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1 is a voiced consonant
Place the tip of the tongue on the gums, back of the upper teeth, as for t, and expel the breath with vibration of the vocal
cords, allowing the voice to escape at the sides of the tongue.
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Phonetic Symbol, 1
Drill: lah, la, lee, loo, loh, law
al, el, il, ool, ul, ol
This sound occurs initially, finally, and medially:
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1. The luckless Luke lost his luggage in the lake. 2. The lion and the leopard leaped from the ledge.
3. Lettie left London for Liverpool on the last day of July.
4. Lillian led the little lame lad to a low bench under the lilacs.
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1. Phil will fill the pail at the well.
9. The beautiful city of Burlington is on Lake Champlain.
10. The lady will lend her lantern to the lonely traveler. 11. Mildred spent April in Colorado and California.
12. Lafayette helped the Colonists during the Revolution.
13. The purple lilacs looked well on the large old mantel.
14. Lottie and Eliza live in a low valley among the hills.
15. Beautiful Lake Killarney lies in Ireland, the Emerald Isle.
16. Walter and William labored early and late during the last Liberty Loan Drive. 17. "The long light shakes across the lakes,
And the wild cataract leaps in glory.”
1. Please place the purple plums on the plate. 2. There was ample room in the temple for the people. 3. Mabel planted the plum pits near the apple tree. 4. The playful brook rippled under the maple. 5. A bleak blast blighted the blooms and the blossoms. 6. The plaid blanket was blue and black. 7. A blinding blizzard blew over the plain. 8. “Bluets bloom on the bluff,” said Blanche.
9. The crippled rabbit hobbled over the stubble to nibble the clover. 10. “Double, double, toil and trouble,
Fire burn and caldron bubble."
Initial and Final Consonant Combinations
flah, fla, flee, floo, floh, flaw
A flame flee flow flaw flat fled flint flush flour float
baffle stifle ruffle piffle raffle shuffle waffle rifle trifle scuffie
slave sleeve slow slaw slept slim slot slush slate slip
muscle bristle jostle tussle gristle rustle whistle hustle apostle trestle
1. The fly flew to the flickering flame. 2. Flora bought flowers at the florist's for Florence. 3. The flicker flapped his wings and flew. 4. The flamingo fled at the muffled report of the rifle, 5. The slave slipped on the slippery sloop. 6. A slender Slav was sleeping on the sledge. 7. Sly Slawson slew six slim snakes in the slimy swamp. 8. Sam's sled slid slowly down the sleety slope. 9. Tall thistles and nettles grow around the old castle.
10. The whistle was heard above the hustle and bustle of the street.
tl nettle cattle beetle bottle shuttle whittle settle battle mettle scuttle
dl curdle muddle riddle paddle peddle hurdle middle puddle waddle girdle
zl hazel drizzle fizzle puzzle nozzle dazzle easel sizzle guzzle embezzle
1. There is a little turtle soup in the kettle.
And lick the soup from the cook's own ladle?
5. How Bowser removed his muzzle was a puzzle to Basil.
6. Miles and Giles left the pails near the falls. 7. “Children, you are very little
And your bones are very brittle."