Pronunciation Exercises: Rhythm

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Rhythm may sound like it is limited to music or perhaps poetry, but it is in fact one of the features used to describe all world languages. English has a specific kind of rhythm. Which rhythm, and what does it mean? You can find out in the post on rhythm, or first try out the exercises here.

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pbtd ɾkg
iɪeæə ʌuʊ

Watch this space for more exercises to come on hearing, understanding and reproducing native-like standard rhythms in American English.