Understanding liaisons helps you to improve your listening comprehension. Improving your listening comprehension helps you to respond quickly during conversations. When these two skills are combined, they improve your fluency.
Knowing the most common English liaisons will help to prepare you for conversations where these types of words and phrases are used. By being prepared ahead of time, you will not be surprised during conversations when something sounds nothing like the way it was written in your textbook.
Below are some more liaisons to add to your fluency toolbelt.
In some of the examples below the liaison also contains a contraction!
First let us look at what contractions will sound like when you hear them spoken.
Examples of Contractions
Examples of Liaisons
Now here are some liaisons which also include contractions in sentences.
Where have you been and what have you been doing?
Whervyoubeen and whadvyoubeen doing?
Who have you been hanging out with all day?
Whoveyoubeen hanging out with all day?
Why have you kept us waiting all this time?
Wiveyou keptus waiding all this time?