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There are twenty questions and the pass mark is 85%, so you need 17 correct answers to pass.
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#1. A __________ usually contains a schwa sound, a short i sound, or a short ii sound.
#2. The letter __________ in 'debt' is silent.
#3. True or false? Compound nouns are stressed on the first syllable, e.g. ‘BOOKshop’ and ‘POPcorn’.
#4. '-age', '-ing', and '-ive', are all examples of suffixes with a __________ sound.
#5. The vowel digraph 'ou' in 'mountain' represents the vowel sound __________.
#6. Every English content word has one strong stressed __________.
#7. Homographs are pairs of words that are spelled the same but have different stress depending on the type of word they represent, e.g. __________.
#8. One-syllable content words __________ contain a weak vowel sound.
#9. '-ade', '-ese', and '-teen' are all examples of __________ suffixes.
#10. True or false? Most suffixes are unstressed.
#11. There are __________ schwa sounds in the word 'banana'.
#12. In English pronunciation, 2-syllable __________ are usually stressed on the second syllable.
#13. The antepenultimate (next to penultimate) syllable is strong if the final and penultimate are both weak, e.g. __________.
#14. True or false? The adverb 'extremely' has a different stressed syllable to its root word 'extreme'.
#15. A strong syllable has a long vowel sound, a __________, or a short vowel sound (not a schwa).
#16. '-ate', '-er', and '-ness' are all examples of __________ with a schwa sound.
#17. The second 'e' in 'preferable' is deleted __________.
#18. An English word is stressed on the nearest strong syllable to the end, so to find the stress in a word we have to work __________ from the end.
#19. True or false? We can be sure that 'hobby' is stressed om the first syllable because the other syllable is an unstressed suffix -'ly'.
#20. The penultimate (next to final) syllable is often strong in words with suffixes, like __________.
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