Students often ask me if I ever use contractions such as gonna and wonna in my own speech. At first I said No, I don't use such terms. I always say "going to" and "want to".
This is part 2 of a blog post in which we listen to a phone message and work out what is being said.
In this Edpuzzle we are looking at how words are pronounced differently depending on if they are stressed or unstressed words in the sentence. The meaning words of a sentence are stressed and are pronounced in their - strong - form.
Helen's Language Home is a bit of a sci-fi home. I have always enjoyed science -fiction novels and films and so too do my children. We have a family movie night every week and watch a film together.
Listening to songs in your target language improves your listening skills. When you read the lyrics or even better, sing along to the track, it also helps your pronunciation, immersing you in a natural accent.
We are going to listen to different English accents and listen to how weak words are pronounced. Weak words are words that are not stressed when we speak, they are the words that we say quickly and so it often sounds like they disappear as all the expected sounds can not be heard.
I have dabbled in Spanish learning for the past year, but it is only from January 2017 that I feel I have been studying Spanish in a consistent way.
I am quite in shock that it is March already. January went so fast that I completely forgot to write a #clear the list post for February! So I will quickly explain how my language goals have been progressing.
My language learning goals for January and going to be very short and focused. I am going to set a very specific time limit on my language study. One hour first thing every morning and one hour last thing at night are my new times for language study. I am not going to worry about how much material I get through in that time.
By joining this #clear the list challenge and writing my goals out each month and publicising them here I hope to keep myself accountable and ensure my own language goals