Review of how to form "yuh": Tense your tongue and raise it high in your mouth. The sides of your tongue should press against your upper side teeth, just as you would for the "ee" sound. As you say "yuh", push up with your tongue so that the middle of your tongue hits the roof of your mouth, then relax and lower it. This is a voiced sound, so you will hear your voice when you say it.
Illustration of correct lip placement Illustration of correct tongue placement
Practice the following words.
Practice the following sentences.
The lawyer’s client was taken to jail.
I love to eat tortillas.
The figure skater fell on the ice.
We can’t go any higher.
John is buying a new sofa.
Are you going to the reunion next week?
Don't drive beyond that point.
Julia is taking college classes at night.
Cutting the onion made me cry.
He won five million dollars in the lottery.
Practice the following paragraph. To win a lottery, you have to keep buying lottery tickets regularly. If you notice, when there is a high pay off, more people buy tickets. They figure that the small risk they take buying the ticket is worth a chance at winning twenty million dollars. Sometimes lawyers may be called in to settle disputes involving people raising a stink over lotteries. Money seems to bring out the worst in people.
Idiom: raise a stink Definition: protest, complain about something