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Vowel Sounds

tree
vowels
vowels followed by /r/
diphthongs
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usual spelling
usual spelling ! but a
ee meet three people

nds
e
ea
e
speak eat
me we
key ni

i
his this Englis
! but also
! butwin
also six busy
big swim
eh people police
key niece
eer cheer engineer
ere here were
ear year hear
r English women
busy
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a thanks dance
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tree
Vowel Sounds

fish
vowels
vowels followed by /r/
diphthongs
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nds
e
ea speak eat
e spelling
usual me we
key ni

i
his this Englis
! butwin
also six busy
big swim
eh people police
key niece
eer cheer engineer
! but also
ere here were
ear year hear
r English women
busy
a thanks dance
black Japan
have stamp
tneer
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e yes help
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friend
fish
Vowel Sounds

ear
vowels
vowels followed by /r/
diphthongs
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! butwin
also six busy
big swim
usual spelling
eh people police
key niece
eer cheer engineer
ere here were
ear year hear
r English women
busy
a thanks dance
! but also
black Japan
have stamp
tneer
e yes help friend
ten pet breakf
red very said
nce
g
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p air airport stairs


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ear
Vowel Sounds

cat
vowels
vowels followed by /r/
diphthongs
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ere here were
ear spelling
usual year hear
r English women
busy
a thanks dance
black Japan
have stamp
tneer
e
yes help friend
! but also breakf
ten pet
red very said
nce
g
n
p air airport stairs their t
fair hair wearco
are square careful
friend bread
ir
breakfast any
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o
said hot stop
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cat
Vowel Sounds

egg
vowels
vowels followed by /r/
diphthongs
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black Japan
have stamp
usual spelling
tneer
e yes help friend
ten pet breakf
red very said
nce
g
n
airalso
p ! but airport stairs their t
fair hair wearco
are square careful
friend bread
ir
breakfast any
o
said hot stop father
doctor job want
not box
irs
ck their there
wear
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eful al talk walk


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egg
egg
Vowel Sounds

chair
chair
vowels
vowels followed by /r/
diphthongs
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ten pet breakf
red very
usual spelling said
nce
g
n
p air airport stairs their t
fair hair wearco
are square
friend bread careful
ir
breakfast any
o
said hot stop father
! but also
doctor job want
not box
irs
ck their there
wear
eful al talk walk water
aw saw draw bought

w father watch
b want
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or sport door
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four b
Vowel Sounds chair

clock
vowels
vowels followed by /r/
diphthongs
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fair hair wearco
are
usual square
spelling
friend bread careful
ir
breakfast any
o
said hot stop father
doctor job want
not box
irs
ck their there
wear
al talk
eful ! but also walk water
aw saw draw bought

w father watch
b want
or sport door four b
short

se water wrong
bought
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oo school food
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clock
Vowel Sounds

saw
vowels
vowels followed by /r/
diphthongs
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doctor job want
not box
usual spelling
irs
ck their there
wear
eful al talk walk water
aw saw draw bought

w father watch
b want
or sport door four b
! but also
short

se water wrong
bought
oo school food do fru
u* June use shoe
ew new fl
four board ew
ot
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saw
Vowel Sounds

horse
vowels
vowels followed by /r/
diphthongs
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eful
aw saw draw bought
usual spelling
w father watch
b want
or sport door four b
short

se water wrong
bought
oo school food do fru
! but also
u* June use shoe
ew new fl ew
ot four board

d do fruit juice
shoe
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Vowel Sounds horse

boot
vowels
vowels followed by /r/
diphthongs
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short
usual spelling
water wrong
se
bought
oo school food do fru
u* June use shoe
ew new fl ew
four board
ot

! but also

d do fruit juice
shoe

* especially before consonant + e

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Vowel Sounds

bull
vowels
vowels followed by /r/
diphthongs
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usual spelling
usual spelling ! but a
u full put could
SOUND
oo BANK woman
good book
look room

A very unusual sound.


! but also
euro Europe sure
! but also
plural
could would
ist
woman
u bus lunch come
ugly run son do
ound. lucky cut young
p
sure
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Many different spellings.


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bull
bull
Vowel Sounds

tourist
tourist
vowels
vowels followed by /r/
diphthongs
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good bookoo woman
look room
usual spelling

A very unusual sound.


euro Europe sure
plural
ist

u also
! but bus lunch come
ugly run son do
lucky cut young
p

Many different spellings.


