Minimal Pairs

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Vowel Sounds
Minimal Pairs /ɪ/ and /i:/ (sit and seat)
Minimal Pairs /e/ and /ɪ/ (desk and disk)
Minimal Pairs /e/ and /eɪ/ (wet and wait)
Minimal Pairs /æ/ and /ʌ/ (bat and but)
Minimal Pairs /əʊ/ and /ɔ:/ (so and saw)
Minimal Pairs /ɒ/ and /əʊ/ (not and note)
Minimal Pairs /æ/ and /e/ (bad and bed)
Minimal Pairs /ɑ:/ and /ɜ:/ (fast and first)
Consonant Sounds
Minimal Pairs /b/ and /v/ (berry and very)
Minimal Pairs /b/ and /p/ (buy and pie)
Minimal Pairs /n/ and /ŋ/ (thin and thing)
Minimal Pairs /l/ and /r/ (alive and arrive)
Minimal Pairs /ʧ/ and /t/ (catch and cat)
Minimal Pairs /s/ and /ʃ/ (sea and she)
Minimal Pairs /f/ and /v/ (fan and van)
Minimal Pairs /f/ and /h/ (fat and hat)
Minimal Pairs /f/ and /θ/ (free and three)
Minimal Pairs /s/ and /θ/ (sing and thing)
Minimal Pairs /ð/ and /z/ (with and whizz)
Minimal Pairs /ʤ/ and /z/ (page and pays)
Minimal Pairs /d/ and /ʤ/ (bad and badge)
Initial Consonant Sounds
Minimal Pairs initial /f/ and /p/ (fast and past)
Minimal Pairs initial /k/ and /g/ (came and game)
Minimal Pairs initial /t/ and /d/ (two and do)
Final Consonant Sounds
Minimal Pairs final /k/ and /g/ (back and bag)
Minimal Pairs final /m/ and /n/ (am and an)
Minimal Pairs final /t/ and /d/ (hat and had)

 

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Games

ESL Lounge
Dominoes to practice pronunciation of ‘or’, ‘err’ and ‘eee’ sounds.
Dominoes to practice pronunciation of ‘ee’ and ‘i’ sounds.
Dominoes to practice pronunciation of ‘u’, ‘æ’ and ‘e’ sounds.
Dominoes to practice pronunciation of ‘o’, ‘oo’ and ‘or’ sounds.
Dominoes to practice pronunciation of ‘æ’, ‘aar’ and ‘ai’ sounds.
Dominoes to practice pronunciation of ‘ooo’, ‘oo’ and ‘ow’ sounds.

Audio

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Collection of soundfile minimal pairs activities

 

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Songs

 

Run Rabbit Run Rabbit for /æ/ and /ʌ/ Practice

The Lion Sleeps Tonight /h/ and /w/ Practice

Home on the Range /l/ and /r/ Practice

Rock Around The Clock /l/ and /r/ Practice

I’m a Believer /i/ and /e/ Practice

 

 

 

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