Review of how to form “s”: Place the sides of your tongue against your upper back teeth and the middle of your tongue toward the roof of your mouth. The tip of your tongue can either point toward the upper or lower front teeth. Force air through the small groove formed in your tongue, making a friction sound. The vocal cords remain still.
Illustration of correct lip placement Illustration of correct tongue placement
11. voices 12. babysitter 13. whistle 14. recently 15. receipt 16. possum 17. proceed 18. received 19. racing 20. decide
Practice these sentences. 1.I used the eraser on my pencil to fix my mistake. 2. The possum’seyesight was not very good. 3. I have to decide if I want to leave a message or not. 4. I didn’t get a receipt for the dresser. 5. The babysitter said she heard voices upstairs. 6. Please proceed to the buses. 7. Lisa’sessay on tigers was very good. 8. I am guessing that she didn’t enjoy the lesson. 9. Recently, I heard John whistle. 10. The boy who was racing his bike received a nasty cut on his knee.
Practice the following paragraph. No parent enjoys leaving their child with a babysitter for the first time. Even though they know the child will be safe, the voices in their heads are a constant reminder of their fears. Parents often write the babysitter a message detailing their whereabouts, and the number she can use to contact them in case of an emergency. The parents are guessing that nothing will go wrong and decide they must proceed with their plans. The babysitter will keep an eye on the child and everything will turn out fine.
Idiom: keep an eye on something or someone Definition: to watch