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  • Hello, guys. My name is Fanny.

  • Welcome to this English pronunciation video.

  • Let's now move on to listening practice.

  • I'm now going to show you two words.

  • I will say one of the two words and I want you to listen very carefully

  • and to tell me if this word is 'a' or 'b'.

  • Let's get started.

  • Let's start with our first two words.

  • Now, which one do I say 'a' or 'b'?

  • Listen very carefully.

  • 'rope'

  • 'a' or 'b'?

  • One more time.

  • 'rope'

  • Now what do you think guys?

  • It's 'b' – 'rope'.

  • 'a' would be pronounced 'robe'.

  • Okay. What about now?

  • 'bride'

  • Is it 'a' or 'b'?

  • It's 'a' - 'bride'.

  • 'b' is 'pride'.

  • And then,

  • 'beak'

  • It's 'a' - 'beak'.

  • 'b' is 'peak'.

  • 'breast'

  • Which one is it?

  • It's 'a' – 'breast'.

  • 'b' is 'pressed'.

  • 'preach'

  • 'preach'

  • 'b' of course – 'preach'.

  • 'a' is 'breach'.

  • Then I have...

  • 'bare'.

  • 'bare'

  • 'a' or 'b'?

  • It's 'a' – 'bear'.

  • 'b' is 'pear'.

  • Now...

  • 'cap'.

  • 'cap'

  • It's 'b'.

  • 'a' would be 'cab'.

  • What about now?

  • 'cup'

  • 'cup'

  • Is it 'a' or is it 'b'?

  • It's 'b' – 'cup'.

  • 'a' is cub.

  • Then I have...

  • 'plays'.

  • 'plays'

  • Now what do you think?

  • It's 'b' 'plays'.

  • 'a' is 'blaze'.

  • And finally,

  • 'rib'

  • 'rib'

  • It's 'a'- 'rib'.

  • 'b' is 'rip'.

  • I'm sure you did a great job.

  • Let's start with our first two words.

  • Which one do I say 'a' or 'b'?

  • Listen very carefully,

  • 'stung'.

  • One more time.

  • 'stung'

  • Was this 'a' or 'b'?

  • It was 'b' 'stung'.

  • 'a' would be 'stun'

  • What about now?

  • 'tongue'

  • 'tongue'

  • Is it 'a' or 'b'?

  • It's 'b', 'tongue'.

  • 'a' is ton.

  • 'ran'

  • 'ran'

  • Is it 'a' or is it 'b'?

  • It's 'a', 'ran'.

  • 'b' is pronounced 'rang'.

  • Then I have

  • 'thing'

  • 'thing'

  • What do you think? 'a' or 'b'?

  • It's 'b', 'thing'

  • 'a' is 'thin'.

  • 'band'

  • 'band'

  • 'a' or 'b'?

  • It's 'a', 'band'.

  • 'b' is banged.

  • 'chin'

  • 'chin'

  • It's 'a', 'chin'.

  • 'b' is pronounced 'ching'.

  • 'king'

  • 'king'

  • It's 'b', 'king'.

  • 'a' is pronounced 'kin'.

  • Now, listen to me.

  • 'sin'

  • 'sin'

  • It's 'a', 'sin'.

  • 'b' is 'sing'.

  • 'gone'

  • 'gone'

  • is 'a', 'gone'.

  • 'b' would be 'gong'.

  • And finally,

  • 'wind'

  • 'wind'

  • Is it 'a' or is it 'b'?

  • It's 'a', 'guys', 'wind'

  • 'b' is 'winged'.

  • Let's take a look at our first two words.

  • Now which one do I say

  • 'a' or 'b'?

  • Listen to me very carefully.

  • 'beat'

  • One more time.

  • 'beat'

  • Now is it 'a' or is it 'b'?

  • What do you think?

  • It's 'b', 'beat'.

  • 'a' is pronounced 'beach'.

  • The next two words.

  • 'churn'

  • 'churn'

  • 'a' or 'b'?

  • It's 'a', guys, 'churn'.

  • 'b' would be 'turn'.

  • What about now?

  • 'pitch'

  • 'pitch'

  • It's 'a', 'pitch'.

  • 'b' would be pronounced 'pit'.

