Try singing this...

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Michael 영어 (English)
2016년 12월 14일
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Whenyourlegs don'twork liketheyusedto before;

AndIcan't sweepyouoff ofyourfeet;

Willyourmouth stillremember thetasteofmylove;

Willyoureyes stillsmile from your cheeks


These are lyrics from Ed Sheeran´s song "Thinking out loud". Why did I join the words together? Well, it is because when we speak in English, we don´t leave spaces between our words.

It is not a rule, but a guideline. Sentences are, on average, 12 words long. So in most sentences we will have 3 groups of 3/4 words. Like this sentence for example (with 10 words):

Whenyourlegs don'twork liketheyusedto before.

We need to be careful that we don´t just say the words faster. This exercise is not about speaking faster, but improving fluency. That´s why it is good to practice with songs or listening clips and hearing what words go together.

Try this exercise at home. Copy and paste the rest of the song (at the bottom of this article) into MS word, and join up the words that you think do not have a space between them.

Join up the words that Ed sings together, and join me in a lesson soon to check to see if you are right. If you can't do that, then email me back your answer and I will tell you if you are right, or you need to check again.

In my next blog post, I will show you some shortcuts and tips about what words are joined together, and what words are not. Stay tuned and have a great day. Bye :) Michael.

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  • When your legs don't work like they used to before
  • And I can't sweep you off of your feet
  • Will your mouth still remember the taste of my love
  • Will your eyes still smile from your cheeks



  • Darlin' I will be lovin' you
  • Till we're seventy
  • Baby my heart could still fall as hard
  • At twenty three



  • I'm thinkin' bout how
  • People fall in love in mysterious ways
  • Maybe just the touch of a hand
  • Me, I fall in love with you every single day
  • I just wanna tell you I am




  • So honey now
  • Take me into your lovin' arms
  • Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars
  • Place your head on my beating heart
  • I'm thinking out loud
  • Maybe we found love right where we are





  • When my hair's all but gone and my memory fades
  • And the crowds don't remember my name
  • When my hands don't play the strings the same way (mm)
  • I know you will still love me the same



  • Cause honey your soul
  • Could never grow old
  • It's evergreen
  • Baby your smile's forever in my mind and memory



  • I'm thinkin' bout how
  • People fall in love in mysterious ways
  • Maybe it's all part of a plan
  • I'll just keep on making the same mistakes
  • Hoping that you'll understand



  • That baby now (ooh)
  • Take me into your loving arms
  • Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars
  • Place your head on my beating heart
  • I'm thinking out loud
  • Maybe we found love right where we are



  • Baby now
  • Take me into your loving arms
  • Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars (oh darlin')
  • Place your head on my beating heart
  • I'm thinking out loud



  • Maybe we found love right where we are
  • Maybe we found love right where we are
  • And we found love right where we are


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