ESL Level: Intermediate / Upper-intermediate
Class time: 25 minutes
Handout Download: connected-speech-friends.docx
I spent an hour or so trying to find a funny clip containing connected speech to show my class. This (slightly) funny clip was the best I could find. It has some good examples of connected speech. Be forewarned that it has the word ‘hell’ in it (“What the hell is that?”).
Note: Before showing the clip, tell the class that the guys have a pet chick in their apartment.
Of course, after the students change the dialogue into connected speech and listen for stress and intonation, then you should have them practice it twice. Get the best pair to stand up and perform the skit in front of the class.
– Matthew Barton of Englishcurrent.com