Topic

/ʧ/ vs /t/ – e.g. cat vs catch

Complete the exercise by:

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

catch – cat
ʧ – kæt

ouch – out
æɔʧ – æɔt

watch – what
ʧ – wɔt

beach – beat
biːʧ – biːt

cheese – tease
ʧiːz – tiːz

chest – test
ʧest – test

chew – two
ʧʉː – tʉː

child – tiled
ʧɑeld – tɑeld

chip – tip
ʧɪp – tɪp

choose – twos
ʧʉːz – tʉːz

chose – toes
ʧəʉz – təʉz

coach – coat
kəʉʧ – kəʉt

each – eat
ʧ – iːt

hatch – hat
ʧ – hæt

match – mat
ʧ – mæt

starch – start
stɐːʧ – stɐːt

torch – taught
toːʧ – toːt

bench – bent
benʧ – bent

chair – tear
ʧeː – t

chill – till
ʧɪl –tɪl

chime – time
ʧɑem – tɑem

chin – tin
ʧɪn – tɪn

chop – top
ʧɔp – tɔp

chewer – tour
ˈʧʊə – tʊə

much – mutt
ʧ – mɐt

roach – wrote
rəʉʧ – rəʉt

teach – teat
tiːʧ – tiːt

touch – tut
ʧ – tɐt

which – wit
ʧ – wɪt

fitch – fit
ʧ – fɪt

Practice phrases to read out loud:

  1. Which wit did Tut touch?
  2. The roach wrote much about a mutt.
  3. I beat him to the beach to hatch my hat.
  4. He taught the torch to eat each teacher.
  5. Teach the teat to match the mat in colour.
  6. Tease me with cheese and I’ll chew two of you.
  7. The chime of time coaches coats to catch cats.
  8. If you choose twos instead of toes, you chose wrong.
  9. She starts with a tin chin of starch to march to K-mart.
  10. Watch what happens when you take a toke but don’t choke.