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Go Natural English helps you improve your English listening skills and fluency. The podcast will benefit intermediate to advanced learners most. Your English will benefit from language learning strategies that work, vocabulary and idioms, expressions, and phrasal verbs and how to make small talk and real conversation in American English. Learn special tips on American culture, how to listen to and speak with Americans. Join Gabby and the Go Natural English community to learn to speak American English like a fluent native!

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Top 7 Iconic Americans To Know | Listening Practice
7 Famous Americans you should know in the music, literature, cinema, science, sports, and miscellaneous categories! Practice your listening skills while learning about how each person changed American culture and history. Stay until the end for a short quiz to test what you learned!
 
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Jan 08, 2021
Avoid This Accent Mistake: Say the "ed" Verbs Properly (pt.1)
25:23
Luke shares helpful and easy strategies for you to say these verb endings with confidence to improve your accent. Learn how to pronounce words in common English expressions and phrasal verbs, with lots of tips to improve your English pronunciation and fluency!
 
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Jan 06, 2021
Talk About Your Hobbies in English
08:02
What do you like to do for fun? Talking about your hobbies is a great way to start and build confidence in English! I'm sharing some common hobbies and how to talk about them.
 
Practice with me and apply these tips to your personal hobbies to improve your English conversation skills.
 
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Jan 04, 2021
10 English Icebreakers To Start A Converation
10:10
Dianne's sharing her top 10 questions that you can use to start a conversation in English or keep the conversation going. Use these icebreakers the next time you have a conversation with an English speaker to be more confident and fluent!
 
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Jan 01, 2021
21 American Slang Words You Need In 2021
15:05

Ryan shares 21 American slang words that you should know before 2021. These words will help you to speak casually with friends, on the internet, or simply to understand native speakers better! Let's get after it!

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Dec 30, 2020
How to Reduce Your Strong Accent | Speaking Practice
14:33
Let's talk about the most commonly confused and mixed up words for English learners when speaking English. Practice with me to reduce your accent and be better understood by native speakers. By the end of this lesson, you will feel so much more confident knowing how to say these essential words!
 
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Dec 28, 2020
Sound Natural and Confident Using The Verbs: Say, Tell, Speak, Talk
10:45
These four verbs have very similar meanings but are used in different ways. Dianne's going to help you know when to use them so that you can sound more natural and confident! Stick around until the end to do a practice quiz!
 
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Dec 25, 2020
Sound Native When Talking About Sports
11:37
Playing sports with others is one of the most fun ways to practice your English speaking! I'm giving you 12 of the most essential sport phrasal verbs that you can use to sound like a native English speaker! Let's see if you can keep up with me! 🏈🏀⚽
 
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Dec 23, 2020
Make People Think You're Fluent in English, Even if You're Not
22:25
Learn how to make people think you're more fluent in English than you really are. It's all about the way you speak English!
 
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Dec 21, 2020
How To Get a Job in English by Proving Your Level
English is the language of opportunity. Whether you've thought about coming to the USA to work or finding an amazing remote work or online job opportunity, you have to prove your English level. So how do we do that? Find out!
 
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Dec 18, 2020
How to Talk to Your Doctor in English | Conversation Practice
09:53
It may feel overwhelming and embarrassing when you can't speak for yourself or your child at the doctor's. To help you communicate more naturally, I demonstrate conversations you will have with the receptionist, nurse, and doctor. Follow along. and practice speaking with me!
 
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Dec 16, 2020
One Easy Change to Sound More Fluent in English
09:47
I'm giving you some easy tips to help you make this vowel sound to speak more like a native speaker! This is one of the most common vowel pronunciation mistakes I hear even in my most advanced English students. Stay tuned until the end for a funny story!
 
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Dec 14, 2020
Sound More Like An American With This Trick
10:19
Want to sound more like an American? There are certain words in American English that are hard to pronounce because the spelling looks nothing like the way they sound when native speakers say them! Let's practice together with my simple trick to say these words more naturally.
 
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Dec 11, 2020
Practice Using Prepositions IN / ON / AT / BY
10:30
These English prepositions are tiny words, but they are so important for your English fluency! They can also be very confusing at times, especially when speaking English. Dianne is going to help you to correctly choose when to use each one, which will help you sound more fluent and natural!
 
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Dec 09, 2020
How To Understand Social Media Acronyms and Internet Slang
16:31
Let's talk about 23 different acronyms commonly used today on social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and online forums like Reddit. We will go through examples of how to read them and where to use them so that you can participate in online conversations in English fluently and naturally.
 
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Dec 07, 2020
10 Essential English Phrasal Verbs Using LOOK
11:34
We are going to explore 10 phrasal verbs with LOOK! Phrasal verbs are one of the toughest parts of learning English. I'm combining them with different situations and examples where you would use them in real life. Stick around until the end of the video when I use number 10 in a fun travel story!
 
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Dec 04, 2020
How I Improved my English with Music
13:25
Hi, Naturals! I'm going to share with you some tips to use music to practice English! Have you ever thought that a song in English is too fast, or that the vocabulary is too complicated for you? Well don't worry, it all depends on your song choice! Today I'll show you how to use songs as a tool to help you remember vocabulary better, improve your grammar, and pronunciation! 🎶
 
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Dec 02, 2020
10 Common Mistakes Spanish Speakers Make in English
09:34

Learn 10 phrases and words that Spanish speakers make in English. I will share with you a few phrases to remember that will help you to not sound like you are translating from Spanish to English. Let's practice speaking together!

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Nov 30, 2020
You're Saying These Brand Names Wrong
10:30
Learn how to pronounce difficult brand names in English. We cover luxury brands, streetwear, and car and electronics! Let's practice speaking together and have some fun along the way!
 
Nov 27, 2020
Sound More Natural By Using Casual Phrases
20:56
You don't have to know all the phrases and words in English in order to be an excellent fluent English speaker. We are going to practice 7 key phrases together, paying attention to how natives say them. These phrases are important to learn because they are the real English phrases that natives use in everyday conversation.
 
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Nov 25, 2020
How to Study at an American University without Taking the TOEFL or IELTS in 2021
17:34

Have you ever dreamed of studying at a university in the USA? Whether you’re looking to get accepted into an English-speaking University very soon, or just thinking about it as a possibility, I have a hack for you without taking the TOEFL or IELTS in 2021.

I encourage you to take the DET. It’s a low-cost way to know your current English level and share that with people on an application (for uni or for a job!).

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Nov 23, 2020
Difficult Words to Say in English | Speaking Practice
11:51
Luke helps you correctly say difficult English words that many English students have a hard time pronouncing but aren't sure why. Have you ever read words like "fire, hour, oil" and found yourself not quite sure how they're supposed to be pronounced?
 
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Or maybe you have a hard time getting your tongue around the sounds? You've come to the right place because we’ve got some tips and strategies to help you improve your speaking, accent, and fluency! This is the final video of the 3-part speaking practice series with Luke!
Nov 20, 2020
How to Stop Making This English Speaking Mistake | Improve your Speaking
10:50
Welcome to Part 2 of our 3-part speaking practice series with Luke! Let's practice speaking the R sound at the beginning of words, and learn common mistakes English learners make when pronouncing this sound. This will greatly improve your English fluency and pronunciation skills. Make sure to go back and watch Part 1 if you haven't already.
 
