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The Rhythm of English Exercises

001.mp3

Use the above recording or this on-line metronome for each of the exercises.

Exercise 1
Start the recording and say, at the same time as the recording:

one - two - three - four - five - six - seven - eight - nine - ten - eleven - twelve

Exercise 2
Start the recording again and say:

one by - two by - three by - four by - five by - six by - seven by - eight by - nine by - ten by - eleven by - twelve by

The words one, two, three, four, etc. must still be said at the same time as these words on the recording.

Exercise 3
Start the recording again and say:

one an'a* - two an'a - three an'a - four an'a - five an'a - six an'a - seven an'a - eight an'a - nine an'a - ten an'a - eleven an'a - twelve an'a

The words one, two, three, four, etc. must still be said at the same time as these words on the recording.

Note: *and a is pronounced with no /d/ and two schwa sounds:/ənə/

Exercise 4
Start the recording again and say:

a one - a two - a three - a four - a five - a six - a seven - an eight - a nine - a ten - an eleven - a twelve

The words one, two, three, four, etc. must still be said at the same time as these words on the recording.

Exercise 5
Start the recording again and say:

an'a one - an'a two - an'a three - an'a four - an'a five - an'a six - an'a seven - an'an eight - an'a nine - an'a ten - an'an eleven - an'a twelve

The words one, two, three, four, etc. must still be said at the same time as these words on the recording.

Note: and a is pronounced with no /d/ and two schwa sounds:/ənə/