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    Hi, today ????? making fruited scones

    Could you please listen and tell me what the woman says in between the words "Hi, today" and "making fruited scones"?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUFFUM4GoE4

    Is it "Hi, and today we're gonna be making fruited scones"?
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    Re: Hi, today ????? making fruited scones

    Yes, that's exactly right. She shortens "and" to a sort of "uhn" or 'n' but you have the words right.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Hi, today ????? making fruited scones

    Thank you, emrs2d2. And is this phrase 'too colloquial' for a textbook? Or is it OK as an example of everyday speech?
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    Re: Hi, today ????? making fruited scones

    In a textbook, I would expect to see "and today we are going to be making fruit scones". I would not expect or accept "gonna" in a good English textbook.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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