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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.

  • In English, we have an expression - man's best friend. Do you know what that refers to?

  • Voice: Beer! Tim: No, not beer. Dogs. A dog is man's best friend.

  • But not always. What would you say to a dog who did this?

  • Bad girl! She's a bad girl

  • The dog has been a bad girl

  • Now, the word bad ends in the sound /d/, doesn't it? Or does it? Watch and listen again. Can you

  • hear the /d/?

  • Bad girl! She's a bad girl

  • The dog has been a bad girl

  • In fluent speech, a /d/ changes to a /g/ when it comes before a /g/ or a /k/. So /bad girl/

  • becomes /bagirl/. This is an example of assimilation. And here are some more examples.

  • He's a really good cook.

  • Last night we had guests for dinner.

  • Can you print out a hard copy?

  • I'd love to walk down the red carpet one day.

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

  • He's a really good cook.

  • Last night we had guests for dinner.

  • Can you print out a hard copy?

  • I'd love to walk down the red carpet one day.

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

  • bbclearningenglish dot com. And that is about it from the Pronunciation workshop for now.

  • I'll see you soon. Bye! Now, you know what, I'm not really that keen on dogs, I'm more

  • of a cat person. Oh no, no, no that was just a joke - good girl, good girl, aaah! Oh, very

  • funny. You're actually quite cute. Who's a good girl? Who's a good girl? Argh! Bad girl!

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

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Pronunciation: Assimilation of /d/ to /g/

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/07/01
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