4 Ways to Speak More Like a Native English Speaker

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Marie Inglese
5 gennaio 2018
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Native English speakers choose the words to match the situation that they are in. Let’s say your best friend invites you to go to a movie or cinema, and is offering you a free ticket to the most popular film in town. You really want to see this movie, but you didn’t have the money, so now you are very fortunate and happy to receive this invitation. What would your answer be? Here are your choices:

  • A. Yes
  • B. Definitely
  • C. I’ll check my schedule.
  • D. OK
  • E. Yeah
  • F. Yup
  • G. Very well
  • H. Sure

Your answer should communicate not only a positive response, but your emotion connected to that response. You should select a response that is equal to the delight you feel. You should select a response that unequivocally affirms your interest, your desire to go, and also communicates how deeply unhappy and dissatisfied you would feel if you didn’t go to the movie. So which response communicates all your emotions completely and unambiguously? Hint: It is NOT the first response – A: Yes.

<h1>Why do so many words in English have similar meanings?</h1>

Many words have similar meanings, but the meanings are not exactly the same. There are shades of differences in the meaning among words with similar meanings, just as there are shades of differences among representations of the color ‘white’. What do you mean by ‘white’? Do you mean ivory, cream, bone, nude, stone, beige or off-white? When someone uses a word in different situations, contexts, or even with a different tone of voice, a different meaning is produced based on the intention of the speaker, and situation that exists when speaking.

This is what you should do to use vocabulary efficiently.
  1. Think of the situation you will use the word in (e.g. responding to an invitation).
  2. Think of your emotion or your intention.
  3. Think about the emotion or intention of your listener.
  4. Select the best word to communicate your intention, in that situation, to that person.

<h1>Here is how word selection works:</h1>
  1. Situation – Your best friend invites you to see a movie.
  2. You are desperate to see the movie. You have no money. Everyone will be talking about the movie during the next week. You don’t want to be the only person who has not seen the movie.
  3. Your best friend is very popular and has many other friends. If you don’t agree to go with your friend now, someone else will receive an invitation from your friend within 30 minutes.
  4. The best word response to confirm your high level of interest, confirm your commitment and to prevent your friend from offering the invitation to anyone else is……. “Definitely!” accompanied with a strong voice, and a higher pitch to your voice than is normal for you.

As you learn English, remember to learn words along with their synonyms, and learn the shades of differences in their meanings.

