Poems and songs are fun ways to practice clear speech. The following popular 1943 poem called “Mairzy Doats” is the perfect example of linking in English. If you just listen to it without knowing the words, it seems like gibberish. But it actually makes sense. But first you need to understand the vocabulary:

Mare – female horse
Doe – female deer
Lamb – baby sheep
Kid – baby goat

Mares eat oats
And does eat oats
And little lambs eat ivy
A kid’ll eat ivy too
Wouldn’t you?