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JSS1: ENGLISH LANGUAGE - 2ND TERM

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  1. Describing the sound
  2. Pronouncing the sound
  3. Contrasting the sound

Describing the Sound

/k/: During the production of this sound, the back of the tongue makes contact with the velium, against the back of the mouth. This contact results in total obstruction of the air. The vocal cords are widened and do not allow any vibration.

/k/ is voiceless and it has many spelling symbols, examples are rake, fake, rock, mark, cock, sick, quill, quiz. 

Notice that /k/ occurs in different forms.

c – calculator, can, cap, class
k – kid, ask, bask, bank
qui – quiz, quill,
que – cheque
x – tax, taxi, vex

Note that /k/ is silent in the following words: know, knot, knowledge, knife, kneel.

/g/: The back of the tongue makes contact with the velium. This contact results in a total obstruction of the air. The vocal cords are narrowed for air to force through causing vibration during the production of /g/.

/g/ is voiced and it is regularly spelt with “g” and “gg”

Examples are: 

“g”:  gun, rag, good, gum, girl, give

“gg”: luggage, lagging, aggregate, bigger

“gh”: ghost, ghastly

Sound Contrast

/g//k/
GapCap
GrassClass
GoodCould
BagBack
GoatCoat
GrewCrew
GillKill

Evaluation:

  1. List ten words that has the sound /g/
  2. Give ten words that has the sound /k/
  3. Contrast the following words on /g/ and /k/:
    decree, back, crate, cot, bag, degree, grate, got, class cable, glass gable

Assignment:

Give five examples of /k/ and /g/ each and illustrate the two sounds with five examples each.

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