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    hi,
    how do we pronounce toeic?

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    Toe (like the ones on your feet) + ick (like 'sick')

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    thank you tdol.
    so 'ielts' is kind of (isle+ts). correct?

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    Eye-elts

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    thank you.

    one more question: native speakers of english add a linking 'r' when a word finishes with a vowel and the other starts with a vowel, too.

    e.g. asia apes

    is it RP or informal ?

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    It's perfectly normal when connecting speech. In modern RP, you'l hear it used.

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    The linking "r" is common in non-rhotic accents (such as RP) but mainly when the last vowel in the first word is schwa (the unaccented vowel in "ago") or a diphthong that ends in schwa, such as the one at the end of "idea". Thus, we have "America(r) and Europe" or "the idea(r) of".

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    thank you for your answers.

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