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The J AND Y SOUNDS

The sound in Joke and the sound in Yoke are similar, but they are two different sounds, and it is important to be able to hear the difference. For example: He told a JOKE about the YOKE.


The sound in JOKE is similar to the CH sound (choke). It is a combination of the D sound (dog) + the sound in (beige). The sound in YOKE is different. It is similar to the E sound (he).



PART 1: PRACTICE WORDS

J Y J Y
jewel you’ll Jello yellow
Joe yo jam yam
jail yell jot yacht
Jack yak jeer year
John yawn Jay yea
Jess. yes jet yet


PART 2: LISTENING PRACTICE

A B
1. Is that an old JOKE? Is that an old YOKE?
2. Where is my JACK? Where is my YAK?
3. That JAM doesn’t taste good. That YAM doesn’t taste good.
4. How do you spell the word JOT? How do you spell the word YACHT?
5. That JELLO is unusual. That YELLOW is unusual.


PART 3: PRACTICE SENTENCES

1. Has the JET arrived YET?

2. Is it true that YOU’LL buy the JEWEL?

3. Will JOHN YAWN or YELL in JAIL?

4. YES, JESS, I ate the JAM, YAM and the YELLOW JELLO.

5. JOE said YO and JAY said YEA when JACK rode his YAK to their house.