Episode #19 [ɔɪ] as in ‘choice’

26 December 2016

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Hi, I’m Darcy and welcome back to this week’s Real English video.

Today we’ll be working on the sound [ɔɪ] as in the word ‘choice’. This is another diphthong which means your tongue moves from the beginning to the end of the sound.

To pronounce this sound, your tongue starts in the back [ɔ] position and ends in the high front [ɪ] position. Your lips also move from rounded to less rounded.

[ɔɪ], [ɔɪ], [ɔɪ].

Here are a few words with the [ɔɪ] sound:
toy, noise, boy, soy.

And here’s a tongue twister to help you practice.
Any noise annoys and oyster, but a noisy noise annoys an oyster more.

Make sure you practice that.

This is our last week of vowels and next week we’ll be back with consonants.

Good luck and see you next week!