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вторник, 21 сентября 2010 г.

19. Pre-Intermediate LC: Celine Dion - All By Myself

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  1. 1. Listen to the song and fill out the gaps with the words that you hear:

    When I was young
    I never _______ anyone
    And making love was just _____ ______
    Those ______ are gone
    Livin' alone
    I think of all the friends _____ ________
    When I ______ the telephone
    Nobody's home

    All by myself
    _______ ______ ____
    All by myself
    ___________

    Hard to be ________
    Sometimes I ______ so insecure
    And love's so _______ and obscure
    ________ the cure

    2. Pronunciation Practice. Find words in this song that rhyme with the following:

    a)gone
    b)alone
    c)cure

    Find words with long sound [i:] and short [i]:

    Find words that have a vowel [ou] and [ei] in them:

    3. Read the lyrics out loud and try to sound smoothly and to make the right stresses.

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  2. 3. Skills development:

    a. There are words used in this song that can often be mispronounced. Check the following words in the dictionary (www.dictionary.com) and pronounce them correctly:

    cure: There was no cure for her disease.
    He cured her of her allergies.

    occur: It occurred to her that she never read this book. The re-occurrence of this disease is rather strange.

    current/currency: The current situation in Israel is very alarming. The currency exchange rate is still too low.

    b. Word-building: Find the meanings of the following words:

    insecure - insecurity;
    obscure - obscurity;
    sure - sureness;
    insure; assure.

    Practice pronunciation and note the usage of these words online.

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  3. Thanks for this beautiful song, it is very good way to improve listening skills!

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  4. You are very welcome. Indeed, songs are a wonderful way of enhancing your listening comprehension. More to follow! Thank you for signing up with OnlinEnglish!

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  5. Thank you for giving such a nice song to improve English. Practice like this isn't only useful but also very interesting))

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  6. I appreciate your encouragement. Hope it helps even more.

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