Quick Pronunciation Exercise (18) – CATS


If you find English pronunciation difficult, I suggest learning the phonetic symbols and the sounds they represent. These quick exercises are designed to help you learn the symbols in a fairly short time. Remember that you just need to recognise them, you don’t need to write them.

Can you decipher these 10 cat-related words? Scroll down to the bottom for the answers.

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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


1. purr
2. paws
3. fur
4. whiskers
5. hiss
6. claws
7. scratch
8. tiger
9. cheetah
10. leopard

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