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Pronouncing the letters B and P

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The letters P and B are similar.

Instruction: Have your lips pressed together and then slighly push air out of your mouth forcing your lips apart.

These two letters do not require any nasal sound.

Here are some words and sentences to help you hear what they should sound like.  Click on any word or sentence to hear the correct sound.

Border
Baseball
Abnormal

"The baseball player got hurt when he went to bat"
"The border patrol was given the best officer award"
"The Abnormal tissue was being carefully examined"

Painting
Appeal
Lapse

"The painting that was stolen was a precious art piece"
"The pesty lawyer went to appeal his case"
"The lapse of time caused him to bite his lip"

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