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  1. Vowel /D/:- Is a short vowel.  To pronounce /D/ the tongue is low in the mouth but it is pushed towards the back.  The lips from a round shape.  g. (i)  Elliot lost his little dog.

(ii)  Put the doll in the baby’s cot

  1. Vowel /Ɔ/:- to pronounce /Ɔ/, the tongue position and the round shape of the lips are the same as for /D/, but it is a long vowel.

e.g.      (i)  Boys wear shorts in the boarding-house

(ii)  The goalkeeper caught the ball in the air.

Note the following words:  Shorts, boarding, caught, ball

EVALUATION:  From the following sentence, identify the word(s) that has these vowel sounds in them /D/ and /Ɔ:/

(i) What do you want?  (2)  He shot at the dog on this spot (3) I wander what Mr. Lot wants (4) Lanre bought four pots at the port.


Construct 5 sentences (each) that have these vowel sounds in them – /D/ and /Ɔ:/

See also:

Difference Between Oral and Written Poetry

Comprehension | Vocabulary Development Marriage Related Words

Simple Past Tense


Tenses | The Present Tense

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