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Lesson 13. Cats and Dogs.




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/k/ and /g/

Lesson 13; Part A


important.jpgHow to make the sound /k/
Look at the diagrams.
Listen and say the sound.
1    Stop the air with the back of your tongue against the top of your mouth.
2    Move your tongue to release the air. If you hold a piece of paper in front of your mouth when you release the air, the paper moves.
Target sound: /k∂/
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Lesson 13; Part B

spelling.jpgSound and spelling
/k/ is usually spelled с, k or ck, and sometimes ch.
Listen and say these words.
с     сar     сat     сareful     сlean     сlose     сolour     faсt
k     keep     key     kind     kitchen     desk     like     talk     walk
ck    back     black     check     pocket     tick
ch    school     stomach     chemist     architect

/kw/ is often spelled qu. Listen and say these words.     quick     quiet     quarter
/ks/ is often spelled x. Listen and say these words.     fax     six     taxi 
note.jpgNote: The letter k is silent in a few words, e.g. know, knee, knife.
Listen and say these sentences.1 Look in the kitchen cupboard.     2 Keep your keys in your pocket.

Lesson 13; Part C

important.jpg How to make the sound /g/
Look at the diagrams.
Listen and say the sound.
1    Stop the air with the back of your tongue against the top of your mouth.
2    Move your tongue to release the air.
/g/ is different from /k/ in two ways:
1    If you hold a piece of paper in front of your mouth when you release the air, the paper does not move.
2    There is voicing (vibration from the throat).
Target sound: /g∂/
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Listen and say the two sounds, /k∂/ /g∂/

Lesson 13; Part D

spelling.jpg Sound and spelling
/g/ is usually spelled g or gg.
Listen and say these words.
garden     girl     glass     go     gold      ago     hungry     bag    leg     egg     bigger
;
/gz/ is sometimes spelled x.
Listen and say these words
exam     exactly
note.jpgNote: The letter g is silent in some words, e.g. foreigner, sign, high, bought
Note: There is usually no /g/ sound in words like sing, sings, singing, singer.
Note: Some words have a silent u after g. Listen and say these words. guess     guest     dialogue
Now listen and say these sentences.
1 Can you guess the beginning of the dialogue?     2 Are you going jogging again?
 
Important for listening! You often don't hear /k/ or /g/ clearly in the middle or at the end of a word. Listen.
1    I li(k)ed the film - the a(c)ting was perfe(c)t    3 It was a dar(k) night.
2    Do you li(ke) fo(lk) musi(c)?       4 What's your do(g) called?   
 



Exercises

pencil.jpgWrite the words. Choose from the words in the box.
ache    carry     grey    again    ago    back    bag    big    bigger    classical    coffee    cold    comb    come   guess    guest    keys    kiss    walk    work    bike    black    called    cake    copy    gave   get    give   great

1    /giv/
2    /big/
3    /get/
4    /к∂um/  
5    /ki:z/
6    /keik/
7    /kis/
_______give
_______big
_______get
_______comb
_______keys
_______cake
_______kiss
8     /eik/
9     /gest/
10    /bæk/
11    /'kofi/
12    /∂'gen/  
13    /wo:k/
14    /ko:ld/
_______ache
_______guest
_______back
_______coffee
_______again
_______walk
_______called
15    /bæg/
16    /'big∂/
17    /k∂uld/
18    /'kæri/   
19    /w∂:k/
20    /grei/
 
_______bag
_______bigger
_______cold
_______carry
_______work
_______grey

Listen to check your answers. Check with the Key. Then listen and repeat.

pen.jpg Complete the words. They all have /k/ or /g/ sounds. KEY1    Can I carry your bags?
2    Give me a big  kiss.
3    You gave me cold coffee again.
4    A grey cat with green eyes walked into the garden.
5    The guests would like eggs for breakfast.


1    Can I  c arry your ba_s?
2    Give me a bi_   _iss.
3    You _ave me _old _offee a_ain.
4    A _rey _at with _reen eyes wal_ed into the _arden.
5    The _uests would li_e e_ _s for brea_fast.

Listen to check your answers. Check with the Key. Then listen and repeat.
Can I carry your bags?
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pencil.jpgListen and fill the gaps.
Example:

It's time to go    back  .  

1    Shall we _______walk?
2    I came by _______bike
3    When you go out, _______take the _______dog.
4    I'm going to buy a new _______desk tomorrow.
5    A: You don't _______take _______milk in your tea, do you?
     B: I do, in _______fact.
6    It's only seven o'clock and it's already _______dark.
7    Listen and _______check.
8    Mark your answer with a _______tick.

Listen to check your answers. Check with the Key. Then listen and repeat.

wizard.jpgListen and circle the word you hear.
Check with the
Key1. back
2. gold
  .
1    back /bag   
2    cold / gold  

Check with the Key. Then listen and repeat.  



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