Accent Diet: Pausing Lesson 1 Practice 7 – #80070

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Accent Diet: Pausing Lesson 1 Practice 7 – #80070

english pronunciation practiceLISTEN

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english pronunciation practiceREAD

Read this paragraph 3 times. Pause quickly at the single slash marks and pause
longer at the double slash marks.

Silicon Valley / is in the southern part / of the San Francisco Bay Area /
in Northern California. // The term originally referred / to the region’s large number /
of silicon chip innovators / and manufacturers, // but eventually came to refer / to all
the high-tech businesses / in the area. // Despite the development / of other hightech
economic centers / throughout the United States, // Silicon Valley continues to
be / the leading high-tech center / because of its large number of engineers / and
venture capitalists. //

english pronunciation practicePRACTICE

Write a paragraph about your hometown or the town you live in now. Add single and double slash marks to represent pauses. Read the paragraph three times.

Speaking Practice: Tell someone about your hometown (or look in the mirror and tell yourself). As you speak practice pausing!

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