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25 March 2012

PAST TENSE PRONUNCIATION



Video explaning -ed pronunciation:


Here you have another video with a clear explanation too:


And another one:


Fancy some practice?




Irregular verbs pronuciation with sound: http://english-irregular-verbs.blogspot.com.es/


Now, the fun part and you know what that means: SONGS!!!!!


Song 1: The Boy Does Nothing


Notice the way she says: 'Does he brush up?' Never brushed up' /brʌʃtʌp/


Song 2: Because you loved me


Please, do notice the pronunciation of irregular verbs such as SAID /sed/ or BROUGHT /brɔ:t/and the pronunciation of regular verb such as BLESSED /blest/ or LOVED /lʌvd/.Besides, there are other aspects of English pronunciation that you should pay attention to, for instance, when she says "I'M EVERYTHING I AM BECAUSE OF YOU" /ɑɪmevrɪθɪŋ/.


Song 3: You are beautiful


I suppose you paid attention to the pronunciation of the past, didn't you?
I saw /sɔ:/ your face in a crowded /kraʊdɪd/ place.
She smiled at /smaɪldət/ me on the subway.
She caught /kɔ:t/ my eye as I walked /wɔ:ktɒn/ on by.


Song 4: This Old Guitar


Lots of examples of both regular and irregular verbs pronunciation.

23 March 2012

SO DO I, NEITHER DO I



Explanation
Exercise 1
Exercise 2
Exercise 3
More practice

Watch this video with extracts from TV series to be able to see this grammatical point in real context:


Listen to these two songs to practise past tense pronunciation and our grammatical point today:




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