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  • Hi everyone, I'm George.

  • There are lots of differences between spoken English and written English, which is why it's really important to learn English through context, instead of just memorising lots of vocabulary lists.

  • So today I'm going to show you three differences between spoken English and written English, and we'll finish with a quiz afterwards.

  • If you find this lesson useful, don't forget to like the video and to subscribe to the channel.

  • Number one: contractions.

  • You're more likely to use contractions in spoken English.

  • A contraction is when you connect two words together using an apostrophe.

  • For example, 'I am' becomes 'I'm', 'you are' becomes 'you're', and 'I would' becomes 'I'd'.

  • Can you change this sentence into a spoken sentence using a contraction?

  • I would love to go there.

  • This becomes, I'd love to go there.

  • Another difference in spoken English is the use of tails and headers.

  • You might not have heard of this, so let's look at an example.

  • 'That guy in the fashionable red jumper, is he our new teacher?'

  • 'Is he our new teacher, that guy in the fashionable red jumper?'

  • Tails and headers give information to help the listener understand what we're taking about.

  • The main difference is that headers come at the start of the sentence, whereas tails come at the end of the sentence.

  • Here are some examples.

  • 'Eating a lot of Easter eggs, that's what I'd like to be doing now.'

  • 'They're easily the best pets in the world, dogs.'

  • Number three: ellipsis.

  • Ellipsis is something that is typically used in spoken English.

  • It's when we leave words out of a sentence but the meaning is still understood.

  • For example, 'Did you see the match last night?'

  • 'See the match last night?'

  • 'Are you ready yet?'

  • 'You ready yet?'

  • 'What have you been doing lately?'

  • 'What you been doing lately?'

  • So now it's time for a quiz.

  • Is this spoken or written English?

  • Number one: It's a tiring sport, squash.

  • Number two: I am a hardworking person who would love to work at your company.

  • Number three: Sorry, been a bit busy this week.

  • Number four: Kimchi is a traditional Korean dish, consisting of fermented vegetables.

  • How did you do?

  • You can check your answers in the description box below.

  • That's all we have time for today.

  • If you enjoyed the lesson, don't forget to like the video and to subscribe to the channel.

  • Bye-bye.

Hi everyone, I'm George.


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3 differences between spoken and written English

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