UNIT 1 WELCOME!
Unit 2 IT'S JANET'S BIRTHDAY!
UNIT 3 SLEEPWALKING
UNIT 4 REVIEW OF UNITS 1 TO 3
UNIT 5 GESTURES
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4 – Pronunciation – ‘t’ as ‘d’

In English, the ‘t’ sound is often softened to a ‘d’ sound in the middle of a two-syllable word.

A. Listen to the following words from the dialogue. Repeat each word after the speaker.

meetingpretty waitinglittle

B. Listen to the sentences from the dialogue. Repeat each sentence after the speaker.

  1. Thanks for meeting me at the airport.
  2. You look pretty tired.
  3. Besides, Dan is waiting for you.
  4. He’s been a little bored waiting for you to get back.

C. Now listen to the following words. Pay attention to how the ‘t’ sounds in each word. Choose the words that have the softened ‘t’ (as ‘d’) sound.

D. Then listen to the dialogue again and repeat each word.