Can you recognise the weak forms of words in everyday spoken English? Free listening exercise.
Listening exercises to train your ears to understand English conversations. Discover the rules of connected speech in fast spoken English.
If your goal is to understand native speakers when they speak in fast natural conversation, then the best way to improve your listening skills is to actively listen to English spoken in a normal fast everyday pace. New short exercise posted every week.
This week we are going to look at two phrases that are very common in English What do you want to do? Do you want to…? These are two basic and very common phrases. I am sure you all understand what they mean. But when you hear these phrases in normal conversational speed English they will often sound very different to the way you might expect them to sound.
This week we are going to look at two more phrases that are very common in English, These are two basic and very common phrases. You will hear these phrases in any place that you can buy things, in shops, bars, restaurants, ticket offices and lots of other locations.
Contractions of auxiliary verbs, negatives, and in questions with is; are used in everyday spoken English by all sections of British society.
This first blog post is going to give you listening practice, discuss some pronunciation issues and also introduce a few common phrasal verbs.
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.