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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IELTS Speaking Task 1 — How to get a high score

Do you need to take the IELTS? A lot of people have to take the IELTS exam when they immigrate or study overseas. Even if your English is good, you could get a low score in the Speaking section if you are not prepared. If you are taking this test, this video will help you.

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.

 

IELTS & TOEFL Vocabulary: Talking about Food

A common speaking topic on both the IELTS and TOEFL is food. In this class, you will learn some vocabulary and grammar that you can use when talking about food. These expressions can help you score higher on both tests. You will also learn some common examples of speaking questions you may hear. If you are not taking these tests, this lesson will still help you improve your vocabulary and conversational English.

 

 

English Conversation: The Meaning of Hand Gestures

Have you noticed that you make hand gestures while speaking your native language? Body movement during conversation can give off social clues that are particular to a certain culture. But when people learn a language, they often forget to learn the words and expressions that we make with our hands. You may find that a hand gesture in your culture has a different meaning in English-speaking countries. In this lesson, you will learn common hand gestures used when speaking English.

 

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.

 

English Conversation: The Meaning of Hand Gestures

Have you noticed that you make hand gestures while speaking your native language? Body movement during conversation can give off social clues that are particular to a certain culture. But when people learn a language, they often forget to learn the words and expressions that we make with our hands. You may find that a hand gesture in your culture has a different meaning in English-speaking countries. In this lesson, you will learn common hand gestures used when speaking English.

 

CONCLUSIONS: How to finish speaking in English

Do you know what «in a nutshell» means? What about «the bottom line»? They both have in common that they announce a conclusion. In this English class, you will be taught some common expressions we use in speech that tell the listener that we are about to conclude what we want to say. You will learn «to sum up», «all in all», «in a nutshell», «the bottom line is», and «for these reasons».

Business English: Do you know these business abbreviations? CEO, Inc., Ltd., HR

Do you work with English speakers? Learn 10 common business abbreviations used by native speakers in the workplace. Find out the difference between HR and PR, your USP, and your ROI. Such short forms are used every day in business. You need to understand and use them to be successful in your career. There are many aspects to the English language, in this lesson you’ll learn to communicate effectively using business English abbreviations.