Review of how to form "r": Make a circle with your lips and feel your lower jaw move slightly forward. The sides of your tongue should press against your upper side teeth toward the back of your mouth. Raise the tip of your tongue up toward the roof of your mouth, making sure it does not touch anything.
Illustration of correct lip placement Illustration of correct tongue placement
Practice the following words.
1. hurry 2. carry 3. worry 4. borrow 5. very 6. every 7. around 8. earring 9. correct 10. arrive
11. sorry 12. area 13. terrible 14. horrible 15. arrange 16. several 17. various 18. surround 19. berry 20. Mary
Practice the following sentences. 1. I need to hurryand carry the groceries into the house. 2. Don't worry about having to borrow money. 3. I seem to lose an earring almost every day. 4. I usually arrive at work around 8am. 5. Matt saw a veryhorrible accident last week. 6. John arranged the items correctly on the table. 7. Anne is sorry she said those terrible things about you. 8. There were various flowering bushes surrounding the house. 9. Mary went out with several friends last night. 10. The entire area behind our house is filled with blueberries.
Practice the following paragraph. In the areasurrounding our back yard there is a large meadow. It is filled with several varieties of wild flowers, berries, and colorful bushes. The entire area looks like something out of a nature magazine. Everyone from around the neighborhood comes to cut flowers to make beautiful arrangements to enjoy. Because the meadow is so large, we do not have to worry about running out of flowers or ruining the gardens. Each year when the flowers bloom, it is a sight for sore eyes.
Idiom: sight for sore eyes Definition: something that one is happy to see