#295 Speaking Mistakes - Do native speakers make mistakes?

2024-04-18·17 分


Ever wondered if native English speakers make mistakes? Well, here's the truth: Native English speakers make mistakes, too! This can be comforting for English learners. Hi! I'm Georgiana, and I'm back with a new episode. I'm here to help you speak English fluently. If you want to help me, SHARE the podcast with your friends and family. That would mean a lot. Thanks. On my website, you can find the 5 Secrets to Speaking English and my premium courses. Before we start, get the transcript. Visit: SpeakEnglishPodcast.com/podcast It's completely free! Ok, let's start! Native speakers of any language make mistakes, just like learners do. This is a natural part of language use and communication. Let's learn the mistakes native English speakers make and why they happen. Pronunciation Mistakes: It's common to mispronounce hard words. For example, some people say "Pacific" instead of "specific." Spelling Mistakes: Even people who have spoken English from birth can spell words wrongly. It's like writing "definately" when it should be "definitely." Misusing Words: Sometimes, people mix up words that sound the same, like "their" and "there." Or, they might use the wrong preposition. These are often just small mistakes. Why Mistakes Happen: Informal Language: In everyday talk, people use short forms like "gonna" instead of "going to." These are okay when speaking but not in formal writing. Speaking Fast: Often, people talk quickly and don't think about grammar rules. Not Paying Attention: Everyone makes more mistakes when they are tired or not focused. Learning from Mistakes: When kids learn to speak, they make many errors. As someone learning English, you should see mistakes as a chance to get better. Most of the time, when people correct their mistakes, kids don't get embarrassed. They might even laugh about it. Attitude Toward Mistakes: Most people understand that mistakes happen, and they don't usually stop us from understanding each other. Remember, making mistakes doesn't mean you're bad at English. It means you are learning and getting better. So, if you make a mistake, just smile and try again. Even people who have spoken English their whole life are still learning! Great! I hope you're enjoying this episode! And now, let's continue with a mini-story.