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  • Hi guys and welcome back to love English I'm Leila and today I want to help YOU

  • sound more like a native. Now, I know many of you don't have much time to study.. so

  • these are the 7 secrets of sounding more native, almost instantly. I know that

  • like me you are very busy and don't have that much time to study hours on end so

  • these are some very basic and some more advanced tips to help you improve your

  • fluency, to help you sound more native and to help you understand us when we

  • talk. Now, some of these you can take on board instantly and hopefully some you

  • are already using. Shall we begin? Don't forget we are on social media, you

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  • Okay starting with number one. Hopefully a very simple thing for you to

  • do and I'm really hoping you already do it. Contractions, when we speak in a

  • informal conversational context we always use contractions, I'VE been to the shops.

  • she'S been out I'M doing my homework I'LL see you later.

  • Whether you're contracting the auxilary verb with the pronoun or even in past

  • modal's or third conditional. You need to use contractions they make the flow of

  • speech much easier, much smoother and it's how we speak guys1 We really do use

  • contractions so regularly. So, if you aren't sure try writing some sentences

  • down adding the contractions that where needed.(and saying them) They can also be with 'not' of

  • course, I wasn't she wasn't we weren't. So, let's do a little bit of practice just

  • to make sure you're using them. I haven't been out today I haven't been out today

  • I'm going to see you tomorrow I'm going to see you tomorrow I'll call her later

  • I'll call her later I haven't been working hard I haven't been working hard

  • can you see all those different tenses and how they all need to use

  • contractions now similar to contractions we have reductions again squeezing those

  • words together to improve the flow of speech to stop us slowing down and

  • saying every single word so some examples are reductions gonna wanna

  • gotta hafta dunno if you want to learn how to use reductions better that wait

  • till the end of this lesson for another that I recently did all about reductions

  • so quick practice I'm gonna go to the shops I'm going to go to the shops I

  • want to have some cake I want to have some cake I've gotta do my homework I've

  • gotta do my homework I have to do my homework I have to do my homework

  • there we go so so far contractions reductions I'm sure you use some of

  • these already okay and number three now I think this sounds easy but it can be

  • quite tricky depending what is your first language this might be something

  • that you're not so familiar with intonation so what is intonation

  • intonation is the pattern of sound in our voice when we speak it gives a real

  • idea of how you're feeling and it also means you're not too boring so this is

  • what it would be like if I spoke without intonation hello and welcome to love

  • English today I'm going to teach you a very exciting lesson all about how to

  • sound like a native yes that's right it's very exciting

  • Wow how boring would I be as a teacher it's so important that our intonation is

  • really engaging and clear because I don't want my students to fall asleep

  • so remember intonation with things like questions how are you today how are you

  • today what did you do last night what did you do last night are you tired

  • are you tired remember intonation it can be used with

  • even just one single word for example if you give me a present and I want to say

  • thank you sometimes the intonation doesn't hide how you really feel let's

  • imagine you've given me chocolate as a present

  • thank you thank you what about a pair of socks thank you a diamond ring thank you

  • information can express happiness sadness confusion so many different

  • things now if you're not sure how to improve your intonation instantly

  • sometimes your posture and your facial expressions will help you if you're

  • happy and you're smiling your information is automatically going to be

  • higher and happier if you're sad or stressed your intonation is

  • automatically going to come down a bit lower

  • and we'll show how worried you could be but facial expressions and body language

  • will help you express this if you're not sure okay number four this involves

  • knowing something about the schwa sound the schwa is the most common sound in

  • the English language we use it all the time even my name contains a schwa lela

  • lela the schwa is a weak sound very weak very lazy and that's why we often use it

  • with auxiliary verbs or even prepositions

  • for example the preposition two is often pronounced tup tup but we particularly

  • use it with auxiliary verbs for example have have there is the strong sound have

  • but when we use it in a sentence have you done your homework have you done

  • your homework it can be much weaker not just because of the contraction but

  • because we don't often pronounce auxiliary verbs in a strong way half

  • becomes hearth has becomes hers hers she has done her homework she has done her

  • homework was I was I was driving I was driving I was driving she was driving

  • it's not was but worse then of course we've got the verb being which actually

  • it's not to do with a schwa but it's still a week for beam that becomes bin

  • bin have you been in this case it's actually a main a verb but it still

  • becomes weak have you been to the shops have you been to the shops so make sure

  • that you learn which verbs are used in the weak forms okay number five a

  • fantastic and really easy way to help you sound more native sentence stress in

  • English when we're trying to emphasize something when we're trying to say how

  • important something is we stress the word or words in the sentence let's take

  • a really simple sentence I love using this as an example

  • I love chocolate I love chocolate now ordinarily you could say I love

  • chocolate you don't have to really stress any of the works but if I say

  • I love chocolate I love chocolate I mean me not you I love it more than you if I

