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  • hi everyone Jennifer from Tarle speech with your pronunciation question today's

  • question is how do I pronounce the letter W or the W sound

  • w and then the short ooh sound in English a lot of my students actually

  • struggle with this because you're moving your lips from a very puckered and tense

  • position to a more relaxed position okay so I'm just gonna add one more word here

  • and let's go ahead and jump right in so again we have the letter W followed by

  • the short o-o sound the Ooh sound that's the sound that we hear in look cook book

  • took most people figure this out and they can actually say that sound when a

  • different sound comes at the beginning but when that W sound starts a word and

  • then you have that oo people lose their minds and really struggle so let's

  • tackle this today it's really not as difficult as it seems it just takes a

  • little bit of practice so for the W sound www you can see my lips are very

  • puckered and very tense www for the Ooh sound my lips are more relaxed more open

  • and less puckered so if you look at these two sounds together wooh wooh wooh

  • I move from very tense to very relaxed lips the mistake that I see is that

  • people will keep their mouth too rounded and too puckered and they'll say

  • woooo woooo woooo so again we're gonna pucker and pull back wooh and we want to avoid

  • keeping our mouth in the same spot or puckering more it's not wooooo woooo it's

  • wooh wooh wooh all right now let's try it in some words

  • wood would yes those words are pronounced exactly the same wool wool

  • wolf wolf woman woman wood would wool wolf woman and let's try it in a sentence

  • the woman was startled by the wolf would you believe that the wolf was hiding in

  • the woods and wearing wool clothing give it a try

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hi everyone Jennifer from Tarle speech with your pronunciation question today's

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A2 wooh wool sound woman relaxed tense

How to Pronounce /wʊ/ in WOOD WOULD WOOL WOLF WOMAN - English Pronunciation Lesson

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    Summer posted on 2020/04/28
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