Review of how to form the diphthong “air”: The diphthong "air" is made up of the vowels "ay" and "er" said together to form one syllable. Begin by opening your mouth wide for "ay" and ending in a relaxed circle for "er."
Illustration of "ay" Illustration of er"
Practice the following words. 1. bear 2. tear 3. wear 4. fair 5. hair 6. share 7. care 8. stare 9. stairs 10. chair
Practice the following sentences. 1. I saw a bear in the woods. 2. Don’t tear your shirt. 3. She likes to wear dresses. 4. We all went to the fair. 5. Her hair is very long. 6. Will you share your sandwich with me? 7. John’s friends care about him. 8. It’s not polite to stare. 9. We walked up the long flight of stairs. 10. Please sit in this chair.
Practice the following paragraph. Last year at the fair, we stared in amazement at all the unique things we saw. There was a brown bear sitting on a chair, a woman wearing very long hair, and a man who walked up and down stairs nonstop. It was a blast to watch the shows, and we shared stories about our day all the way home.