Grammy award winning ballad, "Don't Speak" (by No Doubt) is universally adored crossing age and culture lines for years. Use this memorable activity to help students hear and reproduce the liaisons and reductions made in fluent American English. Examples of such connections include "hafta" (have to), "an die" (and I), and "whatchur" (what you're...). Your students will be able to truly understand and speak more fluid and rapid English. This exercise is a great complement with a pronunciation text such as "Clear Speech" by Judy B. Gilbert (Cambridge).
NOTE: Teachers must acquire their own copies of the song.