Speak Natural English: Communicate Like a Native Speaker
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Speak Natural English: Communicate Like a Native Speaker

Essential Words, Structures and Tools to Help you Speak More Naturally and Understand Native Speakers Better
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Last updated 5/2020
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This course includes
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 2 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Speak English in a more natural way
  • Understand and use words, phrases and structures that native speakers prefer to use
  • Notice patterns in the way fluent English speakers talk
Requirements
  • Anywhere from intermediate to lower advanced (B1-C1) level of English
Description

Why take this course?

Understanding and speaking like a native/fluent speaker is a big challenge for many learners of English. Traditional courses are very good at teaching the language in a systematic way, but they contain specially-written material (articles, dialogues, etc). This material does not 100% represent the same living, breathing, natural English that you hear on British/American streets and in films and music. 


The truth is, it's impossible for a course to teach you how to become a 100% fluent, natural English speaker. You need to spend years in an English-speaking country or a lot of time listening to the natural language. 


It is, however, possible to teach you to observe patterns and features of natural spoken English. It is also possible to teach you the types of words and phrases that native speakers prefer to use in conversations and also the mentality of a language speaker rather than a learner. These skills and knowledge will help to accelerate the process.


And that is the goal of my latest course, Speak Natural English, where you will learn how to speak English in a more natural way and understand native speakers better.


Contents and overview

This course is designed for you if your current level of English is anywhere from B1 to C1. In the lectures, you will learn ...

  • Natural features of conversation

  • The mindset a native or fluent speaker

  • Natural English vocabulary, specifically how to use simple verbs and phrases in new and different ways

  • Unusual grammar structures that native speakers use a lot

  • How to pronounce words and sentences in a more natural way

  • Tips on understanding English speakers who speak fast

By the end of this course, you'll have valuable tools that will help you observe patterns in the way native speakers talk, which will help you improve faster.

Who this course is for:
  • Non-native speakers of English who want to sound more natural in English
  • Non-native speakers of English who need to use English in their daily life or work
  • IELTS Speaking candidates who need Band 7 or higher
  • Other examination candidates (e.g. TOEFL, Cambridge First, Advanced, etc.)
  • Learners of English who just want to understand English and American videos, music, etc.
Course content
Expand all 32 lectures 01:54:01
+ Introduction
4 lectures 10:07

What is natural English? In this first lecture, I will explain why some learners of English sound more "natural" than others. In particular, I will introduce you to the kind of language that you typically don't learn in your standard English language courses.

Preview 03:54
What's in the course?
02:02
Course handbook
00:04
The natural English mentality
04:07
+ Natural English conversation
7 lectures 25:30
Showing interest
03:12

Practise showing interest with this test.

Showing interest - test
8 questions
Linking words and phrases
02:58

Use this test to practise using linking words and phrases.

Linking words test
9 questions
Being vague 1 - thing, bit, stuff
04:51
Being vague 2 - vague numbers
02:00
Being vague 3 - describing things
02:50

Practise your ability to talk about things in vague way by doing this test.

Being vague - Test
10 questions

We conclude this section of the course with a sample video showing conversation fillers and vague language in action. You're going to listen to two English native speakers talking about a special project of theirs during the coronavirus lockdown.

Sample video
06:30
+ Natural English vocabulary
11 lectures 38:20
Introduction
00:45
Phrases with 'get'
04:57
The verb 'do'
03:37
Phrases with 'do'
03:05
The verb 'have'
03:46

Test your knowledge of phrases with 'get', 'do' and 'have'

Get, do, have test
14 questions
The verb 'go'
02:33
Keep + -ing
03:34
The verb 'make'
02:57

Test and practise your knowledge on how to use go, keep + -ing and make in natural English.

make, keep, go test
10 questions
Phrasal verbs with 'be'
03:21

Test your knowledge of phrasal verbs with 'be'

Test on phrasal verbs with 'be'
10 questions
Put (express)
02:14
+ Natural English grammar
4 lectures 17:54
Conversational deletion
04:07
Tenses - a wholistic understanding
05:01

Test your knowledge and understanding of English tenses.

Tenses - test
10 questions
Habits 1 - Present/past continuous
04:06
Habits 2 - will/would + infinitive
04:40

Test your understanding of the present continuous, will and would for talking about habits.

Habits quiz
7 questions
+ Natural English pronunciation
6 lectures 22:09
Introduction to pronunciation
03:19
Connecting words
02:39
Weak forms
04:25
Elision
03:50
Conversational pronunciation
02:01