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News in brief: Reading & Vocabulary

(Exercising Your Mind)

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Review

Counting Syllables for the Purpose of Better Pronunciation by “Sounding Out” the Words.

I = 1

Really = 2

Understand = 3

Philosophy = 4

News:

new information or a report about something that has happened recently

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From the story on page 86:

Newsreader takes a stand” in Book – “New Inside Out

What is the name of the newsreader?

Who was the story about that the newsreader refused to report about?

A. Paris Hilton

B. Willie Geist

C. Mika Brzezinski

whats-new

Words with 3 or more than 3 syllables

Sensation

Emotional

Trivial

Serious

Naturally

Immediately

Producer

Interrupted

Finally

Commented

Congratulate

Today’s Reading & Vocabulary

Materials Needed:

  1. Book – “New Inside Out
  2. Blank piece of paper
  3. Pen or pencil

Page 62: “News in brief”

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HEADLINE: “Beijing furious at arms sale”

GOALS

  1. Demonstrate understanding of vocabulary / terms by filling in the blanks of incomplete sentences.
  2. Demonstrate Reading Comprehension by matching the stories with the headlines.
  3. Learn 3 types of pronunciation for past participles ending with “ed” (/t/; /d/; /id/) – /id/ is the extra syllable on words ending with t or d. (Practice spoken pronunciation with 4 in a row game.)

BEHAVIORAL EXPECTATIONS

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  • Follow Directions
  • Participate in reading and writing
  • Take Notes
  • Listen When I Speak

PRESENTATION

Hakeem Alexander Speaks

  1. LISTEN as I read while reading along. I will pause to define the vocabulary for you to complete part 1 of the classwork. Read again on your own and use a separate piece of paper for your answers. ht_freaks07_070724_ssv
  2. The ed ending on regular past simple verbs ending in /t/ or /d/ is pronounced with an extra syllable (/id/). For example: started, waited, ended. For all other past simple verbs there’s no extra syllable. After unvoiced sounds: /k/, /p/, /f/, and /s/, ed is pronounced /t/. For example, stopped, walked, watched. After voiced sounds, ed is pronounced /d/. For example, arrived, changed, used.

Voiced and Voiceless Consonants

What is a Voiced Consonant?

A simple explanation of voiced consonants is that they use the voice. This is easy to test by putting your finger on your throat. If you feel a vibration the consonant is voiced. Here is a list of some voiced consonants. Pronounce each consonant sound (not the letter) and feel the vibration of your vocal chords.

b
d
th (as in then)
v
l
r
z
j (as in Jane)

What is Voiceless Consonant?

Voiceless consonants do not use the voice. They are percussive and use hard sounds. Once again, you can test if a consonant is voiceless by putting your finger on your throat. You will feel no vibration in your throat, just a short explosion of air as you pronounce. Pronounce each of these consonant sounds and feel NO vibration in your throat.

p
t
k
s
sh
ch
th (as in thing)

Quoted from http://esl.about.com/od/speakingenglish/a/voiced.htm

ANSWERS

Matching Headlines

  1. b – POLICE THEFT
  2. a – DON’T ASK
  3. d – SLOW LANE
  4. f – KIND JUDGE
  5. c – KIDNAPPED
  6. e – UNFIT TO GUARD

Fill in the blanks using highlighted words in story

  • a – police officers
  • b – traffic police
  • c – ‘wanted list’
  • d – judge
  • e – convicted thief
  • f – fugitive

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