Learn how you can make your pronunciation and accent better by reducing the sound of in, an, and in a new English Express episode—a podcast from English Plus Podcast Network.
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Welcome to a new English Express episode. In this episode, we will talk about reduce sound so it’s about pronunciation and accent exciting No. And we will focus in this episode on reducing the sounds of in and n and you can find the transcript on my website English plus podcast.com. And better yet, if you are a patron, you will get exclusive episode series and resources to take your English and learning to the next level. You can find the links you need in the description of the episode. And now without further ado, let’s talk about how we can reduce the sounds of in and and and
so let’s start first within now in is a preposition you all know that when we say something, it’s in the bag. What’s wrong with that nothing’s wrong, of course. And remember, as I usually say, in our pronunciation and accent episodes, it is not wrong to pronounce them in their full pronunciation, you don’t have to reduce them, it is not obligated, it is not something that is wrong. Not at all. But if you want to sound more natural, you will need to reduce the sounds of these small words. Now for example, here I just said it’s in the bag. Now unless you’re trying to stress that it’s in the bag, I told you 1000 times and you keep asking me where is it, and I’m telling you, it’s in the bag. Now here, of course you would want to pronounce in, in its full pronunciation. But usually we don’t do that we say it’s in the bag, it’s in the bag. So it’s not it’s in, we don’t stop and then say in, it’s in the bag it’s in. You see, we don’t stress the E we say it’s in the bag, it’s in the bag, what’s in it, not what’s in it, right? What’s in it. So that’s how you reduce in, I’m gonna give you a couple more examples. I’ll be back in a minute, I’ll be back in a minute, you see, I kind of dropped the E completely. I said I’ll be back in a minute back in back in a minute. But remember, as I always say, Don’t stop, don’t stop by saying for example, I’ll be back in a minute, that will ruin the whole thing. You should say it all together, you should liaise it you should connect it all together to sound natural. If you stop, it’s going to sound very strange. And you don’t want to do that. If you’re still having problems with this. It’s better to give it the full pronunciation. If you can’t do it yet. Give it the full pronunciation when you practice. And you can reduce the sound properly and say it all together at the same time. Just do it this way. It will sound a lot more natural. And it will give your pronunciation and accent an edge. I’ll be back in a minute. This movie who’s in it? Who’s in it? Not who’s in it. Who’s in it. He’s in America. He’s in America. He’s an Africa, he’s in Europe he’s in he’s in you see that? It’s not he’s in he’s in he’s in. It’s just like pronouncing the n the n not in not the whole thing. And since we talked about in n becomes pretty clear because it’s kind of the same. We can say for example, he is an American but nobody says he is an American unless you are trying to stress on the fact that he is an American. Can’t you understand that he is an American, but if you’re not doing that, you’d better reduce the sound of N he’s an American he’s an American. I got an A in English I got an A in English I’m saying here I got an A in English but have you ever heard anybody say it this way before I got an A in English nobody says it this way. I got an A in English name in English. See, you might hear named English was that name an English name in English. It’s an A in English. He got an F in algebra. He got an F in algebra. He got an F in algebra and an in reduced sounds. We had an accident. We had an accident, not we had an accident. We don’t stop to say and we had an accident. We want an orange. We want an orange. He didn’t have an excuse. He didn’t have an excuse. I’ll be there in an instant. I’ll be there in an instant. In an instant, but not in an instant. I’ll be there in an instant. It’s an easy mistake to make. It’s an easy, it’s an easy not. It’s an easy, it’s an easy mistake to make. So that was about end. And finally we’re going to talk about And what about the famous bread and butter? Well, when you want to say bread and butter again, if you want to stress it fine, just go ahead and say, and it’s full pronunciation. But we don’t usually do that, right? We say bread and butter, bread and butter. And again, don’t do it this way. Don’t stop. Okay, bread and butter, coffee with cream and sugar, cream and sugar. It’s not cream and sugar, it’s cream and sugar, no lemon and sugar. Of course, we’re
not talking about coffee here. Just don’t get me wrong. Maybe we’re talking about tea here, right? No lemon and sugar, and some more cookies. And some more cookies. It’s not and some more cookies, and some more cookies. I’m asking you, would you like some more cookies and some more cookies. They kept going back and forth, back and forth. What is back and forth. It’s back and forth. But we don’t say back and forth. Unless we’re stressing it. But we don’t we don’t usually do that. We say they kept going back and forth. We watched it again and again. Again and again. It’s not again and again. He did it over and over, over and over, over and over? No we don’t say over and over. He did it over and over. We learned by trial and error, trial and error. What is trial and error, trial and error. So trial and error, you might just think that you’re listening to one word, it’s not actually three words trial and error, but here because we link it because we reduce and it sounds like one trial and error. Okay, that was everything. I hope you learn some new ways to make your English pronunciation and accent much better. And trust me if you repeat after me if you keep practicing your English pronunciation and accent will get much better you will get this edge that you all want right and that’ll be everything I wanted to share with you in this English Express episode. Don’t forget to visit my website English plus podcast.com and check on the great learning opportunities you can find there. There’s the activity center with daily fun activities, quizzes and logic and math puzzles. And if you decide to become a patron on Patreon, there’s a lot more available only two patrons like exclusive audio series English plus magazine among many more benefits you get when you become a patron. All the links you need are in the description of the episode. What are you waiting for? Take your English and learning to the next level and never stop learning with English plus podcast.com. Thank you very much for listening to this episode. This is your host Danny I will see you next time.
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