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美语发音视频教程02:由学s和z音标引出的辅音对比练习

Paul S Gruber保罗.格罗博士是美国英语发音主教练,Pronunciation Workshop美国英语发音特训机构创办人,美国资深英语发音专家级最畅销美语发音课程研发设计者,全美包括常青藤联盟等46所一流大学的英语发音课程系列教材珠宝,曾受邀到52个国家讲学,近百万听众。

Session Two

1. Voicing

2. Consonant pairs

3. Consonant S

4. Consonant Z Voicing

Voicing is when your vocal cords are vibrating in your throat, creating a buzzing sound. Say Ahhhh. Can you feel the vibrations in your neck? All vowels are voiced. Some consonants are voiced, some are not.

Paired Consonants:

P&B

T&D

F&V

SH&ZSH

K&G

S&Z

Three rules for S&Z endings

Rule 1

If a word ends in a sound that is unvoiced (such as P, T, K, F), you add an unvoiced /S/

Examples:

1 cup, 2 cups (the p in cup is unvoiced, so you just add an unvoiced s)

1 cat, 2 cats (the t in cat is unvoiced, so just add an unvoiced s)

I break, he breaks

I stop, he stops

Rule 2

If a word ends in any of these sounds: s, z, sh, ch, or dg (j), when adding an S ending, add IZZZZZZ

Examples:

1 Page 2 Pages

1 Bus 2 Buses

1 Lunch 2 Lunches

I Raise, He Raises

I Brush, He Brushes

I Push, He Pushes

Rule 3

If a word ends in a vowel sound (like the word Tree) or a voiced consonant (like the word Game), then when you add an S, continue the voicing throughout the entire word, and it should become a voiced ZZZZ.

Examples:

1 Tree, 2 Treezzzz (correctly spelled Trees)

1 Day, 2 Days

1 Shoe, 2 Shoes

I Fly, He Flies

1 Game, 2 Games

1 Head, 2 Heads

1 Train, 2 Trains

1 Song, 2 Songs

Some common words where S’s are pronounced as Z’s

IS

HIS

AS

WAS

THESE

THOSE

EASY

BECAUSE

Paragraph Practice

Notice that all voiced S/Z sounds are underlined.

Another zippy, zappy, crazy day comes to a close. As we zoom up to Joe’s snooze zone, Zoe Jones of Zodiac Zoo plays with her zipper.

Last week, Jim’s brothers were picked to represent their country in the Olympic Games. Two of the brothers were swimmers, while the other two were long distance runners. All of the brothers wore glasses. These athletes worked hard at qualifying for the games and were hoping to come home with prizes. Since the brothers go to the same university, they often take the same courses. This makes studying easier and gives them more time to do other things.

On Thursday, I had a very lazy day. I woke up early and first squeezed oranges into juice. I then got dressed and watched the sunrise come up over the mountains. It was so beautiful that I took many pictures with my camera and I used three rolls of film. After drinking two cups of coffee, I got dressed, left the house, and walked three miles home.

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