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  1. An Introduction to the IPA
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Lesson 7, Topic 18
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/k/ vs /g/ – e.g. cap vs gap

Peter Smissen February 18, 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.

key – ghee
kiː – g

cap – gap
kæp – gæp

cage – gauge
kæɪʤ – gæɪʤ

card – guard
kɐːd – gɐːd

coal – goal
kəʉl – gəʉl

curl – girl
kɜːl – gɜːl

coat – goat
kəʉt – gəʉt

cold – gold
kəʉld – gəʉld

wick – wig
k – wɪg

lock – log
k – lɔg

back – bag
k – bæg

leek – league
liːk – liːg

buck – bug
k – bɐg

pick – pig
k – pɪg

sack – sag
k – sæg

tuck – tug
k – tɐg

stack – stag
stæk – stæg

whack – wag
k – wæg

frock – frog
frɔk – frɔg

shack – shag
ʃæk – ˈʃæg

dock – dog
k – dɔg

tack – tag
k – tæg

block – blog
blɔk – blɔg

tocks – togs
ks – tɔgz

box – bogs
ks – bɔgz

locks – logs
ks – lɔgz

stack – stag
stæk – stæg

clad – glad
klæd – glæd

crab – grab
kræb – græb

crate – grate
kræɪt – græɪt

Practice phrases to read out loud:

  1. He created great a crate from a grate.
  2. Can the crab grab the snag for a snack?
  3. The league stags stacked leaks and tags.
  4. Greg can pick a bug, pug, or pig for six bucks.
  5. The girls coated their goats and ducks with curls.
  6. Kate tucked her socks in and tugged on the back tag.
  7. Logs and frocks were locked in the frog‘s hairy locks.
  8. Gauge if the cage’s cap has a gap and whack it back.
  9. Tick tock and be glad to lack the great green clean togs.
  10. The cold wig crown looked like a gold wick on the ground.