Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 4 – Episode 28 – Pronunciation – Thought Groups – Chunking

Welcome back to another pronunciation podcast, everyone! Today I’m featuring “chunking,” which is how you can separate your speaking structures into logical thought groups. Let’s go over some.

  • Short Sentences: I have to study. Where did I put my book?
  • Clauses: “If you speak in thought groups, / it’ll be easier to understand.
  • Phrases: Steve Jobs / dropped out of college / after six months.
  • Transitions: IN fact, thought groups make you sound more fluent.
  • Common Single Word Expressions: Well, I heard from Jake.
  • Common Multi Word Combinations: What I’m trying to say is, combating global warming will have to be a global effort.

Additional Practice

  1. Bill Gates, who started a software company, is one of the richest people in the world.
  2. Arsenio, who’s a teacher in Thailand, is from America. In fact, he’s been living in Thailand for six years!
  3. Jennifer, who used to work in a law office before becoming a superstar, is Puerto Rican.

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