Elision Pronunciation - How to Understand Fast English Speakers


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In this lesson, you can learn about a pronunciation feature which can help you to understand fast speech and also talk more fluently in English.

What is this pronunciation feature?

It's called 'elision'.

Elision is when some words or parts of a word are not pronounced.

For example, a letter might not be pronounced, or a syllable might disappear, or sometimes even whole words are not pronounced fully.

Elision is common in spoken English, especially in fast, informal speech.

Learning about elision will help your listening andif you can use it yourselfhelp your speaking, too!

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