Phones and Phonemes Pronunciation Practice

OVERALL ENGLISH PRACTICE SENTENCES I
1. He’s teaching me to speak distinctly.
2. At ten to seven Sam had a snack in a café.
3. Shirley’s begun her first term in London.
4. The clock stopped at half past ten.
5. She saw Gordon in August.
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5. She saw Gordon in August.
6. How did he find out about it?
7. I don’t know if she’s home.
8. They get their fair share.
9. Pick it up and put it on top of the cupboard.
10. They thanked us for taking them to the theater.
Phones and Phonemes Pronunciation Practice
OVERALL ENGLISH PRACTICE SENTENCES II
11. Mrs. Mason decided to settle in New Zealand.
12. Victoria was wearing quite a valuable watch.
13. Both sons practice at the same health center.
14. Don’t you want to go there this year?
15. John was later than usual in getting back from work.
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15. John was later than usual in getting back from work.
16. You’ll find that your socks have shrunk a bit.
17. That’s not an orange, it’s a lemon.
18. Jane left for Germany in June.
19. The noise annoyed her.
20. Whose shoes are these?
Phones and Phonemes Pronunciation Practice
EXERCISES: / // /Ȝ ȜȜ Ȝ æ a Ǭ ɑ Ǣ Ǥ/ æ a Ǭ ɑ Ǣ Ǥ/ æ a Ǭ ɑ Ǣ Ǥ/ æ a Ǭ ɑ Ǣ Ǥ/
1. The bus doesn’t come till one
2. Is the cup in the upper cupboard, Gus?
3. Duncan was puzzled to hear a duck cluck
4. Running in the sun isn’t much fun
5. Doug’s Dutch uncle loves punch-ups with punks in London pubs
6. Catch this cup, Max
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6. Catch this cup, Max
7. Pam cut the ham
8. That’s not funny, Fanny
9. Dan’s done some of Sam’s sums
10. That duck didn’t cluck Duncan, it quacked
11. Herbert’s learning Turkish
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EXERCISES: / // /Ȝ ȜȜ Ȝ æ a Ǭ ɑ Ǣ Ǥ/ æ a Ǭ ɑ Ǣ Ǥ/ æ a Ǭ ɑ Ǣ Ǥ/ æ a Ǭ ɑ Ǣ Ǥ/
12. Isn’t it Shirley’s turn to serve?
13. Bernard’s just turned thirty
14. Mr. Turner yearned to be firm and stern
15. Bertie’s determined to learn perfect Persian in his first term
16. Let’s start at half past
17. Is it far to Marble Arch?
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17. Is it far to Marble Arch?
18. Mark’s car’s in the car park
19. My father’s heart can’t stand too much stress
20. After dark, Carmen had a lark in a park with a master of arts
21. Tom’s gone to Nottingham
22. The mop’s on top of the box
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EXERCISES: / // /Ȝ ȜȜ Ȝ æ a Ǭ ɑ Ǣ Ǥ/ æ a Ǭ ɑ Ǣ Ǥ/ æ a Ǭ ɑ Ǣ Ǥ/ æ a Ǭ ɑ Ǣ Ǥ/
23. Collin and Monica got lost in the fog
24. Dr. Foster’s on holiday in Gloucester
25. Oscar and Rod are fond of chops and topless blondes
26. Monica can’t concentrate
27. Martin laughed, Oscar coughed
28. There’s a spotted dog in your garden, Mrs. Arden
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28. There’s a spotted dog in your garden, Mrs. Arden
