Aspects of Connected Speech
Here is a list of the most important aspects of connected speech, i.e. how words change when caught up in the great rush of everyday conversation. If you are not a phonetics/phonology student then skip over the technical bits and just listen to the examples.
Assimilation of Place of Articulation
Gap filling exercise on Yod Coalescence
Assimilation of Voicing
The Glottal Stop
Visit the pages above before you attempt to do these exercises.
Here are some practical examples of how some common 'chunks' are usually realized:
Telling the difference between Can and Can't
Realizations of Have
Realizations of Would
Realizations of Do you...?
Realizations of Could you....?-Would you...?
Realizations of Did you....?
Here you will find a series of gap-filling exercises dealing with all the aspects of connected speech outlined above. The exercises become progressively more difficult.
Dictation exercises #1
Dictation exercises #2
Dictation exercises #3