Second Life is a 3-D virtual world entirely created by its Residents. Since opening to the public in 2003, it has grown explosively and today is inhabited by millions of Residents from around the globe.
From the moment you enter the World you'll discover a digital continent, with people, entertainment, experiences and opportunities. Once you've explored a bit, perhaps you'll find a perfect parcel of land to build your house or business.
You'll also be surrounded by the Creations of your fellow Residents. Because Residents retain the rights to their digital creations, they can buy, sell and trade with other Residents.
The Marketplace currently supports millions of US dollars in monthly transactions. This commerce is handled with the in-world unit-of-trade, the Linden dollar, which can be converted to US dollars at several thriving online Linden Dollar exchanges.
After registering in second life, each of you will be a resident and will share a common goal with residents around the world, and in this way, you'll practice your English in a virtual world but with people who are in different places of the world.
Here you've got some goals for you:
To prepare an action plan to be more ecological and save energy in your neighbourhood.
To meet your neighbours and organize a party
To buy land and build a house
To go shopping with your friends
Or any other communicative context you may think of...
Using videoconferences is a great way of improving your speaking and listening skills. You can meet up people from English speaking countries and practice the language through Skype. It is free, real communication and you can make friends!!