Speech Work (Review of Consonant Sounds)

 

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In today’s English Language class, We will be doing a revision of  Consonant Sounds. We hope you enjoy the class!

 

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Speech work: Revision of Consonant Sounds.

Consonants are sounds that are produced with some obstruction in the speech passage. In their production, two organs of speech normally come together to close the speech passage totally or partly. In English, we have twenty-four consonants. Some of these sounds are represented by symbols which generally correspond with the letters of the English alphabet, while others are not.

Below are the consonant sounds of English with examples of words that contain them.

  1. / p/

‘p’      –           pain, promise, nap, improve

‘pp’    –           pepper, apple, supply

 

 

2) / b /

‘b’     –           baby, break, disturb

‘bb’    –           babble, robber, rubble

 

3)         / k /

‘c’       –           cat, record, conflict

‘ck’     –           crack, rack, black

‘ch’    –           chemical, chaos, Christ

‘k’       –           king, keg, key

‘q’      –           queue, cheque

‘cc’    –           account, occupy, occasion

 

4) / g /

‘g’      –           goat, gun, bag

‘gg’    –           haggle, baggage, biaer

‘gh’    –           ghost, ghastly

 

5) / t /

‘t’        –           two, active, study

‘tt’       –           attack, matter, bottle

‘d’      –           kicked, missed, slapped

‘th’     –           Thomas, thyme, Thames

 

6) /d/

‘d’      –           do, den, duty, bed

‘dd’    –           daddy, muddy, paddle

 

7) /s /

‘s’        –           so, send, saviour

‘ss’      –           miss, glass, cross

‘ce’    –           rice, glance, slice

‘zz’      –           pizza

‘x’       –           axe, tax, pixels

‘sc’     –           science, sceptre, scent

 

8)       / z /

‘z’       –           zero, zip, dozen

‘zz’      –           buzz, dazzle, muzzle

‘s’        –           rise, says, does

‘ss’      –           possess, scissors

‘x’       –           example, exit, exult

 

9)    / l /

‘I’        –           lip, listen, below

‘ll’        –           wall, silly, yellow

 

10) / m /

‘m’     –           many, came, member

‘mm’  –           stammer, mummy

‘mb’   –           lamb, bomb, climb

‘mn’   –           condemn, damn, hymn

 

11) / n /

‘n’       –           no, snob, bend

‘nn’    –           banner, manner, annual

‘pn’    –           pneumonia, pneumatic

‘kn’     –           know, knock, knee

‘gn’    –           gnat, gnash, sign

 

12) /w/

‘w’      –           wear, watch, woman

‘wh’   –           why, while, wheel

 

13)  / h /

‘h’       –           hope, house, mishap

‘wh’   –           whole, whore

 

14)  / ŋ /

‘ng’    –           sing, young, long

‘nk’     –           sink, bank, ink

‘nc’    –           anchor, uncle, zinc

‘nx’     –           anxious

 

15)     / j /

‘y’       –           yam, year, you

‘u’       –           use, unity, utensil

‘eu’    –           Europe, eunuch, Eunice

‘l’        –           onion, opinion

 

16) / ʃ /

‘s’        –           sure, sugar, explosion

‘sch’   –           schedule, schwa

‘sh’     –           shabby, relish, shrub

‘ss’      –           mission, pressure, possession

‘ch’    –           machine, chef, champagne

‘ci’      –           precious, vicious, spacious

‘t’        –           nation, promotion

 

17)  / r /

‘r’        –           rain, story, scream

‘rr’       –           hurry, carrot, worry

‘rh’     –           rhetoric, rhyme, Rhoda

 

18)    / f /

‘f’        –           farm, proof, soft

‘ff’       –           cliff, Clifford, stuff

‘gh’    –           rough, laugh, enough

‘ph’    –           physics, Philips, chlorophyll

 

19) / v /

‘v’       –           vigour, revoke, Victor

‘ph’    –           Stephen

 

20) / θ /

‘th’     –           think, thank, wealth, faith, oath, author, path, breath

 

21) / ð /

‘th’     –           than, that, those, they, gather, breathe, smooth

 

22) / ʒ /

‘s’        –           measure, treasure, pleasure, explosive

‘sion’  –           confusion, decision, explosion, conclusion

‘ge’    –           garage, mirage, camouflage

 

23) / tʃ /

‘ch’    –           church, choose, search

‘tu’     –           future, fracture

 

24) / dʒ /

‘j’        –           jug, jacket, Jesus

‘g’      –           George, badge, germ, ginger, gibe, gin

 

 

Evaluation:

Write three words that contain each of the sounds below:

/d3/

/g/

/j/

/t/

/k/

/m/

/b

Reading Assignment:  Read Exam Focus for Jss3.

 

 

 

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