– What is the difference in the way < s > is pronounced in these words?
‘locks’ is pronounced with voiceless /s/, ‘logs’ is pronounced with voiced /z/.
If you add < s > to a word, it is pronounced:
– /z/ after a voiced sound (he’s, hands, loves).
– /s/ after a voiceless sound (it’s, facts, rocks).
– /ɪz/ after /s, z, ʃ, ʒ, tʃ, dʒ/ (see next page).
– Is the < s > ending pronounced /s/ or /z/ in each word?
Answers & Audio
– How is the < s > ending in ‘roses’ pronounced?
An < es > or < s > ending after /s, z, ʃ, ʒ, tʃ, dʒ/ is pronounced /ɪz/ (misses, phases, watches, fudges).
– Add an < s > or < es > ending to the words to repeat with the audio:
rose judge James ridge
mortgage bus rich miss
cheese fox hatch Jones
fuss raise cottage
Previous & Next Lessons
AUDIO KEY: Birmingham (bold), Standard (italic) Some words spelt with a single < a >, like BATH, GLASS and FAST are pronounced with long /ɑː/ in standard English. In most of the middle and north of England, these same words are pronounced with short /a/ BATH,...
- Choose the diphthong vowel sound for each word: foam boil about tape height beer crayon tried material toy joke vow aim explosion loud asylum loyal year pillow choice bike break power sincere /eɪ/ tapecrayonaimbreak /ɔɪ/ boiltoyloyalchoice /ʌɪ/...
- Which word in each line contains a reduced vowel? 1. lead leave leaf 2. fought ford four 3. sir surf surge 4. boot boo boom 5. peace pee peas 6. hard halve half 7. tour torch tall 8. occur concern insert 9. farm farce far 10. tooth two tomb 1. lead leave leaf 2....
- Listen and decide which word has the shortest /iː/ sound:seed/siːd/seat/siːt/sea/siː/SEAT is the shortest /iː/SEED is the longest /iː/Long vowel sounds are shortened if the following sound is a voiceless consonant: /p,t,k,f,θ,s,ʃ,tʃ/.These are known as reduced...
- Choose the long vowel sound for each word:half search reach flare soon lawn worth fruit shark move door chair drew charm fairy sheet hurt sought eve journal bath tore niece first fall scene wear route hard vary /iː/ reach sheet eve niece scene /uː/ soon fruit move...
/ɑː/ It can’t harm to laugh harder. Aren’t you on after Lance’s father? Previous & Next LessonsRelated Lessons
/ɔː/Sort the balls in order of importance. Divorce law is always a chore. Previous & Next LessonsRelated Lessons
/əː/ Firstly, it’s worth learning the words. But sir, I heard you weren’t returning. Previous & Next LessonsRelated Lessons
/ɛː/ I swear the parents cared for their welfare. Where’s the fair haired mare? Previous & Next Lessons Related Lessons
/iː/ I need sleep and a decent meal. Please eat your greens, Steven. Previous & Next Lessons Related Lessons