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  • Hello! Hello! Hello everybody and welcome to

  • My name is Steve Ford and my Youtube channel is PrivateEnglishPortal

  • Today I have three great questions from Lucas and Carlos from Brazil

  • and a mystery woman from country X!

  • Let's listen to Lucas's question first

  • Lucas, only grammarians and someone who wants to make a point of being correct or posh

  • use whom and the only example that I know of is when writing a formal letter

  • Who is supposed to be the subject and whom the object

  • If you don't have to write some high level English test like the Cambridge or Michigan proficiency tests,

  • or don't need to speak textbook English for whatever else, don't worry about it.

  • Some University profs might nail you for it, but I wouldn't give it too much thought.

  • Know that the majority of English speakers simply DON'T use it.

  • Next up is mystery woman from country X

  • Good question. If you can find a movie that you would like to watch more than once

  • I'd suggest you watch it the first time with the subtitles on

  • to compare the pronunciation of the words being spoken with the subtitles

  • as they can be different

  • You can get some tricky omissions, all the time in fact, of consonants and contractions

  • all linked together for example

  • So slowly we can hear and we can everything clearly

  • then faster using the contraction for will

  • many English learners are afraid to use I'll, you'll, she'll, we'll etc.

  • but this is totally normal in spoken English.

  • The last one links the consonants and vowels together

  • an, no "d", I'll, let+you becomes letchyou, letchya

  • So mystery woman, keep in mind that linking the words together is fundamental

  • to understanding how native speakers talk fast and to see it in action

  • compare the subtitles with what is being said by the actors

  • an extremely formal greeting is How do you do?

  • now we answer the same way we ask, it's like an echo

  • this happens in many languages

  • often the greeting and the answer are he same thing

  • extremely formal English

  • Ist it used? Not much!

  • When you leave you can say

  • In class and at some jobs you can change those to something more informal by saying

  • Usually you'll use it with the person's name

  • street talk

  • These are common greetings you'll hear in the streets

  • Many of them fall into the category of cool

  • and can be heard in rap and hip hop

  • Well everybody that's it for me! I enjoyed teaching you today and look forward

  • to Learn English Live 17. Catch you later!

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