When making substitute sounds, begin by saying them a little softer than you normally would. Try not to accent these sounds. With a little practice, the sounds should sound close to the "real thing." The more you practice, the better you will become.
Write a sentence or two of your own choosing in the space below:
_____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________
(V. is the ventriloquist, and F. is the figure)
V. Hi, my name is ______________________________.
F. My name is _______________________________.
V. Yes, his/her name is ___________________________________.
F. That's what I said.
V. I just wanted to make sure they understood you.
F. Oh, then I'd better tell them that your name is _________________.
V. Now it's time for you to tell me some multiplication tables.
F. What's the matter? Don't you know them?
V. Yes, I just want to see if you have learned them yet.
F. I'll bet!
V. What is ___________ times _________________?
F. It's ______________.
V. I'm sorry, but you're wrong. I think you'll have to do a little more studying.
V. I think you'd better go back to your seat now.
F. Hey, ___________________________, I have a riddle for you!
V. O.K., ___________________________, let's hear it.
F. Why did the ______________________________________________?
V. I don't know, why?
V. Where did you get that one?
F. Well, yesterday I heard it when I was playing in the park after school.
V. ________________________, you told me that you did your homework.
F. I did my science homework in the park.
V. What was your assignment?
F. My teacher said that we had to find ______________________________.
V. How could you do that at the park?
F. Easy....I just started looking under ________________________ and in the ____________________. I found lots of ________________________, even though I couldn't find anything the teacher wanted.
V. What did your teacher say when you brought in the wrong things?
F. She said, "__________________________________________________."
V. What happened then?
F. I told her that she was _________________________________________.
V. Oh dear, what happened next?
F. She _______________________________________________________.
V. Then what?
V. I hope you learned to do the right assignment in the future.
V. ___________________________, you have been fooling around instead of doing your homework haven't you?
F. What are you talking about?
V. Don't act all innocent with me. I heard you singing a funny song.
F. That must have been _____________________________.
V. Now, I know that I heard you singing.
F. My voice didn't tell me it was singing.
V. How much homework did you get done?
F. I did _______________________________________________________.
V. What was your voice singing when you were doing your homework?
F. It didn't tell me the name of the song.
V. Do you think your brain would remember the song if you asked your voice to sing it?
F. My brain said that you probably wouldn't like the song.
F. All right, I'll sing it.
V. _______________________, I'm going to take you to your room now to
finish your homework.
V. Today I am going to explain to you how to __________________________.
F. How can you do that? You don't know anything about ________________!
V. Don't interrupt, __________________________.
V. As I was saying, ________________________________is very easy to do.
F. Don't listen to him/her.
V. All you have to do is get a ________________________________ and ______________________________. Then you..........
F. Where do you get those?
V. Easy, you just go to the ________________________________ and find a ___________________________.
F. Oh, I can't believe that he'd/she'd tell you this.
V. All right, smartie, then you explain it.
F. Finally........now here's the right way.
V. I'm listening.........
F. First you ____________________________________________________.