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Skills-Speaking Folder: Part 2 – Reading Aloud

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Instructions Part 2

1. Over 400 people visited our library last month.

(British)

/ˈəʊvə/ 400 /ˈpiːpl/ /ˈvɪzɪtɪd/ /ˈaʊə/ /ˈlaɪbrəri/ /lɑːst/ /mʌnθ/.

(American)

/ˈoʊvər/ 400 /ˈpipəl/ /ˈvɪzətəd/ /ˈaʊər/ /ˈlaɪˌbrɛri/ /læst/ /mʌnθ/.

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2. Staff at the sports centre are not available between 3 and 4 PM.

(British)

/stɑːf/ /ət/ /ðə/ /spɔːts/ /ˈsɛntər/ /ə/ /nɒt/ /əˈveɪləbl/ /bɪˈtwiːn/ 3 /ænd/ 4 /piː-ɛm/.

(American)

/stæf/ /ət/ /ðə/ /spɔrts/ /ˈsɛntər/ /ər/ /nɑt/ /əˈveɪləbəl/ /bɪˈtwin/ 3 /ænd/ 4 /ˈpiˈɛm/.

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3. Candidates should select one question only from each topic area.

(British)

/ˈkændɪˌdeɪts/ /ʃəd/ /sɪˈlɛkt/ /wʌn/ /ˈkwɛsʧən/ /ˈəʊnli/ /frəm/ /iːʧ/ /ˈtɒpɪk/ /ˈeərɪə/

(American)

/ˈkændədeɪts/ /ʃəd/ /səˈlɛkt/ /wʌn/ /ˈkwɛsʧən/ /ˈoʊnli/ /frəm/ /iʧ/ /ˈtɑpɪk/ /ˈɛriə/.

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4. All new students have to be registered with Mrs. Clark by the end of Friday.

(British)

/ɔːl/ /njuː/ /ˈstjuːdənts/ /həv/ /tə/ /bi/ /ˈrɛʤɪstəd/ /wɪð/ Mrs. /klɑːk/ /baɪ/ /ði/ /ɛnd/ /əv/ /ˈfraɪdeɪ/.

(American)

/ɔl/ /nu/ /ˈstudənts/ /həv/ /tə/ /bi/ /ˈrɛʤɪstərd/ /wɪð/ /ˈmɪsɪz/. /klɑrk/ /baɪ/ /ði/ /ɛnd/ /əv/ /ˈfraɪdi/.

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5. Provided that all equipment has been collected and stored, students may leave the classroom.

(British)

/prəˈvaɪdɪd/ /ðət/ /ɔːl/ /ɪˈkwɪpmənt/ /həz/ /biːn/ /kəˈlɛktɪd/ /ənd/ /stɔːd/, /ˈstjuːdənts/ /meɪ/ /liːv/ /ðə/ /ˈklɑːsrʊm/.

(American)

/prəˈvaɪdəd/ /ðət/ /ɔl/ /ɪˈkwɪpmənt/ /həz/ /bɪn/ /kəˈlɛktəd/ /ənd/ /stɔrd/, /ˈstudənts/ /meɪ/ /liv/ /ðə/ /ˈklæsˌrum/.

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6. What types of company do the majority of IT students work in, after finishing their degree?

(British)

/wɒt/ /taɪps/ /əv/ /ˈkʌmpəni/ /dʊ/ /ðə/ /məˈʤɒrɪti/ /əv/ /ɪt/ /ˈstjuːdənts/ /wɜːk/ /ɪn/, /ˈɑːftə/ /ˈfɪnɪʃɪŋ/ /ðeə/ /dɪˈgriː/?

(American)

/wʌt/ /taɪps/ /əv/ /ˈkʌmpəni/ /dʊ/ /ðə/ /məˈʤɔrəti/ /əv/ /ɪt/ /ˈstudənts/ /wɜrk/ /ɪn/, /ˈæftər/ /ˈfɪnɪʃɪŋ/ /ðɛr/ /dɪˈgri/?

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7. Despite some initial misgivings, the new laboratory has proved itself to be an excellent facility.

(British)

/dɪsˈpaɪt/ /səm/ /ɪˈnɪʃəl/ /mɪsˈgɪvɪŋz/, /ðə/ /njuː/ /ləˈbɒrətəri/ /həz/ /pruːvd/ /ɪtˈsɛlf/ /tə/ /bi/ /ən/ /ˈɛksələnt/ /fəˈsɪlɪti/.

(American)

/dɪˈspaɪt/ /səm/ /ɪˈnɪʃəl/ /mɪsˈgɪvɪŋz//ðə/ /nu/ /ˈlæbrəˌtɔri/ /həz/ /pruvd/ /ɪtˈsɛlf/ /tə/ /bi/ /ən/ /ˈɛksələnt/ /fəˈsɪlɪti/.

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8. Environmentalists agree that the continued use of private vehicles will result in worsening air pollution.

(British)

/ɪnˌvaɪərənˈmɛntəlɪsts/ /əˈgriː/ /ðət/ /ðə/ /kənˈtɪnju(ː)d/ /juːz/ /əv/ /ˈpraɪvɪt/ /ˈviːɪklz/ /wɪl/ /rɪˈzʌlt/ /ɪn/ /ˈwɜːsnɪŋ/ /eə/ /pəˈluːʃən/.

(American)

/ɛnˈvaɪrənˌmɛntəlɪsts/ /əˈgri/ /ðət/ /ðə/ /kənˈtɪnjud/ /juz/ /əv/ /ˈpraɪvət/ /ˈvihɪkəlz/ /wɪl/ /rɪˈzʌlt/ /ɪn/ /ˈwɜrsənɪŋ/ /ɛr/ /pəˈluʃən/.

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9. The library is closed for staff training until 11 am.

(British)

/ðə/ /ˈlaɪbrəri/ /z/ /kləʊzd/ /fə/ /stɑːf/ /ˈtreɪnɪŋ/ /ənˈtɪl/ 11 /æm/.

(American)

/ðə/ /ˈlaɪˌbrɛri/ /əz/ /kloʊzd/ /fər/ /stæf/ /ˈtreɪnɪŋ/ /ənˈtɪl/ 11 /æm/.

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10. Mrs Hill would like to accept the invitation.

(British)

/ˈmɪsɪz/ /hɪl/ /wəd/ /laɪk/ /tʊ/ /əkˈsɛpt/ /ði/ /ˌɪnvɪˈteɪʃən/.

(American)

/ˈmɪsɪz/ /hɪl/ /wəd/ /laɪk/ /tʊ/ /ækˈsɛpt/ /ði/ /ˌɪnvɪˈteɪʃən/.

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11. The bus timetable can sometimes change at short notice.

(British)

/ðə/ /bʌs/ /ˈtaɪmˌteɪb(ə)l/ /kən/ /ˈsʌmtaɪmz/ /ʧeɪnʤ/ /ət/ /ʃɔːt/ /ˈnəʊtɪs/.

(American)

/ðə/ /bʌs/ /ˈtaɪmˌteɪbəl/ /kən/ /səmˈtaɪmz/ /ʧeɪnʤ/ /ət/ /ʃɔrt/ /ˈnoʊtəs/.

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12. Thank you for coming to the film club’s summer event.

(British)

/θæŋk/ /jʊ/ /fə/ /ˈkʌmɪŋ/ /tə/ /ðə/ /fɪlm/ /klʌbz/ /ˈsʌmər/ /ɪˈvɛnt/.

(American)

/θæŋk/ /jʊ/ /fər/ /ˈkʌmɪŋ/ /tə/ /ðə/ /fɪlm/ /klʌbz/ /ˈsʌmər/ /ɪˈvɛnt/.

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13. How easy will it be for students to find accommodation near the university?

(British)

/haʊ/ /ˈiːzi/ /wɪl/ /ɪt/ /bi/ /fə/ /ˈstjuːdənts/ /tə/ /faɪnd/ /əˌkɒməˈdeɪʃ(ə)n/ /nɪə/ /ðə/ /ˌjuːnɪˈvɜːsɪti/?

(American)

/haʊ/ /ˈizi/ /wɪl/ /ɪt/ /bi/ /fər/ /ˈstudənts/ /tə/ /faɪnd/ /əˌkɑməˈdeɪʃən/ /nɪr/ /ðə/ /ˌjunəˈvɜrsəti/?

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14. After you have finished making online payments, remember to log out of your account.

(British)

/ˈɑːftə/ /jʊ/ /həv/ /ˈfɪnɪʃt/ /ˈmeɪkɪŋ/ /ˈɒnˌlaɪn/ /ˈpeɪmənts//rɪˈmɛmbə/ /tə/ /lɒg/ /aʊt/ /əv/ /jər/ /əˈkaʊnt/.

(American)

/ˈæftər/ /jʊ/ /həv/ /ˈfɪnɪʃt/ /ˈmeɪkɪŋ/ /ˈɔnˌlaɪn/ /ˈpeɪmənts//rɪˈmɛmbər/ /tə/ /lɔg/ /aʊt/ /əv/ /jər/ /əˈkaʊnt/.

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15. A ‘UV index’ reading of 11 indicates an extreme risk of harm from the sun’s rays.

(British)

/ə/ /juː-viː/ /ˈɪndɛks/ /ˈriːdɪŋ/ /ɒv/ 11 /ˈɪndɪkeɪts/ /ən/ /ɪksˈtriːm/ /rɪsk/ /əv/ /hɑːm/ /frəm/ /ðə/ /sʌnz/ /reɪz/.

(American)

/ə/ /ju-vi/ /ˈɪndɛks/ /ˈrɛdɪŋ/ /ʌv/ 11 /ˈɪndɪˌkeɪts/ /ən/ /ɛkˈstrim/ /rɪsk/ /əv/ /hɑrm/ /frəm/ /ðə/ /sʌnz/ /reɪz/.

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16. On average there are twice as many applicants for undergraduate degree courses at places available.

(British)

/ɒn/ /ˈævərɪʤ/ /ðər/ /ə/ /twaɪs/ /əz/ /ˈmɛni/ /ˈæplɪkənts/ /fər/ /ˌʌndəˈgrædjʊɪt/ /dɪˈgriː/ /ˈkɔːsɪz/ /ət/ /ˈpleɪsɪz/ /əˈveɪləbl/.

(American)

/ɑn/ /ˈævərɪʤ/ /ðər/ /ər/ /twaɪs/ /əz/ /ˈmɛni/ /ˈæplɪkənts/ /fər/ /ˌʌndərˈgræʤəwət/ /dɪˈgri/ /ˈkɔrsəz/ /ət/ /ˈpleɪsəz/ /əˈveɪləbəl/.

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17. The team needs sales staff who can speak more than one language.

(British)

/ðə/ /tiːm/ /niːdz/ /seɪlz/ /stɑːf/ /huː/ /kən/ /spiːk/ /mɔː/ /ðən/ /wʌn/ /ˈlæŋgwɪʤ/.

(American)

/ðə/ /tim/ /nidz/ /seɪlz/ /stæf/ /hu/ /kən/ /spik/ /mɔr/ /ðən/ /wʌn/ /ˈlæŋgwəʤ/.

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18. The 5% discount is only on orders over $10,000.

(British)

/ðiː/ 5% /ˈdɪskaʊnt/ /s/ /ˈəʊnli/ /ɒn/ /ˈɔːdəz/ /ˈəʊvə/ $10,000.

(American)

/ði/ 5% /dɪˈskaʊnt/ /əz/ /ˈoʊnli/ /ɑn/ /ˈɔrdərz/ /ˈoʊvər/ $10,000.

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19. Have the long-term goals of the company changed?

