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. lake 2. like 3. lady 4. language 5. lose 6. loose 7. leave 8. listen 9. look 10. lipstick
11. lemon 12. lime 13. ladder 14. leg 15. learn 16. light 17. lucky 18. list 19. line 20. last
Practice the following sentences.
We like to go to the lake and swim.
That lady can speak ten languages.
Be careful or you'll lose your loose button.
John needs to leave the room to listen to his phone messages.
Look at the girl's red lipstick.
Do you prefer lime or lemon with your drink?
I couldn't climb the ladder with my broken leg.
If I'm lucky, I will learn how to ski.
Why am I always last in line?
First on my list are new lights for our kitchen.
Practice this paragraph. Some people are lucky and some aren’t. That’s just the way it is. My friends Luke and Lisa are two of the most unlucky people I’ve ever known. Every time they take their boat out on the lake, something bad happens. So far, their engine stopped working, Lisa fell off a ladder, Luke cut his leg, and they lost the key to their boat. They decided that even though they love boating, they are going to give it up for a while. For them it seems that Murphy’s Law always prevails.
Idiom: Murphy’s Law Definition: whatever can go wrong will go wrong