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Lesson 5. A dog in the Corner.



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/o/ and /o:/

Lesson 5; Part A


important.jpgHow to make the sound /o/
/o/ is a short sound.
Look at the diagram.
Listen and say the sound.
Round your lips a little.
The front of your tongue is low and towards the back of your mouth.
Target sound: /o/

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Lesson 5; Part B


spelling.jpgSound and spelling
/o/ is usually spelled o, and sometimes a.
Listen and repeat.
bottle     box     chocolate     clock     coffee     copy     cost    cross   doctor   dog    gone   got     holiday     hospital     hot     job     lock     long     lost   lot    not   off   often   possible     shop     song     sorry     stop     top     wrong    quality     want     wash     wasn't     watch     what
note.jpgNote: The word cough is pronounced /kof/.
Note: The word was is sometimes pronounced with /o/.

galka.jpgNow listen and say these sentences.

1    Have you got a lot of shopping?
2    John's gone to the shops.
3    How much did your holiday cost?
4    She said the coffee wasn't very good, but I thought it was.

 
Important for listening! 
Most Americans pronounce these words differently. Listen
1    Have you got a lot of shopping?
2    John's gone to the shops.
3    How much did your holiday cost?
4    She said the coffee wasn't very good, but I thought it was.
 

Lesson 5; Part C


important.jpgHow to make the sound /o:/
/o:/ is a long sound.
Look at the diagram.
Listen and say the sound.
Round your lips more than for  /o/ .
Target sound: /o:/  
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Lesson 5; Part D


spelling.jpgSound and spelling
/o:/ has different spellings.
Listen and say these words.
 
a           
all; ball; call; fall; tall; wall; water 
al
talk; walk
au  autumn
aw
saw
augh
caught; daughter; taugh
ough
bought; thought
ar
quarter; warm
or born; corner; forty; short; sort; horse
oor
door; floor
ore
before; more  
our
four 

galka.jpgNow listen and say these phrases.

1    quarter past four    4    walking on water
2    born in autumn      5    the fourth door on the fourth floor
3    have some more

 
Important for listening! 
When there is a letter r after /o:/, most Americans, Scots and Irish, and some other English speakers pronounce this r. Listen.
1    quarter past four    4    walking on water
2    born in autumn      5    the fourth door on the fourth floor
3    have some more
 





Exercises

pencil.jpgWrite these words.
Example: /boks/   box  
/klok/  
_______clock
/wont/
_______want
/'sori/
_______sorry
/gon/
_______gone /wontid/
_______wanted
/wot/
_______what

Check with the Key. Then listen again and repeat. 


dialogue.jpgListen and complete the dialogues with these /o/ words.
box; chocolates; clock; doctor; gone; got; holiday; on; stopped; what; what      
  1. 5.3.jpgA:     What   time is it?
    B: I don't know. The _______clock's _______stopped.
  2. A: _______What have you _______got?
    В: A _______box of _______chocolates.
  3. A: Where's the _______doctor?
    B: He's _______gone _______on _______holiday   
Check with the Key. Then listen again and repeat. 

pen.jpgWrite the underlined verbs in the past tense.
Example: We  buy  everything at the supermarket.  -» We    bought    everything at the supermarket.
1    I think about you every day.
-» 
I _______thought about you every day.
2    We always walk home from school.   
-»   
We always _______walked home from school.
3    I catch the first bus in the morning.

I _______caught the first bus in the morning.
4    My daughter teaches English.
-»  My daughter _______taught English.

Check with the Key. Then listen and repeat.

pen.jpgWrite the names of the things in the picture.
Example:   1 bottle  

5.4.jpg  1 bottle  
    2   salt (and pepper)
    3    box (of shopping)
    4    floor
    5    dog
    6    ball
    7    door

Check with the Key. Then listen and repeat.


galka.jpgListen and write the missing /o/ and /o:/ words.

This is our kitchen. On the table there's a big _______box full of shopping, a _______bottle of wine and some _______salt and pepper. There's a _______ball on the _______floor and the _______dog's asleep in the corner behind the _______door.  

Check with the Key. Then listen and speak together with the recording.

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wizard.jpgListen and circle the word you hear.
Check with the Key.

 

1    not / note  Keynot     
2    luck / lock  Keyluck 
3    coat / caught  Keycaught
4    shot / short  Keyshort
5    walk / work  Keywork

Check with the Key.



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