Review of how to form final consonant blends "ld" and "lt": To begin these consonant blends, relax your lips and keep them flat, and raise the tip of your tongue just behind your upper front teeth for "l." Hold your breath and push your voice out for "d" to end "ld" and push air out for "t" to end "lt."
Practice the following words.
1. cold 2. hold 3. mold 4. filled 5. called 6. told 7. fold 8. willed 9. sold 10. rolled
11. mailed 12. nailed 13. polled 14. knelt 15. melt 16. felt 17. bold 18. smelled 19. old 20. welt
Practice the following sentences. 1. I mailed the letter in the cold. 2. She told him to hold the groceries. 3. The welt on Mary’s hand felt large. 4. When Anne knelt down, she smelled the mold. 5. The audience that was polled was bold. 6. He filled the fold in the roll with jelly. 7. Her grandmother willed her estate to her grandson. 8. The carpenter called me after he nailed the last nail. 9. The old man rolled down the hill. 10.I thought his heart would melt when he sold his house.
Practice the following paragraph. When we sold our old house last winter, the weather was cold. We knew it was a bold move, but we felt the time was right. It wouldn’t do us any good to hold onto it any longer, even though Dan’s grandmother willed it to him. Dan told the entire family that he couldn’t afford to make all the repairs on the old house, and that selling it was our only option. I guess we’re better off in the long run not having the headache of taking care of it anymore.
Idiom: better off in the long run Definition: in one's best interest, the best result