/r/ Video Lesson 1


How to make the /r/ sound

It is helpful if you think of the Australian /r/ sound as a new sound you are learning. It doesn’t flick or roll, and it is different from the American /r/ sound. You simply lift your tongue in the middle of your mouth. If I said to you ‘lift your tongue so I can see under it”, that would be the position. Hold it in that position and make an /r/ sound. You lift the tip of your tongue up towards the highest part of the roof of your mouth- straight up, but don’t touch the roof of your mouth. Next you tighten the tip –bring the sides slightly in toward the middle- and hold it strong and say the /r/ sound.

Spelling: r, wr

red
run
rock
rest
radio
read
right
road
rock
carry
hurry
parrot

prize
promotion
bring
brief
try
traffic
drink
create
great
Friday
scrape
street
arrow




Ruth hurried to get the parrot.
Carry it down the road very gently.
Can you arrange a meeting at that address please?
There’s too much traffic on Friday.
Are you ready to drive on the really new road?
Can you contribute a creative writing piece for your professional magazine?


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