Première classe A1 Breakthrough

Pronunciation: Stressing the last syllable and phone numbers

Écoutez les sons de l'exercice. Repérez à la durée si la personne parle ou crie.
Listen to the sounds of the activity. Based on their length, decide whether the person is speaking or shouting.
Cochez la ou les bonnes réponses Help on how to respond the exercice
The last syllable is long. The person is speaking.The last syllable is very long. Ther person is shouting.
On parleOn crie
On parleOn crie
On parleOn crie
On parleOn crie
nbOk item (s) out of nb selected 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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