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English III MOCK SAMPLE January 2011 Name ................................................................................................................................................... A.

Reading:

The International Phonetic Alphabet is a system used for describing the sounds of spoken language. It was originally developed by French and British language teachers under the auspices of the International Phonetic Association (IPA), established in Paris in 1886. The first official version of the alphabet appeared in 1888. The alphabet has experienced a number of revisions during its history, the most recent revision was launched in 1993 and updated again in 1996 to provide a system for more detailed transcription of voice production.

B Recorded exercises: 1. Give the transcription or spelling (just one) of the following utterances and draw their accentual SPELLING OR TRANSCRIPTION / rhythmic patterns. (/ ACCENTUAL PATTERN 1. 2. 1 SPELLING RHYTHM 2 SPELLING RHYTHM 2. Mark the intonation of the following utterances. Draw the appropriate marks over the underscores: 3. 4.

a) Shall we go the __ cinema or the pub or __ stay at home b) I __ think so c) Where are you __ going d) __ Why did you think it was me

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Transcribe phonemically the designated ‘passage for transcription’ at the back of the page.