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1. Which speaker uses the most glottal stops in the sentence:
“It isn’t always at Anne’s little flat.”CorrectIncorrect
2. Put the sounds in the order you hear them:
3. Which place isn’t pronounced with a glottal stop in GB English?CorrectIncorrect
In standard GB English, the glottal stop can replace /t/ if the next sound is a consonant. It won’t replace /t/ if the next sound is a vowel.
4. Which mouth position is used to pronounce a glottal stop?CorrectIncorrect
The glottal stop is made by stopping air in the glottis which is in the throat.
6. Put the words in the order you hear them:
7. Which 3 sounds can the glottal stop replace in British English pronunciation?CorrectIncorrect
The glottal stop only replaces VOICELESS consonant sounds. /b,d,g/ are VOICED, so they would not be replaced by a glottal stop.
8. How many glottal stops does the speaker say in this sentence (you will hear it 3 times at different speeds)?
“What did Tony write on the blackboard?”CorrectIncorrect
Listen carefully to the words WHAT, WRITE and BLACKBOARD. In each of these words decide if a glottal stop is pronounced or not in the audio.
9. Which speaker has an RP (Received Pronunciation) accent?
RP is quite old-fashioned and typically speakers do not use as many glottal stops as in modern accents in England.
10. Listen to 2 versions of the phrase:
– Choose the statement you most agree with:CorrectIncorrect
There is no right or wrong answer to this question. 😉