[ei] for TRAIN (LOW B2)

 

THIS IS THE SOUND PICTURE FOR THE DIPHTHONG [ei] IN WORDS SUCH AS “TRAIN“.

BY THE WAY, THERE´S A POPULAR BAND CALLED TRAIN. LISTEN TO THIS SONG.

WHAT´S THE NAME OF THE SONG?

COULD YOU GIVE ME EXAMPLES OF WORDS IN THE SONG CONTAINING DIPHTHONGS?

HAVE A LOOK AT THIS SCRIPT:

[ heɪ ]  [heɪ]  [ heɪ ]

Your lipstick [steɪnz] on the front  [ləʊb ] of my left  [saɪd ] [breɪnz ]

[aɪ] knew [aɪ] wouldn’t forget you, and [səʊ]  [aɪ] went and let you [bləʊ]  my [maɪnd]

Your sweet moon beam, the smell of you in every single dream [aɪ ] dream

[aɪ ]  knew when we [kəˈlaɪdɪd] , you’re the one [aɪ ] have [dɪˈsaɪdɪd] who’s one of [maɪ ]   [kaɪnd]

CHORUS

[ heɪ ]  [səʊl] sister, [eɪnt] that Mr. Mister on the [ˈreɪdɪəʊ], [ˈsterɪəʊ], the [weɪ] you move [eɪnt ] [feə ] , you [nəʊ]!

[ heɪ ]  [səʊl] sister, I [dəʊnt ] want to miss a single thing you do…[təˈnaɪt] 

[ heɪ ]  [heɪ]  [ heɪ ] 

Just in [taɪm ] , [aɪm]  [səʊ ] glad you have a one-track [maɪnd] [laɪk ] me

You  [geɪv ] [maɪ ]  [laɪf]  direction,

a [geɪm]  [ʃəʊ] love connection we can’t [dɪˈnaɪ]

[aɪm] [ səʊ]  obsessed,

[maɪ ] heart is [baʊnd] to beat [raɪt ] [aʊt ] [maɪ]untrimmed chest

[aɪ ]  believe in you,  [laɪk ] a virgin, you’re Madonna,

and [aɪm]  [ˈɔːlweɪz ] gonna wanna [bləʊ]   your [maɪnd]

CHORUS

The [weɪ ]  you can cut a rug, watching you’s the [əʊnli] drug I need

You’re [səʊ]  gangsta, I’m [səʊ]   thug, you’re the [əʊnli] one [aɪm]  dreaming of

You see, [aɪ] can be [maɪˈself ] [naʊ ] [ˈfaɪnəli] , in fact  [ðeəz] nothing I can’t be

I want the world to see you be with me

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Posted on October 28, 2015, in THE RAIN IN SPAIN ... (PRONUNCIATION) and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. The name of this song is “Hey, Soul Sister”. 🙂

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  2. CONGRATULATIONS!! YOU´RE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT!

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  3. Hi! I try not to see the right lyrics, just with the sounds of words you write in the top, but I couldn’t understand very clear this one: [kəˈlaɪdɪd]

    Also I think maybe I found more sounds in the last paragraph.

    The [weɪ ] you [Kən] [cʌt] a [rʌg], [wʊətching] you’s the [əʊnli] drug I need

    You’re [səʊ] [geIngsta], I’m [səʊ] thug, you’re the [əʊnli] one [aɪm] [drɜːmɜːn] [ʊ]

    [u:] see, [aɪ] [Kən] be [maɪˈself ] [naʊ ] [ˈfaɪnəli] , in fact [ðeəz] [nathing] [aI] [Ka:nt] be

    [aI] [wכ:nt] the [wɜːld] to see [u:] [bi] with me

    What do you think about it? Let me know!

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    • The first word you don´t understand is COLLIDED (crash together).
      As for the rest, many of your transcriptions are single vowels not diphthongs but I´m glad you worked so hard on it.
      CARMEN

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    • The name of the song? ‘Hey, soul sister’

      SMaCre, I’ve got nothing to say after that. Wow! You spent time on the exercise.
      If you want to practise, there’s a free app called Phonetics, where you can listen, read or write more than seven hundred words.

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