Monday 29th June: English vocabulary and pronunciation

Burning up - Arctic sees highest temperatures ever

Monday 29th June, 2020

1.1 - Vocabulary and pronunciation - Flashcards

Here is all the key vocabulary that you need for this week. Go through the flashcards and click the term to hear my pronunciation. Flip the card for the definition.

1.2 - Vocabulary and pronunciation - Learn

Work your way through the cards and questions twice to finish.

1.3 - Vocabulary and pronunciation - Game

Sign in and match the terms with their definitions as quickly as you can

2.1 - Pronunciation practice

1) Individual phonemic transcription of each word.

a meteorologist ə ˌmiːtiəˈrɒləʤɪst
in full swing ɪn fʊl swɪŋ
all-time high ˈɔːltaɪm haɪ
the mercury ðə ˈmɜːkjʊri
Siberia saɪˈbɪərɪə
Siberian saɪˈbɪərɪən
Guinness ˈgɪnɪs
fluctuate ˈflʌktjʊeɪt
a heatwave ə ˈhiːtweɪv
ring alarm bells rɪŋ əˈlɑːm bɛlz
a climatologist ə ˌklaɪməˈtɒləʤɪst
express concerns ɪksˈprɛs kənˈsɜːnz
year-on-year jɪər-ɒn-jɪə
peril ˈpɛrɪl
accelerate əkˈsɛləreɪt
permafrost ˈpɜːməfrɒst
alarming rates əˈlɑːmɪŋ reɪts
carbon dioxide ˈkɑːbən daɪˈɒksaɪd
methane ˈmiːθeɪn

2.2 -  Listen and say these terms out loud


2.3 - Record your audio and send to WhatsApp

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  1. Meteorologists study changes in the weather.
  2. The party is in full swing.
  3. The water in the lake is at an all time high.
  4. The mercury is rising.
  5. His weight fluctuates a lot.
  6. Siberia is home to the Siberian fox.
  7. The Guinness book of world records.
  8. Another heatwave is ringing alarm bells.
  9. Climatologists have expressed their concerns.
  10. Year-on-year the permafrost melts.
  11. My life is in peril.
  12. The levels of carbon dioxide accelerate at an alarming rate.
  13. Methane is a major cause of the green house effect.

 

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