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It's the wrong size, isn't it?

- /s/ and /z/


How to make the sound /s/
"r� • Look at the diagram. Listen and say the sound. There is

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some contact between the tongue and the teeth at the sides
of the mouth. There is no voicing {vibration from the
throat). Target sound: ,,...v,✓

Sound and spelling


Bj<f' • N is usually spelled s, ss or c, and sometimes sc. Listen and
say these words.
s sit sister hus
ss ..IJss f!lasses
c cn, c1rdc pencil place police pronounce
sc science scissor!>
l'llt� • The letter x is usually pronounced /kv. Listen and say these words.
SIX next
112� • l.istl'n and say these phrases and sentences.
1 summer in the cit\'
2 H,tH: �ou seen mv glasse\?

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3 Sn, rll set· you m the same place mxr S,m1rday.
4 I S3"- �·our sister on the bus vesterd.1v.
5 \h science kssonc; wen· tht· most 11\tt'rt'Stlll�.

How to make the sound /z/


Blta • Look at the diagram. Listen and say the sound. There is

some contact between the tongue and the teeth at the sides
of the mouth. /z/ is different from N because there is
voicing (vibration from the throat). Target sound: /z11.u/

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B7\h, • Listen and say the two sounds.
/-...,-...t
/uzu/

Sound and spelling


�;� • Id is usually spelled s or z, and somc..'times ss or u. Listen and say these words.
s �l\l'S c;1sters t'JS� husband WSl'S
z zoo zero '>IZC
SS '>(.·1sst1rs
ll 1azz
�f� • Listen and say these sentences.
1 \X h.it tum.- does the zoo dose�
2 A: \1\' f.nourue musK i!> J,IZZ.
B: R<'.ilh·? '-"'di. it\ alw.i�s mrcn•,;tm�. but It isn't alw,ns cas: ro h-,ten to.
3 Roses are mv l,tvouritc tlo\.\.ers.
Exercises
1 6. l Write these words.
ExAMPLE /sa.1zl ·-····· S�······-···
1 /seJ/ _____ 3 /li:v.zl ____ 5 /taunz/ _____
2/�t/. ____ 4 /i:st/ ......... 6 /'glo:s1z/ ____
sn listen to check your answers. Check with the Key. Then listen and repeat.

16.2 1 Which two days of the week have /s/?


2 Which three days of the week have lzl?
3 Which three months of the year have /s/? ..........�•........
Bl3 Listen to check your answers. Check with the Key. Then listen and repeat

16.3 Listen and write the /s/ and /z/ sounds in each word.
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ExAMPI.FS sitIs/ easy /-z/ places /s/ /-z/
1 these II 5 isn't II 9 certainly II
2 size Ill/ 6 pronounce II 10 words II
3 style II 7 dress II 11 suits IIII
4 please II 8 it's II
listen to check your answers. Check with the Key. Then listen and repeat.

16.4 Fill the gaps with the words from Exercise 16.3.
1 A: Do you like this ......._.da&.$.,...___ ? B: The ___ _ ____ you, but
____........ the wrong _____ _____ it?
2 A: Can you _____ ---- ----- for me, _____ ?
B:Yes, _____
a2� Listen to check your answers. Check with the Key. Then listen and repeat.

16.5 listen and repeat this poem.


su. One day
Monday-., to Friday<.,- 5aturdar, and Sunday.- One day-
Gets up. Ge:s up. Late. Getc: up. Early.
Walks to the station. Does the washing. Go� to the station.
Wails for the train. Goe<, shopping. Wail,; for the train.
Gets off at the fourth �1op. Come!. home. Doesn't get off at the fourth �op.
Walks to the office. Watches TV. Doe<,n't get off at the fifth stop.
Sits in the office. Goes out Stays on the train.
Ha•, lunch. Eat's out Where doec, it go?
Sits in the office Come•, home. Watches through the window,.
Walks to the station. Watches TV.
Comee.. home. Thinks: 'One day . . . '
Thinks: 'One day .. .'

1 G.6 Listen and circle the word you hear. Check with the Key. If you find any of these difficult, go to
Section EJ Sound pairs for further practice.
B2? 1 placeI plays (- sound pair 31)
2 zoo ISue ( Sound pair 31)
3 so Ishow ( sound pair 32)
4 sing I thing ( sound pair 30)
1 6. 1 1 say 2 sat 3 leaves 4 east 5 times 6 glasses

16.2 1 Saturday, Sunday


2 Tuesday, Wednesday, Th�y
3 August, Septembei; December
16.3 1 these Ill 7 dress /s/
2 siu Is/ lzl 8 it's /s/
3 style f,J 9 certainly M
4 please /1/ 10 words lzl
5 isn't lzl 11 suits /<,/ /s/
6 pronounce Is/
16.4 1 A: Do you like this dress? B: The style suits you, but it's the wrong size, isn't it?
2 A: Can you pronounce these words for me, please? B: Yes, certainly.
16.6 1 plays 2 zoo 3 so 4 thing