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  • mm hmm.

  • Hi there, jennifer from Charles speech with your question of the week.

  • We have a sound study today.

  • The long O.

  • At the end of the word versus the long O.

  • With an L.

  • Oh at the end of a word.

  • This is really confusing for a lot of my students.

  • So let's take a look at some words and how just missing one sound can change the whole meaning.

  • So we have go and goal ho and whole row and roll, bo and bull so and soul and joe and dull.

  • So let's start with this oh, vowel.

  • So I want to just look at my mouth to get started.

  • Oh, oh what I'm doing here is I'm opening my mouth, the back of my tongue has pulled high up and the tip of my tongue is down in the bottom of my mouth, down in the bottom in the middle of my mouth.

  • Then I am moving my mouth to a more closed shape and my lips are puckering when I do that, the tip of my tongue moves from down here to flatter and in the middle of my mouth sort of pointing out at the end of that oh sound oh!

  • Oh!

  • Oh excellent.

  • Now when we have to add that L.

  • This gets super confusing.

  • What you need to remember for the L.

  • Is that the tip of your tongue is going to touch the back of your top front teeth to be really specific.

  • Because I've been getting some questions about this, it's the spot where your teeth meet the roof of your mouth.

  • Oh, when you make the the L.

  • Sound at the end of the word, you can see my lips are pulled back a little tiny bit.

  • It's more in a smile shape.

  • Also my tongue will stay at that spot where my teeth meet the roof of my mouth for an extra second before I release it.

  • So I really got that nice long L sound.

  • Yes native speakers might not do this but they're marking that difference in different ways.

  • But for people who really need to make themselves clear, I highly recommend that you hold your tongue there just for an extra second to make that L nice and long and strong.

  • So when we put the O.

  • And the L.

  • Together it's going to look like this.

  • Oh oh you can see my tongue is moving from here to the middle and then to the top, bottom, middle top and my lips are moving from open to pucker to a smile.

  • So let's look at that again.

  • Oh oh oh all all Now let's try this in some words.

  • Let's try words that end in o 1st go how row bo so and doh now let's add that L.

  • Goal whole roll so and doll let's give them a try again.

  • Go goal ho hole ro roll bow bowl.

  • So soul doh dole.

  • So give it a try.

  • I know people are going to notice the difference.

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  • Thanks so much.

  • Everyone have a great week.

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A2 tongue mouth doh sound goal bo

English Pronunciation Lesson: GO, GOAL, HOE, HOLE, ROW, ROLE, BOW, BOWL, SO, SOUL, DOUGH, DOLE

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/12/17
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