Pronunciation – Final ‘d’
To pronounce /d/, we have our mouth slighly open; we put our tongue behind our top teeth and then move it to release a small puff of air. We make the exact same movement to make the /t/ sound. The difference is that with /d/ we use our voice (vocal cords are vibrating) and with /t/ we do not.
Practising words ending in 'd'
- The boy demanded to get satellite TV and broadband
- I was glad that the blind man enjoyed the concert
- The boy was sad and cried when he read the story about the tired mermaid who could not find her way home
- I was glad that my dad decided to buy seafood for dinner
- The girl ate fried food and drank lemonade at her friend's party