It’s Monday morning and everyone’s back at work, ready to start a new week.
Catching up on Monday morning is an essential part of being in a team, actually. It’s an opportunity to bond with colleagues, to get a bit more personal than usual, to share something personal about you and to learn something important about them.
How does it go in English? Well, on a Monday morning, colleagues will not fuss too much over formality, especially when drinking their coffee. Contractions are used all other the place. We’ve gone over together the fact that Native speakers tend to shorten the beginning of a question and pronounce “do you” as “dya” for instance. This very specific video lesson goes over informal chit chat. You will notice that we contract questions even more. It’s a defiance to proper English grammar. Instead of asking “Did you have a good weekend?”, we can go for “Had a good weekend?” or even “Good weekend?”
Intonation is key! You must use that question intonation. Your voice goes higher towards the end instead of being flat.
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