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Linking Sounds

For each question, listen to the speaker reading a paragraph. Fill in the blanks with the exact words that the speaker says. You must use correct spelling. “Check Answers” will erase any incorrect answers and leave the correct ones.

  1. The blanks in this paragraph all contain two words that are linked because they have either the same consonant sounds or similar consonant sounds.

    I have an eight-month-, and I don’t know what I without my TV. You know, looking after a baby is exhausting, but these shows for babies give me the breaks that I need. If I to get some , or if I some time to rest, I can turn on one of the special baby shows and my daughter will in front of it for half an hour. The is, I don’t have to feel guilty, like I’m not doing my best for my daughter, because the TV shows are actually making her smarter while she watches them. She’s learning colours, like she watches blue and yellow green, and she watches a ball changing colour as it bounces; and she learns and physics while she watches objects and and rolling. She’s totally interested in the shows, and when the shows are over, I’ve had a rest so energetic, and I can do more with her again.

  2. The blanks in this paragraph all contain two or three words that are linked because of consonant and vowel sounds.

    true that the child first extremely important and physical development, and for the . That’s why so many using educational media television and computers with their babies. However, the that babies benefit most from playing with people, not with televisions. You have to remember that babies learn most by touching. Babies need to put their mouth, they need to smell things, they need to feel their skin. It’s through these rich sensory experiences that learn what and how to .

  3. The blanks in this paragraph all contain two words that are linked because of vowel sounds.

    The results of my recent scientific study that watching television damages the babies with people. My babies from homes where the TV was on for or less daily, and babies from homes where the TV was on for more than ten hours daily. — ninety-five percent — of the babies who were almost to TV tended to look away when someone tried to make eye contact with them. babies — the ones had television exposure for a day — were not as . Only thirty-five percent of those babies tended to look away when someone tried to make eye contact. discovered that babies constantly watching TV are slower language than other babies. I want to learn more about this, so I’ll be doing a new series of scientific studies just television can be in the development of babies.