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In relaxed speech, words are said clearly and separately.

In relaxed speech, words can be combined.

In relaxed speech, sounds can be changed.

In relaxed speech, sounds can be dropped.

How would the word "bottle" be said in relaxed speech?

What does "whaddya" mean in the sentence below?
"Whaddya doing?"

What does "whaddya" mean in the sentence below?
"Whaddya want to eat for dinner?"

In relaxed speech, which letter would be dropped from "often"?

"What are you" will almost always be followed by ____________________.

"What do you" will almost always be followed by ___________________.


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64 Comments on “How to understand native English speakers: “Whaddya…?” & Relaxed Speech”


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thanks james

Thursday, January 18th 2018

Ha,ha,ha!

Thursday, January 18th 2018

I love your sense of humor! <3 :-)

You're my best teacher!

Thursday, January 18th 2018

The chicken didn’t make it to the other side ..hahahah best Thanks

Thursday, January 18th 2018

    [The chicken didn’t make it to the other side]
    What’s that mean?
    I just don’t understand this joke.Can you tell me?

    Thursday, January 18th 2018

      That mean – chicken is dead and now it’s on plate – dinner :-p

      Thursday, January 18th 2018

      Full joke sounds:
      — Why did the chicken cross the road?
      — Because it wants to get on the other side.

      Friday, January 19th 2018

thank you. its help me a lot

Thursday, January 18th 2018

Got it!

Thursday, January 18th 2018

Thank you James!
It’s very useful!

Thursday, January 18th 2018

Thanks a lot James

Thursday, January 18th 2018

This vid is really helpful for me. Thanks a lot!!!

Thursday, January 18th 2018

Thanks

Thursday, January 18th 2018

Thank you very much James! (I undestood the chicken joke, haha)

Thursday, January 18th 2018

Am gonna watch all of your videos) thanks a lot

Thursday, January 18th 2018

I dont know how it works but i always understand everything from you james . You are amazing teacher and if you would be my private teacher, i promise you that i would can speak like native speaker only for one year! :) im hard working guy

Thursday, January 18th 2018

Thank you James. I enjoyed the topic.

Thursday, January 18th 2018

Thank you.

Thursday, January 18th 2018

Thank you, James!!!

Thursday, January 18th 2018

Thanks, james. it is very useful for me.
Could you please give me some more exercise about schwa?

Friday, January 19th 2018

thanks! whaddaya do for the next lesson? :)

Friday, January 19th 2018

Thank you, for all your lessons.

Friday, January 19th 2018

Got 90☺ Thanks james.

Friday, January 19th 2018

I have earned 100/100!

Friday, January 19th 2018

I got 80 thanks james.i’m so happy about it.

Friday, January 19th 2018

Thanks Mr. James…..!!

Friday, January 19th 2018

Thanks James!!!Nice lesson ;)

Friday, January 19th 2018

I can’t resist to tell a joke about chicken:)

a:Which day of the week do chickens hate most?
b:Fry-day!

Thanks for the lesson:)

Friday, January 19th 2018

Thank you James for the lesson!

Friday, January 19th 2018

Whaddayadoing here, James? I watch your videos of(t)en. I also love your pronunciation of bottle at the start here.

Also, LOL @ “FA-MY-LY?” (fam-lee)

Yep, lots of useful stuff here. Pay attention, students!

Friday, January 19th 2018

Thank you very much. Great lesson.

Friday, January 19th 2018

Hello, everyone! My name is Rustam. I’m from Tajikistan, wanna be in touch with the one who wants to practice and to improve our lovely language (English)

Saturday, January 20th 2018

    Hi Rustam, I’m also looking for one to one listens, maybe we can practice together once or twice a week?

    Sunday, January 28th 2018

thank you.. that video helped me a lot :)

Saturday, January 20th 2018

Whaddya mean native?
Oh!Yes, I know!
Thanks, James.

Sunday, January 21st 2018

80 % :-)
Thank you :-)
Thank you James for the lesson!

Sunday, January 21st 2018

Thanks james

Sunday, January 21st 2018

Thanks so much! We love your sense of humour ! So relaxed to watch your videos!

Monday, January 22nd 2018

Tnx for this lecture

Monday, January 22nd 2018

Hi guys,
Could you help me with my convisiation. I want to speake in english very wekl, because it’s neccesary to my job.

Monday, January 22nd 2018

thanks po :)from philippines :)

Monday, January 22nd 2018

My quiz got correctly, thank you.

Tuesday, January 23rd 2018

thanks James ;)

Tuesday, January 23rd 2018

Help me
How can I download this lesson

Wednesday, January 24th 2018

    Sorry, you can only watch our lessons on YouTube.

    Thursday, January 25th 2018

thank you.. that video helped me a lot

Wednesday, January 24th 2018

You are the best.

Wednesday, January 24th 2018

i enjoyed this lesson so much. thanks a bunch james :)
but i wanna discuss something.if you don’t mind. it was really easy to undestand if I learn it from you. but, as we know some native has a different accent, and sometimes some of them not speak as clearly as yours, sometimes i totally had no idea of what their talking about.. so how we (actually for me) to deal with it?

ps : i’m sorry for all of the grammar mistakes, :’)

Thursday, January 25th 2018

Thanks! Poor Chiken

Thursday, January 25th 2018

thank you you help me

Friday, January 26th 2018

haha funny teacher. Waddaya want?

Saturday, January 27th 2018

How I can speak English

Saturday, January 27th 2018

thank you

Saturday, January 27th 2018

Thank you Bro

Saturday, January 27th 2018

nice video James :)

Sunday, January 28th 2018

Thanks Jame.How can i continuous this lesson?

Sunday, January 28th 2018

learn and fun

Sunday, January 28th 2018

Thanks James!!!!

Sunday, January 28th 2018

Thanks James!

Monday, January 29th 2018

Thanks :)

Monday, January 29th 2018

Hi teacher James ILove this work congratulations

Monday, January 29th 2018

cool thanks so much from China

Tuesday, January 30th 2018

thanks a lot jemas

Thursday, February 1st 2018

really useful, thanks James!

Saturday, February 3rd 2018
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