Mar 012013

In this BBC How to… talk about things you like programme, we look at language you can use to answer a simple question about something you like. We also find out how to use a particular adverb to add strength to your opinion.


Language for expressing likes
Subject Adverb Verb Noun Extra
I (really) like
ice cream
Chinese food
playing football
watching TV
a lot
Pronunciation – Consonant to vowel linking
When speaking fluently words link together in different ways.

One way is when one word ends in a consonant sound and the following word begins with a vowel sound. For example, look at the following phrase:

I like it a lot.

The word ‘like’ ends with the consonant sound /k/.
The word ‘it’ begins with the consonant sound /I/.
These two words can link together.
Also the word ‘it’ ends in the consonant sound /t/ and the following word ‘a’ is a vowel sound by itself.
These two words can also link together.

Like it a lot linking

To find out more about this and other kinds of linking visit the Connected Speech section of our Pronunciation area.

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