The vowel ‘a’.

The English language has five vowels.

a. e. i. o. u

Each vowel has two sounds. A short and a long.

When a word has a cvc pattern. (Consonant Vowel Consonant the vowel ‘a’ has a short sound.

When the letter ‘e’ is added to the end o& a word it changes the short form to a long form of the vowel.

This lesson if for beginners both adults and children. Click on the link below for this lesson.

The vowel ‘a’.

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A walk in the Country 

A narrated video with transcript. 


For understanding. For pronunciation 


         Click here for link to A WALK IN THE COUNTRY




Here is the transcript from the video: 

Yesterday I went for a walk in th country.

It was a lovely Autumn day.

The sky was blue and the sun glinted through the trees.

I walked down a road lined with autumnal trees their leaves turning from green to gold.

I passed a woodcutter’s yard with logs of wood piled high.

Then I turned into a lane

I saw two cows walking across a field.  One was white and the other brown.

The floor beneath the giant fir trees was littered with fir cones. 

The lane led me into an oak wood..

The floor was littered with acorns which crunched beneath my feet.

I picked some acorns up and put them into my bag. 

Further along the lane I saw a farmhouse and round the corner were two dogs.

The dogs were barking.

Nestled in the hills was a farm. 

It was a beautiful clear day and I could see for miles and miles.

For a while I sat and enjoyed the view .

On the way back I saw lots of toadstools and a  butterfly.

As I rounded the corner the village of Castel Rigone and it’s beautiful church came into view.

In the distance I could see  Lake Trasimeno. 

Then I found myself on the main road again. 

I walked past  a round church with a beautiful bell tower. 

Past the car park and the football ground. 

Past the church and the supermarket.

Then I was back home.

Never too tired for an ice cream! 

A new English lesson for beginners. 


Bobbie is tired. Last night there was a big storm. The thunder, rain and dogs barking kept her awake. 

Listen to the conversation between Bobbie and her big sister Georgie. 

Learn new weather vocabulary and the structure of questions and answers.

Click on this link for the video:  Never too tired for an ice cream!