La ‘D’ en inglés es dura, dura, dura.
It’s important to finish your words – often, a word unfinished means something different. For example: a win, a wind, a toe, a toad, a hole in the road, to hold the line (such as when speaking on the ‘phone) – the list is almost endless.
Then we have the past simple tense: Every day I love pizza, yesterday I loved ice cream – everyday I decide, yesterday I decided; every day I study English, yesterday I studied.
Listen to this song – sing along if you want (!) – and practise the consonant sound ‘D’.
The original version by Manfred Mann is quite old
See it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iTwlfDuG2s
Here are the same singers, but in colour and (more than just) a few years later:
And here are some more exotic looking singers
– this version is funkier and perhaps more entertaining…
My Girl is a 1991 American drama film which depicts the coming of age of a girl called Vada, who faces many emotional highs and lows. When she gets upset she plugs her ears and sings:
Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy dee