Today in the Fun Easy English classroom you are going to
learn to pronounce the sound ar as in
the words are,
star. 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.
and tongue position
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 unrounded.
The front part of your tongue should be in the lower 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)
Pronunciation word test
Choose the correct
word from the pronunciation practice word list above to
complete each sentence.
These cookies ________ are delicious.
There were at least thirty cows in that ________.
The pond is stocked with ________.
I had a really nice time at the ________ last night.
That city is kind of ________ away.
You should report your lost wallet to the security ________.
That was the best ________ of the movie.
I spend a lot of time on the weekend pulling weeds in the
You really like to drive your ________.
That is a really bright ________.
This is really a pretty easy sound to pronounce. This
sound is actually pronounced the same as the letter "R"
when you sing the ABC song.
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