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This sound is a very weird one in English compared to other world languages. Luke will help you speak this sound confidently so that you can have more fluent conversations! Time to practice, follow along with Luke!
Nov 18, 2020
How to improve your English Speaking Now | Speaking Practice English R Sound
14:13
Let's improve your English speaking now together! Luke's here to practice speaking the R sound with you, which will greatly improve your English fluency and pronunciation skills.
 
You will hear how English speakers make this sound and how you can too, confidently! Time to practice, follow along with Luke!
 
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Nov 16, 2020
Top 10 Holiday Gifts for Learning English
09:49
The holidays are coming soon! Let's think about a gift for someone learning English. If you or you know someone is studying English and you want to help them stay on track, then check out this list of my top 10 best gifts to give to someone who is learning English. 🎁
 
Some of the best gifts to give someone are those that are actually useful and helps someone achieve their goals. These are some of the suggestions that I have found very useful for beginner to intermediate level English learners.
 
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Nov 13, 2020
How to Order Food in English | Practice Speaking With Me
10:42
Let's practice how to order food in English! Does ordering food in English sound scary? Don't worry, ordering food is a great way to practice your English fluency! 🍽️🥂
 
Practice speaking with me and you will know the general questions to expect when going to a restaurant. And stick around to the end of the video where I’ll share a story about my first experience at an American restaurant!
 
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Nov 11, 2020
Let's talk about money - financial vocabulary you have to know
10:50
Today, I’m talking about financial vocabulary! Finance is basically the management of money, which is so important in everyone's life.
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Let's learn English phrases associated with money and investing. They can help you make better financial decisions! I’ve created a list of essential money and financial words and phrases regarding money for today’s lesson.
 
And stick around to the end of the video where I’ll share a funny travel story using one of the words we learn today! 👍
 
🔎 Read the full English lesson on our blog here: http://www.gonaturalenglish.com/top-10-financial-vocab-words/
 
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Nov 09, 2020
American English Tongue Twisters | Practice Speaking and Listening Skills
14:43
Today, I’m talking about Tongue Twisters! 😜
 
Before I say anything else, I’d like to start with a question: how many cans can a can canner can if can canner can can a can?
 
If you know the answer, that is amazing, leave a comment and let me know what it is, but in today's lesson, I am going to share with you a variety of tongue twisters.
 
When you want to improve your fitness, you work-out (get a lift in, do some cardio, go on a hike). Similarly, tongue twisters are like exercises for speech that help train you to speak English clearly!
 
I’ve put together 10 tongue twisters of all levels that you can use to help expand your vocabulary, practice pronunciation, practice different sounds, and overall improve your English fluency!
 
And make sure you watch the entire video...because I’ve included the scientifically proven World’s Most Difficult tongue twister!
 
🔎 Read the full English lesson on our blog here: http://www.gonaturalenglish.com/american-english-tongue-twisters/
 
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Nov 04, 2020
How I Became Fluent in English
12:34

I am very excited to share my story about how I became fluent in English. What I am about to share with you is my personal experience. Not everyone reading this had the same experiences I did in the USA. My goal is to inspire you to make the changes you need that work for you to improve your English fluency. 

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Nov 02, 2020
Tips to Enhance your Vowel Pronunciation with Diphthongs
12:53
Did you know that the majority of what makes up a person’s accent are vowels? In fact, one of the most common problems English language learners have with English pronunciation is the vowels.
 
In this lesson, we will be focusing on a particular subgroup of vowels called diphthongs and how improving your understanding and pronunciation of them can make a big difference in your competence and confidence in speaking English.
 
I am willing to bet that anyone, from beginner to advanced English speakers, will learn something new from this! Follow along through the practice exercises as well!
 
 
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Oct 28, 2020
Stop Saying "What?" How to Respond Better in English
08:24
Hey there! So in today's lesson, we are gonna talk about hefud glarth min fingle schake! What? What?? Whaaaat? 🤷
 
You should be confused with the previous sentence because it doesn't mean anything! But if you find yourself saying "what" every time you don’t understand something, you might be surprised to learn that it can be a little rude or impolite!
 
SO today I'm going to give you some better, more natural ways to express that you didn't understand, and ask someone to repeat something!
 
There are a variety of different ways to express you didn't understand depending on whether you are face to face, talking over the phone, being formal or informal...so make sure you watch the whole video to find out which phrases are used for which situations!
 
And if you like this lesson, comment down below which terms you think will be most helpful in your English journey!
 
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Oct 26, 2020
Why is my English not improving?
16:23
As an advanced or intermediate English learner, you may feel like you have hit a bump and your English is not improving. 😕
 
Some may say they just don't have the time to study as much, the teacher is not good that's why you can't keep improving or it just seems impossible to get better.
 
Why these reasons may feel true to you, this is just a hump that you should be proud of to have reached. This means you are doing something right. 😄
 
Stick around until the end to hear my story about the moment I felt that I got over the hump!
 
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Oct 21, 2020
How to Build Your Vocabulary in English, Even If You Have A Bad Memory
10:25
One way we can have more fun with English and improve our English skills is to learn more vocabulary words! Not just read them or hear them, but actually KNOW them and know how to use them in conversation. If you want to be a more interesting English speaker, whether you’re a native or non-native English learner, vocabulary is the way to do that!
 
How do we memorize more vocabulary words so that we can make them an active part of our own everyday conversations? Well, buckle up, hang on and come along for this video. I'm going to share several tips and strategies - ways that I have improved my own vocabulary in English, my own language, and other foreign languages that I have learned throughout the years.
 
If we can help 10,000 learners download the Duolingo app, we're going to have a special live video next week on Thursday, October 29th! It will be a special Q&A and a special lesson.
 
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Oct 19, 2020
5 Differences Between Canadian and American Pronunciation
10:35
Have you ever heard people talk about the “Canadian accent” and wondered what exactly that is? Maybe you’ve heard people talk about it in movies and TV shows like South Park, but weren’t quite sure what is real vs. what isn’t.
 
As someone who has lived and is a citizen of both the US and Canada, as well as a self-admitted linguistics geek, I am here to give you the inside scoop into some of the differences in how Canadians and Americans talk.
 
Whether you’ve moved to Canada and want to understand the culture and dialect a bit better, or if you, like me, enjoy guessing people’s nationality based on their accent, you have come to the right place!
 
 
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Oct 14, 2020
Learn The "Secret" Informal English Contractions
10:31
Informal contractions, what are they? And why should you care about them?
 
Hey! I'm Ryan, and today I'm talking about why you should care about the "secret" informal English contractions and how you can use them to help spice up your English, improve your fluency, and sound more natural!
 
