Accent Diet: Reducing Sounds Lesson 8 Practice 2 – #80460

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Accent Diet: Reducing Sounds Lesson 8 Practice 2 – #80460

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When we speak, we often use contractions like can’t or I’ve. We pronounce contractions just like they are spelled, not like the original words. Practice pronouncing these contractions.

is = ’s
he’s
she’s
it’s
there’s
that’s
where’s
has = ’s
he’s
she’s
it’s
there’s
that’s
where’s
had = ’d
I’d
we’d
you’d
he’d
she’d
they’d
have = ’ve
I’ve
we’ve
you’ve
they’ve
are = ’re
we’re
they’re
you’re

 

not = n’t
isn’t
won’t
doesn’t
wasn’t
can’t
couldn’t
don’t
weren’t
aren’t
shouldn’t
didn’t
mustn’t
wouldn’t
mightn’t

 

will = ’ll
I’ll
we’ll
you’ll
he’ll
she’ll
they’ll
would =’d
I’d
we’d
you’d
he’d
she’d
they’d
Also:
I am I’m
Let us Let’s

 

The following contractions often sound like other words.
Original Words Contractions Sounds Like (The italicized words are not real words.)
I will
You will
He will
We will
She will
You are
They are
We are
He would/he had
We would/had
We have
Why will
How will
Who is/has
How is/has
Where is/has
Where are
Why are
Why would/had
Why is/has
Iíll
you’ll
he’ll
we’ll
she’ll
you’re
they’re
we’re
he’d
we’d
we’ve
why’ll
how’ll
who’s
how’s
where’s
where’re
why’re
why’d
why’s
aisle / all
Yule / yul
heel / hill
wheel / will
shiel / shill
your / yer
there
weir / were
heed
weed
weave
while
howl
whose
house (As a verb, it sounds like howz.)
wears
wearer
wire
wide
wise

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