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Why You Can't Understand Native ENGLISH Speakers (movies/TV & real life)

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Do you understand your English teacher, but find it hard to understand other native English speakers? Can you understand people in real life, but not in movies or TV series? In this video I explain the reasons why! Videos about contractions: How & When to Use Contractions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkhYdzy70_0 How to Pronounce 80 Contractions (Part 1) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Qrdt-iio9w How to Pronounce 80 Contractions (Part 2) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4roZNo9169Q Informal Spoken Contractions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRjqhwoQgV8 Do you ask yourself any of the following questions: Why don't I understand native English speakers? Why can't I understand movies? Why are TV series hard to understand? Why are native speakers so difficult to understand? Why are foreigners sometimes easier to understand than native English speakers? Let me know in the comments! Spread the love! Help more people understand this lesson by contributing subtitles in your own language here: https://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?ref=player&v=zqP1nOMZccc For more English lessons, visit my channel, English with Max. All of the videos are free. These include free English vocabulary videos, English grammar videos, English pronunciation videos, English tips, and English listening practice. This channel aims at helping people learn and improve their English - whether they have been learning English for a while or have recently started. I am a native speaker from Australia. I mainly speak British English. Stalk me! https://www.facebook.com/EnglishWithMax https://twitter.com/EnglishWithMax https://www.instagram.com/englishwithmax/
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English with Max (9 months ago)
Spread the love! Help more people understand this lesson by contributing subtitles in your own language here: https://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?ref=player&v=zqP1nOMZccc
sraboni sarker (12 days ago)
Where you from mam???
English with Max (12 days ago)
Australia :)
ALI Y (22 days ago)
When i watching your videos again. I never ever feeling pored. really all your channels very useful. Thank you for good job. Please max if you can give English grammar lessons.
English with Max (14 days ago)
I'm sorry, I don't plan on making any grammar videos soon... But there will be some grammar in the course I'm preparing for Udemy.
Süleyman Güney (1 month ago)
You are the best ,)))
English with Max (30 days ago)
Thank you for your kind comments. :)
I wish everyone would talk like you, and be going to most easiest, but not The problem is each person talk to diferent and for that reason I can't understand a native :(
English with Max (1 month ago)
I know it's tricky... Being able to understand lots of accents requires a lot of practice.
aiM (2 months ago)
I can understand you when you speak with George and his brother
ndjim boubakar (3 months ago)
waw you breathtaking the makeup suits you so much oh goddd perfect best prof ever.
Elson Morais de macedo (4 months ago)
i understand almost everythin on real conversation but i have difficult on films
English with Max (4 months ago)
Don't worry, it's very normal ;). I lived in France for six years and I still sometimes need subtitles for movies.
muhammad bahri (4 months ago)
Hii indonesia
ajith Divakar (4 months ago)
Hi mam am from india .i would like to learn native english from you could you pls help me to improve my english..i hope you can an am eagerly waiting for your response at the earliest
English with Max (4 months ago)
I'm not currently looking for new students, but I hope you find my videos on YouTube, Instagram and Facebook helpful! I'm also about to launch a free newsletter with English tips. Here is the link: https://englishwithmax.com/free-newsletter/
Abdullah K (6 months ago)
But thanks to you and to your unique presentation
Abdullah K (6 months ago)
Beautiful follow-up with you in learning and have a fun personality
English with Max (6 months ago)
Thank you for your lovely comment, and thank you for watching!
Evandro nacle (6 months ago)
I can speak english when talking to people,on vacation( at turistic cities) ,but it's not easy to watch a film and understand everything.
English with Max (6 months ago)
Don't worry - I lived in France for six years and I still find some French movies hard to understand ;).
Fingol firn (7 months ago)
Rellon NoName (7 months ago)
Yes, of course i'm hard to understand native, but the reason of that is only one for everyone: they native, i'm not)) Or maybe i'm learning English not so good becouse i havn't much time for that(
Rellon NoName (7 months ago)
+English with Max patience... where can i find it?)))
English with Max (7 months ago)
Don't worry, it takes time and patience... *I already do it. ;)
Rellon NoName (7 months ago)
+English with Max Thank you Max, i'm already do it, but it's not so easy))
English with Max (7 months ago)
Understanding native speakers just takes practice ;). Start by listening to material for beginners and intermediate students, then gradually increase the difficulty. :)
Rabee Motar (7 months ago)
Max my teacher you have nice way to teach us I decided follow you Rabee from Iraq
English with Max (7 months ago)
Thank you! I hope you find my videos helpful!