Most likely you won't find these in textbooks, but you might see them written in text messages, social media, or hear them in music and movies. Interested in learning more? Let's dive into it! 😄
 
 
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Oct 12, 2020
100 Common English Phrases for Natural Conversation
18:42

Did you know that majority of what native English speakers say every day are the same words and phrases over and over? With just these 100 most common phrases in American English conversations we are sharing today, you can speak English fluently! These phrases are for all levels of English speakers because they are found in daily conversations that you don't necessarily see in your textbook. Let's get started!

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Oct 07, 2020
Study Routine for English Learning in 15 Mins a Day
22:12

Some teachers will tell you that you need to study from morning to night all day, every day to reach English fluency. That’s simply not true! The way you study is more important than the time you study. Let me explain.

In today’s video, we're going to talk about creating an active learning study routine that can help you improve your English fluency in as little as 15 minutes per day! You can do a lot of things to immerse yourself in English throughout your day, and this does help of course, but it is passive learning. We need to create an active learning experience for at least 15 minutes a day in order to improve your English skills.

 

Read the full lesson at: http://www.gonaturalenglish.com/how-to-automate-your-english-language-learning/

Oct 05, 2020
10 American Expressions to Help You Sound Native
09:56

Thank you so much for joining me! My name is Dianne, and I will be your English teacher for today. There are certain expressions and sayings Americans say, and if you are an English as a second language speaker, you may not understand them. Today's lesson is focused on ten American expressions to help help you sound like a native speaker!

Before we start though, here's a little bit about myself - I was born and raised in Bogota, Colombia, so I know what it's like to learn English as a second language! I had to learn English when I was about 12 years old and I moved to the US. I had very little understanding of the language, and as soon as I started speaking with native English speakers I was lost!

My first tips are to pay attention to the context of the phrase. Also, look at the way the person is talking – their tone of voice and their body language. I am so sure that you will be able to figure it out. Don't translate (because the literal translation may not make any sense), but pay attention to these cues.

Let’s get started with today's lesson.

Read the full lesson at: http://www.gonaturalenglish.com/10-american-expressions-to-help-you-sound-native

Sep 30, 2020
Essential Phrases for Sounding Like a Native English Speaker
10:26

In your past English classes, you probably learned essential phrases such as "thank you," "you are welcome," and so on. These phrases are important basic English expressions we use on a daily basis! However, the way that native speakers say them in real world conversation may be slightly different than what you read or heard in your English class.

These basic English phrases may seem like they are for beginners. Nevertheless, many intermediate and advanced English learners know these essential phrases but do not understand natives when they say even simple words, and are unable to pronounce these phrases in a way that sounds native-like.

You see, in the confines of a classroom, your English teacher probably was patient, slow, and clear in the way they pronounced each word. In everyday English speaking situations, native English speakers may not be as patient or clear! Native speakers often speak quickly, and it can be difficult to understand them... and even more difficult to speak like them!

So, if you would like to improve your comprehension and speak more like a native English speaker, this lesson is for you!

Read the full lesson at: http://www.gonaturalenglish.com/essential-phrases-to-sound-like-a-native-english-speaker

Sep 23, 2020
How to Speak English Fast with Advanced Grammar
10:16

How can you speak English faster and more natural? You’ve probably heard English native speakers using contractions and connected speech with modal verbs like “woulda”, “coulda”, and “shoulda”. Taking words and kind of smashing them together is really common, and it can be difficult to understand when you hear it. It’s also probably intimidating to try to do yourself. 

Trust me, understanding and using connected speech with modal verbs in advanced tenses doesn’t have to be that challenging. This lesson will teach you how to speak English fast with advanced grammar. I’m going to explain some common modal verbs in advanced tenses so that you can start using them now! By using this advanced grammar in your speech, it’s going to help you sound much more fluent and natural!

An important part of learning is practice, so after you watch this video, go down to the comment section and answer this question: What is something you would have done yesterday, but didn’t do because you couldn’t? For example, I would’ve gone for a walk last night, but it was raining.

IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE DIFFICULT TO USE CONNECTED SPEECH WITH MODAL VERBS

Using advanced grammar feels awkward and complex. Maybe you’ve avoided it because it feels like it takes too long to express ideas with advanced grammar. Maybe you didn’t get much time to practice and truly understand how to use advanced grammar in your English class. Natives don’t use advanced tenses as often as simple tenses; but, they’re still very important and used on a daily basis! 

Read the full lesson at: http://www.gonaturalenglish.com/how-to-speak-english-fast-with-advanced-grammar/

Sep 16, 2020
How to Think in English with Apps on Your Smartphone
11:29

There are a lot of English learning apps out there (and I’ll share my favorite with you here), but what about using other, everyday apps in creative ways to improve our English fluency? You use apps on your smartphone every day, so how about using them to help you start thinking in English?

HOW TO USE EVERYDAY APPS TO PRACTICE ENGLISH (AND START TO THINK IN ENGLISH)

What if we used everyday apps to practice English? We can create a kind of immersion experience in English when we use apps that are and are not intended for language learning. How can we use language features on regular apps to improve our English? Which apps do you use on a daily basis? I’ll share the ones I use every day and how you can use them to improve your English and start thinking in English.

Read the full lesson at:

https://www.gonaturalenglish.com/how-to-think-in-english-with-apps-on-your-smartphone/

Sep 14, 2020
Improve Your Listening and Speaking Skills
20:47

As an English learner, you want to improve your listening and speaking skills. You’re in the right place! Listening skills are important for comprehension and speaking skills help you communicate with the world.

HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR LISTENING AND SPEAKING SKILLS

My students are always asking me (a native English speaker), are you speaking at a normal speed? Do you speak more slowly when you teach English? Well, the answer is yes — and no! The speed and way we speak English changes depending on the situation. Also, it depends on the person and their regional accent.

Read the full lesson at: https://www.gonaturalenglish.com/improve-your-listening-and-speaking-skills/

Sep 09, 2020
Top 10 Grammar Corrections for Intermediate & Advanced English
07:56

Want to learn how to sound more conversational, and have people think you know more English than you really do?

You don’t have to know everything about English grammar, or memorize the dictionary so you can remember every vocabulary word you might need!

Here are 10 ways you can quickly correct some grammar mistakes you may be making. Even advanced English learners make these mistakes!

You can read this lesson on the Go Natural English blog at https://gonaturalenglish.com/blog/

Thank you to English teacher Hailee for teaching this English lesson here at Go Natural English! Follow her other lessons @learnenglishwithhailee Tag a friend who might like to see this lesson! #Englishlesson #EnglishGrammar #GoNaturalEnglish

Sep 02, 2020
10 Free Ways to Learn English During Lockdown
18:15

Most of the world, including the United States, has been under lockdown for several months. How can we learn English during this time? How does this affect our work and lives? Download the Duolingo app for free to help you learn English now: https://bit.ly/3j7Ed6w

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Read the full English lesson here on the Go Natural English blog: https://www.gonaturalenglish.com/how-to-study-english-during-lockdown/

👉👉👉 CHAPTERS of this podcast to skip ahead:

0:00 - Today we're talking about learning language and working under lockdown

3:25 - How I study foreign languages during my free time (for free) 4:25 - Traditional ways of learning English aren't available now 5:50 - Why it is important to focus on one language learning skill at a time

6:25 - 10 Free Ways to improve your English language skills during lockdown

13:11 - How to use these free ways of learning language quickly and develop good study habits easily

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Aug 31, 2020
CONDITIONALS: First vs. Second | Advanced English Grammar Practice
11:23

I’m sure most of you know that it’s correct to say I was, she was, he was, it was in the simple past. But, did you know that there is a time that you should say I were, she were, he were, and it were? There is, and today you’re going to learn when and how to do that!

