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  • Hi. I'm Tim and this is my Pronunciation workshop. Here I'm going to show you how English is

  • really spoken. It'll help you to become a better listener and a more fluent speaker.

  • Are you ready? Come on, follow me.

  • Now, are you an early bird? Do you catch the worm? Do you even have the faintest idea what

  • I'm talking about? Well, in English, an early bird is someone who gets up early in

  • the morning. Now I hate waking up early, but because of my job sometimes I have to

  • get up before 11 o'clock in the morning. I know - that's terrible, but I do it, just

  • for you. Let's find out about some other Londoners.

  • The word 'have' ends in the sound /v/,

  • doesn't it - or does it? Listen again: what sound can you actually hear? Also, pay

  • attention to the pronunciation of the word 'to'.

  • When we use the verb 'have' in its modal

  • form: 'have to' meaning an obligation, the /v/ at the end of the word changes to

  • an /f/. Also the vowel sound in the word 'to' changes to a schwa - /?/. 'Have

  • to' becomes /haeft?/. Here are some more examples.

  • Right, so you've heard the examples, and

  • now it's your turn. Are you ready to start? Listen and repeat.

  • Well done. Now remember, if you want to learn

  • more about pronunciation, then please visit our website, bbclearningenglish dot com. And

  • that is about it from the workshop for this week: I'll see you soon. Bye bye. Right, now

  • as I got up at the crack of 11.00 in the morning, I'm exhausted - I have to grab 40 winks

  • before the next shoot. Night night. Ah, that's good...

Hi. I'm Tim and this is my Pronunciation workshop. Here I'm going to show you how English is

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Pronunciation: 'Have to'

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