Final [t] as in eat
Sound formation instruction:
To pronounce the /t/ sound, keep your mouth slightly open. Press the tip of your tongue against the gum ridge behind upper front teeth, and also the sides of your tongue tip to lightly seal the upper front part of your mouth. Push the air inside the sealed area to raise the air pressure, then quickly release your tongue tip from the gum to make a voiceless popping sound (the space between the tongue tip and gum should be less than 6 mm). Make sure your voice is not on (vocal cords are not vibrating).
In the Korean and Japanese languages, words usually end with a vowel, so foreign students are accustomed to add a vowel sound at the end of the consonant-ending word. Instead of adding an extra vowel sound, final /t/ words should end with a voiceless puff of air.
- Hot chocolate is best with sweet doughnuts.
- I forgot to bring my wet suit on the boat.
- The fat cat with a hat chased its first rat.
- The robot cat had its first flight in a rocket jet.
- The cat was very picky about the meat it ate.
- Robert wrote his own music for his first album.
- I was about to pet the rabbit, but my foot got caught in a hole.
- I was so busy that I could not eat dinner until late at night.
- I taught my pet parrot eight words by the end of the week.
- Robert jumped from the jet and landed on a yacht with his parachute.
- My aunt Kate was the first female astronaut to test the new rocket suit.
- The knight bought a bracelet for his lady and wrapped it in a love note.
- Suzette ate fruit instead of chocolate because she did not want to get fat.
- I had my hair cut before my first date with a cute classmate.
- It was supposed to rain that night so I brought a light jacket.
- Scott wrote a script about a robot that could fly a kite.
- Everyone thought I had a great jacket, but I took it off because I was hot.
- Kate might not meet Matt on their first date because Matt was bitten by his pet rabbit.
- I used to eat a chocolate doughnut for breakfast, but now I eat a slice of toast with peanut butter because I'm on a diet.
I remember my first day as a stunt double for a movie called “Spy Bait.” I was so excited that morning I forgot to bring my wet suit for the boat scene. The suit was very important. I had to jump out of a jet with a parachute, land in the ocean, and swim 200 feet down to a dark treasure chest. The water was supposed to be very cold and the suit would help me keep warm. Luckily, Kate the costume designer found another wet suit that fit me well.
Because I was an athlete my entire life, I was able to pull off the stunt in the first take. The director, Robert, was grateful because I just saved him millions of dollars. If I did the scene wrong, he would have to rent the jet again and pay the pilot for another day.
I could not wait to leave the water because I was so cold. During the break, I poured myself a tall cup of hot chocolate and took a glazed doughnut from the snack table. The actor who I was a stunt double for approached me and said that he would have never been able to do the stunt because he was afraid of heights. He even told Robert that I deserved a raise. When I told both of them that the stunt was no big deal, they thought I was just being modest.
For the next scene, I had to pretend to fight one of the bad guys while riding a jet ski. Medical technicians were on a boat close to the scene in case I got hurt, but I was not worried. I think I was made to be a stunt double.
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