Review of how to form the diphthong “ow”: The diphthong "ow" is made up of the vowel sounds "ah" and "oo" said together to form one syllable. Begin by relaxing your lips and placing your tongue at the bottom of your mouth with your mouth open. End by raising the back of your tongue high in the back of your mouth and placing your lips in a tight circle.
Practice the following words. 1. now 2. how 3. loud 4. mountains 5. town 6. proud 7. round 8. found 9. shout 10. loudly
Practice the following sentences. 1. Could you come here now? 2. How old are you? 3. That music is too loud. 4. I love going to the mountains. 5. Ourtown is very small. 6. The proud parents gave birth to a baby boy. 7. They bought a round Frisbee for their son. 8. The girl found a dollar bill on the ground. 9. Please don’t shout so loudly.
Practice the following paragraph. The concert was held in a small townoutside Boston, and the music was very loud. Sounds could be heard all the way to the mountains. The crowdshoutedso loudly thatwe couldn’t hear ourselves think. How anyone could spend two hours in a concert hall and not go deaf, we couldn’t understand. The fans were proud to be a part of the audience, and several times during the concert many people gathered at the round stage to get a closer look at the performers. It was a night to remember.
Idiom: when something is so loud one can’t hear oneself think Definition: when something is so loud that it blocks out everything else