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/

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. //


Exercise 1: Drawing the cardinal vowel chart and indicating on it the correct places for the
following English vowels:
1- // 2- // 3- // 4- //








Diagram: Some Pure Vowels Represented in the Cardinal Vowel Quadrilateral Chart

Exercise 2: Writing the phonetic symbols for the vowels in the following words:

1- Bread /c/ 2- Good /u/ 3- Food /u:/
4- Rough /:/ 5- Won /:/ 6- Could /u/
7- Through /u:/ 8- Maths /æ/

Exercise 3: Illustrating the opposition // and /I:/ with five minimal pairs:
1- Fat Feet
2- Man Mean
3- Sat Seat
4- Hat Heat
5- Pal Peel



CORRECTON OF THE FIRST TERM PHONETICS EXAM
Close
Mid-open
Mid-close
Open
Front Centre Back
//
//
(2 pts)
0.5 pts
For each vowel
(4 pts)
0.5 pts
For each symbol
(5 pts)
1 pts
For each correct pair
English Department
D
R
A
F
T
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Exercise 4: classifying the words according to their pronunciation (in the next table):
Piece, quality, minute, said, head, build, plan, sun, fun, what.

/I:/ /i/ /c/ /æ/ /:/ /n/
Piece Minute Said Plan Fun Quality
Build Head Sun What



Exercise 5: identifying the vowel sounds in each example (writing the symbol of
the vowel identified between slashes)

What / n / this short vowel is articulated with the back of the tongue is in the fully open
position. The lips are slightly rounded.
Cut / : / this short vowel is articulated with the centre of the tongue is raised above the open
position. The is no contact between the tongue and the upper molars.
Sport / ¬: / this long vowel is articulated with the back of the tongue. The tongue is raised
between the mid-close and the mid-open positions. The lips are in a medium lip-rounding.


(4 pts)
(5 pts)
0.5 pts
For each correct word
English Department
D
R
A
F
T
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