29. Miss Marx darns Don’s socks
30. Aunt Olga was shocked to see a shark at the bottom of her bath
31. A cup of coffee, please
32. Does Monica’s boss bus to his London office?
33. Is Bob up?
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EXERCISES: / // /Ȝ ȜȜ Ȝ æ a Ǭ ɑ Ǣ Ǥ/ æ a Ǭ ɑ Ǣ Ǥ/ æ a Ǭ ɑ Ǣ Ǥ/ æ a Ǭ ɑ Ǣ Ǥ/
34. It’s hot in the hut
35. The shops are shut
36. Dudley’s Scottish cousin Duncan loves Scotch and scones
37. Some chalk’s needed in the fourth form
38. Paula saw Norman in Portsmouth
39. Gordon turned forty on the fourth of August
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39. Gordon turned forty on the fourth of August
40. At dawn Lorna saw a faun on the lawn
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EXERCISES: / // /Ǣ Ǥ ʊ u: ǫǺ ǫ aǺ ǤǺ aʊ/ Ǣ Ǥ ʊ u: ǫǺ ǫ aǺ ǤǺ aʊ/ Ǣ Ǥ ʊ u: ǫǺ ǫ aǺ ǤǺ aʊ/ Ǣ Ǥ ʊ u: ǫǺ ǫ aǺ ǤǺ aʊ/
1. Don got caught in a storm
2. Gordon ordered a pot of coffee
3. Paul knocked off at four forty
4. Sean got off at the corner of Oxford Street
5. Mr. Porter’s not a lot shorter than Mrs. Potter’s shorter daughter
6. Miss Hooker’s a good-looker
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6. Miss Hooker’s a good-looker
7. Could I have a look at your books?
8. Mr. Butcher put his foot down
9. The cook pushed Pussy of the cushion
10. Mr. Buller’s on the hook for cooking his book
11. A soup for me too, please
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EXERCISES: / // /Ǣ Ǥ ʊ u: ǫǺ ǫ aǺ ǤǺ aʊ/ Ǣ Ǥ ʊ u: ǫǺ ǫ aǺ ǤǺ aʊ/ Ǣ Ǥ ʊ u: ǫǺ ǫ aǺ ǤǺ aʊ/ Ǣ Ǥ ʊ u: ǫǺ ǫ aǺ ǤǺ aʊ/
12. Who flew to Luton?
13. Cows moo, doves coo, cats mew
14. Two more soup spoons, Sue!
15. Do you do doodles too, Lou?
16. Stu’s too blue to boo
17. Look at Luke
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17. Look at Luke
18. Captain Hook saw a spook
19. There’s a soot on your suit, Lou!
20. Could you book two good seats for Tuesday?
21. Lucy put her foot on Mr. Cooper’s pouf
22. Kate hates snakes
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EXERCISES: / // /Ǣ Ǥ ʊ u: ǫǺ ǫ aǺ ǤǺ aʊ/ Ǣ Ǥ ʊ u: ǫǺ ǫ aǺ ǤǺ aʊ/ Ǣ Ǥ ʊ u: ǫǺ ǫ aǺ ǤǺ aʊ/ Ǣ Ǥ ʊ u: ǫǺ ǫ aǺ ǤǺ aʊ/
23. Stay for another day, Fay
24. Daisy’s baking David a birthday cake
25. Kate mainly blamed fate for her state
26. Let’s not be late
27. Ten men met Jane at the main gate
28. Ned stayed in the shade of the shed
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28. Ned stayed in the shade of the shed
29. Kate kept eight pets in Ted’s bed
30. Ivor’s a diver
31. I’d like a piece of pie
32. I had a fine time in the Highlands
33. “There’s a fly in my eye”, Eliza sighed
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EXERCISES: / // /Ǣ Ǥ ʊ u: ǫǺ ǫ aǺ ǤǺ aʊ/ Ǣ Ǥ ʊ u: ǫǺ ǫ aǺ ǤǺ aʊ/ Ǣ Ǥ ʊ u: ǫǺ ǫ aǺ ǤǺ aʊ/ Ǣ Ǥ ʊ u: ǫǺ ǫ aǺ ǤǺ aʊ/
34. Noises annoy Ms. Floyd
35. Joy’s too coy for her latest boy
36. “I enjoyed that point”, said a joyful voice
37. It’s a noisy noise that annoys an oyster
38. Mr. Bowden’s out
39. The bouncer clouted a lout
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39. The bouncer clouted a lout
40. The cowed lout shouted “Ouch”
41. A mouse pounced on Mr. Townsend’s stout spouse
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EXERCISES: / // /əʊ Ǻə|Ǻȉ ǫə|ǫ:|ǫȉ ʊə|ʊȉ|Ǥ ɑ|ɑȉ aǺə(ȉ) aʊə(ȉ)/ əʊ Ǻə|Ǻȉ ǫə|ǫ:|ǫȉ ʊə|ʊȉ|Ǥ ɑ|ɑȉ aǺə(ȉ) aʊə(ȉ)/ əʊ Ǻə|Ǻȉ ǫə|ǫ:|ǫȉ ʊə|ʊȉ|Ǥ ɑ|ɑȉ aǺə(ȉ) aʊə(ȉ)/ əʊ Ǻə|Ǻȉ ǫə|ǫ:|ǫȉ ʊə|ʊȉ|Ǥ ɑ|ɑȉ aǺə(ȉ) aʊə(ȉ)/
