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  • And in today's video, we are going to focus on two very important English final consonant sounds.

  • The sound 'k' and the sound 'g'.

  • /k/ and /g/.

  • They can be confusing because they sound quite similar,

  • but they are different and they are very important sounds in the English language.

  • So I want you to be able to pronounce them correctly.

  • Let's get started with two example words.

  • The first example word is the word 'back' with a 'k' sound.

  • 'back'

  • It's different from the word, 'bag', with a 'g' sound.

  • 'bag'

  • So 'back', 'bag'.

  • Can you hear the difference?

  • If you can't hear the difference, practice with me.

  • By the end of this video, you will hear the difference and you will pronounce these two sounds correctly.

  • So, let's get started.

  • Before we get into the final consonant sounds /k/ and /g/ in English,

  • please, guys, check the I.P.A. spelling - it's very useful.

  • You can also watch me and how I move my mouth.

  • And please repeat after me whenever I ask you to.

  • You can make these sounds.

  • Let's do it together.

  • Let's now focus on pronouncing this final /k/ sound in English.

  • So it's voiceless.

  • You're not going to use your voice - no vibration in your throat.

  • Your tongue is up there and you're going to push out some air.

  • And you're going to push out a little bit more air because it's final, okay.

  • So, it's /k/.

  • Please repeat after me.

  • /k/

  • Let's practice with the word 'back'.

  • Please repeat after me.

  • 'back'

  • Good.

  • And now moving on to the final /g/ sound.

  • Same position - your tongue is up there

  • but you're not going to push out some air.

  • This time you're going to use your voice and feel the vibration in your throat so you produce a sound.

  • It's /g/.

  • Please repeat after me.

  • /g/

  • Let's practice with the word 'bag'.

  • Please repeat after me.

  • 'bag'

  • Good.

  • Let's now practice with minimal pairs.

  • These words are almost the same but the sounds are different.

  • They're extremely good if you really want to hear the different sounds.

  • Let's first focus on our sounds.

  • Please watch my mouth and repeat after me.

  • First, the /k/ sound.

  • /k/

  • And now the /g/ sound.

  • /g/

  • Now, let's do both.

  • Please repeat after me.

  • /k/

  • /g/

  • /k/

  • /g/

  • /k/

  • /g/

  • And now, let's use our words.

  • Please repeat after me.

  • 'back'

  • 'bag'

  • 'back'

  • 'bag'

  • 'back'

  • 'bag'

  • Great job.

  • Okay, guys. It's now time to go through a list of minimal pairs together.

  • Please watch how I move my mouth and repeat after me.

  • back

  • bag

  • block

  • blog

  • buck

  • bug

  • clock

  • clog

  • chuck

  • chug

  • crack

  • crag

  • dock

  • dog

  • duck

  • dug

  • flock

  • flog

  • frock

  • frog

  • hack

  • hag

  • jack

  • jag

  • jock

  • jog

  • knack

  • nag

  • lack

  • lag

  • leak

  • league

  • lock

  • log

  • luck

  • lug

  • muck

  • mug

  • pick

  • pig

  • pluck

  • plug

  • puck

  • pug

  • rack

  • rag

  • ruck

  • rug

  • sack

  • sag

  • shack

  • shag

  • slack

  • slag

  • smock

  • smog

  • snack

  • snag

  • snuck

  • snug

  • stack

  • stag

  • tack

  • tag

  • tuck

  • tug

  • whack

  • wag

  • wick

  • wig

  • That's great, guys.

  • Okay, guys.

  • It's now time to practice with some sentences that contain these consonant sounds.

  • My first sentence is:

  • 'Many jocks like to jog.'

  • Please repeat after me.

  • 'Many jocks like to jog.'

  • Our second sentence:

  • 'I like to snag a snack before lunch.'

  • Please repeat after me.

  • 'I like to snag a snack before lunch.'

  • And finally:

  • 'The frog jumped on her frock.'

  • Please repeat after me.

  • 'The frog jumped on her frock.'

  • Excellent.

  • Let's move on.

  • Let's now move on to listening practice.

  • I'm now going to show you two words.

  • I will say one of the two words,

  • and I want you to listen very carefully and to tell me if this word is,

  • 'a)' or 'b)'

  • Let's get started.

  • Let's start.

  • We have two words.

  • Word 'a', word' 'b'.

  • Which one do I say?

  • Listen to me.

  • 'block'

  • One more time.

  • 'block'

  • Is it word 'a' or word 'b'?

  • It's word 'a', 'block'.

  • Word 'b' is 'blog'.

  • Listen to me.

  • 'plug'

  • Word 'a' or word 'b'?

  • It's word 'b', 'plug'.

  • Word 'a' is 'pluck'.

  • 'knack'

  • Answer 'a' is correct, 'knack'.

  • Answer 'b' would be 'nag'.

  • 'bug'

  • It's word 'b', 'bug'.

  • Word 'a' is 'buck'.

  • 'jog'

  • 'b' is correct, 'jog'.

  • 'a' is 'jock'.

  • 'pig'

  • Word 'b' is correct, 'pig'.

  • Word 'a' is 'pick'.

  • Listen to me.

  • 'whack'

  • Answer 'a' is the correct answer, 'whack'.

  • 'b' is 'wag'.

  • 'slack'

  • The word is 'a', 'slack'.

  • 'b' is 'slag'.

  • 'wig'

  • Answer 'b' is correct guys, 'wig'.

  • Answer 'a' would be 'wick'.

  • Finally. Listen to me.

  • 'smock'

  • It's answer 'a', 'smock'.

  • 'smog' would be answer 'b'.

  • Great job, students.

  • You now have a good understanding of these two final consonant sounds in English.

  • The /k/ and the /g/ sound.

  • Keep practicing.

  • Practice makes perfect.

  • It takes a lot of practice to master these sounds but you can do it.

  • You can pronounce them correctly and you will also train your ear to hear the different sounds.

  • I have other pronunciation videos.

  • Make sure you watch them if you want to improve your English skills.

  • See you next time.

  • Thank you so much for watching, guys.

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  • See you.

And in today's video, we are going to focus on two very important English final consonant sounds.

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