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Lesson 23. What's the News?




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/w/ and /j/

Lesson 23; Part A


important.jpg How to make the sound /w/
Look at the diagram.
Listen and say the sound.
/w/ is like a very short /u:/ sound.
Target sound: /w∂/
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Lesson 23; Part B

spelling.jpg Sound and spelling
The sound /w/ is usually spelled w, and sometimes wh, and there are some words with other spellings of /w/.
Listen and say these words.
w         week    wet    way    warm    well    weather    windy   away   always   twelve    swim
wh       what   white   which   where
            one    language    question    quiet    square
note.jpgNote: qu is often pronounced /kw/.
Note: /w/ is not pronounced in some words. Listen and repeat.
answer     two     who     whole     write     wrong
galka.jpg Listen and say these phrases and sentences.

1    swimming in warm water
2    twenty -one words
3    What's the answer?
4    quarter to twelve on Wednesday
5    twenty-two languages
6    the wrong word
7    the whole world
8    question and answer
9    Where will you be waiting?

Lesson 23; Part C

important.jpg How to make the sound /j/
Look at the diagram.
Listen and say the sound. 
/j/
is like a very short /i/ sound.
Target sound:  /j∂/
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Lesson 23; Part D

spelling.jpgSound and spelling
The sound /j/ is usually spelled y, but has different spelling in some words.
/ju:/ is often spelled u or ew.
Listen and say these words.
у         уes      уesterday      уear     уoung
/ju:/     usual     student     university     new     view     interview     beautiful     queue    Europe /'ju∂r∂p/
galka.jpgListen and say these phrases and sentences.

1    a young university student
2    a beautiful view
3    waiting in a queue for an interview
4    the European Union
5    I usually walk to work but I used the car yesterday.
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Important for listening!
American speakers don't pronounce /j/ in some words like new and student. Listen.
with /j/: Are you a new student? /nju: 'stju:d∂nt/
without /j/: Are you a new student? /nu: 'stu:d∂nt/ 
 



Exercises

pen.jpg Write these words.
Example:

/'jaηg∂/     younger 
1    /nju:z/
2    /fju:/
3    /jet/
4    /'wi:kend/    
5    /tju:nz/ 
_______news
_______few
_______yet
_______weekend
_______tunes     
6    /wen/
7    /'mju:zik/   
8    /west/
9    /'jel∂u/
10  /ji∂/
_______when
_______music
_______west
_______yellow
_______year

Listen to check your answers. Check with the Key. Then listen and repeat.
dialogue.jpgComplete the dialogues using these words.
away      few     music     quarter      tunes    weather    Wednesday    weekend    west    wet     when     where      where     windy    yes     yesterday      yet     young
  1. 23.3.jpgA:   When 's your interview?
    B:  It's on _______Wednesday, at _______quarter past one.
    A:  Good luck!
  2. A:  Are you going _______away for the _______weekend?
    B:  _______Yes.
    A:  _______Where
    B:  I don't know _______yet.
  3. A:  Hi! _______Where are you?
    B:  We're in _______west Wales.
    A:  What' s the _______weather like?
    B:  _______Yesterday was _______wet and _______windy, but today's beautiful.
  4. A: Can you read _______music?
    B: No, but I remember a _______few _______tunes from when I was _______young.
Listen to check your answers. Check with the Key. Then listen and repeat.  
pen.jpgMatch the questions and answers in the interview.23.4.jpg
 KeyWhat? A wallet.
What colour? Yellow
With? Money, keys, cards - the usual things. 
Where? In the town square.
When?  Yesterday 
What time?  Twelve 
Who?  Two young men.
What happened? I was waiting in a queue. They were quick. They ran away.
Well, we'll see what we can do.
Questions   
What?   a wallet    
What colour?   
With?   
Where?  
When?   
What time?   
Who?   
What happened?    
Answers
In the town square.
Yellow.
Twelve.
I was waiting in a queue. They were quick. They ran away.
Yesterday.
Money, keys, cards - the usual things.
Two young men.
A wallet.
 Well, we'll see what we can do.

Listen to check your answers. Check with the Key. Then 


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