We make the sound in "hot" (/a/) with our mouth open the widest. Pretend you are going to the doctor and saying "ahhhhhhhh".
how open your
sound in "ought" is made with your mouth open not as wide and the
sound more in the middle of your mouth. Try to say a very quick, light
/ou/ sound. That is the sound in "ought".
Now let's listen to some sounds!
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