Do you think it’ll snow?


Notice how the phrase “do you” reduces to /ʤə/. We don’t always reduce it this much, but it’s common, so it’s important to understand it when you hear it. Often, it’ll sound more like /də jə/. The contraction of “will” can be tricky (difficult) too. You have to keep your tongue in contact with the top of your mouth for /t-l/, without taking it off in between. You need to lift your voice high on “snow”, then let it fall again a little.

It’s true, we do talk about the weather a lot, but that’s because we never know what it’s going to do next. It doesn’t often snow in London, but you never know. My kids are hoping.

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