  • Listen to me.

  • 'wrote'

  • 'wrote'

  • It's 'b', 'wrote'.

  • 'a' is 'roach'.

  • Listen to me guys.

  • 'peat'

  • 'peat'

  • 'a' or 'b'?

  • It's 'b', 'peat'.

  • 'a' would be 'peach'.

  • 'cheese'

  • 'cheese'

  • It's 'a' of course, 'cheese'.

  • 'b' is 'tease'.

  • What about this one?

  • 'hunch'

  • 'hunch'

  • It's 'a' 'hunch'.

  • 'b' would be 'hunt'.

  • Listen to me students.

  • 'twos'

  • 'twos'

  • 'a' or 'b'?

  • It's 'b', 'twos'.

  • 'a' is 'choose'.

  • 'starch'

  • 'starch'

  • It's 'a', 'starch'.

  • 'b' is 'start'.

  • And finally,

  • 'wrench'.

  • 'wrench'

  • 'a' or 'b'?

  • It's 'a', 'wrench'.

  • 'b' is 'rent'.

  • So you have two words, 'a' and 'b'.

  • Now which one do I say?

  • 'a' or 'b'?

  • Listen.

  • belief

  • One more time.

  • belief

  • Was this 'a' or 'b'?

  • It's 'a', guys – 'belief'.

  • 'b' would be 'believe'.

  • save

  • save

  • 'a' or 'b'?

  • It's 'b', 'save'.

  • 'a' is 'safe'.

  • carve

  • carve

  • It's 'b', 'carve'.

  • 'a' would be 'calf'.

  • Now listen to me.

  • feel

  • feel

  • It's 'a', 'feel'.

  • 'b' is 'veal'.

  • fender

  • fender

  • 'a' or 'b'?

  • It's 'a', 'fender'.

  • 'b' would be 'vendor'.

  • Listen to me, guys.

  • very

  • very

  • It's 'b', 'very'.

  • 'a' is pronounced 'fairy'.

  • vine

  • vine

  • It's 'b', 'vine'.

  • 'a' is 'fine'.

  • starve

  • starve

  • 'a', 'b' - what do you think guys?

  • It's 'b', 'starve'.

  • 'a' would be pronounced 'staff'.

  • strife

  • strife

  • It's 'a', 'strife'.

  • 'b' is 'strive'.

  • And the last two words

  • surf

  • surf

  • 'a' 'b'?

  • It's 'a', surf.

  • 'b' would be 'serve'.

  • Let's take a look at our first two words shall we?

  • Now which one do I say 'a' or 'b'?

  • Listen very carefully.

  • 'rice'

  • One more time.

  • 'rice'

  • Is it 'a' or is it 'b'?

  • It's 'b', guys – 'rice'.

  • 'a' is pronounced 'lice'.

  • Now I have ...

  • 'link'.

  • 'link'

  • Is it 'a' or is it 'b'?

  • It's 'a' of course, 'link'.

  • 'b' is 'rink'.

  • 'pray'

  • 'pray'

  • It's 'b', 'pray'.

  • 'a' is 'play'.

  • Listen to me very carefully.

  • 'wrist'

  • 'wrist'

  • 'a' or 'b'?

  • It's 'b', 'wrist'.

  • 'a' is pronounced 'list'.

  • The next one.

  • 'locker'

  • 'locker'

  • It's 'a', 'locker'.

  • 'b' would be 'rocker'.

  • What about this one?

  • 'pirate'

  • 'pirate'

  • It's 'b', guys, 'pirate'.

  • 'a' would be 'pilot'.

  • Now listen to me.

  • 'loyal'

  • 'loyal'

  • It's 'a', 'loyal'.

  • 'b' is 'royal'

  • What about this one?

  • 'loot'

  • 'loot'

  • It's 'a', guys.

  • 'b' would be 'root'.

  • Now, listen.

  • 'read'

  • 'read'

  • 'a' or 'b'?

  • It's 'b', 'read'.

  • 'a' is pronounced 'lead'.

  • And finally,

  • 'loom'

  • 'loom'

  • 'a' or 'b'?

  • It's 'a' of course – 'loom'.

  • 'b' is pronounced 'room'.

  • Great job.

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