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  • reasons why native speakers don't

  • understand you and how to change that

  • hey friends teacher Prix here to help

  • you talk to anyone anywhere anytime in

  • English thanks for joining me on another

  • video I appreciate you coming back but

  • if it's your first time here yes thank

  • you so much I hope I can help you with

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  • videos the first reason native speakers

  • don't understand it is accent and

  • pronunciation yes guys

  • why because strong accents may confuse

  • native speakers okay many students study

  • listening, grammar writing

  • but they don't focus on pronunciation and accent

  • reduction consequently when they travel

  • abroad or when they have an opportunity

  • to talk to a native speaker it gets a

  • little hard for the native speakers to

  • understand you, because the truth is you

  • were not practing how to reduce your

  • accent how to improve your pronunciation

  • the most common problems are to stress

  • the wrong syllables to pronounce to

  • stress the wrong syllables mispronounce

  • words vowel sounds consonant sounds

  • to stress the sentences incorrectly

  • the intonation is wrong I don't know if

  • it's in if it's a question or if it's an affirmative based on the intonation

  • because you don't have a clear

  • intonation and all of these things

  • together will make it very difficult for native speakers to understand you

  • Now, what do you need to do to change that

  • accent and pronunciation exercises need to be on the top of your priority

  • list if you are having problems if native speakers are having problems to

  • understand you okay think about it

  • actors do accent reduction lessons or improve their accent I am a teacher but

  • I'm always doing accent and pronunciation exercises

  • because I want to be clear I want to

  • make sure that people understand me so this is a continuous exercise now

  • imagine if you have never done it okay so make sure to do pronunciation and

  • accent reduction exercises to help you become a clear English speaker okay

  • awesome number two the reason why native speakers don't understand you or are

  • having problems to understand you is because your vocabulary and your grammar

  • are not on point now when I say that please keep in mind

  • that making mistakes is alright okay I'm not saying that you have to stop making

  • mistakes, no you will continue making mistakes I make mistakes everybody makes

  • mistakes the problem is when those mistakes stop

  • you okay there are some mistakes that will confuse native speakers and will

  • stop conversation and what are they the first one that comes to mind is tense

  • conjugation if you are having a conversation and you're constantly

  • changing the tenses present past future, present past best present you will

  • confuse any speaker not just native speakers it'll be difficult to

  • understand your story if you're not clear with the tense so this is a past

  • story is it a present story the speaker may be a little confused this

  • can and will stop native speakers from understanding you one thing that I also

  • noticed using the wrong words before and after many students confuse that so if

  • you confuse this in a conversation using before or using after the native speaker

  • will have a very difficult time understanding what you have to say so

  • make sure that you're very careful with the words you choose that you really

  • know what they mean because they can confuse people that's why I said the

  • vocabulary and grammar because it's not just grammar that stops conversation but

  • vocabulary and most of the times it's not

  • it's not because you don't know a word it's because you think you know the

  • meaning of that word you think you know how to use that word but you don't so

  • make sure that you work on that before you're having a conversation because

  • these things combined can do a terrible damage to your conversation

  • with a native speaker okay now what do you need to do to improve your grammar

  • and vocabulary when talking about grammar the first thing you need to have

  • is a clear understanding of the basic tenses past present future you need to

  • understand this basic lessons present past future because they stop

  • conversations all the time so it's a basic lesson okay learning the tenses

  • it's a very basic lesson but if you haven't mastered yet no problems but you

  • need to dedicate more time to studying it okay actually for my students I make

  • it like a routine to study these tenses because they are so important and they

  • stop conversations so make sure that you study them on a continuous basis okay

  • now vocabulary same thing but I would recommend studying vocabulary

  • that is connected to things you like to talk about okay because if you just sit

  • down and study vocabulary me and that's gonna take a long time because

  • vocabulary is so general so what kind of vocabulary do you want to study or do

  • you need to study that's a good way to start okay and then number three reason

  • why native speakers don't understand you especially if you are from

  • spanish-speaking countries or if your country's language come from Latin okay

  • false friends what is a false friend a false friend is a word that you believe

  • has a meaning but it doesn't it means something completely different from what

  • you think it is this is what we call false friends and this my friend

  • stop conversations it can make people very confused

  • I am a non-native speaker and I know a lot about false friends and sometimes

  • when my students use them with me I get confused I need a minute or two to be

  • like oh you're trying to say that I'm a teacher now imagine a native speaker

  • they can have many problems if you're using false friends and if you're using

  • the wrong words it's very similar to problem or chew up vocabulary but here

  • it's very specific it's about false friends words that we

  • believe mean something but they don't they look like something the

  • spelling is, makes you think they are something now what can you do study it

  • study fast friends okay there are many lists on the internet

  • that you can download and and read more about because the truth is that are many

  • false friends so start small then go big you don't need to download a

  • list with 100 false friends download a small list and start becoming familiar

  • with that list that's the best way for you to improve your knowledge of false

  • friends and start changing this okay breaking this habit alright

  • very nice now I have a bonus for you because I'm a cool teacher ha, killer

  • reason why native speakers don't understand you why did they make this to

  • the end because only the true followers watch until the end so if you are a true

  • follower write in the description #truefollower because I'm

  • watching it to the end so #truefollower okay and the

  • killer reason why native speakers don't understand you is you are trying to

  • explain things how you would explain them in your language yes if you are

  • doing that it doesn't matter if you're having grammar problems vocabulary

  • problems intonation problems the problem is how you structure the things to

  • explain to native speakers and if you are doing that thinking of your language

  • people will not understand you okay so you need to let go of this mentality of

  • explaining things how you would explain them in your language that's when I talk

  • about translation and how they stop conversation that's what I'm trying to

  • show you when I make this videos about translation this is the impact of

  • translation when we are communicating in English it's not that you're just

  • translating words all the time but you're doing that automatically when you

  • are communicating with someone in English okay what do you need to do well

  • I don't have a short cake recipe to share it with you it's a process okay if

  • you realize that you're doing this and I know many of you are okay I receive your

  • emails you are my true follower remember so I get your emails I see that you guys

  • do that so it's the process writing can help you

  • okay writing can help you a lot if you make this kind of mistake okay

  • writing and listening watching things can help you but especially writing

  • because you speak what you're right it doesn't matter if people tell me all

  • teacher I'm an excellent writer but I'm a terrible speaker no chances are that

  • in 90% of the cases maybe even more if you write well you speak well if you

  • don't write well you don't speak well and when I say writing well and not

  • saying about having a good range of vocabulary creativity imagination no I'm

  • talking about the structure I'm talking about explaining things in writing okay

  • so if you have problems to explain things in writing you will have the same

  • problems to explain speaking because imagine when you're writing you have

  • time to think so if you're having problems already to write this is the

  • same problem you have in speaking that's why I'm always saying that everything is

  • connected and if you're not doing one you're not improving the other okay so

  • this is the killer reason why native speakers don't understand you improving

  • that takes time and dedication and a lot of writing very nice guys I hope you

  • enjoyed this video if you found this information useful share it with your

  • friends it helps the channel grow and more people will improve their English

  • thank you so much and I'll see you next time bye

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