So, what are the 1st and 2nd conditionals?

Here’s an example of the first conditional. If I have time, I will call you. This is a true statement, and I believe it could really happen.

Now, here’s the second conditional. If I had time, I would call you. In this case, I am expressing my desire to call you, but because I used the second conditional, that means that I don’t think I will have time, and therefore will not be able to call you. A lot of times, we think of the first conditional as a real conditional and the second conditional as unreal because the speaker believes that what they’re saying is unlikely, or even impossible, to happen.

Aug 19, 2020
5 Things Women Should Never Say (How to Speak with Confidence)
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Aug 15, 2020
What to Say When Someone Says, “I’ll Get Back to You”
13:42

When someone says, “I’ll get back to you,” how should you answer? What does that phrase really mean? In your English class, you may not have learned the phrases that native speakers use in real conversation. These phrases might contain expressions that just don’t make sense unless you learn them and know how to respond.

Today I’m going to share some phrases that may be more for business communication than for everyday English. However, if you want to use English for work, as well as everyday life, then you need to know them!

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Jul 28, 2020
Encouraging and Supportive English Phrases - Speak Like a Native!
08:41

You'd like to show your support of people in English. Do you know how to do that like a native speaker? In this lesson, you'll learn key phrases for celebrating and supporting the people in your life! 

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Jul 22, 2020
The 5 Most Difficult Sounds in English Language Pronunciation
16:57

Difficult Sounds in English

English is full of difficult sounds! Some are difficult for you, but may be easy for others.

For example, Brazilians have a hard time with the H and R sounds.

Asian learners struggle with R and L.

Arabic speakers have a hard time with P and B, 

BUT there are 5 sounds that EVERYONE struggles with!

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Jul 14, 2020
Independence Day | American Culture & Communication ADVANCED Fluency Tips
12:31

Every country has its own culture, holidays and traditions! Americans are very patriotic. 

 

It is important to understand American culture, holidays and traditions if you want to speak English fluently!

 

If you experience only one holiday in the USA, it should be the 4th of July.

 

It’s a big deal - it marks the 13 colonies’ independence from Britain.

 

The 4th is all about fireworks, food (apple pie!) and freedom for many Americans.

 

This actually influences the way we speak English and communicate -- a lot! I want to share some stories and cultural info related to the 4th of July that I think will be really helpful for the way you communicate.

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Jul 03, 2020
English Immersion - You Don't Need to Travel to Speak Fluent English
18:59

Why is it so difficult to learn English? What about immersion when we can't travel? In this video I explain how you can create your own English immersion, from anywhere, any time!  NEXT STEP 👉👉👉JOIN MY LIVE ONLINE ENGLISH TRAINING: https://gonaturalenglish.com/live/

Jun 29, 2020
Can't understand native English, movies, Netflix series?
24:18

From https://www.gonaturalenglish.com/cant-understand-native-english-movies-netflix-series/

Why is it that you can understand some English speakers and not others? Why is it even harder to understand native English speakers in movies or Netflix series?

 

At the end of this, I’ll share how to learn English online with live native tutoring, with the opportunity to get 100% of your tuition refunded!!

 

This is how your English teacher talks. 

 

And this is how other people might talk.

 

A lot of people learn English with movies and Netflix series, becoming fluent for free and having fun doing it. Many of them never even took traditional English classes.

 

Then, there’s you. YOU probably learned English in a classroom. You are working hard, studying to memorize vocabulary, grammar rules, and maybe you’re going to sit for a test like the IELTS or TOEFL. 

 

But none of these things prepare you to understand the real world of English speakers. In fact, tests like the IELTS and TOEFL have been engineered to keep regular people out of programs and opportunities, while rewarding rich students who have money for test-prep programs.

 

Maybe you feel like your English textbook has lied to you about what you really need to communicate in English. You’ve put English courses and test prep books on your credit card, but you still can’t speak with or understand native speakers.

 

In Netflix series and in American movies you hear slang words you never learned in class, accents that your teacher never showed you, cultural references that you never had time to discuss in class (or maybe your teacher didn’t even know) and most of all — a lot of dialogues that never made it into your textbook. Imagine if a movie had a scene about the famous textbook phrase, the book is on the table?!

 

Fluency seems like a distant dream. How do they do it? How do people understand and even learn English with movies and Netflix series?

 

Seeing all those people who learned English as a second language speaking fluently and confidently, it baffles you, especially at such a young age.

 

The dreams you have of speaking English fluently seem like just that – distant dreams. You realize that English classes are a joke, and you’re on the losing side of this kind of education that is not working.

 

But what if I told you this is wrong? There’s a way to get there. There’s an equation behind fluency! 

 

I’ll warn you it’s not always easy, it can be a challenge, but there are clear steps you can take on your own, for free, to reach fluency.

 

But at the end of this road lies freedom, the freedom of fluency and never having to take another class.

 

So, are you with me? Let’s get fluent. Let’s go.

 

What do you really think about fluency? Do you think that only other people, people who are smarter, younger or who have the chance to live abroad can reach it? 

 

Maybe you even look at people who become fluent in English with some disbelief. Did they pay a lot of money to study abroad? Or maybe they grew up with an English-speaking friend or family member? 

 

You look at people who have become fluent and wonder how did they get there? The truth is, they didn’t get there taking traditional English classes. They have a better formula for becoming fluent than you do.

 

So again you wonder, what is this formula?

 

Stop chasing fluency. 

 

Fluency comes to you in direct proportion to the amount you use English with real materials and in real conversations. 

 

After the high beginner level, you should be using native-speaker materials to learn like Netflix series, movies, books, etc and having conversations with natives (and non-native speakers too of course).

 

If you keep speaking English, people will speak to you in English. Why? It’s about communication. And when you use more English, you’re giving yourself more chances to practice and learn. Even if you make mistakes, those are not bad. Those are changes to make and improve. 

 

If you want fluency, you shouldn’t be chasing fluency, you should be using English in every way possible.

 

Listen to the English around you, and if you don’t have English around you — create it!

 

Remember that understanding English can’t be done by reading about it. Speaking English can’t be done by reading the rules. It’s like trying to become a champion soccer player by reading about soccer on Google. 

 

There will always be someone better than you at English. Don’t chase perfection. Don’t compare yourself. English is about connection, not perfection.

Specifically, you need to stop chasing perfection in English and start chasing immersion or input. Increase the English that you expose yourself to — I’ve mentioned many ways to do this in previous videos over the past 9 years (Netflix series and movies are 2 great ways).

