Forming the medial "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. This sound goes through your nose and is a voiced sound. When “ng” occurs in the middle of a word, the “g” is sometimes silent and at other times it is pronounced.
Illustration of correct lip and tongue placement Illustration of correct tongue placement
Practice the following words.
Practice the following sentences.
I heard the bell ringing.
She is a very good singer.
I strongly recommend that you come home now.
When did you break your finger?
Jack’s manager was angry at him.
I’m so hungry I could eat a horse.
There are too many hangers in the closet.
Which of these girls is younger?
Your hair is longer than mine.
The new curtains are hanging up in my bedroom.
Practice the following paragraph. At church on Sunday, I heard the choir singing and the bells ringing. Families were bringing their children, younger ones and older ones alike. There was only happiness, not anger, inside the building. The pastor talked about the importance of keeping our feet on the ground as we undertake new tasks. After the service, my father pointed his finger in the direction of our car as we went outside.
Idiom: keep one’s feet on the ground Definition: be sensible