NI2 – PRONUNCIATION (ALSO SUITABLE FOR OTHER LEVELS)

This week’s pronunciation: /ʌ/ and /æ/

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NI2 – PRONUNCIATION (ALSO SUITABLE FOR OTHER LEVELS)

pronunciation-the-right-wayHERE’S THE NEXT PRONUNCIATION VIDEO: THE /d/ SOUND

Somebody that I used to know…AND PHONETICS!!!

Before listening to the song, let’s find out some of the problems you might have in an English speaking country if you pronounce words wrongly.

THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF 100 WORDS COMMONLY MISPRONOUNCED BY SPEAKERS OF SPANISH. CAN YOU PRONOUNCE THEM CORRECTLY?

Somebody That I Used To Know – ACAPELLA VERSION

Now let’s see if you are able to understand the phonetic transcriptions in this well-known song. Work in pairs to decipher the words!

Now and then I think of /wen wi: wɜː təˈgeðɜː/
Like when you said you felt so happy /ju: kʊd daɪ/
Told myself that you were right for me
But felt so /ˈləʊnlɪ/ in your company
But that was love and /ɪts ən eɪk/ I still remember
You can get addicted to /ə ˈsɜːtən kaɪnd/ of sadness
Like /rezɪgˈneɪʃən/ to the end, always the end
So, when we /faʊnðæt/ we could not make sense
Well, you /seðæt/ we would still be friends
But I’ll admit that /aɪ wəz glæd/ it was over
But you didn’t have to cut me off
Make out like it never happened and that we were nothing
/aɪ dəʊn ˈiːvən niːd/ your love
But you treat me like /ə ˈstreɪnʤər/ and that feels so rough
No, you didn’t have /təstuːp/ so low
Have your friends /kəˈlekt jə ˈrekədz/ and then change your number
I guess that I don’t need that though
Now you’re just somebody that I used to know
Now you’re just somebody that I used to know
Now you’re just somebody that I used to know
/nawənðen/ I think of all the times you screwed me over
Wanted me believing /ɪt wɒz ˈɔːlweɪz/ something that I’d done
But I don’t wanna live that way, reading into /ˈevrɪ wɜːd ju: seɪ/
/jə sed/that you could let it go
And I wouldn’t catch you hung up on somebody that you used to know
But you didn’t have to cut me off
Make out like it never happened and that we were nothing
/aɪ dəʊn ˈiːvən niːd/ your love
But you treat me like /ə ˈstreɪnʤər/ and that feels so rough
No, you didn’t have /təstuːp/ so low
Have your friends /kəˈlekt jə ˈrekədz/ and then change your number
I guess that I don’t need that though
Now you’re just somebody that I used to know
Somebody, I used to know
Somebody, now you’re just somebody that I used to know
Somebody, I used to know
Somebody, now you’re just somebody that I used to know
I used to know
That I used to know
I used to know
Somebody
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