This video below, made my Jennifer Kumar, talks about the word realize. We look at how to pronounce Z, it’s comparison to S and a more minor comparison to C.
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In this last video, Emma from EngVid, shows us how to pronounce s a the end of words (contractions, possessives, plural nouns and verbs in the present tense). She not only teaches us how to pronounce the sounds (focusing on getting the z sound clear), but tests our listening comprehension with s sounds at the end of words. She will pronounce a word with an s ending, asking watchers to guess if the ending s sounds like an s, a z, or an iz sound. This will help you to improve your listening comprehension in English. She will also help you understand when the ending s sound will sound like s, z or is (iz).
(Note, Emma refers to the letter z as zed and not zee. While Americans would not refer to z as zed, probably Emma is British, but the lesson also applies to the American accent as well.)
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