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第11课 HOW DO YOU SPELL WHAT?

2006-07-29 10:07

  Nora confused “deadline” and “dateline”, in yesterday's lesson. A “deadline” is a time before which you must finish a task. The word “dateline” usually refers to the imaginary line that separates different time zones, as in “International Dateline”。

  Gary is writing an e-mail……

  Gary: Sorry, Jane, I'm writing an e-mail. Can you help me with the spelling?

  Jane: Sure.

  Gary: How to spell purchase?

  Jane: Pardon? You should say “How do you spell?”

  Gary: Oh, sorry. How do you spell purchase?

  Jane: Purchase? What does that mean?

  Gary: Purchase…… You know…… I want to purchase some goods.

  Jane: Ahhh!Purchase!

  P……U……R……C……H……A……S……E.

  Gary: Purchase, ah? OK!

  Gary: And how to spell…… sorry…… how do you spell character?

  Jane: I'm sorry, Gary. What's a character?

  Gary: Please send us a character reference.

  Jane: Oh, Gary, you mean character. That's C……H……A……R……A……C……T……E……R.

  Gary: Aiyou!

  Gary: And what about Lavender?

  Jane: Is that French?

  Gary: I don't think so. Lavender Street is near Kallang. It's where I purchased my canary. I have a few pet birds, y'know.

  Jane: I think you're trying to say Lavender Street, which is where you purchased your canary! You're stressing the words in the wrong place. Let me show you something.

  Jane: (She shows Gary the dictionary) Look at this dictionary……here's the word purchase…… the stressed part is underlined.

  Gary: But what are all those funny symbols?

  Jane: That's a code that tells you how to pronounce a word. If you only want to know where the stress is, you don't need to learn that.

  Gary: Let me try one…… I never sure how to say calendar.

  Jane: What?

  Gary: The thing for seeing the date.

  Jane: Ohhh! OK, go on, have a look.

  Gary: (Gary finds the word) Here…… ca……calen……no……calendar……calendar…… is that right?

  Jane: Spot on! Well done!

  Gary: OK, last one…… how many alphabets are there in “Japan”?

  Jane: Three, I think, but they're not really alphabets…… they're different systems of writing.

  Gary: (puzzled) Eh?

  Narrator: Gary had some problems with word stress today. Word stress is important because if you get it wrong, people might not understand you. So, where did he go wrong?

  Gary: Purchase

  Narrator: How should that be?

  Gary: Purchase

  Narrator: What else?

  Gary: Character

  Narrator: Again

  Gary: Character

  Narrator: What about the others?

  Gary: Lavender…… Calendar…… Canary

  Narrator: Again, with the right stress

  Gary: Lavender…… Calendar…… Canary

  Narrator: The best way to find out about the stress of a word is to use a good dictionary. Sometimes the stressed part is underlined and sometimes it is marked in bold or with an apostrophe.

  Narrator: Finally, why do you think Gary was so puzzled when Jane told him there were 3 alphabets in Japan? (pause) That's right…… an alphabet is a complete system of letters, so English has only one alphabet. This alphabet has 26 letters from A to Z. So the question Gary should have asked is:

  Gary: How many letters are there in “Japan”?

  Jane: There are 5.

  Narrator: Anyway, that's all for today from HotDotCom. Don't forget to phone in tomorrow!

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