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Rob and Ashlie discuss how to use ‘going to’ and ‘will’ to talk about plans and make predictions.

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Language level

Intermediate: B1


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Sir, they was how to do. (how to do) what is classification.

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I'm afraid that is not a correct sentence, and I'm not sure what you are trying to say, so I can't really explain the sentence to you. Please check the sentence and post your question again, and we'll be happy to try to help.

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just a small curiosity about listening/pronunciation. Sometimes I find it difficult to figure out what is being said even if I already know the words... for example: when Stephen says "This is more like it" I can't hear the "t" in "it". It seems that both he and Ashley don't pronounce it at all and the word sounds "likey" or something similar.. Is it normal in Britain to omit certain sounds?

Hi peter-pan,

It's great that you've noticed this! This is called 'reduced' or 'connected' speech and happens in many, if not all, languages. As you listen to Word on the Street videos, read the transcript and notice when and where these kinds of changes in pronunciation happen, and then practice pronouncing them yourself. This is slow and sometimes frustrating work at first, but it will really help both your listening comprehension and your pronunciation.

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Hello, Peter-Pan.

Actually, that's normal.
Two years ago I took a "Pronunciation" class. My teacher explained that we, as people, have various accent, including British. In your case, "it" sometimes is pronounced "ik". The sound "ik" is less of stress. It is a bit confusing, isn't it? Even so, you'll be able to pronounce "it" if you keep learning the theory and then, of course, keep practicing.

Git Amry.

I understand so easy with ( "Rob and Ashlie discuss how to use ‘going to’ and ‘will’ to talk about plans and make predictions." ) video difference between will - going to.
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Hello, i just can't understand the explanation of Rob about 'will' and 'going to'. Can you please explain it and give more examples? Thank you!