/ɪ/as in ship,
/I:/as in sheep,
/ʊ/as in cook, and
/u:/as in blue. We will compare and contrast these vowel phonemes in different practical exercises so that you can hear and remember them. This lesson is both for beginners who are completely new to the
International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA)as well as for advanced learners who could benefit from some revision of the English vowel sounds to improve their clarity and accent.