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【English Corner 快樂英語角Week 31】

單元1:Tongue Twisters趣味繞口令

Where she sits she shines, and where she shines she sits.(123RF)
Where she sits she shines, and where she shines she sits.(123RF)

文/吳約翰
練習英文繞口令的目的,主要是能增進口說時:「發音標準」、「流暢度」與「韻律感」。學習合理的把字詞串組在一塊,何時停頓,何時加重音量,以便掌握更有效的溝通技巧。

單元1:Tongue Twisters趣味繞口令

今天的繞口令主要練習「S」和「Sh」的發音。

I saw Susie sitting in a shoe shine shop.

Where she sits she shines, and where she shines she sits.

逐步練習:
符號「–」表示連音或字詞串組在一塊念。

I-saw Susie sitting in-a shoe-shine shop.

Where she-sits she-shines,

and-where she-shines she-sits.

(先慢慢一個字一個字念,再試試加快速度一氣呵成念念看!)

中譯:

我看到蘇茜坐在擦鞋店裡。

她坐在那亮晶晶的,

她在那亮晶晶的坐著。

單字解析:

☆shoe,名詞 /ʃuː/ 鞋

自然發音:sh-oe

英解:one of a pair of coverings for your feet

例句:Lace up your shoes or you'll trip over.(綁好鞋帶,不然你會被絆倒。)

用法:be in sb’s shoes(設身處地)。例:Anyone in my shoes would have done the same thing.(任何人身處我的立場,也會做出一樣的事。)

☆shine,動詞 /ʃaɪn/ 把……擦亮

自然發音:sh-ine

英解:to make something bright by rubbing it

例句:Gary ironed his shirt and shined his shoes for the interview.(蓋瑞燙好襯衫、擦亮鞋子,為面試做準備。)

用法:shine with(閃耀著……)例:Her eyes shone with delight.(她的眼睛閃耀著喜悅。)◇