Sounds and Words reading practice


Условные обозначения:

' – ударный слог

/ - восходящий тон

\ - падающий тон

English Monophthongs


1. Alice and /Agnes 'sat in the \hammock.
2. A 'black 'cat 'sat on a /mat and 'ate a 'fat \rat.
3. 'Fat 'Pat ‘had a 'fat \cat.
4. 'Sam 'packed his /bag and 'ran to 'catch the \tram.


1. 'Better 'late than \never.
2. 'All is /well that \ends 'well.
3. 'East or /West \home is 'best.
4. 'Get 'ten 'eggs 'ready for \breakfast.


1. \Tom, 'what an 'odd \clock!
2. 'Lots of 'clocks and 'watches have 'gone \wrong.
3. I'm 'fond of our \pond.
4. 'Modern tech/nology 'owes e'cology an a\pology.


1. It's a /pity that 'little /Kitty 'lives in a 'big \city.
2. 'Six 'little 'kittens 'lost their \mittens.


1. The 'cook 'took a 'good 'look at the \cookbook.
2. He 'looked at the \brook.


My 'mother and 'father 'like this \weather.


1. 'Every 'country has its \customs.
2. It's 'fun to 'run and 'jump in the \sun.
3. 'Don't 'trouble /trouble
Till 'trouble 'troubles \you.
It 'only /doubles \trouble
And 'troubles \others 'too.

Long Vowels


1. 'First come, 'first \served.
2. It's the 'early \bird that 'catches the \worm.


1. 'Extremes \meet.
2. 'Please be\lieve me.
3. 'Leave me in \peace, /please.
4. 'Seeing is be\lieving.


1. 'Can't you 'ask /father and 'Aunt /Margaret?
2. He 'laughs /best who 'laughs \last.
3. 'Carl 'glanced at his father.
4. I 'can't 'park my 'car 'after \dark.


1. 'Almost 'all the 'trawlers were in the \port.
2. The 'audience 'applauded 'Paul 'all the \time.


1. You must 'choose 'boots or \shoes.
2. The 'soup was 'too \cool.

English Diphthongs


1. In /Spain the 'rain is 'mainly in the \plain.
2. It 'rained and 'rained on 'that 'April \day.
3. A 'penny /saved is a 'penny gained. 4. 'No /pains, 'no \gains.


1. A'void 'speaking in a 'loud \voice.
2. The 'spoiled boy des'troyed the \toys.


1. 'Oh \no, 'don't 'go \home /alone. 'Nobody /knows how 'lonely the \road is.
2. /Oh, 'don't 'go 'home \alone. \No, I \won't.


1. A 'stitch in /time 'saves \nine.
2. 'Once /bitten, 'twice \shy.
3. I 'tried to 'tie my 'tie \tight.
    And I \tied my 'tie \tight.
4. 'I \like mild /climate.
5. His /flight was a 'bright \sight.


1. 'Out of /sight, 'out of \mind.
2. 'What have you 'found 'out a\bout it?
3. 'Down to the \ground.
4. 'Sit /down or 'go \out.


'Don't be \cruel to the \poor.


1. The /theatre and the /museum are \near /here.
2. 'Shed no \tear.
3. The 'flower will 'bloom 'another \year.


1. 'Where are their \parents?
2. 'Mary is \upstairs.
3. They could 'barely 'spare the 'money for 'their \fare.

English Triphthongs


1. The 'pirates were \tired.
2. The 'tyre is on \fire.
3. They 'hired a 'retired \pirate.
4. I'm 'sick and tired of her \tirades.


1. 'Knowledge is \power.
2. He is 'taking a 'bath and a \shower.
3. 'I \like /flowers.

Miscelaneous (vowel sounds)


/Treat him as you 'see \fit.
It is a 'busy 'little \street.


'Ben came 'back the 'next day.
The /devil is 'not so /black as 'he is \painted.


'Barking 'dogs 'seldom \bite.
'Father ar'rived at 'half past \nine.


It 'was 'so /hot 'before \storm.
'Be 'slow to /promise and 'quick to \perform.


