Improve your English with Pronunciation Reductions

#4. At the Dentist


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Published: 1.30.2018
Level 3   |   Time: 1:11
Accent: Canadian, New Zealand
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Improve your understanding of English pronunciation with a conversation about going to the dentist.

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  1. REVIEW the reductions.
  2. LISTEN to the audio.
  3. ANSWER the questions.
  4. CHECK your answers (Show Answers)

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  • I don't know → I dunno
      I don't know what to do.
  • going to → gonna
      We are going to go home.
  • have to → hafta
      I have to study.
  • has to → hasta
      She has to take a test.
  • What do you → Whaddaya
      What do you want to do?
  • What are you → Whadderya
      What are you thinking about?

triangle Questions


  1. Mike is surprised to see Aron at the dentist.
    True
    False

  2. Aron came to the dentist to get his teeth cleaned.
    True
    False

  3. Mike's tooth hurts a lot.
    True
    False

  4. Mike is waiting for the dentist.
    True
    False

  5. Mike wants the dentist to remove his tooth.
    True
    False

  6. The dentist removed Mike's tooth.
    True
    False

  7. Mike has to see the dentist again tomorrow.
    True
    False

  8. The dentist wants to take some x-rays tomorrow.
    True
    False


triangle Language Reductions (fill in)


Directions: Listen to the conversation and fill in the expression that you hear.
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  • Aron? (3) What are you doing here? (3) Do you have a dentist appointment too?
  • Hey Mike. Yeah. I'm here for a cleaning. What about you?
  • It's my tooth. It's killing me. I'm waiting to see the dentist. She (3) has to see me soon. She (3) has to do something about my tooth. It really hurts.
  • Don't worry. I'm sure the dentist (4) is going to be able to help you. You won't (3) have to wait too much longer.
  • You don't think she's (3) going to tell me she (3) has to pull my tooth, do you?.
  • I (2) don't know. If she (3) has to pull it, she will. But I'm sure she will try to save it if she can.
  • Well I guess I won't (3) have to wait any longer to find out. She's ready to see me now.

  • So what happened?
  • Well, first she said he'd (3) have to check the tooth.
  • Then what happened? Did she (3) have to pull it?
  • No. She decided to fill it, not pull it. But she said I'd (3) have to come back tomorrow. She (3) has to take some x-rays, and she (3) has to check my other teeth.
  • That sucks dude.
  • I know. Well anyways, good luck with your cleaning.
  • Thanks Mike. I am not worried. My teeth are always perfect.


triangle Language Reductions (choose)


Directions: Listen to the conversation and choose the expression that you hear.

  • MIKE: Aron? What are you doing here? Do you have a dentist appointment too?

  • ARON: Hey Mike. Yeah. I'm here for a cleaning. What about you?

  • MIKE: It's my tooth. It's killing me. I'm waiting to the see the dentsit. She (has to) see me soon. She (has to) do something about my tooth. It really hurts.

  • ARON: Don't worry. I'm sure the dentist is (going to) be able to help you. You won't (have to) wait too much longer.

  • MIKE: You don't think she's (going to) tell me he (has to) pull my tooth, (do you) ?

  • ARON: I (don't know) if she (has to) pull it, she will. But I'm sure she will try to save it if she can.

  • MIKE: Well... I guess I won't (have to) wait any longer to find out. She's ready to see me now.


  • ARON: So ... what happened?

  • MIKE: Well, first she said she'd (have to) check the tooth.

  • ARON: Then what happened? Did she (have to) pull it.

  • MIKE: No. He decided to fill it, not pull it. But she said I'd (have to) come back tomorrow. She (has to) take some x-rays, and she (has to) check my other teeth.


    MIKE: I know. Well anyways, good luck with your cleaning.


    ARON: Thanks Mike. I am not worried. My teeth are always perfect.


triangle Script


You will hear the conversation three times - at normal speed, at slow speed, and at normal speed again.

This is the first time. Listen and answer the questions - true or false.

MIKE: Aron? What are you doing here? Do you have a dentist appointment too?

ARON: Hey Mike. Yeah. I'm here for a cleaning. What about you?

MIKE: It's my tooth. It's killing me. I'm waiting to see the dentist. She has to see me soon. She has to do something about my tooth. It really hurts.

ARON: Don't worry. I'm sure the dentist is going to be able to help you. You won't have to wait too much longer.

MIKE: You don't think she's going to tell me she has to pull my tooth, do you?.

ARON: I don't know. If she has to pull it, she will. But I'm sure she will try to save it if she can.

Well I guess I won't have to wait any longer to find out. She's ready to see me now.

ARON: So what happened?

MIKE: Well, first she said he'd have to check the tooth.

ARON: Then what happened? Did she have to pull it?

MIKE: No. She decided to fill it, not pull it. But she said I'd have to come back tomorrow. She has to take some x-rays, and she has to check my other teeth.

ARON: That sucks dude.

MIKE: I know. Well anyways, good luck with your cleaning.

ARON: Thanks Mike. I am not worried. My teeth are always perfect.

This is the second time. Listen and fill in or choose the correct expression.

This is the third time. Listen and check what you filled in or chose.