Today I'm going to show you the perfect British pronunciation of five expressions that you can use when making
Got much on this week or the whole question is have you got much on this week
When you ask have you got much on this week, you're really asking. Are you very busy?
Do you have many plans many things to do got much on this week notice the T in got is
usually glutalized got
got much on
the ch in much
Links to on much on much on got much on repeat with me got much on
this week that's fine and the optional have you which is the whole question have you got much on this week
an answer to this question could be
So you know that have you got much on this week means are you busy and
Answer like no I I haven't got much on. That's fine. It could be I don't have many plans
I'm not very busy or
Haven't got anything on this week that could mean I have no plans. I'm not busy at all
But be careful. There are two meanings to that:
One: I'm not busy, but be careful. If you say I haven't got anything on it could mean I'm naked
Wow, you look tired. What's the question?
Did you get much sleep last night more often than not
These two "T"s will be glutalized get say it with me get
Did you get that's fine, but there are two other ways to pronounce this
Did you get say it with me? Did you get?
Alternatively it could be just one syllable
j-just schwa sound
Do you get you get much sleep last night?
This will go nicely together with the L
By making it a glottal sound
Sleep last night sleep last night. You look a bit tired. Did you get much sleep last night?
It's Monday. You're speaking to your friend
Your weekend good bad. What's your question?
How was your
Weekend? Of course we don't really say it that slow, and we don't really separate the words
What we do is something very interesting, and it's a feature of connected speech. Let me show you how was your weekend?
Did you hear how I said that the middle of that question
Uses a feature of connected speech we call
Assimilation that is when one phoneme one sound
changes the next sound in this case the "Z" in was
changes the "y" in your
Listen to how I say it
waz-jiah. I know it's weird. We change it
It's that same sound of "jiah" as we find in television
This sound is like a schwa
jiah - how was your weekend? How was your weekend repeat with me?
How was your weekend?
Ok let's imagine the person you're speaking to
Did something yesterday?
Like they saw a movie. They read a book they ate something what can you ask about that experience?
It's a very common question did you like it?
But you know we don't pronounce it that slow, and we don't separate the words
We have to use connected speech, so we've learned assimilation, and we saw an example of this in
Remember the question did you get much sleep last night?
These two words assimilate to sound like didja didja
Or just dja. So you know the pronunciation
Remember to repeat with me didja
These two words have another feature of connected speech listen to how I say it
Did you like it? Okay? Yes, we used the glottal T on that
But that's not the focus. The feature of connected speech I'm talking about is called catenation
What is catenation?
catenation is this: the end consonant sound of like
the "k" sound will join the next word ly
Kit like it say with me like it. Let's practice the whole thing: did you?
Did you like it? How was your weekend? It was good I went
Wow skydiving did you like it?
Okay, so your friends does fun things at the weekend they don't sleep much now you want to know about their plan for tonight
What can you ask?
What are you up to tonight?
You're asking. What are you doing tonight? What are your plans?
However the pronunciation is not that. So what's the pronunciation? First
We remove our
Second thing you know how we use glottal "T"s the end "T" will make them glottal what?
What you up to tonight?
maybe you noticed we used a third feature of connected speech in this question between you and
Intrusion. What's intrusion? That's when this word finishes in a vowel sound: you
The next word begins with a vowel sound: up
Because this sound "U" is the same mouth shape as a "U"
It makes it easy to connect those two words by intruding a word sound
You what you up say it with me
What you up to?
What you up to?
Let's try the whole question what you up to tonight repeat with me practice. What you up to tonight?
What you up to tonight
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