'All that /shines is 'not \gold.
'Joy and 'sorrow are as /near as 'to\day and to\morrow.


'No /news is \good news.
'Too /good to 'be \true.
The 'proof of the /pudding is in the \eating.


'Well beg/un is 'half \done.


/Treat him as you 'see \fit.
It is a 'busy 'little \street.


'After /dinner 'sleep a/while.
'After /supper 'walk a \mile.


It is 'never too 'late to \learn.


I 'like this 'white \cloud.


'Hurry 'up and \graduate,
The 'country 'cannot \wait.


'Ireland is an \island.

English Consonants


1. There's 'plenty of 'time to 'paint the \ picture.
2. 'Pat 'put his 'purse in the \pocket.


1. I 'beg you to 'buy me a \bite.
2. We'd 'better have a 'bite be'fore we \begin.


1. 'Tom was in \time, and 'so was \Tim.
2. 'Terry 'went there at /once but it was 'too \late.
3. 'If you are 'not 'too /tired, you'll 'tell me a\bout it.


1. A 'friend in \need is a 'friend in\deed.
2. 'Dan 'dislikes the \drills.
3. /Yesterday 'Dick de'cided 'not to \drink.


1. I've 'asked your 'cousin to 'come to the \club.
2. You can't 'ask him to 'take you in this \car.


1. I'm 'going to \Glasgow a'gain.
2. Didn't 'Guy and 'Gray 'go to /gamble?


1. 'Jane is 'just i'magining \things.
2. Hasn't 'John 'given 'Jack the /journal?
3. Shall 'James 'see the /manager?


1. 'Charles is 'such a \charming /chap.
2. 'Most 'Scotch 'children 'choose \cheese.
3. Don't 'touch those 'peaches in the \kitchen.


We'd 'better have 'coffee be'fore the \film.


1. 'Everybody /knew that 'Victor was 'visiting \Val.
2. 'Is it a /virtue or a \vice?


1. 'Theo 'thinks you’d better 'ask the \author.
2. 'Thelma 'thinks of 'nothing but \theatre.
3. 'Health is 'above \wealth.


1. Haven't 'they 'seen the 'others /there?
2. They 'can't go there 'dressed like \that.


'Last /summer 'Sam de'cided to 'stay at the \seaside.


1. 'Briggs 'grows \roses.
2. The 'prise will be 'given to your \cousin.


1. Could you 'show me the 'shortest 'way to the /station?
2. I should 'like to 'show you my \shirt.


1. Her de'cision 'caused his dis\pleasure.
2. The 'collision 'occurred be'cause of the 'poor \vision.


1. In 'Hampshire 'hurricanes 'hardly 'ever \happen.
2. He 'hardly 'helped her \hard.
3. 'Helen's /husband 'hates 'hot \tea.


1. If a 'man 'deceives 'me /once, 'shame on \him.
   If he 'deceives me /twice, 'shame on \mе.
2. 'Mike 'missed 'most of the \men.


1. 'Nick 'told me 'not to \'knock.
2. 'Nobody /'knew that 'Ned was ''near \'Nell.


A 'young 'banker is 'thinking of /giving
A 'thanking /banquet at \Thanksgiving.
'Is the 'young 'banker 'thinking of 'something
For 'drinking at the \Thanksgiving /banquet?


1. She 'hardly \looks 'very 'well.
2. 'Liz 'likes to 'leave till April.


1. 'Hugh is 'due in 'New 'York in a 'few \days.
2. 'viewpoint is \stupid.


1. A 'foreign 'accent is a 'very 'great \drawback.
2. 'When in Romе, 'do as the \Romans do.


1. 'William was 'willing to \wait.
2. 'No 'sweet 'without some \sweat.
3. 'Where there is a /will, there is a \way.


1. His 'work 'grows 'worse and \worse.
2. 'Walk to your \work.


1. William 'always 'wears a 'very 'warm 'woolen 'vest in \winter.
2. 'Victor, however, will 'never 'wear 'woollen \underwear 'even in the 'Wild \West.


'Three 'things on /this side and 'six 'things on \that 'side.