Hey naturals, what's up Gabby Wallace here your American English teacher here to help you become fluent in English
Now there's something that makes me really upset and that's when you learn good English, but
Good is the enemy of great let me explain in your English class?
Your teacher your textbook your traditional English class is teaching you good English
It's probably academic English you're probably learning a lot of grammar and vocabulary lists, and you're learning good English
You're learning correct English, but what really makes me sad is to see you go out into the real world and not
understand other people speaking English so having great English means that you're able to
understand everyone who speaks English and
Interact with them to speak so that they understand you so if you want to be able to communicate
naturally in English, that's why it's called go natural English because
Natural communication is what we do in everyday life not in a textbook
I want you to know that I wrote an e-book for you with my best strategies techniques
Practice examples all that good stuff
It's called the English fluency formula
And I wanted to show it to you here mostly because I want to show off my nails that I just got done
No, but really. This is a good ebook a good resource for you that I want you to be aware of okay
So I'm gonna share five things with you that
Native English speakers say that you probably never learn in your traditional English class
so I'm gonna share how to
translate your traditional English lesson
Phrases into real-life natural English, so here. We go. Are you ready? Can I share these? Yeah, okay? Let's go
Why this is traditional English first and then natural English second? Why?
Translated into natural English is how come so?
Yes, native english-speakers say why we ask questions with why why is the sky blue, but native?
english-speakers will actually also
Often ask how come how come the sky is blue, and they're equally
number two please repeat
This is a little bit
Stilted in my opinion although some native speakers would use this. It's correct
It's fine, but instead of please repeat a lot of native English speakers will ask
so instead of asking someone to repeat what they said we simply say come again or
So that's a way, you can ask someone to repeat themselves come again
Number three number three, are you finished are you finished is?
Fine but an even more native way to say this is and this is very very common
And I see a lot of even advanced English learners who?
Get tripped up or in other words don't understand when people say this is are you all set?
or simply Y all set
Or all set all set means are you finished and you might hear this at a store?
if you're at the checkout counter or maybe if you are at work and your
Coworker or your boss wants to know are you finished with this work. Are you all set with this work?
So this is a really important phrase number. Three is super super useful
Instead of saying to go to a place which is perfectly fine
It's correct and good to say to go to
Let's add a phrase that we can use in the same way
To stop by so I just texted my friend
And I said is it okay if I stop by your house at 6 p.m.
Are you going to be home so this means to go to or to visit?
But we can use it
Instead of those to stop by my friend's house to stop by the store to stop by work
It means a quick visit to go to
Briefly not for a long time so maybe you want to stop by a party
You don't want to stay too late or too long, but you want to stop be social show your face
This is a good way to use to stop by finally number five
the verb to
Meet can give us a lot of confusion because we use it in a lot of different ways to me can mean
see someone it can mean to
To actually be introduced to someone for the first time it can mean two pieces that come together in
the idiom to make ends meet
Which means that you're earning enough money to pay your bills?
We're learning a lot in this lesson our tree a lot of idioms and a lot of new phrases so to meet is
replaced with to meet up by native speakers to
distinguish between different ways of
Using the verb means and so over time it evolved that a lot of native English speakers will say to meet up to
Say, you know to see each other not for the first time but to meet up or to get together so to get
Together is often used to make plans hey
Do you want to meet up this weekend you want to meet up after work?
Or do you want to get together after work? So these are really common?
Natural ways of adapting your english to a more natural way of speaking
So please try these phrases out. Let me know if you have any questions in the comments
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Thank you guys for watching
You naturals are amazing and I love making English lessons for you, so thank you from the bottom of my heart
And I hope you have an awesome rest of your day. I'll talk to you later. Bye for now