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  • please if you're going to learn anything from this lesson, The sport is called football.

  • It's not soccer.

  • That doesn't make sense.

  • Some people going to love this video.

  • Some people are going toe absolutely hate it.

  • Today.

  • We're talking about football, so the World Cup is upon us.

  • If you're watching this on the day I released this video, it will have already bean a week since it started.

  • Uh, some of you might be following it very religiously.

  • Like myself.

  • I've watched most of the matches so far on some of you might not care at all about football.

  • However, It's a very big thing in England.

  • So if any of you are a big fan of football and you're enjoying the World Cup, please do right below and tell me what country you're supporting.

  • One of the most common conversation starters and one of the most common things in general to talk about it would be football.

  • So the first thing let's talk about the word football, How do we pronounce it?

  • Do I pronounce that t in the middle?

  • Long story short?

  • No, I don't Football.

  • There's no T.

  • We don't say football now.

  • Some people might.

  • But the thing is, hardly anybody talks like this.

  • Most people in the UK you will find them pronouncing this word football.

  • Now look at my mouth.

  • Just watch me and try and pronounce it with me if you have the chance.

  • So bull foot.

  • So what we're doing is we're cutting the sound out.

  • Football.

  • The second syllable ball in this word is quite difficult.

  • We have something we call a dark l.

  • So they're two different Els.

  • I'm not going to explain this now.

  • It's very, very complicated.

  • If you really do want to learn this, you conjoined my pronunciation course at E T.

  • J English calm.

  • We're actually creating a new sound.

  • So if you look at my mouth foot Oh, now my tongue is lifting up towards the top of my mouth and it's curling back on.

  • I'm creating a very round shape with my mouth football.

  • Of course, another thing we might have to talk about is the actual tournament that's happening right now, which would be the World Cup.

  • Almost all of my students have a riel problem with pronouncing this word.

  • It's because we're going from the Earth sound, which people already find difficult into a dark l sound this l that we just talked about Whoa!

  • And then, of course, we have the much easier second word, which would be cup Oh, is that vows down their cut?

  • Ah, lot of my students also have problems with omitting final continents, creating that final sound in the word cup, for example.

  • Now it's very soft, but you still need to pronounce it, because if you don't, you'll sound like a non native and you won't sound very clear.

  • So you have to create this very soft world cut.

  • I'm not actually pronouncing the D at the end of world, so it's becoming World Cup World Cup.

  • We have this thing called assimilation.

  • I've made a video about this also, assimilation is when we have two continents.

  • So a continent at the end of a word and a continent at the beginning off the next word on these two, they don't really agree with each other.

  • They don't want to be pronounced together.

  • So what happens is in this situation, the D at the end of world is actually getting pronounced mawr like a G Well, okay, cup World Cup.

  • So we're kind of creating more of a good shape rather than a.

  • The reason why is because we want to change the end of that words so that it kind of matches the beginning of the next word.

  • They joined together.

  • So instead of being a World Cup, it becomes a connected World Cup.

  • Let's move on from that and let's talk about some expressions.

  • So let's say you've just met somebody.

  • Maybe you want to get a conversation going.

  • Now listen to my tone, my style.

  • Everything, really.

  • Focus in on how I asked this question.

  • Did you see the match last night?

  • Did you see the match last night?

  • Now it's a yes, no question.

  • If you've watched my videos before, you would know that usually usually in a yes, no question will finish by taking the tone up.

  • But also something else interesting that's happening is I'm not saying it.

  • Did you?

  • I'm saying, Did you?

  • This is another important part of connected speech, just a few pieces off vocabulary for you.

  • Now, do you know what an underdog is?

  • Maybe you could lists, um, underdogs in the comments section below a team or a sportsman in another tournament who is perhaps not as well known for winning as other people or other teams in the tournament.

  • So, for example, the favorites the most popular teams would be teams like Germany, Brazil, Spain, blah, blah, blah.

  • We're sick of the same people, winning all the time.

  • Germany.

  • So now what we say is everybody loves an underdog.

  • I certainly dio I've been following Iceland in the World Cup.

  • They've actually bean very interesting to watch the fact that they managed to draw with Argentina.

  • I mean, that's crazy.

  • That's that's a really big achievement for them because they are underdogs.

  • They're not very famous.

  • They're not well known for winning.

  • They don't have any famous players.

  • They're an underdog.

  • So let's just talk about the pronunciation of that under dog.

  • So we have a Schwab in the middle underdog under dog.

  • If you're having problems with that, just practice going dog dog and then add the first bit underdog underdog.

  • So we have that Schwab.

  • But we also have the off sound.

  • Now.

  • I hear lots of people pronounce this is underdog because of course I have lots of students who may be studied Morvan, American, English, British, English, We make lots of round shapes with the mouth on this op sound, which is, in a word, like not hot.

  • If you could pronounce it like that, get that or lift that tongue, create that round shape.

  • Every time you're going to sound more British people will be impressed.

  • So try it with the word dog.

  • Then try and add the dog, the dog, and then add under on top under Doc.

  • No, our remember that it's not underdog now imagine a match.

  • Football matches really, really close and you're not sure who's going to win.

  • Are they gonna win?

  • Are they gonna win?

  • Who knows?

  • It's quite a tough match, right?

  • Well, there's a great expression, which lots of people say.

  • For example, I said this the other day when I was sat with my friend watching the match.

  • I said, I can't call this one.

  • I can't call this one If you can't call it, that means you can't decide who the winner will be.

  • You have no idea.

  • You can't call it.

  • You can also use this expression in business.

  • In work in everyday life is just something that you can't predict.

  • You just don't know the answer.

  • You're not sure which way it will go on.

  • Who do you think's going to win this year?

  • I can't call it.

  • I'm hoping that England will go far.

  • I know we're not going to win it, but I'm really rooting for England this year, and I really hope we go far anyway.

  • I hope you enjoyed this lesson.

  • That's me finished for today.

  • I hope you did learn some useful things, whether you're a football fan or not.

  • Yes, remember, if you want to join my pronunciation course and sound amazingly British, go down into the description box below Andi, or you can go to E.

  • T j english dot com on Sign up, Please give me a thumbs up.

  • If you enjoyed the video, I will see you next week.

  • Cheers, guys.

  • Bye.

please if you're going to learn anything from this lesson, The sport is called football.

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Football Vocabulary, Expressions and Pronunciation (World Cup 2018)

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/10/23
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