IPA Variations Lesson
VIDEO: 7 Minutes
QUIZ: 5-10 Minutes
British English dictionaries don’t share exactly the same phonemic chart. In the 2 most commonly used versions, variations are found in /e,ɛ/, /æ,a/, /eə,ɛː/, /aɪ,ʌɪ/ and /ɜː,əː/. In this lesson we explore why this happens and learn if there is any difference in the sounds.
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1. Match the IPA symbols that represent the same sound:
/æ,a/, /e,ɛ/, /ɜː,əː/
2. What do the horizontal lines represent in the vowel grid?CorrectIncorrect
What can move to the front and to the back of your mouth?
3. Which speaker do you hear?CorrectIncorrect
4. Which vowel grid shows these sounds?CorrectIncorrect
5. Put the sounds in the order you hear them:
6. What do the vertical lines on the vowel grid represent?CorrectIncorrect
Which part of the mouth opens and closes?
7. Which symbol is NOT found in British English dictionaries?CorrectIncorrect
8. Which vowel grid shows these 2 sounds:CorrectIncorrect
9. Put the sounds in the order you hear them:
10. Which symbols do you prefer?
There is no right or wrong answer to this question.CorrectIncorrect