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Pronunciation: The /s/ (#0274)


Learn the /s/ sound using vocabulary words pertaining to being sick.

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Youre about to listen to an audio lesson from penEnglish.com. !elcome to another audio lesson. "m #ndres $oreno% your English coach. " hope youre ready because we have a great lesson ahead of us. &oday were going to work on the 's( sound. Lets practice it. )epeat after me* 'sss( Let the air out* 'sss( Heres a couple of words with the 's( sound. Listen and repeat after me* '+arah( '+am( 's( "n this lesson% +arah is sick. +o lets practice some words and sentences that relate to this topic. )epeat after me* '+arah( 'sick( '+arah is sick.( Lets practice a ,uestion. )epeat after me* '!hat are her symptoms-( '!hat are her symptoms-( &hats a tough word. )epeat after me* 'symptoms( '!hat are her symptoms-( .ood /ob. Heres another one. )epeat after me* '+arah has been snee0ing.(

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#nd again* '+arah has been snee0ing.( !ay to go. Heres another one. )epeat after me* 'Her stomach hurts.( #nd again* 'hurts( 'Her stomach hurts.( .ood /ob. Heres another e5ample. Listen and repeat after me* '7r. +amuel says she should rest.( Lets go word by word. &hey all have an 's( sound. +o repeat after me* '+amuel( 'says( &he 's( is both at the beginning and at the end of the word. +o repeat after me* 'says( .ood /ob. Heres the ne5t one* 'rest( '+amuel says rest.( .ood% now the whole sentence. )epeat after me* '7r. +amuel says she should rest.( ne last time% repeat after me* '7r. +amuel says she should rest.( !ay to go. Lets keep practicing that 's( sound. )epeat after me* 'sss( 1ome on% stretch it* 'sss( '+arah( 'stay(
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'+arah is supposed to stay in bed.( Lets practice that word by word. )epeat after me* '+arah( 'supposed( 'stay( 8ow lets practice the whole sentence* '+arah is supposed to stay in bed.( ne last time% come on. You can do it. )epeat after me* '+arah is supposed to stay in bed.( !ay to go. Heres the ne5t e5ample. )epeat after me* '!e went to see +arah.( 'see( '+arah( &heres the 's( sound. +o repeat after me* '!e went to see +arah.( &hats it. Lets move on to the ne5t e5ample. )epeat after me* 'still( 'snee0ing( '+he is still snee0ing.( .ood /ob. Heres the ne5t one. )epeat after me* 'sleep( 'sleeping( '+arah is sleeping a lot.( .reat /ob. Heres the ne5t one. Lets keep going. Youre doing great. )epeat after me* 'soon( '+arah should get better soon.(

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ne more time% come on. You can do it. .ive it your best* '+arah should get better soon.( &hats it. You got it. 8e5t e5ample% repeat after me* 'sister( 'see( 8ow the whole sentence% repeat after me* 'Her sister is coming to see her.( 1ome on% you can do better than that. )epeat after me* 'Her sister is coming to see her.( &hats better. Lets keep at it. )epeat after me* '+aturday( 1ome on* '+aturday( '+hes coming on +aturday.( ne more time* '+hes coming on +aturday.( .reat /ob. Heres the ne5t e5ample. )epeat after me* 'says( '7r. +amuel says she should eat healthier.( &hats a long sentence. Lets break it up. )epeat after me* '7r. +amuel says( 'she should eat( 'healthier( 8ow the whole sentence. )epeat after me* '7r. +amuel says she should eat healthier.( ne last time% come on. You can do it* '7r. +amuel says she should eat healthier.(
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!ay to go. !e have three more sentences% and thats the end of it. +o repeat after me* 'promises( 'salads( '+arah promises to eat more salads.( 1ome on% louder. " know its tough% but you can do it. )epeat after me* '+arah promises to eat more salads.( You got it. 8e5t sentence% repeat after me* '+he needs to have less salt.( Lets practice those key words* 'less( 'salt( .ood /ob% now the whole sentence. )epeat after me% and promise to give it your best. Here we go* '+he needs to have less salt.( Last time% repeat after me* '+he needs to have less salt.( .reat /ob. "m proud of you. ne last e5ample and itll be the end of this lesson. .ive it your best and repeat after me* '+arah will get better soon.( 'soon( 1ome on% let me hear that 's( sound* '+arah( 'soon( '+arah will get better soon.( !ay to go% you did great. " hope you feel comfortable now saying the 's( sound. "ts one of the most common consonant sounds in the English language% so keep working on in until it flows naturally. You should feel proud of yourself. 9eep up the good work and remember% practice makes perfect: 4or additional practice% turn on your computer and go to penEnglish.com. #t penEnglish% youll find hundreds of interactive
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Additional practice: Initial s sound


Words: +arah +am sick symptoms +amuel says stay supposed see still snee0ing sleep sleeping soon sister +aturday salads salt entences: '+arah is sick.( '!hat are her symptoms-( '+arah has been snee0ing.( 'Her stomach hurts.( '7r. +amuel says she should rest.( '+amuel says rest.( '+arah is supposed to stay in bed.( '!e went to see +arah.( '+he is still snee0ing.( '+arah is sleeping a lot.( '+arah should get better soon.( 'Her sister is coming to see her.( '+hes coming on +aturday.( '7r. +amuel says she should eat healthier.( '+arah promises to eat more salads.( '+he needs to have less salt.( '+arah will get better soon.(

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