Pronunciation Day 5:
In this lesson we examine one verb (‘have’) in its different forms
- contracted forms (I’ve)
- weak forms (Have you?
- strong forms (Yes, I HAVE)
- informal options (I’ve got)
We also look at how to answer the short ’round-up’ questions at the end of Speaking Part 2.
Contractions (slides for 3 lessons)
I honestly believe that using contractions (I’m, I’d, They’re etc) in your Speaking (NOT in formal writing!) will make a huge difference to your fluency and pronunciation score.
Lots of students don’t realise how contractions
1. Watch the video and pause and repeat as much as possible. Try to get the exact sounds right.
2. Record yourself when you practice the questions in the video – do you use contractions naturally? Or do you use full forms?
4. If you have