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  • Mhm.

  • Everyone this is jennifer from Charles speech with your question of the week.

  • So let's take a look at these words.

  • So we have egg act and ad.

  • So let's start with egg.

  • The difference between these words that we're going to be focusing on today is this E.

  • The short E.

  • Is a little more closed and the short A.

  • Is more open.

  • So if you think about those two things, I think that's really going to help you differentiate these vowels.

  • So for the short A sound you can see my mouth is open uh and you can see the tip of my tongue between my top and bottom teeth.

  • It is not a short I.

  • With my mouth more close it is a little more open.

  • Uh uh.

  • Uh huh.

  • The vowel for the short uh is very wide open.

  • Your mouth is in a wide circle that is going to allow your tongue tip to get way down here in the bottom of your mouth and the back of your tongue will be pulled up.

  • Ah So let's look at the difference between those again.

  • Uh uh.

  • Uh huh.

  • Uh huh.

  • Uh Yeah I can see just by opening my mouth that helps my tongue pop down.

  • Now let's talk about the G.

  • And the k.

  • Same position for these sounds tip of the tongue is going to be down back of the tongue is going to be pulled high up.

  • We have your voice box is on and moving for the K.

  • Your voice box is off.

  • So this sound will be a little harsher good and this will be a little softer.

  • Okay so let's try to put this together.

  • Egg doug egg.

  • I'm gonna open my mouth more here.

  • Uh ac ac then from here from this K.

  • With the tip of my tongue down going to pull my tongue up to the back of my top front teeth.

  • Uh uh Act act act now for at just going to take that K.

  • Out and move from low for the Act to behind the top front teeth for the teeth.

  • Act at.

  • Act when you hear this word at in conversation you might hear at and that is the air is just stopping.

  • The tongue is staying in the same place behind those top front teeth.

  • It's just not pulling down in, the air is not puffing out.

  • So you might hear that if you say at with more air puffing out, that's totally fine.

  • Okay so let's try all of these words.

  • Egg, egg.

  • Egg act act act at at at egg act at And now for a sentence, the egg is at the center of the magic act, give it a try.

  • People are going to notice the difference.

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How to Pronounce EGG, ACT, AT - American English Pronunciation Lesson

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/12/04
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