Pronounciation: Linking words

When people speak fast, they link words together. Linking words and phrases in English are used to combine clauses or sentences presenting contrast, comparison and supposition.

  • Native speakers of English do this naturally. Learning to correctly link words can result in more fluent sounding English. If you do not know how to use it in a right way, you will sound foreign to them.

e.g. Do you go out, don’t you? (You must say like = donchou?)

e.g. Did you go out last night, didn’t you? (You must say as =di jyou?

  • to learn more about it: https://pronuncian.com/introduction-to-linking/

 

Speaking advice: keep going

Even when you know a lot of vocabulary connected with a topic than you are talking, you may find that you do not know the exact word or phrase for what you would like to say. If this happens, do not stop speaking! Paraphrase: Use other words to say what you mean and ALWAYS keep going, because of course that the other person will try to help you and understand what you would like to say.

  • Useful language: Try to use this sentences.
  1. What I mean is… 
  2. I cannot remember the word, but it is… 
  3. I have forgotten the word right now, but it is.. 

 

 

 

Grammar: Countable and uncountable nouns.

Hey guy, how are you? I am back with another post about grammar. Today I will teach you Countable and uncountable nouns.

It is important to know the difference and how to use it. I see too many students and foreigns that use it in a wrong way in everyday English. Therefore, read it and have fun learning!!

  • We can count countable nouns:

e.g. One bear, two bears, three bears..

  • We cannot count uncountables nouns:

e.g. Water (we could not say I would like ‘two waters’). You would have to say I would like two bottle of water.

– Countable and uncountable nouns with some and any.

  • Countable nouns:

+ There are some birds here. ( Use some just in positive sentences).

– There are not any plant. ( Use any in negative sentences).

?  Are there any teacher here? (Use any to make a question).

  • Uncountable nouns:

+ There is some water. (Use some in positive sentences).

– There is not any water here. (Use any in negative sentences).

? Is there any water in the desert? (Use any to make a question).