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Practice your final “s” and dentals!

November 1, 2012

Today in Intermedio 2 we practiced the -(e)s endings /iz/ and the -(e)d endings /t/, /d/, /id/

Here are two links I recommended, in case any of you all want to do some reading aloud! You can listen and repeat, or listen to the whole story while jotting down sounds over the written words and then read.
http://www.talkingpeople.net/tppodcast/2009/10/17/stories-the-debutante-by-leonora-carrington/

This other episode includes modal-awareness
http://www.talkingpeople.net/tppodcast/2010/02/02/stories-a-telephone-call-by-dorothy-parker/

Oh, a third!!: http://www.talkingpeople.net/tppodcast/2009/04/26/stories-coyote-kills-a-giant-by-the-navajo-people/

Today I recommend that if it’s hard for you to pronounce a final D (especially after V and N), you can say a T. It’s OK. Well, for those of you who wish, like Elena, to know when it’s a D and when a T, here is an explanation I can give in class, if you like.
http://www.talkingpeople.net/tp/skills/phonetics/edending.html

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  1. […] Practice your ending -s’s and dentals! […]



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