Lesson 35. Me and You, You and Me.
Linking Words Together
|We use the sounds /j/ and /w/ to link a vowel sound at the end of a word with a vowel sound at the beginning of the next word.|
|If the first word ends with a vowel sound like /i/ or /i:/, and the next
word starts with any vowel sound, we use /j/ to link the words. Listen.
|If the first word ends with a vowel sound like /u/ or /u:/, and the next
word starts with any vowel sound, we use /w/ to link the words. Listen.
you_wand me two_wor three go_woutside
|Listen and repeat these poems.
Asking the way
Go_wout of the building.
Go_walong the street
Co_wover the bridge.
Go_wacross the street
Go_wup the hill.
Take the_ jeighth street on your left
And the_weleventh on your right
I'm not sure -You'll have to_wask again.
I'll do_wone for you
I'll give you_wone too
a nice one
a yellow_wand blue_wone.
Important for listening!
The letter h at the beginning of he, his, her and him is often not pronounced, so the first sound in these words is often a vowel sound. Listen.
He can't come out tonight. He's got to do_w(h)is homework.
A: I'm afraid the boss is busy. B: When can I see_j(h)er?
|Listen and complete the dialogues.
1 A: Do you often go swimming? B: Not really, I _______only go once or twice a month.
2 A: What's _______the eight letter in the alphabet? B: Maybe it's G or H _______or J?
3 A: When do _______you go on holiday? B: We _______usually go in July or August.
4 A: What's your _______new adress? B: Twenty-eight, Sea Avenue.
5 A: Try _______to answer soon. B: OK, I'll send you my answer _______by email.
6 A: Look! There's _______snow on the mountains. B: Really? I can't _______see anything.
Check with the Key. Then listen and repeat
|Mark where you think there will be /j/ and /w/ links between words.
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