Welcome to class!
In today’s class, we shall be discussing Pronunciation of Consonants and Consonant Clusters. This is where you’ll master the art of shaping your mouth and tongue to create clear and accurate sounds in speech. Get ready to embark on a vocal journey of articulation!
Pronunciation of Consonants and Consonant Clusters
Today, we’ll dive into the fascinating world of consonants and consonant clusters. These are the building blocks of speech, and by understanding their pronunciation, you’ll become a master communicator.
Conquering Individual Consonants:
Consonants are like the colors on an artist’s palette. Each one has a unique shape and sound. For example:
/b/ as in “bat”
/k/ as in “cat”
/f/ as in “fish”
/p/ as in “pen”
/s/ as in “sun”
/t/ as in “tree”
Tackling Consonant Clusters:
Consonant clusters are like blending colors on a canvas. They’re two or more consonant sounds together. Let’s practice:
/bl/ as in “black”
/dr/ as in “drive”
/sp/ as in “spoon”
/fl/ as in “flower”
/st/ as in “star”
/tr/ as in “tree”
I want you to say each consonant sound and cluster aloud. Observe how your lips, tongue, and teeth work together to create these sounds.
In today’s class, we have delved into the world of speech sounds, mastering the art of shaping our mouths and tongues to produce accurate sounds. We also explored individual consonant sounds like /b/, /k/, /f/, /p/, /s/, and /t/, as well as consonant clusters like /bl/, /dr/, /sp/, /fl/, /st/, and /tr/.
Evaluation and Questions:
Which consonant sound or cluster do you find most interesting to pronounce? What’s a word you can think of that contains a challenging consonant cluster?
Over the weekend, pick a short passage from a book or article. Focus on pronouncing consonant sounds and clusters clearly as you read it aloud.
We have come to the end of today’s class. I hope you enjoyed the class!
In the next class, we shall be discussing Pronunciation Practice on Consonant.
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