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  • most of my subscribers and students on my course are intermediate to advanced level of English.

  • However, they need to improve their pronunciation on.

  • One of the main things that they always tell me is that they can speak English.

  • They're good at English, they have vocabulary, they have decent grammar.

  • However, their pronunciation has some problems on.

  • Perhaps their confidence has some problems.

  • So today, what I'm going to do is give you a little bit of advice because I'm such a nice guy.

  • I'm gonna give you some really useful advice about how to sound more confident when you speak English.

  • I have three tips for you today.

  • Number one is going to be about using stress and intonation to sound more confident.

  • Number two is about using these things called interjections on number three is a very useful tip about slowing down on.

  • Be sure to stay till the end for a bonus tip right at the end of this video.

  • So number one stress and intonation How do we use this to sound more confident?

  • Well, firstly, imagine someone said to you Hi.

  • How are you now?

  • You could reply and say Yeah, I'm okay.

  • You've said three words but there's no emotion in your voice.

  • There's no stress.

  • There's no tone.

  • Yeah, I'm okay.

  • Nothing's happening there.

  • Now I understand.

  • In some countries, stress and tone doesn't really happen.

  • However, in British English, it is the heart and soul.

  • It's what creates confidence.

  • It's what creates fluency in your speech.

  • If you're stressing and toning your words correctly, you will automatically sound more confident on people will actually understand you.

  • And you won't have people continuously saying Sorry.

  • Can you repeat that?

  • Oh, sorry.

  • What did you say?

  • So let's try this question again.

  • Someone says Hi.

  • How are you?

  • Yeah, I'm okay.

  • Yeah, I'm okay.

  • So what am I doing there?

  • Well, firstly, I'm not talking flat.

  • Yeah, I'm okay.

  • I'm saying Yeah, I'm okay.

  • The important words here are Yeah, on.

  • Okay.

  • Why don't we try and add a bit more information as well?

  • Just to sound a bit more interesting, I could say Yeah, I'm okay.

  • I just got back from the gym.

  • The first thing I want to tell you is that the important words are always stressed.

  • Jim is an important words.

  • They're the words which create the sentence.

  • Okay, the small words will become weak and relaxed.

  • Yeah, I'm okay.

  • I just got back from the gym back from the gym.

  • If you just said Yeah, I'm okay.

  • I just got back from the gym.

  • You'll sound boring.

  • You'll sound shy.

  • You'll sound awkward on it.

  • Just won't sound very clear.

  • So you need to add some stress into your speech.

  • Some turn.

  • Okay.

  • Internation is very difficult to learn.

  • I can teach it in just one YouTube video because there's so much to it.

  • What about if you're asking a question, for example?

  • Let's say we're trying to find the toilet now.

  • Just a quick reminder.

  • When we're talking in British English, I might say, Where's the toilet on this is actually referring to what lots of people Americans would know as the bathroom.

  • However, in British English, we sometimes just call it the toilet.

  • The actual room.

  • We will call it the toilet.

  • Excuse me, Where is the toilet?

  • Where's the toilet?

  • Important words?

  • Where's toilet?

  • Where's the toilet?

  • Number two interjections interjections are, ah, way of showing our interest in the what people are talking about.

  • Their usually just a quick word or two words, which will react to what they're saying.

  • It keeps the conversation going, and it makes it sound like you're listening.

  • So it adds fluency to the conversation.

  • So, for example, if someone just told me that they competed in a competition on the weekend, on day they came in first place, I could say Nice one.

  • That's like saying, Well done, Good job, Nice one.

  • That's a very British phrase.

  • Nice one.

  • I could even just say nice and notice my tone.

  • They're nice.

  • I'm taking it up.

  • The reason why is because it stressed I'm stressing it to show my reaction.

  • Other common interjections, of course.

  • So, for example, if someone's explaining something on, but it was quite obvious, or if you agree, you could say, Of course, so interjections is kind of like cutting in the conversation to show that you're reacting to what they're saying.

  • It adds confidence to your persona when you're talking to people.

  • Number three is to slow down most of my students when they send me their first voice recording.

  • When they're taking my course, it's usually too fast.

  • They're talking too fast.

  • Their words get jumbled up on.

  • They're not thinking this goes back to sentence stress.

  • Stress is all about timing the way you speak.

  • So think about what words are important.

  • While you're speaking on, don't be afraid to just slow down.

  • I actually find the people that talk slowly and really stressed words.

  • They tend to sound a bit more confident when I listen to them, whereas when people talk really fast like this, it sounds like they're really erratic and they're having problems and they don't know what to say.

  • And they're getting really confused.

  • And they're just talking, talking, talking people who talk fast like that.

  • That's usually people who are nervous.

  • And finally, just one bonus tip here for you today.

  • Off course.

  • You could do all of these things, but can you pronounce the words correctly?

  • Can you pronounce the sounds in English correctly?

  • My recommendation is to get a teacher or take a course where a teacher can explain what sounds you're pronouncing wrong.

  • Because if you're pronouncing maybe 234 sounds wrong, then it can cause the listener to not understand you, which damages your confidence.

  • It makes you feel like a useless piece of so what you need to do is learn where you're going wrong on learn how to correct yourself.

  • There's definitely things that you're probably doing right.

  • Right now.

  • There's bound to be some vowel sounds that you're pronouncing correctly.

  • There's bound to be some things you're doing right, but there are definitely things you're doing wrong, and you need someone to tell you where you're going wrong.

  • Now you could ask a British friend you could ask a pronunciation teacher in my online course.

  • It's heavily based on video lessons as well as conversations with me on what's app with voice recordings on.

  • This is where I point out what you're doing wrong on.

  • Tell you what you need to practice.

  • So perhaps my course or an online teacher would be a useful way of helping you with your confidence.

  • Anyway, I just want to tell you at the end of this video, don't be afraid.

  • We can't feel confident all the time.

  • Nobody has ever felt confident throughout their whole life.

  • When we learn a new language and we start using it off course, we're not going to feel confident.

  • It's a long process.

  • Pronunciation takes a long time.

  • Thank you very much for watching guys.

  • If you found this video helpful.

  • If it gave you Cem confidence to go and practice your English please do give me a thumbs up.

  • Hit the subscribe button if you haven't already on.

  • If you want, you can join my online course.

  • It's in the description box below.

  • As always.

  • I will see you next week.

  • Cheers, guys.

  • Bye.

  • Come on.

most of my subscribers and students on my course are intermediate to advanced level of English.

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How to Speak English Confidently | British Pronunciation Tips

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/10/24
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