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Level 7 (CEFR B1)

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  1. Lesson 1 | Is he the One?
    7 Temas
    |
    3 Cuestionarios
  2. Lesson 2 | I Love Shepherd's Pie
    7 Temas
    |
    2 Cuestionarios
  3. Lesson 3 | What are you going to do?
    7 Temas
    |
    6 Cuestionarios
  4. Lesson 4 | You have been working too much
    7 Temas
    |
    4 Cuestionarios
  5. Lesson 5 | Eating Out
    5 Temas
    |
    2 Cuestionarios
  6. Lesson 6 | Job search
    7 Temas
  7. Lesson 7 | Consumer society
    7 Temas
    |
    6 Cuestionarios
  8. Lesson 8 | ARTICLES
    7 Temas
    |
    4 Cuestionarios
  9. Lesson 9 | Obligations, suggestions, and prohibitions
    7 Temas
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    3 Cuestionarios
  10. Lesson 10 | Money
    5 Temas
    |
    4 Cuestionarios
  11. Lesson 11 | Ability and Possibility
    7 Temas
    |
    3 Cuestionarios
  12. Lesson 12 | EVERYONE WAS BORED!
    7 Temas
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    5 Cuestionarios
  13. Lesson 13 | Old Me, New Me
    7 Temas
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    4 Cuestionarios
  14. Lesson 14 | He had rehearsed it all…
    7 Temas
    |
    4 Cuestionarios
  15. Lesson 15 | Let’s Get Sporty!
    6 Temas
    |
    5 Cuestionarios
  16. Lesson 16 | Narrative - A family trip
    5 Temas
Lección 8, Tema 2
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Lesson 8 – Step 2 – Pronunciation

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Goal

We are going to work on the pronunciation of two words that we constantly use in English: "a" and "the". A correct pronunciation of these articles will drastically improve your overall speaking skill.


Weak and strong sounds

A and the have strong and weak pronunciations. We usually use the weak pronunciation when we are speaking. Look at these examples:

I’m reading a book. It’s an interesting book. The main character is a young doctor. The end was fantastic.

Listen and repeat:

a /ə/

a car

a song

an /ən/

an answer

an Englishman

the /ðə/

the sun

the cinema

the /ði/

the earth

the end

Conclusion

Have you finished? Let’s go to step 3!