UNIT 8: /s/

UNIT 8: /s/

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CHAPTER 2: CONSONANTS

UNIT 8: /s/

I. Sounds

Practice reading the sounds below.

/s/

WordIPASound
sad/sæd/ 
sea/siː/ 
sky/skaɪ/ 

Your lips are stretched widely to produce a hissing sound.

Place your tongue behind your teeth, without touching them.

II. Practice: Sounds in Words

Listen and Repeat.

WordIPASound
side/saɪd/ 
sweet/swiːt/ 
sister/sɪstər/ 
snake/sneɪk/ 
snow/snoʊ/ 
stairs/sterz/ 
message/mesədʒ/ 
bus/bəs/ 
across/əkrɒs/ 
famous/feɪməs/ 
set/set/ 
seat/siːt/ 
saw/sɔː/ 
soon/suːn/ 
say/seɪ/ 
best/best/ 
list/lɪst/ 
less/les/ 
base/beɪs/ 
case/keɪs/ 

III. Practice: Words in Sentences

Read the following sentences, focusing on the words in RED.
/s/
1. Ronnie looks sad.
2. They want to see the blue sky.
3. She used the stairs to go up.
4. Andy got a low score in the exam.
5. Mom brought me sweet candies.
6. The fire caused a thick smoke.
7. I saw a snake in the grass.
8. The school bus arrived at 3pm.

IV. Application 1: Let’s Talk

Practice having a conversation with someone.

Tutor: Do you like the sunny weather?
Student: Yes. The sky is so clear.
Tutor: Let’s go to the sea and swim!
Student: The sea water is hot.
Tutor: I see. Even the sand is hot.
Student: Can we just eat?
Tutor: Sure. Do you know a restaurant nearby?
Student: Yes. There’s one across the bridge.

V. Practice: Tongue Twisters

1. Simon says stand still.
Solomon says sit straight.
2. Sarah sent six sweet strawberries.
Six sweet strawberries smell sour.