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آشلي وستيفن يسافران إلى باريس حيث يستعرض ستيفن مهارته في اللغة الفرنسية وتقوم آشلي بتجربة طبق فرنسي مشهور عن طريق الخطأ.

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We use the infinitive after some verbs, nouns and adjectives:

  • I hope to see you soon. (verb + infinitive)
  • It's time to go. (noun + infinitive)
  • I'm pleased to meet you. (adjective + infinitive)

Make complete sentences using the infinitive forms.



Language level

Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2


Hello AhmadSalih!
They are both good questions!

1. This is an example of several features of native speech! I would write the sentence more like I/don/wan/nuh/weat. There is some elision (where we drop sounds - like the t in don't and want) and one of what is sometimes called intrusion (where we add a sound - like the 'w' before eat) and one weak form (the uh sound instead of to). These all help to produce what we call connected (or linked) speech - which is quicker and easier than pronouncing every word individually. We don't have anything on LearnEnglish at the moment dealing with this, but we do have a pronunciation course coming. You can find lists of the various rules on-line, but it takes practice to use them in speech. For most of my students, it's more important to just be aware of the way sounds change - and yes, they're really gone!

2. Grammatically, you're right; there should be a "that", since it is a relative clause. However, when the clause is defining the object, we often drop the relative pronoun; you can't do it when you are talking about the subject or using a non-defining clause. 
Hope that answers your questions, and enjoy the rest of the site!
Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team

First, thank you for the useful video.
Second, I have two questions
1. In the pronunciation (naturally) in the sentence "I don't want to eat a train sandwich", I didn't hear the sounds of "t" in don't ,and the sound of "-nt to" in "want to" I just heard it " I dona w-eat". Am I right? Do you really ignore them in speaking naturally or they  pronounced them and I'm who didn't hear them.
2. I have a problem in the use of "that", in the sentence of "you have to try and speak the language of the country you're visiting", why it isn't "the country THAT you're visiting".
Thanks again for the video, and Thank in advance for the answers :)