E. g. Gil’s got the gift of the gab.
◊ Exercise 5. Listen and repeat:
give guests August Greek
beginning garden guitar Margaret
get gun dog telegram
together good Craig glad
again go Greg England
◊Exercise 6. Read the dialogue. Learn it. Act out the dialogue:
Guests in August
Craig: I’ve just got a telegram from Margaret and Greg.
Carol: Are they coming to England again?
Craig: Yes. At the beginning of August.
Carol: Good. We can all get together again.
Craig: I’m glad they’re coming in August. We can take the dog and go for walks together.
Carol: Yes. And we can give a garden party.
Craig: And Margaret can play her guitar in the garden and sing Greek songs again.
Carol: Yes. August is a good time to come to England.
Exercise 7. Pronounce these tongue-twisters in the shortest possible time:
Great grey geese graze gaily daily.
Three grey geese in a green field grazing.
Grey were the geese and green was the grazing.
Exercise 8. Give the Russian equivalents for the following proverbs. Learn them. Make up a dialogue to illustrate one of the proverbs:
1. A good dog deserves a good bone.
2. All the glitters is not gold.
3. As good as gold.
Unite 3. The Sound[t]
|The sounds [t] occurs in word initial, word medial and word final positions. [t] is spelt «t, tt, th, ed» as in take, attend, Thomas, jumped, put. Definition. [t] is occlusive, plosive, forelingual, apical, alveolar, strong and voiceless. Articulation. 1. The complete obstruction is made by the tip of the tongue firmly pressed against the middle of the alveolar ridge. 2. The soft palate is raised and the air coming into the mouth is trapped for a short time. Then it breaks the obstruction with a slight explosion. 3. The vocal cords do not vibrate when [t] is formed. 4. The breath effort for [t] is very strong.|
◊ Exercise 1. Listen and repeat:
tin tennis fourteen
top cafeteria thirteen
tell the time telephone photographer
ten to ten restaurant pretty assistant
tomato student upstairs
Exercise 2. Read the following words paying special attention to the allophones of the sound [t]:
Word initial Word medial Loss of
Position position aspiration
tea auntie still
task water step
tame butter stand
town writer star
tin Esther steam
top Anthony story
Word final Loss of Loss of plosion
cat hot pan that time
foot sit down hot toast
shut let go locked door
can’t post-card knocked down
shan’t best girl
won’t eight pounds
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