Review of how to form “oh”: Begin by forming an oval circle with your lips and raise the back of your tongue in the back of your mouth. As you say this sound, your lips move in a tighter circle, ending in an “oo” sound. Your tongue should be tense for this sound.
Illustration of correct lip position Illustration of correct tongue position
Practice the following words.
1. oh 2. no 3. don't 4. won't 5. told 6. okay 7. most 8. post 9. note 10. frozen
11. home 12. notice 13. elbow 14. roam 15. joke 16. quote 17. smoke 18. alone 19. won't 20. only
Practice the following sentences.
Oh, I didn’t know you were going to late.
Why don’t you tell me about the note?
The kids didn’t want to gohome yet.
There is nosmoking in the building.
Most of us work in the same time zone.
I think you told me that joke before.
You scraped your elbow, but it looks okay.
A notice went out about our open town meeting.
I’m all alone in the hotel.
Jack only won’t be able to attend our 1pm meeting.
Practice the following paragraph. Working out of one's home can be both an advantage and a disadvantage. It is nice not to have to go outside in bad weather, but working remotely can create a feeling of isolation and feeling alone. Some people I know in this situation feel it is okay not to have face-to-face contact with coworkers, while others don't. I guess it depends on how much of a people person you are. In any event, many small businesses are moving in this direction as a way to cut costs.
Idiom: people person Definition: an out-going person