Lesson 28. One House,Two Houses.
|Listen to these three lists of words. The words in list 1 have three
parts - we say they have three syllables. The words in list 2 have two
syllables, and the words in list 3 have one syllable.
|Some words have more than three syllables: television has four
syllables, for example, and geographical has five syllables. Listen.
|Ooh, thank you very much!
|The simplest type of syllable is just a vowel sound, like /u:/. People
often say the vowel sound /u:/ (usually written Ooh) when they are
pleased or surprised. Listen.
Ooh, that's nice!
Ooh, thank you very much!
|Some syllables have one or more consonant sounds before the vowel. Listen.
/s/ + /u:/ = /su:/ This is the name Sue.
/bl/ + /u:/ = /blu:/ blue
|Some syllables have one or more consonants after the vowel. Listen.
/i:/ + /t/ = /i:t/ eat
/i:/ + /st/ = /i:st/ east
|Some syllables have consonants before and after the vowel. Listen.
/nj/ + /u:/ + /z/ = /nju:z/ news
/f/ + /i:/ + /Idz/ = /fi:ldz/ fields
/str/ + /i:/ + /t/ = /stri:t/ street
|Usually, the number of syllables in a word is the number of vowel sounds - not the number of vowel letters. Listen.
worked (2 vowel letters but only 1 vowel sound /wз:kt/, so only 1 syllable)
different (3 vowel letters but only 2 vowel sounds /'difr∂nt/, so only 2 syllables)
interesting (4 vowel letters but only 3 vowel sounds /'intr∂stiη/, so only 3 syllables)
|Sometimes the sound /l/ can be a syllable with no vowel sound. Listen.
bottle (2 syllables /'bo/ + /tl/)
syllable (3 syllables /'si/ + /1∂/ + /bl/)
It'll be ready soon. (2 syllables /it/ + /l/)
|How many syllables are there in these words? Write the number of syllables next to the word.
eyes 1 why ___1 white ___1 write ___1 writing ___2 glass ___1 glasses ___2 university ___5 business ___2 information ___4
Listen to check your answers. Check with the Key.
|Then listen and repeat these sentences.
1 I've got blue eyes.
2 I don't know why.
3 Black coffee or white?
4 Will you write to me?
5 What are you writing?
6 Is this your glass?
7 I don't wear glasses.
8 Where's the university?
9 Business is business.
10 There's the information office.
Answer the questions. Key1. Saturday
1 Which day of the week has three syllables?
Read this story and mark all the words that have two or three syllables.
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