Disclaimer: I didn’t create the Academic Word List. That distinction goes to a lady called Averil Coxhead. And I know there are other sites offering academic word highlighting, but I need my own app because I’m planning to integrate the AWL with other @guruEAP posts and pages in the near future. (more…)
When listening to an English native speaker, do you sometimes find it difficult to hear where one word ends and another begins?
It’s probably because native speakers join or link words when they speak so that it’s easier to speak quickly. And to achieve this linking they may have to remove sounds, modify sounds, add sounds or move sounds. For an explanation of the 4 linking strategies, click here.