UNIT 37

∕f∕ fan

— j ‘, Ms Fox.

F — j∏Iy lour. We finish at five, Mr Foot.

‘ wf had enough of this office for one day.

^ < much hiring and firing. Γm off.

• ⅞ii just put those files on the floor, Mr Foot.

Z sr« e carefully. And don’t forget the flowers for

-juite.

Ring and firing = idiom meaning employing and dismissing workers.)

A-get sound ∕f∕

To make the target sound If I, touch your top teeth with your bottom lip. Blow out air between your lip and your teeth. Don’t use your voice. Listen and repeat: If/.

Nimal pairs A

Sound 1

∕p∕

Pin

It’s a sharp pin

Sound 2

∕f∕

Fin

It’s a sharp fin.

Peel

Peel this orange.

Feel

Feel this orange.

Pork

There’s no pork here.

Fork

There’s no fork here.

Pull

The sign said ‘Puli’.

Full

The sign said ‘Full’.

Snip

Snip these flowers.

Sniff

Sniff these flowers.

Palm

He showed me his palm.

Farm

He showed me his farm.

Minimal pair words

C5βa a Listen and repeat the words.

C58b b You will hear five words from each minimal pair. For each word, write 1 For ∕p∕ (sound 1) or 2 for ∕f∕ (sound 2).

EXAMPLE Pair 1: 2, 1, 2, 1, 2

Minimal pair sentences

Cs9a c Listen to the minimal pair sentences.

C59b D Listen to six of the sentences and write 1 for ∕p∕ (sound 1) or 2 for ∕f∕ (sound 2).

C 59a e Sentence stress

Listen to the minimal pair sentences again and Underline the strongly Stressedwords (on page 131).

Minimal pair words

I она a Listen and repeat the words.

C60b b You will hear five words from each minimal pair. For each word, write for ∕h∕ (sound 1) or 2 for ∕f∕ (sound 2).

EXAMPLE Pair 1: 1, 1,1, 2, 2

Minimal pair sentences

C6ia c Listen to the minimal pair sentences.

— d Listen to six of the sentences and write 1 for ∕h∕ (sound 1) or 2 for /f/ (sound 2).

I e Sentence stress

Listen to the minimal pair sentences again and Underline the strongly stressed words (on page 132).

EXAMPLE Fold this paper.

F Tick the words a), b) or c) that you hear in the sentences.

1 a) pin

B) fin

2 a) peel

B) feel

3 a) snipping

B) sniffing

4 a) heel

B) feel

5 a) harm

B) farm

6 a) pole

B) hole

A! ogue

Intonation in requests can be down at the end but it usually sounds more polite going up.

A Practise these six requests from the dialogue with the

Intonation going up. Read the sentences aloud or visit the website to practise.

ι Please phone my office after five Days. Mrs PhillIps.

2 Please give a friendly Laugh.

3 Please use this felt-tipped Pen. Mrs PhillIps.

4 Please look… er… soft and BeauTiful.

5 Please sit on this sofa.

6 Please fill in this Form.

: b First listen to the dialogue, paying attention to the target sound. Then read the dialogue and fill the gaps (a-f) with the requests (1-6) above. The first gap has been done as an example.

Listen to the dialogue again and check your answers. Then check in the key.

πy photographer

PHOTOGRAPHER: Good afternoon. How сап I help you?

FRED: Γm Fred Phillips. I want a photograph of myself and my wife Phillippa.

PHOTOGRAPHER: Certainly, Mr Phillips, a) Please fill in this form.

PHILLIPPA: I’ll fill it in, Fred.

PHOTOGRAPHER: b)______ Mr Phillips, do you prefer a full front photograph or a

Profile?

FRED: A full front, don’t you think, Phillippa?

PHILLIPPA: Yes. A full front photograph.

FRED: Full front.

PHILLIPPA: (hands in the form) It’s finished.

PHOTOGRAPHER: Thank you, Mrs Phillips, c)_______ Is it comfortable?

PHILLIPPA: Yes. It feels fine.

PHOTOGRAPHER: Mr Phillips, d>_____

FRED: That’s difficult. If you say something funny I can laugh. PHOTOGRAPHER: And, Mrs Phillips, e)

FRED: (laughs)

PHOTOGRAPHER: That’s it finished.

FRED: Finished?

PHOTOGRAPHER: Finished, Mr Phillips.

PHILLIPPA: Will the photograph be ready for the fifth of February?

PHOTOGRAPHER: Yes. f)_______

C Practise reading the dialogue aloud. Record your voice to compare your
production of the target sound and the intonation with the recording.

4 Intonation in If sentences

Match the beginning of these г/sentences (1-7) with the endings (a-g).

If Fred laughs,—— —a

If Grandfather flies, ∖, b

If you want to eat fish, ∖ c

If you telephone information,∖ d

If you fry food, ∖ e

If they’re from France, f

If you finish before the others, g

I г, i Listen to check and repeat. Notice how the intonation goes up and then down.

EXAMPLE

If Fred LaughS, he looks FunnY.

Spelling

Look back over this unit at words with the target sound, and write what you noticed about how to spell the sound /f/.

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