Sound More Like A Native English Speaker Episode 1

Sound More Like A Native English Speaker Episode 1


hey everyone it is good to finally meet
you I am teacher Tiffani this video is starting a new season for this YouTube
channel and moving forward I will be teaching you English directly so let’s
jump right in alright now for today’s lesson guys we are going to be looking
at how to speak properly in English when you are speaking about making a decision
now this is something that is going to be very important for you all as you
continue on your English learning journey you see many times you have to
express yourself but you don’t know the right vocabulary the right expressions
or the right idioms to use that’s what we’re gonna talk about today but
specifically about making decisions for example when you have to make a decision
about what to eat or where to go or even what to study I’m gonna show you some
key words and phrases that will make you sound more natural when you speak in
English so we’re gonna start with an English vocabulary word now our first
word is contemplate one more time after me contemplate now this word means to
think about or to think profoundly and at length or to meditate now once again
guys for pronunciation sake repeat after me con Tim plait excellent
very good contemplate now we use this word when we are trying to express
thinking about something for an extended period of time something that requires
you to think deeply another word for that is contemplate now what I want to
do is show you guys some very useful example sentences okay now the first
example sentence is he was contemplating about the difficult
problem remember I told you guys something that requires deep thought
okay next she is contemplating about buying a new
car okay now just to tell you guys a quick story I remember many years ago
when I bought my car it was my first car that I was paying for because the other
car had my parents had purchased for me when I was in university now
before I bought the car I thought about it for a long time I thought deeply
about which car I wanted what year how many miles I wanted on it so I
contemplated about buying a new car you understand right very good now again I
want you to try as always every time you learn something in a lesson with me I
want you to try to make your own sentence and put it in the comment
section okay all right now let’s go back to our last example sentence here we go
the teacher told them to contemplate about the meaning of life so again in
this situation the teacher wanted his or her students to think deeply about what
life really is what is the meaning of life so remember with this vocabulary
word you use it when you think deeply about something for an extended period
of time now I want to show you guys how to use this word in certain situations
real life situations so going back to my screen here we go
how to use contemplate in various situation first when buying food example
1 we are contemplating about which restaurant we should go to for dinner so
again think about a time when you are with your family or your friends and you
want to go out to eat but you don’t know where to go but you can think about it
for a long period of time because you want to go somewhere that you would like
as well as your family or your friends so you can contemplate about where
to go alright you got it okay now the next sentence we had for this situation
is my husband was contemplating about which ice cream he should buy for
dessert remember there are many different types of desserts okay now the
next situation when going on a trip now I want to pause real quick guys because
there’s a PDF for this lesson where you can print and study exactly what we’re
going over it includes all of the sentences now you’ll see that it says
speak English with Tiffany Academy now guys I want you to remember that the
only way you can get these PDF lessons is if you’re a member of my Academy to
speak English with Tiffany Academy now you’ll see at the bottom of your screen
right now the link for the Academy you can go there you become a member and you
can start getting the PDF lessons attached to these YouTube lessons so you
can study even more by printing them out okay all right now back to our example
here we go all right so again now what we’re looking at is when going on a trip
example number one I’m still contemplating whether I should travel
around Asia or the UK again this is a situation where you want to take a trip
but you’re not sure where to go so you’re thinking deeply about it you’re
contemplating where you should travel to okay all right now our next sentence is
Michael is contemplating going to Paris next year okay I actually remember when
I was in high school we took a foreign language trip and we went to Paris and
it was beautiful so you ever have an opportunity go there
there’s so many museums and the sights everything was great especially the
croissants croissants are a special type of bread that the French make in an
amazing way so I remember my trip to Paris as well so this individual is
saying that he is contemplating about going to Paris okay all right now our
last sentence for this situation is she is contemplating about taking a trip
to Bermuda later next month alright great now our next situation is
when you are at work okay now real quick guys I think these sentences are gonna
be very helpful for you if you are in an environment where you have to speak
English with international clients the more vocabulary you know and if you know
how to properly use it the more fluent you will sound so pay close attention to
these sentences okay all right our first example sentence is I am contemplating
about how I should respond to his email okay when you get emails from clients
next my boss is contemplating about which team he will choose for the new
project okay so guys you see now how to properly use the English vocabulary word
contemplating in various situations okay now we’re gonna move on to our next okay
our next group now the next group we’re gonna look at deals with on the fence
which is our idiom for this lesson okay now you’ll see these circles I’m just
emphasizing the pronunciation ok so after me on the remember the th sound
stick your tongue through your front teeth on the fence now for the F sound
you need to put your front teeth on your bottom lip so one more time on the fence
great job now let’s look at the meaning of this idiom this idiom means he or she
is faced with a situation which they haven’t decided on yet so again in
easier terms or an easier way of understanding this is you’re kind of
going between two options or two choices should I do this or should I do that I’m
on the fence so let’s go back and look at some example sentences to help you
