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Tips for Speaking English Fast
1 00:00:00,89 --> 00:00:06,360 HI I'm Jennifer, certified English teacher and communication's expert. In today's video, 2 00:00:06,360 --> 00:00:13,220 I'm going to share 3 tips on how to speak English fast. At the end of the video, I'll 3 00:00:13,220 --> 00:00:19,150 share with you a bonus tip, that will help you sound very natural. Alright, let's get 4 00:00:19,150 --> 00:00:20,150 started. 5 00:00:20,150 --> 00:00:24,920 Tip 1 Don't speak English fast 6 00:00:24,920 --> 00:00:33,350 Ok, so, I don't want your goal to be speaking English fast. The reason is, a lot of students 7 00:00:33,350 --> 00:00:45,610 mistake fast and natural. Students think English speakers speak fast, because to them it is 8 00:00:45,610 --> 00:00:52,329 fast. Because they don't understand the language as well. So when they watch a movie it sounds 9 00:00:52,329 --> 00:01:02,90 so fast. But honestly, for English speakers, it isn't fast. It's a natural pace. Your goal 10 00:01:02,90 --> 00:01:09,450 is to speak English naturally. Because speaking English fast is actually not a good quality, 11 00:01:09,450 --> 00:01:16,450 from a communications perspective. The reason why it sounds fast is because English speakers 12 00:01:16,450 --> 00:01:26,389 don't put pauses between our words. Pausing makes you sound unnatural, and it also slows 13 00:01:26,389 --> 00:01:33,369 you down. So right now I want that to be your goal. Eliminate your pauses, speak at a natural 14 00:01:33,369 --> 00:01:34,389 pace. 15 00:01:34,389 --> 00:01:38,609 Tip 2 Understand Linking 16 00:01:38,609 --> 00:01:45,770 I just told you about reducing pauses to increase the speed. Another thing that English speakers 17 00:01:45,770 --> 00:01:51,419 always do, which might be a more difficult concept for you to understand, is linking. 18 00:01:51,419 --> 00:02:00,849 We link our sounds together. And often through linking we change pronunciation. And we change 19 00:02:00,849 --> 00:02:08,180 it so we're able to say the sentence smoother. And because of that it comes out faster. So 20 00:02:08,180 --> 00:02:16,480 a student is often taking longer to say the same sentence because their sentence is this 21 00:02:16,480 --> 00:02:24,790 long when you include the pauses and the fact they're not using reductions and linking. 22 00:02:24,790 --> 00:02:31,260 Whereas an English speaker, although they're saying the exact same words, it's this long. 23 00:02:31,260 --> 00:02:38,319 Because of taking away the pauses and reducing sounds and linking. So really, it's not that 24 00:02:38,319 --> 00:02:45,430 we're speaking faster. We're actually saying words. And we're saying less words because 25 00:02:45,430 --> 00:02:54,750 we combine them. So let me give you an example. Here's a sentence I'm going to say very slowly, 26 00:02:54,750 --> 00:03:03,499 unnaturally. Thank you, but I bought a black car. So with this sentence, I paused between 27 00:03:03,499 --> 00:03:12,620 every word and I didn't link my sounds. So every word was said individually. Now, listen 28 00:03:12,620 --> 00:03:19,890 to me say this naturally. Thank you but I bought a black car. Let's look at what happens. 29 00:03:19,890 --> 00:03:28,959 So for linking, we have, thank you. But what I do is I transfer that sound to the next 30 00:03:28,959 --> 00:03:42,239 word and I'm actually saying than kew. Than kew. Than kew. K repeat. Than kew. Good. Now, 31 00:03:42,239 --> 00:03:50,939 the reason I do that is because it allows me to eliminate the pause. Because the k is 32 00:03:50,939 --> 00:03:59,30 a hard sound and it forces me to take a breath of air. So to change that, I transfer the 33 00:03:59,30 --> 00:04:07,290 sound to the next word and I say than kew. Because now I'm able to say it as one word. 34 00:04:07,290 --> 00:04:20,209 Than kew. Than kew but I. Hum, but I. So here, I'm not saying But I. Bu dye. Bu dye. So I'm 35 00:04:20,209 --> 00:04:28,669 transferring this t sound onto the next word. Now you'll notice I'm saying it as a soft 36 00:04:28,669 --> 00:04:39,979 d because that's American pronunciation. Bu dye. Bu dye. Ok, good. Bought a. Here, I 37 00:04:39,979 --> 00:04:47,440 just make this one sound. Boughta. Boughta. Ok, so now we have than kew bu dye boughta 38 00:04:47,440 --> 00:04:56,400 black car. So here we have a sound that ends in a k, but the next word starts in a k. So 39 00:04:56,400 --> 00:05:04,949 because of this I just eliminiate one of the K sounds, and I use it to link these two words 40 00:05:04,949 --> 00:05:14,310 together. So I take bla car. Bla. So actually I'm not saying black. I'm changing this to 41 00:05:14,310 --> 00:05:24,949 bla. Bla. Which isn't a word. But I ssay it quickly and I combine it with car so you hear 42 00:05:24,949 --> 00:05:34,180 the K on car, you hear it for both. Bla car. Bla car. Bla car. Now it only works if you 43 00:05:34,180 --> 00:05:44,120 say it as one word. If I say bla car with a pause, it doesn't work. Ok, so all together, 44 00:05:44,120 --> 00:05:48,930 than kew bu dye boughta blacar. 45 00:05:48,930 --> 00:05:52,310 Tip 3 Practice Slow and Increase Speed Naturally 46 00:05:52,310 --> 00:06:00,280 So let's take the sentence we were using before. When you're practicing this, start slow. So 47 00:06:00,280 --> 00:06:08,860 the way I said it, thank you but I bought a. But I bought a. That's probably too fast 48 00:06:08,860 --> 00:06:17,419 right now. And that's ok. You can practice with a but I bought a. Practice slow. But 49 00:06:17,419 --> 00:06:27,409 I bought a. But I bought a. Now say that maybe 5 times. Maybe 10 times. Say it as much as 50 00:06:27,409 --> 00:06:35,470 you need to feel comfortable with the sound. And once you're comfortable, speed it up just 51 00:06:35,470 --> 00:06:44,129 a little bit. But I bought a. But I bought a. Now say that 5 or 10 times until you're 52 00:06:44,129 --> 00:06:53,669 comfortable with it. And then speed it up. But I bought a. But I bought a. And your goal 53 00:06:53,669 --> 00:07:01,930 is to gradually increase the speed until it sounds natural. But remember, your goal is 54 00:07:01,930 --> 00:07:09,379 not to say it quickly. The second you say it too fast and you lose clarity, so the person 55 00:07:09,379 --> 00:07:16,360 can't understand you, then you need to slow it down. But I bought a. That's too fast. 56 00:07:16,360 --> 00:07:24,349 I would not be able to understand that. So your goal isn't fast, your goal is natural. 57 00:07:24,349 --> 00:07:28,819 Bonus Tip Use Contractions 58 00:07:28,819 --> 00:07:35,720 This is an area I find even my advanced students don't do this. They don't use contractions. 59 00:07:35,720 --> 00:07:43,979 But again, let's take the sentence I will see you later. Ok. So all of a sudden you 60 00:07:43,979 --> 00:07:51,190 have I will. But I as an English speaker would not say I will. I would say I'll see you. 61 00:07:51,190 --> 00:07:58,220 I'll. I'll. Notice how I'm actually saying I'll, which is the unstressed pronunciation. 62 00:07:58,220 --> 00:08:06,569 The stressed pronunciation would be I'll. But naturally I just say I'll. I'll. I'll 63 00:08:06,569 --> 00:08:13,870 see you later. So because of this I am able to say the sentence faster because you're 64 00:08:13,870 --> 00:08:21,400 saying I will and I'm saying I'll. So I'm saying it a second faster because I'm only 65 00:08:21,400 --> 00:08:28,800 saying one sound and you're saying two sounds. So contractions are a great way to reduce 66 00:08:28,800 --> 00:08:35,860 your sounds and sound extremely natural in English. So there you go. Don't speak English 67 00:08:35,860 --> 00:08:43,200 fast. Speak it naturally but clearly. Use linking to reduce your sounds. And practice 68 00:08:43,200 --> 00:08:50,850 slow and increase your speed naturally and of course use contractions to make those sounds 69 00:08:50,850 --> 00:08:51,380 even smaller. 70 00:08:51,380 --> 00:08:57,290 Let me know in the comments, what do you find most difficult about speaking English fast. 71 00:08:57,290 --> 00:08:59,800 I'd love to hear it. 72 00:08:59,800 --> 00:09:03,80 Thank you so much for watching. If you found this video helpful, please hit the like button, 73 00:09:03,80 --> 00:09:08,280 share it with your friends, and of course subscribe. And until next time, happy studying.
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