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ami-jjang
Mar 27, 2007, 09:58 AM
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BinhNguyen2 – Grammar – Văn Phạm





Conjunction:

And

But







ma soeur – Conversation – Tập Nói Chuyện



Choose your favorite shoes.



Hey, there they are, a perfect fit. Do you like them?

Do you have these shoes in different colors?



Yes we do. We have them in white, blue, black, and red. What color would you like?

I like them in white please.

OK, no problem. Would you like to pay by cash or credit card?

Thank you so much for your help. Good bye.



How was your day today?

What will you be doing tomorrow?

Who would be your ideal gentleman/lady?





ItsMeNe: Pronunciation - Phát Âm



Developing the list of initial contacts may be difficult if you are hesitant to ask others for assistance. Start by contacting those with whom you already have a strong relationship. It’s great if you have friends or relatives who are employed in a field that interests you, but a list of such people may be short.



Add other acquaintances to the list. Have a goal of creating a list of 50 contacts made up of personal acquaintances, your professors, academic advisors, Career Services staff members, and even classmates. Remember, each of those people know 2-3 other people who could be a valuable resource in your job search process.







IPropose: Pronunciation - Phát Âm



Teachers are creatures we all must endure

If passing grades we want to assure.

They lecture.

They nag.

They preach.

They scold.

When cracking the whip, they're a thing to behold.



Teachers can drive you right out of your tree

When driving home points that they want you to see.

Listen.

Watch.

Pay attention!

Look!!!

And what they think is important is gobbledygook.



Teachers have features that might make you scream,

Or feel you were trapped inside a bad dream.

You'd run.

You'd hide.

You'd flee.

You'd depart.

They'd really be a problem if they weren't so darn smart.



Looking back on photos

The children had all been photographed, and the teacher was trying to persuade them each to buy a copy of the group picture. "Just think how nice it will be to look at it when you are all grown up and say, 'There's Jennifer; she's a lawyer,' or 'That's Michael, he's a doctor.'"

A small voice from the back of the room rang out, "And there's the teacher; she's still old, nasty, and wrinkled"







eggy eggy: Pronunciation Rules – Quy Tắc của Phát Âm



Listen to the names of the English vowel letters.

a, e, i, o, u



Pronounce these three words and tell what type of vowels.

Long A = hate, made, bake

Short A = hat, mad, back

Long A = hate, made, bake

Short A = hat, mad, back

Long E = Pete, meet

Short E = pet , met

Long I = hide, bite, mite

Short I = hid, bit, mitt

Long O = mode, code, boat

Short O = mod, cod, bot



cup – gum – cupboard – cup – jumps

He hides the CUP that has a piece of GUM inside the CUPboard.

When Johnny needs the CUP, he JUMPS up to open the CUPboard door.



cupboard – fumes – unacceptable – husband – plum(b)er

One time, Johnny breaks a CUPboard door.

Johnny’s mother FUMES at his UNacceptable behavior.

She calls her HUSband, who is a PLUMber, to complain.







Bac_Don: Pronunciation & Game – Phát Âm & Trò Chơi



Snuffling at her neck, his wet nose brushed the exact spot where she had applied the perfume that morning. The slight touch caused her to inhale loudly and lift her arms over her head in an exaggerated stretch. She rubbed her eyelids and rolled onto her side. Nose-to-nose, they faced each other---student and skunk.



The skunk simply twitched, while she, still in a slumber-induced haze, simply stared. Emboldened by her stillness, the skunk resumed his search for the berries, poking his nose into her hair. She giggled. The skunk's ears perked, convinced that she was not a patch of berries after all, and, with one final twitch, he waddled away.



I watched her draw while the dust from the country road billowed around the passenger seat window. She held the red felt-tipped pen in her slight hand like it was an extension of her self. Small squares of yellow memo pad paper were scattered in her lap. It was all I could scrounge up in hopes of keeping a four year old sufficiently occupied for the drive to her grandmother's house.



Red suns, smiling faces and sunflowers bobbed gently with the moving car. Her face was somber and serious. I continued to drive on, glancing periodically at her as she sketched and ripped and arranged her tiny canvasses of art. Not a word was said and I was beginning to feel uncomfortable with the silence.



I felt it was my obligation to entertain her somehow and tried to engage her in conversation. "So tell me sweetie," I asked, "what's your favourite colour?" "I love all the colours," she said, not taking her eyes from her work. "Okay. What's your favourite food then?" "I love all the food," she replied. I was intrigued and pressed on. "What's your favourite day?"



She stopped for a moment and looked at me. Her eyes were clear green skies surrounded by flecks of yellow. "I love everyday," she said and returned to her work. I watched her as she put the final strokes on what looked like a dog or cow. I let her draw, uninterrupted, and listened to the lyrical ping of pebbles resonate off the underbelly of my car.







