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Pronunciation: Stressing the last syllable and phone numbers

Écoutez les nombres de l'exercice. Mettez chaque nombre à la bonne place.
Listen to the numbers in the activity. Put each number in the correct place.
Glissez-déposez les éléments Help on how to respond the exercice
nbOk item (s) out of nb placed correctly
Watch out !
Well done !
Conception: Geneviève Briet, Université catholique de Louvain
Published on 01/08/2013 - Modified on 16/10/2019

Pronunciation / Stressing the last syllable and phone numbers

The last syllable of a word or of a rhythmic group (a group of words pronounced in a single breath) is different: it has what is called a noticeable stress. Be sure to stress the length of the syllables in words of the following categories: - "International" words
téléphone - "International" first names
Lucie - When you raise your voice to call out to someone who doesn't hear, or to shout, the end syllable is longer and more forceful. Example:
"Qu’est-ce que tu dis ?" - Numbers The end syllable of a number always lasts longer. Example:
07 (zéro sept) – 52 (cinquante-deux) – 18 (dix-huit) - 13 (treize). 07-52-18-13
131, avenue de Wagram Phone numbers are said by grouping numbers together. The numbers are grouped by twos or threes according to the country: In Belgium: 514 285 19 53 = cinq-cent-quatorze, deux-cent-quatre-vingt-cinq, dix-neuf, cinquante-trois. In France: 01 44 18 55 55 = zéro-un, quarante-quatre, dix-huit, cinquante-cinq, cinquante-cinq. In Quebec: 514 285 1841 = cinq-cent-quatorze, deux-cent-quatre-vingt-cinq, dix-huit-cent-quarante-et-un. In Switzerland: 4121-312 68 17 = quarante-et-un-vingt-et-un, trois-cent-douze, soixante-huit, dix-sept.

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