  • say I love chocolate I love chocolate then I don't mean that I just like it

  • that it's okay but I enjoy it I mean I really love chocolate I like to eat it

  • all the time that's probably the word that I would stress in this sentence if

  • I say I love chocolate I love chocolate that it means it's chocolate I don't

  • want fruit I don't want vegetables I don't want

  • pasta or pizza I want chocolate I love chocolate so can you see how important

  • sentence stress can be and how simple it is to use I'm using it with you all the

  • time number six we are looking at intrusive sounds now in English in order

  • to connect words together when we speak we often add a sound particularly

  • between vowels this helps the flow of speech it helps you sound much more

  • fluent and it's quite bizarre when you break it down and listen very carefully

  • but you may find that you already do this a little bit the main intrusive

  • sounds we have in English are our yeah and what so let me give you some

  • examples go out the back way go out the back way go out go out so there between

  • the two vowel sounds we've added a whoop whoop go out go out you can't hear it

  • and it doesn't sound so strange when you speak fast but when we slow it down go

  • well it does sound a little bit strange you are you are you are 21 you are 21

  • you are again we wouldn't usually say you are or go out it doesn't sound very

  • natural and it certainly slows down the flow of speech so there's an example of

  • the intrusive W then we have the intrusive are for example my other

  • umbrella my other umbrella my other rum Brella we're actually saying rum Brella

  • or car engine car and we're connecting the sounds together

  • with an R a very good example would be Law & Order Law & Order

  • we don't actually say and order law and order we say law and order so there's

  • the intrusive are finally the intrusive yeah yeah so an example I always go out

  • I always go out I am slowing down a little bit here to really emphasize the

  • intrusive sound but when I speak naturally I always go out I always go

  • out I always ie always so there we have an i and a vow following it I ate the

  • last chocolate I ate the last chocolate slowing it down I ate the last chocolate

  • and intrusive yep there okay guys so the last tip it's kind of two in one it's

  • called Alishan and assimilation elision and assimilation what this means is that

  • we can have a sound that disappears or almost takes on another sound sounds a

  • bit complicated yes again I did say it was more advanced so if we look at the

  • word can't can't now that's British pronunciation in

  • American it's can't can't the our and the sound so in American

  • English the can can't the a remains the same in British English can can't can

  • can't it changes so let's listen carefully to this sentence I can't do

  • that I can't do that I can't do that I can't do that

  • did I pronounce that he knew I didn't very often when the tea goes between two

  • consonant sounds can't con with that sound and do very often in this case we

  • would have a disappearing tea so I can't do that

  • I can't do that so a disappearing tea this is not just for Kant but it could

  • be must I must do that I must do that in this case we'd probably just extend the

  • s I must do that I must do that the he I must do that becomes much weaker or

  • disappears completely so that is a lesion a disappearing T let me have a

  • simulation don't worry too much about the technical words so when we have a T

  • followed by a P the T often is assimilated so it becomes a piece ound

  • for example white paper when we speak clearly

  • slowly white paper but when we have a T followed by a P white paper white paper

  • white paper it disappears again this is about flow it means that we can speed up

  • when we talk otherwise we are saying every word exactly like this a note

  • English person really speaks like this now another example the only one I was

  • thinking of at the moment was fat pig okay so he was you don't call anybody a

  • fat pig is it let's imagine we've got a real fat pig yeah so fat pig fat pig

  • what I'm actually saying is fat fat fat pig I don't say fat pig so when we have

  • a tea followed by a pea the tea often is assimilated so it becomes a piece ound

  • fat pig fat pig there we go okay so let's just run through those

  • seven secrets to sounding like a native very quickly

  • contractions use them I've been you've been she's been got it reductions gonna

  • wanna shoulda coulda have to got up then I'm using your intonation to sound more

  • natural how are you today what have you done

  • remembering that there are weak forms of verbs I was working I was working have

  • you been out have you been out sentence stress I love learning English I love

  • learning English I love learning English I love learning English intrusive sounds

  • yes you are yes you are yes you are my other umbrella my other umbrella car

  • engine car engine intrusive sounds disappearing sounds I can't do that I

  • can't do that assimilation of tea what a fat cake

  • those were my seven secrets to sounding ornate

  • if now instantly have a go and see if you can improve your fluency and sound

  • like a real native speaker they forget to subscribe and share this lesson if

  • you thought it was useful thank you for watching

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    蔡叮噹 posted on 2018/11/13
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