No 45. Exercise 5.
[aɪ] hide, wide, wide — wider — (the) widest, a wide street, a wide square, a wide road, a wide bed. The road is wide, isn’t it? The Volga is a wide river. Which is the widest river in the world?
[ɪ] big, trip, a trip — trips, a short trip, a wonderful trip, a trip to London, a business trip. We have been to many places of interest during our trip. That was a short trip but we could see a lot. Would you like to join our trip to Paris?
[i:] read, lead, to lead — led — led, to lead to the bridge, to lead to the tower. Where does this wide street lead? Tverskaya Street leads to Manezhnaya Square.
[aʊ] out, sound, a sound — sounds, a quiet sound, sweet sounds, the sound of the bell. I heard the sounds of my favourite song.
[a:] park, architect, an architect — architects, a famous architect. Sir Christopher Wren was a famous English architect. Who is the architect of St Paul’s Cathedral? Vasily Bazhenov, the famous Russian architect, lived in the 18th century.
[ɪŋ] thing, king, a king — kings, the king of a country, the king’s word. Once upon a time there lived a king. Henry the Eighth was the King of England in the sixteenth century.
[i:] been, queen, a queen — queens, the Queen of England. We often read about queens in fairy tales. Have you ever seen a queen?
No 46. Exercise 10.
London’s burning, London’s burning.
Fetch the engines. Fetch the engines.
Fire, fire! Fire, fire!
Pour on water, pour on water.
No 47. Exercise 11
A: Excuse me.
A: Is there a post office near here?
B: Yes, there is.
A: How can I get there?
B: You can walk. First right, second left. It’ll take you about ten minutes to get there.
A: Thank you.
В: That’s all right.