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How to make /kl/: The sounds /k/ and /l/ make up this consonant blend. Begin by placing the middle of your tongue in the back of your mouth and end with the tip of your tongue behind your upper front teeth.
Practice these words. 1. class 2. clue 3. clumsy 4. click 5. clams 6. cloak 6. clump 7. clip 8. clog 9. close
Practice these sentences. 1. Terry is taking a computer class. 2. I don’t have a clue as to where your keys are. 3. John is very clumsy. 4. Did you hear my camera click? 5. My friend ate clams for dinner last night. 6. Who is that man wearing the long cloak? 7. There was a clump of grass on my shoe. 8. Why don’t you put a paper clip on the papers? 9. There is a clog in my drain. 10. You are sitting too close to me.
Practice this paragraph. One day a teacher was reading a mystery book to her class. It was about a clumsy investigator who didn’t have a clue as to what he was doing. He always walked around with a clump of papers held together with a paper clip. He wore clogs on his feet and an old cloak for a jacket. He talked so much that no one else could ever get a word in edgewise. For some reason, everyone seemed to think he was brilliant, because somehow he managed to solve difficult cases. One example of this was when he was eating clams at a restaurant. As he left the table, he tripped over a woman’s purse that was close to his chair and accidentally found the missing clue to one of his cases. What luck!
Idiom: can’t get a word in edgewise Definition: when someone talks so much that the listener doesn’t get a chance to speak