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  1. An Introduction to the IPA
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  2. Vowels: Pronunciation Tutorials
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  3. Vowels: Pronunciation Exercises
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  4. Vowels: Minimal Pairs
    8 Topics
  5. Consonants: Pronunciation Tutorials
    26 Topics
  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 7, Topic 12
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/r/ vs /l/ – e.g. read vs lead

Peter Smissen March 4, 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.

fry – fly
frɑe – flɑe

fruit – flute
frʉːt – flʉːt

frame – flame
fræɪm – flæɪm

frock – flock
frɔk – flɔk

free – flea
friː – fl

bring – bling
brɪŋ – blɪŋ

broom – bloom
brʉːm – blʉːm

braid – blade
bræɪd – blæɪd

pray – play
præɪ – plæɪ

crown – clown
kræɔn – klæɔn

crock – clock
krɔk – klɔk

crowd – cloud
kræɔd – klæɔd

crew – clue
krʉː – klʉː

grow – glow
grəʉ – gləʉ

grass – glass
grɐːs – glɐːs

race – lace
ræɪs – læɪs

ramp – lamp
ræmp – læmp

rake – lake
ræɪk – læɪk

arrive – alive
əˈrɑev – əˈlɑev

rock – lock
rɔk – lɔk

right – light
rɑet – lɑet

road – load
rəʉd – ləʉd

rhyme – lime
rɑem – lɑem

rain – lane
ræɪn – læɪn

ram – lamb
ræm – læm

read – lead
riːd – liːd

rook – look
rʊk – lʊk

reach – leach
riːʧ – liːʧ

rift – lift
rɪft – lɪft

raft – laughed
rɐːft – lɐːft

Practice phrases to read out loud:

  1. Lift the rift above the raft and laugh.
  2. Pray to arrive alive and play the lottery.
  3. Ready to bulk and builripped muscles.
  4. The leech reached the rook and looked left.
  5. The lamb rammed a red lead rake into the lake.
  6. The cavalry broadllured the caramel carnival in.
  7. Algebrreally helps learners to rely on arithmetic.
  8. It’s all right for allurers to allege brittle bottles broke.
  9. LittlLilrarely wrote lies to leave as really cruel clues.
  10. The law claws at rhyming lines when crowns learn to lounge around.