How to speak English like native speakers

speak English like native speakers

Speak English like native speakers

 

How to sound like native English speakers?

This is all about learning the real words and phrases and pronunciation that native speakers use. You’ll actually be able to understand movies and conversations and have better conversations with real native speakers in real English.

We are calling this series “Speak Real English”. We’re going to teach you how to sound like native speakers and how to understand what native English speakers are saying by going through lots of phrases. And we’ll teach you a lots about pronunciation and what real words native English speakers are using.

Speak English like native speakers

We get so many questions from students that ask why don’t I understand what native English speakers are saying. They can understand what I’m saying here but they don’t understand what real native speakers are saying in conversations.

How English speakers speak in real conversation?

English speakers, in regular conversations, are speaking much faster than I’m speaking now. I’m speaking a little bit more slowly and more clearly so you can understand what I’m saying. But in a real conversation it’s going to be much faster also you probably don’t understand a lot of the words, and a lot of the phrases, and the pronunciation. Because you’ve been practicing with textbooks, and you’ve been listening to listening practice CDs. It featured actors that are not speaking real native English. So let’s go over a couple of phrases that will help you understand and start speaking more like native speakers.

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Learn to speak English naturally

The first phrase a very common expression in English is:

How are you doing?
How are you doing?

You will see this in a textbook “How are you doing?”, and you will pronounce it normally as four different words:

“How are you doing?”

But let’s listen carefully to how a native English speaker pronounces it naturally. Listen carefully:

How ya doin?
How ya doin?
How ya doin?

Remember that native English speakers are learning the whole phrase “How ya doin?” And they learn to ask a question as one phrase, and the words blend together: “How ya doin?” “How ya doin?” listen carefully also to “doin”, “doing” becomes “doin”:

How ya doin?
How ya doin?

And our next phrase is:

What are you doing today?
What are you doing today?
What are you doing today?

This is another very casual very simple question that you will hear often but in real English it sounds quite different. Listen carefully:

What cha doin today?
What cha doin today?

In this example, we’re saying “What are you doing today?” But “what are you doing” becomes “What cha” “What cha

What cha doin today?
What cha doin today?

The last thing I want to cover is to like something. Most of the times in a textbook you will see “I like pizza”, “I like baseball”, “I like pasta”. But if you want to use more natural, more interesting English like a native speaker, instead of “I like”, we would say “I’m a fan of something”.

More to speak English like native speakers

Fan is short for the word fanatic. Fanatic means you really are passionate about something, you really excited and you like it very much. So instead of in textbook English I would say: “I like baseball”, I would say

“I’m a fan of baseball”
“I’m a fan of the Chicago White Socks”

Also, as the words change, so we don’t say “like”, we say “fan”. The sounds of the letters in the words also blend together “I’m a fan” of becomes:

I ma
I ma fan
I ma fa nov
I ma fa nov baseball
I ma fa nov baseball
I ma fa nov baseball
I ma fa nov baseball

You can also say “I’m not a fan of something” if you want to say you don’t like it very much. So remember, “I like” is correct English, but to sound more native “I’m a fan of something”, “I’m a big fan of baseball”, “I’m not a fan of baseball”.

Well I hope these’ve been excellent tips for you to start to speak English like native speakers.

 

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