An important element in English speaking fluency is to say words ending in consonant blends in sentences, without leaving out one of the consonants.
Then the next level of mastery in English speaking fluency is:
To say all the sounds in the consonant blend at the end of words, and at the same time to link the last consonant to the next word if it begins with a vowel.
It does take ‘oral gymnastics’ but once you practise it, it’s easy!
English speaking fluency– linking the final consonant in a blend to the next word- audio training
lt blend words
Built in said: Buil-tin
Difficult angle said: difficul tangle
Felt energetic said: fel tenergetic
Fault in said: faul tin
Spoilt edge said: spoil tedge
Because of the difficult angle the wall had a fault in it.
They felt energetic after their last excursion.
Don’t put the built-in cupboard on the spoilt edge.
St blend words
Most important said: mos timportant
Waste it said: wase tit
Cost around said: cos taround
First open said: firs topen
Most obvious said: mos tobvious
The most important thing is, when is the first open day, and will it cost around the budget I have?
Most obviously, I don’t want to waste it and find out I can’t get another one.
Nd Blend words
Find any said: fin dany
Mind open said: min dopen
Found out said: foun dout
Fanned edge said: fan dedge
Stand in said: stan din
Tree- lined avenue said: tree- line davenue
It’s located in a quiet tree –lined avenue.
I found out you can’t make it next Saturday, so I’ll stand in for you at the first exhibition.
I didn’t find any round ones, but keep your mind open, because I did find one with a fanned edge, and I didn’t know if you wanted that.
Ct blend words
Contact our said: contac tour
Direct it said: direc tit
Expect a said: expec ta
When you contact our cousins don’t expect a formal welcome.
Pick up the hose and direct it at the last empty bucket.
So to help you with your English speaking fluency you need to get good at pronouncing consonant blends at the end of words and linking the final consonant to the next word if it begins with a vowel. English speaking fluency is like gymnastics for your mouth. You do the movements over and over and your mouth will perform like a well rehearsed gymnastics routine!
Best wishes, Esther
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