Repeat (or sing!) these lyrics. You can use the audio to repeat and then try with the song. Use the writing to help you imagine how to connect the words in the first to examples, then try directly with the music for the last two examples! To understand and find out more about why we’re practicing like this, what is connected speech, and see more examples, go check out the Practice Tip for this module. You can use the transcript if you need at first, but try to not use it first 😉
Lyrics: I know that I’m wrong.
Visualization of connected speech: I know-tha t-I’m wrong
0:09-0:11 (click pause at 11 seconds)
Lyrics: But if it’s alright
Visualization of connected speech: Bu t-if-it s-alright
0:21-0:23 (click pause at 23 seconds)
Listen to the lyrics from 1:57 to 2:00 and try to find the connected speech. Then repeat or sing! You can use the transcript below to check, and go to the Practice Tip for this module for more practice.