Unit 2 Chapter 1 Lesson 6 /m/

LESSON 6 /m/

HOW TO PRONOUNCE  /m/

   

  1. Lips are closed.
  2. Air flows out of the nose.

COMMON JAPANESE MISTAKE /m/

Usually students cannot hear and pronounce the differences among the last /m/, /n/, /ŋ/

MINIMAL PAIRS /m/ /n/

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Read and listen to the differences between /m/ and /n/.
Test your listening skill by asking someone to RANDOMLY read a word and try to guess which word was read.
/m/ /n/
cam /kǽm/ can /kǽn/
comb /kóum/ cone /kóun/
foam /fóum/ phone /fóun/
home /hóum/ hone /hóun/

MINIMAL PAIRS /m/ /ŋ/

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Read and listen to the differences between /m/ and /ŋ/.
Test your listening skill by asking someone to RANDOMLY read a word and try to guess which word was read.
/m/ /ŋ/
sum /sʌ́m/ sung /sʌ́ŋ/
sim /sím/ sing /síŋ/
kim /kím/ king /kíŋ/
fam /fæm/ fang /fæŋ/

LET US PRACTICE /m/

TWO-SYLLABLE WORDS /m/
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INITIAL

  1. mammal
    /mǽml/
  1. married
    /mérid/
  1. movie
    /múːvi/

MEDIAL

  1. climbing
    /kláimiŋ/
  1. grammar
    /ɡrǽmɚ/
  1. plumber
    /plʌ́mər/

FINAL

  1. problem
    /prɑ́ːbləm/
  1. random
    /rǽndəm/
  1. courtroom
    /kɔː́rtruːm/
THREE-SYLLABLE WORDS /m/
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INITIAL

  1. mechanic
    /məkǽnik/
  1. microwave
    /máikrəweiv/
  1. Mexico
    /méksəkou/

MEDIAL

  1. camera
    /kǽmərə/
  1. tomato
    /təméitou/
  1. comedy
    /kɑ́ːmədi/

FINAL

  1. maximum
    /mǽksəməm/
  1. stadium
    /stéidiəm/
  1. overtime
    /óuvᵊrtaim/

LET US PHRASE IT

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  1. jammed jam cover
    /dʒǽmd dʒǽm kʌ́vɚ/
  1. shimmering summit
    /ʃíməriŋ sʌ́mət /
  1. mummies humming
    /mʌ́miz hʌ́miŋ /
  1. comma’s in the summary
    /kɑ́:məz in ðə sʌ́məri: /

TONGUE TWISTER

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Mia’s mommy mimics Jimmy’s memo.

/míəz mɑ́ːmi: mímiks dʒímiz mémou /

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