Linked sounds

When a word ends in a consonant sound and the next word starts with a vowel the words link together. The ending consonant "jumps over" to the next word.

SHE WORKS IN AN OLD OFFICE

SHE WORK SI NA NOL DOFFICE we hear

This is what

This is one of the trickiest problems when listening to English. A basic listening skill is being able to pick out words, being able to understand words as words; being able to understand where the word boundaries are; where words start and finish.

/d/ sounds linked to vowels

Have you ever played tennis? Yes, I have played it with my friends. I liked it very much!

Have you ever loved someone? Yes, I have loved a very special guy. I liked him very much!

/t/ sounds linked to vowels

Have you ever worked in a mall? Yes, I´ve worked in a clothing store. Have you ever seen a reality show? Yes, I hated it!

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