends afternoon (4-7pm) GMT+ 6Spanish
Financiermedium-high29SkypeRussian
maanavrelan4gmatmedium-high28-30Skype9:30-10:30 PM IST.Monday-FridayHindi
shtmmedium28Skypeanytime (GMT+8)Chinese
billycorglow-medium25Skypeanytime (GMT+2)Italian
theradiodeptmedium28Skypeanytime (GMT+7)Spanish
trdrvic2010Sun-Sat, 8-9 PM (GMT-5)
tunglam127medium+25Skype8-10PM (GMT+7)Vietnamese
blackswallowmedium26SkypeAnytime (GMT+7)Vietnamese
raminqommedium28Yahoo Messenger5AM to 10AM (GMT)Persian
conloc27medium28Skypeanytime (GMT+7)Vietnamese
pinnacle1medium28Skypeat night (GMT+6)Bangla
shmandirwalamedium-high28-30Skype8-10pm ISTGujarati
Sumitramedium26Skypeat night (GMT+7)Thailand
sanan.hasanov.bomedium-high28-30Skypeweekdays 8-11 PM, weekends all day (GMT +4),Azerbaijan
highway_to_hell4medium28SkypeGMT+5:30Hindi
Pkitmedium-high27+Skypeanytime (GMT+3)Russian, Ukranian
razzmatazzmedium-high28-30Skypeanytime (IST)Hindi
anujkumedium-high30SkypeanytimeMarathi
sszygmedium-high29SkypeanytimeChinese
kirill5474medium-high28-30SkypeanytimeUkrainian, Russian
saeedtmedium-high28-30Skypeanytime except Sundays through TuesdaysPersian
ArgiBurgimedium26SkypeAlmost every day (GMT +2)Greek


How do I participate?

0. To be added to the above table you need to have at least 5 posts . Otherwise you can only contact other users.

1. Please post in this thread the following information to become an active user.
- User login:
- Availability: for example, weekdays from 6 PM to 8 PM (please specify time zone)
- Approximated English level: (low, medium, high)
- Target TOEFL/IELTS Speaking score:
- Software: Skype, MSN, etc.
- Native language:

2. Check regularly the above Active Users table and send a private message to the user you want to speak with, according to your preferences, availability, etc. and schedule sessions with him/her. Please become an active user (step 1) before contacting anyone

How do I prepare the speaking sessions?

Although you can discuss about whatever you want with your partner, here you have some guidelines.

1. You may select some TOEFL sample questions (see below) and ask them to your partner. You may change roles for the next question and so on. Try to use the same amount of preparation time as in the real TOEFL (15 seconds)

2. You both may select some newspapers articles, read them before the session, and discuss about them.

3. You may discuss about personal stuff (your country, your family, your background, your favorite restaurant, etc.). Remember that the first two TOEFL questions are about a personal preferences and choices.

Resources

* Sample questions attached.

* Conversation Exchange topics: http://www.conversationexchange.com/res ... topics.php
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Re: Find a partner and improve your Speaking score! [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2010, 18:00
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Great iniciative, rid82! +1.

I could be first here:
Availability: weekends (Saturday, Sunday) afternoon (4pm - 7pm) GMT + 6.
English level: medium to high.
Target TOEFL speaking score: 28
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Re: Find a partner and improve your Speaking score! [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2010, 21:08
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I am in too

