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The R sound

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Pronunciation: The "r" Sound

Minimal Pairs

ray


lay


way


fire


file


marrow


mellow


reed


lead


weed


steer


steel


crew


clue


rain


lain


wane


tear


teal


bereave


believe


rash


lash




trier


trial


berated


belated


rind


wind




pyre


pile






rest


lest












Challenging Words

rhyme


ear


wary


retrieving


care


ire


ritual


irrelevant


rail


wire


ogre


relentless


rare


flare


peril


rollover


roar


hair


wristwatch


labyrinth


roll


arrow


infringe


occurrence


war


really


rowing




strip


heirloom






In Phrases

rest and relaxation


not a care in the world


violent behavior


live and let live


a calendar girl


All's well that ends well


road rage


without rhyme or reason


twenty-seventh


get your wires crossed


rest assured


anniversary


101 West Redwood Road


random access memory


liven up


road rally


verifiable evidence


wide variety


Dialogue

A: What's wrong?


B: Nothing. Just rehearsing my lines.


A: What for? Are you performing in a play?


B: It's called "The Grapes of Wrath."


A: Never heard of it.


B: Really? It's the most popular play around.


A: Are you memorizing or just trying to remember?


B: I'm trying to concentrate.


B: Sorry.


Oral Reading

Dear Laura:

You're probably wondering why I'm writing this letter so hurriedly. My trip to Europe has been a real treasure. Yesterday, I boarded a train for the southern area of Germany. Ever since we crossed the Rhine River, it's been a series of rolling hills and breath-taking views. The Bavarian Forest is right out of a fairy tale. Tomorrow we head for Switzerland. Can't wait for the roller coaster journey across the Alps. Well, I'd better get this card in the mail. See you in Ireland!

Sincerely yours,

Roland



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