Unit 4. Rice, Rise.
The Consonant Sounds /s/ and /z/
|When you say the alphabet, the letters С and S are pronounced /si:/ and
Notice they both have the consonant sound /s/.
But S is also often pronounced as the consonant sound /s/.
Listen to the sounds /s/ and /z/.
Look at the mouth diagram to see how to make these consonant sounds.
Notice that in the sound /s/, there is no voice from the throat. It sounds like the noise of a snake.
In the sound /z/, there is voice from the throat. It sounds like the noise of a bee.
|Now listen to the sound /s/ on its own.
|Listen to the target
sound /s/ in the words below and compare it with the words on each side.
Listen and repeat these examples of the target sound.
sad city science scream
glasses concert lost
bus place class
|Listen to the sound /z/ on its own.
Listen to the target sound /z/ in the words below and compare it with the words on each side.
|Listen and repeat these examples of the target sound.
lazy easy scissors exact
size wise times
|Find a way from Start to Finish. You may not pass a square if the word contains the sound /z/. You can move horizontally оr vertically only. Key
|Complete this conversation using words from the box. Then listen and check.
Sid: Alice's niece is nice.
Joe: Are nice, Sid. Plural. Her _______knees are nice.
Sid: I'm not talking about her _______knees, I'm talking about her _______niece!
Joe: Oh, I see, _______niece with a C.
Sid: That's right. She has nice _______eyes.
Joe: How can _______ice be nice? It's too cold.
Sid: Not _______ice, you fool! E-Y-E-S!
|Listen to the sentences. Look at the words in italics. Underline the words in italics which contain the sound /s/ and cross out the ones which contain the sound /z/. Then listen again and repeat. Key1 I'm not going to
2 Your tooth is loose. You'll
3 The shop's very close to home, and it doesn't
4 I can't
You can have my tent. It's no use to me. I never
1 I'm not going to advise you. You never take my advice.
2 Your tooth is loose. You'll lose it if you're not careful.
3 The shop's very close to home, and it doesn't close till late.
4 I can't excuse people who drop litter. There's no excuse for it.
|Listen and circle the word you hear. Key1. prize 2. he's a 3. suit 4. saved 5. think 6. clothed
1 Price or prize? I got a good price / prize for that painting.
2 He sat or he's at? I don't know where he sat / he's at.
3 Suit or shoot? They didn't suit / shoot him.
4 Saved or shaved? I've saved / shaved a lot in the past few days.
5 Sink or think? We didn't sink / think.
6 Closed or clothed? They were closed / clothed for the cold weather.
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