English vowel sounds are difficult considering each vowel letter has multiple vowel sounds. Today's episode considers the Long A sound, and how you can make it to have a clearer spoken English.
The long "A" makes the sound of the letter itself. This is heard in words like "Day", "Make", "Able".
Learn to use a clear Long A sound is not a terribly difficult task! Tune in to see just how easily you can pick this up.
Practice with these phrases here:
Work before play
Able to stay
A big mistake
Get a feel for the Long A with these idioms:
Rain or shine No matter the circumstances, something will happen
Rain or shine, we will go for a hike tomorrow.
Piece of cake Something done with ease
I’ve studied hard, this test should be a piece of cake.
Face the music To confront a difficult but inevitable situation
I had to face the music and admit that I broke it.
I can’t make heads or tails of it I don’t understand what I’m seeing
Can you explain this bill to me? I can’t make heads or tails of the charges.