Unit 9. Gate, Kate.
The Consonant Sounds /g/ and /k/
|Listen to the two sounds /g/ and /k/.
Look at the mouth diagram to see how to make these sounds.
Notice that in the sound /g/, there is voice from the throat.
In /k/, there is no voice from the throat.
When you say this sound, you can feel the air on your hand when you put it in front of your mouth.
|Now listen to the sound /g/ on its own.
|Listen to the target sound /g/ in the words below and compare it with the words on each side.
* This is the Scottish word for lake: the final consonant sound does not exist in English.
|Listen and repeat these examples of the target sound.
ghost guess green
bigger ago angry
dog egg league
|Listen to the sound /k/ on its own.
|Listen to the target sound /k/ in the words below and compare it with the words on each side.
Listen and repeat these examples of the target sound.
keep club quick
school soccer taxi
milk comic ache
|Add the sound /g/ or /k/ to the beginning of these words and write the new words. Remember: think of sounds, not spelling. For example, if you add /k/ to the beginning of water /wot∂/, you get quarter /kwo:t∂/. The sound is similar but the spelling is completely different!
Example: eight gate
Complete the second line to rhyme with the first line, using a word from the box.
|Complete this conversation using words from the box. Then listen and check.
Sid: Hey, there's the monster!
Joe: That's just a _______log
Sid: Yes, it's _______Loch Ness.
Joe: No, not _______Loch. I mean _______log, you know, from a tree!
Sid: I've never seen a tree with a _______lock.
Joe: No, not a _______lock that you open with a key; a _______log with a G!
|Listen and circle the word you hear. Key.1.coast 2.glasses 3.bag 4.coat
1 Ghost or coast? Did you see the ghost / coast?
2 Glasses or classes? I don't need glasses / classes.
3 Bag or back? My bag's / back's wet.
4 Goat or coat? She's lost her goat / coat.
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