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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Consonant Index



"Window Over a Garden" by Marc Chagall, 1917


Final Consonants





The Pronunciation of "Ed" in Regular Verbs





The Pronunciation of "s" in plural nouns, the third person singular of verbs in the Present Simple Tense, and in Possessive using proper nouns.





The Pronunciation of Final Sibilant Consonants



The Pronunciation of Initial Consonants


The uses of the third form participle (past participle)

1. Present Perfect Tense
I've already seen that movie.

2. Past Perfect Tense
I didn't want to see that movie last night because I had already seen it

3 Passive Voice
Those patients will be seen by the doctor soon.

4. As An Adjective
This chair is broken. You shouldn't sit on it.

Here are links to the third form participle practices that we are studying in class:

Third Form Participles, a to c
Third Form Participles, c to f
Third Form Participles, f to l
Third Form Participles, l to r
Third Form Participles, r to s
Third Form Participles, s to t
Third Form Participles, t to w
Third Form Participles of Regular Verbs
Three Forms of The Verb: List

Irregular Verb Quiz #1
Irregular Verb Quiz #2
Irregular Verb Quiz #3
Irregular

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Final "Z". Listen and Fill the Blanks.

"Still Life #30" Pop Art
by Tom Wesselman, 1963
















1. A used car isn’t expensive a new one.

2. The computer will automatically the names.

3. A short test is called a . We’ll have one next week.

4. I asked my employer for a last week. He said he would think about it.

5. Did the student you when she answered all the questions correctly?

6. I sometimes about a vacation on a tropical island.

7. They can’t come to class on Fridays they have to work.

8. I that it is difficult to learn English. But you can do it!

9. Which dress did you to buy, the red one or the blue one?

10. To prevent war, nations or parties sometimes have to .

11. Everyone stand in line and for the photograph.

12. Dave lived in San Francisco for six years.

13. A is a beautiful flower that blooms in the spring.

14. He’s in a hurry. He can’t even long enough to drink some water.

15. They go to bed early at night and early in the morning.

16. Jones is our new secretary. She just started on Monday.

17. Roberta has a sore throat and a runny . She has a cold.

18. I just found this umbrella. Did anybody it?

19. Don’t just put your tapes in a drawer. them often.

20. She budgets her income carefully. That’s very of her.

21. It was so cold last winter that the lakes in the park all .

22. When does the post office on Saturdays, do you know?

23. If you want to water your lawn and make your grass green, you need to purchase a good .

24. In your first aid supplies, it’s a good idea to have tape and .

25. All right. I’m going to take your picture. Now everybody, stand together. And don’t look depressed. Smile.

Come on, everybody, say “ .”

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gauzecheesefrozeposeas
hosealphabetizecompromiseraisenose
Ms.fantasizelosesurprise
pause
hascloserosechoose
use



Final "J"

Jardenette Apartment Building, designed by Richard Neutra
















1. Did you an apartment building when you lived in L.A.?

2. On the application, you need to write your name and .

3. I bought vegetables at the supermarket yesterday. I bought a bunch of broccoli and a head of .

4. It takes a lot of to live and study in a new country.

5. You have to learn a new if you move to a new country.

6. I’d like a vanilla ice cream cone. It’s my favorite flavor.

7. Before I go out to dinner, I have to my clothes.

8. The of the highway is the bicycle lane.

9. What are we studying in our book right now?

10. Don’t try to open that door. The top is broken.

11. If you carefully explain why you parked there, the might lower the fine.

12. This is a very novel. I’m not sure I understand it.

13. You need to learn the of Allegiance for citizenship.

14. Paula isn’t home right now. She’ll be out of town for a week.
Can I take a ?

15. There is sometimes a traffic jam on the Bay .

16. Have you taken out the yet? It’ll be collected tomorrow morning.

17. If you have a good job, you can make a living .

18. If you need to break a concrete surface, use a hammer.

19. The birds need to be fed and their needs to be cleaned.

20. The policeman showed me his and asked for my license.

21. My gas says my car is almost out of gas. I’d better stop at the next service station.

22. Laura likes to eat fruit. She took her lunch to work today. She had a sandwich, an apple, and an .

23. When I drove into the strange town, I looked for a motel. I saw a “motor ”. Is that the same thing?

24. The Wilsons bought a house. Now, they must make payments every month.

25. A power happens when the electricity goes off in an entire neighborhood or city.

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managepagemessagestrangecourage
changewagegarbagelanguagecabbage
fudgecagepledgebadge
judge
outagegaugelodgeorange
mortgage



Final "Ch"

















1. high school is your son going to attend?

