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The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is a set of symbols designed to provide a universal system for transcribing the speech sounds.Transcriptions appear between /brackets/ .

VOWELS

    ɑː

  • Arm /ɑː m/

  • Cart /kɑː t/

  • Smart /smɑː (ɹ)t/
  • Star /stɑː (ɹ)/
  • Art /ɑː (ɹ)t/

    I

  • Kit /kɪt/
  • Bid /bɪd/
  • Into /ɪntə/
  • If /ɪf/
  • Which /wɪtʃ/

  • Meet /miː t/
  • Fleece /fliː s/
  • Street /stɹiː t/
  • Been /biː n/
  • See /siː /

    e

  • Net /net/
  • Dress /dɹes/
  • Set /set/
  • Beg /beg/
  • Help /help/

    ɜː

  • Nurse /nɜː (ɹ)s/
  • Learn /lɜː (ɹ)n/
  • Turn /tɜː (ɹ)n/
  • Fur /fɜː (ɹ)/
  • Murder /mɜː (ɹ)də/

    æ

  • Bad /bæd/
  • Trap /tɹæp/
  • Map /mæp/
  • That /ðæt/
  • Tap /tæp/

    ʌ

  • Dug /dʌg/
  • Strut /stɹʌt/
  • Mud /mʌd/
  • Study /stʌdɪ/
  • Mother /mʌðə(ɹ)/

    ɒ

  • Hot /hɒt/
  • Odd /ɒd/
  • Pot /pɒt/
  • Follow /fɒləʊ/
  • Strong /stɹɒŋ/

    ɔː

  • Port /pɔː (ɹ)t/
  • Saw /sɔː /
  • Fort /fɔː (ɹ)t/
  • Talk /tɔː k/
  • Call /kɔː l/

    ʊ

  • Book /bʊk/
  • Foot /fʊt/
  • Stood /stʊd/
  • Put /pʊt/
  • Pull /pʊl/

  • Too /tuː /
  • Group /gɹuː p/
  • Shoe /ʃuː /
  • Lose /luː z/
  • Choose /tʃuː z/

    ə

  • Comma /kɒmə/
  • About /əbaʊt/
  • Ago /əgəʊ/
  • Circus /sɜː kəs/
  • Water /wɔː tə(ɹ)/

DIPHTHONGS

  • Day /deɪ/
  • Fate /feɪt/
  • Play /pleɪ/
  • Cake /keɪk/
  • Made /meɪd/

  • Bite /baɪt/
  • Mine /maɪn/
  • Price /pɹaɪs/
  • Time /taɪm/
  • Idea /aɪdɪə/

    ɔɪ

  • Boy /bɔɪ/
  • Join /dʒɔɪn/
  • Coin /kɔɪn/
  • oil /ɔɪl/
  • Toy /tɔɪ/

    əʊ

  • No /nəʊ/
  • Goat /gəʊt/
  • Bone /bəʊn/
  • Hole /həʊl/
  • Road /ɹəʊd/

  • Now /naʊ/
  • How /haʊ/
  • Mouth /maʊθ/
  • Scout /skaʊt/
  • Allow /əlaʊ/

  • Here /hɪə/
  • Pier /pɪə/
  • Period /pɪəriəd/
  • Tear /tɪə/
  • Severe /sɪvɪə(ɹ)/

  • Hair /heə/
  • Where /weə/
  • Square /skweə(ɹ)/
  • Swear /sweə(ɹ)/
  • Care /keə(ɹ)/

    ʊə

  • Tour /tʊə/
  • Cure /kjʊə/
  • Mature /mətʃʊə(ɹ)/
  • Rural /rʊərəl/
  • Sure /ʃʊə(ɹ)/

    juː

  • Pupil /pjuː pl/
  • Cute /kjuː t/
  • Music /mjuː zɪk/
  • Few /fjuː /
  • Cuba /kjuː bə/

