Must Mother make a mountain out of a molehill?
Everything's going wrong.
Stop fidgeting, it's annoying!
Anything damaging in sitting and smoking?
Some Englishmen are murdering King's English.
Ex.4 Find a way from Start to Finish. You may pass a square only if the word in it has the sound [?]. You can move horizontally or vertically only.
Ex.5 Complete the conversation using the words from the box. Listen and check (A73).
Ex.6 Listen and circle the word you hear. (A74)
1. My friend likes Robin Banks / robbing banks.
2. Tom ran / rang yesterday.
3. She had a swing / swim in the garden.
4. The son warned / sun warmed me.
5. The people were singing / sinking fast.
Vowels: Diphthongs [e?], [a?], [?u]
Ex.7 Listen and repeat.
bay plate eight grey play
bike fly ice-cream wine kite
boat coast bowl toast comb
Ex.8 Practise saying the tongue twisters.
At five on Fridays my wife likes to go for a drive.
I had the time of my life at the Whites.
Haste makes waste.
They waited and waited for a train, but it was late.
Oh, no, do not go home alone.
Ex.9 These words all contain the vowel sound [?]. Make another word with the same consonant sounds, but changing the vowel sound to [e?].
EXAMPLE pan ___pain___
1. at ___________
2. mad __________
3. man __________
4. plan __________
5. tap __________
6. ran __________
7. hat __________
Ex.10 Reverse the sounds in the following words as in the example.
EXAMPLE The word knife contains the three sounds [N], [a?], [f], If you reverse the sounds, you get the word fine.
1. mile _____________
2. file ______________
3. dice _____________
4. sign _____________
5. lights ____________
6. might ____________
Ex.11 Practise the dialogue.
(Joe Jones is sleeping, but Joan woke up a few minutes ago.)
Joan: Joe! Joe! JOE! Hello!
Joe: (groans) Oh! What is it, Joan?
Joan: Look out of the window.
Joe: No. My eyes are closed,
and I'm going to go to sleep again.
Joan: Do not go to sleep, Joe. Look at the
Joe: Snow? But it's only October.
I know there's no snow.
Joan: Come over to the window, Joe.
Joe: You're joking, Joan. There's no snow.
Joan: OK. I'll put my coat on and go out and make a snowball and throw it
at your nose, Joe Jones!
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