Review of how to form to the “d” sound: Place the tip of your tongue lightly just behind your upper front teeth on the roof of your mouth and hold your breath. As you release your tongue tongue, force your voice out of your mouth in a little explosion. This is a voiced sound, so you will hear your voice when you say it.
Illustration of correct lip and tongue placement Illustration of correct tongue placement
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Practice the following sentences. 1. The videos are due on Friday. 2. On Thursday we are going to Florida. 3. The ladder was hidden behind the workbench. 4. I drank cider and ate pudding at the party. 5. All the ladies thought Linda’sshadow looked very scary. 6. The editorneeded more time to finish the story. 7. That music is loudertoday than it was yesterday. 8. I enjoy watching a good comedy show while I drink soda. 9. Her house was very tidy when her guests came. 10. I had to change my schedule three times today.
Practice the following paragraph. My schedule this week was so busy. On Thursday, the ladies from the gardening committee all met at Linda’s house for lunch. We had sandwiches with soda, and pudding for dessert. Linda’s jokes were so funny they kept us all in stitches. On Friday I worked with the editor on changing our gardening video. Today I called my mother in Florida, and then took a much needed nap.
Idiom: to be in stitches (keep someone in stitches, have someone in stitches) Definition: laughing very hard