CONSONANTS

    p

  • Pet /pet/
  • Map /mæp/
  • Power /paʊə(ɹ)/
  • Stop /stɒp/
  • Past /pɑː st/

    b

  • Bad /bæd/
  • Web /web/
  • Ball /bɔː l/
  • Baby /beɪbɪ/
  • Bat /bæt/

    t

  • Tea /tiː /
  • Bet /bet/
  • Tap /tæp/
  • Stand /stænd/
  • Tip /tɪp/

    d

  • Dog /dɒg/
  • Lady /leɪdɪ/
  • Dad /dæd/
  • Dust /dʌst/
  • Steady /stedɪ/

  • Chip /tʃɪp/
  • Church /tʃɜː tʃ/
  • Teacher /tiː tʃə(ɹ)/
  • Touch /tʌtʃ/
  • Chair /tʃeə(ɹ)/

  • Judge /dʒʌdʒ/
  • Large /lɑː dʒ/
  • Ginger /dʒɪndʒə(ɹ)/
  • Juice /dʒuː s/
  • Jungle /dʒʌŋɡl/

    k

  • Kill /kɪl/
  • Back /bæk/
  • Kinder /kɪndə(ɹ)/
  • Stuck /stʌk/
  • Talk /tɔː k/

    ɡ

  • Give /gɪv/
  • Beg /beg/
  • Goat /ɡəʊt/
  • Gate /ɡeɪt/
  • Meg /meɡə/

    f

  • Find /faɪnd/
  • Leaf /liː f/
  • Face /feɪs/
  • Roof /ruː f/
  • Fat /fæt/

    v

  • Voice /vɔɪs/
  • Five /faɪv/
  • Verb /vɜː (ɹ)b/
  • Vowel /vaʊəl/
  • Violin /vaɪəlɪn/

    θ

  • Think /θɪŋk/
  • Teeth /tiː θ/
  • Nothing /nʌθɪŋ/
  • Math /mɑː θ/
  • Path /pɑː θ/

    ð

  • then /ðen/
  • father /fɑː ðə(ɹ)/
  • other /ʌðə(ɹ)/
  • that /ðæt/
  • brother /bɹʌðə(ɹ)/

    s

  • Sun /sʌn/
  • Pass /pɑː s/
  • Must /mʌst/
  • Cinema /sɪnəmə/
  • Sent /sent/

    z

  • Zoo /zuː /
  • Rose /rəʊz/
  • Nose /nəʊz/
  • Zebra /zebrə/
  • Zap /zæp/

    ʃ

  • Sugar /ʃʊɡə(ɹ)/
  • Crash /kɹæʃ/
  • Station /steɪʃn/
  • Fashion /fæʃn/
  • Pension /penʃn/

    ʒ

  • Beige /beɪʒ/
  • Vision /vɪʒn/
  • Usual /juː ʒuəl/
  • Casual /kæʒuəl/
  • Garage /ɡæɹɑː ʒ/

    h

  • Hello /hələʊ/
  • Ham /hæm/
  • Hat /hæt/
  • Hide /haɪd/
  • Hot /hɒt/

    m

  • Man /mæn/
  • Lemon /lemən/
  • My /maɪ/
  • Crime /kɹaɪm/
  • Balm /bɑː m/

    n

  • No /nəʊ/
  • Ten /ten/
  • Noun /naʊn/
  • Inside /ɪnsaɪd/
  • Nest /nest/

    ŋ

  • Sing /sɪŋ/
  • Ring /ɹɪŋ/
  • Sunk /sʌŋk/
  • Ankle /æŋkl/
  • Finger /fɪŋɡə(ɹ)/

    l

  • Little /lɪtl/
  • Left /left/
  • Line /laɪn/
  • Final /faɪnl/
  • Unless /ənles/

    ɹ

  • Red /ɹed/
  • Very /veɹɪ/
  • Rat /ɹæt/
  • Verb /vɜː (ɹ)b/
  • Car /kɑː (ɹ)/

    w

  • Window /wɪndəʊ/
  • We /wiː /
  • Wallet /wɒlɪt/
  • Will /wɪl/
  • Woman /wʊmən/

    j

  • Yet /jet/
  • Yellow /jeləʊ/
  • You /juː /
  • Young /jʌŋ/
  • Canyon /kænjən/

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