Today in the Fun Easy English classroom you are going to
study pronunciation lesson 3. You are going to learn to
pronounce the sound oo as in the words
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Pronounce the sound oo as in
the words food,
true. Watch the following pronunciation
videos and learn to pronounce this sound correctly.
American English Pronunciation Lesson 3
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.
Note: the letter
or letters needed to complete each word all have the
Hey this is really a fun English sound to pronounce.
Tomorrow go and find someone you like and kiss them. If
they act really surprised say you were simply practicing
the oo sound in English. lol.
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listening practice, video speaking practice, video
pronunciation practice, a new
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20 - What Can You Do?
Conversation, Listening, Reading)
In this lesson Anna meets her friend Pete in a coffee
shop. Pete needs a job. Can Anna help him to find the
right job for him?
Watch the video and then do the activities on this page.
Anna: Hi, there! Washington, D.C. is a great place to work. Many people here
work in government and politics. But there are many other jobs. You can work at
a hospital; a university. You can work in a coffee shop. Wait a minute, I think
I see a friend of mine. Pete? Is that you?
Pete: Hi, Anna.
Anna: You look different. Your beard … is really big.
Pete: You don’t like it, do you?
Anna: No, no. You just look … different.
(To server) Thank you. So, what’s wrong? You look sad.
Pete: I don’t have a job.
Anna: Sorry, I can’t hear you.
Pete: I do not have a job!
Anna: Oh. I’m sorry to hear that, Pete.
Pete: I don’t have a skill.
Anna: Everyone has a skill. You need to find yours.
Pete: I don’t know, Anna.
Anna: Pete, I am good at asking questions. Let me ask you some.
Pete: Really, Anna? Can you help me?
Anna: Yes, I can. Let me help.
Pete: Sure, Anna. Maybe you can help.
Anna: Can you write code?
Pete: Sure, c-o-l-d. How is this going to help?
Anna: No, not “cold.” Code; you know, for making phone apps, or websites. You
can make tons of money writing code.
Pete: Tons of money? But I can’t code.
Anna: Next question. Can you drive?
Pete: Do you mean drive a race car? It’s really hard to be a race car driver.
First, you need a race car ...
Anna: No, I mean drive a taxi or drive a bus.
Pete: No, I always fall asleep when I drive.
Anna: Oh, that’s not good. Next question. Can you teach? You can be a teacher in
Pete: No, I cannot teach.
Anna: Can you cook? You can be a chef in a restaurant.
Pete: No, I can’t code! I can’t teach! I can’t cook! Anna, I can’t do anything.
This is sad. I’m gonna write about my feelings in my blog.
Anna: You write a blog?
Pete: Yeah, I write a blog.
Anna: How many followers do you have?
Pete: I don’t know … 59,538.
Anna: Pete, that's a lot of followers! You can make money writing!
Pete: Writing is easy. Everyone can write.
Anna: Not everyone can write well. You can be a writer!
Pete: I can be a writer. I can be a writer! I can be a writer! Thanks, Anna.
Marsha: Hi, Pete. Hi, Anna.
Pete: Hi, Marsha. Excuse me, I have to go.
Marsha: Where are you going?
Pete: I’m going to be a writer!
Marsha: Good luck, Pete!
(To Anna) He does know that it’s not easy to be a writer, doesn’t he?
Anna: There are many different jobs you can have in Washington, D.C. Pete wants
to be a writer. I wish him luck. Lots of luck. Until next time!
Now practice listening to only the audio portion of the conversation.
In this video, you can practice saying the new words and learn how to ask
questions when you do not understand someone clearly.
This video teaches about the shortened form of cannot and the two ways to
n. a computer program that performs a
particular task (such as word processing)
n. the hair that grows on a man's cheeks and
n. a Web site on which someone writes about
personal opinions, activities, and experiences
n. a professional cook who usually is in charge
of a kitchen in a restaurant
n. - a set of instructions for a computer
v. to change (information) into a set of
letters, numbers, or symbols that can be read by a computer
v. to direct the movement of a vehicle such as
a car, truck, or bus
adj. not hard to do
n. a person who likes and admires (someone or
something) very much
good luck -
expression. used to say that you hope someone
adj. physically or mentally difficult
lot(s) or a lot (informal) lots
- n. a large amount
n. a place where sick or injured people are
given care or treatment and where children are often born
n. a place where children go to learn
n. a car that carries passengers to a place for
an amount of money
n. a person or thing that teaches something
n. a school that offers courses leading to a
degree and where research is done
n. a place on the World Wide Web that contains
information about a person, organization, etc., and that usually consists of
many Web pages joined by hyperlinks
adv. in a skillful way
In this lesson, Anna is helping her friend Pete. He
needs to find a new job. How do you try to help your
friends? Write about the ways you help your friends.
Write in the Facebook Comments section below. Use the
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