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

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

  • Now, if you've been following my adventures in

  • this workshop, you will know that I've had a bit of bad luck, now and then. But not half

  • as much bad luck as this chap. Listen to what these people are saying about him.

  • He looks like he's had an accident. He looks like he's had an accident.

  • He looks like he's had an accident. He looks like he's had an accident.

  • Now, they all used the word 'he' twice. But there were two different pronunciations. Listen

  • out for them both as you watch again.

  • He looks like he's had an accident. He looks like he's had an accident.

  • He looks like he's had an accident. He looks like he's had an accident.

  • In fluent speech, if the word 'he' comes at the beginning of a sentence or clause, then

  • the 'h' sound /h/ is pronounced. But if it comes in the middle of a sentence or clause

  • and after a consonant, then the 'h' sound is not usually pronounced. So /hiː/ becomes

  • /iː/ and 'he looks like he's had an accident' becomes 'he looks like 'e's had an accident'.

  • Now this change also happens with certain other words beginning with the 'h' sound,

  • like him, his or her. Here are some more examples.

  • I really like his cooking. We think he's left the country.

  • They let him leave early. They offered her a promotion.

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

  • Listen and repeat.

  • I really like his cooking.

  • We think he's left the country.

  • They let him leave early.

  • They offered her a promotion.

  • 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, that man in the photograph - his head

  • looked a bit sore - which reminds me. Saw! I love DIY! Actually, I am a bit accident-prone.

  • But my twin Tom is very good with his hands. I think I'll give him a ring and ask for his

  • advice. Ow! Every time!

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

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Pronunciation: How to pronounce words beginning with /h/

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/07/01
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