Review of how to form “l”: Open your mouth and place the tip of your tongue just behind your upper front teeth on the ridge (the ridge is the flat part of the roof of your mouth just behind your upper front teeth). The sides of your tongue should be relaxed and down, not pressed up against your teeth. 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
Practice the following words.
1. will 2. call 3. male 4. female 5. roll 6. still 7. baseball 8. basketball 9. football 10. bill
11. sell 12. feel 13. while 14. school 15. I'll 16. all 17. little 18. real 19. bottle 20. steal
Practice the following sentences.
I willcall you tomorrow morning.
Is your dog a male or a female?
Do you prefer baseball or basketball?
We can still pay the bill for your dinner.
My son played football in school.
Don't steal my roll of stamps.
The diamond earrings you sell are not real.
I'll finish my meal in a second.
My little granddaughter is staying with us for a while.
The bottle over there is all dirty.
Practice the following paragraph. Whether you are a male or a female, there are many people in the United States who enjoy watching sports. This can be a great social event. Sports bars offer big screen TVs for many professionalbaseball, basketball, and football games. While some people prefer this, others have home parties and invite all their friends to watch important games on their televisions. Any way you slice it, whether you like school sports or professional sports, there is something for everyone to enjoy!
Idiom: any way you slice it Definition: any way you look at it, any way you do it