Accent Diet: Connecting Sounds Lesson 7 Practice 1 – #80380

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Accent Diet: Connecting Sounds Lesson 7 Practice 1 – #80380

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english pronunciation practicePRACTICE

Rule: When a word ends in a consonant and the next word begins with a vowel sound, connect the words with the consonant sound. Practice connecting the words that end in consonants with the words that begin with vowels.

email account
president of the company
business acumen
unique approach
reports and presentations
recovers and utilizes
mind over matter
cost increase
trust is earned
technological advantage
competitive environment
demand is growing
industry-wide initiatives
try to stand out
think of new ideas
research and development
tools and supplies
itís a result of the merger
english pronunciation practicePRACTICE

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

Shares of the company rose 15 percent.
The Dow Jones Industrial average is at an all-time high.
Airplanes are lightening up in order to reduce fuel costs.
Home equity loans are drying up for some people.
Turning out the lights will help save energy costs.

english pronunciation practicePRACTICE

Memorize one of the sentences above and practice saying it while looking in the mirror. Focus on connecting the sounds within the thought groups.

Sometimes connecting can make your words sound like other words. However, your listeners will be able to understand your meaning by thinking about the context of your message.

Look old Look cold
The sky This guy 
Bad ear  Bad deer
Enough is  Enough fizz
Soup or  Super
Jump up  Jump pup

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