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Linking Quiz

You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests your understanding of Linking in English pronunciation.

1. When speaking, we can often link a word with another word that is

anywhere in the same sentence
directly before or after it
a) anywhere in the same sentence b) directly before or after it

2. Linking occurs mostly when words ending with a vowel or consonant sound are followed by words that begin with

a vowel sound
a consonant sound
a) a vowel sound b) a consonant sound

3. Which word ends with a vowel sound even though the last written letter is a consonant?

a) rough b) through

4. Which word begins with a consonant sound even though the first written letter is a vowel?

a) universe b) uncle

5. In which pair of words does a consonant sound at the end of one word link with a vowel sound at the start of the next word?

come over
get better
a) come over b) get better

6. What is the speaker saying?

I think it's an eagle.
I think it's illegal.
a) I think it's an eagle. b) I think it's illegal.

7. Which words are linked?

far away
Matt live
a) far away b) Matt live

8. Say each word pair to yourself. Which pair links?

pink elephant
pink panther
a) pink elephant b) pink panther

9. Read the sentences aloud. Which has a pair of words that link?

James works for his father.
Jenny works for her uncle.
a) James works for his father. b) Jenny works for her uncle

10. In speaking, which two words are linked by inserting a /w/ sound between them?

we are
you are
a) we are b) you are

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Contributor: Matt Errey. Matt is the author of several books including 1000 Phrasal Verbs in Context and Common English Idioms for learners, and Matt's ESL Games and Quizzes for teachers.