UNIT 2 Chapter 1 Lesson 18 /h/

LESSON 18 /h/

HOW TO PRONOUNCE

  1. Lips are slightly open.
  2. Upper and lower teeth are slightly parted.
  3. Lower lip NEVER touches the upper teeth.

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COMMON JAPANESE MISTAKE

Students usually pronounce /hu/ as /fu/ or a sound in between /fu/ and /hu/.

LET US PRACTICE

Practice pronouncing the /h/ sound using the words below.

HOW TO PRACTICE

  1. LISTEN to the audio file.
  2. COPY how the words are pronounced.
  3. SLOWLY read the words.
  4. LOOK at your mouth and tongue movement using a MIRROR.
  5. ALWAYS practice.
ONE-SYLLABLE WORDS /h/
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  1. hoof
    /hú:f/
  2. hook
    /húk/
  3. hood
    /húd/
TWO-SYLLABLE WORDS /h/
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INITIAL

  1. horsing
    /hɔːɚsɪŋ/
  1. hoodlums
    /húːdləmz/
  1. Holland
    /hɑ́ːlənd/

MIDDLE

  1. childhood
    /tʃáild hùd/
  1. forehead
    /fɔ́ːɚhed/
  1. sea horse
    /sí: hɔ:ɚs/
THREE-SYLLABLE WORDS //
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INITIAL

  1. holocaust
    /hɑ́ːləkɑ̀st/
  1. hazardous
    /hǽzərdəs/
  1. hierarchy
    /háiərɑ̀ːrki:/

MIDDLE

  1. study hall
    /stʌ́di: hɑ́l/
  1. rehearing
    /ri:híriŋ/
  1. behavior
    /bəhéivjər/

LET US PHRASE IT

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  1. homemade hotdogs
    /hóum méid hɑ́ːtdɔːɡz/
  1. hoping to hop
    /hóupiŋ tə hɑ́ːp/
  1. hole in the hall
    /hóul in ðə hɔ́l/
  1. horses hooves
    /hɔ́ːɚsəz húvz/

TONGUE TWISTER

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Whose hula hoop has a huge hole in it?
/húːz húːlə hú:p hǽz ə hjúːdʒ hóʊl in it/

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