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".
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 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.