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Pronunciation exercises: elementary

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Pronunciation exercises for elementary students.

Download the worksheet and MP3 files at the bottom of the page. 

1. Listen and repeat these words. The stress is at the beginning.
 
pilot
airline
dentist
clinic
office
driver
2. Listen and repeat these words. The stress is at the end.
 
tai chi
guitar
before
Japan
Taiwan
routine
3. Listen and repeat these words. The stress is at the beginning, but one word is different.
 
yoga
German
Chinese
soccer
Monday
baseball
4. Listen and repeat these words. The stress is at the end, but one word is different. Write down the odd one.
 
unkind
TV
CD
honest
yourself
below
5.
Listen and repeat these words. There are two different endings, 
-y and -ing.
 
sunny

foggy

breezy
raining
cloudy
snowing
6. Listen and repeat these questions. Yes/no questions usually have a rising intonation.
 


Is this Station Road?

Do I go straight ahead?

Is it on the left?

Do I turn right?

7.Listen and repeat these words. The stress is at the beginning.
 
relatives
exercise
babysit
overtime
bicycle
Saturday
8.Listen and repeat these words. The stress is in the middle.
 
computer
recorder
ambitious
romantic
aerobics
tomorrow
9. Listen and repeat these words. Is the stress at the beginning or the end? Write down the odd one.

 
camping
relax
hotel
temple
hiking
behind
10. Listen and repeat these questions. Wh- and how questions usually have a falling intonation.

 

How do you make a pizza?

Where can I put my suitcase?

When can I take a shower?

What are you doing on Monday?
11. Listen and repeat these words. Do they end in /id/ or /t/? Write each word in the correct column.
 
started
missed
worked
waited
needed
baked

/id/
started
_______
_______

/t/
missed
_______
_______
12. Listen and repeat these words. Do they begin with /s/ or /sh/? Write each word in the correct column.
 
souvenirs
shower
sunbathed
seafood
shoes
shopping
/s/
souvenirs
_______
_______
/sh/
shower
_______
_______

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  • Hi Walesone,

    For this lesson there is an online version of the worksheet as well as a pdf version called 'Pronunciation skills: Worksheet: Elementary' which you can find under 'Related resources'. All the other related resources are audio.

    To play the audio, just click on the title. To download the audio, right click on the title and select 'Save as'. You will then be prompted to save the audio as an mp3 file somewhere on your computer.

    I hope this helps, if not please let us know.

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  • I can only get bthe worksheet for the first exercise = elementary 1
    Please advise

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  • it's wonderful

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  • The worksheet / recording script is for onestopenglish subscribers only. However, audio file 11 is free to all users.
    Best wishes,
    The onestopenglish team

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  • Just joined the website as an unpaying member at this stage. I can't work out how to download the worksheet.

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  • Dear Julia,
    Please accept our apologies for the error on this page. It has been corrected.
    Best wishes,
    The onestopenglish team

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  • ?? 3. Listen and repeat these words. Each word begins with /w/.

    yoga German Chinese soccer Monday baseball

    Am I missing something here? Onestopenglish needs better editing!

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  • thanks

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