Accent Diet: Individual Sounds Lesson 9 Practice 3 – #80540

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Accent Diet: Individual Sounds Lesson 9 Practice 3 – #80540

english pronunciation practiceLISTEN

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english pronunciation practicePRACTICE

Do you pronounce the first letter of these words differently:
vile – file – while – bile – pile? You should.

Practice these sounds. Look in the mirror and check your teeth and lip position.

/v/ sound: (voiced) Top teeth touch bottom lip. The sound vibrates lip.

/f/ sound: (unvoiced) Top teeth touch bottom lip. Air is blown out.

/w/ sound: (voiced) Lips start in a small circle and expand as sound is made. Do not use teeth.

/b/ sound: (voiced) Lips start together and then separate.

/p/ sound: (unvoiced) Lips start together and then separate. Air is blown out.

english pronunciation practicePRACTICE

Practice these words five times each. Look in the mirror and check your teeth and lip position.

/v/ : leave
oven
live
value
level
/f/ : leaf
laugh
life
felt
awful
/w/ : will
wow
wife
wise
welcome
/b/ : lab
belt
bite
best
able
/p/ : lap
pelt
pile
pest
apple
english pronunciation practicePRACTICE

Read these sentences three times each. Pay attention to the V, F, W, B, and P sounds.
 

Please leave the oven off if you don’t plan to use it.

The cab driver smiled when I tipped him well.

Phone applications are more popular than ever.

Live life to the fullest every day.

Welcome to our first ever benefit party.

Put your best foot forward to leave a positive impression.

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