English is a Tough Stuff part 2

It seems that the first part of English is a Tough Stuff is selling like a pancake :p, so I am giving you the second part of the poem. If you haven’t perfected the first part, just keep on reciting those and watch out for the pronunciation.

Practice reading the poem first, then check out the words you don’t understand, and search for the meanings of those words. Then try to use them in your own sentences. So, in this second part, you can do two English exercises, pronunciation and vocabulary development. Write your sentences using the new vocabulary you learned from this poem in the comment box too.

Now, here’s the second part of the poem:

Just compare heart, beard, and heard,
Dies and diet, lord and word,
Sword and sward, retain and Britain.
(Mind the latter, how it’s written.)


Now I surely will not plague you
With such words as plaque and ague.
But be careful how you speak:
Say break and steak, but bleak and streak

Listen here:

Watch out for the pronunciation of these words:

heart – beard – heard

sword – sward

plague – plaque – ague

break – bleak

steak – streak

To do this exercise, go to the comment section below this post and click “Video Comment”. You don’t need a webcam to record, a microphone is enough.

 

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4 Responses to “English is a Tough Stuff part 2”

  1. tom says:

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  2. kais says:

    He had a heart to heart talk with his parents
    He asked the hairdresser to can his hair and shave his beard
    I heard that you are travelling a broad

    Take your sword and come face me
    The ball was running on the sward

    The sad news plagues the atmosphere
    In front of his office there was a plaque on which it is indicated his name
    He had a terrible ague last night that he couldn’t sleep at all

    Don’t break my heart
    It’s a bleak house with a gloomy atmosphere
    What do you want to have in dinner, beef steak or lamb chop?
    He usually streaks downtown when he is free

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    • teachertya says:

      Please note the pronunciation of these words:
      diet – /dI-ut/
      latter
      – /la-tur/

      He asked the hairdresser to can to cut his hair and shave his beard.
      I heard that you are travelling a broad abroad.
      The ball was running rolling on the sward.
      In front of his office, there was is a plaque on which it is indicated with his name.

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