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Exercise I. Read the following words paying special attention to correct
Exercise II. Read the following sense
groups, mind the rhythm and intonation.
duck – dark.
buck – bark,
cut – cart,
lust – last,
bun – barn,
fun – farm,
hut – heart,
drum – drama,
cuff – carve,
hum – harm,
cup – carp,
up – harp,
shut – sharp,
(a) Charles; hard on Charles; rather hard on Charles; Father’s rather hard
(b) supper; a bun for supper; a buttered bun for supper; a crusty buttered
bun for supper; a lovely crusty buttered bun for supper.
Exercise III. Transcribe and intone the following sentences. Practise reading them in pairs.
1. Just my luck.
2. Pluck up your courage.
3. Does the bus run every other Monday?
4. My brother Russ made mother’s cup run over.
5. After Sunday comes Monday.
1. He who laughs last laughs longest.
2. One is nearer God’s heart in a garden.
3. Cold hands, warm heart.
4. Part and parcel.
5. Barbara Barton is art and part of the party.
6. Cars can’t be parked here after dark.
7. Aunt Martha lives near Marble Arch.
8. Margaret and Charles are dancing in the garden under
1. Charles puts some mustard in his mother’s custard.
2. Charles’ brother wonders why father doesn’t love his
3. Margaret loves Charles, Charles loves Marcia.
Exercise IV. Read the tongue
twister and learn it.
I wonder why my cousin doesn’t have a proper cup of coffee in a prop
er coffee cup.
Exercise V. Read the dialogues, mark the stresses and tunes. Learn them.
Act out the dialogues.
1. I Love You
Russ: Honey, why are you so sad? (Janet says nothing)
Russ: Honey, why are you so unhappy? I don’t understand.
Janet: You don’t love me, Russ!
Russ: But, honey, I love you very much.
Janet: That’s untrue. You love my cousin, Sunny. You think she’s lovely
and I’m ugly.
Russ: Janet, just once last month I took Sunny out for lunch. You mustn’t
worry. I like your company much better than Sunny’s.
Janet: Oh, shut up, Russ.
Russ: But, honey, I think you’re wonderful. You mustn’t …
Janet: Oh, shut up!
2. At a Party
Margaret: Where’s your glass, Barbara?
Barbara: It’s on the bar.
Martin: Barbara! Margaret! Come into the garden! Martha and Charles
are dancing in the dark.
Margaret: In the garden? What a laugh!
Barbara: So they are! They’re dancing on the grass!
Margaret: They’re dancing under the stars!
Martin: And Arnold’s playing his guitar.
Barbara: Doesn’t Martha look smart!
Margaret: Look at Charles! What a marvellous dancer!
Barbara: Ah! Let’s take a photograph of Martha and Charles.
Martin: We can’t. It’s too dark.
3. Making a Pass at Martha
Charlie: The dance doesn’t start till half past, Martha. Let’s park the car
under the arch by Farmer Palmer’s barn. It’s not far. Ah, here we
are. There’s the farm cart.
Martha: Ooh, Charlie, it’s dark!
Charlie: The stars are sparkling. My heart is enchanted. Martha you are –
Martha: Your father’s car’s draughty, Charlie. Pass me my scarf.
Charlie: Rather let me clasp you in my arms, Martha, my darling.
Martha: Ah, Charlie! Your moustache is all nasty and sharp. I can’t help
laughing. Aren’t you starved? Here, have half a Mars Bar. Ssh!
There’s a car passing.
Charlie: Keep calm, can’t you? It’s only Sergent Barker. He plays darts in
the bar of the Star and Garter. Martha … darling …
Martha: Don’t be daft, Charlie! You can’t start making a pass till after the
Exercise VI. Read the rhymes and learn them.
Rise up, right up,
Three drops in a cup,
Are good for the hiccup.
There was a young lady of Parma,
Whose conduct grew calmer and calmer,
When they said, “Are you dumb?”
She merely said, “Hum!”
That provoking young lady of Parma.
There was an old man in a garden,
Who always begged every one’s pardon,
When they asked him, “What for?”,
He replied, “You are a bore!
And I trust you’ll go out of my garden.”
Exercise VII. Transcribe the proverbs and learn them.
1. As snug as a bug in a rug.
2. Grasp all, lose all.
3. He laughs best who laughs last.
4. Well begun is half done.
5. Well done, soon done.
6. The highest art is artlessness.
7. Every country has its customs.
8. Don’t trouble trouble until trouble troubles you.
9. A wonder lasts but nine days.
10. What’s done cannot be undone.
11. Winter’s thunder is summer’s wonder.