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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.

  • Wow. Isn't the world an amazing place? Look how

  • many countries there are! Well - at least ten! Do you like travelling? How many countries

  • have you visited? Now, is there any particular place, or country, that you'd like to visit?

  • This is what the people of London told us when we asked them that same question.

  • I'd like to visit Iceland. I'd like to visit South America.

  • I'd like to visit Spain and Greece. I'd love to go to Egypt.

  • The contraction 'I'd' ends in the sound /d/, doesn't it? Or does it? Listen again - can

  • you fully hear the /d/?

  • I'd like to visit Iceland. I'd like to visit South America.

  • I'd like to visit Spain and Greece. I'd love to go to Egypt.

  • We make the sounds of English in different ways, using different parts of our mouths.

  • There's a group of consonants called plosives, and if this sounds a bit like the word 'explosion',

  • well, that's not a bad way of remembering it. Plosive sounds are made by suddenly releasing

  • air that has been blocked by various parts of the mouth. The sound /d/ is one of these

  • plosives. The others are /b/, /t/, /p/, /k/ and /g/. But in fluent, everyday speech, when

  • one word ends in a plosive sound and the next begins in another consonant sound, we don't

  • always hear the release of the plosive sound. 'I'd like to', becomes 'Idliketuh'. This is

  • called 'an unreleased stop', or, if you want to get really technical, 'a stop with no audible

  • release'. Here are some more examples.

  • How about a quick chat? You should thank her.

  • It was a sad time in his life. Why don't you sit down?

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

  • listen and repeat.

  • How about a quick chat?

  • You should thank her.

  • It was a sad time in his life.

  • Why don't you sit down?

  • Well done. And remember, if you want to learn more about this, 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, if you were to ask me where I'd like to visit

  • next... well - anywhere! I just love travelling. Now let's see if we can find my next destination.

  • Oww! I hurt my finger... again!

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 fluent speakers pronounce plosives

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    pipus posted on 2017/03/16
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