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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
The phoneme /e/ is in the words ‘accept’, ‘hell’, and ‘leapt’. Which word does not include the /e/ sound?

The phoneme /e/ is in the words ‘suggest’, ‘pen’, and ‘death’. Which word does not include the /e/ sound?

The phoneme /e/ is in the words ‘said’, ‘men’, and ‘trend’. Which word does not include the /e/ sound?

The schwa phoneme /ə/ is in the middle syllable in the words ‘Canada’, ‘customer’, and ‘enemy’. Which word does not include the schwa sound?

The schwa phoneme /ə/ is in the first syllable in the words ‘balloon’, ‘today’, and ‘again’. Which word does not include the schwa sound?

The /ɜː/ phoneme is in the words ‘certain’, ‘bird’, and ‘murder’. Which word does not include the /ɜː/ sound?

The /ɜː/ phoneme is in the words ‘skirt’, ‘service’, and ‘were’. Which word does not include the /ɜː/ phoneme?

The /ɔː/ phoneme is in the words ‘law’, ‘yawn’, and ‘cause’ in the British English accent. Which word does not include the /ɔː/ sound?

The /ɔː/ phoneme is in the words ‘pour’, ‘story’, and ‘warn’ in the British accent. Which word does not include the /ɔː/ sound?


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8 Comments on “Improve your accent: Introduction to the IPA and vowel sound training”


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Hi Jane
Thank you for your lesson.
As you said, if we learn the sounds we can not only speak clearly but also understand people easily. Learning the sounds is important for the improvement of speaking and accent. If we learn the sounds at the beginning of the learning English journey, don’t you think it could help in learning new words if you already know all the English sounds?
Based on that, why do you think English teachers, schools and books do not go deep teaching the sounds for basic/elementary English students and do it for advanced students which makes hard to relearn sounds that we have been saying for a long time incorrectly.
Regards,
Thiago

Sunday, September 23rd 2018

Learning bit by bit or step by step this new and a little complicated topic of IPA, it isn’t easy if you don’t listen to the English sounds frequently but we can improve it. Thanks a lot teacher Jade.

Monday, September 24th 2018

Excellent and very useful lesson. I can get the order in to my pronunciation.

Monday, September 24th 2018

OMG! I got 10 out of 10! Great teaching this lesson!
Thank you Jade!

Monday, September 24th 2018

100 … wow thank you

Tuesday, September 25th 2018

Thank you Jade.

Tuesday, September 25th 2018

thanks a lot Jade

Wednesday, September 26th 2018

thank you teacher Jade.

Sunday, September 30th 2018
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