\e\ is always unstressed.
umbrella America famous
uter second ago
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er
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her verb learn
tourist
Vowel Sounds

up
vowels
vowels followed by /r/
diphthongs
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!euro Europe sure
but also
plural
usual spelling
could would
ist
woman
u bus lunch come
ugly run son do
ound. lucky cut young
p
sure
Many different spellings.
! but also
is always unstressed.
\e\
umbrella America famous
uter come brother
second ago
son does
er
young her verb learn
ir first third world
ur nurse turn
pellings.
d
ressed.
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ou out thousand
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ca famous
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up
Vowel Sounds

computer
vowels
vowels followed by /r/
diphthongs
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ugly run son does
lucky cut
usual spelling young

Many different spellings.


/e/ is always unstressed.
umbrella America famous
uter second ago
er her verb learn wo
ir also
! but first third world wo
ur nurse turn
d
ou out thousand
house count
ow how brown
l
o* home close
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slow low
old dont
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computer
Vowel Sounds

bird
vowels
vowels followed by /r/
diphthongs
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is always unstressed.
/e/
umbrella
usual America famous
spelling
uter come brother
second ago
son does
er
young her verb learn
ir first third world
ur nurse turn
pellings.
d
ressed.
ou
ca famous
! but alsoout thousand
house count
ow
learn
how brown
work
wl
world word
o* home close slow l
old dont
oa road toast
nd
ne
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n ar are party
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bird
Vowel Sounds

owl
vowels
vowels followed by /r/
diphthongs
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ir first third world
ur
pellings. nurse
usual spellingturn
d
ressed.
ca famous
ou out thousand
house count
ow how
learn workbrown
wl world word
o*
home close slow l
! but also
old dont
nd oa road toast
ne
nt
n ar are party
start far
er slow low
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a* name make
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break
owl
Vowel Sounds

phone
vowels
vowels followed by /r/
diphthongs
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house count
ow
usual how brown
spelling
learn work
wl
world word
o* home close slow l
old dont
oa road toast
nd
ne
nt
ar are
n ! but also party
start far

er slow low

a* name make break


ai rain paint great
ay play day gray they
* especially before consonant + e
n
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oi
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Vowel Sounds phone

car
vowels
vowels followed by /r/
diphthongs
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old dont
nd oa
usual road toast
spelling
ne
nt
n ar are party
start far
er slow low

a* name make break


! but also
ai rain paint great
ay play day gray they
n

oi coin noise
toilet
e oy toy
break steak
enjoy
y
great eight
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gray they
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i* nine twice
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car
Vowel Sounds

train
vowels
vowels followed by /r/
diphthongs
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n
start far
usual spelling
er slow low
a* name make break
ai rain paint great
ay play day gray they
n

oi coin
! but also noise
toilet
oy toy enjoy
break steak
ye
great eight
gray i* nine twice
they buy
y my why
igh before
* especially highconsonant
night + e
e
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wels Copyright Oxford University Press


vowels followed by /r/
Vowel Sounds train

boy
vowels
vowels followed by /r/
diphthongs
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ai
rain paint great
ay
play day gray they
usual spelling
n

oi
coin noise
toilet
e oy toy
break enjoy
steak
y
great eight
gray they
i* nine twice buy
! but also
y my why
igh high night
e

wels vowels followed by /r/

buy
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boy
Vowel Sounds

bike
vowels

vowels
vowels followed by /r/
diphthongs
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toilet
oy
usual toy enjoy
spelling
break steak
ye
great eight
gray i* nine twice
they buy
y my why
igh high night
e

wels vowels followed by /r/


! but also

buy

* especially before consonant + e


wed by /r/ diphthongs
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Consonant Sounds

voiced
unvoiced
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usual spelling

! but also

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Consonant Sounds

voiced
unvoiced
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Consonant Sounds

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unvoiced
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usual spelling

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Consonant Sounds

voiced
unvoiced
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usual spelling

! but also

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Consonant Sounds

voiced
unvoiced
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usual spelling

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Consonant Sounds

voiced
unvoiced
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usual spelling

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Consonant Sounds

voiced
unvoiced
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usual spelling

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Consonant Sounds

voiced
unvoiced
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usual spelling

! but also

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Consonant Sounds

voiced
unvoiced
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Consonant Sounds

voiced
unvoiced
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usual spelling

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Consonant Sounds

voiced
unvoiced
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usual spelling

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Consonant Sounds

voiced
unvoiced
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usual spelling

! but also

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Consonant Sounds

voiced
unvoiced
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usual spelling

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Consonant Sounds

voiced
unvoiced
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Consonant Sounds

voiced
unvoiced
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Consonant Sounds

voiced
unvoiced
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Consonant Sounds

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unvoiced
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Consonant Sounds

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unvoiced
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Consonant Sounds

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unvoiced
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Consonant Sounds

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unvoiced
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Consonant Sounds

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unvoiced
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Consonant Sounds

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unvoiced
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Consonant Sounds

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unvoiced
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Consonant Sounds

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unvoiced
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