Mar 012013
 

In this BBC How to… express no strong feelings programme, we look at language you can use to answer a simple question about something which you don’t have strong feelings for. You neither like it or dislike it.

 
Transcript:

Expressions from the programme
It’s OK
I can take it or leave it
I don’t mind it
so-so
Pronunciation – Consonant to vowel linking
Most of the phrases from this programme have consonant to vowel linking.

take it or leave it

I don't mind it

To find out more about this and other kinds of linking visit the Connected Speech section of our Pronunciation area.

Pronunciation – Weak forms
In the phrase:

I can take it or leave it

the word ‘can’ is not stressed. When it is stressed it’s pronunciation is:

can stressed

When it isn’t stressed it’s pronunciation is:

can weak

This is called a ‘weak’ form. Weak forms are very important to the natural rhythm of English

To find out more about weak forms visit the Schwa section of our Pronunciation area.

BBC How to… express no strong feelings Transcript Video

 

BBC How to… Part 7

More from the BBC

Top Series

Click here for all episodes of BBC How to…

Listen to ESL Podcasts and AudioBooks with Transcript
Listen to ESL Podcasts with Notes
Learn English from Teachers
Practise Your English Online

Choose Meaningful Beginner, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, Upper-Intermediate or Advanced Series

Source: BBC How to…

More Series for You:

 Leave a Reply

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

(required)

(required)