Articulatory System, Consonants, And Phonology

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Articulatory System, Consonants, And Phonology

This quiz is a review of Chapter 3 of Teaching Pronunciation: A Course Book and Reference Guide. It includes the articulatory system and the consonants of North American English. You'll need to look at the diagram on the right and the consonant chart lower down on the page to answer the questions.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Look at the consonant chart below. Type the number that represents the first sound in this word:  book
  • 2. 
    Look at the consonant chart below. Type the number that represents the first sound in this word:    man
  • 3. 
    Look at the consonant chart below. Type the number that represents the first sound in this word:   think
  • 4. 
    Look at the consonant chart below. Type the number that represents the first sound in this word:   yes
  • 5. 
    Look at the consonant chart below. Type the number that represents the first sound in this word:   today
  • 6. 
    Look at the consonant chart below. Type the number that represents the first sound in this word:   church
  • 7. 
    Look at the consonant chart below. Type the number that represents the first sound in this word:   little
  • 8. 
    Look at the consonant chart below. Type the number that represents the first sound in this word:   help
  • 9. 
    Look at the consonant chart below. Type the number that represents the first sound in this word:   read
  • 10. 
    Look at the consonant chart below. Type the number that represents the first sound in this word:     zoo
  • 11. 
    What do we call the study of speech sounds in language?
    • A. 

      Allophones

    • B. 

      Phonology

    • C. 

      Articulatory system

    • D. 

      Phonemes

  • 12. 
    What word describes someone whose language skills progress to a certain level, and then they just stay there? The person has a very hard time changing or making further improvement.
    • A. 

      Motivation

    • B. 

      Language ego

    • C. 

      Failure

    • D. 

      Fossilization

  • 13. 
    What are segmental features in pronunciation?
    • A. 

      The pronunciation of the individual sounds.

    • B. 

      The pronunciation of people from different countries or regions.

    • C. 

      The goal of pronunciation teaching today.

    • D. 

      Aspects of pronunciation that affect more than just one sound.

  • 14. 
    What do we call the sounds of a language that native speakers feel are separate sounds?
    • A. 

      Consonants

    • B. 

      Phonology

    • C. 

      Phonemes

    • D. 

      Vowels

  • 15. 
    What do we call the aspects of pronunciation that affect more than just one sound, such as word stress and intonation?
    • A. 

      Allophones

    • B. 

      Suprasegmental features

    • C. 

      Phonemes

    • D. 

      Segmental features

  • 16. 
    What sounds are examples of consonants?
    • A. 

      The first sounds in "pie," "tree," and "yes."

    • B. 

      The first sounds in "elephant," "orange," and "about."

  • 17. 
    What sounds are examples of vowels?
    • A. 

      The first sounds in "pie," "tree," and "yes."

    • B. 

      The first sounds in "elephant," "orange," and "among."

  • 18. 
    What do we call two words that are almost alike except for one sound, such as "map" and "cap" or "hat" and "had"?
    • A. 

      Similar sounds

    • B. 

      Pronunciation errors

    • C. 

      Minimal pairs

    • D. 

      Sound combinations

  • 19. 
    What do we call all the parts of the body that we use to produce speech sounds?
    • A. 

      The articulatory system

    • B. 

      Language Acquisition Device

    • C. 

      The head, neck, and mouth

    • D. 

      Intelligible pronunciation

  • 20. 
    What does the abbreviation "NAE" stand for?
    • A. 

      Non-Ambiguous Education

    • B. 

      Normal Articulatory Excellence

    • C. 

      Never Any Easier

    • D. 

      North American English

  • 21. 
    Look at the diagram of the articulatory system. Type the number of each of these parts:         alveolar ridge
  • 22. 
    Look at the diagram of the articulatory system. Type the number of each of these parts:         lips
  • 23. 
    Look at the diagram of the articulatory system. Type the number of each of these parts:        nasal passage
  • 24. 
    Look at the diagram of the articulatory system. Type the number of each of these parts:         soft palate
  • 25. 
    Look at the diagram of the articulatory system. Type the number of each of these parts:         vocal cords
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