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Go Natural English Podcast | Listening & Speaking Lessons

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 10 Spoken Grammar Mistakes in English 😱

Learn several common grammar mistakes that can be confusing and unprofessional in spoken English! Here is the link to join the Lingoda Language Sprint: http://bit.ly/Gabbylastcall Your coupon code is: LASTCALL18 (10€ discount on the first month) Learn the details about the Lingoda Sprint at 16:30 Check the blog posts below to learn more about the Lingoda Sprint opportunity! https://blog.lingoda.com/en/diary-lingoda-sprint-finisher http://blog.lingoda.com/en/how-we-completed-won-lingoda-sprint http://blog.lingoda.com/en/prepare-for-lingoda-sprint 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

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21 Dec 2019

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Why is it difficult to understand native news reporters in English? 😖

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. Please click on this link: https://go.italki.com/gonaturalenglish-2020 to know more about 1-on-1 online lessons designed to get you speaking from day one.

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1 Apr 2020

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How to Answer the Question “How Are You?”

I’m sure one of the very first things you learned to say in English was, “How are you?” --> Join the waitlist for the complete English course: https://gonaturalenglish.com/prereg 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.

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4 Dec 2019

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DON'T SAY So, Very, Really - How to Use Advanced Intensifiers to Describe in English

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: Your house is very big → enormous My apartment is very small → tiny You are very smart → brilliant This movie is very bad → awful I’m very sure I left my keys on the table → I’m certain This book is very good → excellent 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 Your house is very big → absolutely enormous My apartment is very small → awfully tiny You are very smart → totally brilliant This movie is very bad → completely awful I’m very sure I left my keys on the table → I’m quite certain This book is very good → particularly excellent This food is very tasty → dangerously delicious Learn more with our complete Go Natural English course! Join the waitlist here: https://gonaturalenglish.com/prereg/

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11 Jan 2020

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17 Easy Ways to Practice English Every Day (for Free)

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15 Oct 2019

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Motivation to Study English When You Feel Lazy 😅 10 Tips to Restart Your English Speaking in 2020

Zero motivation... Let's talk about how to snap out of it and restart your English studies! Join the Lingoda Sprint here: http://bit.ly/GabbySprint Use this code to save 10 euros: JOIN40(10€ discount on the deposit) #sponsored #lingoda

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26 Feb 2020

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Improve Your English Listening Skills: Learn How to Understand Fast English Speakers Better

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. LEARN MORE! THE FULL FREE ENGLISH TIP IS HERE ON THE WEBSITE: https://www.gonaturalenglish.com/improve-your-english-listening-skills-learn-how-to-understand-fast-english-speakers-better/

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20 Nov 2019

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HAS BEEN 🌟 HAVE BEEN 🌟 HAD BEEN 🤔 Advanced English Grammar Lesson

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

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24 Dec 2019

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"Weird" things that native English speakers do

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

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20 Feb 2020

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How to Start and End a Video Call 👉(Don't Say "BYE!") English Speaking Lesson

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. Click here to learn about the Lingoda language sprint: http://bit.ly/gabbylastcall The code is: SIGNUP10 (10€ off on the first month) #NaturalEnglish #LingodaSponsored #SpeakingEnglish SUBSCRIBE Support free Go Natural English lessons, SUBSCRIBE 👉 https://goo.gl/ogjdBV BOOKS for building vocabulary in English Get the Go Natural English audio ebook, The English Fluency Formula, here: https://gonaturalenglish.com/ebook/ Intermediate English Grammar in Use: https://amzn.to/31xiJIu Public Speaking book: https://amzn.to/3888CMT AUDIO BOOKS for improving your listening skills Get the Go Natural English audio ebook, The English Fluency Formula, here: https://gonaturalenglish.com/ebook/ Becoming by Michelle Obama: https://amzn.to/2v6HyPv 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! Join the waitlist for my Complete Online English Course here: https://gonaturalenglish.com/prereg/ Advertising Standards: Links with amzn.to, airbnb, uber, italki siteground, tubebuddy, nordvpn, are affiliate links. I earn commission through these links. If there is any sponsored content I place a notification in the video, plus additional mention of the sponsorship in the description.

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26 Mar 2020

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Just vs. Only - They're Not the Same!

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

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2 Jan 2020

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5 Things NOT to Say to Your English Teacher

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 :-) To learn more, join the waitlist now for the complete Go Natural English course at https://gonaturalenglish.com/prereg

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8 Jan 2020

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ED pronunciation - how to pronounce the past simple tense examples

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/

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11 Jan 2020

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Unless vs Nevertheless | Advanced English Vocabulary with a Native Speaker

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

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27 Dec 2019

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5 Rules Native English Speakers Never Follow

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

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30 Dec 2019

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How to Answer the Question “How Have You Been?” in Fluent English

“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. Join the waitlist for the complete English course: https://gonaturalenglish.com/prereg 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.

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20 Dec 2019

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How to Learn with the Complete Go Natural English Course

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13 Jan 2020

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How to Use Although, Though and Even Though | Advanced English Vocabulary

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! To learn more with Go Natural English, join the wait list for our complete English course now at https://gonaturalenglish.com/prereg/

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29 Dec 2019

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DON'T SAY I don't care! What to say instead [Advanced English Conversation]

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. Join the waitlist for the complete English course: https://gonaturalenglish.com/prereg/ “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.”

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27 Dec 2019

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25 Commonly Mispronounced Careers [Advanced Spoken English]

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 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

12mins

9 Jan 2020

Rank #20