University of SIAS Pronunciation Clinic Programme----RP course 2009 Conductor: William S

Word patterns
Pair practice: Say the words in the following list aloud, contrasting the pairs of words. A. /u:/ & /u/ focused 1. pool pull 2. kook cook 3. fool full 4. fool full B. /ɔ:/ & /ɒ/ focused 1. port pot 2. taught tot 3. dawn Don 4. court cot C. /ɒ/ & /ɑ:/ focused 1. pock park 2. dock dark 3. cot cart 4. cough calf D. /ɑ:/ & /ʌ/ focused 1. park puck 2. barn bun 3. dark duck 4. cart cut 5. cooed could 6. Luke look 7. stewed stood 8. shooed should 5. cork 6. forks 7. sword 8. short cock fox sod shot 9. wooed wood 10. who’d hood

9. sport spot 10. nought not

5. god guard 6. gloss glass 7. hop harp 8. hot heart 5. carp 6. calm 7. heart 8. march cup come hut much

9. sport spot 10. Bon barn

9. lark luck 10. staff stuff

Listening & Speaking
Folklore---Stories of Cultures Past Folklore is the study of culture and history that is passed on through oral literature. The word ‘oral’ means relating to the mouth, especially the spoken word. Oral literature includes stories, poems, and songs that are passed on by word of mouth. They are passed between family members and residents of village, and from one generation to the next. Before written language and books, and long before computers, people passed information orally --- by telling stories and singing songs. In some parts of the world, the oral tradition is still the primary way of communication. There are many different purpose of these songs and stories. Some stories and songs taught religious beliefs; others celebrated romance and the triumph of good over evil. Still others gave important moral lessons, especially to children. Many of these stories contained supernatural elements like fairies, witches and magic spells.

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