- User login: maanavrelan4gmat
- Availability: Monday-Friday 9:30-10:30 PM IST
- Approximated English level: medium-high
- Target TOEFL/IELTS Speaking score: 28-30
- Software: Skype
- Native language: Hindi
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Re: Find a partner and improve your Speaking score! [#permalink] New post 17 Sep 2010, 22:01
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User login:shentuomi
- Availability: anytime(GMT8)
- Approximated English level: medium
- Target TOEFL Speaking score: 28
- Software: Skype
- Native language: Chinese
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Re: Find a partner and improve your Speaking score! [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2010, 23:02
User login: billycorg
- Availability: anytime(GMT2)
- Approximated English level: low-medium
- Target TOEFL Speaking score: 25
- Software: Skype
- Native language: Italian
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Re: Find a partner and improve your Speaking score! [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2010, 18:36
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Re: Find a partner and improve your Speaking score! [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2010, 06:13
My nik :tunglam127
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Approximated English level: Medium
Target Toefl Speaking score: over 25
Native language : Vietnamese
Availability: 8-10PM <GMT +7>
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- User login: theradiodept
- Availability: Anytime (GMT+7)
- Approximated English level: medium
- Target TOEFL/IELTS Speaking score: 28
- Software: Skype
- Native language: Spanish
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Re: Find a partner and improve your Speaking score! [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2010, 19:00
User login: yen.net08
- Availability: Anytime (GMT+7)
- Approximated English level: medium
- Target TOEFL/IELTS Speaking score: 26
- Software: Skype
- Native language: Vietnamese
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Re: Find a partner and improve your Speaking score! [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2010, 21:48
Hi, Please add me to active users

User login: raminqom
- Availability: weekdays from 5 AM to 10 AM (GMT)
- Approximated English level: medium
- Target TOEFL/IELTS Speaking score: 28
- Software: Yahoo Messenger
- Native language: Persian
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Re: Find a partner and improve your Speaking score! [#permalink] New post 05 Nov 2010, 06:15
I'm in!

- User login: ask via PM (sorry, privasy)
- Availability: very often
- Approximated English level: medium-high
- Target TOEFL/IELTS Speaking score: 29
- Software: Skype
- Native language: Russian
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Re: Find a partner and improve your Speaking score! [#permalink] New post 09 Nov 2010, 00:30
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- Availability: anytime (GMT+7)
- Approximated English level: medium
- Target TOEFL/IELTS Speaking score: 28
- Software: skype
- Native language: vietnamese
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Re: Find a partner and improve your Speaking score! [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2010, 10:31
I am in need of a speaking partner.

User login:mainulhassan
- Availability: at night (GMT+6)
- Approximated English level: medium
- Target TOEFL/IELTS Speaking score: 28
- Software: skype
- Native language: bangla
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Re: Find a partner and improve your Speaking score! [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2010, 23:12
User Login: Sumitra
- Availability: (GMT+7) at night
- Approximated English Level: Medium
- Target Score: 26 (currently 24)
- Software: Skype, MSN
- Native Language: Thailand
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Re: Find a partner and improve your Speaking score! [#permalink] New post 19 Nov 2010, 06:37
- User login: shmandirwala
- Availability: 8 pm-10 pm IST
- Approximated English level: medium-high
- Target TOEFL/IELTS Speaking score: 28-30
- Software: Skype
- Native language: Gujarati
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Re: Find a partner and improve your Speaking score! [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2010, 06:47
Thank you for this great opportunity.

- User login: sanan.hasanov.bo
- Availability: weekdays from 8 PM to 11 PM, weekends all day (GMT +4),
- Approximated English level: (medium-high)
- Target TOEFL/IELTS Speaking score: 28-30
- Software: Skype
- Native language: Azerbaijan
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Re: Find a partner and improve your Speaking score! [#permalink] New post 25 Nov 2010, 05:52
User login: highway_to_hell4
- Availability: GMT + 5:30 (depends)
- Approximated English level: Medium
- Target TOEFL/IELTS Speaking score: 26
- Software: Skype
- Native language: Hindi
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Re: Find a partner and improve your Speaking score! [#permalink] New post 29 Nov 2010, 10:20
Hi all!

Please count me in.

User login:
- Availability: anytime*. GMT+3
- Approximated English level: medium-high
- Target TOEFL/IELTS Speaking score: 27+
- Software: Skype
- Native language: Russian, Ukrainian

*pls pm me, I am available in the morning and evening.
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Re: Find a partner and improve your Speaking score! [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2010, 00:08
- User login: razzmatazz
- Availability: Anytime IST
- Approximated English level: medium-high
- Target TOEFL/IELTS Speaking score: 28-30
- Software: Skype
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Re: Find a partner and improve your Speaking score!   [#permalink] 04 Dec 2010, 00:08
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