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How to speak English like a Native Speaker

Life would be so easier if we all knew how to shift our accents, our speaking style, and our grammar. It would be amazing if we all innately knew how to sound like native English speakers. What if I tell you that it is possible to speak like a native English speaker, but it requires a little hard work on your part?

Woman practicing pronunication with teacher
Woman practicing pronunciation with a teacher

There are a few steps that, once practiced, can make you sound like a native English speaker. These tips with a blend of time, practice, and patience can increase your command and fluency in English and make you sound like a native English speaker.

Speaking with fluency always starts with listening carefully. Listen to various accents and speakers with different speaking patterns carefully. Try to mimic their speech patterns. You can also watch movies and documentaries with people speaking native English. This practice will increase your vocabulary and will make you comfortable using that vocabulary when required.

While listening to native English speakers you can learn numerous idioms. These idioms may not make sense but they are used by native speakers all the time. Using these idioms can make you sound like casually speaking native English speakers.

Try to improve the pace and clarity of your spoken English. It is very important to have clarity of what you say as well as how you say it. You can improve your clarity and pace by reading English literature. Read aloud various English pieces in order to improve your speaking.

Lastly, one of the most important tips is to have a conversation with a native English speaker. It is one of the easiest ways to improve your fluency. Be confident and speak to them without any fear. At Language Links, we have many native English language speakers who would be more than happy to help.

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