(British)

/həv/ /ðə/ /ˈlɒŋtɜːm/ /gəʊlz/ /əv/ /ðə/ /ˈkʌmpəni/ /ʧeɪnʤd/?

(American)

/həv/ /ðə/ /ˈlɔŋˈtɜrm/ /goʊlz/ /əv/ /ðə/ /ˈkʌmpəni/ /ʧeɪnʤd/?

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20. Your account will become active on receipt of the first payment.

(British)

/jər/ /əˈkaʊnt/ /wɪl/ /bɪˈkʌm/ /ˈæktɪv/ /ɒn/ /rɪˈsiːt/ /əv/ /ðə/ /fɜːst/ /ˈpeɪmənt/.

(American)

/jər/ /əˈkaʊnt/ /wɪl/ /bɪˈkʌm/ /ˈæktɪv/ /ɑn/ /rɪˈsit/ /əv/ /ðə/ /fɜrst/ /ˈpeɪmənt/.

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21. Mrs Atkins called to say that she is away at a marketing conference this week.

(British)

/ˈmɪsɪz/ /ˈætkɪnz/ /kɔːld/ /tə/ /seɪ/ /ðət/ /ʃi/ /z/ /əˈweɪ/ /ət/ /ə/ /ˈmɑːkɪtɪŋ/ /ˈkɒnfərəns/ /ðɪs/ /wiːk/.

(American)

/ˈmɪsɪz/ /ˈætkɪnz/ /kɔld/ /tə/ /seɪ/ /ðət/ /ʃi/ /əz/ /əˈweɪ/ /ət/ /ə/ /ˈmɑrkətɪŋ/ /ˈkɑnfərəns/ /ðɪs/ /wik/.

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22. The R&D budget has been frozen for five years but will increase again next January.

(British)

/ði/ /ɑː/&/diː/ /ˈbʌʤɪt/ /həz/ /biːn/ /ˈfrəʊzn/ /fə/ /faɪv/ /jɪəz/ /bət/ /wɪl/ /ˈɪnkriːs/ /əˈgɛn/ /nɛkst/ /ˈʤænjʊəri/.

(American)

/ði/ /ɑr/&/di/ /ˈbʌʤɪt/ /həz/ /bɪn/ /ˈfroʊzən/ /fər/ /faɪv/ /jɪrz/ /bət/ /wɪl/ /ˈɪnˌkris/ /əˈgɛn/ /nɛkst/ /ˈʤænjuˌɛri/.

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23. The organization, which has its headquarters in Canada, has now expanded into many European countries.

(British)

/ði/ /ˌɔːgənaɪˈzeɪʃən//wɪʧ/ /həz/ /ɪts/ /ˈhɛdˈkwɔːtəz/ /ɪn/ /ˈkænədə//həz/ /naʊ/ /ɪksˈpændɪd/ /ˈɪntə/ /ˈmɛni/ /ˌjʊərəˈpi(ː)ən/ /ˈkʌntriz/.

(American)

/ði/ /ˌɔrgənəˈzeɪʃən//wɪʧ/ /həz/ /ɪts/ /ˈhɛdˌkwɔrtərz/ /ɪn/ /ˈkænədə//həz/ /naʊ/ /ɪkˈspændəd/ /ˈɪntə/ /ˈmɛni/ /ˌjʊrəˈpiən/ /ˈkʌntriz/.

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24. The best way to reduce distribution costs is to use our subsidiary to transport goods.

(British)

/ðə/ /bɛst/ /weɪ/ /tə/ /rɪˈdjuːs/ /ˌdɪstrɪˈbjuːʃən/ /kɒsts/ /ɪz/ /tə/ /juːz/ /ˈaʊə/ /səbˈsɪdiəri/ /tə/ /ˈtrænspɔːt/ /gʊdz/.

(American)

/ðə/ /bɛst/ /weɪ/ /tə/ /rəˈdus/ /ˌdɪstrəˈbjuʃən/ /kɑsts/ /ɪz/ /tə/ /juz/ /ˈaʊər/ /səbˈsɪdiˌɛri/ /tə/ /ˈtrænspɔrt/ /gʊdz/.

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Skills-Speaking Folder: Part 2 – Reading Aloud

Speaking

Instructions Part 2

1. Over 400 people visited our library last month.

(British)

/ˈəʊvə/ 400 /ˈpiːpl/ /ˈvɪzɪtɪd/ /ˈaʊə/ /ˈlaɪbrəri/ /lɑːst/ /mʌnθ/.

(American)

/ˈoʊvər/ 400 /ˈpipəl/ /ˈvɪzətəd/ /ˈaʊər/ /ˈlaɪˌbrɛri/ /læst/ /mʌnθ/.

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2. Staff at the sports centre are not available between 3 and 4 PM.

(British)

/stɑːf/ /ət/ /ðə/ /spɔːts/ /ˈsɛntər/ /ə/ /nɒt/ /əˈveɪləbl/ /bɪˈtwiːn/ 3 /ænd/ 4 /piː-ɛm/.

(American)

/stæf/ /ət/ /ðə/ /spɔrts/ /ˈsɛntər/ /ər/ /nɑt/ /əˈveɪləbəl/ /bɪˈtwin/ 3 /ænd/ 4 /ˈpiˈɛm/.

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3. Candidates should select one question only from each topic area.

(British)

/ˈkændɪˌdeɪts/ /ʃəd/ /sɪˈlɛkt/ /wʌn/ /ˈkwɛsʧən/ /ˈəʊnli/ /frəm/ /iːʧ/ /ˈtɒpɪk/ /ˈeərɪə/

(American)

/ˈkændədeɪts/ /ʃəd/ /səˈlɛkt/ /wʌn/ /ˈkwɛsʧən/ /ˈoʊnli/ /frəm/ /iʧ/ /ˈtɑpɪk/ /ˈɛriə/.

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4. All new students have to be registered with Mrs. Clark by the end of Friday.

(British)

/ɔːl/ /njuː/ /ˈstjuːdənts/ /həv/ /tə/ /bi/ /ˈrɛʤɪstəd/ /wɪð/ Mrs. /klɑːk/ /baɪ/ /ði/ /ɛnd/ /əv/ /ˈfraɪdeɪ/.

(American)

/ɔl/ /nu/ /ˈstudənts/ /həv/ /tə/ /bi/ /ˈrɛʤɪstərd/ /wɪð/ /ˈmɪsɪz/. /klɑrk/ /baɪ/ /ði/ /ɛnd/ /əv/ /ˈfraɪdi/.

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5. Provided that all equipment has been collected and stored, students may leave the classroom.

(British)

/prəˈvaɪdɪd/ /ðət/ /ɔːl/ /ɪˈkwɪpmənt/ /həz/ /biːn/ /kəˈlɛktɪd/ /ənd/ /stɔːd/, /ˈstjuːdənts/ /meɪ/ /liːv/ /ðə/ /ˈklɑːsrʊm/.

(American)

/prəˈvaɪdəd/ /ðət/ /ɔl/ /ɪˈkwɪpmənt/ /həz/ /bɪn/ /kəˈlɛktəd/ /ənd/ /stɔrd/, /ˈstudənts/ /meɪ/ /liv/ /ðə/ /ˈklæsˌrum/.

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6. What types of company do the majority of IT students work in, after finishing their degree?

(British)

/wɒt/ /taɪps/ /əv/ /ˈkʌmpəni/ /dʊ/ /ðə/ /məˈʤɒrɪti/ /əv/ /ɪt/ /ˈstjuːdənts/ /wɜːk/ /ɪn/, /ˈɑːftə/ /ˈfɪnɪʃɪŋ/ /ðeə/ /dɪˈgriː/?

(American)

/wʌt/ /taɪps/ /əv/ /ˈkʌmpəni/ /dʊ/ /ðə/ /məˈʤɔrəti/ /əv/ /ɪt/ /ˈstudənts/ /wɜrk/ /ɪn/, /ˈæftər/ /ˈfɪnɪʃɪŋ/ /ðɛr/ /dɪˈgri/?

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7. Despite some initial misgivings, the new laboratory has proved itself to be an excellent facility.

(British)

/dɪsˈpaɪt/ /səm/ /ɪˈnɪʃəl/ /mɪsˈgɪvɪŋz/, /ðə/ /njuː/ /ləˈbɒrətəri/ /həz/ /pruːvd/ /ɪtˈsɛlf/ /tə/ /bi/ /ən/ /ˈɛksələnt/ /fəˈsɪlɪti/.

(American)

/dɪˈspaɪt/ /səm/ /ɪˈnɪʃəl/ /mɪsˈgɪvɪŋz//ðə/ /nu/ /ˈlæbrəˌtɔri/ /həz/ /pruvd/ /ɪtˈsɛlf/ /tə/ /bi/ /ən/ /ˈɛksələnt/ /fəˈsɪlɪti/.

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8. Environmentalists agree that the continued use of private vehicles will result in worsening air pollution.

(British)

/ɪnˌvaɪərənˈmɛntəlɪsts/ /əˈgriː/ /ðət/ /ðə/ /kənˈtɪnju(ː)d/ /juːz/ /əv/ /ˈpraɪvɪt/ /ˈviːɪklz/ /wɪl/ /rɪˈzʌlt/ /ɪn/ /ˈwɜːsnɪŋ/ /eə/ /pəˈluːʃən/.

(American)

/ɛnˈvaɪrənˌmɛntəlɪsts/ /əˈgri/ /ðət/ /ðə/ /kənˈtɪnjud/ /juz/ /əv/ /ˈpraɪvət/ /ˈvihɪkəlz/ /wɪl/ /rɪˈzʌlt/ /ɪn/ /ˈwɜrsənɪŋ/ /ɛr/ /pəˈluʃən/.

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9. The library is closed for staff training until 11 am.

(British)

/ðə/ /ˈlaɪbrəri/ /z/ /kləʊzd/ /fə/ /stɑːf/ /ˈtreɪnɪŋ/ /ənˈtɪl/ 11 /æm/.

(American)

/ðə/ /ˈlaɪˌbrɛri/ /əz/ /kloʊzd/ /fər/ /stæf/ /ˈtreɪnɪŋ/ /ənˈtɪl/ 11 /æm/.

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10. Mrs Hill would like to accept the invitation.

(British)

/ˈmɪsɪz/ /hɪl/ /wəd/ /laɪk/ /tʊ/ /əkˈsɛpt/ /ði/ /ˌɪnvɪˈteɪʃən/.

(American)

/ˈmɪsɪz/ /hɪl/ /wəd/ /laɪk/ /tʊ/ /ækˈsɛpt/ /ði/ /ˌɪnvɪˈteɪʃən/.

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11. The bus timetable can sometimes change at short notice.

(British)

/ðə/ /bʌs/ /ˈtaɪmˌteɪb(ə)l/ /kən/ /ˈsʌmtaɪmz/ /ʧeɪnʤ/ /ət/ /ʃɔːt/ /ˈnəʊtɪs/.

(American)

/ðə/ /bʌs/ /ˈtaɪmˌteɪbəl/ /kən/ /səmˈtaɪmz/ /ʧeɪnʤ/ /ət/ /ʃɔrt/ /ˈnoʊtəs/.

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12. Thank you for coming to the film club’s summer event.

(British)

/θæŋk/ /jʊ/ /fə/ /ˈkʌmɪŋ/ /tə/ /ðə/ /fɪlm/ /klʌbz/ /ˈsʌmər/ /ɪˈvɛnt/.

(American)

/θæŋk/ /jʊ/ /fər/ /ˈkʌmɪŋ/ /tə/ /ðə/ /fɪlm/ /klʌbz/ /ˈsʌmər/ /ɪˈvɛnt/.

