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MINIMAL PAIRS

1.  Minimal pairs with /ɪ / and   /i:/      

              /ɪ/                           /i:/
 1Sitseat
2Bidbead
3Binbeen
4bitbeat
5bitchbeach
6bizbees
7blipbleep
8chickcheek
9chitcheat
10diddeed
11dipdeep
12fillFeel
13fistFeast
14fitFeet
15fizzFees
16ginGene
17gridgreed
18grinGreen
19hidHeed
20hillHeel
21hipHeap
22hishe’s
23hitHeat
24illEel
25isEase
26iteat
27itchEach
28kidKeyed
29kidKeyed
30kipKeep
31knitNeat
32lickLeck
33lipLeap
34millMeal
35mittMeet
36pickPeek
37pillPeel
38pipPeep
39pissPeace
40pitPeat
41pitchPeach
42RisenReason
43slickSleek
44slipSleep
45slitSleet
46shinSheen
47sickSeek
48sillSeal
49simSeem
50sinSeen
51sipSeep
52skidSkied
53skimScheme
54skitskeet
55stillSteel
56tillTeal
57tinTeen
58witWheat
   



Tongue twisters:

  1.  Pick a seat and sit without making a peep
  2. Don’t peel a peach or eat its pit
  3.  I feel sick and ill after eating the big meal

1) Minimal pairs with   /e/ and  /ɪ/

           /e/  /ɪ/
1bedBid
2begBig
3bellBill
4beltBuilt
5betBit
6blessBliss
7checkChick
8clenchClinch
9creptCrypt
10deadDid
11deskDisk
12fellFill
13fleekFlick
14gemGym
15headHid
16hellhill
17hemhim
18hexhicks
19kenkin
20ledlid
21leftlift
22lestlist
23letlit
24messmiss
25medlemiddle
26messedmissed
27pegpig
28petpit
29setsit
30quellquill

Tongue twisters:

  1. May pet pig fell of the cliff
  2. Set the big desk in the middle

3) Minimal pairs with   /e/ and  /eɪ/

            /e/           /eɪ/
1letlate
2chesschase
3beckbake
4bedbade
5bellbail
6bestbased
7betbait
8bledblade
9breadbraid
10breastbraced
11debtdate
12edgeage
13etchh
14fedfade
15fellfail
16fleckflake
17fretfreight
18getgate
19hellhail
20kencane
21Lale
22Ledlaid
23lenslanes
24lesslace
25Maim
26menmain
27messmace
28metmate
29penpain
30pentpain
31pestpaste
32pledplayed
33redraid
34restraised
35Sace
36sellsale
37sentsaint
38setsate
39shedshade
40shellshale
41specialspatial
42spedspade
43techtake
44telltale
45tenttaint
46testtaste
47treadtrade
48trendtrained
49wedwade
50wedgewage
51wellwhale
52westwaist
53wetwait
54whenwane
55wreckrake
56wrenrain
57Xaches


Tongue twisters:

  1. Ken made cakes well
  2. Tell him to send red paint
  3. Men fed a whole in the rain

4) Minimal pairs with   /æ/ and  /ʌ/

            /æ/              /ʌ/
1ranrun
2ankleuncle
3backbuck
4badbud
5badgebudge
6bagbug
7banbun
8bankbunk
9batbut
10beganbegun
11brashbrush
12cabcub
13camcome
14capcup
15catcut
16champchump
17cramcrump
18crashcrush
19dabbledouble
20dabdub
21damdump
22dampdump
23dankdunk
24drankdrunk
25fanfun
26fannedfund
27fannyfunny
28flankflunk
29flashflush
30flaxflux
31gashgush
32glamglum
33grabgrub
34haghug
35hamhum
36hanghung
37hashhush
38hathut
39hatchhutch
40jagjug
41laglug
42madmud
43massedmust
44matmutt
45matchmutch
46packpuck
47paddlepuddle
48panpun
49patputt
50rabblerubble
51ragrug
52ramrum
53rangrung
54rashrush
55sacksuck
56sallysully
57sangsung
58sanksunk
59sappersupper
60sacksshucks
61slagslug
62slangslung
63Slashslush
64stabstub
65stackstuck
66standstunned
67stankstunk
68swamswum
69tabtub
70tacktuck
71tagtug
72tangtongue
73thrashthrush
74trampstrumps


Tongue twisters:

  1. My funny uncle must come
  2. The bad crab struck
  3. Fanny must teach funny slang

5) Minimal pairs with   /ɔ:/ and  /əʊ/

           /ɔ:/          /əʊ/
1boatBought
2boreBored
3bowBore
4coreCord
5cokeCork
6coneCorn
7copesCorpse
8chokeChalk
9choseChores
10closeClaws
11crowCraw
12doeDoor
13DomeDorm
14dozeDores
15droneDrawn
16foamForum
17foeFor
18folkFork
19goGore
20goalGall
21honeHorn
22implodeImplored
23joeJaw
24knowNo
25loadLord
26lowLaw
27moanMourn
28moarningMorning
29moleMaul
30motorMortar
31mowMore
32OOr
33outOught
34oweOre
35poachPorch
36pokePork
37sewSaw
38sconeScorn
39showShore
40shoneShorn
41snowSnore
42stokeStork
43stowStore
44toeTore
45toneTorn
46totetaught
47quotequart

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