Review of how to form “eh”: Open your mouth and make a slight smile. Let your tongue relax about half way up inside your mouth, with the tip just behind your lower front teeth. Keep your tongue in place while you say the sound.
Illustration of correct mouth and tongue placement Illustration of correct tongue placement
Practice the following words.
1. bed 2. head 3. red 4. Ted 5. lead 6. led 7. rest 8. let 9. friend 10. met
11. desk 12. kept 13. step 14. check 15. left 16. Deb 17. bet 18. best 19. lend 20. pet
Practice the following sentences. 1. Ted was lying in bed. 2. The lead in my pencil is red. 3. He led the rest of the people to the beach. 4. Have you met my friend? 5. Please let me pay the check. 6. He always kept his desk locked. 7. Step to the left. 8. Deb will lend Tom some money. 9. I bet your pet is the best. 10. Could you lend me an ice pack for my head?
Practice this paragraph. Yourbestbet when trying to rest is to shut the blinds, turn off the lights and play soft music. This will let you relax and help you go to sleep more quickly. Your head will not be filled with unwanted thoughts. You might want to check to make sure you’ve kept the door locked and the phone turned off, so that if a friend should call, it won’t disturb you.
Idiom: best bet Definition: best chance of accomplishing what one wants