作者名称 国旗国籍

AdrienneJKookieBunny vip

EN

CN

FR

KR

CN

2020.09.12 12:28

Message to all English language learners:

I help a lot of people

with their English skills daily, and the one thing that I always find is that English learners never think their English is good enough, and they desperately want to be perfect. Well, I can tell you that even native English speakers are not perfect, and sometimes make mistakes too! The accent that you have is fine and acceptable. There's nothing wrong with how you sound, and it takes years to "sound like a native" even if you practice everyday. Being understood is the most important thing to remember. However, if sounding like a native is your goal, it is achievable, but you have to be willing to work hard! It doesn't happen unless you are highly motivated and focused.

Here are some tips to "sound native"

1. Listen to native English speakers daily. Watch movies, series, YouTube videos, English podcasts, talk to natives on the phone etc. to get familiar with how we speak.

2. Practice speaking daily using exercises with audio, and activities such as tongue twisters. Listen to it over and over carefully, then try to mock what you hear.

3. Challenge yourself and don't give up! Nothing happens unless you put forth the effort, and it won't happen using HT alone. You need multiple resources to achieve your goal.

4. Don't be shy! Shyness and being afraid to "mess up" in front of natives will not help you to reach your goal. Find helpful people who encourage and support you, and let us hear you!

BUT remember:

Don't worry too much about how you sound unless you need to sound native or professional for a job or career. Native English speakers (especially Americans) are used to hearing many accents and dialects and we enjoy them! We also use a lot of informal language and/or slang daily. So don't worry about trying to be perfect. We have fun with English! You should too!

Good luck!!😊
72 42

Download the HelloTalk app to join the conversation.

Comments

  • Susan Rodríguez 2020.09.12 12:34

    ES
    EN

    Facts!!✅ WOWW!
  • AdrienneJKookieBunny 2020.09.12 12:35

    EN
    CN
    FR

    KR

    CN

    @Susan Rodríguez Thank you!!
  • Susan Rodríguez 2020.09.12 12:37

    ES
    EN

    @AdrienneJKookieBunny I would like to speak with you
  • Keyla🦋Bella 2020.09.12 12:41

    EN
    KR

    @AdrienneJKookieBunny Big facts!!
  • AdrienneJKookieBunny 2020.09.12 12:44

    EN
    CN
    FR

    KR

    CN

    @Keyla🦋Bella Thank you my Bella!💞
  • Herman Dong 2020.09.12 12:48

    CN
    EN

    Thanks for your share
  • AdrienneJKookieBunny 2020.09.12 12:49

    EN
    CN
    FR

    KR

    CN

    @Herman Dong You're welcome!
  • Eamon 애몬 2020.09.12 13:14

    EN
    KR

    👏👏👏👏👏👏 after reading this even I feel inspired to learn English 🤣
  • AdrienneJKookieBunny 2020.09.12 13:17

    EN
    CN
    FR

    KR

    CN

    @Eamon 애몬 Here you go🤣🤣🤣🤣😁
  • Ciara 2020.09.12 13:17

    CN
    EN

    It is really useful!
  • AdrienneJKookieBunny 2020.09.12 13:19

    EN
    CN
    FR

    KR

    CN

    @Ciara Thank you!💞
  • Ciara 2020.09.12 13:21

    CN
    EN

    @AdrienneJKookieBunny you’re welcome
  • Eamon 애몬 2020.09.12 13:25

    EN
    KR

    @AdrienneJKookieBunny thanks lol plus there is a certain accent that I've come to love recently but they way they say good morning is a bit difficult to imitate 🤣🤣🤣😩😩
  • AdrienneJKookieBunny 2020.09.12 13:27

    EN
    CN
    FR

    KR

    CN

    @Eamon 애몬 Ha! Those darn Texans 😂😁
  • Eamon 애몬 2020.09.12 13:33

    EN
    KR

    @AdrienneJKookieBunny I know right 🤣🤣 if only I knew somone from Texas maybe they could teach me 😔
  • AdrienneJKookieBunny 2020.09.12 13:33

