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Connected Speech: Consonants + Consonants | English Pronunciation Lesson

Connected Speech: Consonants + Consonants | English Pronunciation Lesson

Use connected speech to link consonants together (C+C) and speak with more efficiency and clarity.

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Consonant + Vowel Pronunciation | Connected Speech | English Pronunciation Lesson (Part 3)

Consonant + Vowel Pronunciation | Connected Speech | English Pronunciation Lesson (Part 3)

One important way in which native English speakers add musicality to their speech is to connect consonants to vowel sounds (C+V). Practice C+ V with this lesson.

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[uw] vowel sound | English Pronunciation Lesson

[uw] vowel sound | English Pronunciation Lesson

This English pronunciation lesson will practice connecting the [uw] vowel sound to words that follow.

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[ow] vowel sound | English Pronunciation Lesson

[ow] vowel sound | English Pronunciation Lesson

Connected speech is most clearly heard when we connect a consonant to a vowel. However, sometimes this consonant-vowel linking comes when two words are connected by two vowels. Learn how to connect vowels in this lesson.

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Connected Speech Practice | English Pronunciation Lesson

Connected Speech Practice | English Pronunciation Lesson

Practice connected speech in this lesson with the sentence "Life is like a box of chocolates" to help you speak with more rhythm and musicality, like a native English speaker.

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Transforming [d] + [y] | English Pronunciation Lesson

Transforming [d] + [y] | English Pronunciation Lesson

You may have noticed that a transformation happens when a word ending in [d] is followed by a word that begins with a [y].

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English Pronunciation Practice! | Rhythm, Connected Speech and Linking

English Pronunciation Practice! | Rhythm, Connected Speech and Linking

Often times, when you learn a new pronunciation rule, you practice that rule in isolation. But real life requires that we put all of the rules together! This lesson provides analysis and pronunciation practice with the phrase "stick out your tongue."

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Transforming Verbs in Everyday Phrases with Connected Speech | English Pronunciation Lesson

Transforming Verbs in Everyday Phrases with Connected Speech | English Pronunciation Lesson

The English you learn in the classroom often doesn't prepare you for what you hear out on the street in everyday life. This is usually because when Americans speak, we transform our verbs by deleting and connecting sounds, so that we can speak more efficiently.

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How to Understand Native English Speakers | English Pronunciation Lesson

How to Understand Native English Speakers | English Pronunciation Lesson

My students often complain to me that native English speakers speak too fast. This lesson provides students with the keys to improving their English listening skills so that they can understand native English speakers.

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How to Improve Your American English Pronunciation | Part 1 | Lessons & Audio

How to Improve Your American English Pronunciation | Part 1 | Lessons & Audio

I always tell my students that improving their English pronunciation skills is not about sounding exactly like an American. Improving your pronunciation will allow you to be understood when speaking and will improve your listening skills by understanding how Americans speak.

Elemental English's series on "How to Improve your English Pronunciation":

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