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13. How easy will it be for students to find accommodation near the university?

(British)

/haʊ/ /ˈiːzi/ /wɪl/ /ɪt/ /bi/ /fə/ /ˈstjuːdənts/ /tə/ /faɪnd/ /əˌkɒməˈdeɪʃ(ə)n/ /nɪə/ /ðə/ /ˌjuːnɪˈvɜːsɪti/?

(American)

/haʊ/ /ˈizi/ /wɪl/ /ɪt/ /bi/ /fər/ /ˈstudənts/ /tə/ /faɪnd/ /əˌkɑməˈdeɪʃən/ /nɪr/ /ðə/ /ˌjunəˈvɜrsəti/?

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14. After you have finished making online payments, remember to log out of your account.

(British)

/ˈɑːftə/ /jʊ/ /həv/ /ˈfɪnɪʃt/ /ˈmeɪkɪŋ/ /ˈɒnˌlaɪn/ /ˈpeɪmənts//rɪˈmɛmbə/ /tə/ /lɒg/ /aʊt/ /əv/ /jər/ /əˈkaʊnt/.

(American)

/ˈæftər/ /jʊ/ /həv/ /ˈfɪnɪʃt/ /ˈmeɪkɪŋ/ /ˈɔnˌlaɪn/ /ˈpeɪmənts//rɪˈmɛmbər/ /tə/ /lɔg/ /aʊt/ /əv/ /jər/ /əˈkaʊnt/.

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15. A ‘UV index’ reading of 11 indicates an extreme risk of harm from the sun’s rays.

(British)

/ə/ /juː-viː/ /ˈɪndɛks/ /ˈriːdɪŋ/ /ɒv/ 11 /ˈɪndɪkeɪts/ /ən/ /ɪksˈtriːm/ /rɪsk/ /əv/ /hɑːm/ /frəm/ /ðə/ /sʌnz/ /reɪz/.

(American)

/ə/ /ju-vi/ /ˈɪndɛks/ /ˈrɛdɪŋ/ /ʌv/ 11 /ˈɪndɪˌkeɪts/ /ən/ /ɛkˈstrim/ /rɪsk/ /əv/ /hɑrm/ /frəm/ /ðə/ /sʌnz/ /reɪz/.

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16. On average there are twice as many applicants for undergraduate degree courses at places available.

(British)

/ɒn/ /ˈævərɪʤ/ /ðər/ /ə/ /twaɪs/ /əz/ /ˈmɛni/ /ˈæplɪkənts/ /fər/ /ˌʌndəˈgrædjʊɪt/ /dɪˈgriː/ /ˈkɔːsɪz/ /ət/ /ˈpleɪsɪz/ /əˈveɪləbl/.

(American)

/ɑn/ /ˈævərɪʤ/ /ðər/ /ər/ /twaɪs/ /əz/ /ˈmɛni/ /ˈæplɪkənts/ /fər/ /ˌʌndərˈgræʤəwət/ /dɪˈgri/ /ˈkɔrsəz/ /ət/ /ˈpleɪsəz/ /əˈveɪləbəl/.

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17. The team needs sales staff who can speak more than one language.

(British)

/ðə/ /tiːm/ /niːdz/ /seɪlz/ /stɑːf/ /huː/ /kən/ /spiːk/ /mɔː/ /ðən/ /wʌn/ /ˈlæŋgwɪʤ/.

(American)

/ðə/ /tim/ /nidz/ /seɪlz/ /stæf/ /hu/ /kən/ /spik/ /mɔr/ /ðən/ /wʌn/ /ˈlæŋgwəʤ/.

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18. The 5% discount is only on orders over $10,000.

(British)

/ðiː/ 5% /ˈdɪskaʊnt/ /s/ /ˈəʊnli/ /ɒn/ /ˈɔːdəz/ /ˈəʊvə/ $10,000.

(American)

/ði/ 5% /dɪˈskaʊnt/ /əz/ /ˈoʊnli/ /ɑn/ /ˈɔrdərz/ /ˈoʊvər/ $10,000.

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19. Have the long-term goals of the company changed?

(British)

/həv/ /ðə/ /ˈlɒŋtɜːm/ /gəʊlz/ /əv/ /ðə/ /ˈkʌmpəni/ /ʧeɪnʤd/?

(American)

/həv/ /ðə/ /ˈlɔŋˈtɜrm/ /goʊlz/ /əv/ /ðə/ /ˈkʌmpəni/ /ʧeɪnʤd/?

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20. Your account will become active on receipt of the first payment.

(British)

/jər/ /əˈkaʊnt/ /wɪl/ /bɪˈkʌm/ /ˈæktɪv/ /ɒn/ /rɪˈsiːt/ /əv/ /ðə/ /fɜːst/ /ˈpeɪmənt/.

(American)

/jər/ /əˈkaʊnt/ /wɪl/ /bɪˈkʌm/ /ˈæktɪv/ /ɑn/ /rɪˈsit/ /əv/ /ðə/ /fɜrst/ /ˈpeɪmənt/.

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21. Mrs Atkins called to say that she is away at a marketing conference this week.

(British)

/ˈmɪsɪz/ /ˈætkɪnz/ /kɔːld/ /tə/ /seɪ/ /ðət/ /ʃi/ /z/ /əˈweɪ/ /ət/ /ə/ /ˈmɑːkɪtɪŋ/ /ˈkɒnfərəns/ /ðɪs/ /wiːk/.

(American)

/ˈmɪsɪz/ /ˈætkɪnz/ /kɔld/ /tə/ /seɪ/ /ðət/ /ʃi/ /əz/ /əˈweɪ/ /ət/ /ə/ /ˈmɑrkətɪŋ/ /ˈkɑnfərəns/ /ðɪs/ /wik/.

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22. The R&D budget has been frozen for five years but will increase again next January.

(British)

/ði/ /ɑː/&/diː/ /ˈbʌʤɪt/ /həz/ /biːn/ /ˈfrəʊzn/ /fə/ /faɪv/ /jɪəz/ /bət/ /wɪl/ /ˈɪnkriːs/ /əˈgɛn/ /nɛkst/ /ˈʤænjʊəri/.

(American)

/ði/ /ɑr/&/di/ /ˈbʌʤɪt/ /həz/ /bɪn/ /ˈfroʊzən/ /fər/ /faɪv/ /jɪrz/ /bət/ /wɪl/ /ˈɪnˌkris/ /əˈgɛn/ /nɛkst/ /ˈʤænjuˌɛri/.

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23. The organization, which has its headquarters in Canada, has now expanded into many European countries.

(British)

/ði/ /ˌɔːgənaɪˈzeɪʃən//wɪʧ/ /həz/ /ɪts/ /ˈhɛdˈkwɔːtəz/ /ɪn/ /ˈkænədə//həz/ /naʊ/ /ɪksˈpændɪd/ /ˈɪntə/ /ˈmɛni/ /ˌjʊərəˈpi(ː)ən/ /ˈkʌntriz/.

(American)

/ði/ /ˌɔrgənəˈzeɪʃən//wɪʧ/ /həz/ /ɪts/ /ˈhɛdˌkwɔrtərz/ /ɪn/ /ˈkænədə//həz/ /naʊ/ /ɪkˈspændəd/ /ˈɪntə/ /ˈmɛni/ /ˌjʊrəˈpiən/ /ˈkʌntriz/.

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24. The best way to reduce distribution costs is to use our subsidiary to transport goods.

(British)

/ðə/ /bɛst/ /weɪ/ /tə/ /rɪˈdjuːs/ /ˌdɪstrɪˈbjuːʃən/ /kɒsts/ /ɪz/ /tə/ /juːz/ /ˈaʊə/ /səbˈsɪdiəri/ /tə/ /ˈtrænspɔːt/ /gʊdz/.

(American)

/ðə/ /bɛst/ /weɪ/ /tə/ /rəˈdus/ /ˌdɪstrəˈbjuʃən/ /kɑsts/ /ɪz/ /tə/ /juz/ /ˈaʊər/ /səbˈsɪdiˌɛri/ /tə/ /ˈtrænspɔrt/ /gʊdz/.

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Skills-Speaking Folder: Part 2 – Reading Aloud

Speaking

Instructions Part 2

1. Over 400 people visited our library last month.

(British)

/ˈəʊvə/ 400 /ˈpiːpl/ /ˈvɪzɪtɪd/ /ˈaʊə/ /ˈlaɪbrəri/ /lɑːst/ /mʌnθ/.

(American)

/ˈoʊvər/ 400 /ˈpipəl/ /ˈvɪzətəd/ /ˈaʊər/ /ˈlaɪˌbrɛri/ /læst/ /mʌnθ/.

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2. Staff at the sports centre are not available between 3 and 4 PM.

(British)

/stɑːf/ /ət/ /ðə/ /spɔːts/ /ˈsɛntər/ /ə/ /nɒt/ /əˈveɪləbl/ /bɪˈtwiːn/ 3 /ænd/ 4 /piː-ɛm/.

(American)

/stæf/ /ət/ /ðə/ /spɔrts/ /ˈsɛntər/ /ər/ /nɑt/ /əˈveɪləbəl/ /bɪˈtwin/ 3 /ænd/ 4 /ˈpiˈɛm/.

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3. Candidates should select one question only from each topic area.

(British)

/ˈkændɪˌdeɪts/ /ʃəd/ /sɪˈlɛkt/ /wʌn/ /ˈkwɛsʧən/ /ˈəʊnli/ /frəm/ /iːʧ/ /ˈtɒpɪk/ /ˈeərɪə/

(American)

/ˈkændədeɪts/ /ʃəd/ /səˈlɛkt/ /wʌn/ /ˈkwɛsʧən/ /ˈoʊnli/ /frəm/ /iʧ/ /ˈtɑpɪk/ /ˈɛriə/.

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4. All new students have to be registered with Mrs. Clark by the end of Friday.

(British)

/ɔːl/ /njuː/ /ˈstjuːdənts/ /həv/ /tə/ /bi/ /ˈrɛʤɪstəd/ /wɪð/ Mrs. /klɑːk/ /baɪ/ /ði/ /ɛnd/ /əv/ /ˈfraɪdeɪ/.

(American)

/ɔl/ /nu/ /ˈstudənts/ /həv/ /tə/ /bi/ /ˈrɛʤɪstərd/ /wɪð/ /ˈmɪsɪz/. /klɑrk/ /baɪ/ /ði/ /ɛnd/ /əv/ /ˈfraɪdi/.

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5. Provided that all equipment has been collected and stored, students may leave the classroom.

(British)

/prəˈvaɪdɪd/ /ðət/ /ɔːl/ /ɪˈkwɪpmənt/ /həz/ /biːn/ /kəˈlɛktɪd/ /ənd/ /stɔːd/, /ˈstjuːdənts/ /meɪ/ /liːv/ /ðə/ /ˈklɑːsrʊm/.

(American)

/prəˈvaɪdəd/ /ðət/ /ɔl/ /ɪˈkwɪpmənt/ /həz/ /bɪn/ /kəˈlɛktəd/ /ənd/ /stɔrd/, /ˈstudənts/ /meɪ/ /liv/ /ðə/ /ˈklæsˌrum/.

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6. What types of company do the majority of IT students work in, after finishing their degree?

(British)

/wɒt/ /taɪps/ /əv/ /ˈkʌmpəni/ /dʊ/ /ðə/ /məˈʤɒrɪti/ /əv/ /ɪt/ /ˈstjuːdənts/ /wɜːk/ /ɪn/, /ˈɑːftə/ /ˈfɪnɪʃɪŋ/ /ðeə/ /dɪˈgriː/?

