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When speaking English naturally there are times when extra sounds are added between words to help them flow together smoothly. Tim gives some tips on the sounds that are added between a word that ends with a vowel sound and one that begins with a vowel sound.

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Vowel to vowel linking

As you probably know, in natural English speech words are often linked together. Most usually this is when one word ends in a vowel sound and the following word begins with a vowel sound. Where this happens another sound is used to help one word flow to the next.

Tim is here to tell you more about this. Listen out for the examples he gives. 

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Summary

Vowel to vowel linking happens in different ways.

If the first word ends with one of these sounds:

Phonemic symbols ee, eye, ay,
then the sound /j/ can be used to link them together.

  • The /j/ end
  • I /j/ always have lunch at one o'clock.
  • The way /j/ I go home totally depends on traffic.

If the first word ends in these sounds:

Phonemic symbols for oh and ooh 
then the sound /w/ can be used to link them together.

  • Go /w/ over there please.
  • Why did you take your shoe /w/ off?

To do

Can you choose the correct sound to link words together?

 

Linking sounds

5 Questions

In each question there is a word which ends in a vowel sound followed by a word that starts in a vowel sound. Click and drag the sentence to the sound that is used to link the words together.

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Linking sounds

5 Questions

In each question there is a word which ends in a vowel sound followed by a word that starts in a vowel sound. Click and drag the sentence to the sound that is used to link the words together.

잘하셨습니다 퀴즈를 다하셨습니다
Excellent! Great job! 네 안타깝군요 이번 점수입니다:
x / y

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Many thanks to the staff and students of International House London for their help with this feature.

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It's time to pop into your favourite restaurant, the White Elephant. Everyone is celebrating Mary's success except Gordon who thinks nobody is more successful than he is. Find out his reasons.

Session Vocabulary

  • Linking vowels

    Use the sound /j/ to link words that end in:

    • ee as in sea, me, bee
    • eye as in eye, sky, die
    • ay as in say, play, may


    Use the sound /w/ to link words that end in:

    • oh as in go, snow, Joe
    • ooh as in shoe, glue, knew