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1 The U and the OU sounds in French How to produce the soundsLook at some examplesPractise the U and the OU soundsBon Départ Unité 1 Section 1.1 pp.12-14
2 How to produce the OU sound The OU sound in French is close to the OO sound in English, in zoo or oopsTo get an idea of the position of the mouth, try saying zoo or oops in Englishor try a scary noise oooohand notice the position of your lips
3 How to produce the OU sound Position of the lips:rounded, pushed forwardmouth almost closedSay OUle cou
4 Écoutez et répétezbijoucaillouchougenouhiboujoujoupou
5 Now read the words first, then listen bijoucaillouchougenouhiboujoujoupou
6 Position of the tongue for the OU sound at the back of your mouthand up (the middle part of your tongue is raised)Position of the lips:rounded, pushed forwardmouth almost closed
7 The OU and the U soundsFor both sounds the lips are rounded, pushed forward; mouth almost closedOU: the tongue is towards the back and upU: move your tongue forward, and place the tip behind your lower teethfront part of the tongue is curved upFor U tongue in the same position as for ee/i
8 You can switch from the OU to the U sound just by moving your tongue Say OUKeep your lips in the same position (rounded, pushed forward; mouth almost closed)Move your tongue behind your lower teeth, front part of the tongue is curved upSay U
9 or you can switch from the ee position of the mouth to the U without moving your tongue Say ee (tea, cheese). The i in French is slightly shorter îleNotice how you are smilingKeep your tongue in the same positionChange the position of your lips: rounded, pushed forward; mouth almost closed
10 Écoutez et répétezSalut tu une nature utile du vu bu tutu
11 Now read the words first, then listen Salut tu une nature utile du vu bu tutu
12 Can you hear the difference? Listen and repeat tututuvunudubupuceeu Tu l’as eu?touttoutouvousnousdouxboutpouceoùOù es-tu?
13 Which words can you hear? tututudubupuceeutoutouvousboutpouceoù
14 Tu as tout?Vous avez vu?Tu as vu le loup?Vous avez vu le loup?Tu l’as eu où?- Tu tousses toujours?- Non, je ne tousse plus du tout.
15 Tu as vu le tutu de Lulu?Tu as tout bu?Tu vas tout au bout du tunnel.Vous nous avez vus?
16 The U and the OU sounds in French Merci et au revoir Bon Départ Unité 1 Section 1.1 pp.12-14Merci et au revoirChristine BullerAcknowledgments:All pictures from Clipart, Microsoft PowerPoint