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  • Hey Friends! Welcome to the first day of 30 Days of English with TIPSYYAK :) I've thought

  • about, should we like, ease into this 30 days...and I was like....nooo! This is TIPSY YAK, we're

  • going to go hardcore from day 1. So, I am drinking straight Reposado Tequila from Mexico...if

  • you don't know much about me, I'm from Texas in America....and in Texas we are very proud

  • tequila drinkers. So, I am drinking a strong legit awesome drink from day 1...I suggest

  • you do the same. Here at TIPSY YAK, we have a drink with every lesson....because it's

  • best to relax and be comfortable when we're learning English. Today, we are going to talk

  • about the number 1 most used, most common, most popular sound in English....and it is

  • the uh sound uh, uh, uh...not a very attractive sound. So, today to learn this sound I will

  • be telling you three things. First, I will tell you how to make the sound. Second I will

  • tell you where to find the sound. And third I will give you some examples of the sound.

  • So, let's start with how do you make this uh sound? This is what you do....you are going

  • to do nothing :) You're going to do nothing...I want you to just sit with your mouth doing

  • nothing...ok, good...that's really good, you're doing nothing...see my 30 days of English

  • are going to be really tough :) Now that you're doing nothing....open your mouth like this

  • much....then I just want you to make sound. uh, uh, uh, ...just push sound out of your

  • mouth. uh, uh, uh, uh, ....it should sound like something you would image a caveman would

  • sound like...something like if you got punched in the stomach, uh. It should sound like nothing!

  • So, you're not using your cheeks...you're not using your lips...you're not using your

  • tongue, you're not doing anything. It's just uh. Now the sound should be in your throat...uh,

  • uh. It starts in your throat and then you throw it out of your mouth, uh. There are

  • some people that this sound is a little bit complicated for because your language has

  • lovely real sounds. So, if that's you...maybe try making the sound a....and then closing

  • your mouth more a, uh. It'still a little too strong, but it's close. So, like I said, this

  • is the most common sound in English....so how do you find this sound. OK, so it's in

  • almost every word ever! But it's not in every word. It's most commonly found on weak syllables.

  • What is a weak syllable? I like to say that words have strong and weak syllables. For

  • example the word about. About. The strong syllable is bout...about. That's what you

  • hear most...that's where we really make our voice clear...about. Now there's a syllable

  • before bout and it's uh. uh. It is an a...but we don't say About...we don't say About...we

  • say "uhbout"....about. We make the weak syllable uh. It is not on every single weak syllable

  • but it is on a lot of them. So, the best thing to do is just learn how to pronounce a word

  • each time you hear it...and see if there is an uh sound in it...or just listen, watch

  • TV, watch movies, listen to podcasts, do all the things...and listen for this uh sound.

  • It replaces all 5 vowels in certain words. So, I'm just going to give you a few examples

  • here...and like I said, the best thing to do is to start to listen...now that you know

  • this sound exists. Here are some good examples: about, vodka, not vodkA, not vodke...vodka.

  • Tomorrow...not TOOmorrow, or tomorrow...talent...not talent, not talint...but talent, talent. And

  • the last example I have for you is happily. It's not happily or happily ...it's happily.

  • Happily. Happily. I hope that this helped you guys out today...thank you so much for

  • joining us for 30 Days of English. Make sure to come back tomorrow for Day 2...I hope you

  • have a fabulous day...cheers! :)

Hey Friends! Welcome to the first day of 30 Days of English with TIPSYYAK :) I've thought

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A2 BEG US sound happily syllable weak vodka mouth

30 Days of English - Day 1 | TIPSY YAK

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    Tipsy Yak   posted on 2016/03/02
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