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  • In this American English pronunciation video, we're going to take some footage from real-life

  • English conversation and focus on just one topic. Watch this video a few times. Repeat

  • along with it, and you'll get more comfortable using this concept in your own speech.

  • Today's concept is 'gonna'. Now, it's not appropriate to write 'gonna' in written communication.

  • But in spoken English, reducing 'going to' to 'gonna' is very much so an acceptable practice.

  • Let's look at some example phrases.

  • Ok, now I'm going to ask you another question. Ok, now I'm going to ask you another question.

  • Pretty fast, but also, very connected. And it's important to learn to speak with really

  • connected speech. So, let's break it down. First, the word we're studying here: 'gonna'.

  • Reducing 'going to' to simply 'gonna'. Gonna -- repeat with me. Gonna. Gonna. Now I'm gonna.

  • Notice how the last sound of 'now', a diphthong, links directly into the beginning of the word

  • I'm, also a diphthong. No break or lift there. Now I'm, now I'm, now I'm gonna. Ok, now I'm

  • gonna. Ok, now I'm gonna. Ask you another question. Notice how the K links to the beginning

  • of 'you', ask you, ask you. Ask you another question. And 'you', ending in the 'oo' vowel

  • links into the 'uh', the schwa of 'another'. You another, you another -- no lift. Ask you

  • another, ask you another. As you another question. Ask you another question. All very linked.

  • Let's break it down one more time. Repeat in the pauses. Ok, now I'm gonna ask you another

  • question. Listen to the phrase three times on a loop, paying attention to the melody

  • of the voice. Then repeat the whole phrase.

  • Ok, now I'm going to ask you another question. [3x]

  • Ok, now I'm going to ask you another question.

  • Mark, who do you think's going to win tonight?

  • Mark, who do you think's going to win tonight? Notice how the words 'who', 'do', and 'you',

  • all function words here, are all low in pitch and linked together, connecting to the stressed

  • word 'think's'. Notice also that 'do' is reduced to duh, and 'you' reduced to yuh. Who do you,

  • who do you, who do you, who do you think's, who do you think's. Mark, Mark, who do you

  • think's, who do you think's. Think's. So, the word 'is' here, contracted with think's.

  • 'Who do you think is going to' becomes 'who do you think's gonna'. Who do you think's

  • gonna. Gonna -- the word we're studying in this video. Gonna, gonna, gonna win. Gonna

  • win, gonna win tonight, gonna win tonight. Let's break it down one more time.

  • Repeat in the pauses. Mark, who do you think's going to win tonight? Now you'll hear the

  • phrase three times. Listen to the melody of the voice, and then repeat.

  • Mark, who do you think's going to win tonight? [x3]

  • Mark, who do you think's going to win tonight?

  • In the following dialogue, the word 'gonna' is used five times.

  • >> I'm going to go around 5:30 or so. >> Ok. I'm going to go before that because

  • I'm, I'm leaving early. >> Oh, so you're going to go there first.

  • >> I'm going to go there first for, like, an hour.

  • >> Ok. >> So I will, I'm going to leave without you

  • then. >> Ok.

  • >> Ok.

  • Listen again.

  • >> I'm going to go around 5:30 or so. >> Ok. I'm going to go before that because

  • I'm, I'm leaving early. >> Oh, so you're going to go there first.

  • >> I'm going to go there first for, like, an hour.

  • >> Ok. >> So I will, I'm going to leave without you

  • then. >> Ok.

  • >> Ok.

  • 'Gonna' is very common in everyday spoken English: a smoothed out way of saying 'going

  • to'. Gonna.

  • So, don't be afraid to use 'gonna' in your own speech. That's it, and thanks so much

  • for using Rachel's English.

  • Don't stop there. Have fun with my real-life English videos. Or get more comfortable with

  • the IPA in this play list. Learn about the online courses I offer, or check out my latest

  • video.

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