作者：跳跳虎 | 时间：7年前 | 阅读：11691次 | [划词 ]
Sending and reading email has quickly become one of the most popular daily activities around the world, either for business or pleasure. Now, more and more teachers and students are using this form of communication to improve their language skills, particularly English.
Several reasons why email has become a great tool is that it is fast, convenient, and affordable. One particular activity that takes advantage of these points is a keypal exchange. In the past, teachers often organized pen friends project where their students would exchange letters with another group of students in another country. However, the turn-around time for sending and receiving traditional letters (and then follow-up replies) can take up to months for the whole process, and by that time, students might lose interest in the project or the class might end before a series of meaningful exchanges can take place. Furthermore, students have to pay international postage to send letters, something the students might be unwilling to do.
电子邮件之所以风靡全球，成为人们的一大沟通工具，是因为它快速，方便，又经济划算。笔友之间利用电子邮件进行交流活动正是基于电子邮件的这些特点。在过 去，老师经常组织笔友项目，让他们的学生和其他国家的学生通过往来书信进行交流。然而，传统书信的往来可能会花上几个月的时间，没准儿学生们对这个项目就 失去兴趣了，或者还没往来几封信，课程都结束了。还有，学生在邮信的时候还需要付邮资，这可能也是学生们不愿接受的。
With email, however, messages can be sent at a click of a button at school, home, or an Internet cafe, and if you are using a free email account, the cost is free (not taking into account any Internet Service Provider fees you have to pay). Instead of waiting days or weeks for a response, students can receive a reply within days, hours, or even minutes.
Email has a lot to offer for language learners and teachers in the classroom.