UNIT 14: /l/

UNIT 14: /l/

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CHAPTER 2: CONSONANTS

UNIT 14: /l/

I. Sounds

Practice reading the sounds below.

/l/

WordIPASound
laptop/læptɑːp/ 
melon/melən/ 
ball/bɒl/ 

Lips are separated and mouth is slightly open during the production of the sound.

Tip of the tongue is placed against the ridge behind your upper teeth.

II. Practice: Sounds in Words

Listen and Repeat.

WordIPASound
lion/laɪən/ 
light/laɪt/ 
line/laɪn/ 
letter/letər/ 
library/laɪbreri/ 
apple/æpəl/ 
world/wɜːrld/ 
flower/flaʊər/ 
milk/mɪlk/ 
clock/klɑːk/ 
luck/lʌk/ 
long/lɔːŋ/ 
level/levəl/ 
like/laɪk/ 
fall/fal/ 
bowl/boʊl/ 
wall/wɔːl/ 
building/bɪldɪŋ/ 
leg/leg/ 
help/help/ 

III. Practice: Words in Sentences

Read the following sentences, focusing on the words in RED.
/l/
1. He drinks milk every day.
2. Leo is the richest person in the world.
3. The leaves are falling from the trees.
4. I asked him to turn on the light.
5. He gave me an apple.
6. John went to the flower shop.
7. Paula wrote a letter to her mom.
8. My brother saw a whale in the sea.

IV. Application 1: Let’s Talk

Practice having a conversation with someone.

Tutor: Do you want me to make you a fruit salad?
Student: Yes, please. I want apples in it.
Tutor: Okay. I will also put lemons.
Student: Please add melons, too.
Tutor: Sure. Would you like me to add cream?
Student: Yes, lots of cream, please.
Tutor: Let’s also put some sweet milk.
Student: Yes, sweet milk will be perfect.

V. Practice: Tongue Twisters

1. Little Lily listens to leaders.
Leaders like Little Lily when she listens.
2. Leny sent Lucy a letter earlier.
The latter got the letter later.