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  • Hello, there, everyone out there.

  • My name is Ronnie. Have you ever

  • had someone...a native speaker...

  • ask you a question and you had no idea what they said to you.

  • I'm sure you have.

  • we...as native speakers

  • speak really really quickly expecially

  • Expecially we don't know that you are not native a speaker because in Canada

  • we have people from all over the world. There is not one person that looks

  • Canadian so when we speak to people on the street or in the shop

  • we don't know that they don't speak or

  • understand English so we tend to

  • speak very quickly especially when we ask questions

  • so today gonna teach you how to understand

  • native speakers' questions. There are about three or four

  • techniques that you can use with the question for

  • The first one, you will read in your text books

  • or if you're studying English. The question would be "what are you doing?"

  • and then you come to a

  • native english-speaking country and people say

  • "What are you doing?"

  • and you said "what!?" "What are you doing?...what are you doing?..."

  • you see in your dictionary, you go what dia....

  • How do you spell whadia...whadia...whadia doin...doin...doin...

  • ...I don't know! no idea!

  • So this is how we change it! what are you doing we say

  • "Whacha doin?"

  • what!? "what" changes, we drop "t", we said

  • "Whacha doin?"these are the changes that we will make

  • In English, when we speak very quickly

  • we usually drop the G at the end of ING verbs

  • so we say doin, watchin, havin. The other thing

  • is "are you", you say "r ya"

  • It's just like writing

  • "r" and the word "ya".

  • so I can say "what are you doing" or "what r ya doing?"

  • changes even more to

  • "Whacha doin?" Whacha...Whacha

  • Trying to say that, "Whacha doin?"

  • The trick is to say altogether, you can say

  • "Whacha doin?" or you can say

  • "whatchadoing", try that, "whatchadoing", I am honking my horn.

  • The next one is

  • "who do you like?" You will never hear people say to you

  • Hello, who do you like? you will say

  • "Whodoya like?"...Whodoya like?

  • Whodoya...Whodoya

  • That sounds like a new word, "Whodoya like?" so we changed

  • "who do you" again we changed to ya

  • and we actually squish who do you

  • altogether. We say Whodoya...Whodoya

  • like, Whodoya see, Whodoya want

  • so the verb stands on its own in the sentence

  • which is easier. We actually pronounce this verb

  • but we squish all these ones together. The next one is

  • when did you go?

  • Now, as I have told you. "you"

  • we usually change to ya, but sometimes we can change it to

  • a "ja" sound.

  • "did" we keep the same, we say

  • "When did ja"..."When did ja"

  • When did ja go?

  • Again, we keep this in it stands alone so is this thing

  • "When did you go?", native speakers say "when did ja go"

  • "when did ja go?"...try that... "when did ja go?"

  • Other one, this one is easier

  • Yes! it's easy.

  • "is she" people would not say

  • "Where is she?". She will say...

  • he will say "wherezshe"..."wherezshe"

  • so it's like we completely take off this

  • and we put in the "ze" or the "z" in American English

  • we say "wherezshe"

  • where is she, wherezshe, wherezit,

  • wherezhe, wherezthey

  • where are they, whererthey, whererthey

  • Next one, why did he do that?

  • we're going to connect

  • this

  • These two together. So we don't say "why did he", we say "whyde"

  • d

  • "Did he" changes to "De"

  • Why de do that, why de do that

  • Why de do that

  • So, I encourage you to practice

  • saying these phrases. If you

  • can not say them perfectly do not worried

  • the important thing is that you understand

  • when people ask you the question, for you to be

  • able to actually save these phrases really quickly.

  • it will take practice, but you can try.

  • if you can keep on practicing these, maybe you can speak into

  • digital recorder or tape recorder and listen to your sound

  • A lot of people ask me: "Ronnie, how can I improve my pronunciation?"

  • the best thing to do is getting a lot of words you want to

  • listen to or you want to try to say and record your voice is that you know

  • what you sound like. This will help you, you can listen to it go

  • "Oh~that sounds strange or

  • Yes! that was awesome!", so I hope you had a great time

  • what did you do on the weekend, tell me till next time.

  • Bye bye~

Hello, there, everyone out there.

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How to understand native speakers' questions in English

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