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Hazel Taylor 講師のコラム

Are you saying it wrong?

2020年8月2日

A lot of Japanese students of English struggle with the R and L sounds in English. It's easy to see why from this picture!

For the L sound in English, you need to put your tongue up behind your front teeth. Then, pull your tongue down. Practise la la la la la. When you can do that, practise longer words like 'lemon', 'like' etc.

The R sound is made mostly with the lips. Pull your lips forward loosely, like you're going to kiss someone! Then pull your lips wide. Your tongue should be in the middle of your mouth. Practise ra ra ra ra ra. Then move to longer words like 'rice', 'rain' etc.

When you think you've perfected the two sounds, go ahead and try the most difficult of all!
'broccoli', 'vocabulary', 'parallel', 'temporarily'

Experts can attempt this tongue twister!

Red Lorry, Yellow Lorry, Red Lorry, Yellow Lorry

Repeat is as many times as you can without making a mistake!

Improve your pronunciation today!

Leave a comment if you this helped you! And please don't hesistate to ask any questions!

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