HOW TO PRONOUNCE ENGLISH. A few pronunciation difficulties. He was too close to close the door . We polish Polish furniture . polish ( vb ) o de not / Polish (adj.) o de no A dump was so full it had to refuse refuse . ref use ( vb ) i de did / re fuse (n.) e de bet
He wastoo close to close the door.
polish (vb) o de not / Polish (adj.) o de no
A dump wasso full ithad to refuse refuse.
refuse (vb) i de did / refuse (n.) e de bet
I did not object to the object.
object (vb) / object (n.), o de dot
Theycouldn’twind the sail in the wind.
Low / lawsleep / slip
Not / note
Air / hair
Also / although
Though / so / thought
Any noise annoys an oyster but a noisy noise annoys an oyster more.
Vincent vowed vengeance very vehemently.
Which witch wished which wicked wish?
Amidst the mists and coldest frosts,with stoutest wrists and loudest boasts,he thrusts his fist against the postsand still insists he sees the ghosts.
She stood on the balconyinexplicably mimicking him hiccupping,and amicably welcoming him home.
The Smiths wear thinclothesduring the wintermonths.
Three thin thieves thought a thousand thoughts. Now if three thin thieves thought a thousand thoughts, how many thoughts did each thief think?
Thoughsomethought the aftermath of the war hit throngs of workers, thankfully the country thrived.
The threatstoughtenedthroughout the decade.
Thinking the sinking of the shiphadthrownpassengers off board, theythoughttheycouldsinktoo.
Theoretically the thought-provokingtheme of the talk wasthird world thoroughbankrupcy.
This thing and that thing are better than those things.
If you buy a ticket to see the thicket, you get a thorn to adorn your thicket ticket.
Classify the followingwordsinto four differentcategoriesaccording to word stress (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th syllable stress):
Journalist – monarch – politician – political – anarchy – communism - majority – organization – terrorism – explosion – parliament – election – address – attack – implementation – agreement – soldiers – impetus – voters – education – government – measure – policy – disobedience – immediately – survival - pioneer – belief – opponent – conservative - labour
Journalist – monarch – politician – political – anarchy – communism - majority – organization – terrorism – explosion – parliament – election – address – attack – implementation – agreement – soldiers – impetus – voters – education – government – measure – policy – disobedience – develop - immediately – survival - pioneer – belief – opponent – conservative - labour
IT’S UP TO YOU:
New electionstook place in 2008. The electionswerehistorical. Theywere not likeotherelectionsbecause the independent parties played a role. Independent parties seldomgarnermany votes but in 2008, theychanged the politicallandscape of Britianforever.
New elections /took place/ in 2008. The elections /werehistorical./ Theywerenot/ likeotherelections/ because/ the independent parties /played a role/. Independent parties /seldomgarnermany votes /but/ in 2008/, theychanged /the politicallandscape of Britian / forever.
A: Oh! Just listen to that! A group of anti-capitalistterrorists has recentlykidnappedeightyoung French girls in a shopping mall in the city center!
B: NO! Terroristscan’t have kidnappedeight girls in a shopping mall right in the city center!
B: After the war, Englandthrivedthroughout the 1960s.
A: Yes. One of the happiestdecades in Englandwas the 1960s, don’tyouthinkso ?
B: Well, I’m not so sure, yousee. Back in the 1960s, therewerestillpockets of poverty and slums. The life of working class people was not all beer and skittles! The working class claimedbetterworking conditions and higherwages.
A: There werepockets of poverty but new blocks of flat werebeingbuilt and people’spurchasing power skyrocketted. It climbed up to unprecedentedlevels.
B: How many flats werebuiltexactly ?
A: Throughout the fifties and sixties 1 million new accomodationswerebuilt.
B: 1 million! That’s a significantnumberindeed! And people will have enjoyed modern dwellingswith brand new appliances. Yet, not everyonecouldaffordthem, couldthey?
A: There weresomedeprivedfamilies, families living below the poverty line and for whommodernitywasstillonly a dream. Yet, on the whole the sixitieswere happy times. The seventies weremuchdarker.