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  • Hi, everyone.

  • It's Lynn.

  • Welcome back to my video.

  • Today, we're going to be talking about informal contractions including the word 'to'.

  • Now, it's important to remember that these contractions are just for speaking not for writing.

  • So if you memorize them, and learn how to say them, well you'll be sounding just like a native speaker.

  • Let's get started.

  • Okay, here I have my list of contractions including 'to'.

  • And these contractions are going to use the 'schwa' 'uh' sound.

  • And I have some examples for you that I need you to repeat after me each time.

  • I will say it slowly first and then at a native speaker speed second.

  • Make sure you repeat each time.

  • Here we go.

  • First one.

  • 'going to' = 'gonna' 'I'm not gonna tell you.'

  • 'I'm not gonna tell you.'

  • Next. 'have to' = 'hafta'

  • 'You hafta study English.'

  • 'You hafta study English.'

  • 'has to' = 'hasta' 'She hasta work today.'

  • 'She hasta work today.'

  • 'used to' = 'usta' 'She usta live in London.'

  • 'She usta live in London.'

  • 'supposed to' = 'supposta' 'I'm supposta start a new job.'

  • 'I'm supposta start a new job.'

  • 'ought to' = 'oughta' 'You oughta phone your sister.'

  • 'You oughta phone your sister.'

  • 'need to' = 'needa' You needa buy apples at the store.'

  • You needa buy apples at the store.'

  • Don't forget, you only want to use these in conversation.

  • These aren't for writing.

  • All right, you did it.

  • Let's move on.

  • Let's take a look at some dialogues.

  • And this is really going to help you learn how to make contractions,

  • and how to use them and say them properly.

  • Conversation 1.

  • Which of these can be made into contractions?

  • Yes, these ones.

  • Susan's sick.”

  • She oughta take some medicine.”

  • Conversation 2.

  • Which of these can be made into contractions?

  • Yes, these ones.

  • They're late.”

  • Yes.

  • They're supposta be here by now.”

  • Conversation 3.

  • Which of these can be made into contractions?

  • Yes, these ones.

  • Do you live in London?”

  • “I usta live there but not anymore.”

  • Conversation 4.

  • Which of these can be made into contractions?

  • Yes, these ones.

  • Jack said he won the lottery.”

  • He hasta be joking.”

  • Conversation 5.

  • Which of these can be made into contractions?

  • Yes, these ones.

  • Let's go to the mall.”

  • “I can't.

  • I hafta clean my room.”

  • Conversation 6.

  • Which of these can be made into contractions?

  • Yes, these ones.

  • “I'm gonna ride the roller coaster.”

  • Betcha get sick.”

  • Great job today, everybody.

  • Now you know a lot more about contractions.

  • So I want to encourage you to keep on practicing, keep on studying,

  • and keep on watching my videos.

  • And you're going to be sounding like a native speaker before you know it.

  • Let me know how you're doing in the comments and see you next time.

  • Bye.

Hi, everyone.

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7 Common Informal Contractions in Spoken English |gonna, hafta, hasta, usta, supposta, oughta, needa

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