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1. Feel /ˈkʌmfətəbl/ with pronunciation and phonetics: /əbl/ words

Spanish people usually pronounce the word comfortable wrongly. It is one of those fossilized mistakes which are difficult to get rid off. In our 2nd session on the 15th of September we practiced some tricky words. Do you remember?


  • comfortable  /ˈkʌmfətəbl/
  • twistable
  • foldable
  • affordable
  • available
  • renewable
  • portable


  • picture /ˈkʌltʃəʳ/
  • structure /ˈstrʌktʃəʳ/
  • nature /ˈneɪtʃəʳ/
  • culture /ˈkʌltʃəʳ/

This is a very funny poem by Shel Silverstein, an American writer, called twistable turnable man. After reading it and singing it, I’m sure you’ll always pronounce COMFORTABLE correctly.

The you tube video will help you understand the poem. It is like  tongue twister. You know what a tongue twister is, don’t you?Captura de pantalla 2014-03-18 a la(s) 12.20.13 AM

Let’s see if we can read it together. The words ending in “able” are highlighted in green

Here follows a version by Andrew Bird, a good musician who, on top of playing lots of musical instruments, is also a great whistler. Can you whistle? We’ll make a contest some other day.

You might want to visit Shel site. It is full of surprises! Look for some of his short animation videos.

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