Accent Diet: Connecting Sounds Lesson 7 Practice 3 – #80400

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Accent Diet: Connecting Sounds Lesson 7 Practice 3 – #80400

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english pronunciation practicePRACTICE

Rule: When the first word ends in a consonant and the next word ends in the same consonant, say the consonant only once.

Practice connecting the words that end and begin with the same consonant sound. Read each one three times.

web browser
hard drive
custom made
big game
final limit
service sector
enterprise solutions
year round
put together
business solutions
english pronunciation practicePRACTICE

Rule: When a word ends in a consonant “stop” such as /p/, /b/, /t/, /d/, /k/, or /g/ sound, and the next words starts with a consonant “stop” or the /tʃ/ or /dʒ/ sound, do not release the air from the sound at the end of the first word. Instead, hold the air and release it at the beginning of the second word.

Practice connecting the words that end in consonant stops and begin with consonant stops. Read each three times.

best chance
draft board
donít judge
weak choices
give up bandwidth
background (Linking occurs inside words, too!)
demand growth
analyst group
can’t justify
observant personnel
english pronunciation practicePRACTICE

For the items below, first mark the thought groups. Next, practice reading these sentences while connecting the consonants inside the thought groups. Read each one three times.

Investors were discouraged by the data on new home sales.
Your old notebook can still be put to use.
Our first choice didn’t accept the position, so we’ll give it to our second choice.
We need help discovering our competitive advantage.
The help desk is always there when you need it to be.

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