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Animals Scene 1

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


Language level

Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2


Thank you very much for your quick reply Peter.

When Ashlie says "What am I going to do with her now?" this goes so fast that I can't really understand the sounds she made. It looks like some sounds are missed.
Could you please give me some help and explain the sounds she really make in that sentence with phonetic symbols if possible?

Hi ASFernandez,

Ashlie does indeed speak very quickly here. The most important form of reduced speech that she uses is pronouncing 'going to do' as something like 'gonna' (/gʌnə/). This is extremely common - in fact, it's more common to hear this reduction than the words fully pronounced. The rest of the words she pronounces fully (albeit very quickly) as far as I can tell.

I hope this helps.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

that is really great , but i thank them speak little bit faster actually them speak normally but it's a little difficult for me i review it again and again this part is very interesting for me thats fantastic.

Dear Sir,
How can i download these programs like previous one (e.g. like Big City Small World that had audio and download option was on audio so it was easy)but here there is no option for downloading.

Hello vedant,

I'm afraid that Word on the Street videos are not available for download due to being under copyright. You can find all of our downloadable content on our iTunes U and Apps pages.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

I hear it gets complicated because for me I'm a rookie, had good fast and I have to repeat the video several times but I liked the video and the dog looked adorable, I have to improve in this sseguir of English

Hello MauricioInter261,

It's great that you listen to each video several times. Even if you understand everything the first time, it's good to listen repeatedly and to read the transcript as you listen. After you're familiar with the episode, be sure to practise pronouncing it as well - that way you can improve your speaking and vocabulary as well as your listening.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

I can't do the tasks because it requires Adobe Flash Player, which is not supported by my device
( tablet ). it can be viewed only on a desktop computer or on mobile devices that support Flash Player . :(

to mr. Peter M : Thanks a lot ! It was really a great answer !!! Very useful to me indeed .