Unit 53. Fifty? No, Fifteen!
Unit 53; Part A
|When we hear an error and we correct it, we 'underline' the correctinformation. Listen to this conversation. Notice how Sid 'underlines'the words which Joe has heard incorrectly. |
Unit 53; Part B
If only a part of a word or phrase is not heard correctly, we'underline' only that part when we correct. Listen to these examples.
|Read this phone conversation. Notice the words which are 'underlined' by A and decide whether В says phrase a or phrase b. Underline the correct answer. Then listen and check.|
A: Hello Joe, I'm coming to visit next month.
Example: B: You're coming a this month? b next week?
A: No, next month. Can you meet me? I'll be on the evening plane.
1 B: On the a morning plane? b evening train?
A: No no. On the evening plane. On Sunday the third.
2 B: On a Sunday the first? b Monday the third?
A: No no, Sunday the third. At nine fifteen.
3 B: At a five fifteen? b nine fifty?
A: No no, nine fifteen. You'll know it's me. I'll have a blue jacket.
4 B: A a new jacket? b blue packet?
A: No no, a blue jacket. See you there. Bye.
Follow up: Record yourself saying A's lines and use your recording to do the exercise again in about two weeks.
|Read these short conversations. Which syllable do you think the speaker will stress in the third fine? Underline it|
Key.1 A: No, the bathroom!
2 A: No, he's retired!
3 A: No, a bookshelf.
4 A: No, I said impossible!
5 A: No, downstairs!
Example: A: I disagree with you.
B: You agree?
A: No, I disagree!
1 A: He's in the bathroom.
B: In the bedroom?
A: No, the bathroom!
2 A: My father's retired.
B: Why is he tired?
A: No, he's retired!
3 A: I bought a bookshelf.
B: A bookshop?
A: No, a bookshelf!
4 A: But that's impossible!
B: You think it's possible?
A: No, I said impossible!
5 A: The kitchen's downstairs.
A: No, downstairs!
Follow up: Listen.You will hear the first two tines and then a pause before the thirdline. Say the third line with the stress you underlined. Then listenand check if you were right.
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