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Level 8 (CEFR B1)

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  1. Lesson 1 | Movies
    6 Temas
  2. Lesson 2 | Passive Voice 1
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    3 Cuestionarios
  3. Lesson 3 | Passive Voice 2
    7 Temas
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    5 Cuestionarios
  4. Lesson 4 | Lilly Might Have to Burp
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    2 Cuestionarios
  5. Lesson 5 | WRITING AN EMAIL OF COMPLAINT
    6 Temas
  6. Lesson 6 | First Conditional
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    6 Cuestionarios
  7. Lesson 7 | Second Conditional
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    6 Cuestionarios
  8. Lesson 8 | Third Conditional
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    5 Cuestionarios
Lección 5, Tema 3
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Lesson 5 – Step 3 – Pronunciation: /ɔː/ vs /ɒ/ sounds

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Goal

It’s time to practise your pronunciation. This will help you understand conversational English more easily, and make others understand you too.

Listen to the phrases and repeat them as many times as you want. This is the last step before your class.


/ɔː/ Sounds like “aww”

Try and read these words. Use the phonemic symbols to help you.

Before – /bɪfɔː/

War – /wɔː/

Law – /lɔː/

Door – /dɔː/

Floor – /flɔː/

Draw – /drɔː/

Store – /stɔː/

For/four – /fɔː/

Saw – /sɔː/

/ɒ/ Sounds like “Oh”

Try and read these words. Use the phonemic symbols to help you.

of – /ɒv/

not – /nɒt/

what – /wɒt/

want – /wɒnt/

often -/ɒfen/

body – /bɒdi/

job – /dʒɒb/

hospital – /hɒspɪtəl/

stop – /stɒp/

cost – /kɒst/

MINIMAL PAIRS: /ɔː/ vs /ɒ/

Minimal pairs are two words that only vary by only a single sound. They can be tricky. Let’s see a few of these, try and read them:

/ɔː//ɒ/
CaughtCot
ForksFox
Warswas
ShortShot
WalkWok
BoughtBot
SportSpot