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JSS1: ENGLISH LANGUAGE - 2ND TERM

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Diphthong /aʊ/

In the production of this sound, the tongue glides at a point between the centre and the back with a closing movement of the lower jaw. This is a gradual closure of the jaw towards /ʊ/ or /u:/ sound, the shape of the lips changes from neutral to a rounded position. The sound has different spelling symbols which are listed below:

“ou” – house, loud, doubt, foul

“ow” – how, now, cow, town

Other examples are: around, about, crowd, mountain, thousand.

Diphthong /әʊ/

The glide begins with the centre of the tongue and moves to a position between the centre and the back with a slight closing movement of the lower jaw and the shape of lips is neutral. The sound has different spelling symbols listed below:

“o” – home, bone, joke

“ow” – bow, glow, show

“oa” – boat, toad, oak

“ou” – soul, dough, mould

“oe” – joe, toe, foe, hoe

“eau” – plateau, beau, bureau

Unusual words – sew, mauve, won’t, chaueffeur

Evaluation:

Write the phonetic symbols of the following words:

goat, mouth, oath, house, foe, cow, draught, own, boast, howl, now, hoe.

Assignment:

Identify the type of diphthongs used in the following words.

pain, cry, blouse, employ, home, year, chair, endure, care, coin.

Reference: Oral English Without Tears for Schools and Colleges by Sola Aregbe

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