ENGLISH VOWELS AND DIPHTHONGS

This is a beautiful video DDeubel has published in EFL Classroom. It gives us a great opportunity to revise the English vowels and diphthongs.

Suggested activity:
1) Watch the video and enjoy it. It has got a great visual power.
2) Try to identify the biggest number of words the voiceover says.
3) Watch the video again and read the words below, paying attention to their pronunciation and the vowel sounds.

http://static.ning.com/socialnetworkmain/widgets/video/flvplayer/flvplayer.swf?v=201201130009
Find more videos like this on EFL CLASSROOM 2.0

Vowels
/ i: / me – tree – three – people – v
/ ɪ / ship – ticket – this – king – shilling
/ e / bed – pen – yes – well
/ æ / Paris – can – Spanish
/ ɑ: /past – dark – palm – car – hard
/ ɒ / knot – wash – song – from – rock – coffee
/ ɔ: / all – small – ball – morning
/ ʊ / full – look – good – foot – book
/ u: / who – move – noon – blue – two
/ ʌ / up – cup – sun – sum
/ ɜ: / her – Thursday – burn – work
/ ə / under – farther – a dress – servant – Saturday
/ eɪ / say – baby – train – plate – table – waiter

Dipthongs/ əʊ / no – smoke – motor – motel
/ aɪ /  ice – eye – side
/ aʊ / flower – cloud – hour – now
/ ɔɪ / boy – noise – boil – voice
/ ɪə / dear – clear – beer – ear
/ eə / chair – hair – care
(?) four – door – floor

 

Also, check out the BBC website for more pronunciation tips!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/grammar/pron/

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