– Listen to the sentence – how many < r > are pronounced?

There are four eggs.

Answer

2 /r/ are pronounced:

There are four eggs.
/ðər    ə   fɔːr   ɛgz/

 

 

In connected speech, a word ending < r > or < re > will join to the next word with /r/ if the following word begins with a vowel sound.

– Circle one silent < r > and underline one linking /r/ in each sentence:

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