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  • Hi. I'm Tim and this is my Pronunciation Workshop. Here, I'm gonna show you how English is

  • really spoken. Come on, let's go inside.

  • Today, I'm going to tell you about perhaps the most

  • common feature of fluent English pronunciation. And to help me, I'm going to use one of these.

  • Now, I know you know what it is, but let's ask the people of London to describe it.

  • He's holding an egg. He's holding an egg.

  • He's holding an egg. He's holding an egg.

  • He's holding an egg.

  • An egg - that's two words, right? But, when we pronounce them, there's no gap in between

  • them. It almost sounds like one word. Listen again.

  • He's holding an egg. He's holding an egg.

  • He's holding an egg. He's holding an egg.

  • He's holding an egg.

  • In fluent English, when one word ends in a consonant sound and the next word begins in

  • a vowel sound, we link the two sounds together without a pause in between them. So, an egg

  • becomes anegg. This is called catenation. Here are some more examples.

  • He's in the garden.

  • I used to believe in Father Christmas, but not any more.

  • I had to give up jogging. He had it in his office.

  • Right, so you've heard the examples: you know the drill. Listen and repeat.

  • He's in the garden.

  • I used to believe in Father Christmas, but not any more.

  • I had to give up jogging.

  • He had it in his office.

  • Well done! Now remember, if you want to learn more about pronunciation, then please visit

  • our website, bbclearningenglish dot com. And that is about it from the Pronunciation Workshop

  • for now. I'll see you soon. Bye! Now I think I'm going to have this egg, for my lunch.

  • It is a hard-boiled egg, isn't it?

  • Voice: Oh yes Tim, yes, yes, it's definitely a hard-boiled egg.

  • Great, sounds good. Oh no no no no no! Ohhh, what a mess! Very funny.

Hi. I'm Tim and this is my Pronunciation Workshop. Here, I'm gonna show you how English is

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B1 UK egg holding pronunciation fluent english father christmas jogging

Pronunciation: Consonant - vowel linking

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