Fiche 82, exercice supplémentaire

  1. Ecoutez l'enregistrement puis lisez le texte dont le script est reproduit.

    Dearest creature in creation
    Studying English pronunciation,
    I will teach you in my verse
    Sounds like corpse, corps, horse and worse.
    I will keep you, Susy, busy,
    Make your head with heat grow dizzy.
    Tear in eye your dress you'll tear,
    So shall I! Oh, hear my prayer,
    Pray, console your loving poet,
    Make my coat look new, dear, sew it!
    Just compare heart, beard and heard,
    Dies and diet, lord and word.

    It's a dark abyss or tunnel,
    Strewn with stones, like rowlock, gunwale,
    Islington and Isle of Wight,
    Housewife, verdict, and indict!
    Don't you think so, reader, rather,
    Saying lather, bather, father?
    Finally: which rimes with "enough"
    Though, through, plough, cough, or tough?
    Hiccough has the sound of "cup."
    My advice is: give it up!

    Charivarius, The Chaos, 1920, D.R.