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Pronunciation exercises: pre-intermediate

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Pronunciation exercises for pre-intermediate students.

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

 

1. Listen and repeat these words. The stress is at the end.
 
tonight
parade
exchange
put up
put on
Chinese
 
2. Listen and repeat these words. The stress is at the beginning.
 
lemon
entree
chicken
tofu
noodles
mushrooms
 
3. Listen and repeat these sentences. The stress is on I when it's at the end of the sentence.
 
 
 
I love Italian food!
I don't like golf.
I'm crazy about jazz.
I can't stand Kung Fu movies.
So do I.
Neither do I.
So am I.
Neither can I.
 
4. Listen and repeat the words. Is the stress at the beginning or at the end? Write down the odd one.
 
desert
degrees
New York
river
July
airport
 
5. Listen and repeat these words. The stress is at the beginning, but one word is different. Write down the odd one.
 
graduate

Wimbledon

Hollywood
separate
 

promotion

waterfall
 
6. Listen and repeat these words. The stress is in the middle, but one word is different. Write down the odd one.

 
recycle
potatoes
gasoline
banana
Sahara
Pacific
 
7. Listen and repeat these words. Do they begin with /t/ or /d/? Write each word in the correct column.

 
dark
tall
travel
transportation
die
deep
 
/d/
dark
_______
_______
/t/
tall
_______
_______
 
8. Listen and repeat these words. Do they begin with /p/ or /b/? Write each word in the correct column.

 
pants
baggy
bottles
peaceful
beautiful
population
 
/p/
pants
_______
_______
/b/
baggy
_______
_______
 
9. Listen and repeat these sentences. Suggestions usually have a falling intonation.

 
 

Perhaps you'd better go on a diet?

Why don't you get a job?

You should say you're sorry?

Why don't you go to a doctor?
 
 
 
 
 
10. Listen and repeat these words. Do they begin with /v/ or /f/? Write each word in the correct column.

 
vaccination
formal
visa
volcano
fashionable
Philippines
 
/v/
vaccination
_______
_______
/f/
formal
_______
_______
 
11. Listen and repeat these sentences. Listen for the stressed words.
 
I've never been to France.
My computer's crashed.
I can't send an e-mail.
I've been scuba diving.
 
12. Listen and repeat these words. Do they begin with /r/ or /l/? Write each word in the correct column.

 
relieved
lottery
lights
written
 

relaxed

love
 
/r/
relieved
_______
_______
/l/
lottery
_______
_______
 

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  • Hi there,

    The PDF for this page is the final file under 'Related resources' and is entitled Pronunciation skills: Worksheet: Pre-intermediate.

    You need Adobe Reader on your computer to access this.

    This lesson does not contain teacher's notes as the students just need to follow the rubric (instructions) for each exercise.

    Best wishes,
    The onestopenglish team

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  • I can access the MP3s but not the PDFs. Where do I get the teacher's notes?

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  • Hi leo,

    All the audio files can be found by clicking the links under Related resources.

    Best wishes,
    The onestopenglish team

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  • where is MP3

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  • Hi there,

    Thanks for the feedback and sorry that you are having problems. To open the PDF you need to have Adobe Reader on your computer. If you do not have it, could you download it and try again?

    For this page, the PDF is the last file at the bottom of the attachments under related resources. All the other files are audio files for the lesson.

    You could also try downloading the PDF by right-clicking on the file and selecting 'Save link as...' then opening that file by right-clicking on it and selecting 'Open with...'.

    If you try these and you are still experiencing issues, please contact our technical support team on help@macmillan.com.

    Best wishes,
    The onestopenglish team

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  • Every time I click on a link to download the pdf, it sends me to a sorry page saying that the page can not be found...What should I do?
    Thanks!

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  • Hi Tropic2003,

    There is only one pdf in for this resource and it's the very last attachment called 'Pronunciation skills: Worksheet: Pre-intermediate'. All the attachments are at the end of the article just underneath 'Related resources'.

    I hope that helps.

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  • Unfortunately I cannot locate the pfd-files. Could you assist me, please?

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  • Hi there,
    The audio file can be found just above this comments section under 'Related resources'. There are 12 files in total.
    Best wishes,
    The onestopenglish team

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  • Where can I download the MP3? I cannot find:((

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