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How to pronounce GIRL & WORLD

well hey there I’m Emma from English
today we’re going to go through the
pronunciation of these tricky words do
you find any of them difficult but
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I asked you what were some difficult
words to pronounced and Fuji suggested
though world and other words that have R
L in them so thanks for the
recommendation / G ok back to the lesson
hmm what do all of these words have in
common the R and the L at the end and
also the vowel sound yes all of these
words have different vowel letters but
we know that that doesn’t mean much in
English right these Val letters are all
pronounced in exactly the same way with
the vowel sound so this is where your
eyes start playing tricks on you in
you see different vowel letters and so
you try to pronounce them differently
don’t this sound is the same for all of
them to make this sound your tongue is
flat in your mouth the front of it the
front of your tongue should be behind
your bottom teeth like this if the sound
still doesn’t sound right try pushing
your lower jaw out a little further to
lengthen your tongue next we need to
tackle the RL consonant cluster a
consonant cluster is when two or more
consonants are together in a word and
they can be difficult to pronounce often
continents are much easier when there is
a vowel sound between them right but
this cluster is actually pronounced
differently by different native English
speakers so this could be part of the
reason why this word is difficult for
you you keep hearing it being pronounced
in different ways and now you’re a bit
confused when listening to standard
American pronunciation
you’ll hear both of these consonant
sounds while when you’re listening to
standard British or Australian
pronunciation you won’t hear that a
consonant sound I’m going to ask my
brother-in-law Alan to help me to
demonstrate this you remember him from
this video right he’s American hey Alan
can you say girl for me girl great now
use it in a sentence there is a very
pretty girl walking down the street
perfect thanks that’s all I need
so you just heard Alan really pronounce
that sound
Earl Earl in fact the vowel sound is
hardly there at all girl girl girl now
this is not how I pronounce it at all in
British English and Australian English
this R is silent and it’s the vowel
sound that is much clearer girl so I’ll
be teaching in this lesson with my
accent I won’t be doing any rubbish
American impersonations but if you’re
really keen to learn to pronounce this
word in an American accent I’ve added a
few extra links in the description to
American English pronunciation lessons
that I recommend you try okay so let’s
get started
girl so starting with the consonant
sound good good now this sound is made
right at the back of the mouth by
blocking the throat with the back of the
tongue good good so moving into the
vowel sound girl
notice that my tongue doesn’t move it
doesn’t change position to the consonant
sound or it just stays with the vowel
sound good girl nice now we need to move
to the all sound and we do that by
lifting the tip of the tongue up so that
it’s behind the top teeth go oh oh girl
the girl is waiting by the door is that
your girlfriend Co the consonant sound
is the unvoiced pair of the good sound
so actually your tongue your
everything is in the same position it’s
just that one sound is voiced made with
your vocal cords good good and the other
is unvoiced and it’s made with air Kerr
see that my tongue is staying in exactly
now moving to the all sound we need to
lift the tip of the tongue up so that
it’s touching behind the top teeth coal
coal it’s so curly she helps her
grandmother to curl her hair let’s try
another pole and add the vowel her move
to the all sound by lifting the tongue
up to the top of her mouth behind your
pearl she had a beautiful pair of pearl
earrings world this one’s a little
trickier starting with the consonant
sound watch my lips
mm-hmm see how they come together in a
tight circle and it’s a voiced sound
made with your vocal cords mm-hmm now
add the vowel sound were were were it’s
exactly the same as this word here were
were now do exactly as we did before
flip your tongue up to the top of your
now you’re saying well and this means to
spin around and around and around really
quickly whirl whirl so we need to finish
with the continent sound right at the
end of whoa my tongue is up behind my
teeth whirl whirl and the rest of my
tongue the sides of my tongue it’s not
touching anything
well for the sound you need to close the
gap with the edges of your tongue here
at the top of your mouth try to catch
the sound and then release it your teeth
will naturally come up closer together
as you try to do this well whoa
so try to exaggerate the movement that’s
happening in your jaw your jaw is
extending down and out to make the sound
remember if that sound is if your jaw is
too close to your neck you’ll make a
different sound
oh so that movement and that length in
your jaw is going to help you to make
the correct sound world the whole world
is watching it’s the most beautiful
place in the world
shree keep going with some more examples
why not pearl so you might be thinking
what on earth is home it’s actually a
really useful word it means to throw
something and usually with a lot of
force usually in an angry or a violent
way he hold the lamp across the room
really strong violent way ah
add the vowel okay so that’s this word
her then you need to add the all so the
and you’ll often hear her used in these
collocations to hurl abuse
or to hurl insults so this means to
throw insults or abuse at someone to
yell at them really loudly to hurl abuse
at someone he held abuse at the waiter
as he was dragged out of the restaurant
ready to try a more complex sentence
let’s try and put a few of these words
together the world watched as the girl
with the curly hair held pills across
the room the world watched as the girl
with the curly hair held pills across
the room can you think of any other
words with this combination of letters
in them try to write a sentence with
these words in the comments to help
everyone else to practice here write it
in the comments so depending on your
native language you will find one way of
pronouncing these words a little easier
than the other perhaps the American Girl
is easier for you or maybe the British
pronunciation is girl whatever it really
doesn’t matter my advice is to
experiment with both pronunciations and
then just do what feels easiest and most
comfortable for you both pronunciations
are acceptable and the most important
thing is that you are understood and
that you feel comfortable making these
sounds so do whatever helps you to feel
most comfortable so that’s it for this
pronunciation lesson if you want to keep
practicing your pronunciation with me
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