Topic

/d/ and /ʤ/ – e.g. bad vs badge

Complete the exercise by:

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

bad – badge
d – bæʤ

day – J
dæɪ – ʤæɪ

dam – jam
dæm – ʤæm

deep – jeep
diːp – ʤiːp

dim – gym
dɪm – ʤɪm

dog – jog
dɔg – ʤɔg

do – jew
dʉː – ʤʉː

door – jaw
doː – ʤ

head – hedge
hed – heʤ

paid – page
pæɪd – pæɪʤ

dear – jeer
dɪə – ʤɪə

debt – jet
dept – ʤet

dive – jive
dɑev – ʤɑev

dob – job
dɔb – ʤɔb

dot – jot
dɒt – ʤɒt

Ds – geez
diːz – ʤiːz

dug – jug
dɐg – ʤɐg

dump – jump
dɐmp – ʤɐmp

dust – just
dɐst – ʤɐst

weighed – wage
wæɪd – wæɪʤ

charred – charge
ʧɐːd – ʧɐːʤ

damn – jam
dæm – ʤæm

day – jay
dæɪ – ʤæɪ

deans – jeans
diːnz – ʤiːnz

dig – jig
dɪg – ʤɪg

din – gin
dɪn – ʤɪn

dunk – junk
dɐŋk – ʤɐŋk

led – ledge
led – leʤ

dangle – jangle
ˈdæɪŋəl – ˈʤæɪŋəl

dosh – josh
dɔʃ – ʤɔʃ

Practice phrases to read out loud:

  1. It doesn’t jive with Dan to jump into skydiving.
  2. Just dig up the drugs the judge dropped in the dirt.
  3. Dennis Jenner’s debt came from his dark jumbo jet.
  4. Did Damian jam the damn charred jam in the charger?
  5. Josh’s dosh jangled as it dangled down in Dean’s jeans.
  6. Today the jay just dusted away the hedgehog’s headache.
  7. Fred lead the wedge-tailed eagle to the ledge of the fridge.
  8. The Egyptian dog jogged into the door and didn’t break his jaw.
  9. James’s drunk dumb friend Jane had too much junk to just drop.
  10. Jeff accidentally drove his jeep deep into gypsum mud and got bogged.