They’re not speaking fast, your ears are hearing slow!
Why can’t I understand native speakers? Why do they speak so fast? How do they speak so fast? What on earth do I do to get to the point when I can turn off my subtitles and just enjoy watching the movie without them? Yeah I know they’re all valid questions to which I luckily have the answer(s). There are essentially 4 keys to understanding native English.
The first obvious thing to do to improve your understanding of native English is to work on your vocabulary. Most native speakers use between 1000 and 5000 words per day depending on their work and education. Many of those words differ from one native speaker to another depending on age, industry, interests and hobbies and likes and dislikes. However, there are still about 2000~3000 words that native speakers use regardless of the factors…
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