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  • Hi guys.

  • This is Fann-y. Welcome to this English pronunciation video.

  • In this video, I'm gonna focus on two tricky sounds:

  • /əʊ/ and /ɔ:/

  • sounds similar but they are very different

  • and you need to hear the difference and to pronounce them differently.

  • Let's take two example words shall we...

  • the first word is 'so'.

  • /əʊ/ is the sound. Can you hear it?

  • 'so'

  • The second word is 'saw'.

  • The sound is /ɔ:/. Can you hear it?

  • so /səʊ/ saw /sɔː/

  • Now I know they sound very similar to most of you.

  • But they are different and with a little bit of practice,

  • you will improve your skills.

  • I promise you by the end of this video,

  • you will hear and pronounce them differently.

  • So keep watching.

  • Let's go guys!

  • I'm gonna help you make these sounds

  • /əʊ/ and /ɔ:/ in English.

  • I want you to hear the difference and to be able to pronounce them correctly.

  • Also you should know the IPA spelling.

  • Watch how I move my mouth.

  • And please try to repeat after me.

  • I know you can do this so let's get to it.

  • First, let's make the sound /əʊ/.

  • /əʊ/ is actually a diphthong.

  • So it's two vowel sounds /əʊ/.

  • So as you pronounce it, as you can see,

  • my mouth is quite round.

  • It moves and it becomes smaller.

  • /əʊ/

  • Let's practice. Repeat after me.

  • /əʊ/-/əʊ/-/əʊ/

  • Let's practice now with the word 'so'. Repeat after me.

  • so - so - so

  • And now for the sound /ɔ:/.

  • As you can see my mouth is round as well

  • but it's doesn't move.

  • And the sound is a tiny bit longer.

  • /ɔ:/

  • Let's practice. Repeat after me.

  • /ɔ:/ - /ɔ:/ - /ɔ:/

  • Let's take the word 'saw'.

  • Please repeat after me.

  • saw - saw - saw

  • Good.

  • Let's now use minimal pairs.

  • Words that are very similar but the vowel sounds change.

  • They're a very good way to practice these vowel sounds.

  • First, let's just practice the sounds.

  • Watch how my mouth moves and repeat after me.

  • /əʊ/ - /əʊ/ - /əʊ/

  • /ɔ:/ - /ɔ:/ - /ɔ:/

  • /əʊ/ - /ɔ:/

  • Let's now take our words 'so' and 'saw'. Repeat after me.

  • so - so - so

  • saw - saw - saw

  • so - saw

  • Excellent guys.

  • Okay students let's now move on to minimal pairs together.

  • I'm gonna read them to you you should repeat after me.

  • And watch my mouth - how it moves.

  • Let's get started.

  • boat bought

  • bode bored

  • bow bore

  • code cord

  • coke cork

  • cone corn

  • copes corpse

  • choke chalk

  • chose chores

  • close claws

  • crow craw

  • doe door

  • dome dorm

  • doze doors

  • drone drawn

  • foam form

  • foe for

  • folk fork

  • go gore

  • goal gall

  • hone horn

  • implode implored

  • Joe jaw

  • know nor

  • load lord

  • low law

  • moan morn

  • moaning morning

  • mole maul

  • motor mortar

  • mow more

  • o or

  • oat ought

  • owe or

  • poach porch

  • poke pork

  • sew saw

  • scone scorn

  • show shore

  • show sure

  • shown shorn

  • snow snore

  • stoke stork

  • stow store

  • toe tore

  • tone torn

  • tote taught

  • quote quart

  • Good guys. Let's carry on.

  • Okay guys. Let's practice further. I'm going to show you a

  • couple of words I want you to read them with the proper English vowel sound:

  • /əʊ/ and /ɔ:/

  • Let's get to.

  • Let's start with the first word.

  • Is it stoke or stalk?

  • It's stoke.

  • Next word.

  • moaning or morning?

  • It's 'morning' of course.

  • next word

  • code or cord?

  • code

  • Next word.

  • stoke or stork?

  • stork. Very nice.

  • Next word.

  • poke or pork?

  • It's 'poke'. Very good.

  • Then we have boat or bought?

  • Its 'bought'.

  • Next word.

  • poke or pork?

  • It's 'pork', guys.

  • Next word.

  • hone or horn?

  • horn

  • Then we have 'code' or 'cord'.

  • It's 'cord'.

  • And finally...

  • boat or bought?

  • 'boat' Very nice.

  • That was excellent guys.

  • Let's move on.

  • Ok guys moving on to sentences containing /əʊ/ and /ɔ:/ sounds.

  • So pay attention and repeat after me.

  • The first sentence

  • I saw four crows fly low.

  • Second sentence...

  • Joe chose pork and corn.

  • And finally...

  • There's more snow on the low shore.

  • Great guys.

  • Let's move on.

  • Great job guys.

  • You now have a better understanding of the difference between the English vowel sounds

  • /əʊ/ and /ɔ:/

  • But keep practicing.

  • It takes time and practice speaking and listening

  • to master these vowel sounds.

  • But you can do!

  • So keep practicing and watch my other pronunciation videos.

  • They're very useful if you want to improve your English skills.

  • So see you next time.

  • Thank you so much for watching guys.

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  • And share this video.

  • See you.

Hi guys.

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