Linking is a basic element of American English Pronunciation.
In a dictionary, words are given in isolation.
In natural speech, however, you don’t say words separately.
You connect words together. You link them.
Let’s practice linking consonant sound + same consonant sound.
And now it’s your turn.
Here’s your audio pronunciation quiz
In this quiz, you can hear the distinct
difference between linking and not linking.
If we pronounce each word separately and carefully,
we can sound annoyed or even angry.
Listen to each audio. Is the speaker linking?