Practice some tongue twisters related to the
/l/ and /r/ sounds. 10 minutes
Listen to the song “she will be loved” by
maroon five and complete the gaps.
Talk about the /l/ and /r/ sounds. 10
/l/ and /r/ are formed with more movements
of the speech organs than are most other
A vowel-like consonant produce without
Most other consonants are made with the
speech organs in a more or less fixed
Speakers of English normally produce /l/
sound as the tip of the tongue moves to or
away from the tooth ridge.
The movement that characterizes /l/ is
more extensive when the /l/ follows a vowel
sound than when it precedes a vowel sound
A large majority of English-speaking people
pronounce it with both sides of the tongue
touching the back part of the tooth ridge
and the back teeth.
The movements that characterize both /l/
and /r/, especially when they follow a vowel
sound, are produced quite far back in the
When a front vowel is followed by /l/ or /r/,
an intermediary /ə/ is inserted.
Practice the transcription of words with /l/
and /r/ after front vowels. 20 minutes
- Missing words of the lyric of the song “She
will be loved”
- Activity D, page 120. Homework
Discuss the results from the transcriptions.
Make a short conversation using words with
words that contain /l/ and /r/ sounds. 25