Week Name Description
Simple everyday word lists URL Animals

Animals

URL Bank

Bank

URL Buildings

Buildings

URL Catering

Catering

URL Classroom

Classroom

URL Clothing

Clothing

URL Colours

Colours

URL Countries

Countries

URL Days of the week

Days of the week

URL Directions

Directions

URL Drinks

Drinks

URL Emotions

Emotions

URL Family

Family

URL Household

Household

URL Jobs

Jobs

URL Numbers
URL Questions

Questions

URL Restaurant

Restaurant

URL Sport

Sport

URL Time

Time

URL Transport

Transport

URL Weather

Weather

New minimal pairs lists URL Minimal Pairs /æ/ or /ɑ:/ practice

unrounded front betw. open & half-open---OR---unrounded tongue betw. centre & back open [long]

URL Minimal Pairs /e/ or /æ/ practice

unrounded front betw. half-open & half-close -OR- unrounded front betw. open & half-open

URL Minimal Pairs /æ/ or /ʌ/ practice

unrounded front betw. open & half-open--OR----unrounded centre of tongue just above open

URL Minimal Pairs /e/ or /eɪ/ practice

unrounded front betw. half-open & half-close --OR----Closing diphthong, starts front betw. half-open & half-close, moves upwards & slightly backwards

URL Minimal Pairs /e/ or /eɪ/ practice

unrounded front betw. half-open & half-close -OR-----Closing diphthong, starts front betw. half-open & half-close, moves upwards & slightly backwards

URL Minimal Pairs /eɪ/ or /aɪ / practice

Closing diphthong, starts front betw. half-open & half-close, moves upwards & slightly backwards-- OR----Closing diphthong, starts front betw. open & half-open, moves upwards towards /ɪ/

URL Minimal Pairs /ɑ:/ or /ɒ/ practice 

unrounded back open [long]---OR---rounded back open

URL Minimal Pairs /ɑ:/ or /ɒ/ practice

unrounded back open [long]---OR---rounded back open

URL Minimal Pairs /ɒ/ or /ɔ:/ practice

rounded back open ---------OR ----------rounded back betw. half-open & half-close [long]

URL Minimal Pairs /ʃ/ or /ʧ/ practice

voiceless palato-alveolar fricative---OR--- voiceless palato-alveolar affricate

URL Minimal Pairs /ʤ/ or /j/ practice

voiced palato-alveolar affricate --OR----palatal unrounded semi-vowel

URL Minimal Pairs /e/ or /eɪ/ practice 

unrounded front betw. half-open & half-close --OR----Closing diphthong, starts front betw. half-open & half-close, moves upwards & slightly backwards

URL Minimal Pairs /e/ or /ɜ:/ practice

unrounded front betw. half-open & half-close --OR----unrounded central [long]

URL Minimal Pairs /ɪə/ or /eə/ practice

Centring diphthong starts betw. half-close & close moves backwards & downwards------OR-------Centring diphthong, starts front betw. half-open & half-close, moves backwards

URL Minimal Pairs /f/ or /v/ practice 

voiceless labio-dental fricative--OR---- voiced labio-dental fricative

URL Minimal Pairs /h/ or silent h practice

 voiceless glottal fricative - OR- Silent H

URL Minimal Pairs /æ/ or /ɑ:/ practice

unrounded front betw. open & half-open---OR---unrounded tongue betw. centre & back open [long]

URL Minimal Pairs /ɪ/ or / i: / practice

unrounded centralized half-close--OR---- unrounded front close [long]

URL Minimal Pairs /l/ or /r/ practice 

voiced alveolar lateral continuant---OR--- voiced post-alveolar frictionless continuant

URL Minimal Pairs /ŋ/ or /ŋk/ practice 

voiced velar nasal---OR--- (voiced) velar nasal followed by voiceless velar plosive

URL Minimal Pairs /ɔ:/ or /əʊ/ practice 

rounded back betw. half-open & half-close [long]--OR----Closing diphthong, starts betw. half-open & half-close, moves upwards & back

URL Minimal Pairs /əʊ/ or /aʊ/ practice

Closing diphthong, starts betw. half-open & half-close, moves upwards & back----OR---------Closing diphthong, starts open betw. front & centre, moves up & slightly back

URL Minimal Pairs /əʊ/ or /ɒ/ practice

Closing diphthong, starts betw. half-open & half-close, moves upwards & back----OR---------rounded back open

URL Minimal Pairs /ʊ/ or / u: / practice

rounded centralized half-close----OR --closely rounded back just below close [long]

URL Minimal Pairs /ɑ:/ or /ɔ:/ practice

unrounded tongue betw. centre & back open [long] --OR----rounded back betw. half-open & half-close [long]

URL Minimal Pairs /ɒ/ or /ɔ:/ practice 

rounded back open -----OR---rounded back betw. half-open & half-close [long]
URL Minimal Pairs /aʊ/ or /aʊə/ practice

Closing diphthong, starts open betw. front & centre, moves up & slightly back---OR--Triphthong, starts open betw. front & centre, moves up & slightly back, then slightly down to centralized vowel

URL Minimal Pairs /p/ or /b/ practice

voiceless bilabial plosive--OR---- voiced bilabial plosive

URL Minimal Pairs /s/ or /z/ practice

voiceless alveolar fricative-- OR---- voiced alveolar fricative

URL Minimal Pairs /ʃ/ or /ʤ/ practice

voiceless palato-alveolar fricative---OR--- voiced palato-alveolar affricate

URL Minimal Pairs /t/ or /d/ practice 

voiceless alveolar plosive--OR--- voiced alveolar plosive

URL Minimal Pairs /θ/ or /d/ practice 

voiceless dental fricative-- OR---- voiced alveolar plosive

URL Minimal Pairs /θ/ or /s/ practice

Voiceless. Friction. Tongue between teeth. OR  Voiceless: tip of tongue behind top teeth. Friction.

URL Minimal Pairs /θ/ or /t/ practice

voiceless dental fricative--OR---- voiceless alveolar plosive

URL Minimal Pairs /ð/ or /d/ practice

voiced dental fricative--OR---- voiceless alveolar fricative

URL Minimal Pairs /ʌ/ or /ɜ:/ practice

unrounded centre of tongue just above open----OR---unrounded central [long]

URL Minimal Pairs /ɔ:/ or /ɜ:/ practice 

rounded back betw. half-open & half-close [long]---OR---rounded central [long]

URL Minimal Pairs /w/ or /v/ practice

labio-velar semi-vowel--OR--- voiced labio-dental fricative

tricky sounds - word lists URL ai words

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URL ai words 1

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URL ai words 2

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URL ai words 3

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URL ay words

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URL ay words list 2

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URL ea /eh/ words

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URL ea /eh/ words

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URL ea words

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URL ee words

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URL oo words

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URL ng words

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URL ck words

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URL /u(r)/
URL /o(r)/
URL /i(r)/
URL /ā(r)/
URL /a(r)/
URL /oy/
URL /ow/
URL /ōō/
URL /a/
URL /oo/
URL /ū/
URL /ō/
URL /ī/
URL /ē/
URL /ā/
URL /u/
URL /o/
URL /i/
URL /e/