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July 01, 2019

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1 E
2 B
3 D
Is my answer correst?

C,B,E

1C, 2B, 3D

1.E
2.B
3.D

A
B
C

This is my answer: 1E 2C 3D
Also, I noticed that all comments above chose the paragraph B for the number 2, but it is obvious from the information given that “syllable-timed languages tend to give syllables approximately EQUAL PROMINENCE”, while the number 2 speaks of “languages that give MORE PROMINENCE to certain syllables”.

1. E
- The latter (Brazilian standard) = one language
- has ... varies according to speech rate = can change according to how quickly the language is spoken.
2. B
- syllable-timed languages = examples of languages.
- every syllable is perceived as taking up roughly the same amount of time = give more prominent to certain syllables.
3. D
the British or North American standards, an effect which comes from the influence of other languages spoken in the relevant region.

1. E
2. B
3. D

1 E
2 C
3 D

E) the key phrase: “The latter has mixed characteristics and varies according to speech rate,”
B) the key phrase: “Syllable-timed languages tend to give syllables approximately equal prominence”
D) the key phrase: “There can be varying degrees of stress-timing within the different standards of a language.”

1. E
2.B
3. D

E / C / D

1.E
2.C
3.D

E
C
D

E
C
D

1. E
- The latter (Brazilian standard) = one language
- has ... varies according to speech rate = can change according to how quickly the language is spoken.
2. C
- unstressed syllables between stressed syllables tend to be compressed to fit into the time interval = give more prominence to certain syllables.
3. D
the British or North American standards, an effect which comes from the influence of other languages spoken in the relevant region.

1.E
2.C
3.D

1. E
2. C
3. D

1.E
2.B
3.D

1-E
2-B
3-D


1. E according to speech rate
2. B In a syllable-timed language, every
syllable is perceived as taking up roughly
the same amount of time. Syllable-timed
languages tend to give syllables
approximately equal prominence
3. D an effect which comes from the influence of
other languages spoken in the relevant
region.

D / E / B

1. E
2. B
3. D

1.E
2.C
3.D

1.C
2.B
c.D

1/ E
According to how quickly the language is spoken = varies according to speech rate.
2/ C
give more prominence to certain syllables = syllables..but there is perceived to be a fairly constant amount of time
3/ D
Stress-timing in one language may be affected by the rhythm of a different language = English, a stress-timed language...an effect which comes from the influence of other languages spoken in the relevant region.

1- E
2- B
3- D

A big shoutout to Simon who is not just any IELTS teacher, he is one of a kind.

E B D

1)E
2)D
3)A

1.E
2.C
3.D

1.E
2.C
3.D

I had attempted this reading task 2 times, sir. Please post the sir Mr Simon, thank you sir!

CORRECT ANSWERS FROM SIMON:

1. E

change according to how quickly the language is spoken = varies according to speech rate

2. C

give more prominence to certain syllables = unstressed syllables between stressed syllables tend to be compressed
(i.e. some syllables are stressed and others are unstressed)

Note: 'B' is the wrong answer because syllable-timed languages give equal prominence to all syllables.

3. D

stress-timing in one language may be affected by the rhythm of a different language = the influence of other languages spoken in the relevant region. Indian English, for example, tends toward syllable-timing

1. E: ( This can be seen in the last sentence - At fast speech rates, Brazilian Portuguese is more stress-timed, while in slow speech rates, it can be more syllable-timed).
2. C: (This can be seen here - Consequently, unstressed syllables between stressed syllables tend to be compressed to fit into the time interval).
3. D: (This can be seen here - ........an effect which comes from the influence of other languages spoken in the relevant region).

1.E 2.B 3.E

1. C
2. D
3. E

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