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9 nov. 2011

Pronunciation: /t/, /d/ and /id/

Move on 1    Unit 1   Pronunciation (past)
In the past simple regular verbs end in 'ed' and there are three different ways of pronouncing
these two little letters - / ɪd /, / d / and / t /.
/ ɪd /
infinitives that end in the sound / t / or / d /       example: hated    added
/ d /
infinitives that end in a voiced sound  
 / t /
infinitives that end in an unvoiced sound


***All vowel sounds are voiced
unvoiced sounds are /p/, /f/, /s/, /S/, /tS/, /K/ and the other sounds are voiced

Exercises

1)ODD ONE OUT
1. wanted                                         ended                                 started                               hoped
2. hoped                                           laughed                              faxed                                  played
3. played                                           liked                                    begged                               learnt
4. shirt                                               looked                                asked                                  waited
5. dog                                                landed                                died                                     called
6. travelled                                       stayed                                saved                                  worked
7.rented                                            landed                                assisted                              opened

2)Put these words in the right column

/t/
/d/
/id/
Worked



Lived



Stopped



Counted



Targeted



Paid



Listened



Watched



Painted



Performed



Repeated



Helped



Asked



printed



Warned



Used



Waited



Cried



Kissed



invited



Arrived



needed






2 nov. 2011

Time expressions

act 1    act 2    act 3    act 4    act 5

unit 1: Used to and Would

Act. 1      act. 2     act. 3    act. 4     act. 5    act. 6

26 oct. 2011

Past perfect

Let's do some activities about past perfect!
act. 1       act. 2   
Past simple or past perfect????
act. 3   

Present Perfect Simple vs. Past Simple

Grammar explanation: here

Activity 1    activity 2     activity 3   activity 4
 activity 5   (keys)

Past Simple

Watch the power point presentation about the Past Simple. It is very interesting!
Power point presentation

It's time to practice!
Activity 1 (affirmative sentences)
Activity 2 (negative sentences)
Activity 3 (mix)
Activity 4 (mix)

Past Simple vs. Past Continous

Here you are the grammar explanation. Use your mouse to see the explanation, click to change the slides.
Power point presentation

Do you still have some difficulties?? Practice, then!
Activity 1
Activity 2
Activity 3 (only past continous: affirmative and negative sentences)
Activity 4 (only past continous: interrogative sentences)
Activity 5  keys

18 oct. 2011

Pronunciation: /s/, /z/ and /iz/


Move on 1     Starter Unit     Pronunciation –s/-es
1)     - Pronounce the final – s as /s/ following a VOICELESS sound
A. [p] ⇒ cups         B. [t] ⇒ hats      C. [k] ⇒ cooks         D. [f] ⇒ cliff       E. [θ] ⇒ myths
      -Pronounce the final –s  as /z/ following a VOICED sound
A. [b] ⇒ crabs      B. [d] ⇒ cards   C. [g] ⇒ rugs    D. [v] ⇒ gloves  E. [m] ⇒ plums 
F. [n] ⇒ fans         G. [ŋ] ⇒ kings    H. [l ] ⇒ deals      I. [r] ⇒ tear      J. [ð] ⇒ clothes
      -Pronounce the final –s/-es as /iz/ following the consonants (-s,-ss, -sh,-ch,-x)
A. [s] ⇒ races  B. [z] ⇒ pauses    C. [ʃ ] ⇒ dishes  
D. [ʒ ] ⇒ garage        E. [ʧ ] ⇒ churches    F. [ʤ ] ⇒ ages, judges
The VOILESS sounds in English are ch, f, h, k, p, t.
The VOICED sounds in English are b, d, g, j, l, m, n, ng, r, v, z, ____ and all vowels
Exercises
1.      Classify :

/s/
/z/
/iz/
Watches



Houses



Cars



Looks



Knives



Baths



Handkerchiefs



Boxes



Keys



Envelopes



Boys



Wishes



Walks



Glasses



Studies



Works



Jobs



practices




2.      Circle the word which contains a different sound. Odd one out.
a)     Likes                            makes                                watches
b)     dances                       washes                               plays                                   catches
c)      smokes                      words                                 drinks                                 eats
d)      listens                        drives                                 thinks                                 wives
3.      Circle the word which ends in /iz/. Classify the other words in /s/ or /z/
a)     Smokes                      words                                 dances
b)     Drinks                         likes                                    washes
c)      Drives                         finishes                              plays
d)     Watches                    cooks                                 speaks
e)     Studies                       listens                                 cooks
f)      Catches                      eats                                     smokes

More activities online:
activity 3        activity 4