Placeholder Image

Subtitles section Play video

  • hey everyone Jennifer from Tarle speech with your pronunciation question

  • today's question is another long one how do I pronounce the words green the color

  • grin a small smile grain wheat and grown to grow something or groan meaning

  • to moan so let's start with the G R that's the easiest to tackle to do this

  • we're going to start with the tongue in the bottom of your mouth for the g sound

  • and when you say the g sound the back of your tongue is pulled up and the tip

  • of your tongue is pointing down g g then from here gr you are

  • basically going to keep I at least keep my tongue and almost exactly the same

  • spot and what I do is I move my lips into a square tense shape and that helps

  • me get to that er sound er er yes my tongue is moving inside of my mouth but

  • just by moving my lips that helps get the tongue in to the correct spot if you

  • do make your R sound with the tip of your tongue pointed back that is fine

  • then just move from that G back to the r the key is is to say this smoothly

  • without adding an uh sound between you do not want to say ga green or ga ring

  • and just a nice smooth transition between the G and the R gr gr

  • okay let's move on to the vowels actually let's look at that ending sound

  • the n sound to make that end sound you're going to touch the tip of your

  • tongue to the back of your top front teeth this is important you want to make

  • sure that you put your tongue behind your top front teeth and hold it there

  • for a second to make sure that that n sound is nice and pronounced and a

  • little bit longer the mistake that I hear are some of my students make is

  • that they say green and it's so super short and they move the tongue away and

  • so you want to make sure you hold that n found just for a little extra second

  • now to get to the vowels for the e sound you're just going to smile e for the

  • short I sound think of moving from that e so your tongue is going to be really

  • high in your mouth and flat and it's going to be high in your top front teeth

  • and for the ih sound you open your mouth slightly and your tongue is going to

  • just fall slightly in your mouth it's going to be just a little bit lower it's

  • still flat and think about relaxing your mouth so tense mouth for the e and

  • relaxed mouth for the ih green grin green grin now for the grain you are going to

  • say the a sound and to do that you open your mouth in a wide circle and then

  • move to that e sound by smiling and this is a tense mouth shape for a ain

  • grain and last for grown and grown good news they're pronounced exactly the same

  • we are going to say o with an oval open mouth shape we're just going to get your

  • tongue low in your mouth and then you're going to pucker we're just going to help

  • your tongue move up into the middle of your mouth oh oh

  • groan so we have green grin grain groan grown grain grin green the farmer had to

  • grin when he looked at his grain that was very green that had grown a lot from

  • the rain give it a try I know people are going to notice the difference if you

  • found this helpful we love alike and it should both share don't forget to

  • subscribe and check out our products on Google Play and iTunes and I hope to see

  • you next week thanks so much

hey everyone Jennifer from Tarle speech with your pronunciation question

Subtitles and vocabulary

Operation of videos Adjust the video here to display the subtitles

A2 tongue grin mouth grain sound green

How to Pronounce GREEN GRAIN GRIN GROAN GROWN - English Pronunciation Lesson

  • 35 0
    Summer posted on 2020/06/08
Video vocabulary