Quick Pronunciation Exercise (19) – FOOTBALL

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.

Students often find that they can pronounce a ‘difficult’ word much more easily once they see it written phonetically, because English spelling is often quite treacherous, so to speak!

You will also see how often the schwa sound is used in English.

Can you work out these 12 football-related words?

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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.

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1. kick-off
2. captain
3. pitch
4. striker
5. shoot
6. corner
7. tackle
8. foul
9. whistle
10. yellow card
11. equaliser
12. extra time

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