2. I don’t know what time it is, because I don’t have a .

3. I have to light the pilot light on the stove. I need a .

4. He needs a ladder in order to the ceiling.

5. How furniture do we need to buy for our new apartment?

6. How many fish did you yesterday? Ten? You had the right bait.

7. I usually go to the when it’s hot and sunny.

8. If the jeans have a hole in them, you have to sew on a .

9. It’s dark in this room. Will someone on the light?

10. Do you have an insect bite? I hope it doesn’t too much.

11. She’s not , but she has a pretty good income.

12. Are you going to in the next parade?

13. If you feel a little stiff, it’s a good idea to .

14. Are they going to the Main Library or the new Mission ?

15. They went to the park. They sat on a and had lunch.

16. Is that of cookies done? I’m ready with another one.

17. At the hardware store, I need nuts, bolts, and a .

18. The of women's high school basketball is certain her team will win.

19. These shoes are too narrow. They my feet. I’d like to try on a wider pair.

20. That dog is very smart. It knows how to a newspaper.

21. Maria and Julia are sisters. They’re almost the same height. Maria is only one taller than Julia.

22. I usually have a light between 12:30 and 1 O’clock.

23. Mr. and Mrs. Hernandez like to sit on their front and relax.

24. You have to learn if you spend any time in France.

25. Roger is a “ potato”. He sits and watches TV whenever he can.

beachitchwhichmatchporch
Frenchcouchcoachmuchbench
switchpatchbatchstretchpinch
richmarchwrenchfetch
Branch
inchlunchwatchreach
catch



Saturday, April 3, 2010

Initial "v" and "b". Listen and Fill the Blanks.

"The Tragedy" by Pablo Picasso, 1903





















1. What would you like for breakfast? We have cereal or and eggs.

2. I think Franklin’s Department Store is the one in Centerville.

3. I’m going to for John Black. He’s more honest than Peter Smith.

4. I didn’t understand the president’s speech last night. He was .

5. You can rent a row at Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park.

6. Although Mr. Parker is over seventy, he still has a lot of .

7. No one lives in the second floor apartment. Right now, It’s .

8. The prescribed medicine for my dog.

9. Taste this straw . Isn’t it juicy? Isn’t it delicious?

10. The Giants are San Francisco’s famous ball team.

11. Many different fruits and vegetables are grown in the San Joaquin .

12. Los Angeles used to be smaller than San Francisco, but now it’s a lot .

13. Jack burned his finger when he tried to some cookies.

14. Mr. and Mrs. Peterson have a large family. They have two girls and three
.

15. I on the slowest horse in the race and I lost twenty dollars.

16. If you want the flowers to stay fresh, put them in a with lots of water.

17. A teacher can lose her if she talks too much and too loudly.

18. I like this chicken dinner much. What kind of seasoning did you use?

19. The dancers of the San Francisco perform “The Nutcracker Suite.”

20. I took off my because it was too hot in the office yesterday.

21. He didn’t too much money at the horse race because he knew he could lose.

22. Our cat is fifteen years old and has health problems. We take her to the a lot.

23. This screwdriver is because we have used it too much.

24. If a room doesn’t have windows, it should have a for fresh air.

25. Gabriela plays the trombone in her high school’s marching .

26. If you need to move, it’s a good idea to rent a for small furniture and boxes.


a.bakee.balleti.basem.berryq.bestu.boat
b.vaguef.Valleyj.vasen.veryr.vestv.vote
c.betg.bandk.biggero.boyss.bentw.bacon
d.veth.vanl.vigorp.voicet.ventx.vacant




Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Third Form Participle

"The Disquieting Muses"
by Giorgio de Chirico

The uses of the third form participle (past participle)

1. Present Perfect Tense
I've already seen that movie.

2. Past Perfect Tense
I didn't want to see that movie last night because I had already seen it

3 Passive Voice
Those patients will be seen by the doctor soon.

4. As An Adjective
This chair is broken. You shouldn't sit on it.





Here are links to the third form participle practices that we are studying in class:

Third Form Participles, a to c
Third Form Participles, c to f
Third Form Participles, f to l
Third Form Participles, l to r
Third Form Participles, r to s
Third Form Participles, s to t
Third Form Participles, t to w
Third Form Participles of Regular Verbs
Three Forms of The Verb: List

Irregular Verb Quiz #1
Irregular Verb Quiz #2
Irregular Verb Quiz #3
Irregular Verb Quiz #4

"The Transformed Dream" by Giorgio de Chirico


Saturday, November 14, 2009

Three Rules For The Pronunciation of "ed". Listen and Fill the Blanks.

"Festival of The Flowers/Festival de las Flores" by Diego Rivera



1. Mr. Peterson himself when he tried to bake cookies.

2. The student found this class too easy, so he to a higher level.

3. I my car on Twenty-Second Street near Bartlett.

4. After I the silverware, it looked like new.

5. It was one of the best restaurants in town. Everything delicious.

6. I'm exhausted. I fifteen hours yesterday, and I didn't get much sleep.

7. Mr. and Mrs. Blue their apartment last weekend. They didn’t it blue.

8. Mary her five year old son before she left him at school.

9. My cousin's plane in San Francisco last night at 10:30. I had to pick him up.

10. The mail carrier the package to the wrong address.

11. We didn't get out of the meeting until 11:00. It late.

12. All of the newspapers the story about the kidnapping.

13. After I my car thoroughly, I vacuumed the inside.

14. Jeff left on Sanchez Street instead of right. He got completely lost.

15. Little Red Riding Hood some delicious cookies for her grandmother.

16. The wolf out of the woods and stood in the girl's way. She was frightened.

17. We our class reunion. We saw a lot of people we hadn't seen in a long time.

18. I like to play music that Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart .

19. I was cleaning the bathroom when I a leak in the
ceiling.

20. Mary an interesting documentary on Channel Nine.

composedjumpedkissedwatchedarrived
reportedturneddeliveredpolishedpainted
workedtastedendedburnedchanged
washedenjoyednoticedparked
baked


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