(American)

/wʌt/ /taɪps/ /əv/ /ˈkʌmpəni/ /dʊ/ /ðə/ /məˈʤɔrəti/ /əv/ /ɪt/ /ˈstudənts/ /wɜrk/ /ɪn/, /ˈæftər/ /ˈfɪnɪʃɪŋ/ /ðɛr/ /dɪˈgri/?

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7. Despite some initial misgivings, the new laboratory has proved itself to be an excellent facility.

(British)

/dɪsˈpaɪt/ /səm/ /ɪˈnɪʃəl/ /mɪsˈgɪvɪŋz/, /ðə/ /njuː/ /ləˈbɒrətəri/ /həz/ /pruːvd/ /ɪtˈsɛlf/ /tə/ /bi/ /ən/ /ˈɛksələnt/ /fəˈsɪlɪti/.

(American)

/dɪˈspaɪt/ /səm/ /ɪˈnɪʃəl/ /mɪsˈgɪvɪŋz//ðə/ /nu/ /ˈlæbrəˌtɔri/ /həz/ /pruvd/ /ɪtˈsɛlf/ /tə/ /bi/ /ən/ /ˈɛksələnt/ /fəˈsɪlɪti/.

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8. Environmentalists agree that the continued use of private vehicles will result in worsening air pollution.

(British)

/ɪnˌvaɪərənˈmɛntəlɪsts/ /əˈgriː/ /ðət/ /ðə/ /kənˈtɪnju(ː)d/ /juːz/ /əv/ /ˈpraɪvɪt/ /ˈviːɪklz/ /wɪl/ /rɪˈzʌlt/ /ɪn/ /ˈwɜːsnɪŋ/ /eə/ /pəˈluːʃən/.

(American)

/ɛnˈvaɪrənˌmɛntəlɪsts/ /əˈgri/ /ðət/ /ðə/ /kənˈtɪnjud/ /juz/ /əv/ /ˈpraɪvət/ /ˈvihɪkəlz/ /wɪl/ /rɪˈzʌlt/ /ɪn/ /ˈwɜrsənɪŋ/ /ɛr/ /pəˈluʃən/.

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9. The library is closed for staff training until 11 am.

(British)

/ðə/ /ˈlaɪbrəri/ /z/ /kləʊzd/ /fə/ /stɑːf/ /ˈtreɪnɪŋ/ /ənˈtɪl/ 11 /æm/.

(American)

/ðə/ /ˈlaɪˌbrɛri/ /əz/ /kloʊzd/ /fər/ /stæf/ /ˈtreɪnɪŋ/ /ənˈtɪl/ 11 /æm/.

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10. Mrs Hill would like to accept the invitation.

(British)

/ˈmɪsɪz/ /hɪl/ /wəd/ /laɪk/ /tʊ/ /əkˈsɛpt/ /ði/ /ˌɪnvɪˈteɪʃən/.

(American)

/ˈmɪsɪz/ /hɪl/ /wəd/ /laɪk/ /tʊ/ /ækˈsɛpt/ /ði/ /ˌɪnvɪˈteɪʃən/.

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11. The bus timetable can sometimes change at short notice.

(British)

/ðə/ /bʌs/ /ˈtaɪmˌteɪb(ə)l/ /kən/ /ˈsʌmtaɪmz/ /ʧeɪnʤ/ /ət/ /ʃɔːt/ /ˈnəʊtɪs/.

(American)

/ðə/ /bʌs/ /ˈtaɪmˌteɪbəl/ /kən/ /səmˈtaɪmz/ /ʧeɪnʤ/ /ət/ /ʃɔrt/ /ˈnoʊtəs/.

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12. Thank you for coming to the film club’s summer event.

(British)

/θæŋk/ /jʊ/ /fə/ /ˈkʌmɪŋ/ /tə/ /ðə/ /fɪlm/ /klʌbz/ /ˈsʌmər/ /ɪˈvɛnt/.

(American)

/θæŋk/ /jʊ/ /fər/ /ˈkʌmɪŋ/ /tə/ /ðə/ /fɪlm/ /klʌbz/ /ˈsʌmər/ /ɪˈvɛnt/.

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13. How easy will it be for students to find accommodation near the university?

(British)

/haʊ/ /ˈiːzi/ /wɪl/ /ɪt/ /bi/ /fə/ /ˈstjuːdənts/ /tə/ /faɪnd/ /əˌkɒməˈdeɪʃ(ə)n/ /nɪə/ /ðə/ /ˌjuːnɪˈvɜːsɪti/?

(American)

/haʊ/ /ˈizi/ /wɪl/ /ɪt/ /bi/ /fər/ /ˈstudənts/ /tə/ /faɪnd/ /əˌkɑməˈdeɪʃən/ /nɪr/ /ðə/ /ˌjunəˈvɜrsəti/?

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14. After you have finished making online payments, remember to log out of your account.

(British)

/ˈɑːftə/ /jʊ/ /həv/ /ˈfɪnɪʃt/ /ˈmeɪkɪŋ/ /ˈɒnˌlaɪn/ /ˈpeɪmənts//rɪˈmɛmbə/ /tə/ /lɒg/ /aʊt/ /əv/ /jər/ /əˈkaʊnt/.

(American)

/ˈæftər/ /jʊ/ /həv/ /ˈfɪnɪʃt/ /ˈmeɪkɪŋ/ /ˈɔnˌlaɪn/ /ˈpeɪmənts//rɪˈmɛmbər/ /tə/ /lɔg/ /aʊt/ /əv/ /jər/ /əˈkaʊnt/.

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15. A ‘UV index’ reading of 11 indicates an extreme risk of harm from the sun’s rays.

(British)

/ə/ /juː-viː/ /ˈɪndɛks/ /ˈriːdɪŋ/ /ɒv/ 11 /ˈɪndɪkeɪts/ /ən/ /ɪksˈtriːm/ /rɪsk/ /əv/ /hɑːm/ /frəm/ /ðə/ /sʌnz/ /reɪz/.

(American)

/ə/ /ju-vi/ /ˈɪndɛks/ /ˈrɛdɪŋ/ /ʌv/ 11 /ˈɪndɪˌkeɪts/ /ən/ /ɛkˈstrim/ /rɪsk/ /əv/ /hɑrm/ /frəm/ /ðə/ /sʌnz/ /reɪz/.

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16. On average there are twice as many applicants for undergraduate degree courses at places available.

(British)

/ɒn/ /ˈævərɪʤ/ /ðər/ /ə/ /twaɪs/ /əz/ /ˈmɛni/ /ˈæplɪkənts/ /fər/ /ˌʌndəˈgrædjʊɪt/ /dɪˈgriː/ /ˈkɔːsɪz/ /ət/ /ˈpleɪsɪz/ /əˈveɪləbl/.

(American)

/ɑn/ /ˈævərɪʤ/ /ðər/ /ər/ /twaɪs/ /əz/ /ˈmɛni/ /ˈæplɪkənts/ /fər/ /ˌʌndərˈgræʤəwət/ /dɪˈgri/ /ˈkɔrsəz/ /ət/ /ˈpleɪsəz/ /əˈveɪləbəl/.

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17. The team needs sales staff who can speak more than one language.

(British)

/ðə/ /tiːm/ /niːdz/ /seɪlz/ /stɑːf/ /huː/ /kən/ /spiːk/ /mɔː/ /ðən/ /wʌn/ /ˈlæŋgwɪʤ/.

(American)

/ðə/ /tim/ /nidz/ /seɪlz/ /stæf/ /hu/ /kən/ /spik/ /mɔr/ /ðən/ /wʌn/ /ˈlæŋgwəʤ/.

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18. The 5% discount is only on orders over $10,000.

(British)

/ðiː/ 5% /ˈdɪskaʊnt/ /s/ /ˈəʊnli/ /ɒn/ /ˈɔːdəz/ /ˈəʊvə/ $10,000.

(American)

/ði/ 5% /dɪˈskaʊnt/ /əz/ /ˈoʊnli/ /ɑn/ /ˈɔrdərz/ /ˈoʊvər/ $10,000.

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19. Have the long-term goals of the company changed?

(British)

/həv/ /ðə/ /ˈlɒŋtɜːm/ /gəʊlz/ /əv/ /ðə/ /ˈkʌmpəni/ /ʧeɪnʤd/?

(American)

/həv/ /ðə/ /ˈlɔŋˈtɜrm/ /goʊlz/ /əv/ /ðə/ /ˈkʌmpəni/ /ʧeɪnʤd/?

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20. Your account will become active on receipt of the first payment.

(British)

/jər/ /əˈkaʊnt/ /wɪl/ /bɪˈkʌm/ /ˈæktɪv/ /ɒn/ /rɪˈsiːt/ /əv/ /ðə/ /fɜːst/ /ˈpeɪmənt/.

(American)

/jər/ /əˈkaʊnt/ /wɪl/ /bɪˈkʌm/ /ˈæktɪv/ /ɑn/ /rɪˈsit/ /əv/ /ðə/ /fɜrst/ /ˈpeɪmənt/.

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21. Mrs Atkins called to say that she is away at a marketing conference this week.

(British)

/ˈmɪsɪz/ /ˈætkɪnz/ /kɔːld/ /tə/ /seɪ/ /ðət/ /ʃi/ /z/ /əˈweɪ/ /ət/ /ə/ /ˈmɑːkɪtɪŋ/ /ˈkɒnfərəns/ /ðɪs/ /wiːk/.

(American)

/ˈmɪsɪz/ /ˈætkɪnz/ /kɔld/ /tə/ /seɪ/ /ðət/ /ʃi/ /əz/ /əˈweɪ/ /ət/ /ə/ /ˈmɑrkətɪŋ/ /ˈkɑnfərəns/ /ðɪs/ /wik/.

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22. The R&D budget has been frozen for five years but will increase again next January.

(British)

/ði/ /ɑː/&/diː/ /ˈbʌʤɪt/ /həz/ /biːn/ /ˈfrəʊzn/ /fə/ /faɪv/ /jɪəz/ /bət/ /wɪl/ /ˈɪnkriːs/ /əˈgɛn/ /nɛkst/ /ˈʤænjʊəri/.

(American)

/ði/ /ɑr/&/di/ /ˈbʌʤɪt/ /həz/ /bɪn/ /ˈfroʊzən/ /fər/ /faɪv/ /jɪrz/ /bət/ /wɪl/ /ˈɪnˌkris/ /əˈgɛn/ /nɛkst/ /ˈʤænjuˌɛri/.

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23. The organization, which has its headquarters in Canada, has now expanded into many European countries.

(British)

/ði/ /ˌɔːgənaɪˈzeɪʃən//wɪʧ/ /həz/ /ɪts/ /ˈhɛdˈkwɔːtəz/ /ɪn/ /ˈkænədə//həz/ /naʊ/ /ɪksˈpændɪd/ /ˈɪntə/ /ˈmɛni/ /ˌjʊərəˈpi(ː)ən/ /ˈkʌntriz/.

(American)

/ði/ /ˌɔrgənəˈzeɪʃən//wɪʧ/ /həz/ /ɪts/ /ˈhɛdˌkwɔrtərz/ /ɪn/ /ˈkænədə//həz/ /naʊ/ /ɪkˈspændəd/ /ˈɪntə/ /ˈmɛni/ /ˌjʊrəˈpiən/ /ˈkʌntriz/.

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24. The best way to reduce distribution costs is to use our subsidiary to transport goods.

(British)

/ðə/ /bɛst/ /weɪ/ /tə/ /rɪˈdjuːs/ /ˌdɪstrɪˈbjuːʃən/ /kɒsts/ /ɪz/ /tə/ /juːz/ /ˈaʊə/ /səbˈsɪdiəri/ /tə/ /ˈtrænspɔːt/ /gʊdz/.

