IELTS Speaking: How to understand native English speakers and speak like them

You’ve been studying English for a long time. You already know that no matter how much you learn, it can be difficult to understand native speakers. They speak quickly, drop entire syllables, and stick words together. They don’t speak exactly like the textbooks teach us, and in fact they make a lot of mistakes! In this video, you will learn about the «relaxed pronunciation» that native speakers use. Once you start to understand more of what you hear, you can start to speak like this yourself and be more fluent and natural while speaking English.

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Learn English — 4 ways to understand what you hear

Learn how to understand almost everything you hear right now in 4 easy steps! If you are an advanced English student, and you already know grammar and can understand what you read, but have trouble understanding when people speak in movies and in real life, watch this lesson to find out how to listen and understand!

 

IELTS Speaking: Sound more natural in English: Learn and practice 5 FRONT VOWELS

Do you want to improve your pronunciation? Do you want to sound more like a native speaker? You need to work on your vowels! In this video, you will learn how to pronounce five vowels that are common in both British English and American English. These vowels are known as front vowels.

 

Learn English for Call Centers and Customer Service Jobs

Does your job involve speaking with customers in English? If you want to speak clearly and politely to customers, this lesson is for you! You’ll hear a model conversation full of polite expressions you can use at work. You will be taught the correct way to greet customers, and how to ask common questions that come up in customer service and sales jobs in call centers. This is a great way to improve your job performance or to prepare for a call center interview. You will also learn a secret that all the top customer service agents know. Beyond call center training, this lesson will help anyone who wants to communicate more professionally and politely in the workplace.

 

Sound like a Native English Speaker: Tapping

Want to sound more like a native speaker? Learn this pronunciation secret! In this lesson, you will discover something very common in North American pronunciation: tapping. Tapping is when we change a /t/ sound to a /d/ sound. For example, in North American English we pronounce the word «water» like «wader». Watch this video to find out when we use tapping and what it sounds like. Finally, we will practice the pronunciation of example words together using tapping.