Today in the Fun Easy English classroom you are going to
learn to pronounce the sound o as in
the words book,
woman. Remember "practice makes perfect" if
you want to improve your English speaking ability.
if you cannot understand something on this page,
then use the Fun Easy English
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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 relaxed.
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.
1. b_ _k
2. c_ _ld
5. c_ _k
6. sh_ _ld
8. g_ _d
9. w_ _ld
Note: the letter
or letters needed to complete each word all have the
Another Kissing Sound
Yup use this lesson as an excuse to go out and kiss
someone. Before they slap you in the face, simply
explain that you were practicing the Fun Easy English
Pronunciation Lesson 9. lol.
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In this lesson Anna learns that someone at work looks a
lot like her. But, who is this person? And what happens
when they finally meet?
Watch the video and then read the video script.
ANNA: This article is so interesting. Pete, listen to this: “Somewhere in the
world there is someone who looks just like you.”
PETE: No one is this handsome.
ANNA: Oh Pete, there's something between your teeth.
(Pete tries to clean his teeth.)
PETE: It is gone?
ANNA: No. No. It’s still there. There. You got it. But think of it: There could
be two of us in the world!
PETE: Two Annas?
PROF. BOT: Two Annas? Today, we’re reviewing ways to describe and compare
people. Keep watching for descriptions of people!
PETE: Actually, Anna, maybe your silly article is right. Yesterday at work, I
met a woman who looks just like you.
ANNA: Really? Wait, are you making fun of me?
PETE: Not this time.
PETE: She’s tall and has curly hair. But even her face looks like yours. I think
she’s a career consultant.
ANNA: I bet she has a lot of great advice. I can’t wait to meet her.
PETE: Yes, you can. I met her and she is very difficult.
ANNA: Pete, she’s just new. We have to give her a chance. What’s her name?
PETE: Evelyna or something like that. You can’t miss her. She always wears a
PENELOPE: So, Anna, have you met the new consultant yet?
ANNA: No. But I’ve already heard. We look alike, don’t we?
PENELOPE: Yeah, but you don’t act alike. You’re much nicer than she is.
ANNA: Maybe she gets nervous at new jobs. Or maybe she's shy. Let’s not judge,
PENELOPE: She’s not nervous or shy. She’s mean.
ANNA: You know, we should get to know her better. Let’s invite her to lunch!
PENELOPE: Sorry but I’m busy that day.
(Penelope walks away. Anna yells after her.)
ANNA: Oh, that’s too bad. Hey, I haven’t picked a day yet!
PROF. BOT: So, did you find anything? Here are a few things I found: Anna uses
the words “look alike” to talk about the new consultant. She says, “We look
alike, don’t we?”
PROF. BOT: Penelope uses “than” and the comparative adjective “nicer” to compare
Anna with the new consultant. She says, “You’re much nicer than she is.” Keep
watching for more!
(Anna and Pete are playing a game.)
ANNA: This is going to be so much fun. Boy, I can't wait to play this game.
EVILANA: How much longer are you going to be?
ANNA: We’ll be just a minute …
(Anna turns around and sees her look-alike.)
ANNA: You must be Evelana. I’m Anna. We are look-alikes!
EVILANA: No, we’re not. And my name is pronounced “Evil-ana.”
PETE: Oh. This is going to be fun.
EVILANA: You had better hurry up. I need this room for a lecture. It’s called:
"If You Want to Win, Others Must Lose." What is all this stuff, anyway?
ANNA: It’s a game. We’re going to play at lunch.
EVILANA: It’s a stupid child's game!
ANNA: It's a fun game. But yes, it is for children.
EVILANA: Well, you may be childish but I’m not. And you look stupid with that
thing on your head.
ANNA: Well, you look serious with that look on your face. Come on, Pete. Let’s
play somewhere else.
PETE: Actually, I’m going to stay for Evilana’s lecture.
ANNA: Fine. You can learn new ways to beat people.
EVILANA: He will. He will.
(Days later, Anna and Penelope are playing the game. Pete comes in. He has a
problem with his eye.)
ANNA: Okay. Am I a food?
PETE: Hey, do you guys have room for one more?
PENELOPE: Sure, Pete! Come on over. What happened to your eye?
PETE: Evilana “accidentally” hit me. And she didn’t even say sorry. She’s so
PENELOPE: I told you so.
ANNA: Here, Pete. Put on this headband. You’ll feel better. Penelope, you’re
right. Evilana is an awful person!
PENELOPE: And violent. And now we have to work with her!
ANNA: Haven’t you heard? She’s gone! She was given another assignment.
PENELOPE: What assignment?
ANNA: I’m not sure. I think it has something to do with outdoors. Anyway, let’s
play! Pete it’s your turn.
Now practice listening to only the audio portion of the conversation.
How well do you know the grammar from Level 2? Test yourself!
In today's lesson, you saw examples of grammar from other lessons. Look for
sentences in Lesson 26 that have:
say, tell, speak or talk
Today, you learned some new language for describing people.
We also reviewed comparative adjectives and sentences using the word than. For
example, Penelope says, "You're much nicer than she is."
For more on comparatives, watch Lesson 5: Greatest Vacation.
Now, you try it!
Think of a person in your family, a friend or someone else. Then, describe the
person. What do they look like? What do they act like?
Next, write a few sentences comparing yourself to that person with comparative
adjectives and than. For example, "I'm taller than my friend."
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adj. similar in appearance, nature or form
n. a piece of writing about a particular
subject that is included in a magazine, newspaper, or on a website
v. to defeat
v. to think that something will probably or
v. to look at two or more things in order to
see what is similar or different about them
v. to say what something or someone is like
adj. stubborn or unreasonable
adj. pleasing to look at
n. a band of cloth or some other material worn
on or around your head
v. to form an opinion about
n. a talk or speech given to a group of people
to teach them about a particular subject
n. someone or something that looks like another
person or thing (also written: lookalike)
v. to fail to keep or hold something wanted or
making fun – tease, laugh
at, or joke about someone in a mocking or unkind way
adj. not kind to people; cruel or harsh
v. to fail to see or notice
pronounce – v. to make
the sound of a word or letter with your voice
adj. feeling nervous and uncomfortable about
meeting and talking to people
n. one of the hard white objects inside the
mouth that are used for biting and chewing (plural: teeth)
n. an opportunity or responsibility to do or
use something before or after other people
adj. using or involving the use of physical
force to cause harm or damage to someone or something
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