SOUNDS IN ENGLISH: VOICED & UNVOICED

Voiced or unvoiced?

  1. House /haus/ = unvoiced;
  2. Television /‘telivizn/ = voiced;
  3. Singer /’siNGer/ = voiced;
  4. Shower /’SHaer/ = unvoiced;
  5. Nose /nouz/ = voiced;
  6. Zebra /‘zebra/ = voiced;
  7. Snake /sneik/ = unvoiced;
  8. Monkey /moNGki/ = voiced;
  9. Dog /dog/ = voiced;
  10. Yacht /jat/ = voiced;
  11. Tie /tai/ = unvoiced;
  12. Witch /wiCh:/ voiced;
  13. Vase /va:z/ = voiced;
  14. Right /rait/ = voiced;
  15. Flower /‘flauer/ = unvoiced; 
  16. Leg /leg/ = voiced;
  17. Girl /gorl/ = voiced;
  18. Jazz /dzaez/ = voiced;
  19. Key /ki:/ = unvoiced;
  20. Chess /CHes/ = unvoiced;
  21. Bag /baeg/  = voiced;
  22. Mother /’maTHer/= voiced; 
  23. Parrot /paeret/ unvoiced;  
  24. Thumb /THum/ = unvoiced.

MAKE & DO

  • MAKE or DO?? They have similar meaning.
  1. Make /maik/: It means ”create”: bring (something) into existence.

e.g. Coffe / tea;                        investment;

an offer;                           mistake;

a suggestion;                     bet;

a promise;                         discovery.

a sound;

fortune;

2. Do /du/: It means ”task” /task/ * A piece of work to be done.

i.e. homework;

test;                                   shopping;

interview;                         experiment;

a course;                            bad (-) / good (+).

the ironing;

your best;

well (+) / badly (-)

 

 

 

 

THE BODY & ORGANS

VOCABULARY: PARTS OF THE BODY & ORGANS

Parts of the body:

  1. Ankle /’aenkl/
  2. Heel /hi:l/
  3. Calf /ka:f/ (singular) // Calves /kalvs/ (plural)
  4. Palm /pa:m/
  5. Nails /neilz/
  6. Fist /fist/
  7. Wrist /rist/
  8. Elbow /‘elbou/
  9. Thigh /THai/
  10. Chest /tfest/
  11. Waist /weist/

Organs:

  1. Brain /brein/
  2. Heart /ha:t/
  3. Kidneys /’kidniz/
  4. Liver /’liver/
  5. Lungs /loNGz/

 

TRANSPORT

  1. Carriage /’Kaeridz/
  2. Coach /Koch/ = bus /bus/
  3. Truck /Trok/ (BrE) // Lorry /’lori/ (AmE)
  4. Scooter /‘sku:ter/
  5. The underground /’undergraund/ (BrE) // Subway /sobwai/ (AmE)
  6. Tram /traem/
  7. Van /Vaen/
  8. Plane /plãn/ 
  9. Helicopter /helikopter/
  10. Car /Kar
  11. Motorcycle /’moutersikel/ 
  12. Bicycle /’bisikel/

6 WAYS TO IMPROVE WRITING SKIllS

  1. Keep it simple = Simple done accurately is better than complicated done inaccurately;
  2. Prepare / Know key phrases:

e.i. 1) Compare:

  • In the same way or at the same time.

2) Contrast:

  • On the contrary or however / nevertheless.

3) Give examples:

  • For instance / For example or to illustrate.

4) Give your opinion:

  • As far as I am concerned or from my perspective / From my point of view. 

5) Generalise:

  • Overall or All things considered.

6) Express certainty:

  • Undoubtedly or Of course.

7) Express partial agreement:

  • In a way or To some extent.

8) Show cause:

  • Owing to / due to or because of.

9) Show effect:

  • For this reason or Consequently.

10) Mark time:

  • To begin with or Following this.

11) Add information:

  • Futhermore or Moreover.

12) Express condition:

  • Unless or Provided that.

13) Conclude:

  • In summary or In short.

3. Do not use CONTRACTIONS.

e.g. can’t = cannot 

4. Reduce your word count: 

  • Avoid: Very / so / a lot / really;
  • Use strong words: Absolutely / Totally / completely;
  • Avoid (2): There is / are.

5. Check your OWN WORK!!

6. Get you work checked.

5 English Idioms with examples

                 Idioms with explanations: 

  1. To clam up: It means stop talking;

2. To chicken out: When you do not want to do something because you are scared;

3. To kill two birds with one stone: Two things done with one effort;

4. To have ants in one’s pants: It means when you have a lot of energy in your body;

5. The birds and the bees: It is a expression to talk about sexual education.