American English Vowels for Public Speaking

American English Vowels for Public Speaking

Jill Diamond:Hi everyone, it’s Jill. Today we’re going to look at the shape of three key vowels. These three key vowels are so important because all of the other
sounds fall in between these three sounds.
 
Listen to the first sound: /i:/. /i:/. Can you see this shape, this big smile, how I use my cheeks? /i:/. You need to say /i:/ until your cheeks hurt. /i:/.
 
Okay, let’s go to the second key vowel. /a:/. /a:/. Can you see how my jaw is dropping? /a:/. Very important. /a:/. It’s a little relaxed. It’s like going to the doctor and he says /a:/. That’s the second sound.
 
The third key vowel sound is /u:/. /u:/. And you can see my jaw is up again, but my lips are engaged, my lips are round. /u:/. /u:/.
 
So here are the three key vowel sounds /i:/, /a:/,/u:/. Practice those three key sounds and come back for a video that shows you all the other vowels.
 
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