In careful speech, we say words with a small break. In everyday speech, the sounds come together with little or no break. Watch the video to learn about how the sounds change. Practice the example.
Introduce yourself in the Comments section. Download the worksheet to learn the alphabet and numbers.
For a fun way to learn the alphabet, watch the alphabet video below.
Each week we teach a new learning strategy. The first one is Set a Goal.
When we set a goal, we decide what we want to do or learn.
You are studying English with VOA Learning English. What do you want to learn? Here is an example:
Pat works at a coffee shop. She wants to greet her customers in English. She sets a goal: “In three months, I will feel confident in greeting customers in English.”
Learning Strategies are the thoughts and actions that help make learning easier or more effective. Setting a goal is an important learning strategy because it gives you a strong reason to keep studying.
What is your goal for learning English this year? Send us an email or write to us in the Comments section. See the Lesson Plan for more details.
Check how well you understand the lesson with this quiz. Play the video and choose the correct answer.
apartment – n. a usually rented room or set of rooms that is part of a building and is used as a place to live. She lives in an apartment.
meet – v. to see and speak to someone for the first time. Pete meets Anna on the street.
new – adj. not known before; recently bought or rented. Anna has a new friend.
nice – adj. good and enjoyable . It is nice to see you.
street – n. a road in a city, town, or village. Anna lives on Irving Street.
try – v. to make an effort to do something. Please try to say it again.
welcome – interjection. used as a friendly greeting to someone who has arrived at a place. Welcome to America!
Download the VOA Learning English Word Book for a dictionary of the words we use on this website.
Grammar focus: BE + name in introductions; BE + location
Speaking & Pronunciation focus: Meeting people; Pronouncing linked sounds