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4 – Pronunciation: Contractions

In English, you are probably familiar with the contractions speakers make using pronouns and the verb “is” and “are”. These are often acceptable in both spoken and written forms.

A. Look at the examples below. Then listen to the dialogue between Marty and Mrs. Davidson again and try to listen for these examples.

Often in English, speakers also reduce the sound between nouns and “is” and “are”, even though the contraction does not appear in written form.

B. Look at the following statements and listen to the speakers.

C. Listen to the statements again and repeat them after the speakers.

D. . Look at the following statements. Practice reading them, contracting the nouns and “is” or “are.” Then listen to the audio and repeat .