UNIT 1: /ʌ/ and /ɑ:/

UNIT 1: /ʌ/ and /ɑ:/

SHARE

CHAPTER 1: Vowels

UNIT 1: /ʌ/ and /ɑ:/

I. Sounds

Practice reading the sounds below.

/ʌ/

WordIPASound
sun/sʌn/ 
brush/brʌʃ/ 
umbrella/ʌmbrelə/ 

How to pronouce ʌ sound

Part your lips a little. Make sure your lips are relaxed.
 

How to pronouce ʌ sound 1

Make the sound at the back of your throat.

/ɑ:/

WordIPASound
arm/ɑːrm/ 
star/stɑːr/ 
hard/hɑːrd/ 

How to pronouce ɑ: sound

Open your mouth wide. Let your jaws do the movement and keep your lips relaxed.

How to pronouce ɑ: sound 1

Similar sound as saying “ahhh” when you see a doctor.

II. Practice: Sounds in Words

Listen and Repeat.

WordIPASound
son/sʌn/ 
run/rʌn/ 
cut/kʌt/ 
duck/dʌk/ 
mother/mʌðər/ 
monkey/mʌŋki/ 
subway/sʌbweɪ/ 
number/nʌmbər/ 
blood/blʌd/ 
cup/kʌp/ 
fun/fʌn/ 
month/mʌnθ/ 
subject/sʌbdʒekt/ 
butter/ˈbʌtə/ 
supper/ˈsʌpə/ 
luck/lʌk/ 
bus/bʌs/ 
bun/bʌn/ 
young/jʌŋ/ 
uncle/ˈʌŋkl/̩ 
WordIPASound
farm/fɑːrm/ 
yard/jɑːrd/ 
park/pɑːrk/ 
dark/dɑːrk/ 
card/kɑːrd/ 
heart/hɑːrt/ 
pajamas/pədʒɑːməz/ 
scarf/skɑːrf/ 
car/kɑːr/ 
carpet/kɑːrpɪt/ 
barn/bɑːrn/ 
armchair/ɑːrmtʃer/ 
garlic/ɡɑːrlɪk/ 
garage/ɡərɑːʒ/ 
mark/mɑːrk/ 
artist/ɑːrtəst/ 
cart/kɑːrt/ 
start/stɑːrt/ 
bar/bɑːr/ 
charm/tʃɑːrm/ 

III. Practice: Words in Sentences

Read the following sentences, focusing on the words in RED.
/ʌ/
1. The sun is shining bright.
2. Jenna will brush her hair.
3. Paul opened the umbrella.
4. Cut the cake in half.
/ɑ:/
5. The football player broke his arm.
6. Sheila bought a scarf.
7. The child is afraid of the dark.
8. Mark’s house has a big yard.

IV. Application 1: Let’s Talk

Practice having a conversation with someone.

Tutor: Do you want to go to my farm?
Student: Yes, but the sun is bright today.
Tutor: We can put on some sunscreen.
Student: Let’s also bring an umbrella.
Tutor: Are we going by car?
Student: It’s faster to take the subway.
Tutor: Okay! I heard you have a new duck.
Student: Yes! There is a new mini park too!

V. Practice: Tongue Twisters

1. Hun took a huff and a puff in the sun,
Then, she cuts the bun for her son.
2. Parker’s task is to park the car at the duck farm.
Then, Parker needs to see a garlic artist in the dark barn fast.

  • ESL Teacher

    Nice English pronunciation lesson.

  • Lê Viết Tùng

    Good, thanks you!!!!!

    • Jessica Violet

      You’re welcome.

  • Thor

    Awesome place to practice pronunciation.

  • Viet Do

    very good

  • Viet Do

    Wonderfull

    • Jessica Violet

      Thank you!

  • Viet Do

    いいですね!!

  • Viet Do

    아주 좋은

  • Faraz Ahmed Memon

    Amazing website..

  • Hữu Thắng

    Good,but speak very small