UNIT 3: /d/

UNIT 3: /d/

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CHAPTER 2: CONSONANTS

UNIT 3: /d/

I. Sounds

Practice reading the sounds below.

/d/

WordIPASound
dance/dæns/ 
desert/dezərt/ 
dentist/dentəst/ 

Slightly open your mouth.

The tip of your tongue should touch your upper palate. Quickly slide it towards your upper teeth.

II. Practice: Sounds in Words

Listen and Repeat.

WordIPASound
island/aɪlənd/ 
dog/dɔːɡ/ 
door/dɔːr/ 
drink/drɪŋk/ 
desk/desk/ 
duck/dək/ 
body/bɑːdi/ 
yard/jɑːrd/ 
glad/ɡlæd/ 
wind/wɪnd/ 
kid/kɪd/ 
kind/kaɪnd/ 
medicine/medəsn/ 
build/bɪld/ 
deck/dek/ 
order/ɔːrdər/ 
playground/pleɪɡrɑːwnd/ 
dark/dɑːrk/ 
dead/ded/ 
red/red/ 

III. Practice: Words in Sentences

Read the following sentences, focusing on the words in RED.
/d/
1. Sarah wants to learn how to dance.
2. It is hot in the desert.
3. The island has many coconut trees.
4. Put the papers on the desk.
5. A duck can swim well.
6. The babies drink milk every day.
7. I have a dog.
8. The door is locked.

IV. Application 1: Let’s Talk

Practice having a conversation with someone.

Tutor: I heard something crazy happened last night.
Student: Yes, it happened in the dance room.
Tutor: I heard a dog got in.
Student: A dog and a duck got into the room.
Tutor: Did the dog chase the duck?
Student: Yes, they ran around the desk.
Tutor: Oh! Did they break anything?
Student: The dog and the duck broke the window.

V. Practice: Tongue Twisters

1. Dale the deaf dog likes to dig deep holes.
The dog likes to dive after ducks in the dam.
2. Dana discusses the dos and don’ts at the dorm.
Being late is a don’t but cleaning dirty desks is a do.