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How to make “rd”: To make this blend, begin with the middle of your tongue high in the back of your mouth and end with your tongue tip on the ridge. This consonant blend occurs at the end of a word.
Practice the following words. 1. hard 11. scared 2. heard 12. dared 3. starred 13. ordered 4. fired 14. cord 5. tired 15. scarred 6. compared 16. stared 7. weird 17. word 8. lard 18. stored 9. paired 19. reared 10. cared 20. feared
Practice the following sentences. 1. This is really hard to do. 2. I heard that he fired her yesterday. 3. She is really weird. 4. He ordered her to put the cord away. 5. John dared his tired friend to go. 6. I don’t like to be compared to him. 7. I thought you cared about me. 8. I feared his scarred face. 9. She bought some lard at the store. 10. The boy was reared by his grandmother.
Practice the following paragraph. Last night, I heard a weird noise that woke me up. It sounded like a loud bang and scared me because it was so loud. I dared to look out my bedroom window, and stared at the street below. There, across the street, I saw that a car had hit a streetlight. The driver of the car looked very tired, but uninjured. I decided to be a good Samaritan and call the police to have them help the man.
Idiom: a good Samaritan Definition: a compassionate person who helps others