 

You must use native-speaker materials because here you will also get information about culture, pop culture and references that people make in communication. Do you know what MLK day is, or who JFK was? These are both important people in American culture and many of the English learners I’ve met do not have a clue who they are because their English textbook doesn’t use real life examples. 

 

You need to get out of your comfort zone and make more native-speaker friends. Nowadays it’s not an excuse that you live in a non-English speaking country or you can’t leave your house — if you can get Internet service, you can get English-speaking friends.

 

You need to watch and listen to English with an active mind, making notes of what you’re learning. Don’t be passive or you’ll never remember it. 

 

Have fun, enjoy the journey, and be patient with yourself. It takes time.

 

So, you either will continue to use your time dreaming about becoming fluent in English, or doing it. Which will you decide? 

 

For most of you, it’s not just about English. It’s about the freedom, the feeling, the ability to talk to anyone you want, and understand anything you want, when you want, without checking the dictionary or feeling confused.

 

The most important thing you can do is keep listening, keep speaking, and fail more, make more mistakes, make more misunderstandings, and learn from them.

Jun 20, 2020
Why is it difficult to understand native news reporters in English? 😖
14:46

Are you having a hard time understanding the news in English? This English lesson will show you how you can better understand native English speakers.

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Apr 01, 2020
How to Start and End a Video Call 👉(Don't Say "BYE!") English Speaking Lesson
14:30

Do you want to know the proper vocabulary and phrasal verbs to use when speaking English on a video call or group meeting? In this English lesson, you'll learn the right complete sentences to use on your next business English call.

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Mar 26, 2020
Motivation to Study English When You Feel Lazy 😅 10 Tips to Restart Your English Speaking in 2020
18:27

Zero motivation... Let's talk about how to snap out of it and restart your English studies!
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Feb 26, 2020
"Weird" things that native English speakers do
12:03

Today we're talking about some "weird" things that native English speakers do, and maybe you should do them too!

Feb 20, 2020
How to study in an American university without taking the TOEFL or IELTS
18:24

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Jan 30, 2020
What level is my English? 🤔How to evaluate your own English speaking level
11:48

How do you know what level your spoken English skills are? Here's a self-assessment test that will help you understand how well you really speak English!

 

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Jan 23, 2020
7 Best Ways to Learn a Language Fast [2020]
18:01

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Jan 22, 2020
How to Describe Your English Speaking Skills (Don't Say THIS)
06:55

You want to tell people about your English level. So, how do you describe your English speaking skills in the best way? Here's what NOT to say, and what to say instead!

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About Go Natural English: In regular English classes, you learn English grammar and English vocabulary, and in our English speaking lessons, you'll learn English the Go Natural English way - with advice to help you speak English like a native, with real English conversation and listening practice. Here you'll finally learn American English with a focus on English speaking skills. Unlock the English speaking world and finally understand English conversation. Learn how to speak English fluently with our English speaking course! Get more information on how to learn American English online with us here: https://gonaturalenglish.com/prereg

Jan 21, 2020
How to Learn with the Complete Go Natural English Course
08:42

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Jan 13, 2020
Good News - A Study Plan that Works 😄
10:34
Good News! A Study Routine can be fun, easy and motivating!
 
Let’s talk about a daily routine because this will help you build good habits. It’s proven to be better to study for a little bit each day than to cram for a big event once in a blue moon. The idea is to develop good habits that make studying easy, automatic.
 
I like to USED TO as an acronym...
 
UNDERSTAND my bigger goals
SCHEDULE my studies for the same time each day
ENJOY a cup of coffee or tea
DEVELOP my skills over time
 
TRY new materials to challenge myself
OWN my results (understand that I am responsible for my outcome)
 
My study time wisely
 
Examples of how I would suggest you use your English study time:
 
Write down your big goals
Break them down weekly and daily
Choose materials that can help you reach your goals
GNE videos :-)
Other materials such as news articles, songs in English, podcasts, TV shows, movies etc
Test your understanding
Try your own examples
Get feedback
REFLECT on your challenges and improvements. Where to start tomorrow?
Build each day!
 
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Jan 13, 2020
DON'T SAY So, Very, Really - How to Use Advanced Intensifiers to Describe in English
11:15

Intensifiers -- Americans love to sound exciting and interesting by using intensifiers. Yes, they can be overused, but I notice that many English learners don’t use them at all! The English students I have who DO use them sound much more natural and native-like. 

 

Intensifiers you probably already know include:

So

Really

Very

 

And also we can use more interesting words instead of simply re-using these 3 basic words over and over.

 

Very big = enormous

Very small = tiny

Very smart = brilliant

Very bad = awful, horrible, dreadful

Very sure = certain

Very good = excellent, amazing, awesome

Very tasty = delicious

 

Examples:

  1. Your house is very big → enormous
  2. My apartment is very small → tiny
  3. You are very smart → brilliant
  4. This movie is very bad → awful
  5. I’m very sure I left my keys on the table → I’m certain
  6. This book is very good → excellent
  7. This food is very tasty → delicious

 

We can also add more interesting intensifiers before the better vocabulary words:

  • Absolutely
  • Awfully*
  • Completely
  • Exceptionally
  • Particularly
  • Quite
  • Totally
  • Dangerously
  • highly



You’ll notice that often, certain intensifiers are paired with specific vocabulary words, for example:



Absolutely dreadful, horrible, delicious

Absolutely amazing, incredible, wonderful, fantastic, brilliant

Awfully good, interesting

Completely exhausted

Exceptionally intelligent

Particularly helpful

Quite certain

Totally crazy

Dangerously fast

Highly dangerous

 

Remember these pairings, called collocations! You’ll sound much more native-like. We can mix them up in different combinations too, but those are really common and easy to memorize and start using.

 

Examples

 

  1. Your house is very big → absolutely enormous
  2. My apartment is very small → awfully tiny
  3. You are very smart → totally brilliant
  4. This movie is very bad → completely awful
  5. I’m very sure I left my keys on the table → I’m quite certain
  6. This book is very good → particularly excellent
  7. This food is very tasty → dangerously delicious

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Jan 11, 2020
ED pronunciation - how to pronounce the past simple tense examples
15:34

Did you know in English there are 3 different pronunciations for the "-ed" regular past tense ending? Learn how and when to pronounce each one correctly! The waitlist for the Complete Go Natural English Course is open here: https://gonaturalenglish.com/prereg/

Jan 11, 2020
25 Commonly Mispronounced Careers [Advanced Spoken English]
12:15

Are you pronouncing your job or someone else's job wrong? Let's practice the most commonly mispronounced words in careers. Learn more about the Complete Go Natural English Course ▶ https://gonaturalenglish.com/prereg

 

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Jan 09, 2020
5 Things NOT to Say to Your English Teacher
06:42

Culturally speaking, my students have said some interesting things to me... some of which could be taken the WRONG way by your English teacher! Find out what to avoid saying and what to say instead -- if you want to make a good impression :-)

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Jan 08, 2020
20 Native Speaker Expressions to Use at Work [Advanced Spoken English]
08:58

Learn these idiomatic expressions that native English speakers use at work! The waitlist for the complete Go Natural English course is open here: ▶ https://gonaturalenglish.com/prereg

Jan 05, 2020
How to Ask for Something Politely
07:46

Have you ever wondered how you can politely ask a question in English? Using an indirect question is one great way to do this. Especially since English doesn’t have a formal “you” form like many other languages. So you might wonder, how should you ask your boss for a day off? How should you ask a stranger where the nearest bus stop is?

