Click phonemes to hear examples!
To practice identifying phonemes in words, try these minimal pair exercises:
Indonesian students of English are lucky in that the sounds of their language are quite close to the sounds of English. However, here is a song that focuses on two pronunciation features that are rare in Bahasa Indonesia: Continue reading
In minimal pair activity we listen to the difference between Sue and ‘shoe’, and maybe learn how to say “Sue’s shoe!” Continue reading
In this activity we practice recognising the short ‘a’ and the short ‘e’ in minimal pairs. Click or touch the sound you hear! Continue reading
Q:What did the bean say to the bin?
A: How’ve you been?
In this activity we practice recognising short and long ‘i’ sounds in minimal pairs. Click or touch the sound you hear! Continue reading
A minimal pair is two words that sound the same except for one sound. Can you recognise which of two words is being spoken? Have a go! Continue reading
A little game to let you practice listening to and producing the sounds of English!