In English, some letter combinations can be difficult to pronounce as there are no clear pronunciation rules. Jack has problems pronouncing certain words correctly.
Watch the video clip and spot the errors.
Which words are they? Check their pronunciation in a dictionary. Can you pronounce them correctly?
Jack's teacher helped him read the sentences correctly. Listen. Does he sound better now?
Look up the word THESAURUS in a print and electronic dictionary (e-dictionary). Are there any differences between them?
With your partner, discuss the advantages and disadvantages of print and e-dictionaries. Use the statements below. Write your views in the notebook.
Now compare your opinions with those given in ‘Find Out’. Do you agree?
Next, use the ideas above to write in your notebook at least three sentences comparing print and electronic dictionaries. Use:
On the one hand..., but on the other hand...
Although print/e-dictionaries are..., I still think that.../I prefer...
Finally, look up the words below in a dictionary, and find their phonetic transcription. Copy the transcription in your notebook.
Can you think of any other pairs of similar words that have different meanings? Write them in your notebook.