#237: How to Understand Natives | Connected Speech

In this week’s podcast, we’re talking all about connected speech! You’ll learn about how we often don’t pronounce some words, how we reduce others and how we change some sounds in order to flow more naturally with our speech. This is a really interesting topic that will not only allow you to understand native English better, but you can also use this in your everyday speech too. At the end, we put ourselves to the test with the classic “Betty Botter bought some butter“ tongue twister. So, stick till the end to check that out and give it a go yourself!

Words You’ll Learn in the App

  • Trip up
  • Jumble
  • Get hooked (on something)
  • Cup of tea
  • To get ahead of yourself
  • Butcher
  • Stumble
  • Shadow
  • Give it a go

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