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American English Pronunciation: L and R Sounds

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. All R's are pronounced: beginning, middle or end. The R words are in bold. The L words are underlined.

right and left

1.  This is the right hand.

2.  This is the left hand.

3.  The right hand points to the right.

4.  The left hand points to the left.

5.  They point in opposite directions.

6.  The other fingers are curved.

7.  You can see fingernails a little bit.

8.  These hands are in the air.

9.  Which direction to take?

10. One points right and one points left.

Answer the Questions

1. Where does the right hand point?

2. What does the left hand point?

3. Do they point in the same direction?

4. Where are the hands?

See answers below.


1. The right hand points to the right.

2. The left hand points to the left.

3. No, they don't.

4. They are in the air.

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