Tag Archives: articulation

wanna and gonna in the Jungle Book (livre de la jungle)

This film was made in the 1960’s – there’s nothing new about these contractions!

hey, flaps, what we gonna do? (=what are we going to do?)
I dunno, what d’you wanna do? (=I don’t know, what do you want to do?)

Dix mots difficiles à prononcer en anglais!

Certains mots sont particulièrement difficiles à prononcer en anglais à cause de trois raisons:

1. La phonétique : les sons qui n’existent pas en français comme ‘th’; le ‘r’ anglais, par exemple.
2. L’articulation. Ne pas savoir où placer l’accent tonique; ou quelles sont des syllabes ‘avalées’
3. Les lettres muettes, comme ‘gh’ dans ‘bought’, ‘caught’ ‘through’.

Voici ma liste des dix mots:

1. law
2. horrible
3. develop
4. bought
5. comfortable
6. Birmingham
7. idea
8. perhaps
9. lawyer
10. Thistlethwaite (nom de famille anglais – heureusement il n’y en a pas beaucoup)

articulation practice: the house that Jack built

Practise slowly and speed up gradually. Notice how the narrator pronounces the important words, but ‘swallows’ (avaler) the little ‘grammatical’ words like ‘the’ and ‘that’.

this is the house that jack built

this is the malt
that lay in the house that jack built

this is the rat
that ate the malt
that lay in the house that jack built

this is the cat
that killed the rat
that ate the malt
that lay in the house that jack built

this is the dog
that worried the cat
that killed the rat
that ate the malt
that lay in the house that jack built

this is the cow with the crumpled horn
that tossed the dog
that worried the cat
that killed the rat
that ate the malt
that lay in the house that jack built

this the maiden all folorn
that milked the cow with the crumpled horn
that tossed the dog
that worried the cat
that killed the rat
that ate the malt
that lay in the house that jack built

this is the man all tattered and torn
that kissed the maiden all folorn
that milked the cow with the crumpled horn
that tossed the dog
that worried the cat
that killed the rat
that ate the malt
that lay in the house that jack built

this is the priest all shaven and shorn
that married the man all tattered and torn
that kissed the maiden all folorn
that milked the cow with the crumpled horn
that tossed the dog
that worried the cat
that killed the rat
that ate the malt
that lay in the house that jack built

This is the cock that crowed in the morn
that waked the priest all shaven and shorn
that married the man all tattered and torn
that kissed the maiden all folorn
that milked the cow with the crumpled horn
that tossed the dog
that worried the cat
that killed the rat
that ate the malt
that lay in the house that jack built

this is the farmer sowing his corn
that kept the cock that crowed in the morn
that waked the priest all shaven and shorn
that married the man all tattered and torn
that kissed the maiden all folorn
that milked the cow with the crumpled horn
that tossed the dog
that worried the cat
that killed the rat
that ate the malt
that lay in the house that jack built

Prononciation anglaise: word stress (2)

How we count syllables:

job : one vowel sound, one syllable

steamboat : two vowel sounds, two syllables

states : one vowel sound – the final ‘e’ is not pronounced – one syllable

Word stress 1 – l’accent tonique en anglais

Voici un autre exercice si vous êtes débutant : dites les mois de l’an en anglais en placant l’accent tonique au bon endroit!

JANuary
FEBruary
MARCH
AP
ril
MAY
JUNE
juLY
AUGust
sepTEMber
ocTOber
novEMber
deCEMber