Exercise 1-22: Syllable Patterns CD 1 Track 32
In order to practice accurate pitch change, repeat the following column. Each syllable will count as
one musical note. Remember that words that end in a vowel or a voiced consonant will be longer
than ones ending in an unvoiced consonant.
A B C
Pattern 1a la! get stop
cat quick which
jump choice bit
box loss beat
Pattern 1b la-a law bid
dog goes bead
see choose car
plan lose know
2 Syllables la-la Bob Smith for you
Pattern 2a a dog my car Who knows?
a cat some more cassette
destroy red tape ballet
a pen enclose valet
pretend consume to do
your job my choice today
pea soup How's work? tonight
Pattern 2b la-la wristwatch phone book
hot dog textbook doorknob
icy bookshelf notebook
suitcase sunshine house key
project placemat ballot
sunset stapler valid
Get one! modern dog show
Do it! modem want ad
a hot dog is an overheated canine
a hot dog is a frankfurter
Exercise 1-22: Syllable Patterns continued CD 1 Track 32
A B C
Pattern 3a la-la-la Worms eat dirt. Joe has three.
Bob's hot dog Inchworms inch. Bob has eight.
Bob won't know. Pets need care. Al jumped up.
Sam's the boss. Ed's too late. Glen sat down.
Susie's nice. Paul threw up. Tom made lunch.
Bill went home. Wool can itch. Kids should play.
Cats don't care. Birds sing songs. Mom said, "No!"
Stocks can fall. Spot has fleas. Mars is red.
School is fun. Nick's a punk. Ned sells cars.
Pattern 3b la-la-la Make a cake. IBM
a hot dog He forgot. a good time
I don't know. Take a bath. Use your head!
He's the boss. We're too late. How are you?
We cleaned up. I love you. We came home.
in the bag over here on the bus
for a while What a jerk! engineer
I went home. How's your job? She fell down.
We don't care. How'd it go? They called back.
It's in March. Who'd you meet? You goofed up.
Pattern 3c la-la-la percentage (%) Ohio
a hot dog advantage his football
I don't know! It's starting. They're leaving.
Jim killed it. Let's try it. How are you?
tomorrow financial emphatic
a fruitcake I thought so. Dale planned it.
the engine on Wednesday You took it.
a wineglass in April external
potato I love you. a bargain
whatever Let's tell him. Don't touch it.
Pattern 3d la-la-la alphabet phone number
hot dog stand possible think about
I don't know. Show me one. comfortable
analyze area waiting for
article punctuate pitiful
dinnertime emphasis everything
digital syllable orchestra
analog PostIt note ignorant
cell structure Rolodex Rubbermaid
Exercise 1-22; Syllable Patterns continued CD 1 Track 32
A B C
Pattern 4a la-la-la-la Nate needs a break. Max wants to know.
Spot's a hot dog. Ed took my car. Al's kitchen floor
Jim killed a snake. Jill ate a steak. Bill's halfway there.
Joe doesn't know. Spain's really far. Roses are red,
Nate bought a book. Jake's in the lake. Violets are blue,
Al brought some ice. Sam's in a bar. Candy is sweet, and so are you.
Pattern 4b la-la-la-la She asked for help. I want to know.
It's a hot dog. We took my car. the kitchen floor
He killed a snake. We need a break. We watched TV.
He doesn't know. It's really far. She's halfway there.
We came back in. I love you, too. We played all day.
He bought a book. They got away. Please show me how.
Pattern 4c la-la-la-la Boys ring doorbells. Phil knows mailmen.
Bob likes hot dogs. Bill ate breakfast. Joe grew eggplants.
Ann eats pancakes. Guns are lethal. Humpty Dumpty
Cats eat fish bones. Inchworms bug me. Hawks are vicious.
Bears are fuzzy. Ragtops cost more. Homework bores them.
Planets rotate. Salesmen sell things. Mike can hear you.
Pattern 4d la-la-la-la an alarm clock He said "lightbulb."
It's my hot dog. I don't need one. What does 'box' mean?
imitation Ring the doorbell. Put your hands up.
analytic What's the matter? Where's the mailman?
We like science. introduction an assembly
my to-do list my report card definition
Pattern 4e la-la-la-la potato chip What time is it?
a hot dog stand Whose turn is it? my phone number
Jim killed a man. We worked on it. Let's eat something.
analysis How tall are you? How old are you?
invisible insanity untouchable
a platypus ability a maniac
Pattern 4f la-la-la-la supervisor lighthouse keeper
permanently window cleaner cough medicine
demonstrated race car driver business meeting
category January (jn-y-wery) February (febywery)
office supplies progress report baby-sitter
educator thingamajig dictionary