Speech Work (Consonant Contrast)


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In today’s English Language class, We will be Contrasting the Consonants /f/ and /v/. We hope you enjoy the class!




SPEECH WORK: Consonant Contrast, /f/ and /v/


Consonant /f/ and /v/ are both fricatives. However, consonant /f/ is a voiceless sound while /v/ is a voiced one. Both of them are described as labio-dental fricatives. This means that in the production of each of them, we involve the lower lip and teeth.


Consider the following pair of  words

/f/ /v/
Life Live
Leaf Leave
Loaf Loaves
File Vile
Relief Relieve
Belief Believe
Ferry Very
Fault Vault
Face Vase
Facing Vaccine


Evaluation: Produce 10 pairs of your own


Reference: Oxford advanced Learner’s Dictionary; Countdown English by Ogunsanwo.

Reading Assignment: Read Effective English for JSS 3 page 184




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