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Learning Article : The Paperclip - A Short Story for Pronunciation

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Many common English words finish with 'tion': question, complication, presentation, celebration, pronunciation... But these words are often pronounced incorrectly. This short story called The Paperclip focuses on words with this ending. Read the story, practice your pronunciation, and then leave a comment. What do you think John will do with the paperclip?...

May 17, 2014 12:00 AM
Comments · 7

Just a minor point of pronunciation; the ending -tion in the word question is pronounced -chun, not -shun. Other similar words are combustion, congestion, and suggestion.

May 23, 2014

Julian - I'm glad you found the story interesting. John is very nervous (too nervous!) and I agree that he is going to make a mistake. Thank you for your comments :)

 

Liica - Great that the story helped you!

 

Gul - You are such a romantic, yes! A rose paperclip is a lovely idea, and maybe they will fall in love... but only if he does the presentation... You are right that 'translation' is a noun that comes from the verb 'to translate'. 'tion' is a common ending for nouns, so you can often recognise them because of this. 

 

Thanks to you all for your input.

Jo

May 21, 2014

Lots of laugh:)

 

John is so worried but it's not necessary. His boss feels a good feeling about him. Maybe it is a love, maybe it is not. We have not known yet. I think, they would fall in love after having the late launch and john would do a rose with paperclip in his pocket and give her.... :)

 

I know, all would think of me I am a romantic.

 

By the way I figure out the story that if a word has "tion" the end of its, that is a noun. Example; translation is a noun but translate is a verb. isn't it? 

 

 

May 21, 2014

Very cute! And a great idea.

April 11, 2015

I supose to this story have a second part.

November 3, 2014
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