Will you bring Miss Lim in? I think I’d like a pink sink.Bill lives in Liverpool.
The [æ] sound is a front vowel sound. To produce this sound, make your mouth wide open and move the back of your tongue backwards. Try to say æ æ æ.
than man mat sang
He that hatches matches hatches catches
The fat cat sat on the man’s black hat.
The [e] sound is a front vowel sound. To produce this sound, open your mouth slightly and smile broadly. It’s the same sound as [æ], but you should not open your mouth so much.
Try to say :
Press the bell.
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The [ɑ:] sound is a back vowel sound. To produce this sound open your mouth wide, relax your tongue and drop your jaw as far down as it will go, like you do when showing a doctor your throat. It’s a deep sound from inside. Say ɑɑɑ: ɑ: ɑ: ɑ:
far bar park hard
How smart you are, aren’t you, Mark? It’s hard to park a car in a dark car park when the dog barks.
Now a few words about diphthongs. Diphthongs are two vowels produced consecutively in the same syllable by moving the articulators smoothly from one position to the other.
Let’s start from the group of vowels where your tongue moves to the [ɪ] sound.
The [aɪ] sound is a diphthong sound. To produce this sound first you say [a] like English “path” then you slip to [ɪ], but you don’t completely finish this sound.
buy eye wife wide
Mike and I sat side by side quiet as mice Nile crocodiles have the widest smiles
The [eɪ] sound is a diphthong sound. To produce this sound first you say [e] then you slip to [ɪ] make your mouth wide and move the front of the tongue up.
wait play plate great rain
Let’s play Jane!
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Now, I am not talking here only about pronunciation or English. It’s just a general principle which can apply it to any field and if you do it properly you’ll get what you want.
Now say your chosen sentence whilst doing something else which you have to concentrate on.
My sentence will be:
It is a far far better thing that I do now (then I’ve ever done before).
Whilst catching and throwing a ball.
Whilst playing hopscotch.
Whilst dealing cards.
Whilst drawing a shape.
Whilst ironing a shirt.
Whilst blowing a balloon.
Whilst getting a shave.
Whilst arranging some flowers.
Whilst writing a shopping list.
With any technical things that we do the final goal is to develop quality, to be attentive to the thousands of small details which are around. This is the first step because when you notice these details you become aware of them, you can play with them and have the opportunity to make them your own. Don’t cut out anything that according to your opinion is not important for you now. If you want to learn something try try try to enjoy it, listen to the melody of language, watch how people talk, how they breathe, how they think, read their literature, try and understand their culture. Doing so, you will learn any subject which you started much more deeply and finally more quickly.