(American)

/ðə/ /bɛst/ /weɪ/ /tə/ /rəˈdus/ /ˌdɪstrəˈbjuʃən/ /kɑsts/ /ɪz/ /tə/ /juz/ /ˈaʊər/ /səbˈsɪdiˌɛri/ /tə/ /ˈtrænspɔrt/ /gʊdz/.

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Skills-Speaking Folder: Part 2 – Reading Aloud

Speaking

Instructions Part 2

1. Over 400 people visited our library last month.

(British)

/ˈəʊvə/ 400 /ˈpiːpl/ /ˈvɪzɪtɪd/ /ˈaʊə/ /ˈlaɪbrəri/ /lɑːst/ /mʌnθ/.

(American)

/ˈoʊvər/ 400 /ˈpipəl/ /ˈvɪzətəd/ /ˈaʊər/ /ˈlaɪˌbrɛri/ /læst/ /mʌnθ/.

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2. Staff at the sports centre are not available between 3 and 4 PM.

(British)

/stɑːf/ /ət/ /ðə/ /spɔːts/ /ˈsɛntər/ /ə/ /nɒt/ /əˈveɪləbl/ /bɪˈtwiːn/ 3 /ænd/ 4 /piː-ɛm/.

(American)

/stæf/ /ət/ /ðə/ /spɔrts/ /ˈsɛntər/ /ər/ /nɑt/ /əˈveɪləbəl/ /bɪˈtwin/ 3 /ænd/ 4 /ˈpiˈɛm/.

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3. Candidates should select one question only from each topic area.

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/ˈkændɪˌdeɪts/ /ʃəd/ /sɪˈlɛkt/ /wʌn/ /ˈkwɛsʧən/ /ˈəʊnli/ /frəm/ /iːʧ/ /ˈtɒpɪk/ /ˈeərɪə/

(American)

/ˈkændədeɪts/ /ʃəd/ /səˈlɛkt/ /wʌn/ /ˈkwɛsʧən/ /ˈoʊnli/ /frəm/ /iʧ/ /ˈtɑpɪk/ /ˈɛriə/.

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4. All new students have to be registered with Mrs. Clark by the end of Friday.

(British)

/ɔːl/ /njuː/ /ˈstjuːdənts/ /həv/ /tə/ /bi/ /ˈrɛʤɪstəd/ /wɪð/ Mrs. /klɑːk/ /baɪ/ /ði/ /ɛnd/ /əv/ /ˈfraɪdeɪ/.

(American)

/ɔl/ /nu/ /ˈstudənts/ /həv/ /tə/ /bi/ /ˈrɛʤɪstərd/ /wɪð/ /ˈmɪsɪz/. /klɑrk/ /baɪ/ /ði/ /ɛnd/ /əv/ /ˈfraɪdi/.

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5. Provided that all equipment has been collected and stored, students may leave the classroom.

(British)

/prəˈvaɪdɪd/ /ðət/ /ɔːl/ /ɪˈkwɪpmənt/ /həz/ /biːn/ /kəˈlɛktɪd/ /ənd/ /stɔːd/, /ˈstjuːdənts/ /meɪ/ /liːv/ /ðə/ /ˈklɑːsrʊm/.

(American)

/prəˈvaɪdəd/ /ðət/ /ɔl/ /ɪˈkwɪpmənt/ /həz/ /bɪn/ /kəˈlɛktəd/ /ənd/ /stɔrd/, /ˈstudənts/ /meɪ/ /liv/ /ðə/ /ˈklæsˌrum/.

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6. What types of company do the majority of IT students work in, after finishing their degree?

(British)

/wɒt/ /taɪps/ /əv/ /ˈkʌmpəni/ /dʊ/ /ðə/ /məˈʤɒrɪti/ /əv/ /ɪt/ /ˈstjuːdənts/ /wɜːk/ /ɪn/, /ˈɑːftə/ /ˈfɪnɪʃɪŋ/ /ðeə/ /dɪˈgriː/?

(American)

/wʌt/ /taɪps/ /əv/ /ˈkʌmpəni/ /dʊ/ /ðə/ /məˈʤɔrəti/ /əv/ /ɪt/ /ˈstudənts/ /wɜrk/ /ɪn/, /ˈæftər/ /ˈfɪnɪʃɪŋ/ /ðɛr/ /dɪˈgri/?

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7. Despite some initial misgivings, the new laboratory has proved itself to be an excellent facility.

(British)

/dɪsˈpaɪt/ /səm/ /ɪˈnɪʃəl/ /mɪsˈgɪvɪŋz/, /ðə/ /njuː/ /ləˈbɒrətəri/ /həz/ /pruːvd/ /ɪtˈsɛlf/ /tə/ /bi/ /ən/ /ˈɛksələnt/ /fəˈsɪlɪti/.

(American)

/dɪˈspaɪt/ /səm/ /ɪˈnɪʃəl/ /mɪsˈgɪvɪŋz//ðə/ /nu/ /ˈlæbrəˌtɔri/ /həz/ /pruvd/ /ɪtˈsɛlf/ /tə/ /bi/ /ən/ /ˈɛksələnt/ /fəˈsɪlɪti/.

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8. Environmentalists agree that the continued use of private vehicles will result in worsening air pollution.

(British)

/ɪnˌvaɪərənˈmɛntəlɪsts/ /əˈgriː/ /ðət/ /ðə/ /kənˈtɪnju(ː)d/ /juːz/ /əv/ /ˈpraɪvɪt/ /ˈviːɪklz/ /wɪl/ /rɪˈzʌlt/ /ɪn/ /ˈwɜːsnɪŋ/ /eə/ /pəˈluːʃən/.

(American)

/ɛnˈvaɪrənˌmɛntəlɪsts/ /əˈgri/ /ðət/ /ðə/ /kənˈtɪnjud/ /juz/ /əv/ /ˈpraɪvət/ /ˈvihɪkəlz/ /wɪl/ /rɪˈzʌlt/ /ɪn/ /ˈwɜrsənɪŋ/ /ɛr/ /pəˈluʃən/.

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9. The library is closed for staff training until 11 am.

(British)

/ðə/ /ˈlaɪbrəri/ /z/ /kləʊzd/ /fə/ /stɑːf/ /ˈtreɪnɪŋ/ /ənˈtɪl/ 11 /æm/.

(American)

/ðə/ /ˈlaɪˌbrɛri/ /əz/ /kloʊzd/ /fər/ /stæf/ /ˈtreɪnɪŋ/ /ənˈtɪl/ 11 /æm/.

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10. Mrs Hill would like to accept the invitation.

(British)

/ˈmɪsɪz/ /hɪl/ /wəd/ /laɪk/ /tʊ/ /əkˈsɛpt/ /ði/ /ˌɪnvɪˈteɪʃən/.

(American)

/ˈmɪsɪz/ /hɪl/ /wəd/ /laɪk/ /tʊ/ /ækˈsɛpt/ /ði/ /ˌɪnvɪˈteɪʃən/.

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11. The bus timetable can sometimes change at short notice.

(British)

/ðə/ /bʌs/ /ˈtaɪmˌteɪb(ə)l/ /kən/ /ˈsʌmtaɪmz/ /ʧeɪnʤ/ /ət/ /ʃɔːt/ /ˈnəʊtɪs/.

(American)

/ðə/ /bʌs/ /ˈtaɪmˌteɪbəl/ /kən/ /səmˈtaɪmz/ /ʧeɪnʤ/ /ət/ /ʃɔrt/ /ˈnoʊtəs/.

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12. Thank you for coming to the film club’s summer event.

(British)

/θæŋk/ /jʊ/ /fə/ /ˈkʌmɪŋ/ /tə/ /ðə/ /fɪlm/ /klʌbz/ /ˈsʌmər/ /ɪˈvɛnt/.

(American)

/θæŋk/ /jʊ/ /fər/ /ˈkʌmɪŋ/ /tə/ /ðə/ /fɪlm/ /klʌbz/ /ˈsʌmər/ /ɪˈvɛnt/.

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13. How easy will it be for students to find accommodation near the university?

(British)

/haʊ/ /ˈiːzi/ /wɪl/ /ɪt/ /bi/ /fə/ /ˈstjuːdənts/ /tə/ /faɪnd/ /əˌkɒməˈdeɪʃ(ə)n/ /nɪə/ /ðə/ /ˌjuːnɪˈvɜːsɪti/?

(American)

/haʊ/ /ˈizi/ /wɪl/ /ɪt/ /bi/ /fər/ /ˈstudənts/ /tə/ /faɪnd/ /əˌkɑməˈdeɪʃən/ /nɪr/ /ðə/ /ˌjunəˈvɜrsəti/?

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14. After you have finished making online payments, remember to log out of your account.

(British)

/ˈɑːftə/ /jʊ/ /həv/ /ˈfɪnɪʃt/ /ˈmeɪkɪŋ/ /ˈɒnˌlaɪn/ /ˈpeɪmənts//rɪˈmɛmbə/ /tə/ /lɒg/ /aʊt/ /əv/ /jər/ /əˈkaʊnt/.

(American)

/ˈæftər/ /jʊ/ /həv/ /ˈfɪnɪʃt/ /ˈmeɪkɪŋ/ /ˈɔnˌlaɪn/ /ˈpeɪmənts//rɪˈmɛmbər/ /tə/ /lɔg/ /aʊt/ /əv/ /jər/ /əˈkaʊnt/.

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15. A ‘UV index’ reading of 11 indicates an extreme risk of harm from the sun’s rays.

(British)

/ə/ /juː-viː/ /ˈɪndɛks/ /ˈriːdɪŋ/ /ɒv/ 11 /ˈɪndɪkeɪts/ /ən/ /ɪksˈtriːm/ /rɪsk/ /əv/ /hɑːm/ /frəm/ /ðə/ /sʌnz/ /reɪz/.

(American)

/ə/ /ju-vi/ /ˈɪndɛks/ /ˈrɛdɪŋ/ /ʌv/ 11 /ˈɪndɪˌkeɪts/ /ən/ /ɛkˈstrim/ /rɪsk/ /əv/ /hɑrm/ /frəm/ /ðə/ /sʌnz/ /reɪz/.

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16. On average there are twice as many applicants for undergraduate degree courses at places available.

(British)

/ɒn/ /ˈævərɪʤ/ /ðər/ /ə/ /twaɪs/ /əz/ /ˈmɛni/ /ˈæplɪkənts/ /fər/ /ˌʌndəˈgrædjʊɪt/ /dɪˈgriː/ /ˈkɔːsɪz/ /ət/ /ˈpleɪsɪz/ /əˈveɪləbl/.

(American)

/ɑn/ /ˈævərɪʤ/ /ðər/ /ər/ /twaɪs/ /əz/ /ˈmɛni/ /ˈæplɪkənts/ /fər/ /ˌʌndərˈgræʤəwət/ /dɪˈgri/ /ˈkɔrsəz/ /ət/ /ˈpleɪsəz/ /əˈveɪləbəl/.

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17. The team needs sales staff who can speak more than one language.

(British)

/ðə/ /tiːm/ /niːdz/ /seɪlz/ /stɑːf/ /huː/ /kən/ /spiːk/ /mɔː/ /ðən/ /wʌn/ /ˈlæŋgwɪʤ/.

(American)

/ðə/ /tim/ /nidz/ /seɪlz/ /stæf/ /hu/ /kən/ /spik/ /mɔr/ /ðən/ /wʌn/ /ˈlæŋgwəʤ/.

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18. The 5% discount is only on orders over $10,000.

