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gohoos02

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February 20, 2018
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#260:  Spongebob Squarepants Movie:  Sponge Out Of Water

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwTf3xiBG28

Instructions:  Listen to the youtube video above and fill in the blanks below (or write your answers on a piece of paper). Beginners can use the list of missing words and phrases, but advanced students should try to fill in the blanks just by listening to the video (without looking at the list of missing words and phrases).  The answers are given at the end of the lesson.

Main Features:  The most important feature in this video lesson is the phrase "should have", which has four possible sounds:  

-- 1) "should have" (the full pronunciation, 
-- 2) "should ev" (the "h" is silent), 
-- 3) "should uv" ("have" sounds like "of"), and 
-- 4) "shoulda" (the "v" is silent).  

Americans use all four of these sounds when they talk.  In this video you'll hear the last one, "shoulda".  You'll also hear this same pattern of sounds in the phrases "would have", "could have", and "might have".  The first book that used these words in its title is "Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda: Overcoming Regrets, Mistakes". 

Missing Words and Phrases (7):  going to [gonna]; he [ee]; him [im]; need to [need da]; should've [shoulda]; to [da]; you [ya].

Transcript

At last, it is mine.  With this magic book, any evil plan I write comes true. But to harness its power, I need the final page that is protected deep below the surface by one legendary hero.

Will you stop playing that tiny piano?!
Sorry.

Attack!
I think we have a few minutes before _____ gets here.  Aaii! He's right on top of us!  
Bar the door!
Got it!
Bullseye!

{From Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Movies...}
That pirate's ________ destroy our world!  
Aren't you overreacting a bit?

Patrick, what are _____ doing?
Vandalizing stuff.
Isn't that your house?

{To save their world...}
Come on, team!  Let's get that book back!
{... they must come to ours.}
What is this place?  Uh-oh.   Ahhhhhhhh!

{1:10}
{In 2015...} 
A giant hairy porpoise!  Beached! [1]
We _______ get these guys back in the water!
Put your back into it!
Ew!  This place smells awful!

{... comes the 3D motion picture event so hot...}
Oh, where have you been all my life?
This is uncomfortable.
{... and so extreme...}
There's the book!  Now it's our turn _____ rewrite the story.
{...you'll need new pants.}
Those guys must work out. [1]
I think they're in my spin class. [2]

{1:52}
Alright, here comes the pain!
Ah!
That ain't good.
Ah?
They're beautiful.

{The SpongeBob Movie:  Sponge Out of Water in 3D.}
Mr. Superawesomeness, take _____ down.  
Maybe, we _________ picked a better superpower for you, Patrick.

Notes:

[1] To work out = to do physical exercise in order to improve your strength and/or fitness.
[2] Spin class = A spin class is a high-intensity workout that generally takes place on a stationary bicycle that has a weighted flywheel.

Answers

1) he [ee]
2) going to [gonna]
3) you [ya]
4) need to [need da]
5) to [da]
6) him [im]
7) should've [shoulda]

January 24, 2018
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#259 What Are You Doing For Lunch Today? (Scene from "Office Space")

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxC2vm6Tegk

Instructions:  Listen to the youtube video above and fill in the blanks below (or write your answers on a piece of paper). Beginners can use the list of missing words and phrases, but advanced students should try to fill in the blanks just by listening to the video (without looking at the list of missing words and phrases).  The answers are given at the end of the lesson.

Main Features:  The main feature in this lesson is the word "to", which can sound like "ta", "da", and "na".  You'll hear the words and phrases "today" ("taday"), "supposed to" ("supposed da"), "like to" ["like da"], and "I'm going to" ("ahm gonna").

Missing Words and Phrases (7):  I'm going to [ahm gonna]; like to [like da]; supposed to [supposed da]; today [taday]; what are you [whadda you]; Would you like to [dja like da]; you [ya].

Transcript: 

Hi. I'm Peter.
Hi, can I help you?
____________ doing for lunch _____?
Uh, well, our specials today are blackened chicken and {stops and points} -- it's actually right there on the board. Excuse me [1].
Hey, look who's back!  Table for three?
I was asking what you were doing for lunch.  _________________ have lunch with me?
{Laughs} Are you, are you serious?
Yeah.
Yeah, um, I don't, uh, I don't think I'm ___________ do that.
Oh.  Okay, well, I'll tell _____ what I'll do.  ____________ go next door and get a table and if you'd _______ join me, uh, no big deal, alright?  And if not, that's cool, too [2].  Okay?
Okay.
Alright.
When you say, uh, "next door," do you mean, uh, Chili's or Flingers [3]?
Flingers.
Okay.

Notes:

[1] Excuse me = She says "scuse me" instead of "ekscuse me", that is, the "ek" sound is missing.
[2] "No big deal" and "that's cool" = In other words, either one is fine with him.  If you come, that's ok; but if you don't come, that's ok too.
[3] Chili's or Flingers = These are two restaurant chains in the US..

Answers: 

1) What are you [whadda you]
2) today [taday]
3) Would you like to [dja like da]
4) supposed to [supposed da]
5) you [ya]
6) I'm going to [ahm gonna]
7) like to [like da]

January 24, 2018
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As you all know, the word "to" occurs very frequently in English, so I wrote a more detailed explanation of this word and the five sounds that it can have.  I also give about 40 common phrases that contain the word "to" (such as "ready to", "want to", "need to", etc) and the sounds that you will often hear when a native speaker uses these 40 phrases.

You can find the explanation here:

https://www.englishbaby.com/blog/gohoos02/view_entry/62456