Unit 2 Chapter 1 Lesson 3 L-Blends, R-Blends, and /l/ /r/ Combination

LESSON R-BLENDS AND L-BLENDS

HOW TO PRONOUNCE R-BLENDS

     
/tr/ and /dr/ (sounds like /tʃr/ and /dʒr/) 1. 1. 2.
/pr/ and /br/ 1. 2. 1.2.
/kr/ and /gr/  1.  1.2.
/fr/ 1.  1. 2.

HOW TO PRONOUNCE L-BLENDS

SOUND MOUTH FORMATION TONGUE POSITION
/pl/ and /bl/ 1. 2. 1. 2.
/kl/ and /gl/ 1. 1.2. 
/fl/ 1. 1. 2. 
/sl/ 1. 1. 2. 

MINIMAL PAIRS R-BLENDS AND L-BLENDS

R-BLENDS L-BLENDS
pray /préi/ play /pléi/
brew /brú:/ blue /blú:/
crew /krú:/ clue /klú:/ 
grass /grǽs/ glass /glǽs/ 

LET US PRACTICE R-BLENDS

/tr/
  1. travel 
    /trǽvl/
  2. country
    /kʌ́ntri/
  3. extravagant
    /ikstrǽvəgənt/
/dr/
  1. driven
    /drívn/
  2. overdrive
    /óuvɚdraiv/
  3. withdrawal
    /wiðdrɔ́:əl/
/pr/
  1. privacy
    /praivəsi/
  2. provoking
    /prəvóukiŋ/
  3. approved
    /əprú:vd/
/br/
  1. bravery
    /bréivəri/
  2. abroad
    /əbrɔ́:d/
  3. brother
    /brʌ́ðɚ/
/kr/
  1. creative
    /kriéitiv/
  2. crunchy
    /krʌ́ntʃi:/
  3. handcraft
    /hǽndkræft/
/gr/
  1. gravy
    /greivi/
  2. fragrance
    /freigrəns/
  3. overgrown
    /ouvɚgróun/
/fr/
  1. fruitful
    /frú:tfl/
  2. befriend
    /bifrénd/
  3. freezer
    /frí:zɚ/

LET US PRACTICE L-BLENDS

/pl/
  1. plumber
    /plʌ́mɚ/
  2. plural
    /plúrəl/
  3. replay
    /rí:plei/
/bl/
  1. gambling
    /gǽmbliŋ/
  2. blueprint
    /blú:print/
  3. horrible
    /hɔ́:ribl/
/kl/
  1. chlorine
    /klɔ́:ri:n/
  2. clarify
    /klǽrifai/
  3. clavicle
    /klævikl/
/gl/
  1. spyglass
    /spáiglæs/
  2. gloves
    /glʌ́vs/
  3. struggle
    /strʌ́gl/
/fl/
  1. flavor 
    /fléivɚ/
  2. inflate
    /infléit/
  3. overflow
    /ouvɚflóu/
/sl/
  1. slither
    /slíðɚ/
  2. sleeveless
    /slívlis/
  3. slippery
    /slípəri/

LESSON /l/ /r/ COMBINATION

MINIMAL PAIRS /l/ /r/ COMBINATION

/l_r/ /r_l/
lorry /lɔ́:ri/ Rolly /róuli:/
Larry /lǽri:/ rally /rǽli:/
leery /líri/ really /rí:li/

LET US PRACTICE  /l/ /r/ COMBINATION

/l_r/ 
  1. luring
    /lúriŋ/
  2. leader
    /lí:dɚ/
  3. layer
    /léɚ/
  4. liver
    /lívɚ/
/r_l/
  1. royal
    /rɔ́iəl/
  2. reader
    /rí:dɚ/
  3. relax
    /rilǽks/
  4. river
    /rívɚ/

TONGUE TWISTER /l/ /r/ COMBINATION

Laura and Larry are rallying Rolly’s lorry. 

/lɔ́:rə ənd lǽri: ɚ rǽliiŋ róuli:z lɔ́:ri/

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