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Asking questions puts you in a position where you are the one who needs information or help. So, it’s important to do this the appropriate way. And different ways of asking questions can help. Knowing how to ask good questions will help you have great conversations.

Jan 05, 2020
9 Tips for a Powerful Self-Introduction
13:15

So how do you meet new people? You introduce yourself and start a conversation. Don’t let that make you nervous. It’s a lot easier than it seems! Let’s look at some ways to introduce yourself in English.

 

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Jan 03, 2020
Just vs. Only - They're Not the Same!
23:19

A lot of English lessons will tell you that “just” and “only” are interchangeable. That’s not true. Learn with us here: https://gonaturalenglish.com/prereg

Jan 02, 2020
Don't Make this Mistake -- How to Use At First vs. First
05:14

There is a big difference between "at first" and "first." Do you know how to use them?

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Dec 31, 2019
5 Rules Native English Speakers Never Follow
10:30

Your English textbook may teach you some things that native English speakers actually never say. Check this English lesson for details! Get more information on how to learn American English online with us here: ▶ https://gonaturalenglish.com/prereg

Dec 30, 2019
The Difference Between Do and Make with Examples
14:17
Do you do the laundry or make the laundry? Do you do business or make business? What’s the difference between do and make in English?
 
Many languages use the same word for do and make, so learning the difference in English can be confusing! We’ll talk about how we use each word, then give you lots of examples and expressions so you can understand how they are different.
 
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Dec 29, 2019
How to Use Although, Though and Even Though | Advanced English Vocabulary
09:58

Although, though and even though can be difficult to use correctly and hard to pronounce! In this English lesson, you'll understand the secrets to pronouncing these words like a native and you'll add them to your vocabulary for better, more advanced English!

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Dec 29, 2019
Unless vs Nevertheless | Advanced English Vocabulary with a Native Speaker
08:57

Unless and Nevertheless can be confusing words to use correctly. In this English lesson, learn which one is more for speaking English, and take the quiz to test your understanding! Build your English vocabulary and fluency with this lesson. Get more information on how to learn American English online with us here: ▶ https://gonaturalenglish.com/prereg

Dec 27, 2019
DON'T SAY I don't care! What to say instead [Advanced English Conversation]
13:40

One suggestion is to have more practice speaking with an English native speaker so that it would be easier for you to understand this problem.

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“I don’t care” can be very offensive because it could mean that it’s not important to me or it’s not much of a big deal for me. 

For example:

“Do you want to paint the wall blue or brown?”

“I don’t care.”

or

“I don’t care. Whatever you like.”

Your tone and your expression here is the most important tip in speaking English.

So if you want to be on the safe side, it’s recommendable to use, “I don’t mind.”

Dec 27, 2019
HAS BEEN 🌟 HAVE BEEN 🌟 HAD BEEN 🤔 Advanced English Grammar Lesson
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Many of us sometimes feel confused with verb tenses. We feel unsure on how to apply it in various situations, especially, in conversation. They sound pretty much alike, with only a letter or two in difference, but each of these verb tenses has a different meaning. So it's really important that you know their differences and you know when and how to correctly use them. Today's Verbs:  Today we will focus on these three verb combinations: have been has been had been Are you ready? Let's start learning! Using "Has Been" and "Have Been" Both "Has Been" and "Have Been" are under the present perfect tense. They are both used to talk about something that happened in the past, but is either still going on until the present day, or is still true until today. The difference between the two is that "Has Been" is for singular subjects like She, He, It. While "Have Been" is used for plural subjects like they and we. Let me give you some examples: "I have been to Paris and Italy." - This happened in the past but is still a true fact until today. "She's been an English teacher for over 20 years." - This means she started teaching 20 years ago and is still teaching until this day. "We have been part of this team for so long." - The team started in the past and is still together until present. "Chess has always been my favorite board game." - Chess is the singular subject. The speaker started playing chess in the past and continues to play chess today. "Has Been and "Have Been" can also be used as present perfect continuous tense. Similar to present perfect, the action started in the past, and the main difference of this tense is that the action is ongoing in the present day. Example: "I have been going to the same hairstylist since I was a teenager." - Meaning the speaker went to this hairstylist when she was younger and she continues this habit until today. "They have been arguing about that since this morning." - This sentence talks about people who have started their argument in the morning and has continued to argue at the moment. Using "Had Been" "Had Been" can also be used under two verb tenses. The first one is under the past perfect tense. This means that the action happened in the past or before a specific time in the past. For example: "Mary had been a top athlete in her school before her injury." "The two boys had been best friends until they fought over a girl. For the second of the 2 verb tenses it can be used under, "Had Been" can also be used as a past perfect continuous tense. It talks about a continuous action in the past, before another past action occurred. "I had been cleaning the house when I saw the big rat." "Charm had been reading her favorite book when she heard the loud noise from across the street." "The family had been laughing over a funny story when the phone rang." As a summary, remember that “have been” is paired with plural pronouns such as “we, they, you ...” And singular pronouns, “he, she, it” when we use “has been.” "Had been" can be used for both singular and plural subjects but they are used to talk about past actions which happened or which was continuously happening before another past action occurred. We might think that it’s not really enjoyable to learn grammar. But isn’t rewarding when we master it and don’t have to think whether what we are saying is right or wrong? So, let’s learn English in fun, easy and natural way to be a proficient English speaker! Get more information on how to learn American English online with us here: ▶ https://gonaturalenglish.com/prereg

Dec 24, 2019
How to respond to "Have you been to (a place)?"
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“Have you been to (a place)?” is a common question from native English speakers in everyday conversation. It’s asking if you have the experience of going somewhere. Learn how to respond in the most correct way using the present perfect tense.

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Dec 24, 2019
What is the Difference Between “Have had” and “Had Had”?
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The difference between “Have had” and “had had” is confusing to many who are learning English. In this video, Gabby will give an explanation beyond the grammatical that will help make the difference clear.

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Dec 23, 2019
I WAS THERE vs I HAD BEEN THERE 🤔 Simple Past vs Past Perfect [Advanced English Grammar Lesson]
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Verb tenses are really important to learn and master when you commit yourself to the English language. They help make your message become more specific. And their proper use will help others, especially natural English speakers, understand you better and relate to you better. Get more information on how to learn American English online with us here: ▶ https://gonaturalenglish.com/prereg

Dec 21, 2019
Top 10 Spoken Grammar Mistakes in English 😱
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Learn several common grammar mistakes that can be confusing and unprofessional in spoken English!

