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Mohamed Kheider University of Biskra__Section of English__First Year LMD__Phonetics

Exercise 1: in the following lines a vowel sound is identified but with some mistake, you must
correct the mistakes and give complete correct identification of each vowel sound.
- World / ¬: / this long vowel is articulated with back of the tongue raised above the mid-close
and open positions. There is a medium lip-rounding.
World / +: /………………………………….…centre……………………between.…………
……mid-open…………………neutral lip-opening.
- Good / u: / this long vowel is articulated with a part of the tongue nearer to front than to the
open above the mid-close position, with a slight contact between the rims and the molars.
Good / u /………short…………………………….……………………………centre…………
back……………………………………………………………………………upper…………
- Hard / æ / this short R.P vowel is articulated with the front part of the tongue between the
front and the close in the fully open position. The lips are neutrally open.
Hard / u: /………long…………………………….……back…………………….…………
centre………………………………………………………………………………………………
Exercise 2: Giving two minimal pairs for each vowel sounds (some examples)

Correction of the FIRST INTERROGATION of Phonetics
2 pts
pts
4.5 pts
pts
3.5 pts
pts
rule ford
golf
last
move
dead
bulk
/I:/ and /c/ /u/ and /u:/ /æ/ and /:/ /n/ and /¬:/
Beat Bet Look Luke Cat Cut Not Naught
Seat Set Full Fool Bat But Cot Caught
Exercise 3: Write the common phonetic symbol for each set of vowels and circle the odd one.
1- /u/ good blood look push
2- / u / pull full put 6- / +: / word heard bird
3- / : / does done love 7- / u: / park hard half
4- / I: / need reach least 8- / æ / bat cat sat
5- / ¬: / talk walk Falk
Mohamed Kheider University of Biskra__Section of English__First Year LMD__Phonetics


Exercise 1: in the following lines a vowel sound is identified but with some mistake, you must
find the mistakes then you give the complete correct identification of each vowel sound.
- Apart / æ , ¬: / the first vowel sound of the word “apart” is articulated with the back of the
tongue raised between the close and open positions when the vowel is in non-final. But in final
positions, the back of the tongue is in the mid-open position.
Apart / o, u: /… …mid-close………mid-open……………………………………centre……
………………centre………………………………………………………………………………
- Pool / u / this short vowel is articulated with a part of the soft palate somewhat lowered from
true back and raised just below the close position with a light contact with the ______ molars.
Pool / u: /……long…………………….………………….…tongue……………advanced……
………………………………………………………………………..………..…upper………
- Talk / u: / for this long vowel the centre of the tongue is lowered between the mid-open and
mid-close positions. There is a neutral lip-rounding.
Talk / ¬: /…………………………back.…………………raised……………….…………
…………………………………medium…………………………………………………………
Exercise 2: Give/provide two minimal pairs for each vowel sounds
Correction of the FIRST INTERROGATION of Phonetics

4.5 pts
pts
2 pts
pts
3.5 pts
pts

move


son


lead


book


would



meant



/I:/ and /i/ /u/ and /u:/ /æ/ and /:/ /n/ and /¬:/
Seat Sit Pull Pool Bat But Shot Short
Weep Whip Full Fool Hat Hut Pot Port
Exercise 3: Write the common phonetic symbol for each set of vowels and circle the odd one.
1- /u/ good blood look push
2- / :/ luck done dove 6- /: / young couple double
3- / n / lock box lost 7- /u: / past last fast part r
4- / e / dead head health 8- / I: / seat east leave
5- / u: / soon moon room