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Australian English Pronunciation

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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 3, Topic 13
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iː – e.g. bee, sea

Peter Smissen January 29, 2018
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Listen to the audio file and repeat these words aloud.

bee – b 
sea – s  
bleak – blk 
meek – mk 
steep – stp 
leap – lp 
league – lg 
seize – sz 
lease – ls 
geese – gs 
week/weak – wk
reed/read – rd

iː – Tongue Twisters

Practice phrases to read out loud:

  1. I impede the seizure of weed.
  2. Heed the need to decrease your speed.
  3. She wet her beak with bee‘s honey mead.
  4. He increased his speed down the steep hill.
  5. Please, please these geese for me this evening.
  6. We decreed these weak and meek freaks must leave.
  7. I concede the bean tree is weak and needs to be freed.
  8. Thieves sneak beneath our feet to eat our leaks each week.
  9. He‘s free to seek to sneak a leak beneath the tree along the creek.
  10. The breed of weed we need to feed our geese seems to be sold for free in Leeds.