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Learn how to link with the word “the”

Hello everybody! Here you are one bright helpful trick to improve your pronunciation: linking with the word “the”. Listen carefully, repeat and record yourself, and you will see how your pronunciation starts improving little by little. Practice makes perfect!

A/ “The” before words starting with a consonant

When the word “the” is followed by a word beginning with a consonant, pronounce it as /ðə/.

  1. the method
  2. the result
  3. the project
  4. the presentation
  5. the first
  6. the last
  7. the same
  8. the solution the text
  9. the product

A/ “The” before words starting with a vowel

When the word “the” is followed by a word beginning with a vowel, pronounce it as /ði/. Make sure to link the two words with the consonant /y/.

  1. the other
  2. the opera
  3. the ink
  4. the ear
  5. the entrance
  6. the information
  7. the exam
  8. the important thing
  9. the amount
  10. the answer

Go to these other posts to improve your pronunciation: Learn how to pronounce numbers, teens and tens, Learn how to pronounce compound nouns, Linking with the same sound, Linking with the word “the”, Linking with vowels within words and between word, Linking with /i/ in the middle of a word and Learn how to pronounce verbs, adjectives and nouns,

Keep on practicing your pronunciation with these other speaking posts.

Take care and enjoy life! ,-)

Sophia

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