American English Lesson About Romance And Love Words

American English uses many unique phrases to talk about romance and being in love. This American English lesson will help you improve your English by giving many examples of words and phrases you might hear in a TV show or movie. Love and romance are also popular themes for American English songs. They always have been and they always will be.

How To Speak English Like An American – Pronounce American English Well

This American English lesson shows how to correctly pronounce words such as “office” and “practice” where there is an “s” sound at the end of the word. This sound is not often found in Asian languages, so it is worth practicing so your American English is correct.

 

American English Slang About Accomplishments And Dreams – Learn English Lesson

American English has many phrases of encouragement using the word “stick” – The word is used in phrases that urge someone to keep or “stick” to chasing a dream or pursuing a dream. American English is an optimistic type of English – part of the American character is a belief in opportunity and self-improvement. This American English lesson will help you learn the most common phrases you will near from native English speakers.

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10 American English Tips On Contractions You “Gotta” Know

Modern American English uses many shortened versions of formal words. You must know these American English expressions where “got to” is really pronounced “gotta” if you want to understand American English conversation. You will also hear these words in movies, TV shows and radio broadcasts.

Casual and informal American English uses shorter forms for many words. These are especially common in TV shows, movies and conversations in books:

going to becomes gonna
got to becomes gotta
want to becomes wanna
let me becomes lemme
give me becomes gimme
ought to becomes outta
kind of becomes kinda
I am becomes Ima
have to becomes hafta
don’t know becomes dunno

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VIDEO TRANSCRIPT

Hi Guys! Students of modern American English and American slang notice that a native speaker from America use a lots of contractions. I wanted to review them and how they are used. The first is “got to” “I’ve got to go to the store” becomes shortened to “I gotta go” “I gotta have it” “I gotta sing!” meaning you have to do something. Another one is “going to” it becomes “gonna” “I’m gonna go to the store.” “I’m gonna be a star some day.” Another is “give me” become “gimme” “Gimme a beer, Bob!” “Gimme some candy!” something like that. Another is “want to” becomes “wanna” “I wanna go to the movies, Mom! Can you give me twenty (20) dollars or twenty bucks” as we would say in American English. “I wanna go.” “Kind of” becomes “kinda” “I’m kinda tired tonight, so I’m not gonna go out.” “I kinda like that girl. I wonder if she likes me.” Another one is “out of” “Out of” becomes “outta”. “We’re all outta beer.” “We’re all outta chips.” “We’re all outta luck.” “Have to” becomes “hafta”. “I hafta to leave now, I’m late for school.” “I hafta go to the store. We’re all out of beer.” And “don’t know” becomes “dunno” “Are you going to the party?” “I dunno.” “I donno” or “I dunno”. Again, it becomes shortened in modern American English. “Let me” becomes “lemme”. “Are you going to go to the party?” “Lemme think about it. I’ll let you know.” And instead of saying “I am” you can hear “Ima not sure.” “Ima not clear on that.” “It is short for “I am not” or something like that. All these contractions are very common in American English and that’s why it is hard to master. It all sounds like one word depending on how quickly someone speaks. But if you can attune or tune your ear to these type of abbreviations, you’ll make a lot of progress in understanding American English in the movies and TV shows or from your friends.This kind of informal English you probably wouldn’t use in an interview or a formal business meeting, but when speaking with friends and colleagues at work, co-workers it is very common to use these brief abbreviations and contractions. So you can see all of this written below on the transcript. Please subscribe to these videos. I’ve done a whole series of these on American slang and how American English is actually spoken. it’s great for someone who watches movies or TV shows or reads books or is going to travel or study in America. Thank you very much for watching. I’m gonna go now ’cause I hafta go buy some food. Thanks again and please subscribe, Bye bye.

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11 Ways To Say “Hello” In American English – American English Course

American English has many informal greetings you can use with friends and colleagues. These are all ways to say “Hello” in a colorful and pleasant way.

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You can see a transcript of this video by clicking on the CC/Subtitles button on the video and see the written transcript in this description.

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT

“Hello” “Hi” “What’s up?” “How ya been doin’?” “How ya livin’?” “What’s happenin’?” “What do ya say?” These are all ways to greet somebody in American English. The formal way that you learned in school, “Hello” “Hi” “How are you?” You still hear those a lot but I wanted to give you a number of other American English slang ways to greet someone or say “Hello”. You might hear these in movies or in TV shows or read them in a book. So these are some of the most common ones. What’s up? It means “What have you been doing?” “How ya livin’?” It means “Are you living well – how have you been?””What’s going down” or “What’s goin’ down?”means “What has been happening in your life?” “What’s happenin'” “What’s happenin’?” is another one. “What do ya say?” It means “What’s going on with you?” or “What do you have to say?” “How zit goin’?” “How zit goin’?” Very common in American English to abbreviate things like that. “How goes zit?” “How goes zit?” Al means “What has been going on in your life?” or “How are things going with you?” “What’s the good word?” “What’s the good word?” It means “Have you heard any good news lately?” “What cha’ been up to?” “What cha’ been up to?” comes from “What have you been up to?” meaning “What have you been doing?” Again another contraction in American English. “Been keepin’ busy?” is short for “Have you been keeping busy?” Just asking what you have been doing. And the last one. “Been stayin’ out of trouble?” “Have you been staying out of trouble?” It is a way to kid your friend and ask them if they have been doing anything interesting, whether they have been going out to the nightclub or something like that. All of this American slang is proper to use with your friends. You probably wouldn’t say this in an interview or a meeting when you’ve just met someone. But among colleagues and friends these kind of short slang American English expressions are quite common. “How ya’ livin’?” “What’s up?” You can see a transcript of below on this video. Please subscribe to this whole series about modern American English. Some is proper English and some is slang that you can use to make your American English more lively, more interesting and more fluent. Please subscribe to these videos and thank you for watching. “What’s up?” “What’s goin’ down?” “How ya livin’?”

