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Class: ______________ Name: ______________ @MK ENGLISH

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Pronunciation

My dear, I guess you don’t know how to pronounce these letters:

E, H, V, W, X, Z

Are you kidding, my love? I speak English while taking Ngong Ping 360 every day!

- Watch the video. How should we read “D H L”?

Going back to Kindergarten:

E F G H J Q R S V W

L X Z @MK ENGLISH

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Quick Quiz (QQ): How do you pronounce these words? dove estate contribute mass encore hamburger

1. Difference in pairs present south penalty say

presentation southern penalize (V) says

said bed lend

sad bad land

2. Stress

(strongest syllable)

discount: colleague: hamburger: argumentative estate:

They offer a 10 percent discount on rail travel for students. I meet my colleagues every day. I love eating hamburgers most. This is an argumentative essay. I live in the Li Cheng Uk Estate.

triangle rectangle

triangular rectangular

contribute distribute

contribution distribution

controversy (N)

controversial (ADJ)

economics (N) - subject

economy (N)- situation

Verb increase decrease project

Noun increase decrease project @MK ENGLISH

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progress progress process process record record Exception: ________________________________________ I will contact (v) you. I make contacts with rich guys. Exercise: Fill in the blanks with the 6 pairs of words above and practicing reading them.  The __increase/decrease (N)__ in the investment in Hong Kong is great this year.  The information is being __processed (V)___ in the computer now.  The fountain ____projects (V)___ a stream of water.  This little machine can ___record (V)___ an incredible amount of information.  They are making every effort to ___decrease (V)______ the production cost.  The naughty boy has made __progress (N)___ this year.

Which syllable is stressed? passport classroom

dining room

living room

More than 1 word English teacher

English teacher

English book

English book

paper bag

paper bag

black board

blackboard

green house

greenhouse

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swimming suit

Mispronounced “LETTERS”

“c”, “x” fax sex exactly physics music & “que” boutique unique technique plaque “ph” Physics phantom

romantic

phrase Philippiness photograph

basic

clinic civic

fabric

triumph @MK ENGLISH

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“sh” *she

ship

shower

fish

wish

dish

polish

“th” thin theme think there those this *three (vs free) *thank (you) although rather nothing something faith tooth bath with clothing “ee”, “ea” fee see feel need indeed keep *sheet (vs) easy eat neat beat reason meal *heat (vs) “am” game

campaign

“ion” fashion

option

came

action

condition

version

conclusion

information

“ove” dove glove oven above “tor” mentor guarantor “ass” mass classify “com” common

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comma

schwa /

comment

/

confirm control correct correction concern (VS concert common cotton contact collar forget police polite o’clock Olympic cupboard purpose teacher future

percentage tortoise

persuade method

)

society effort

perchase

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How do we read these verbs in PAST TENSE? “ed” ending verbs”:

“ted” rooted united heated affected deducted “ded” needed

painted

educated

included guarded ended

“ked”, “ped”, “sed” asked booked locked marked hooked worked cooked bumped developed stepped stopped shaped slipped kissed missed Others robbed

begged

loved

smiled

6. Be SILTENT! Silent “h” hour vehicle Beckham Birmingham Silent “b” debt doubt subtle Silent “w” power tower coward Silent “p” receipt cupboard Silent “g” hanger singer

comb

climb

drawing sword

psycho psychologist

assign

thumb

campaign

psychology psychiatrist

psy

foreign

Silent “s” aisle isle Silent “t” often I don’t know

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7.

Voiceless to Voiced

c sc cussdiscuss

kysky

p sp portsport

pacespace

t  st Topstop

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tickstick

Cambridge

London

Reading

Edinburgh

Oxford

Portsmouth

Names

David

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tarstar

Places

Manchester

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panspan

Janet

Janette

Audrey

Fiona

French

chef champagne Charlene buffet encore

chic

Chanel Michelle

11. Others lounge: coupon: boutique: claim:

We watched television in the hotel lounge. We just received a $100 coupon. My mum is shopping in the boutique. We will claim for compensation.

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