Micro-listening #15

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

Micro-listening #15

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, most of the weak forms have been removed.

Understanding weak forms in natural English is a huge challenge, and one reason why rapid, natural conversation is so difficult to understand!

Listen as many times as you need to, and see if you can identify all the weak forms. Good luck!

Source

This clip is from Episode 99 of Made of Human, which features a conversation with British comedian Danny Wallace. Photo by Peter Secan on Unsplash

Accent

English (RP)

Context

Danny Wallace is explaining why he decided to write a book about rudeness after trying to buy a hot dog.

So I go in I, I want buy hot dog and I know if you've ever walked into place where turning up seem already angered person worked there.

About the sentence

...just by turning up...

to turn up is a useful phrasal verb which means to appear or arrive somewhere. Usually, it communicates the idea that the person or thing that appears was not expected. e.g. I hate it when people turn up to a party before you asked them to.

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Micro-listening #15

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, most of the weak forms have been removed.

Understanding weak forms in natural English is a huge challenge, and one reason why rapid, natural conversation is so difficult to understand!

Listen as many times as you need to, and see if you can identify all the weak forms. Good luck!

Source

This clip is from Episode 99 of Made of Human, which features a conversation with British comedian Danny Wallace. Photo by Peter Secan on Unsplash

Accent

English (RP)

Context

Danny Wallace is explaining why he decided to write a book about rudeness after trying to buy a hot dog.

So I go in I, I want buy hot dog and I know if you've ever walked into place where turning up seem already angered person worked there.

About the sentence

...just by turning up...

to turn up is a useful phrasal verb which means to appear or arrive somewhere. Usually, it communicates the idea that the person or thing that appears was not expected. e.g. I hate it when people turn up to a party before you asked them to.

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