(British)

/ðiː/ 5% /ˈdɪskaʊnt/ /s/ /ˈəʊnli/ /ɒn/ /ˈɔːdəz/ /ˈəʊvə/ $10,000.

(American)

/ði/ 5% /dɪˈskaʊnt/ /əz/ /ˈoʊnli/ /ɑn/ /ˈɔrdərz/ /ˈoʊvər/ $10,000.

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19. Have the long-term goals of the company changed?

(British)

/həv/ /ðə/ /ˈlɒŋtɜːm/ /gəʊlz/ /əv/ /ðə/ /ˈkʌmpəni/ /ʧeɪnʤd/?

(American)

/həv/ /ðə/ /ˈlɔŋˈtɜrm/ /goʊlz/ /əv/ /ðə/ /ˈkʌmpəni/ /ʧeɪnʤd/?

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20. Your account will become active on receipt of the first payment.

(British)

/jər/ /əˈkaʊnt/ /wɪl/ /bɪˈkʌm/ /ˈæktɪv/ /ɒn/ /rɪˈsiːt/ /əv/ /ðə/ /fɜːst/ /ˈpeɪmənt/.

(American)

/jər/ /əˈkaʊnt/ /wɪl/ /bɪˈkʌm/ /ˈæktɪv/ /ɑn/ /rɪˈsit/ /əv/ /ðə/ /fɜrst/ /ˈpeɪmənt/.

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21. Mrs Atkins called to say that she is away at a marketing conference this week.

(British)

/ˈmɪsɪz/ /ˈætkɪnz/ /kɔːld/ /tə/ /seɪ/ /ðət/ /ʃi/ /z/ /əˈweɪ/ /ət/ /ə/ /ˈmɑːkɪtɪŋ/ /ˈkɒnfərəns/ /ðɪs/ /wiːk/.

(American)

/ˈmɪsɪz/ /ˈætkɪnz/ /kɔld/ /tə/ /seɪ/ /ðət/ /ʃi/ /əz/ /əˈweɪ/ /ət/ /ə/ /ˈmɑrkətɪŋ/ /ˈkɑnfərəns/ /ðɪs/ /wik/.

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22. The R&D budget has been frozen for five years but will increase again next January.

(British)

/ði/ /ɑː/&/diː/ /ˈbʌʤɪt/ /həz/ /biːn/ /ˈfrəʊzn/ /fə/ /faɪv/ /jɪəz/ /bət/ /wɪl/ /ˈɪnkriːs/ /əˈgɛn/ /nɛkst/ /ˈʤænjʊəri/.

(American)

/ði/ /ɑr/&/di/ /ˈbʌʤɪt/ /həz/ /bɪn/ /ˈfroʊzən/ /fər/ /faɪv/ /jɪrz/ /bət/ /wɪl/ /ˈɪnˌkris/ /əˈgɛn/ /nɛkst/ /ˈʤænjuˌɛri/.

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23. The organization, which has its headquarters in Canada, has now expanded into many European countries.

(British)

/ði/ /ˌɔːgənaɪˈzeɪʃən//wɪʧ/ /həz/ /ɪts/ /ˈhɛdˈkwɔːtəz/ /ɪn/ /ˈkænədə//həz/ /naʊ/ /ɪksˈpændɪd/ /ˈɪntə/ /ˈmɛni/ /ˌjʊərəˈpi(ː)ən/ /ˈkʌntriz/.

(American)

/ði/ /ˌɔrgənəˈzeɪʃən//wɪʧ/ /həz/ /ɪts/ /ˈhɛdˌkwɔrtərz/ /ɪn/ /ˈkænədə//həz/ /naʊ/ /ɪkˈspændəd/ /ˈɪntə/ /ˈmɛni/ /ˌjʊrəˈpiən/ /ˈkʌntriz/.

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24. The best way to reduce distribution costs is to use our subsidiary to transport goods.

(British)

/ðə/ /bɛst/ /weɪ/ /tə/ /rɪˈdjuːs/ /ˌdɪstrɪˈbjuːʃən/ /kɒsts/ /ɪz/ /tə/ /juːz/ /ˈaʊə/ /səbˈsɪdiəri/ /tə/ /ˈtrænspɔːt/ /gʊdz/.

(American)

/ðə/ /bɛst/ /weɪ/ /tə/ /rəˈdus/ /ˌdɪstrəˈbjuʃən/ /kɑsts/ /ɪz/ /tə/ /juz/ /ˈaʊər/ /səbˈsɪdiˌɛri/ /tə/ /ˈtrænspɔrt/ /gʊdz/.

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Skills-Speaking Folder: Part 2 – Reading Aloud

Speaking

Instructions Part 2

1. Over 400 people visited our library last month.

(British)

/ˈəʊvə/ 400 /ˈpiːpl/ /ˈvɪzɪtɪd/ /ˈaʊə/ /ˈlaɪbrəri/ /lɑːst/ /mʌnθ/.

(American)

/ˈoʊvər/ 400 /ˈpipəl/ /ˈvɪzətəd/ /ˈaʊər/ /ˈlaɪˌbrɛri/ /læst/ /mʌnθ/.

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2. Staff at the sports centre are not available between 3 and 4 PM.

(British)

/stɑːf/ /ət/ /ðə/ /spɔːts/ /ˈsɛntər/ /ə/ /nɒt/ /əˈveɪləbl/ /bɪˈtwiːn/ 3 /ænd/ 4 /piː-ɛm/.

(American)

/stæf/ /ət/ /ðə/ /spɔrts/ /ˈsɛntər/ /ər/ /nɑt/ /əˈveɪləbəl/ /bɪˈtwin/ 3 /ænd/ 4 /ˈpiˈɛm/.

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3. Candidates should select one question only from each topic area.

(British)

/ˈkændɪˌdeɪts/ /ʃəd/ /sɪˈlɛkt/ /wʌn/ /ˈkwɛsʧən/ /ˈəʊnli/ /frəm/ /iːʧ/ /ˈtɒpɪk/ /ˈeərɪə/

(American)

/ˈkændədeɪts/ /ʃəd/ /səˈlɛkt/ /wʌn/ /ˈkwɛsʧən/ /ˈoʊnli/ /frəm/ /iʧ/ /ˈtɑpɪk/ /ˈɛriə/.

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4. All new students have to be registered with Mrs. Clark by the end of Friday.

(British)

/ɔːl/ /njuː/ /ˈstjuːdənts/ /həv/ /tə/ /bi/ /ˈrɛʤɪstəd/ /wɪð/ Mrs. /klɑːk/ /baɪ/ /ði/ /ɛnd/ /əv/ /ˈfraɪdeɪ/.

(American)

/ɔl/ /nu/ /ˈstudənts/ /həv/ /tə/ /bi/ /ˈrɛʤɪstərd/ /wɪð/ /ˈmɪsɪz/. /klɑrk/ /baɪ/ /ði/ /ɛnd/ /əv/ /ˈfraɪdi/.

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5. Provided that all equipment has been collected and stored, students may leave the classroom.

(British)

/prəˈvaɪdɪd/ /ðət/ /ɔːl/ /ɪˈkwɪpmənt/ /həz/ /biːn/ /kəˈlɛktɪd/ /ənd/ /stɔːd/, /ˈstjuːdənts/ /meɪ/ /liːv/ /ðə/ /ˈklɑːsrʊm/.

(American)

/prəˈvaɪdəd/ /ðət/ /ɔl/ /ɪˈkwɪpmənt/ /həz/ /bɪn/ /kəˈlɛktəd/ /ənd/ /stɔrd/, /ˈstudənts/ /meɪ/ /liv/ /ðə/ /ˈklæsˌrum/.

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6. What types of company do the majority of IT students work in, after finishing their degree?

(British)

/wɒt/ /taɪps/ /əv/ /ˈkʌmpəni/ /dʊ/ /ðə/ /məˈʤɒrɪti/ /əv/ /ɪt/ /ˈstjuːdənts/ /wɜːk/ /ɪn/, /ˈɑːftə/ /ˈfɪnɪʃɪŋ/ /ðeə/ /dɪˈgriː/?

(American)

/wʌt/ /taɪps/ /əv/ /ˈkʌmpəni/ /dʊ/ /ðə/ /məˈʤɔrəti/ /əv/ /ɪt/ /ˈstudənts/ /wɜrk/ /ɪn/, /ˈæftər/ /ˈfɪnɪʃɪŋ/ /ðɛr/ /dɪˈgri/?

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7. Despite some initial misgivings, the new laboratory has proved itself to be an excellent facility.

(British)

/dɪsˈpaɪt/ /səm/ /ɪˈnɪʃəl/ /mɪsˈgɪvɪŋz/, /ðə/ /njuː/ /ləˈbɒrətəri/ /həz/ /pruːvd/ /ɪtˈsɛlf/ /tə/ /bi/ /ən/ /ˈɛksələnt/ /fəˈsɪlɪti/.

(American)

/dɪˈspaɪt/ /səm/ /ɪˈnɪʃəl/ /mɪsˈgɪvɪŋz//ðə/ /nu/ /ˈlæbrəˌtɔri/ /həz/ /pruvd/ /ɪtˈsɛlf/ /tə/ /bi/ /ən/ /ˈɛksələnt/ /fəˈsɪlɪti/.

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8. Environmentalists agree that the continued use of private vehicles will result in worsening air pollution.

(British)

/ɪnˌvaɪərənˈmɛntəlɪsts/ /əˈgriː/ /ðət/ /ðə/ /kənˈtɪnju(ː)d/ /juːz/ /əv/ /ˈpraɪvɪt/ /ˈviːɪklz/ /wɪl/ /rɪˈzʌlt/ /ɪn/ /ˈwɜːsnɪŋ/ /eə/ /pəˈluːʃən/.

(American)

/ɛnˈvaɪrənˌmɛntəlɪsts/ /əˈgri/ /ðət/ /ðə/ /kənˈtɪnjud/ /juz/ /əv/ /ˈpraɪvət/ /ˈvihɪkəlz/ /wɪl/ /rɪˈzʌlt/ /ɪn/ /ˈwɜrsənɪŋ/ /ɛr/ /pəˈluʃən/.

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9. The library is closed for staff training until 11 am.

(British)

/ðə/ /ˈlaɪbrəri/ /z/ /kləʊzd/ /fə/ /stɑːf/ /ˈtreɪnɪŋ/ /ənˈtɪl/ 11 /æm/.

(American)

/ðə/ /ˈlaɪˌbrɛri/ /əz/ /kloʊzd/ /fər/ /stæf/ /ˈtreɪnɪŋ/ /ənˈtɪl/ 11 /æm/.

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10. Mrs Hill would like to accept the invitation.

(British)

/ˈmɪsɪz/ /hɪl/ /wəd/ /laɪk/ /tʊ/ /əkˈsɛpt/ /ði/ /ˌɪnvɪˈteɪʃən/.

(American)

/ˈmɪsɪz/ /hɪl/ /wəd/ /laɪk/ /tʊ/ /ækˈsɛpt/ /ði/ /ˌɪnvɪˈteɪʃən/.

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11. The bus timetable can sometimes change at short notice.

(British)

/ðə/ /bʌs/ /ˈtaɪmˌteɪb(ə)l/ /kən/ /ˈsʌmtaɪmz/ /ʧeɪnʤ/ /ət/ /ʃɔːt/ /ˈnəʊtɪs/.

(American)

/ðə/ /bʌs/ /ˈtaɪmˌteɪbəl/ /kən/ /səmˈtaɪmz/ /ʧeɪnʤ/ /ət/ /ʃɔrt/ /ˈnoʊtəs/.

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12. Thank you for coming to the film club’s summer event.

