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Các dạng thức rút gọn trong tiếng Anh – Informal Contractions in the English language

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Informal Contractions

A contraction is a shortened version of the written and spoken forms of a word, syllable, or word group, created by omission of internal letters (actually, sounds).

In linguistic analysis, contractions should not be confused with abbreviations nor acronyms (including initialisms), with which they share some semantic andphonetic functions, though all three are connoted by the term “abbreviation” in loose parlance. Contraction is also distinguished from clipping, where beginnings and endings are omitted.

The definition overlaps with the grammatical term portmanteau (a linguistic blend), but a distinction can be made between a portmanteau and a contraction by noting that contractions are formed from words that would otherwise appear together in sequence, such as do and not, whereas a portmanteau word is formed by combining two or more existing words that all relate to a singular concept which the portmanteau describes.

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[WARNING! This song may not be appropriate for some ages and audiences].

LYRICS

Whatcha doin’ tonight, baby?
I kinda like your style, lady.
Wanna hang out for a while, honey?
I’m gonna drive you wild, so try me!
Gimme everything you’ve got, baby.
Lemme see the lot, lady.
We really gotta rock, honey.

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Các dạng thức rút gọn trong tiếng Anh – Common Contractions in the English Language

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A contraction is a shortened version of the written and spoken forms of a word, syllable, or word group, created by omission of internal letters (actually, sounds).

In linguistic analysis, contractions should not be confused with abbreviations nor acronyms (including initialisms), with which they share some semantic andphonetic functions, though all three are connoted by the term “abbreviation” in loose parlance. Contraction is also distinguished from clipping, where beginnings and endings are omitted.

The definition overlaps with the grammatical term portmanteau (a linguistic blend), but a distinction can be made between a portmanteau and a contraction by noting that contractions are formed from words that would otherwise appear together in sequence, such as do and not, whereas a portmanteau word is formed by combining two or more existing words that all relate to a singular concept which the portmanteau describes.

Common contractions in the English language

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Tiếp tục về khác biệt tiếng Anh Anh và Anh Mỹ – British vs. American English

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Khác biệt về phát âm tiếng Anh Anh và Anh Mỹ

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While there are plenty of other dialects of spoken English, American and British are the most commonly taught in ESL/ESOL/EFL courses. Perhaps that’s because there are literally millions of Americans and the fact that British accents are pretty dreamy. British English and American English are both valued and respected, despite those who often assert that one is better or easier to understand than the other. The similarities between the two far outweigh the differences, but those differences can sometimes really impact understanding. See more below:

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Làm sao để nói tiếng Anh lưu loát – Expert tips for English fluency

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Warm-up:


 

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Lưu ý đặc biệt về trọng âm từ trong phát âm tiếng Anh – English word stress special notes

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Word stress: Shift in sentences

For some words, where stress is placed depends on their position in a sentence. When the word is spoken alone or at the end of a sentence, the stress occurs near the end. When the word occurs before another word in a sentence, the stress occurs earlier.

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Từ đồng âm – Common Homophones List

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The following list of 70 homophone pairs contains only the most common homophones, using relatively well-known words. These are headwords only. No inflections (such as third person singular “s” or noun plurals) are included.

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Từ đồng âm – Homophones List (Advanced)

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This is a list of useful homophones for advanced level learners.

This list of homophones in alphabetical order is based on Standard British English. Some words will not be homophones in all accents and varieties of English.

See them below:

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Từ đồng âm – Homophones List (UpperIntermediate)

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This is a list of useful homophones for Upper-Intermediate level learners.

This list of homophones in alphabetical order is based on Standard British English. Some words will not be homophones in all accents and varieties of English.

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Từ đồng âm – Homophones List (Intermediate)

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This is a list of useful homophones for intermediate level learners.

This list of homophones in alphabetical order is based on Standard British English. Some words will not be homophones in all accents and varieties of English.

See them below:

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Từ đồng âm – Homophones List (PreIntermediate)

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This is a list of useful homophones for intermediate level learners.

This list of homophones in alphabetical order is based on Standard British English. Some words will not be homophones in all accents and varieties of English.

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Từ đồng âm – Homophones List (PreIntermediate)

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This is a list of useful homophones for pre-intermediate level learners.

This list of homophones in alphabetical order is based on Standard British English. Some words will not be homophones in all accents and varieties of English.

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“Xoắn lưỡi” – Tongue twisters

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A tongue-twister is a sequence of words that is difficult to pronounce quickly and correctly. Even native English speakers find the tongue-twisters on this page difficult to say quickly. Try them yourself. Try to say them as fast as possible, but correctly!

The sixth sick Sheik’s sixth sheep is sick.

A proper copper coffee pot.

Around the rugged rocks the ragged rascals ran.

Long legged ladies last longer.

Mixed biscuits, mixed biscuits.

A box of biscuits, a box of mixed biscuits and a biscuit mixer!

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Thử kiến thức về phát âm tiếng Anh – English Pronunciation Quiz

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Summary: Test your knowledge of accent reduction

  1. What is an accent?

A. carryover of speech sounds from your native language to your second language.
B. A speech or language disorder.
C. A personality trait/characteristic

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Trọng âm câu – sentence stress – yếu tố cực kỳ quan trọng trong nói tiếng Anh

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Sentence Stress in English

Sentence stress is the music of spoken English. Like word stress, sentence stress can help you to understand spoken English, especially when spoken fast.

Sentence stress is what gives English its rhythm or “beat”. You remember that word stress is accent on one syllable within a word. Sentence stress is accent on certain words within a sentence.

Most sentences have two types of word:

  • content words
  • structure words

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Trọng âm từ – Word stress – yếu tố vô cùng quan trọng khi nói tiếng Anh

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Word stress is your magic key to understanding spoken English. Native speakers of English use word stress naturally. Word stress is so natural for them that they don’t even know they use it. Non-native speakers who speak English to native speakers without using word stress, encounter two problems:

  1. They find it difficult to understand native speakers, especially those speaking fast.
  2. The native speakers may find it difficult to understand them.

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Lời khuyên về ngữ điệu và tốc độ khi nói tiếng Anh – Intonation and Speed of speaking English

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Speed of speaking

A common mistake of people who obtain English fluency with improper pronunciation and intonation is the speed in which they speak. Because they do not have perfect pronunciation and intonation, it is difficult to understand people who speak too fast. This is the biggest problem I have seen from people who gain confidence in speaking.

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Một số lời khuyên luyện nói tiếng Anh – Tips on English speaking

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[No advice works, if it ever does, for all. So sleep on it before picking any, inclusive :).]

1. Don’t study grammar too much

This rule might sound strange to many ESL students, but it is one of the most important rules. If you want to pass examinations, then study grammar. However, if you want to become fluent in English, then you should try to learn English without studying the grammar.

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Cốt yếu trong phát âm tiếng Anh – English pronunciation essentials

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The pronunciations given are those in use among educated urban speakers of standard English in Britain and the United States. While avoiding strongly regionally or socially marked forms, they are intended to include the most common variants for each word. The keywords given are to be understood as pronounced in such speech.

This key is to the pronunciations given in revised entries. For pronunciations in unrevised entries, see this key.

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