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Lesson 7, Topic 6
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/ʤ/ and /z/ – e.g. page vs pays

Peter Smissen March 2, 2018
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Complete the exercise by:

  1. Listening to the MP3 and noticing the sound differences
  2. Listening & repeating each word out loud.

page – pays
pæɪʤ – pæɪz

cage – Ks
kæɪʤ – kæɪz

siege – sees
siːʤ – siːz

stage – stays
stæɪʤ – stæɪz

wage – ways
wæɪʤ – wæɪz

wodge – was
ʤ – wɔz

barge – bars
bɐːʤ – bɐːz

change – chains
ʧæɪnʤ – ʧæɪnz

charge – chars
ʧɐːʤ – ʧɐːz

forge – fours
foːʤ – foːz

fridge – frizz
frɪʤ – frɪz

gip – zip
ʤɪp – zɪp

jew – zoo
ʤʉː – zʉː

siege – Cs
siːʤ – siːz

binge – bins
bɪnʤ – bɪnz

marge – mars
mɐːʤ – mɐːz

rage – raise
ræɪʤ – ræɪz

siege – seize
siːʤ – siːz

strange – strains
stræɪnʤ – stræɪnz

tinge – tins
tɪnʤ – tɪnz

budge – buzz
ʤ – bɐz

fudge – fuzz
ʤ – fɐz

gauge – gaze
gæɪʤ – gæɪz

gorge – gauze
goːʤ – goːz

jag – zag
ʤæg – zæg

purge – purrs
pɜːʤ – pɜːz

jig – zig
ʤɪg – zɪg

singe – sins
sɪnʤ – sɪnz

gunge – guns
gɐnʤ – gɐnz

grange – grains
græɪnʤ – græɪnz

Practice phrases to read out loud:

  1. Jane’s wages stay way on the stage.
  2. His sins singed and the bins binged.
  3. Paige pays for Kay’s dog to stay in his cage.
  4. The fudged up fuzzy buzzing clock doesn’t budge.
  5. Marge went to Mars to raise a flag of rage for James.
  6. The zebra’s jig was zigzagging, jumping, and zooming.
  7. Frizzy haired James dropped his fizzy drink in the fridge.
  8. It rains on Jane’s grains as the busy buzzards drink grange.
  9. The jew jogs to the zoo and sees monkeys during the siege.
  10. There’re tinges on the tins and strange stains on the drains.