“Americans speak fast!”
That’s something I hear soooo often from members of the SBFG Community. Just take a look at this long list of common expressions . There’s written English, and there’s spoken English. Not the same language (well, almost)…
Taking part in (participer à) a real conversation can be terrifying. If you have to talk to a group of Americans, it’s even worse.
Remember your last conf call with Americans?
Struggling (Galérant) to understand, thinking “Why don’t they make an effort?”, feeling uncomfortable because you just had to guess (deviner) what was said.
Even though you feel like your English is ok, it’s still really challenging to understand real, spoken English.
Let me help!
Today on SBFG TV, you’ve got 2 short exercises to help make it easier to understand Americans.
This is an interactive video. You’ve got to (Il faut) do some work if you want to see results!
So get a piece of paper and a pencil. Let’s start (Commençons) making it easier for you to understand real spoken English.
Before you do the exercises, be sure to watch “Why it’s hard to understand Americans when they talk”. It’s really important. Then, come back and get ready (préparez-vous) to start boosting your comprehension.
After you’ve done the exercises, I’d love to hear how you did.
Leave a comment below and let me know.
If you got a lot of the sentences correct, brilliant! Congratulations. If you’re still having difficulties, that’s ok. Share your difficulties with us, and we’ll share tips and resources to help you improve. After all, that’s why you’re here—to improve your English!
Thanks so much for boosting your English with me. I appreciate your comments and messages more than you know.
P.S. If you’ve seen a friend struggle to understand their American colleagues, please forward this email. These exercises can help them start understanding with confidence.
Have a fantastic week in English,