Pronunciation Warm-ups – #80670

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Pronunciation Warm-ups – #80670

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Do these exercises any time you need to warm up your mouth or voice. Memorize the words and sounds so that you can do them any time.

Breathing & Stretching Exercises

Sit up straight with both feet flat on the floor. Put your hands on your lap.

Take a deep breath through your nose. Hold it for 3 seconds.

Release the air forcefully through your mouth, dropping your shoulders.

Open your mouth wide as if you are going to yawn.

Hold your mouth open for 3 seconds and close it.

Massage the corners of your jaw with your hands and allow the jaw to relax and open.

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Sound Exercises
Repeat these sounds as quickly as you can. Stress the bolded sounds.

ba-da-ga-da – ba-da-ga-da – ba-da-ga-da – ba-da-ga-da – ba-da-ga-da – ba-da-ga-da – ba
ga-da-ba-da – ga-da-ba-da – ga-da-ba-da –ga-da-ba-da – ga-da-ba-da – ga-da-ba-da – ga

pa-ta-ka-ta – pa-ta-ka-ta – pa-ta-ka-ta –pa-ta-ka-ta – pa-ta-ka-ta – pa-ta-ka-ta –pa-ta-ka-ta – pa
ka-ta-pa-ta – ka-ta-pa-ta – ka-ta-pa-ta – ka-ta-pa-ta – ka-ta-pa-ta – ka-ta-pa-ta –ka-ta-pa-ta – ka

va-la-wa-la – va-la-wa-la – va-la-wa-la –va-la-wa-la – va-la-wa-la – va-la-wa-la –va-la-wa-la – va
wa-la-va-la – wa-la-va-la – wa-la-va-la –wa-la-va-la – wa-la-va-la – wa-la-va-la –wa-la-va-la – wa

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Tongue Twisters
Repeat each sentence three times as fast as you can.

Walt wondered if Vern valued the wonderful violets in the window.
The leisure ledger was a pleasure to measure.
Lee never laughed a lot like Lou’s nephew.
Shelby the Schnauzer was chastised for chewing the shoe.
ROFL means “rolling on the floor laughing.”

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Rhythm Exercises
Read the poem. Stress the bold words and pause at the slashes.

There once was a developer named Bob, /
who couldn’t find joy in his job. /
He wanted to quit /
but he couldn’t admit /
that he did / love to hear / himself sob.

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Intonation Exercises
Raise the pitch of your voice on each word that’s underlined.

I will make my voice change at this time.
I will make my voice change at this time.
I will make my voice change at this time.

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Stress Exercises to Change Your Focus
Stress each word that is in bold.

What have you been doing?
What have you been doing?
What have you been doing?
What have you been doing?
What have you been doing?

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Pausing Exercises
Pause at each slash.

Changing directions  /  at this point  /  would just set us back /  six months.

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Stretching Exercises
Stretch the word endings at the end of each phrase.

I would have call——–ed, but I wasn’t su——re if it was a good idea———–.

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Connecting Exercises
Connect the words together.

It’snotagoodidea / tospendthatmuchmoney / onanadvertisement.

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