Accent Diet: Individual Sounds Lesson 9 Practice 6 – #80570

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Accent Diet: Individual Sounds Lesson 9 Practice 6 – #80570

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english pronunciation practicePRACTICE

Do you pronounce the vowels in these words differently: wow – why – boy – no? You should.

Practice pronouncing these sounds. Look in the mirror and make sure your mouth first opens up wide then closes when you pronounce these sounds.

/aʊ/ sound: Start with your mouth open wide and make the /a/ sound. Then close your mouth and make the /u/ sound. Blend the two sounds together smoothly.

/aɪ/ sound: Start with your mouth open wide and make the /a/ sound. Then smile, pull your tongue back and make the /i/ sound. Blend the two sounds together smoothly.

/ɔɪ/ sound: Start with your lips in a wide circle say “oh.” Then smile, pull your tongue back and make the /i/ sound. Blend the two sounds together smoothly.

/oʊ/ sound: Start with your lips in a wide circle say “oh.” Then make the circle smaller and make the /u/ sound. Blend the two sounds together smoothly.

Tip: Close two fingers together and hold them horizontally next to your mouth. This is your mouth “measuring stick.” Look in the mirror as you do this. When you practice these double vowel sounds, your mouth should open wider than your two fingers at the beginning and then close.

english pronunciation practicePRACTICE

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

/aʊ/: now
found
cow
south
out
/aɪ/: tie
fly
revise
guy
why
/ɔɪ/: noise
annoy
toy
oil
boy
/oʊ/: alone
snow
go
know
own
english pronunciation practicePRACTICE

Underline all of the double vowel sounds in this paragraph. Read it aloud and record yourself. Open your mouth wide for all the vowel sounds.

In order to organize your life, you must prioritize your goals. First, think about why you want to organize your life. Do you need more time for home? Did you vow to find joy in life before you die? Now, write your goals down in order from the highest priority to the lowest priority. Next, find a friend for support who will not be annoyed but will enjoy helping you reach your goals. Tell her why you want to try to prioritize your life. When you are tired of trying, your friend should remind you of your priorities. Finally, revise your priorities every now and then, but don’t compromise or forgo your goals.

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