EnBoo Self-Study Guide

Pronunciation (Grouping Words)

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Grouping Words

When speaking in English we often group words together. When we do this our speech sounds smoother and we sound more natural.

You need to work on grouping words together if:

  • You sound broken up when speaking
  • You often pause when you shouldn’t while speaking 
  • You are unfamiliar with the most common grouping patterns

How To Learn To group words together

What you need:

* You can also use a recording/podcast as long as it comes with a transcript

Phase 1 - Study and Analyze

1. (Optional) Grab a Pronunciation Guide to learn when words are grouped together and when not.

2. Watch a video / listen to a recording. Read the subtitles or the transcript paying close attention to how words are grouped together.

Phase 2 - Practice

1. Watch the video again, this time pause after each sentence and shadow what the speaker just said. Pause when they do and group words just like them.

2. When you feel ready, take a book or an article. Make a note of the words that should be grouped together, then practice reading the text out loud.


  • Focus on one rule at a time. If you focus on too many rules at once, you might get overwhelmed.
  • Grab a Pronunciation Guide if you need help figuring out when to group words together.
  • Don’t rush. Rushing will not get you the results you want.
  • Take a break when you feel frustrated.
  • Stay consistent. Shoot for 15-30 minutes of practice a day. 
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