- Play the recording for Activity
- Students listen and practise saying the words they hear. Depending on the size of the class, this could be a mixture of choral and individual practice.
Audioscript: people, simple, countable, double, table, syllable, battle, little, settle, title, middle, ankle, article, single, awful, wonderful, survival, hassle, drizzle, final.
- Ask students to try to fill the gaps using words from Activity 2
- They can do this individually and then check in pairs.
- Play the recording for Activity 4.
- Students listen to check their answers for Activity 3 and practise saying the sentences. In addition to the syllabic l, tell students to pay attention to other aspects of pronunciation, such as rhythm and linking between the words.
- Is ‘information’ a countable noun?
- Not now! I’m just in the middle of making dinner.
- We’ve got to settle this argument once and for all.
- Sorry for all the hassle we’ve caused you.
- You can easily get six people round the table.
- Where I work, it’s the survival of the fittest.
- When was the Battle of Hastings?
- I’m afraid it’s going to take a little bit longer.
- There were loads of people at the match.
- What’s the title of that book you were talking about?
- I thought that film was awful, didn’t you?
- This computer’s very simple to use.
- I never know when to use articles in English.
- When you say a single ticket, do you mean one-way?
- Nothing serious, I just sprained my ankle.
- They have double-decker buses in Berlin.
- That’s my final offer; take it or leave it.
- I’ve got some wonderful news.
- They said ‘some light drizzle’ and look: it’s pouring down!
- There’s only one syllable in ‘asked’.
- Ask students to listen while you play the recording for Activity 5, and then practise reading the sentences in pairs.
- Make sure they use the contracted form, ‘ll, and not the full form, will.
- We’d better get a move on, it’ll be dark soon.
- We don’t need any more, this’ll be enough.
- A: Is this one alright? B: Yes, that’ll do.
- This wine’ll be even better in a couple of years’ time.
- Chris’ll be here soon.
- These sentences’ll keep you busy.
- I think the best thing’ll be to leave it till tomorrow.
- Do you think the shop’ll still be open when we get there?
- A: How many bottles shall we buy? B: Six’ll be enough.
- The town’ll be crowded at the weekend.