How to Link Words - Pronunciation Lesson

source: Oxford Online English      2017年3月30日
In English, we link words together, so two or more words can sound like one word. 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.
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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.
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.