Free English Pronunciation Lesson: The /ər/ Sound

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The /ər/ sound can be tricky because there are several ways to spell this sound. For example: earth [ear]            bird [ir]            word [or]            curtain [ur] Words with the /ər/ sound bird dirt hurt shirt birthday earth learn sir church earl lurk splurge curd fir occur stir curl firm pearl turkey curse fur perk turn curt heard purr word curtain hurl …

English Pronunciation Lesson: /s/ vs. /ʃ/ (s vs sh)

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1) The basic sounds: It’s a ssssssssssnake! When you talk in the library, the librarian will say, “Shhhhhhhhhh” 2) Look at these pairs of words: see – she sue – shoe save – shave sit – shit 3) Sentence practice #1                      [ /s/   (ess) ]                                                        I see seven swans. Sue said Sam …