M: Rory, what kind of websites do you visit?
R: I suppose the same as everyone else, really. When I think about my daily shortlist
, though, the most salient
ones are like email and news and language sites, which keep me abreast of
various kinds of information, whether it's about the world my life or language. I think that's what most websites are basically for, isn't it?
M: What's your favourite website?
R: To be honest, I don't have one. I suppose the one thing all the major ones have in common is that they're worth spending my time on, so I can learn a new skill or get better at doing something. Actually, what I find quite useful as an English teacher who works with English learners and sees their struggles to get better at speaking is called SmallTalk
. It's basically a free virtual AI
, like a speaking assistant, that helps students improve their spoken English. One thing that I particularly like about it is that it has an IELTS speaking simulator
, which helps predict students IELTS scores.
M: What websites are popular in your country?
R: I imagine the same ones that are popular elsewhere. Everyone loves social networks
and has a favourite news site
. I'd also imagine people who play a lot of games have a preference. And I can't think of anyone who hasn't done a bit of online shopping, or at least online window shopping.