Quick Pronunciation Exercise (3): Common Words


It can really help your pronunciation if you know the phonetic symbols and the sounds they represent.

Can you ‘decipher’ these common words written phonetically? These words are often mispronounced by English learners.

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Check out the main Quick Pronunciation Exercises page with the full list of exercises and links to useful pronunciation pages.



Click on a topic for a list of conversation questions you can use in class or a language exchange.

Social Media


Books and Reading

Films and Cinema

Football / Soccer

The Weather

Food, Cooking and Eating Out

1. headache
2. village
3. says
4. said
5. should
6. would
7. heart
8. somebody

1 thought on “Quick Pronunciation Exercise (3): Common Words”

  1. I’m very interested in phonetic symbols so checking a new word I can know your right pronunciation, thanks bye

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