UNIT 5: /ɔː/ and /ɒ/

UNIT 5: /ɔː/ and /ɒ/

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CHAPTER 1: Vowels

UNIT 5: /ɔː/ and /ɒ/

I. Sounds

Practice reading the sounds below.

/ɔː/

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long/lɔːŋ/ 
corner/kɔːrnər/ 
corn/kɔːrn/ 

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.

/ɒ/

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hall/hɒl/ 
ball/bɒl/ 
call/kɒl/ 

Smile a little. Take notice that the lips are more relaxed here than the one on the left.

Tongue is slightly touching the back of the lower teeth.

II. Practice: Sounds in Words

Listen and Repeat.

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course/kɔːrs/ 
board/bɔːrd/ 
talk/tɔːk/ 
fork/fɔːrk/ 
morning/mɔːrnɪŋ/ 
floor/flɔːr/ 
sport/spɔːrt/ 
passport/pɑːspɔːrt/ 
along/əlɔː ŋ/ 
fourth/fɔːrθ/ 
north/nɔːrθ/ 
order/ɔːrdər/ 
platform/plætfɔːrm/ 
cork/cɔːrk/ 
skateboard/skeɪtbɔːrd/ 
shorts/ʃɔːrts/ 
WordIPASound
mall/mɒl/ 
chocolate/tʃɒklət/ 
daughter/dɒtər/ 
draw/drɒ/ 
tall/tɒl/ 
cross/krɒs/ 
sausage/sɒsədʒ/ 
sauce/sɒs/ 
song/sɒŋ/ 
malt/mɒlt/ 
all/ɒl/ 
moth/mɒθ/ 
bald/bɒld/ 
wall/wɒl/ 
wallet/wɒlət/ 
water/wɒtər/ 

III. Practice: Words in Sentences

Read the following sentences, focusing on the words in RED.
/ɔː/
1. The line is long.
2. Sally turned left at the corner.
3. Do not talk while eating.
4. The floor is wet.
/ɒ/
5. The baby is playing with a ball.
6. Do you like eating chocolate?
7. My sister loves to draw.
8. You can call me Sara.

IV. Application 1: Let’s Talk

Practice having a conversation with someone.
Tutor: When will the mall close?
Student: The mall will close in fifteen minutes.
Tutor: Oh no! I need to be quick. I need to buy a ball.
Student: The balls are behind the long shelf.
Tutor: Do you mean the shelf of chocolates?
Student: Yes, just go straight down the hall.
Tutor: I see! Thank you!
Student: You’re welcome! But please be careful. The floor is wet.

V. Practice: Tongue Twisters

1. Every morning, Courtney eats corn.
And, throws more long corn cobs in every corner.
2. Tall Paul played ball.
Tall Paul slipped on the hall’s wet floor.