Sunday, May 16, 2010

THE SILENT E ( by Tom Lehrer)

Practice your spelling  and pronuntiation with this song that English students used to learn at school:

Who can turn a can into a cane?
 Who can turn a pan into a pane?
 It's not too hard to see
 It's Silent E
Who can turn a cub into a cube?
Who can turn a tub into a tube?
It's elementary
For Silent E
He took a pin and turned it into pine
He took a twin and turned him into twine
Who can turn a cap into a cape?
Who can turn a tap into a tape?
A little glob becomes a globe instantly
 If you just add Silent E
He turned a dam - Alikazam! - into a dame
But my friend Sam stayed just the same.
Who can turn a man into a mane?
Who can turn a van into a vane?
A little hug becomes huge instantly
Don't add W, don't add X, and don't add Y or Z,
Just add Silent E.