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5 WORDS TO 🚫 STOP 🚫 USING TO IMPROVE YOUR ENGLISH | Go Natural English


Hello naturals, how are you today? If you have never seen me before if this is your first time here, let me introduce myself My name is Gabby Wallace and I am an English teacher From the United States with over 17 years of experience And a master’s degree in teaching English as a second language I love learning languages and I speak Portuguese Spanish and a little French and a little Japanese Anyway, I’m here to help you to speak English like a natural which means like a native speaker The way that people really speak English Conversationally in the real world So it’s time to close your textbook and watch this lesson Today we’re talking about five words that you’re probably not Using correctly five words that you can stop using or perhaps change the word that you’re using to Express what you really want to say? So if that sounds interesting and you’d like to improve the way you speak English today Then let’s begin Just before I share these five important words that you need to stop using I Want you to know that I put together all of the best go natural English tips strategies practice ideas into an E-book for you, actually an audio ebook You can get that the English fluency formula by clicking up there or going to gonaturalenglish.com slash ebook Okay, let’s begin with the first of five words that you really need to stop using the first word may come as a surprise its teacher So it may come as a surprise Because the word teacher is not a bad word to use but we don’t use it in the same way in American English as you may use it in Your language. I noticed that a lot of my English students. Call me teacher and we don’t do that in the United States when students want to address their teacher or Their professor they use the teacher’s name. So it’s more appropriate to say Gabi or Miss Wallace or professor Wallace? since I Have been a university professor. I’m used to being called professor Wallace or when I teach more casual English Conversational classes I’m used to being called Gabby. So please call me and Your other teachers at least your English teachers by their names It’s always safe to ask your teacher What should I call you? Do you want me to call you teacher or? Gabby or Miss Wallace or Professor Wallace, it’s always a good idea to ask if you’re not sure number two the word must You are probably over using this word because English textbooks teach you to use must for important situations a textbook might say you must study English or you must turn off the lights before you go to sleep, but Native English speakers don’t use must as often as your textbook would lead you to believe in fact the only situation when I use must is not to talk about important commands or important actions I use must when I want to share a logical guess for example I See people out in the street are wearing coats. It must be cold outside so I’m making a logical guess and that is how Native English speakers use the modal verb must Most often when we want to say something is very important Like I’m making an important suggestion then we use should And I know what your textbook says, that should is Less strong. It’s weaker than must and must is when you want to really show something is very important but the reality is Trust me on this one that native speakers. Do not use the modal verb a must like they used to and even less common is Mustn’t in the negative. This is very very old Archaic English that is not used anymore Sure, there’s always going to be someone who Comments and says, but I use must I here mustn’t used all the time. That’s fine but my reality as a native English speaker with over 17 years of experience teaching English and living in English-speaking countries is that people do not use must? like your textbook tells you so trust me on this one and Mustn’t is gonna make you sound like you’re 80 years old. So you mustn’t use mustn’t please don’t do it third don’t say Goodnight when you actually mean good evening Don’t use good night as a greeting we can use good night to say. Goodbye for example If you went to dinner with your friends and you’re leaving the restaurant and you’re going your separate ways You could say have a good night or good nights But good night is most commonly used when you’re just about to go to sleep maybe with your family and you’re living in the same house and you’re going to go to your bedroom get in bed and Sleep you would say goodnight. So if you want to greet people at nighttime, it’s better to say good evening This is a little formal but people do say good evening We don’t say good night to greet each other. It’s only to say goodbye to finalize a Conversation we have two more words that you really should not use and actually number four is two words. So Thanks. God is a huge mistake That you all do quite a lot and we don’t say. Thanks God This is a phrase we use. Thank God To express some kind of relief. Oh Thank god It’s not raining. I can go outside without my umbrella, but we never say thanks God This is for when you want to directly thank someone like Thanks to you We are studying English together or thanks to YouTube. We are studying English together Similarly, we wouldn’t say thanks you we say thank you. So we say thank God so just remember no s similarly number five our final word that I see a lot of you having trouble with making this mistake with is advice never say advices because advice is a non countable noun and we’re never going to make it plural so Thank you for your advice I Really appreciate your advice Could you give me some advice? Is this a nice t-shirt? Should I wear this t-shirt again? Thank you for your fashion advice So that’s just an example of how you could use the word advice. It’s never ever Going to be in the plural, so just to recap Don’t call your teacher teacher Don’t overuse must use it more for logical guesses. Don’t use goodnight to greet people and Don’t use Thanks. God only thank God and Advice only in the singular because it’s a non-count noun. So I hope that this was helpful And I think that if you make these changes your English is going to improve a lot don’t get down or feel sad if you were making these mistakes because everyday We’re learning how to improve our English little by little I’m a language learner, too And I know what it feels like to make mistakes I would like you to stop feeling bad about making mistakes and start looking at mistakes as a good opportunity to learn So today is a great day to make a mistake and we’ll learn from it Let me know if you have any questions comments. Tell me in the comments below if you liked this video Share it with your friends Make sure to subscribe to go natural English here on youtube visit our blog for all of our awesome lessons at gonaturalenglish.com slash blog and as I mentioned you can get the English fluency formula audio ebook when you click right up there or come to gonaturalenglish.com E book. Alright. Bye for now


