How to speak English naturally, clearly and fluently just like a native English speaker, many of you have this question in mind while learning English. When will I finally stop translating and think in English to sound more natural. You always wanted to speak English easily with an American Accent or British Accent, don’t you? Well in this English lesson, your journey has become a lot easier, as Ceema gives you some valuable English speaking tips to make great progress to speak English like a native speaker easily and confidently. You must have heard about the imitation technique, connected speech, shadowing technique, thinking in English and many more tips to speak English like a native speaker, but how do you implement those things improve your English and finally make a difference to your English communication skills or the spoken English that’s actually spoken on the streets. Pay close attention to understand how you could learn to speak English clearly and fluently in a easy way.
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Hi everyone, are you trying to desperately sound like a native English speaker? I mean, you know the words, but ..don’t get me wrong..you sound kind of funny when you start talking. If you’re Spanish, you might sound like, ‘I leeeev in Lawndawn.” If you’re Indian like me, you might sound something like, “ I liwe in Lundun”, Hey ..look here, I’m not making fun of you! I was just like you many years ago. So I know exactly what it takes to help you speak just like a native speaker. Trust me. So I’m gonna share some really practical tips with you to help you speak English with a natural ease. It will help you speak properly at school, it will help you speak properly at work and even help you when you’re taking the IELTS test. So pay attention-here it comes!
Learn Connected Speech
My dear friends, what you probably don’t know is that native speakers always connect words. Think about it. When you speak your own language, you speak really fast and because you speak fast, you have to connect the words. That you’ve spoken, obviously! So you don’t pronounce each word individually! Well, you need to do the same thing if you want to sound like a native English speaker. Right? But how do you do that? I’ve got the best solution for you. Infact, I’ve got a few rules that helps you connect words. Number 1-Remember, if a word ends with a consonant, i.e. anything apart from the a,e,I,o,u, and if that word that ends with a consonant is followed by a word that starts with a vowel, then, you will drop that consonant sound. And only produce the vowel sound. Let me give you an example. An expression like –A part of it. We don’t say every word while talking. We don’t say A part of it. Let me eat a part of it. No! Native speakers don’t do that! They say, “a partovit” Why? Because the letter “t” in the word “part” gets dropped and you pronounce the vowel “o” which is the first letter of the next word “of” Alright, so let’s look at some other examples. Expressions like “mine and yours” is pronounced as “mine anyours” “mine anyours” NOT “mine and yours” “mine anyours”. You don’t pronounce the “d”. Sometimes, you can have a word that ends with a consonant letter but that is again followed by a word that starts with another consonant letter. What happens then? You just make the first word flow or blend into the other word. Like for example, Black tea ..you don’t say “black Tea”. You just say, “blacktea” “I’m gonna have blacktea” Or you can ask someone “whajyado?” “whajyado?” You don’t say, “What do you do?” If you notice, the “t” in the “what” and the “D” is the “do” gives you a “j” sound. So, I say “whajyado?” “whajyado?” Now if the letter “t’ comes before “y”, it gets pronounced as “ch” “ch” “nexchyear” NOT “Next Year”. “Nexchuesday” NOT “Next Tuesday”. Funny right? Well, English is a funny language. But, you need to know how to connect words in order to sound like a native speaker.
Learn the Shadowing technique
So this is a technique called shadowing which has been developed to learn the English language. By hearing the language. So you learn it by hearing it. It’s called shadowing because you attempt to repeat or shadow what you hear as quickly as you hear it. So how do you do it? OK, now how many of you watch TV? How many of you watch youtube? Of course you all do! You’re watching one right now! Yeah! Ok, so if you have a favourite TV actor, a talk show host or a motivational speaker..just play a recording of what they’re saying. Then repeat whatever they say exactly the way they say it. Yes, you need to shadow them , imitate them or mimic them. And soon enough, you will start to sound quite like them. Quite like a native English speaker. I had a student from Columbia who did this for months. And he’s now developed a lovely American accent. So do it, I know it’s gonna work for all of you.
Stress the right Syllables
Each part or syllable is said louder and longer than other parts of that particular word. That’s right! Only one part of the word is stressed. It’s the stressed syllable. If you don’t know which syllable of the word you have to stress, your pronunciation is going to have a lot of issues. So, in order to know how many syllables a word has, say the word while you place your hand under your chin. Maybe like this! So every time your chin touches your hand, that’s one syllable right there in that word. Let’s try this word-it’s called Develop..duh-veh-lup My chin’s dropped thrice, it’s touched my hand, my palm thrice. This means that the word has got three syllables. And this word requires that I stress on syllable number 2. So I pronounce it as “deVElop”. Not DE-velup, Di-VEL-up. “deVElop”. So make sure you understand the rules to syllable stress to know which syllable requires to be stressed. That will help you get your accent and your pronunciation “bang-on”. Thank you so much for watching. I believe that if you apply these tips to your English learning, you will learn to pronounce and say English in the right way. Believe me, it worked for me, and I know if I can do it, anyone can! SO go ahead and apply these tips! So, do subscribe to our channel and also watch these videos in order to help you improve your English. I’ll see you again with another video. Until then this is me saying take care