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It would be easy to understand English if everyone spoke slowly and clearly and carefully pronounced each of the sounds in all of their words.

Three separate ovals with the words "Let’s speak English", one word in each oval

This doesn’t really happen, though. People don’t usually say each word carefully. In reality, English speakers link a lot of the sounds together.

Three llinked ovals with the words "Let’s speak English", the "s" and the "k" are in the linked areas

We’re going to study how this linking happens, and practice picking the words out of the linked sounds we hear.

In this lesson, we are going to focus on three kinds of linking:

  1. linking the same sounds
  2. linking similar sounds
  3. linking consonants and vowels