Review of how to form "k": Press the back of your tongue against the back of your throat and hold your breath. Then, forcefully release your tongue while you push air out of your mouth. You must hear a little puff of air after you say this sound, otherwise it will sound like the "g" sound.
Illustration of correct tongue and lip placement Illustration of correct tongue placement
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Practice the following words.
1. acorn 2. bacon 3. become 4. breaking 5. breakfast 6. pecans 7. checkup 8. cookies 9. picking 10. making
11. packing 12. occurred 13. napkin 14. looking 15. lucky 16. chicken 17. turkey 18. Michael 19. doctor 20. broccoli
Practice the following sentences. 1. The squirrel ate the acorn. 2. I had bacon and eggs for breakfast. 3. Were you makingcookies with pecans for dessert? 4. Please use your napkin when picking up the broccoli. 5. It occurred to me that I was very lucky. 6. I went to the doctor for a checkup. 7. My nephew is going to become a teacher. 8. Are you looking at the chicken or the turkey? 9. My back was breakingpacking those boxes. 10. Michael is my mother’s cousin.
Practice the following paragraph. Every fall there is a lot of work to do in the yard. Michaelgets the ball rolling by raking the lawn, while his son John has fun looking for acorns that have fallen from the oak trees. John starts picking up all the acorns to see how many he can find. He becomes very involved in his work and feels lucky when he has found twenty of them! After spending twenty minutes looking for acorns, John and Michael head back to the house for some milk and cookies.
Idiom: get the ball rolling Definition: start doing something