Pronunciation Exercises at Auto-English

Pronunciation Exercises at Auto-English

1 Short and long vowels: in the following groups of words underline the word which contains the short form of the vowel.

1 march  heart  fun  calm
2 farm  mark  vase come
3 but  smart  march  can't
4 each  wheel  hill  bean
5 rich  meal  reach  eat
6 caught  what  bought  port
7 short  taught  sport  dot
8 full  pool  fool  Luke

2 The stress or accent on English words.

Look at the chart below. Each number represents a syllable. The underlined or big number represents the stressed syllable. Place the words under the chart into the correct columns.

1-2-3

1-2-3

1-2-3

1 ____________________
2 ____________________
3 ____________________
4 ____________________
5 ____________________
6 ____________________
7 ____________________
8 ____________________
9 ____________________
10 ____________________
11 ____________________
12 ____________________
13 ____________________
14 ____________________
15 ____________________

The words: favourite, informal, invisible, magazine, microphone, mineral, miserable, official, penalty, Portugal, refreshment, religion, tropical, versatile, vinegar.

 

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