Welcome to class!
In today’s class, we shall be discussing Pronunciation Practice on Consonant Clusters. This is where you’ll refine your ability to pronounce tricky combinations of consonant sounds, making your speech clear and confident.
Pronunciation Practice on Consonant
Imagine we’re linguistic acrobats, gracefully navigating the twists and turns of consonant clusters! 🎪🗣️ Today, we’ll focus on practicing the pronunciation of specific consonant clusters. These challenging combinations of sounds are like linguistic hurdles, and by mastering them, you’ll enhance your verbal agility.
Taming Consonant Cluster Beasts:
Consonant clusters can be tricky, but with practice, you’ll be able to conquer them like a pro! Let’s dive into some clusters and words:
/br/ as in “blade” and “bread”
/dr/ as in “dry”
/f/ as in “frog” and “flood”
/g/ as in “grass”
/k/ as in “clipper” and “quick”
/pl/ as in “please”
/pr/ as in “price”
/sl/ as in “state”
/sm/ as in “smiles”
/tr/ as in “train”
/st/ as in “stone”
/spr/ as in “spread”
I want you to practice saying words with these consonant clusters. Observe how your mouth moves to smoothly transition from one sound to another.
“This blade is very sharp.”
“I ate bread this morning.”
“Spread the clothes on the grass.” Can you tell me what you observed when making the pronunciation? That’s right! You observed a smooth transition between words.
In today’s class, we delved into the challenge of mastering combinations of consonant sounds within words. We also practiced the pronunciation of various clusters, such as /br/, /dr/, /f/, /g/, and more. By learning to smoothly transition between these sounds, we enhanced our clarity and fluency in speech. Through sentences like “This blade is very sharp,” “I ate bread this morning,” and “Spread the clothes on the grass,” we applied our cluster-pronunciation skills in context
Evaluation and Questions:
Which consonant cluster do you find the most challenging to pronounce? How do you feel when you successfully navigate through these clusters?
Over the weekend, pick a few sentences from a book or article that contain these clusters. Focus on enunciating each cluster clearly and confidently.
We have come to the end of today’s class. I hope you enjoyed the class!
In the next class, we shall be discussing Making Simple Statements and Responding to Simple Commands.
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