We’re back with final voiceless and voiced consonants! Another video that will help you with cutting off specific words, as well as identifying words with and without vibrations.
What signals the difference between voiceless and voiced consonants at the ends of words?
White beaches wide beaches
The bus stopped the buzz stopped
Cap company cab company
Listen and repeat each pair of words three times. “Stretch” the vowel in the second word of each pair.
Fill in the sentences.
- Lap or lab Your notebook is in your _____________.
- Rope of robe You need a new _________. This one is worn out.
- Cap or cab I tried, but I couldn’t find a ____________.
- Spent or spend They ____________ every Saturday at the market.
- Cart or card I’ll take the ___________ to the checkout.
- Back or bag She said she would ___________ it up for me.
- Buck or bug We saw a huge _____________.
- Ross or Roz I would like you to meet my friend, ___________.
Practice II – Listen to each sentence two times. Do you hear the correct or the incorrect pronunciation? Watch my video and circle the incorrect one.
- I need two pounds of meat.
- I can’t believe it.
- That’s a wide door.
- Leave the key on the dresser.
- They let us feed the animals.
- His backpack is in his lab.
- I’ll have a cup of coffee.
- It’s a major-league team.
- I received a one hundred-dollar prize.
- My friend just created his own writing blog.
Look at the underlined words. Write the symbol for the final consonant words.
- Did you hear the door close? /z/ He has close ties to his family. /s/
- Would you please excuse me? ___ You need a doctor’s excuse. ____
- I don’t have any use for my DVD. ___ We will probably use all of it. ___
- Many politicians abuse their power. ___ That was an abuse of authority. ___
Read the phone message down below. Practice saying the underlined words with final voiced consonant sounds.
“ Hi, Ted. We need a few more things for our holiday to Europe this weekend. Could you please stop at the store on your way home and get these things: a can of bug spray, frozen peas, a loaf of bread, one red peppers, and a half-pound of cheddar cheese. Oh, I almost forgot. We need five big crab legs. I hope you can carry everything in one bag. Thank you!”
Send this to my email: firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will evaluate you on how you lengthen each sound before the final voiced consonants.
Tip: Pay special attention to your pronunciation of the underlined words. Make changes, if needed, and submit it to me.