Welcome back to another IELTS preparatory podcast and I’m bringing you today some more word linking and of course, intrusive sounding. I went over this recently with some of my students and they understood pretty quickly how it works.
a. I’d like to talk about an award I received last week.
b. I had been to an interview just a few weeks ago. …
c. I remember that I told my family that I didn’t get the job anyway.
d. I almost didn’t have the opportunity to accept the award.
When one word ends in a vowel sound and the following word starts with a vowel sound, we often link the two together by adding an ‘intrusive’ sound. Intrusive sounds are /r/, /w/, and /j/.
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- Do you think this is too often?
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