Reader Comments

  1. We're also language learners here at Go Natural English! We understand how frustrating it can be to make mistakes in a new language, and we want to help you understand these mistakes so that you won’t repeat them again. Check out our lesson above and on our blog to make sure you're not making these mistakes! 😘

  2. In our culture it's so rude of you to call your teacher by his real name so you should say miss pluse your teacher's name so I think it depends about your culture and traditions

  3. I agree. I would add a sixth word, the word "good" that is used excessively by my ESL students in my long experience teaching in Saudi Arabia. A lot of students, and even some non-native ESL teachers, use the words "hundred," "thousand," "million," "billion" in the plural. So they say "two hundred," etc. Another interesting one is "10 miles are too long to walk," instead of "is." In Saudi Arabia, they used to call me "teacher." True. But that is interference from Arabic where such a word is the norm.

  4. 1. Using TEACHER differently with your native language.
    2. Must for a logic thing, more often to use is should.
    3. good night not for greeting, good bye.
    4. Thank god.
    5. Just advice, no advices.

  5. excellent ,,sir
    but must has it's uses , and also there is should has it's uses,, but we should know when do we use each one?
    but why in specific I don't use those 5 words?-
    I guess as it's a lesson of vo_ cab, is it right?

  6. thanks gabby.. i am not a native speaker who know what i am going to be in the future. thanks gabby, your are awesome

  7. Hi 😳 Aqui no Brasil, em todas as escolas aprendemos a chamar te teacher de teacher mesmo. Obrigada pela dica. Agora não esqueço mais😉

  8. Thanks gabby, I understand what people are talking about, but I'm afraid to talk to people in English sorry about my english

  9. I want to improve English language speaking even though I have learnt and graduated I am poor in speaking ,so help me I have improve it.

  10. teacher is most common word to respect our guru (indonesian language). it isn't polite to call your teacher by his or her name alone.
    even you shouldn't call your friends or kids by their name alone.

    that's our culture in indonesia. even most parents don't call their baby by his or her name.
    we call teacher gaby coz we respect you.

  11. I have IELTS exam in the next week what should i do
    I understand every word you say in your video but when some one talk with me i confuse

  12. Mrs we thanks you againt . The world is very universal. We hope and prayed God to love us and guide us in the right way.

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  14. Hello mam my name is Krishna Singh I am from India .I want to learn English .this is my extream desire to learn English .I want to speak English fluently .so please tell me mam how can I improve my English and how can I speak fluently.please inspire me .

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  16. Hi everyone , i like speak english . But i don't known practice with someone . If you need , please inbox with me . Thanks

  17. [must/mustn't] ==> And, for quaintly archaic needs, consider their BEST friend "oughtn't"
    (eg. "You oughtn't snort cocaine and huff nitrous oxide before recording language lessons.")

  18. [Thanks God] ==> That's a cultural reference to the HILLARIOUS classic movie "Animal House".
    Bluto dropped a half-dressed-buxom-babe into the bedroom of a 13-year-old boy while the young man was viewing "Playboy" magazine. Naturally, the fellow looked upwards and said "Thanks, God!"

  19. [thanks god] ==> Either "thank god" (singular) or "thank godS" (plural), depending on whehter you do "monogamous" or "polygamous" prayers, repectively.

  20. [adVICES] ==> vicES are countable. eg. "I enjoy three major vices: (1) drinking (2) philandering (3) discovering additional vices."

  21. you are master and teacher of english what this you are directely in at home i haven, t understand .and i progresse .en arriere it, s good for you and bad for me

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