"Wanna" Understand English Better?

Monday, December 10, 2012

- "People speak so fast. I have a difficult time understanding what they are saying."

- "I have trouble listening to English speakers."

- "I need to improve my comprehension skills."

Listening to English speakers takes some ear training because it seems like they speak so fast when, in reality, they are blending words together. This is called reduced speech.

When English speakers use these reduced forms, it seems like words aren't pronounced very clearly, but learning them will greatly improve your understanding and will also help you sound more like a native speaker of English. It's simply a way of making sentences less of a mouthful, which at times is very helpful. If you're in formal situations, however, it's best to pronounce or write each word individually.

If you dunno this blended way of speaking and you wanna learn some common reduce forms, lemme direct you to this link kuz it's gonna help!

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