Pronunciation: Phonetic Transcription Exercises

Phonetic Transcription Exercises

Phonetic Transcription Exercises

Phonetic Transcription Exercises helps students deal with the mental aspect of pronunciation. I always indicate that at first you have to figure out what sounds made up a word and then you have to worry about how to produce and imitate those sounds.

Practice

Before you start transcribing these words phonetically, remember to be consistent with the symbols you use for the transcriptions. I recommend using the International Phonetic Alphabet which is used in these resources:

  1. Cambridge Online Dictionary
  2. English Pronunciation in Use
  3. Videos about English Pronunciation

Answers

If you aren’t sure if you got one of the words from the list correct, you can use the  Cambridge Online Dictionary to verify the results yourself.

Phonetic Exercises

Pronunciation and Phonetics

Learning Phonetics will help you to improve your English Pronunciation. There are many types of Phonetic Exercises to help you master the phonetic symbols.

Remember that pronunciation is a mental and physical exercise, you have to know the symbols (mental) and you have to learn how to produce them (physical)

Phonetic Exercises

This is one activity that promote critical thinking.

Instructions

You have to write words that have only the sounds found in the chart.

Consonant  SoundsVowel  and Diphtong Sounds
 / f // eɪ /
/ n // ɪə /
/ θ // əʊ /
/ s // e /
/ t // aɪ /
/ k // ɔː /
/ p // aʊ /

Phonetic Exercises – Answer

This is a list of words that I could think of. as you can see, all words only have sounds found in the previous chart.

CakeKnowPhoneStay
CaughtLinePhotoSteak
CoastNeckPieStep
CoatNightPostTake
CornNoPsychTalk
CountNorthRiceTape
CowNounSaintTaste
EightNowSayTaught
FaintOpenSentThigh
FaithOutSetThink
FakeOwnSkateThorn
FencePainSkyTie
FightPaintSouthTight
FinePawSpokeTown
FountPenSportType
KnightPetStainWalk

You can easily create your own to practice, you just have to think about a combination of vowel, consonant and diphthong sounds and you set yourself for a good critical thinking activities.

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Vowels

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Diphthongs

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Consonants

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