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In Amsterdam the interview went well, now I have to send to them more materials, and then we will see what will happen. In the meanwhile, I got an invitation for an interview in _______ on Jan 23 for a position of post doctoral researcher. I will be interview on the project which I submitted _____. Therefore, I hope you will be able to help me to practice again together! If you agree, after the Xmas break I will send you some documents which constitute the basis of the interview." -- Ph.D. student from Amsterdam ------------- "I'm studying my mistakes right now. I realized that my problems with prepositions are finally ending. Now, I'm more confident than before to achieve my dreams. Marie, I'd like to thank you so much! Let us keep on the learning path. See you next Sunday. (thumsup)" -- IT Engineer from Brazil -------------- "Thanks Marie! You helped me a lot! My technical interview had just 15 minutes, then we started to talk in Portuguese. Unfortunately, I forgot to record my conversation. But I was confident when I spoke. Next time I'll know how to be well prepared. Continue having classes with you, it will continue improving my English."---IT Engineer from Brazil ---------- REQUESTS FROM STUDENTS Hello Marie, I was wondering whether you may have an additional spot for me tonight or tomorrow night. I will have a presentation on Wednesday afternoon, and I would like to practice. I am terrible sorry for asking only now, but I was running behind my schedule and I only finished the power point now... What do you think? With thanks, (Student from Germany) ----------- MY EDUCATION - ENGLISH -Masters Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (TESOL), Texas A&M University, 2018 -Masters Degree in Education, Cambridge University, 1992 MY EDUCATION - INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY -Project Management Professional certificate -Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) vs. 2 certificate -Healthcare IT Professional - Clinical and Workflow -Certified Professional, Electronic Health Record; Health Information Exchange INTRODUCTION I live in the United States and I specialize in pronunciation of English spoken in business in the United States. Do you want to write and speak better English for your TOEFL / TOEIC / IELTS, CAE, BEC Higher exams? Or perhaps your child is, or your children are in Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, or Grade 8, and you want to improve their reading comprehension, essay writing for the American SAT Essay tests? Do you want to write better emails and proposals on your job? Would you like to improve your business conversations and negotiation skills? If you are a doctor, involved in human medicine, nurse, lawyer, IT (information technology) engineer, marketer, or a university student who wants to practice their English language skill, schedule a trial session. You selected the right person who can help you in the shortest period of time. I have the international business and healthcare information technology experience to help you master the English you need. You can find your voice practicing English with me. EXAM PREPARATION My *intermediate level* students who improve their English with my services pass their SAT Essay, TOEFL / TOEIC / IELTS, CAE, BEC Higher exams. I have a Project Management Professional certification, and have worked in information technology and healthcare corporations, both in the USA and the UK. I worked in Paris and all across North America. You can expect to learn the proper use of spoken and written English which is globally acceptable . This may help you to enhance your career options. A. TYPES OF CLASSES - Conversation - for a specific purpose or industry or job setting B. TYPES OF CLASSES - Courses - We follow the curriculum you select, which is further adjusted for your skill level and your specific needs. Please review my courses. C. TYPES OF CLASSES - Specially designed lesson plans just for you based on an assessment of your English skill levels and the areas you wish to focus on improving, e.g. pronunciation, writing, presentation skills, negotiations or vocabulary for your job or career. D. TYPES OF CLASSES - Pronunciation of English as spoken in the United States of America in business. For example, the /TH/ sound must NOT sound like the /D/ sound. Vowel sounds and vowel length. Intonation used in questions and statements of facts and other suprasegmentals features. E. RESEARCH PAPERS - Science Research Writing For Non-Native Speakers of English Students who select me as a tutor are already at the Intermediate to Advanced English skill level. Find your skill level here: http://www.britishcouncil.it/en/exam/why/english-language-levels-cefr IMPROVE YOUR PRONUNCIATION and SPEAKING SKILL - FOR ENGLISH PRESENTATIONS, PAPERS, CONFERENCES, BUSINESS MEETINGS, WORKING IN BUSINESS. I use a technique called LEARN, APPLY, TRY. We can discuss how during our session together. EVIDENCE OF MY WRITING SKILLS http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=1989212&present=true http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=2015186 http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=2226121# https://www.facebook.com/businessenglishconversations/ https://tamucommerce.voicethread.com/share/8012332/ http://globalbusinessenglish.blogspot.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0yGdNEWdn0 http://learnenglishfluently.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/marierichards ENGLISH FOR BUSINESS and ACADEMIC SETTINGS I can help you to improve your English for business because I have worked in American and international businesses. You will practice the language which relates to your profession. Do you give presentations in English? Do you lead business meetings with English co-workers? Do you explain information to customers? I can help you succeed using socially appropriate language. MY APPROACH I teach socially appropriate English styles and strategies, English conversations, integrated reading, grammar, vocabulary, and listening and writing skills. You gain confidence by working through the lesson plans. The training curriculum will reflect your preferences in learning, speed of learning, and frequency of online interactions and values. MY TEACHING EXPERIENCE I teach business English conversations at a local college, to professionals who want to succeed. I will help you build your belief in your abilities to succeed by your developing good study habits. I support your studies with exhaustive practice sessions and homework. You will feel your improvement with each practice session. My accent is clear and easy to understand. Keywords: Legal, law, medicine, medical, interview, preparation, tests, university, business, engineer, computer science, job interview, curriculum, plan, middle school student, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8.
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Inglese
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Stati Uniti d'America
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Inglese
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Francese
