Micro-listening #10

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Micro-listening #10

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.

Pay attention to the pronunciation of the weak forms - how is it different to the normal pronunciation?

Good luck!

Source

This clip is from Episode 253 of No Such Thing as a Fish. Photo by Willian Justen de Vasconcellos on Unsplash

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English (RP)

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The speaker is talking about the system of communication in the Incan Empire, which relied on messengers called Chasquis.

Chasquis relay runners, totally crucial whole Incan empire. exempt things like farming taxation so important, their whole job deliver messages parcels equipment through empire.

About the sentence

they were totally crucial to the whole Incan empire

crucial (adj) = extremely important. e.g. It is crucial that you bring official identification to the exam.

 

they were exempt from things like farming...

If you are exempt from sth, then you are excused from a duty or responsibility. For example, students in the UK are exempt from paying taxes,

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Micro-listening #10

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.

 

Pay attention to the pronunciation of the weak forms - how is it different to the normal pronunciation?

 

Good luck!

Source

This clip is from Episode 253 of No Such Thing as a Fish. Photo by Willian Justen de Vasconcellos on Unsplash

Accent

English (RP)

Information

The speaker is talking about the system of communication in the Incan Empire, which relied on messengers called Chasquis.

Chasquis relay runners, totally crucial whole Incan empire. exempt things like farming taxation so important, their whole job deliver messages parcels equipment through empire.

About the sentence

they were totally crucial to the whole Incan empire

crucial (adj) = extremely important. e.g. It is crucial that you bring official identification to the exam.

 

they were exempt from things like farming...

If you are exempt from sth, then you are excused from a duty or responsibility. For example, students in the UK are exempt from paying taxes,

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