Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Hey there it is Jennifer from Tarle Speech with your pronunciation question of the week! We have a little bit of a long one today. We have five words: court a tribunal, area for a game like basketball or tennis, or a romantic pursuit course direction, set of dishes in a meal, or an educational class and course meaning rough courteous polite and respectful and courtesy a demonstration of politeness or supplied free of charge Even though we have a lot of words I think the lesson is pretty straightforward today. I think spelling really confuses people here. To say all of these words we're going to start with the K sound. K K K My mouth is open. Tip of my tongue is low. Back of my tongue is pulled high up. Look at you! We got the beginning finished. Okay next for the or what you're going to do is pucker. When you pucker your tongue is just flat in the middle of your mouth. There's not really many places for it to go. Then you're going to pull your lips back into that square tense shape. As you do that the tip of your tongue is either going to be moving down to the bottom of your mouth or flipping back. But the back of your tongue will be pulled high up, no matter what tip of the tongue does not move. or or or For court, then, just touch the tip of the tongue to the back of the top front teeth. That little space where the teeth meet the roof of the mouth. And for the s what you are going to do is you are just going to have your tongue behind your top front teeth or pointing slightly down. It does not touch the teeth and air is just going to move out continuously. sssss court course court course court course I should mention course and course are pronounced exactly the same and i have another video on those since they are homophones and words that are pronounced exactly the same way. For courteous and courtesy instead of saying or I'm just going to go right to that er sound. Tip of the tongue is down or flipped back back of the tongue is pulled way high up square tense lips ker ker ker For courteous next we're going to move to the dee syllable. To do this touch the tip of your tongue to the back of your top front teeth, air puffs out, voice box is on and moving f the dee d d d d . Smile for that long e - High flat tongue. And then end with us like you and I, us. It's just us. And to do that, relaxed short uh sound and then add the s ssss. Ker Dee Us. courteous courteous courteous And now for courtesy you're going to have Ker Duh See. I spelled that wrong. I'm actually using that flap t there Ker duh See courtesy courtesy courtesy So for the duh what you're going to do is touch the tip of your tongue to the back of your top front teeth; and then, just open relaxed mouth and tongue for the uh and then end with see. For that s sound and then smile for the long e. See. Let's put that all together Ker duh See courtesy courtesy courtesy For those of you who are new to the channel I write this as a d. These d's are actually a flap t with a super fast d sound. If you just say a d sound that's going to be fine. You could actually say a t sound and people will still understand you say ker t us or ker tuh see. Both will be fine but most Americans will use that flap t and say courteous and courtesy. So let's try this all again: court court court course course course courteous courteous courteous courtesy courtesy courtesy And now for a sentence: I make these videos as a courtesy to you and I'm very thankful that you were all very courteous. So give it a try I know people are going to notice the difference! If you found this helpful we'd love a like and share and subscribe. Check out all of our products and classes at Tarle speech and I hope to see you all tomorrow have a great day! Bye!