Beginner Connected Speech Example In English (Sound Like A Native Speaker)

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Want to speak English faster? In this English lesson you will learn some beginner connected speech which will help you to sound like a native speaker.

Video transcript

Hey guys, it’s Shane from English Understood here and this is part three of the pronunciation tip series.

 

Izeegoing? Izithere? Huh!? What’s ‘izee’? What’s ‘izit’?

 

‘Izee’ is how we say ‘is he’ very very quickly. Izee. And when you say this, it is a voiced sound. So your throat must be vibrating. Izee. Izee.

 

And ‘izit’ is what ‘is it’ sounds like when it’s said very very quickly. Izit. Izit. And when we say this, your throat must vibrate again. It’s a voiced sound.

 

So now you try. Izee. Izit.

 

When we say ‘is’ and we have a word after ‘is’ which starts with a vowel, normally we can join those two words together.

 

For example, izadamgoing? Izadamgoing? This means is Adam going?

 

Izamerica a big country? Izamerica a big country? Is America a big country?

 

Izoceans Eleven a good movie? Izoceans Eleven a good movie?

 

Is Oceans Eleven a good movie?

 

Just remember, when you say this, the sound must be voiced. Your throat must vibrate. Izee. Izee.

 

But if you don’t make your throat vibrate, it will sound like this. Issy. Issy. And ‘issy’ isn’t a word and doesn’t really make sense.

 

So try this with your native speaker friends and they will think that you are a native speaker too.

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