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Connected Speech 连读

This week Finn and Li explain connected speech.

When people speak English at a natural speed they don't always pronounce each word separately. Quite often they run words together. This can mean that the sounds at the ends or beginning of words can change.

The term given for this phenomenon is connected speech.

Three eggs

Which sound appears between 'three' and 'eggs'

For example, do you know what happens to the sounds in bold when you ask the following question:

Would you like a drink?

Listen to the programme to find out.

If you have a question for our team, send it to us at questions.chinaelt@bbc.co.uk and we might answer it on this programme.