How to Understand Natives When They Speak Fast and Blend the Words

Written Language versus Spoken Language

  • Written words stand alone and are thus spelled the same way each time. Spoken words blend together and are thus pronounced differently based on context.
  • In written language, there are clear gaps of visual space between each word. In spoken language, there are no such gaps of space (silence) between words; it’s one steady flow of sound.

The Reality of Spoken Language

How to Entrain your Ears to Natural Speech

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