Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 3 (Intermediate) – Episode 1 – Pronunciation – Initial Voiceless & Voiced Consonants

Welcome to the first episode of season 3, everyone! This is the intermediate level, so if I speak too fast, I do advise you to go back a level (season 2) so you can practice.  I’m excited to bring you some more in-depth pronunciation exercises that will allow you to become a more understandable NON-nes speaker.  So, here it is.  It’s time to listen to some pairs of voiceless and voiced words, then you will take an interactive exercise and post your answers to my facebook page.

Let’s begin with a nice exercise.

Voiceless                           Voiced

path                                      bath

time                                      dime

came                                     game

few                                        view

 

Task

Listen to the word pairs in my podcast and write down the correct one I said on my Facebook page.  First I will enunciate each one to show you how voiceless and voiced words are pronounced.  After that, you can number them 1-10 on the Facebook page and write down the word you hear.   Here are the word pairs.

park/bark

push/bush

tear/dear

town/down

card/guard

cold/gold

fan/van

fine/vine

chain/jane

choke/joke

Podcast

 

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