Bonus exercise for the weekend.
It’s Friday night….you have a message on your phone.
Listen to my message and write down everything that you can hear.
Remember – this is natural conversational speed English. It is fast. I am leaving you a quick message as I travel home from work. The sound quality is not great, everyday life is not usually silent in the background. You will not hear all the words, as I don’t say them all fully. What is important is to work out what the gist of the message is.
Why am I calling you?
Write down all the words you can hear. After listening a few times, look at the transcript and work out which words you could not hear. Listen again with the transcript.
Hi… it’s me… .ohh… thank god it’s Friday… what’re you up to this weekend? What are you doing? Do you wanna meet up and do something tonight or tomorrow night? Phone me back when you get in. Ok bye
Let me know in the comments or by email or on the facebook page if this is useful.
Let me know which parts are difficult. Look at the transcript and work out which words you did not hear. Message me in the comments or through the contact form and tell me which words are hard to hear. I will write a blog post for you next week to answer your questions.