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Pronunciation exercises: starter/beginner

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Pronunciation exercises for zero beginner and false beginner students.

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1. Listen and repeat these words. Each word begins with /s/.
 
secretary
sandwich
subway
Sunday
Saturday
 
2. Listen and repeat these words. 
 
Japanese
Taiwanese
Australian
Canadian
Korean
 
3. Listen and repeat these words. Each word begins with /w/.

 
well-built
waitress
watch
worker
wallet
 
4. Listen and repeat these words. Each word begins with /f/.

 
first
four
funny
five
fifteen
 
5. Listen and repeat these words. There are two different endings,
-y and -een.
 
thirty
forty

thirteen
fourteen

fifty
sixty
fifteen
sixteen
  
6. Listen and repeat these words. Each word contains the sound
/th/.
 
brother
father
mother
their
they
 
7. Listen and repeat these words. Each word contains the sound /ee/.

 
green
jeans
cheese
tea
these
 
8. Listen and repeat these words. Each word contains the sound 
/ay/.

 
table
plate
train
name
day
 
9. Listen and repeat these words. Each word ends in the sound 
/air/.

 
fair
hair
there
chair
where
 
10. Listen and repeat these words. Each word begins with /b/.
 
bank
book
bus
beard
bag
 
11. Listen and repeat these words. Each word begins with /sh/.

 
shopping
short
shelf
shoes
shirt
 
12. Listen and repeat these words. Each word begins with /bl/, /pl/, 
/gl/, or /cl/.
 
classes
blue
plate
glasses
play
 

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