[aʊ] house, a house [haʊs] — houses ['haʊziz], a big house, a comfortable house. There are a lot of new houses in our street. What colour is your house? There are four rooms in my country house.
[i] kitchen ['kitʃin], a kitchen — kitchens, a nice kitchen. There is a little kitchen in the place where I live. Is there any brown bread in the kitchen? How many kitchens have you got?
[a:] pass, bathroom ['ba:Ɵrʊm], a bathroom — bathrooms, a warm bathroom. There are two bathrooms in their house. What colour are the walls in your bathroom? arm, rather ['ra:ðə], rather well, rather famous, rather important. It’s rather difficult to learn it by heart. The text is rather easy. It’s a rather cold day. Which would you rather have, tea or coffee? — Would you like to join us? — Rather.
[ɔi] a boy, toilet ['tɔɪlɪt], a toilet — toilets, a little toilet, a clean toilet. Have you got a toilet in your country house?
['аʊə] our, flower ['flaʊə], a flower — flowers, a beautiful flower, nice flowers. Where shall I put the flowers? I want to buy some flowers as a birthday present.
[ʌ] come, front [frʌnt], in front of, in front of the house, in front of the museum, in front of your school. — What is there in front of the teacher’s table? — There’s a blackboard in front of it. There are not many flowers in front of my granny’s house, are there?
[aɪ] find, behind [bɪ'haɪnd], behind the house, behind the forest, behind the door. Are there any fruit trees behind your school? What is there behind your new house?
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23. Then read and learn it bv heart.
Nancy: Do you live near London?
Fred: Yes, I do. In a small house.
Nancy: Is your house comfortable?
Fred: Rather. It’s small but nice with a large kitchen and a bathroom.
Nancy: Do you like your house?
Fred: Oh, it’s great. It’s not far from London. I like it very much. There are a lot of beautiful flowers in front of my house and there are three old apple trees behind it. Come and see me some day. You are always welcome!