1. No, no, no, this coach won’t go to Hove.
2. Do you know if the post office is open?
3. Oh, don’t go home, Joseph!
4. ‘I’m so lonely, you know,’ Sophie moaned.
5. Miss Stokes floated in a moat without her coat.
6. Tony sold his poky home in Dover and moved to an imposing pagoda
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6. Tony sold his poky home in Dover and moved to an imposing pagoda
on the coast of Formosa.
7. Mr. Pierce is an engineer.
8. He’s been living here for nearly a year.
9. Is the pier near here?
10. I fear you’ve left her in bottom gear, my dear.
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EXERCISES: / // /əʊ Ǻə|Ǻȉ ǫə|ǫ:|ǫȉ ʊə|ʊȉ|Ǥ ɑ|ɑȉ aǺə(ȉ) aʊə(ȉ)/ əʊ Ǻə|Ǻȉ ǫə|ǫ:|ǫȉ ʊə|ʊȉ|Ǥ ɑ|ɑȉ aǺə(ȉ) aʊə(ȉ)/ əʊ Ǻə|Ǻȉ ǫə|ǫ:|ǫȉ ʊə|ʊȉ|Ǥ ɑ|ɑȉ aǺə(ȉ) aʊə(ȉ)/ əʊ Ǻə|Ǻȉ ǫə|ǫ:|ǫȉ ʊə|ʊȉ|Ǥ ɑ|ɑȉ aǺə(ȉ) aʊə(ȉ)/
11. Pears are becoming scarce.
12. Clare’s got fair hair.
13. The mayor’s sitting in a chair over there.
14. The bear stared at the scared hare.
15. Are you sure the silver’s pure?
16. Yes, I assure you it’s pure.
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16. Yes, I assure you it’s pure.
17. You’re going to insure your home, aren’t you?
18. Be sure to visit Dartmoor during your tour.
19. The place is on fire.
20. Are these bikes for hire?
21. I must buy some new tires.
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EXERCISES: / // /əʊ Ǻə|Ǻȉ ǫə|ǫ:|ǫȉ ʊə|ʊȉ|Ǥ ɑ|ɑȉ aǺə(ȉ) aʊə(ȉ)/ əʊ Ǻə|Ǻȉ ǫə|ǫ:|ǫȉ ʊə|ʊȉ|Ǥ ɑ|ɑȉ aǺə(ȉ) aʊə(ȉ)/ əʊ Ǻə|Ǻȉ ǫə|ǫ:|ǫȉ ʊə|ʊȉ|Ǥ ɑ|ɑȉ aǺə(ȉ) aʊə(ȉ)/ əʊ Ǻə|Ǻȉ ǫə|ǫ:|ǫȉ ʊə|ʊȉ|Ǥ ɑ|ɑȉ aǺə(ȉ) aʊə(ȉ)/
22. Lionel teased a giant lion.
23. Now Lionel’s inside the lion.
24. Which is the highest spire in the country?
25. I’m hiring a car.
26. I retire in August.
27. It’s five more miles.
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27. It’s five more miles.
