Exercises for consonants 4
For this week’s session I have chosen a few exercises to practice the consonant “v” as in “vine”. I also want to remind you that the success in shaping consonants lies in relaxing the lower jaw. If the teeth are tightly clenched, there is not enough space in the oral cavity for the tongue to function properly and the consonants sound indistinct.
‘v’ as vine or love or volume
You will remember from the last session that we practiced a similar sound, i.e. the “f” sound as in “photograph” or “off”. The “v” sound that we will practice today is much gentler. Here are a few exercises to practice this sound:
Today we will practice the vowel sounds ‘i’ (as in sight or shine) and ‘e’ (as in bed or tell or twelve).
Please remember to warm up your voice before you engage in the vocal exercises.