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The English Sound System / International Phonetic Alphabet




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The English Sound System

International Phonetic Alphabet

 
Task 1: Read the following pairs of words focussing on the highlighted letters:
 
Consonants: 

big, pig, gap , cap, and, ant, row, low, wave, wife, this , thin, vision, action, edge, each, win, wing, listen, able.

 
Vowels: 

cat, cut, card, book, block, blue, live, left, leave, now, no, my, may, ago, burn, born, new, oil, hour, beer, fire. 

 
Task 2: Listen and then correct your mistakes:
 
Consonants: 

big [bɪg], pig [pɪg], gap [gæp], cap [kæp], and [ænd], ant [ænt], row [rəʊ], low [ləʊ], wave [weɪv], wife [waɪf], this [ðɪs], thin [θɪn], vision ['ʒn], action ['ækʃn], edge [e], each [], win [n], wing [ŋ], listen [lɪsn], able ['eɪbł]

 
Vowels:

cat [kæt], cut [kʌt], card [kɑːd], book [bʊk], block [blɒk], blue [bluː], live [lɪv], left [left], leave [lɪːv], now [n], no [nəʊ], my [m], may [m], ago [ə'gəʊ], burn [bɜːn], born [bɔːn], new [njuː], oil [ɔɪl], hour ['aʊə], beer [bɪə], fire ['faɪə]        

 
 
Task 3: Listen again and repeat after the speaker: 
 
 
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