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I work with Intermediate English and very Advanced English students only. I help people improve Business English Communication and Middle/High School Essay Writing for children 10-18 years old. TEST YOUR ENGLISH LEVEL HERE: http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/test-your-english/ A FEW OF MY STUDENT SUCCESSES - COMMENTS Here's my SAT report. Thank you for your years of instructing and assistance for me to achieve this score. -------------- "Thank you very much for your help. You are a wonderful teacher." -- Medical Doctor, Middle East ------------- "Dear Marie!!!! I have passed the exam!!!!! Thank you very much for your great help!!!! Im so thrilled!! However, My grade is not very high, to be honest I passed with 1 point more than the threshold, very efficient 😊😊😊 thank you again!!! Looking forward to our classes!!!! You are the best proficiency teacher ever!!!" - Project Manager from Switzerland ---------------- "Dear Marie, thank you very much for your wishes. In Amsterdam the interview went well, now I have to send to them more materials, and then we will see what will happen. In the meanwhile, I got an invitation for an interview in _______ on Jan 23 for a position of post doctoral researcher. I will be interview on the project which I submitted _____. Therefore, I hope you will be able to help me to practice again together! If you agree, after the Xmas break I will send you some documents which constitute the basis of the interview." -- Ph.D. student from Amsterdam ------------- "I'm studying my mistakes right now. I realized that my problems with prepositions are finally ending. Now, I'm more confident than before to achieve my dreams. Marie, I'd like to thank you so much! Let us keep on the learning path. See you next Sunday. (thumsup)" -- IT Engineer from Brazil -------------- "Thanks Marie! You helped me a lot! My technical interview had just 15 minutes, then we started to talk in Portuguese. Unfortunately, I forgot to record my conversation. But I was confident when I spoke. Next time I'll know how to be well prepared. Continue having classes with you, it will continue improving my English."---IT Engineer from Brazil ---------- REQUESTS FROM STUDENTS Hello Marie, I was wondering whether you may have an additional spot for me tonight or tomorrow night. I will have a presentation on Wednesday afternoon, and I would like to practice. I am terrible sorry for asking only now, but I was running behind my schedule and I only finished the power point now... What do you think? With thanks, (Student from Germany) ----------- MY EDUCATION - ENGLISH -Masters Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (TESOL), Texas A&M University, 2018 -Masters Degree in Education, Cambridge University, 1992 MY EDUCATION - INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY -Project Management Professional certificate -Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) vs. 2 certificate -Healthcare IT Professional - Clinical and Workflow -Certified Professional, Electronic Health Record; Health Information Exchange INTRODUCTION I live in the United States and I specialize in pronunciation of English spoken in business in the United States. Do you want to write and speak better English for your TOEFL / TOEIC / IELTS, CAE, BEC Higher exams? Or perhaps your child is, or your children are in Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, or Grade 8, and you want to improve their reading comprehension, essay writing for the American SAT Essay tests? Do you want to write better emails and proposals on your job? Would you like to improve your business conversations and negotiation skills? If you are a doctor, involved in human medicine, nurse, lawyer, IT (information technology) engineer, marketer, or a university student who wants to practice their English language skill, schedule a trial session. You selected the right person who can help you in the shortest period of time. I have the international business and healthcare information technology experience to help you master the English you need. You can find your voice practicing English with me. EXAM PREPARATION My *intermediate level* students who improve their English with my services pass their SAT Essay, TOEFL / TOEIC / IELTS, CAE, BEC Higher exams. I have a Project Management Professional certification, and have worked in information technology and healthcare corporations, both in the USA and the UK. I worked in Paris and all across North America. You can expect to learn the proper use of spoken and written English which is globally acceptable . This may help you to enhance your career options. A. TYPES OF CLASSES - Conversation - for a specific purpose or industry or job setting B. TYPES OF CLASSES - Courses - We follow the curriculum you select, which is further adjusted for your skill level and your specific needs. Please review my courses. C. TYPES OF CLASSES - Specially designed lesson plans just for you based on an assessment of your English skill levels and the areas you wish to focus on improving, e.g. pronunciation, writing, presentation skills, negotiations or vocabulary for your job or career. D. TYPES OF CLASSES - Pronunciation of English as spoken in the United States of America in business. For example, the /TH/ sound must NOT sound like the /D/ sound. Vowel sounds and vowel length. Intonation used in questions and statements of facts and other suprasegmentals features. E. RESEARCH PAPERS - Science Research Writing For Non-Native Speakers of English Students who select me as a tutor are already at the Intermediate to Advanced English skill level. Find your skill level here: http://www.britishcouncil.it/en/exam/why/english-language-levels-cefr IMPROVE YOUR PRONUNCIATION and SPEAKING SKILL - FOR ENGLISH PRESENTATIONS, PAPERS, CONFERENCES, BUSINESS MEETINGS, WORKING IN BUSINESS. I use a technique called LEARN, APPLY, TRY. We can discuss how during our session together. EVIDENCE OF MY WRITING SKILLS http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=1989212&present=true http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=2015186 http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=2226121# https://www.facebook.com/businessenglishconversations/ https://tamucommerce.voicethread.com/share/8012332/ http://globalbusinessenglish.blogspot.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0yGdNEWdn0 http://learnenglishfluently.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/marierichards ENGLISH FOR BUSINESS and ACADEMIC SETTINGS I can help you to improve your English for business because I have worked in American and international businesses. You will practice the language which relates to your profession. Do you give presentations in English? Do you lead business meetings with English co-workers? Do you explain information to customers? I can help you succeed using socially appropriate language. MY APPROACH I teach socially appropriate English styles and strategies, English conversations, integrated reading, grammar, vocabulary, and listening and writing skills. You gain confidence by working through the lesson plans. The training curriculum will reflect your preferences in learning, speed of learning, and frequency of online interactions and values. MY TEACHING EXPERIENCE I teach business English conversations at a local college, to professionals who want to succeed. I will help you build your belief in your abilities to succeed by your developing good study habits. I support your studies with exhaustive practice sessions and homework. You will feel your improvement with each practice session. My accent is clear and easy to understand. Keywords: Legal, law, medicine, medical, interview, preparation, tests, university, business, engineer, computer science, job interview, curriculum, plan, middle school student, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8.

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