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  • Hello. My name is Emma, and in today's lesson, I am going to help you with your pronunciation.

  • Today I am going to teach you how to pronounce contractions for the word "would". Okay?

  • So, first of all, "would". When do we use "would"? We use it a lot in English. One of

  • the times in beginner and intermediate levels we use it is when we are at a restaurant.

  • The server will ask you: "Oh, what would you like?" And you would respond:

  • "I would like pizza.", "I would like chicken.", "I would like tacos.", "I would like coffee." Okay?

  • Now, the problem is... "Would"... This is all correct grammar-wise, but many, many students

  • have trouble when it comes to pronouncing "would". Okay? The "w" sound is a little difficult,

  • so many students can't pronounce this correctly. Okay?

  • Also, a lot of native speakers, like myself, a lot of Canadians and Americans, we don't

  • really say "would" that frequently. What we usually say instead are contractions. So,

  • a contraction is a short form. Instead of saying: "I would", "I'd" has the same meaning.

  • Okay? So this apostrophe here actually means "woul". Okay? So this means there are all

  • these missing letters, but we don't actually need them. Contractions are very, very common

  • in spoken English. Not writing, but in speaking, we use them a lot. Okay? So, if you want to

  • sound more Canadian or more American, you should use contractions.

  • So, let's look at some of these contractions. So: -"What would you like? What would you

  • like to order?" -"I'd like some tea." Okay? So, let's start with that. I want you to repeat

  • after me. "I'd", "I'd". And again, this means "I would", "I'd". So it almost sounds like

  • "eye-de". "I'd", "I'd like some tea. I'd like some tea."

  • Now, maybe you're talking about... To your friend. Okay? In this case, if you want to

  • say: "You would like tea", you can say: "You'd", "you'd". So, again: "You-de", "you'd". "You'd

  • like some tea.", "You'd like some bread.", "You'd enjoy going to the beach." Okay? "You'd".

  • Now, if you're talking about a boy or a man, we can use the word... Instead of: "he would",

  • you can use: "he'd". Okay? And notice, this one, I actually smiled quite a lot. "He'd".

  • "He'd like toast.", "He'd like the chicken.", "He'd like a salad." Okay? "He'd".

  • For women, we would use: "she'd", "she'd". And again, notice my smile, "she'd". "He'd",

  • "she'd". They rhyme. "She'd like coffee.", "She'd like coffee.", "She'd like pizza."

  • Okay? And again, "she'd" means "she would". "She would like pizza.", "She'd like pizza."

  • Okay, now, if we're talking about us and someone else, we would say: "we'd", "we'd". Okay?

  • And again, there's a big smile on my face. "We'd". "We'd like chicken.", "We'd like poutine.",

  • "We'd like french fries.", "We'd like hot dogs." Okay? Example of "we'd".

  • Finally: "they'd". "They'd like". So this is if you have "they would", it becomes "they'd".

  • And you'll notice-very simple-all of them are just apostrophe "d". "They'd like chicken.",

  • "They'd like to study English." Okay?

  • So any time you want to use the word "would", try to replace it with a contraction. It will

  • make you sound more like a native speaker. And, you know, especially if you have trouble

  • with the pronunciation of "would", just adding apostrophe "d" will really help you with your

  • spoken English.

  • So, I invite you to come visit our website at There, you can do a quiz

  • on this subject just to make sure you understand all of the material. You can also come...

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  • vocabulary, and many other topics.

  • So, thank you for watching, and until next time, take care.

Hello. My name is Emma, and in today's lesson, I am going to help you with your pronunciation.


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