March 26, 2010Pronunciacion / Fonetica

Curso de inglés gratis en línea – PRONUNCIACION ACTIVIDAD #2 – Pronunciation activity #2

Present Simple: Pronunciation in questions


Today is our second pronunciation activity and the first one with AUDIO. We are going to talk about the pronunciation of questions in the present simple. Please remember to practice after the activity. Before we start be sure to know how to form the present simple – si no saben como formar el present simple favor de ir a los siguientes links

Present simple

verb to be
verb to be question words

other verbs
other verbs questions
uses and structure

As we said in the past article, many students have problems understanding English conversations or listening activities because they do not practice listening to word that are linked or joined together (word linking). Today we are going to practice how native speakers joining words together in the present simple.

To be pronunciation in questions

(QW) + {to be + SUBJECT}+ (Complement)

Listen carefully and repeat the following questions.

Are you married?
Is she from Argentina?
Is he your friend
Are they sick?

Notice how the verb to be is linked with the subject and how it is pronounced. Look at the other ways of pronouncing questions with the verb to be but this time with question words (what, how, where, who etc)
Where are you from?
Where is she from?
Who is he
You may also use contractions where possible: 
Where are you from?
Where’s she from?
Who’s he
*** Noten como de unen en sonido (word linking) el verbo to be con el pronombre o el Question word con el verbo. Traten de practicarlo ya que muchas veces uno no entiende preguntas debido a la union de palabras. 


Pronunciation with other verbs

(QW) +{ Do/Does + SUBJECT+ Verb} + (Complement)

Listen carefully and repeat the following questions.

Do you smoke?
Does she study English?
Does he live in New York?
Do they like apples?

Notice how the auxiliaries (do/does) is linked with the subject and how it is pronounced. Look at the other ways of pronouncing questions with the OTHER VERBS but this time with question words.

Where do you live?
What music does she like?
How often does he travel?

*** con otros verbos (verbos que no son ser o estar “to be”) la union se da muchas veces entre los auxiliares (do/does) y el sujeto (I, You, He etc)  



Practice pronouncing the following questions:

1) What time does he wake up?

2) Where does she study?

3) Where is she?

4) How often does he go shopping?

5) How old is she?

6) Why do you study English?

7) Does she smoke?

8) Where does he live?

9) What do they do?

10) How long does he spend in the shower?

11) What music does he like?

12) What kind of movies does she like?

13) Is he married?

14) Why is she sad?

15) How often do they go dancing?