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The dipthong sound of 'PHONE' in English pronunciation

This dipthong sound is commonly merged with ɒ clock. Common words, such as won't, don't, most and only, contain this sound. Try not to merge these sounds. If you say I won't want one. these two words do not sound the same.

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Words with this sound

Coat

audio COAT LISTEN IMAGE

Photo

audio COAT LISTEN IMAGE

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audio Sound

1 - Jonathan Joe

audio Jonathan Joe Had a mouth like an 'O'
And that's what makes him so funny
If you give him a smile
Once in a while
He never expects any money.

2 - How to make this sound

PHONE Sound audio This is a diphthong because it is made while the mouth closes.
The word 'close' has this sound. As the mouth closes this sound is made. The lips are rounded and quite open at first, and then the jaw is brought forward and the lips are moved into a smaller circle shape.
It is made by moving the mouth quickly from the phone sound to the Boot Phone audio

3 - Example words

-o- with
silent -e

  1. audio phone
  2. audio note
  3. audio nose
  4. audio drove
  5. audio over
  6. audio hose

-o- alone

rodents, no, go, both, pony

-ow-

grow, flow, slow, show, own, row, sow, slow, low

others

moan, soap, sew, ghost, road, though, toe, boat, yeoman, dough, load

Practice the diphthong sound PHONE

Listen to the pronunciation of these sentences. When you have practiced you can be graded in the course by your teacher.
  1. Don't ,phone before you go to the pony show.
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  2. You left your coat in the boat.
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  3. Even though he knows the code he had to show his pass.
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  4. I suppose he goes up the road often.
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  5. She hoped that he had frozen the fish before he came over to visit.
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  6. His toe was caught in the hose.
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  7. Were you home alone?
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  8. The propos,a|computer,l was to close the old cold storage fact,o|computer,ry.
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  9. He drove slowly because he was carrying a heavy load.
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  10. She said no when asked for a new stove.
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4 - Find the word that doesn't have this sound

Write all the words in each list that do not contain the dipthong sound PHONE. You must write at least one word. Sometimes the word spelling could be one of two possible words. You can choose any meaning of the words that are written in the list. Click the word to check the dictionary and listen to the audio for that word.
    1. comb
    2. most
    3. got
    4. cloak
    5. go
    6. hotel
    7. goat
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    1. frown
    2. glow
    3. hold
    4. cold
    5. power
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    1. moan
    2. town
    3. no
    4. not
    5. clown
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    1. drone
    2. rome
    3. home
    4. come
    5. some
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    1. dove
    2. hope
    3. cope
    4. d
    5. e
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There was a lady called Joan
Who decided to apply for a loan
When she got to the bank
They thought she was a crank
so she immediately started to moan.
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5 - The other dipthong vowels to practice

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