E. g. Kate is like a walking dictionary.
◊ Exercise 5. Listen and repeat:
Clark six cakes quiet
clock next forks thank you
clever exciting clocks
cream expensive like
coffee excuse me talks
cuckoo American take two
of course chocolate plastic
◊Exercise 6. Read the dialogue. Learn it. Act out the dialogue:
The Cuckoo Clock
Mrs Cook: Would you like some cream in your coffee, Mrs Clark?
Mrs Clark: No thank you. But I’d like a little milk.
Mrs Cook: Would you like some chocolate cakes?
Mrs Clark: Thank you.
Mrs Cook: Take two. Here’s a cake fork, and here’s a …
Mrs Clark: Excuse me, Mrs Cook. But what’s that next to your bookshelf? Is it a clock?
Mrs Cook: Yes. It’s an American cuckoo clock.
Mrs Clark: Is it plastic?
Mrs Cook: Oh, no, Mrs Clark. It’s a very expensive clock. It’s an electric clock.
Mrs Clark: Well, it’s exactly six o’clock now, and it’s very quiet. Doesn’t it say «cuckoo»?
Mrs Cook: Of course, Mrs Clark. Look!
Clock: Cuckoo! Cuckoo! Cuckoo! Cuckoo! Cuckoo! Cuckoo!
Mrs Clark: How exciting! What a clever clock!
Exercise 7. Pronounce these tongue-twisters in the shortest possible time:
Keenly cleaning copper kettles.
A curious cream-coloured cat crept into the crypt and crept again.
Exercise 8. Give the Russian equivalents for the following proverbs. Learn them. Think of situations to use these proverbs:
1. If you agree to carry the calf, they’ll make you carry the cow.
2. Cut your coat according to your cloth.
3. Catch as catch can.
Exercise 9. Read a special [k]-story:
Clifford quite likes Caroline. Caroline doesn’t care for Clifford. Clifford catches Caroline and kisses her quickly. Caroline cries, kicks and screams. Clifford cowers in the corner. Clifford cures Caroline with a quick cup of coffee and a cream cake.
Unite 2. The Sound [g]
|The sound [g] occurs in word initial, word medial and word final positions. [g] is spelt «g, gg, gh, gu» as in garden, giggle, ghost, guard. Definition. [g] is occlusive, plosive, backlingual, velar, weak, voiced, in final position it is partly devoiced. Articulation. 1. The back of the tongue makes a firm contact with the soft palate. 2. The soft palate is raised. The air coming from the lungs is trapped for a short time and then breaks the obstruction with a slight explosion. 3. When [g] is produced the vocal cords are drawn together and vibrate. 4. The breath effort for [g] is weak. Allophones. The partially devoiced weak [g] occurs in word final positions, eg. dog, vague.|
◊ Exercise 1. Listen and repeat:
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