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  1. An Introduction to the IPA
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  2. Vowels: Pronunciation Tutorials
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  4. Vowels: Minimal Pairs
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  5. Consonants: Pronunciation Tutorials
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  6. Consonants: Pronunciation Exercises
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  7. Consonants: Minimal Pairs
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  8. 3 Pronunciations of Past Participles: -ED
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Lesson 3, Topic 4
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oː – e.g. for, floor

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

horde/whored – hd 
bored – bd 
lord – ld 
warn/worn – wn 
cord/chord – kd 
sure/shore – ʃ 
floor – fl 
shorn – ʃn 
fork – fk 
dork – dk 
storm – stm 
bought – bt 
court/caught – kt 
fraught – frt


oː – Tongue Twisters



Practice phrases to read out loud:

  1. I abhor herbivore‘s that eat apple cores.
  2. He caught a fish he fought with for fourteen hours.
  3. The core of this word cord has been shorn before.
  4. More decor on the dance floor shouldn’t be ignored.
  5. The cat clawed at the lakeshore looking for more straw.
  6. I bought some boar meat and tore it four times with my fork.
  7. We saw a postwar uproar but still thought we were done for.
  8. The boar tried to gnaw at the cord that kept the trap door forced shut.
  9. The lord snored on the floor while the door was more open than before.
  10. Furthermore, the mall doesn’t have a good rapport with Ecuador anymore.