Accent Diet: Stretching Lesson 2 Practice 6 – #80130

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Accent Diet: Stretching Lesson 2 Practice 6 – #80130

english pronunciation practiceQUIZ

Read this story aloud and focus on stretching the sounds at the end of each thought group. Since there are no dashes (—), you will have to decide which sounds to stretch on your own. Many of these words end in d, so remember to stretch the sound before the d. (Some of these thought groups are longer than the thought groups in your previous practice.) Remember to exaggerate your stretching.

Enid was an engineer
noted for her research
in computer network security systems.
Although she often analyzed
complicated attacks on computers,
the security system for her house
baffled her.
When she first installed
her own alarm system,
she avoided turning it on
because it beeped
at regular intervals
and bothered her.
She believed
that a system wasn’t needed
for her house.
She felt that her neighborhood
was safe.
But after hearing that a thief
had climbed through a neighbor’s back window
and robbed him of $500,
she finally asked a technician
for help.
An alarm system rep
visited her house
and realized that Enid had bought
such a complicated system
that it was nearly impossible
to use every day.
He changed some settings
and customized her system
so that it could be controlled
from her computer.
She cheered at that news
because she felt more comfortable
using her computer
than the control box
that had been installed
in her home.
After the tech fixed it,
she thanked him
and offered to give him
a free security upgrade
for his computer.
He declined
because he claimed
he didn’t need computer security.
She was astonished
but understood.
She used to think that same thing about her home security!
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