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Learn English Stories: Ring Bells

Use these stories to practice L and R sounds. Remember that middle and last L sounds in American English are smaller. For the R sound, remember that we do not trill it. It is a flat sound we make by putting the sides of our tongue into a small U-shape. The tongue is a little tight. The back of the throat is a little tight also. We pronounce all R sounds: beginning, middle, end.

The words with R are in bold print. The words with L are underlined.

married couple

1.  This man and woman are married.

2.  They are smiling.

3.  The woman wears a dress and a veil.

4.  She holds flowers.

5.  She has her hair pulled back.

6.  The man wears a suit and bow-tie.

7.  He is balding a little bit.

8.  For now, he has a large forehead.

9.  They are married.

10. They love each other.

Answer the Questions

1. What does the woman wear?

2. What does the man wear?

3. Is the man balding?

4. How do they feel?

See answers below.


1. The woman wears a dress and veil.

2. The man wears a suit and bow-tie.

3. Yes, he is.

4. They love each other.


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