The Word Blender

Levels: 
A2 upward
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Pronunciation: connected speech
Theme: 
Food
Activity: 
Identifying features of connected speech
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This is an activity to raise students' awareness of the way words are modified in connected speech. In particular, it focuses on the way consonant sounds are linked, elided or assimilated. Notice that it is not essential that students produce these features in their own speech - if they pronounce each word separately and clearly, they will still be intelligible. However, they need to be aware of these features when listening to the speech of others. There is an audio file to accompany the worksheet. More pronunciation ideas? See this article.

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A great activity to help students with the feeling of hearing "garbled speech" every time they face a "real speech" situation.
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Glad you like it, Dulce!

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