Topic

/t/ vs /ɾ/ – e.g. T vs T-flap

Complete the exercise by:

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

water – water
ˈwoːtɐ – ˈwoːɾɐ

little – little
ˈlɪtl – ˈlɪɾl

later – later
ˈlæɪtɐ – ˈlæɪɾɐ

waiter – waiter
ˈwæɪtɐ – ˈwæɪɾɐ

flatter – flatter
ˈflætɐ – ˈflæɾɐ

pretty – pretty
ˈprɪti – ˈprɪɾi

letter – letter
ˈletɐ – ˈleɾɐ

beetle – beetle
ˈbiːtl – ˈbiːɾl

metabolic – metabolic
metəˈbɔlɪk – meɾəˈbɔlɪk

fatal – fatal
ˈfæɪtl – ˈfæɪɾl

hospital – hospital
ˈhɔspɪtl – ˈhɔspɪɾl

turtle – turtle
ˈtɜːtl – ˈtɜːɾl

debating – debating
dɪˈbæɪtɪŋ – dɪˈbæɪɾɪŋ

relative – relative
ˈrelətɪv – ˈreləɾɪv

deserter – deserter
dɪˈzɜːtɐ – dɪˈzɜːɾɐ

metre – metre
ˈmiːtɐ – ˈmiːɾɐ

guilty – guilty
ˈgɪlti – ˈgɪlɾi

insulted – insulted
ɪnˈsɐltɪd – ɪnˈsɐlɾɪd

faculty – faculty
ˈfækəlti – ˈfækəlɾi

writer – writer
ˈrɑetɐ – ˈrɑeɾɐ

matter – matter
ˈmætɐ – ˈmæɾɐ

whittle – whittle
ˈwɪtl – ˈwɪɾl

waiting – waiting
ˈwæɪtɪŋ – ˈwæɪɾɪŋ

traitor – traitor
ˈtræɪtɐ – ˈtræɪɾɐ

alligator – alligator
ˈælɪgæɪtɐ – ˈælɪgæɪɾɐ

nettle – nettle
ˈnetl – ˈneɾl

rattle – rattle
ˈrætl – ˈræɾl

rater – rater
ˈræɪtɐ – ˈræɪɾɐ

better – better
ˈbetɐ – ˈbeɾɐ

hater – hater
ˈhæɪtɐ – ˈhæɪɾɐ

Practice phrases to read out loud:

  1. Little tiny Tina waited in the water.
  2. Twenty two writers were writing notes.
  3. It‘s better to have whittlers waiting to whittle.
  4. Matt shattered the stratosphere with his batting.
  5. The deserter is a distant relative of the fat waiter.
  6. Later the fatter guy turned up to a better university.
  7. It‘s a matter about the insulter turning into the insulted.
  8. Twelve traitors hated fighting twisted battles with alligators.
  9. Two varieties of digital settings are at the bottom of Tim’s television.
  10. Quality and quantity are generated with whatever the majority want.