- The zoo assistant went over to the pub.
- The zoo assistant went over to the pup.
- Please, pass me the robe.
- Please, pass me the rope.
- The cat was sitting in my lab.
- The cat was sitting in my lap.
- This tribe is harmless.
- I'm not going to watch the tripe that's on TV:.
- There's a mop around the corner.
- There's a mob around the corner.
- Rip the flesh from the rib-cage.
- The cop was young and eager to learn.
- The cob was young and eager to learn.
- I take a nap every afternoon.
- The police will nab you for speeding.
- He left his cap in a cab.
- Watch out or I give you a bop on the nose.
- At last I’m making a few bob.
- I'll have the crab cake, please.
- I don't believe all that crap.
- It's not that simple.
- The dove is a symbol of peace.
- I've prepared an apple crumble.
- Be careful or you'll crumple to the ground.
- A tulip bulb is not a seed.
- He drank the whiskey in one gulp.
Sunday, 29 October 2017
Pronunciation exercises for EAL students - no. 5
The following sentences contain words with word-final voiced or voiceless bilabial plosives, i.e. /p/ and /b/ as in lap - lab. Make sure the vowel in front of /p/ is shorter than in front of /b/. If the plosives are preceded by a sonorant, it's the latter which is shortened if /p/ follows.