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How to improve your Listening Skills. Listening Exercise with instructions, and transcript.
A tribute to Manchester and all who visit and call her home. I feel I can't let this week go by without writing something about Manchester.
Can you recognise the words AND and TO when they are used in the weak form in spoken English?
Accents in the North West of England - Manchester football fans at Wembley.
Short listening exercise - can you hear which words are replaced by the schwa sound?
How to understand fast spoken English in the North West of England. Liverpool and Manchester are only 34 miles apart but the sound of the English spoken in these cities is very very different. Here is a listening exercise.
The grammatical function words in a sentence are usually unstressed and so sound different to how you might expect. Can you recognise the word - you - when it's pronounced in it's weak unstressed form?
The weak word of the week is the little word AND.
Can you recognise the little grammatical function word - OF - in spoken English? OF is often hard to hear and sounds very different to how you might expect, especially when the word after _of_ begins with a vowel sound.