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  • Hey everyone Jennifer with Tarle speech with your  two for Tuesday homophone lesson. Homophones are  

  • words that are spelled differently, they have  different meanings, but the pronunciations  

  • are exactly the same. We have a great request  today from a student. I love this one. We have  

  • guerrilla which is a small independent group that  takes part in fighting a larger established force;  

  • and gorilla a large African ape. We have three  syllables or three beats in each of these words.  

  • People may hear them a little bit differently.  I'm going to teach you two different ways to  

  • think about pronouncing them. But when you say itit's probably going to sound exactly the same way.

  • To say this word correctly or these words  correctly we're going to start with way number  

  • one here we're going to start with g. And to do  that the tip of your tongue is down for that g,  

  • back of the tongue is pulled way high up, air  is going to puff out, your voice box is on  

  • and moving. Then you're going  to add that uh vowel guh guh guh

  • Next you're going to move to that ril  syllable and to do this start with that r er:  

  • square tense lips, tip of the tongue  is down, back of the tongue is  

  • pulled high up. Some people may flip the tongue  back. Totally fine as well. Move to that short ih  

  • sound. To do that you're going to relax  your lips your mouth is slightly open  

  • and the tip of your tongue is going to be  behind your top front teeth, it is not touching,  

  • and you're not going to be able to  see it. But it's right there. ih ih

  • And then touch the spot where your teeth meet  the skin on the roof of your mouth for that l  

  • real ril ril and then end with the schwa  

  • relaxed mouth relaxed tongue uh guh ril uh gorilla

  • You might hear it this way and this is  fine if this works for you ger il la

  • So to say ger we're going to start with that g and  then move to that er. Your tongue is going to say  

  • in about the same place if you make the er with  the tip of your tongue down. Or you can flip it  

  • back either it's fine. Then we're going to move  to ill. Again tip of the tongue is right behind  

  • those top teeth you can't see it, then touch the  spot where your teeth meet the skin on the roof  

  • of your mouth for that l - ill. And then end  with uh the schwa: open mouth and relax uh

  • So let's try these both we have  

  • guh ril uh gorilla gorilla gorilla  or ger il uh gorilla gorilla gorilla

  • They sound the same to me  again whichever is easy for you  

  • stick with that one. So let's try these again. gorilla guerrilla gorilla guerrilla gorilla guerrilla.

  • And now for a sentence, let me find my paperDid you know there is a video game called gorilla  

  • gorillas? There really is I googled it. So  give it a try people are going to notice the  

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Hey everyone Jennifer with Tarle speech with your  two for Tuesday homophone lesson. Homophones are  

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