UNIT 13: / r/

UNIT 13: / r/

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CHAPTER 2: CONSONANTS

UNIT 13: / r/

I. Sounds

Practice reading the sounds below.

/ r/

WordIPASound
rabbit/ræbɪt/ 
board/bɔːrd/ 
car/kɑːr/ 

Lips are pursed during the production of sound.

Tongue pulls back in the mouth without touching the top ridge.

II. Practice: Sounds in Words

Listen and Repeat.

WordIPASound
rice/raɪs/ 
church/tʃɜːrtʃ/ 
rock/rɑːk/ 
roof/ruːf/ 
rain/reɪn/ 
bread/bred/ 
ruler/ruːlər/ 
grow/ɡroʊ/ 
computer/kəmpjuːtər/ 
fire/faɪər/ 
run/rʌn/ 
bar/bɑːr/ 
room/ruːm/ 
real/riːl/ 
area/eriə/ 
pray/preɪ/ 
market/mɑːrkət/ 
ride/raɪd/ 
later/leɪtər/ 
after/æftər/ 

R sounds extra practice

III. Practice: Words in Sentences

Read the following sentences, focusing on the words in RED.
/ r/
1. Christine has a red car.
2. I ate bread for breakfast.
3. Alfred watches movies on his computer.
4. The building is on fire.
5. They painted their roof brown.
6. Mary used a ruler to draw a line.
7. He threw the rock in the river.
8. It will rain tomorrow.

IV. Application 1: Let’s Talk

Practice having a conversation with someone.

Tutor: There is a new market that opened in the city last week.
Student: I want to visit the market but it is far from here.
Tutor: Don’t you have a car?
Student: Yes, I have a red car.
Tutor: You can use it to go to the market.
Student: But my car is under repair.
Tutor: What happened? It’s new, right?
Student: Yes. But I had to replace the front right tire.

V. Practice: Tongue Twisters

1. Rea returned the rotten red radishes.
The rotten radishes are from Robert.
2. Roger threw round rocks on our red roof.
The round rocks rolled from the roof onto the red floor.