Topic

Consonants vs Consonants + R – e.g. sting vs string

Complete the exercise by:

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

jdr
ʤ – ʤr

ththr
ððr
θ – θr

kkr
kkr

ffr
ffr

ppr
ppr

ggr
ggr

chtr
ʧ ʧr

ststr
ststr

jane – drain
ʤæɪn – ʤræɪn

the – three
ðiː – θr

kate – crate
kæɪt – kræɪt

fate – freight
fæɪt – fræɪt

state – straight
stæɪt – stræɪt

cane – crane
kæɪn – kræɪn

bite – bright
bɑet – brɑet

jake – drake
ʤæɪk – dræɪk

fidget – fridge it
ˈfɪʤət – frɪʤ ət

chap – trap
ʧæp – ʧræp

chick – trick
ʧɪk – ʧrɪk

pat – prat
pæt – præt

pick – prick
pɪk – prɪk

gate – great
gæɪt – græɪt

kept – crept
kept – krept

job – drob
ʤɔb – ʤrɔb

bake – break
bæɪk – bræɪk

fight – fright
fɑet – frɑet

bane – brain
bæɪn – bræɪn

chai – try
ʧɑe – ʧrɑe

pie – pry
pɑe – prɑe

fire – fryer
ˈfɑejɐ – ˈfrɑejɐ

bicky – bricky
bɪckiː – brɪckiː

kiss – Chris
kɪs – krɪs

though – throw
ðəʉ – θrəʉ

thong – throng
θɔŋ – θrɔŋ

thumbs – thrums
θɐmz – θrɐms

gain – grain
gæɪn – græɪn

pants – prance
pænts – prɑːns

steam – stream
stiːm – striːm

Practice phrases to read out loud:

  1. She tries to prance in Chi’s pants.
  2. We gain grain to bake on our break.
  3. At a faction of a fraction of downed rats drowned.
  4. Dane wanted to cane the crane for draining the river.
  5. Chris’s kiss drips in the dips while bragging and bagging.
  6. The bane of his brain is to pick to prick his friend’s fender.
  7. Brace the base of the bed’s bread by holding the cap’s crap.
  8. They strain to clean a cream stain from the rug and ugg boots.
  9. Steam came off the stream as the trekking chap checked his traps.
  10. Scrape the landscape crammed with cameras and brands of bands.