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Practice English Speaking&Listening with: How to pronounce HOT, HUT and HAT Can you tell the difference? hatとhutの発音 英語 英会話 toefl english esl

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Can you tell the difference?

Today, we are going to learn about the differences in American pronunciation

between the wordshot,” “hut,” andhat.”

The first wordhotcan be an adjective or a verb.

As an adjective, it means having a high temperature or causing

a sensation of heat.

The second wordHutcan be a noun or a verb.

As a noun, it means a small, humble house.

And the third wordhatcan be a noun or a verb.

As a noun, it means a piece of clothing that covers the head.

The differences between these words lie in the vowel sounds

between the H and T sounds.

The wordhothas this “ɑ” sound.

To make this “ɑ” sound correctly, you need to open your mouth wide and drop

your jaw likeHOT”.

The wordhuthas this “ʌ” sound, which has a shorter duration,

compared to the first vowel sound “ɑ”.

To make the “ʌ” sound, you need to relax your jaw and tongue

and open your mouth slightly likeHUT”.

And the last wordhathas this “æ” sound.

To make this vowel sound, the body of your tongue needs to round upward

while the tip of your tongue is touching the bottom front teeth likeHAT”.

The duration of this “æ” sound is also longer than that of the “ʌ” sound


Let me demonstrate how to pronounce these words.

Please pay close attention to the shape of my lips and the position of my jaw and tongue.

Now, I am going to give you a quiz.

I will pick one of the three words and say it three times.

Please listen carefully and tell me which word I am pronouncing next.

I hope you could tell the differences and picked the wordhotfor your answer.

We have another question for you.

I am going to read a sentence twice that contains one of the three words.

Your job is to tell me which word I am using in the sentence.

The answer ishut.”

We have one more question.

This time, I will read a sentence that contains two of the three words.

Ill say the sentence three times and give you a little hint each time.

Id like you to tell me which words are used in what parts of the sentence.

And the answer is, She is looking hot in that hat.

The wordhotalso means sexy or good looking.

So this sentence means that the woman is looking good or sexy wearing the hat.

Well, thats the end of todays lesson.

If you didnt answer all of the questions correctly,

watch this video over and over until you can tell the differences between these words.

Make sure to practice your pronunciation as well.

Being able to pronounce these words correctly will help your listening comprehension too!

Thank you for watching and see you next time.

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