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The L Sound

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Pronunciation: The "l" Sound

Minimal Pairs

lay


ray


nay


blue


brew


peel


peer

low

row

no

fly

fry

fall

far

lice

rice

nice

flight

fright

file

fire

lake

rake


play

pray

trial

trier

link

rink


clock

crock

little

litter

laughed

raft


glue

grew

paddle

padder

liver

river


glaze

graze

isle

ire

Challenging Words

lift


bottle


frugal


Lazarus

left


ladel


worldly


nevertheless

lily


cradle


walrus


algorithm

flu


legal


flailing


illegal

blitz


leather


lavender


illustrious

plight


leaflet


alignment


removable

grail


Luther


terminal


religion

mellow


listless


reasonable


aluminum

rally


restless


salamander


flawlessly

In Phrases

leave it alone


lay it on the line


All's fair in love and war

live and let live


a calendar girl


All's well that ends well

little by little


left in the lurch


He who laughs lasts

last but not least


a naval blockade


All the world's a stage

location, location, location


a little later


Arsenic and Old Lace

Dialogue

A: Did you leave the lights on last night?

B: No. Don't look at me like that.

A: But you're always leaving them on.

B: Believe me. I'm not the guilty one.

A: Well, when did you close the blinds?

B: About eleven or twelve

A: Were they still on then?

B: Let's talk about something else.

Oral Reading

Right after I left the library last night, it started raining. I tried to hail a taxi, but it was useless. They were all filled with last-minute shoppers laden with Valentine's Day gifts for their loved ones. It was really a hassle holding an umbrella in one hand and an armload of books in the other. After a while, a nice little old lady rolled down her car window and offered me a ride. Getting in the vehicle, I slipped and fell into a mud puddle, spilling my books all over the road. What a relief it was to finally get home, plop down on the sofa, and relax.

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