Quick Pronunciation Exercise (12) – Free Time Activities

It can significantly 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 8 free time activities 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




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

Animals and Nature

Present Perfect



1. chess
2. photography
3. cycling
4. snowboarding
5. squash
6. archery
7. surfing
8. bowling

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