Speak English like a Spy: Speak Natural & Confident English
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Speak English like a Spy: Speak Natural & Confident English

Boost your English Speaking, Grammar & Pronunciation. Speak English Fluently & Use English like a Native |B1, B2, C1, C2
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Last updated 3/2020
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This course includes
  • 43 mins on-demand video
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Top-7 reasons you don't sound like a native.
  • Pronunciation: linking, informal contractions & reduction.
  • Circumlocution: a longer sentence is not a better sentence.
  • Idioms: how many is too many?
  • Articles: basic and not-so-basic ways we use a/an & the.
  • Order of words: does it even matter?
  • Denotation & connotation: what you should pay attention to when you're learning new words.
  • Phrasal verbs: how common are they?
Requirements
  • Prerequisite Vocabulary
Description

Is your spoken and written English good but not as good as you'd like it to be?

Can people easily tell that you're not a native speaker?


It may not bother you, but if it does, this course will tell you what you can do to sound more natural and native.

I'll outline the main reasons you don't sound native yet and tell you what you need to do to sound more natural.


In the course we’ll go over the following  things:

1. Pronunciation.

You will be able to use linking, informal contractions, and reduction, which will make you sound a lot more like a native speaker.

2. Circumlocution

We’ll figure out why you may want to reconsider the way you phrase your thoughts. This will help you express your ideas in a clear and easy-to-follow way.

3. Number of idioms

I will give you examples of using idioms in a good and bad way. You will understand why this very popular among English learners approach to using idioms, which follows the “the more the better” principle, is often unnecessary, awkward, and unnatural.

4. Articles

You will learn basic and advanced ways of using definite (the) and indefinite (a/an) articles in your speech.

5. Order of words

By using examples I will show you why the order of words in English is inflexible and why it is important that you stick to it.

6. Denotation & connotation

You will learn that words can be neutral, positive, negative, offensive, sexual, etc., and why it is absolutely crucial for you to take this into account when you’re working on expanding your vocabulary.

7. Phrasal verbs

I will point out why phrasal verbs are a challenge worth accepting.


After this course, you will know what you should and what you shouldn't do to get closer to the level of English you've been dreaming about. :)

Who this course is for:
  • Intermediate+ (Intermediate, Upper-Intermediate, Advanced) English learners
  • Pre-Intermediate learners living in English-speaking countries
  • Fluent English-speakers who want to sound natural & native
  • NOT for beginners. Please watch the introduction to make sure you can follow my train of thought. :)
Course content
Expand 19 lectures 43:05
+ Introduction
19 lectures 43:05
Pronunciation
01:07
Pronunciation: Linking (2 out of 2)
02:15
Pronunciation: Informal Contractions (1 out of 2)
01:28
Pronunciation: Informal Contractions (2 out of 2)
02:57
Pronunciation: Reduced Words in Connected Speech (1 out of 2)
02:28
Pronunciation: Reduced Words in Connected Speech (2 out of 2)
01:54
Circumlocution
02:17
Number of idioms
01:58
Articles: the definite article "the"
02:44
Articles: the definite article "the" (with country names)
02:16
Articles: indefinite articles "a/an"
01:45
Word order
01:45
Denotation & connotation
02:57
Phrasal verbs
01:41
Summary
02:22