Vocal Exercises to use at home

vocal exercises

A list of basic elocution vocal Exercises

 A more comprehensive list of vocal exercises can be found on my online course - see reviews.  All of these elocution vocal exercises must be said out loud. Repeat each one at least twice a day.

  • Vowel Sounds
  • Open the mouth as wide as possible for all the vowel sounds
  • i (eye) 
  • Open your mouth wide enough to put three fingers in it vertically.
  1. My smile is wide as I cross the winning line
  2. I cried when they scored a try
  3. I’m too frightened to try and jump that high
  4. I try to smile even while I am losing
  • o (oh) 
  • Make a circle with your lips
  1. Throw it slowly into the yellow box
  2. Follow the arrows to avoid the snow
  3. My coach is called Joe
  4. Go and show Flo a Judo throw
  • a (ay) 
  • Your mouth should change shape as you say this sound.
  1. I’m afraid you didn’t make the relay team
  2. Croquet is played at eight
  3. There isn’t enough space in this place for a race
  4. Stay there Jay and pick up the weight
  • a (ah) 
  • Open your mouth wide enough to put three fingers in it vertically.
  1. Martial Arts won’t harm my arm
  2. Stay calm, don’t argue, I’ll spar with you
  3. My car can go fast
  4. I can’t lift the bar very far with my bad arm
  • Consonant sounds
  • Sound all the consonant sounds in each word, especially the 't' and 'd' sounds at the ends of the words.
  1. Badminton racquets are lighter than cricket bats
  2. Isn’t it time you tried the high jump
  3. You need to attack if you want to win
  4. Hitting tennis balls while sitting down is terribly difficult
  • Tongue agility
  • Work the tongue hard
  1. Two little toddlers playing table tennis
  2.  Twenty two players taken out for a treat
  3.  Fifteen metre tracks are shorter than fifty metre tracks
  4.  Adults who play table tennis are extremely fit
  • Lip agility
  1. Betty plays competitive badminton
  2. Weightlifters acquire many muscles
  3. Boys love to play billiards
  4. When I play polo I usually win
  • Resonance
  • Hum the ‘m’ and ‘n’ sounds
  1. My mummy made me some marvelous marmalade
  • Fun tongue twisters
  1. She sells sea shells on the sea shore
  2. Whether the weather be hot or whether the weather be cold
  3. Peter Piper picked a piece of pickled pepper
  4. Red leather yellow leather

If you would like to see and hear how these vocal exercises should be done please enrol on my online course below - if you click on this red link  you can watch free sample lectures. I have had a website for nearly twenty years and in all that time my most popular page (every day) has  been the vocal exercise page so I have decided to bring it to life at a ridicuously low price of only £9.99.

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'Though I have been studying the speech sounds of English for quite sometime, there are still many new things to learn from this course. Thank you, Ms. Greenslade.'

'A very good introductory course - I especially like the way each practise video is short and to the point.'

'Hey Serena, This course the fantastic. I like it a lot.'

 Once you have enrolled on the course you have lifetime access to it so you can go back and work on any sound when ever you want to. The link to the  course for only £9.99 is here - click now. Cheaper than a lesson with me!

This course focuses totally on voice exercises for most of the vowel and consonant sounds made in English. In the course I  cover 16 vowel sounds and 23 consonant sounds as well as a few oddities of the English language. I will show you how these sounds should be made, what shape your mouth should be, where your tongue should be and you will hear what they should sound like. In each lecture there is an opportunity for you to repeat the exercises after me. This is helpful for anyone who mumbles or wishes to soften their accent. I am 100% confident that there isn't another course like this. 

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