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• A fashionably tan man sat casually at the bat
stand, lashing a handful of practice bats. The
manager, a crabby old bag of bones, passed by
and laughed, “You’re about average Jack and
can’t you lash faster than that?”.
• Jack had had enough, so he clambered to his
feet lashed bats faster than any man had ever
lashed bats. As a matter of fact, he lashed bats
so fast that he seemed to dance. The manager
was aghast. “Jack, you’re a master bat lasher
he gasped. Satisfied at last. Jack sat back and
never lashed another bat.
• The throng of thermometers from the
Thuringian Thermometer Folks arrived on
Thursday. There were a thousand thirty-three
thick thermometers, though, instead of a
thousand thirty-six thin thermometers,
• which was three thermometers fewer than
the thousand thirty six we were expecting, not
to mention that they were thick ones rather
than thin ones.
• We thoroughly thought that we had ordered a
thousand thirty-six, not a thousand thirtythree, thermometers, and asked the
Thuringian Thermometer Folks to reship the
Thermometers; thin not thick.
• They apologized for sending only a thousand
thirty-three thermometers rather than a
thousand thirty-six and promised to replace
the thick thermometers with thin
thermometers.
to • at • it • for • from • in • an •
and • or • are • your • one • the • a •
of • can • had • would • was • what •
some •
Use a t' or ta sound to replace to.
• To be or not to be...
• He didn't get to go.
If that same to follows a vowel sound,
it will become d' or da.
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He told me to help.
She told you to get it.
I go to work
at a quarter to two
The only way to get it is ...
You've got to pay to get it.
We plan to do it.
Let's go to lunch.
The score was 4 to 6
reduced [t].
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We're at home.
I'll see you at lunch.
Dinner's at five.
Leave them at the door.
The meeting's at one.
He's at the post office.
They're at the bank.
I'm at school.
'd or ad
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I'll see you at eleven.
He's at a meeting.
She laughed at his idea.
One at a time
We got it at an auction.
The show started at eight.
The dog jumped out at us.
I was at a friend's house.
for
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This is for you.
It's for my friend.
A table for four, please.
We planned it for later.
For example, for instance
What is this for?
What did you do it for?
Who did you get it for?
FROM
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It's from the IRS.
I'm from Arkansas.
There's a call from Bob.
This letter's from Alaska!
Who's it from?
Where are you from?
IN
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It's in the bag.
What's in it?
I'll be back in a minute.
This movie? Who's in it?
Come in.
He's in America.
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He's an American.
I got an A in English.
He got an F in Algebra.
He had an accident.
We want an orange.
He didn't have an excuse.
I'll be there in an instant.
It's an easy mistake to make.
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ham and eggs
bread and butter
Coffee? With cream and sugar?
No, lemon and sugar.
... And some more cookies?
They kept going back and forth.
We watched it again and again.
He did it over and over.
We learned by trial and error.
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Soup or salad?
now or later
more or less
left or right
For here or to go?
Are you going up or down?
ARE
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What are you doing?
Where are you going?
What're you planning on doing?
How are you?
Those are no good.
How are you doing?
The kids are still asleep.
YOUR
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How's your family?
Where're your keys?
You're American, aren't you?
Tell me when you're ready.
Is this your car?
You're late again, Bob.
Which one is yours?
ONE
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Which one is better?
One of them is broken.
I'll use the other one.
I like the red one, Edwin.
That's the last one.
The next one'11 be better.
Here's one for you.
Let them go one by one.
QUESTIONS
Didee?
•Duzzy
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•Wuzzy?
•Hazzy?
•Willy?
•Woody?
•Canny?
• Wooden chew?
• Shoodn nai?
• Woe knee?
• Didn knee?
• Has a knee?
• Wooden knee?
• Is a knee?
• Is a nit?
• Duzza nit?
• Are nai?
• Done chew?
• Can chew?
Dju
d´Dju
Willyu?
Wone chew?
Wuju?
Havyu?
R´yu?
Eezzee?
Eeshee?
TH VARIATIONS
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th + l
th + n
th + t
th + d
th + s
th + z
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with lemon
with nachos
both times
with delivery
both sizes
with zeal
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th + ch
th + j
n + th
z + th
d + th
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both charges
with juice
in the
was that
hid those
T + Y =CH
What's your name?
Can't you do it?
Actually
Don't you like it?
Wouldn't you?
Haven't you? No, not yet.
I'll let you know.
Can I get you a drink?
We thought you weren't
coming.
I'll bet you ten bucks he
forgot.
Is that your final answer?
natural
perpetual
virtual
D+Y=J
Did you see it?
How did you like it?
Could you tell?
Where did you send your check?
What did your family think?
Did you find your keys?
We followed your instructions.
Congratulations!
education
individual
graduation
gradual
S + Y =SH
Yes, you are.
Insurance
Bless you!
Press your hands together.
Can you dress yourself?
You can pass your exams this year.
I'll try to guess your age.
Let him gas your car for you.
S + Y =SH
Z+Y=ZH
How's your family?
How was your trip?
Who's your friend?
Where's your mom?
When's your birthday?
She says you're OK.
Who does your hair?
casual
Visual
usual
version
vision
Z+Y=ZH
• I'm very excited by the upcoming election. Here in the
United States we choose a new president every four
years. This year we're electing a new president because
president Bush has served two terms. He can't run for
the office of president any more. Why is this? One of
the most famous presidents of all times was Franklin D.
Roosevelt. He was elected so many times - a total of
four times - that congress decided to limit the number
of times a president can serve. Since then, a president
can only be chosen two times. In other words, the
president can serve two terms.
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t'day
godawork
wayd do 't
ir't home
't c'n wait
givid try
th's'z fr you
a call fr'mme
izzæda
geddaow de hir
z´maddere fakt
th´bessd´vall
wherzuh
w´n´z y´rz
w´n´v´m´z
f'r'hir'r d'go
w´ts th´nay m´v
tse top´v th´
w´d´dee d´nd´d´zr vit
hir zw´n f´r you
w'ts'n't
gen'n'gen
w'dr you doin'
wer'r you
Whe´r y´r

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