Ami-jjang: Idioms – Thành Ngữ



Which idiom means “to eat outside one's home”?

A: to eat out

B: to gloss over

C: far and wide

D: to be fed up



Which idiom means “to try to hide”?

A: to eat out

B: to gloss over

C: far and wide

D: to be fed up



Which idiom means “everywhere”?

A: to eat out

B: to gloss over

C: far and wide

D: to be fed up



Which idiom means “to have enough”?

A: to eat out

B: to gloss over

C: far and wide

D: to be fed up



Which idiom means “to approach indirectly”?

A: to beat around the bush

B: fat chance

C: to carry off

D: to eat one’s words



Which idiom means “no possibility”?

A: to beat around the bush

B: fat chance

C: to carry off

D: to eat one’s words



Which idiom means “to win”?

A: to beat around the bush

B: fat chance

C: to carry off

D: to eat one’s words



Which idiom means “to be quiet”?

A: to beat around the bush

B: fat chance

C: to carry off

D: to eat one’s words



Which idiom means “with very regular action”?

A: like clockwork

B: to grin and bear it

C: to call it a day

D: I dare say



Which idiom means “to put up with something with good humor”?

A: like clockwork

B: to grin and bear it

C: to call it a day

D: I dare say



Which idiom means “to stop a particular activity for the rest of the day”?

A: like clockwork

B: to grin and bear it

C: to call it a day

D: I dare say



Which idiom means “I suppose”?

A: like clockwork

B: to grin and bear it

C: to call it a day

D: I dare say







hatcat_trongsamac: Pronunciation for Beginners – Phát Âm cho Người Mới Học



short I:

knit - kit - hill - wind - pitch

Sid, this is not your notebook. It belongs to Sue.



Kate goes to the store. She sees her friend, Susan.

“Hi, Kate,” says Susan. “Can you come to my house and play?”



Kate goes to the store for Mother. Kate gets milk and bread at the store.



short E:

Mother says “Thank you” to Kate. Kay pays for the bread and the milk.



long A:

Kate brings the things home in a bag. Kate helps her mother.



Kate is going home.

I am paying for the bread.

They are bringing the milk.



She is telling Mother a story.

Dan is thanking his friend.

You are playing with my game.



The boys are looking for Jim.

We are thinking.

You and Ann are eating ice cream.



P / pl - play – plan – plump – plot

G / gl – glue – glimpse – glad - gl

C / cl - cloud – clue – clam – clock

B / bl – blue – black – blame - block

F / fl – flu – fly – flap – flip – flock



C= consonant, V = Vowel

Rules - Quy tắc:

1. C-V ( open syllable ) long vowel sound

2. C-V-C ( close syllable ) short vowel sound

3. C-V-V-C or C-V-C-V reads long vowel sound

4. V - V - C = long, V - C - V = short

5. V-C = short, C-V-V = long



C-V-V-C = long

heat, beat, cheat, coat, main

beaty (beat – y)

C-V-C-V = long

mate, hate, side, cute, cape

C-V-C = short

van, shun, cap, hat, cot, pot, pit, bench, straps

C-V = long

go, hi, be, by, try

C-V-V = long

cue, tea, toe

V-V-C = long

eat

V-C-V = long

Ate

V-C = short

it, at, is



Không theo quy tắc:

leg – long A

play – long A







Tuan Boston: Pronunciation - Phát Âm



Dictation:

I have a method to keep me from forgetting.

The lawyer heard the story with amusement.

Judy was listening to me when she slipped and fell.

We want to involve ourselves in the community.

The adorable graceful deer advanced slowly into the clearing, entirely unaware i was watching.

To my amusement, her forceful attack created excitement but barely moved the valuable statue.

He sent me a note about a new sports channel.



I agree with the principle behind the tax law.

Please construct a combination of parts that will combine and connect in different ways.



This week, the seven-member jury in the civil trial pitting the endocrinologist against Ellis, now a 15-year-old freshman at West Morris-Mendham High School, heard testimony from the teenager and Dlugi, and opinions from an accident-reconstruction specialist.



Dlugi was an owner of the Bedminster-based Center for Reproductive Endocrinology at the time of the accident, and remains a fertility specialist and part-owner of the center.



He broke his collarbone when he tumbled from his bike. His attorney, Thomas Jardim, said the doctor's injury did not heal properly or quickly, so he underwent surgery in February 2004, and missed a significant amount of work and income.



The doctor has difficulty sleeping well, has lost mobility in his right shoulder and enjoyment of sports he used to excel at, including biking, swimming and tennis, Jardim said.



A bicycling doctor has sued his then-11-year-old inline-skating neighbor for pain and suffering after they collided on their Chester Township street in 2003.