LISTENING VIA PRONUNCIATION (4)

RULE 3: INTERNATIONAL WORDS ARE ALWAYS PRONOUNCED DIFFERENTLY

As you must have noticed by now, international words – Latin words, brand names, place names etc. – are always pronounced differently. Below you can see lists of some of them, which also serve as a revision of the previous two chapters.

Exercise 31.

Place names:

London                                   Sweden                                   Berlin

Japan                                      Asia                                         Wales

Jamaica                                  Egypt                                      Ireland

Rome                                      Tunisia                                    Venice

Austria                                   Warsaw                                  Thames

 

Exercise 32.

Brand names:

Google                                    Ford                                        Colgate

Fairy                                       Gmail                                      Wikipedia

Ikea                                         Nike                                        Microsoft

My Little Pony                      Puma                                      Youtube

 

Exercise 33.

Personal names:

Barbara                                  Robert                                      Aphrodite

Adam                                      Ana                                         Batman

Margaret                                Sam                                         Bill

Mick                                       Vicky                                      Leonard

Laura                                     Hermione                               Daniel

 

Exercise 34.

International nouns:

nation                                     literature                                chocolate

restaurant                              history                                    courage

climate                                    structure                                 posture

procedure                               blog                                         pub

athlete                                     vehicle                                     theory

result                                       organisation                           specialisation

code                                        basket                                     machine

poet                                         college                                     surfing

author                                     rhythm                                    bomb

 

Exercise 35.

International adjectives:

urban                                      total                                         local

national                                  sociable                                   basic

rational                                   creative                                   pre-

bi-                                            bio-                                          micro-

vital                                         private                                    automatic

 

Exercise 36.

International abbreviations:

DNA                                       CIA                                         AIDS

HIV                                         FBI                                          EU

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