So, you want to speak fast English or you want some tips to understand native English speakers easily. In this lesson we will share some useful tips that other English speakers use when they speak quickly.
1. Use Contractions
We use contractions (You’re, he’s, I’m) in everyday speech and informal writing.
Here is a useful list for the most common contractions in English.
2. Reduce Verbs
Reduce these four popular verbs: going to → gonna, want to → wanna, have got to → gotta, have to → hafta.
I wanna learn English.
I gotta learn English.
3. Reduce ‘YOU’
These three question words reduce in a different way.
First word: What?
What are you doing? → Whatcha doin’?
Second word: Where?
Where are you going? → Whereya goin’?
Third word: Would
Would you help me? → Wouldja help me?
4. Don’t Pronounce ‘T’
Another fast speaking English tip is to cutt of the ‘T’ at the end of words.
We go out every night → We go ou’ every nigh’
5. Don’t Pronounce ‘D’
Just don’t pronounce the letter ‘D’ at the end of words.
I found blue and yellow shoes → I foun’ blue an’ yellow shoes.
6. Reduce Pronouns
You can reduce some pronouns as you are speaking English. We hear this a lot in daily conversations.
Maybe he is right → Maybe ‘e is righ’
It’s his turn → It’s ‘is turn.
It’s her turn → It ‘er turn.
Don’t listen to them → Don’t listen to ’em