Category Archives: prononciation

Un mot, deux sens, deux prononciations: READ

1. /riːd/ lire (forme base)

“did you read The Lord of the Rings?”

2. /red/ lu (prétérit et participe passé)

“I haven’t read it yet, but I’m going to”

Test:

Lisez ces phrases à haute voix avec la bonne prononciation de “read”:

1. I read “The Times” every morning on the train
2. Did you read the sign? It’s says, “no entry”.
3. I read in the newspaper yesterday that there was an earthquake in China
4. At school they made us read Shakespeare but I didn’t like it
5. There are some books that you simply must have read before going to university
6. I posted a comment on Youtube, but I don’t think anyone read it
7. I’m sorry, I can’t read your writing

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les réponses

1. /riːd/
2. /riːd/
3. /red/
4. /riːd/
5. /red/
6. /red/
7. /riːd/

Bien Prononcer: Ship ou Sheep?

Le mot “ship” se prononce avec une voyelle courte: /ʃɪp/

Le mot “sheep” se prononce avec une vowelle longue:/ʃiːp/

Bon, si la phonétique ne veut vous rien dire, regardez la vidéo afin d’entendre les sons et faites le petit test à la fin. Bon courage!

Prononciation : Pull/Pool (minimal pairs)

good

 

Voici est le symbol pour la voyelle qu’on entend dans le mot “good”

 

 

 

you

 

Voici est le symbol pour la voyelle qu’on entend dans le mot “fruit”

 

 

 

Certains mots n’ont qu’une petite différence au niveau de prononciation comme “pull/pool”. On appelle ces mots (en anglais) “minimal pairs”.

Dans la video j’ai utilisés les mots suivants comme exemples:

pull/pool
full/fool
soot/suit
wood/wooed (vieux mot qui veut dire “courtiser, faire la cour à quelqu’un)
look/ Luke (prénom)

D’autres exemples de mots avec [uː] et [ʊ]


food
fruit
spoon
moon
boot
juice
mousse
soup

ʊ
butcher
good
sugar
cook

Silent letters: B after M – bomb, lamb, plumber

 

The rule is: don’t pronounce the b after an m if it is at the end of a word or before a vowel:
bomb
bomber
lamb (agneau)
plumber (plombier)
plumbing (plomberie)

However, if the b is followed by an l, you pronounce the b. French speakers will know the word “crumble” – its pronunciation in French is more or less the same in English.

Here are a few more:

humble
fumble (cafouiller)
amble (flâner)
ramble (randonner)
gamble (jouer/parier)

Difficult words to pronounce (video)

Can you pronounce these words in English:

psychiatrist

psychiatry

psychiatric

psychologist

psychologist

psychology

chiropractor

photograph

photography

As we saw recently in a video presentation, the ‘p’ in ‘psychology is silent. It’s also interesting to note that the ‘ch’ is pronounced like a ‘k’ and not “tch” like in “match”. Generally words that have a Greek origin are pronounced this way:

archictect [a:ki tekt]

chemistry [kemɪstri]

archaeology [a:kɪ ol dʒi:]

psychiatrist [sai’kai ə trɪst]