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Dec 21, 2019
How to use the Phrase 'Would Have Been' in Fluent English
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We often receive questions from English learners all over the world! While we cannot always answer every single one in detail, we really appreciate hearing from you and some of your inquiries make for great lesson ideas. In this video, Vanessa will explain would have been in English grammar. This was an excellent question from one of our online learners!
 
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First of all, let’s take a moment to talk about pronunciation. Would + have is often shortened into “woulda” when speaking but not in writing.
 
For example, you might say something like, “I would have been there for your birthday party but I was sick in bed with the flu.”
 
This shows that you intended to be there but something came up that prevented you from going.
 
Things would have been different if another situation or condition had been met. In the above example, if I had not been sick.
 
You can also use “would have been better” to give advice.
Dec 21, 2019
How to Answer the Question “How Have You Been?” in Fluent English
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“How have you been?” is a common question from native English speakers. It’s asking what you have been up to and how life has been for you from from a certain point in time. Perhaps you’re being asked how you’ve been doing since the last time you saw each other. Or maybe since the last time you spoke on the phone. Or it could also be since the last time you sent each other private messages online.

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You can see that it’s used in a similar way as “how are you?”However, your answer needs to be a little bit different.

WHEN TO USE THE QUESTION “HOW HAVE YOU BEEN?”
But before we talk about how to answer this question, let’s talk about when to use or when to ask this question. To begin, there are two things to remember:

First, only ask this question if you have met someone previously.

Second, only ask them if you have not seen one another for some time (like a week or longer).

Most importantly, this is not a question to ask someone you have just met, nor is it a question to ask someone you just saw yesterday. The question is actually focusing on the chunk of time that has passed since you saw that person.

Dec 20, 2019
How to Use “Have Had” 👉 Advanced English Speaking & Grammar | Present Perfect Tense
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If you say, “I had to study a lot this week”, it indicates that the act of studying was started and completed. However, by saying, “I have had a lot of studying this week”, it indicates that while you had a lot of studying so far this week, there might be more studying to come. Get more information on how to learn American English online with us here: ▶ https://gonaturalenglish.com/prereg Join Go Natural English on social media! → Facebook: https://facebook.com/gonaturalenglish → Twitter: https://twitter.com/gonaturaleng → Instagram: https://instagram.com/gonaturalenglish → Youtube: https://goo.gl/ogjdBV About Go Natural English: In regular English classes, you learn English grammar and English vocabulary, and in our English speaking lessons, you'll learn English the Go Natural English way - with advice to help you speak English like a native, with real English conversation and listening practice. Here you'll finally learn American English with a focus on English speaking skills. Unlock the English speaking world and finally understand English conversation. Learn how to speak English fluently with our English speaking course! Get more information on how to learn American English online with us here: https://gonaturalenglish.com/prereg

Dec 18, 2019
How Successful People Reach their English Speaking Goals
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Dec 11, 2019
How to Answer the Question “How Are You?”
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People will probably ask you this question A LOT! It’s really easy to answer, but there are a few things to remember. Here’s how to feel comfortable answering this question, every time.

1. “HOW ARE YOU?” IS SIMPLY ANOTHER WAY TO SAY HELLO — HERE’S HOW TO ANSWER
Most of the time, we use this question as a polite way to say hello, and you don’t need to say anything about how you are really feeling. Say one or two positive words, thank them for asking, and ask them the same question. Any of these answers will work almost all of the time:

“Great, thank you. How are you?” (very positive)

“Good, thanks, and you?” (positive – this is the most common answer)

“Fine, thanks. How are you?” (a little less positive – I’m okay)

Your answer will depend on the person who is asking, and how well you know them.

Dec 04, 2019
Expressing a Future Action: When To Use “Will” And “Going To”
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Hi everyone! Today we’ll learn about a common and confusing concept involving expressing a future action. This is about when to use WILL and GOING TO.

Both of them refer to future actions. Although in some cases they can be interchangeable, because there are multiple ways of expressing the same thing in English. However, knowing which one you think is best really just depends on what you’re trying to say.

Like I said before, you can use both WILL and GOING TO in the same sentence with no change in the meaning, but you really have to ask yourself what it is you’re really trying to say. So, you have to pay attention to the different types of situations so you can understand which of these two choices will be the best option when expressing a future action.

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Nov 27, 2019
Improve Your English Listening Skills: Learn How to Understand Fast English Speakers Better
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As you spend more and more time conversing in English, you’ll realize that apart from learning how to speak English the way, you also have to sharpen your listening skills.

The sharper your English listening skills are, the better you can speak and converse in English in the most natural way.

When you chat and talk to natural English speakers, you’ll come across those who speak maybe a tad too fast for you. But keep in mind that this is really common.

When you go to a restaurant or any place really busy, chances are they will all speak really fast. Don’t worry, I’ve got some tips for you so that you can understand them and catch up!

DON’T GET OVERWHELMED

The first thing to do is to not get overwhelmed and discouraged. Just because you are having a hard time understanding fast English speakers, it does not mean you have poor listening skills. But there is definitely room for improvement.

As long as you continue to persevere in your journey to learn English, you are always on the right track.

LEARN ABOUT SPEED, STRESS AND INTONATION

Speed

If you are a beginner at learning English, you may be saying your sentences at a much slower pace. That’s alright. But as you progress, you must be able to adapt to situations when speaking slow and speaking fast are necessary. Of course, this goes hand-in-hand with being able to improve your listening skills so that you understand the people you are conversing with.

Saying – each – word – really – slowly in conversations can make you sound robotic. If you want to sound natural and conversational, it’s important to develop the right speed when talking.

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Nov 20, 2019
How to Respond to the Question “What Are You Up To?”
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Your friends and people you know might ask you “What are you up to?” How do you respond to this question? You might be eating lunch, watching TV, or working. It’s a casual way saying hello and maybe starting a conversation with you. Let’s see how you can easily answer this question in a variety of situations. Read more at: https://www.gonaturalenglish.com/how-to-respond-to-the-question-what-are-you-up-to/

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Nov 20, 2019
“Tell me About Yourself” How to Introduce Yourself at a Job Interview “Tell me About Yourself” How to Introduce Yourself at a Job Interview
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Tell me about yourself! This is a common question that has the potential to be extremely nerve-wracking, depending on the situation. You’ll hear it at parties, on dates, and at job interviews. So, how do you introduce yourself in these situations – especially a job interview? We are going to talk about introducing yourself in a professional manner.

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Nov 13, 2019
The Appropriate Use of the English Word: "Congratulations!"
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Today let's explore the appropriate use of the English word "Congratulations." You see, in the English language, it's not so much about knowing a word, but being able to pronounce it well or spell it correctly. You must also know the right situations to use a specific word correctly.

For this post, it's the word 'Congratulations'! I'll give you some guidelines and tips on when to use this English word correctly.

When to Use 'Congratulations'

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Nov 06, 2019
17 Easy Ways to Practice English Every Day (for Free)
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Oct 15, 2019
How to Order Food in English
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In this lesson, you’ll learn how to pronounce “Chipotle,” a popular place to eat lunch in the US, learn how to order, how to ask important questions about food, and practice the pronunciation of common food items. It’s a delicious lesson!

