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How to pronounce - 'P' in English

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Childrens words

parrot Sound
purple Sound
pig Sound

How to make this sound

Sound

pepper pot

Click on the phonetic symbol to hear the sound. This sound is a consonant made by closing the lips together with gentle to medium pressure, and then popping the lips open by pushing air out between the lips. The /-P- sound sound has no voicing from the throat. If you try to voice from the throat the sound changes to a /b/ It is a quiet, unvoiced sound. It is made lightly.

Examples - Play taboo word describing with these words. pie, apartment, envelope, party, apple, open, hope, people, ripe, pocket, opposite, hop, pub, paper, tap, plenty, copy, map, positive, happen, popular, stop, zipper, keep, possible, puppy, pen, tapping, tip,

Practice Sentences

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  1. Please pass the pepper pot
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  2. That person dropped a penny in the park.
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  3. Please paint the poster purple.
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  4. The pop group played perfectly at the pub.
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  5. I put the pen in my pocket.
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  6. put that piece of pudding on a paper plate.
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  7. prepare for supper at the prince's palace.
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  8. She placed peter before paul and pamela.
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  9. perhaps pensioners are the people who should stop paying.
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  10. peoples pennies provide plenty of personal possiblities for politicians.
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Limerick

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