part 1: LISTEN ONLY.
1a: listen to the / t / sounds. 1b: listen to the / d / sounds.
1c: listen to the two sounds together. 1d: good, food, goodbye, friend, child, bird, birds.
track 1 (below)
2a: Minimal pairs: LISTEN ONLY.
You will hear 6 pairs of words and the only difference between the words is the /t/ and /d/ sounds. The first sound is always the /t/ sound and the second sound is the /d/ sound.
Too / do; sent/send; cart/card; write/ride; train/ drain; trunk/drunk.
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2B (at 37 seconds on the audio player).
You will hear 5 words from each minimal pair. For each word, WRITE the number ‘1’ if you hear the /t/ sound and write ‘2’ if you hear the /d/ sound. For example, pair 1 (too & do) is do, too, do, too, do, which means you should write 21212. WRITE five-digit numbers for the other five pairs according to what you hear. WHERE DO YOU WRITE THE NUMBERS? ON THE ANSWER SHEET THAT I WILL SEND YOU BY MAIL.
2c: LISTEN ONLY. Listen to the pairs in sentences (in context). Underlined words contain the sounds.
Pair 1: You too? / You do? Pair 2: You sent the e-mails? / You send the e-mails?
Pair 3: Is the red cart hers? / Is the red card hers?
Pair 4: Can he write well? / Can he ride well?
Pair 5: Does this train smell? / Does this drain smell?
Pair 6: Is there a trunk outside? / Is there a drunk outside?
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2d: (at 50 seconds on the audio player).
LISTEN and WRITE the numbers 1 (for the /t/ sound) or 2 (for the /d/ sound) on the answer sheet. There will be 6 numbers so your answer on the answer sheet should be a 6-digit number.
2f: LISTEN and WRITE the word you hear on the answer sheet. The word you need to write is one of the options in the square parentheses [ ].
#1 I don’t like [ writing / riding ];
#2 That’s a nice [ cart/card ]
#3 He [ bought / bored ] a bat, racquet and some balls;
#4 I [ sent/send ] all the parcels by air mail.
#5 That’s the worst [ sight / side ];
#6 I want to [ try / dry ] this shirt.
track 4 (below)
4a: LISTEN AND REPEAT THE WORDS YOU HEAR:
/d/ sound: played, cleaned, snowed, closed, filled, stayed
/t/ sound: brushed laughed pushed watched danced, walked
/Id/ sound: waited, painted, shouted, wanted, landed, departed
track 5 (below)
4b: Try to imagine the sound of the verbs in these sentences; now LISTEN to the dialogues and REPEAT what you hear.
3, He combed his hair, didn’t he? 4, No, he didn’t. He brushed it.
5, He cried a lot, didn’t he? 6, No, he didn’t. He laughed a lot,
7, He painted a room, didn’t he? 8, No, he didn’t. He cleaned it.
9, He emptied his glass, didn’t he? 10, No, he didn’t. He filled it.
11, He closed the door, didn’t he? 12, No, he didn’t. He opened it.
13, He walked away, didn’t he? 14, No, he didn’t. He waited a long time.
15, He washed the tv, didn’t he? 16, No, he didn’t. He watched it.
17, He pulled his car, didn’t he? 18, No, he didn’t. He pushed it.
19, It departed at noon, didn’t it? 20, No, it didn’t. It landed.
21, He whispered it, didn’t he? 22, No, he didn’t. He shouted it.
23, He danced all night, didn’t he? 24, No, he didn’t. He played cards.
25, It rained all night, didn’t it? 26, No, it didn’t. It snowed.
track 6 (below)