28. I like her style.
29. Do you know the dialling code?
30. It’s only a shower.
31. This milk’s sour.
32. I’m going out in half an hour.
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EXERCISES: / // /əʊ Ǻə|Ǻȉ ǫə|ǫ:|ǫȉ ʊə|ʊȉ|Ǥ ɑ|ɑȉ aǺə(ȉ) aʊə(ȉ)/ əʊ Ǻə|Ǻȉ ǫə|ǫ:|ǫȉ ʊə|ʊȉ|Ǥ ɑ|ɑȉ aǺə(ȉ) aʊə(ȉ)/ əʊ Ǻə|Ǻȉ ǫə|ǫ:|ǫȉ ʊə|ʊȉ|Ǥ ɑ|ɑȉ aǺə(ȉ) aʊə(ȉ)/ əʊ Ǻə|Ǻȉ ǫə|ǫ:|ǫȉ ʊə|ʊȉ|Ǥ ɑ|ɑȉ aǺə(ȉ) aʊə(ȉ)/
33. These flowers are for you.
34. Give the pot a good scour.
35. Have you got a scourer?
36. Cross Tower Bridge for the Tower of London.
37. Here’s a clean towel.
38. Our teacher’s scowling.
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38. Our teacher’s scowling.
39. Why did the owl howl?
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EXERCISES: /p t k b d g/
1. “It’s a pity Patrick’s past his best,” Penelope panted.
2. The paper’s on top of the piano.
3. I must pump up my tire.
4. Is pepper cheaper in Poona than in Papua?
5. Turn the lamp off and sleep on it.
6. Teach me to dance the tango, Thomas.
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6. Teach me to dance the tango, Thomas.
7. Is Tess’s tanktop too tight?
8. She didn’t ask if we could cut it out.
9. I start out at eight on Saturday.
10. Mrs. Porter’s daughter Anita’s getting better and better.
11. Kate doesn’t care for carnal capers.
Phones and Phonemes Pronunciation Practice
EXERCISES: /p t k b d g/
12. I’ll look if the bank opens at nine or nine thirty.
13. Let’s have a look at it, Jackie!
14. Catch this cup, Carl!
15. My cousin Dicky’s lucky not to have backache again.
16. That’s a cup – That’s a cub.
17. He gave Ann a nip – He gave Ann a nib.
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17. He gave Ann a nip – He gave Ann a nib.
18. I left my cap in the cab.
19. Abe blabbed – Herb got nabbed.
20. Bob’s often snubbed by snobs at posh clubs.
21. Is that Jo sitting on Tim’s lap in the lab?
22. Is it in sight? – Is it inside?
Phones and Phonemes Pronunciation Practice
EXERCISES: /p t k b d g/
23. Put the pods in the pots.
24. It’s made of cardboard.
25. How much did Pete need?
26. It’s odd that Claude should be in the nude.
27. My friend fell into the pond.
28. It’s cold outside.
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28. It’s cold outside.
29. Has the gold been sold?
30. Have they made their bets? – Have they made their beds?
31. Put it in the back. – Put it in the bag.
32. I’m going to buy a pick. – I’m going to buy a pig.
33. Jock slept like a log.
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EXERCISES: /p t k b d g/
34. Show your legs, girls!
35. That’s smog not fog.
36. Dick’s face sagged.
37. Meg lugged along a big pig.
38. Doug’s Dutch uncle flings cogs at dogs in bogs.
39. He’s gone to the docks. – He’s gone to the dogs.
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39. He’s gone to the docks. – He’s gone to the dogs.
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EXERCISES: / // /tʝ dʝ tʝ dʝ tʝ dʝ tʝ dʝ ʧ ȴ ȉ w ȝ/ ʧ ȴ ȉ w ȝ/ ʧ ȴ ȉ w ȝ/ ʧ ȴ ȉ w ȝ/
1. I’m not thirsty, thanks.
2. Shut the door, please.
3. That’s a good thing.
4. Have you heard the news?
5. 10,000 people saw the match.
6. She’s done the dishes.
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6. She’s done the dishes.
