Practice English Speaking&Listening with: #020 Speak English like an American – Informal contractions Gonna, Wanna, Gotta

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Are you confused about how and when to use words like Gonna Wanna and Gotta?

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mission is to help you speak English fluently in this episode I'd like to

help you understand how to use words like Gonna, wanna, gotta

and similar after that a point of view story to practice your English and

consolidate the information that I'll be teaching you in the first part okay

let's get started Are you confused about how and when to use words like Gonna Wanna and Gotta?

let me start by saying that these three words are contractions

what's a contraction a contraction is created when two words in a row come

together and become one for example I am becomes I'm it is becomes it do not

becomes don't will not won't these are some of the contractions which are

accepted as grammatically correct and are taught in all English courses

however in this lesson I will focus on the informal contractions these are not

taught in grammar books because their use is mostly colloquial if you say

going to really fast you can shorten it to Gonna by dropping the final sound if

you say one two really fast it shortens - wanna these are informal

contractions I'm sure that you've already noticed that the grammatically

correct English we learn in school is not the same as the colloquial English

in the street informal contractions are very common in colloquial English I

think that you should familiarize yourself with them you don't need to

start using them right away the most important step is to make sure that you

understand how to use these informal contractions many conventional teachers

sustained that it's wrong or inappropriate to use these colloquial

contractions when speaking English in formal situations but let me tell you

that words like Gonna, Wanna and Gotta are perfectly okay to use in all spoken

situations both formal and informal in the US everyone seems to use Gotta and

wanna even highly educated people use these forms several times a day people

in business meetings professors giving lectures everyone so don't worry you can

also use these words and you'll sound just like an American and now let's see

some examples let's start with Gonna

it's short for going to in the simple future now avoid making common mistakes

with Gonna some students say I gonna or I'm gonna to

- it's incorrect the correct form is always I'm gonna. examples I'm gonna go

have a teacher her name is Georgiana she's super professional and she always

wanna help despite my friends hesitations I gotta be motivated because

I'm learning more and more when you want to get something you just got

fight for it okay I gotta go now see ya let me tell you the story from a

different perspective my brother says he want to learn English in fact he's gonna

study by himself but his friends are kind of skeptical they ask him don't you

need to go to a language school and he answers no let me explain I can learn

English by listening and reading some of his friends don't understand it

they don't get it they say things like oh man what you're gonna listen I don't

know if it's such a good idea or but don't you need a teacher he

answers them that he kinda has a teacher her name is Georgiana she's super

professional and she always wanna help despite his friends hesitations he's got

to be motivated because he's learning more and more when you want to get

something you just gotta fight for it okay I gotta go now

see ya and this is the end of this short lesson I really hope that you've enjoyed

this story and by the way this is one of the techniques that I use in my English

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