Micro-listening #5

by | Last updated Apr 19, 2019 | Weak form drill | 0 comments

Micro-listening #5

by | Last updated Apr 19, 2019 | Weak form drill | 0 comments

Micro-listenings are quick dictations and drills to help you develop your listening skills.

In this exercise, all the weak formsunstressed forms of grammatical words in connected speech have been removed. Listen as many times as you need to, and see if you can identify them all. Good luck!

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This clip is from the fascinating Hidden Brain podcast. Photo by Liane Metzler on Unsplash

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North America

just sort take granted children need taken care of long time

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We just sort of take it for granted

If you take something for granted, it means that you don't notice or appreciate it.

Usually we use this expression to say that someone has something good, but doesn't appreciate it, e.g. I always took my health for granted until I became seriously ill.

In this clip, the expression means that we don't question or think about something - we just accept it as true. e.g. We take it for granted that young people should go to university, but actually it may not always be the best option. 

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Micro-listening #5

by | Last updated Apr 19, 2019 | Weak form drill | 0 comments

Micro-listenings are quick dictations and drills to help you develop your listening skills.

In this exercise, all the weak formsunstressed forms of grammatical words in connected speech have been removed. Listen as many times as you need to, and see if you can identify them all. Good luck!

Source

This clip is from the fascinating Hidden Brain podcast. Photo by Liane Metzler on Unsplash

Accent

North America

just sort take granted children need taken care of long time

About the sentence

We just sort of take it for granted

If you take something for granted, it means that you don't notice or appreciate it.

Usually we use this expression to say that someone has something good, but doesn't appreciate it, e.g. I always took my health for granted until I became seriously ill.

In this clip, the expression means that we don't question or think about something - we just accept it as true. e.g. We take it for granted that young people should go to university, but actually it may not always be the best option. 

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