7. Do you feel thirsty?
8. Can you spell that word?
9. Are you choking? – Are you joking?
10. Some cheered, others jeered.
11. Jill caught a chill.
Phones and Phonemes Pronunciation Practice
EXERCISES: / // /tʝ dʝ tʝ dʝ tʝ dʝ tʝ dʝ ʧ ȴ ȉ w ȝ/ ʧ ȴ ȉ w ȝ/ ʧ ȴ ȉ w ȝ/ ʧ ȴ ȉ w ȝ/
12. Did Geoff learn German in Germany?
13. The German chairman bought a jar of cherry jam for the cheerful chap.
14. Is the larch large?
15. Nigel saw a badger behind that hedge.
16. They left their breeches on the bridges.
17. Virginia gave George a nudge.
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17. Virginia gave George a nudge.
18. George has been urging Jemima to jump off the the edge of a bridge
onto a barge.
19. You’re rarely right, Ronald.
20. Flora rides a red Raleigh.
21. In Ramsgate racoons are rather rarer than rats.
22. Bring your brother, Brian.
Phones and Phonemes Pronunciation Practice
EXERCISES: / // /tʝ dʝ tʝ dʝ tʝ dʝ tʝ dʝ ʧ ȴ ȉ w ȝ/ ʧ ȴ ȉ w ȝ/ ʧ ȴ ȉ w ȝ/ ʧ ȴ ȉ w ȝ/
23. Practice makes perfect!
24. Crimes of violence are increasing.
25. Ever tried trout?
26. Your trousers are in the trunk, Trevor.
27. Priscilla prefers pronunciation practice to prattling with Prudence.
28. Adrian dreamed he was dressed in drawers.
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28. Adrian dreamed he was dressed in drawers.
29. Is it true that Beatrice travelled to Truro by trycycle?
30. Driving through drizzle is dreadful.
31. I want the waitress.
32. I wish the weather were better.
33. Which is the quickest way?
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EXERCISES: / // /tʝ dʝ tʝ dʝ tʝ dʝ tʝ dʝ ʧ ȴ ȉ w ȝ/ ʧ ȴ ȉ w ȝ/ ʧ ȴ ȉ w ȝ/ ʧ ȴ ȉ w ȝ/
34. When did you wake up?
35. It’s very wet.
36. Is this wine or vinegar, waiter?
37. What vegetables shall we have?
38. That’s quite a valuable watch.
39. The wind’s veered to the west.
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39. The wind’s veered to the west.
40. We went to Victoria via Westminster.
41. Is William’s vest whiter than Vivian’s?
42. Victor’s verses are worse than Walter’s.
Phones and Phonemes Pronunciation Practice
EXERCISES: / // /v f ʃ Ȣ s z v f ʃ Ȣ s z v f ʃ Ȣ s z v f ʃ Ȣ s z θ θθ θ ð/ ð/ ð/ ð/
1. The cat’s fur feels like velvet.
2. Are vipers venomous?
3. Victor vaunts Vivienne’s virtue.
4. Is vodka still in vogue in Vladivostok?
5. Has vain Violet ever been vexed by the vampires of Venice?
6. We visited the Viscount who is said to have vacated his villa in the
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6. We visited the Viscount who is said to have vacated his villa in the
vicinity of Valetta.
7. It’s an old belief. – It’s hard to believe.
8. Do you feel safe? – Are you going to save?
9. I’m going to give Dave a lift.
10. Which part of Hove do you live in?
11. By Jove! Clive’s got five wives!
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EXERCISES: / // /v f ʃ Ȣ s z v f ʃ Ȣ s z v f ʃ Ȣ s z v f ʃ Ȣ s z θ θθ θ ð/ ð/ ð/ ð/
12. Eve lived near St. Ives.
13. Sean goes fishing in his leisure time.
14. The cushions are beige.
15. It’s a pleasure for me to speak on this occasion.
16. He made his usual decision.
17. The Marquis de Sade’s notion of pleasure could be called unusual.
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17. The Marquis de Sade’s notion of pleasure could be called unusual.
