Many words in English only differ by the ending sound. Leaving off the ending sound causes confusion in the minds or ears of your listener. Listen and watch this video to hear how closely some words sound.

Practice enunciating ending sounds by counting (0-13) or try some tongue twisters. Two tongue twisters to try:

Skunk on a Stump:

A skunk sat on a stump and thunk the stump stunk, but the stump thunk (thought) the skunk stunk.

Green Grape Cakes:

As he gobbled the cakes on his plate,
the greedy ape said as he ate,
the greener green grapes are,
the keener keen apes are
to gobble green grape cakes.
They’re great!

Record your self and listen. Did you enunciate the ending sounds? Did you use the right ones? Uncertain? Schedule a free strategy session and we can talk about how well others understand you and how you might advance your English.