Business English pronunciation Place names

Difficult to pronounce place names/ Places that have different names in different languages

Listen and mark the stress patterns on these place names:

London
Milan
Japan
Leicester
Edinburgh
Taiwan
Paris
Brussels
Chicago
Moscow
the UK
Munich
Venice
Vienna
Athens
Bucharest
Prague

Now pronounce them

Which country/ continent is each in/ what is the capital city of this country

In pairs, say a city name and see if your partner knows the country. Make sure you use English pronunciation (check with your teacher or electronic dictionary if you aren’t sure).

Speaking and pronunciation task

Plan a business trip of as many European capitals as possible in one week

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PDF version for easy printing: BusinessPlaceNamesPron

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