UNIT 2: /t/

UNIT 2: /t/

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CHAPTER 2: CONSONANTS

UNIT 2: /t/

I. Sounds

Practice reading the sounds below.

/t/

WordIPASound
talk/tɔːk/ 
tall/tɔːl/ 
taxi/tæksi/ 

Slightly open your mouth.

The tip of your tongue should touch your upper gum and teeth.

II. Practice: Sounds in Words

Listen and Repeat.

WordIPASound
tea/tiː/ 
test/test/ 
tennis/tenɪs/ 
teach/tiːtʃ/ 
tree/triː/ 
toast/toʊst/ 
telephone/teləfoʊn/ 
sit/sɪt/ 
cat/kæt/ 
insect/ɪnsekt/ 
ticket/tɪkət/ 
tie/taɪ/ 
time/taɪm/ 
today/tədeɪ/ 
tomato/təmeɪtoʊ/ 
tomorrow/təmɑroʊ/ 
terrible/terəbəl/ 
plate/pleɪt/ 
tooth/tuːθ/ 
heart/hɑːrt/ 

III. Practice: Words in Sentences

Read the following sentences, focusing on the words in RED.
/t/
1. The basketball player is tall.
2. Allan has a pet cat.
3. She likes to drink tea.
4. The student is taking a test.
5. Do you want to play tennis?
6. Will you teach me English?
7. The tree has many fruits.
8. Rudy answered the telephone.

IV. Application 1: Let’s Talk

Practice having a conversation with someone.
Tutor: Did you park the car?
Student: Yes, I parked it under a tree.
Tutor: Great! Please sit down. I already ordered drinks.
Student: Who is our waiter?
Tutor: He is the tall man by the door.
Student: I will order toast. What did you order?
Tutor: I ordered tea for us.
Student: Thank you! I love tea!
Tutor: Be careful when you drink it. It’s hot!

V. Practice: Tongue Twisters

1. The tall tropic tree has tangled roots.
Ted in a tux tripped and tumbled.
2. Tara tasted Tina’s tea too quickly.
Tara’s tiny tongue was tinted turquoise.