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Could you please tell me how to reply to the question, "how are you getting along with your English so far"? I was asked like the title of my discussion.
I think he want to ask how my studying English is going. I'm thinking how to reply.
I'll reply "I'm focusing on practicing speaking how to connect sounds in American English.
Is it ok as a suitable answer?
May 14, 2019 12:46 PM
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I think your answer is perfect.

However, I would probably interpret the question more as asking how I feel about my progress rather than what I am actually working on. For example, a reply could be “I have learned a lot of vocabulary, but I’m not comfortable with connecting sounds in American English, so I’m focusing on speaking practice.”

Other people may disagree with me! Best of luck!

May 14, 2019

”Practicing” is correct. “Practice” is both a noun and verb in AE.

Also, speech is connected differently in AE and BE, because they have different pronunciations.

I would just remove the word “speaking”: “I’m focusing on practicing how to connect sounds in American English.”

I also agree with Sydney’s comment.

May 14, 2019
The sentence doesn't really make sense to me. I'd suggest "I'm focussing on practising on speaking" and leave it at that. Note practise with an s not practice. Also, I would just refer to English - rather than American or British English - it is the same language after all.
May 14, 2019

Thank you for the comment and explanation.

I think British English and American English are quite different.

May 14, 2019
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