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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
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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 7, Topic 17
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/th/ vs /f/ – e.g. oath vs oaf

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.

wreath – reef
riːθ – riːf

oath – oaf
əʉθ – əʉf

death – deaf
deθ – def

there – fare
ðeː – f

thin – fin
θɪn – fɪn

three – free
θriː – friː

thread – Fred
θred – fred

thought – fought
θoːt – foːt

thaw – for
θoː – f

thresh – fresh
θreʃ – freʃ

threes – freeze
θriːz – friːz

throw – fro
θrəʉ – frəʉ

throws – froze
θrəʉz – frəʉz

thirst – first
θɜːst – fɜːst

thief – fief
θiːf – fiːf

therm – firm
θɜːm – fɜːm

thrill – frill
θrɪl – frɪl

third – furred
θɜːd – fɜːd

doth – duff
θ – dɐf

thang – fang
θæŋ – fæŋ

thorn – fawn
θoːn – foːn

threat – fret
θret – fret

thug – fug
θɐg – fɐg

troth – trough
trəʉθ – trəʉf

Practice phrases to read out loud:

  1. Having a frill is a thrill for Thor.
  2. Thugs like firm things on thermostats.
  3. Don’t fret if Fink thinks of threatening you.
  4. The fawn had a thorn in its third furred foot.
  5. An oaf took the oath and fixed that thick fat foot.
  6. Thor thawed the three or four free troughs of froth.
  7. The thug froze fantastically during his death throes.
  8. We found a wreath on the reef on the thin shark’s fin.
  9. Throw the fro in the bin and free the three funny thieves.
  10. The death of the deaf men was thought to have been fought.