Review of how to form "m": To form the "m" sound, place your lips together so that no air escapes through your mouth. Keep your lips together as you say the sound. The "m" is a voiced sound, so you will hear your voice when you say it. It is also a member of the group of consonants called the "nasal sounds" because it goes through the nose when saying it.
Illustration of correct lip placement Illustration of correct tongue placement
Practice the following words.
1. Emily 2. almost 3. chimney 4. amount 5. woman 6. women 7. someone 8. common 9. climate 10. climate
11. swimsuit 12. summer 13. rumor 14. himself 15. combing 16. climbing 17. lemons 18. Jimmy 19.coming 20. immediately
Practice the following sentences.
Emilyalmost fell asleep at the movies.
A large amount of soot came out of the chimney.
Someone called to the woman with the red dress.
I don’t want a common swimsuit.
The climate in the summer is usually hot.
Immediately, when Jimmy came home, his mother hugged him.
Were you dreaming about climbing a hill?
I heard a rumor that your brother is coming to see you.
The women were combing their hair and eating lemons.
He went to the party all by himself.
Practice the following paragraph. Outdoor sports are becoming more popular these days. In the summer it is very common to see many people take up swimming and rock climbing. In the winter, where the climate permits, many men and women go snow skiing. Even children seem to get the hang of this sport quickly. Although it is dangerous, almost everyone who lives in a cold climate has tried skiing. For those who do not enjoy skiing, they may find it more enjoyable to sit in front of a warm fire and watch someone else skiing on TV.
Idiom: get the hang of something Definition: start to do something well