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Pronunciation and Listening- College Level Students (5/25 question - random)

Author: Dr. Ruth Yontz
Department of Finance
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
www.business.illinois.edu/facultyprofile/faculty_profile.aspx?ID=261

The purpose of this assignment is to assess your listening skills for some major areas of pronunciation--word stress, sentence stress, and end-of-sentence intonation.   You will be asked to listen to a clip and then to write or select the best answer.

Your answers should reflect your current level of skills.

 1.  Listen to the following clip and then write the focus word in the sentence.

 
 2.  Listen to the audio recording below, and mark the choice that shows the syllable that receives the most stress for the word 'analyze'.

 
 3.  Listen to the audio below, and mark the choice that shows the syllable that receives the most stress for the word 'investigation'. (CAPITALS=most stress)

 
 4.  Listen to the recording. Does the speaker's voice rise or fall in pitch at the end of the sentence "Was the movie interesting"?

 
 5.  Listen to the word below and select the number of syllables that you hear.

 

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