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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.

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Three Rules For The Pronunciation of "s"

"Perspicacity" by Rene Magritte



Rules For Pronunciation of final “s”

A. After voiceless consonants, “s” = /s/ as in “mops”
B. After voiced consonants, “s” = /z/ as in “turns”
C. After sibilant consonants, “s” is always “es” and = /Iz/ as in “washes”

1. Janet never the telephone after 7:00 PM because she needs to concentrate on
her homework.

2. When it rains, he carries an umbrella and a raincoat.

3. Valencia Street has some good . We like to go there for dinner.

4. When Jack goes on a long trip, he two suitcases.

5. This apartment has a kitchen, a dining room, and two .

6. How many do you speak? Three. Spanish, Portuguese, and English.

7. This mosquito bite . Is there something I can put on it?

8. It’s usually cheaper to eat at a cafeteria. We use when we eat there.

9. Maria up her children every day after school.

10. The San Francisco Public Library is a good place to borrow .

11. A person who how to repair computers can make a good salary.

12. The little girls like to dress up as on Halloween.

13. Paper hold sheets of paper together. I needs two boxes.

14. Echinacea and Golden Seal are good for and flu.

15. The in Hawaii are more beautiful than any in California.

16. You can buy cassette at the drugstore.

17. The President usually very well, but last night, he was boring and vague.

18. You can throw banana in the trash cans, but not paper.

19. That dog always at all the mail carriers.

20. Our students are from different countries, and they are different .

21. Ben Johnson a furniture truck. He sometimes for fourteen hours straight.

22. The bookstore on Wednesday at 7:00 pm. It reopens the following Tuesday

at 10:00 am.

23, The Express Bus at Sixteenth and Mission.

24. Mabel Wong to visit China next month and see her relatives.

25. are on sale at the jewelry store this week. They’re 10% off.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Initial "b". Listen and Fill the Blanks.

"Little Girl in a Blue Armchair" by Mary Cassatt, 1873




1. The child got a stomachache because she ate a whole of candy.

2. The bride will throw the . Whoever catches it will be the next person married.

3. I heard the door ring. Will someone please answer it?

4. I like this job because it has a good salary and good .

5. Patricia wore a that matched her dress. Everybody said she looked great.

6. We walked for a long time in the park. We were tired, so we sat down on a .

7. The first classes at Mission Campus at 8:30 AM.

8. The picnic was canceled it was raining. We’re going to have it next weekend instead.

9. All the dogs in the neighborhood at the mail carrier.

10. You must always your seat belt when you drive a car.

11. When the water boils, you can see a lot of .

12. Downtown San Francisco has a lot of high .

13. My shirt is missing a . I have to find a matching one and sew it on.

14. If you see a in your house, don’t kill it. Gently put it outside.

15. The light in our room burned out. We need to replace it.

16. They money from the bank in order to buy the house.

17. I enjoyed the movie “Hamlet”. It’s one of the movies I’ve ever seen.

18. Have you ever to New York? Yes, I’ve there several times.

19. Strong coffee without a little sugar and cream tastes .

20. My cousin is having a party next week, and I have to buy a present for her.

21. In the oven, I like to cookies, pie, cake, and bread.

22. Manuel plays the saxophone in the school jazz .

23. The products at Lord and Lady Department Store are than the products at Super Saver, but more expensive.

24. Maria’s children were all in San Francisco at General Hospital.

25. I bought some logs at Safeway for my fireplace, but they didn’t very well.

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Initial "sh" and "ch"

"Woman With Chignon" by Pablo Picasso, 1901



1. The teacher hopes that the students don't on the exam.

2. She's running a temperature, and she has a . The doctor says she has the flu.

3. If you don't have a book, you must one with another student

4. Where can I buy inexpensive ? At Payless Shoe Store on Mission.

5. Mary can't come to school today, but be in school on Monday.

6. I'm going to the supermarket. I need to buy a little .

7. I know Judith very well. a student in our class.

8. They can hear the ocean. Their house is near the sea .

9. That restaurant has a good selection. There are a lot of dishes to from.

10. That student has no place to sit down. We need another .

11. Don't put your hand on that electric wire. You might get a .

12. The barber is open every day except Sunday.

13. This is too small. It doesn't fit this large bed.

14. A teacher uses to write on the blackboard.

15. You can always see one or two in San Francisco Bay.

16. The cook's helper knows how to vegetables very quickly.

17. are farm animals. They have wool. Sweaters and jackets are made from wool.

18. At that Mexican restaurant, they serve a bowl of before the meal.

19. I like to sweep the sidewalk in front of my house. That isn't too difficult.

20. Used cars are , but they're not always reliable.

21. You don’t have to worry about these car windows. They’re proof.

22. Larry is a box. He talks all the time. He never stops talking.

23. Laura gave her husband a for his birthday. He loved it.

24. The bride was late to her wedding because she forgot the address of the .

25. You can buy roses at a very nice flower on Mission Street.

26. Flora and Lisa are roommates. They each have their own room, and they the kitchen and the bathroom.

27. If you drive out of the city, you’ll see grazing in pastures.

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