(British)

/θæŋk/ /jʊ/ /fə/ /ˈkʌmɪŋ/ /tə/ /ðə/ /fɪlm/ /klʌbz/ /ˈsʌmər/ /ɪˈvɛnt/.

(American)

/θæŋk/ /jʊ/ /fər/ /ˈkʌmɪŋ/ /tə/ /ðə/ /fɪlm/ /klʌbz/ /ˈsʌmər/ /ɪˈvɛnt/.

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13. How easy will it be for students to find accommodation near the university?

(British)

/haʊ/ /ˈiːzi/ /wɪl/ /ɪt/ /bi/ /fə/ /ˈstjuːdənts/ /tə/ /faɪnd/ /əˌkɒməˈdeɪʃ(ə)n/ /nɪə/ /ðə/ /ˌjuːnɪˈvɜːsɪti/?

(American)

/haʊ/ /ˈizi/ /wɪl/ /ɪt/ /bi/ /fər/ /ˈstudənts/ /tə/ /faɪnd/ /əˌkɑməˈdeɪʃən/ /nɪr/ /ðə/ /ˌjunəˈvɜrsəti/?

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14. After you have finished making online payments, remember to log out of your account.

(British)

/ˈɑːftə/ /jʊ/ /həv/ /ˈfɪnɪʃt/ /ˈmeɪkɪŋ/ /ˈɒnˌlaɪn/ /ˈpeɪmənts//rɪˈmɛmbə/ /tə/ /lɒg/ /aʊt/ /əv/ /jər/ /əˈkaʊnt/.

(American)

/ˈæftər/ /jʊ/ /həv/ /ˈfɪnɪʃt/ /ˈmeɪkɪŋ/ /ˈɔnˌlaɪn/ /ˈpeɪmənts//rɪˈmɛmbər/ /tə/ /lɔg/ /aʊt/ /əv/ /jər/ /əˈkaʊnt/.

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15. A ‘UV index’ reading of 11 indicates an extreme risk of harm from the sun’s rays.

(British)

/ə/ /juː-viː/ /ˈɪndɛks/ /ˈriːdɪŋ/ /ɒv/ 11 /ˈɪndɪkeɪts/ /ən/ /ɪksˈtriːm/ /rɪsk/ /əv/ /hɑːm/ /frəm/ /ðə/ /sʌnz/ /reɪz/.

(American)

/ə/ /ju-vi/ /ˈɪndɛks/ /ˈrɛdɪŋ/ /ʌv/ 11 /ˈɪndɪˌkeɪts/ /ən/ /ɛkˈstrim/ /rɪsk/ /əv/ /hɑrm/ /frəm/ /ðə/ /sʌnz/ /reɪz/.

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16. On average there are twice as many applicants for undergraduate degree courses at places available.

(British)

/ɒn/ /ˈævərɪʤ/ /ðər/ /ə/ /twaɪs/ /əz/ /ˈmɛni/ /ˈæplɪkənts/ /fər/ /ˌʌndəˈgrædjʊɪt/ /dɪˈgriː/ /ˈkɔːsɪz/ /ət/ /ˈpleɪsɪz/ /əˈveɪləbl/.

(American)

/ɑn/ /ˈævərɪʤ/ /ðər/ /ər/ /twaɪs/ /əz/ /ˈmɛni/ /ˈæplɪkənts/ /fər/ /ˌʌndərˈgræʤəwət/ /dɪˈgri/ /ˈkɔrsəz/ /ət/ /ˈpleɪsəz/ /əˈveɪləbəl/.

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17. The team needs sales staff who can speak more than one language.

(British)

/ðə/ /tiːm/ /niːdz/ /seɪlz/ /stɑːf/ /huː/ /kən/ /spiːk/ /mɔː/ /ðən/ /wʌn/ /ˈlæŋgwɪʤ/.

(American)

/ðə/ /tim/ /nidz/ /seɪlz/ /stæf/ /hu/ /kən/ /spik/ /mɔr/ /ðən/ /wʌn/ /ˈlæŋgwəʤ/.

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18. The 5% discount is only on orders over $10,000.

(British)

/ðiː/ 5% /ˈdɪskaʊnt/ /s/ /ˈəʊnli/ /ɒn/ /ˈɔːdəz/ /ˈəʊvə/ $10,000.

(American)

/ði/ 5% /dɪˈskaʊnt/ /əz/ /ˈoʊnli/ /ɑn/ /ˈɔrdərz/ /ˈoʊvər/ $10,000.

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19. Have the long-term goals of the company changed?

(British)

/həv/ /ðə/ /ˈlɒŋtɜːm/ /gəʊlz/ /əv/ /ðə/ /ˈkʌmpəni/ /ʧeɪnʤd/?

(American)

/həv/ /ðə/ /ˈlɔŋˈtɜrm/ /goʊlz/ /əv/ /ðə/ /ˈkʌmpəni/ /ʧeɪnʤd/?

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20. Your account will become active on receipt of the first payment.

(British)

/jər/ /əˈkaʊnt/ /wɪl/ /bɪˈkʌm/ /ˈæktɪv/ /ɒn/ /rɪˈsiːt/ /əv/ /ðə/ /fɜːst/ /ˈpeɪmənt/.

(American)

/jər/ /əˈkaʊnt/ /wɪl/ /bɪˈkʌm/ /ˈæktɪv/ /ɑn/ /rɪˈsit/ /əv/ /ðə/ /fɜrst/ /ˈpeɪmənt/.

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21. Mrs Atkins called to say that she is away at a marketing conference this week.

(British)

/ˈmɪsɪz/ /ˈætkɪnz/ /kɔːld/ /tə/ /seɪ/ /ðət/ /ʃi/ /z/ /əˈweɪ/ /ət/ /ə/ /ˈmɑːkɪtɪŋ/ /ˈkɒnfərəns/ /ðɪs/ /wiːk/.

(American)

/ˈmɪsɪz/ /ˈætkɪnz/ /kɔld/ /tə/ /seɪ/ /ðət/ /ʃi/ /əz/ /əˈweɪ/ /ət/ /ə/ /ˈmɑrkətɪŋ/ /ˈkɑnfərəns/ /ðɪs/ /wik/.

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22. The R&D budget has been frozen for five years but will increase again next January.

(British)

/ði/ /ɑː/&/diː/ /ˈbʌʤɪt/ /həz/ /biːn/ /ˈfrəʊzn/ /fə/ /faɪv/ /jɪəz/ /bət/ /wɪl/ /ˈɪnkriːs/ /əˈgɛn/ /nɛkst/ /ˈʤænjʊəri/.

(American)

/ði/ /ɑr/&/di/ /ˈbʌʤɪt/ /həz/ /bɪn/ /ˈfroʊzən/ /fər/ /faɪv/ /jɪrz/ /bət/ /wɪl/ /ˈɪnˌkris/ /əˈgɛn/ /nɛkst/ /ˈʤænjuˌɛri/.

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23. The organization, which has its headquarters in Canada, has now expanded into many European countries.

(British)

/ði/ /ˌɔːgənaɪˈzeɪʃən//wɪʧ/ /həz/ /ɪts/ /ˈhɛdˈkwɔːtəz/ /ɪn/ /ˈkænədə//həz/ /naʊ/ /ɪksˈpændɪd/ /ˈɪntə/ /ˈmɛni/ /ˌjʊərəˈpi(ː)ən/ /ˈkʌntriz/.

(American)

/ði/ /ˌɔrgənəˈzeɪʃən//wɪʧ/ /həz/ /ɪts/ /ˈhɛdˌkwɔrtərz/ /ɪn/ /ˈkænədə//həz/ /naʊ/ /ɪkˈspændəd/ /ˈɪntə/ /ˈmɛni/ /ˌjʊrəˈpiən/ /ˈkʌntriz/.

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24. The best way to reduce distribution costs is to use our subsidiary to transport goods.

(British)

/ðə/ /bɛst/ /weɪ/ /tə/ /rɪˈdjuːs/ /ˌdɪstrɪˈbjuːʃən/ /kɒsts/ /ɪz/ /tə/ /juːz/ /ˈaʊə/ /səbˈsɪdiəri/ /tə/ /ˈtrænspɔːt/ /gʊdz/.

(American)

/ðə/ /bɛst/ /weɪ/ /tə/ /rəˈdus/ /ˌdɪstrəˈbjuʃən/ /kɑsts/ /ɪz/ /tə/ /juz/ /ˈaʊər/ /səbˈsɪdiˌɛri/ /tə/ /ˈtrænspɔrt/ /gʊdz/.

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Skills-Speaking Folder: Part 2 – Reading Aloud

Speaking

Instructions Part 2

1. Over 400 people visited our library last month.

(British)

/ˈəʊvə/ 400 /ˈpiːpl/ /ˈvɪzɪtɪd/ /ˈaʊə/ /ˈlaɪbrəri/ /lɑːst/ /mʌnθ/.

(American)

/ˈoʊvər/ 400 /ˈpipəl/ /ˈvɪzətəd/ /ˈaʊər/ /ˈlaɪˌbrɛri/ /læst/ /mʌnθ/.

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2. Staff at the sports centre are not available between 3 and 4 PM.

(British)

/stɑːf/ /ət/ /ðə/ /spɔːts/ /ˈsɛntər/ /ə/ /nɒt/ /əˈveɪləbl/ /bɪˈtwiːn/ 3 /ænd/ 4 /piː-ɛm/.

(American)

/stæf/ /ət/ /ðə/ /spɔrts/ /ˈsɛntər/ /ər/ /nɑt/ /əˈveɪləbəl/ /bɪˈtwin/ 3 /ænd/ 4 /ˈpiˈɛm/.

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3. Candidates should select one question only from each topic area.

(British)

/ˈkændɪˌdeɪts/ /ʃəd/ /sɪˈlɛkt/ /wʌn/ /ˈkwɛsʧən/ /ˈəʊnli/ /frəm/ /iːʧ/ /ˈtɒpɪk/ /ˈeərɪə/

(American)

/ˈkændədeɪts/ /ʃəd/ /səˈlɛkt/ /wʌn/ /ˈkwɛsʧən/ /ˈoʊnli/ /frəm/ /iʧ/ /ˈtɑpɪk/ /ˈɛriə/.

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4. All new students have to be registered with Mrs. Clark by the end of Friday.

(British)

/ɔːl/ /njuː/ /ˈstjuːdənts/ /həv/ /tə/ /bi/ /ˈrɛʤɪstəd/ /wɪð/ Mrs. /klɑːk/ /baɪ/ /ði/ /ɛnd/ /əv/ /ˈfraɪdeɪ/.

(American)

/ɔl/ /nu/ /ˈstudənts/ /həv/ /tə/ /bi/ /ˈrɛʤɪstərd/ /wɪð/ /ˈmɪsɪz/. /klɑrk/ /baɪ/ /ði/ /ɛnd/ /əv/ /ˈfraɪdi/.

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5. Provided that all equipment has been collected and stored, students may leave the classroom.

(British)

/prəˈvaɪdɪd/ /ðət/ /ɔːl/ /ɪˈkwɪpmənt/ /həz/ /biːn/ /kəˈlɛktɪd/ /ənd/ /stɔːd/, /ˈstjuːdənts/ /meɪ/ /liːv/ /ðə/ /ˈklɑːsrʊm/.

(American)

/prəˈvaɪdəd/ /ðət/ /ɔl/ /ɪˈkwɪpmənt/ /həz/ /bɪn/ /kəˈlɛktəd/ /ənd/ /stɔrd/, /ˈstudənts/ /meɪ/ /liv/ /ðə/ /ˈklæsˌrum/.

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6. What types of company do the majority of IT students work in, after finishing their degree?

