Image from page 1286 of "Popular electricity magazine in plain English" (1912)
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Popular Electricity Pub. Co.
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aft Plunged Through the Bottom of the Ship his lips, tongue and teeth in the properpositions to make the various sounds, asindicated on the chart. The method has proved very success-ful, and it has been found that after oneschool year — ten months — of study,consisting of six hours per week, the pu-pils have thoroughly mastered the Frenchpronunciation and still retain it evenafter the long summer vacation. On theother hand, the ordinary schoolboy who TEACHING PRONUNCIATION BYMEANS OF A MIRROR Anyone who has attempted to acquirea knowledge of the French language, orin fact any new language, will appreciatethe difficulties of the boys in the gradeschools when beginning the study of aforeign tongue. In England, every boyin the grammar schools begins to learnFrench at about ten or eleven years ofage. A teacher in the Tottenham (Lon-don) Grammar School has hit upon theidea of preparing a series of sound chartswhich show by means of pictures anddiagrams the correct positions of the lips
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Mirror Before Him, thethe Position Shown by Boj places iu-> Lips the Chart 1274 POPULAR ELECTRICITY and the WORLDS ADVANCE has not been taught by the mirrormethod usually has, after his four yearsof grammar school, a pronunciation whichleaves him absolutely unintelligible to theaverage Frenchman. UNIVERSAL MAIL EXCHANGER The Universal mail exchanging devise,now undergoing a try-out at several sta-tions on the line of the Southern PacificRailroad north of Los Angeles, is madeentirely of steel and rests on a solid con-crete foundation. The crane is surmount-ed by a pair of circular hooks, or horns, aprojecting arm and a counterweight — a steel carriage which carries a rigid armsimilar to the one on the station crane. Preparatory to making the exchange,the mail clerk on the car hangs the pouchthrough the sling, places the sling on therigid arm, rolls the arm to a position justwithout the car door, where it is automat-ically latched, and goes on about anyother business he has. A catc
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