Erick Erfan saya 3 (8 months ago)
I get difficult in speaking &listening english
English with Max (8 months ago)
Just keep practising!
dmartinfpro (9 months ago)
Sometimes it's hard to understand native English or other speakers cause English isn't a phonetic language, you don't pronounce the words the way they're written like for example in Spanish. At times I don't understand simple words like "pub" cause we use that word in Spain but we pronounce it differently xD, or I think of a word, for instance "fruit" and I pronounce it as it's written xD
English with Max (8 months ago)
Yes, that's definitely another thing that makes it tricky!
Alfonso Rivera (9 months ago)
Amazing lesson as always and I totally agree with you on the situations that you mention here. I would say that for an informal situation it's no so bad to say "sorry, could you repeat that please..." but maybe in professional situations we do not want the person we are talking to, to think that she/he has to use a much more simple vocabulary, therefore loosing the richness of their language! Reductions are also a very important topic and I loved to hear that you are going to talk about them!
English with Max (9 months ago)
Thank you very much, Alfonso! Yes, good point (about the richness). It's one of the reasons politicians are encouraged to use interpreters, even if they speak the other language relatively well. I can't promise when I'll be able to do some videos on reductions (I have a couple of others planned first), but I'll try do them soonish!
Kalpana Bhattarai (9 months ago)
thanks for your help.....I'm from nepal...I like your very video ..
English with Max (9 months ago)
Hello! I don't think I have many viewers in Nepal :). Thank you very much!
Snehal Hedau (9 months ago)
It is a really nice video. I could understand every word that you spoke during the video. I also liked the tips mentioned by you. This is definitely going to improve listening skills.
Snehal Hedau (9 months ago)
Definitely! You are welcome.
English with Max (9 months ago)
Thank you very much! I hope it helps!
47Sukhoi (9 months ago)
After a couple of years of putting efforts in learning English, I get used to understanding natives in a much easier way than before. Nevertheless, I have to keep it up to take my English level to the next step as I've a goal to achieve 8 IELTS band score and to do the CELTA. Wish me please the best luck ☺ Regards, Ahmad,
English with Max (9 months ago)
Practice makes perfect! All the best with your studies!
Kashif Ali Khan (9 months ago)
nice video mam
Vi K (9 months ago)
Nice nails Max 👍🏻and earrings😉
English with Max (9 months ago)
Thank you 😃
emilio campagnoli (9 months ago)
very interesting!
English with Max (9 months ago)
Thanks, Emilio! :)
Leo Chong (9 months ago)
Thank you again Max. If all was easy to understand like you.
Peter Nakitch (9 months ago)
Not what this is all about, but I was wondering what "Hope" was all about. Thanks for reading my and other people's minds. I mumble sometimes ... Congrats on reaching 10,000 subscribers!
Peter Nakitch (9 months ago)
I intended to write "know" and put "hope" there instead. 😏🙄 Thanks for fun and the education.
English with Max (9 months ago)
Thanks very much for your support, Peter! Yes, I like bad puns 😂.
GAMING WITH SNIPER (9 months ago)
Thank you to help us AMAZING
Young Jin Lim (9 months ago)
Thank you for your videos :) I'm really enjoining it. Would you recommend videos or movies which are useful for learning English? In addition, phrasal verbs and some expressions that natives often use everyday life? :) Thank you Max Have a great day !!!
English with Max (9 months ago)
Thank you for your comment! I'm glad you like them :). I've actually already made a couple of videos about movies and series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqjQn5UZxCo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmlbp9gYpfE I hope they help! And I plan to do some videos on expressions very soon :).
Paulo Silva (9 months ago)
I Love You!!
English with Max (9 months ago)
I love my viewers!
Long Nguyen (9 months ago)
Good Morning Max!
English with Max (9 months ago)
Good morning, Long! :)
skybabe Swags (9 months ago)
Well done my beautiful teacher!! I don't understand English speakers too well🤔😭, even if I watch TV/movies throughout the day👿😈, I don't understand anything 😠😡, but at times I do hear them small🤷 but I won't really understand what's going on there(movies)🙆🤦🤕😡😠☹️, so sad, please help🙏🙏🙏
skybabe Swags (9 months ago)
Alright mma, thanks so much for your quick response and suggestions!!🙏🙋😘😍
English with Max (9 months ago)
I know it's frustrating! You might find it easier if you first listen to easier things, and then gradually increase the difficulty of what you are listening to. It's also important to look up words you don't know to increase your vocabulary. You might find these videos helpful: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuYuTtVHYSQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0j-eVXTRBHw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuKxA6UCblI
Hi Max! Nice to see you, again! Do you know Max, sometimes I can't understand people from my native country. Fast mumbling is a big modern problem. Teenagers all the time speak fast and mumbling. :) And so... I must to ask them repeat for me again. :) Thanks for the usefull video!
English with Max (8 months ago)
Thank you very much!! Wow, even in my town in Australia it's rare for it to get that hot!
I fixed the subtitles.
