Day 15 - Disappearing Syllables - Understanding Fast Speech in English

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Link to Day 16. https://youtu.be/zlWf59VPHqQ
Additional listening practice. http://www.englishwithjennifer.com/fast.speech.php

INDEX:
0:01 Our topic: dropping syllables in fast speech
0:24 How many syllables does "several" have?
0:58 Group 1 ("comfortable" and more).
1:38 Group 2 ("history" and more).
2:02 Group 3 ("natural" and more).
2:33 Group 4 ("awfully" and more).
3:03 "Because" and "Excuse me" in fast speech.
3:31 Listening practice.
4:52 Daily tip

TEACHERS: Link to a related post on my ELT blog. https://englishwithjennifer.wordpress.com/2016/02/05/skillful-skipping-words-with-dropped-syllables/

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