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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