The Vowel System Of Nae

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The Vowel System Of Nae

This is a quiz to review what you've read in Chapter 4 of Teaching Pronunciation: A Course Book and Reference Guide. You'll need to look at the diagrams at the bottom of the page for some of the questions.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Look at the vowel and diphthong charts below. Type the number that represents the vowel sound in this word:  sad
  • 2. 
    Look at the vowel and diphthong charts below. Type the number that represents the vowel sound in this word:  cup
  • 3. 
    Look at the vowel and diphthong charts below. Type the number that represents the vowel sound in this word:  tooth
  • 4. 
    Look at the vowel and diphthong charts below. Type the number that represents the vowel sound in this word:  see
  • 5. 
    Look at the vowel and diphthong charts below. Type the number that represents the vowel sound in this word:  car
  • 6. 
    Look at the vowel and diphthong charts below. Type the number that represents the vowel sound in this word:  caught
  • 7. 
    Look at the vowel and diphthong charts below. Type the number that represents the vowel sound in this word:  bed
  • 8. 
    Look at the vowel and diphthong charts below. Type the number that represents the vowel sound in this word:  line
  • 9. 
    Look at the vowel and diphthong charts below. Type the number that represents the vowel sound in this word:  boy
  • 10. 
    Look at the vowel and diphthong charts below. Type the number that represents the vowel sound in this word:  cow
  • 11. 
    Which of these categories do we normally use in describing and distinguishing vowel sounds? (Choose more than one.)
    • A. 

      Tongue position

    • B. 

      Place of articulation

    • C. 

      Tense/lax

    • D. 

      Lip rounding

    • E. 

      Method of articulation

    • F. 

      Simple/glided/diphthong

    • G. 

      Voicing

  • 12. 
    Which of these categories do we normally use in describing and distinguishing consonant sounds? (Choose more than one.)
    • A. 

      Tongue position

    • B. 

      Place of articulation

    • C. 

      Tense/lax

    • D. 

      Lip rounding

    • E. 

      Method of articulation

    • F. 

      Simple/glided/diphthong

    • G. 

      Voicing

  • 13. 
    The only difference between the vowel sounds in the words "sheep" and "ship" is that the first vowel is longer in duration than the second one.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    In English, a vowel that comes before a voiceless consonant is shorter in duration than a vowel that comes before a voiced consonant.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Where are reduced vowels usually found?
    • A. 

      In words that are being pronounced slowly and carefully.

    • B. 

      In stressed syllables of longer words.

    • C. 

      In small words like prepositions or articles that are not stressed.

    • D. 

      In the clearance section at Target.

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