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  Consonant Practice

Try to say the words in each word pair.

         Pay attention to the consonant difference in each word pair.

        * Please click on the   to listen to the following word pairs and repeat after me.
                                                                                 

1.  

 2.        

 3. 

    pat           bat 
    pig           big  
    peach      beach 
    rope         rob 
    crip          crib

    time          dime 
    train          drain 
    tuck          duck 
    root          rude 
    slight        slide

    could        good 
    class         glass 
    crab          grab 
    back         bag 
    Rick          rig

                                                                              

4.  

  5.       

6. 

    few         view 
    fan          van 
    rifle         rival 
    leaf          leave 
    proof       prove

    van            ban 
    very           berry 
    verse         burse 
    vote           boat 
    Viking        biking

    sink          think 
    sank         thank 
    sought      thought 
    sum          thumb 
    sinner       thinner

                                     

 7. 

    8.      

   9. 

    tense       tenth 
    mass       math 
    face        faith 
    use         youth 
    burse      birth

    ship          chip 
    shop         chop 
    sheet        cheat 
    cash         catch 
    wash        watch

    see          she 
    seat         sheet 
    same       shame 
    sock        shock 
    sour        shower

                                                                             

10.  

 11.  

 12. 

    moon       noon 
    mine        nine 
    smack      snack 
    sum         sun 
    bam         ban

    lice          rice 
    light        right 
    climb      crime 
    file          fire 
    bowl       bore

    wary        vary 
    west         vest 
    wine        vine 
    worse      verse 
    awoke     evoke 

 

Listening Exercises

       Please go to the self-test page - Listening Exercise: Consonants  
 

Tongue Twister Practice

Try to have a mouth workout.  It's fun!
 

 
           Tomorrow is the third Thursday of this month. 
 

 
           Red lorry, yellow lorry, red lorry, yellow lorry. 
 

 
           I slit the sheet, the sheet I slit, and on the slitted sheet I sit. 
 

 
           Lesser leather never weathered wetter weather better. 
 

 
          Which witch wished which wicked wish? 
 

 
           While we were walking, we were watching window washers 
           wash Washington's windows with warm washing water. 
 

 
            I thought a thought. 
            But the thought I thought wasn't the thought 
            I thought I thought. 
 

 
            She sells sea shells by the sea shore. 
            The shells she sells are surely seashells. 
            So if she sells shells on the seashore, 
            I'm sure she sells seashore shells. 
 

 
            How much wood would a woodchuck chuck 
            if a woodchuck could chuck wood? 
            He would chuck, he would, as much as he could, 
            and chuck as much wood as a woodchuck would 
            if a woodchuck could chuck wood. 
 

 
            Silly Sally swiftly shooed seven silly sheep. 
            The seven silly sheep Silly Sally shooed 
            shilly-shallied south. 
            These sheep shouldn't sleep in a shack; 
            sheep should sleep in a shed. 
 

 
            You've no need to light a night-light 
            On a light night like tonight, 
            For a night-light's light's a slight light, 
            And tonight's a night that's light. 
            When a night's light, like tonight's light, 
            It is really not quite right 
            To light night-lights with their slight lights 
            On a light night like tonight. 
 

 
 
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