Connect 2 English for Teachers: Features of Connected Speech

{“en”:”Hey teachers! Ready for another lesson? It’s normal to get confused with the notes and coins of a foreign country. Remember? Notes in the UK. Bills in North America. It can get a bit messy. But Jatobu00e1’s main problem, really, was listening. His ability to understand what was being said. So I couldn’t understand why the note was not accepted The situation would have been very different if he had understood the driver. Comprehension can be difficult, sometimes. ‘Cause when we speak, we do not enunciate word for word We – do – not – accept – notes. In English, sometimes there are small omissions of a sound, called ‘elision’. Or a joining of sounds called ‘assimilation’. They change the way we pronounce words, phrases or sentences.

These are two features of ‘Connected Speech’. What – are – you – going – to – do – next – weekend? What’r you going t’do nex’weekend? Did you get the difference? What’r you? T’do Nex’weekend To practice listening with your students, repeat the sentences in parts. What What’r you What’r you going What’r you going t’do What’r you going t’do next What’r you going t’do nex’weekend? After that, do it from the end of the sentence to the beginning. Weekend. Nex’weekend going t’do nex’weekend. What’r you going t’do nex’weekend? By repeating to the end to the beginning, and saying it faster and faster, your students will get a better understanding of how the sounds work together.

It will be much easier to understand spoken English and to speak more fluently. “Oh, you only take coins?” “No problem! Here it is!” “Have a good day, sir.” Did you enjoy this lesson? So go to our website and download some cool materials for the classroom.. “}

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