575 – Liaison and Linking Part 2

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Today, I’d like to continue our discussion about English pronunciation, specifically liaison and linking. We took a look at this in a general way two weeks ago in Episode 573. Today, I’d like take you a little deeper into this. In this lesson, we’re going to look at what happens when a word ends with a certain letter or sound and the next word begins with that same letter or sound – like, good dog or big game. Those two letters or sounds blend together to form one sound, so there is no stopping between the words. Good Dog becomes Guh-dog. Big Game become Bih-game. Understanding this kind of pronunciation will help your speaking and listening skills. Let’s get right into it!

Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details.

  • He has ice skates.
  • That’s my favorite Kiss Song.
  • It’s a cold day.
  • I avoid drinking wine.
  • I wonder if Frank is coming.
  • We had a brief family meeting.
  • That’s a big grapefruit.
  • It’s a tag game for kids.
  • Take care of the dogs.
  • I like to bake cookies.
  • The post office handles all letters.
  • The girl likes flowers.
  • We had a team meeting.
  • I love home made pizza.
  • They use thin noodles.
  • Ten neighbors came to the party.
  • He bought an old tape player.
  • That’s an old gossip paper.
  • The river runs south.
  • How do you flavor rice?
  • That’s a cat toy.
  • She bought a new hot tub.
  • They serve vanilla ice cream.
  • I gave Vinny my book.

If you know anyone who might be interested in this English language point, why not help them out! Just share this lesson with them. Thanks for studying today!

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