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Lesson 25. Train in the Rain.




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Consonant Groups at the Beginning of Words

Lesson 25; Part A


important.jpg Some words have one consonant sound at the beginning. Listen.
late
rain
white     (wh is 2 letters but only 1 sound)

Some words have groups of two or three consonant sounds at the beginning.
Listen and repeat these words. Be careful - don't put a vowel sound between the consonants.

Lesson 25; Part B

important.jpgConsonant groups at the beginning of words
Two consonant sounds at the beginning:
plate
tram
quite        (qu is pronounced /kw/)
galka.jpgThree consonant sounds at the beginning:

spring  
street     
square      (squ is    pronounced /skw/)
galka.jpg 25.1.jpgHere are some more examples. Listen and repeat.

1 bread        
2 price
3 bless
4 class
5 glass
6 cream
7 quiet
8 spell
9 stand
10 swim
11 stranger
12 stress
Pass me some bread.
What's the price?
(sneeze) Bless you!
How many are there in your class?
Where are my glasses?
Do you like ice cream?
Isn't it quiet?
How do you spell it?
Where shall I stand?
Can you swim?
I'm a stranger here.                      
a job with a lot of stress



Exercises

pen.jpg Listen and circle the word you  hear.
Key 1. Is that your dress
2. Is it going to rain?
3. A few miles.
4. I went to a cool party.
5. Are you asleep.
6. Are you going by train?
7. Is that your address?
8. How did you sleep?
9. A few smiles.
10. I went to a school party.
11. Is he your twin?
12. Is he going to win?

1 dress 
2 rain  
3 miles   
4 cool   
5 sleep   
6 rain   
7 dress          
8 sleep   
9 miles   
10 cool   
11 win   
12 win   
address
 train
smiles
school
asleep
train
address
asleep
smiles
school
twin
twin

Check with the Key. Then listen again and repeat the sentences.
pen.jpg Make as many words as you can with sounds from boxes 1+2,1+2+3 or 2+3. Key1. pay, play, plane, plate, rain, train, late, paint, eight
2. see/sea, tea, feet, seat, three, free, tree, street, eat
3. so, low, no/know, slow, soap, slope, nose/knows
4. lie, fight, right, light, flight
.
Example: grey, great, gate, eight

  box 1
box 2
box 3
 

g    r   
ei
t
1. 
      l
p           t
      r
ei

n       t
2. f     t     θ
   s    r
i:
t
3.
s          n
      l
∂u
z       p
4.  
f           r
      l
ai
     t

Check with the Key. Then listen and repeat.
pen.jpgComplete the words. They all have two consonant sounds and two consonant letters.
25.2.jpgKey1    I don't like travelling by plane.
2    The sky's blue today.
3    What would you like to drink?
4    Is it the twelfth today?
5    Is this seat frее?
6    It's five o'clock.
7    How many languages can you speak?
8    Don't sit on that dirty floor.

1    I don't like travelling by p l ane.
2    The sky's _ _ue today.
3    What would you like to _ _ink?
4    Is it the _ _elfth today?
5    Is this seat _ _ее?
6    It's five o'_ _ock.
7    How many languages can you _ _eak?
8    Don't sit on that dirty _ _oor.

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



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