Today in the Fun Easy English classroom you are going to
learn to pronounce the sound o as in
the words coat,
woke. Remember "practice makes
perfect" if you want to improve your English speaking ability.
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Pronounce the sound o as in
the words coat,
woke. Watch the following pronunciation
videos and learn to pronounce this sound correctly.
American English Pronunciation Lesson 4
Note: the red
letters all have the same sound
Voiced and Unvoiced
This is a VOICED sound which means Your Vocal Cords DO
vibrate when making this sound.
LISTEN to your Vocal Cords vibrating if you cover
your ears with your hands.
Try covering your ears with your hands as Akiko is doing in
Now make the sound of this lesson. Can you listen to your vocal cords vibrating?
FEEL your Vocal Cords vibrating if
you place your hands on your neck.
Try placing your hands on your neck as Akiko is doing in the
Now make the sound of this lesson. Can you feel your vocal
The following diagram shows the most important parts of your
head and mouth used for pronouncing the sounds of English.
It also shows the location of your Vocal Cords.
Position: Mouth, lips,
The following descriptions explain the proper mouth, lips,
and tongue position when you make this sound.
mouth should be slightly tense.
Your lips should be rounded and in the same
position as when you kiss someone.
The back part of your tongue should be in the upper part of your
Listen to the video and practice repeating each word.
Pronunciation practice words
Look at your mouth in a mirror and practice pronouncing
the following words. Make sure your mouth, lips, and
tongue are in their proper positions.
Note: the red letters all
have the same sound (watch the video above)
Test: Pronunciation word test
Choose the correct letter or
letters to complete each of the following words.
bur_ _ _
Note: the letter
or letters needed to complete each word all have the
My Gosh. Hey cool
today you learned 1/3 of this popular expression. The Oh
in Oh My Gosh is the sound in this pronunciation lesson.
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Conversation Lesson -
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Learn English conversation lesson
with a conversation video, a video script, audio
listening practice, video speaking practice, video
pronunciation practice, a new
words section, and a writing activity.
In this lesson Anna sees an ad for a hair product on
television. Her friend Pete is in the ad, so she
believes that the product is a good one. She learns that
she cannot believe everything she sees in television
Watch the video and then do the activities on this page.
Anna: Hello! Winter weather in Washington, D.C. can be really windy. And wind
messes up my hair. It is really windy today. Look at my hair. Will it be windy
this weekend? I’ll listen to the news. I am tired of my untidy hair.
Pete: Are you tired of your untidy hair?
Anna: Yes. Yes, I am. And it’s … uncomfortable.
Pete: Is it … uncomfortable?
Anna: Yes. Yes, it is! Hey, is that … Pete?
Pete: Hi. I’m Pete. And I have the perfect product for you -- Hair Be Good!
Pete: Just spray Hair Be Good on your hair … wrap in a towel … and you are done!
Hair Be Good works and it’s inexpensive. One can costs only $10! So, go online
and order your Hair Be Good today!
Anna: Hair Be Good sounds perfect! And I can trust Pete! I am buying some right
now. Okay, I will order one can of Hair Be Good for $10. I’ll pay with a credit
card. My delivery will arrive in 2 days. Awesome!
Anna: It arrived! I'll use it before I go to work. Okay, Hair Be Good, make my
untidy hair tidy! No, make it … fabulous!
Amelia: Hi, Anna.
Anna: Hello, Amelia!
Amelia: Anna, you look … different.
Anna: Thanks! I used a new product called Hair Be Good.
Amelia: Well, it’s not.
Anna: It’s not what?
Amelia: Good. Your hair does not look good.
Anna: Oh, no! This is not good.
Amelia: Why don’t you go home and take care of … this.
Anna: Good idea.
Pete: Hi, Anna!
Anna: Hello, Pete.
Pete: Is something wrong?
Anna: This is wrong!
Pete: What did you do to your hair?
Anna: Hair Be Good did this to my hair.
Pete: Ah, you bought it!
Anna: Yes, I bought it. You said in your ad it was a perfect product. This is
not perfect. This is imperfect!
Pete: It’s unbelievable!
Anna: I believed your ad, Pete. It was dishonest!
Pete: Anna, you don’t believe everything you see in ads, do you?
Anna: No, Pete. Just the ones with my friends.
Pete: Your hair will be okay. Just wash it ... a couple of times.
Anna: Thanks. Thanks a lot, Pete! Here, here's your product! You should call it
"Hair Be Really Bad!" Until next time, Pete! Till next time.
Now practice listening to only the audio portion of the conversation.
In this video, learn how to say the new words. Then learn about using negative
prefixes with adjectives.
Use this video to learn about the pronunciation of the words "comfortable" and
n. a closed metal container that is usually
shaped like a cylinder and that holds food, drink, or other liquids
n. something that is taken to a person or place
or something that is delivered
adj. not honest: such as saying or likely to
say things that are untrue
adj. having mistakes or problems or not perfect
adj. very good
adj. low in price or not expensive
v. to place an order for (something): such as
to request (something) from a company
n. something that is made or grown to be sold
v. to put a stream of small drops of liquid on
(someone or something)
adj. clean and organized or not messy
n. a piece of cloth used for drying things
adj. difficult or impossible to believe
adj. causing a feeling of physical or mental
adj. not neat or clean
v. to cover (something) by winding or folding a
piece of material around it
In this lesson, Anna believed an ad she saw on
television. It was not a good decision. Do you believe
the ads you see on television? Why or why not? Write
about it in the Facebook Comments section below. Then
practice talking about ads.
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