Sunday, 12 November 2017

Pronunciation exercises for EAL students - no. 8

'Uckly' sounds ugly

Some of my phonetics students tend to replace the consonant sequences /-gl-/, /-gn-/ and /-gr-/ by their partners /-kl-/, /-kn-/ and /-kr-/.
  1. He thinks he's ugly but he's not.
  2. They live in an ugly block of flats.
  3. Jealousy is an ugly emotion.
  4. It's a really ugly picture of me.
  5. Indoctrination is such an ugly word.
  6. The couple is in an ugly fight over who will get the children.
  7. An igloo is a house made from blocks of hard snow or ice.
  8. The house is shaped like a gigantic igloo.
  9. The Inuit word 'igloo' means house.
  10. The evening sky was still aglow.
  11. Her face was aglow with happiness.
  12. The title of Tracey Peterson's book is Hearts Aglow
  13. The candle ignited the plastic. 
  14. These were the events that ignited the war in Europe.
  15. The compound ignites at 450 degrees Celsius.
  16. You can’t ignore the fact that many criminals never go to prison.
  17. The phone rang but they ignored it.
  18. John rudely ignored the question.
  19. Just ignore him and he'll stop pestering you.
  20. The waiter totally ignored Glen.   

Newspaper article headline

The renowned German daily FAZ published an article on business English on November 4th this year bearing this headline: