Activity 7. Read the words in bold type explaining the reading rules of
the letter УEФ Read the limericks observing the reading rules.
A. There was an Old Man with a beard,
Who said, "It is just as I feared! -
Two Owls and a hen,
Four Larks and a Wren,
Have all built their nests in my beard!
B. The bottle of perfume that Willie sent
Was greatl y displeasing to Millicent,
Her thanks were so cold
That they quarreled, I'm told,
Through that unpleasant scent Willie sent Millicent.
Activity 8. Read the sentences. Mind the reading rules.
Seals live near the sea.
Cheer up! It's not the end of the world.
Beehive is a special container where people keep bees.
I heard about his deceitful behaviour.
He is the heir of the great wealth.
We wish you to be healthy and wealthy.
Leather jackets are in fashion.
She prefers wearing green and gray sweaters.
She was in tears. Is it a clear tear?
I swear sternly in keeping promise.
I thank you with all my heart.
This seat is reserved for an elderly person.
Health is our great treasure.
Activity 9. Read the words in bold type, explain the reading rules of the letter УEФ. Read the poem observing the reading rules.
I listen to silence in search of my verses,
In search of a line that surprises, caresses,
In search of a rhyme that reveals something new,
Answers a questions or offers a clue.
And soon from nowhere the lines do appear,
And brain can hear! The brain can hear
The voice of silenc e and the universe
That prompts their secrets fit for a verse.
Activity 10. Read the similes. Which one do you like most of all?
Activity 11. Read the letter to Sheila and expand PeterТs impressions about his holidays using the words with the letter УEФ.
Activity 12. Read the words and cross out the word with a different sound.
[ i: ] sleet, peace, mean,, weave
[ iә ] fear, pear, mere, here, deer
[ә] wheat, bread, dead, instead, spread
[ә:] pearl, heard, heart, learn, search
[e ] pleasant, death, pleasure, sweater, heat
[i:] meat, meet, dean, dear, receive
[ә] pet, bread, wet, sense, break, breath
Activity 13. Read the proverbs according to the reading rules.
Can you find Russian versions for them?
Read the words according to the reading rules.
ready sleeve keen conceive speak
news death weather deal dear
feel felt weave cheek chew
deceive west heat serve tear
leave perceive sleeve clean head
near treat steal heard dean
pearl brew restlessness strew rein
clear sneer helm search perfect reason beer keen hero perk
cheer breath ahead earl weight wheat melt genius where deserve
ear feature teamster deceit drew
expensive fern selfish rear sherbet
teeth bell sheen treatment strewth
kept rein earl peer feather
|открытый слог [ai]
|закрытый слог [ i ]
|i + r y + r [Ə:]
|i+ r + гласн. y + r + гласн. [aiƏ]
² Activity 1. Contrasting Sound Practice
Listen and repeat the words after the speaker paying attention to the sounds:
[ ai ] ice Ц dice Ц mice Ц nice Ц rice Ц price Ц size Ц thrice.
The price is nice.
bite Ц cite Ц kite Ц ride Ц pride Ц quite Ц side Ц wide.
The cite is wide.
bile Ц files Ц mile Ц pile Ц rile Ц style Ц tile Ц while.
He got piles of files.
fine Ц mine Ц pine Ц line Ц shrine Ц swine Ц wine.
The wine is fine.
die Ц lie Ц tie Ц cry Ц fry Ц try Ц wry.
Try to cry. We saw his wry smile.
[ ai ] my Ц cry Ц fly Ц shy Ц rely Ц supply Ц justify Ц deny Ц scarify Ц reply
[ Е ] fly Ц pygmy Ц pyre Ц myself Ц myrtle Ц myth Ц sympathy Ц symbol
tyre Ц type Ц dye Ц dynamic
[ i ] ill Ц bill Ц hill Ц fill Ц kill Ц will Ц till Ц pill Ц nil
bin Ц hint Ц fin Ц sin Ц mint Ц din Ц tin Цwin Ц wing
bring Ц king Ц ring Ц sing Ц spring Ц swing Ц string Ц thing
big Ц fig Ц gig Ц sniggle Ц rig Ц pig Ц wig Ц twig
rink Ц drink Ц pink Ц mink Ц link Ц think Ц wink Ц print Ц prince
[ә:] bird Ц girl Ц first Ц dirt Ц firm Ц third Ц swirl Ц whirl Цcircle
dirk Ц flirt Ц myrrh Ц myrtle Ц shirt Ц sir Ц skirl Ц skirt
stirring Ц thirsty Ц thirteen Ц thirty Ц whirr Ц stir
Activity 2. Read the words according to the reading rules.
line Ц link shine Ц shin pine Ц pin ripe Ц rip
wife Ц wit smile Ц slim life Ц lift rise Ц risk
drive Ц drill sky Ц skid strike Ц strict price Ц prick
nine Ц nifty snipe Ц snip line Ц link spite Ц spit
ride Ц rid wiles Ц will hide Ц hit stripe Ц strip
fine Ц fin file Ц fill tribe Ц trick snipe Ц snip
glide Ц glib Ц liar side Ц sit Ц sire
hide Ц hit Ц hire tide Ц tit Ц tire
fine Ц fin Ц fire dime Ц dim Ц dire
wide Ц wit Ц wire rite Ц rid Ц retire
Activity 3. Distribute the words according to the sounds given in
² Activity 4. Listen to the poem and repeat it after the speaker.
The Sleeping Bag
On the outside grows the fur side, on the inside
grows the skin side;
So the fur side is the outside, and the skin side
is the inside.
As the skin side is the inside, and the fur side
is the outside;
One "side" likes the skin side inside, and the
fur side on the outside.
Others like the skin side outside, and the fur side
on the inside;
As the skin side is the hard side, and the fur side
is the soft side.
If you turn the skin side outside, thinking you
will side with that "side"
Then the soft side, fur side's inside, which some
argue is the wrong side.
If you turn the fur side outside, as you say it
grows on that side;
Then your outsiders next the skin side, which
for comfort's not the right side;
For the skin side is the cold side, and your
Out sideТs not your warm side;
And two cold sides coming side by side are not
right sides one УsideФ decides,
If you decide to side with that УsideФ, turn
the outside, fur side, inside;
Then the hard side, cold side, skin side s, beyond
all question, inside outside.
Herbert George Ponting
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² Activity 5. Listen to the words and repeat them after the speaker