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How To Say “I Love You” In American English – American Pronunciation Lesson

“I love you”! This can be said in so many ways in American English and this video teaches the many ways, plus a lesson on American pronunciation and intonation.

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VIDEO TRANSCRIPT

“I love you!” “I really love you!” “I’m totally in love with you!” “I’ve fallen in love with you!” “I love you so much!” “I love you from the bottom of my heart!” “I could not be more in love with you!” “I’m nuts about you!” “I’m crazy about you!” “I’m stoned on you!” “I will love you forever!” These are many ways in English to say “I love you” and one of the fun things about English is there are so many different ways to say “I love you”! Was that a list of words saying “I love you” or was that the content of the last 100 pop songs? Kind of the same! But you see the theme of love is so common in English, whether it is romantic love or love for chocolate or love for wine or whatever it might be. But if you can master some of these different love words and emphasize the “love” in the sentence then you will have a lot more English and you can use it both for your relationships with people and things that you love like your hobby. Mine is playing guitar so I thought this song ‘I will always love you. I will always love … ” doing videos for you. So please subscribe and can follow this series I’m doing all about American English, American pronunciation, American intonation and, of course, the odd guitar song, because that is what I also love to do. Thanks for watching! You can see the transcript below and please subscribe. I love you, man! I love you! I’m in love with you! I love you! Don’t run away! I love you!

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American English Lesson On How To Ask Questions with “What?”

The intonation used on the word “What” in American English is used to clarify or comment on a situation or action. This video teaches how to understand and use these common conversation phrases so you can speak fluent American English.

 

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“What do YOU Want?” can mean you care about the other person.

“What do you WANT?” can mean you are challenging them or are frustrated because you don’t understand what the other person wants.

“NOW what?” is used when someone has repeatedly bothered you about something.

“Say WHAT?” is used when you are challenging someone.

“WHAT do you mean?” is used you want to clarify a statement a person has made that is odd or incomprehensible.

“WHAT were you THINKING?” is used when someone makes a bad decision and you are questioning their poor judgement.

7 Ways To Answer Questions In English Conversation – Speak Fluent English Lesson

English conversation is like a game where you trade information with another person. Here are 7 different ways to reply to a question. Varying the ways you reply will make your English conversation more fluent and natural.


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How To Talk About Your Family In Fluent English – Learn English Conversation

Do you not know what to say in English? This video teaches all the ways to talk about your family. You will learn to talk about your ethnic / family ancestry, your parents and siblings (brothers and sisters) and more. These conversation lessons are great for talking with English speaking friends and colleagues as well as for interviews or tests like the TOEFL, IELTS or Pearson.

How to talk about family? There are particular words in English that you can use to describe your family history. These are words worth knowing because they give you the chance to talk about your unique family.

How big it is and where they are from and then you can learn more about other people. It’s part of the back and forth of conversation in English. So I’m going to use my family as an example.

My ancestors, meaning my great-grandparents and great-great-grandparents from

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Study well and tell a great story!

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How to talk about family? There are particular words in English that you can use to describe your family history. These are words worth knowing because they give you the chance to talk about your unique family.

How big it is and where they are from and then you can learn more about other people. It’s part of the back and forth of conversation in English. So I’m going to use my family as an example.

My ancestors, meaning my great-grandparents and great-great-grandparents from a long time ago were from France and from Scotland so I can say “My ancestors were from France and Scotland” or I can say “My ancestry is French and Scottish” That describes why I look like I do.

“I am descended from French and Scottish ancestry.”

Descend means to go down like when you descend stairs or ascend stairs. Descend means to go down and ascend means to go up, so a descendant means that I come from or from something that’s above me. In terms of family, those would be my ancestors, they came before me.

When talking about your family, you can say, “My family is made up of” or “In my family I have five (5) siblings. Siblings are brothers and sisters. They could be older than you or younger than you. In my case, I have four (4) older sisters and an older brother so I’m the youngest in my family or you can say I’m the baby in the family.

You can also say “I’m from a family of” and give the number. “I’m from a family of eight (8) people” because I have a mother and a father and four older sisters and a brother so there are six kids and two parents so there’s eight of us. “I’m from a family of eight people”

Then you can ask your conversation partner or business colleague or your friend “What is your ancestry?”

“I grew up in”. I grew up in Maine (a state in America) in a very small town.

All of these things offer information about you using very specific words that a native English speaker can respond to and then you get a conversation going so try this.

Try outlining where are your ancestors from. Are they from a particular country? Are they from a particular region in a country? And where did you grow up? How many siblings do you have?and then you can talk more about what your family does together. Different types of ancestries may have different types of religions, they have different types of food, they may celebrate different kinds of festivals or holidays.

All of this is great for you to think about and maybe draw your family tree from your ancestors all the way down to you and then whether you have kids or cousins. When I think of a tree there lots of branches on it. You can talk all about this different history that combines to make us who we are.

Another thing to say is how your parents met.

So that’s all part of my history that I can tell someone that’s interesting about me and where my ancestors are from and where my family is from and how many people are in my family and how my parents met.

You can use the same kinds of techniques and words to describe yourself and make up (create) a story or write down what makes you unique and use that as a way of talking about people.

Give it a try – people will be very interested in your story and you can ask them about their story.

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