Review of how to form "p": Place your lips together and hold your breath. Then, force the air out of your mouth in a little explosion, while the vocal cords remain still. When pronouncing the "p" sound, you must be able to hear a little puff of air after you say it: "p". Otherwise, it will sound like the "b" sound.
Illustration of correct lip placement Illustration of correct tongue placement
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11. scrapbook 12. popcorn 13. puppy 14. leaping 15. choppy 16. opened 17. rapidly 18. opinion 19. people 20. newspaper
Practice the following sentences. 1. I keep hoping to visit Cape Cod next summer. 2. Use your napkin to wipe up the spilled Pepsi. 3. John used his coupon from the newspaper to buy apples at the store. 4. The puppyappeared on my doorstep. 5. She wore a two-piece bathing suit to the popular beach. 6. In my opinion, that puppy is growing very rapidly. 7. The water appeared a bit choppy because of the wind. 8. Ann is so happy when she is leaping through the meadow. 9. Were you sipping your drink through a straw? 10. I opened the bag of popcorn.
Practice the following paragraph. In my opinion, Cape Cod has rapidly become a popular vacation spot in recent years. It appears in many travel books and vacation articles, with coupons for discounted hotels hopefullyopening opportunities to attract families. Many families find the atmosphere relaxing and feel like a million dollars while they’re there. Parents watch their children leaping through the choppy waves left in the wake of a passing boat. People walk the beach in two-piece bathing suits, sippingPepsi, and eating popcorn. At times, you can see puppies running along the sand. Photos placed in scrapbooks help people hold the memories of a happy time in their hearts forever.
Idiom: feel like a million dollars Definition: feel wonderful