Hi Max! I'll fix it today. P.S. : In my country is really hot for today ( +35C). It's deadly hot if humidity is 90% to 100%. :)
English with Max (8 months ago)
Hi Evgeny, I just re-uploaded my "Cloth, Clothes, Clothing" video. I've also uploaded your Russian subtitles using a different account, and I clicked the option "still needs work". I think that means that if you click on this link: https://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?ref=player&v=sSc5thMhNS0 and select "Russian", you'll be able to edit those subtitles. If it's too complicated or time-consuming, honestly please don't worry about it!
English with Max (9 months ago)
Haha, I think that's a common phenomenon in many countries! Just like starting to feel old when you don't understand the slang that teenagers are using. 😂
Aparecido FERREIRA VAIS (9 months ago)
Hi Max I have trouble understanding the natives now if the video has caption I understand Thanks a lot my beautiful teacher Have a nice day
aiM (9 months ago)
Aparecido FERREIRA VAIS How many channels do do you fellow?
Marcelo x (9 months ago)
I have problems trying to understand Adele, she is a huge challenge. It’s quite annoying and frustrating 😔
English with Max (9 months ago)
Yes, she has a cockney accent :).
Marcelo x (9 months ago)
English with Max yea, it’s a nightmare trying to figure out what she is saying. Cockney is her accent I think. It’s like a different language 😂 https://youtu.be/OHXjxWaQs9o
Marcelo x (9 months ago)
Chri Li what a fantastic word. It’s way more sophisticated for my humble level 🤣
English with Max (9 months ago)
Oh, I see! Yes, I think she speaks quite quickly. And nice use of "flummoxed"! :)
Chri Li (9 months ago)
English with Max 'to eat pizza' is great though! 😂
knik3 (9 months ago)
Usually I can grasp English spoken youtube but movies are quite challenging to me.
English with Max (9 months ago)
That makes sense. It's probably because of the second point I mentioned - the language in movies is normally more complicated than everyday speech. 😬
Abdo Mohamed (9 months ago)
Thanks for your effort.... Your videos are so useful and helpful 🇾🇪
English with Max (9 months ago)
I'm very happy they're helpful, and thanks for watching! :)
Sanjay Lohia (9 months ago)
Max, do that lock and key work? I am talking about your earrings:)
English with Max (9 months ago)
I don't know... I probably should've checked before I bought them! 😂
English_ communication (9 months ago)
Well done
Юрий Руденя (9 months ago)
I like your lessons, thank you!
Sammy Palacios (9 months ago)
Thiago Oliveira (9 months ago)
I'm watching on netflix "Gossip Girl" and i think its kind of difficult to understand the characters, even because as far as i noticed, they speak really fast and dont open their mouth quite well.
Thiago Oliveira (9 months ago)
English with Max yeah, totally. They use more slang than rappers hahahahah
English with Max (9 months ago)
You're right! And I think they also use a lot of slang, if I remember rightly. (I watched it a few years ago.)
jorge monk (9 months ago)
I understand to you clearly un erverthing sentence that you say, but movies and songs are so hard to understand.
English with Max (9 months ago)
I know... I speak relatively slowly and clearly in most of my videos because I want to be sure people understand. With other things, you just need to practise...
esm325 (9 months ago)
I do not understand speech in TV programs. But I do not really need it. I use the language for reading mostly. Here, where I live, a live native speaker can be met with a bit more probability than an alien :)
English with Max (9 months ago)
Haha! :)
aiM (9 months ago)
Thank you for your efforts. I already follow you on other socialmaadia but under other names can you guess who am I ?
aiM (9 months ago)
English with Max you are right, but the big challenge is recoknize me in the Facebook. Please tell me do you prefer my comments in YouTube or in Instgram? If I didn't tell you about others account, would you know me or not? Do you think there is any differences btween my character on YouTube or on instgram? Do you sometime remember the person through his or her comments or just reply and forget?
English with Max (9 months ago)
aiM (9 months ago)
English with Max it's the big challenge for you to know me on Facebook and on instgram because I speak with you by different characters I so glad becuse you haven't discovered me until now because you answer my comments for long time.
English with Max (9 months ago)
Will you tell me then?
aiM (9 months ago)
English with Max No,
Oleg Jagga (9 months ago)
Whoa! 10k subscribers! Cheers! Keep it up!
English with Max (9 months ago)
Thanks very much!
esm325 (9 months ago)
+1. Our congratulations!!!
Diego Taborda (9 months ago)
Great .....thnks ...by the way your spanish sounds great ....
English with Max (9 months ago)
Thank you very much!
Arturo Aguilar (9 months ago)
Waoooo....so beautiful
Youssef Mokadem (9 months ago)
Koes geda , means very good in Arabic Egyptian accent , if you are interested to know more languages .
English with Max (9 months ago)
Haha, thanks!!
ahmed al baghdadi (9 months ago)
thank you

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