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Lesson 24. Sunglasses or Umbrella?

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Consonant groups in the middle of words

Lesson 24; Part A


important.jpg Some words have one consonant sound in the middle.
Listen.

paper
pepper (pp is 2 letters but only 1 sound)
weather (th is 2 letters but only 1 sound)
listen (st is 2 letters but only 1 sound -1 is silent)

Lesson 24; Part B

important.jpg Consonant groups in the middle of words
Some words have groups of two or three consonant sounds in the middle.
Listen.

colder (Id is 2 sounds)
computer (mp is 2 sounds)
classroom (ssr is 2 sounds)
sixteen (xt is 3 sounds /kst/)
galka.jpgListen and repeat these words with two consonant sounds in the middle. Be careful - don't put a vowel sound between the consonants.
alphabet
asking
bookshop
building
dancing
lovely
remember
timetable
galka.jpgListen and repeat these words with three consonant sounds in the middle.
children
complete
country
downstairs
expensiv
friendly
sunglasses
umbrella
 
Important for listening!
Sometimes we don't pronounce all the consonant sounds clearly. Listen.
Se(p)tember    goo(d)bye
ctiris(t)mas      brea(k)fast
pi(c)nic            foo(t)ball
pos(t)card        sho(p)keeper 
 



Exercises

pen.jpg Complete the words.

1    The day after Monday is Tue s dау.
2    37+ 13 = fi_ _ yfifty  
3    The opposite of cheap is e_ _e_ _iveexpensive.
4    A very short distance: a ce_ _imetrecentimetre.
5    Something to write with: a pe_ _ilpencil.
6    The last month of the year is Dece_ _erDecember.
7    The month after August is Se_ _emberSeptember.
8    The room where you sleep is the be_ _oombedroom.
9    The tenth month of the year is 0_ _oberOctober.
10  An important test is an e_amexam.

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

pen.jpgComplete the words.
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1    In winter we go skiing in the _ _ _nt_ _ _ _mountains.
2    The hotel _ _ _ _pt_ _ _ _reception is open 24 hours a day.
3    The road was closed yesterday because of an _cc_ _ _ _ _accident.
4    Don't forget to send me a _ _ stc_ _ _postcard from England.
5    Shall I take my _ _ngl_ _ _ _ _sunglasses or my _mbr_ _ _ _umbrella?

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

dialogue.jpgUnderline the consonant groups in the middle of words in the dialogues.
Key 1  A: How's your English? B: I think I need to practise more - I have problems with making sentences, and tenses, and pronunciation, and listening, and answering questions, and conversation, and I make too many mistakes ... A: Don't worry, it's not so bad! You're almost an expert!:
2. A: Where's my passport? B: 1 don't know. In your suitcase, maybe? A: Where's my suitcase? B: Upstairs, in the wardrobe. A: Right. And where's the envelope that was on the kitchen table?  B: In the wastepaper basket - was it important.

  1. A: How's your English?
    B: I think I need to practise more - I have problems with making sentences, and tenses, and pronunciation, and listening, and answering questions, and conversation, and I make too many mistakes ...
    A: Don't worry, it's not so bad! You're almost an expert!
  2. A: Where's my passport?
    B: 1 don't know. In your suitcase, maybe?
    A: Where's my suitcase?
    B: Upstairs, in the wardrobe.
    A: Right. And where's the envelope that was on the kitchen table?
    B: In the wastepaper basket - was it important?
Listen to check your answers. Check with the Key. Then listen and repeat.




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