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Crackle, Crackle, Galactic Static
Gran: Jack, do you have to bang and slam on that piano like that?
Jack: I'm practising for our new album. It's smashing.
Gran: An album? You mean that racket you and your gang bash out?
Jack: We're not a gang, we're a fantastic jazz band. Sally and Janet, me on the piano, Alec on the sax — the Galactic Static. It'll be an absolute smash hit.
Gran: The Galactic Racket, if you ask me. And all you'll smash is Grandad's piano.
J а сV: Gran, we have talent. We're cool cats, man. Crackle, crackle, Galactic Static!
Gran: The young man's mad. Here. I've made you a fat ham sandwich and a crab-apple jam flan.
Jack: Ah, Gran, you may not understand jazz but your flans are fab.
Exercise VI.Read the rhymes and learn them.
4. Jack Sprat would eat no fat,
His wife could eat no lean,
And so between them both you see
They left the platter clean.
Exercise VII.Transcribe the proverbs and learn them.
1. East or west, home is best.
2. All is well that ends well.
3. Good health is above wealth.
4. Better to do well than to say well.
5. If you cannot have the best, make the best of what you can.
6. Better late than never but better never late.
7. Money spent on brain is never spent in vain.
UNIT 3. [ɒ] – [ɔ:]
Exercise I. Read the following words paying special attention to correct pronunciation.
Exercise II.Read the following sense-groups, mind the rhythm and intonation.
(a) a dog; a hot dog; a big hot dog; a nice big hot dog.
(b) a bottle; a water bottle; a hot water bottle; don't warm a hot water bottle.
(c) horses; four horses; drawn by four horses; was drawn by four horses; the cart he bought was drawn by four horses.
(d) the horse; the cart before the horse; always puts the cart before the horse; Gordon always puts the cart before the horse.
Exercise III.Transcribe and intone the following sentences. Practise reading them.
[ɒ] (a) 1. Polly wants her coffee strong.
2. Dolly wants an office job.
3. Was it not possible to stop Tom and Bob?
4. Polly's gone to the wrong shop.
5. John's dog Tobby got lost.
[ɔ:] (b) 1. Any port in a storm.
2. The calm before the storm.
3. New Lords, new laws.
4. Pride comes before a fall.
5. To put the cart before the horse.
6. A tall order.
7. You can take a horse to the water, but you can't make it drink.
8. Forewarned is forearmed.
9. All the more so.
[ɒ] — [ɔ:] (c) 1. Olive watches John put a locked strong box on a yacht in a lock at the docks.
2. Gordon wants forty-four copies of the documents.
3. Yesterday John made four copies but Bob poured a cup of coffee all over them.
4. Paul and George, stop talking.
5. Cora and Polly adore small talk.
Exercise IV.Read the tongue-twisters and learn them.
1. Of all the saws I ever saw
I never saw a saw saw as this saw saws.
2. Knott and Shott fought a duel.
Knott was shot and Shott was not.
It was better to be Shott than Knott.
Exercise V.Read the dialogues, mark the stresses and tunes. Learn them. Act out the dialogues.
1. TV Advertisement for "Onwash"
Voice A: What's wrong with you, Mrs Bloggs? Mrs Bloggs: What's wrong with me? I want a holiday from this horrible job of washing socks!
Voice B: Buy a bottle of "Onwash", Mrs Bloggs!
Voice C: "Onwash" is so soft and strong!
Voice D: You don't want lots of hot water with "Onwash".
Voice A: It's not a long job with "Onwash".
Voice B: Use "Onwash" often.
Voice C: You won't be sorry when you've got "Onwash".
Voice D: Everybody wants "Onwash".
Everybody: "Onwash" is so popular!