Speak Eng­lish Like A Native – VIDEO

Speak Eng­lish Like A Native – VIDEO

Hi, Esther here from Speak More Clear­ly – in this video you will learn great tips on how to speak Eng­lish like a native!

A super use­ful tip to speak Eng­lish like a native speak­er is to use con­trac­tions when you speak. Oth­er­wise, your speech sounds very for­mal, and not nat­ur­al like a native Eng­lish speak­er.
When you use con­trac­tions in your speech, it makes your sen­tences flow more nat­u­ral­ly with bet­ter Eng­lish rhythm.
Some of my stu­dents have told me that they don’t use con­trac­tions because they find it hard to get their mouth around the con­so­nant blends,
or two con­so­nants togeth­er in a con­trac­tion.
When you use a con­trac­tion, you don’t have as much time to get from one con­so­nant to anoth­er.
For exam­ple ‘I will go’, becomes the quick­er and short­er ‘I’ll go’ or ‘what had you found?’
becomes ‘what’d you found?’

As well as this, you need to know that con­trac­tions includ­ing the word will, are all said with an ‘intru­sive ‘y’ /j/ sound
and a schwa sound before the ‘ll’ sound. So I’ll , would be writ­ten and said as I yəl . We’ll , would be writ­ten and said weeyəl /wiːjəl/
Oth­er exam­ples of this are they’ll, she’ll, he’ll, you’ll

Let me give you a great Prac­tise tip for you to make con­trac­tions more nat­ur­al in your Eng­lish speech.
Take the con­tract­ed form that you would use the most in your every­day speech at work or social­ly,
or the form you find the hard­est, and prac­tise it 5 times twice a day for a week.
Then, put it into sen­tences and con­tin­ue to prac­tise till your mouth can nat­u­ral­ly and smooth­ly say that con­trac­tion.
Let’s prac­tise some togeth­er: Let’s say the con­trac­tion first, and then a sen­tence using it.

I’ll I’ll let you know.

I’d I’d like to do a bit more.

They’ve They’ve been wait­ing.

We’d We’d like to come also.

It’s It’s a good pro­gram.

That’d That’d be fine, thank you.

What’s What’s been your expe­ri­ence with that?

What’re What’re you going to do?

We’ll We’ll be hap­py to come.

I’ve I’ve just returned.

We’re We’re good friends.

I’m I’m very hot after all the run­ning we’ve done.

Why’re Why’re you dig­ging that hole, and how’d you get in?

Isn’t Isn’t it your turn?

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