Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 5 – Episode 31 – Pronunciation – Consonant Clusters

We’re onto the final round of pronunciation. Bonus material will be available on UDEMY by the end of the year. Nonetheless, let’s getting into the three main areas of consonant clusters: you’ll learn how to say them at the beginning, the end, and the simplification of them.

Consonant clusters are groups of town or more consonant sounds in sequence, and they are common in English. They often occur at the beginnings or ends of words:

Two consonants: /sl/ sleep ask /sk/

Three consonants: /spr/ spring worked/rkt/

Four consonants: ——- worlds /rldz/

Some languages do not have consonant clusters at all; other languages have only a few. As a result, consonant clusters are difficult for many English language learners to pronounce. Make sure you here my pronunciation in the podcast down below.

  1. Terrible flight /// Terrible fight
  2. Pray here /// Pay here
  3. State laws /// Estate laws
  4. Apply /// A pie
  5. Stock market /// Sock markets
  6. Split up /// Spit up

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