Day 11 – Reducing TO, DO, DOES – Understanding Fast Speech in English

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Link to Day 12.
Additional listening practice.

0:01 Our topic: reducing TO and DO (Can hear me use these words?)
0:23 How TO and DO are said in fast speech.
1:12 How DOES is said in fast speech.
1:27 When DO and DOES are stressed (and not reduced).
2:37 Listening practice
3:32 Daily tip

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