Phonetics plays an important part in foreign language learning. It develops pronunciation, gives the perfect opportunity to acquire natural accent, traces different linguistic peculiarities.
Phonetic exercises may include: separate words, tongue-twisters, proverbs, word combinations, word formational chains, as well, extracts from native literature read with foreign accent, etc.
1 – 4 forms
Goal: well-practised alphabet.
ABC – let us go to the sea
DEF – children know the letter F
GHI – birds in the sky
JKL – a nice blue bell
MNO – a big black crow
PQR – a new green car
STU – letters look at you
VW – look at them too
XYZ – now we know the ALPHABET!
5 – 8 forms
Goal: The development of the standard accent
1/ o pop, stop, body, soft, I’ve got
f fishing, photography, laugh, tough
l/m climbing, bombing, thumb, tomb
s cycling, Cinderella, answer, sword, swarthy, swallow, stomach
w/f/s windsurfing, Snow White, once a week, twice a week
s answer, sword
TTW 1 The weather is terribly hot
2/ r Robert Rolly rolled a round roll round, a round roll Robert Rolly rolled
around. Where rolled the round roll Robert Rolly rolled around?
r/l Red lorry, yellow lorry, lyrics
Error, areas, more or less
3/ i big, sick, pretty, swift, thrift, pin, bin, kid
i: wheel, deal, veal, key, evening, stampede, speech, thief, people, sheath
z Zoo, towers, size, easy
iz boxes, horses, matches
4/ v very, very well, five, Venice, Venus, we’ve never found, twelve
TTW2 Whatever country you live in
t take-took, train, tube
p pen, shopping, Sleeping Beauty, precipitation
k cat, car, record, school, Christmas, character, toothache, headache, monarch,
TTW3 Can a cat catch a carrot on a carpet?
5/ n next week, when
d donkey, good, land
m museum, me
th father, mother, there, the, this-these, that-those
th something, anything, nothing, theatre, thank
6/ nk, ng think, drink, thank, link, English, England, trunk
TTW4 His fifth birthday is on Thursday the thirty-first
u put, good, could, should, would, tomb
u: choose, lose, shoes, pool, rude, school, blue, blueberry, through, flew, truth, truce.
7/ joke, religion, manage, origin
shop, relation, depression, social, sure, especially
chalk, watch, child, speech
TTW5 Some fish and chips on the child’s dish
si, su revision, treasure, casualties, general
8/ s---th south, smooth, toothache, sleuths, southern, something, thistle, swarthy, z--th thousand, thirsty, this-these, that-those, thesis, thankless, themselves,
therapist, thickness, thither, sixth, seventh, Maths, sympathetic, months, en enthusiasm, thrust, thus, thumb, Isthmus
9/ e: ir, ur, ear, or, er
fir, murmur, learn, hurt, Thursday, world, prefer
a: ar, ast, aft, ear, ath, aph, al, au, ans, аncе
car, fast, craft, heart, father, shark, graph, calm, aunt, castle, vast, apartment, Frаncе
o: or, al, ar, ough, augh, our, ore, a, aw, at
horse, chalk, swarthy, taught, all, thought, store, world, four,
water, awful, yawn, vault, sword
10/ ei day, play, grey, brave, great, aim, training, eight, domain, steak,
ai my, mine, why, stripes, guy, bye, sign, cycling, style, wild, quietly,
fright, buy, by, variety
oi boy, coin, toy, choice, voice, noise, turquoise
ou rose, nose, no, soul, know, toe, foe, robot, although, owe, bow
TTW6 Around and about, and about, and around;
au owl, bow, bowl, allow, doubt about
11/ f foundation, French, forest, fifty, for all roads, frightened, favourite, soft
v victory, vegetarian, vegetables, vegetation, variety, equivalent, novels, obvious
TTW7 Five French fries Vivienne from France
r Robert, rock, Europe, racoon, rap, robot, country, rainforest
th Although, their age, themselves, Arithmetic
th Everything, thirsty, theatre, sympathetic, thanks
p Powerful, important, point, period, pretty, practical, poor, poverty, perfect
t Pantheon, tourists, pattern, difficult, different, travelling, football pitch,
k Capital, cultural, careful, Celtic, cartoon, kangaroo, ski, sky, clarification
TTW8 Please, eat this great big piece of meat, Pete!
TTW9 “ Do put your shoes in the pool” is a foolish rule.
TTW10 Paul’s son ‘s short and rough! Paul’s daughter’s tall and tough!
TTW11 It was too late to make a cake.
TTW12 Dry your eye and say goodbye.
for at least, the weather is terrible, are a good idea, are often associated,
in the Far East, for a long time, more or less, after all, as a matter of fact, famous for its, pleasure out of it, their aim, for all roads, the number of questions,
are all right, Dry your eye
13/ @ apple, man, pants, racket, collapse, famine, establish, campaign, cash, cache
TTW13 Black fat cat sat on a mat and ate a fat rat.
ks excursion, expand, excited, exhibition
gz exaggerate, execution, exams, exhausted, exhilarating, exotic
aue our, hour, power, flower, flour
14/ but it may be the other way round, about half an hour, the younger
the better, for a change, about an hour and a half
TTW14 I have one hour of Art and half an hour of History
TTW15 Don’t trouble trouble till trouble troubles you!
18/ MPH beauty-beautiful, gym-gymnastics, athlete-athletic, captain-captaincy,
political-politics-politician, religious-religion, pope-papacy, private-privacy
19/ l literally, a little can, little ones, glamorous, controlled, lifestyle, island,
self-sufficient, couple, canal, channel, lively, isle, aisle, meals
20/ MPH nation-national-nationality, culture-cultural, nature-natural,
economy-economic-economical, in the west-western, in the east-
eastern, in the north-northern, in the south-southern, the Crimea-
Crimean, diversity-diverse, history-historic-historical, architecture-
architectural-architect, industry-industrial-industrious, tourist,
TTW16 The bank in Bond street is opposite the bookshop