English Phrases to Sound Like a Native

Preeti Lamba

 

Are you a non-native English learner aspiring for native-like fluency? If the answer is yes, here are some suggestions that can get you closer to your goal.

Before we begin, I would like to point out that native English speakers from around the world do not sound the same, there are many regional variations. However, today we will focus on commonalities as opposed to differences.

Popular phrases to Sound Like a Native Speaker

Let us start with the ‘Magic Words’ that will help you sound polite. 

  • Please - when you are making a request.

Compare – ‘Wait / ‘Please wait’ 

  • Thank you - to express your gratitude for something given to you (a gift, compliment, etc.) or service is done for you. 

You also use this expression to accept or refuse an offer.

Now how would you respond and accept someone’s thanks:

You are welcome / My pleasure / Please don’t mention it/ Anytime / No worries / That’s...

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How to Speak Fluent English in 30 Days

Hi! I'm Kris Amerikos and I help people use the English language to achieve their goals and make their dreams come true.

A few years ago people from nearly every country in the world started contacting me and asking me how they could most effectively use the next 30 days to maximize their results. Some people think of me as an expert in this area. Millions of people have participated in my seminars and have learned my system. Now I'm sharing this with you.

I want to show you how people from around the world practice English, improve their pronunciation and speaking skills, learn new words and grammar, and speak English every day with confidence. I want to teach you some basic information that you need to know, so that you can speak with anyone in the world, understand what they say, express your ideas, and effectively communicate in English.

To succeed, you will need to read this article from the beginning to the end, follow my instructions, write notes, and...

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How to Find an English Speaking Partner

Have you become a competent English reader and writer but struggling with fluency while speaking? You struggle to organize your ideas in a logical order and run out of vocabulary when putting your thoughts into words. But be prepared, English learning and language learning is not that easy, and remember speaking English is something very important to our daily life. Don't be confused when came to the language exchange because your conversation partner lives for example in the United States and you live in a different country. 

 

What strategies have you used thus far?

 

You watch English movies, shows, news, etc. listen to podcasts, read English texts regularly.

These tools may have helped your listening skills but to become a fluent speaker you will need to use the language in your daily routine and make it part of your lifestyle.

 Do You Need English Speaking Partner?

You have tried the local language centers but find it hard to commit to a consistent...

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How to Start a Conversation in English - 192 examples

It can be difficult to strike up a conversation and we all want to avoid awkward silence. Personal meetings and business meetings in English are more successful when we have a conversation strategy. Here are some fun ways and tips to use English in conversation, even if you don't know everyone in the room, don't know English grammar, don't know English vocabulary, and are still learning English:

 

Icebreakers

One of the most nerve-wracking situations is when you don't know a person and you're not sure if you should speak and what you should say. When we are afraid to talk with strangers in English it's usually because we are afraid that people will think we aren't intelligent. I feel this way when I speak foreign languages too. It's completely natural. But when the conversation has already begun, I feel more comfortable joining it.

Icebreakers are phrases that are designed to help kick off conversations. So, if you're wondering what to say...

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