In this lesson, you can see some common examples of linking in English pronunciation. You can also see how learning about linking can help your English listening and improve your spoken English. Was this lesson useful? What do you know about linking words? Let us know in the comments below!
Do you sometimes find it difficult to understand spoken English? Understanding spoken English (especially native English) can be difficult because we don’t pronounce each word separately. In English, we link words together, so two or more words can sound like one word.
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1. Linking Two Consonants 2:06
2. Linking Similar Consonant Sounds 6:28
3. Linking Consonants to Vowels 10:25
4. Linking Two Vowel Sounds 13:45
5. Review 16:36
Look at a sentence:
“Do you remember that time when Anna and Amy fell in the swimming pool?”
Try reading the sentence.
Can you pronounce the sentence in one sound, without any pauses?
When native speakers talk, they don’t pause between words. They pronounce whole phrases and even sentences as one continuous sound.
If you want to speak English more fluently and sound more natural, you should try to do this too.
There are many pronunciation points you need to study, but today we’re going to look at just one very important point: linking.
Linking is how you connect words when you speak, so that two words are pronounced together.
Here we can see two different types of link. You’ll learn about these ways to link words, and more, in this lesson.
You can learn:
– How to link consonant sounds.
– How to link consonants to vowels.
– How to link two vowel sounds.
– How to link words to speak more fluently in English.
– Why linking is important for your English speaking.
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