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I know the video is called How to Speak English fast, but do you really need to speak English fast? Let me tell you something. Sometimes we think that native speakers speak fast and this is why they sound so natural. In reality, they don't speak fast. They just connect all the words together. And instead of splitting them up, which sounds a little kind of slower, they just put them all together as if one sentence is one big word. They emit some syllables, they add some new sounds, and this is why they sound the way they sound. And sometimes it's hard for us to understand them just because they don't split up words. And we think that there's just speaking too fast. In reality, they are not today I'm gonna teach you this technique. I'm going to teach you how native speakers do it so you can do it to sound more native and so that you understand the mechanics behind kind of faster speaking. So you can understand native speakers, for example. You see a phrase what do you, for example, in a sentence? What do you do? But Americans would never say like this. What do you do? What do you do? What do you do? What are you doing? So the speed, the pace is kind of the same. It's just connecting everything. What do you do? And if you don't know the way they did your like, what was that? Another phrase. I am going to do some shopping. What Americans would say they would say, I'm going to do some shopping again. Not I'm going to. I'm gonna do again. They've connected something. They actually paraphrases a little. I don't get someone to do something. And some Americans would even say, I'm just shopping. This is like the very, very contracted version of it. So what Americans do They take those smaller words? And they pronounced them in a way that is easier for them in daily speech, for example, article that is pronounced like the What's the weather today? So they don't say, What's the weather today? They say, What's what they say? What's the weather today? So it's that because easier Oh, what about the weather report? You sometimes sounds like yeah, Do you want to go for a walk again? Do you want to go for walk sounds as if you just started learning English. Do you want to go for a walk? Sounds closer to being a native speaker. And another thing that you might have noticed when we say what do so we have tea at the end of the word What? And we have d at the beginning of the word. Do we kind of invent a new sound here instead of saying What do you do? You see what you do. So there is a sound chip which appears in the middle again. This is a way to make your speech smoother. And this is what all native speakers do. For example, what you do for a living, what you do for a living, what you do to make this even clearer for you. I'm going to read a sentence out loud. The first time I read it, I'm going to read it as a student. The second time I read it, I would try to read it as a native speaker. Let's do it. I am going to go out to Wal Mart. Do you need anything? I'm going to go out of Wal Mart. Do you need anything again? I replaced. I'm going to with. I'm gonna go to Walmart and I've connected to Walmart with Do we have a word that ends with T and we have a word with that begins with T. So I'm gonna go to Walmart. Do you need anything? And there is this check that appeared in the middle. The next word. A little confusing. I know. Especially when you hear this first in a native Speaker speech, something they say something. I don't know why this appears is just the way the language evolves when people speak it. But can you give me something? This is sometimes when native speakers say which is correct, don't be confused. It's just the same as something. The next phrase. Let me give you something the Americans would say. Let me give you something So they just admit the letter t and you get Let me let me get you something. Let me give you something in American English. If you have a letter T in the middle of a word, sometimes you pronounce it as D letter letter letter because it's faster because it's smoother city. You know what's a city City city? It's like D n r city Bitta, and it sounds a little British. So in Great Britain, they would say still bitter in American English. There's a bitter, bitter Let me give you some more examples. Bottle, bottle, butter, butter, computer, computer I can't even say it with the T computer computer. Computer daughter, daughter 80 80 40 40 Little little settle settle 30 30. You see this T converse to D all the time as you notice. It's even unnatural for me to say little 30 just because I'm so used to, you know, in certain d um, instead of tea, this would come automatically automatically, not automatically automatically to you guys. Uh, when you practise, this is first the way to speak faster. Second, this is the way to speak more naturally. And third, this is an easier way to understand native speakers because you now know how the mechanics work. Let me know if this was useful for you guys. The homework for you. The task is right down in comments below what other words have tea in the middle and you pronounce them with a d. Just what I told you 30 30 little, little that kind of stuff you can Google that. But make sure you write something in common so that you can practise. Thank you so much for watching this video. Don't forget to subscribe, and I'll see you very soon.