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Tips to sound like a native speaker

Here are some words and phrases that are commonly used by native English speakers that may help you sound more like a native speaker:



It's important to note that using these words and phrases correctly and appropriately is also important, as using them in the wrong context may make your speech sound unnatural or even confusing. It's always a good idea to practice with a native speaker or a teacher who can give you feedback and help you to sound more natural.

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Contractions: Using contractions such as "can't," "won't," "isn't," and "don't" can help to make your speech sound more natural and fluent.


Idiomatic expressions: Using idiomatic expressions such as "I'm beat," "I'm stumped," "I'm good," "It's a piece of cake," "I'm in a bind" can help to make your speech sound more natural and native-like.


Slang: Using appropriate slang words and phrases such as "chill," "dude," "totally," "cool" can help to make your speech sound more natural and native-like.


Filler words: Using filler words such as "um," "ah," "like," "you know," "so," "actually" can help to make your speech sound more natural and native-like.


Intonation: Paying attention to intonation and using it appropriately can help to make your speech sound more natural and native-like.


Word stress: Paying attention to word stress and using it appropriately can help to make your speech sound more natural and native-like.


Reduced forms: Using reduced forms such as "gonna," "wanna," "gotta," "kinda," "sorta" can help to make your speech sound more natural and native-like.


Linking sounds: Using linking sounds between words can help to make your speech sound more natural and fluent.


Rhythms: Paying attention to the rhythms of the language can help to make your speech sound more natural and native-like.


Vocabulary: Using a wide range of vocabulary can help to make your speech sound more natural and native-like.


It's important to note that using these words and phrases correctly and appropriately is also important, as using them in the wrong context may make your speech sound unnatural or even confusing. It's always a good idea to practice with a native speaker or a teacher who can give you feedback and help you to sound more natural.