If your language background is South Asian, Turkish, Russian or German you may be having problems with the American /w/ sound.
We use the /w/ sound a lot in spoken English so it’s an important sound to master.
Using the contracted forms of will and would is an excellent way to shorten your sentences and avoid the /w/ sound.
Here are a few examples for the contracted form of will.
To use this form correctly, add a schwa before the /l/ sound. It should sound like /əl/.
- it will it’ll
- It’ll be great.
- there will there’ll
- There’ll be rain tomorrow.
- what will what’ll
- What’ll it be?
Remember that it’s perfectly OK to use contractions when you speak American English. Native speakers do this all the time.☝
Using contractions is one of the best ways to make your spoken English sound smoother and more natural!
Speaking with contractions and articulating a clear /w/ sound are two strategies that I teach you in my ☆Skype accent reduction☆ coaching program.