Review of how to form "ng": To form the “ng” sound, open your mouth and press the back of your tongue against the back of your throat. The tip of your tongue should be low in your mouth. As you finish the sound, release your tongue gently. Do not hold your breath after the sound, as it will create an extra "g" or "k". The "ng" sound is a "nasal sound" because it goes through the nose when saying it. It is also a voiced sound, so you should hear your voice when you say it.
Illustration of correct lip and tongue placement Illustration of correct tongue placement
Practice the following words.
Practice the following sentences. 1. Do you know how to sing? 2. The king sat on his throne. 3. I wear a wedding ring. 4. The bird hurt his wing. 5. Harry was allergic to the bee sting. 6. That song is beautiful. 7. What was that thing? 8. The body builder was very strong. 9. What’s wrong? 10. The girl sang a solo in the school concert.
Practice th following paragraph. The king rose from his throne. As he listened to his queen sing, he noticed that there was somethingwrong with her voice. All of a sudden, her voice sounded hoarse, and it ruined the beautiful song. Still strong, the queen spoke the words to the music which made the king very happy. It’s not always easy to wing it when things go wrong!