Pronunciation Test Quiz

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Are you ready to take a pronunciation test quiz? Pronunciation is a very essential and a big part of the language. No matter how good you are in a particular language, if you are not able to pronounce the words correctly, you will not seem fluent in that language. The quiz has some questions that test your basic understanding of the pronunciation of words and how different vowels change the pronunciation. Let's go!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which word of them is pronounced oʊ?

    • A.

      Cousin

    • B.

      Loud

    • C.

      Country

    • D.

      Soul

    • E.

      Couple

    Correct Answer
    D. Soul
    Explanation
    The word "soul" is pronounced with the sound "oʊ".

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  • 2. 

    Which is pronounced /ə/?

    • A.

      Doughnut

    • B.

      Sound

    • C.

      House

    • D.

      Loud

    • E.

      Cousin

    Correct Answer
    E. Cousin
    Explanation
    The word "cousin" is pronounced with a schwa sound /ə/. The schwa sound is a neutral vowel sound that is commonly found in unstressed syllables. In the word "cousin," the first syllable is unstressed, and the vowel sound is reduced to /ə/. Therefore, "cousin" is the correct answer for the word pronounced /ə/.

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  • 3. 

    Which is pronounced /aʊ/?

    • A.

      Shoulder

    • B.

      Bought

    • C.

      Found

    • D.

      Although

    • E.

      Soul

    Correct Answer
    C. Found
    Explanation
    The word "found" is pronounced with the /aʊ/ sound. This sound is a diphthong, which is a combination of two vowel sounds. In this case, the /aʊ/ sound is made by combining the /a/ sound (as in "father") with the /ʊ/ sound (as in "put"). Therefore, "found" is the correct answer as it contains the /aʊ/ sound.

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  • 4. 

    The missing pronunciation of /ə/?

    • A.

      Tough

    • B.

      Country

    • C.

      House

    • D.

      Cousin

    • E.

      Couple

    Correct Answer
    C. House
    Explanation
    The missing pronunciation of /ə/ can be found in the word "house". In this word, the letter "o" is pronounced as /ə/. The other words provided in the question do not have the /ə/ sound.

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  • 5. 

    The missing sound of /oʊ/?

    • A.

      Tough

    • B.

      Soul

    • C.

      Doughnut

    • D.

      Shoulder

    • E.

      Although

    Correct Answer
    A. Tough
    Explanation
    The word "tough" contains the missing sound of /oʊ/. This can be identified by the pronunciation of the vowel sound in the word, which is similar to the sound of "o" in the word "go." The other words listed do not have the same sound, as they contain different vowel sounds such as /əʊ/ in "soul," /ʌ/ in "doughnut," /əʊ/ in "shoulder," and /ɔː/ in "although." Therefore, "tough" is the correct answer.

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  • 6. 

    The missing sound of /aʊ/?

    • A.

      South

    • B.

      Famous

    • C.

      Loud

    • D.

      Sound

    • E.

      Found

    Correct Answer
    B. Famous
    Explanation
    The missing sound of /aʊ/ can be found in the word "famous". The /aʊ/ sound is a diphthong that is a combination of the /a/ sound (as in "father") and the /ʊ/ sound (as in "book"). In the word "famous", the /aʊ/ sound is represented by the letters "ou".

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  • 7. 

    Which is the missing sound /ɑ/?

    • A.

      Stop

    • B.

      Job

    • C.

      Dollar

    • D.

      Caught

    • E.

      Lot

    Correct Answer
    E. Lot
    Explanation
    The word "lot" contains the missing sound /ɑ/. When pronouncing "lot," the vowel sound /ɑ/ is used, which is the same sound found in words like "father," "bother," or "spa." This vowel sound is typically represented by the letter "a" or "o" in English words, depending on the word's spelling and origin.

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  • 8. 

    Which is the missing sound /ae/?

    • A.

      Chance

    • B.

      Bad

    • C.

      Mad

    • D.

      Sad

    • E.

      Had

    Correct Answer
    A. Chance
  • 9. 

    The best sound of /ai/?

    • A.

      Say

    • B.

      Pay

    • C.

      Pray

    • D.

      Buy

    • E.

      Dead

    Correct Answer
    D. Buy
    Explanation
    The word "buy" represents the best sound of /ai/ because it follows the vowel-consonant pattern, where the letter "u" acts as a consonant and the letter "y" acts as a vowel. In this pattern, the "y" creates the /ai/ sound. The other words listed, such as "say" and "pray," also contain the /ai/ sound, but they do not follow the same pattern as "buy."

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  • 10. 

    Sound of /i/?

    • A.

      Kill

    • B.

      Eat

    • C.

      Tie

    • D.

      Teeth

    • E.

      Deep

    Correct Answer
    A. Kill
    Explanation
    The word "kill" contains the sound of /i/. This is evident in the pronunciation of the word, where the vowel sound in the middle is pronounced as /i/.

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