字幕列表 影片播放 列印英文字幕 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.