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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”


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/

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?)

prononciation anglaise : word stress 3

Des Moines is obviously from French!!

Prononciation anglaise: articulation, rhythm and rhyme

I believe that language is like music, and even if you know all the words, it doesn’t mean that you can sing the song, right? when you sing, you sing with rhythm, when you speak, you should also speak with rhythm.

In this lesson, I’m going to share a children’s rhyme, or as we say, a nursery rhyme (comptine). Through the rhyme, I hope that you get a stronger feel for the rhythm of the English language. Now this is a rhyme that most Americans know, it’s called, ‘Hey Diddle Diddle’.

To help you understand, I’m going to show a family quilt (quette) – it’s been in my family for fifty years. So you look at the pictures, and I’ll say the rhyme.

Hey diddle diddle the cat and the fiddle
The cow jumped over the moon
The little dog laughed to see such sport
And the dish ran away with the spoon.

Prononciation anglaise : le son ‘th’ (3) – voiced and unvoiced

voiced: voisé
unvoiced : non voisé

try saying these phrases:

That clothing
these brothers
another mother
this is smooth
the father is there
bathe them

Notice that verbs coming from nouns are voiced.

teeth (les dents) – unvoiced
to teethe (faire des dents) – voiced

bath (bain) – unvoiced
bathe (se baigner, se laver) – voiced