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Lesson 9 - Nasal sounds

J /dʒ/

J /dʒ/ is pronounced the same way as Ch, expect the vocal folds are also vibrating. If J /dʒ/ is a challenging sound, it would better if you study and practise Ch first as this is the easier of the two.

J at the start of words and sentences:

Jelly, jet, Jess,
Jam, Jack
Jail, James
Jolly, Jo-Jo
Jeer, jeans, gene
Juicy, juniper, July, dual
Joke, Joel,

  1. Jess and James love to play chess.
  2. They serve jam on toast with juice in the church.
  3. He was a jolly old elf and liked to make jokes.
  4. I can never decide if I like June or July the most.
  5. The jean thief was sent to jail.

J in the middle and end of words:

lodge, bodge
age, cage, page, stage
bridge, ridge
fudge, judge
courage, cabbage, sausage

aged, caged, staged,
cabbages, sausages, marriages
lodged, lodger, badger

  1. I was given this badge to honour my courage.
  2. Do you prefer cabbages or sausages?
  3. The judge handed down a huge fine following the bodged burglary.
  4. The fidgetting children edged closer to the jelly.
  5. The story was a page-turner and translated brilliantly to the stage.

J in mixed sentences:

  1. July is the month of jelly, juice and parties.
  2. Judging by the state of the bridge, a larger repair budget was justified.
  3. The crowd jeered and actors on stage.
  4. James and Jenny were both courageous and joyful.
  5. There was a huge jar of jam in the kitchen cupboard.