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Knock-knock Joke  
  E: Hi. Today on 'Let's Talk' we're going to talk about something funny. Are you ready to laugh?

  R: Today's special form of joke is called a 'knock-knock joke.'

  E: 'Knock-knock', you all know that, right? 敲敲门.

  R: And also we'll really be using our listening skills because in the 'knock-knock jokes' are running words together and that's what we really wanna teach today, is how to hear words run together, and to distinguish them separately, to understand the meaning.

  E: So we'll start with a 'knock-knock joke.'

  E: 'Knock-knock'.

  R: Who's there?

  E: Orange.

  R: Orange who?

  E: Orange (Aren't) you glad I came?

  R: I am. But what you really meant was not orange that you eat but 'aren't you.' But the words are run together: 'aren't you', 'aren't you', 'orange you.'

  E: Aha, Orange. We don't say 'orange you', because that sounds funny. That's just the joke on the word "orange" that we might say 'aren't you.' 'Aren't you', which sounds like 'orange you.' Aren't you? Aren't you glad? So in this case 'are you not glad.' 'Aren't you glad' is 'aren't you.' 'You' often becomes 'chow' when it is added into a sentence. Aren't you glad?

  R: So it's hard to hear when people slur their words together, run them together. But as your English gets better and better and you will distinguish the words separately. Let's try another one. 'Knock-knock.'

  E: Who's there?

  R: Wendy.

  E: Wendy who?

  R: Wendy (When did he) go? I missed him.

  E: Did you get that one? Wendy. When did he? When did he, when did he go?

  R: Yes, Wendy is a girl's name. But 'when did he go' is a phrase run together.

  E: Wendy (When did he) go?

  R: It's important to distinguish between contractions, which are written, and just running words together. 'Knock-knock jokes' have both.

  R: In true contractions you'll know how you change the spelling. You have a word 'have not' and you drop a letter and you add an apostrophe meaning 'haven't.' So they're always gone. And you push the word together and that's 'haven't.' You know many contractions, I'm sure, when you study English: 'can't' for 'can not', 'wouldn't' for 'would not'. And those are all standard actual contractions that you change the spelling in the words. vE: There are some other ones too, but they're not official. But in order to hear English properly you need to learn them. For example, 'did you' often becomes 'dijoe'. 'Dijoe' sometimes doesn't sound like 'did you eat', for example. And you can shorten the 'did' even shorter and say 'digit?' (Did you eat?)

  R: Did you.

  E: Did you eat? No, did you? So that, in shortened form, is 'jit?' (Did you eat?)

  R: No, 'joe?' (Did you?)

  R: That takes real listening skills.

  E: That 'd' is so short you almost even don't hear it.

  R: Yeah. Some of them are easier. 'Wanna'. You wanna go? It's for 'want to'.

  E: This is really American English now. That 'wanna' and 'gonna'. Do you all know 'gonna'? 'Gonna' is 'going to'. I'm gonna go now.

  R: Or 'dnt' (doesn't). Dnt it sound funny? that's for 'doesn't', 'does not'. So if your listening skills get better and better these wouldn't sound so hard. And it might help you understand our 'knock-knock jokes.'

  E: But you know there are also lots of 'dga's, like 'wouldga' (would you), and 'couldga' (could you). Would you go? 'would you', when is shortened, sounds a lot like 'wouldga'. Or could, 'couldga'. so when you hear that 'dga' sounds you know it's 'you'. Would you go? Could you go? And also 'you' turns into 'ya'. 'Will ya', 'will ya go' is supposed to be 'will you'. But if you say it very fast it can turn into 'will ya', 'will ya go'. So 'ya' and 'dga', could you, would you, if it has a 'd' at the end of the first word, these are all ones that you should learn and think about when you're exercising your ears. And if you ever meet any foreign children you can ask them if they know any 'knock-knock jokes'. And your ears would gets so tired you would know what to do because children know hundreds of 'knock-knock jokes', don't they?

  E: Knock, knock.

  R: Who's there?

  E: Midas.

  R: Midas who?

  E: Midas (Might as) well sit and relax, the show's over.

  R: Did you get it? Midas is a name. 'Might as' well…is the English.


敲门的笑话
  大家好!在今天的“你说我说”中,我们要谈一个非常有趣的话题。

  今天要谈的是一种特别的笑话,叫做 'knock-knock joke'。

  knock-knock的意思就是“敲敲门”。

  在听knock-knock笑话时,对听力技巧要求较高,因为我们会用到很多连读。我们今天真正想说的就是如何听清连读的词语,了解它们的意思。

  我们开始一个笑话。

  Knock-knock.

  Who's there?

  Orange.

  Orange who?

  Orange(Aren't) you glad I came?

  I am.但你想说的不是orange 橙子,而是 Aren't you。但 aren't you 读音连在了一起,听起来就像orange。

  但没人会说orange you,只是用这个词来开个玩笑。are't you发音很像orange you,are't you 是are you not的缩略形式。比如 are you not glad,缩略成aren't you gald

  you 在句子里经常读成chow的音。

  当人们将词语混在一起时,听起来会很困难,但当你的英语越来越好时,你就能分清楚这些词了。我们再来说一个knock-knock笑话。

  Who's there?

  Wendy.

  Wendy who?

  Wendy (When did he)go?I missed him.

  你听出来了吗?Wendy.实际上是when did he。

  Wendy是个女孩的名字,而when did he go是个连读的短语。

  Wendy(When did he) go?

  你要注意区分书面语中的缩略形式与连读的差异。在knock-knock笑话中这两点都有。

  在缩略形式中你会改变单词的拼写。比如 have not,你会去掉一个字母,加上一个缩略符号 " ' " ,have not 就成了haven't,而读音也变成了haven't

  。你肯定知道许多缩略形式,比如 can't--can not

  wouldn't--would not,这些都是标准的缩略形式。

  另外还有一些不太正式的,但为了更好听懂英语,你还是应该了解它们。比如did you经常变成 'dijoe'。'dijoe'听起来不会像Did you eat? 这样清楚,有时甚至缩略成'digit?' (Did you eat?)。

  而 Did you则变成了 'joe?'。Did you eat? No, did you?用缩略形式连读就成了'jit?' (Did you eat?),

  No, 'joe?' (Did you?)。

  这确实需要听力技巧。

  其中的 'd'太短了,你都听不出来了。

  还有一些比较容易,比如wanna 意思是want to。

  这实际是美式英语,像wanna gonna。gonna的意思是going to。

  还有 dnt ( doesn't),Dnt is sound funny? 这里的dnt 意思是doesn't。

  如果你的听力技巧提高了,就不会觉得太困难,也会帮助你理解knock-knock笑话。

  你可能还听过很多dga的音,像wouldga ( would you),couldga (could you)

  Would you go? would you 当缩略连读时,听起来就是wouldga,还有couldga ( could you)。所以当你听到这些dga的音,你应该知道这里包含you,you 有时也会被读成ya。will ya Will ya go?实际是 will you,但当读得很快时就成了will ya Will ya go? dga 音是当you 前面的词以d为结尾时发的音,这些音你都应当在练习听力时加以注意。而当你遇到外国儿童时,可以问他们是否知道knock-knock笑话,那时你的耳朵肯定会受不了,因为他们知道上百个这类笑话。再说一个

  Knock, knock.

  Who's there?

  Midas.

  Midas who?

  Midas (Might as) well sit and relax,the show's over.

  听出来了吗?Midas 是个人名,与它谐音的英文是might as。

 

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