This page will hep you to better understand improve your comprehension when listening to those who speak especially fast!
Fast Speech-Related Videos and Quizzes
When speaking, there are many things American English speakers do to change their pronunciation and speak faster. This might make it harder for you to understand fast speech, but there are patterns for how fast speech changes. Watch the videos below to understand some features of fast speech, then take a listening quiz for each video to test your understanding.
Blending Sounds Listening Quiz
Common Fast Phrases Listening Quiz
"T Sounds Like D" Listening Quiz
Dropping the H Sound Listening Quiz
Dropping Syllables Listening Quiz
Want to hear a mix of different examples of fast speech? Take this Fast Speech Listening Quiz to see how many you can you understand!
- Understanding Fast Speech in English: A 20-Day Challenge. This collection of videos explains more ways that Americans speak quickly in English. Watch a few videos or all of them to better understand fast speech.
- Reduced Speech. More examples of how we shorten words when speaking.
- Connected Speech. More examples of how we link or blend different sounds together when speaking.