The internet is a great way to improve your English skills. The internet is full of new words and expressions that have been born from social networking websites such as Weibo and Facebook. For someone whom English is their second language this can be a little confusing and difficult to understand. On the internet we tend to shorten words or abbreviate. Every month a new expression will be trending online. You may have seen ‘LOL’ on forums and social networking sites around the internet; this is one of the most common, modern abbreviations! ‘LOL’ means ‘laugh out loud’. If you think something is so funny that you can’t help but laugh then you can use ‘LOL’! However you must be careful not to overuse abbreviations as your friends might find this a little annoying! E.g. “omg u were so funnilstnite LOL!” this is a little over the top!
通过网络学习提高你的英语技能是个很棒的方法。网络上充满了因网络社交应运而生的新单词和短语，例如微博和脸谱。对于英语是第二语言的人来说，这样的网络用语可能会有些让人迷惑和难懂。在网络里，我们常常缩短单词或者简写单词。网络上，每个月都会推出一个流行的单词。你可能在论坛和社交网站上已经看见过“LOL”这个词；这是一个很常用而又时髦的简写词。“LOL”意思是（laugh out loud）大笑。如果你认为某些事情使你忍不住大笑的话，就可以用“LOL。” 然而你必须小心，不要用太多这样的简写词，因为你的朋友可能会觉得你有点烦！比如：“omg”（oh my god）噢，我的神，你昨晚太搞笑了（you were so funny last night LOL）这就有点使用的过头了。