UNIT 5: /f/

UNIT 5: /f/

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CHAPTER 2: CONSONANTS

UNIT 5: /f/

I. Sounds

Practice reading the sounds below.

/f/

WordIPASound
fish/fɪʃ/ 
gift/gɪft/ 
chef/ʃef/ 

Your lower lip must be slightly touching your upper teeth. Then, blow air out through your lips.

Tongue is placed at the front of lower teeth, only slightly touching.

II. Practice: Sounds in Words

Listen and Repeat.

WordIPASound
coffee/kɑːfi/ 
floor/flɔːr/ 
laugh/læf/ 
fruit/fruːt/ 
face/feɪs/ 
elephant/eləfənt/ 
shelf/ʃelf/ 
leaf/liːf/ 
friend/frend/ 
food/fuːd/ 
from/ frɒm / 
fact/fækt/ 
field/fiːld/ 
family/fæməli/ 
fan/fæn/ 
February/febjəweri/ 
football/fʊtbɒl/ 
cliff/klɪf/ 
girlfriend/ɡɜːlfrend/ 
golf/ɡɑːlf/ 

III. Practice: Words in Sentences

Read the following sentences, focusing on the words in RED.
/f/
1. He likes to eat fish.
2. Claire picks the leaf.
3. I can see his face.
4. Rey does not eat spicy food.
5. Matt gave me fruits.
6. The boss is nice to his staff.
7. There is an elephant in the zoo.
8. He bought a new book shelf.

IV. Application 1: Let’s Talk

Practice having a conversation with someone.

Tutor: What food is in your grocery bag?
Student: I have fruits.
Tutor: Are those fruits fresh?
Student: Yes, the fruits are fresh.
Tutor: Do you have fish?
Student: No, I did not buy fish.
Tutor: How about tofu?
Student: Yes. I bought fried tofu.

V. Practice: Tongue Twisters

1. Five fat pigs found five friends.
On Friday, they found four more friends.
2. She feeds fruits to her fat ferret.
Her fat ferret fears flies.