Review of how to form “g”: To form the “g” sound, press the back of your tongue against the back of your throat, and hold your breath. As you release your tongue, force the sound out 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 words.
1. again 2. ago 3. bragging 4. August 5. begin 6. jigsaw 7. tiger 8. wagon 9. piggy 10. jogging
Practice the following sentences. 1. Megan is bragging about her wagonagain. 2. He pulled the trigger and shot the tiger. 3. That piggy bank is gigantic. 4. I threw that luggage away long ago. 5. Was that child hugging her father? 6. He was always so outgoing and friendly. 7. Legally, I don’t think you can ignore their claim. 8. We are going to begin our jigsaw puzzle in August. 9. The weather is so foggy today. 10. Her mother is jogging in a bigger circle than he is.
Practice the following paragraph. Last August, we had a babysitter stay with Megan while we went out to buy new luggage. Megan kept hugging us as if she would never see us again. Finally, we left the house after pretending to ignore her cries. While we were gone, Megan and the babysitter had great fun jogging around the house and putting a jigsaw puzzle together. She is a bigger actress than we thought. She was just pulling our leg the whole time.
Idiom: pull someone’s leg Definition: fool or trick someone