Thursday, 6 September 2012

BBC Learning English | Pronunciation Tips

BBC Learning English | Pronunciation Tips


Programme 2 gives you practise on connected speech.  In English sometimes words join together.  For example - did you, could you on the Elementary Podcast this week.  If a word ends with a 't' or a 'd', the sound may completely disappear from pronunciation.  This is called elision.  This audio programme covers this as well as a linking 'r' sound and other aspects of connected speech.  It is important to learn about connected speech so that when you speak English it sounds as natural as possible allowing you to be understood.

Here is a video from you tube which helps to illustrate the elision (disappearing sounds) and liaison (joining together of sounds)-