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 Lesson Using “Bet” To Make Your American English Fluent And Fun

American English uses the word “bet” to show agreement in conversation. You can improve your American English conversation skills with these simple phrases so you sound like a real American English speaker.

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.

American English Vocabulary Lesson On How To Go From “Very” To More Precise Words

This lesson will teach you how to improve your English vocabulary from using simple expressions that rely on “very” to more descriptive and powerful words. This lesson has a short love story in English where John thinks about his love for Jane. The first version uses “very” in each sentence and the second version uses a higher level vocabulary word to more precisely describe John’s feelings for Jane.

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Here are some phrases where “very” plus the word can be replaced with a more descriptive word.

very shy = timid
very pretty = beautiful
very pale = ashen
very perfect = flawless
very scared = petrified
very painful = excruciating
very noisy = deafening
very often = frequently
very powerful = compelling
very scary = chilling
very sharp = keen, especially referring to intelligence
very rich = wealthy

You can go basic or intermediate English to fluent English by studying with a native English speaker. These videos will help you learn how to understand native English speakers, learn American English and learn to speak English fluently. These videos teach you English you need to know that is not always taught in English classes in high school or at university.

American English Lesson About Drinking Alcohol – Fluent English Speaker Series

This American English video gives specific vocabulary words to use for when you are celebrating with friends. These American English words about drinking and alcohol are useful for understanding American English conversation, TV shows and movies.

 

I remember my first “Happy Hour” when I was invited to go for a drink with my employer. “Happy Hour” turned into “Happy Hours” and we were asked to leave the bar because we were singing …

All these American slang phrases are about drinking alcohol including the many American slang phrases for beer, hard alcohol and feeling drunk.

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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

Hi Guys! This video gives specific American slang words for going out for a drink with your friends. Now, I was invited today to a “Happy Hour”. “Happy Hour” is a time in the afternoon or evening when there are lower prices on drinks. Or it can mean the time people are finished work and go to the bar, the pub, the saloon or another place to have an alcoholic drink. So we call that “Happy Hour” because you are happy to be there.

This can lead to “bar hopping” which means you hop or move bar to bar to drink. You start at one place and maybe go to some others. Sometimes it is called a “pub crawl” where you go from one pub to another.

Now, what do we drink when we are at the bar? Well, we might be drinking beer, or also know as “brews” because beer is brewed or “brewskies” also known as “suds”. Those are all words for beer. You can say you are going to have “a cold one”. Beer in America is usually served quite cold.

If you are drinking alcohol like vodka, whiskey, tequila you can call that “the hard stuff” because it is hard alcohol. It is higher in alcohol content or higher in degree (of alcohol). That’s also known as “booze”. In general, drinking booze is higher alcohol. You might be having “cocktails”. Cocktails are made of hard alcohol or booze like a “martini” had gin or vodka and some vermouth. Another word for martinis because they are so strong is “loud mouth soup”. Loud mouth soup means you drink a few martinis and you start talking too much and since it’s clear like soup, it is a very funny phrase. You might take a “shot” – that’s one small unit of alcohol and drink it down.

If you have a few drinks, you might get “tipsy” like you are going to tip over or feel a little “woozy” or a little “happy”. But then, if you get drunk, these are terms for that. If you “hit the bottle”, “hit the bottle” means to drink heavily, drink hard alcohol heavily. If you do that, you might get drunk. You might “get a load on”. It means a lot of alcohol. Or “get a buzz on” – this feeling of intoxication. Or this slang word – “get your swerve on” – to swerve means when your car moves like this in the road so when people get drunk, sometimes they can’t walk in a straight line. Or you might say, “I tie one on” or “I tied one on.” That’s another phrase for when you got quite drunk. If you are drinking with both hands, that’s “double-fisted drinking.” “Double-fisted drinking.”

But be careful, friends because if you are “under the influence” that’s the legal term in America. “Under the influence” means you are legally drunk. If you get stopped by the police and you are driving a car, they can test you to see if there is alcohol in your system. If you are “under the influence” sometimes they arrest you and put you in jail. There is a place they put drunk people, especially people who are chronically drunk or alcoholic. They called it “the drunk tank” because that is where they put the drunks, people who are drunk on alcohol.

I’ve never been there, I’ve never been caught “under the influence” probably because I rarely drive. I take a taxi home. So those are all words about going out for a drink with your friends, to “have a cold one”, “Happy Hour” and every thing that can happen after that. Please subscribe to these videos on American slang. They’ll help you understand words that you hear in movies, TV shows or you read in some type of article. Thanks always for watching.

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7 English Conversation Questions To Really Get To Know Someone – How To Speak Fluent English

Advanced English conversation techniques include the following:

What is something you don’t get to talk about enough?
What is your story?
What motivates you?
What interests you?
What is you life makes you feel most fulfilled?
What are you passionate about?
How did you get to where you are in life?

These are all questions you can ask someone to really get to know them. You can share your own answer to the question and discover the real interests and real values of your conversation partner. It can help you discover if you have something in common with the other person.
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My FREE English Fluency Course has hundreds of tips on how to learn the English you will really use and you can get the free course by visiting my website: https://goo.gl/2Gw2JO

You can go basic or intermediate English to fluent English by studying with a native English speaker. These videos will help you learn how to understand native English speakers, learn American English and learn to speak English fluently. These videos teach you English you need to know that is not always taught in English classes in high school or at university.

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.

9 Best English Phrases To Say “Good Job” in English – Native English Speaking Series

Do you want to sound like a native English speaker? These American English phrases that compliment someone are necessary for speaking English fluently. American pronunciation and American intonation are highly important for these phrases and must be mastered. Here are some of the examples from the video.

These phrases include:
Sounds good!
Good call! (meaning a good decision)
Looks good! (showing you approve of someone’s decision or performance)
Good Shot! (complimenting someone on their sports performance)
Good Game! (showing approval about a sports victory)
Good Choice! (showing complimentary approval for a choice)
Good for you! (showing approval for another person’s success or offering them congratulations)

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You can go basic or intermediate English to fluent English by studying with a native English speaker. These videos will help you learn how to understand native English speakers, learn American English and learn to speak English fluently. These videos teach you English you need to know that is not always taught in English classes in high school or at university.

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

You can go basic or intermediate English to fluent English by studying with a native English speaker. These videos will help you learn how to understand native English speakers, learn American English and learn to speak English fluently. These videos teach you English you need to know that is not always taught in English classes in high school or at university.

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