DESCRIPTION OF THE SOUND /ʒ/

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TOPIC: DESCRIPTION OF THE SOUND /ʒ/
SPECIFIC PRAGMATIC OBJECTIVE: By the end of this lesson,the students should be able to know the appropriate articulation or pronunciation of this sound alone and in words.
STEP ONE
/ʒ/ is a voiced consonant; its unvoiced counterpart is IPA phoneme /ʃ/.
/ʒ/ is a fricative; its affricate counterpart is IPA phoneme /dʒ/.
Words below can go with the sound.
Some words ending in “sion”: conclusion – confusion – decision – division – occasion – provision – television – vision
Some words ending in “sual”: usual – visual,casual
Some words ending in “sure”: exposure – measure – pleasure,leisure,seizure
Some less common words which practise the pronunciation of /ʒ/ include the following:
beginning with /ʒ/ – genre /ʒɒnrə/, gendarme (a French policeman) /ʒɒndɑ:m/, – luxurious /lʌɡˈʒʊərɪəs/ –
Words ending in “ge”: beige – collage – massage – mirage – rouge – sabotage
Words ending in “sion”: collision – exclusion – explosion – fusion – illusion – inclusion – invasion – lesion – persuasion – precision – revision.

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