1.1 Useful language for Part 1

 

Listen to the following sentences and phrases:

Phrase Audio Phonetics
When I was at school...
/ˈwenɑɪwəzətˈskɔːl/
I used to...
/aɪˈjuːstə/
We'd have a lot of fun.
 /wiːdˈhævəlɒtəvˈfʌn/

 

Practise recording the phrases below:

Now answer the following question:

  • Can you tell me about the secondary/primary school you went to?

 


Now listen carefully to the following phrases:

Phrase/sentence Audio Phonetics
At the moment...
/ətðəˈməʊmənt/
I usually...
/aɪˈjuːʒəli/
I wake up early every day.
/aɪˈweɪˈkʌpˈɜːliˈevriˈdeɪ/


Practise recording yourself:


Now tell me about your work or studies that you are doing now. Try and speak for 45 seconds:    



Look at a selection of phrases referring to the future:

Phrase Audio Phonetics
In the future...
/ɪnðəˈfjuːtʃə/
I'll definitely...
/aɪlˈdefnətli/
There's a good chance I might.
/ðeəzəˈɡʊdˈtʃaːnsaɪˈmaɪt/
 

Practise saying these phrases:


Now answer the following question:

  • What are you planning to do this weekend?
Try and speak for 30 seconds.


Now consider the pronunciation of the following phrases:

Phrase Audio Phonetics
I'd be able to...
/aɪdbiˈeɪbəltə/
I wouldn't want...
/aɪˈwʊdənˈwɒnt/
I could do...
/aɪkəˈduː/

Your turn now. Try and say these phrases with the pronunciation features we've been looking at.




Now answer the following question:

  • What kind of job would you like to have in the future?
Try and speak for 30 seconds.



 
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