OA1114: Pronunciation Pairs: Unit 7 - Strong and Weak Pronunciations - ESL Lab 200 - Fall II, Wednesday, 14 November 2012

In this unit we compare the / æ / sound we learned about in Unit 5 and the / ʌ / sound we are learning about in this unit. Remember, the / æ / sound is like the vowel "a" in the word "cat." Now, repeat the word "cat" five times. Pay attention to the position of your mouth and tongue as you are speaking.

In this unit we are learning about the sound / ʌ /, which is like the vowel "u" in the word "cut." Now, repeat the word "cut" five times. Pay attention to the position of your mouth and tongue as you are speaking.

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Adjunct Instructor of ESL
University of Evansville - Intensive English Center
Evansville, IN