AEE Secrets to Real Listening Bonus 16: How to Track Native Speaker Tenses in English

how to track native speaker tenses

Do you struggle in conversations with native English speakers?

Do they seem to move from one tense to another constantly?

Do you have a hard time figuring out what they are saying because you don’t know why they are changing tenses?

Native speakers change tenses all of the time.

When you study English in a textbook you usually study one tense at a time but that does not reflect reality.

It does not prepare you for what you need to be able to do.

 

How to track native speaker tenses:

The best way to practice this skill is to sit down with one clip of a spontaneous and natural conversation.

You should listen closely and track each tense that the speakers use.

Write down the tense that has been used on the transcript.

Next, go back and try to figure out why they used that tense at that moment.

Do this many times with many different clips and you will start to feel more in control.

The only way to finally feel in control when you listen to natives is to slow down, isolate your challenge, and practice it.

 

How to practice this with us:

This is exactly what you do in our course in the lesson called Tracking Teen Tenses.

We bring you to an interview with two teenagers from the Gay Pride celebration in San Francisco.

This material is native, natural, spontaneous, and interesting.

If you are ready to get started with this lesson and the course click here.

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