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Lesson 16. It's the wrong size, isn't it?

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/s/ and /z/

Lesson 16; Part A

important.jpgHow to make the sound /s/
Look at the diagram.
Listen and say the sound.
There is some contact between the tongue and the teeth at the sides of the mouth.
There is no voicing (vibration from the throat).
Target sound: /sssss/
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Lesson 16; Part B


spelling.jpgSound and spelling
/s/ is usually spelled s, ss or c, and sometimes sc.
Listen and say these words.
s      sit     sister     bus
ss    class     glasses
с     сity      сircle      penсil      plaсe      poliсe      pronounсe
sc    science     scissors
galka.jpgThe letter x is usually pronounced /ks/.
Listen and say these words.
six     next
galka.jpgListen and say these phrases and sentences.

1    summer in the city
2    Have you seen my glasses?
3    So, I'll see you in the same place next Saturday.
4    I saw your sister on the bus yesterday.
5    Mv science lessons were the most interesting.

Lesson 16; Part C

important.jpg How to make the sound /z/
Look at the diagram.
Listen and say the sound.
There is some contact between the tongue and the teeth at the sides of the mouth.
/z/ is different from /s/ because there is voicing (vibration from the throat).
Target sound: /zzzzz/
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Listen and say the two sounds. /sssss/ /zzzzz/

Lesson 16; Part C

spelling.jpg Sound and spelling
/z/ is usually spelled s or z, and sometimes ss or zz.
Listen and say these words.
s    gives      sisters      easy      husband      roses
z    zoo     zero      size
ss    scissors
zz    jazz
galka.jpgListen and say these sentences.

1    What time does the zoo close?
2    A: My favourite music is jazz.
      B: Really? Well, it's always interesting, but it isn't always easy to listen to.
3    Roses are my favourite flowers.




Exercises


pen.jpgWrite these words.
Example:
  /saiz/    size   .
1    /sei/    
2    /sæt/
_______say
_______sat
3    /Ii:vz/  
4    /i:st/
_______leaves
_______east

5    /taimz/
6    /'gla:siz/

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

galka.jpgAnswer the questions.

1    Which two days of the week have /s/? _______Saturday, _______Sunday
2    Which three days of the week have /z/? _______Tuesday, _______Wednesday, _______Thursday
3    Which three months of the year have /s/? _______August, _______September, _______December

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

pen.jpgListen and write the /s/ and /z/ sounds in each word.
Examples:
   sit /s/      easy /z/     places /s/ /z/ 
1 these
2 size
3 style
4 please   
/ //z/
/ / / //s/ /z/   
/ //s/
/ //z/
5 isn't
6 pronounce  
7 dress
8 it's
/ //z/
/ //s/   
/ //s/
/ //s/
9 certainly  
10 words
11  suits
/ //s/
/ / / //z/
/ / / //s/ /s/

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

dialogue.jpgFill the gaps with the words from Exercise 3.
these    size    style    please    isn't    pronounce    dress    it's   certainly    words    suits

A: Do you like this    dress   ?
    B: The _______style _______suits you, but _______it's  the wrong _______size, _______isn't it?
A: Can you _______pronounce _______these _______words for me, _______please
    B: Yes,  _______certainly.
 
Listen to check your answers. Check with the Key. Then listen and repeat. 
galka.jpgListen and repeat this poem.
One day
Mondays to Fridays -
Gets up.
Walks to the station.
Waits for the train.
Gets off at the fourth stop.  
Walks to the office.
Sits in the office.
Has lunch.
Sits in the office
Walks to the station.
Come, home.
Thinks:'One day...'
Saturdays and Sundays -   
Gets up. Late.
Does the washing.
Goes shopping.
Comes home.
Watches TV.
Goes out
Eats out
Comes home.
Watches TV.
Thinks: 'One day ...'
 
One day -
Gets up. Early.
Goes to the station.
Waits for the train.
Doesn't get off at the fourth stop.
Doesn't get off at the fifth stop.
Stays on the train.
Where does it go?
Watches through the windows.

wizard.jpgListen and circle the word you hear.
Check with the
Key1. plays
2. zoo
3. so
4. thing
.
1    place / plays  
2    zoo / Sue   
3    so / show   
4    sing / thing   

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



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