Top 5 keys to understanding native speaker speech

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In this episode, Christina and Linda talk about:

  • ways to understand native English speakers better
  • how to pronounce "do"
  • how to pronounce "will"

The extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast):

  • a bunch of = a number of things, typically of the same kind, growing or fastened together; a lot of
  • to owe = have an obligation to pay or repay (something, especially money) in return for something received
  • to come up with [something] = to think of something

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Christina:

Hey everybody, I hope you are enjoying these review lessons that we're putting together for you over the summer and today I am with Linda. Linda, how are you doing today?

Linda:

I'm good. Yeah. Doing well. Thank you. You?

Christina:

Doing well. Yeah, exactly. Well, right now it's late June, but the time this podcast is coming out, it's early August. So, I will be back from vacation by the time this comes out. Nice, relaxed and ready to get back to work. Anyway, today we are doing a little work on helping everyone better understand native speakers, or even very advanced speakers who speak very fast and use a lot of connected speech and things like that, that are very, I would say, characteristic of the way native speakers speak and generally, that's what makes them hard to understand.

Linda:

Yes. I want to say, not just Americans. This is all native speakers. That's important too.

Christina:

Yes, exactly. All native speakers are sometimes hard to understand. So, what would your first tip be to help people?
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