Difference In US English And UK English, The Sound /R/

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  • 1. 
    British English pronounces its /r/ sound at all times.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Bɑ:

    • B. 

      Bɑ:r

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Ti:tʃə

    • B. 

      Ti:tʃər

  • 4. 
    • A. 

    • B. 

      Er

    • C. 

      əɪ

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      If it follows a vowel.

    • B. 

      If it's followed by a vowel

    • C. 

      If it follows a nasal

    • D. 

      If it's followed by a nasal

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      An /r/ that we can put in any place

    • B. 

      An /r/ that follows another /r/ sound/

    • C. 

      An /r/ that is added in a situation, where none exist.

  • 7. 
    Choose the correct pronunciation of sorry in British English.
    • A. 

      Sɒrɪ

    • B. 

      Sɑ:rɪ

    • C. 

      Sɑ:ɪ

    • D. 

      Sɒɪ

  • 8. 
    Choose the correct pronunciation of sorry in US English
    • A. 

      Sɒrɪ

    • B. 

      Sɑ:rɪ

    • C. 

      Sɑ:ɪ

    • D. 

      Sɒɪ

  • 9. 
    The sound /r/ in US English is pronounced ...
    • A. 

      Light

    • B. 

      Silent

    • C. 

      Hard

    • D. 

      What /r/?

  • 10. 
    The sound /r/ in British English is usually pronounced ...
    • A. 

      Light

    • B. 

      Hard

    • C. 

      Silent

    • D. 

      Silent, with the exception if it's followed by a vowel

  • 11. 
    Rhotic speakers will not pronounce the sound /r/, unless it is followed by a vowel
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Rhotic speakers pronounce the /r/ in their words
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    In which of these words do You pronounce the sound /r/? (There is no correct answer, this is all up to your own pronunciation, you can check more than one box)
    • A. 

      Car

    • B. 

      Teacher

    • C. 

      Far

    • D. 

      Cart

    • E. 

      Ear

    • F. 

      Bar

    • G. 

      Hard

  • 14. 
    The sound /r/ in US English is usually pronounced hard, while in British English it is mostly very___________ or silent
  • 15. 
    Since I could not think of more questions about a simple sound /r/, tell me, did you enjoy my handout and/or the quiz?