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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #65323: Articles and letters h and u
    > Other English exercises on the same topic: Pronunciation [Change theme]
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    Articles and letters h and u




                                                                            

                         The sound [h]

           
    ........................        ......


    hereheadhair
    hathomehide
    henhothungry
    happybehindahead

                                            The 'h' is not heard in a few words:
    heirhonesthonourhour
    heiresshonestlyhonourablehourglass
    heirloomhonestyhonourablyhourly


                    The sound /j/

    .....................................

         
    youyellowbehaviour
    pureyearnyam
    seniorcureyard
    yearyieldyen
                                                  A few examples :
    ubiquityunicornuniformunify
    unionuniteduniversityuse
    unanimousuraniumutensilusurper

              __________________________________________________________________________________


                           A   /  AN

                       Look at the first sound of the next word :
               1.                a book,  a house (h is heard), a university ( sound /j/ )
    BUT
             2.                     an apple, an hour (h is not pronounced), an ugly duckling (u sound: /ʌ/

                            
      an hourglass  an umbrella   an octopus      a rabbit       a horse   a unicycle      


                           THE

                                  The =   ə]  before consonant sounds:  The hare runs fast
                            The = thi  [ði:] before vowels sounds: The (thi) elephant is a big animal


                        
              The (thi) Obama family  lives in the White [wait] House





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    Dire si dans chaque couple les mots ont la même prononciation
      (eel)
    hand, and heel, eel hour, our
     
     Dire si dans les mots suivants on entend le son /j/
    cure sure uppercut
     
    Dire si l'article défini souligné se prononce 'the' ou 'thi'
    What is the use of X-rays? Are the ultrasounds dangerous for unborn children? Prince Charles is the heir to the British throne.
     Mettre a ou an
    apple a day keeps the doctor away.      
    Look at Betty! She is really unhappy child.    
     potato peeler is   useful kitchen utensil.    
    ufologist is somebody who studies unidentified flying objects (UFO).    
    I am English secretary. I work in hotel in Layton, Utah city.   








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