- When I hurt my leg it was tought for me to walk throught the park.
- Bob made a thorough investigation, though Dan did not.
- It's hard to find water in his desert.
- I cannot find a pint of water in this desert for the dessert recipe.
- The architect says that a good photographer would never desert you.
- I like cake for dessert.
- We need to examine the legal issues more closely.
- You should determine the insuance law about building damage.
- This TV show is live every Tuesday.
- She plans to live in Los Angeles.
- Every day I read. Last year I read100 books.
- According to this label, the parts in this radio are not typical.
Say these sentences and watch the "-ed" endings:
- I washed the car and then walked to her house and waited for her.
- The thief kicked the door open and stuffed his bag full of the money he robbed.
- While he used the ladder she pushed it down and it crashed.
- When we were married, I watched her write the book before it was published.
Practice these sentences. Remember, "-it" not "-ate"!
- It's more appropriate to be accurate than approximate!
- The warm climate has melted my delicate chocolate.
- I am desperate to get adequate drinks for my elaborate party!
- How fortunate that you and she are so intimate!
- We need an immediate solution to this private matter.
(Intonation) Make sure it is rising and falling where it needs to:
- Are you coming with us?
- Is this really the book you wanted?
- Where is the nearest library?
- How did you know that Sara and John were also coming?
- I plan to go to New York, travel around the U.S., and come back home next month.
- You should buy fruit, vegetables, and chicken sometime today.
Make sure the vowel sounds are different in the bold words:
- That ship is carrying ten sheep.
- Marry is the woman with the green dress and the big grin.
- There's no heat coming out of that heater - can you hit it?
- Please sit down in your seat!
- If I can reach the gold in that pit I'll be rich.
- She cut her heel walking up the hill.
- Please leave me alone to live in peace!
SILENT LETTERS - Practice these words and be careful of the silent letter:
doubt - debt - subtle - comb - dumb - lamb - plumber - half - talk - February - island -
walk - salmon - chalk - herb - honest - honor - hour - castle - whistle - fasten - soften -
Christmas - receipt - cupboard - sword - answer - column -listen - knee- wrap - psychology
There are three ways to pronounce the "oo" sound in English - practice:
- The rain flooded the pool!
- Why did you choose that book?
- That's good amount of blood.
- Let me put the boot on my foot.
- Look at that cool hood!
- She shook the food of the spoon.
Practice the "L" and "R" sounds here:
- Larry is collecting the papers, and Tom is correcting them.
- The children are playing in the yard; their parents are praying in church.
- Bill is in the police and his brother is a priest.
- My former boss was very formal.
- Tel the truth - did you hurt his feeling?
- How did he arrive - dead or alive?
- Your present was very pleasant!