Understand Fluent English
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Understand Fluent English

Learn to understand fluently spoken American English by using "Real Speech Patterns".
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Created by Mastery Group
Last updated 8/2014
English
Price: $50
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Includes:
  • 31 mins on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 14 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • By the end of the course you will understand all the Real Speech Patterns in Fluent English
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Requirements
  • One year or more of formal English training.
Description

Fluent Spoken English is its own language with its own vocabulary and grammar. In this course, you'll learn to Understand Fluent English. We do this by taking a close look at R.S.P.s, or "Real Speech Patterns." These include the J Morph, the Ch morph, reductions, reduction groupings, and more. Remember, the focus in this course is on listening and understanding. It should take approximately two weeks to complete, if doing one lesson a day (as is recommended). If your goal is to finally understand fluent American speech -- whether in movies, at work, with friends and so on -- then this is the course for you!

Who is the target audience?
  • You should have at least one year of experience studying English. If you can read and understand this text, you will benefit from the course.
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Curriculum For This Course
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What Is Fluent English?
3 Lectures 01:03

Fluent English is like a puzzle. When you gather all the pieces, and connect them, understanding Fluent English will be much easier. It is best if you can see your own progress, so each new word will be a new piece to reach your goal.

Are you ready for the first pieces of the puzzle? Here are the three new Fluent English words and phrases we'll be learning today.

1. whadda

2. ya

3. whaddaya

Remember, the goal of this course is to get you to understand Fluent English when you hear it. So don't spend too much time saying these words and phrases. Relax....listen....and learn.

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Introducing the J Morph
2 Lectures 00:00

As I mentioned in the first lesson, it's important to remember that we're approaching Fluent English as if it were a different language. So, here are two more pieces of the puzzle...the two new words and phrases we'll be learning today:

1. wanna

2. whachya

Remember, the goal of this course is to get you to understand Fluent English when you hear it. This is the first, and most important step, in becoming fluent. So don't spend too much time saying these words and phrases. We're focusing on listening, and translating into Standard English.

Wanna and Whachya
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I'm Going to Learn Fluent English!
2 Lectures 00:00

Today we're going to concentrate on just one Fluent English word. It causes a lot of problems for students, so we really want to master it! This is like a corner piece of the puzzle: It's very important, and helps us solve a big section of the picture. Today's word is....

1. gonna

Remember, don't try too hard to pronounce the phrases in this video. As we always say: Relax....listen....and learn!

Mastering the word "Gonna"
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Reductions Are Not Contractions
2 Lectures 00:00

Here are the three new words and phrases we'll be learning today. Remember, the phrases we're learning are the most common ones in Fluent English! Master these, and understanding Fluent English will be much easier for you!

1. dunno

2.'im

3. 'er

Let's learn "Dunno", "'im" and "'er"
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The Disappearing G
2 Lectures 00:00

Today we'll be learning many new Fluent English words based on the principle of what I call the "Disappearing G." This is so common, you will hear many times, even in a short conversation. This is a very important piece of the puzzle. Learn this, and you take a big step forward in your fluency!

1. ta

2. doin', goin', etc

Droppin' the G from Doin' and Goin'
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Three New Words Unique to Fluent English
2 Lectures 00:00

Here are the three new words and phrases unique to fluent spoken English that we'll be learning today. Remember, these phrases are the most common ones in Fluent English! And each word is a piece of the puzzle that helps us see the whole picture!

1. gotta

2. hasta

3. hafta

Mastering "Gotta", "Hasta" and "Hafta"
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"Yer" is Easier to Say Than "Your"
2 Lectures 00:00

Congratulations! You're halfway through the course and you have half of the puzzle pieces you need to understand real, fluent English. So, here are two more:

1. yer

2.yers

Mastering the Fluent English words: "Yer" and "Yers"
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The advanced "Ch" morph of Fluent English
2 Lectures 00:00

Today we'll be learning many new phrases in Fluent English. They are all based on an advanced aspect of Fluent English called the "Ch" morph. Here are a few of the ones we'll be learning...

1. don't-chya

2. can't-chya

3. got-chyer

4. that-chyer

Mastering the words "don't-chya", "can't-chya", "got-chyer", and "that-chyer"
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The advanced "J" morph of Fluent English
2 Lectures 00:00

Today we learn something called the "J" morph. Again, this is another large piece of the puzzle of Fluent English. It is very hard for students to understand without guidance. So, here are just a few of the J-morphs we'll be learning today:

1. could-jya

2. told-jya

3. had-jyer

4. did-jyer

Mastering the reductions, "could-jya," "told-jya," "had-jyer," and "did-jyer"
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Advanced Reductions Using the "J" Morph
2 Lectures 00:00

Once again, today we'll be learning many new phrases in Fluent English. These ones are based on advanced versions of the "J" morph. Here are a few of the ones we'll be learning...

1. wha'd-jya

2. where'd-jya

3. how'd-jya

4. why'd-jya

Mastering "wha'd-jya", "where'd-jya", "how'd-jya" and "why'd-jya"
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We are a group of language teaching professionals with decades of experience between us. Our mission is to teach the major world languages using modern language learning techniques like contextual learning, pattern recognition, construction branching, S.L.T. and more. The two principles of the Language Mastery Group are:

MARK THOMSON: A native New Yorker and lifelong instructor, first of guitar and later of languages. Mark is a self-taught, fluent speaker of Russian. He created the popular Russian Accelerator online Russian course, along with numerous other Russian courses including Russian Alphabet Mastery, and the Russian Made Easy podcast. He also created English Mastery Method in which he teaches English to native Russian speakers, and many other more advanced English courses under the Master Fluent English brand: Speak Fluent English, Understand Fluent English, and numerous Live Conversations courses. Mark's expertise is in detecting and explaining the patterns of grammar within any language, along with teaching it efficiently. Mark resides part time in Virginia, and part time in Ukraine.

 

GREG TORKELSON: Originally from Arizona, Greg is a self-taught speaker (and reader) of Japanese. He has been living and teaching full time in Japan for over a decade. Greg is the creator of a variety of Japanese courses including Japanese Mastery Method and Kanji Krusher. One of Greg's specialties is in clearly explaining the complexities of Japanese grammar, especially their system of linguistic particles. Perhaps his greatest expertise is in his ability to break down the complex Chinese characters known as kanji into recognizeable and memorable visual images.

Greg is also a co-founder of the Master Fluent English brand of adanced English courses.