Mistake 3: the vowel I & the /ə/ – Listening drill
Let’s do a listening drill
Question: Can you tell me how many /ə/ sounds these words have, if any?
Press play to hear a word. Then click on the red arrow to see the answer and the phonetic transcription. There are seven flashcards in this drill.
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Let’s do it again
How did you get on? Remember that the better you can distinguish the /ə/, the more likely you are to say it correctly. Before moving on to the speaking drill, click here to flip all the flashcards and do this listening drill again.
Let’s do the speaking drill
Now that you’ve done this listening drill a couple of times, let’s move on to the speaking drill.