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Tips to understand fast native English speakers – Advanced spoken English lesson

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There are many people who are learning English, can read and write well in English. However, some of those English learners face difficulty in understanding native English speakers. There could be many reasons and ways to improve one’s understanding. In this advanced English lesson, we will be discussing few tips to understand fast Native English speakers.

Elision

Combining two words to make into one word, while speaking. Native speakers, often squash prepositions, verbs, adverbs etc. to speak faster. Following are the some of those elisions. advanced English lesson

Of

lots of – lotsa.
Cup of – Cuppa.
Sort of – Sorta.

There are lotsa flowers lying around.
This is not my cuppa tea
That’s sorta funny!
Have

Could have – Couldda
Should have – Shouldda
Must have – Musta

You couldda just said that
I shouldda gone then
That musta been very tough
To

Going to – Gonna
Want to – Wanna
Got to – Gotta
Have to – Hafta

I am gonna sleep!
I am wanna glass of beer.
I gotta go, I am getting late.
I hafta leave to work now.
Relaxed muscles.

While trying to pronounce clearly, English learners tend to stress their muscles. Also they use pronunciation similar to their local languages. advanced English lesson

Lips

Relax your lip muscles when pronouncing F, B and P. While B does not have gush of air coming out when pronouncing it, P has.

Tongue

Place your tongue in between your teeth and pallet when pronouncing D, L, and T. Also, please note in America, when the letter T comes between two vowels, it is pronounced as D. For example, water is pronounced as ‘wah-der’

When pronouncing R

We have to be careful with British as well as American pronunciation. For British, more often than not, R is pronounced as silent letter, for example, water is pronounced as ‘wat-uh’. However, American roll their tongue slightly while pronouncing R

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