Quick Pronunciation Exercise (6): Common Words


It can really help your pronunciation if you know the phonetic symbols and the sounds they represent. These quick exercises will help you learn the symbols.

You might even be surprised at how simple some words are to pronounce after you see them written phonetically. You will also see how often the schwa sound is used in English.

Can you ‘decipher’ these words written phonetically?

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



1. island
2. Ireland
3. London
4. beer
5. bear
6. autumn
7. loose
8. cruise

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