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  1. An Introduction to the IPA
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  2. Vowels: Pronunciation Tutorials
    20 Topics
  3. Vowels: Pronunciation Exercises
    20 Topics
  4. Vowels: Minimal Pairs
    8 Topics
  5. Consonants: Pronunciation Tutorials
    26 Topics
  6. Consonants: Pronunciation Exercises
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  7. Consonants: Minimal Pairs
    21 Topics
  8. 3 Pronunciations of Past Participles: -ED
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Lesson 7, Topic 1
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/b/ vs /p/ – e.g. big vs pig

Peter Smissen March 1, 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.

BP
biː – p

bar – pa
bɐː – pɐː

cab – cap
b – ˈkæp

big – pig
bɪg – pɪg

buy – pie
bɑe – pɑe

bet – pet
bet – pet

bear – pair
beː – p

bill – pill
bɪl – pɪl

bin – pin
bɪn – pɪn

bore – poor
boː – p

cub – cup
b – kɐp

bob – bop
b – bɔp

band – panned
bænd – pænd

base – pace
bæɪs – pæɪs

bat – pat
bæt – pæt

bear – pear
beː – p

beer – peer
bɪə – pɪə

belt – pelt
belt – pelt

berry – perry
ˈberi – ˈperi

blade – played
blæɪd – plæɪd

bay – pay
bæɪ – pæɪ

rib – rip
b – rɪp

blank – plank
blæɪŋk – plæɪŋk

bride – pride
brɑed – prɑed

bull – pull
bʊl – pʊl

butter – putter
ˈbɐtɐ – ˈpɐtɐ

robe – rope
rəʉb – rəʉp

breast – pressed
brest – prest

beep – peep
biːp – piːp

tribe – tripe
trɑeb – trɑep

Practice phrases to read out loud:

  1. Bumpbumble bees push pliable petals.
  2. A cup full of cubburst from Betty’s purse.
  3. Bedposts and bedpans put beside bumpbeds.
  4. The robe tribe ate ropes of tripplaced in butter.
  5. Paul peeped and beeped as the bull pulled his bus.
  6. Bob ripped his rib on a big burly pig playing bagpipes.
  7. Being perturbed bpayable bills and bets upsets bears.
  8. The bishop blessed Pete the pageboy before his baptism.
  9. Bringing a beer on the peer who pat the bat before it bit Paul.
  10. People promised pebbled payback for petty bandits and burglars.