This is not sponsored and not an ad for Chipotle, I just happen to really like them and a lot of people have asked how to pronounce it.

HOW TO PRONOUNCE DIFFICULT FOODS

In the video lesson (make sure to play and listen!) you’ll learn how to pronounce some tricky words in English that come from Spanish such as:

Burrito, Burrito Bowl, Tortilla, Barbacoa, Carnitas, Sofritas, Guacamole, Fajitas, Queso and more.

You can hear some common and some not-so-common fruit drink flavors too:

Peach Pineapple Pomegranate, blackberry, clementine, grapefruit

HOW TO ORDER FOOD IN ENGLISH

Next in the lesson, I show you how to order your food like a native. Listen for key useful phrases and questions for ordering food and making special requests such as:

Hold the —

This means to not include an item.

On the side —

This means to put an item in a separate container, not touching the main food items.

I’d like to add the —

If you want to add extra items, use this phrase.

What kind of meat is this?

“What kind of…” is the correct structure to ask about a type or variety of an item within a larger category, such as meat.

Is X vegetarian? Vegan?

Vegetarian means without meat and vegan means without any animal product including meat, dairy, eggs or honey.

Does X have gluten, dairy, meat in it?

If you want to know if a specific item has certain ingredients, use this question.

Is this extra?

In this situation, “extra” means an additional charge, or more money.

Be sure to watch the lesson video to hear these phrases and for the complete explanation. Thanks for watching!

Oct 15, 2019
What's the Difference Between the Prepositions... IN and ON?
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"In" is basically within, inside a container or box, maybe an enclosed space but not necessarily.

"On" is related to surfaces.

You can use "in" or "on" in the same sentence, but the meaning would change.

May 21, 2019
What's the difference between EACH and EVERY?
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May 18, 2019
Stop being a student and start being a speaker
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I’ve noticed that there are 2 very different ways of learning: 1 for school and 1 for real life.

They keep you from speaking English, because you aren’t required to apply it in real life in order to be rewarded.

Our whole education system, for the most part, is broken because we have been taught to memorize and not apply concepts in real life.

“Studying” English, in the traditional sense of the word, is the antithesis of speaking English.

Let’s talk about the difference between studying and learning and speaking English

“To study” means to read about it. To memorize lists of vocabulary words. It means you relegate the subject to study sessions, blocks of time when you might sit quietly at home in your room or maybe a desk at the library.

Where does this get you? Maybe it gets you a better grade in your class if you have a quiz on vocabulary or grammar.

Maybe it makes you feel better in the short-term because you don’t have to take any risks, like being embarrassed of the way you speak. It’s so nice to stay in your comfort zone of studying the way you’ve always studied, but to really speak English, you need to get out of your comfort zone.

When we are babies, we do not “study” English or our native language, yet we manage to learn to speak it! Now, studying English can accelerate your language learning, but to really speak you have to use it in the real world.

Learning English is not simply memorizing information or learning about the language, it is using it. Learning English comes from making mistakes, correcting, and moving forward.

If you want to speak English, you’d better stop focusing your time solely on memorizing and reading about it, and start doing it.

May 16, 2019
Regional Accents in American English
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SUMMARY OF REGIONAL AMERICAN ENGLISH ACCENTS

There are around 160 recognized dialects of the English language, or regional accents. These terms are often used interchangeably. Even if you’re really into accents, it would probably be impossible to learn them all. Even native speakers can’t understand them all. For example, it’s very difficult for us American English speakers to understand Scottish English speakers!

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AMERICAN ENGLISH ACCENTS: THE 4 MOST COMMON ONES

If you travel around the US, you will encounter different American English accents. In this lesson we will look at 4 of the most common accents:  Southern, New England, New York City, & Midwestern.

Remember, these are general accent regions.  Even within these regions there are smaller subdivision of accents!  Hale is from the South so this is the accent he is most familiar with. In this lesson, our English teacher Hale shares clips from American TV shows that feature the US Southern Accent:

-Designing Women

-The Help

-King of the Hill

Next, let’s look at the New England American English accent.

The most famous version is the Boston accent. In this lesson, you can see examples from the video clips:

-The Heat

-The fighter

-Good Will Hunting

New York City is not too far from New England, but the accent is a bit different. Within New York City, there are even distinctive accents in different neighborhoods (Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn). Check out the clips from:

-Rosie Perez

-Raging Bull

-Seinfeld

Finally, let’s look at the Midwest. This is often considered where “standard” American English comes from. However, there are variations from speakers in Minnesota and the Dakotas that are definitely something different. Check out the clips in the lesson from the shows and movies:

-Making a Murderer

-Drop Dead Gorgeous

-Fargo

In conclusion, if you want to develop a specific regional accent, you’ll really need to find a teacher from that region or go there to get immersed in the dialect! In general though, it’s not necessary to become an expert in a regional dialect. It’s probably more sensible to learn “standard” American English, which is the accent you hear most news reporters, journalists or other nation-wide broadcasting professionals using.

Pro Tip 1: Understand that there are four major regional dialects in the United States, each with different accents

Pro Tip 2: Learn standard American English, not just one regional accent.

Pro Tip 3: As you advance in your listening skills, if you want a challenge start watching TV shows and movies that feature regional accents.

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May 13, 2019
Don't be shy or creepy: 10 compliments in English to start a conversation with anyone
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Mar 14, 2019
10 Useful English Phrases You'll Use Over and Over - Learn to Speak like a Native
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Here are 10 Very Useful English Phrases You Need to Know

  1. Thanks so much. Please.
  2. Excuse me.
  3. I really appreciate it.
  4. Never mind.
  5. how does that sound? That sounds great.
  6. Sorry, what was that?
  7. Let me confirm...
  8. Nice to meet you.
  9. Can/could I get your...
  10. Actually...

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Feb 25, 2019
The Third Conditional in English Grammar with Examples
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How do you form the third conditional tense in English?

The third conditional requires us to construct a sentence in two parts.

We make the third conditional by using ‘if,’ the past perfect form of the verb in the first part of the sentence and then ‘would have’ and the past participle the second part of the sentence:

  • if + past perfect, …would + have + past participle

It talks about the past. It’s used to describe a situation that didn’t happen, and to imagine the result of this situation.

  • If he had studied, he would have passed the exam (but, really we know he didn’t study and therefore he didn’t pass)
  • If I hadn’t spent so much money in my 20’s, I wouldn’t have been poor in my 30’s (but I did spend a lot, and so I did become poor).
  • If we had taken the subway, we wouldn’t have missed the plane (but we did not take the subway, and we did miss the plane)
  • wouldn’t have been tired if I had gone to bed earlier (but I was tired because I did not go to bed earlier)
  • would have become a lawyer if I had followed my parents’ wishes (but I did not become a lawyer and did not follow my parents’ wishes)
  • He would not have felt sick if he had not eaten the questionable street food (but he did eat the questionable street food and so he felt sick)

I hope that these examples help. If you have questions, comments, or would like to try your own examples, leave a comment on the blog post at https://gonaturalenglish.com/third-conditional

Feb 11, 2019