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ARTICLES 

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  INDEFINITE ARTICLE: A / AN To facilitate pronunciation, a is used in front of any word that begins with a consonant or consonant-like vowel sound. Conversely, an is put in front of any word that begins with a pure vowel sound or a mute ‘h’. Our

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MODALS – CAN/COULD

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Present Ability We usecan / can’t (cannot) to speak about ability or possibility in the present. She can speak four foreign languages. She can’t make it to the wedding. We can also usebe able to / not be able to, but usually prefer can He’s able

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CONDITIONALS TYPE ZERO, FIRST & SECOND

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Zero Conditional We use the so-called zero conditional when the result of the condition is always true, like a scientific fact. Take some ice. Put it in a saucepan. Heat the saucepan. What happens? The ice melts (it becomes water).

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TAG QUESTIONS

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A tag question is a statement followed by a mini-question. The whole sentence is a TAG QUESTION, and the mini-question at the end is called a QUESTION TAG. • You are English, aren’t you ? We use questions tags at

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HETERONYMS

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There are words that have more than one pronunciation.  Those words are spelled the same but pronounced differently. Some of them have the same meaning and difference is caused by dialectical difference such as American and British English.  For Example

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HOMOPHONES

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A homophone is a word that is pronounced the same as another word but differs in meaning, and may differ in spelling. Some examples of homophones: son / sun             /sʌn/ allowed / aloud /əlɑʊd/ minor / miner    /mɑɪnə/   EXERCISE

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PRONUNCIATION OF SUFFIXES

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The morpheme -s of the 3rd person singular (he works), of the noun plural (books), of the genitive (John‟s) and of the contraction of is or has (he‟s) is pronounced in three different ways depending on the sound of the

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SILENT LETTERS

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Some consonants are written but not pronounced. This is either because they were once pronounced (knock) or come from a foreign language (psychology). Initial position kn – knock, knee, knight, knife gn – gnat, gnaw, gnome pn – pneumonia ps

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MOST COMMON MISPRONOUNCED WORDS 

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  1)            Pronunciation  /prəˌnʌnsiˈeɪʃn/ 2)            Because /bɪˈkɒz/ 3)            Business /ˈbɪznəs/ 4)            Busy  /ˈbɪzi/ 5)            Bury /ˈbɛri/ 6)            Examine /ɪɡˈzæmɪn/ 7)            Determine /dɪˈtɜːmɪn/ 8)            Career /kəˈrɪə/ 9)            Caucasian /kɔːˈkeɪziən/ 10)         Height /haɪt/ 11)         Weight  /weɪt/ 12)         Persuade /pəˈsweɪd/ 13)         Private /ˈpraɪvət/