Friday, 25 April 2008

FRICATIVE LOVE. SHE /f/ /v/ /θ/ /ð/ /s/ /z/ /ʃ/ /ʒ/ /h/ /r/

Fricative consonants are produced by forcing air through a narrow channel made by placing two articulators close together which produces friction, this air flow is called frication. Click on each of these fricative consonants /f/ /v/ /θ/ /ð/ /s/ /z/ /ʃ/ /ʒ/ /h/ /r/ in the chart on the right and repeat these sounds as many times as you need to.The fricative song She, well-known thanks to the film Notting Hill, starring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant, sung by Elvis Costello, was, however, composed by the Armenian Charles Aznavour, who made it number one in England in 1974.
    1. Listen to the song on this video and do the gap-fill activity just underneath by typing the missing words as you listen.

  1. Once finished you can do the following crossword activity with words taken from the lyrics.

  1. Compare Elvis Costello's She from the film Notting Hill to Charles Aznavour's original version. Which version do you prefer?
  2. Try to imagine the story of the two people featured in the video posted on this page.

8 comments:

Juan Carlos P. said...

What a beatiful song!

Juan Carlos P. said...

what a beautiful song!

Juan Carlos P. said...

I just heard Aznavour´s version. I think it is even better!

Ana López Pozo said...

Aznavour gives that vibrato French touch, doesn't he? I'm glad you liked it. Do you find it fricative enough?

Aina said...

Beautiful song...
Amazing blog...

Ana López Pozo said...

Thanks Aine. I'm glad you like it.

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