How to Understand Native Speakers' Questions in English
Hello there everyone out there. My name is Ronnie.
And you had no idea what they said to you?
We as native speakers speak really really quickly
Especially if we don't know that you are not a native speaker
Because in Canada we have people from all over the world. There is not one person that looks
Canadian, so when we speak to people on the street or in a shop
We don't know that they don't speak or understand English
So we tend to speak very quickly?
especially when we ask questions, so
Today, I'm going to teach [you] how to understand native speakers questions. There are about three or four
With the question form the first one you will read in your [textbooks], or if you're studying
English the question would be what are?
English-speaking country and people say what are you doing?
And you say what what are you doing?
What do you what are you doing? So you get your dictionary you go? What do you how do you spell woody? Yeah, woody?
Yeah, what are you doing doing doing?
doot-doot doing oh, I don't know no idea so
This is how we change it. What are you doing? We say?
What changes we drop t. We say wha?
These are the changes [that] we will make
In English when we speak very quickly we usually drop the g at the end of Ing verbs
So we say doing watch in having the other thing is
What are you doing, or what are you doing changes even more to what you doing?
Whatcha whatcha, what you doing?
Try and say that what you doing the trick is to say it all together
You can't say what Cha through in [esf] say what's he doing try that what you doing?
Do you like you will never hear people say to you? Hello? Who do you like?
[that] sounds like a new word who do you like so we changed who do?
you again, we change to yah, and
We actually squish who do you all?
Like Hoodia see who do you want?
So the verb stands on its own in the sentence which is easier
We actually pronounce this verb, but we squished all of these ones together
the next one is when did you go now as
but sometimes we can change it to a
Did we keep the same do we say when [didja]?
Again, we keep this and it stands alone, so instead of saying when did you go?
Native speakers will say when did you go?
When did you go try that when did you go?
Other one this one is easier. Hey, this is easy. Where is?
she she would say people say where she
So it's like [would] completely take out this let me [put] in the z or
Z in American English we'd say where is she?
Where is she where is she where's he where's he?
Where's they where are they were they were they next one? Why did he do [that]?
These two together so we don't say why did he would say why did he?
The did he changes to d y d y?
D do that why'd he do that? [why'd] [he] do that?
So I encourage you [to] practice
Cannot say them perfectly do not worry
The important thing is that you?
When people ask you the question for you to be able to actually say these phrases
really quickly it will take practice, but [you] can try if
You can keep on practicing these maybe you can speak into a digital
Recorder or tape recorder and listen to yourself [a] lot [of] people ask me Ronnie
How can I improve my pronunciation?
get a lot of words that you want to listen to or you want to try to say and
Record your voice so that you know
This will help you you can listen to it and go oh, oh that sounds strange, or yes that was
So I hope you had a great time
What did you do in the weekend? Tell me till next time. Bye. Bye