7. It’s all in the past / pasta now. 8. That mix / mixer wasn’t very good. 4. Some people use the word syllable to talk about the parts of a written word, but it is very different when we refer to a syllable to talk about the pronunciation of words, not the writing. For example, in writing we can divide “chocolate” into three parts like this: cho-co-late. But a speaker may pronounce the word as /’ʧɒk.lət /, with two sylalbles. (The dot shows where the two syllables are divided.) A number of other words may be pronounced with fewer syllables than writing. Listen to this examples. B1 chocolate / ‘ʧɒk.lət/ different /’dɪf.rənt/ interesting /’ɪn.trəs.tɪŋ/ general /dʒen.rəl/ comfortable /’kʌmf.tə.bļ/ secretary /’sek.rə.tri/ 5.Listen to these tongue-twisters. How many syllables are there in each? Did you say the samenumber of syllables in the underlined words as on the recording?B4 EXAMPLE She sells sea shells on the sea shore. = 8 syllables1. Walter walked towards the waiter. = _________________2. Betty bought a better bit of butter.= _________________3. The fat cat sat on the vet’s wet hat. = _________________
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- Fall '18
- Vowel, Consonant