Review of how to form “n”: Place the tip and front of your tongue on the roof of your mouth just behind your upper front teeth. The sides of your tongue should rest against the upper side teeth. The "n" belongs to the group of consonants called the "nasal sounds" because your voice goes through your nose. This is a voiced sound, so you will hear your voice as you say it.
Illustration of correct lip and tongue placement Illustration of correct tongue placement
Practice the following words.
1. can 2. aspirin 3. man 4. men 5. woman 6. women 7. when 8. own 9. in 10. phone
11. alone 12. gone 13. ten 14. one 15. seven 16. on 17. fun 18. chin 19. shin 20. plan
Practice the following sentences.
The man asked for two aspirin.
I can tell you when I'll arrive.
Many womenown their own businesses.
Mary left her cell phonein her car.
The woman over there is alone.
Bob has goneseven days without a cigarette.
I've got a plan that will be a lot of fun.
My one-year old daughter fell on her shin.
The girl spilled ketchup on her chin.
There are tenmen in line at the bank.
Practice the following paragraph. When I was a child, the world was a much different place than it is now. Most married women with children did not work outside the home. Now, most women work and place their children in daycare. Not that long ago, children had fun playing outside after school for one or two hours, rather than sitting in their homes playing video games. No one had a cell phone or a computer because they were not yet invented. Today, everyone has them, even very small children. That's just the tip of the iceberg, I could go on and on!
Idiom: the tip of the iceberg Definition: only a small part of something