understand it even more the first sentence is people are sitting on the
fence because they are afraid the results it means they’re not making
a choice because they’re nervous next he’s still on the fence about whether he
will take the job or not now again remember I explained that on
the fence just means you’re kind of going back and forth so I want you to
think about an individual this man in this sentence who has been given a job
offer but he also has an idea of moving to another state next year so he doesn’t
know if he should take the job or if he should move so he’s on the fence all
right okay now our last sentence is going to be she is still on the fence
about whether she is going to travel abroad or not so again great sentence
now let’s look at some different situations and how we can use on the
fence in these situations so back to when buying food example number one I am
on the fence about spending money to go out to eat instead of eating at home now
in English when we say go out to eat that expression just refers to any time
we don’t eat at our home or someone else’s home so when we go to a
restaurant or a fast-food spot these places are outside of our homes so we go
out to eat but this individual is on the fence should I go out to eat or should I
stay at home okay all right now back to our second example my husband is on the
fence about which dessert he should choose again we looked at this with the
vocabulary word my husband is trying to figure out which dessert he should
actually choose he’s on the fence okay all right now our next situation is when
going on a trip example number one I’m on the fence about taking a trip to Asia
this month very good example two Michael is still on the fence about going to
Paris now guys remember when we looked at the
vocabulary word which was great job contemplate remember we said he or
Michael was contemplating taking a trip to Paris now he’s on the fence similar
situation but now we’ve learned an idiom that has a similar meaning that we can
use in this situation okay alright now the last sentence for that situation I
think she is still on the fence about taking a trip to Bermuda next month
great job now our final situation when you are at work okay here’s the sentence
I am on the fence about the issue he mentioned in the email okay now when I
was a teacher in South Korea I remember one of my students one of my advanced
English students had this issue she worked at a company and sometimes she
received emails that were in English from international clients and sometimes
she didn’t know how to deal with the issues because they were very touchy or
very serious issue so she had to contemplate and think about them deeply
and try to decide how to respond so many times she would be on the fence about
how she should deal with the issues you caught it right good job
okay now the next sentence is my boss is on the fence about making a final
selection for the new team project okay great job now what we’re gonna do guys
is go to our expression regarding making decisions the expression is figure
something out one more time figure something out and
this just means to come to understand a problem okay so again for pronunciation
practice figure remember the F sound to figure very good something th your
tongue through your teeth out last time too
figure something out again I want you to imagine there’s a problem or an issue
and something you are contemplating and you’re trying to figure out the best way
you see even in my explanation I used figure out because it’s such a
natural English expression so when you’re contemplating something or trying
to find a way to solve an issue or a problem you can say I’m trying to figure
out a solution or an issue okay all right now let’s look at the first
example sentence here we go I’m trying to figure out why they left okay next
she was trying to figure out how much everything was going to cost so now this
sentence can be used in a situation where maybe you’re at a restaurant with
some friends and you’re trying to figure out how much the bill will be after you
guys have finished placing your order okay so you’re trying to figure out what
the price or the end result of the price is going to be you’re trying to figure
it out okay all right so use this sentence when
you’re out with your friends all right here we go next sentence is were you
able to figure out how to solve the problem
alright great now again we’re gonna look at some situations how to use figure
something out in various situations the first situation once again is when
buying food here we go I am trying to figure out if I should go out to eat or
just stay at home once again I have this dilemma I’m trying to figure out should
I go out should I stay home should I go out or should I stay home I’m trying to
figure out what I should do all right okay
next sentence my husband is trying to figure out which dessert he should buy
from the store again we remember that situation next when going on a trip here
we go example one I’m trying to figure out how
I can take a trip to Asia next month all right so now in this situation again the
person wants to travel to Asia but this time in trying to figure out how so
maybe they have a big project and they need to finish the project before they
leave so they’re trying to figure out how to accomplish all of their goals
before they leave or go on their trip okay all right next sentence is Michael
is trying to figure out how he will buy his ticket to Paris next month again you
understand that one as well and finally I heard that she is still
trying to figure out the details for her trip to Bermuda okay
excellent sentence finally when you are at work here we go
I am trying to figure out how to respond to his email okay now this is a pattern
that I want you guys to memorize you can try to use this often I am trying to
figure out how to dot dot dot again remember in the comment section I want
you guys to try to use these expressions the idiom and the vocabulary word making
your own sentence now for the expression try to use this pattern I am trying to
figure out how to Dada Dada okay I want to see if you guys can make a sentence
using this pattern and the expression all right okay now the next sentence is
my boss is trying to figure out which team he should choose for the new
project okay all right guys I hope you understood that expression because it’s
so useful as you are continuing to go on your English journey it will again make
you sound so much more natural and like a native English speaker okay all right
guys I really hope you enjoyed this lesson remember to write your sentence
and use the expression the idiom and also the vocabulary word and put them in
the comment section I will talk to you guys in our next English video lesson
I’m teacher and remember to speak English

