Last Friday saw the end of another ten online sessions of Coping with a Hearing Loss through Lipreading.
The sessions are designed to inform, educate, entertain and help people who have lost all or some of their hearing and to understand the quirks of the English language, such as the fact that only up to 35% of English speech is lip readable
Homophones are words that look the same on the lips but have a different meaning, we ended the term with the group practising their lipreading skills with the following sentences
- I QUIRK IN A JOB THAT’S SELLS MENS
- HAVE YOU BADE THE MILL ?
- SHOW WASHED THE FARMER CHEER THE LAPS
- THE WEAN LISTENED TO THE WIRE BUT COULD NOT KEEP A QUAKE
Read these out in front of a mirror look at the lip shapes the words form and see if you can see what they are really saying