Ashlie goes for an interview - but her interviewer is more interested in someone else!

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Hi rababa99,

I'd suggest that you watch an episode several times. First, watch it once or twice without the transcript. Then, watch it with the transcript a few times. Then wait a day or two, and then watch it again without the transcript. You should understand it better, but if not, use the transcript as an aid again.

You can also use the transcript for vocabulary and improving your pronunciation. Choose new words and phrases that you think are useful and write them in a vocabulary notebook to study them and improve your vocabulary. As for pronunciation, imitate the pronunciation of those phrases - this usually involves a lot of repetition - as many times as you need.

In this way, you can really get a lot out of each episode.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

hi
how can i mark this video as seen?

Hello Claudianetu,

I'm sorry, but we don't have a way to do that on our pages - you'll just have to try and remember which ones you've seen!

Regards,

Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi
I've some questions I hope Iget answers
1-Is the pronunciation of (ph) V or F
2- when we are talking about an animal we use the pronoun( It ) , but in the video they say about the dog (she)
3-Why did (T) disappear in the pronunciation of some sentences like (They won't let her in)
Thanks

Hi monaia,

Here are the answers to your questions:

1. In words like 'physics' and 'ephedrine' the pronunciation is /f/.  I can't think of an example where we would pronounce 'ph' as /v/.

2. People who own dogs (and, of course, other pets) often talk about them as 'he' or 'she' as they know them so well, and feel such attachment to them that they treat them almost as a person - in fact, almost as a family member.

3. This is a feature of connected speech, which is the term we use to describe way that we run words together and change or omit some sounds so that we can speak quickly and fluently.  You've identified one of these features in your question; listen carefully to our recordings, which are great examples of natural speech, and you'll hear more.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hi
I'm very glad to contact with the LearnEnglish Team
I hear the pronunciation of (ph) in the man name in the video as (v) if /i heard right

Hi monaia,

Yes - you have a good example here!  I didn't think of names but you are correct that the 'ph' in 'Stephen' is pronounced /v/.  Well done and thank you!

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

it's really stunning video.

Sorry it was slipping back into the alligator shoes
The extremely likable Nick Frost is the driving force behind this rather lumpen British romcom about a one-time salsa champion slipping back into the alligator shoes in pursuit of love.

Hello AbdulMohsin,

Thanks for clarifying.  It doesn't have any particular 'normal' meaning - in other words the writer is using an original metaphor here.  The idea is that a salsa champion wears flashy clothes, such as alligator-skin shoes, and so going back to salsa means putting the alligator shores on again.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

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