Lesson 2 - LS, Functions, Pronunciation - SPORTS AND RECREATION - Page5

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SPEAKING

Imagine you’ve spent a holiday at that hotel. Tell your friends what sports facilities it has.


PRONUNCIATION: [ә] [э:] [e]

Listen to these words. Is the vowel the same or different?

the same

different


Now listen to these pairs of words. Which pairs have different vowels?

worst – west

turn – bird

sirs – says

search – ten

work – lend

earn – her

hurt – shirt


If your answers were not correct, listen again and try to hear the difference.


Now listen to the words with the sound [э:] and repeat. Remember that in British English you do not pronounce [r].


Audio icon.gif   earn
Audio icon.gif   her
Audio icon.gif   sir
Audio icon.gif   turn
Audio icon.gif   burn
Audio icon.gif   learn
Audio icon.gif   worst
Audio icon.gif   world
Audio icon.gif   work
Audio icon.gif   word


Listen to the pair of words with the sounds [э:] and [e] repeat.



Listen to these words and tick the words with the sound [э:]



Listen to these words. Pay attention to the last sound [ә] in the syllable that is not stressed. Remember that in British English the sound [r] is not pronounced.



Now listen again and repeat.


The sound [ә] may also appear in other syllables but they are never stressed. Listen to these examples with [ә] in the first syllable and repeat.


Audio icon.gif   again
Audio icon.gif   alike
Audio icon.gif   accept
Audio icon.gif   police


Now repeat the words which have both sounds [э:] and [ә].


Audio icon.gif   learner
Audio icon.gif   worker
Audio icon.gif   burner
Audio icon.gif   searcher
Audio icon.gif   turner

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