    EN
    CN
    FR

    KR

    CN

    @Eamon 애몬 😊😊😊😊😊😊
  • Eamon 애몬 2020.09.12 13:35

    EN
    KR

    @AdrienneJKookieBunny but then again I hear they can be really mean and scary so idk 😱😱
  • AdrienneJKookieBunny 2020.09.12 14:05

    EN
    CN
    FR

    KR

    CN

    @Eamon 애몬 No way. They are as sweet as pie
  • Eamon 애몬 2020.09.12 14:25

    EN
    KR

    @AdrienneJKookieBunny 🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄
  • Eros 文彬 2020.09.12 14:46

    FR
    CN

    Preach ! 🙌🏾😂
  • AdrienneJKookieBunny 2020.09.12 14:53

    EN
    CN
    FR

    KR

    CN

    @Eros 文彬 👏👏🙌😂
  • MJ 2020.09.12 15:58

    KR
    EN

    IT

    It's really helpful! Thanks a lot!
  • AdrienneJKookieBunny 2020.09.12 16:07

    EN
    CN
    FR

    KR

    CN

    @MJ You are welcome!
  • AdrienneJKookieBunny 2020.09.12 20:01

    EN
    CN
    FR

    KR

    CN

    @cagsak You're welcome! You sort of inspired me to write this😂
  • cagsak 2020.09.12 20:04

    TR
    EN

    @AdrienneJKookieBunny to be honest I felt it :)) I felt you were clarifying all my confession about my English. Thanks so much :))
  • AdrienneJKookieBunny 2020.09.12 20:07

    EN
    CN
    FR

    KR

    CN

    Yessssss 😁 I was Cagsak! Hope it was helpful 😂💞
  • cagsak 2020.09.12 20:08

    TR
    EN

    @AdrienneJKookieBunny of course it is :))
  • Ciara 2020.09.13 09:15

    CN
    EN

    @AdrienneJKookieBunny so nice
  • Taylor 2021.01.20 05:02

    CN
    EN

    Good
  • AdrienneJKookieBunny 2021.01.21 03:08

    EN
    CN
    FR

    KR

    CN

    @Taylor 🤗
  • Vano Ваня 2021.01.23 13:54

    FR
    EN

    RU

    Wow, very useful 😄
  • AdrienneJKookieBunny 2021.01.23 20:16

    EN
    CN
    FR

    KR

    CN

    @Vano Ваня Thanks!
  • Miguel Cortez 2021.01.31 16:35

    ES
    EN

    Awsome , sometimes I think nobody understand when I speak, but Is good yo know what you said thahks a lot.
  • Jonson 2021.02.03 15:27

    CN
    EN

    Thank you very much. looked your message,I will be your fans.
  • AdrienneJKookieBunny 2021.02.03 15:43

    EN
    CN
    FR

    KR

    CN

    @Jonson You're very welcome 😊
  • two 2021.02.21 01:31

    CN
    EN

    It is so comfortable reading your words, just like taking to an old friend. U must be really good at socialising.
  • AdrienneJKookieBunny 2021.02.21 02:18

    EN
    CN
    FR

    KR

    CN

    @two Wow thank you so much. Yes, I'd like to think that I am haha 😊
  • Fidele 2021.02.22 19:36

    EN
    EN

    Here's nice tips thanks so much
  • AdrienneJKookieBunny 2021.02.22 21:01

    EN
    CN
    FR

    KR

    CN

    @Fidele Thanks, and you're welcome 😊🤗
  • visionQg 2021.02.24 13:56

    CN
    EN

    Don’t be shy! Shyness and being afraid to mess up👌
  • AdrienneJKookieBunny 2021.02.24 19:46

    EN
    CN
    FR

    KR

    CN

    @visionQg 💕💕💕💕
  • Jeffrey_Bags Designer 2021.03.21 19:29

    CN
    JP
    EN

    👍👍👍

Open HelloTalk to join the conversation