18. Dr. Leisure’s Asian patients’ vision’s usually abysmally bad.
19. Sue’s gone to the zoo.
20. Zoe sang with zeal to the seals.
21. This is Mrs. Mason.
22. Mrs. Dawson gives lessons to the senior classes.
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EXERCISES: / // /v f ʃ Ȣ s z v f ʃ Ȣ s z v f ʃ Ȣ s z v f ʃ Ȣ s z θ θθ θ ð/ ð/ ð/ ð/
23. Is Nessie a nuisance to passing vessels or bathing lassies?
24. He likes her niece. – He likes her knees.
25. Whose are these?
26. Are those yours?
27. Liz fears the fierce mice.
28. Are these things his or hers?
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28. Are these things his or hers?
29. These are Phil’s balls.
30. The surface is smooth.
31. Keith taught me how to use a scythe.
32. Gwyneth’s going for a bathe with Mr. Smith.
33. Kenneth loathes cold baths.
Phones and Phonemes Pronunciation Practice
EXERCISES: / // /v f ʃ Ȣ s z v f ʃ Ȣ s z v f ʃ Ȣ s z v f ʃ Ȣ s z θ θθ θ ð/ ð/ ð/ ð/
34. Thankfully, Ethel’s sister Martha bathed in the lake in her clothes.
35. Alice thanked them.
36. That’s Miss Thorpe.
37. This theater’s subsidized.
38. I miss the sea.
39. These things are mine.
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39. These things are mine.
40. Liz thinks Theo’s thick.
41. Both sisters are nurses.
42. Smith’s health’s excellent.
43. I loathe salami.
44. She bathes in the lake.
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GENERAL READING PRACTICE
Stop cussing: England moves to clean up game
Players who swear face automatic red card in Premier League games
LONDON - Cursing is so prevalent in English soccer that one British educator called for
games to be banned from television during the daytime last season.
Following one contentious exchange between a referee and Wayne Rooney, the Manchester
United star was sent to anger management classes after he used 10 obscenities in 60
seconds.
He’ll get a red card if he behaves the same way this season. The Premier League starts
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He’ll get a red card if he behaves the same way this season. The Premier League starts
Saturday and English officials are moving to clean up the image of a game littered with bad
conduct and occasional on-field violence.
“Any player who provokes a direct confrontation with a match official and uses offensive,
insulting or abusive language will be dismissed,” said Keith Hackett, who heads the group
that oversees England’s top game officials.
“This is about asking players to look at themselves.”
Criticized for being lax with players, the Premier League, the English Football Association
and bodies representing players, managers and referees have issued a new set of behavior
guidelines.
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GENERAL READING PRACTICE
NYT: Exploring One Man's Fate in the Alaskan Wilderness
By Manohla Dargis
One rainy afternoon in the Alaskan wilderness two years ago, a self-made man named
Timothy Treadwell was mauled and eaten by a grizzly bear. It may be that the animal, a
scrawny male about 28 years old and 1,000 pounds, was trying to fatten up in preparation
for its winter's sleep. As it happens, Treadwell, who achieved minor celebrity as an expert
on grizzlies, publishing a book on the bears and jousting with David Letterman on late-
night television, had pitched his tent in a feeding ground. The call of the wild was as
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night television, had pitched his tent in a feeding ground. The call of the wild was as
irresistible to Treadwell as his flesh proved to be to that bear. The strange story of Timothy
Treadwell, a Long Island native who came to see himself as some kind of ursine Dr.
Dolittle, only to die at 46 from a bear attack, is the subject of “Grizzly Man“, the latest
documentary from Werner Herzog. As fans of the German New Wave know, the director
has a fondness for stories about men who journey into the heart of darkness, men like the
deranged 16th-century explorer in “Aguirre, the Wrath of God”, who searches for El
Dorado in the Amazon, and the early-20th-century esthete in “Fitzcarraldo” who hauls a
steamboat up a mountain to bring Caruso to the Peruvian jungle. Treadwell's journey was
no less bold or reckless than these earlier Herzogian tales and certainly no less enthralling.

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