Is it difficult for you to understand native speakers?
Do you think that they speak faster?
How can you speak fluently like them?
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Today, I would like to talk about some English contractions in real life, because the way ESL speakers learn to speak is very formal and people don’t talk like that.
On the other hand, grammarticians think that the colloquial contractions are incorrect.
Well, it is common for native speakers to make use of those contractions on a daily basis and also for informal writing like online chat, text messages, etc. So, feel free to use them, it is perfectly correct, you’ll sound like a native speaker, and it’ll help you to improve your fluency and listening skills.
Gonna – Going to Example: I’m gonna go to the movies.
Wanna – Want to Example: I wanna speak English.
Gotta –(I’ve) got to Example : I gotta go now.
Hafta –have to Example: I hafta do this.
Coulda –C ould have Example: I coulda gone to work today.
Shoulda –should have Example: Oh man! we shoulda made some plans.
Woulda –Would have Example: If you woulda told me you needed a ride, I woulda left earlier.
Musta – Must have Example: You musta been a beautiful baby.
Lotsa – lots of Example: Lotsa computers are needed at schools.
Sorta – sort of Example: What sorta clothes do you like to put on?
Kinda – kind of Example: What kinda music do you like?
Well, guys, these are just some common contractions that you can start using right away, I recommend that you listen carefully how native speakers use them for example when you watch a movie or TV Show, and if you have an English speaker friend, just notice the way he speaks and try to do the same.
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