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  1. Lesson 1| A million questions
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  2. Lesson 2 | Tell me all about them!
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    3 Cuestionarios
  3. Lesson 3 | Writing an Article
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  4. Lesson 4 | I wasn’t ready when it happened
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  5. Lesson 5 | Storyteller
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  6. Lesson 6 | Future Tenses
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  7. Lesson 7 | This season is going to be very interesting
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  8. Lesson 8 | I haven’t seen that in years!
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  9. Lesson 9 | Cinema session
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  10. Lesson 10 | Anything you like
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  11. Lesson 11 | Nothing compares...
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  12. Lesson 12 | World city survey
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  13. Lesson 13 | SKILLS
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  14. Lesson 14 | BBC News
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Lección 7, Tema 2
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Lesson 7 – Step 2 – Pronunciation & Vocabulary: Sounds /ə/

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Goal

Let ‘s learn how to pronounce the most common sound in English: /ə/. Listen and repeat the words as many times as you wish. Try to memorize them.

When you have finished, go to Step2.


/ə

It is also called the lazy sound because your mouth has to be as lazy and relaxed as possible to pronounce it. Just open your mouth in the most relaxed way, make no effort at all, and you’ll get it. The /ə/ is never in a stressed syllable of a word. It is a weak sound. You can find the Schwa sound in almost any sentence and in words as different as the following ones:

BACON

BAC(O)N

CAMEL

CAM(E)L

HUSBAND

HUSB(A)ND

AGAIN

(A)GAIN

WEATHER

WEATH(ER)

PLEASANT

PLEAS(A)NT

CAMARA

CAM(A)RA

BANANA

B(A)N(A)NA

PRESIDENT

PRESID(E)NT

ABOUT

(A)BOUT

Conclusion

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