Unit 10


1. Transcribe the following words.

lamb moose tuna
salmon mussels oysters
prawn caviar waffles
sour margarine mayonnaise
croissant doughnuts pastry
yoghurt bacon turkey

2. Underline the stressed syllable/syllables in these words and mark the sound phenomena under study in them.

straw ber ries (strawberries)
wa ter me lon (watermelon)
egg plants (eggplants)
ap pe ti ser (appetiser)
tab le spoon (tablespoon)
sau ce pan (saucepan)
cork screw (corkscrew)
main te na nce (maintenance)
u ten sils (utensils)
co lan der (colander)
cin na mon (cinnamon)
ci ga ret te (cigarette)
cray fish (crayfish)
sar di nes (sardines)
ba gu et te (baguette)

3. In each line circle the word with a different sound in the stressed syllable.
dates raisins candies apricots
oatmeal toffees soda aubergines
flour trout broccoli sour

4. Listen to Rumiko Yasuda, a magazine editor from Tokyo, and answer the questions below.

  1. What does she usually have in the morning?
  2. Where does she usually have lunch and dinner?
  3. Why doesn’t she often cook?
  4. Does she eat or drink anything unhealthy?
  5. Is she cutting down on anything at the moment?
  6. What’s happening to the Japanese diet at the moment?

5. Look at some of the things Rumiko said. Listen again and fill in the gaps with the correct form of the verbs. Underline the sound phenomena under study in the filled gaps.

1. Rumiko, what do you eat on ?
2. I breakfast at work.
3. I used to go to fast food restaurants, but now something healthier.
4. I eat and I exercise , so I don’t think I need to .
5. I a lot of coffee every day.
6. I think I’m .
7. I think the in Japan today is much more .
8. I think Japanese people fatter.
9. I the fact that there are more different kinds of food and restaurants now.
10. I enjoy the , it makes much more fun.