Do you often feel that you lack that natural flow of the English language in your life? Have you studied English a lot and sometimes overloaded yourself with too much memorisation and comprehension of what English is about? But still, there are times that you feel unnatural when you speak as if you are just translating from your native language, word for word in English?
Well, with just a few alteration and inputing more effort to your spoken English, you can sound more natural and fluent in the course of time.
For the past 2 years, throughout my life while I was travelling abroad and teaching English in my free allotted time, I have noticed and understood that many people, especially those are non-native speakers who have not had the opportunity to travel abroad, tend to make the same errors in many aspects in their English speaking skills. Indeed this issue is very common, probably due to the fact that the English learning culture all around the world is very traditional and rarely diversified.
Here, I hope I am able to give you some helpful suggestions in various situations, and making very minor adjustments to the English language.
As you may know or already known, being able to speak in English with all fluency like a native speaker does not necessarily mean you have or need to speak with an English, Australian, Kiwi or an American accent. Truly, this is not so. You can have the perfect pronunciation, whilst still speaking with your native accent from whichsoever country you are raised.
Right now, I am going to show you one of the most common mistakes usually made by most non-native speakers which is the “ED” used with regular verbs.
All and if not most regular verbs that ends in:
normally have a “T” sound whenever we add the “ED”.
Perhaps, with these given examples, it may be easier for you to comprehend (try pronouncing these examples and consider to practise it everyday so that you fully grasp the basic pronunciations):
- Watched sounds like Watch(T)
- Walked sounds like Walk(T) and
- Laughed also sounds like Laugh(T)
Moreover, with verbs that end with a “T” or “D” sound
we pronounce the “ED” sound with the given examples below:
- Want sounds like Want(ED) and
- Fade also sounds Fad(ED)
All the rest of the verbs with just a single “D” sound are pronounce like this:
- Played sounds like Play(D)
- Robbed also sounds like Rob(D)
Can you now understand and did you notice the difference? Therefore, this is the right time that you ought to learn English in a more challenging way and to move forward to the next level.
Consider well in making these quick and easy adjustments, for sure you can now speak English in a much smoother and more natural way. Start practising English following the suggestions recommended now and I sincerely hope that you will see the benefits in mastering the English language soon. All the BEST!
this topic can be helpfull for intemadiate and below level. Thanks for sharing.