Première classe A1 Breakthrough

Pronunciation: liaison (sound linking between words)

Écoutez les sons et cochez la bonne colonne.
Listen to the audio and check the correct column.
Cochez la ou les bonnes réponses Help on how to respond the exercice
Vous achetez
I can hear the final consonant of the first word.I can't hear the final consonant of the first word.
Vous prenez
J'entends la consomme finale du 1er mot. Je n'entends pas la consonne finale du 1er mot.
Un œuf
J'entends la consomme finale du 1er mot.Je n'entends pas la consonne finale du 1er mot.
Deux oignons
J'entends la consomme finale du 1er mot.Je n'entends pas la consonne finale du 1er mot.
Dans le panier
J'entends la consomme finale du 1er mot. Je n'entends pas la consonne finale du 1er mot.
nbOk item (s) out of nb selected correctly
Watch out !
Well done !
Conception: Geneviève Briet, Université catholique de Louvain
Published on 04/06/2013 - Modified on 10/12/2019

Pronunciation / Liaison (sound linking between words)

A consonant is a sound you create by modifying the way air passes through your mouth: you can block the air flow and suddenly release it again (in French, this is how you say the following letters b, c, d, g, k, m, n, p, q, t) or reduce the air flow (f, ch, j, l, r, s, v, w, x, z). In French, a vowel is a sound you create by making your vocal cords vibrate. French vowels are represented by the letters a, e, i, o, u, y, as well as letter combinations such as (e)au, ai, ei, in, ein, ain, on, un, oi, ou... The vowel is the most important sound in a syllable. Faire une liaison means that you pronounce the final consonant of a word, which isn't usually pronounced, to link it to the next word, if that next word starts with a vowel. You are pronouncing a new syllable using the consonant-vowel structure, which makes up 50% of French syllable structures. Final consonants connect to other words; the most common linked consonants are [z, t, n, p, R] sounds. Liaisons are compulsory: - after un, deux, trois, six, dix, les, aux, des, ces, mes, tes, ses, nos, vos, leurs, quelques, plusieurs, certains, (de)nombreux, quels, aucun, mon, ton, son, tout; - after en, dans, chez, sans, sous; - after très, moins, mieux, plus bien, trop; - on, vous, nous before a verb, for example:
"On_a faim."
"Vous_achetez." When an important word is followed by a less important word, liaisons are forbidden. Examples:
- after Quand, combien, comment, EXCEPT in the following expression:
"Comment_allez-vous ?"
- after et, for example:
"Et // elle apprend le français."

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