Topic

/t/ vs /d/ – e.g. tie vs die

Complete the exercise by:

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

tea – dee
tiː – d

tie – die
tɑe – dɑe

tide – died
tɑed – dɑed

toes – doze
təʉz – dəʉz

metal – medal
ˈmetl – ˈmedl

petal – pedal
ˈpetl – ˈpedl

eight – aid
æɪt – æɪd

tight – tide
tɑet – tɑed

light – lied
lɑet – lɑed

bright – bride
brɑet – brɑed

cart – card
kɐːt – kɐːd

tart – dart
tɐːt – dɐːt

fat – fad
t – fæd

bat – bad
t – bɐːd

cot – cod
t – kɔd

bent – bend
bent – bend

lent – lend
lent – lend

beat – bead
biːt – biːd

bet – bed
bet – bed

two – do
tʉː – dʉː

tame – dame
tæɪm – dæɪm

touch – Dutch
tɐʧ – dɐʧ

tip – dip
tɪp – dɪp

tongue – dung
tɐŋ – dɐŋ

torn – dawn
toːn – doːn

tux – ducks
tɐks – dɐks

feet – feed
fiːt – fiːd

tore – door
toː – d

te – fade
fæɪt – fæɪd

heart – hard
hɐːt – hɐːd

Practice phrases to read out loud:

  1. It has a hard heart that tore the door.
  2. I bet the bed‘s too big tdo anything.
  3. Fat bats in ties are a bad fad that dies.
  4. Dean wantto feed feet tducks in tuxes.
  5. The tame Dame had ttouch her Dutch hat.
  6. The dice enticed the bright bride’s mighttidy cat.
  7. Eight aid workers fought tightly against the fjord‘s tide.
  8. He beat the bed with beads on his head to fight the heat.
  9. Thai die t-shirts smell like dung when touched with the tongue.
  10. Being torn at dawn makes petal medals put peddle to the metal.