Skyped on My Phone

Ever since my spring vacation started, I've been recharging my batteries and feeling relaxed. I have enough time, so I can do chores without being pressed for time. At the same time, it's true that I have less opportunities to speak English than usual. Those who know me can easily imagine, though, it's like a torture to me...^^; I've, of course, read the papers and listened to the news in English, but these never satisfy me at all.....

Yesterday morning I took part in an English open conversation. Shamefully enough, I often got tongue-tied during the time. Aw.... What poor skills! Don't get me wrong. When it comes to my skills, I've never exuded confidence at all.
Well, I was disappointed with myself. However, I luckily had an appointment with my friend in the afternoon to have a natter in English. As such, I decided to practice speaking to my heart's content!

This time, I skyped her on my smart phone due to my computer problem. As I mentioned before, every time I tried to sign in to skype on my PC, it wouldn't open. That's why I installed Skype on my phone. I wasn't sure if it would work well, luckily it did! Hurray!
What was better, our connection was so clear that we could practice speaking English without any troubles.

I was relieved that I would be able to skype my friends the same as always.

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I've just sent you my email. Thank you for your warmhearted comment and add.

I hope we'll have a natter together soon.

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Thank you very much for your warmhearted comment!!!
If you don't mind, would you please chat with me?
I'm so happy to talk with you, but at the same time I'm worried that my poor skills might disappoint you...

Anyway, I'm thrilled to skype or Face Time together sometime soon. :D

As for your skills, I think you know a lot of big words and idioms that you are pretty advanced. I don't know about other countries, but people in the US speak very casually even in a business setting. If you would like to practice your English with us, we can try to find a good time to chat on skype or FaceTime! :)

About a natter, it might be BrE. One of my acquaintances who are from abroad told me like that. As such, maybe your hubby had never heard of it...:)

To master sophisticated skills, what my skills are like so far and what needs to be done....That point....
I need objective opinions.
Thankfully, my friends like Emi san compliment me on my skills, and actually I can interact with people in English to a certain degree. However, I don't have advenced skills...

I'm always saying like that, though...^^;

My husband was really impressed that you used the word "natter". He had never heard that word before and I had to look it up. By the way, in reading your last reply could you help me understand what kind of advice you're looking for?

Thank you for your warmhearted comment. But, it's true...Xl

I hope I'll have more opprtunities to practice....

If we have a chance to have a natter, could you give me some advice?

It sounds like you are very harsh on yourself. From what I've heard from Emi san, you are super fluent! I'm sure you sounded just fine. ;)
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