(British)

/wɒt/ /taɪps/ /əv/ /ˈkʌmpəni/ /dʊ/ /ðə/ /məˈʤɒrɪti/ /əv/ /ɪt/ /ˈstjuːdənts/ /wɜːk/ /ɪn/, /ˈɑːftə/ /ˈfɪnɪʃɪŋ/ /ðeə/ /dɪˈgriː/?

(American)

/wʌt/ /taɪps/ /əv/ /ˈkʌmpəni/ /dʊ/ /ðə/ /məˈʤɔrəti/ /əv/ /ɪt/ /ˈstudənts/ /wɜrk/ /ɪn/, /ˈæftər/ /ˈfɪnɪʃɪŋ/ /ðɛr/ /dɪˈgri/?

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7. Despite some initial misgivings, the new laboratory has proved itself to be an excellent facility.

(British)

/dɪsˈpaɪt/ /səm/ /ɪˈnɪʃəl/ /mɪsˈgɪvɪŋz/, /ðə/ /njuː/ /ləˈbɒrətəri/ /həz/ /pruːvd/ /ɪtˈsɛlf/ /tə/ /bi/ /ən/ /ˈɛksələnt/ /fəˈsɪlɪti/.

(American)

/dɪˈspaɪt/ /səm/ /ɪˈnɪʃəl/ /mɪsˈgɪvɪŋz//ðə/ /nu/ /ˈlæbrəˌtɔri/ /həz/ /pruvd/ /ɪtˈsɛlf/ /tə/ /bi/ /ən/ /ˈɛksələnt/ /fəˈsɪlɪti/.

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8. Environmentalists agree that the continued use of private vehicles will result in worsening air pollution.

(British)

/ɪnˌvaɪərənˈmɛntəlɪsts/ /əˈgriː/ /ðət/ /ðə/ /kənˈtɪnju(ː)d/ /juːz/ /əv/ /ˈpraɪvɪt/ /ˈviːɪklz/ /wɪl/ /rɪˈzʌlt/ /ɪn/ /ˈwɜːsnɪŋ/ /eə/ /pəˈluːʃən/.

(American)

/ɛnˈvaɪrənˌmɛntəlɪsts/ /əˈgri/ /ðət/ /ðə/ /kənˈtɪnjud/ /juz/ /əv/ /ˈpraɪvət/ /ˈvihɪkəlz/ /wɪl/ /rɪˈzʌlt/ /ɪn/ /ˈwɜrsənɪŋ/ /ɛr/ /pəˈluʃən/.

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9. The library is closed for staff training until 11 am.

(British)

/ðə/ /ˈlaɪbrəri/ /z/ /kləʊzd/ /fə/ /stɑːf/ /ˈtreɪnɪŋ/ /ənˈtɪl/ 11 /æm/.

(American)

/ðə/ /ˈlaɪˌbrɛri/ /əz/ /kloʊzd/ /fər/ /stæf/ /ˈtreɪnɪŋ/ /ənˈtɪl/ 11 /æm/.

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10. Mrs Hill would like to accept the invitation.

(British)

/ˈmɪsɪz/ /hɪl/ /wəd/ /laɪk/ /tʊ/ /əkˈsɛpt/ /ði/ /ˌɪnvɪˈteɪʃən/.

(American)

/ˈmɪsɪz/ /hɪl/ /wəd/ /laɪk/ /tʊ/ /ækˈsɛpt/ /ði/ /ˌɪnvɪˈteɪʃən/.

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11. The bus timetable can sometimes change at short notice.

(British)

/ðə/ /bʌs/ /ˈtaɪmˌteɪb(ə)l/ /kən/ /ˈsʌmtaɪmz/ /ʧeɪnʤ/ /ət/ /ʃɔːt/ /ˈnəʊtɪs/.

(American)

/ðə/ /bʌs/ /ˈtaɪmˌteɪbəl/ /kən/ /səmˈtaɪmz/ /ʧeɪnʤ/ /ət/ /ʃɔrt/ /ˈnoʊtəs/.

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12. Thank you for coming to the film club’s summer event.

(British)

/θæŋk/ /jʊ/ /fə/ /ˈkʌmɪŋ/ /tə/ /ðə/ /fɪlm/ /klʌbz/ /ˈsʌmər/ /ɪˈvɛnt/.

(American)

/θæŋk/ /jʊ/ /fər/ /ˈkʌmɪŋ/ /tə/ /ðə/ /fɪlm/ /klʌbz/ /ˈsʌmər/ /ɪˈvɛnt/.

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13. How easy will it be for students to find accommodation near the university?

(British)

/haʊ/ /ˈiːzi/ /wɪl/ /ɪt/ /bi/ /fə/ /ˈstjuːdənts/ /tə/ /faɪnd/ /əˌkɒməˈdeɪʃ(ə)n/ /nɪə/ /ðə/ /ˌjuːnɪˈvɜːsɪti/?

(American)

/haʊ/ /ˈizi/ /wɪl/ /ɪt/ /bi/ /fər/ /ˈstudənts/ /tə/ /faɪnd/ /əˌkɑməˈdeɪʃən/ /nɪr/ /ðə/ /ˌjunəˈvɜrsəti/?

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14. After you have finished making online payments, remember to log out of your account.

(British)

/ˈɑːftə/ /jʊ/ /həv/ /ˈfɪnɪʃt/ /ˈmeɪkɪŋ/ /ˈɒnˌlaɪn/ /ˈpeɪmənts//rɪˈmɛmbə/ /tə/ /lɒg/ /aʊt/ /əv/ /jər/ /əˈkaʊnt/.

(American)

/ˈæftər/ /jʊ/ /həv/ /ˈfɪnɪʃt/ /ˈmeɪkɪŋ/ /ˈɔnˌlaɪn/ /ˈpeɪmənts//rɪˈmɛmbər/ /tə/ /lɔg/ /aʊt/ /əv/ /jər/ /əˈkaʊnt/.

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15. A ‘UV index’ reading of 11 indicates an extreme risk of harm from the sun’s rays.

(British)

/ə/ /juː-viː/ /ˈɪndɛks/ /ˈriːdɪŋ/ /ɒv/ 11 /ˈɪndɪkeɪts/ /ən/ /ɪksˈtriːm/ /rɪsk/ /əv/ /hɑːm/ /frəm/ /ðə/ /sʌnz/ /reɪz/.

(American)

/ə/ /ju-vi/ /ˈɪndɛks/ /ˈrɛdɪŋ/ /ʌv/ 11 /ˈɪndɪˌkeɪts/ /ən/ /ɛkˈstrim/ /rɪsk/ /əv/ /hɑrm/ /frəm/ /ðə/ /sʌnz/ /reɪz/.

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16. On average there are twice as many applicants for undergraduate degree courses at places available.

(British)

/ɒn/ /ˈævərɪʤ/ /ðər/ /ə/ /twaɪs/ /əz/ /ˈmɛni/ /ˈæplɪkənts/ /fər/ /ˌʌndəˈgrædjʊɪt/ /dɪˈgriː/ /ˈkɔːsɪz/ /ət/ /ˈpleɪsɪz/ /əˈveɪləbl/.

(American)

/ɑn/ /ˈævərɪʤ/ /ðər/ /ər/ /twaɪs/ /əz/ /ˈmɛni/ /ˈæplɪkənts/ /fər/ /ˌʌndərˈgræʤəwət/ /dɪˈgri/ /ˈkɔrsəz/ /ət/ /ˈpleɪsəz/ /əˈveɪləbəl/.

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17. The team needs sales staff who can speak more than one language.

(British)

/ðə/ /tiːm/ /niːdz/ /seɪlz/ /stɑːf/ /huː/ /kən/ /spiːk/ /mɔː/ /ðən/ /wʌn/ /ˈlæŋgwɪʤ/.

(American)

/ðə/ /tim/ /nidz/ /seɪlz/ /stæf/ /hu/ /kən/ /spik/ /mɔr/ /ðən/ /wʌn/ /ˈlæŋgwəʤ/.

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18. The 5% discount is only on orders over $10,000.

(British)

/ðiː/ 5% /ˈdɪskaʊnt/ /s/ /ˈəʊnli/ /ɒn/ /ˈɔːdəz/ /ˈəʊvə/ $10,000.

(American)

/ði/ 5% /dɪˈskaʊnt/ /əz/ /ˈoʊnli/ /ɑn/ /ˈɔrdərz/ /ˈoʊvər/ $10,000.

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19. Have the long-term goals of the company changed?

(British)

/həv/ /ðə/ /ˈlɒŋtɜːm/ /gəʊlz/ /əv/ /ðə/ /ˈkʌmpəni/ /ʧeɪnʤd/?

(American)

/həv/ /ðə/ /ˈlɔŋˈtɜrm/ /goʊlz/ /əv/ /ðə/ /ˈkʌmpəni/ /ʧeɪnʤd/?

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20. Your account will become active on receipt of the first payment.

(British)

/jər/ /əˈkaʊnt/ /wɪl/ /bɪˈkʌm/ /ˈæktɪv/ /ɒn/ /rɪˈsiːt/ /əv/ /ðə/ /fɜːst/ /ˈpeɪmənt/.

(American)

/jər/ /əˈkaʊnt/ /wɪl/ /bɪˈkʌm/ /ˈæktɪv/ /ɑn/ /rɪˈsit/ /əv/ /ðə/ /fɜrst/ /ˈpeɪmənt/.

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21. Mrs Atkins called to say that she is away at a marketing conference this week.

(British)

/ˈmɪsɪz/ /ˈætkɪnz/ /kɔːld/ /tə/ /seɪ/ /ðət/ /ʃi/ /z/ /əˈweɪ/ /ət/ /ə/ /ˈmɑːkɪtɪŋ/ /ˈkɒnfərəns/ /ðɪs/ /wiːk/.

(American)

/ˈmɪsɪz/ /ˈætkɪnz/ /kɔld/ /tə/ /seɪ/ /ðət/ /ʃi/ /əz/ /əˈweɪ/ /ət/ /ə/ /ˈmɑrkətɪŋ/ /ˈkɑnfərəns/ /ðɪs/ /wik/.

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22. The R&D budget has been frozen for five years but will increase again next January.

(British)

/ði/ /ɑː/&/diː/ /ˈbʌʤɪt/ /həz/ /biːn/ /ˈfrəʊzn/ /fə/ /faɪv/ /jɪəz/ /bət/ /wɪl/ /ˈɪnkriːs/ /əˈgɛn/ /nɛkst/ /ˈʤænjʊəri/.

(American)

/ði/ /ɑr/&/di/ /ˈbʌʤɪt/ /həz/ /bɪn/ /ˈfroʊzən/ /fər/ /faɪv/ /jɪrz/ /bət/ /wɪl/ /ˈɪnˌkris/ /əˈgɛn/ /nɛkst/ /ˈʤænjuˌɛri/.

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23. The organization, which has its headquarters in Canada, has now expanded into many European countries.

(British)

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(American)

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24. The best way to reduce distribution costs is to use our subsidiary to transport goods.

(British)

/ðə/ /bɛst/ /weɪ/ /tə/ /rɪˈdjuːs/ /ˌdɪstrɪˈbjuːʃən/ /kɒsts/ /ɪz/ /tə/ /juːz/ /ˈaʊə/ /səbˈsɪdiəri/ /tə/ /ˈtrænspɔːt/ /gʊdz/.

(American)

/ðə/ /bɛst/ /weɪ/ /tə/ /rəˈdus/ /ˌdɪstrəˈbjuʃən/ /kɑsts/ /ɪz/ /tə/ /juz/ /ˈaʊər/ /səbˈsɪdiˌɛri/ /tə/ /ˈtrænspɔrt/ /gʊdz/.

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