Quick Pronunciation Exercise (10) – Animals

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 may 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’ the names of 8 animals?

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



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

Animals and Nature

Football / Soccer

Social Media


Books and Reading

Films and Cinema

Learn about nature and improve your reading skills and English vocabulary at the same time with these printables:

Gentle Giraffes – Fun facts gap fill and an exercise on ‘Neck’ idioms
Beautiful Bees – Fun facts gap fill plus exercise on ‘Bee’ idioms
Fascinating Sharks – Fun facts gap fill and ‘Fish’ idioms
Splendid Sloths – Fun facts gap fill and Idioms with ‘Slow’
Pangolins – Match the definitions and fun facts gap fill


1. leopard
2. cheetah
3. tortoise
4. turtle
5. owl
6. parrot
7. octopus
8. jellyfish

2 thoughts on “Quick Pronunciation Exercise (10) – Animals”

  1. 1- leopard, 2- cheetah, 3- tortoise, 4- turtle, 5- awl, 6- parrot, 7- octopus, 8- jellyfish

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