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    I don't like to sounds for me like I don't night to

    I don't understand how the speaker (the lady) prounces "I don't like to go out..." (the relevant text says so). I sounds for me like "I don't night to out..." Please can you help with understanding what is wrong with my listening. Can you please listen to the tape. Thank you.
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    Re: I don't like to sounds for me like I don't night to

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    The lady is clearly saying to me "I don't like go go out .....", the sound quality is a little fuzzy, but that is definitely what she is saying. Her accent is the one spoken in my part of England.
    How to hear that I cannot help you with.

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    Re: I don't like to sounds for me like I don't night to

    'The lady is clearly saying to me "I don't like go go out ....."'
    Just to be clear.

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    Re: I don't like to sounds for me like I don't night to

    It sounds like I don't like to go out to me.

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    Re: I don't like to sounds for me like I don't night to

    Thank you.

    Please confirm that you didn't hear "to" before "go". Thank you.

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    Re: I don't like to sounds for me like I don't night to

    Not A Teacher

    No it was "I don't like to go out", my finger slipped between the T key and G key on the keyboard which I did not notice in my original post.

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    Re: I don't like to sounds for me like I don't night to

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    'The lady is clearly saying to me "I don't like go go out ....."'
    Sorry, I was attempting to clarify and made a typo myself. I meant "I don't like to go out ..."'
    (I've also pared back the ellipses this time.)

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    Re: I don't like to sounds for me like I don't night to

    The text is correct. She says: "...I don't like to go out in it again - not for a while, in any case...."

    Your hearing is fine. She has a strong regional British accent, and it might be hard for you to interpret it. it becomes easier as you gain experience listening to English speakers.

    An African friend and I went to a Richard Thompson concert. Thompson is a British musician. Afterwards, my friend asked me if Thompson had been speaking English. He hadn't been able to understand a word of it.

    Thompson's accent
    (A different one than the self-conscious woman's.)
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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