CHAPTER 1: Vowels
UNIT 4: /ə/ and /ɜ:/
Practice reading the sounds below.
Open your mouth a little. Take notice that the lips are relaxed.
Tongue is placed at the center of the mouth.
Open your mouth a little. Take notice that the lips are slightly rounder than the one on the left.
Tongue should move upwards.
II. Practice: Sounds in Words
Listen and Repeat.
III. Practice: Words in Sentences
Read the following sentences, focusing on the words in RED.
1. He sits on a sofa.
2. The woman is a model.
3. My favorite season is autumn.
4. I will meet Jenna this afternoon.
5. The bird is making a nest.
6. The girl is wearing a fur coat.
7. I am wearing a blue shirt.
8. Allen and Joy work in an office.
IV. Application 1: Let’s Talk
Practice having a conversation with someone.
Tutor: I bought a purse.
Student: That’s a pretty purse.
Tutor: Thank you! Did you buy anything?
Student: Yes, I bought a shirt.
Tutor: That’s a nice color!
Student: You think so? I had to choose between the color red or blue.
Tutor: You made the right choice. I hope it’s not expensive.
Student: It’s okay. I worked hard to earn the money for it!
V. Practice: Tongue Twisters
1. I walked away alone.
I was ashamed after spilling soda on the sofa.
2. The early worms heard the early birds.
Some curled into circles, some hid in the earth..