Sounds and Words reading practice

sounds

Условные обозначения:

' – ударный слог

/ - восходящий тон

\ - падающий тон

English Monophthongs

[æ]


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.

[e]


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.

[ɔ]


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.


[i]


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


[u]


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


[ә]


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


[ʌ]


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


[ә:]


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

[i:]


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

[a:]


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.

[ɔ:]


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

[u:]


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

English Diphthongs

[ei]


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.

[ɔi]


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

[ɔu]


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.

[ai]


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.

[au]


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.

[uә]


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

[iә]


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

[εә]


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

English Triphthongs

[ai-aiә]


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.

[auә]


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

Miscelaneous (vowel sounds)

[i-i:]


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

[e-æ-ei]


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

[a:-ai]


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

[ɔ-ɔ:]


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

[ɔ-ɔ:-әu]


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

[u-u:-ju:]


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

[ʌ-a:]


'Well beg/un is 'half \done.

[i-i:]


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

[ʌ-a:-ai]


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

[e-ə:-ei]


It is 'never too 'late to \learn.

[au-ai]


I 'like this 'white \cloud.

[ʌ-æ-ei]


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

[ai-aiə]


'Ireland is an \island.

English Consonants

[p]


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

[b]


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

[t]


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.

[d]


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

[k]


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

[g]


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

[ʤ]


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

[ʧ]


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

[f]


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

[v]


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

[θ]


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

[ð]


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

[s]


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

[z]


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

[ʃ]


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

[ʒ]


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

[h]


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

[m]


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.

[n]


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

[ŋ]


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?

[l]


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

[ju:]


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

[r]


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

[w]


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

[wә:-wo:]


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

[w-v]


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

[θ-s]


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