Monday 11 February 2008

AM I TOO BLUE? /ʌ/ /æ/ /ɑ:/

Lucinda Williams is an American rock, folk, and country music singer and songwriter. A three-time Grammy Award winner, she was named "America's best songwriter" by TIME magazine in 2002.
Her song Am I too blue is hopefully going to help us hear the difference between the vowel sounds /ʌ/ /æ/ /ɑ:/

1. Listen to this song and fill in the blanks. Once you've finished, try to classify the words under the right column according to the vowel sound they contain.

Am I too blue
Lucinda Williams
Am I too blue for you? Am I too blue?
When I cry like the sky Like the sky (1)_________­­­­­­____ Am I too blue?
Is the night too (2)______________? Is the wind too (3)______________?
Is it at your (4)_______________? Have you had (5)______________?
Do you miss my (6)_____________? Do you wanna stay?
Do you have so (7)____________ Still left to say?
When you're in the (8)______________ , Do you call my name?
Is there still a (9)_______________? Does it feel the same?
The sun beats down, It burns your skin
When you run into my (10)______________ again.
2. Once you've finished, write the words under the right column, /ʌ/, /æ/ or /ɑ:/, according to the vowel sound they contain. /ʌ/ /æ/ /ɑ:/

Answer key:
1. sometime /ˈsʌmtaim/ 2. black /blæk/ 3. rough /rʌf/ 4. back /bæk/ 5. enough /ɪˈnʌf/ 6. touch /tʌtʃ/ 7. much /mʌtʃ/ 8. dark /dɑ:k/ 9. spark /spɑ:k/ 10. arms /ɑ:ms/

Am I Too Blue Lyrics


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