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ESLA Speak-01-Schwa ə

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位于iOS的Skill 第10部分 Schwa ə

音标记号参考 ESLA Speak-00-IPA

关于 ə 的发音参考如下1个Youtube,

  • UH [ə] Vowel - How to make the SCHWA Vowel
  • The Schwa /ə/ Sound - How to Pronounce the Schwa

1.2. Introduction and Basic Introduction(01-05)


  • from /frʌm/
  • See you! /si jə/


  • May I introduce myself?
  • Good to see you.
  • May I introduce Jack to you?
  • I’d like for you to meet Jack.
  • Thanks for introducing me.
  • Great seeing you today.
  • I hope to see you again.

3. My job,career(06-11)


  • entrepreneur /ˌɑːn.trə.prəˈnɝː/ 企业家
  • legacy /ˈleɡ.ə.si/ 遺産
  • accountant /əˈkaʊn.t̬ənt/ 会計士
  • ballerina /ˌbæl.əˈriː.nə/ a female ballet dancer
  • pharmacist /ˈfɑːr.mə.sɪst/ 薬剤師
  • journalist /ˈdʒɝː.nə.lɪst/
  • receptionist /rɪˈsep.ʃən.ɪst/
  • economist /iˈkɑː.nə.mɪst/
  • physician /fɪˈzɪʃ.ən/ 医師
  • optician /ɑːpˈtɪʃ.ən/ 眼鏡技師
  • therapist /ˈθer.ə.pɪst/
  • politician /ˌpɑː.ləˈtɪʃ.ən/ 政治家
  • technician /tekˈnɪʃ.ən/ 技術者


  • When I was a kid, I dreamt of becoming a pilot.
  • Entrepreneur never give up
  • My sister wants to be a ballerina when she grows up.
  • I wish to land a job at a big company like Apple or Google.


A: Do you want to become an accountant for a company?

B: No, being an accountant is not my cup of tea.

A: How about becoming a pilot?

B: No, being a pilot was only my childhood dream.

A: So, what will you be when you grow up?

B: I want to be an entrepreneur.

A: Why entrepreneur?

B: Because I want to leave legacy.

4. Education background(12-18)


  • bachelor /ˈbætʃ.əl.ɚ/
  • undergraduate /ˌʌn.dɚˈɡrædʒ.u.ət/
  • freshman
  • interact /ˌɪn.t̬ɚˈækt/


  • I got a bachelor’s degree in computer science.
  • I did Economics as my undergraduate degree.
  • advanced degree /ədˈvænst/ /dɪˈɡriː/
  • I attend English class three times a week.
  • face to face class 対面授業
  • I prefer a face-to-face class, so everyone can interact with one another
  • distance learning 遠隔教育
  • Distance learning works best for me since my house is far away from school
  • play truant /ˈtruː.ənt/ : to be regularly absent from school without permission
  • Most parents are horrified when they discover their children have been playing truant from school.


A: Tell me about your education background.

B: I got a bachelor’s degree in computer science.

A: Where did you go to college?

B: I graducated from Standford University last year.

A: That’s wonderful. My sister went there too.

B: Oh, that’s right, She’s doing her PhD in Chemistry there right?

A: Yeah, She’s working on her thesis now.

B: I’m also thinking to get an advanced degree next year.

A: Go back to school?

B: Probably an online degree as I can do distance learning.

thesis: /ˈθiː.sɪs/

5. My hobbies(19-27)


  • photography /fəˈtɑː.ɡrə.fi/
  • astrology /əˈstrɑː.lə.dʒi/
  • drama
  • novel /ˈnɑː.vəl/
  • a cappella /ˌɑː kəˈpel.ə/: sung by a group of people without any musical instruments
  • instrument /ˈɪn.strə.mənt/
  • organ /ˈɔr·ɡən/
    1. a part of the body of a person, animal
    1. a musical instrument with one or more rows of keys
  • violin /ˌvaɪəˈlɪn/
  • stamina /ˈstæm.ə.nə/
  • exhilarating /ɪɡˈzɪl.ə.reɪ.t̬ɪŋ/:making you feel very excited and happy
  • Avalanche /ˈæv.əl.æntʃ/ : a large amount of ice, snow, and rock falling quickly down the side of a mountain


  • Emma decided to take a photography class after receiving her first camera.
  • You must have a lot of knowledge about astrology to work for NASA.
  • I love going to the cinema to watch new movies.
  • Have you seen any good movies recently?
  • I read novels during my free time.
  • I always wish to join an a cappella group in college.
  • Do you play any musical instruments?
  • I’ve played the organ for 5 years.
  • My dad gave me a new violin for my brithday.
  • He has a strong stamina since he has been running for 2 hours straight.
  • You should try sky diving. It’s exhilarating!
  • Listening to music helps me relax.
  • Yoga help me to be calm.
  • Yoga requires good balance and stamina.
  • Please check all the ski equipment before we leave.
  • Skiing is exhilarating.
  • I would ski everyday if I could afford it.
  • Avalanche is extremely dangerous.
  • I want to travel to India one day.


A: Wow, Justin! You are really into collecting old books.

B: Yes, I collect rare books.

A: It’s my favorite thing to do too. I collect coins.

B: Well, I’m just an amateur. I started just recently.

A: Do you play any sports?

B: No, I’m not particularly sporty. I like watching soccer.

A: Which team do you support?

B: I support Barcelona’s team.

6. My hometown(28-34)


  • heritage /ˈher.ɪ.t̬ɪdʒ/ 遺産 cultural heritage 文化遺産
  • economic /ek.əˈnɑː.mɪk/
  • amenity /əˈmen.ə.t̬i/: things considered to be necessary to live comfortably, such as hot water.
  • commute /kəˈmjuːt/
  • atmosphere /ˈæt.mə.sfɪr/
  • traffic congestion /kənˈdʒes.tʃən/
  • horrendous /həˈren.dəs/: extremely unpleasant or bad
  • cosmopolitan /ˌkɑːz.məˈpɑː.lɪ.t̬ən/: containing or having experience of people and things from many different parts of the world
  • hustle /ˈhʌs.əl/: to make someone move quickly by pushing or pulling them along


  • What a beautiful sight!
  • I want to explore more about heritage.
  • How is your economic stability?
  • Despite small, my hometown has excellent amenities.
  • It’s exhausting commuting from Brighton to London every day.
  • Denmark has very high quality of life.
  • I love the relaxed atmosphere in my town.
  • Despite being small,my hometown has excellent amenities.
  • Where I come from the congestion is horrendous.
  • The air quality is terrible because of pollution.
  • We have terrible congestion during rush hours.
  • New York is a highly cosmopolitan city.
  • London is a economic hub(経済の中心地).
  • If we really hustle, we can finish the job by lunchtime.


A: Tell me about your hometown.

B: I grew up in Ho Chi Minh City, the largest city in Vietnam.

A: Is it the capital of the country?

B: No, but it’s the major economic hub.

A: What do you like most about your hometown.

B: The hustling atmosphere and the excellent amenities.

A: But I heard traffic congestion is pretty bad there, is that right?

B: Sadly yes, The air quality is terrible because of pollution.

A: Do you have to commute everyday?

B: Yes, but fortunately I live near a convenient bus route.