Episode #6 [ɛ] as in ‘ten’

23 September 2016

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Hello, and welcome to this week’s Real English video.

I’m Darcy and this week we’ll be working on the [ɛ] vowel as in the word ‘ten’. To pronounce this sound, your lower jaw lowers, your mouth is open, and the tip of your tongue is just behind your lower teeth.

[ɛ], [ɛ], [ɛ].

Here are a few words with the [ɛ] sound: friend, stress, dress, seven.

And here’s a tongue twister to help you practice this sound: “seventy seven benevolent elephants”.

Make sure you practice this at least a minute every day and see how good you can get by next week.

Good luck, and see you next Friday!