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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. It'll help you become a better listener and a more fluent speaker. Come on, let's go inside.

  • Now, one of the things that happens when we speak fluently is that the sounds

  • at the end of a word can change. To demonstrate this, we asked people on the streets of London

  • to identify this Tube station.

  • Green Park Green Park

  • Green Park It's Green Park

  • Now, the word Green ends in the sound /n/, doesn't it? Or does it? Listen again, what

  • sound can you hear?

  • Green Park Green Park

  • Green Park It's Green Park

  • So, what's happening here? Well, when one word ends in the sound /n/ and the next word

  • begins with a /p/, /b/, /w/ or /m/ sound, then the /n/ from the end of the word changes

  • to an /m/ sound as your mouth gets ready to pronounce the next sound. 'Green Park' becomes

  • 'Greempark'. Watch again - this time in slow motion. Look at the mouth shape. Can you see

  • /n/, or /m/?

  • Green Park

  • Green Park

  • Green Park

  • It's Green Park

  • Interesting, eh? This is called assimilation. Here are some more examples:

  • I own ten pairs of socks. He didn't do it on purpose.

  • I would love to live in Paris. Can you come on Wednesday?

  • Right, so you've heard the examples and now it's your turn. Are you ready? Listen and repeat.

  • I own ten pairs of socks.

  • He didn't do it on purpose.

  • I would love to live in Paris.

  • Can you come on Wednesday?

  • Well done. Now if you want to read more about pronunciation please visit our website: bbclearningenglish.com.

  • And that's about it from the pronunciation workshop for now. I'll see you next time. Bye bye.

  • Now, where is Green Park - is it on Buckingham Palace Road? Aaaah!

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

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A2 UK park green pronunciation sound workshop wednesday

Pronunciation: Assimilation of /n/ followed by /p/

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