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  • Hi. I'm Tim and this is my Pronunciation workshop. Here I'm going to show you how English is

  • really spoken. Come on, let's go inside.

  • Now, these days, when you go to a real shop do

  • you prefer to pay by cash or by plastic? What do we call one of these? Now, I'm sure you

  • already know, but let's hear what the people of London call it.

  • It's a credit card. Credit card.

  • Credit card. Credit card.

  • Credit card.

  • A credit card. Now, the word 'credit' ends in the sound /t/, doesn't it? Or does it?

  • Watch and listen again. What sound can you actually hear?

  • It's a credit card. Credit card.

  • Credit card. Credit card.

  • Credit card.

  • In fluent speech, when one word ends in a vowel sound followed by a /t/ and the next

  • word begins with a /k/, the /t/ changes to a /k/. So /kredɪt kɑːd/ becomes /kredɪk

  • kɑːd/. It's an example of assimilation. And here are some more examples.

  • Don't let it get cold! You have to do it quickly.

  • There's no short cut to learning a language. I didn't like that cake.

  • Right, so you've heard the examples, and now it's your turn. You know the drill. Listen

  • and repeat.

  • Don't let it get cold!

  • You have to do it quickly.

  • There's no short cut to learning a language.

  • I didn't like that cake.

  • Well done. Now, remember, if you want to learn more about pronunciation, then please visit

  • our website, bbclearningenglish.com. And that is about it from the pronunciation workshop

  • for this week. I'll see you soon. Bye bye! Now, to be honest, I don't really use cash

  • or card these days. I don't need them. No. If you want to maintain your street cred,

  • then the only way is pay by phone. Erm. Have you got a charger?

Hi. I'm Tim and this is my Pronunciation workshop. Here I'm going to show you how English is

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Pronunciation: Assimilation of /t/ followed by /k/

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/07/01
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