#189: How to Speak English Fast and Understand Natives

Have you ever wondered about how can natives speak so fast? In today’s podcast Ethan, Andrea and Justin will teach you some useful ways to increase your English fluency and comprehension.


  • Contractions
  • Connected speech
  • Accents
  • Stress
  • Fillers
  • Learn slang and how to use it
  • Idioms
  • Phrasal Verbs

Words You’ll Learn:

  • Hairdresser: a person who cuts and styles hair as an occupation.
  • To be so hungry you could eat a horse: to be extremely hungry.
  • Jumble: an untidy and confused mixture of things, feelings, or ideas.
  • To get ahead of oneself: to do something too early.
  • Tribe: a large family or other group that someone belongs to.
  • To rub off: If someone’s qualities or habits rub off on you, you develop some of their qualities or habits after spending time with them.
  • To rub: to move over something with pressure.
  • To read something out loud: to read something so that other people can hear you.
  • A passage (of a book): a section of a book.
  • Emphasis: to give special importance or value to something.
  • Stress: the accent put on one or more syllables of a word.
  • Weight training: physical training that involves lifting weights.
  • An open-ended question: questions that require elaborated responses, instead of a simple “yes” or “no.”
  • To map out something: to plan the details of something.
  • A discourse marker: a word or phrase that is used for organizing discourse.
  • Slang: very informal language that is usually spoken rather than written, used especially by particular groups of people.
  • Wicked: amazing, fantastic.
  • To have a hankering for something: a craving, you really want something.
  • Bro: short for “brother,” used when talking to a male friend.
  • To be drawn to something: to be attracted to something.
  • To overuse something: to use something in excess.
  • To learn something like the back of your hand: to have very good and detailed knowledge of something.
  • To get worked up: to get anxious about something.
  • To work off: when you overeat and you get rid of the extra calories.


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  • Feven tekolla says:

    He conversation was very helpful , thank you all✌

    • Agnieszka Tkacz says:

      Thanks for your support!

  • Linda says:

    i loved your podcast guys! it’s so interesting learning english with all of you, thanks a lot for make this awesome podcast, love you all!

  • Mairin says:

    Thank you so much for all of these amazing podcasts. I like them a lot and they’ve really helped me with my English.