Pronunciation<br />‘A’ Sounds<br />By Ikay Moreno<br />http://www.presentationfx.com/<br />
 a <br />	The  a  sound is called the timid smile or half-smile because you will be “half-smiling” when  you produce this ...
 a <br />cat -  kat  <br />patch -  pach  <br />handbag -  hand-bag  <br />Image: by: digitalart<br />http://www.freedigit...
Let’s practice!<br />
 ä <br />The  ä  sound is  the sound that you make when the doctor tells you to say “ah”.<br />	Relax your tongue and drop...
 ä <br />art -  ärt  <br />palm -  päm  <br />yacht -  yät  <br />Image: by: digitalart<br />http://www.freedigitalphotos....
Let’s practice!<br />
 ā <br />	The  ā  sound is one of the easiest sound to produce. Simply say the letter ‘A’.  <br />	This is sometimes class...
 ā <br />pay -  pāy <br />break -  brāk  <br />heyday -  hādā <br />Image: by: digitalart<br />http://www.freedigitalphoto...
Let’s practice!<br />
Contrasting Sounds<br />
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Pronunciation - A Sounds

  1. 1. Pronunciation<br />‘A’ Sounds<br />By Ikay Moreno<br />http://www.presentationfx.com/<br />
  2. 2. a <br /> The a sound is called the timid smile or half-smile because you will be “half-smiling” when you produce this sound. <br />Slightly drop your jaw as if to say “ah”, but from that position, say “eh” instead. <br />
  3. 3. a <br />cat - kat <br />patch - pach <br />handbag - hand-bag <br />Image: by: digitalart<br />http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/images/view_photog.php?photogid=2280<br />
  4. 4. Let’s practice!<br />
  5. 5. ä <br />The ä sound is the sound that you make when the doctor tells you to say “ah”.<br /> Relax your tongue and drop your jaw as far as you can. It helps if you put your hand under your chin while practicing. As your jaw drops, it should push down your hand.<br />
  6. 6. ä <br />art - ärt <br />palm - päm <br />yacht - yät <br />Image: by: digitalart<br />http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/images/view_photog.php?photogid=2280<br />
  7. 7. Let’s practice!<br />
  8. 8. ā <br /> The ā sound is one of the easiest sound to produce. Simply say the letter ‘A’. <br /> This is sometimes classified as a dipthong “eI”.<br />
  9. 9. ā <br />pay - pāy <br />break - brāk <br />heyday - hādā <br />Image: by: digitalart<br />http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/images/view_photog.php?photogid=2280<br />
  10. 10. Let’s practice!<br />
  11. 11. Contrasting Sounds<br />
  12. 12. Would you like to know more?Check out our website: http://working-english.weebly.com/<br />

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