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Episode #218

English With Lizzo: ‘About Damn Time’ Pronunciation Tutorial

00:16:55 minutes long
audio file size: 23.7 mb

Sometimes it’s HARD to understand the lyrics of songs when you’re listening to it for the first time. There’s so much information coming your way – the melody, rhythm, stress, and of course words.

Yet, I think it’s such a great tool to use when practicing English.
It strengthens not only our vocabulary but also our listening skills and pronunciation – especially when it comes to rhythm and connected speech.

In this episode I’ll use a huge hit by Lizzo, About Damn Time, and really break it down and explore the beat, the stress and reductions, and everything that makes this song so awesome.

Lizzo About Damn Time | Official video

Full About Damn Time lyrics:

Lizzo Youtube

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4 Responses

  1. I wonder if you’d see this but I really felt compelled to let you know how I felt about the tutorial.
    I have always admired you not just as an accent coach but as a life coach. I watch almost every video that you release (I’m a loyal follower?) and usually my kids are with me as I watch the videos. And I didn’t appreciate at all the indecent language and talks in this video. I didn’t know what to say when my boy asked me what you were saying. I just turned the video off.?

  2. Hi Teacher Hadar!!! I just wanted to say that you are awesome! so, if you need someone to help you with the transcriptions count on me, I would like to be part of your team. What you do really inspires me to improve my english! Thank you and God bless you!

  3. I recently discover your amazing channel. It´s very useful. Im a native spanish speaker, since less than two months ago Im in Saudi Arabia. What you said about the English we learnt and the language we face in real life is so true. Thanks for teaching.

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