100 thoughts to “Sound More Like A Native English Speaker Episode 1”

  1. My Mom is contemplating about what she should make for dinner? I am on the fence about moving back to Hanoi instead of staying in Saigon. We are trying to figure out which learning method is the best for us.

  2. A few weeks ago my boss offerded me to work extra hours but I told him that I needed to contemplate

    Is it well written? 😱😱

  3. I am trying to figure out how I did not know you before. You are the best and adorable Teacher ever! Thank you for helping us to improve our English!

  4. Im still contemplating about what my bf said to me on the other day. His actions shows me the otherwise and now im on the fence whether if i should give him a chance or not. And my mom is also trying to figure out on how she can help us.

  5. Hi teacher Tiffany I finding your channel yesterday and I say oh I get my teacher. Your a best teacher in YouTube. I love your way. Thank you

  6. i try to figure out what shoul i do to travel in USA and learning english at Tiffani academy ( this an example but i´m tolking seriusly).

  7. After many years of learning about English I realize that the best method can learn English is a very short way are listening and practising as mentioned one of it One of the tiffani's student. Keep doing mostly these two techniques guys. Have a nice day.

  8. H teacher tiffani, I wanted to tell you that I am studying English and that your videos have helped me a lot, I hope someday to meet you and speak to you as a native hahaha GREETINGS FROM COLOMBIA

  9. hey, teacher! you’re really great! and I want you to explain the situation with articles. I understand in theory where we should use each of it (the, a, an), but still can’t understand where there is no any articles 😭 and nobody can explain it completely

  10. Thank you Tiffani. You are the best teacher I have ever had. My English awful but I try to get better day by day. Question: I have read somewhere that UK doesn't take "the" in despite of the USA. In this lesson you mentioned the UK. could you please tell me which one is correct? Thank you again

  11. I'm contemplating whether is a good business to buy a new bycicle, but I'm still on the fence. Now I'll go to sleep deeply.
    Tomorrow morning I'm going to be able to figure this matter out.

    Teacher Tiffani, thanks
    You are the best

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